Recently we visited Boulevard Bread Company where we met one of Little Rock's premiere bartenders, Summer Blake. She took home top honors at the Preserve Arkansas Libation Mix-Off. Today she created a cocktail just for Domestic Domestic. Autumn St. Cinn is a fall-inspired drink that will have you craving hayrides and apple-pickin'. Head over to Boulevard Bistro and she will craft one special for you, or try her recipe below to enjoy on the comfort of your own porch.
Boulavard Bread Co is located 1920 N Grant St, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Check them out on instagram @boulevardbreadco
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” - Henry David Thoreau
Looking for one last summer thrill? We recently took a field trip to Clinton Presidential Park - thirteen acres of wetlands along the Arkansas River adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Library. The park features bike and pedestrian trails, as well as spectacular views of the city from one of Little Rock's six bridges. There is also ample space to picnic, hunt Pokémon, or (for some old school fun) go box sledding. Never heard of it? A boxsled is equal parts cardboard and adventurous spirit. And yes folks, they slide, glide and race down the slopes faster than green grass through a goose!
We recently took a trip down to one of our favorite haunts (pun totally intended) Electric Ghost Printing. All moved into their new downtown digs, these guys have become go-to curators of cool. Their shop, located in the heart of Little Rock's SOMA district, showcases a variety of locally made home decor items from furniture and shelving to beautifully hand crafted terrariums. And, as the name would suggest, posters and apparel hand printed with finesse and rock star expertise. (Check out our sweet new Baseball Tee!)
Sound too cool to be true? Go see for yourself! The shop is located at 1218 Main St. And while you're there, make sure to check out this awesome Plant Lab to design and pot up your very own succulent terrarium!
Shakin' Up Snacktime
A recent blog post from Portland General Store inspired this supercharged treat. Soooo good we had to share so, ladies and gentlemen, the Matcha Latte...
Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. Afterwards, the dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.
Because, technically, the whole leaves are ingested, matcha is a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in powerful antioxidants. And matcha aficionados say that compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness.
Vitamix is a true American success story. This family business was built on hard work, dedication, and a desire to make the world a healthier and better place through whole-food nutrition. Over the years, their revolutionary design has become more powerful and versatile, setting it apart from any other product on the market. We have put the Vitamix to the test time and time again, and firmly believe it's the best damn blender on the market, and the last one you'll ever need to buy.
Searching for the perfect sauce? We suggest using Coop's All-Natural Salted Caramel Sauce for this recipe (and just about anything else). Underneath the drippy wax seal is a decadent, all-natural treat waiting to be drizzled. With hints of browned butter, toasted sugar and vanilla bean, this ultra rich delicacy will soon be a new favorite indulgence.