Monthly Archives: May 2015
Today we interview Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson, the two behind The Queens’ Tea — a tea blending and sourcing company they started in Utah in late 2012 when they realized they wanted to share their passion for tea with a larger audience than just their family and friends.
After scouring Asia for great tea farms and suppliers, they launched The Queens’ Tea at the Sundance Film Festival, and if you’ve been to Publik, Zest Restaurant, 3 Cups Coffee, Delcetti Gelato, or La Barba you’ve probably seen their tea on display, as their brand is now a staple at quality coffee shops and restaurants in Utah.
Today we talk sandwiches with Even Stevens’ creative director Jamie Coates and director of community engagement Sara Day. But not just any old sandwiches… sandwiches with a cause. For each sandwich Even Stevens makes, they donate one to a local nonprofit partner here in Utah.
And after just one year of crazy growth, Even Stevens now has two locations –and a third on the way– and have donated a whopping 75,000 sandwiches. Awesome.
Derek Belnap had been a barista at the Coffee Garden on 9th and 9th for almost a decade when he was approached about starting his own coffee shop. And just six short months later, he unveiled 3 Cups in Holladay with his pastry chef Amber Billingsley.
Today on The Utah Foodie, our host Chase Murdock talks with the man behind Squatters: COO and General Manager, Doug Hofeling.
Since quietly opening their doors on Broadway in 1989, Squatters has become a Utah staple in the restaurant and brewing scene. But when co-founders Peter Cole and Jeff Polychronis were getting started, their intentions were simple: they just wanted great beer, a friendly atmosphere, and a culture focused on quality, their community, and the environment.