Category Archives: Food & Beverage

River Rock Water introduces new mineral water in 100% biodegradable containers

VANCEBURG, KY, 2020-Oct-01 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Some new kids on the block are emerging with a novel mineral water offering out of Kentucky, USA.

The company, River Rock Water LLC, is introducing its trademarked brand, Kentucky Pure Mineral Water. The brand offers exceptional taste and a unique, earth-friendly take on packaging. The company has been testing and developing this brand for five years to ensure the highest quality of “very light mineral” water available to consumers.

Kentucky Pure Mineral Water comes from an ancient aquifer that has been supplying the beautiful plains of Kentucky with its highly nutritional content for millions of years. As a testament to the water quality, 105 of the current 143 Kentucky Derby winners were raised on the nutritional grasses of Kentucky which were fed by these waters. Kentucky Pure lightly balanced mineral water is naturally packed with the optimum amount of minerals and trace elements required to promote biological health.

The founder, Tim LeMaster first drank from the well-head on a really hot day, sweating up a storm, and the water tasted so unique, the first words out of his mouth were, “Sweet Water”! As it turns out, farmers in the region had been saying that for centuries. Kentucky Pure Mineral Water has proven to be a real thirst quencher, satisfying the healthy need for refreshing hydration.

The entrepreneurial team behind Kentucky Pure are long time developers of new products. They have applied that product development experience to create a new development for water containers. Their design is 100% biodegradable, bypassing environmental concerns over the destruction and waste caused by traditional plastic water bottles.

Look for Kentucky Pure Mineral Water on store shelves soon.

River Rock Water LLC
Contact: Tim LeMaster – or Brian Wood –
Founder & operator: Tim LeMaster. Branding & images: Brian Wood, Conception LLC.

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American Hemp Processing To Roll Out Mobile Extraction Units

Sacramento, California, 2019-Dec-10 — /EPR Network/ — American Hemp Processing (AHP) is excited to announce the design completion of their Mobile Hemp Extraction Unit (MEHU). This is a key step in AHP’s expansion to increase production to 400,000lbs of hemp per month that will be completed 1st quarter 2020. The mobility of the MEHU reduces overall processing costs, mitigates many of the risks associated to transportation, and increases transparency with farmers.

The MHEU units bring significant benefits to the farmer from both a financial and risk mitigation perspective. “Most hemp farms are not close to processing facilities. Transportation is a large cost and increases the risk of degradation and contamination. On top of that, farmers still have to deal with legal issues in states that aren’t familiar with hemp and mistake it for marijuana,” says Andrew Alvarez Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer “Additionally, it increases transparency with farmers and helps educate them along the way to build synergistic relationships”.

“The design of the MHEU was Phase 2 of our strategy,” says Shick Park Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, “Phase 1 was developing a scalable extraction and remediation process enabling us to create high quality and compliant CBD oil, and Phase 3 is the roll-out of the mobile extraction units on to farms fall of 2020.”

“This caps off a 12 month design process by our engineers and now we go to the assembly phase. These units will take approximately 120 days each to build, and we plan to initially build 3,” says Co-Founder and CEO Tom Richardson. “This has been a very rewarding journey for us, from meeting farmers all over the country, to government legislators, to fine tuning the extraction process, to meeting other processors and sharing ideas, we feel very confident about the Cannabinoid Sector business.”

About American Hemp Processing –
AHP Is an Industrial Hemp Processor Focused on Cannabinoid Extraction, Purification, and Chromatography Separation. Services and products include: Tolling, Splits, Crude, Distillate, T-Free, Remediation and White Label. They pride themselves on quality, and being able to build win-win relationships with farmers, distributors and end users.


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Zydus Wellness’ ‘Sugarfree’ Becomes ‘Sweetener Partner’ of 7th World Tea Coffee Expo Mumbai

Industry leader in sugar-substitutes category considers niche expos like WTCE as credible platforms to spread its wings.

Mumbai, India, October 29, 2019 — India’s market leader in sugar substitutes category ‘Sugarfree’ has associated itself with the 7th World Tea Coffee Expo 2019 as “Sweetener Partner”. To be held from 21 – 23 Nov 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai INDIA, WTCE is the perfect platform for showcasing the entire range of the company’s products to the visitors from across the country and abroad. In a first of its kind collaboration, visitors and exhibitors will be able to sample and experience the complete offerings of Zydus Wellness. SugarFree currently holds a 94% market share in the sugar substitutes segment in India and has launched a number of new age variants in the last 18 months. Sugarfree today is a lifestyle brand not only for diabetics but also for the calorie-conscious, busy, and healthy lifestyle-seeking urban dweller with a strong equity amongst consumers, retailers, and health experts (chemists + physicians). Sugar Free is growing at a rate of 7.5% per annum and is well distributed across the country, with a presence in approx 4 lakh outlets.

South Asia’s largest globally recognized trade show for Tea, Coffee and allied sectors, the 2019 edition of WTCE shall witness about 80+ exhibitors from 6 countries showcasing latest innovative products, machineries, equipment, packaging, technologies, vending solutions, flavours, retail chains, sugar/sweeteners, certifications, premixes, Government boards, consultants, accessories and other technologies.  The 2018 edition had hosted 70+ companies – including Pavilions from Tea Board of India, Sri Lanka Tea Board, Indonesia and Nepal –showcasing their best to over 3750+ visitors comprising of Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, HoReCa professionals, hypermarkets/multi-product retail chains, Tea/Coffee Estate owners, Importers/Exporters, potential franchisees, purchase managers of medium-to-large offices etc.

Additional activities planned at the Expo include: B2B match-making, Workshops & Championships, a High Level 2-day Conference by Industry leaders, academicians and policy makers etc. WTCE offers the only annual opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with serious market players & understand changing hot beverage market scenario. With mushrooming upscale retail chains in India making it a global hub for the tea, coffee and allied sectors, the 7th edition of World Tea Coffee Expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre from 21 – 23 Nov 2019 is set to offer an unparalleled networking opportunity for serious industry players to meet and undertake business as also to understand and determine future trends.

Niche expos like WTCE bring global industry players closer, enable mega deals and smoothen the networking process amongst trade professionals as also consumers. Zydus Wellness has been at the forefront of lending its support to initiatives which promote the industry.

Headquartered in Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Zydus Wellness Limited is the listed subsidiary of Cadila Healthcare Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company. Zydus Wellness combines the best of healthcare, nutrition and cosmaceuticals to offer an array of the best wellness products like Sugar Free, Nutralite, Everyuth and Actilife.

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Kandivali (W), Mumbai – 400 067, India
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A Fisherman’s Wharf Original, Abalonetti Bar & Grill Honors Locals with Specially Priced Daily Menu

One of Monterey’s original restaurants on Fisherman’s Wharf, Abalonetti Bar & Grill rolls out the red carpet for locals, offering a specially priced menu.

Monterey, CA, September 02, 2019 – One of Monterey’s original restaurants on Fisherman’s Wharf, Abalonetti Bar & Grill rolls out the red carpet for locals, offering a specially priced menu.

Combine that with two hours free parking courtesy of the City of Monterey, and it’s one sweet deal of a meal.

Offered daily at lunch or dinner, the menu includes a wide variety of entrees:

  • Mile-High Meatloaf (roasted garlic mashed potatoes, crispy onion tangles, mushroom gravy and fresh vegetables), $10.95.
  • Grilled Calamari Steak (Italian breadcrumb crust served with roasted-garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables), $10.95.
  • Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast (sundried tomatoes, capers and white wine sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables), $10.95.
  • Italian Sausage Penne Pasta (tossed with roasted peppers, sweet onions and Sicilian marinara), $10.95.
  • Flame-broiled Pork Loin Chop (marinated in herbs and spices, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables), $10.95.
  • Fresh Catch of the Day (grilled salmon fillet or sand dabs served with rice and fresh vegetables), $12.95.

The special allows diners to add a glass of house Chardonnay, Cabernet, White Zinfandel or 12-oz. draft beer for an additional $3.99.

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Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Big Fish Grill on Fisherman’s Wharf Celebrates Fishing Heritage and Locals with Value-priced Menu

Big Fish Grill celebrates the bounty of Monterey Bay — along with the proud folks who call this region home — with a specially priced, seafood-laden locals menu.

Monterey, CA, September 02, 2019 — Big Fish Grill celebrates the bounty of Monterey Bay — along with the proud folks who call this region home — with a specially priced, seafood-laden locals menu.

Available weekdays for lunch or dinner, each entree is priced at $13.95 and includes either the restaurant’s famous clam chowder or mixed green salad. Diners can enjoy a glass of house Chardonnay, Cabernet or draft beer for $3.99 more.

For more than 100 years, fishing has been a vital part of the local economy. The Big Fish Grill celebrates that tradition and boasts the Wharf’s most expansive, panoramic views of the working harbor.

The following entrees are currently available on the Locals Menu:

  • Grilled Salmon Fillet (roasted-garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables, lemon-caper sauce).
  • Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast Piccata (roasted-garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed vegetables).
  • Pan-Seared Pacific Rockfish (sauteed vegetables, garlic-mashed potatoes, lemon-caper sauce).
  • Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs (beef, pork and veal in a hearty marinara).
  • Seafood Pasta Fettuccine (fresh-caught fish, shrimp and mushrooms sauteed in garlic and white wine).
  • Charbroiled Center-Cut Pork Chop (sautéed spinach, kale and bacon, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushroom sauce).
  • Grilled West Coast Sand Dabs (sautéed vegetables, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, lemon-caper sauce).

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Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

The Whaling Station offers the most Comprehensive Bar Menu on the Monterey Peninsula

Gathering around the horseshoe-shaped bar at the iconic Whaling Station has become a repeat habit for locals and tourists alike.

Monterey, CA, September 02, 2019 — Gathering around the horseshoe-shaped bar at the iconic Whaling Station has become a repeat habit for locals and tourists alike.

This year the internationally acclaimed steakhouse celebrates five decades of tradition, starting with USDA Prime cuts of America’s finest beef. But the action is not limited to the comfortable dining room. The Whaling Station offers a lively cocktail scene that begins shaking daily at 5 p.m. — while offering the most comprehensive bar menu anywhere.

From prime rib egg rolls to its famous open-faced steak sandwich, the Station’s bar has its own menu and its own loyal following, with drink specials and lively conversation served nightly.

Try the Slow-Braised Prime Beef Short Rib with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, Pan-Fried Sand Dabs with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Citrus Beurre Blanc, and Sauteed Spinach, or perhaps the Station’s iconic Caesar Salad with Garlicky-Anchovy Dressing.

The Whaling Station brings classic cocktails up a notch, from its signature Manhattan (12-year, small-batch George Dickel, Amarena Cherry Liqueur) to its Rob Roy (15-year Dimple Pinch Scotch, sweet vermouth, burnt lemon rind).

Come experience Monterey’s prime destination restaurant, right in the heart of Cannery Row.

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Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

The Beach House Sunset Menu could very well be the Greatest Dining Value in the History of Mankind

When a restaurant promotes “the greatest dining value in the history of mankind,” it had better deliver on that promise.

Pacific Grove, CA, September 02, 2019 – When a restaurant promotes “the greatest dining value in the history of mankind,” it had better deliver on that promise. But much like the enchanting panoramic views from the dining room perched along Monterey Bay, the daily Sunset Specials Menu at The Beach House at Lovers Point comes exactly as advertised.

Offered daily from 4-5:30 p.m., the special menu includes a myriad of entrees — from a Charbroiled Pork Chop to Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf — for just $9.90. Upgrade to Panko-Sand Dabs Almondine (with wild rice pilaf, blue lake green beans, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, lemon beurre blanc) for $11.90. Or choose Grilled Salmon Fillet (wild rice pilaf, sautéed spinach, lemon beurre blanc) for $12.90.

The Sunset Specials Menu also offers the restaurant’s famous Firecracker Shrimp appetizer for $5, and allows diners to add a cup of soup, house or Caesar salad, glass of wine or Lovers Point Amber Ale (on draft) for just $3.90 more.

It’s all part of the landmark restaurant’s commitment to providing casual California cuisine that is fresh, flavorful and innovative, yet affordable.

The relaxed setting features a full bar, heated outdoor patio and plenty of window seats.

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Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

New Zealand based Behemoth Brewing takes time off Trump bashing to raise $3.5m for a new brewery and restaurant

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jun-09 — /EPR Network/ — Behemoth Brewing, the New Zealand craft brewer whom last year took a jab at Donald Trump with their cheekily named “Dump the Trump IPA”, have launched an investment campaign in New Zealand.

The campaign is looking to raise $3.5m (New Zealand Dollars) to help fund a new brewery and restaurant in New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland.

Behemoth came to global prominence last year when it brewed the afore mentioned Dump the Trump, an American style IPA. It followed this beer up with another brew designed to rile the US President, a peach sour called Im-Peach-ment.

When Behemoth brewed the latest batch of Dump the Trump in May 2018, it managed to get them trolled by US right-wing internet warriors. The Behemoth facebook page received hundreds of bad reviews and comments within a few hours.

The trolling made News headlines in New Zealand and soon after the New Zealand public rose to the defence of Behemoth, pushed the average review score back up and gave the hardliners a taste of the Kiwi sense of humour with some classic parochial responses to the nasty comments.

Ironically the publicity that the Trump-o-philes inadvertently created proved a catalyst for growth for the Behemoth beers. In the last year, their revenues grew by 136%, and they now export to 11 countries over the world.

The investment campaign which is currently live is open to qualified overseas investors and runs alongside a New Zealand only equity crowdfunding campaign. Since they went live on Thursday afternoon, the campaigns have already raised more than $800k in investment, halfway to the minimum amount required to close the combined offers.

Andrew Childs, Founder of Behemoth, said “The campaigns are going along well. We have had several qualified investors put in significant amounts so far, including one investor putting in $100k. We have some big plans for the future and are looking forward to welcoming new shareholders on our beery adventures. It would be great if we could get a few significant overseas investors, especially given we are now exporting all over the world.”

The campaign will run for the next month, or until fully subscribed. Qualified overseas investors can follow this link to find out more information and download the Information Memorandum:

Global Convergence of Tea & Coffee Industry To Take Place at Mumbai in November 2019

* Bombay Exhibition Centre to host the 7th World Tea Coffee Expo from 21 – 23 Nov 2019. * South Asia’s largest B2B event for the hot beverage sector.

Mumbai, India, May 9th, 2019 — With India becoming a global hub for the tea, coffee and allied sectors – both as a consumer and as a producer – the 7th edition of World Tea Coffee Expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre from 21 – 23 Nov 2019 is set to offer an unparalleled networking opportunity for serious industry players to meet and undertake business as also to understand and determine future trends.

The Global RTD (Ready-to-Drink) Tea & Coffee market is continuing to expand and likely to grow at approx 9% through 2022 with major contribution coming from rapidly expanding organized retail chains offering variety of products in innovative and user-friendly packaging. South Asia has seen a considerable upsurge in production, investment in modernization and upgradation of facilities and overall consumption backed by attractive branding/packaging and easy access due to mushrooming of ecommerce portals.

With 90+ exhibitors from 8 countries including government pavilions and 4000+ trade visitors, WTCE 2019 will showcase innovative Tea and coffee products/brands, machineries, equipment, packaging, technologies, vending solutions, sugar/sweeteners, biscuits & cookies, flavours, Retail Chains, certifications, Premixes, government boards etc. South Asia’s largest dedicated annual gathering for this industry, WTCE enables mega-deals by identifying market trends, global drivers, challenges, constraints, threats and investment opportunities of the RTD Tea Coffee market and creates awareness on market penetration strategies – both local and global. The Trade show is accompanied by a 2-day high level conference and workshops on last day.

In recent times, a host of regional players have initiated national expansion strategies which are supplemented by networking events like WTCE enabling them to find bulk buyers, appoint distributors & agents and create overall branding with smaller marketing budgets. Such players are from Assam, Siliguri, North East, Himachal Pradesh, Nilgiris etc. For small farmers, estates WTCE offers a perfect platform to sit neck to neck with larger players and network with same business associates. International companies have found WTCE as the definite platform for penetrating or expanding their activities across India. WTCE offers huge potential for appointing Distributors, Bulk orders, joint ventures, franchising, networking, knowledge-sharing, meeting government officials, marketing alliances and overall branding to decision makers from India and abroad.

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market for RTD Tea Coffee and is also witnessing maximum geographical outreach. The Indian tea and coffee market is one of the largest in world in terms of production, consumption and growth prospects. However, future success depends largely on use of latest technology, seamless upgradation of existing facilities, adapting to ecommerce and cost effective processing – something WTCE strives for. For further information please log onto or call on +91 9819845133 or email to

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Sentinel Exhibitions Asia Pvt. Ltd.
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Near Seasons Restaurant, Off. S.V. Road,
Kandivali (W), Mumbai 400067. India
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Yeast of Eden’s Grand Opening on January 17th to Benefit Monterey County Food Bank

Yeast of Eden, the newly renovated restaurant & brewery that occupies the south end of the Carmel Plaza is announcing its grand opening on Thursday, January 17th.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, January 14, 2019 – Yeast of Eden, the newly renovated restaurant & brewery that occupies the south end of the Carmel Plaza is announcing its grand opening on Thursday, January 17th. After opening quietly last month, the hip, contemporary designed 120 seat restaurant (plus40 outdoor patio seats) is partnering with the Monterey County Food Bank by donating 100% of the proceeds from the evening’s sales.

“It’s a priority for us to align with a local, charitable cause in conjunction with announcing our opening to the community,” said J.C. Hill, Co-Owner. “We’re here not only as a community gathering place, but as a community partner,” he said. Hill and his father, John, are also the owners of Alvarado Street Brewery in Monterey and Salinas. It was a “no brainer” for them to align with the Monterey County Food Bank, as the holiday season tends to place a strain on the organization’s resources as they head into the new year.

Yeast of Eden began as a side project of Alvarado Street Brewery starting in 2015, as Hill and (now) Head Brewer Andrew Rose were barrel aging beers with some of Rose’s experimental “mixed” cultures. “Mixed fermentation just refers to the variety of organisms used to metabolize sugars produced during the brewing process,” said Rose. “Our cultures contain multiple varieties of brewer’s yeast, but also native yeasts & lactic acid producing microflora, creating a sense of terroir in each of our beers.”

A common thread among all the Yeast of Eden beers is a crisp, dry profile that sets the stage for fruit forward, fermentation-derived flavors and assertive effervescence that creates an almost champagne-like finish. Each has a varying level of acidity, almost to the same degree as wine, which presented a food pairing opportunity that Hill was eager to pursue.

“We wanted bright, bold flavors to align with the soft acidity and layered flavors of Andrew’s beers. Sweet, spicy, savory & umami – combined with the beer, we wanted your entire palate to dance over the course the meal,” said Hill. The result was a global, street food-inspired menu with Southeast Asian & Latin American influence. Hill says he was lucky enough to bring on Chef Stephen Paulson, formerly of Ba Bar & Elysian Fields in Seattle, to curate a menu specifically designed to pair with mixed fermentation beers.

Some of the quickly adopted fan favorites in their short four weeks of existence are the crispy battered Saigon wings tossed in a spicy fish sauce caramel, as well as the miso creamed kale that features a mix of foraged & domestic mushrooms. The menu offers street tacos with hand made corn tortillas for both lunch and dinner, but also offers a range of share plates and large entrees. Customers so far have been emphatic about the Red Curry Duck, which is hot smoked & dry aged Peking duck breast served in a spicy red curry sauce with grilled pineapple. Burger lovers will find satisfaction in their kobe grind “Publican” burger with rosemary & sage frites.

Beyond the 26 beer taps and eclectic eats, Yeast of Eden offers a full bar where Assistant General Manager Adam Ono is slowly building out a promising cocktail program, and one that will eventually feature four on draft. Ono, formerly of Future Bars (SF), 1833, and most recently California Market at Pacific’s Edge, has created several promising libations already. “Thou Mayest” is another Steinbeck reference and an egg white cocktail with rye, Campari, fernet branca, amaro & lime.

Yeast of Eden is currently open from 11 am until 10 pm (kitchen until 9 pm), but after their Grand Opening on the 17th,hours will change. The restaurant brewery will be open from 11:30 am to 10 pm, Sunday through Wednesday, with kitchen hours extended until 11 pm Thursday through Saturday. The bar will stay open until midnight on those days. Reservations and more information is available online at

Yeast of Eden

Carmel Plaza Suite 112

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Contact: J.C. Hill, 831-747-0841

Contact Co-Owner J.C. Hill for all press related inquiries.

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Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455