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Bello’s Bike Pops

Summer is officially here and I’m talking about one of my favorite places to cool down . . .  with a sweet treat of course!  Bello’s Bike Pops, owned and operated by Emily Carabello, serves up all natural, delicious gourmet pops made from real ingredients.  Emily loves to experiment with interesting flavors and I’ve never met one of her ice pops that I didn’t like.  Right now, I think my favorite flavors are Vietnamese Latte, Strawberry Basil, and Blueberry Lemonade.  Whether you go bright and fruity, or rich and creamy, you won’t be disappointed.

Emily’s mobile icicle tricycle!

What makes these pops particularly special is that all these bold flavors are created without dyes, preservatives or corn syrups.  For example, if you try the Lavender Lemonade, you can be sure it is made with freshly squeezed lemons and lavender blossoms steeped in hot water.  Emily is constantly experimenting with recipes.  All fresh.  All natural.  All perfectly summer!

Irish Cream and Blueberry Lemonade.

Bello’s Bike Pops can be found at Carabello Coffee, the Fort Thomas Farmer’s Market, and many other special events.  These gourmet pops are for kids and adults (she also makes pops for our favorite furry friends)!  Be sure to check out these unique summer treats from a locally owned and operated small business in the Greater Cincinnati area! I first tried these Bike Pops at an Anderson Farmer’s Market and I’ve been hooked since!  Trust me, you will enjoy every single bite (or lick?).

This cutie knows what’s good!

If you have an event or party coming up, Bello’s Bike Pops would be the perfect addition!  These pops are made in small batches using real, fresh ingredients right in Newport, KY.  You can book a cart rental, a delivery, or pickup some pre-ordered batches!  Get your favorite flavors and impress your guests!  This is truly a way to make summer sweeter!

P.S.- The frozen hot chocolate pop is calling my name!

GO THERE (Carabello Coffee)! TRY THAT (Bello’s Bike Pops)! 

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Fond: Lunch & Deli

This is an if only post.  If only I tried Fond when it was first recommended to me.  If only I tried Fond the second time it was recommended to me.  If only I stopped by Fond a few months ago when I was driving down 275 and it crossed my mind as I glanced at the exit.  No more if onlys for me. I finally went to Fond Lunch and Deli with a dear friend and I loved it.  Truly blown away by the service, the flavors, and the menu options, I went back a week later with more friends.

Many locally sourced ingredients.

Fond: Lunch and Deli is small but mighty.  The location, just off 275 at the Montgomery Rd. exit, is a bit hidden, but it’s a gem.  There are so many things to appreciate about Fond; let me highlight a few:

  • family owned and family operated
  • lots of locally sourced product
  • organic, vegan, vegetarian, and meat options available
  • bright, bold, creative dishes and unique flavors
  • hummus made in at least five flavors (get a sampling with chips)
  • open for breakfast and lunch
  • dill pickles made in-house (spicy)

I loved all the hummus, but I bought some of that beet hummus to bring home. Isn’t it beautiful?

Langue et Joue (beef tongue and pork jowl) sandwich.

I was nervous about the beef tongue, but I’m a when in Rome kind of girl so when I heard it was one of their specialities, I went for it.  The flavor and tenderness of the meat was incredible.  I loved the addition of the jam.  In fact, my two girlfriends tried it and loved it, too.  I think tongue is one of those things you just don’t think about too much.  Just eat.  Luckily, I went to Fond with friends who like to share because I enjoyed each dish equally. I kept being surprised by each bite.  I’ve not had anything that tastes similar.

Spring Roller and Slaw.

Goetta Clue (goetta, egg, and some kind of amazing cheese).

Bob Saag-et tacos (a take on saag paneer) with pickled kohlrabi.

I mean, you can’t walk away without trying a cookie or two, right?!

At Fond, the food is fresh and bold in flavor, but the customer service is just as impressive.  When I ordered at the counter, all my questions were addressed in such a kind way and the staff remembered our names.  In a nutshell, the menu at Fond is unique and the owner, Ethan, has a way with food and people.  Who doesn’t love a place that’s healthy and jam packed with flavor.  Fond lunch and deli is a real find! I can’t wait to take my husband.

GO THERE (Fond)!   TRY THAT (Am Asian Tacos, Goetta Clue, Mint Green Tea)!
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