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DRY’s Favorite Winter Recipe Pairings

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Happy holidays! We’ve rounded up a few winter recipes from our favorite food bloggers, all of which pair nicely with DRY flavors.

Pear

Pear DRY goes hand-in-hand with winter green salads and savory blue cheese dishes. We’re fans of Love and LemonsWinter Kale Salad and The Noshery‘s Roasted butternut squash with pears, onions and blue cheese.

Butternut Squash Blue CheesePhoto credit: The Noshery

Juniper Berry

Fancy a bottle of Juniper Berry DRY? Make sure to try it with your favorite warm mushroom, mussel or potato dishes. These recipes are great places to start:

Cherry

For all things decadent (specifically with chocolate and/or almonds), Cherry DRY is your flavor. Joy the Baker has dark chocolate, pistachio and smoked sea salt cookies and chocolate coconut almond scones that are the perfect match.

Dark Chocolate Cookies
Photo credit: Joy the Baker

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean DRY fans love pairing it with ice cream, but did you know that it tastes just as awesome with roasted chicken or baked apple dishes? Try Smitten Kitchen‘s buttermilk roast chicken and The Amateur Gourmet‘s apple cobbler  with your next Vanilla Bean DRY!

 

 

What foods do you like to pair with your favorite DRY flavor?

 

DRY Soda on the Road (and in the Trailer) with Small Room Collective

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Small Room Collective Trailer

Photos and article by guest contributor Jessica Kaminski

At DRY Soda we love building communities. Bringing people together to share experiences is pure magic. Whether it is around food, art, music, or a charity, getting people together for a common cause is powerful stuff.

Our passion for bringing people together made partnering with the Small Room Collective a no-brainer. If you are unfamiliar with the SRC, they are a traveling pop up shop that is building a grass roots community around art, music, and vintage treasures. They are like the honeybees of the creative community—traveling from place to place and cross-pollinating ideas and inspiration from across the United States.

Small Room Collective recently made a stop in our hometown and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to spend the evening with them. The event was a listening party for a new musical project based in Seattle, Gallowbird. The evening featured a first listen of the new album (it comes out in November), treasures from the SRC, Tito’s Vodka, and of course lots of DRY Soda.

Gallowbird even recorded a live version of one of the songs inside the SRC airstream trailer.  You can check out the video below.  The song was recorded by Vertigo Productions and is available for download. All the proceeds will go to benefit the Pablove Foundation to fight childhood cancer.

Be sure to also check out Small Room Collective on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see when the Airstream trailer might be rolling into your city.

 

App Pick: Frontback

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Download the Frontback App for iPhone Frontback is the perfect photo app for summertime snaps

Historians claim that the “selfie” was first invented with the creation of MySpace back in 2003, but with the advent of front-facing cameras on smart phones, sociologists are now calling the social climate in which we now live the “Era of the Selfie”***. Even if you’re not a selfie-inclined person, admit it: when you’re Skyping with a friend or loved one, 90% of the time your eyes are focused on that little image of yourself in the corner. It’s okay, we all have a little bit of it in us.

Frontback appTry DRY Soda at Pike Place Market

With this in mind, Frontback enables you to capture the moments in front of you while showing the world who you were with, what you were wearing, how you reacted and more by capturing simultaneous photos from your iPhone’s back and front cameras, then stacking them on top of one another. After a quick registration, you can start snapping, explore the community of Frontback photographers to get inspiration for your next piece, or show your love for others’ work. Some photographers are more straightforward, others blend their front and back photos together creatively.

In all, it’s a simple concept but it’s enough to make this the perfect app for all of your summer occasions, such as music festivals, sunsets at the beach or, in the above case, DRY Soda at Pike Place Market.

Download Frontback for iPhone and get to snapping your summer today!

*** 0% true, thankfully

 

Updates to DRY Soda’s Smart Phone Apps

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

We’ve made some updates to the DRY Soda app for Android and iPhone to incorporate the launch of Ginger and Apple DRY Soda!

Included in these updates are:

- Full flavor profiles for Ginger and Apple DRY Soda

- Food pairing suggestions for Ginger and Apple DRY Soda (we personally suggest the Blackberry Ice Cream with Ginger DRY Soda pairing ;] )

- Cocktail recipes for Ginger and Apple DRY Soda

- Updated food pairings and cocktail recipes for DRY’s other seven flavors

- Updated Store Locator with new retailer locations

Update/Installation Instructions

Android (Special Instructions)

• If you already have the DRY Soda app for Android •

The process for getting the latest DRY Soda app for Android phones involves only one more step than a usual app update.

- Uninstall the current version of the DRY Soda app from your phone (Reference: How to Uninstall Android Apps)

- Find the brand new installation of the DRY Soda app here or by searching “DRY Soda” in the Google Play Store, then follow the instructions to complete the installation

• If you do not have the DRY Soda app for Android •

- Find the latest version of the DRY Soda app for Android here or by searching “DRY Soda” in the Google Play Store, then follow the instructions to complete the installation

iPhone

• If you already have the DRY Soda app for iPhone •

- From your home screen, tap the “App Store” button, select the “Updates” tab, then select “Install” to update the app to the latest version

If you do not have the DRY Soda app for iPhone:

Find the latest version of the DRY Soda app for iPhone here or by searching “DRY Soda” in the App Store, then follow the instructions to complete the installation

 

Want DRY Soda’s New Cans and Flavors Carried at a Store, Cafe or Restaurant Near You?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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SPREAD THE WORD AND YOU COULD WIN

Want DRY Soda’s new cans and flavors carried at a store near you? Through Sunday, July 14, get the word out with these posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you could win a VIP package from DRY Soda.

EDIT: congrats to Instagram fan @sidlum for being chosen as our winner!

If you prefer email or in person, download our DRY Soda Store Request Letter and send/bring it in to your local store’s manager.

Are you a store, restaurant or cafe interested in carrying DRY Soda?
>> INFO FOR CARRYING DRY SODA HERE <<

Interested in Carrying DRY Soda at Your Store?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

 Stores selling DRY Soda bottles and cans

About DRY Soda

DRY is soda for everyone. Created specifically to be a less sweet soda, DRY has just four all natural ingredients and is sweetened with a minimal amount of pure cane sugar. DRY contains 1/4 to 1/3 of the sugar and calories of traditional soda, which allows its fruit, flower, and herb flavors to shine through. DRY Soda is gluten free, OU certified kosher, caffeine free, and sodium free. Available in slim aluminum cans as well as glass bottles, DRY Soda is ideal to sippair, or mix for any occasion.

Flavors

DRY Soda is available in 12 oz. glass bottles or slim aluminum cans in the following nine flavors:

Bottles: Lavender, Wild Lime, Blood Orange, Rhubarb, Juniper Berry, Vanilla Bean, Cucumber

Cans: Vanilla Bean, Blood Orange, Apple, Cucumber, Ginger

Pricing, Distribution and Questions

For detailed pricing and distribution information for your area as well as any other information, email info(at)drysoda(dot)com and we can give you specific information for your store and situation.

CHEF RICHARD BLAIS NAMED DRY SODA CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Very exciting news! DRY has brought a new team member on board to help with flavor and creative development. Everyone, please welcome DRY Soda’s new Creative Director: Richard Blais!

Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars” winner and author joins natural soda team in product and flavor development capacity

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(MARCH 5, 2013) SEATTLE – DRY Soda Co. is pleased to announce that chef Richard Blais, Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars” winner, restaurateur and author, has been named creative director. In this role he will work with the company on flavor, recipe and cocktail innovation as well as serving as a culinary ambassador for the natural soda brand.

“This is the first time we’ve worked with a chef in this capacity, we are extremely excited to have Richard’s irresistible creativity and culinary vision involved in everything from sales to development,” said DRY Soda CEO Sharelle Klaus.  “He is a relatable trendsetter and will be a great addition to our team.”

Blais has played an influential role in the hospitality industry for the last 15 years.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he spent time between semesters studying at the French Laundry under renowned chef Thomas Keller. Upon graduating from the CIA in 1998, Blais ventured to New York for the opportunity to work with Chef Daniel Boulud at Daniel, followed by a brief stage at El Bulli with culinary wizard Ferran Adria. In 2000, Blais relocated to Atlanta to oversee a local seafood concept.  His creative approach led to the establishment of Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed and operated some of Atlanta’s most popular eateries including Flip Burger Boutique’s multiple locations, The Spence and HD-1.  In 2011, he won “Top Chef All-Stars,” and in February 2013 released his debut cookbook, Try this at Home: Recipes from My Head to your Plate, which features a simplified approach to adventurous home cooking.

“I’ve been a huge fan of DRY for a long time and look forward to working with Sharelle and DRY,” said Blais.  “As a chef and a father, I appreciate DRY’s innovative uses of flavors while maintaining all-natural and less sweet ingredients.”

 

Follow Richard Blais (@RichardBlais) and DRY Soda (@DRYSoda) for more updates.

Delicious State-ments | Colorado + Peaches

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Colorado Peaches

Peaches are believed to have originated in China where locals assigned them mystical attributes, claiming that the fruit brought luck and abundance to whoever consumed them. Many centuries and a few Spanish-exploration-trips-to-the-New-World later, Colorado has become well known – world renowned, in fact – for having arguably the best peaches on Earth.

It seems a self-fulfilling prophecy, then, that anybody biting into a fresh Colorado peach is extremely lucky to be enjoying such anabundance of juicy, rich flavor. Furthermore, Coloradoans are lucky to live in a state with such anabundance of amazing qualities, so it’s no wonder we’d choose peaches to represent The Centennial State.

Colorado peaches are truly one of nature’s candies, so adding them to any dish brings otherworldly deliciousness. Try the three Colorado peach recipes below from some of the state’s greatest food minds and see what new mile-high flavor heights your tastebuds can experience.

Local Colorado Peach Recipes

Western Slope Peach Clafouti | via Cooking on the Ranch (HIGHLANDS RANCH)

Peach and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil, Goat Cheese and Honey Lemon Vinaigrette | via Eat and Relish ({relish} – BOULDER)

Bourbon Peach Sorbet | via A Bolder Table (@ABolderTable – BOULDER)

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Delicious State-ments | California + Avocados

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

California Avocados

It’s a little known (and completely untrue) fact that in 1968, when California’s official state nickname was being decided, the committee was in a dead lock between calling it The Golden State – due to the state’s Gold Rush history – or The Semi-Squishy-Creamy-Delicious-Green State – honoring the importance of avocados to the state. To finally settle this dispute, an avocado was halved and pulled apart, and the side with the pit favored The Golden State. After the committee enjoyed that decisive avocado in a bowl of communal, goodwill guacamole, the rest was history. With this, it’s very clear that the avocado is the perfect candidate to represent the great state of California.

California produces 90% of the United States’ avocado harvest, so next time you enjoy a bowl of creamy, chunky guacamole, point your praises toward the west coast. However, don’t pin the avocado as a one-trick pony; it can be enjoyed many ways besides guacamole alone. Try the three recipes below by some of California’s biggest foodies and let yourself fall in love with the avocado all over again.

Local California Avocado Recipes

Edamame and Toasted Coconut in Avocado | via Joy the Baker (@JoytheBaker - LOS ANGELES)

Chili-rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Avocado Salsa | via Matt Bites (@MattArmendariz - LOS ANGELES)

A Twist on Guacamole | via 101 Cookbooks (@101Cookbooks - SAN FRANCISCO)

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Delicious State-ments | Oregon + Hazelnuts

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Oregon Hazelnuts

When thinking of the perfect food to represent Oregon, we had to put down our jar of Nutella and really put some mind power behind it. After a little critical thought, the answer couldn’t be more clear or delicious: hazelnuts.

The state of Oregon produces 99% of the United States’ hazelnut yield and about half of this bounty is exported to the rest of the world. So in a word, Oregon hazelnuts are everywhere, but what does one do with them? Try these three delectable recipes, all from Oregonian chefs and foodies that know the state’s little brown gem best.

Local Oregon Hazelnut Recipes

Radicchio Salad with Parsley-Hazelnut Pesto | via Edible Portland – prepared by Jason French/Ben Meyer of Ned Ludd (@EdiblePortland - PORTLAND)

Hazelnut Praline Powder | via Food Shed (@FoodShed – PORTLAND)

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones | via Angry Chicken (PORTLAND)

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