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Rivera's 'Girls Night Out' promotion begins Tuesday
JAN 27, 2012

Rivera's 'Girls Night Out' promotion begins Tuesday

Rivera’s is launching a Girls Night Out promotion beginning Tuesday at its restaurant at 117 Poinsett Street. GNO, as Lucinda Rivera likes to call it, will be Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m.

Lucinda and her husband /chef, Bruce will feature a tapas menu and 25 percent off bottled wines. A $5 martini list will also be available.

Rivera’s is coinciding the promotion in concert with its four-year anniversary, which took place earlier this month.

There will be wine tastings on Tuesday and a food and trivia evening is planned for later. “We’re going to see how this goes and we’re exploring the possibility of bringing in music later,” Lucinda said.

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Football fans feel no guilt about Super Bowl snacking
JAN 27, 2012


With the Super Bowl fast approaching, the majority of football fans say they feel no guilt about snacking down heartily as they watch their favorite teams try to make it to the Super Bowl.

That's according to the third annual Supervalu Snack Down Survey by Harris Interactive, which revealed that the majority of respondents readily acknowledge that few, if any, snacks they eat during games would be considered healthy or good for them. The survey also found that 54 percent of fans say they don't confine their snacking to any special time but will eat throughout the game. Another 12 percent say they start snacking before the game as a warm-up and 9 percent report that "I load up my plate at kickoff."

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McDonald's introduces McBites
JAN 27, 2012

McDonald's guests nationwide can taste McDonald's newest premium chicken offering – Chicken McBites --  through April, while supplies last. This new choice offers chicken enthusiasts bite-size enjoyment with big flavor.

McDonald's new Chicken McBites are made with pieces of white chicken breast and a home-style seasoning and are available in three sizes – Snack (3 oz.), Regular (5 oz.) and Shareable (10 oz.) – to accommodate any occasion and portion size. To enhance the taste experience, chicken fans can also pair Chicken McBites with a variety of dipping sauces for their dunking and popping pleasure.

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Grapes touted in helping prevent onset of age-related impaired vision
JAN 27, 2012

Can eating grapes slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a debilitating condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide? Results from a new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine suggest this might be the case.

The antioxidant actions of grapes are believed to be responsible for these protective effects.

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Celebrity chef releases "We the Soup, first of free monthly eCookbooks
JAN 27, 2012

Chef Fabio Viviani has announced he will release a series of 12 eCookbooks, one every month of 2012.

The first eCookbook, We the Soup, contains 31 simple, step-by-step recipes with easy-to-find ingredients. Each book contains a new recipe for each day of the month (31 for January) selected from Fabio's favorite collection.  Each recipe is easy to follow with minimal equipment…basically, a stove and a pot.

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Taco Bell adding 'First Meal" to its menu
JAN 27, 2012

Taco Bell adding 'First Meal


Taco Bell is scheduled to begin rolling out its long-awaited breakfast platform — or "First Meal" — next week in about 750 locations in 10 states, the first wave of what the chain promises will be a year of change and innovation.

In addition to the morning daypart rollout, the Irvine, Calif.-based quick-service chain is also beginning tests of a new Cantina menu in about 150 stores. The menu includes an upgraded tier of higher quality options developed with the assistance of celebrity chef Lorena Garcia and could position Taco Bell against fast-casual Mexican brands.

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RJ Rockers makes Food Network appearance Monday
JAN 26, 2012

RJ Rockers makes Food Network appearance Monday

Fans of craft beer will enjoy this appearance by RJ Rockers on TV.

Representatives from RJ Rockers, a Spartanburg-based craft brewery, will be featured on Food Network Canada's “Pitchin’ In” on Monday, Jan. 30, at 11 p.m.

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FATZ, VeggieTales partner for kids meal program
JAN 24, 2012

FATZ is introducing a kids meal program featuring VeggieTales, the American series of children's series of talking vegetables whose stories convey moral lessons.

The activity books in the new Kids Program features multiple games for children under 12 and a coloring contest to win the complete VeggieTales DVD Library or an opportunity to win the soon to be released VeggieTales RobinGood and His Not-So-Merry Men DVD. 

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Everyday is like  'Carnival Food' at new Greer restaurant
JAN 18, 2012

Kelvin Miller has opened a Confections Carnival Food restaurant that features a menu of items found at carnivals, community events and fairs. The idea was to take his Jam Concessions traveling kitchen and bring the idea in a carnival-themed restaurant.

Food is fun for Kelvin Miller.

That’s the premise behind the opening of Confections Carnival Food at 1209 W. Poinsett Street.

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