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'The Four Top': Molly Wizenberg | Paul Clarke | Matthew Amster-Burton


Remember Orbitz? No, not the travel website, silly. We’re talking about the space-age noncarbonated beverage that appeared in the late ‘90s with a bang, then fell off the face of the earth. In our first segment, we reminisce about the most improbable — and heavily marketed — drinks of decades past. 

Tab: a taste sensation that's no longer sweeping the nation.

Tab: a taste sensation that’s no longer sweeping the nation.

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For our second course, we flip our calendars forward and predict which drink trends are over. Will 2018 be the end of coffee in a can? Or Stevia-sweetened anything?

Finally, since we are recording live at PodCon in Seattle, we each reveal our desert-island, can’t-live-without-it drinks. What’s yours … old-fashioned Coca-Cola in a glass bottle? Or Champagne, perhaps?

Meet our panelists: Molly Wizenberg is the author of the books “Delancey” and “A Homemade Life,” creator of the Orangette blog, owner of the Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex and cohost of the “Spilled Milk Podcast.” Paul Clarke is Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine and author of “The Cocktail Chronicles.” Comedian and writer Matthew Amster-Burton is cohost of the “Spilled Milk Podcast” and author of five books, four of which are about food. Our host is Katherine Cole.

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