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What’s New on Nantucket – Spring 2014

The Finest Food for Your Furry Friends

geronimosGive your furry babies the very best this year! Geronimo’s has picked up a new brand of pet food, based on fine natural ingredients. Fromm is a fifth-generation, family-owned, USA-based company that specializes in crafting classic food formulas, as well as specialized allergenic foods. Their uniqueness lies in the types of protein they use. From pork to peas to lamb to lentils, you’ll find quality. Make your pet’s day even better (and healthier) with Fromm’s savory snacks featuring that include chicken with carrots and peas, salmon and sweet potato, lamb and cranberry, or Parmesan cheese. Your lovely little ball of fur won’t even know she’s getting her vegetables! Their treats also come in low-fat formulas with only 1 calorie per treat. Drop by Geronimo’s at 119 Lower Pleasant St and see what all the fuss is about.

Boozy Beans (0% Alcohol)

coffeeroastersNantucket Coffee Roasters greets the season with new rum and whiskey barrel coffees. This past winter, owner Wes van Cott was hanging out at Cisco Brewery when he noticed an old rum barrel sitting around. When he found out that the barrels are often discarded after their life as a rum vessel, he dreamed up a different fate for them. Van Cott poured a batch of green Ethiopian yirgacheffe beans into a rum barrel and closed it up for a month. When he opened it up, a strong, spicy aroma wafted out.

Next came roasting, which rendered the beans more fragrant than ever! Finally it was time to taste, and what a glorious taste had been bred. It had all the essence of rum without any of the alcohol. Van Cott and his team loved it so much that they repeated the process with a whiskey barrel and experienced the same phenomenal result. Boozy Beans are available online or at The Bean on Centre Street for $22.95 per 12 oz bag. But don’t expect them to last forever. Each batch is only 130-150 pounds; and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Moved O’er Amidships

eganIn the dark days of January 2014, Egan Maritime Institute  moved out of their long-time home in the Coffin School on Winter Street. This will be their first summer in their new home in Bayberry Court, formerly the location of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. You’ll see them next time you head to Cowboy’s Meat Market. Egan’s comrades over at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum have launched their 2014 exhibition, “Throw Out The Lifeline,” a look at Nantucket’s past lifesaving practices.