On New Year's Eve, William Pauley, a local chef and kombucha brewer was seriously injured in a crash involving teenagers running from police. He's made a miraculous recovery but has a long way to go, and of course a long bill from the hospital likely on it's way. When I as talking to people about William and his newly opened shop, Confluence Kombucha, I was in awe of how many people's live he has not only touch but improved. They serve beautiful vegetarian and vegan food at their spot in The Grove and it was where I tried my first kombucha.
I've heard alot about kombucha but never tried it. Well if everyone's is as good as William's then I am sold. I tried one with jackfruit, the pineapple turmeric and rose honeysuckle vanilla (which I'm told is very popular). It's acidic, and bright and just feels healthy.
Because William seems to have touched so many lives, now others want to spread that love. On Wednesday, businesses across The Grove will donate a portion of their profits to William's recovery fund. The list includes some of my favorite spots - Urban Chestnut, Grammophone, Layla's, Handlebar, Lemongems, gezelig and more.
You can watch my story on William's recovery here. Learn more about the benefit here.