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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Blue Apron and Bravo Media Partner to Bring Fans a “Top Chef” Cooking Experience at Home

A first-to-market partnership, Blue Apron will offer fans all the fresh, perfectly-portioned ingredients to cook the winning recipe from the “Top Chef” Season 12 premiere on October 15 at home

Blue Apron, the leading recipe and fresh ingredient delivery service in the US, today announced it is partnering with Bravo Media to give Top Chef fans across the country the unique opportunity to cook the winning dish they have just seen prepared on the series premiere. In Blue Apron’s first ever media partnership, it is collaborating with Bravo to bring viewers a taste of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series Top Chef at home.

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San Jose Togo’s to Change Locations

And Give Away 1,000 Sandwiches 21 Year Old Togo’s to Celebrate New Home with 4 Weeks of Giveaways

Togo’s Eateries, Inc., a “West Coast Original” since 1971, announced today that the San Jose Togo’s at 4360 Stevens Creek Blvd. #C will be moving to 403 Saratoga Ave. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will hand out 1,000 free Hot Pastrami and Turkey & Avocado Sandwiches. The new location will kick off on October 7th with four weeks of awesome giveaways.

“We’ve been serving big, meaty Togo’s sandwiches for over 21 years, and it was time to move into a newer, more accessible shop,” said Jeff Ghan, franchisee at 403 Saratoga Ave. “We’re so appreciative of all the support our community has given us, and we can’t wait to continue serving San Jose from our new location.”

To celebrate the grand opening, 403 Saratoga Ave. will host four weeks of amazing giveaways:

  • Week 1: Togo’s will hand out 1,000 free #9 Hot Pastrami and #24 Turkey & Avocados Sandwiches to the first 1,000 fans who claim one at www.togossanjosegiveaway.com. Customers must redeem their coupon between Tuesday, October 7 and Sunday, October 12.

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