Drinks

Food, music, drinks, fun: Beaufort County SC 2021 festivals

As Labor Day marks the practical end of summer, fall brings the start of festivals and celebrations of Lowcountry life. In Beaufort and Jasper counties, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a shrimp lover, enjoy live music, want an inside look at historic homes, or simply like an excuse to socialize. This fall’s schedule is much fuller than 2020’s because the COVID-19 pandemic canceled many major events. So far, the festivals listed are set to go on as planned, but the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in Beaufort County is worse now than during the height of the pandemic. As…
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Norry Block Party will have food, entertainment, drinks | News

NORTHUMBERLAND — The Norry Block Party on Sunday will be the place to be in the Valley, according to Noelle Long, president of 17857.org.The event will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a 5K at King Street Park and then move to the 200 block of Front Street for food, drinks, entertainment, crafts, games and children activities. Four businesses, including main sponsor Pineknotter Brewing Company, will serve alcoholic beverages as part of special approval from Northumberland Borough Council.“Everybody is going to be there,” said Long. “It’s going to be a ton of fun for the community with all the proceeds…
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Business groups back plans for outdoor food and drinks market in heart of Derby city centre

Businesses are backing plans to create a new outdoor food, drink and artisan traders’ market in Derby city centre. John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, has told Derby City Council they supported the plans to transform St Peter's Churchyard - just off St Peter's Street. He said the area was currently a haven for serious anti-social behaviour. He said: “The proposal will bring significant economic benefits to an underused part of the city." The market plans include 14 kiosk-style stalls, seating areas and a performance area in a currently unused area of green space. Helen Wathall, Chair of the…
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Calabash Tea and Tonic Is Working to Decolonize Your Drinks

Sunyatta Amen has given herself some playful titles. Depending on the day, she’s the tea-E-O or head witch-in-charge at Calabash Tea and Tonic. But her mission behind the DC-based company is serious: to return modern people to indigenous ways of healing and decolonize the way people think about their drinks.As a fifth-generation master herbalist, Amen opened Calabash in 2015 to impart knowledge she learned through her Syrian-Jamaican and Cuban roots. Originally from New York, Amen grew up behind the counter of her dad’s Harlem stores, Pyramid Tea and Herbal, just a few doors down from the Apollo Theater. A child…
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What is hibiscus? Why hibiscus is used in drinks, food

I'm sure you've heard of or seen a hibiscus flower before, had it in your tea or even grown it in your garden. It’s very common, as there are over 200 varieties of the flower and they are grown in almost every continent. They range in size and color: Some are white, some are pale yellow and some are blue, but the most common variety has a pink/purple/red hue.The specific type of flower I am most interested in and have worked the most with is roselle, aka red sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, Indian sorrel or Florida cranberry — not to be…
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Alcohol-free drinks find their moment

New products on the market have added competition for brands that have been around longer. "We're probably down 50 percent from where we were two years ago," said Schwerin. Schmohz also switched distributors after their previous distributor closed, which has posed challenges. "They're slow to accept a nonalcoholic beer, and so we've got to convince them that it's worth their effort to sell it," Schwerin said. Schwerin hopes to release a couple of new nonalcoholic flavors, including "a red and a dark," but those plans are "on hold" until business picks back up. But when it comes to nonalcoholic beer,…
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Three new foods and drinks to try this month

CaptionThe Pale Rosé from Sacha Lichine Courtesy of Kenneth LesleyCredit: Kenneth LesleyCredit: Kenneth LesleyThe Pale rosé from Sacha LichineOne of the things we like about rosé is how well it matches our mood for summertime sipping. Pale pink, smelling of berries and easy to sip, rosé just seems right when you’re dining outdoors. A glass of chilled rosé pairs well with foods ranging from sushi, to salads, to barbecue. The Pale is a new rosé that debuted in the U.S. this spring. It’s a blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah grapes, and the resulting wine is dry, but deliciously fruity…
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