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Mark your calendars: Tickets for the SaraBozich.com “After Dark” Booze Cruise – Saturday, Sept. 6 — are on sale now.

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Weekend Roundup 7/31

It was so great to see so many smiling faces — new and familiar — last night at Happy Hour at Cafe 1500. Andy and I stuck around for dinner afterwards and had an  incredible meal. Cheers to Chef Ben Beaver!

Trout entree at Cafe 1500.

Trout entree at Cafe 1500.

We’ll have the full party wrap-up post by the weekend, of course.

Hey, did you catch me this morning on WPMT Fox 43 for “Hot Topics”?

This weekend, you’d think I’d do something low-key after all that travel. Well, sort of. Tonight the tables are turned, and I’ll be the one interviewed for an upcoming piece on craft beer for The Burg. I’ll also be checking the quickly turned around “new” Stock’s on Second, hopefully with full review on PennLive next week.

Tomorrow night, I’m guessing Andy and I will lay low, eat more vegetables from the garden and maybe catch a movie. (I want to see Zach Braff’s new flick! Have you seen it yet?)

Oops — almost forgot to mention I’m co-hosting The Bruce Bond Late Afternoon Show … on Saturday mornings this Saturday. Tune in to WTPA 92.1 to hear us from 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday night, I’ll be tweeting live from the Yards Beer Dinner at Dodge City Steakhouse — by the way, if you’re into these types of events, Dodge City is hosting a handful of them now through the fall, eventually leading up to a big anniversary party. Be sure you’re following them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram to catch the details.

After that, we’re heading to a cocktail party — our friends won a guest bartender from Suba!

On Sunday, I’m going to my first-ever Pocono race, so that is sure to be an event (weather pending!).

Need more inspiration? Tune in tomorrow morning during the 7  o’clock hour to Glenn & Bob on The River 97.3 for “Sara’s Weekend Picks.” What are you doing this weekend?

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Discovering Trail Running

Trail running has been on my “to do” list for a while now.

But I was full of excuses. I don’t have the right shoes, where will I go, what if I get lost, what if I fall and no one finds my body for two weeks, what if it’s really hard, what if it’s more like hiking instead of running, what if I have to go to the bathroom, etc.

When I stumbled upon Messiah College’s The Big Dipper, a four-mile trail race, I knew this was my chance. There would be a marked course, other people and it was marketed toward beginner trail runners. Sold. I talked my long-suffering significant other into coming with me, rounded up a few friends, and last Saturday evening, we arrived at Messiah College, not sure what to expect.

kelly trail race

The crowd of about 100 or so runners lined up on the grassy field. With a whistle blow, we were off, and Tim and I settled into a comfortable pace. We followed flags and caution tape as the route had many turns off the bat, and continued to do so for the remainder of the run, but that was part of the fun. I never knew where the next direction may take us. The first mile or so was mostly on grass or packed gravel. “See? I told you this was going to be more like a cross country course instead of a trail run,” Tim remarked to me.

Oh, but he was so wrong.

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Giveaway: The Cornerstone Coffeehouse

If you’ve been around even for a bit, you’ve probably heard about Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill. In fact, it was just named as Harrisburg Area’s Best Coffee Shop by the readers of Susquehanna Style.

Owners Sue and Al Pera are staples in the community (Watch my interview with Sue from What’s on Tap), so their base is local and loyal. Of course they’re known for great coffee and atmosphere, terrific breakfast and lunch foods — whether you’re eating in or on the go — plus delicious baked goods and even ice cream treats (my husband is obsessed with the espresso milkshake!).

And you probably know about the long-standing Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen, which consistently sells out its classes that range from grilling to gourmet.

The Cornerstone Coffeehouse also hosts live music every weekend and recently launched Open Mic Night on select Wednesdays each month.

Doug Morris performs the best of Bruce Springsteen at Cornerstone Coffeehouse.

Doug Morris performs the best of Bruce Springsteen at Cornerstone Coffeehouse.

Intimate and family friendly, Cornerstone hosts local musicians who perform a variety of styles, creating the perfect atmosphere for enjoying your after-dinner drinks — free of charge.

This weekend’s lineup:

  • Friday, Aug. 1 – Broken Owl
  • Saturday, Aug. 2 – Tom Yoder
  • Sunday, Aug. 3 – Drew Zimmerman

Catch live music every Friday and Saturday from 8-10 p.m. and each Sunday from 6-8 p.m. There is never a cover charge for these events. You can find the full lineup online.

This week, we’re giving away 3 $15 gift cards to Cornerstone Coffeehouse. Use it to check out Cornerstone’s weekend entertainment or Wednesday Open Mic night. To enter, leave a comment below.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

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Chicago Recap, Pizza Boy/Arooga’s Collab, Psycho Curry, Hot Dogs & MORE

We’re back! Andy and I spent a great couple of days in the Windy City, eating and drinking our way through. And so ends my two-week vacation. Tomorrow I’m officially back to the grind.

sara chicago purple pig

Vacation lunch wine at The Purple Pig in Chicago.

Today we’ll probably just catch up on things around the house, hit the grocery story, that kind of thing, before the work week begins.

Hope to see you WEDNESDAY for HAPPY HOUR at Cafe 1500. We’ll be sampling Charbay hop whiskies, for one, so you’ll want to stop by for those in addition to great drink specials, snacks, live music and more (including FREE PARKING).

Also, tune in Thursday to Fox 43 where I’ll return for another edition of Hot Topics with Chris Garrett and Mike Miller — and then check out Bruce Bond’s show on WTPA on Saturday morning, where I’ll join him as co-host throughout the month of August (we’d like to keep it going, too. If you’re interested in sponsoring, contact me!)

I’ll have some upcoming posts on my recent travels, but in the meantime:

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Weekend Roundup 7/24

Live from Chicago!

Navy Pier, Chicago, Il. circa 2011

Navy Pier, Chicago, Il. circa 2011

I said there would be no Weekend Roundup this week — and that’s true — but I couldn’t just leave you hanging. Here are some top picks for the weekend.

Of course, as usual you can find more when you tune in tomorrow morning at 7:10 a.m. to Glenn & Bob on The River 97.3 for “Sara’s Weekend Picks.” (This week as read by Bob Hauer-as-Sara Bozich.)

Also, be sure to:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

PLUS: #sbhh SaraBozich.com HAPPY HOUR at Cafe 1500 on Wednesday!

National Hot Dog Day [TODAY]

It’s appropriate that we’re flying into Chicago today, since it turns out to be National Hot Dog Day (and all of July is Hot Dog Month).

I never thought those Chicago Dogs would be worth the hype, but they so, so are, and we can’t wait to have one (or two) on our trip.

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Source: Fix.com

I’ve actually written a decent amount about hot dogs in my day – Check it out:

Not into dogs? Read: Best Burger in the ‘Burg.

CATEGORIES: Food/Drink, Travel

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Sara’s Kitchen: Psycho Curry Chicken

On a humid day last week while it was tornado-ing and we were cueing up the next Orange in the New Black (We’ve mid-way through season two), I started cooking up something new (plus Torchbearer has a brand new sauce) — so it seemed like time for a new edition of Sara’s Kitchen.

Torchbearer’s new Pyscho Curry sauce melds its best-selling Oh My Garlic with habanero peppers and a medium heat curry. The result is a creamy, flavorful sauce that my husband — who generally avoids curry sauces — demanded I pick up.

Look for Torchbearer Sauces at summer festivals and of course, Wegmans – or buy online.

I basically made up this very simple recipe using vegetables from my garden, defrosted chicken and the Psycho Curry. Green beans – or even broccoli, either as a side or blanched and added in the last few minutes of cooking would have been a nice addition. Feel free to get creative.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 half onion, chopped
  • 3-4 peppers, sliced, I used gypsy and banana, because that’s what’s growing in my garden
  • 1 Serrano pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 lb chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 bottle Torchbearer Sauces Psycho Curry

psycho curry chicken torchbearer

Heat oil in a pan on medium. When hot, brown chicken, seasoning with salt and pepper (or Adobo). Toss in veggies, cook until they begin to soften. Dump in entire bottle of Torchbearer Sauces Psycho Curry. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 or so minutes.

Meanwhile, cook rice (we used jasmine). You’ll want to start that in advance unless microwaving or using instant rice.

Serve with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream, or a cucumber yogurt sauce, you get the idea), if desired, to tame the heat. A warm piece of Naan also would be delicious.

psycho curry chicken torchbearer

That simple! My husband raved about this. Psycho Curry also would be outstanding with pork and lamb.

Fun fact: While my tolerance of peppers is higher than my husband’s (I’m always getting flack for adding too much Slaughter sauce to food), the heat in curry is different. He skipped the yogurt addition, but it was practically necessary for me. And delicious.

POUR: A glass of Riesling would help offset the heat of the curry. For beer, most would say IPA, but I think a Double IPA might even balance better.

Giveaway: Campfire Music Festival

**Congrats to Raevon**

This Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-31, Zippo presents the inaugural Campfire Outdoor Adventure and Music Festival.

This three-day festival features loads of live music from performers like Delta Spirit, Lake Street Dive and Charles Bradley, plus dozens more notable local and regional acts.

Campfire is unique in that it takes place at an actual summer camp. You can rent cabins with access to a private lakefront beach, rock climbing, ropes courses, numerous ball courts, a dedicated yoga program, and much more — not to mention local and independent food, drink and craft vendors and workshops.

It features adult versions of favorite summer camp activities including a corn hole tournament, Campfire Photo Scavenger Hunt and Campfire 5K — along with sports and recreational activities like wiffleball, canoeing, disc golf, ziplines, lake obstacle courses, ping pong, laser tag and much more.

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The Campfire Festival takes place in Lakewood, Pa., which is not quite three hours northeast of Harrisburg. Would make for a great weekend trip for outdoors and music lovers. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming features on some of the artists, as well as some great tips on how to make the most of the Campfire Outdoor Adventure and Music Festival.

This week, we’re giving away two (2) camping tickets to the Campfire Music Festival (value  $278!). To enter, leave a comment below. Tell us your favorite summer camp memory, or what you’re most looking forward to at Campfire.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

Enter early and often. A winner will be selected at random at the end of the week.

Please note: You may complete each of these items only once per giveaway. All repeat entries will be discarded.

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#UrbanGarden, Bruce Bond, Lucero at FED LIVE, Pumpkin Beers & MORE

I’m back — albeit briefly. My vacation continues with a sailing trip in Annapolis tomorrow, home to work Tuesday, then off to Chicago on Wednesday!

In the meantime, stay tuned for some posts from my beach trip — and more.

beach - photo by Sara Bozich

When we return on Saturday, we’re continuing it even longer with a day trip to Hersheypark with Chevrolet for Blogger Weekend (follow along with hashtag #PHIDistrict), an overnight stay (so maybe drinks at The Circular) and then breakfast at the Hershey Grill, which I hear is doing great things for mornings.

Please note there will not be a Weekend Roundup for this week, however, I will post a few top picks, and of course as usual you can catch me — okay, you can catch Bob and Glenn reading my Weekend Picks on The River 97.3 on Friday morning.

Afterwards, I’m back in full force: “Hot Topics” returns on WPMT Fox 43, SaraBozich.com Happy Hour at Cafe 1500 & more. Plus, starting in August, I’ll be Bruce Bond’s co-host every Saturday on The Bruce Bond Late Afternoon Show …  on Saturday morning. We are looking for sponsorship for this to continue. If interested, CONTACT ME!

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