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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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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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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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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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BOURBON: THE CLASSY WHISKEY

Understanding the difference between whiskey and bourbon is confusing for some people, mainly because all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. There are six criteria that will qualify a whiskey as bourbon, by law, which are as follows:

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Entwine Sampling with Food Network Executive Chef Robert Bleifer

entwineOn Wednesday April 24th our store in Fond du Lac was fortunate enough to have an Entwine sampling with the Executive Chef from the Food Network Kitchens, Mr. Robert Bleifer. Through our partnership with Capitol Husting/Allstate we were able to secure Chef Bleifer for the only appearance he was going to be making in Wisconsin as he was flying in from New York and scheduled to be

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Third Shift

3rdshiftSo many new brews and so little time. The latest to intrigue me, as well as show up in my fridge, is Third Shift Amber Lager. Right away the beer has my attention with an interesting background story. Third Shift was born of the passion and creativity of a group of professional brewers who wanted to craft their own signature beer. However, the only time they

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Are You Worthy?

shellback1Picture this… you have been sailing on the Atlantic Ocean for months on your ship. All you see around you is your crewmates, and the vast blue sea. But all of the sudden, out of nowhere, the captain of the vessel orders all of the “Pollywogs” to the bow of the deck. You hurry into position because you know this is a special day for you.

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An Apple a Day…

Redds logoWhen I saw the ad for this during the Super Bowl I told my wife I would no longer have a problem getting enough servings of fruit into my diet!

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