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Hershey’s, Jet-Puffed and Honey Maid Brands join forces to give $50,000 to local restaurants

Three popular food brands are joining forces this summer to give $10,000 to five local restaurants in celebration of National S’mores Day: Hershey’s, Jet-Puffed, and Honey Maid.

The trio is calling on small, hometown restaurants and their staff to showcase their favorite S’mores dessert on their menu (new or existing) for a chance to win one of five $10,000 prizes. Restaurants have until Monday, August 24th to enter.

“We are overwhelmed by the love people have had for S’mores this summer. During the current pandemic, many families have turned to the connectivity and comfort of making S’mores as a way to get through this challenging time,” said Bill Maclean, senior marketing director, Hershey’s brand.

Photo Credit: Hershey’s

“We wanted to say thank you and bring attention to all of those local restaurants who have been affected. We want to provide some relief while celebrating these restaurants, their recipes and their love of S’mores.”

The rules to enter for businesses are:

  1. Post a picture or short video to Instagram or Twitter showcasing your most creative S’mores recipe. The treat MUST at least be made with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows and Honey Maid Graham Crackers or Graham Cracker Crumbs – the classic S’mores ingredients!
  2. Make sure to tag @hersheys @kraftjetpuffed @honeymaidsnacks and use the hashtag #SmoresGivesBackContest. For the caption of the posted photo or video, tell why your restaurant deserves to win a prize, and how the prize would be used to impact the restaurant and its employees.
  3. No Purchase is Necessary to enter. For full details of eligibility and entry, including judging criteria, see the Official Rules. Contest ends 11:59:59 PM EDT on August 24, 2020. Void where prohibited. Must be age of majority or older to enter. Entries submitted on behalf of restaurants.

Find more information at smoresgivesback.com.

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Giveaways

Tampa Theatre upgrades coming this Fall

Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post for the Tampa Theatre in support of their upcoming upgrades. I have been provided tickets to a showing in exchange for running a giveaway on my blog. Opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsor.

Summer + movies are always a perfect match in my book. Hot popcorn, ice cold drinks, and a movie to cool off from the blazing hot sun here in Florida. One of the best local places to watch a movie in Tampa is the historic Tampa Theatre. Beautiful both inside and out – if you haven’t been you are missing out.

The theater is managed by the Tampa Theatre Foundation, a non-profit that “hosts more than 600 events each year, including a full schedule of first-run and classic films, concerts, special events, corporate events, tours and educational programs”.

Tampa Theatre Orchestra Level Rendering

Tampa Theatre Mezzanine Level Rendering

This is an exciting time for Tampa Theatre! All of the seating in the auditorium will be replaced and updated this Fall of 2017. Not only will the seating be designed to match the original 1926 design by theater architect John Eberson, but the aisles will have more leg room (finally), the seats will have cupholders (yay!), and they’ll be even more vibrant.

Celebrate this moment in Tampa history and join in by sponsoring a seat or making a donation at CushYourTush.org.

Enter to win: 2 tickets to see Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along at Tampa Theatre this Sunday, June 4th at 3PM. Enter by commenting below. The winner will be drawn on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.

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Food Events Food Trucks

The Cake Girl dessert food truck opens August 27th

Local vendor The Cake Girl is opening a mobile food truck to the public on Saturday August 27th, 2016. The Grand Opening event will be held from 11AM-6PM at Gables Motorsports of Wesley Chapel located at 28009 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. Local food trucks will join The Cake Girl for the opening event and have food available for sale. Live music and giveaways will be held throughout the event.

grand opening final flyer

The event will feature a FREE cupcake giveaway to the first 100 people who show up at the food truck.

Here is a sample of some of the sweets Cake Girl makes:

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Joining The Cake Girl for the Grand Opening at Gables Motorsports:

  • Moca Loka Frappe: specializing in Puerto Rican gourmet smoothies  – well known for their delicious Nutella smoothies and pineapple colada conconctions
  • KC’s Crepes: serving sweet and savory crepes inspired by French and Japanese cuisine culture
  • Burger Lab: known for their signature black angus blend beef burgers with condiments and sauces made in-house daily

RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1563206073986256/

For booking inquiries for The Cake Girl – Call (321) 438-2981 or e-mail thecakegirlllc[at]gmail[dot]com.