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Win a TCBY Store and Cartel Finally Feeds Us in Today's Eater's Digest

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Frozen yogurt chain TCBY is giving a store away. That's right, TCBY is giving anyone over the age of 21 a chance to have their own business. All you have to do is submit a video that's no longer then 2 minutes of why you think they should pick you. They are judging contestants based on creativity, business sense and originality. You have until March 31st to submit your video. Visit TCBY's website for more details.

This weekend, don't miss The 22nd Annual Great Arizona Beer Fest happening Saturday and Sunday at Tempe beach park. Click here for more details.

Also don't forget to mark your calender for Chow Bella's Caramelpalooza at Smeeks on March 26th. More info here.

Ask and ye shall receive. At the beginning of last month we asked Cartel Coffee Lab to feed us, and that's just what they're doing. The O.G. Tempe shop is now offering the baked goodness of Essence Bakery, in the form of pastries and mini muffins.

And the new downtown location is baking up their own treats. Fresh "lemon-y" scones were waiting on baking sheets behind the counter, and cherry walnut scones were under the glass. "Lemon-y" was what came home along with a dirty chai (chai w/ a shot of expresso).

The scone was great! The lemon flavor was light, not the least bit dry and the glaze was just sweet enough to make you feel slightly guilty for eating it for breakfast. Per usual, the chai tasted as good as it looked (that is before the dreaded but necessary lid was put in place).

We also spotted a sign for breakfast burritos, but those will have to wait till another day.

Thank you, Cartel, for finally feeding us!

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Shannon Armour
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