Friday, November 19, 2010

Red Riding Hood

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? When the full moon rises…everyone.

The full moon is a time of romance, madness, and—for those who believe—the werewolf.

In the coming months, we will warn you of the full moon’s approach, beginning with the trailer for RED RIDING HOOD, from director Catherine Hardwicke.

Opening on March 11, 2011, this is no fairy tale. Amanda Seyfried stars a beautiful young woman who is determined to follow her heart, despite the terror of the werewolf who returns with each full moon and who, by day, could be anyone—even the man she loves.

The trailer arrives just in time to remind you of the next full moon on November 21st.



Click to view trailer

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Start humming the tunes and get out your calendar


Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), presented by Comerica Bank, has announced their 71st season lineup, with seven touring Broadway productions coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park in 2011. DSM has been entertaining North Texas audiences with the finest in professional live theatrical entertainment since 1941.

In announcing the new season, Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director of Dallas Summer Musicals, said, “With seven successful decades of presenting musical theater behind us, we
look forward to the 2011 season with great optimism. Our wealth of past experience in theater operations has provided thoughtful guidance to the decisions made for this 71st season, and will position DSM for a bright future. We understand the current economic climate is a consideration every household is evaluating this year, and, in response, we have reduced the number of shows in the season and the ticket prices in order to make it more affordable to you in these tough times.”

“The season includes recent Broadway shows such as 9 TO 5, BURN THE FLOOR, GUYS AND DOLLS, and WEST SIDE STORY, and perennial favorite MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. We are delighted to present a season special opening by Texas’ own Tommy Tune in STEPS IN TIME, WITH THE MANHATTAN RHYTHM KINGS, and will also return the unique sounds of STOMP for a one-week special.”

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent non-profit presenter of Broadway theater in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theater with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education, and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region. DSM is the largest producer and presenter of live theatrical entertainment in the Southwest, the second oldest summer theater organization in the United States, and the fourth largest non-profit theater company. In addition to presenting national Broadway tours, DSM also produces shows on Broadway, presents and tours local productions, and is involved in developing new works. Dallas Summer Musicals’ affiliates include DSM Management Group, Inc. (DSMMGI), which manages the Music Hall at Fair Park.


TOMMY TUNE STEPS IN TIME, WITH THE MANHATTAN RHYTHM KINGS, March 15-20, 2011. Broadway’s Super Star Song and Dance man, Tommy Tune hits the stage high stepping through his nine-time Tony® Award winning career. Celebrating 50 years on the Great White Way, Native Texan Tune sings, dances, and laughs his way through those glorious musical moments that made him a Theatre Legend. Backed by the multi-talented Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Tune’s unique and masterful Broadway Biography in song and dance leaves audiences standing, cheering, and dancing in the aisles. Tommy Tune is “The quintessential Broadway song and dance man,” according to Variety Weekly.

BURN THE FLOOR, April 5-17, 2011. Direct from Broadway, the new Broadway production proclaimed “Audience-Dazzling!” by The New York Times, brings back Ballroom Dancing, reinvented. Years before “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV, one sizzling show was setting stages ablaze around the globe. The electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled audiences in more than 30 countries brings the fire and passion of their live performance to Dallas.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, May 18-29, 2011. This musical is the most fun you will have all season, with its hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. The new musical comedy, direct from Broadway, is based on the hit movie and features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song along with her new Tony® Award and Grammy® nominated score. The book is by Patricia Resnick, co-writer of the original screenplay, and tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company, learning there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business….it’s about getting credit and getting even…and it’s about to open in Dallas.

STOMP, June 7-12, 2011. This one-week special returns to the Music Hall at Fair Park with new surprises! Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, and utterly unique, STOMP appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments—matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps—to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. USA Today said, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” See what all the noise is about.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, June 14-26, 2011. The second coming of Broadway’s #1 Musical Comedy Smash, called “A No-Holds-Barred Smash Hit” by The New Yorker. The funniest show on earth is back to taunt Dallas for a second time. Winner of the 2005 Tony® Award for Best Musical, SPAMALOT, the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” now returns to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. But before they can find their grail, they’re taking a little side-trip to the fair city of Dallas.

GUYS AND DOLLS, July 19-31, 2011. Big League Productions is proud to announce a sparkling new production of the timeless Broadway classic, GUYS AND DOLLS. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy—considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy—soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to the cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon. The New York Times calls it “The show that defines Broadway dazzle!” The New York Post said, “If you have one musical to see, make it this…and make it quick.” “GUYS AND DOLLS is one of those pivotal events in Broadway’s history. A phenomenon.” New York Magazine. From the Hollywood motion picture version starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra to the acclaimed Broadway revivals, GUYS AND DOLLS remains a classic masterpiece that will please everyone from musical theater scholars to fans of The Sopranos and everyone in between.

WEST SIDE STORY, October 4-23, 2011, is also the 2011 State Fair of Texas musical. “Bold, fresh and transcendent,” said The New Yorker. More than 50 years ago, one musical changed theater forever. Back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again, from the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by two-time Tony® Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents, WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album recently won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest, featuring such classics of the American musical theater as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” “So exciting it makes you ache with pleasure,” according to John Lahr, The New Yorker.
Season tickets, priced from $75-$380, are on sale now at The Box Office, 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center in Dallas.

Subscribers may also order tickets to the season special TOMMY TUNE STEPS IN TIME and STOMP ($12-$70 each), and may order by mail or in person at The Box Office, 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center, by phoning 214-346-3300, by faxing 214-691-7386, or online at Season packages and gift certificates in any denomination are also available at one of our kiosk locations now through late December.

A kiosk is located inside Macy’s on the second level at the Galleria Dallas | 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240 or at Another kiosk is located inside Stonebriar Centre | 2601 Preston Road Frisco, Texas 75034. For groups, please call 214-426-GROUP.

Season subscribers enjoy such benefits as first opportunity to get the best seats available for the season, plus huge savings over single ticket prices and easy payment plans, lost ticket replacement, ticket exchange privileges and a 10% discount on all DSM logo merchandise. Plus, season subscribers have first option on their seats for the following season, and can save up to 35% over the cost of last season’s subscription package.

In 2012, DSM will bring such terrific straight-from-Broadway musicals as MEMPHIS, the winner of five 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.

Also on the season lineup will be THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a huge audience favorite on Broadway, created by Tony nominated® Andrew Lippa (best score), Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman. Also coming in 2012: The delightful new musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, reprising the fabled 1956 concert by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, all gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever; and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the hilarious story of Georges (suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera, and his high-strung star performer, Albin (who goes by the stage name Zaza). They live a charmed life—until Georges’ son, Jean-Michel, turns up engaged to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who’s coming to dinner.

Season sponsors for Dallas Summer Musicals, presented by Comerica Bank, are The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, American Airlines, and Texas Instruments.

As a nonprofit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to bring the Best of Broadway to Dallas at affordable ticket prices, as well as to preserve the beautiful historic theater, educate young audiences and create important community programs. DSM’s Seats for Kids program provides a meaningful arts education experience to thousands of low income, at-risk and special needs children. DSM provides positive incentives for youth that are at risk for gang membership through the Stage Right program. In addition, the Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts offers professional theater arts training and scholarships to talented students in need. Ticket sales alone do not sustain these endeavors. Only support from committed businesses, foundations and individuals make these programs possible.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, presented by Comerica Bank, visit their website at or call (214) 421-5678.

French with a Texas Twang

Beaujolais Wine Festival Highlights French & Texas Vintages;
Sponsors to Wear Traditional French Ball Masks

Welcome back, Beaujolais, Bordeaux and Texas. Bienvenue Burgundy and Rhone Valley. As wine lovers around the globe crack open the first bottles of the 2010 Beaujolais, Dallas will revel in the country’s biggest Beaujolais Wine Festival.

Themed French with a Texas Twang, the 2010 festival will be held at the World Trade center on Friday, Nov. 19. Organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas/Fort Worth, the festival is expected to draw more than 2,000 people.

Guests will not only taste wines from the Beaujolais region, the event’s signature Sommelier Sponsor, Goody Goody Wine & Spirits, will also have Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone Valley and Texas vintages to savor. In addition, all festival sponsors and their guests will be easy (and difficult!) to spot because they’ll be wearing traditional French masks.

Celebrities including Miss Texas 2010 will be on hand for autographs and photo opportunities. Other highlights include a fashion show by Texas Next Top Designers, cabaret dancing and singing, a silent auction, and more.

Attendees will also please their palates with selections from some of the top restaurants and gourmet food providers in the Metroplex, such as: Cadot Restaurant, Eddie Deen, Evian, Hotel St. Germain, La Duni Latin Café, la Madeleine, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Mozzarella Company & Empire Baking Co, Paciugo Gelato, Parigi, Salum Restaurant, Sambuca Uptown, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, Capriccio Ristorante, Decanter Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Delice Chocolatier Selection, and more.

This year guests will have a unique opportunity to savor a selection of French wines from the Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone Valley regions, as well as premium Texas wines. It’s a great opportunity for novice and discriminating wine lovers alike to experience something exciting and new.

"It promises to be an unforgettable evening” said Eric Corticchiato, FACC Executive Vice President and chairman of the 2010 Dallas Beaujolais Wine Festival. "Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask of their choice just to add to the fun” he added.

Tickets are $55 per person; parties of 4 or more are $50 each. Tickets at the door are $60 each, and all tickets can be purchased by MC/Visa, Amex, DinersClub, Discover, cash or check through the local FACC. Call 972-241-0111 to order tickets or register online at Checks can be mailed to 2665 Villa Creek Dr., Suite 214, Dallas, TX 75234. Every ticket holder will receive a commemorative wine glass to imitate the smelling, swishing, and spitting process known as “degustation”.

About The French-American Chamber of Commerce

The French-American Chamber of Commerce in Dallas – one of the largest bi-national, non-profit and non-political organizations in Texas with over 200 members, seeks to contribute to the development and improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the United States. France has more than 180 subsidiaries in Texas, and 50 of these are located in the Metroplex. French companies based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex employ over 10,000 people.

Monday, November 15, 2010

GET A FREE APP and Will the Real Weather Girl please stand up?

Real Weather Girls, the first App based reality show.

Normally the App retails for a one time fee of $2.99, but it’s free for a limited time.

Real Weather Girls doubles as a fully functioning weather App (complete with up-to-the-minute local, national, and international weather updates, seven day forecasts, and radar maps), while following the lives of 12 fascinating women in 12 different cities. New cities will be formally announced in the next few weeks.

Each Weather Girl shares her thoughts on everything from her personal life, to current events, to featuring new local hotspots or unique finds that makes her particular city remarkable. What’s more, the Girls interact with App users and respond in kind to questions posed to them.

Heading to the UK for the holidays and not sure what to pack? Ask Camilla. Visiting Dallas in the hopes of watching Jason Garrett turn the Cowboys around? It’s not likely, but users can still ask Neill for a hotel recommendation. Going to NYC and want to meet Jordan in person? Send her a note. Heading to Hollywood and need a tip to get past the door guy at hotspot Colony? Colby knows. Planning a visit to Hawaii for the upcoming Triple Crown? Colleen has the scoop. (She designed the poster for the comp.) Simply want to be entertained or take a two minute virtual vacation? Watch one or all 12 videos. Just need the weather quickly? Check the App. The Girls are a veritable mobile global concierge service.

Real Weather Girls has done incredibly well. In just a month, it’s seen over 45,000 downloads and counting! People cannot get enough of these ladies’ stories. The Weather is now a “hot” tech topic!

Real women. Real weather. Real stories. No medium is safe from the power of reality programming!

Weather and Wine

For the past week, an icy situation has been worrying many growers in key
Argentinean wine valleys: the much feared zonda and later frost. According to
experts, this current climate event could generate losses in production of
wine grapes from 25% to 30%, reports

The latest reports show that micro wine growing regions Agrelo, Sur de La
Consulta, Ugarteche y Altamira have resulted affected in specific areas.

This year’s frost has been the largest one in years, say local growers.
Nonetheless, AndesWines reports that enologists and wine producers are
expecting grape prices to stay below record levels because of last year’s
price spike, especially in the areas that produce Premium grapes.

Familia Catena’s chief enologist, Alejandro Vigil, explained to that the frost destroyed many recent sprouts and that the
weather conditions drew humidity of the zones, allowing the rime to stay

The CEO of Bodega Melipal, Santiago Santamaría, added that operations in
Agrelo, region with a small frost history and where the company’s head
operations are located, will register small losses in Merlot, while some
Malbec lots will also have to be downsized.

The chief enologist from Bodega Kaikén, Eduardo Alemparte, explained that
the current frost episode was more intense and longest than in previous
years, with temperatures dropping to -4°C in some areas.

Alemparte insisted that “the previous frost did not affect us so much,
because for many of the varieties , at least in the first region and in
the Uco valley, the vines hadn’t blossomed yet. I think there will not be
a setback to the sprouts, they will recover but we will have to wait to
see if there were any damages to the fruit. I do believe it’s highly
unlikable because they were in a pre-blooming state”.


Grapes are even better!!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

NEW ORLEANS: Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Host Betting 101 Luncheon

From Carousel Horses to Race Horses: Register to Win a Box at the Fair Grounds on Opening Day

WHO: The Hotel Monteleone and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
This event is open to the public.

WHAT: Hotel Monteleone and the Fair Grounds are teaming up to host “Bet You Didn’t Know: Betting 101,” for women and men interested in learning about the basic rules of betting on horse races. Jim Mulvihill from the Fair Grounds will teach attendees the proper way to place a bet while celebrity guests will model stylish derby hats courtesy of Fleur de Paris. Attendees will have the chance to win prizes from a mock bet while enjoy refreshing Mint Juleps and a light luncheon provided by Hotel Monteleone featuring festive desserts. Prizes include a hat giveaway from Fleur de Paris and an autographed, framed poster from the Fair Grounds.

Additionally, the Hotel Monteleone is raffling off a chance to win a box suite on Opening Day at the Fair Grounds on Thursday, November 25. *The Day at the Races package includes a box suite, a race named after the winner, a meet and greet with the Fair Grounds new racing analyst, Katie Mikolay and the chance to present an award to the winning horse, pose for a picture in the Winner’s Circle, see their name in a Fair Grounds program and spend a night at Hotel Monteleone on November 24 or 25.

WHEN: Betting 101 Luncheon
Thursday, November 11
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Complimentary parking for three hours is available at Solari’s Garage located on Iberville St. between Bourbon St. and Royal St.

WHY: The Hotel Monteleone is excited to partner with the Fair Grounds to celebrate the Opening Day at the Fair Grounds. “Bet You Didn’t Know: Betting 101” is one of a series of events designed to celebrate the Hotel Monteleone’s 125th anniversary.

HOW: Tickets for the luncheon are $35 and include lunch, a Mint Julep and parking as well as eligibility to win the Day at the Races package. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The winner will be announced at the luncheon. For additional questions, please contact Carly Plotkin at 504.681.4452.

Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone,, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located eleven miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience”.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Sex on Sale

In the botanical world, reproduction centers mainly on the dispersal of pollen via insects and sneezing. Explore less allergy-inducing alternatives with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one adult admission to the Museum of Sex on 5th Avenue (an $18 value). You must be 18 years or older to be admitted to the museum.
The Museum of Sex is devoted to the cross-cultural and historical study of human sexuality.

The permanent collection houses more than 15,000 artifacts and chronicles the expression of our pheromones in art, photography, clothing and costumes, ultra-modern technology, and historical ephemera.

Instead of ignoring, repressing, burning, or flagellating these items, the museum celebrates and studies them in an open-minded, intellectual, and titter-free environment. Current exhibits include Action: Sex and the Moving Image, which traces the way sexual imagery has impacted everything from film to advertising, and Rubbers: The Life, History, & Struggle of the Condom, which explores the history of the small but mighty prophylactic and its clumsily unfurled place in modern culture.

While stopping through, be sure to visit the museum's Mosex Store and peruse the purchasable plethora of titillating art, books, toys, and oddities—or indulge in the sensual aphrodisiacs available at the OralFix Aphrodisiac Café.

A lusty Almond Mocha Love Bar ($3) goes particularly well with a potent Lucky Devil potion (cinnamon and cardamom with a honey gold crystal rim and an extra shot of saffron; $4.50). After an enlightening visit to the Museum of Sex, you’ll put aside staid notions of baby-delivering storks, as well as the puritanical idea that the human body should only be used to harvest grain and act as catapult ballast.

Museum of Sex

233 5th Ave.
New York, New York 10016

$9 for One Adult Admission to the Museum of Sex ($18 Value)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Be just a little naughty this thanksgiving

WHAT: Central 214 Thanksgiving Feast - - This Thanksgiving let Chef Blythe Beck do the cooking!

Central 214’s extensive holiday buffet features rich twists on southern fall favorites such as turkey three ways (roasted, smoked and fried), thyme sage stuffing with Grand Marnier cranberry jam and giblet gravy, maple sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and fall squash gratin. Top it off with caramelized apple bread pudding with applejack glaze, pumpkin pie with nutmeg whipped cream or chocolate pecan pie. Price is $47.50 per person/$19.00 children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Price includes coffee, iced tea and juice.

Call now for your Thanksgiving reservation at 214.443.9339 or visit

WHEN: Thursday, November 25, 2010 – 10:30am – 3:00pm

Turkey Three Ways
(Roasted, Fried, Smoked)

Whole Steamship Round of Beef

Butter Whipped Potatoes

Thyme Sage Stuffing

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Naughty Cream Corn

Green Bean Casserole

Fall Squash Gratin

Lacquered Baby Carrots

Grand Marnier Cranberry Jam

Giblet Gravy

Spring Mix Salad with
Candied Cranberries, Goat Cheese & Brown Sugar Vinaigrette

Seafoam Salad

Yeast Rolls & Jalapeño Cornbread
with Honey Butter

Caramelized Apple Bread Pudding with Applejack Glaze

Pumpkin Pie with Nutmeg Whipped Cream

Chocolate Pecan Pie
WHERE: Central 214 - 5680 North Central Expwy. at Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75206 - 214.443.9339


Central 214’s extensive menu celebrates familiar flavors and the rich tradition of contemporary regional American cuisine. Diners experience Executive Chef Blythe Beck’s passion for food and for life through her hearty and traditional classics seasoned with rich ingredients and a famously “naughty” twist. The menu evolves with the seasons and features only the freshest steak, pork, seafood, poultry and local produce.

Chef Blythe Beck practices the environmentally friendly standards of the Monterey Bay Seafood Watchlist when selecting seafood for the menu. Located adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas, Central 214 is open for breakfast, lunch , dinner and weekend brunch. Reservations are recommended.

Complimentary valet parking is available. Visit us at or Facebook:

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

What is your stomach trying to say to you?

This app listens to what your stomach says and analyses your hunger

For anyone who ever wished they could give a name to the type of hunger they feel, Hungry-Man® now makes it possible with “The Growlator,” the first and only stomach grown translator. Now available as a free download from the iTunes store, this iPhone app was custom made for the male sense of humor. When hunger starts to rear its ugly head, the user simply holds his phone up to his stomach to indentify his growl. The app determines what type of hunger the user has by identifying their stomach growls and translating them into appropriate diagnoses such as "The Jungle Cat."

Additionally, anyone can browse the full library of stomach chatter to find out what their stomach is trying to tell them. The Growlator then suggests which Hungry-Man® dinner will best satisfy them and users can update their friends with their designated growl via Twitter or Facebook. There is also a built in functionality for digital coupons and a store locator that directs users to the closest supermarket.

Hungry-Man® also introduces “Hungry Heroes,” a social media campaign created specifically for its loyal male audience. Through social networking sites and online video, this campaign connects consumers with legends of their own time, who take them on a quest to find the maker of Hungry-Man®. Each historic hero represents a certain type of today’s man and interacts with consumers through contemporary trends. There are two ways to participate: go to or text a unique code, which can be found on any purchased Hungry-Man® box. Consumers can then follow their designated hero on Facebook, Twitter and through YouTube webisodes that show each of the Hungry Heroes’ hilarious and entertaining quests through time to meet the maker of the Hungry-Man® dinner, a question that no one yet knows the answer to.
Participants can look forward to not only humor, but weekly prizes, coupons and more. The founder of the Hungry-Man® dinner will be revealed sometime in November 2010.

In addition to these two initiatives, Hungry-Man® recently introduced a new line of alcohol- infused, pub-style meals called Pub Favorites. Meal options, now nationally available, include Chopped Beef Steak with an Onion Beer Gravy, Beer Battered Chicken and Grilled Bourbon Steak Strip.

For more information on Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrées, please visit

Monday, November 01, 2010


While leftover wine corks may be a reminder of a memorable meal shared with family, now your cork can help bring a meal to those families in need. Gallo Family Vineyards is partnering with Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) to help feed American seniors and families in need this holiday season.

For each Gallo Family Vineyards wine cork collected between November 1 and December 31, 2010, Gallo Family Vineyards will donate $5 to aid in MOWAA’s hunger relief efforts.

“One in nine seniors in the United States is at-risk of hunger,” said Enid Borden, President and CEO, Meals On Wheels Association of America. “We are thrilled Gallo Family Vineyards shares our mission of putting an end to senior hunger and has found a simple way for everyone to get involved.”

A maximum of $25,000 will be donated to MOWAA. Cork(s) should be mailed to Corks to Fight Hunger Donation, P.O. Box 1154, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-1154. Participants are encouraged to use a padded or bubble envelope or tuf-pak to mail cork(s) with sufficient First Class postage. All corks must be postmarked between November 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 and received by January 1, 2011.

For more information on how to participate, please visit: or

About Gallo Family Vineyards:
Gallo Family Vineyards has been family owned and operated for over 75 years, and the Gallo Family stands behind the quality of every bottle with our Best Taste Promise. Our family of wines (suggested retail price of $4.99 for 750-ml bottles, $8.99 for 1.5-liter bottles, $5.99 for 187-mL four-pack) includes fourteen fruit forward, approachable styles at an affordable price: Chardonnay, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, White Merlot, Blush Noir, Sweet Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Hearty Burgundy, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Café Chardonnay and Café Zinfandel. For more information visit or call 1-877-425-5696.

About Meals On Wheels Association of America:
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at