LA Bourgeois is a writer and creativity coach based in the eclectic food enclave of Ithaca, New York. Her enthusiastic embrace of food and business led her to run a cafe/bar and wine shop in Colorado for a little over a decade. Now, she uses her words to delight her readers and share her adventures at

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Come for the food. Stay for the Duckpins.

This Charlotte couple decided to up the ante on bowling alley food. Their new supper club is proving a perfect strike.
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Coffee, Hip Hop and Mental Health by the Cup

Chicago cafe Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health serves lattes with a purpose, with a nod to popular hip-hop artists.

The House of Marigold Blooms in Louisville

When the pandemic forced their catering business to close, Adrienne and Kris Cole found a new way to bring harmony to their food and drink pursuits.

All Good In Virginia Beach

This beer brewer turned his leftover grains into a granola bar emporium.

Some Cool Japanese Sake is Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina

The founders of Ben’s American Sake put their unique regional spin on an ages-old drink. The results have been nothing but snazzy.

This Popcorn Provides More Than Just Butter

When a Connecticut theater closed during the pandemic, it pivoted to popcorn and its mission of hiring the disabled.

These Cookies Send a Message

This former engineer applied his science background to a French childhood treat. The result was a start-up cookie company with a unique twist.

These Cookies Wrapped in Love Celebrate Queer Identity

Can a cookie change the world? For young people searching for themselves, the founders of Wunderkeks hope so.

Mushrooms in Tea? It’s Working at Immorel

To wean themselves from caffeine, these founders turned to mushrooms for that added boost.