ALL ARTICLES BY AnnMarie Mattila

reveal in a box of avocados

Avocados: Good to The Last Drop

Two food science grad students turned this ‘seed’ of an idea into a full-fledged beverage business. Is Reveal the next health drink to take the world by storm?

lady justice brewing founders

Sandra Day IPA? Yes, Please!

It’s a simple mission: Brew great beer. Use the money to support charities. Welcome to Lady Justice Brewing which supports and empowers women and girls in Colorado.

Table Spread at Very Excellent Chinese Restaurant

The Journey from M.I.T. Student to Chinese Food Restaurateur

Hector Hsu grew up in Britain but has gone all in on American-style Chinese food at his new Bristol, New Hampshire restaurant Very Excellent. High quality ingredients and Hsu’s unique perspective have made the spot a hit with locals.

three men making dumplings

Big Trouble Little Dumplings: How One Chef Kept Cooking During Covid

With his Fort Collins, Colorado restaurant closed due to the pandemic, chef Sam Graf started cooking dumplings and other Asian dishes and giving them away to hungry neighbors in his driveway. Read on for the story of how Big Trouble Little Dumpling was born.

This Maine Hot Sauce Practically Sings

Some bands sell merch. This national touring artist sold hot sauce. Enough to turn his passion into a business, that is, when he was not recording on Taylor Swift’s latest release.