Giveaway: 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion

by: Sara Bozich
March 16, 2015
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New to Carlisle!

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion opened earlier this year in downtown Carlisle at the Comfort Suites Hotel. With a fresh approach to food and cocktails, the menu is sourced from nearby farms, showcasing Pennsylvania products.

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Beer for Breakfast – 5 Easy Pairings

by: Tierney Pomone
March 13, 2015
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I am a big fan of doing what I want, especially when it comes to beer. Brunch is one of my most favorite things, but I don’t like Bloody Marys and mimosas don’t always do it for me. Sometimes, all I want with my breakfast/brunch is a really good beer. Considering something new for your next weekend excursion? Branch out beyond the tradition brunch drinks and tray a new pairing.

Pancakes & Wheat Beers

Nothing will take you back to childhood like a stack of pancakes on a Saturday morning. Whether you go with the original or change it up to chocolate chip or blueberry, if you’re not having milk with it, you’re probably having orange juice. I’m kicking the orange flavor to the adult level by suggesting you grab a citrus-forward wheat beer. Think Troegs Dream Weaver Wheat, Dogfish Head Namaste, or Molly Pitcher War Ball Wit. Maybe you’ll get fancy and turn them into a beermosa?

Eggs & Pilsners

My breakfast of choice is always dippy eggs with a side of hash browns, bacon, and wheat toast. With a variety of flavors on a plate like this, a mild pilsner is the perfect complement without being a distraction. Check out Stoudts Pils, Rogue Good Chit Pilsner, or Victory Prima Pils to get you started.

French Toast & Brown Ales

Sometimes there’s nothing better than big thick French toast topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Since you’ve got plenty of sugar already piled on your food, a nutty dry brown ale would pair perfectly without taking away from your epic meal. Grab a can of Cigar City Maduro Brown, Bell’s Best Brown Ale, or an Abita Turbodog and chow down.

Breakfast Sandwiches & IPAs

When I get a breakfast sandwich, I like a ton of cheese and meat with a bit of egg wedged all in there. And with it? A regular classic IPA. Nothing too overly hoppy to overtake your sandwich, but just enough to remind you it’s there. Go for a Dogfish Head 60 Minute, Ballast Point Sculpin, or a Stone IPA.

Donuts & Stouts

There are many different kinds of donuts out there and many different kinds of stouts too, so feel free to get creative. I love the classic glazed donut and I think it would pair perfectly with a coffee stout like Imperial Jo from Lancaster Brewing Company. For those Boston Cremes, a chocolate stout like Penn Brewing Chocolate Meltdown or Fort Collins Chocolate Stout would be perfect. A powdered cream-filled would be nice with an oatmeal stout like Samuel Smith’s Organic Oatmeal Stout or Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout. Oh and those cherry filled ones? Go with a fruit stout like Hardywood Raspberry Stout or Bell’s Cherry Stout.

Who’s hungry?

Categories: Craft Beer, Food/Drink

Weekend Roundup 3/12

by: Sara Bozich
March 12, 2015
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Good morning. For my birthday, it looks like I’ll be getting a new computer, so forgive the brevity of this post, but I can only now view my laptop screen when it’s at about a 45 degree angle, which makes things a bit complicated. I guess I’m going off the grid for my day.

March 1981: A simpler time and haircut.

March 1981: A simpler time and haircut.

Today, The Millworks opens in Harrisburg, and I’ll be there at least for the media ribbon cutting, and hope to meet Andy there for a drink, should there be room. I still haven’t decided on a birthday dinner location, but I neglected to make reservations, so it’s anyone’s game: Cork & Fork (oops on reservations again), Garlic Poet, Devon, The Forebay? Who knows … especially if I don’t get this computer issue figured out quickly.

This weekend we intended to go to Pittsburgh, but we’ve had some sick/injured animals in the family, which will keep us home.

However, with spring in sight, there are a ton of things to do all weekend long, so you’ll want to scan below for some great ideas on how to spend your days and nights.

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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REVIEW: Aerial Yoga

by: Kelly Leighton
March 11, 2015
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When I saw a groupon for aerial yoga at Om My Yoga, I was pretty excited. I had wanted to try it, but was hesitant because of the cost. (Plus, I still had another yoga groupon I am still using.)

What is aerial yoga? According to Om My Yoga’s site, it “combines traditional yoga with the physical training of an aerial acrobat. Designed for those with no aerial experience, this practice uses a low-hanging soft fabric trapeze to support body weight for deep stretching, effortless inversions, deep core strengthening and FUN!”

aeriel yoga

I talked my old roommate, Nadya, into coming and we showed up to class at 2 p.m. on Sunday. We are both dedicated runners and both admittedly “not that great” at yoga. Luckily, this was a beginner’s class, and the six other people joining us were first-timers as well.

We were measured next to our fabric trapeze to make sure that we had the correct height, and then our instructor, Rose, taught us how to climb into the fabric, which was a little more complicated than I would have imagined.

Once up there, we practiced doing different types of stretches while in the trapeze, and then she instructed us to lie down, because we were going to do a flip. This sounded absolutely terrifying to me, as I am quite uncoordinated, and can’t even do a somersault. But we brought our knees to our chest and next thing I knew, the world was upside down, and then I was back on my feet. It was exhilarating.

We did a lot of traditional yoga exercises while hanging in the trapeze, such as downward dog, warrior 1 and warrior 2. It was such a fun change from normal yoga.

However, my favorite, and the most difficult one for me to master, was when we balanced the fabric on our lower backs and flipped ourselves upside down. It took me a few tries to get myself situated- and to trust that the fabric would support me and I wouldn’t come crashing down- but once I was upside down, I wanted to stay there! It was really cool to see what you can do with your body in a new way.

I really enjoyed this different type of yoga experience. While I wouldn’t say it was a strenuous workout, I definitely got a great stretch in, and most importantly, it was fun. I can’t wait to use my next four classes.

Categories: Fitness

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