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Craving Fashion Storms the Waterside Shops in Naples

15 Aug

At the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL, the Gulf Coast’s premiere shopping destination, there’s a premiere event debuting on Friday, September 6th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, kicking off the Waterside Shops’ first Friday Monthly Event Series, and you’re invited!

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Take a fashionable and sumptuous tour, sampling the unique culinary tastings of over 25 restaurants and local chefs, while browsing your favorite designer’s windows and sipping on the evening’s signature libations.  Live entertainment and informal modeling will accentuate the evening. If you live in the area, or are going to be in the area, be sure to dress your fashionable best, and join the other revelers for a night out to support local food and fashion!  You can see the event’s Facebook page here, which includes a full list of participating restaurants and sponsors.  For further information and tickets (GA/VIP), or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 800.755.6441, or send an e-mail to waterside@markit-group.com.

Proceeds support Make A Wish Foundation and St. Matthew’s House.

Group tickets are available.

WHERE: WATERSIDE SHOPS, 5415 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES, FL 34108

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WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

WHAT: CRAVING FASHION, FOOD AND FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

HOW: CALL 800.755.6441 OR EMAIL WATERSIDE@MARKIT-GROUP.COM FOR TICKETS

WikiPearls: the future of ice cream?

24 Jul

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Just found a fascinating article from TheKitchn.com about a brand new frozen treat called ”WikiPearls.”These little treats consist of your standard ice cream, but wrapped inside a flavorful skin. They won’t melt all over you and make a mess, and they are positively delicious. Is this where ice cream is headed in the future? Here’s what The Kitchn had to say:

“The ice cream comes in three flavors: mango ice cream with coconut skin, chocolate ice cream with hazelnut skin, and vanilla ice cream with peanut skin. Currently you can only get WikiPearls at the WikiBar in Paris.

The masterminds behind the protective membrane, Harvard professor David Edwards and French designer Francois Azambourg, say the purpose of these protective skins, or WikiCells, is to reduce waste and improve the consumer’s health through vitamin-supplemented skins and portion control. One ice cream ball has only 50 calories.”

Check out the rest of the article here, and let us know what you think of this new sweet treat!

Visit BrickTop’s Restaurant in Naples, FL for a Unique Dining Experience

15 Jul

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If you’re ever in the Naples, FL area and haven’t checked out BrickTop’s Restaurant at the Waterside Shops, you’re in for a treat! This little gem is warm, classy, and welcoming – and that’s just the beginning!

They have an incredible range of menu items, including rotisserie chicken, kosher hot dogs, and flat bread pizzas. Their sides are equally tempting, and include signature deviled eggs and fresh vegetables. Comfort food, meet healthy food – they’ve got something for everyone.

Daily and weekly specials are fresh every week, so be sure to check back often. And for the adults, there is a full bar and ample wine list. Go ahead and indulge yourself, you won’t regret it!

Visit BrickTop’s at 5415 Tamiami Trail N, or call them at (239) 598-1605 to make a reservation. You can also check out their restaurant online at http://bricktops.com/

How to Make Your Own Gluten-Free Taco Shells!

17 Apr

It seems like everyone knows someone who is gluten-free if they aren’t gluten-free themselves, and more and more restaurants and grocery store products are advertising gluten-free products in an effort to win over new customers.

But what if you want to stay in and make your OWN gluten-free food? Here’s a delicious recipe for how to make gluten-free taco shells from the comfort of your own kitchen. Follow the title link to their page to get cooking! Thanks to FreeFromG.com for the tip!

Got a favorite GF recipe to share? We’d love to see it!

Hot to Make Gluten-Free Taco Shells

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Top Two Vegan Eats in Cleveland

3 Apr

We were recently searching for some good vegan places to eat in Cleveland, and thought we’d share our top two choices with you here. Help us out by adding your own suggestions to the list!

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The Flaming Icecube – This vegan shop and café takes the cheez cake! It’s in Vegan News mag for having the best vegan burgers around! They focus on ‘compassionate food’ options for customers, and have some truly delicious entrees, drinks, and desserts. Love it!

Tommy’s Restaurant – No matter what your diet, you can probably find something that fits at Tommy’s. It gets great reviews from the locals and has a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Tuna, tofu, pies, and more – order something from the friendly staff and see for yourself!

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Cleveland Business Running Restaurant Gift Card Giveaways

6 Mar

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As part of their spring health campaign, West Park Dental in Cleveland, OH is doing monthly drawings for restaurant gift cards!

This month’s pick is PJ McyIntyre’s Irish Pub – you just have to be a fan and submit your info to be entered into the drawing. The pub has delicious food and a really fun atmosphere, so we are looking forward to seeing a deserving fan win $25 to enjoy this fabulous local spot. Here’s the link to enter: http://bit.ly/XrFAOX  Good luck!!

Surprise Surprise: 2013 Full of Food

3 Jan

Checking through our newsfeed we found this article about mini burgers. We’re sorry to say that if you’re a fan, you might be out of style in the new year. Take a look at the excerpt below, and check out the full article on NPR to get the whole story on what 2013 holds for the slider!

Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013

by Jessica Stoller-Conrad

January 03, 2013 2:33 PM

Sliders. We’re over them, the National Restaurant Association says.

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Still ordering gazpacho and sliders at your favorite restaurant? Not pre-screening restaurant menus before you make a reservation? Well, hop in the DeLorean and set the chronometer to 2013: You’re really behind the times.

Technology is in and bacon-flavored chocolate is out, says a recent survey of 1,800 chefs across the nation.

The survey, part of the National Restaurant Association’s latest Restaurant Industry Forecast, categorized 198 menu items as “hot trends,” “yesterday’s news” or “perennial favorites.” Meant to be an annual snapshot of the entire restaurant industry, the forecast also predicts trends in restaurant technologies and consumer attitudes in the coming year, says Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of Research at the NRA.

Restaurant consumer expectations are high, even before they walk in the door. More than half of adult patrons will check out a restaurant’s menu online before their visit, the report says.

And about that menu? One of this year’s hottest restaurant tech trends includes in-house iPad menus, which offer customers high-resolution photos and detailed descriptions of dishes.