CHRONICLING THE JOYS OF FOOD AND WINE IN THE CHARLOTTE METROPOLITAN REGION
Flip Over these Designer Flapjacks
$299.99 • www.pancakebot.com
It’s a product almost too amazing to believe, but the PancakeBot 2.0 Pancake Printer essentially works just like a 3D printer, but instead of forming creations out of plastic, it forms them out of pancake batter. If you’re looking for something that will be a show stopper the next time you have friends over for brunch, this will surely do the trick.
Slow Cook without Turning on the Oven
from $35.00 • mywonderbag.com
Wonderbag is a portable slow cooker that operates without any power or electricity. Using thermal cooking technology, the Wonderbag allows food that was brought to a boil by conventional methods to cook for up to 12 hours without any additional power or supervision, yielding time and savings for people living busy lifestyles. The Wonderbag is perfect for a tailgate, camping, potlucks, garden parties, or everyday for busy families.
Make Toting Wine Easier than Ever
$40.00 • www.meori.com
Ideal for trips to the winery and the local market, the new Meori Wine Carrier keeps 12 bottles upright and padded during use, and conveniently folds flat when not in use. Available in a variety of colors and capable of carrying up to 65 pounds, it includes two mesh pockets that are perfect for corralling small wine tools like bottle openers, stoppers, and aerators.
Keep Your Coffee Just the Way You Want It
$149.95 • embertech.com
We’ve all been there: too-hot coffee needs to cool, but the ideal temperature window is so brief that you’re bound to miss it, left sipping lukewarm joe. Ember, the much-hyped smart travel mug, sets out to resolve the coffee drinker’s perpetual quandary by maintaining a pre-set temperature for up to two hours (or all day, if Ember stays on its charging coaster). Even better, Ember’s app can determine the best temperature for a particular beverage, keeping you (and your drink) in the Goldilocks zone.
Wipe Away Without Ruining Your Apron
$29.95 • www.grabdry.com
Revolutionize the way you cook and clean with the handy Zip & Dry Apron Towel. Made from heavy-duty fabric, the apron will keep your clothing free from splatters, while the attached towel is the ideal place to wipe your hands during the process. When you’re all done cooking, simply unzip the towel and use it to clean up. Complete with multipurpose pockets.
Grow Herbs, Fruits and More All Year Round
$1,299.00 • www.clickandgrow.com
The Click & Grow Wall Farm brings the garden plot indoors to make fresh-picked herbs, greens, and flowers—and small-scale urban farming—an at-home reality. Fitted with grow lights and a precision irrigation system, Wall Farm enables plants to germinate faster, aided by proprietary, pH-regulating Smart Soil. All Wall Farms come with a full set of plant capsules. You get a choice between four kits specifically selected by their gardening team to help you get started with your indoor garden... it’s about as local as local gets!