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

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — 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. — 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. — 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. — 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 Bela Will Be Presenting Partner of ‘Yoga By The Water’ at Georgia Aquarium in 2020

ATLANTA, Ga. — Bela, 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. — 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. — 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. 18

FOLKSTON, Ga. — 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. 18. SwampFire Backwoods Bistro is on the grounds of Newell Lodge and Resort.

Chef Kat’s Bone Cleaner BBQ Sauce Serves Up Toiletries for the Homeless with Thanksgiving Food Drive

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — 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. — 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.