As I’ve expressed in past posts, I’m digging on some of the recent additions at Starbucks (don’t hate), and I was recently informed of their new salted caramel hot chocolate. Anyone try it yet? I picture something overly sweet and headache-inducing, but maybe the salt cancels all that out. I’ll give it a try and report back. And speaking of hot chocolate weather, I figured I throw out some of my other favorite hot beverages around town. And by hot I mean caffeinated.
DRINK: Sencha green tea
WHERE: Work of Art Cakes, 1332 N. Halsted St.
WHY: It’s the real deal and pretty potent. Ask them to throw in a slice of lime to cut the chlorophyll factor.
DRINK: Taro or almond milk tea with tapioca
WHERE: Saint’s Alp Teahouse, 2131 S. Archer Ave.
WHY: It’s heavy, bordering on bloat-inducing, but still makes a great sweet ending to a big meal, plus you get your own individual pot and a little spoon to scoop up the tapioca (see pic).
DRINK: Double soy medium latte
WHERE: Sip Coffeehouse, 1223 W. Grand Ave.
WHY: Sometimes the top of the foam comes with a cool espresso leaf design.
DRINK: Regular coffee
WHERE: Atomix, 1957 W. Chicago Ave.
WHY: It’s the cure to writer’s block. Be prepared to be wired. For a long time.