Jamaica’s Favorite Beer Encourages Consumers To Feel The Good Vibes, Painting The Nation’s Shoreline Red (Stripe)

Red Stripe®, Jamaica’s number one beer, announced that it will hit the road, cruising down the nation’s shoreline this summer to encourage consumers to Feel the Good Vibes.

“Red Stripe gives any day at the shore an upgrade, allowing you to feel the good vibes,” said Tara Day, Director of Emerging Brands at Heineken USA. “We’re excited to kick off the tour and bring the spirit synonymous with Jamaica’snumber one beer to a shoreline near you.”

The tour will include five Red Stripe branded vans making stops along the Atlantic coastline, Gulf shoreline, and the Chicago shoreline from April through early September – stopping at major cities such as Chicago, New York City, Boston, and Miami.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and The Makers of CIROC Launch Limited-Edition CIROC Summer Watermelon

Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and the Makers of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka proudly unveil CÎROC Limited Edition Summer Watermelon, the newest addition to the successful flavor portfolio. CÎROC Summer Watermelon is a rich tasting spirit made with vodka five times distilled from fine French grapes, finished in a tailor-made copper pot still in Southern France.  The vodka is masterfully infused with a distinctive blend of Watermelon and other natural flavors, resulting in a delectably juicy fresh taste accented by a sweetness and zest that carries into a smooth finish.   The liquid is packaged in a luxurious and sultry red and white bottle with sleek matte red lettering, commemorating a fiery hot summer celebration. CÎROC Summer Watermelon can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed with club soda or a variety of fresh ingredients such as pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lemonade and lime.  Following on the heels of past summer offerings, CÎROC Summer Watermelon is available for a limited time only.

To create the summer blend, Sean “Diddy” Combs tapped long-time friend and award-winning producer DJ Khaled.  The pair worked in partnership with Diageo to identify the proper flavor profile, liquid and taste appeal.  The result is CÎROC Summer Watermelon – a product that is born from summer and bred for sunshine and only available for a limited time.

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Fifth Annual James Beard Eats Week In Chicago

 Choose Chicago, in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association, announces the return of James Beard Eats Week, taking place April 26–May 6, 2019.

“Chicago proudly sits at the head of the culinary table,” said David Whitaker, Choose Chicago President and CEO.  “Eats Week represents both a unique opportunity for visitors and residents alike to explore and appreciate the city’s world-renowned chefs and restaurants, as well as celebrate Chicago hosting the annual James Beard Awards.”

Inspired by the “Dean of American Cookery,” James Beard Eats Week is an 11-day culinary celebration featuring more than 130 restaurants offering an inspired menu or dish in honor of the culinary legend, James Beard. James Beard Eats Week precedes the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala to be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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White Castle® Celebrates First Anniversary of Impossible Slider, Slides New Impossible™ Foods Recipe Into Restaurants Across The U.S.

One year after White Castle’s launch of the Impossible Slider, the chain introduces Impossible Foods’ juicier, beefier and tastier recipe to all menus

White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain and slider pioneer for 98 years, today announced it is offering the newly formulated Impossible Slider at all restaurants across the country. On April 12, 2018, White Castle became the first fast-food chain to offer the Impossible Slider, hailed as “one of the country’s best fast-food burgers, period.” One year later, the protein-packed slider made from plants is even juicier, beefier and tastier than before and is available for customers with all Cravings for just $1.99. White Castle has also begun experimenting with different flavor combinations to take the Impossible Slider to the next level.  

White Castle and Impossible Foods, the company behind the Impossible Burger, first brought the Impossible Slider to Cravers one year ago when the slider made from plants was added to 140 White Castle menus in New York, New Jersey and Chicago. After exceeding projections and inciting a social media frenzy, the Impossible Slider was rolled out to all restaurants in September 2018.

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Hot Dog on a Stick® to Treat Customers to One Free Original Turkey or Veggie Dog on Tax Day (Monday, April 15)

Doing taxes can be doggone stressful, but Hot Dog on a Stick is giving you a reason to stick a smile on your face this Tax Day – one FREE Original Turkey or Veggie Dog for all customers on Monday, April 15. No purchase or proof of completed taxes necessary.

An American Icon since 1946, Hot Dog on a Stick began as a small beachfront store in Santa Monica and now has locations across the U.S. and internationally in Korea. Hot Dog on a Stick is operated by Global Franchise Group, LLC. To find a Hot Dog on a Stick near you, visit www.hotdogonastick.com, or engage with Hot Dog on a Stick on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Taste of Mendocino Set to Return to San Francisco April 27

Join fellow wine lovers for an opportunity to journey through the region’s diverse showcase of fine wines, artisanal foods, enchanting destinations, and unique experiences. Take a deep dive into epic pinot noirs, robust reds, crisp whites, and bring-it-on bubbles. Pack home a cache of
collectibles at this intimate celebration of the people and products that define the Mendocino difference.

More than 30 Mendocino County wineries, both large and small, will be pouring their best wines paired with the region’s top toques and artisanal food producers serving up delicious samples of the county’s legendary agricultural bounty. Browse the outdoor mercantile for fresh fish, cheeses, vegetable starts, woolen products, and more.

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California’s Premier Artisanal Cider Festival Returns April 13

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California’s leading artisanal cider festival Cider Summit SF returns to San Francisco’s historic The Presidio for its 6th annual showcase of Northern California’s foremost craft ciders and international classics at the Presidio Civil War Parade Ground (Main Post) on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Cider Summit SF is the West’s best-in-show festival for handcrafted ciders.

Cider Summit SF celebrates singular Bay Area cidermakers at the forefront of this burgeoning sector of the craft beverage market. The event handpicks the best of the region for a truly unforgettable imbibing experience. Many of its local favorites represent the four major Bay Area regions, including the North Bay: Golden State Cider, Ace Cider, and Gowan’s Cider. East Bay: Far West Ciderand Crooked City Cider. South Bay/Peninsula: Red Branch and South City. San Francisco: Tag & Jug.

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The Fifth Annual Lexus Culinary Classic Returns to Cavallo Point Lodge

Now in its fifth year, the Lexus Culinary Classic returns to Cavallo Point Lodge April 26,-28, 2019, with an exciting lineup of guest chefs and culinary experts. Throughout the weekend guests will be treated to a schedule of exclusive events with highlights including a Farmer’s Market Excursion, cycling with famed pro-cyclist Christian Vande Velde, cooking demonstrations, wine blending, and a private dinner at Skywalker Ranch, chauffeured in a Lexus. Driving enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Lexus for an idyllic drive around Cavallo Point. The weekend is capped off with the Lexus Grand Tasting on Sunday afternoon featuring all 10 participating chefs, Blackberry Farm Brewery and 20 winemakers that are members of Napa Valley Vintners, and Champion Racecar Driver and Lexus Brand Ambassador Scott Pruett, who will be pouring wine from his own label.

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