Friday, February 24, 2017

Tonico, an offbeat endeavor, popping up tonight in Troy

The first public look at a new Troy food and drink vendor is here. A pop-up version of Tonico will debut from 6 to 9 tonight at the Superior Merchandise Co. coffee shop, 147 4th Street, during the "Troy Night Out" event.

Tonico is described as an an in-development "cafe and tonic bar" offering "New Folk food prepared using local and wild ingredients, natural materials and the slow, traditional techniques of our foremothers and grandpappys."

The cafe will offer such drinks as kombucha, fizzy elixirs, bitters and soda and reishi oat milk. The explanation  of the latter item will, I think, go a long way to explaining the vibe of the new business: "Reishi + Oat Mylk made with activated organic oats, NY maple syrup, vanilla and wild reishi double extract. Topped with mesquite powder and your very own maple cloud spun locally from pure maple sugar."

Tonico, targeted for a spring opening, will be located at 40 River Street, the former location of Capital Roots. Its Facebook page has a lot of additional information on its edibles, drinkables, self-care items, and so on.

• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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