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Inside Hollywood's Prop Food Wonderland In most movies or TV episodes, characters are bound to eat, at least once. Whether that happens in a pivotal scene or just provides a delicious-looking background, these scenes need highly specific ingredients in order to be brought to life: 36 [...]
via Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (blog)]
THE THROWBACK MACHINE: The day the 'fun side' of the Cross County Mall became a little less fun In just the short time of this column's existence we've lost Sears, the Hallmark store, and Radio Shack…my beloved Radio Shack. And now here we are again, another long-time fixture of the Cross County Mall shutting its doors forever, a victim of…well [...]
via The News Journal]
Mug & Spoon machine turns faces into foamy art Forget hearts, flowers and feathers. Latte art is getting a major upgrade at Mug & Spoon, a Rehoboth Beach coffeehouse that prints edible, high-resolution photos, intricate designs and personalized messages on top of lattes, cappuccinos and foamy [...]
via Houston Press]
Openings and Closings: Leibman's Reopens, Pepper Twins Expands location to Houston and the new shop is owned by Martina Yang. The spot formerly housed the T7 Game Room Double Jackpot, according to Fox 26 news. Now, it's a frozen treat paradise that one Yelper described as the inside of a Care Bear's house. Ice [...]
So Tim Moran, why did you open a store devoted exclusively to cotton candy?"Because there weren't any,'' the owner of SpinnCandy replies. He smiles. "And pre-packaged cotton candy is horrible.''What Moran calls the nation's only cotton candy store just opened a second location in Chester Borough; his Mansfield store, outside Hackettstown, opened last August.Cotton candy -- spun sugar -- is a boardwalk and county fair staple, but SpinnCandy's product tastes nothing like the...
Caitlin Campbell Alpaca fleece is soft — much softer than sheep wool, and so soft, Natalie Trammell, 8, thinks it feels fluffy like cotton candy.“I just love them,” Natalie said, as she used a mechanical pencil in a lined notebook to sketch the two-toed legs of an alpaca she watched eat grass. “This one has blue eyes — the one with the grey and white fur. He’s like the (Siberian) husky of alpacas.”The animal Natalie sketched was one of 17 alpacas that customers at the Curly Eye farm...
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls is shaping up for its 2018 re-opening, while small business owners prepare their stores for a re-energized downtown.The main street through the city's oldest business is opening to two-way traffic after 40 years as a pedestrian mall that never flourished, like many such malls across the U.S. Akron-based H.R. Gray has led the $10 million Downtown Transformation Project, with Hammontree & Associates of North Canton managing project...
The question from Tribune reader Karyn Hartman of Glen Ellyn sent us on a quest: "I was wondering if you or any of your staff were aware of a venue that still serves cotton candy the old-fashioned way, made fresh before your eyes and served on a stick. I'm hoping this hasn't gone the way of the horse and buggy."Hartman's e-mail went on to say: "I've had the bagged stuff, usually at the ballpark. The texture to me always seems somewhat matted. But this is the only cotton candy my daughter...