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Nutrition /Wine & Spirits

Summery Social Drinks

There’s nothing better in the summer months than sipping a refreshing beverage while reading a book in the sun, sitting poolside or hosting a backyard barbecue with friends and family. Beat the heat this summer with these guilt-free summer mocktails, or make them as cocktails with some spirit suggestions from our Wine & Spirits expert, Andrew Robbins.

Great cocktails need a great snack, right? Watch our registered dietitians, Chef Julie and Lauren, walk through a …

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Wine & Spirits

Every Beer Lover’s Dream – Craft Beer Week!

Craft Beer Week! #festfoods

I have a confession to make. I’m a beer girl.

Watch this video to hear Lauren and Amy talk about some great gluten free beers as well as other quality summertime suds.

Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that beer is always my beverage of choice. And I mean always. Often times, people will ask me … “Don’t you get …

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20 Minute Meals /Eat Well Wednesday Blog /Nutrition /Wine & Spirits

Cinco de Mayo any day-o

It’s almost here — that magical time of year when drinking a margarita or a Corona Light on a school night isn’t totally frowned upon!

That’s right, Cinco de Mayo is almost here and we’ve got an all-star lineup of food and drink to help you mark the occasion appropriately.

Check out our lineup of knock-your-socks off margarita recipes from our very own Wine & Spirits Director Mark Kadlec.

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Grocery /Wine & Spirits

Margarita madness

It’s mid April, the sun is out and temperatures are hovering around 60 degrees. Spring has sprung, folks. With these amazing blue skies, warm sunshine and balmy temps, a margarita out on the patio — along with some guac and chips — sounds like the perfect ending to the work week. (You can get totally crazy and add fish tacos and avocado, black bean and sweet corn salad to round out a great meal.) Leave …

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Wine & Spirits

Attention Craft Beer Fans!

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Here is a great blog straight from Erik Frank of the Deschutes Brewery. We had the pleasure of meeting with the Deschutes team a few weeks back to lay out a plan to get their outstanding beer to you as soon as possible. Each of our Festival Foods stores will be receiving this product in early July. This is a very exciting time and I’m truly …

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Wine & Spirits

Meet Chef Rob Bleifer!

Meet Chef Rob Bleifer #festfoods

Our Blog this week is written by Kurt Bilitz from our vendor partner Capitol Husting. Our partnership with them made this appearance by Chef Bleifer possible.

I am very excited to announce that Festival Foods will once again host Food Network Executive Chef Rob Bleifer at three of our locations. He visited our Fond du …

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Wine & Spirits

Breaking News for Beer Lovers!

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales #festfoods

I know many of us were disappointed when Dogfish Head beer left Wisconsin but we received a great Christmas gift last week in all of our stores… Dogfish Head is back and has been selling like crazy!

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Wine & Spirits

Hoppy Holidays! New, Returning, and Award Winning Beers

wns1_ With an assortment of vibrantly colored leaves on the ground and a flurry or two in the air last evening I find that it’s a great time of year to sit back, relax, and enjoy a plethora of new, returning , and award winning beers. Then again… for me any time of year is a great time to enjoy a beer! …

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Wine & Spirits

Beer Cocktails

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BEER COCKTAILS, A NATURAL PROGRESSION FOR CURRENT DRINKMAKERS

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Oktoberfest

oktoberfestAs September approaches, we start to think about celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. What? Who? Well, maybe not. In many cities, the end of September means it is time for Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest Beer season is one that many people look forward to, some because of the changing of the seasons, but for many, including myself, a change of style. …

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