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Archive for February, 2011

We love how YOU mix DRY Soda and we want to feature your cocktails on our app

Monday, February 28th, 2011

screen-shot-2011-02-25-at-12740-pm.pngOne of the things I love about DRY Soda is the unique ways our DRY customers sip, pair, and mix DRY. I hear about new food pairing ideas from food bloggers and our Twitter followers are always chirping about how refreshing a mid-afternoon DRY Soda can be. I also hear a ton of fabulous ideas of how to mix DRY Soda.Seriously people – you are making some amazing DRY Soda cocktails, like here, here, and here. And also here and here. You’re creating your own infusions, pairing DRY with unusual flavor combinations, and using DRY Soda to riff on classic cocktails.We want to showcase how you mix DRY Soda so we’re creating a mobile phone app that features your cocktail recipes with your favorite DRY Soda flavors.We are going to put your cocktail recipes on the DRY Soda app, with your name beside it of course! Send us your cocktail recipes by March 11, 2011 and the first 30 people to send us a recipe will get some DRY Soda goodies, just for being so on the ball. Details are below.

DRY Soda cocktail submission details:

Email the following information to kate (at) drysoda (dot) com by March 11, 2011.

  1. Your cocktail recipe including the name, ingredients, and quantities, and method of mixing.
  2. Your name, and city and state.
  3. Your email address so we can contact you if necessary.

The first 30 people to send us a recipe will receive a new edition DRY T-shirt and coupon for a free 4-pack of DRY Soda, redeemable at your local DRY Soda retailer.You may enter as many unique recipes as you would like. One DRY T-shirt and 4-pack coupon per person. DRY T-shirts and 4-pack coupons will be mailed in April 2011. The DRY Soda mobile app will be a free download and available Spring 2011. Follow DRY Soda on Facebook or Twitter for more info about DRY and the app’s release.

New Addition to Seattle’s Food Scene – Melrose Market

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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(images courtesy of Dunn+Hobbes, LLC)

I was in San Francisco earlier this month, home to one of my favorite places – the Ferry Building. In addition to being a gorgeous historic building, it’s chock full of amazing regional food producers and crafts people. Cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, Boccalone’s salumi, Blue Bottle Coffee, Frog Hollow Farm’s stone fruits … is your mouth watering yet? What’s inspiring to me is the community of businesses that have been cultivated in the Ferry Building – businesses that are creating products using traditional and sustainable production methods to make pure foods. inside-melrose-market.jpg

On this trip, I was thinking how lucky SF was to have the Ferry Building and its community but I know that Seattle is also very blessed, not only do we have Pike Place Market, but we have a new addition to our local food scene — Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market. This market-hall style building is home to Seattle’s own mix of food purveyors including Rainshadow Meats, The Calf & Kid cheese shop, Marigold and Mint, and delicious restaurants and bars that showcase regional food products on their menus: Sitka & Spruce, bar ferd’nand, Still Liquor, and Homegrown. 

I had the opportunity to have lunch at Sitka & Spruce a few months ago.  The food and atmosphere were amazing – they make different dishes each day and the kitchen is open so you have the opportunity to go and check out the dishes and learn about where the food is from and how it is prepared.  Another good sign that it is a great place to eat – I ran into my friends Jason and Nicole Wilson eating lunch there too (owners of Crush and Chef Jason is a James Beard winner). 

What I love most about places like Melrose Market and the Ferry Building –  the opportunity to learn about the food I’m buying and learn about the producers. The business owners are either producing their products or buying them directly from the farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers and they can tell me about the food and how best to eat or serve it.  Well… I also love that both places sell tons of DRY Soda!