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NFL Legend Ditka to Appear at Taste In Tempe

Mike Ditka, NFL Hall of Famer and former NFL coach of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, will make an exclusive appearance at the first ever Taste In Tempe, Sun., Feb. 9.

Presented by CBS Radio (KMLE @ 107.9, 94.5 KOOL FM and LIVE 101.5), Tempe Center for the Arts and R Entertainment Company, Taste In Tempe occurs at the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater, and will capitalize on the panoramic views offered to create an unforgettable pre-Valentine’s Day culinary event.

Beyond his reputation as an NFL star and coaching legend, Ditka has earned a reputable place in the restaurant world as well. The aptly named quality dining spot opened its first location in Chicago and recently made way to metro Phoenix, inside the new Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino.  USA Today noted Ditka’s among the top 10 celebrity owned restaurants in the country.

Taste In Tempe will dish out some of the Ditka’s classics, as prepared by Ditka’s Chef Andy Moy, as guests and Da Coach himself stroll the lakefront, sampling an eclectic variety of more than 30 Arizona restaurants.

In addition to delicious crowd-pleasing favorites and celebrity guests, Taste In Tempe offers an afternoon of food, music and celebration with a romantic twist. The event delivers a “love and romance” themed shopping experience with jewelry, luxury goods, flowers, chocolates, pastries and more, perfect for a Valentine’s Day preview, not to mention an unforgettable date experience.

Taste In Tempe showcases wines from around the world accompanied by expert-led seminars, and exclusive craft breweries sampling flavorful beverages.  In addition, the Arizona Pork Council and Crooked Sky Farms are featured contributors of pork and farm fresh vegetables, respectively, for some of the cuisine served at Taste in Tempe.

CBS Radio stations KMLE Country @ 107.9, LIVE 101.5, and KOOL FM deliver LIVE music and entertainment as local celebrity chefs offer an insider’s knowledge on the chef demonstration stage.

Throughout the month of January and leading up to Taste In Tempe, KMLE Country @ 107.9, LIVE 101.5 and KOOL FM will give listeners the chance to win a taste of the good life in the Taste In Tempe $20K Giveaway with a Grand Prize of $20,000!

TICKETS. Taste In Tempe tickets include food, wine and craft beer sampling, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, parking, entertainment and a chance to win the $20K Giveaway (enter before 2:30 pm). Tickets are available at www.kmle1079.com, www.KOOLRadio.com or www.LIVE1015phoenix.com. Tickets are $59 in advance; or $69 at the door.

FOOD Participants.  Thirty restaurants, 30 wineries and 30 craft breweries are anticipated at Taste In Tempe, with participants to date:

·         24 Carrots!
·         Alasta
·         Arizona Catering Company
·         Aside of Heart
·         Ben and Jacks Steakhouse
·         Bombay Spice Indian Grill
·         Braggs Factory Diner
·         CHoP
·         Ditka’s
·         Elizabeth’s Moment of Joy
·         Four Peaks Brewing Company
·         Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
·         Gigi’s Cupcakes
·         Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
·         Guedo’s Cantina Grill
·         Hummus Xpress
·         La Bocca urban pizzeria + wine bar
·         Mellow Mushroom
·         Nothing Bundt Cakes
·         NutWhats
·         RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
·         Salut Kitchen Bar
·         SanTan Brewing Company
·         Shelley’s Specialty Desserts
·         Spokes on Southern
·         The Clever Koi
·         The Handlebar Tempe
·         The Lodge
·         The Melting Pot
·         Uncle Bear’s Bar and Grill

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Win American Music Awards Prizes With "Share Happiness" at Mellow Mushroom

This summer, Coca-Cola® is partnering with Live Nation® and American Music Awards® for a ‘Share Happiness’ promotion occurring exclusively at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers. Two lucky guests will win a VIP experience to the 2013 American Music Awards® in Los Angeles, and over 6,000 instant win prizes are available throughout the promotion including Live Nation® Concert Cash® and Mellow Mushroom gift cards.

In addition to the grand prize trips and instant win prizes, guests will also have the opportunity to share virtual e-cards to friends and family, all related to the ‘Share Happiness’ and music concept of this promotion.

Annica Kreider, VP of Brand Development for Mellow Mushroom HQ, is thrilled to provide this promotion and experience to our guests. “Mellow Mushroom is a brand that provides every guest with something unique and different, from the food and craft beer to the music, restaurant décor and atmosphere. We feel this Share Happiness that leverages the Coca-Cola® partnerships with Live Nation® and also with American Music Awards® provides a natural extension of this brand experience: allowing us to give our guests the opportunity to win something they couldn’t buy – a VIP experience to the American Music Awards®. The ability to win Live Nation® instant prizes and create unique Mellow e-cards will also add a fun brand engagement that we know our guests will love.”

Play “Spin the Coke Bottle” at your table, an in-store digital table top game where guests can interact and learn more about each other with a series of conversation starters and trivia questions, centered around music, Coca-Cola® and Mellow—all reinforcing the fun elements of this exciting summer giveaway.

“The ‘Spin the Coke Bottle’ in-store digital table top game that we have added as an experiential element of the Share Happiness summer promotion is sure to provide our guests with something they have never seen before: a fun, unique way to interact with their table mates,” states Kreider.

About Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers:
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. This franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For 39 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art filled and family friendly environment. Each Mellow has a unique vibe focused around great customer service and high quality food. Mellow Mushroom is a proud partner of the Share Our Strength organization and also of the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry program; the latter runs every September. Take the pledge and learn how you can help end childhood hunger by 2015 at www.shareourstrength.org.