Guest Chef – d’lite Healthy On The Go

Barista (n:) a person who makes and serves coffee (such as espresso) to the public.

We filmed our third Guest Chef series at d’lite Healthy On The Go with our videographer Boyd Harrington. Filming here was a different experience since they serve all types of drinks from coffee, to lemonade, to teas. They also serve sandwiches, wraps and salads. They have a diverse menu, which made working here a brand new learning experience for us. We could see how on point all the employees were and how much they had to hustle to get orders out quickly. We were able to make our personal favorite, the Breakfast Buzz! This is one of our all time favorite shakes ever, and it was so fun to be behind the counter making these and serving them to customers.

d’Lite Healthy On The Go has several locations around the valley. Founded by a husband and wife team in search of healthy options to fit their busy schedule, and health needs, they came up with this amazing concept of healthy and convenient food. They wanted to make sure they accommodated customers with all different types of health needs ranging from calorical, vegan, vegetarian, carnivore, and allergies. Their foods are made using high-quality, nutritious products.

Happy Birthday To Us!!

Happy Birthday To Us!!

We can’t believe it, but it’s been 1 year since we started our blogging adventure! If you’ve had the chance to read our very first blog post, which was an introduction of who we are, then you already know a bit about us. To recap, we have been best friends for 11 years now. We met when our oldest children were in Kindergarten together. They are now Juniors in high school and still at the same school! The time has really flown by and we are grateful for every minute of our friendship and everything we have been able to experience together.

Over the years we have gotten together for lunch or coffee when the kids were at school. So, a year ago we decided to document all the places we visit by sharing with the world via Instagram, and voila – Sip So Good was born. At the end of last year, we expanded by creating our own blogging website, and look forward to adding to it regularly, in addition to what we post on social media. It’s a great way for us to expand more and be a bit more personable. It really has been a wonderful year going out and meeting so many inspiring people here in our community. From business owners, to fellow bloggers, to fun events, and more. We have made some amazing friends this past year and look forward to meeting many more.

One of our passions is to support local businesses in our community. We’ve had the pleasure of visiting so many new places and have thoroughly enjoyed trying so many new drinks and foods, some we didn’t even know existed! We can’t even begin to tell you how much we have appreciated all the support we have received as well.

As part of our 1-year anniversary of Sip So Good, we wanted to do something special for all of our awesome followers. We want everyone to experience all the incredible places we have been to or tried. So, we have partnered with many businesses right here in our community, to bring you all amazing discounts through our anniversary weekend. We want to give a HUGE genuine thank you and shout out to all of the businesses participating in our anniversary celebration.

  1. Lisa’s Rum Cake
  2. Crème & Chocolats
  3. SodaRush
  4. Sweetz Cold Brew Coffee Co.
  5. GrindTime Coffee
  6. Everybody Loves Fondue (ELF)
  7. Eat. Cake. Love.
  8. Pura Vida Grinds
  9. Masterpiece Donuts & Coffee+
  10. Bold Roost
  11. Boca Taqueria
  12. Organic Bean Coffee
  13. Bello Caramels
  14. Decadent Macarons
  15. CinnaMomma Cinnamon Rolls
  16. Rita’s On Mill
  17. Iced For Life
  18. Glacier Snow Sweets & Treats
  19. Top Fuel Espresso
  20. Rosie Luv Apparel
  21. Dashboard Cookies
  22. The Great Gadsby Bakery
  23. Marco’s Pizza Gilbert
  24. 32 Shea
  25. Ripe Ice Pops
  26. Morning Kick
  27. One More Bite Bakery
  28. Nutrition Blvd.
  29. Lovebird Bakery
  30. Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes
  31. Made In Argentina
  32. Knife And Garment Social Club
  33. Soda Bun Thai Food
  34. 3’s Co. Coffee Bar
  35. Pogo Pass

You can find the specific details of each deal each business is offering by visiting our Instagram page, Sip So Good. We are celebrating our anniversary weekend from Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11.

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