Today, Suzhou Tourism launched its first-ever campaign to directly target North American travelers – the “Experience Suzhou: The Venice of China and the City of Scholars” sweepstakes, open for entries now through October 23, 2015 at www.TraveltoSuzhou.com/Sweepstakes. Available to residents of the Continental United States and Canada, the online promotion will award 18 travelers (nine winners plus one guest each) a six-day visit to Suzhou between November 2015 and January 2016.
Situated just west of Shanghai, Suzhou is deeply rooted in culture and heritage as one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze Basin dating back more than 2,500 years. With its narrow streets and winding waterways, Suzhou truly lives up to its nickname as “Venice of China.” Taking advantage of this hidden gem location, sweepstakes winners and their guests will enjoy a six-day package inclusive of round-trip coach airfare, accommodations at one of the city’s top hotels, three meals daily, and a guided trip through the city each day. The trip itinerary will offer a quintessential Suzhou experience featuring visits to a selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Humble Administrator’s Garden and Lingering Garden, as well as Tiger Hill, Suzhou Museum, Pinjiang Road, Silk Museum, Tongli, and authentic experiences at iconic restaurants such as Songhelou and Deyuelou. The trip is the ultimate vacation adventure for anyone who wants to visit China and experience true Chinese culture.
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Penfolds, Australia’s leading winemaker, is delighted to once again partner with GQ Magazine, the premier men’s magazine for style and culture, and launch the second annual joint search for the “Best Dressed Somm” of 2015. Until September 30, 2015, wine professionals employed in the U.S. and Canada as sommeliers, also referred to as “somms,” are encouraged to submit their most dapper photos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #BestDressedSomm for a chance to win the coveted title of Penfolds and GQ’s Best Dressed Somm 2015.
“In top restaurants across North America, modern day sommeliers challenge traditional wine attitudes and rules and set new trends in wine and style,” said DLynn Proctor, Penfolds U.S. Winemaking Ambassador. “A somm’s personal style is about exploring and knowing how to choose, and as a fellow somm I’m excited to be part of Penfolds’ and GQ’s celebration of style as a component of the total wine experience.
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In what may become the largest-ever food sampling event, on July 21 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® will offer free sampler plates of its popular new Sriracha Shrimp and Churro S’Mores appetizers to guests.
Applebee’s anticipates serving about two million plates of Sriracha Shrimp and Churro S’Mores during “Taste The Change Day” at nearly 2,000 restaurants across the country. The offer is available to dine-in guests all day, with the option of adding other new appetizers at low sampler prices.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7428056-applebee-s-taste-the-change/
A historic day for AC Milan and Milan. Fondazione Fiera has decided that the winning project for the redevelopment of the old trade fair is the one of AC Milan. The decision made yesterday is the first step, but the dream of the Vice President and CEO Barbara Berlusconi to build a new stadium could soon become reality.
The project, which was presented along with Arup in January, envisions the construction of one of the most innovative stadiums in the world, open to the city and extremely functional. It will contain within itself a hotel, a school, restaurants, children’s playgrounds, walking paths in the green on the rooftop, exhibition space for young artists and other useful services to the citizens. The stadium will have about 50,000 seats and already many international companies are putting themselves forward for a commercial partnership.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7572451-ac-milan-will-have-a-new-stadium/
Today, more than six thousand pancake lovers from around the globe gathered in Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Indiana for a pancake fundraiser hosted by IHOP Restaurants and Kiwanis International. Thousands of Kiwanis volunteers, in town for their annual convention, and members of general public enjoyed free IHOP pancakes and coffee. Two dozen IHOP cooks prepared the pancakes made from more than 240 gallons IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancake batter, which were accompanied by 189 gallons of maple syrup, 94 pounds of butter and 625 gallons of coffee.
The celebratory event raised funds through voluntary donations to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus through the Eliminate Project. It was the first in a series of events planned by IHOP Restaurants as part of its “Summer of Smiles” campaign that celebrates individuals and organizations which have devoted countless hours to making others smile through their philanthropy. The celebration coincides with the family-friendly brand’s launch of a new ‘smiling’ logo and its 57th Anniversary.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7428053-ihop-summer-of-smiles-pancake-party/
For nearly 57 years, IHOP® restaurants have helped millions of guests each week start their day with a smile. Today, with the launch of a new logo that prominently features just that, the brand will bring those smiles to life. And, to further demonstrate the IHOP commitment to smiles, the launch of the new logo will be celebrated with a series of “Summer of Smiles” activities devoted to those who, through service and other programs, help people smile.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7428051-ihop-new-logo-launch/
Before the turn of the millennium, Bellagio altered the landscape of Las Vegas dining when it built world-celebrated chef restaurants overlooking its iconic fountains. The tradition of delivering award-winning, lakeside epicurean experiences continues as it debuts LAGO by Julian Serrano – a contemporary, Milan-inspired Italian restaurant concept.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7499351-bellagio-lago-by-julian-serrano/
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest barbecue chain, is proud to announce the kick-off of their new foundation, Barbecue, Boots & Badges, a foundation committed to leaving a footprint on the communities they serve by providing funding and resources to law enforcement, firefighters and their families.
“We take pride in the communities we serve and saw a vital need for a foundation to support local law enforcement, firefighters and their families,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “These are the people who put their lives on the line every day, we created a foundation to help those who serve us.”
Initial funding for Barbecue, Boots and Badges will coincide with the national launch of Dickey’s new line of potato chips. Guests can try the new chips and give back to the new charity on March 1 when they are available nationwide. The artisan crafted potato chips come in three bold flavors -- original, barbecue and jalapeno cheddar.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7434751-dickey-s-barbecue-boots-and-badges/
America’s one million restaurants will continue to be a leading job creator in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast released today. While the operating environment will remain challenging, total restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record $709.2 billion in 2015 – a 3.8 percent increase over 2014, marking the sixth consecutive year of real sales growth for the industry.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7077454-nra-restaurant-industry-forecast/
More than 85,000 attendees from more than 30 countries will descend upon Dallas for MegaFest 2015, hosted by T.D. Jakes, from August 20 to 22. The three–day festival is returning to Dallas after tremendous success in 2013. During MegaFest 2013, more than 75,000 attendees from 20 states and 31 countries visited the Downtown Dallas Business District, bringing an estimated economic impact of more than $41 million.
“MegaFest harkens back to a simpler time when families spent quality time together,” said T.D. Jakes. “With so much chaos and turmoil ensuing in the world today, it will be critical for families to reconnect and recharge their batteries in a fun–filled, inspirational environment. It is also a great opportunity to showcase the best that Dallas has to offer — from its dynamic business community, to its arts and entertainment to its renowned shopping, restaurants and hospitality venues. MegaFest is a can’t–miss opportunity for all.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7425051-megafest-t-d-jakes-dallas-2015/
Suffering from an in-law overdose? Recovering from a shopping overload? Planning on feeling a little fuzzy? With more than a third (35 percent) of Americans* planning to drink on New Year’s Eve already predicting a hangover on New Year’s Day, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) has the perfect remedy for guests in need of some relief this holiday season! To ring in the New Year, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will unveil The Cure Burger, available by request only at participating restaurants nationwide beginning January 1.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7404451-red-robin-the-cure-burger-exclusive-menu/
DIY Network ventures west to Coeur D’Alene, Idaho for the ninth season of Blog Cabin, the first-ever interactive home-building series based on a very simple idea: “You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It!” Beginning Tuesday, January 6, visitors to DIYNetwork.com/blogcabin can vote for their favorite construction features that will help host Chris Grundy, and a team of DIY Network experts, with the design of the 2015 mountain retreat. On Monday, July 27, fans can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the fully renovated and furnished home, as well tune in to the season nine premiere at 9 p.m. ET.
“We’re taking Blog Cabin out west for the very first time,” said Grundy. “It’s a little taste of small town living with walk-up ice cream shops, down home restaurants, and year-round events for the whole family.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/66177-diy-blog-cabin-2014/