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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New restaurants in Mentor

Friday, September 14, 2012

Maracas now open in Mentor

Back in May, Staff Writer Betsy Scott wrote about a new restaurant/bar that would be opening in Mentor.

Now, Maracas is open at 7597 Mentor Ave. I haven't been there yet, but the signs out front advertise daily dinner specials and $5 lunch specials.

Check out Betsy's preview story and video.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pumpkin Spice ... Frappuccino?

After a recommendation from my colleague Caitlin Fertal, my Thursday afternoon coffee treat this week was a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Yup, you read that right. Not the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino.

I love how Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte really tastes like fall. But when the weather is as warm as it was today, I'm not ready for a hot cup of autumn spices. Fortunately, for days like today, you can get the famous fall drink as the blended Frappuccino. (By the way, that website has some fun time-wasters, like a remix soundboard and a drink builder.)

The Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino reminded me of the pumpkin-flavored ice cream we made in the fall at the ice cream place where I worked in high school. It was a good, refreshing taste of fall when I'm not quite ready to let go of summer.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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