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San Francisco World Spirits Competition Accepting Entries

The 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has just announced it’s call for entries for this year’s competition in March. Over the past 19 years, The SFWSC has established itself as the spirits industry’s most influential competition, with an international reputation for integrity and impartiality.

RAMW Extends Winter Restaurant Week Through January 27

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced that for the first time in the 18 years of its biannual Restaurant Week promotion, it will officially extend Winter Restaurant Week through Sunday, January 27.

Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff Coming March 2

A weekend of family-friendly competition, entertainment and delicious frontier food awaits March 2-3 during Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff.Lunch, consisting of from-scratch dishes prepared for the competition, will be served at high noon on March 2.

Lineup Unveiled for Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks

The Santa Ynez Valley, heart of Santa Barbara wine country on California’s Central Coast, will run its annual Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks for the ninth time, this year expanding the promotion to two weeks: January 27 through February 10, 2019.

Hard Rock International Hosting Battle of the Bands Competition

Hard Rock International will support aspiring musicians with its Battle of the Bands competition, a global search for top aspiring bands, solo artists, musicians, DJ’s and MC’s worldwide. The competition will give local artists a chance for glory as finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to perform at Hard Rock Cafe New York, $15,000 cash and performance time in front of top music industry executives.

Main Event Celebrates 20th Birthday with Gifts and Giveaways

Main Event Entertainment is saying thank you to its loyal guests by giving away the most epic gifts from the place that has given you the most fun under one roof for 20 years.The epic gifts include:$20 in free arcade playA chance to win a full-size PAC-MAC arcade gameA free Big Fun Super Sundae when you book a birthday party by November 21Unwrap the free arcade play just by signing up online at mainevent.

The Sicilian Butcher Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Negroni Cocktail

It’s official, The Sicilian Butcher is home to the title for GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Largest Negroni cocktail. Sheldon Wiley, director of beverage for The Maggiore Group, made the classic cocktail inside a 500 liter oak barrel using equal parts of three premium Italian spirit brands: Carpano Antica Formula, Malfy Gin Originale and Campari.

DC Cocktail Week Announces Lineup

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the return of DC Cocktail Week, a showcase of the incredible mixologists in the metropolitan Washington region, from Monday, November 12, to Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Everything You Need to Know for Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta, the city’s much anticipated food and drink festival showcasing the local restaurant scene, is taking place this weekend on October 19, 20 and 21. Held at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the 17th annual festival will feature more than 90 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, offering their most craveable dishes alongside live on-stage cooking demos, hands-on group classes from top chefs, a beer garden and more.

James Beard Foundation Now Accepting Entries for 2019 Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced Monday that the call for entries for the 2019 Awards is officially open. Deadlines for submissions are as follows:Leadership Awards: December 1, 2018Book Awards: December 7, 2018Restaurant and Chef Awards: December 31, 2018Journalism and Broadcast Media Awards: January 2, 2019Restaurant Design Awards: January 25, 2019Several notable changes have been made in both the Media and Restaurant and Chef Award categories, including:Book Awards: As the publishing industry’s output of food books continues to flourish, the book committee has put in place a two-tiered judging system to handle the large volume of entries.