- The Daily Meal | Summertime Fun | Fri, Jun 15, 2012 12:27 PM EDT | CommentsWant to live out your Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory fantasies? Turns out you can! Inspired by the 1971 musical, The Daily Meal checked out all of the delicious ways to learn about food production. From jelly beans to potato chips, there are food factory tours and tastings to satisfy any craving-so beat the heat indoors at one of these fun food factory tours or events.
A delicious activity for the whole family
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Factory tours offer a fresh, creative way to keep the family busy, especially on a tight budget, as several of the tours are completely free. No, you won't be able to run around and gnaw on two-foot gummy bears, sip from a chocolate river, or score an Everlasting Gobstopper. That said, many of the tours include munchies like chocolate, cheese, and potato chips. It may not be the healthiest activity, but it will certainly be a memorable one.
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- Babble.com | Summertime Fun | Mon, Jun 21, 2010 5:23 PM EDT | Commentsfreezer to the kids in a never ending stream all summer long. They're fun, inexpensive, and the perfect way to cool off outside. But I'm sure many of you feel the way I do-that the artificial colors and flavors, paired with the empty calories and high sugar content-just aren't worth the popsicles' great appeal.
That's why, whenever possible, I like to create these without refined sugar. I made these piña colada pops when I had a fresh pineapple in the fridge. I added some juice concentrate to sweeten it up, and the coconut milk made it creamy-almost like and ice cream pop.
You'll be seeing more of these kinds of recipes throughout the summer.Kid-Friendly Piña Colada Pops
1/2 fresh pineapple
6 tablespoons 100% white grape juice concentrate
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup plain yogurt
Put all ingredients in a food processor or good blender and process until well-blended. Place in popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours, or overnight....Read More »
- The Daily Meal | Summertime Fun | Fri, Jun 15, 2012 11:02 AM EDT | CommentsWith food truck fever continuing to sweep the nation there are now trendy mobile eateries that serve everything from cupcakes to sushi to on-the-go consumers. Yet for every run-of-the-mill Korean taco truck and sandwich stand there are a handful of mobile food ventures that are pushing the envelope with new and innovative dining concepts.
A look at the most innovative food trucks out there
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Throngs of restaurants do their best to serve locally sourced ingredients and support local food artisans, but Lulu's Local Eatery takes the concept a step further by using herbs and fruits harvested on the roof of their food truck. And the Roving Mammoth in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. is constructed on top of a Snowcat so that it can offer slope-side burritos to skiers even under the harshest conditions.
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- Babble.com | Summertime Fun | Mon, Jun 11, 2012 4:57 PM EDT | Comments
Summer is a time for fun outdoors. Unfortunately a day at the beach or pool is also full of potential safety hazards. Bright suits, whistles, and SPF are just a few of the essentials for keeping your kids safe this summer. Safety can be a notsofun word for kids, so we're keeping things fun around here. Check out these must-haves for a safe and happy summer.
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- Esquire.com | Summertime Fun | Wed, May 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT | Comments
Did your neighborhood watering hole make this year's list of best bars? Find out about America's best drinking spots, from East Coast to West Coast and everywhere in-between (with a special shout-out to Milwaukee, the best town to head to when you're feeling thirsty). As always, the project is guided by David Wondrich: Esquire's drinks correspondent, the world's foremost cocktail historian, and the best drinking partner anyone has ever had.
Koz's Mini Bowl, Milwaukee
What to order: A mini-pitcher of PBR, sack of Porkie's
The bar: Koz's ticks off every box on the neighborhood-bar checklist. Friendly, draws a mixed crowd - by age, race, drinking capacity, music choice - pool table, jukebox, crap on the walls. Pork rinds. All that's just in the front room, though. The back room holds a bowling alley with four half-length lanes. When I walked in, a perfect stranger, the bartender asked me if I wanted to join the league. I did.
2078 South Seventh Street; 414-383-0560
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