In addition to the many tempting breakfast foods, coffee drinks, lunch options, and freshly made smoothies available at Northside Grind, savvy proprietors Trish and Tom Dahl recently created displays showcasing attractive gourmet taste treats as well as fragrant, locally made candles and soaps to enjoy at home — or to give as gifts.
Next time you visit Northside Grind, take a moment to check out all the exciting intrigues on the shelves including items from 88 Bottles Gourmet Boutique.
Just in case you miss an in-person shopping experience at 88 Bottles during your vacation stay — or you want to purchase thoughtful gifts without driving into town — Northside Grind has you covered with a selection of delicacies featuring the best of 88 Bottles including Smoke & Spice Rub to enhance the flavor of grilled meats. And be sure to check out Truffle Elixir Spray — perfect for pasta, meats, sauces, and popcorn, too.
Boozy Jams from 88 Bottles are all the rage here in paradise. Made from premium liquors melded with high-quality fruits, these cocktail-flavored toppings include Jalapeño, Tomato, and Caramelized Onion Jam, and many more. How perfect with any charcuterie or cheese platter!
Also in the Northside Grind spotlight are handcrafted soaps from Blooming Lotus Alchemy. A local business established in 2021, these beautifully detailed cruelty-free products are as attractive as they are fragrant. Made from skin-nourishing ingredients, they contain no preservatives or detergents. Because these items have a higher superfat of eight-percent, the soaps are decidedly milder on your skin. Selections include Black Currant, Lime Coconut, and Jasmine — just to name a few.
Candles from Blooming Lotus Alchemy are 100-percent vegetable wax, hand-poured in small batches, clean-burning, and made with eco-wicks.
Whether gift shopping or sipping on coffee, Northside Grind is a popular place to meet up with island residents as well as fun-loving vacationers. You never know who you might run into. In fact, just recently, Ricky Ade and his wife, Jaime were visiting from Maryland.
While catching up with several friends at Northside Grind, Ricky commented, “It’s our first morning on island and we’re here for breakfast.”
Northside Grind is open
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.
A BIT ABOUT PARADISE POINT
History of the popular tram ride to Paradise Point dates back to 1963 when Pomagalski S.A., a French company, constructed a fixed-grip gondola from Havensight to the top of Flag Hill. At the summit, tourists were awed by the unique vantage point with its breathtaking island panoramas. These days, the Skyride to Paradise Point operates whenever cruise ships are in port. The modern-day cable cars transport passengers on a seven-minute-long ride to a viewing platform 700-feet above sea level. The destination also is where you will find Taste. The unique high-in-the-sky eatery offers a Caribbean-style cuisine and is home to the world famous Baileys Bushwacker. Delicious!