Dunk Out, America: Take A Break On National Donut Day With A Free Donut From Dunkin’

Dunkin’ calls on the country to take a pause with a free sweet treat on Friday, June 7

From forgoing PTO to trying to do everything ASAP, Americans could use a little more time in their day to recharge and refresh. So for National Donut Day 2019, Dunkin’ is declaring that a day for donuts is a day for America by rallying everyone to “Dunk Out” with a donut and enjoy a little more “me time” during their day. To help people take a pause with the perfect treat for the holiday, on National Donut Day, Friday, June 7, Dunkin’ is offering guests a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage. 

Dunkin’s special offer to ring in the holiday is good all day on National Donut Day at participating locations while supplies last. Guests can enjoy classic donut favorites including Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate, Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles and more. Through the brand’s social channels, Dunkin’ will help fans enjoy some time in celebration and appreciation of donuts with special content, including an invitation on Facebook where fans can RSVP to make a commitment to #DunkOut and enjoy some down time on National Donut Day.

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James Beard Foundation’s Fifth Annual Blended Burger Project™ Has Chefs Serving Up Summer-Long Burger Competition

Voting Opens for Favorite Mushroom + Meat Blended Burgers

Is it possible for your favorite restaurant to make your favorite burger even tastier? The James Beard Foundation thinks so and, starting today, it is challenging restaurants nationwide to do just that by blending meat* and mushrooms in the fifth annual Blended Burger Project™.

Now through July 31, customers can visit participating restaurants nationwide to try a blended burger and vote for their favorites online.

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American Airlines to Offer Nonstop Service From Dallas and Chicago to St. Thomas

Weekly Saturday Flights Coming Winter 2019

Travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) this winter got a whole lot easier as the USVI Department of Tourism announced new American Airlines service to St. Thomas from Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago, beginning December 21, 2019. Commissioner of Tourism Nominee Joseph Boschulte reported that the new Saturday flights will operate year-round between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Cyril E. King Airport on Boeing 757 aircraft with 176 seats. The Saturday service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and St. Thomas will operate seasonally on Airbus 319 aircraft with a capacity of 128 seats.

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Compete for $5000 in John’s Incredible Pizza Company’s Second Annual Kids Cook-off!

Junior chefs will compete for the title of the 2019 John’s Incredible Kids Cook-Off Champion, a chance to create a unique dish with CHOPPED Champion Chef Joe Youkhan and a cash prize of $5,000


  • Wed, May 8: Video submission period begins.
  • Fri, May 31 at 11:59pm: Video submission period ends.
  • Mon, June 10: Semi-Final Entrants selected and notified.
  • Mon, June 10: Honorary Mention Most Voted Video Winner announced.
  • Mon, June 24: Semi-Final Cook-Off at John’s store locations.
  • Wed, June 26 at 11:59pm: Semi-Final video submission deadline.
  • Mon, July 1: Finalist Entrants selected and notified.
  • Mon, July 22: Final Cook-Off in Las Vegas. Grand Prize Winner selected.

For more information visit www.johnspizza.com/kidscook.

Source: John’s Incredible Pizza Company

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Instacart Reveals the Most Popular BBQ Sauces Across the US

On-demand grocery delivery service celebrates National BBQ Day with a deep dive into its mother lode of grocery data

It’s that time of year — time to fire up the grill and get a little saucy! With the great BBQ sauce debate about to kick into high gear starting with National BBQ Day today, Instacart, a leading nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, dug into its mother lode of grocery data to uncover the most popular BBQ sauces across the United States.

The results are in, and the top BBQ sauces purchased via Instacart – in order of popularity – from the past 12 months are:

  1. Burman’s Honey BBQ Sauce
  2. Heinz Original BBQ Sauce
  3. G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, Hickory
  4. Wegmans ‘Food You Feel Good About’ Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
  5. Famous Dave’s Rich & Sassy BBQ Sauce
  6. Kinder’s Organic Mild BBQ Sauce
  7. Bull’s-Eye BBQ Sauce, Hickory Smoke
  8. Publix BBQ Sauce, Original
  9. Rufus Teague’s Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
  10. Food Lion Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
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Tastingbook is Happy to take the Mandate of the Next Generation Wine Guide!

Tb points are the world’s most unbiased, accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date wine points

Robert Parker has been the most respected and influential wine critic in the world for the past thirty years. He has influenced the desirability of wines, the selling prices of the wines and also the way wine is made. Now that Parker has announced being officially retired, dozens of wine critics compete to become next Parker. The throne of the most influential wine critic is empty after Parker. The question is – will there be another Parker and if so who?

To assess that the BWW 2018 – The Best Wine of the World -competition organized a voting for the world’s best wine critics. The 50 most famous wine critics were enrolled in the voting. They received over 250,000 votes from wine professionals around the world. The competition was tight, as only 800 votes separated the most voted critic from the tenth most voted one.

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National Donut Day: Entenmann’s Free Donuts & New Flavor Contest

How to Enter Entenmann’s Fan Flavor Challenge & Sweepstakes:

  • From May 20 – June 14, 2019, donut lovers can enter the Entenmann’s Fan Flavor Challenge & Sweepstakes at www.Entenmanns.com/fanflavorchallenge for a chance to win exciting prizes.
  • To enter, simply use the online “Flavor Maker” to choose your base, flavor, glaze and topping, and then provide a creative name for your original creation along with a summary describing why you are an Entenmann’s donut fan.
  • The grand prize winner will have the chance to have their donut made during the 2019 holiday season for a limited time, $5,000 and a year’s supply of donuts. Two runners-up will also receive the sweet reward of free donuts for a year and $1,000 each.
  • Each submission will be reviewed based on passion, creativity and originality by a qualified panel of judges.
  • After submitting a challenge entry, fans can follow the instructions provided to share their original creation on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram to also receive one Sweepstakes Entry to be placed into a random drawing for a chance to win the sweepstakes grand prize: $1,000!
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Taco Bell Hotel Launching August 2019

A Tacoasis Resort of Food, Fun and All Things Taco Bell Awaits Fans in Palm Spring

From check-in to check-out, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort reimagines what a hotel stay can be, unveiling a destination inspired by tacos and fueled by fans. Everything from guest rooms to breakfast and poolside cocktails will be infused with a Taco Bell twist, making this the flavor-filled getaway of 2019.

A not-to-miss gift shop will offer exclusive apparel to spice up fans’ summer style. Guests can also stop by the on-site salon for Taco Bell-inspired nail art, fades and a braid bar. And whether it’s daily happier hour or saucy snacks, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort will deliver beloved iconic flavors and introduce new menu surprises only available at the hotel.

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