ABC 7’s Windy City Live Teams Up With America’s Leading Online Grocer To Kick Off Peapod’s Next Best Contest

ATTN: Entrepreneurs! Do you have a tasty product just waiting to become a staple stocked on Peapod’s digital aisles?

ABC 7’s Windy City LIVE and America’s leading online grocer, Peapod, are searching Chicagoland for Peapod’s Next Best new product through an on-air contest which kicked off March 22 and continues through April 4 at 2 PM on ABC 7. It’s the fourth consecutive time ABC 7 and Peapod have teamed up to find a hometown ‘Next Best’ winner.

Popular Peapod food expert Tony Stallone will join co-hosts Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini as the best and brightest of Chicago’s food and beverage talent tell the compelling stories behind what makes their products great. The winner of Peapod’s Next Best will receive a one-year distribution deal with access to over 100,000 households across Chicago, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. The winner will be announced during Windy City LIVE on April 29.

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Toronto Taste, The Culinary Extravaganza, Returns for its 29th Year

Toronto’s original, premier culinary event kicks off the summer in spectacular fashion. Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019, bringing the very best of the city’s food scene together for a vintage circus-inspired evening at Evergreen Brick Works.

Applauded as the longest-standing and highest calibre food event in the city, Toronto Taste is the major annual fundraiser for Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity. Now in its 29th year, Toronto Taste continually attracts the city’s top culinary talent who come together to support Second Harvest, donating their time and the exquisite food they prepare. In 2018, Second Harvest rescued and delivered 12.3 million pounds of fresh, surplus food to more than 370 community organizations. 

“The impact this one night has on the lives of so many is incredible, and we are grateful to Toronto’s restaurant community and our sponsors who contribute so much to make Toronto Taste such a success,” says Lori Nikkel, CEO, Second Harvest. “This year we are hoping to raise enough money to rescue and deliver 2 million meals to support Toronto’s most vulnerable with the food they need to be healthy. Rescuing surplus food also protects the environment from the damaging greenhouse gases released by food when it goes into landfill – it’s a win for all of us.”

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Great American Cookies® to Treat Customers to One Free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie on Tax Day (Monday, April 15)

“Providing a treat for our customers on Tax Day has become a tradition at Great American Cookies,” said Annica Kreider, Executive Vice President of Great American Cookies. “Tax Day can be stressful and we want to help our guests take a big delicious bite out of their worries by enjoying a free fresh-baked Original Chocolate Chip Cookie. We invite everyone to come and join us on April 15.”

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Sixth Annual ‘Fish To Fork’ Culinary Weekend Returns To Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

The Elevated Culinary Experience Features an All-Female Chef Lineup This Mother’s Day Weekend

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort announces the dates for its sixth annual “Fish to Fork” culinary weekend, May 9-12, 2019. This year’s event is sure to please as it celebrates Mother’s Day weekend with an all-female chef lineup. The resort will welcome visitors for a one of a kind “dock-to-dish” experience where they can unleash their inner foodie.

In its sixth year, Fish to Fork welcomes a brand new lineup of all-star female chefs. Each chef will bring their unique styles to the event’s festivities, and three-time Fish to Fork competitor Kathleen Blake, owner and chef of The Rusty Spoon in Orlando, Fla., is making her return to the competition as emcee, together with Kate Harris of the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Alongside breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and shady tree canopies, chefs from across the country will showcase their fishing and culinary skills in a one-of-a-kind event. The three-day culinary event takes attendees through a gastronomic experience that culminates in a final chef showdown where a live vote from event guests will declare a well-deserved winner.

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KFC Is Bringing Back Chicken & Waffles For One Month Only

Back by popular demand, Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles will make its return nationwide after selling out quickly last year


Kentucky Fried Chicken® will reintroduce Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles to fans this month after an overwhelmingly positive response from customers during its debut last November. Available for just four weeks, the sought-after menu item will return to participating KFC U.S. restaurants from March 23until April 29, or while supplies last.

Due to the immense demand, this is the fastest KFC has brought a limited-time offering back to its menu in recent years.

Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles offers the ultimate sweet and savory menu item and pairs the Colonel’s Extra Crispy fried chicken with scrumptious Belgian Liege-style waffles. The fan favorite first became available in November of 2018 and was offered until it ran out – some restaurants sold out of the popular dish in just two weeks. Like its first debut, Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles can be enjoyed two ways; as a basket meal and as a sandwich. 

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Announcing the First-Ever Low Carb/Keto Salt Lake Conference

This revolutionary conference will bring the keto & low carb community together for a chance to meet new friends & learn from inspiring speakers, reports ketosaltlake.com.

Ultra low-carb meal replacement shake maker Keto Chow is pleased to announce their sponsorship and participation in the first-ever low carb & keto conference in Utah. Taking place at the Miller Free Enterprise Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 26th & 27th, 2019, the conference will bring the local keto & low carb community together to learn, grow, and meet others who are improving their lives by changing the way they eat.

The organizers of the first-ever LowCarb/Keto Salt Lake Conference have invited some of the coolest keto companies to be a part of this event, many of them from the local Utah area. Speakers for the two-day conference include professor and metabolic disorder scientist Dr. Benjamin Bikman, New York Times best-selling author of the book “Fit2Fat2Fit” Drew Manning, Certified Nutritionist and Clinical Hypnotherapist Carole Freeman, Best Selling Author and a Top YouTube Wellness Influencer Dr. Ken Berry MD, and so many more.

Visit ketosaltlake.com to learn more about Salt Lake’s upcoming Keto Conference and purchase tickets for the event today.

Source: Keto Salt Lake

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FoodTrekking Awards Recognize Excellence & Innovation In Food Travel Experiences

The FoodTrekking Awards are the travel industry’s oldest and best respected competition to recognize providers of quality, innovative food and beverage travel experiences.  Founded in late 2015 with a mere three categories, today the Awards have grown to recognize excellence and innovation in seven areas. The Awards are produced by the World Food Travel Association, the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism.

The FoodTrekking Awards are different than other travel or food industry awards because they focus specifically on food and beverage tourism, the fastest growing sector of the travel industry world-wide.

Past winners have included Bodegas Torres (Spain), GLP Films (USA), Food Playground (Singapore), Lip Smacking Foodie Tours (USA) and Jamaica Culinary Tours (Jamaica). Peruse other past Awards winners at:

www.worldfoodtravel.org/cpages/foodtrekking-awards

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Calling All Party People: Smirnoff™ Teams Up With Alyssa Edwards, Nicole Byer, Ryan Serhant And Megan Batoon To Hear Pitches For The Ultimate Red, White & Blue Bash!

Smirnoff Party Pitch Will Make Consumers’ Fourth of July Party Dreams an Epic Reality with Smirnoff Red, White & Berry


It’s your Party (Pitch) – and you can do it up how you want to! To celebrate the return of the summer fan favorite Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, the brand is launching Smirnoff Party Pitch featuring a panel of fun experts to review consumers’ ideas for the ultimate red, white & blue Fourth of July bash. With the help of the party panel, Smirnoff hopes to find the most exciting, outrageous, silly and wild ideas to celebrate America where the possibilities for fun are limitless – all with responsible drinking in mind, of course. Contestant finalists 25 years and older will get the chance to pitch their patriotic party to a panel comprised of some of the most fun-loving people around:

  • LGBTQ reality television star and dancing queen, Alyssa Edwards  
  • Comedian, actor and life of the party, Nicole Byer 
  • Reality television star, real estate mogul and party-thrower extraordinaire, Ryan Serhant
  • Digital creator, dance aficionado and host, Megan Batoon

Smirnoff Party Pitch is the latest extension of Smirnoff’s “Welcome to the Fun%” campaign and is redefining what typical exclusive summer parties look like by asking consumers to think of creative party concepts that bring everyone together with Smirnoff Red, White & Berry at the center.

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