Highlights Six Top Destination Wineries in the US, a website designed to help wine country tourists discover new wineries, has named their first six Destination Wineries of the Week.  Selected wineries have invested in visitor amenities to make any visit memorable, whether it’s a weekend getaway, business meeting, family reunion or wedding.  All’s destination wineries offer tourist friendly features such as on-site lodging, restaurants, tasting rooms, gift shops, meeting rooms, concert venues, special events and many other amenities unique to each winery.’s six recipients are:

  • Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, MI
  • Biltmore Estate Winery, Asheville, NC
  • South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, Temecula, CA
  • Glenora Wine Cellars, Dundee, NY
  • Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga, CA
  • Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville, VA

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McAlister’s Deli Asks Guests to Share Their Big, Bold Cravings for a Chance to Win Free Sandwiches for a Year

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Showcases Expanded Big Bold Sandwiches Line in Latest Sweepstakes.

McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today its Big Bold Cravings sweepstakes in which one fan will get to enjoy the brand’s Big Bold Sandwiches line free for a year.*

“Our Big Bold Sandwiches let guests indulge their hearty appetites with large portions and delicious flavors,” said McAlister’s Deli Chief Marketing Officer Donna Josephson. “Through our Big Bold Cravings Sweepstakes, we want to give fans the chance to share their cravings with other Tea Freaks, talk about their favorite items from our Big Bold lineup and offer the chance to satisfy their huge cravings for an entire year.”

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Employees Across America Encouraged to Pack Their Lunch on Wednesday, October 22

ICMA-RC Encourages Small Steps with National Pack-a-Sack Lunch Day.

ICMA-RC is encouraging public employees to take small steps toward planning for retirement during National Save for Retirement Week, an effort to promote the importance of saving for retirement.

As part of National Save for Retirement Week, ICMA-RC will sponsor “National Pack-a-Sack Lunch Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, a day in which employees are encouraged to pack a brown bag lunch. Employees who want to see how small financial changes, such as packing a lunch, can make a big difference over time can visit ICMA-RC’s National Save for Retirement Week online resource. The site includes the “Small Change, Big Savings” interactive calculator, which shows how small steps like packing your lunch or skipping your morning latte can really add up over time. For example, by packing your lunch three times a week rather than eating out, you could save more than $9,000 over seven years with a five percent investment return.

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Cake Decorating Corner’s Fall Cake Contest Offers $3,000 in Prizes

Cake Decorating Corner recently announced a cake contest awarding a total of $3000 in prizes to the winners of a fall theme cake contest. Cake decorators may enter their cakes for a chance to win cake decorating supplies and instruction provided by sponsors. The international cake competition is open for submissions through November 26.

The website’s member votes will determine the top five finalists at the conclusion of the entry period. First, second and third place winners will be selected by renowned pastry chef, Jorg Amsler, and Chef Dawn Parrott, CPC, recent grand prize winner of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. Both judges have been featured on “Food Network Challenge.”

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Professional Golfers Introduce GolfBeer

Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley, and Graeme McDowell launch a series of easy-drinking craft beers.

Three of the top names in professional golf are now in the beer business. Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell will launch a series of easy-drinking craft beers through their new company, GolfBeer Brewing Co. The move marks the first time professional golfers have started their own beer company and have been associated with craft beer.

“Our lives have always revolved around golf, but we also are passionate about great beer, so we’re really excited about this,” said Freddie Jacobson, a founding partner of the GolfBeer concept. “I was first introduced to the idea of brewing a beer after a conversation I had with my friend and business associate Patrik Waxin. I immediately jumped at the opportunity to combine three of my passions: golf, beer and building a business. After doing my research and assembling a team of brewing experts, I reached out to my fellow players Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell to join me in this venture. Not only do they share my love of great beer, they also have an interest in building businesses and careers which transcend the golf course. Together we created refreshing and drinkable craft beers you can enjoy, whether you are on the course, at the 19th hole with friends, or at home watching a tournament on television.”

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The Kids Cook Monday Offers Free E-Cookbook

The Family Dinner Date 12 kid-friendly recipes make it fun for families to cook and eat together.

Busy weeknights often lead parents to skip family meals and instead rely on fast and processed foods, but a growing number of public health officials and parents alike agree that enjoying home cooked meals as a family promotes health and well-being.

According to a recent study published online by The Journal of Pediatrics, adolescents who participated in even one or two family meals per week were less likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood as compared to adolescents who never participated in family meals.1

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Urbanspoon Reveals the Nation’s Strictest Restaurants

List Highlights 35 Eateries Across The Country Where Substitutions, Additions Or Deletions are Taboo

Restaurant discovery app Urbanspoon today released a list of America’s Strictest Restaurants, featuring 35 eateries where chefs pride themselves on the particulars of their menu selections and do not allow customers to request changes or substitutions, order off menu or, in some cases, choose which condiments they want with their meal. Compiled based on user data, reviews, and insider knowledge, the list reveals the restaurants where pickier patrons whims may not be met, from the well known Father’s Office in Los Angeles, which doesn’t allow any modifications to its mouthwatering burger (including requests for ketchup, which they do not serve), to Atlanta’s Bone Garden Cantina, whose “Our Restaurant – Our Rules” policy forbids free samples, returns, a children’s menu, special orders, or sitting too long at a table.

Chefs can spend hours on menu prep and sourcing ingredients, and restaurants have many reasons for refusing changes to their carefully crafted menu. For instance, Jackson’s Pizza in Seattle says they spend months crafting the recipe for each and every pie, so its understandable they may not want the general public to botch their pizza perfections. The Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House established their rule for quicker execution and to alleviate wait times, while the Red Gravy Cafe in New Orleans wants customers to experience carefully chosen flavors that best complement each other.

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TV Casting For Companies And Businesses Looking to Build Moral

This is an urgent casting call for a major television network – We are in search of companies and businesses that want to boost company moral, foster leadership, resolve conflict, end internal drama and focus on team building.

If your company is selected – the company will receive:

- All expense paid trip to an exotic location for filming the retreat.

- $10,000.00

It’s a 4 day commitment for filming, one of those days will be in the office to film the inner workings of the company.

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