Food and Beverage News

Food and Beverage News – including beer, wine, spirits, artisinal foods, cooks, cooking, foodservice, and related food industry news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Whole Brain Consulting to Speak at The Hatchery December 2, 2019

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago Illinois area’s William Madden, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, is scheduled to present at The Hatchery from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on December 2, 2019.

Leonard Lombardi Named AVA Companies CEO

HICKSVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AVA Companies of Hicksville, N.Y., case-ready manufacturer and distributor to the supermarket and food processing industry of private label pork, beef and other protein products, has announced the appointment of Leonard E. Lombardi, Jr. as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Lombardi, a Villanova University alum, succeeds AVA’s founder, Albert L. Girgenti, who recently passed away.

Local Atlanta Brand Béla Will Be Presenting Partner of ‘Yoga By The Water’ at Georgia Aquarium in 2020

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Béla, the Atlanta-based wellness beverage start-up brand from Althea Brands LLC, announced today that it will be the presenting partner of “Yoga by the Water,” Georgia Aquarium’s monthly yoga event, through 2020. All proceeds from the sponsorship will go towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts.

Restaurant Veteran Launches Sustainable Latin-Based Delivery and Catering Service

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Longtime Las Vegas restaurateur Kori McClurg is on a mission to change and improve the way American’s eat. McClurg, who operates a chain of Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill restaurants in the Las Vegas area, is about to open “Melita’s Table,” a plant-based delivery and catering only kitchen concept to the Las Vegas community.

Onions 52 integrates Famous-compatible TMS Freightflow, reducing transportation costs and improving customer service

RENO, Nev., Nov. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay Holstine, President and CEO of Freightflow, said, “As many grower/shippers turn to transportation management software to improve customer service and increase margins, Onions 52 leads the pack with their recent integration of Freightflow TMS into Famous software.”

SwampFire Backwoods Bistro Debuts Steak and Shrimp Menus for Weekend Dining Friday, Nov. 15

FOLKSTON, Ga., Nov. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SwampFire Backwoods Bistro, south Georgia’s sizzling new culinary experience, announces its ribbon cutting and opens its doors for the finest in regional dining on Friday, Nov. 15. (*UPDATED*)

Chef Kat’s Bone Cleaner BBQ Sauce Serves Up Toiletries for the Homeless with Thanksgiving Food Drive

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Kathleen Bowen aka Chef Kat mixed the first servings of her signature Bone Cleaner BBQ Sauce for a few friends and family, she never imagined the response would be so overwhelming. Naked bones were the only thing left on plates! Today Chef Kat is preparing even bigger batches of her signature brand for everyone from the hip hop community to the homeless.

Ethically-Sourced Vanilla Bean Powder Now Available

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Vanilla, an Orlando-based vanilla provider, has announced the new production, distribution and sales of vanilla bean powder. Like all Native Vanilla products, the vanilla bean powder follows the same standards — exceptional quality, sustainably-sourced, and naturally grown.

Honoring Michigan’s ‘Hunting and Conservation Excellence’ with Boone and Crockett Club Craft Whiskies

MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Oct. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The conservation of wildlife and the habitats they depend upon is the reason why Theodore Roosevelt founded the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887. Prestige Imports LLC and Imperial Beverage has partnered with this respected organization to create, produce, and nationally distribute a line of Boone and Crockett Club Whiskies.

Gluten-Free New England Serves Up 1st Boston Expo

SIMSBURY, Conn., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gluten-Free New England, LLC presents their first Greater Boston expo on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington, Mass. The event includes 75 gluten-free vendors as well as food trucks, cooking demos and educational seminars.

Award-Winning Natural Energy Support: BEE&YOU Royal Jelly Bee Pollen Propolis Tablet

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BEE&YOU’s Ultra Strength Tablet was awarded “the Sustainable New Product” by Sustainable Food Awards, in Amsterdam in June 2019. The tablet is a natural mixture of propolis, royal jelly and pollen without added sugar, fat, preservatives or any chemical additives. Recommended amount is two tablets daily preferably between meals.

Foxtail Coffee Co. Welcomes Scott Callahan, J.D. to Team as Co-Owner

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, Foxtail Coffee Co., a local chain serving organic and ethically-sourced coffee, added Scott Callahan to their owner and leadership team. Callahan, a real estate investor, lawyer and philanthropist in Winter Park, Fla., will also serve as general counsel to the company. He joins co-founders Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle in overseeing the expansion and continued success of the local string of cafes.

Will Madden of Whole Brain Consulting Speaks at the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Founder’s Series

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago area’s Will Madden, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, speaks at the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network Founder’s Series, held September 25, 2019. The Founders Series is a CFBN series presented in partnership with CA Branding, Fifty Gazelles and PreBrands.

Indiana Coffee Roaster Brings Home Three Medals from World’s Largest Roasting Competition

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Evansville Coffee Company brought home three medals from the fifth annual Golden Bean North America Roasting Competition. Since its launch in 2015, the Golden Bean North America has grown to include more than 1,300 coffees submitted to this year’s competition from the best roasters across the USA and Canada.

Brandon Hernandez of Whole Brain Consulting speaks at Food and Beverage Business Growth Summit

LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boulder, Colorado area’s Brandon Hernandez, co-founder and senior partner of Whole Brain Consulting, speaks at the Food and Beverage Business Growth Summit, held September 23 – 29, 2019. The summit provides guidance to emerging food and beverage brands across the country and globally

The Food Shop Launches Gallivant Brand of Egg-free and Gluten-Free Ice Creams in Seven Flavors

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On August 9, 2019, The Food Shop announced the launch of Gallivant Mawa Ice Creams, a new line of desserts in seven globally-inspired flavors. The mawa ice creams are egg-free, gluten-free and contain no artificial flavors and ingredients.

Uncle John’s Pride Offers Links to Greatness

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Not only does Uncle John’s Pride specialize in producing a variety of award-winning, premium smoked sausages and other meats, they also fan the flames of philanthropy, sharing a culture of giving back to the communities it serves.

Lost Heritage Rye Grain Becomes New PA Whiskey – 2019 Phila. Whiskey Event Promotes Collaboration Between Farmer and Distiller

LITITZ, Pa., Aug. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time in decades, the long-lost heritage grain, Rosen rye, will be distilled into rye whiskey in Pennsylvania! “The last man to distill Rosen rye into whiskey at Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pa. will be the first to distill it here again,” said Laura Fields, founder of the American Whiskey Convention and CEO of the non-profit, The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.

It’s Official: Los Angeles Has a New Spicy Chicken Sandwich Champion!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Among all of the glitz and glamour that is so prevalent in the modern cuisine industry, one factor consistently and undeniably proves itself: that unforgettable, exquisite flavor will always reign superior in the hearts of food lovers. Take into account the groundbreaking story of Korea Town’s/LA’s newest gem, H Cafe – part of the H Hospitality Group.

Stahmanns Pecans Releases a Blog Series About Life on an Estate-Grown Pecan Farm

LA LUZ, N.M., Aug. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ever want to get a look at what goes on behind the scenes at a working, commercial, estate-grown pecan farm? Well now is your chance. Stahmanns Pecans is wrapping up its twelve-part blog series titled: “A Year on an Estate Grown Pecan Farm.” The series began in October 2018 and the final installment of the series will be published on September 2, 2019.

First-ever Southeast Arizona New Vintners Harvest Festival Set for September 21 at Kief Joshua Vineyards

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 21, 2019, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the First Annual Southeast Arizona New Vintners Wine Growers Harvest Festival at their vineyard in Elgin, Arizona (located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611). Eight Arizona-based wineries and vineyards will be in attendance, pouring some of the state’s newest wines available, alongside two local bands on stage, gourmet food from local eateries and a variety of retail vendors.

Korean Food that Captivated New Yorkers! aT’s 2019 K-Food Fair Completed Successfully

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT, President Lee Byung-ho) successfully hosted the K-Food Fair 2019 at the Jacob K. Javitz Center in New York on July 6-7. The K-Food Fair was held in conjunction with the KCON Convention, organized by CJ ENM, which was attended by over 55,000 millennial and Generation Z fans of Korean culture. (VIDEO)

Florida Distillers Go to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The St. Augustine Distillery joined two Florida distillers along with more than 150 craft distillers from around the country who gathered in Washington, D.C. from July 22 through July 24 for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th Annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

Gulftech Acquires ABL S.p.A. – Announces Expansion into Fresh Cut Produce Market

DENVER, Colo., July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gulftech International, Inc. (“Gulftech”) based in Denver, Colorado, USA, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ABL S.p.A. (“ABL” or the “Company”). The Gulftech family of companies are the world’s recognized leaders in the engineering, manufacture, lease, sale and service of industrial equipment and components serving many of the world’s most important food production and processing companies.

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine Launches Mobile-Friendly Website As ‘Go-To’ Source for Consumers, Visitors, Media, and the Trade

COXSACKIE, N.Y., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the summer season, Hudson Valley Wine Magazine is launching a fully redesigned, mobile-friendly website that is tailor-made not only for consumers and visitors who want the most out of their wine and craft beverage experience in the Hudson Valley, but also researchers, media, and members of the trade who want to learn more about the region’s industry from an historical and agricultural perspective.

The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in Italy proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site

SOLIGHETTO, Italy, July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Assembly has officially declared the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene the 55th Italian “World Heritage Site.” Innocente Nardi, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, expressed, “Our profound satisfaction and immense joy at the declaration of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene as a World Heritage Site.”

Queen and Rook Game Cafe Announces First Location

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philly Games Inc. announces its first location of Queen & Rook Game Cafe will be near the corner of 2nd and South Streets, at the site of the former Hikaru restaurant. Philadelphia’s newest player is getting ready to make its first move with a late Summer opening. They promise a game library of more than 1,000 new and vintage board games, a retail section, easy to share plates, local drafts and a full liquor license.

Keto and Co Launches Wholesale Program at Fancy Food Show

BOSTON, Mass., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keto and Co, maker of the #1 best-selling brownie mix on Amazon, announces the launch of its grocery wholesale program. With this expansion, Keto and Co will bring its popular line of delicious, delightfully low-carb foods right to the grocery store shelf.

Buona Opens 25th Location in Glen Ellyn

GLEN ELLYN, Ill., June 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buona announced today the opening of its newest location in Glen Ellyn, Illinois at 395 Roosevelt Road on June 19, 2019. The new restaurant is the family-owned group’s 25th location. To celebrate, Buona gave away free Italian beef sandwiches to all guests that were in line at the Glen Ellyn location before 10 a.m. on June 19.

DiNoci Natural Foods Announces Whole Foods Colorado Launch and Plans to Exhibit at Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, June 14-16

BOULDER, Colo., June 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DiNoci Natural Foods, creator of revolutionary almond milk-based frozen desserts, today announced plans to exhibit at the 2019 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado June 14-16, 2019. The company also announced the launch of four flavors – Salty Caramel, Lemon, Chocolate and Mint Ganache – at 15 Colorado Whole Foods Stores.

Solstice Events Launches Hyper-Local Beer and Music Festival with Beer, Music and Food native to South Shore, MA

HULL, Mass., June 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solstice Events LLC announces the first annual South Shore Solstice Fest taking place on June 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Paragon Boardwalk in Hull, MA. Event goers will enjoy hyper-local craft beer tastings, live music from top bands and delicious food offerings all local to the South Shore. Hull will be kicking off the summer in style with the best the South Shore has to offer!

Restaurant Delivery Report – Nearly 1,000 Independent Restaurant Operators Share Profitability and Challenges with Delivery

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com’s published results of their 2019 Restaurant Delivery Survey focuses on the growing trend of restaurant delivery and summarizes input gathered from nearly 1,000 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their experiences with self-delivery and third-party service providers, and their insights regarding restaurant delivery.

SoHo Gallery Cafe Seeks to Create Inclusive, Welcoming Community for NYC, International Artists

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new art-inspired cafe is taking residence in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. By Name, a multi-purpose space located at 324 Bowery, is opening on June 5, 2019 with the goal of creating a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists contributing to the vibrancy of New York and beyond.

Art and Antiques Lovers Find Bonanza at Event in Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bonanza Art Antiques & Gourmet Expo is coming to the Pendleton Convention Center on June 7 and 8, 2019. This inaugural event will feature an eclectic mix of artists, antique and vintage dealers, small gourmet food producers, and offer tastes from several Oregon wineries, breweries and other craft beverage houses.

Paragon Strengthens Winery and Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

AVON, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Ethically-Sourced Vanilla Now Available Online

ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bakers everywhere know the importance of using quality ingredients in their products. Take vanilla beans for example — their unique flavor can enhance the worlds of both savory and sweet foods. However, according to Native Vanilla, an Orlando-based vanilla provider, vanilla beans can be challenging to find, purchase and have delivered to your door in a timely manner

Gokal Law Group: Trial in Sexual Assault Case Against Schwan’s Co. Moved to Sept. 2019

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than three years ago a woman was sexually assaulted in a Schwan’s truck in Northern California, yet nothing indicates the Sonoma County case (#SVC262079), will be resolved soon, says Attorney Alison Gokal, of the Gokal Law Group.

Paragon Further Strengthens Operations with its Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

AVON, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon’s San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.

Thai Direct Bowls, The First Healthy, Gluten and Dairy Free Thai Restaurant in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Located in East Village, Thai Direct Bowls is the first healthy, gluten and dairy free Thai restaurant in New York City. Street Thai food reinvented for healthy eating, served in salad and rice bowl style, with authentic Thai flavors. All Thai bowls are gluten free and dairy free with vegan and vegetarian options

The Iconic Hospitality of New Orleans Has Transformed 15 South Ristorante on St. Armands Circle Into: THE VENUE, Music, Burgers, Bar

ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE, Fla., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prepare to take your seat at the newest hotspot for Live Entertainment and mouth-watering dishes – right here in the heart of S. Blvd. of Presidents: THE VENUE – Music, Burgers, Bar.