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February 15th, 2018 by

THE SEASON’S SWEETEST HOT CHOCOLATES

Jan. 22, 2018

Ashley Day, USA Today

Chefs around the country are changing up traditional hot chocolate by heating it up with Mezcal. Jorge Baralles of Papi’s Tacos in Greenville, South Carolina, adds Mezcal to recreate a family tradition. “The smokiness of the Mezcal compliments the chocolate very well,” he says.

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HELP STAVE OFF WINTER’S CHILL

Jan. 3, 2018

Greg Siering, Bloom Magazine

With the winter season in full force, dark ales are the season’s hottest drink. Exploring winter seasonals is a fun way to try new things. From Upland’s Teddy Bear Kisses Stout to the Tap’s winter seasonals, Bloomington is warming up with dark brews.

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THE FAST-CASUAL INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT TREND ARRIVING IN BLOOMINGTON

Nov. 30, 2017

Kathryn Anderson, Bloomington Beat

Bloomington’s independent restaurant industry is booming, but students and locals are looking for that same independent vibe in a fast-casual restaurant. “They want to try different foods but don’t want to sit down for forever,” said IU student Jessica Carter.

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CRAFT BEER GROWS AND THRIVES IN BLOOMINGTON

Nov. 30, 2017

Liz Scott, Bloomington Beat

Steve Llewellyn is the owner and founder of Function Brewing, one of the newest micro breweries in Bloomington. Function’s beers range in variety, and he encourages locals to try new things. “We definitely see more interest now,” he said.

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OLIVER WINERY: A DESTINATION & CELEBRATION OF INDIANA WINES

Oct. 27, 2018

Jack Baker, Bloom Magazine

Oliver Winery has become a local and regional staple for an entertaining wine experience. The large tasting room and wide array of wines attract visitors to the more widely unknown Indiana wine region. Today, Oliver is a modern powerhouse.

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