Craft breweries often rise from a home brewing hobby, but for Matt Richardson, the start of his brewing business began in the fields sowing and harvesting hops. In 2007, he and wife Kara founded Ocean State Hops, Rhode Island’s first commercial hop farm. Regional brewers loved having a local source for hops, but the New England climate only allowed only limited yields so Kara and Matt expanded to brewing.Read More »
The Chilliwack River Valley is an outdoor paradise for hikers, anglers, campers, rafters, and kayakers. Located just an hour and a half east of the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, the area is also home to Old Yale Brewing where visitors and residents alike love to gather for a finely crafted beer after a long day enjoying this scenic wonderland.Read More »
We often hear that timing is everything, and for the Water Street Coffee Joint in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the timing for a new addition couldn’t have worked out better.
“We had been discussing adding a drive-through service to this location for years,” explains Kirsten Field, creative director for Water Street Coffee. “In mid 2020, changes in the adjacent parking lot allowed for a traffic flow shift. And with the onset of the pandemic, we were motivated to keep contactless options available to our customers.”Read More »
Summer is right around the corner and we’re ready for some outdoor fun! And what could be more fun than dinner and a movie!? The Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theatre in Lubbock, Texas, offers not only the retro experience of a drive-in movie under the stars, but also boasts a playground for kids and amazing food in the 50s Café.Read More »
When the owners of Grab & Go Gourmet moved their fast casual restaurant to a new location in Casper, Wyoming, they envisioned a fresh, inviting space that incorporated their signature colors of blue and green. Designer Lauren Griffith was tasked to bring that vision to life by renovating a downtown building that previously housed a gun and coin shop.Read More »
If you’re looking for a new destination this summer, don’t miss Blue Ridge, Georgia. This small town lies 90 miles north of Atlanta and is nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest near the triangle of the Georgia-Tennessee-North Carolina state lines.Read More »