Speaking of regional delicacies, meet Cheerwine. The super bubbly cherry soda from Salisbury, North Carolina is the perfect companion for a hot summer day or a trip the your favorite BBQ spot. In fact, Manhattanites rejoice, Cheerwine is available at Brother Jimmy’s and I’m sure a few other locations throughout the city. The delicious soft drink lays a serious ass whoopin’ on Cherry Coke, and I don’t even ever drink Pepsi products so whatever they make that is cherry flavored probably isn’t as good as Cheerwine either.
Incidentally, some regional Pepsi bottlers make and distribute Cheerwine. Anyway, the real gem of the product line is the bottled variety made from — you guessed it — real sugar. Do yourself a favor and pick up a case or ten. (Don’t live in the South and want a case of Cheerwine? The company offers a mail order service. Boom!) While your at it, hit the running store for some new sneaks, you’re gonna need ‘em.