Oakland Ale Trail Launches Passport Program for Beer Lovers

Visit Oakland, the city’s destination marketing organization, along with the support of Oakland’s craft beer industry, is excited to announce the debut of the official Oakland Ale Trail. The trail launched last month at Drake’s Dealership.

The city’s first craft beer trail is complimented with a new passport program to encourage beer drinkers to visit the nine tasting rooms currently in the city.

Ale Industries
Temescal Brewing
Diving Dog Brewhouse
Woods Beer Company
Drake’s Dealership
Ghost Town Brewing (Taproom Coming Soon)
Federation Brewing
Roses Taproom (Taproom Coming Soon)
Independent Brewing Company
Oakland United Beerworks (Taproom Coming Soon)
Novel Brewing Company
Old Kan Beer (Taproom Coming Soon)
Pacific Coast Brewing Company
Line 51 Brewing Company (Distribution Only)
Lucky Devil Brewing Company (Distribution Only)

Visitors can collect a stamp from each of the nine tasting rooms to redeem a free, branded Oakland Ale Trail growler at the Oakland Visitor Center in Jack London Square.

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Airbnb Aims to Double African Customers This Year

Originally published on Reuters. Story by Wendell Roelf

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Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer
numbers to 1.5 million, its CEO Brian Chesky told Reuters on Friday.

The number of people using the online room rental service on the continent rose by 143 percent to about 765,000 guests in 2016 from the year before, said Nicola D’Elia, the firm’s Africa and Middle East chief.

“If you just look at 2017, it’s going to double. You will have 1.5 million people at the end of this year,” added D’Elia.

Airbnb CEO Chesky confirmed that the California-based company expected to double African customer numbers this year. “Certainly that would be the forecast,” he said in an interview in Cape Town, adding: “This is literally just the beginning. It (Africa) is still relatively under-penetrated.”

Chesky said the company had 77,000 homes across Africa – out of its 3 million globally – but that it could easily have “hundreds of thousands” in a continent that’s home to over a billion people.

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Got Milk? Invites You to Enjoy A Taste Of Havana At Home

Three “Slow” Cuban Coffee Recipes to Enjoy with a Friend or Two

Cuban CoffeeIn Cuba, coffee is a daily part of the relaxed island culture, where a hot cup is celebrated as a way to bring friends together, whether it is catching up on the day’s news over a “cafecito” at a street café or exchanging gossip over a pot of strong brew at home. And in Miami, where the largest numbers of Cuban expats now live, 3:05 pm has become the city’s official “cafecito” time, recognizing the power of Cuban coffee culture in bringing together the city’s diverse community.

In appreciation of this opportunity to slow down and reconnect in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, The California Milk Processor Board, creators of the iconic got milk? campaign, is introducing three Cuban-coffee inspired recipes to make at home and enjoy with a friend or two.

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Don’t Forget to Enter The Eggland’s Best “Foodtography” Photo Contest

Fans Can Submit  Egg-cellent Photos of Eggland’s Best Dishes for the Chance to Win $5,000Eggland

Eggland’s Best (EB) fans have one month left to enter the Eggland’s Best Foodtography Photo Contest for a chance to show off their food photography skills!  To celebrate 25 years of providing the only egg that delivers better taste, better nutrition, and better freshness, Eggland’s Best is searching for the most passionate EB enthusiast, who also happens to have an eye for taking stunning photos of their healthy & delicious Eggland’s Best dishes!

To enter, EB fans can visit egglandsbest.com/foodtography and submit two mouthwatering photos of their favorite EB dishes for a chance to win $5,000 and a year’s supply of EB eggs!   All dishes must include at least two whole Eggland’s Best eggs and can be entered into one of four categories: breakfast/brunch, appetizer, main course, or dessert. Fans may enter once in each of the categories.

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Tickets on Sale for the 38th Annual Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth – April 9th!

Guests and media are invited for an evening of decadent cuisine, premium wines and first class entertainment at The Omni Fort Worth located at 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

The 38th Annual Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters is presented by The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas and The Miles Foundation. The event has been a favorite of foodies and everyday diners since 1979.

Big Brothers Big Sisters invites everyone to come and experience a culinary tour of Tarrant County’s finest restaurants. The event combines fine dining with premium wine sampling all under one roof while supporting a great cause.

Ticket Pricing: The Main Tasting portion of the event begins at 6:00 p.m. with open seating tickets at $125 per person. The VIP Wine Tasting takes place from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with VIP Tickets at $200 per person and provides admission to both the VIP Wine Tasting and the Main Tasting. Guests will have access to countless wine samples, gourmet food and delectable desserts from this year’s participating restaurants. Attendees also have access to an incredible silent and live auction both featuring unique and exclusive items, and live musical entertainment by Trey and the Tritones.

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Casting Calls: Food Network Holiday Baking Championship and Halloween Baking Championship

The Food Network is currently casting contestants for it Holiday Baking Championship and Halloween Baking Championship show.  If interested in applying, visit https://bakingchampionshipcasting.castingcrane.com.

Be sure to reference Cuisine Noir and Jasmine Leyva to ensure you receive a call or email.

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Chef Goofy Brings a Dash of Disney Magic to the California Capitol, Celebrating the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

DisneylandYoung Sacramento chefs-in-training joined Chef Goofy, Disneyland Resort Chef Moises Carranza and Disneyland Resort Ambassador Alexa Garcia in a Disney Kids Food Demonstration, preparing treats on the west lawn of the California State Capitol Building.

Goofy and Chef Moises will be returning to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, March 10 through April 16, which offers a rich menu of daily culinary demonstrations and tastings, celebrity chefs, and a complimentary Junior Chef Experience for children age 3 to 11. Celebrity Chefs scheduled to appear at the Festival include Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Cat Cora, Duff Goldman, Emily Ellyn and Keegan Gerhard.

The Festival offers wine, beer and spirits seminars and more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces offering delectable fare, an ideal complement to the festival-inspired menus at the theme park’s restaurants and eateries. Information and reservations for some of the Festival’s signature events may be made at www.disneyland.com/foodandwine. Guests at Disneyland Resort also are celebrating the return of the classic Main Street Electrical Parade, presented nightly through June 18 in Disneyland Park.

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popchips Celebrates National Potato Chip Day by Giving Free Chips Throughout the Month of March

March 14 is National Potato Chip Day and starting March 7, popchips Inc., the innovative popped snack company, will be giving out free bags of chips to celebrate its favorite holiday. The company has teamed up with Ibotta, a leading shopping app with millions of users, to distribute coupons that can be redeemed for free bags of popchips from any retailer nationwide.  Snackers can download the app now and enjoy a free bag March 7 to the 14th.

“National Potato Chip Day is a fun occasion that allows everyone else to share in the love we have for delicious popped chips 365 days a year,” said Marc Seguin, Chief Marketing Officer, popchips. “We partnered with Ibotta to help make sure as many people as possible can celebrate our never fried, but deeply satisfying version of America’s number one snack food.”

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