While dining at the Mexican restaurant Carmela’s in Arcata, California, where I discovered the wonderful dish “huarache,” we noticed a grocery store called Wildberries across the street. After eating, we walked over, and, being a foodie, I was immediately excited.
This is the kind of stuff I miss while living abroad: specialty grocery stores full of local, artisinal products. Sure, the price tags are on the high side, but we’re not going to walk away with the whole store. The fun lies in walking around and seeing new things, like cheeses and cured meats we can’t get in Fiji, kombucha on tap, and good liquor at a reasonable price.
Humboldt Distillery Vodka was on display at Wildberries, and I was drawn to the bottle because of the elegant and fun illustration of a crab on the label. I like to draw, and I appreciate a good drawing when I see one.
This sugarcane-based organic vodka sips cleanly. It’s small batch and limited release, so if you happen to catch it on a shelf near you, it’s worth a try. Good enough on its own, on the rocks.