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National Ice Cream Month – Local Float #3: Ginger DRY Soda + Ginger Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Friday, July 19th, 2013

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You already knew that we’re celebrating National Ice Cream month all month long with our friends Snoqualmie Ice Cream with a new ice cream float recipe each week of July, but July 21st means something special:

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!

This extra special float recipe to commemorate this glorious day of desserts doubles down on amazing flavor as it combines Ginger DRY Soda and Ginger Snoqualmie Ice Cream into a summer dessert that’s double-spiced, creamy-and-nice, and sure to make ginger fans happy.

Want to make one of your own?

DRY Soda’s new cans and flavors and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at select Metropolitan Market locations. Pick up some pints and cans today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Additionally, DRY Soda will be floating around at this year’s Ice Cream-o-Rama at Snoqualmie Ice Cream Cafe and Farm on Saturday, August 24. Check Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s event invite for more details!

National Ice Cream Month – Local Float #2: Cucumber DRY Soda + Raspberry Pomegranate Sorbet from Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

DRY Soda + Snoqualmie Ice Cream - Float 2

We’re celebrating National Ice Cream month all month long with our friends Snoqualmie Ice Cream with a new ice cream float recipe each week of July.

Today’s float recipe combines Cucumber DRY Soda and Raspberry Pomegranate Sorbet from Snoqualmie Ice Cream into an amazingly fresh sipper that’s simply perfect for summer.

Want to make one of your own?

DRY Soda and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at all PCC Natural Markets locations, as well as Metropolitan Market,  Central Market and QFC! Pick up a pint and some sips today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Additionally, DRY Soda will be floating around at this year’s Ice Cream-o-Rama at Snoqualmie Ice Cream Cafe and Farm on Saturday, August 24. Check Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s event invite for more details!

National Ice Cream Month – Local Float # 1: Rhubarb DRY Soda + Danish Vanilla Bean Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Rhubarb DRY Soda + Danish Vanilla Bean Snoqualmie Ice Cream Float

We’re celebrating National Ice Cream month all month long with our friends at Snoqualmie Ice Cream with a new ice cream float recipe each week of July.

Today’s float recipe combines Rhubarb DRY Soda and Danish Vanilla Bean Snoqualmie Ice Cream into a dreamy, creamy mix of tart and mellow.

Want to make one of your own?

Snoqualmie Ice Cream and DRY Soda are throwing an Ice Cream Float Party at PCC Natural Markets’ Issaquah location on Saturday July 13th from 1-4 PM! Come by and enjoy the float above as well as other combos of Rhubarb DRY and Snoqualmie Ice Cream.

Can’t make it to the party? DRY Soda and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at all PCC Natural Markets locations, so pick up a pint and 4-pack today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Where to Buy DRY Soda Cans and New Flavors

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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With all the excitement around DRY Soda’s addition of cans and new flavors – Apple and Ginger DRY Soda – you’re probably wondering: where can I buy these new goodies near me? As DRY cans get brought into more and more stores throughout the US, we’ll keep this list as up to date as possible for the summer. As always, keep an eye on our Store Locator as well.

WASHINGTON

DRY Soda Tasting Room – 410 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA

Lucid - 5241 University Way NE  Seattle, WA

Uneeda Burger - 4306 Fremont Ave N,  Seattle, WA

Red Apple
- Bridle Trails - 6625 132nd Ave NE,  Kirkland, WA
- Duvall/Cherry Valley Family Grocer - 15215 Brown Ave NE  Duvall, WA

Metropolitan Market (multiple locations)
- Kirkland - 10611 NE 68th St,  Kirkland, WA
- Admiral (West Seattle) - 2320 42nd Ave SW,  Seattle, WA
- Uptown (Queen Anne) - 100 Mercer St,  Seattle, WA
- Sand Point - 5250 40th Ave NE,  Seattle, WA
- Proctor (Tacoma) - 2420 N Proctor Street, Tacoma, WA

Pear Delicatessen and Shoppe - 1926 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA

Duvall Market - 15820 Main St NE  Duvall, WA

Walgreens
- Ballard - 5409 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA
- Greenwood - 8701 Greenwood Ave N  Seattle, WA
- Overlake - 1135 116th Ave NE #105  Bellevue, WA
- Cottage Lake - 17520 Avondale Rd NE  Woodinville, WA

Full Throttle Bottles - 5909 Airport Way S  Seattle, WA

Zaw Pizza (all 8 locations)

Ashwood Urban Market – 989 112th Ave NE  Bellevue, WA

Goose Ridge Winery Tasting Room
- Richland - 16304 N Dallas Rd  Richland, WA
- Woodinville - 14450 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE Suite 108  Woodinville, WA

Olive Marketplace and Café – 21 E Main St  Walla Walla, WA

Mukilteo Coffee – 5331 Crawford Rd  Langley, WA

7-11 – Store #14402 - 8316 164th Ave NE  Redmond, WA

OREGON

Freshii
- 100 SW Main St #130  Portland, OR
- 635 SW Morrison St  Portland, OR

Hollywood Beverage - 3028 NE Sandy Blvd  Portland, OR

Market of Choice - 8502 SW Terwilliger Blvd  Portland, OR

Lamb’s Thriftway

- Garden Home - 7410 SW Oleson Rd  Portland, OR
- Stroheckers - 2855 SW Patton Rd  Portland, OR

Zupan’s (Belmont) - 3301 SE Belmont St  Portland, OR

Sheridan Fruit Company - 409 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd  Portland, OR

Pearl Specialty Market & Spirits - 900 NW Lovejoy St  Portland, OR

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) - 1945 SE Water Ave  Portland, OR

COLORADO

Boulder Liquor Mart - 1750 15th St  Boulder, CO

Denver Bicycle Cafe - 1308 E 17th Ave  Denver, CO

Cheese Importers - 103 Main St  Longmont, CO

Cured - 1825 B Pearl St  Boulder, CO

Dish Gourmet - 1918 Pearl  Boulder, CO

The Market at Larimer Square - 1445 Larimer Square  Denver, CO

Liberty Gas and Convenience - 1490 S Wadsworth  Lakewood, CO

Marczyk Fine Foods (2 locations)

- 770 E 17th Ave  Denver, CO
- 5100 E Colfax  Denver, CO 80220

Boulder Wine Merchant - 2690 Broadway  Boulder, CO

Assorted Goods & Candy - 706 Front St  Louisville, CO

King Soopers #36 – 8031 Wadsworth Blvd  Arvada, CO

Panino’s Sandwich & Bakery - 700 12th St  Golden, CO

Crowfoot Valley Coffee - 734 N Wilcox  Castle Rock, CO

7-11 (2 locations)

- 19852 E Hilltop Rd  Parker, CO
- 810 N Wilcox  Castle Rock, CO

Continental Deli - 250 Steele St  Denver, CO

The Gift Gourmet - 7979 E Tufts  Englewood, CO

The Red Cup Paperie & Coffee Bar - 150 E Elkhorn  Estes Park, CO

NoBo Pizza - 3980 Broadway  Boulder, CO

PJ’s Wine & Spirits - 665 Front Rd  Longmont, CO

ILLINOIS

Freshii (Presidential Towers) - 26 S Clinton St  Chicago, IL

MICHIGAN

Produce Station - 1629 S State St  Ann Arbor, MI

NORTH CAROLINA

Joe Van Gogh (4 locations)

- Chapel Hill - 1129 AD Weaver Dairy Rd  Chapel Hill, NC
- Durham - 1104 B Broad St  Durham, NC
- Duke - 120 Science Dr, Durham  NC
- Roastworks - 505 Meadowland Dr Unit 104  Hillsborough NC

PENNSYLVANIA

- The Coffee Buddha - 964 Perry Hwy  Pittsburgh PA

- PGH Taco Truck - 964 Perry Hwy  Pittsburgh PA

ALABAMA

Grounded Coffee - 12120 County Line Rd Ste C  Madison, AL

Don’t see a store near you with cans? Email or print and send our DRY Soda Store Request Letter to your local retailer to tell them that you want your DRY and you want it now!

4 Cocktails Celebrating National DRY Martini Day

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Dry Martini photo by Sterling Watts

Photo by Sterling Watts via Compfight cc

June 19th is National Dry Martini Day, and in the spirit of less sweet, better for you mixology, we’ve taken four of our best DRY Soda martini recipes from fans, mixologist friends and even some of our own team members to help you celebrate. Take a load off this evening and unwind with a celebratory DRY martini mixed perfectly for the occasion.

Find these and more DRY Soda cocktail ideas on the DRY Soda app for iPhone and Android!

Juniper Berry DRYtini

Jessica | Denver, CO

Ingredients

- 1/4 oz. vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. Juniper Berry DRY Soda
- Dash of lime juice

Serve: martini glass
Garnish: olive and lemon zest

Instructions

- Shake ingredients in a cold shaker until properly mixed
- Strain into martini glass and garnish with olive and lemon zest

Skip Rock DRY Martini

Skip Rock Distillers | Snohomish, WA

Ingredients

- 2 1/2 oz. Skip Rock Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Cucumber DRY Soda
- Splash dry vermouth
- 4 cucumber slices
- 1 grind of black pepper
- 1 cup ice

Serve: martini glass
Garnish: cucumber slice

Instructions

- Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker, shake vigorously for 30 seconds
- Strain into martini glass and garnish with cucumber slice

Plumdog Martini

John Freeman | Madmonk Solutions

Ingredients

- 2 oz. BULLDOG Gin
- 1oz. Japanese plum wine
- 1 oz. Lavender DRY Soda

Serve: martini glass
Garnish: black plum half wheel and lavender sugar rim

Instructions

- Stir over ice
- Serve in a martini glass with lavender-sugared rim
- Garnish with half wheel of black plum

Caramel Apple DRYtini

DRY Soda | Seattle, WA

Ingredients

- 1 oz. bourbon
- 1 oz. Apple Pucker
- 1/2 oz. butterscotch schnapps
- 3 oz. Rhubarb DRY Soda

Serve: martini glass
Garnish: cherry

Instructions

- Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice
- Add bourbon, Apple Pucker and butterscotch schnapps
- Shake well and strain into a martini glass
- Pour in Rhubarb DRY Soda and stir
- Garnish with a cherry

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Creative

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Curate a creative day out together

If there are two things the Creative dad in your life loves, they’re having creative fun and spending time with you. Plan a creative day out for you and pops that involves creative spaces and activities around your city. You can also weave in his favorite lunch and dinner spots as an added bonus for him.

If you need some inspiration, part of an example day in Seattle might look like this:

  • Morning coffee and a blind contour session at his favorite cafe
  • Afternoon walk and coffee in the Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Drinks and First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square

MAKE:

A bundle of creativity-enabling additions to his tech life

Chances are your Creative dad has a fair amount of technology integrated into his life. If you’re able, gift him a folder of creative apps for his smart phone or tablet.

  • Oflow - This app contains over 150 handy tips on how to infuse more creativity into different aspects of life. It even lets you set creativity reminders so you can help dad keep his brain fresh and moving every day.
  • Paper - Voted App of the Year 2012, this app is simply the most elegant method of drawing, sketching, painting and more on the iPad. Set your Creative patriarch loose on this and let his creativity flow.
  • Say the Same Thing – This app comes to us from OK Go – the band of treadmill fame – and is best explained in this video. It is a superb way to get the brain moving and sync up thought patterns with your Creative dad. Download it yourself and you two can keep up the creative good times long after Father’s Day ends.
  • Feedly - This is the RSS reader to which many are flocking given the retirement of Google Reader, and it offers an excellent opportunity to take this gift even further: research the best blogs for his areas of interest (design, technology, etc.) and create a full, customized RSS feed ready for him to dive into. Encouraging him to make his Feedly a part of his everyday routine will help him keep up on his passions.

BUY:

Education to grow the right side of his brain

The best thing you can give your Creative dad is the ability to create even more. We’ve recommended this gift in a past gift guide, but that’s because it’s just such a brilliant, thoughtful notion for the creative type in your life. If there are any community learning organizations in your area – like the School of Visual Concepts or Luminous Works here in Seattle – gift your Creative dad a tuition gift certificate to choose his own class. If If he’s more of a reader or DIY learner, grab him one of the many amazing books dedicated to the craft of creativity, such as The Book of Doing by Allison Arden or Imagine by Jonah Lehrer.

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The DIY Tinkerer

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Father's Day Gift Guide - DIY Tinkerer

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Help him get going on a project

Has there been a project your DIY Tinkerer dad has been talking about for a while but just hasn’t been able to get started? Help him get going by researching one of his potential projects and doing what you can to gather the proper materials for him. Bundle them up and let him know you’re there to help! If it’s not your area of expertise, you can at least gift him some ‘coupons’ for time to spend together working on it.

MAKE:

An organization system he can use

The DIY Tinkerer is either impeccably organized or thrives in disorganized chaos. If your dad falls in the latter category, check out a few different ways to make his work space more organized. Whether it’s turning mason jars into an organization rack or putting his nails, screws and other small pieces into easy-to-access baby food jars at his work bench, there are a lot of options to help make his tinkering more efficient and clean. We’d recommend giving him the gift first and letting him organize it himself; messing up his current “system”, no matter how unorganized it may seem to the naked eye, could create more work for dad.

BUY:

Time or class at a collaborative work space

Though they may not exist in every city, collaborative work spaces, like Metrix Create:Space here in Seattle, offer tools, classes and expertise in areas that you won’t find anywhere else. Would your dad dig laser cutting? 3-D printing? Learning basic electronics? Collaborative, creative work spaces like these could end up being a second home for him. Help grow his brain and take his tinkering to the next level.

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Athlete

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Athlete - Sports Dad

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Commit to compete with him

If your Athelete dad stays fit with biking, running, etc. there are plenty of opportunities available to compete with summer fast approaching. Check for local races in your area and get them on the calendar, then commit to train and race with your pops. If you’re a little behind on the fitness schedule, we’d recommend scheduling a race pretty far out in advance. Alternatively, if you’re short on time or not the athletic type, commit to simply picking up his race fees and being his best cheerleader on race day. Encouraging him to get out and do what he loves is one of the richest gifts you can give.

MAKE:

His new favorite gameday essential

Whether it’s his alma mater or favorite pro team, your Athlete dad is a passionate fan. Add to his gameday experience with a handmade project that features his favorite team. Is he into football or baseball? Fall weather fandom calls for a cozy fleece blanket under which he can enjoy the game in person or at home. Fabric patterns for local teams can usually be found at your local fabric store. Does his weekend agenda partially involve relaxing on the couch watching sports? Buy a shirt of his favorite team and turn it into a pillow. A cozy fan is a happy fan. PS Go Hawks.

BUY:

UP, the activity tracker by Jawbone

If your Athlete dad is a mover and a shaker who trys to keep tabs on his personal fitness, helping him get even more out of his routine is a gift that truly keeps on giving. Getting him an activity tracker like UP by Jawbone - which helps track how you sleep, move and eat – can keep him continuously excited about improving his fitness as well as give him another fun gadget to keep him entertained.

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Office-ionado

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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Treat him to a pre-Father’s Day office lunch

Every dad expects something to go down on Father’s Day – so why not mix it up and surprise him a few days before? Do a little bit of recon and figure out what the rest of his week at work might be like, then find a day to swing by and surprise him with a pre-Father’s Day lunch date. Use your own discretion, however – your pops might be a planner and require more of a heads up, so perhaps build a bit of flexibility or take out the element of surprise when executing this plan for your dad.

MAKE:

Leather cases for his tech

The Office-ionado is a species of dad known to carry around a fair amount of technology for his job. Oh Happy Day‘s amazing Leather Laptop Case DIY is a fantastic project to create a thoughtful, classy and useful gift for his laptop, smart phone or other office tech. Whatever item you choose to make a case for, remember: measure twice, cut once! (“Make” photo credit – the ever-crafty Oh Happy Day!)

BUY:

A low-maintenance desk plant

Your dad is a hard worker, so make his day better by bringing a little more life to his office. Office plants make a workspace feel much more alive, cheery and oxygen-rich. Using Lifehacker’s guide to cubicle-friendly plants, you can find the perfect low-maintenance green match for your pops. You’ll give him a gift that keeps on growing without giving him a chore.

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Foodie/Mixologist

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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DO:

A progressive family night out

Though this may involve a little bill-splitting with siblings or mom, compile a list of dad’s favorite bars and restaurants and get the family together for a progressive night out. Go get appetizers and drinks at his favorite bar, move on to dinner at his favorite restaurant, then finish with an evening dessert and coffee wherever his favorite sweets live. For presentation, consider compiling branded cocktail napkins, menus, etc. and creating a mini map using each location’s logo.

MAKE:

A custom food/drink recipe book

Does your dad have a few favorite chefs he looks up to? Know any of his favorite food or cocktail bloggers? Gather up all the intel you can about your dad’s favorites, then go to town on researching food/drink recipes from his favorite chefs, blogs and mixologists and compile them into an ultimate food/drink recipe book to give him on Father’s Day. Go as big or small as you want – and there’s even a way to make your recipe book online – but either way it’s a chance to get creative and show him you know what he’s passionate about.

BUY:

A cheese of the month subscription

Satisfying both the foodie and the drink pairer type patriarchs, a cheese of the month subscription from Dobbs and Bishop – available in three, six and twelve-month periods – is a quick, easy way to mix things up for him every month. Take it a step further and dedicate one night a month to bringing the family together around cheese and drink pairings. Fancy!