FINDitKC http://finditkc.com Videos on things to do, shopping, restaurants and businesses in Kansas City Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:52:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 How to Maximize Any Pilates Workouthttp://finditkc.com/maximize-any-pilates-workout/ http://finditkc.com/maximize-any-pilates-workout/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:47:14 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25917 by Amber Jacobs – Sweat Equity Pilates September 12, 2014 The best Pilates workouts will make you feel energized, limber and strong. While there are infinite combinations of exercises that will benefit individuals for many different reasons, there are a few ways you can maximize any Pilates workout. First, you must realize that the quick […]

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by Amber Jacobs – Sweat Equity Pilates

September 12, 2014

The best Pilates workouts will make you feel energized, limber and strong. While there are infinite combinations of exercises that will benefit individuals for many different reasons, there are a few ways you can maximize any Pilates workout.

MaximizePilatesWorkoutBlogFirst, you must realize that the quick results of Pilates come from focus. No part of your body will be ignored. Everything, from when you breathe to the placement of your toes, is calculated. And because no muscles are being neglected, you are using more energy and effort to hold the right position. Each movement is clean, precise and coordinated—no mindless flopping around to finish out your reps. This focus is also one of the hardest parts of Pilates. There is always a lot to think about, so you are also practicing using your brain to hone in on one thing—your body.  

All my clients are busy, responsible folks, with jobs and obligations and to-do lists. How is one supposed to shut off constant brain-chatter for a workout? The answer is a good warm-up. The best Pilates workouts always have a warm-up period to transition from busy-busy-busy to calm and focused. A good warm-up lets your brain reach down into your body to sense its physical counterpart. It allows your brain to check in with your muscles—Hey, how ya doin’ trapezius?—to notice which are tight or doing too much work. A good warm-up also prepares your muscles for action. Your body will begin sending blood to your working muscles, supplying them with fresh oxygen and nutrients. This flood of necessary nutrients will improve your performance, letting you push a little harder to get that great Pilates burn.

One final component of all the best Pilates workouts is stretching while you strengthen. While one muscle group is contracting to move at a joint, its opposing muscle group is lengthening. That’s why, even if you can’t keep your knees straight for a hamstring stretch, you should try. When your quads/hip flexors contract, it forces a stretch on the hamstrings (they are opposing muscle groups). If you do not encourage your quads to engage and straighten out your knees, you will not get a good hamstring stretch and you won’t be fully strengthening your thighs. Such relationships exist at every joint.

Every movement should be a controlled reaching movement that stops when muscle tightness prohibits moving further with proper form. You’ve got to pay attention to your body to find each natural stopping point. This component touches a little on “focus,” but is important on its own.

About Amber Jacobs

Amber Jacobs is the owner and instructor at Sweat Equity Pilates, a small studio in Overland Park. Sweat Equity instructs only private and tandem sessions, so they get to know each client personally. Each session is to-the-point and in line with your personal goals. If you’re looking for a place to do Pilates that will treat you like family, Sweat Equity is the place for you!

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Your First Fridays Guide: Jazz in the Streets + Adopt a Puppy + Print Collaboration + Grub on Wheelshttp://finditkc.com/first-fridays-guide-jazz-in-the-streets-adopt-a-puppy-print-collaboration-grub-on-wheels/ http://finditkc.com/first-fridays-guide-jazz-in-the-streets-adopt-a-puppy-print-collaboration-grub-on-wheels/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:48:56 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25849 by Kelsey Debrick September 5, 2014 First Fridays has grown into somewhat of a festival of its own. It’s pretty easy to just wander from street to street, following the crowd to the next gallery. But we don’t want you to miss out on some of the best events, performances and art openings in the […]

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by Kelsey Debrick

September 5, 2014

First Fridays has grown into somewhat of a festival of its own. It’s pretty easy to just wander from street to street, following the crowd to the next gallery. But we don’t want you to miss out on some of the best events, performances and art openings in the KC Crossroads! Here’s a few highlights worth checking out!FirstFridaysSept

The Mid-America Arts Alliance will be showcasing Kansas City Jazz in their LIVE! In the Crossroads Series. The show starts at 8 pm with Vine Street Rumble, a jazz orchestra who performs the same music that made Kansas City, “The Paris of Plains.” It’s free and family friendly. The stage is located at 2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Switch things up a little with a trip to Tail Waggin PetStop for the new pet store’s Grand Opening weekend in the Crossroads. They are keeping their doors open late, with puppies and kittens available for adoption! Stop by to support KC Pet Project and get a few treats for you furry baby!

Stop by Fraction Print Gallery for a one-of-a-kind print collaboration with Henrich Toh and Alessandra Dzuba. The exhibition, titled Uncommon Perceptions, will evoke themes of the evolution of life, death, the connection and disconnect through nature.

As always, find your way to the multitude of deliciousness on wheels!! KC Star’s Food Truck Friday will be at 18th and McGee including: Indios Carbonsitos, Coffeecake KC, Cajun Cabin, Crave of Kansas City, Street Wings and El Tenedor, just to name a few. No matter where you’re walking from, The Truck Stop in the Crossroads congregates on 21st and Wyandotte. Open from 6-11 pm, grab eats from KC BBQ, KC Bobs, Organized Chaos, Eat Arepas and more!

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Best Sports Bars to Watch Your Team in KChttp://finditkc.com/best-sports-bars-to-watch-your-team-in-kc/ http://finditkc.com/best-sports-bars-to-watch-your-team-in-kc/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:11:13 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25690 by Chris Olsen August 28, 2014 The college football season is upon us, with most FBS teams kicking off on Labor Day Weekend, which means it is about time to start planning where to watch your away games…And I say away games because true fans will be tailgating at every home game, right? Kansas City […]

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by Chris Olsen

August 28, 2014

The college football season is upon us, with most FBS teams kicking off on Labor Day Weekend, which means it is about time to start planning where to watch your away games…And I say away games because true fans will be tailgating at every home game, right? ;)

Kansas City is flush with great sports bars, but each kinda has its own niche when it comes to game day. Certain teams call certain bars home, meaning you are sure to find your team’s game and a friendly crowd to cheer with. I’ll be covering the teams with the biggest fan bases in the KC Metro; K-State, KU, Mizzou, Nebraska and Iowa State. Here are just a few of the best sports bars to watch your team in KC.SportsBarBlog

K-State Wildcats

K-State fans tend to flock to Manhattan and Aggieville on game day and really do travel well, but finding a home away from home is key.

Drivers Sports Cafe – Overland Park, KS: Drivers is run by a former K-State baseball player and knows how to please the “Nancy” drinkers who remember the days of Old Style and Pineapple from So Long Saloon. There are plenty of TVs, but get there early…This place tends to pack quickly.

Tanner’s Bar & Grill – Multiple location in KC Metro: Tanner’s is also run by a few K-Stater Alums, but also has a KU presence. Tanner’s is also the 2014 home for the KC Catbackers. Get there early, because they don’t reserve the whole bar for K-Staters and other football fans will move into this popular bar by kickoff. Also, it is close to a few other KU watch parties if you’re in the mood for chicken.

Sharks Restaurant & Billiards – Shawnee, KS: Sharks may be known for its pool tables, foosball and darts, but it also has hosted its fair share of K-State watch parties. This is typically nothing official, but you’ll surely find friendly faces.

Lucky Brewgrille – Mission, KS: Lucky Brewgrille first opened in Aggieville back in 1993 and spent 7 years there. They then marched down I-70 and opened in Kansas City. They have also been called the home of the KC Catbackers in past years.

Shot Stop – Waldo, MO: Rest easy, relatively new K-State grads, you don’t have to forget Shot Stop just yet. Here recently, Shot Stop opened in Waldo with the same great shot menu and Aggieville feel. I must admit, I am an “older” grad so my Shot Stop days are limited.

KU Jayhawks 

KU fans generally have their go-to bars, thanks to basketball season, but lets not forget football guys. That is of course if you’re not heading to Lawrence on game day.

Johnny’s Tavern – Multiple locations in KC Metro: KU fans know Johnny’s very well, as it started in Larrytown. Most KU fans have some hazy memories of Johnny’s, which can lead to great storytelling and some tall tales, especially on game day. The Johnny’s in Power & Light is an official KU Alumni Association watch party location.

Lew’s Grill & Bar – Waldo, MO: Lew’s is right there in the mix of Waldo, which is a huge plus. It is also close to the K-State Catbackers watch party, if you want to cause some trouble. Lew’s was home to the NCAA Tourney KU pep rally in 2014 and most fans know exactly where it is.

The Cashew – Kansas City, MO: The Cashew of Grand Ave, in the Southern part of the Crossroads District, has been a home to the KU Alumni Association for a few years. They even open up the short bus during basketball season, for shuttling people to the Sprint Center for games. They offer specials and have a drink called the Rock Chalk Martini.

Other than these “official” three you can pretty much find KU fans anywhere in KC thanks to it’s proximity to Lawrence. Did they go to KU or ever go to a football game? Unlikely, so if you’re a diehard and want KU football fans I would eyeball one of the bars above.

Mizzou Tigers 

Mizzou fans have been reinvigorated after their first successful season in the SEC. Fans are hungry and they’re expected to be pretty darn good this year. So go to Columbia if you can, but if you can’t and remain shackled to the City of Fountains, then here are a few places to find some diehards.

Harpo’s – Westport, MO: Harpo’s is probably the most famous Mizzou hotspot. As a K-Stater, I knew that was a great place to watch a game in general, but also knew this is where Tigers come to play. I mean, in their tagline they have “The Missouri Bar and Grill” with a throwback Tiger as their logo. Safe bet, this is a great place to catch a Mizzou game.

The Brooksider Sports Bar & Grill – Brookside, MO: Lots of TVs at The Brooksider, also a pet-friendly patio…That is kinda cool. So if you plan on having to take the pup on a walk in the third quarter, stop in for a watering break. This was also a hot spot for the Cotton Bowl watch party against Oklahoma State.

The Landing Eatery & Pub – Liberty, MO: I wanted to rep the northland a little by giving a shoutout to The Landing in Liberty. The Tigers’ message boards tend to point people to this little hotspot for game days.

Sol Cantina – Martini Corner, MO: This one honestly came as kind of a shock to me, as I always think of Sol as a great place for happy hour. Turns out, it is also an MU bar. So why not have the best of both worlds and join them for game day.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Cornhuskers have a great following in Kansas City, which means there are plenty of places to catch the Nebraska games. Since they are a former Big 12 team and KC is home to a lot of Big 12 festivities, the presence has always been here. And even after leaving for the Big 10, those hotspots have stuck around. I will only highlight a few, there are lists on KCHusker.com or huskerbar.com if you’d like a few more.

Callahan’s Pub & Grill – Lenexa, KS: Don’t be confused by the Jayhawks and Wildcats on the walls, this place is 100% Husker Country. Callahan’s is an official watch site on most every Husker board out there. Under relatively new ownership, this place has enhanced its menu and added breakfast.

Coach’s Bar & Grill – Overland Park, KS: Coach’s in South OP, is a also a listed Husker watch site for the folks who are farther south in Johnson County. This is a spin-off from the original Coach’s, which is really got to be one of the first major sports bars in the metro. As for this being a true Husker bar, keep me posted. I do know a few folks who call it home. I personally will go any place where the fried pickles are that good.

Minsky’s Pizza – Multiple locations in KC Metro: Every single Minsky’s is a known Husker watch site. Each Minsky’s shows all the Nebraska football, volleyball and basketball games on the Big Ten Network and Pay-Per-View, as well as on national and regional telecasts. Should I mention, their pizza is ridiculously good.

Iowa State Cyclones 

Iowa State, you tend to flock to Kansas City during the Big 12 tournament, and apparently like to stick around…creating quite the following here in KC. The downside is, the go-to place for watching games tends to move around a little. It’s always a good idea to call ahead and see if they’re your Cyclone home away from home.

Kelly’s Westport Inn – Westport, MO: The Cyclones like to flock to Kelly’s in Westport from time to time. For example, their kickoff happy hour style tailgate will be here. However, the local alumni group will have its official watch party opening week at The Blue Line Hockey Bar in the River Market area. Generally speaking, Kelly’s is a good bet for the bigger festivities like Fall Happy Hours, Pep Rallies, etc.

This first year of the FBS Playoffs should be a fun and frustrating one with a few teams in our area making some noise. Okay, so by a few teams I mean KSU, MU and Nebraska.

If I missed any of your favorite spots to watch a local team play…or if you want your team listed in part two, let us know. We are always open to suggestions!

 

About Chris Olsen

Chris Olsen spent more than a decade in the television news business, working for both ABC and NBC affiliates in Kansas, Texas and West Virginia. Chris has been a Sports Anchor, Morning News Anchor, Weekend News Anchor, Reporter, Photographer and Producer. With experience at KSNT-TV, KVII-TV, WSAZ-TV, there isn’t a job in TV he can’t do! Besides hosting public events and TV shows, Chris has done freelance work for national networks, covering violent crimes, forces of nature, and numerous elections. His reports have been seen by a global audiences by way of TMZ, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and many other global news outlets, and as an individual broadcaster, Chris has won dozens of state, regional and national awards.

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Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festivalhttp://finditkc.com/kansas-citys-18th-and-vine-jazz-and-blues-festival/ http://finditkc.com/kansas-citys-18th-and-vine-jazz-and-blues-festival/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:36:08 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25670 by Darron Story August 25, 2014 If you’re a music lover or particularly, a jazz music lover, then you can’t miss Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival coming to the Jazz District Saturday, October 11, 2014. This year’s festival has a great blend of national talent, featuring blues guitarist Lucky Peterson, bringing […]

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by Darron Story

August 25, 2014

If you’re a music lover or particularly, a jazz music lover, then you can’t miss Kansas City’s 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival coming to the Jazz District Saturday, October 11, 2014.

This year’s festival has a great blend of national talent, featuring blues guitarist Lucky Peterson, bringing his more contemporary brand of blues for that extra flavor. In addition, Meshell Ndegeocello will bring her style-fusing jazz, blues, R&B and funk for some super raw energy. For that cool, straight ahead jazz flavor, the great trumpeter Roy Hargrove will bring his warm and sultry tone to the festival stage. The headliner is one of the 80’s most popular R&B/Funk bands, with hits like Freak-a-zoid, No Parking on the Dance Floor and Operator, the funky sounds of Midnight Star!18thVineJazzBluesFest

For those of you that have been looking for a reason to come to the 18th & Vine Jazz District, this would be a great opportunity to do so. Not only will you be able to enjoy 4 outdoor stages, you can also take in the other great live entertainment venues, like the world-renowned Blue Room. Speaking of the Blue Room, according to Downbeat Magazine (an authoritative jazz rag), the Blue Room was voted the 12th best jazz venue in the world! Now if you live anywhere in the metro and you love jazz, consider yourself shamed if you haven’t been there! Across the street you’ll find Danny’s Big Easy, so if you like some greezy, down home blues and R&B with some fire Cajun cookin’, then you’ll want to stop by!

Along with those marvelous attractions, get there early and take in two Kansas City (and US) jewels; The American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The American Jazz Museum is the official museum commemorating the original American art form of Jazz. Enjoy exhibits galore and be sure to stop by the Swing Shop to pick up a souvenir from your visit. Now, with our Royals doing so well this year, everyone’s a baseball fan, so check out some serious history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The museum is an incredible tribute to a league that brought us stars like the great Jackie Robinson and Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Not only will you be entertained by coming to the 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival, you will be enlightened!  

A day of music, history and food in October sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. Locals, you need to come and check it out and get a taste of what Kansas City has to offer. Get out of your cul-de-sacs and mosey on down to one of the best festivals in the region. Gates open at 11am on Saturday, October 11, 2014. For more information, call 816-474-6262 or go online to americanjazzmuseum.org.

About Darron Story

Darron Story is a professional recording artist, performing with numerous groups including A&M Record’s Lo-Key?. Story’s credits include a number one hit on the Billboard music charts, a platinum sales award for his work on the motion picture soundtrack Mo’Money, and numerous appearances on national television including being a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Locally, Story is the creator and host of two long-running web and TV series, Kansas City After Hours and Straight Out of KC. Darron volunteers his time to various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Art Council of Kansas City, The Research Foundation, Variety of Kansas City and is the Vice President of The Squier Park Neighborhood Association. Story is the Founder and CEO of Change the Key, a music education and outreach program for disadvantaged youth and the Worship Leader at South-Broadland Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. Darron is married with 6 sons.

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Using Video in Email Marketinghttp://finditkc.com/using-video-in-email-marketing/ http://finditkc.com/using-video-in-email-marketing/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:15:54 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25644 by Chris Olsen August 22, 2014 One of the easiest ways to get extra exposure and some bonus views on your video is to use it in tandem with your email marketing campaigns and in every personal email you send out. “One out of four marketers use video in email campaigns. 43% of marketers cite […]

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by Chris Olsen

August 22, 2014

One of the easiest ways to get extra exposure and some bonus views on your video is to use it in tandem with your email marketing campaigns and in every personal email you send out.

“One out of four marketers use video in email campaigns. 43% of marketers cite lack of available video content as their top barrier for effectiveness of email campaigns.”

- eMarketer, 2013

Sit back and think about it for a moment. First, how many emails do you send out each and every day? You’ve likely run out of fingers and toes to count on by now…and you’ve potentially begun your second eye roll as your number reaches the hundred mark. The fact is, digital media consumes us, so not only does it take uniqueness to stand out, but diligence and consistency. Video should be included in each planned campaign your business sends out and also at the bottom (in your signature) of every personal business email you send out.Untitled-1

The “how to” depends on which mail client you are using. There are a few easy ways to accomplish this when sending out company emails. Since the majority of our 362 clients use MailChimp I will use that as my example.

First, create a campaign as you always do. From here, I am going to assume you have all your written content done and complete and that all we are doing is adding a video.

Next, screenshot a still frame from your video. The easiest way to do this is go to your listing on our site and take a screenshot, so it will have the play button already on there. [See example.]

Once you have the screenshot, it is as easy as dropping it into MailChimp and hyper-linking the image to your video, either on your site or on our listing. [NOTE: Make sure to always set links to open in a new window.]

Adding video to your personal emails is a similar process. Sure, you can create and drop an HTML email signature in there, and if you know how to do that, this write-up was entirely worthless to you anyway, as you are far too advanced to be reading this ;P. But, let’s say you just want to add a link or small image to your email signature. Use the same process as before, right-click and hyperlink either the text [Ex. Click Here to Watch Our Video] or the image you have decided to drop in there.

I know using video in email marketing sounds complicated, but realistically it isn’t more than just a right-click and a hyperlink away from reality. Of course if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to set an appointment with a FINDit representative.

 

About Chris Olsen

Chris Olsen spent more than a decade in the television news business, working for both ABC and NBC affiliates in Kansas, Texas and West Virginia. Chris has been a Sports Anchor, Morning News Anchor, Weekend News Anchor, Reporter, Photographer and Producer. With experience at KSNT-TV, KVII-TV, WSAZ-TV, there isn’t a job in TV he can’t do! Besides hosting public events and TV shows, Chris has done freelance work for national networks, covering violent crimes, forces of nature, and numerous elections. His reports have been seen by a global audiences by way of TMZ, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and many other global news outlets, and as an individual broadcaster, Chris has won dozens of state, regional and national awards.

 

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Upcoming Races in Kansas Cityhttp://finditkc.com/upcoming-races-in-kansas-city/ http://finditkc.com/upcoming-races-in-kansas-city/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:46:43 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25631 by Sam Lutz August 22, 2014 Need some motivation to run? Road races are great goals to work toward…and lucky for you, Kansas City has tons of them! Here’s a list of some great upcoming races in Kansas City. Labor Day Dash 5K & 10K – 08/30/2014 Heartland Heat Triathlon – 09/06/2014 Martini Mile – […]

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August 22, 2014

Need some motivation to run? Road races are great goals to work toward…and lucky for you, Kansas City has tons of them! Here’s a list of some great upcoming races in Kansas City.

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Labor Day Dash 5K & 10K – 08/30/2014
Heartland Heat Triathlon – 09/06/2014
Martini Mile – 09/13/2014
Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk – 09/20/2014
Extreme Timber Challenge 6K – 09/28/2014
HyVee Team Spirit Scarecrow 5K Run – 10/05/2014
Halloween Hustle 5K & 10K – 10/25/2014
Gobbler Grind Run – 11/09/2014
Longview Half Marathon – 11/15/2014
Turkey Trails 5K & 10K – 11/22/2014
25th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll – 11/27/2014
Candy Cane Course 5K & 10K – 12/13/2014

Lots of the proceeds from road races go toward charitable foundations and help those in need! So put on your racing shoes and start setting personal records!

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4 Drinks to Sip Before the Summer Endshttp://finditkc.com/4-drinks-to-sip-before-the-summer-ends/ http://finditkc.com/4-drinks-to-sip-before-the-summer-ends/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:54:29 +0000 http://finditkc.com/?p=25623 by Kelsey Debrick August 20, 2014 At this time of the year, you’re either holding on to what’s left of summer or you’re already planning your weekend with tailgating festivities. Either way, both involve the iced and refreshing goodness of a summer thirst quencher. To get your last fix of liquid-summer, here are 4 drinks […]

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by Kelsey Debrick

August 20, 2014

At this time of the year, you’re either holding on to what’s left of summer or you’re already planning your weekend with tailgating festivities. Either way, both involve the iced and refreshing goodness of a summer thirst quencher. To get your last fix of liquid-summer, here are 4 drinks to sip before the summer ends.

Taste of Brazil – Fresh sugar cane juice 

If you make the City Market a part of your weekend routine, then you’ve probably seen Taste of Brazil, a Brazilian eatery that also sells imported Brazilian goodies—think Guarana soda, Bis chocolates and Brazilian coffee! During the morning farmer’s market, head to the outdoor juice stand. Order your fresh sugarcane juice with lime, ginger or pineapple. The juice is made-to-order by hacking away at big stocks of sugar cane which are then juiced. It doesn’t get much fresher, sweeter or more summery than sipping this drink from the Southern Hemi. Try a 12-ounce sugarcane juice for only $3.4DrinksBeforeSummerEndsBlog

Little Freshie – Inspired Snow Cones

Looking for a little variety with unpredictable flavors?! Stop by Little Freshie for made-from-scratch drinks and snow cones, with syrup flavors like Serrano pineapple, prickly pear or strawberry rhubarb. Make it an iced shrub soda (ask the barista) or try a banana cardamom ice cream float! This quaint shop is perfect for an afternoon break from a day of city exploring! 

Kaldi’s – Honey Almond Toddy

This is a personal favorite of mine—the Honey Almond Toddy from Kaldi’s Coffee. This seasonal drink goes well with lazy weekend mornings, when you need something strong but not too harsh to get the day going. It’s made with cold brew toddy, a splash of almond milk and honey for just the right amount of sweet. It’s shaken for a smooth and frothy drink that will make a great start to any day. Here’s a list of Kaldi’s locations (previously Latteland). 

Boulevard Brewery – Ginger-Lemon Radler 

This is probably already on your list for go-to summer beers. I’m just reminding you to pick up a Boulevard Tasting Room 6-pack for the Ginger-Lemon Radler.  Sip on the zing of citrus-ginger on those steamy, end-of-summer days and you’ll wonder why you’d quench your thirst with anything else. 

So whether you are hoping to sip every last drop out of summer or make a smooth transition into the cooler weather, take advantage of the last few days of the refreshing seasonal libations that only come around once a year.

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