Friday, July 20, 2012

Ooo! Oogavé!

A natural soda made from agave nectar instead of cane sugar? Oogavé does just that with several flavors. The taste is distinct and delicious. Key Lime in particular enhances the natural callback to agave's predominant use-- Tequila. It's difficult to describe but the sweet tang it brings while simultaneously oh-so-subtlely recalling an alcoholic beverage is unique to say the least. I happen to adore Tequila, in addition to being a soda aficionado, thus Oogavé combines the best of two worlds.

Props to a modern take on soda pop packaging, and a delicious drink.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Denny's "Tour of America" Menus

A frequenter of diners, I am no stranger to Denny's (in this country and others!). This summer they are promoting a new limited menu, "Tour of America." I've sampled a few of the offerings, which as diner food goes are nothing special, if not serviceable alternatives to the regular menu.

But what caught my eye are the special menus showcasing the new items. They have a distinct WPA approach, channeling the classic posters from the National Parks Service.

Maybe the food is a little too American, if you know what I mean, but the art alongside is just fine.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Syrup Alert

If IHOP imagined what the syrup of the future would look like way back in 1958, it might look a lot like the new IHOP syrup of 2012. But woe is me... Gone is my favored Boysenberry, replaced by Butter Pecan!? The syrupy quartet-- and my pancakes-- will never be the same.