News

  • Music soothes the savage beast...

    As I get older, I'm beginning to enjoy music more when there are less lyrics. It allows you to draw your own influence from the music, rather than hear a specific message. Also, electronic music may help give some artists more access to sounds that may not have been so readily available on other instruments. Some recent artists I've been enjoying a lot are Guitar and Bonobo. Each band is at times both melodic and groovy. It's great music to enjoy throughout your day. Explore them if you have the time. 

    We are moving towards changing our shipping store so we can support national distribution for only $30!  How awesome is that? You can check it out at foodydirect.com before we join.  There are many hand picked delicious treats that you can get delivered right to your door.  

  • Menu, now with icons!

    This is the most exciting new piece of our booth, our menu scroll!  My friend for years, John (@johnny on twitter) made us some adorable graphics, whic we turned into our menu.  You can check it out here. 

    menu lines.jpg

  • and 100 more...

    Yesterday was my grandfathers 100th birthday, which makes me part cent-urian.  He immigrated from Southern Italy and built up his life here quite literally (he was a stone mason by trade).  It was amazing to spend the day surrounded by family and old friends, hearing about his life.  As always, I got to enjoy homemade desserts from all my cousins.  The anisette cookies will last me all week.  And so will the leftovers.  

    I probably will not last until 100, seeing as I was raised on a mostly pre-processed diet and my grandfather tended a garden on his .25 acres until he couldn't leave the house anymore.  He ate what he grew.  He knew exactly what he was putting into his body and that could make a difference between longevity and a short ride.  

    Spring is coming, get a planter and grow something green.  Marvel at how a seed turns into something edible.  Touch the leaves, break their skin and smell their oils.  Think of how our anscestors must have felt upon the discovery of mastering something we take for granted, vegetation.  Plus, have you ever eaten fresh, fresh herbs?   They're magnificent.

    Oh, did you come here to read about ice cream?  Today we take a page from Michael Bluth and leave you with the line, "Family First."

    ~ The Alcreamist ~

  • Pilot Season

    Every year we get approached by someone to film something on some reality tv show.  Up until now it didn't seem we had much to offer them or they to us. This year we may change that for the best. 
    The days are long in the middle of winter and waiting for our packaging designs to be finalized feels to be taking an eternity. Our spring launch inches ever closer. 
    Announcements still to come are who we're working with this year and where we are going to be widely available. Have to x every t and . each i. before we say a word. 
    It will give us a higher standard in every regard. 
    We're also taking part in a Hot Sauce Fest during March.  We're gonna melt that snow away.
    ~ The Alcreamist ~
  • Getting ready for spring

    It's shaping up to be a great spring. As we inch closer to solidifying our deal with a yet undisclosed tea brand, we ready our new label design. The new color swipes are definitely reminiscent of a mess I've made at some point in my kitchen. We can not wait to premiere them this spring with our new logo, in new markets. but heres a sneak peak for anyone passing by.  These will premiere in one of New York's best markets.  Can't wait to see you there. 

    ~ The Alcreamist ~