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14 October, 2016

Zing Cafe in Berkeley

Zing Cafe in Berkeley
Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Berkeley - CA on by : becca
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Zing Café is located in the Marmot Mountain Works suite of buildings, a really unique complex done in old Storybook style right across the street from the Ashby BART station. The Marmont Mountain Works has been defunct for a number of years now— –but there are still plenty of businesses in working order within its
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14 November, 2012

RumChata

Comments : 8 Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Liqueurs on by : becca
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RumChata Wisconsin 13.5% ABV RumChata is a liqueur coming from the Agave Loco brand, and you can bet I squealed when I saw it on the shelf. Why? Because I love horchata, and an horchata made for imbibing sounded perfect to me. My expert background in foodie Spanish means I can translate their horchata con
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20 June, 2012

Calavera

Comments : 6 Posted in : Dining in Raleigh - NC, Restaurants, Tequila on by : becca
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Calavera 444-101 South Blount St. Downtown Raleigh Website $3 per empanada Calavera is an empanada and tequila bar that—praise the lord—has a kitchen that stays open until 2 am. This is a wonderful, wonderful thing, as any night owl would tell you. Quality empanadas as a late-night snack? It’s divinely inspired, and Raleigh is lucky
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16 November, 2011

Drunken Horchata at Dos Perros

Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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Drunken Horchata Dos Perros Dinner Review, Brunch Review Downtown Durham $9 This horchata, Kraken rum, and Licor 43 drink is a vast improvement over its predecessor, La Leche, which I tried over a year ago at Dos Perros. What’s the difference? Only the Licor 43 and a larger serving. It’s possible that the rum has
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27 July, 2010

La Leche @ Dos Perros (Durham)

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : becca
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La Leche Dos Perros, Downtown Durham Website $9 This drink is nothing but horchata and dark rum. I love both of those ingredients, but I have to say, for $9, it wasn’t tasty enough. It’s a classic milk punch, like the New Orlean’s Milk Punch at Papa Mojo’s with bourbon and nutmeg, but that one
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22 July, 2009

Restaurant Review–Taqueria La Vaquita, Durham

Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Taqueria La Vaquita 2700 Chapel Hill Road Durham http://lavaquitanc.com A la carte:  $2-6. Plates:  $8.29-14. Taqueria La Vaquita is a local favorite for many Durhamites and has received lots of press, including nationally.  I have been salivating to give it a try for months.  Their building, of course, is notable for the cow (la vaquita)
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