Category: Not a Foodie

Seven Glaciers Restaurant

The awesome day of touring ended with dinner at Seven Glaciers Restaurant at the Alyeska Ski Resort.  This was the transportation that I neglected to mention to my mother: And this was the view from the dining room: So yeah.  Good stuff. The waiter…

Bare Distillery Alaska

After lunch, our group visited Bare Distillery Alaska, where they make Truuli Peak Vodka.  They have a website, Twitter feed and Facebook page and I still had to add them to FourSquare! We met Jeremy, who the website calls “founding manager”.  He explained that…

Alaska Potato Chip Factory

While in Anchorage, my group toured the Alaska Chip Company, a small, family owned potato chip factory.  I was all excited to post my pictures, but when I went to their website, I found they have an online tour with more and better pictures…

Another Trip to DC

Back in Washington this week, but everything was goofy. United Airlines shifted stuff around at DCA, so I was all confused.  I stayed at a different hotel, so I was more confused.  L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is not fancy.  I understand from my meeting planner…

Trying the New Burger Place that I Didn’t Know Existed

I was over at Old Orchard, heading in to Crate and Barrel when I noticed a new burger joint right next door.  I had never heard of Epic Burger before, but by the time I was done shopping, I was ready for red meat….

Pumpkin Cupcakes

After my last visit to the cupcake truck in Washington, I told several colleagues that they were insane.  The lemon cupcake was clearly superior to the red velvet.  A non-zero number didn’t even want to talk about Curbside Cupcakes, because just that week a…

Lunchtime at Noodles

I went for an early lunch at Noodle’s & Company in Arlington Heights before hitting the book sale at the Arlington Heights Library.  This particular Noodles is always filled with unsupervised children due to the movie theater around the corner.  Thus it is also…

What the cupcake truck really needs…

2:00 yesterday afternoon, the cupcake truck was outside my office.  I went down to get one.  Two, actually, Stef was busy doing something.  It was raining outside, but not very hard.  My jacket is water resistant and I hadn’t bothered to do my hair…

Breakfast of Champions

I can’t believe this has been sitting on my phone for two weeks and I forgot to tell you about it: I am not the biggest fan of the Corner Bakery, but this – Almond Berry Swiss Oatmeal – is the best breakfast ever….

DiPPED

Not long ago, I was informed by Facebook that my friend Melissa started a gourmet pretzel business.     She posted that she would be at the Morton Grove Farmers Market on Saturday, so I headed over early.  The Farmers Market doesn’t open for…