Local Craft Brewery Urges Visitors: “Don’t Call It Hotlanta”

In anticipation of the “Big Game,” Atlanta-based craft brewery Monday Night Brewing has an important announcement: Don’t Call It Hotlanta.

“It’s become kind of a joke for people who live in Atlanta,” co-founder Joel Iverson said. “Everyone here has a friend or relative who calls our city ‘Hotlanta.’ It’s one of those cringeworthy nicknames that nobody ever uses except out-of-towners. So we brewed this beer as a not-so-subtle way for locals to get the point across.”

Don’t Call It Hotlanta is an unfiltered double IPA that pops with tropical notes on the nose, drinks dank, and finishes with a bit of bitterness. Checking in at 8.5% ABV, it’s dry hopped four times with Columbus, Citra and Galaxy hops. This beer pairs well with grilled meats, chicken wings, an afternoon in Piedmont Park, and your couch after a 90-minute long commute.

Don’t Call It Hotlanta is available for a limited time on draft and in cans for to-go purchase at Monday Night Brewing’s West Midtown location. The beer will also be on tap and in cans at select retailers in Monday Night Brewing’s distribution areas.

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Doritos Debuts Super Bowl Collaboration Between Chance The Rapper And The Backstreet Boys

#NowItsHot Campaign Kicks Off with the Hip-Hop and Pop Superstars Remixing “I Want It That Way” for Doritos’ Super Bowl LIII Commercial

Doritos, one of the flagship brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, today unveiled its campaign and advertisement for Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3. Titled “Now It’s Hot,” the creative (watch here) showcases a never-before-heard remix by Chance The Rapper of the Backstreet Boys’ massive hit “I Want It That Way,” the first time the pop group has ever collaborated to remake a hip-hop version of their legendary music video. A :30 version will air during the CBS broadcast of the game.

The commercial features Chance tasting new Doritos Flamin’ Hot Nacho, realizing that “they made the original hot,” when he’s suddenly thrust onto a set like the one featured in the Backstreet’s Boy’s iconic “I Want It That Way” music video. Chance decides he too can make the original hot and debuts his fire version of the classic hit alongside the Backstreet Boys. Continue reading

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Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Inaugurated in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Skylight Hotel

Grand Skylight Hotel, a renowned home-grown hospitality brand in China, has successfully launched her flagship hotel in Addis Ababa, the hub city of East Africa with world-acclaimed Ethiopian Airlines. This move signifies Grand Skylight’s international presence in Africa, and is an affirmative step in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cementing Sino-Afro ties further.

Ethiopian Airlines unveiled the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His Excellency Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam presided over and spoke at the grand opening. Ethiopian senior government officials, diplomats, international luminaries and global media representatives were among the close to 3,000 guests. Chairman of Shenzhen Grand Skylight Hotels Management Company (GSHM) Mr. Zhang Guochao addressed a noticeably impressed international audience. Continue reading

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New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (Nochi) Welcomes Inaugural Class

New Orleans’ Premier Culinary School Strives to Cultivate Next Generation of Inspired Chefs and Culinary Visionaries with Opening

Pictured: Inaugural Class | Photo credit: Randy P. Schmidt

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) opened its doors yesterday, welcoming twenty-one students in the Culinary Arts and the Baking & Pastry Arts certificate programs. NOCHI is a non-profit institute that brings to New Orleans an accelerated culinary and hospitality training model, which includes industry-driven curricula, hands-on experience, and strong connection to the local culinary industry, all in a fast-tracked term designed to enhance learning outcomes for students.

The intensive 100-day program blends fundamental knowledge and technical skills in cooking and baking, as well as courses in product knowledge, health and safety practices, restaurant planning and career development. Over the five-month term, students will receive the critical foundation to become professional cooks or bakers and gain essential skills to be successful in their career paths. Continue reading

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Natural Grocers launches free, 6-week Keto Diet program on Resolution Reset Day – January 18

For the millions of Americans, every year, who say, “This is the year I get healthy,” Natural Grocers is resolving to help them reach their health and nutrition goals with Resolution Reset DaySM on Friday, January 18. In addition to discounts on health-related products, the organic and natural retailer will unveil its 6-week Keto Reset program and provide keto-friendly Berry Coconut Cream Delight samples to customers at Natural Grocers stores.

Keto Reset is a 6-week program to kick-start your metabolism based on Mark Sisson’s The Keto Reset Diet book. The course includes a series of “how to” classes designed to introduce customers to the trending Ketogenic Diet, or Keto Diet, and to guide and support them as they embark on the Keto Reset journey. Visit your local store for more information about the date and times of the Keto Reset Program.

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Thomas’® Bagels Registers New National Bagel Day Date as January 15

The “hole-iest” food holiday – National Bagel Day – will forever be celebrated on January 15 thanks to bagel lovers across America. The new date was registered officially by Thomas’®Bagels in Chase’s Calendar of Events, the nation’s most comprehensive and authoritative reference on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries and more. After years of sharing its national day of celebration with National Pizza Day, the bagel received its own new annual celebration after bagel lovers from across the country “hole”-heartedly voted on a new date and selected January 15 as the perfect day to demonstrate “dough-votion” to the iconic breakfast staple.

Thomas’ will celebrate National Bagel Day on the ground in Philadelphia with a celebration featuring a larger than life Thomas’ toaster that consumers can “pop” out of to capture their ultimate National Bagel Day memory, and a giant bagel wall where fans can snap a photo. Consumers across the country will also have the chance to get a taste of Thomas’ Bagels’ celebration, as the brand will give away free bagels for a year to a select group of lucky fans on its Facebook page on January 15.

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Califia Farms Further Diversifies Plant-Based Offerings With Launch Of New Oatmilk Line

Marriage of a Trusted Brand with an Emerging Alternative Milk Will Fuel Oatmilk Growth and Popularity Nationwide at Coffee Shops and At-Home

Califia Farms®, best known for its innovative plant-based beverages in distinctive curvy bottles, furthers their commitment as the plant-based food and beverage company of the future by today announcing a new line of Oatmilks. The new portfolio includes an Oat Barista Blend launching February 2019 and an Unsweetened Oatmilk launching April 2019.

The new Oat Barista Blend joins Califia Farms’ already-popular Original and Unsweetened Almondmilk Barista Blends, continuing the brand’s credentials in craft and strengthening existing and new coffee shop partnerships. Unlike some other leading oat milk providers, Califia’s Oat beverages are made with North American whole grain, gluten-free oats. Califia Farms’ Oat Barista Blend is also completely unsweetened and has no gums or stabilizers. Creamy, rich and delicious, it tastes delicious by itself, steams amazingly with no splitting, and can easily create beloved latte art.

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Viva La Vegolution: CAULIPOWER Launches New Cauliflower Tortilla Line

CAULIPOWER®, the #1 better-for-you pizza in the U.S, launches a new frozen, ready-to-make cauliflower tortilla line with Original and Grain Free varieties. CAULIPOWER will sample its signature CAULIPOWER pizzas and crusts, sister brand Sweet PotaTOASTS™, and debut the new tortillas at the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show on Sunday, January 13 – Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

CAULIPOWER tortillas are the gluten-free solution to quesadillas, burritos, tacos, wraps and more, with fewer calories, less fat, more fiber, and Vitamin C. As with all CAULIPOWER products, cauliflower is the first ingredient. The new products are wheat and dairy-free, vegan, Non-GMO, and preservative-free. The Grain Free Cauliflower Tortilla features chickpea flour with 7 grams of protein and only 8 net carbs per tortilla. Both CAULIPOWER tortillas will be available on Amazon and at select retailers this February.

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