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Weekday lunch comes to Boston’s Gallows

BOSTON – Gallows, the South End’s award winning neighborhood spot, introduces weekday lunch from noon to 5 p.m. at the 1395 Washington St. site. The menu includes its Scotch Egg and an array of award winning burgers. Check it out at www.thegallowsboston.com.

Three new flavors coming from Yoplait

Girl Scout Cookie season will bring three new flavors to the Yoplait yogurt lineup, the company announces. They’ll include Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Chocolate (also known as Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties depending on the area), and Caramel Coconuts (Samoas or Carmel deLites. The Caramel Coconut flavor is the brand’s original style of yogurt while the Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Chocolate varieties are new to Yoplait’s new Yogurt Whips! Product line made with live, active cultures and no high fructose corn syrup. They are said to be free of artificial ingredients and contain around 140 calories and are described as “light and fluffy.” The program, the Girls Scouts declare, “will remind everyone of the power of Girl Scout Cookies.”

Cape Classics adds Petite Siréne to portfolio

NEW YORK – Earlier this Fall, Cape Classics added Petitie Siréne to its portfolio via a partnership with the Third Growth Bordeaux estate Chateau Giscors in Margaux. This is the second Bordeaux winery joining the company this year in a collaboration that adds two wines to the market: Petite Siréne Bordeaux Sauvignon-Sémilillon 2016 and Petite Siréne Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2015. Both are priced at less than $10 suggested retail. “We wanted to approach Bordeaux in the exact same way we did the Loire and Burgundy—find stories that need to be told and wine that over-delivers for the price,” explains Robert Bradshaw, president and COO of Cape Classics. “With Petite Sirène by Château Giscours we found both.” This year has been Cape Classics’ 25th anniversary, bringing its initial foray into Bordeaux, its first teaching training session from work by its Indaba Education Fund and a nomination for Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Importer of the Year.”

 

Salem, MA Victoria’s Station closes

SALEM, MA – The Victoria’s Station on Pickering Wharf

closed suddenly in December. It was part of a chain that once operated in 100 locations including three others in MA. A sign on the door said it had been vacated by court order, according to a published report.

 

McCormick & Schmick faces harassment claims

BOSTON – The Boston Business Journal reports claims from four former workers at this city’s McCormick & Schmick, charging sexual harassment at the city’s Faneuil Hall restaurant. The chain is said to have taken disciplinary action against those accused but denies the alleged conduct as such, a copy of the lawsuit is said to show. The women are said to be suing the company and seeking damages.

 

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First McDonald’s becomes  Certified Green Restaurant®

BETHESDA, MD – The first McDonald’s, located here at River Rd., earned a sustainability certification from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) as a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant®. It earned 95.78 GreenPoints® in the environmental categories of food, water, waste, energy, chemicals and pollution, and disposables. It also eliminated use of Styrofoam and began a full scale recycling program. Additionally it added 100 percent LED lighting, high efficiency pre-rinse sprayer and hand sink aerators, Energy Star equipment, Metro Cards to encourage greater use of public transportation, and also removed paper towels from its public restrooms.

Products on Parade

Remove waste quickly & simply

WORCESTER, MA – Remove waste oil with ease and durability with The Shortening Shuttle®, described by one user as ‘the best piece of equipment I’ve ever purchased for my restaurant.’ Visit https://shortening-shuttle.net for full details including spec sheets, replacement parts and much more.

Make great gelato with Bravo Equipment

CANTON, MA – Taylor of New England carries Bravo gelato machines, allowing you to make genuine Italian gelato. Check the products out at www.taylor-company.com. Learn about Trittico, the first multi-function machine for gelato, chocolate, pastry and catering.

 

 

 

 

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Weekday lunch comes to Boston’s Gallows in the South End

BOSTON – Gallows, the South End’s award winning neighborhood spot, introduces weekday lunch from noon to 5 p.m. at the 1395 Washington St. site. The menu includes its Scotch Egg and an array of award winning burgers. Check it out at www.thegallowsboston.com.

Three new flavors coming from Yoplait

Girl Scout Cookie season will bring three new flavors to the Yoplait yogurt lineup, the company announces. They’ll include Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Chocolate (also known as Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties depending on the area), and Caramel Coconuts (Samoas or Carmel deLites. The Caramel Coconut flavor is the brand’s original style of yogurt while the Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Chocolate varieties are new to Yoplait’s new Yogurt Whips! Product line made with live, active cultures and no high fructose corn syrup. They are said to be free of artificial ingredients and contain around 140 calories and are described as “light and fluffy.” The program, the Girls Scouts declare, “will remind everyone of the power of Girl Scout Cookies.”

Cape Classics adds Petite Siréne to portfolio

NEW YORK – Earlier this Fall, Cape Classics added Petitie Siréne to its portfolio via a partnership with the Third Growth Bordeaux estate Chateau Giscors in Margaux. This is the second Bordeaux winery joining the company this year in a collaboration that adds two wines to the market: Petite Siréne Bordeaux Sauvignon-Sémilillon 2016 and Petite Siréne Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2015. Both are priced at less than $10 suggested retail. “We wanted to approach Bordeaux in the exact same way we did the Loire and Burgundy—find stories that need to be told and wine that over-delivers for the price,” explains Robert Bradshaw, president and COO of Cape Classics. “With Petite Sirène by Château Giscours we found both.” This year has been Cape Classics’ 25th anniversary, bringing its initial foray into Bordeaux, its first teaching training session from work by its Indaba Education Fund and a nomination for Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Importer of the Year.”

 

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French food and wine event tomorrow in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN – Bon & Oak presents the Tour De France Wine & Food Event tomorrow from 7 to 10 p.m. with fine French kosher wines from classic Champagnes to the latest Bordeaux, paired with passed hors d’oeuvres and a buffet with carving stations. It takes place at 26 Bridge in Dumbo, Brooklyn, catered by Heavenly Events & Catering, with a dessert by French pastry chef Rachel Lalou and fine French wines and cognac. Tickets are $125 per person, or 15 percent off with code: GKRF15. Contact Sarah Kauffman for special group discounts today at 516-306-0629 or go to info @bonandoak.com.

 

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The Pantry at Avenue N expands to Pantry 2.0

RUMFORD, RI – The Pantry at Avenue N re-opens Wednesday, December 13, as the expanded Pantry 2.0.

Nick, Tracy and The Avenue N Family will offer an “all-out community market seven days a week, working with local farmers, makers, growers and fishermen. The five year-old establishment will become “a hyper-local market,” declares co-owner Tracy Rabar.

Hotels are changing as 2018 approaches

A panel of hotel industry “insiders’ predicts changes ahead this coming year. They include Tina Edmundson, global brand officer, Marriott International; Bjorn Hanson, clinical professor, NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, John Vanderslice, global head, luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide, and Guy Langford and Marcello Gasdia, Deloitte LP travel, hospitality & services group. They predict resort fees will become more common at urban properties; turndown service will end; hotel rooms will be more ‘connected’ with mobile app controls; the check-in desk will fade away; brands will appeal to customer values; wellness will become major; and experiences and activities will play a major role – think walking tours, bike riding, culinary classes, etc. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171208/REAL_ESTATE/171209888/seven-ways-hotels-are-expected-to-change-in-2018-adding-resort-fees-internet-of-things-and-even-politics-into-the-mix

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Marriott International signs new agreement with YTL Hotels for Asian expansion

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Marriott International and YTL Hotels plan two new properties  in Japan under the JW Marriott and EDITION Brands and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an EDITION and a W Hotel in Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan.