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FWFWF: #LateNight Dessert After Dark

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post however I did receive tickets to the event in return for the publication. As always, all opinions are my own. #FWFWF #DessertAfterDark #FortWorthTX #LateNight

Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival, Dessert After Dark The second day of the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival consisted of the Grand Tasting and for those with a sweeter tooth, Dessert After Dark. Held at the astounding 802 Vickery venue, an evening of TX Whiskey based desserts and cocktails ensued.

 

Dessert After Dark held one rule constant, each item featured had to incorporate Fort Worth’s own TX Whiskey into the mix. With creativity and ingenuity, these chefs and bartenders stepped up to the plate and delivered some incredible items. Each guest was given two voting chips when they arrived to the event, one for a favorite beverage and the other for their favorite food.

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Where to start? Let’s just start out with the food. Everything from ice cream, pies, macaroons, chocolate and pies. It’s a dessert heaven! There’s a key to all of these, take a small bite of each in order to experience them all! (My favorite? The whiskey ball featured above.)

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Dude, Sweet Chocolate

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We can’t forget our beverages can we? The the desserts, each mixed cocktail must feature TX Whiskey. This is where everyone became really creative and where we realized that grapefruit is the perfect addition to a whiskey beverage (and it can be used in so many ways!). If there’s grapefruit, that means we can just have one of these for breakfast, right?

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Our favorite drink of the evening!

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The event was a fantastic way to end the evening. With plenty of room, an amazing outdoor venue, friendly people – if this sounds like your kind of party, this is the event for you. Our only fore-warning is the beverage lines took a little time as drinks were being prepared fresh. On the flip side, drinks were being prepared fresh!

Did you attend the #LateNight Desserts After Dark? If so, what was your favorite?

A full recap of our experience at the Fort Wort Food and Wine Festival as well as links to the other events can be found, here.

Crazy Water

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What brought everyone to Mineral Wells? It’s what they call crazy water!

In 1880, Mr. and Mrs. James Lynch drilled a well on their property in Mineral Wells. The water tasted funny but it was harmless, it was actually beneficial. Their ailments slowly started to decrease. It’s also said to have helped alleviate an old woman’s dementia (crazies). Thus we have “crazy water”.

In 1881, another well is drilled with the same water presiding and a growing number of people arriving, ready to buy a glass of this healing water. By 1900, Mineral Wells has visitors traveling from all over the world coming to drink and bathe in the mineral water springs. By 1913, Mineral Wells had over 21 different mineral water companies. Multiple bath houses, wells, sanitariums and numerous hotels. Mineral Wells, Texas, Texas Day Trip, Health, Mineral Water The mineral water holds many different natural minerals including zinc, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and silica to name a few. No mineral can be added to mineral water. With the minerals being in the drinking water, it allows the minerals to be absorbed into the body easier. Allowing folks to stay hydrated and recover faster. (If Mike Modano loves mineral water, it must be great!)

Throughout the years, mineral water is proclaimed to have many health benefits. Although business and the number of open wells has decreased (only two wells are currently open), mineral water can still be found today at one of the original pavilions – Mr. Dismuke’s Famous Pavilion.

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Step on inside, to hear a bit of history, see products and photographs from the prosperous days when mineral water was first introduced and sample some of the mineral water for yourself.

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In case you’re curious, the water tastes a little thicker than normal water and silky. There’s definitely a different taste but it’s not bad. There’s also different levels of the mineral water with hold various mineral contents (and taste).

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Have you ever had or heard of the crazy water?

Crazy Water
209 N. W. 6th Street
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
Tel: (940) 325-8870

 

Perfect Beverage for Hot Summer Days On The Go

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#Shop #KoolOff #CBiasSummer comes the heat and in the South it’s extremely evident. Can we just say hot and parched?! I’ve learned it’s always a great idea to keep an extra beverage or drink options on hand when on the go! Convenience is key! Not all things change – Kool-Aid still has the kick like no other!

As a child, I couldn’t wait for summer to come around. Endless days playing outside, coming inside only when we needed a drink or when we were hungry. As an adult, summer hasn’t changed completely. I know, I still can’t wait to get out of work and go outside for run, bike ride or even venture out for a drive – destination unknown.

On a recent shopping trip, some of those summer memories came back when I spotted this display in the beverage aisle of Walmart. Grape. Cherry. Fruit Punch. We use to make popsicles with my mom, those won’t do the trick in a cooler in the car but now there’s even more options!

#Shop #KoolOff #CBias#Shop #KoolOff #CBiasHeaded to a group picnic or activity? The new 96 oz bottle is perfect for multiples or even just to keep in the fridge for the family. [Make a punch by adding in a beverage with a little extra carbonation.]

Remember the individual packets? It was so fun to pick them out as kids. Well, they’re still available!
#Shop #KoolOff #CBiasFinally, (this is my favorite) Kool-Aid liquid! Talk about convenience and a packable size. This is my perfect go to if I’m on the road and can easily add it to a bottle of water for a little flavor.

#Shop #KoolOff #CBiasRecently, a couple of friends came to visit from out of town. We went horseback riding and it was so quick and easy to stick this in the cooler along with some bottles of water. After being in the hot sun for over an hour, it was the perfect addition to my water for a little extra flavor!#Shop #KoolOff #CBiasIt’s even great to bring to work!

#Shop #KoolOff #CBias Be sure to swing by your local Walmart to grab any of these Kool-Aid products! They’re super convenient and affordable. Jeff Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your Walmart soon! There will be product giveaways, tshirts, games and other fun activities!

Friday May 30th 5-7pm              13675 Highway 43 Russellville, AL WM Supercenter
Saturday May 31st 3-5pm          3100 Hough Rd Florence, AL WM Supercenter
Saturday May 31st 6-8pm          517 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals, AL WM Supercenter
Friday June 20th 5-7pm             1210 Mineral Wells Ave Paris, TN WM Supercenter
Saturday June 21st 3-5pm         1225 Paris Rd Murray, KY WM Supercenter
Saturday June 21st 6-8pm         809 N 12th St Murray, KY WM Supercenter
Friday August 8th 5-7pm            360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter
Saturday August 9th  3-5pm       1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter
Saturday August 9th 6-8pm        2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

#Shop #KoolOff #CBiasWhat’s your favorite flavor?