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.


Maryland Food Truck Week 2020 Will Roll Out in July

BALTIMORE, Md., May 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After many weeks of reflection, we made the decision to uphold Maryland Food Truck Week’s dates to July 10 – 26, 2020, event organizer Au Jus Solutions, announced today. Since Maryland entered a State of Emergency and Governor Hogan issued a stay-at-home order, Food Trucks, who are essential businesses, never truly stopped operating.

‘Merican Mule Expands, Launches Southern Style Mule

NORWALK, Conn., May 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Merican Mule, one of America’s fastest growing canned cocktail brands, has announced the expansion into new states in the Northeast and Southern U.S. The company designs new age variations of the Moscow Mule cocktail, made with premium spirits, ginger, and fruits, in 12oz cans.

Celebrating International Tea Day, Specialtea Gifts Announces Their New Product to Fight the Quarantine Blues

RALEIGH, N.C., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global pandemic has impacted many facets of American life, causing stress and uncertainty. Specialtea Gifts today announced the launch of their new product, the “Dunk A Trump” Tea Infuser. This tea infuser was designed as both a humorous gift and an actual tea infuser.

Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey Expands to Sea Isle – Grand Opening May 22

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J., May 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fractured Prune Donuts of New Jersey announced today the grand opening of its 4th location at 5004 Landis Ave in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, for May 22 at 7 a.m.

Ferrari’s Italian Villa Challenges You to Tell Them Your Best Restaurant Story

ADDISON, Texas, May 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A smile is the best medicine. With Coronavirus presenting new challenges every day, smiles are welcome. Fortunately, Ferrari’s Italian Villa wants to celebrate your great dining memories to remind everyone of their favorite restaurants.

Wente Vineyards offers the First Ever Voice App Wine Tasting Experience

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wente Vineyards, the longest continuously owned and operated family winery, and a company of many firsts throughout its 137-year history, nationally launches today an interactive home wine tasting feature with both Alexa and Google home devices. A wine industry first, this ability to experience a guided wine tasting with one’s smart device will bring the wine country experience straight to the home.

Edamam Adds Data to Recipes in the Microsoft Bing Search Engine

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edamam, a nutrition data company, is working with Microsoft’s Bing team to bring deeper nutrition data to consumers. Edamam provides Bing with very detailed nutrition data for a big percentage of recipes appearing in the search engine’s results.

Melita’s Table Delivers a Revolutionary Cinco De Mayo Feast

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cinco de Mayo has become one of the most beloved and celebrated days of the year. Though many Nevadans will enjoy the historic date at home this year, there’s no reason to avoid dancing, margaritas and an amazing vegan taco creation made special by Melita’s Table.

Alegría Fresh and Impact Bioenergy Sign Strategic Global Deal to Deliver Alegría Farmacy Plant-based Food and Energy Systems

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Erik Cutter, President and CEO of Alegría Fresh and Jan Allen, President and CEO of Impact Bioenergy are proud to announce the development of the Alegría Farmacy food production system.

Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Provides Healthy and Safe Meals For The Las Vegas Community During The Coronavirus Crisis

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ori’Zaba’s, one of Las Vegas’s most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, is open for business and dedicated to serving the public in this time of concern and need.

Cake in a Card? InstaCake Cards are Ideal Way to Share Virtual Celebrations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InstaCake has figured out the perfect way for people to share their love – even if they’re quarantined at home alone. These cakes in a card are ideal for just about anyone who has something to celebrate – a birthday, anniversary, job promotion and more.

Amped Kitchens Announces Accelerated Timeline for New Chicago Location

CHICAGO, Ill., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, many food producers are scrambling to find food production spaces that meet unprecedented, rapidly evolving needs. To fulfill those needs, Amped Kitchens announced it will move ahead with plans to open its new Chicago location – providing best-in-class food-safe, sanitized and fully-permitted production spaces for up to 64 food producers.

Rapid Deployment Solutions Selected to Improve Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau Audits Responsiveness for a Large Distillery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) – a leading Content & Records Management solutions company – is excited to announce that it has been selected by one of the largest North American distillers and alcohol distributors to improve their Accounts Payable process, AP audit support, Customer Service support, and to increase responsiveness to the U.S. Federal Alcohol Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) Audits.

Growing Local Collaborative Increases Food Deliveries and Resources in NOLA Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the various organizations that make up the Growing Local Collaborative – Recirculating Farms Coalition, Top Box Foods Louisiana, SPROUT NOLA, New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, and Liberty’s Kitchen – in partnership with Market Umbrella and the Crescent City Farmers Market, are ramping up efforts to keep New Orleans residents fed and healthy by organizing food distribution from farms to families and mapping important resources.

Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Focuses on Equal Opportunity and Provides Leadership Roles for Women!

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ori’Zaba’s, one of Las Vegas’s most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, has become a leading voice – and employer – for women who seek leadership roles in the restaurant industry.

Pre-Launch: ‘BREADISTA – bake like a pro’ starts a unique bread baking subscription box for everyone

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Craving good bread led to the idea to develop this unique baking subscription box: BREADISTA. Have you ever checked the ingredients list of store-bought bread? Have you ever wondered why there is “enriched flour”?

Vibe Wines Enhances Valentine’s Day Gift-Giving with Enticing Sexy Pairings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give your partner a truly unique and unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift this year. Love isn’t standardized, so romantic gifts shouldn’t be either. Vibe Wines( Sexy Pairings bring their award-winning California wines together with playful products such as romantic lingerie, intimate games, and massage oils to create unique and love-inspiring gift sets designed to keep on giving long after the holiday is over.

Allegent FCU steps up to the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Challenge, Cranberry Twp., Pennsylvania

WEXFORD, Pa., Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capturing the buzz of a current Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter commercial spot – Allegent FCU actually sells Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at a financial institution! The Hershey Company’s branded Reese’s spot teased the Federal Credit Union into accepting the challenge and partnering with Reese’s in fulfilling the commercial spot’s thought: that Reese’s are “sold literally everywhere business is done, I’m pretty sure you could buy them at a bank.”

New Cat Cafe Combines Cats and Coffee – What’s Not to Like?

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Small Lives Matter Kitten Rescue Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization specializing in saving sick and orphaned kittens, announces that they are partnering with Whiskers Cafe, LLC and Bold Bean Coffee Roasters to open Frisky Cat Cafe at 1092 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd. in St. Augustine, Florida. It’s a first-of-its-kind cat cafe, combining a coffee beverage cafe with a cat lounge.

New Year! New Look! As of Jan. 1, Fuzzy’s Empanadas is now The Naked Empanada

WAKE FOREST, N.C., Jan. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Year! New Look! As of January 1, 2020, Fuzzy’s Empanadas is now The Naked Empanada. We’re not going anywhere – just shaking things up a bit. Fuzzy will still be the master mind behind your favorite empanadas.

Cottage Cooking Adds Baking Class to its Schedule Lineup

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2019 SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cottage Cooking, known for their dinner-party style cooking classes, has recently expanded into offering daytime baking classes. Founders, John Godts and Liisa Andreassen, recently attended some baking classes at the King Arthur Flour Baking School in Norwich, Vermont, and are excited to share what they learned.

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.