These Are the Best and Worst US Cities for Foodies on a Budget

GOBankingRates identified the best and worst cities to enjoy good food without breaking the bank

Las Vegas and Long Beach, Calif. are the best cities to live if you are looking for affordable food options, found a new study by personal finance website GOBankingRates.

According to the study, Seattle is the worst city for foodies on a budget. The city has the fifth-highest cost of groceries in the country, and 16.45 percent of residents have low access to grocery stores. The cost of a three-course meal runs at about $65 per person.

For more details on methodology and to view the full study, please visit: Most and Least Affordable Cities for Foodies

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Cook’s Country Magazine Launches “On the Road”

Series to Find the Best Dishes and Undiscovered Restaurant Gems in America and Tell the Stories Behind Them

Cook’s Country magazine launched “On The Road” a new regular section designed to seek out America’s hidden dishes and tell the stories behind the most interesting restaurants across the U.S. The goal is to create foolproof recipes based on these undiscovered gems so that anyone can have a taste of the road at home.

As part of the series, Cook’s Country Executive Food Editor Bryan Roof and Staff Photographer Steve Klise will travel the country in search of the very best traditional and down-home fare, along with American takes on cuisines from around the world. In big cities and small towns, home kitchens and busy restaurants, truck stops and taco trucks, Roof and Klise will meet with America’s best cooks to hear their stories and learn their secrets.

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Chobani Celebrates 10 Years by Saying Thanks to Fans and Offering Free Yogurt

Kicks off three-week offer to pay-it-forward to fans, employees, and communities who contributed to the company’s success and welcomes new fans for the next decade

Chobani, LLC, maker of America’s No. 1 Greek yogurt brand and the second-largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., announced today a new campaign to say thanks to all who have supported the company over the past decade, and to welcome new fans to the Chobani family.

Since pioneering the Greek yogurt category 10 years ago, Chobani has made great strides in fulfilling their mission of providing better food for all people. Yet there’s still more to do as approximately half of the country still hasn’t even tried Greek Yogurt*. Chobani wants everyone in America to have the chance to try their delicious yogurt.

Starting today, and running through March 4th, Chobani is launching a unique offer to share the specialness of this pure, simple food with America. To receive a free cup, fans simply need to print a coupon at Chobani.com/freeyogurt, and visit any participating retail store during the three-week offer period. The coupon can be redeemed toward any single item of Chobani® 5.3oz Greek Yogurt, Flip® 5.3oz yogurt snacks, 10oz drinks, or Smooth (2-pack).

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Submit Your Video “Audition” to the Create® Cooking Challenge 2018

Public television’s premier lifestyle channel to showcase up-and-coming culinary talent

Create TV today announces the launch of the Create Cooking Challenge 2018, the third year of a national video contest for both professional chefs and home cooks interested in winning a web series on CreateTV.com. Create is one of the nation’s most-watched multicast channels, airing on 238 public TV stations and reaching 46 million viewers annually.

Sponsored by American Public Television (APT), the Create Cooking Challenge runs February 6 – March 6, 2018. Entrants must submit online a short (two minutes or less), original YouTube video featuring their best culinary project, recipe or tip. The contest will be judged by Create staff and a panel of public television chefs: Rick Bayless (Mexico – One Plate at a Time), Joanne Weir, (Joanne Weir’s Plates and Places), Kevin Belton (New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton), Ellie Krieger (Ellie’s Real Good Food), and, Grand Prize winner of the Create Cooking Challenge 2017, Buki Elegbede.

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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Winning Restaurants Span 32 States; North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia Claim Most Winners; Florida, New Jersey and Texas Earn an Impressive Number of Honorees

As we approach the year’s biggest holiday for dining out with loved ones, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group today unveiled the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 12 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified Open Table diners for more than 26,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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Kroger Celebrates Black Heritage Month

Company’s “Going Beyond: A Community Legacy” program highlights African-American Suppliers

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is inviting customers to celebrate Black Heritage Month. During the month-long event, customers can visit the program’s website to read inspirational supplier stories, download digital coupons and find African-American-influenced recipes, including black-eyed pea, cucumber and tomato salad, and barbecued pork chops with roasted sweet potatoes and kale.

Suppliers highlighted during this year’s program represent the grocery and wine categories.

Black Heritage Month is observed annually in February. It is a time to celebrate and recognize the history, culture and contributions of African-Americans.

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The Honey Baked Ham Company® Celebrates Valentine’s Day with BOGO Offer

This Valentine’s Day, bring your work BFF to HoneyBaked Ham for our BOGO sandwich deal

The Honey Baked Ham Company® is spreading some love to customers this Valentine’s Day with a buy-one-get-one free offer on Ham and Turkey Classic sandwiches.  These sandwiches are crafted with signature, spiral-sliced and hand-glazed ham and turkey breast.  The Ham Classic is served on a croissant, while the Turkey Classic is served on a baker’s roll with either smoked or roasted turkey breast.  With the purchase of either sandwich, customers will receive one free for themselves or for a friend.

No coupon is required to receive this special offer.  This offer will be made available at participating store locations nationwide.  To be the first to know about all of our upcoming special offers, customers can sign up for Honey Baked Rewards at www.myhoneybakedrewards.com.

Source: The Honey Baked Ham Company

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Giant Food Offering Free Heart-Healthy Store Tours in February for American Heart Month

To honor American Heart Month, Giant Food is encouraging customers to put their heart health first by offering free heart-healthy store tours at Giant locations across Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Virginia. The tours are led by Giant Food’s in-store nutritionists and will point out items that affect heart health such as fat and sodium while also teaching tips and tricks for preparing heart-healthy meals.

“Modest diet and lifestyle changes can improve heart health and lower risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 80% according to the American Heart Association,” said Lisa Coleman, Lead Nutritionist at Giant Food. “Giant’s team of nutritionists are passionate about teaching shoppers how simple it can be to make healthy choices. We look forward to meeting with customers throughout the month and talking to them about heart health.”

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