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Brew Pops Are Back!

Diners looking for novel ways to beat the heat can once again expect Rustico’s brew pops to cool them down. The beer-infused treat is making its way back onto Rustico’s dessert menu this summer, and will be available starting tomorrow!

The brainchild of Executive Chef Frank Morales and Beer Director Greg Engert, the icy dessert ruffled the feathers of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control last year, which resulted in them being removed from the menu. Well, thanks to the support of local politicians Rustico is able to sell its brew pops once again!

For just $5 a pop, you can get your hands on a variety of flavors, from Framboise, Cherry Kriek, Peche, Cassis, Banana, Plum and the new and improved Chocolate Stout!

What are you waiting for??? Head on over after work today!

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Fabulous Finds: From Vermont

 When putting together one of my favorite finds today, I realized that, in fact, I have quite a few that all hail from my darling husband’s home state of Vermont.

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You can’t get much closer to wood-fired flavor from a frozen pizza than this. The cheese and herbs is great as is the Revolution, which is topped with mushrooms and caramelized onions. Available from Whole Foods Stores $10 each

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Jasper Hill Farms Cheeses
Another set of product that benefits greatly from handcrafting are the cheeses from Jasper Hill Farm. My personal favorite is the Constant Bliss. Just like it’s name, each bite is so perfectly creamy and pungent that you feel as though you’ve entered a state of nirvana.

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Green Mountain Granola
With no corn syrup and no Red #40, this granola is a grass roots as it gets. Containing almonds, sunflower seeds, pecans and dried blueberries, this granola is a great way to start each day. A 22oz bag is $14 and that includes all taxes and shipping charges.

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Long Trail Blackberry Wheat
This is one of my favorites (forget the Magic Hat)! Long Trail’s Blackberry Wheat beer is crafted in the traditional wheat style with a few blackberries thrown in there, giving it a slight hint of sweetness and complex flavor. The brewery also has a tour and tasting bar.

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In Print on Wednesdays: What the Rest of the Food World is Talking About

5. – Boston Globe Contraband Foodstuffs Make a Most-Wanted List Think you can smuggle in those sausages and prosciutto from your trip to Italy? Think again, the customs officials at Logan know exactly what flights are most likely to have food smugglers. And watch out, because the fines (starting at $300) are hefty!

4. – Washington Post Someone Belched, and a Club Was Born If you have been toying with brewing your own beer at home, this one’s for you.

3. – LA Times We Tasted Chocolate – so you don’t have to If you are looking to find what chocolates are perfect for your holiday baking this year, read this as the LA Times Food staff tasted 23 dark chocolates to determine the bests!

2. – San Francisco Chronicle Caterers Divulge Their Top Tips and Crowd-Pleasing Recipes “The trick is to combine lavish and homespun, homemade and store-bought, and to have lots of fun while doing it.” Read this for more ideas on how to throw a fab holiday party and not kill yourself doing it.

1. – NY Times Is the Entree Heading for Extinction? With the rise of restaurants serving tapas, plates and sides the entree section on menus is getting smaller and smaller. Tom Colicchio said, “Eating an entree is too many bites of one thing, and it’s boring.”

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