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November 6, 2018

Hold an Entire Community in Your Hand - Visit Tampa Bay launches its first culinary journal...


...bringing together the tastes and textures of Florida’s Most booming food scene for the world’s food lovers

TAMPA, Fla. (November 6, 2018) -- Every destination reveals its true self through its food.  Each dish adds to a community’s unique story -- through the ingredients that blend seamlessly together, through the aromas that fill the air, through the tastes that linger on the palate.

Visit Tampa Bay has captured the essence of its dynamic and daring food scene in Tampa’s Table: A Culinary Journey Through Tampa Bay. The trend-setting destination’s first culinary journal, Tampa’s Table combines luscious photography by Amy Pezzicara, essays by award-winning food writers Laura Reilly and Jeff Houck, and carefully curated recipes by Tampa Bay’s best chefs, bringing together the diverse flavors, tastes, and textures that tell the tale of Tampa Bay, among the top foodie destinations in the country

TooJay’s Deli Celebrates World Kindness Day on November 13th by Raising Funds for Feeding Florida


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 5, 2018) – Tuesday, November 13 is World Kindness Day and TooJay’s is celebrating in a big way with the goal to raise $10,000 to help Feeding Florida stock their pantries. Guests have three ways to participate on November 13: 
·         On November 13, donate directly by visiting www.toojays.com/worldkindnessday
·         TooJay’s classic large black and white cookies are turning orange and white for the day in honor of Feeding Florida. Buy one for $1.99 and all proceeds will be donated.

November 3, 2018

Veterans Day Celebration at Ace Cafe Orlando Honors Those Who Served - And More Upcoming Events

Fall event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination

WHEN:        
Saturday, November 10, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Veterans Day Celebration
Join the fun at Ace Cafe Orlando following the Veterans Day Parade for its Veterans Day Celebration, honoring those who served. Enjoy free draft beer for veterans, vendors galore, military vehicle display, bike ride-in with Orlando Harley Davidson, bounce house for kids, food and drink specials, and live entertainment. Co-hosted by the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses and Ace Cafe Orlando, a portion of proceeds from the event will support veteran owned businesses.

Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Micro Car Show
The popular biennial gathering of vintage micro cars, mini cars and vintage scooters will take place at the Ace on Saturday, November 17th. Celebrity guest, Dennis Gage of the My Classic Car TV show, will be filming an episode for the 2019 season and Santa Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities and to collect unwrapped toys for underprivileged children.

Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Florida Moto Meet (FLMM)
Enjoy motorcycles, stunt shows, vendors, giveaways, food, drinks, and more with hosts DoItWithDan, Shadetree Surgeon, DankWheelie, Photogromer, John Maxwell, and Blockhead for #FLMM2018 on Saturday, November 17th.

Rapidly Expanding Fast Casual Concept Burgerim Launches Brand New “The 1/3 lb Burger”


New burger provides a larger base for the chain’s vast variety of topping options
WHAT:        “The 1/3 lb Burger” is the first of its kind for Burgerim, previously known for its fully customizable, sensibly-sized (3 oz) burgers. The new burger features a hand-smashed premium beef patty, topped with a smooth layer of Burgerim’s house sauce, crisp lettuceroma tomato, shaved onion and American cheese, on a potato bun.
The 1/3 lb Burger” will be available nationwide and can be ordered in Burgerim’s signature styles including; California with swiss, avocado, and mixed greensCowboy with cheddar, bacon, onion rings and zesty bbq, or Caliente with pepper jack cheese, Cajun seasoning, jalapeños and habanero pepper mayo.
WHEN:         Release dates below:
  • Now Available: Select Southern California Burgerim locations; view list here
  • November 2: All California and Las Vegas Burgerim locations
  • November 9: All Burgerim locations; view locations here
About Burgerim
Burgerim is a restaurant company that has over 700 locations internationally. It is a fast-casual concept that provides gourmet food with unique menu options. Burgerim is known for their gourmet, sensibly-sized burgers with 11 different meat options and 9 customizable toppings. Each restaurant is independently owned and managed by franchisees who continue the Burgerim legacy. The concept offers franchisees the opportunity to take part in a growing chain with a sexy fast-casual atmosphere. For information, please visit:www.burgerim.com.

October 24, 2018

World Champion BBQ Coming To Daytona Beach

 

Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue Opens Doors Today, Sets November 9 Grand Opening Celebration for its First Florida Location at ONE DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 23, 2018) – The award-winning barbecue of legendary Oklahoma pitmaster Joe Davidson is coming to Central Florida. The first Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue restaurant outside its home state soft opens its doors at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA, the premier retail, dining and entertainment destination across from the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. A grand opening celebration will follow on November 9.

A living legend in the global ‘cue community, Davidson has won more than 300 championship titles worldwide. Davidson, CEO and co-founder of Oklahoma Joe’s, is the only pitmaster to ever win the Grand Champion Overall triple crown of BBQ competitions: the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ, considered the Super Bowl of barbecue competitions; the World Pork Barbequlossal, billed as America's most prestigious barbecue competition; and the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, the largest barbecue competition in the world. He’s also won Best BBQ Sauce on the Planet and Best BBQ Dry Rub on the Planet multiple times.

SG Blocks Commissioned to Design and Construct Outdoor Entertainment Venue in Orlando



Leading Innovator of Container-Based Structures Partners with Tavistock on Boxi Park at Lake Nona™

BROOKLYN, NY – October 24, 2018 – SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX), a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, is collaborating with Tavistock, the developer of Lake Nona, to build Boxi Park at Lake Nona™. Boxi Park, Central Florida’s first outdoor entertainment venue built with repurposed shipping containers, will feature various food and beverage options along with an outdoor stage, fenced dog park, beach volleyball courts and a recreational area for children. SG Blocks is designing and prefabricating 14 containers and will work with a local contractor for installation. Boxi Park is expected to open by the end of 2018.

“Boxi Park will bring a vibrant entertainment space to the region, meant to service both the local community and those visiting the area,” stated Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks. “We are thrilled to be working with Tavistock on this eco-friendly, sustainable park, which will be built in record time and soon open to the public.”

October 20, 2018

Families Enjoy Spook-tacular Halloween Savings as Kids Eat Free at TooJay’s from Oct. 26 - Nov. 4

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 18, 2018) – Little ghosts and goblins are in for a treat this Halloween as TooJay’s announces that Kids Eat Free with the purchase of one adult entrée from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 4. Children must be 12 and under and order from the Kid’s Menu only.  

The kids’ breakfast menu features French toast, half a Belgian waffle or an egg, along with a choice of two side items, including bacon strips, fresh fruit, toast and other popular choices. Topping the list of kid-friendly lunch and dinner favorites are hamburgers, mac & cheese, chicken strips, grilled cheese and deli dogs, along with two sides chosen from a selection of carrot sticks with Ranch dressing, Mandarin oranges, chocolate pudding, red grapes, French fries, apple sauce, or chocolate pudding, plus a famous TooJay’s mini black & white cookie. This special offer does not include beverages and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has grown to 28 restaurants throughout Florida and currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages and Polk County. Three new restaurants are expected to open in Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach during the first half of 2019.

TooJay’s received the 2018 and 2017 Dining Award for Best Deli from Orlando Magazine,  two Foodie Awards for Best Deli and Best Take-Out from the Orlando Sentinel, the 2016 Best of South Florida Award for Best Deli from the Sun Sentinel and ranked eighth in the country for Family Dining by Consumer Reports.

For more information about TooJay’s, visit TooJays.com. Follow TooJay’s at  twitter.com/therealTooJays and instagram.com/toojaysdeli or visit the Facebook fan page, which has over 89 thousand fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/TooJaysDeli.   

October 17, 2018

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Announces Del Frisco’s Grille to Open in Fort Lauderdale


The stylish and contemporary restaurant is slated to open on renowned Las Olas Square Nov. 14

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Oct. 17, 2018 — Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) is slated to open a new Del Frisco's Grille in Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 14. The restaurant marks the 23rd location for the Del Frisco’s Grille concept. The stylish, modern restaurant will have a vibrant ambiance where life is celebrated around the table. It is located in the heart of downtown in the Las Olas Blvd Square building, at 501 Las Olas Blvd, Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

“We are thrilled to bring Del Frisco’s Grille to Fort Lauderdale this fall,” said Brandon Coleman III, President of Del Frisco’s Grille. “The Las Olas Boulevard area is a must visit destination in Florida with incredible restaurants, shopping and art. Our approachable, high-end atmosphere creates an incredible dining experience featuring fresh seafood, Prime steaks and social menus that are a perfect match for the lively Fort Lauderdale vibe.”

October 16, 2018

New “Fly & Dine” Offer includes Flight on ICON Orlando and Prix Fixe Dining from Just $32


Guests can choose set menus from seven restaurants

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 16, 2018) – ICON Orlando has announced an all-new Fly & Dine package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel, along with a choice of prix fixe dining options at seven of ICON Orlando 360’s fast casual and full-service restaurants. The set menu options start at just $32 for fast casual or $45 for full-service dining at participating restaurants, including Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando, UNO Pizzeria & Grill and others. The Fly & Dine package is available now through Dec. 20.

TooJay’s Donates $25,000 to Feeding Florida

Ribbon Cutting Photo (Left to Right): Isreal Rodriguez, Manager at Palm Beach Outlets TooJay’s; Brett Carper, Director of Operations; Max Piet, President and CEO; Rebecca Hahessy, Representative of Feeding Florida; Rachel Richal, Director of Training; and Art Sanders, Vice President of Human Resources

Donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for families in need

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 16, 2018) – TooJay's held its second annual “Too+You” campaign and raised $25,000 for Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need.

Throughout the month of September, $1 of every cake slice sold was donated to Feeding Florida. Guests also made donations by rounding up their checks throughout the month. Through the buying power of Feeding Florida, $1 provides 11 meals to those in need across the state. TooJay’s donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for food insecure families.

ROCK ICONS PAUL STANLEY AND GENE SIMMONS OF KISS TO OPEN THEIR THIRD RESTAURANT IN THE ORLANDO AREA


Rock & Brews Restaurant Set to Open October 29th 
at Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

ORLANDO, FL (October 15, 2018) – Just in time for Halloween, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Paul Stanley (Starchild) and Gene Simmons (the Demon) of KISS, along with their multi-unit franchise partners R&B Florida, LLC, will open their third family-friendly Rock & Brews Restaurant in the Orlando area on October 29. The new 6,500 sq. ft. restaurant, located at Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, will offer the brand’s signature hand-crafted American food as well as local favorites, and two full bars stocked with the largest selection of international and craft beers in the area.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Reveals Ultimate Halloween Collection Featuring New Trick-or-Treat Doughnut

Wear your costume on Oct. 31 to get a FREE doughnut of choice
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 15, 2018) - Doughnut and candy lovers need to look no further than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for the ultimate treats this Halloween season. A spooky new collection of crave-worthy doughnuts are available through Oct. 31, at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme all shops throughout Central Florida.

For the first time ever, Krispy Kreme has released the Trick-or-Treat Doughnut – a scary good mashup of candies and doughnuts. This new creation features an Original Glazed® Doughnut dipped and drizzled in salted caramel and topped with pieces of some of your favorite chocolate Halloween candies.

The Trick-or-Treat Doughnut joins another new creation, the all-new Monster Batter Doughnut, featuring a classic cake batter filling, dipped in slime green icing and topped with monster eyes and festive confetti. These two new doughnuts join Krispy Kreme Halloween fan favorites the Jack-O-Lantern Doughnut, and the Chocolate Iced Doughnut with Halloween Sprinkles.

To complete the season of fun, Krispy Kreme is also hosting the ultimate costume party! Wear your costume on Oct. 31 to get a FREE doughnut of choice at all shops throughout Central Florida.
Show us how you’re celebrating Halloween with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts throughout October by using #KrispyKreme and tagging @KrispyKremeORL on Twitter and Instagram.

October 13, 2018

FALL INTO SEASON WITH FREE FESTIVAL AT LUCKY’S MARKET

Annual ‘Harvest Fest’ Showcases Seasonal Produce and Products with
Interactive Activities for All Ages

Despite the still sizzling summer weather, fall has officially begun at Lucky’s Market stores throughout Florida. To celebrate the changing season, and showcase some of Florida’s most popular fall produce and seasonal products, the specialty grocer will host its annual ‘Fall Into Something Different Harvest Fest’ on Saturday, October 20, from 11 am – 4 pm, at each of its Florida locations. All event activities are free to the public.  

All Florida locations are stocking up on everything fall-flavored, including 15 varieties of apples, several types of squash, berries, pumpkin spice flavored cheeses, fall florals, and seasonal beer and wine, including an especially ghoulish ‘Trick” (red) or “Treat” (white) wine.

October 11, 2018

TENNESSEE - HOLIDAYS BEGIN AT CELEBRATION DINNER SHOW IN PIGEON FORGE ON OCT. 19


PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2018) – At the Christmas Celebration Dinner Show, the joys and wonders of winter and the holidays weave a special tale as the attraction’s yuletide show returns for its second season. Opening Friday, Oct. 19 and continuing through Jan. 5, 2019, families are invited to create new holiday memories as holiday classics are combined with breathtaking acts and acrobatics, heart-warming music, merry décor and a festive, delicious feast.

This one-of-a-kind, “must see” show combines spectacular holiday music, a live nativity, and millions of dollars in special effects. An exciting variety of acrobatic feats and an ice skating spectacular provide thrills that will last long after the show. Set in a small town that’s hit by a major snowstorm, the audience is taken on a journey with the cast to discover if these Christmas festivities will be cancelled, or whether the storm has set the stage for the most miraculous Christmas ever. 

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open Winter Park Store October 24

First Orlando-area Sprouts to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida through Food Rescue program

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Oct. 10, 2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first Orlando-area store in Winter Park on Wednesday, October 24. The new store will help meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices.  

Sprouts has been a driving force for making healthy food affordable and accessible since its inception and has paved the way for numerous natural brands. The new store will offer locally made products from Dakin Dairy, Floribbean, Goodie Girls Cookies, Kombucha 221 BC and Old Florida Gourmet. 

Grand Opening Details 
Sprouts will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store located at 1999 Aloma Avenue before doors open at 7 a.m. The public is invited to join the festivities and shop among thousands of healthy items offered throughout the 30,000-square-foot store. 

October 7, 2018

TENNESSEE - DOLLY PARTON SELECTS THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS FOR SECOND PIRATES VOYAGE DINNER AND SHOW

The Water Spectacular is Slated to Open in Spring 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn, (Thursday, October 4, 2018) – Keep an eye to the spyglass, mateys; Dolly’s pirates will be searching for treasure in the Great Smoky Mountains, next summer!

After nearly a decade of rave reviews and financial success on the Carolina coast, Dolly Parton’s newest Pirates Voyage dinner attraction is slated to open in the spring. “The show has been so successful in Myrtle Beach that we kept looking at Pigeon Forge and wondering why we didn’t already have a Pirates show there,” Parton said. “We have the perfect location, in one of the hottest areas of Pigeon Forge, and the time is now for my pirates to stake claim to the Great Smoky Mountains!”

When complete, the 21,000 square foot arena, adjacent to The Island in Pigeon Forge, will be the stage for Crimson and Sapphire pirates to battle on deck, in the water and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon. Spectacular acrobatic competitions, live animals and an original music score by Parton and Mark Brymer creates an immersive adventure experience all while guests enjoy a spectacular four-course pirate feast.

“We’re glad we can finally share Dolly’s exciting news,” Jim Rule, World Choice Investments CEO said.  “For some time, we have been working on set and costume designs, unique show elements for this theater and animal and staff training. We’re all looking forward to opening in 2019.”

Additional details about the project will be released soon.  Site construction is slated to begin in early January with an opening projected for spring.


About World Choice Investments: Founded in 1988, World Choice Investments, LLC, doing business as Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, operates dinner attraction venues for family fun and adventure in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Branson, Missouri and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our shows feature special effects, musical productions, live animals and a four-course family feast.

October 5, 2018

Key West’s Goombay Festival to Blend Music, Food and Island Spirit

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — High-energy family fun, entertainment and multicultural taste treats await revelers Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, during the annual Goombay street festival.

The lively festival runs from noon to midnight both days, with the action centered on Petronia Street in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. Attractions include live music, food and a spirited celebration of the cultural connection between Key West and the Bahamas.

Goombay weekend marks the beginning of Fantasy Fest, Key West’s 10-day masking and costuming gala. The 2018 festival is themed “Oh … The Games We Play!” and is scheduled Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 28. 

Each year Goombay attracts thousands of people ranging from national and international visitors to Florida Keys residents who have made attending the event a local tradition. 

Against the vibrant backdrop of Bahama Village, they view and purchase island arts and crafts, savor the flavors of vendors’ delicacies and spend two rocking evenings dancing in the streets.

October 2, 2018

The Flavors of Fall Return at TooJay’s




Classic favorites and new seasonal offerings to delight guests this coming season
                        
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 1, 2018) – To join in the fall seasonal celebration, TooJay’s bringing back some fan favorites and new seasonally inspired dishes to its menu. TooJay’s is known for its generous servings of homemade favorites and these items, available from Monday, September 17 through Sunday, December 30 live up to that reputation.

·       Turkey Cranberry Griller
Back by popular demand, the Turkey Cranberry Griller features grilled whole wheat bread topped with Swiss cheese, sliced turkey, cranberry sauce, fresh herbs, arugula, savory cornbread stuffing and a touch of turkey gravy. It’s like Thanksgiving on a sandwich!

September 26, 2018

GET READY TO ROCK-TÖBERFEST AT ROCK & BREWS RESTAURANTS THE ORLANDO AREA


Rock-Inspired Restaurant Co-Founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS to Offer
Oktöberfest-Themed Food and Beer Specials and Activities throughout October

ORLANDO, FL. (September 26, 2018) – Rock & Brews Restaurants, co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, announced today the return of their annual Rocktöberfest celebration to its Orlando area locations in October.  Set to take place at participating restaurants nationwide from October 1 through 31, the highly anticipated month-long celebration pays tribute to the traditional Bavarian festival with themed food and beer specials in a “rockin” way.

Throughout the month, Rock & Brews restaurants will feature a special Rocktöberfest Bratwurst Sandwich with Sauerkraut, highlight their signature giant Bavarian Pretzel, and offer flights of Oktöberfest-inspired beers selected by each restaurant. Beer flights by restaurant are:

Rock & Brews Oviedo
 – Bells Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Spaten and Sanford Oktoberfest.
Rock & Brews Lee Vista – Sam Adams Oktoberfest, MIA Oktoberfest, Cigar City Oktoberfest and Spaten.

September 20, 2018

To Celebrate National Coffee Day, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is ‘Brewing Doughnuts’ and ‘Glazing Coffee’ All Week Long

New Coffee Glazed Doughnut and Original Glazed™ Coffee available beginning Sept. 24; FREE coffee on Sept. 29
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2018) – One day simply is not enough for something this exciting. Java lovers, rejoice. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is celebrating National Coffee Day in a way no one else can, transforming its mouth-watering glaze to delicious coffee glaze for a Coffee Glazed Doughnut available one week only, starting Monday, Sept. 24.
And the brand isn’t stopping there. Krispy Kreme is also introducing Original Glazed™ Coffee as the perfect pairing. The iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut in a cup will become a new permanent item on the menu after the ultimate week of coffee.
 
Additionally, java lovers can grab a FREE Krispy Kreme coffee, any size, on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 at all shops through Central Florida locations, no purchase necessary.
To sweeten the deal, Krispy Kreme Rewards members receive the extra perk of a FREE doughnut with their coffee on Sept. 29.
Show us how you’re celebrating National Coffee Day all week long with the new Coffee Glazed Doughnut and Original Glazed Coffee by tagging local social media channels, including Facebook and @KrispyKremeORL on Twitter and Instagram.

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