Hello everyone! We hope you all had a great summer. Fall is just about here! Summer was nice, but we are looking forward to the cooler weather Fall brings! We had a fun, chill summer. One of the most fun things we did was a photoshoot for Sip So Good!! We had an amazing time, and of course shooting photos with your BFF always makes for a fun time. Check out some of our favorites!
We had the opportunity of working with some amazing local professionals to put together this fun BFF photo shoot. We had so much fun getting pampered and having our photo shoot in Downtown Gilbert.
Confectioner (n:) a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc.
We just wrapped up our fourth filming in our Guest Chef series with Boyd Harrington. It has been so much fun, and a huge learning experience for us. Being a consumer, most don’t realize the work that goes on behind the scenes and how much training and preparation is involved in bringing the product to the customer. We just finished filming at Crème & Chocolats where we learned how to make the perfect chocolate dipped ice cream cone, and also crêpes. We found that swirling the perfect cone was actually harder than making the perfect crêpe. Don’t be fooled though, both take a lot of practice to perfect! We had a great time filming here!
Aurélie and Jean came to Arizona with the dream to share their favorite treats. They are inspired by their French background to know good chocolate, rich desserts, and exquisite pastries. Crème & Chocolats gives you more than a variety of tasty treats, they give you a cozy ambiance to indulge in them. They use a 10% butterfat recipe which is higher than a soft serve (2-5%) which what makes their soft serve creamier and smoother, and you can choose from 9 varieties of flavor-infused Belgian chocolate to dip your cone into. Aside from running their bistro, they are also the parents of 3 young little boys and married for more than 10 years.
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.
Pei Wei (n:) Asian culinary tradition by wok-searing premium ingredients in portions that satisfy.
Just when you think Orange Chicken can’t get any better, IT DOES! This classic Asian dish is a family favorite across America and Pei Wei is turning it up a notch.
Pei Wei has defined what it means to serve fresh Asian Cuisine. Their fresh, never frozen chicken that is hand cut in-house by professional Chefs, sautéed in a 650˚ wok with fresh orange slices defines the epitome of what Wei Better Orange Chicken is all about.
On Thursday March 29th we were able to attend an exclusive family-style dinner hosted by Pei Wei’s Director of Culinary Innovation, Chef J., to sample their newest delectable dish and other menu favorites.
🍊 Orange Chicken Dish: Chef J. and his team prepared Wei Better Orange Chicken in many different variations which included: The Original Orange Chicken, Orange Shrimp, Orange Flank Steak, Orange Tofu and Orange Vegetarian. Any of these dishes can be served with white rice, brown rice, vegetables, lettuce cups, quinoa, noodles and mixed greens.
E&K Favorites: The Original Wei Better Orange Chicken
On January 18th, 2018 we attended Media Night with other bloggers and influencers at the brand new SodaRush in Gilbert. From sodas to cookies to ice-cream, we were able to sample everything on the menu and interact with other colleagues.
Jim and Amber (owners) are some of the nicest people you will meet. Right when you walk in you’re treated with sweet smells from their bakery and super friendly team members. The shop is colorful and inviting, and their branding is so eye catching. The décor in their shop is adorable and a great place to hand out with friends.
If you’re looking for a large variety of fancy fountain drinks and some of the most delicious, made from scratch daily, giant cookies you’ll ever eat (they’re award winning!!) this is the place to be!
P.S. They also feature Dole Whip occasionally (it’s always available on their soda truck!), so be sure to follow them on social media to see when it’s available. They also have cotton candy, pretzels, and feature seasonal fudge and cookies of the month.
E&K Favorites: The Miguel drink and the Sugar Smash cookie.
We hope the New Year is off to a great start for everyone! We are excited to see what this year brings for Sip So Good! Be sure to pop on over to Instagram (@_sipsogood_) if you haven’t had a chance yet to see what we’ve been up to lately! 😀 We have stayed happily busy this past month visiting some new businesses, attending events, meeting some new friends, and trying out some new SIPS and yummy food. Some of our most recent adventures are highlighted in our stories. Be sure to check them out!
This is our first blog post and we would love to tell you a little about ourselves. We are Erika and Kaylyn and we’ve been friends for 11 years now! We met when our oldest kids were in Kindergarten together, and now they are Juniors in high school. It’s so crazy how quickly the time has gone, but we’ve become the bestest of friends over the years. We started out by getting together for coffee and lunch while our kids were at school, and at the beginning of last year we thought “if we’re going to get together so often to try out all these amazing places, we should document it and share it all on Instagram,” So, that’s what we decided to do and we have been active on Instagram for nearly a year now, sharing all our favorite SIP (and food!) locations we’ve come across. We thought focusing more on drinks was a unique concept and since we meet up for drinks more than food, Sip So Good was born. 🙂
If you love drinks and food as much as we do make sure to check out our page on Instagram @_sipsogood_. We are also on Facebook, and we are so excited to have started our very own blog where we can expand even more. We absolutely love what we are doing and we love getting out into the community and supporting local businesses. We have met so many amazing people in such a short time, including some pretty incredible business owners who we’ve gotten to know very well. We’ve even met fellow food bloggers too! Not only are we having a blast doing this fun social media blogging stuff, but we’ve made some great friends in the process! 🙂