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Las Vegas Latin Ghost Kitchen, Melita’s Table, Defies Odds And Expands Offering Dine-In Restaurant Experience In 2021

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Melita's Table, a popular ghost kitchen serving authentic and original Latin meals, has expanded from delivery-only, to now offer a restaurant dining experience.

Las Vegas restaurateur, Kori McClurg launched Melita's Table in 2019 before the pandemic as a unique ghost kitchen concept - preparing meals for delivery only. The ghost kitchen concept defied the odds and found success during the pandemic with meals infused with Old World Latin flavors and a plethora of options to meet many dietary needs including: nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and oil-free menu items.

As dining rooms open once again, guests have requested their favorite Melita's flavors be available for dine-in. "Our customers loved Melita's Table as a delivery-only concept and by adding a dine-in option, we can serve more people who are interested in healthy food that tastes amazing," said owner Kori McClurg.

McClurg, who also owns and operates the Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill in the Las Vegas area, found the perfect location for Melita's Table, inside of her Silverado Ranch Ori'Zaba's restaurant.

"By offering our Scratch Mexican menu from Ori'Zaba's and Latin meals from Melita's Table, in the same location, customers can take a flavor trip abroad without having to board an airplane," said Melita's Table Director of Consumer and Product Management, D.J. Wannacott-Yahnke.

Melita's Table offers dishes made with fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes and unique spice combinations. Melita's entrées are made using unique ingredients: quinoa in tacos, citrus portobello in the chimichanga, and smoky jack asada crafted from jackfruit in burritos. Unique and flavorful options provide a Latin menu for everyone to enjoy and explore.

Those fresh ingredients make Diana Edelman, of Vegan's Baby, thrilled about easier access for Vegans in Las Vegas. She says, "It's been amazing to have Melita's Table as a partner with Vegan's Baby for two years during Vegan Dining Month. Expanding from a kitchen to dine-in makes so much sense. Now, even more people can experience the plant-based cuisine Melita's Table does so well." In January, Melita's Table sold over 400 entrees contributing a donation of almost $520 to Vegan's Baby associated charity, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.

Melita's menu also includes delectable desserts and amazing appetizers. Tres Leches Cake made with coconut milk, battered artichoke bites, street corn and a variety of homemade empanadas add Latin flair to the menu.

McClurg saw a need in the community for more healthy food options and decided to offer a fresh dine-in experience to go along with their existing food delivery service. "By expanding Melita's Table we can bring flavors and food to more people who may not be able to find meal options for their dietary sensitivities. While Melita's Table serves healthy dishes for those looking for healthier options, the food also tastes amazing," said McClurg.

Food delivery and pick-up are still available, but for those wanting a dine-in experience, Melita's Table is serving meals seven days a week; 10:30am - 9:00pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00am - 8:00pm on Sundays at 1263 E Silverado Ranch Blvd., Las Vegas 89183, located in the Silverado Ranch Center at the intersection of South Maryland Parkway and E Silverado Ranch Blvd.

About Melita's Table

Melita's Table - https://melitastable.com/ - specializes in crafting healthy and flavorful Latin meals using unique whole food ingredients. The menu includes options for everyone; gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, oil-free and dairy-free. All menu items are made fresh daily using whole grains, legumes, vegetables and clean protein. Try Melita's Food today by ordering online as food delivery, pick-up, catering orders, or dine in person!

For more information please contact:
Nicole Brooks, Public Media Relations, tastesgood@melitastable.com

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WildPlum Adds Wild Wine and Summer Spirits to Kickstart the 4th of July Steamboat Style!

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. -- Life is about to get a little wild and crazy, fun and tasty, at the base of Steamboat Springs! WildPlum, a community centered eatery, grocer and spirits destination, that brings elevated goodness to the mountain community of Steamboat Springs, will kick off the 4th of July in high style, offering wine, spirits, pizza and ice cream specials.

"We are so excited to bring the very best to Steamboat and our neighbors," said WildPlum Owner, Kori McClurg. "Amazing deals on our wines, spirits, delicious pizza and ice cream."

McClurg said visitors can enjoy great deals on WildPie Pizza for $3 a slice and ice cream for $2 a scoop.

The wine and spirit specials include all Josh Cellars varieties on sale; reds are priced at $12 per bottle and whites at $11 per bottle. Also, WildPlum is discounting their new line of biodynamic wines; Blue Quail.

Blue Quail is WildPlum's new, house recommended, affordable biodynamic wine that is estate grown, family owned and responsibly produced in Russian River, California.

In addition, the Summer Sale will include locally made Jones House Vodka by Family Jones Distillery located in Loveland, Colorado. This local award-winning vodka from American grown corn is diluted with Colorado spring water and packs a punch of local mountain air in every taste!

WildPlum differentiates itself from the average local store by providing curated collections that combine food and beverage ingredients, recipes and spirits pairings to make any novice an expert host.

WildPlum is no ordinary grocery store. We offer most anything, including produce, fine cheeses, dairy, deli, bread, crackers, chips, tortillas, salsa, kid items, cereal, soft drinks, power drinks, pasta, sauces, ice cream and more at the base of one of the best ski mountains in America.

"I'm so proud of the new offerings and the specials we will present in preparation for the 4th of July weekend," McClurg said.

Beyond deals on wine, spirits, pizza and ice cream, WildPlum has big plans for the coming ski season, which includes:
* A kitchen remodel and an enhanced menu to provide more lunch and dinner options including vegan items
* Menu pairing ideas throughout the store to help make meal prep at home easy and convenient
* Patio enhancements
* Expanded bar offerings
* New coffee bar

WildPlum is conveniently located at the base of the mountain in the Highmark building. The new selection of local products ranging from Colorado whiskey to local coffee and bath salts, means there is something unique to take home, for visitors and locals, alike. WildPlum is a locally owned and operated business, bringing you the best Colorado has to offer.

For more information about WildPlum's "Wild Wine & Summer Spirits Sale," visit https://wildplumgrocer.com or contact: Nicole Brooks at nbrooks@crazygoodmarketing.net

WildPlum is a community centered eatery, grocer and spirits destination that brings elevated goodness to the Boat! Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, WildPlum is passionate about elevating goodness as a purveyor of epicurean treats, unique spirits and locally curated goodies and gifts. The Eatery is known for its exceptional "WildPie" pizza and great grab and go options. A spacious patio and in-store dining are perfect for breakfast, lunch or a relaxed dinner.

WildPlum, 2525 Village Dr. #1A, Steamboat Springs, CO 970.879.1981

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Melita’s Table Delivers a Revolutionary Cinco De Mayo Feast

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Cinco de Mayo has become one of the most beloved and celebrated days of the year. Though many Nevadans will enjoy the historic date at home this year, there's no reason to avoid dancing, margaritas and an amazing vegan taco creation made special by Melita's Table.

In November 2019, veteran Vegas restauranteur Kori McClurg opened Melita's Table, a plant-based delivery and catering only kitchen concept. Las Vegas has happily embraced this healthy, all-natural Latin-based option.

To celebrate the success, and provide vegan delights for Cinco de Mayo, Melita's Table has created Butter Lettuce Shell Tacos. The new shells provide a zesty alternative to the flavorless iceberg lettuce wraps of old.

Try a revolutionary taco trend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the 1862 Mexican military victory over the French forces of Napoleon III.

The new butter lettuce wraps provide plenty of space to pile on quinoa, lentil picadillo and marinated citrus portobello. The new taco design delivers all the flavor without the gluten or meat.

Melita's Table is not just for those with special dietary needs. We are here to provide all-natural Latin offerings to customers who crave Old World flavors fused with modern-day health options; including nut-free, soy free, gluten free, and oil free menu items.

Melita's Table is aimed at customers who demand meals that stress healthy ingredients and environmental sustainability.

"Amazing flavor is what we do," McClurg said. "We bring Old World wholesome foods right to your door."

Don't let this year's Cinco de Mayo go to waste with second-rate food. Think like a health-minded revolutionary. Go for the zest and zing with Butter Lettuce Shell Vegan Tacos loaded with juicy and flavorful citrus portobello, cucumber salsa, cilantro, guacamole and pico.

Our Butter Lettuce Shell Tacos are not just amazing, but they go perfectly with our incredible Tres Leches Cake. This traditional Latin treat comes saturated with a sweet frosting glaze. The cake is so good, you might not want to share. But in the spirit of May 5th, we're sure you will find a way.

All of our gluten-free and vegan offerings are available for delivery and pick-up through DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates and Grubhub.

Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo together with the best and healthiest food since the revolution. Viva Cinco de Mayo and taco lovers everywhere.

For more information about our gluten-free and vegan tacos, see: https://melitastable.com/menu/burritos-and-tacos/butter-lettuce-shell-tacos/

To learn more about Melita's Table see: https://melitastable.com/ or contact Nicole Brooks at nbrooks@crazygoodmarketing.net.

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Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Provides Healthy and Safe Meals For The Las Vegas Community During The Coronavirus Crisis

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Ori'Zaba's, one of Las Vegas's most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, is open for business and dedicated to serving the public in this time of concern and need.

Since 2001, the Mexican food franchise has served the Las Vegas community. And owner, Kori McClurg, has pledged to continue to provide safe, secure and affordable food to the Las Vegas community during this unprecedented time in our history.

Our restaurants are operating and offering free pick up orders - including beer orders - through our online site at: https://zabas.com/

"Everyone is doing their best during this stressful time," McClurg said. "We are with you and we support all the great work being done by healthcare workers, teachers, and everyone on the front lines of this crisis."

McClurg said the Ori'Zaba's family will provide healthy and safe food for the community. Those seeking the very best from our staff can get free pick up orders just inside our door at a contact-free station. In addition, all our offerings are labeled for accuracy and sealed for safety. We are also now offering beer and specialty drinks to go! Add beer or specialty drinks to any pick-up order.

Delivery options have been expanded to include; DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and also EZCater.

Mexican dishes available for order include: Build Your Own Burritos and Bowls that can be filled with grilled chicken, slow roasted shredded beef and hand-trimmed steak marinated in Zabadobo spices. See more menu details online at https://zabas.com/zabas-menu/

Ori'Zaba's also makes grocery shopping easy! Our restaurant offers "A La Carte" options to help keep refrigerators stocked with essentials. Our catering menu includes "grocery list" items that will make meal prep easy. Our sides can feed 3-25 people and include pre-prepared rice, beans, cheese, grilled chicken, steak and grilled lime shrimp, just to name a few. Shopping can be easy when essentials like sour cream, guacamole, chips, salsa and tortillas can be ordered in one place. For our full offering of items, see our online ordering page. https://zabas.com/order-online/

All "grocery list" items can be delivered straight to your door in tamper-proof bags. Or order free pick-up and your items will be just inside the restaurant door at our contact-free station.

"We are all in this fight together," McClurg said. "But there's no need to miss out on easy to get, fresh, safe and healthy food. Let's eat well, live well, and stay strong."

For more information about Ori'Zaba's, and how to stay healthy with the best Mexican food in Las Vegas, contact: Nicole Brooks at nbrooks@crazygoodmarketing.com or go to https://zabas.com/.

Ori'Zaba's, 9360 W. Flamingo #110-521, Las Vegas, NV 89147

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Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Focuses on Equal Opportunity and Provides Leadership Roles for Women!

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Ori'Zaba's, one of Las Vegas's most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, has become a leading voice - and employer - for women who seek leadership roles in the restaurant industry.

The nineteen-year-old Mexican food franchise was founded by longtime Las Vegas restaurateur Kori McClurg, a military veteran and corporate executive, who understands the value women managers, employees and leaders bring to a company.

After serving in the United States Air Force and working as a defense contractor, Kori developed strong analytic and leadership skills, which she most recently put to work managing private investments and as an owner of Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill.

"As a woman, who has fought her way up in the military and also the corporate chain of command, I know the challenges women face in the workplace. That's why Ori'Zaba's stresses a culture that celebrates women leaders," McClurg said.

The company actively engages in a hiring and promotional process that increases the number of talented women in leadership roles. More than 80 percent of the of Ori'Zaba's Franchise General Managers are women. About 60 percent of the company's executive team are women.

"Women make up the majority of the population and it's about time companies and franchises reflect that reality and bring more women into all workplaces," McClurg said.

"We wanted to enhance our culture, improve training, and reduce turnover. The people we have in our GM positions have been able to achieve that. I believe that is a testament to skills that are not traditionally thought of as strong leadership characteristics. When we start thinking about what actually impacts our business and the bottom line versus what makes a 'strong' leader, these women have been able to make a difference," McClurg said.

In honor of International Women's Day 2020, which takes place March 8, and to truly understand the significance of Ori'Zaba's commitment, McClurg said it is important to highlight the history of the international women's rights movement.

The History of International Women's Day
Since the first gathering in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) has been celebrated annually on March 8.

In that time, the women's rights movement has celebrated many victories, including but not limited to:

* In 1948, the United Nations adopted the first international document to assert "the dignity and worth of the human person and [the] equal rights of men and women."
* In 1979, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
* In 2017, the Women's March on Washington, DC, became the largest international mass demonstration in support of women's rights. Affiliated marches were held in Accra, Bangkok, Paris, Nairobi, Belgrade, Buenos Aires, Krakow, and even Antarctica.

Women in Leadership

By 2018, women made up nearly half (46.9%) of the whole US labor force, yet they only accounted for slightly over a third (40.0%) of managers.

Believe it or not, in 2019, there were still fewer women in leadership positions than there were men named John.

That figure seems astounding in light of research conducted by Harvard Business Review found that, "Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills."

"As a woman who has served in the military and in the corporate world, I do understand the challenges that women face in the workplace. My intention has been to create a place where people can be successful right along with the company. Because of my experience, I have the objectivity to see what's actually valuable versus the way things have always been done or who has always done them," McClurg said.

There is no doubt that the healthy growth of Ori'Zaba's franchise family, since its creation in 2001, is in great part due to these amazing energetic women leaders.

Ladies, on behalf of the whole Ori'Zaba's franchise family - thank you!

Learn more about company at: https://zabas.com/

For more information about Ori'Zaba's, or the value women bring to any workplace, contact: Nicole Brooks, Sr. Marketing Specialist, Crazy Good Marketing, 720-325-2517 x733, nbrooks@crazygoodmarketing.net

Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill, 9360 W. Flamingo #110-521, Las Vegas, NV 89147 - https://zabas.com/

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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.

This new kitchen concept is a delivery only operation that does not have a storefront or in-store dining. The concept is ideal for on the go consumers who demand healthy food without the hassle of dining out.

Melita's Table, which opens on November 1, will provide all-natural Latin offerings to customers who crave Old World flavors fused with modern-day health options suited for many dietary needs; including nut-free, soy free, gluten free, and oil free menu items.

Melita's Table -- a delivery and catering only service - is aimed at customers who demand meals that stress healthy ingredients and environmental sustainability, but do not want to compromise on flavor.

"Amazing flavor is what we do, but it our food feels as good as it tastes. You don't need to compromise your values," McClurg said. "We bring Old World, wholesome foods right to your door."

The delivery and catering-only kitchen concept is relatively new to Las Vegas, McClurg said. "The food we create at Melita's Table is the kind of food people want," she said. "They want transparency in their meals; they want to feel better about what they are buying; they want real, whole foods. And they want food that supports sustainability and the environment. By using all plant-based ingredients and environmentally-sensitive packaging, we are working to sustain the planet."

All of the food created by Melita's Table is prepared in professional kitchens that follow all regulations. This delivery and catering only concept will lead to better efficiency, and sustainability, McClurg said.

McClurg has a military background where she learned how to lead and build efficient operations. She knows how to get the most from a dollar. Melita's Table will use dedicated spaces in professional kitchens, allowing for a better return on real estate. Food is prepared fresh, using efficient processes that provide matchless quality. Every step of the experience, from ordering to food preparation and delivery, has been thought through to ensure maximum value for the customer. At Melita's Table you get more goodness for your money. You can count on it.

But customers also want traditional meals that deliver all natural ingredients with an Old World twist.

McClurg struck upon her Latin-infused, all-natural kitchen concept after years of travel and food exploration across Mexico and Latin America. She studied the culinary techniques of Old Mexico. She also enlisted the help of other culinary experts local to Las Vegas. The result is a delivery and catering only concept that provides unique ingredients such as a Latin Skillet with Lentil Picadillo and Citrus Portobello. Whole grain options in many dishes include Red Quinoa and Farro. Pineapple and Cucumber salsa add a unique twist to many of the dishes such as Gluten Free Green Enchiladas and Street Tacos.

"Our delivery and catering only concept will provide a new, tantalizing dining experience which treads lightly on the Earth," McClurg said. "Our completely plant focused menu and recyclable packaging is just as important to us, as is creating tasty food."

And unlike most take-out styled restaurants, Melita's Table gives customers the option to create their own plates, based on their dietary needs.

"There is no such thing as a special order," she said. "We have a 'Build Your Own' menu section to let guests choose their favorite ingredients and customize their order."

McClurg currently employs 80 people with restaurant locations all across the Las Vegas metro area. Her restaurants have won many coveted awards at the Bite of Las Vegas.

But McClurg understands that her delivery and catering only concept, much like the food truck craze, will provide restaurateurs with a new opportunity. She said that Melita's Table will provide healthy, sustainable foods to families in a quick, and affordable way. The delivery and catering only concept will also create a unique eating experience for customers.

"Melita's Table is focused on creating Latin flavors that are delivered to you," McClurg said. "We will change the way Americans eat with food that is delivered fast, fresh and always healthy."

McClurg said she wants her Las Vegas vision to grow into a national franchise.

"This is just the start," she said. "We chose Las Vegas as ground zero for the franchise plan, because this is a foodie town with high expectations."

Melita's Table is set to open November 1, 2019.

Learn more at: https://melitastable.com/

For more information about one of Las Vegas's first-ever delivery and catering only concept, contact: Barry Bortnick, Sr. PR Specialist, Crazy Good Marketing, 720-325-2517 ext: 719, bbortnick@crazygoodmarketing.net

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