Wine, Fashion, Local Celebrities, and Shoe Guys at Wine Women & Shoes event in Cleveland

More than 600 Women Enjoy a Pampered Day out Supporting Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland Families

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Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland (RMH) hosts its second annual Wine Women & Shoes (WWS) event, Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11 am to 3 pm, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland. This fundraiser features an elegant live fashion show, a fine collection of wines, gourmet lunch, raffle prizes, and a live auction.

Highlights of the event include a fashion show featuring local celebrities kicking their heels up on the runway to model fashions from Toni in Style of Chagrin Falls. Guests can purchase a “Key to the Closet,” which is filled with spectacular prizes worth more than $5,000, and bid on amazing packages at the live auction. Marketplace vendors will sell the latest fashion pieces. And the Wall of Wine Cork Pull will showcase a variety of more than 100 great wines.

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Minute® Rice Challenges Consumers to “Rice to the Occasion” in Recipe Contest

Industry Leader in Instant Rice Category Invites Homecooks to Share Favorite Quick-Cooking Recipe through September 5.

Through September 5, Minute(R) Rice is hosting the "Rice to the Occasion" Recipe Contest. The contest, as seen in the August issue of Food Network Magazine, invites homecooks to enter their favorite quick-cooking recipe using any Minute Instant Rice product for a chance to win a High Performance Blender, a year's supply of Minute Rice, and a chance to be featured in Food Network Magazine. Entrants can submit recipes at (PRNewsFoto/Minute Rice)

Through September 5, Minute® Rice is hosting the “Rice to the Occasion” Recipe Contest. The contest, as seen in the August issue of Food Network Magazine, invites homecooks to enter their favorite quick-cooking recipe using any Minute Instant Rice product for a chance to win a High Performance Blender, a year’s supply of Minute Rice, and a chance to be featured in Food Network Magazine. Entrants can submit recipes at

“A variety of recipes for any meal of the day can be created using Minute Instant White Rice, Whole Grain Brown Rice or Multi-Grain Medley as an ingredient. Consumers using Minute Rice can really get creative,” saidPaul Galvani, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Riviana Foods Inc., the makers of Minute Rice. “We’re excited to see what breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and even dessert recipes people submit.”

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Calling All Classic Cocktail Enthusiasts! “Raise Your Rum” With BACARDI® This National Rum Day

Participating Bars and Restaurants Nationwide Celebrate Rum’s Resurgence

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This National Rum Day, August 16th, BACARDÍ calls consumers around the country to “Raise Your Rum” as part of a campaign to bring awareness to the spirit’s history, versatility and cultural comeback.

BACARDÍ will celebrate rum season with over 5,000 consumer and trade samplings in 100 participating bars from August 5th – August 16th. Guests will have the chance to ‘raise their rum’ in San Francisco, Los Angeles,Denver, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta. BACARDÍ will also roll out national radio programming including major market morning shows featuring rum cocktail tutorials from brand ambassadors.

The perception of rum as appropriate only in tropical drinks has begun to shift. The spirit has quietly shed its beach-bum image and is reemerging as a premium, high-end spirit that is incredibly drinkable and complex. The category is increasing its momentum by capitalizing on what makes it different from other spirits – namely, its versatility and drinkability. Rum is on the cusp of being the hottest category according to Beverage Dynamics, and trade experts are heralding the spirit as a sophisticated alternative for cocktail enthusiasts.

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Texas de Brazil Launches #GrillLikeAGaucho Sweepstakes Allowing Guests the Chance to Win the Grand Prize Trip for Two to Chile Sweepstakes

Prizes also include Texas de Brazil Wine Dinners and $100 Gift Card

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exas de Brazil Churrascaria, one of the nation’s leading Brazilian steakhouses, is proud to announce their #GrillLikeAGaucho Sweepstakes, where guests are able to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Chile by sharing their favorite summer grilling photos with campaign specific hashtags, on Texas de Brazil’s Facebook page. Participating fans will also be eligible to win a wine dinner for eight guests to any domestic Texas de Brazil, or one of their many $100 gift card prizes.


“We are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most wonderful guests in the industry,” stated Salim Asrawi, Chief Operating Officer of Texas de Brazil. “Every day the Texas de Brazil family is grateful to have the opportunity to share this time-honored gaucho tradition with guests both nationally and internationally. This sweepstakes provides an opportunity for us to give back to our loyal patrons by allowing them the opportunity to visit South America’s picturesque countryside and enjoy a stay at the same Chilean winery that bottles our own private label wines.”

The striking Viña Santa Rita® winery is located one hour south of Santiago, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, in the Maipo region of Chile in Buin – the heart of Chile’s best vineyards. The lucky winner of this prize will be undoubtedly entertained and enjoy luxury accommodations and exquisite dining throughout their trip.

For more details, please visit the Official Rules or call Texas de Brazil Corporate Office at 214.615.2184.

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Kroger Family of Stores Hosts Nationwide Hiring Event Aug. 9

Candidates Can Now Easily Apply on Mobile Devices

Kroger LogoThe Kroger Co. announced that it will hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Tuesday, August 9. To make applying online even easier, Kroger launched “mobile apply” which allows job-seekers to submit applications through their smartphones or tablet devices.

Interested candidates may apply at and simply return to a store on August 9 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., no appointment necessary.

“Our growth continues to create job openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team, including many roles on our new ClickList teams,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. “Our stores are filled with incredible opportunities to advance and a variety of career paths. If you love people and love food, Kroger just might be the place for you. Applying to work at our family of stores is easier than ever with open interviews and the ability to apply from anywhere.”

This is the second one-day hiring event Kroger is hosting this year. The company hired more than 11,496 new associates during its May 14 event. Kroger plans a third hiring event, open exclusively to military veterans and their family members, in November.

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Something on the Side In Conjunction With Taste Of The Caribbean LA Present An Exclusive Dining And Networking Experience

On August 23rd, 2016, Something on the Side (S.O.S) will present a unique pop-up dining experience.  This event will be held at Taste of the Caribbean LA located at 1642 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.  The evening will be showcasing fresh Caribbean food with a modern twisted presented by owner and celebrity Chef Bernard James.

Leveraging the unique layout and outdoor space of the restaurant, S.O.S will be presenting two types of experiences for the night.

The first experience will be a 2-hour family-style sit down dinner with appetizers, dessert and unlimited Rum Punch and Sorrel.  There are two seatings:  5:30-7:30 and 8:00-10:30. The second seating will include complimentary admission to the Couture Club next door for Reggae night. The family-style menu includes:

Jerk and Honey Wings, Ackee Tostones, Curry Chicken Roti, Coconut Curry Shrimp, Oxtail, Jerk Salmon, Curry Pumpkin, Jerk Chicken, String Beans, Rice & Peas and Banana Bread Pudding.

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‘Early Bird Special’ Tickets on Sale Now for Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer 2016

Event to feature 60 chefs, craft beer, spirits and entertainment at Champions Square

Emeril Lagasse Foundation's annual Boudin, Bourbon & Beer in Champions Square. (PRNewsFoto/Emeril Lagasse Foundation)

Emeril Lagasse Foundation announces tickets for the 2016 Boudin, Bourbon & Beer are now on sale for the “early bird special” price of $89. The annual outdoor fundraising event will return to Champions Square on Friday, Nov. 4 for an evening of Louisiana-inspired culinary celebration. Admission for the event includes all food and beverage, and tickets are available at Ticket price increases to $99 on Sept. 1.

Now in its sixth year, Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer has expanded its chef lineup to feature over 60 local and national chefs preparing their own creative styles of boudin sausage. Award-winning chefs including Ed Lee of Louisville, Beau MacMillan of Phoenix, and Louisiana-based Michael Gulotta, Justin Devillier, Isaac Toups, Tory McPhail and more, will join Chef Emeril Lagasse along with co-chairs Donald Link,Stephen Stryjewski and John Currence.

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Chacho’s Taco Festival Comes to San Jose’s St. James Park August 20

Home of the Official Sanctioned MLE Taco Eating Contest  

TacoFestivalGraphics-06-20-16 (1)The restaurant group behind Chacho’s Restaurant, and downtown San Jose’s newest hotspot Deluxe, is spearheading its second annual all-day taco festival, August 20th from 11AM to 8PM for guests of all ages. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.

The event takes place at San Jose’s St. James Park, right in the heart of downtown’s historic district. This family friendly event will showcase all local vendors, exhibiting the latest in Mexican fusion cuisine along with traditional favorites.

Admission is only $10 and tickets are available now at, Groupon & Eventbrite. Again kids 12 and under are admitted FREE.

Musical guests include The Cure Tribute Band, Planet Earth, and Duran Duran Tribute Band playing classic 80’s tunes the whole family can enjoy, joined by a surprise band to be announced live on Twitter @ilovechachos.

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