America’s Test Kitchen Announces Its Boston EATS Lineup

Tickets for the two-day festival taking place October 27 and 28 are available

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America’s Test Kitchen Boston EATS presented by Reebok, the culinary event of the year, announces the initial lineup for its two-day festival, taking place October 27-28, 2017 and bringing Boston’s most celebrated chefs and restaurants together at America’s Test Kitchen’s new state-of-the-art headquarters and studios. The lineup includes standout chefs such as Jody AdamsMichael SchlowTiffani Faison, Tony Maws, Will Gilson, Jeremy Sewall, and Carla and Christine Pallotta, as well as some of Boston’s most loved restaurants: Bar MezzanaArea Four BostonThe GallowsHojokoSRVTRADE, and many more. Tickets are now on sale at

“For 25 years, America’s Test Kitchen has been teaching, inspiring, and entertaining millions of home cooks through our television shows, magazines, cookbooks, and websites. Our first-ever food festival is a unique chance for fans to visit our new test kitchen, to hang out with our talented cast, and taste the very best food from Boston’s very best restaurants. We’re so excited to welcome food lovers to Boston’svery best food party,” said David Nussbaum, the CEO and Chairman of the Board at America’s Test Kitchen (ATK).

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Taste of Springfield Taking Place at Springfield Town Center on July 29

Springfield Town Center to showcase the best of local food and beverage at family-friendly, inaugural Taste of Springfield ‘Feast’-ival

Springfield Town Center will host its inaugural Taste of Springfield Food Festival, showcasing local eateries from the greater Springfield area on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Highlighting the very best food vendors from around the greater Springfield area, the event will define what it means to eat like a local. As the area’s first premier “feast-ival,” vendors will include beloved regional establishments such as Dixie Bones BBQ, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Cakes by Shelby. Other onsite activities include entertainment and live musical performances, moon bounces, balloon artists (plus more activities to be announced) – the outdoor event is the perfect family-friendly afternoon showcasing the ever expanding, award-winning Northern Virginia food scene offerings!

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Redefines Taste in the “MasterCraft Series.”

An original web series from Pure Leaf Tea House Collection Debuting July 18 on, viewers discover how craftsmanship changes the way they think about taste forever.

Marcus Samuelsson and Pure LeafCelebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson has partnered with Pure Leaf Tea House Collection to create a new, original web series launching today on Inspired by the expertise, craftsmanship and elevated taste experiences of Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, the “MasterCraft Series” follows Chef Samuelsson on his journey to forever change the way the world defines taste through his collaboration with four New York City craftsmen.

“Pure Leaf Tea House Collection and I share a passion for craftsmanship. As a chef, when it comes to crafting the perfect dish or drink, I think about taste in four elements: texture, temperature, fragrance and aesthetic,” said Marcus Samuelsson, co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie. “In the ‘MasterCraft Series,’ we go on an exploration through collaboration to create the ultimate dining experience that will change the way we think about taste forever.”

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IHOP® Restaurants Is Throwing the Ultimate Pancake Party with 59 Cent Pancakes

 The All-Day Breakfast Champion Celebrates its 59th Anniversary with an Exceptional Offer on a Short Stack of its World-Famous Buttermilk Pancakes, Available One Day Only from 7 am-7 pm on July 18

2000px-IHOP_Restaurant_logo_svg LogoWhen you’re the brand that believes every moment is worth celebrating – and that life is better with hot, fluffy pancakes – you mark the milestone with an offer that is as sweet as Butter Pecan syrup. For nearly six decades, IHOP® Restaurants and its franchise operators have been serving up craveable breakfast foods and more, an unmatched family dining experience, and of course, smiles. To celebrate the occasion, guests are invited to visit any of the brand’s U.S. locations on Tuesday, July 18 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and enjoy a short stack of its world-famous Buttermilk pancakes* for just 59 cents.

Founded in 1958 as the International House of Pancakes® in a Los Angeles, California suburb, the brand remains true to its roots by serving guests the best of breakfast all day, every day, including hearty combo meals — like the Breakfast Sampler which includes two eggs, two hickory-smoked bacon strips, two pork sausage links, two pieces of ham, two fluffy buttermilk pancakes and golden hash browns – as well as imaginative dishes such as the iconic Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity® and the mouthwatering Cheeseburger Omelette.

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Lay’s Announces 10 Lucky Semifinalists in Latest “Do Us A Flavor” Program

Three Finalist Flavors to be Formally Revealed July 18

The submissions are in — and your favorite flavor might soon be making its way to the chip aisle. Lay’s, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo’s Frito Laydivision, today announced it has narrowed its “Do Us a Flavor” contest submissions to 10 semifinalist flavors. Three lucky finalists will see their flavors come to life this summer, and one will be awarded the life-changing $1 million grand prize.

Since January, consumers have shared their passion for unique Lay’s flavors by pitching their hearts out on, all in hopes of their idea becoming the next great potato chip flavor. Now in its fourth year, this year’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest asked fans nationwide to share their most creative “pitches” through a photo, video and/or written description that captured the inspiration behind their flavor ideas. The “Do Us a Flavor” semifinalist flavors (in alphabetical order by semifinalist last name) are:

  • “Lay’s Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Popper” from Nick Arndt (Massillon, Ohio)
  • “Lay’s Toasted Ravioli” from Trezette Dixon (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • “Lay’s Wavy Avocado Toast” from Vanessa Herberger (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
  • “Lay’s Kettle Cooked Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese” from Lindsay Hoffman (Palm City, Fla.)
  • “Lay’s Nashville Hot Chicken” from Hope Pan (Gainesville, Fla.)
  • “Lay’s Wavy Fried Green Tomato” from Gregory Pope (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • “Lay’s Kettle Cooked Smoked Gouda and Honey” from Brandon Foster (Saratoga Springs, Utah)
  • “Lay’s Wavy Spinach Artichoke Dip” from Scott Merz (Grand Haven, Mich.)
  • “Lay’s Crispy Taco” from Ellen Sarem (San Antonio, Texas)
  • “Lay’s Sloppy Joe” from Chris Vail (Seattle, Wash.)

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Harlem’s Cove Lounge Celebrates Years with 90s Theme Event

By Casandra Rosario

The Food Network award-winning lounge celebrated five years of serving the Harlem community with a 90s themed event.

    Musa and Alyah Horsford-Sidberry Musa Jackson and Alyah Horsford-Sidberry

There something special about a local business that truly feels powered by the community. At the Cove Lounge in Harlem, founder Alyah Horsford-Sidberry is accomplishing just that. I had the pleasure of joining her and guests for cocktails, conversation and a complete 90s get down as they celebrated their five years in business.

The event was produced by Harlem’s own Musa Jackson with guests decked out in their best 90s gear. You could truly feel the energy of Harlem in the air. As the neighborhood is ever-changing, it’s hard not to find a place that makes you feel at home in Harlem. It was obvious from the amount of love that poured into the award-winning lounge that night, that they’ve been providing this for the community for the past five years.

The event featured hors d’oeuvres and a summer cocktail menu.  I had the opportunity to check out some of the newer space renovations and to sit down with Horsford-Sidberry fir  an inside look into the Cove Lounge and what the next few years will hold for them.

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Ben & Jerry’s® Is Now Available from Our Door Directly To Yours

Order Ben & Jerry’s Pints Online WITHOUT Leaving Home!

Ben Jerrys ShirtsThe day has FINALLY come! Fans can now order Ben & Jerry’s pints directly from Ben & Jerry’s! From our door to yours, pints now come perfectly packaged (and frozen!) via The online storefront offers a full selection of Ben & Jerry’s traditional and Non-Dairy pints as well as the newest innovation to hit ice cream shelves, the Pint Slice.

In the mood to scoop your favorite pint in a Ben & Jerry’s cozy and comfy “Likes To Spoon” tee? Your wish is our command. Select items of Ben & Jerry’s branded apparel and swag items are also available (separate shipping rates apply to ice cream and merchandise). Yes, your friends will be jealous of that new tee… and the Ben & Jerry’s exclusive pint koozy that fits perfectly around that pint. Your hands will thank you, too!

“With increasing popularity of online shopping and fans seeking to get their hands on a pint via mobile, now was the perfect time for us to bring the Ben & Jerry’s experience to e-commerce. Even better, fans can now get their hands on Ben & Jerry’s swag to compliment their pints. It’s no secret that our fans LOVE our flavors and now they can get the love delivered directly to their door without having to leave home,” said Associate Global Innovation Manager Jody Eley. “Want a pint of Chubby Hubby, a box of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pint Slices and a swanky new Ben & Jerry’s t-shirt to sport while spooning deep into your pint? You got it!”

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HoneyBaked Ham Launches “Friday Trydays”

Well-known Premium Food Retailer Invites Customers to Try Before They Buy This Summer with Product Sampling In-Stores Nationwide

Honey Baked HamSummer is here and The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC is kicking it off with “Friday Trydays” allowing customers to taste and experience the variety of products available all year long.

Known for its signature, spiral-sliced Honey Baked Ham during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays, the retailer’s summer sampling promotion allows customers to experience the full range of premium products. Summer associates will be on-hand to provide samples of turkey breast, BBQ baby-back ribs, signature meat & cheese trays and more.

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