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Mairena Wines selected as Tampa Gasparilla Pirate Fest Official Wine Sponsor

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TAMPA, FL – The Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest has announced Mairena Wines as the event’s official wine sponsor. The partnership with Tampa-based San Rafael Import Company includes a variety of red and white wines that will be available for sale throughout parade festivities at its charitable beer and wine gardens.

For more than 30 years, alcoholic beverages available for purchase at Gasparilla Pirate Fest have been sold exclusively by Tampa-based nonprofit organizations, which in turn receive proceeds earned for their charitable efforts.

Three generations of the Blanco family have farmed the Mairena vineyards and produced grapes for the company’s renowned wines. Mairena is the largest wine producer in South America and the 5th largest in the world.

“We have a close relationship with our Argentine friends, the Blanco family, and are thrilled to share their incredible wines on a grand and festive scale with the Tampa Bay community and its signature Gasparilla events,” stated San Rafael President and Tampa native Dan Whitaker.

“Mairena Wines are the perfect compliment to any festive atmosphere, and will undoubtedly have pirates and party-goers toasting to celebrate!”

Partner Ben Benvenuti added, “Mairena Wines have a smooth, rich flavor that is a true treasure. We believe they will be a hit for Gasparilla Pirate Fest, and we look forward to sharing it with everyone in attendance.”

Reserved tickets are still available for the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Those interested can visit GasparillaTreasures.com.

Carlos Eats

January 26, 2023 |

GASPARILLA PIRATE FEST RETURNS. WHAT. WHEN. WHERE.

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SEMINOLE HARD ROCK GASPARILLA PIRATE FEST TAMPA HOSTS THE COUNTRY’S 3RD LARGEST PARADE | SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023  |   Invasions are welcome in Tampa Bay! Gasparilla Pirate Fest returns every January, bringing the spirit of pirates past and glittering treasures for visitors and locals to plunder. The 4.5-mile parade route, led by the captain […]

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January 25, 2023 |

Golden State Warriors announce Lunar New Year Celebrations

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have announced upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, including a free event at Thrive City on Saturday, Jan. 21, along with in-arena activations when the Warriors take on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Chase Center.

Additionally, through a collaboration with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, the Warriors have installed a five-foot-tall rabbit statue in Thrive City for families across the Bay Area to enjoy.

Thrive City will display the rabbit statue now through Monday, Feb. 9, as part of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco’s “Year of the Rabbit on Parade.” The Thrive City rabbit, dubbed the Bravery Rabbit, will be one of five statues on display in San Francisco (the remaining four are located at the Asian Art Museum, in Lakeshore Plaza, at the Rose Pak Station, and in Union Square).

Each of the rabbit statues were designed by local artists and represent a unique cultural meaning displayed in the design elements. After the display period, all the statues will be auctioned off with net proceeds benefitting local nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit chineseparade.com.

As part of Thrive City’s Lunar New Year celebration, which will take place on Jan. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy an array of activities including a rabbit petting zoo, lantern craft stations, rabbit statue photo ops, balloon artists, surprise giveaways, and more.

The event will also feature a diverse selection of live entertainment, including performances from the Korean Culture Center Urisawe Drum Performance (Korean), Nguyen Dance Company (Vietnamese), and Lion Dance Me (Chinese).

The following day, on Sunday, Jan. 22, the team will commemorate the start of the Lunar New Year as the Warriors face the Brooklyn Nets at 5:30 p.m.

During the game, fans can enjoy a full-building giveaway of red envelopes and in-game performances by Lion Dance Me, Lisa Performing Arts, Thunder Kung Fu, and more. In addition, a limited-edition Lunar New Year shirt will be available at all Warriors Shop locations.

Tickets for the game are still available, while supplies last by visiting Warriors.com.

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food and travel blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines.

Carlos Eats

January 22, 2023 |

Celebrate New England Clam Chowder Day at Bluewater Grill

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TEMECULA, CA – National New England Clam Chowder Day is happening on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Blue Water Grill. Guests at the restaurant can enjoy $ 2 off the price of a cup of the restaurant’s New England Clam Chowder with the purchase of any lunch or dinner entrée. Offer is valid on Saturday, Jan. 21, only and cannot be combined with any other offer. One discounted cup of New England Clam Chowder for each entrée purchased.

The word “chowder” is thought to have come from the French word “chaudière,” which translated literally means “pot” though it refers to a specific cooking pot in French cuisine, according to The Kitchen Project. Chaudière in turn comes from chaud, which is French for “hot” and is derived from the Latin word calderia, which in English language is cauldron.

The popular dish is believed to have first been served in the 16th and 17th centuries in fishing villages along the coasts of France and England and then spread to New England where it gained popularity before spreading across the globe today, including in California which has become famous for serving sustainable seafood dishes.

“National New England Clam Chowder Day on Jan. 21 is a REAL holiday that Bluewater Grill Temecula takes very seriously – just like our chowder itself. Our thick, rich housemade New England Clam Chowder – the white chowder – is full of clams and served with our warm sourdough bread.”

“We’re excited to celebrate National New England Clam Chowder Day to encourage seafood lovers to discover our award-wining chowder and the entire Bluewater Grill Temecula menu. While you’re here, pick up a pint or two to go at the onsite Bluewater Grill Seafood Market.”

Bluewater Grill Temecula is located at 26700 Ynez Court Temecula, CA, 92591.

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food and travel blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines.

Carlos Eats

January 21, 2023 |

The Zombie Pirate: The Perfect Grog For Ye Maties!

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The pirates are setting upon Tampa Bay and it’s time for the locals to prepare for the annual invasion in typical fashion — throw a party!  METRO has a great Rum recipe for such an occasion.   ZOMBIE PIRATE SPICED RUM COCKTAIL RECIPE: 0.5 OZ.  CAPTAIN MORGAN™ ORIGINAL SPICED RUM 0.5 OZ.  CAPTAIN MORGAN™ WHITE RUM 0.5 OZ.  CAPTAIN […]

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January 21, 2023 |
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