Guest Chef – Genuine Fresche

Açaí Bowl Artist (n:) a person who prepares or sells fresh açaí bowls, juices, shakes, smoothies, etc.

We recently finished up our fifth filming in our Guest Chef series with Boyd Harrington. It has been so much fun, and a huge learning experience for us. Stay tuned to see where we will be filming next. We love connecting with local businesses and showing what it’s like to be behind the scenes to bring customers the products they order. So much time and effort go into making the perfect product! In out latest filming we visited Genuine Fresche where we learned how to make the perfect açaí bowl. Making the bowls quickly and perfectly takes a lot of practice, and we got it down to an art by the time we were finished filming. We had a great time connecting with customers while we were there!

The owners, Brad and Marcy, discovered that you could heal the body through food. Their youngest child had several health issues when he was young, and by changing their diet and lifestyles they were able to heal many health issues through food alone. This led to a lifelong commitment of healthy eating and living. They quickly realized that it was hard to go out to eat and find the right foods on any menu, so they decided to open their own shop, and Genuine Fresche was born! On the menu are some seriously delicious items, including açaí bowls, smoothies, shakes, and juices.

Brunching in Arizona

 

Brunch (n:)  a socially acceptable reason for day drinking

Just when you get in the groove of the whole “New Years resolutions” thing someone mentions brunch and you throw that resolutions right out the window!

Sonata’s Restaurant in Scottsdale has got their Brunch game on fleek.

    {{ Brunch isn’t brunch unless you can “cheers to the freaking weekend” }}

🥂Signature drinks; The Breakfast Spritzer, aka, Mimosas 2.0 – grapefruit juice, rosemary infused tequila topped with champagne. Or their Grand Marnier and Kahlua coffee topped with macerated berries and Chantilly cream. As well as the classic Bloody Mary.

         {{ And it is totally acceptable to have sweets because we say so }}

🌰 Sweet brunch options; cinnamon roll with Applewood bacon, duck fat glaze and shaved chocolate and Stuffed French Toast with Stone Fruit and candied brandy butter. (FUN FACT: Stone Fruit is a fruit with flesh or pulp enclosing a stone, such as a peach, plum, or cherry.)

       {{ To make it a proper Brunch it must include an egg of sorts }}

🍳Savory options; Lil Piggy Omelette with pork belly, potatoes, guacamole, salsa verde, crème fraiche, arugula sad. The Sonata’s Egg Benedict with prosciutto, spinach, brioche, truffle hollandaise, breakfast potatoes, arugula salad.

                              {{ Desserts cause why not }}

🍫Desserts; Warm Chocolate Cake with spicy chocolate sauce, candied walnuts and caramel ice cream. Spurgos – Mini Beignets – Lithuanian mini doughnuts, vanilla pastry cream, hazelnut chocolate and strawberry marmalade.

We truly enjoyed our visit there, the patio was absolutely stunning and of course the Arizona winter weather did not disappoint! Where did you Brunch this weekend?

E&K Favorites: Lil Piggy Omelette

Website: http://www.sonatasrestaurant.com

Address: 10050 N Scottsdale Rd #127, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Fight For Your Right To Party…90’s Style!

🎧 From West Philadelphia born and raised. Fight for your right to party. What was your jam during the 90’s era? Sorry in advance for getting those songs stuck in your head.

On January 24th, 2018 we attended 90’s Night with the fabulous host, She Forks Phoenix and other great bloggers and influencers at Joe’s Midnight Run in Phoenix.

No detail was left out. The centerpieces ranged from VHS tapes, to CD’s, to swag bags, 90’s music, and Back to the Future playing on the T.V.

The night was filled with such nostalgia especially when Travis from Food, Art & Culture whipped out his disk man with the 90’s CD inside. He rocked his 90’s costume so well that he won the Best Dressed 90’s contest.

From chokers to overalls, high ponytails with scrunchies to flannels, MTV to Clueless…

A couple fun facts about Mer: She has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and played collegiate rugby. She also grew up on the East Coast and has lived in Boston, NY, and California, before moving to Phoenix. She met her husband in Vegas.

A couple fun facts about Joe’s Midnight Run: They have no gas or ovens, they cook everything on a wood-fired grill, this location used to be drive thru liquor store for over 60 years.

E&K Favorites: The Notorious B.I.G. Burger

Website: http://www.joesmidnightrun.com

Address: 6101 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014