Winner, Winner! Wendy’s Introduces New Chicken Tenders

$5 Meal Deal Available for Limited Time

WendysWendy’s® knows consumers deserve better, which is exactly why we’re taking the lead in adding higher quality and better-tasting chicken tenders to our menu. Wendy’s Chicken Tenders & Side of S’Awesome™ sauce serve up juicy, flavorful tenders for fans who crave chicken tenders that taste like chicken, not just battered breading. To top it off, Wendy’s is offering a $5 Meal that will satisfy consumers’ appetites for both quality and value.

“We decided to raise the bar because customers deserve better-tasting and quality chicken,” said Kurt Kane, Wendy’s Chief Concept and Marketing Officer. “After two years of perfecting our new Chicken Tenders and Side of S’Awesome sauce, we knew we had a winner. The only thing left to do was provide these tenders at a price point that customers would love.”

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Do You Dare to Dine in the Dark?

Dark Table Calgary-Do You Dare to Dine in the Dark-A dining experience unlike any other is opening its doors this fall in downtown Calgary. Dark Table will change the way you taste and think about food.

Millions of people live with blindness every day, relying on senses other than their eyes to navigate the world around them. For a sighted person, imagining what it would be like having to complete everyday tasks without the aid of sight may seem tough to imagine. To get just a small understanding, try eating a meal in complete darkness. That’s where Dark Table comes in.

The experience is meant to enhance your less dominant senses like smell and taste, while at the same time offering awareness on what it’s like to live without sight. The concept has been proven incredibly popular in major cities like Montreal, Vancouver, London, Paris, Zurich, New York, and Los Angeles.

“It is a very unique dining experience and gets you to appreciate your vision,” said owner and founder of Dark Table, Moe Alameddine.

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America Has Voted! Lay’s Crispy Taco Crowned 2017 Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” Winner

Ellen Sarem from San Antonio, Texas Awarded $1 Million for Fan-Favorite Flavor

This summer, three new flavor-packed dishes were transformed into Lay’s newest potato chips, with all vying for a chance to be the next Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest champion. America stepped up to the challenge by trying all three flavors and voting. And, today, Lay’s — one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division — is pleased to name Lay’s Crispy Taco this year’s “Do Us a Flavor” winner. Ellen Sarem, who submitted the idea and inspiration behind this year’s winning flavor, will take home $1 million as part of her victory.

Sarem, a San Antonio, Texas native, drew inspiration for the Crispy Taco potato chip from her years of working hard to perfect her taco recipe for her now-fiancé. Her first attempt at making the dish was less than perfect, but her now-successful flavorful technique includes fresh ingredients like lettuce, tomato and cheese and it has proven to be quite the crowd pleaser.

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Students with Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Ideas Can Apply for Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted

Sodexo FoundationThe Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2017. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Visit to apply.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 41 million people living in the United States, including 13 million children, lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year. Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has an 11-year legacy of investing in young leaders and their innovative ideas because we believe they are the generation to end childhood hunger.

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Miami Champagne Week 2017

From Oct 16th to 22nd, you can taste, learn and discover more about Champagne

Florida Wine Academy - Alessandra EstevesAlessandra Esteves, co-founder and Director of Wine Education for the Florida Wine Academy is pleased to present Miami Champagne Week, designed to educate, promote and create awareness about Champagne, in the lively city of Miami, Florida.

Ms. Esteves began her career as a corporate lawyer and completed the WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits in 2016, the highest qualification that the Wine & Spirit Education Trust awards. In the same year, she founded the Florida Wine Academy in Miami, focusing on wine & spirits education. Alessandra Esteves also has a Champagne Master Level by the Guild Wine Scholar and is passionate about sparkling wine.

“Champagne Day is celebrated on October 20th in different cities across the world. The Champagne Committee created this day in order to promote its wines. In Miami, we have decided to take the idea to the next Level and celebrate Champagne during an entire week, with multiple events in different venues,” said Alessandra Esteves.

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Taste of Home Expands Sponsorship Programs for Taste of Home LIVE Event Series

Feeding America and Collective Goods Official Charitable Partners

Taste of Home, the leading multi-platform content producer of information on food, cooking and entertainment announced today that its 20 market nationwide Taste of Home LIVE event series launched earlier this year was expanding its sponsorship programs for the fall series of events.

Among the sponsors for Taste of Home LIVE include Eggland’s Best (Eggs), Jones Dairy Farm (All Natural Fully Cooked Sausage), and Carlson Labs (Olive Your Heart). At each show, chefs demonstrate home cooks’ best recipes, featuring familiar, everyday ingredients, step-by-step how-to’s and smart tips. Taste of Home LIVE is more than a national tour, it’s a tour-de-force for celebrating communities and home cooks across the country.

In addition to multi-channel sponsor participation, Taste of Home is an official media partner of the nationwide charity Feeding America® ( the largest hunger relief organization in America. The cross-media partnership includes coverage of Feeding America, which includes a network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 food assistance agencies, across Trusted Media Brands’ portfolio of brands.

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Pillsbury® Partners with Food Network and Ree Drummond to Launch 48th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest

 Now open for entries, Contest celebrates made-at-home recipes and memories

PillsburyThe Pillsbury® Bake-Off® Contest is back with a new twist and we are calling all home cooks nationwide to fire up their ovens and imagine the possibilities with Pillsbury. In partnership with Food Network and The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, Pillsbury is celebrating family memories made at home, by seeking out your family’s favorite recipes and the inspiration and stories behind them.

As an evolution of the beloved Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, this year home cooks are asked to share how they use Pillsbury in a family favorite recipe and to also share the story behind their recipe. Do you have a twist on a recipe passed down from a relative? Is there a special family tradition that surrounds the recipe? Judges will consider both the recipe and the story behind the recipe in their judging. Contestants may submit their original recipe using Pillsbury® refrigerated dough along with the inspiration behind it for any of the following categories: Cozy Breakfasts, Appetizers for Any Party, Dinners with Heart, and No-Fuss Desserts at

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NPR Wine Club Launches for Consumers

NPR Wine ClubNPR announced a new wine membership club, NPR Wine Club (, in collaboration with licensed wineries and retailers, along with Direct Wines, and Wines That Rock. This unique wine club was created for public radio supporters and wine enthusiasts alike, allowing listeners to enjoy premium wines from around the world and their stories – combining two of life’s most enjoyable pleasures.

“The NPR Wine Club puts a fresh, fun spin on wine clubs – creating a totally unique experience of global wine exploration for NPR listeners, while simultaneously supporting public radio,” said Howard Jackowitz, Co-Founder of Wines That Rock, LLC. “NPR has a tradition of producing and distributing programs that meet the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. Now the NPR Wine Club will extend that tradition by bringing together a formidable team of wine experts to guide its members on a journey of discovery through the world of wine.”

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