Waze Partners with Nissan to Highlight LA’s Best Scenic Spots

Waze Partners with Nissan to Highlight LA’s Best Scenic Spots

Last Monday, Waze announced its partnership with Nissan to provide Waze users a list of the most rugged and action packed roads and trails across the U.S. to help point drivers to scenic spots along their drives and road trips. The new experience will highlight popular beaches, scenic points, and natural features in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Available through September 30th, Pathfinder Preferred Terrain Pins in Waze will alert drivers to the most scenic spots along their drives and road trips. The pins are based on the most popular outdoor destinations among Waze users in the U.S from January 2020 to present – including local favorites such as Venice Beach, the Antelope Poppy Reserve and Zuma Beach.

This comes at a time when, for many Americans, the car has become the main transportation option for summer travel and the nation seeks vacation opportunities without going abroad. Seventy-three percent of people recently surveyed by Waze, say they feel safest traveling by car and 33% say they expect to use their car more going forward than before the pandemic.

Catch a glimpse at the top local destinations in the list below so you can plan your next road trip!

Top Los Angeles Beaches

  1. Venice Beach
  2. Manhattan County Beach
  3. Zuma Beach
  4. Will Rogers State Beach
  5. Dockweiler State Beach
  6. Bolsa Chica State Beach
  7. El Matador State Beach
  8. Rosie’s Dog Beach
  9. Dog Beach (Huntington Beach)
  10. Corona del Mar State Beach

Top Los Angeles Forests/Groves

  1. Lake Perris State Recreation Area
  2. Antelope Poppy Reserve
  3. Arroyo Verde Park
  4. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
  5. North Etiwanda Preserve
  6. Sycamore Grove Park
  7. Cougar Crest Trail 1E22
  8. Hickory Park
  9. Park Rangers Headquarters Griffith Park Visitor Center
  10. Wildwood Canyon Park

Top Los Angeles Scenic Lookouts/Viewpoints

  1. Los Liones Hiking Trail
  2. Malibu Pier
  3. Top of the World (Laguna Beach)
  4. Universal City Overlook
  5. Mulholland Scenic Overlook
  6. Mandeville Canyon Park
  7. Angels Point
  8. Lake Hollywood street parking
  9. Sullivan Canyon Trailhead
  10. Jerome C Daniels Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl

 

Winc Partners with LA: 50% Off Your Ride Alto Trip, Fully Stocked with Winc Wine

Winc Partners with LA: 50% Off Your Ride Alto Trip, Fully Stocked with Winc Wine

We recently featured reasons to visit Sonoma County — which could arguably be one reason: wine. The reasons start and end with wine, with all other reasons in-between. However, there’s even more wine to be enjoyed as summer begins its sunset phase.

If the past year taught us anything, it’s that when we have the chance, we should take advantage of the amazing moments life has to offer by going out, exploring the town and seeing friends. This summer, Winc is making that a little bit easier by helping the city of Los Angeles “Bring the Party” through their partnership with the city’s hottest new car service – Ride Alto.

Starting Friday, August 13th at 5 pm (PST) through the end of day on Sunday, August 15th, Angelenos can book their car service through the Ride Alto app using code WINC for 50% off all Los Angeles rides for the weekend! What’s even better? Each ride will be stocked with Winc’s cult favorite Summer Water Rosé droplets, courtesy of Ride Alto, so you can pregame the party right up to the moment you arrive! Whether you’re headed to a friends BBQ, beach picnic or rooftop party, Winc and Ride Alto have you covered to make sure you arrive in style!

Learn more about Winc and learn more about the summer campaign here!

Date of promotion: Friday, August 13th at 5pm PST through Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Offer: 50% off your ride using promo code WINC in Los Angeles only.

Summer Water Droplets: Summer Water Droplets (187ml) will be in the cars for riders sipping pleasure! 

*Riders are required to wear a mask during the ride unless you are taking a sip of your Winc wine. *If you forget to put in the promo code at the start of your ride, you can still apply it during your ride – as long as you add the code to the ride before it ends.

Ultimate Ears & Westbrook Media Announce Partnership

Ultimate Ears & Westbrook Media Announce Partnership

Ultimate Ears (from Logitech) and Westbrook Media (Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s digital content studio) have announced a year-long partnership to celebrate creativity and technology.

The collaboration will leverage Westbrook Media’s creator-driven, innovative storytelling approach by using short films to bridge traditional entertainment with branded content that puts the product at the center of the story. The first project from this partnership will feature Jaden and Willow Smith and focus on the recently launched UE FITS, the world’s first truly wireless earphones with instant custom-fit.

Logitech has made strides in honoring creators this year and, most recently, the brand partnered with TikTok by reimagining the award show experience with its first-ever Logitech Song Breaker Awards, celebrating top creators who changed the face of music in 2020. Ahead of his exclusive performance at the awards, 24KGoldn tried on a pair UE FITS himself.

About Ultimate Ears

Ultimate Ears redefined wireless earphones by recognizing that each person’s ear is unique, and consumers should not have to conform to standard tip sizes of small, medium and large. With Lightform technology, UE FITS mold to fit each person’s ears in under 60 seconds to deliver all-day comfort and an exceptional audio experience. This creative collaboration between Ultimate Ears and Westbrook Media shares this same spirit of innovation and inclusivity.

In addition to the UE FITS campaign, Ultimate Ears will also be participating in Creator Days with Westbrook, where it links talent with digital native creators to produce original social content.

https://www.ultimateears.com/en-us

Cann Blooms a New Flavor for Spring: Ginger Lemongrass

Cann Blooms a New Flavor for Spring: Ginger Lemongrass

Along with the rising temperatures comes an increased urge for some good old-fashioned backyard barbecue vibes, and refreshing drinks. Cann, the leading cannabis-infused social tonic, relaunched a delicious seasonal flavor on March 15, just in time for Spring: Ginger Lemongrass

This bright, crisp, THC-infused sparkling tonic is the perfect drink for Spring celebrations, and unlike alcohol-based tonics, will leave you feeling refreshed and reenergized the next morning. Cann tonics are infused with 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD to create a light, uplifting buzz at a fraction of the calories of a normal drink. Ginger Lemongrass, like all of Cann’s products, are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and contain only organic ingredients. 

The launch of Linger Lemongrass comes on the heels of a big year for Cann — they’ve been named the fastest-growing cannabis-infused beverage to date, and take up 24 percent of the cannabis beverage market in California. They’ve also observed YoY growth of over 2,000 percent — and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon! With A-list investors and fans like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Rebel Wilson, Cann has cemented itself as one of the best non-alcoholic adult beverages around. 

Whether a Spring refresh, or a Summer cool down, Cann comes in a variety of flavorful favorites that are sure to come in handy for your seasonal celebrations, including Lemon Lavender, Blood Orange Cardamom, and Grapefruit Rosemary.
The Habit Burger Grill Launches NEW Family Meal: Chars & Bites Bundle

The Habit Burger Grill Launches NEW Family Meal: Chars & Bites Bundle

The Habit Introduces the new chars & bites bundle! 

The pandemic has brought on a new way of life for all of us. Some of it we love, and some of it, not so much. What’s not to love about your favorite food spot introducing a new family bundle, though?! Fan-favorite, The Habit Burger Grill, just launched an exciting new family bundle for the new year: the Chars & Bites Bundle ($25). The deal is inclusive of four Charburgers with cheese grilled over an open flame, four golden fries, and a 10-piece order of their NEW Double-breaded Crispy Chicken Bites available with the choice of house made ranch or BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect meal to share with the whole family. 

 

Guests can always count on freshly-made, handcrafted quality served alongside The Habit’s genuine hospitality. Take a night off from cooking this month and treat the whole family to this delicious meal at an unbeatable value. Available for convenient & contactless curbside pick-up on The Habit Mobile App, online at habitburger.com, or in-store for take-out. Download  The Habit Mobile App via Apple and Google Play
 

About the habit

 

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast-casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade ahi tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit Burger Grill was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines.

 

The first Habit Burger Grill opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and was recently named in Thrillist’s list of “Underrated Burger Chains that Need to be in Every State!” The Habit Burger Grill has since grown to over 275 restaurants in 13 states throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington as well as seven international locations. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

 

 

 

 

Cubcoats Launches Full Outfits with Extended Sale

Cubcoats Launches Full Outfits with Extended Sale

The celebrity-loved, #1 selling kids’ brand, Cubcoats, recently launched a completely new collection of ridiculously adorable outfits! The best part? This new line is accompanying their extended Cyber Monday sale. The new full outfit product line introduces new characters to the family, and now kids can be transformed from head to toe with Sherpa Jackets, zip-ups, joggers, color-in t-shirts, embroidered masks and socks


Kali, Pimm, Tomo, Bori, Rekka, Nell, Uki, Papo and Flynn welcome new friends: Dayo the Dinosaur, Sao the Sloth and Benne the Bunny! Cubcoats’ new line of character outfits embrace the brand’s playful nature with items like the Uki the Unicorn colorable marker and t-shirt set and Dayo the Dinosaur’s pullover with fins.  


The new collection is available now, on Cubcoats.com, and makes the perfect gift for children in your family. Cubcoats double as not only fashion for kids, but a plushie play buddy as well, leaving children comforted by their cozy friends!

New Year, New (Eye)Wear: PAIR Eyewear Has Your Gift Options Covered

New Year, New (Eye)Wear: PAIR Eyewear Has Your Gift Options Covered

Something For Everyone

PAIR Eyewear is proving that they are here to stay. Having just launched earlier this year, PAIR has landed hit after hit, collaborating with some of the most family friendly faces, while providing incredible style. As we bring 2020 to a close, it’s time to look forward, and starting a new year is a great excuse for some new school essentials!

Whether starting off the year for in-person learning, remote school or a combination of the two, everyone could use new frames from PAIR Eyewear to make learning and teaching more fun and effective!
 
PAIR provides customizable glasses with interchangeable toppers (prescription & blue light) for both adults AND kids. With an increase in screen time (due to remote school), bluelight glasses have become a necessity to protect our eyes — and with PAIR, teachers and students can change their glasses as often as their clothes!
 
Within the past year, PAIR has launched collections in partnership with NBA Teams, Marvel, and Harry Potter that make a perfect fashion statement to ring in the new year.

The possibilities are endless, and the options are seemingly infinite, but it’s safe to say that PAIR is here to stay and compete with even the biggest brands!

The Habit Burger Grill Has a Gift to Give: Download the App for a Chance to Win a Trip to Punta Cana in 2021

The Habit Burger Grill Has a Gift to Give: Download the App for a Chance to Win a Trip to Punta Cana in 2021

Paradise Awaits…

Irvine, CA (December 2, 2020) – With most of us spending all of 2020 travel free and at-home, The Habit Burger Grill wants to change that for 2021. The company just recently launched their Charburgers and Chill vacation sweepstakes, and now is the time to enter! 

 
They are giving one lucky fan and their guest a chance to escape the 2020 blues for six days and five nights in 2021 with a tropical dream vacation for two to the iberostar GrandResort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! The Habit Burger will cover round trip air transportation as well as all meals and beverages at the inclusive luxury beach resort. All you have to do for a chance to win is to download and register on The Habit Burger Mobile App for an entry by December 31, 2020! It’s that easy.


“2020 has been a very stressful year on everyone and we could all use some rest and relaxation,” said Brandon LaChance, Vice President of Digital Marketing at The Habit Burger Grill. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for a lucky Habit fan to win the dream vacation they deserve and enjoy 2021 in style!” 

 

The iberostar GrandResort is located on Caribbean’s finest beaches, and includes sweeping gardens, lush with native species that encircle three pools all with stunning views of the sea. The hotel also includes seven on-site restaurants (sure to satisfy any pallet), a spa, and an exclusive butler and concierge service. To learn more information about rules and regulations about the Charburgers and Chill Sweepstakes, please visit: https://www.habitburger.com/sweepstakes/

This exciting Charburgers and Chill Sweepstakes is a continuation of The Habit Burger Grill’s quest to 1 million mobile app downloads by December 16th, 2020. Once the 1 million download goal is met, The Habit will be giving away 1 million free Charburgers with cheese to all registered users!

About The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast-casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, cooked-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade Ahi tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh-cut salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit Burger Grill was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit Burger Grill opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 and was recently named in Thrillist’s list of “Underrated Burger Chains that Need to be in Every State!” The Habit Burger Grill has since grown to over 275 restaurants in 14 states throughout Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington as well as nine international locations, eight in China and one in Cambodia. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

Freedman’s is Back + Genghis Cohen x Coolhaus x DK’s Donut Collaboration

Freedman’s is Back + Genghis Cohen x Coolhaus x DK’s Donut Collaboration

Freedman’s — the award-winning Jewish comfort food restaurant and bar in Silverlake with French bistro vibes — is back just in time for Hanukkah, after temporarily closing in April due to the pandemic. 
 
They officially became available for pre-order last Friday, December 4th, and will be offering family-style Hanukkah dinners from Thursday, December 10th through Saturday, December 12th. For two ($100) or four ($200) people, the dinner includes a veritable feast of Freedman’s most beloved dishes: a choice of their famed glazed brisket or whole roasted chicken alongside sesame challah with seaweed butter; the Freedman’s latke; matzo ball soup;  green salad with pickled cucumber, avocado, celery, and everything spice; and, roasted carrots with honey vinegar and braised golden raisins and is available for pick-up and delivery. There are also options to add Freedman’s guava cheesecake, ice cold martinis and bottles of natural wine.
 
Details can be found at freedmansla.com, and dinners must be ordered one day in advance (by 8pm PT).
 
In addition to this exciting news, Freedman’s will be launching to-go orders later this month!
 
On the other hand, Genghis Cohen, the cult-favorite New York-style Chinese restaurant and venue on Fairfax serving LA for over 35 years, is celebrating Hanukkah this year by launching a limited-edition jelly donut ice cream dubbed, the Dr. Dre(idel). Inspired by the traditional Hanukkah treat sufganiyot, owners Marc Rose and Med Abrous teamed up with Coolhaus and the iconic westside DK’s Donuts to create this super special holiday ice cream featuring a vanilla bean base, cake + yeast donut pieces and strawberry jam. Starting Thursday, December 10th through Sunday, December 20th, the Dr. Dre(idel) will be available by the pint for $10. The ice cream is a great addition to the new family-style meals for 2, 4 or 6 people launching soon. And, don’t sleep on their bottled cocktails like the Lychee Martini and Szechuan Margarita. 
 
Order online at genghiscohen.com for pick-up or delivery.
Pro holiday shopping tip: Genghis Cohen merch and gift cards are available online

 

The Habit Burger Grill Brings Fresh, Fast, and Free Delivery to Their App

The Habit Burger Grill Brings Fresh, Fast, and Free Delivery to Their App

The Habit Burger Grill just keeps the fire going! While they recently cooked up a new limited-time specialtythe California-based restaurant company has continued to enthrall us all with even more amazing news.
 
The restaurant renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh-cut salads and more just announced its latest innovation:  You can now order The Habit for delivery on The Habit Mobile App or online at habitburger.com.
 
To celebrate the launch of this exciting new feature, The Habit Burger Grill is offering FREE Delivery From September 23rd-30th for all orders over $10* that are placed through The Habit Mobile App or online at habitburger.comThis means you can order all The Habit’s fan-favorite menu items from the comfort of your couch. Fresh food and free delivery? It doesn’t get much better than that!
 
It’s the perfect opportunity to try out their new limited-time Chicken Caprese on Garlic Ciabatta while saving a few bucks!
Ellenos Greek Yogurt Launches Seasonal Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Pie; PLUS a Q&A with a Co-founder

Ellenos Greek Yogurt Launches Seasonal Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Pie; PLUS a Q&A with a Co-founder

Meet Ellenos: Family-Owned Greek Yogurt 

How do you feel about yogurts? Some people may think it’s just another “health-conscious” snack. Others don’t even give the thought the time of day. Well, fortunately for anyone who thinks that way (or otherwise), Ellenos Greek Yogurt is here to set the record straight. We had the incredible opportunity to learn more about the family-owned business, try some of their exquisite flavors, and have a Q&A session with one of its co-founders, Constantinos (Con) Apostolopoulos.

Before we jump into the Q&A, it’s important to understand the critical differentiating factors when it comes to Ellenos. This isn’t just any old yogurt company. What was once just a family practice and passion, blossomed into a beloved business rivaling that of frozen yogurt shops — and even ice cream brands around the world. Ellenos provides a one-of-a-kind experience with a yogurt bar located in Seattle, and packaged versions of that experience sold in stores across the United States.

Ellenos blessed us with a selection of their yogurt flavors neatly sorted in their stylish insulated canvas tote. (Yes, ice cream is indeed jealous.) Among the flavors were Mango, Lemon Curd, Marionberry, Passionfruit, Plain — and their latest seasonal feature — Pumpkin Pie! As people who once thought of yogurt as “just yogurt,” we were pleasantly surprised and blown away by not just the fruitful additions to each cup, but the yogurt itself. Who knew yogurt could be so complex? Ellenos schooled us, as we tasted their family recipe for succulence: a perfectly balanced creation of sweetness, tartness, and freshness we didn’t expect. While Plain was great for savoring the purity of the yogurt, we had to drizzle a little honey over it, just to say we tried one other great combination — and great it was. While it is incredibly difficult to choose a favorite, we strongly recommend Passionfruit, Pumpkin Pie, and Mango for a traversal of tastebud capabilities.

 

A Few Favorites 

There’s nothing quite like the freshness of the purees, as if they were just added right before trying a spoonful of yogurt. Pumpkin Pie was accompanied by a lid full of cookie crumbles to sprinkle on top, which set the stage for the Fall favorite. The cinnamon-y crunch paired well with the tart profile of the yogurt, and the pumpkin pie puree was like receiving a prize within a prize! Pumpkin Pie has already prepped us for the holidays, and it’s only September.

Passionfruit is sweet, tart, and full of texture with its fragile seeds. Pair that with Ellenos’ full package of yogurt, and you’ve got a star! This is probably how it feels to have candy-topped ice cream, but so much better for you.  We couldn’t get enough of the satisfying crunch from seeds hidden beneath the creamy blanket of yogurt.

Finally, Mango — which was our very first taste of what Ellenos can deliver. One spoon was all it took to make us swoon. While it seemed there just couldn’t be enough room to highlight both the yogurt and the tropical fruit puree, somehow, Ellenos managed to pull it off. Sweet + Tart + Zing = Happiness.

With those flavor profiles established, below you can learn even more about Ellenos, its founders, special partnerships they have planned in Southern California, and what goes into their yogurt. (Hint: It’s 100% LOVE.) Read on to become a fan, and give them a try to become a forever customer, like us.

 

Q & A With Ellenos Co-Founder, Constantinos Apostolopoulos 

Q: Hi Con! Please tell us about yourself. What is your role at Ellenos, and how long have you worked with the company?

A: My name is Con Apostolopoulos and I am one of the co-founders of Ellenos, alongside my son, Alex Apostolopoulos, and business partners Bob and Yvonne Klein. Day-to-day I handle R&D and creation of our extraordinary yogurt. Through happenstance, my path crossed with Bob and Yvonne which propelled me to move from Australia and later, we founded Ellenos and opened our Pike Place Market fresh scooped yogurt bar in 2013, to bring my long-standing Greek family yogurt recipe to the U.S. Since then we have expanded distribution into natural and specialty grocery stores, where Ellenos has quickly become the one of the fastest-selling yogurts in the category. Our handmade Greek recipe is carefully hand strained and blended over a proprietary five-day process and uses a signature blend of yogurt cultures that has been a closely held family secret for generations. Topped with our house-made fresh fruit purees and indulgent compotes, Ellenos’ incredible taste is changing the that yogurt is “just for breakfast.”

Q: What strikes you as one of the most notable aspects of Ellenos, and its team?
 

A: Our brand cares deeply about the quality of food we are providing consumers and Ellenos’ line is a direct result of the rich community and family we have built. We utilize a unique five-day process with only real, hand-picked and high-quality ingredients to create yogurts that have an unparalleled flavor making our fan base say “WOW” after the first spoonful. Our values here at Ellenos are marked by treating everyone like family, going the extra mile and ultimately growing together. This sense of family tradition and community is deeply embedded into our everyday labor and has highly contributed to our success.  Oh yeah, and we all really love making and eating food. 

Q: What is Ellenos’ story? Can you tell us how this company came to be, and how long it’s been around?


A: Our story starts before there was ever an Ellenos company – it begins with our founder, Yvonne Klein, flying to Australia as a flight attendant in 1999 and falling in love with our yogurt at our yogurt bars. Fast forward 20+ years and we have built a cult following in the Pac Northwest and are now selling our handcrafted yogurt in 30+ states
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Q: Your team’s Field Marketing Manager, Lisa, told us that some fun community partnerships were in the works. What are they?


A: 
At the beginning of the pandemic, our team partnered with Dine One-One and Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles to donate yogurt to frontline workers and local families. As the pandemic continued past March, we wanted to expand our donation efforts to support local restaurants and cafes and did so by stopping by and handing out complimentary yogurt to nearly 100 restaurants between Los Angeles and San Diego. As we knew how difficult these moments were and still are for the hospitality industry, our team has been providing additional yogurt as a way for these restaurants to surprise their customers and thank them for their support in these burdensome times. Most recently, we have partnered with Found Coffee to provide our yogurt treats to customers as they head back to school. Our goal here is to continue to support local businesses and bring joy to the community of Southern California whether that be in any small or large scale act, we are happy to lend a helping hand. So far, we’ve donated around 3,000 cups of Ellenos and look forward to additional donations we have planned for the year.  

With fall on the horizon, we are thrilled to be partnering with Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin’s to host pop-up events throughout the month of October. Not only did we think this was a cheerful way to help celebrate the launch of Pumpkin Pie but we also wanted to bring a special atmosphere to the community and help others get excited about the new season. 


Q: How do you define Ellenos? Breakfast, snack, dessert, or all of the above? From our experience, there were times when we felt so guilty eating it for breakfast!


A: In Australia, yogurt is meant to be enjoyed at all times of the day – I was truly struck when coming to America for the first time that yogurt was strictly a breakfast food. At Ellenos, we are looking to shift perceptions of yogurt use occasions. We have witnessed first-hand that our fans are enjoying our yogurt for breakfast, as a snack, as an afternoon pick-me-up, as a dessert and more. 

Q: Without giving too much away, what is the process for making this amazingly special yogurt?


A: Our secret is that our yogurt is really pretty straight forward; it’s made with a lot of care and love. We really run our company on the philosophy, one I was raised on in a Greek household, that food made with care and craft, and lots of love just tastes better. We also start off with only the freshest ingredients and source all of our fresh milk from a single, family-owned farm and dairy. Our unique five-day process includes slow heating and cooling and natural straining methods and pair it with carefully selected, properly sourced mix-in like a fresh marionberry compote or house-made lemon curd, our our made from scratch pumpkin pie filling.

Q: I read that Ellenos has a yogurt bar located in Seattle, and got so jealous when I saw the pictures! Did the yogurt bar come first, then the packaged yogurt later? If so, is this what inspired the flavors?

A: We opened our storefront at Pike Place Market in 2013 in the corner of my business partners produce stand. The best yogurt pared with fresh fruit purées became our thing. Our fan base has then grown exponentially and we knew it was time to expand that love of our scoop shop across the nation with our distribution plans. We got into the package yogurt space around 2015 and have now come to be one of the fastest-growing yogurts in the category. The yogurt you find now in a cup across the country is identical to what we sell at the market still, but now a trip here to Seattle isn’t required to get it.

Q: We loved all of the flavors we tried, but Pumpkin Pie, Mango and Passionfruit were unbelievable — as if the fruits (and a pie) had just been cut and poured into the cup. The process of making the yogurt is one thing, but what about the fruit?! How do you select these ingredients, and what is the process that makes them so easily enjoyable with the yogurt?

A: You wouldn’t believe how much work goes into sourcing the best fruits. We source our fruit and toppings seasonally and locally by working with like-minded farmers and purveyors who share our love for vibrant, fresh, REAL flavors. Ultimately, the unique touch to our real Greek yogurt is our little secret. It’s a distinct, family blend of probiotic cultures we’ve nurtured over years and years of small-batch yogurt making at home. Plus all that love.

Q: What does Ellenos dream to accomplish in the next 10 years? Are more yogurt bar locations planned?


A: We have a big future ahead of us at Ellenos and as a young company, we’re looking for every opportunity to grow and share our incredible product with more people. Growth is #1 on our minds and we look forward to bringing our fan-favorite product to more people and expanding the strong community we have built in the Pacific Northwest. We’d really like to take our obsession of incredible food across the country.

Q: How about the flavors? Ellenos has a diverse selection and taste that ice cream only dreams of. Are there plans to expand the flavor options even further?

A: You should see our test kitchen. Sometimes I feel all we do all day is taste amazing food. My team always tells me to slow down, but there are just so many incredible pairings. Definitely stay tuned for some incredible limited edition flavors. 

Q: Quick! Which is your favorite flavor?!

A: Passion fruit with fresh cut banana. 

Q: There is one rule that  Lisa informed us of when it comes to eating Ellenos yogurt. Care to fill in our readers on what that rule is, and why they should follow it?

A: Don’t stir it! As great as the purees are, we want you to taste the yogurt. I recommend a bit of purée and a bit of yogurt on the spoon so you taste all the different complex flavors.

 
BeApp is Looking for the Next Big Star & Doing 30 Days of Prizes

BeApp is Looking for the Next Big Star & Doing 30 Days of Prizes

 

Los Angeles, CA (September 1, 2020) – BeApp‘s latest launch, 30 days of 30 prizes is currently underway and available to any musician or artist looking to get discovered. The best part about it: you don’t even have to have 1 million followers to be seen by 1 million people.

BeApp, the free app that brings your favorite artists, concerts and festivals to the palm of your hand via livestream, recently debuted 30 days of 30 awesome prizes. Anyone has the chance to win from the comfort of their own homes! Prizes include $1k a day in cash, opportunities to open for the next big artist, and the chance to perform LIVE with your favorite artist! A top 10 app in the Apple App store with over 1 million downloads to date and 100M viewers, #BeApp has featured performances from the likes of Katy Perry, Miguel, Kaskade, DJ Khaled, Gryffin, and more. There’s a week and a half  left to continue winning prizes, too!

BeApp is looking to discover the next big star and those who rise to the top will be welcomed into the BeApp family. No other app is offering this incredible opportunity to get discovered by major artists and teams. The best part is that anyone can join BeApp and begin performing for a worldwide audience. Limiting algorithms from other social media platforms won’t be stifling exposure on BeApp! 

BeApp can be found on the App Store, and is free to download + sign up!