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The Ultimate Walt Disney World Resort Travel Guide

Staggering in scope and almost mythical in magic, it feels remiss to refer to Walt Disney World as a mere theme park. Comprising four colossal parks, 32 hotels, more than 30,000 hotel rooms, and 200-plus restaurants across 43 square miles southwest of Orlando, the world’s most visited vacation park boasts some of the most famed attractions and characters on Earth, all housed within an area that’s twice the size of Manhattan.

So starts a great article about Walt Disney World, The Ultimate Walt Disney World Resort Travel Guide. Tips and tricks abound for your amazing experience at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Enjoy reading, and have a great vacation.

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Support the Betty Griffin Center – Eat at Columbia

Let your appetite do your giving while you support the Betty Griffin Center by dining at any of the seven Columbia locations in Florida during the entire month of September for lunch or dinner during the 25th Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest program.

Make sure that you vote for Betty Griffin Center as your favorite nonprofit during your meal to ensure we receive a donation!

Through this program, the Columbia restaurant donates 5 percent of all guests’ September (lunch and dinner) checks to the charitable organization the customer chooses (and we hope you will select us)!

The Columbia Community Harvest takes place at all of the Columbia restaurant locations and we are honored we were selected to participate again this year!

The Columbia restaurant in St. Augustine is located at 98 St George St. St Augustine, FL 32084. Open every day from 11 AM – 10 PM

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Saving Lives Never Tasted So Good – Woody’s BBQ

Wednesday, June 15
Various Woody’s BBQ locations

Donate blood at select Woody’s Bar-B-Q restaurants and receive:

FREE Woody’s BBQ Sandwich + 1 Side Coupon*
FREE OneBlood T-Shirt
FREE $20 eGift Card
Plus, a Wellness Checkup including a blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening.

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Ponte Vedra Council – Networking Mixer

Wednesday, July 28 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Pusser’s Bar and Grille, 816 A1A N, Ste 100, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Ponte Vedra Council – Networking Mixer
Please register for this free event: https://mdweb.mmsi2.com/nefarss/deeplinks.pl?type=CV&id=PV072821

Join us Wednesday, July 28 for our second social event of the year! Enjoy a fun evening of networking with old friends and new from 4:30-6:30PM at Pusser’s Bar and Grill (816 A1a N Ste 100, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082) in the heart of Ponte Vedra in a nice open environment that will be safe for all who want to attend. Appetizers will be served. Bring your business cards.

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National Eat Local Day

Tuesday, September 22

Restaurants and Home Cooks:
Celebrate National Eat Local Day September 22
Tuesday, September 22 is National Eat Local Day, a day to encourage restaurants and people cooking at home to prepare and serve a complete meal created with locally grown ingredients.

“Our goal is to raise awareness that supporting our local sustainable farms is really important,” said multiple James Beard Award-winning Chef Sarah Stegner, co-founder of National Eat Local Day.

“It is even more important this year due to the coronavirus pandemic since many of our local sustainable farms have relied on restaurants for the majority of their sales. The restaurant industry has been hard hit by this year’s pandemic leaving chefs and farmers without income. We hope that home cooks will step up to help keep these farms running by purchasing directly from a farmer or shopping at a local farmers Market.

National Eat Local Day was created by Stegner and public relations restaurant consultant Cindy Kurman, who believe that setting aside September 22 every year to remind people to focus on the importance of local sustainable farms and to help increase the flow of local sustainable food to our tables.

“It is important to direct attention to these farms which have become very important to our maintaining an environmentally friendly food supply chain,” said Kurman. “But it’s not just about the environment, it’s also about the exceptional quality of these ingredients, that are produced by farmers who are passionate that Americans eat great tasting, healthy food.”

A steadily growing number of restaurants throughout the United States procure their ingredients from local sustainable farms for two reasons: First, these ingredients taste wonderful, since they are harvested at their peak seasonal freshness. Secondly, restaurateurs increasingly consider that using local ingredients is the responsible thing to do for their guests’ health and for the environment.

Stegner’s restaurant, Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, Illinois, that she co-owns with Chef George Bumbaris, has been highlighting locally sourced sustainable food for more than 16 years and has built a very strong following of appreciative food enthusiasts. To help out during the pandemic period, since April, Prairie Grass Cafe, has been a pick up point for people to receive the produce from farmers that they previously ordered on line direct from the farm.

National Eat Local Day is a focal point in which we are asking chefs to highlight a locally sourced meal.

“We are asking the general public to buy direct from farmers in their area; prepare a meal and share what they have done on social media using the hashtag #nationaleatlocalday.”

Make a big deal and celebrate the bounty of the season with your friends and family while social distancing on September 22nd.

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Kakurega Omakase

Few dining experiences are as revered as Omakase. Chef Keisuke Harada was lured to Puerto Escondido from Mexico City to set up Kakurega Omakase, where he carefully executes the finest ingredients into an extraordinary work of art in front of visitors. Immersed on the Oaxacan jungle, and next to Hotel Escondido, Kakurega Omakase boasts simple, elegant design where nature and food collide.

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Gallaghers – To Go!

With delivery and takeout well underway, we decided to have some fun and expand our menu.

The warm weather inspired our chef to feature two delicious new salad entrées along with a mouth-watering classic steak sandwich.

We are also happy to announce that in addition to DoorDash and UberEats, we are also available on Grubhub and Seamless.

Take a look through our menu and let us cook tonight!

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4th Annual Del Ray Candy Bar Crawl

Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Del Ray Restaurants Along Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA

Take a break from holiday preparations, don your most festive attire, and join the Del Ray community for an afternoon of cheer, cocktails, and raffles for a great cause! The 4th Annual Del Ray Candy Cane Bar Crawl takes place Saturday, December 14 from 1-6pm. The first 250 registrants receive a 16 oz event souvenir cup. Bar Crawl T-Shirts will be on sale the day of the event.

Advance tickets are $15 ($20 at the door), and include specials on holiday cocktails & beers at each of the 15 participating restaurants, trolley transportation, raffles, an costume contest, a photo booth, and more. Check-in starts at 12:00 pm at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap (401 E. Braddock Road) or RT’s Restaurant (3804 Mount Vernon Ave) You must check-in at one of the starting restaurants between 12-3pm. Participants can crawl to other restaurants starting at 1pm. Late check-in available at Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mount Vernon Avenue) only after 3:00pm.

Participating restaurants: Rt’s Restaurant, Hops N’Shine, Northside10, Cheesetique Del Ray, Catch on The Ave, Stomping Ground, Pork Barrel BBQ, Del Ray Pizzeria, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Evening Star Cafe, KAiZEN Tavern, Live Oak Restaurant, Charlie’s On The Avenue, The Garden, and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap

Don’t miss this fun holiday event for a great cause! All proceeds benefit Community Lodgings, an incredible Alexandria nonprofit that works to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through transitional housing, affordable housing, and youth education programs.

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Party Pics – A Taste of Coronado

This year’s “Taste of Coronado”, on Wednesday, October 10, was another great success.

This event was organized by the Coronado Junior Women’s Club to benefit local nonprofits, including Monarch School of San Diego, A Walk On Water, and Coronado Junior Woman’s Club.

Coronado’s most popular restaurants served up a plethora of fantastic offerings for attendees to enjoy. This 4 hour experience was the perfect way to spend a fall evening with friends and family.

Visitors could make their way down Orange Avenue, or start at the Ferry Landing, to enjoy all that Coronado offers. When your feet got tired they just hopped on the complimentary trolley to go to the other side of town.

Images and some content courtesy of Island Girl Blog. http://islandgirlblog.com/caught-in-camera-taste-of-coronado-2018/

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Karma Las Vegas Mixer – Dine in the Dark

Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Blackout Las Vegas 3871 South Valley View Boulevard Las Vegas

Do it in the dark! Karma Las Vegas invites you to dine with us in complete darkness and enjoy the most unique sensory journey you have ever experienced. When the sense of touch, hearing, taste, and smell are heightened, food, drinks and dinner conversations become a brand new adventure. Karma Las Vegas has secured a special night and rate for Karma members and a guest. $85 per person for a full 6 course meal and alcoholic beverage of your choice – this includes ALL taxes and tip! Join us on Feb 17th, don’t be left in the light! https://vimeo.com/228250469

To RSVP, click on Purchase Tickets and follow the steps to charge your credit card on file. If you have any questions, please email us at rsvp@karmainternational.com.

All the videos from the party will be put into social media sites such as Youtube in collaboration with Marketing Heaven.

Karma Members can Purchase Tickets in the Karma Member Lounge.

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Party Pics: World’s First Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Restaurant Marks Official Grand Opening at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Multi-Michelin star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay, joined by the finalists of Season 17 HELL’S KITCHEN All-Stars and famous faces from the sports and entertainment world, celebrated the official grand opening of the first-ever Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Since its soft opening in early January, the highly-anticipated restaurant has already received reservations for nearly 25,000 guests. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner.

Designed to be an experiential and immersive destination restaurant, guests at Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN will feel transported to the studio set of the globally popular FOX television show. The inspiration from the hit show is evident from the signature fiery pitchfork – direct from the set of the popular TV show – that marks the entryway, to the life-size video screen of Chef Ramsay that greets guests upon arrival, to the chef uniforms and menu items. The winner of current Season 17 of HELL’S KITCHEN All-Stars will be named Head Chef and have portrait hung with the other previous champions on the winner’s wall.

“We responded to fans of the show who were hungry for a real-world HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant for some time – pun intended,” said Ramsay. “What we didn’t fully realize was just how enthusiastic the response would be. We are thrilled with the reservations and interest since announcing our opening, and excited to welcome guests to experience the best of HELL’S KITCHEN – great food, and great cocktails.”

Masterfully designed by Jeffrey Beers International, the first-of-its-kind restaurant boasts design features that are engaging to all senses and are a nod to both the red and blue teams featured on the show. The dynamic and bustling kitchen is the centerpiece of this unique eatery, with mosaic tiles framing the open space artfully, allowing guests to appreciate from every seat in the house. Chefs and cooks in the kitchen will be in the exact uniforms from the show – red and blue jackets with coordinating bandanas. To further bring the electric atmosphere of the studio into the dining room, additional key elements of the show are infused in the design, such as fire and heat and custom designed lighting that combine brass rods with pitchfork features and runs across the high ceilings. HELL’S KITCHEN’s iconic “H” and pitchfork symbols are cleverly featured throughout the custom-designed, laser-cut screen partitions and soft charcoal and ash-hued wallcovering.

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows facing the famous Las Vegas Strip and Caesars Palace’s iconic fountains, Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN seats nearly 300 guests and features indoor and Strip-adjacent dining. Currently offering lunch and dinner daily, the eatery also boasts a spirited bar menu.

“Creating unique and world class-dining experiences is one-way Caesars Entertainment is strengthening the integrated resort concept,” said Mark Frissora President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “A key element of this is building strong partnerships and Gordon is not only a great partner but also one of the biggest talents in culinary.”

Several of the most successful signature menu items and recipes featured on the television show can now be experienced during lunch and dinner including Pan Seared Scallops, Lobster Risotto, Beef Wellington, Truffle Arancini, Brick Pressed Chicken and Crispy Skin Salmon. Special menu items direct from the show will be added as new episodes air.

To perfectly complement the cuisine or to simply enjoy at the restaurant’s sprawling bar, the cocktails at HELL’S KITCHEN are not to be missed. The signature creations include the gin-based Notes from Gordon, garnished with a scroll printed with a surprise note from Gordon Ramsay; the citrus and rosemary laden Chef’s Stew, served bubbling and steaming from dry ice; and the rye-based Smoke on the Blvd, which arrives in a cherry-wood smoke-filled glass cabinet. The restaurant also boasts an expertly curated wine list with over 20 wines offered by the glass. The beer list is also notable with more than 30 options, and includes an exclusive HELL’S KITCHEN Special Brew IPA from Stone Brewing.

“With Gordon and his team, we created a unique dining experience based on one of the most popular shows on television. I’m very proud of what we have achieved. The room has been transformed and feels just like the set of Hell’s Kitchen, and the food and service is worthy of the Gordon Ramsay,” said Gary Selesner Regional President Caesars Palace. “The response from guests so far has been very gratifying. They are delighted with the menu and love the concept. It looks like we have another big hit on our hands. I can’t wait for everyone to try it.”

Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to seven eateries with more to come. The new restaurant is a partnership between Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment in conjunction with ITV America. HELL’S KITCHEN airs in the U.S. on FOX and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Kenny Rosen, David Eilenberg and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. HELL’S KITCHEN airs in 41 countries around the globe.

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