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Brunch is served…
Via Brasil Steakhouse features exceptional menu of over 50 options starting from 6 Meats all you can eat then salad bar with 38 options breakfast and brunch menu and 6 omelet choices and more.
Via Brasil Steakhouse a Brazilian Steakhouse in Las Vegas is open now every Sunday at 10 am for Brunch. Via Brasil Steakhouse Brunch includes over 50 items like 6 Succulent Meats starting from, Picanha, Turkey, Prime Rib, Ham-Pineapple and Chicken, as well as six different House Made Omelets, Gourmet Salad Bar filled with great breakfast options all you can eat and a house made dessert for Only $24.99.
Children five years old and under Rodizio Brunch is free and children six years old to twelve are $14.99.Via Brasil Steakhouse is also serving Fresh fruit Strawberry Juice as well as Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice.
Via Brasil Steakhouse is located at 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, on the southwest corner of Charleston Boulevard and Fort Apache Road. Open seven days a week, Via Brasil Steakhouse is open for Dinner service from 5 pm Monday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and 4PM Sunday. Brunch is Served Sundays Only from 10:00 am -2pm. Reservations are encouraged. For reservations or more information, please call 702-804-1400 or visit http://www.viabrasilsteakhouse.com.
What better way to spice up your Independence Day barbeque than with a patriotic mocktail or cocktail featuring Lipton Iced Tea? We promise your guests will approve!
Compliments of Lipton Iced Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 bottle 100% Natural Lipton® Iced Tea with Pomegranate Blueberry
3 Tbsp. 100% cranberry juice
3 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well and pour into chilled martini glasses.
For an adult version:
- Use 2 Tbsp. vodka
- 2 Tbsp. orange liqueur instead of orange juice.
For more recipe information, visit https://www.facebook.com/liptonicedtea.
This is perfect for a classic brunch or special breakfast dish, but it tastes so good and is so good for you, that you will want to eat it everyday. Built on a whole wheat, toasted English muffin, and topped with Smoked salmon (instead of Canadian bacon), poached Omega-3 eggs and tangy, low fat yogurt-based Hollandaise sauce, topped lightly with chives and pepper.
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
4 Whole Wheat English muffins, split in half, toasted (keep warm)
8 oz Smoked Salmon, divided into eight portions
8 large, Omega-3 eggs without any cracks
1 Fat Free Greek Yogurt Hollandaise (Recipe Below)
4 Tsp. fresh Chives finely chopped
Ground Pepper to taste
8 pinches Paprika
- Make the hollandaise, Recipe below
- Toast muffins and spray with a little I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter if desired. Keep warm.
- Portion smoked salmon into eight portions and top the muffins halves.
- Fill an egg-poaching pan with water according to manufacturer’s directions OR use a “Microwavable Egg Poacher” DIRECTIONS BELOW.
- Spritz poaching cups with a little non-stick spray.
- Bring water to a boil and turn down to a simmer with the lid on.
- Gently crack eggs and slide into poaching inserts without breaking the yolk.
- Place lid back on and poach 3 ½ – 4 minutes.
- When done, turn out onto paper towels to drain extra poaching water.
- Quickly place on top of muffins topped with salmon, then top with Hollandaise.
- Sprinkle with chives, pepper and paprika.
- Serve immediately.
Microwave Egg Poacher Directions:
- Spray the cups in the egg poacher with non-stick spray.
- Measure 1/2 tsp. of water into each cup
- Break a single egg into each cup of the poacher.
- Pierce the yolk of the egg once with the tine of a fork or the tip of a sharp knife. This will keep the egg from exploding in your microwave.
- Close the lid on the poacher and microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds. (The time depends on the power of the microwave.)
- Remove the poacher from the microwave and let the eggs sit inside it for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how well done you want the yolk.
Healthy Greek Yogurt Hollandaise Sauce
Makes about 1 cup
This is far healthier, with a lot less fat the traditional butter-based Hollandaise. This is guilt-free Hollandaise, so enjoy over eggs, asparagus, other vegetables, as a dipping sauce for artichokes or any dish finished with Hollandaise.
1 Cup Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tsp. lemon juice
3 Omega-3 Egg Yolks
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp Dijon mustard
1 pinch fresh ground pepper
- Fill a medium (about 4 quart) saucepan with two inches of water. Choose a stainless steel bowl that will sit partially inside of the saucepan without touching the water to create a double boiler.
- Fill the pan without about two inches of water and bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer.
- Beat yogurt, lemon juice, egg yolks well
- Heat over simmering water, stirring frequently, until sauce has thickened, approx 15 min (sauce will become thinner after about 10 min and then thicken again).
- Remove from heat and stir in salt, mustard, pepper and dill/parsley (if using).
- To serve, pour a tablespoon or two over Eggs Benedict.
- This sauce is also great over asparagus and other dishes suggesting Hollandaise.
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Since its creation in the 18th century, bourbon has remained a staple of American cocktail culture. As the first distillery to operate in New York since Prohibition and the first to produce bourbon, Hudson’s bourbons are truly unique in that they are handcrafted in Hudson Valley, NY.
For the experienced bourbon lover looking to savor the spirit’s rich flavors, consider a Hudson Four Grain Bourbon neat or on the rocks. No matter which you’d prefer, this is the perfect way to showcase the unique and bold flavors the Four Grain is known for.
For those looking to appreciate the Hudson’s innate mixability, what better way to pay tribute to this classic American spirit than with a classic cocktail? Made with Hudson Baby Bourbon, the Little Old Fashion is a simple, yet delicious option for those celebrating their favorite spirit.
Little Old Fashioned
1 parts Hudson Baby Bourbon
3 dashes bitters
1 tsp bar sugar
1 lemon peel
- Served chilled
- Ice optional
For more information on Hudson Whiskey, log onto: http://hudsonwhiskey.com/whiskeys/baby-bourbon/.
For Each Keeper Springs Sold, Omni to Donate Additional Funding to the Waterkeeper Alliance
This summer, guests of Omni Hotels & Resorts will have the opportunity to support oceans, lakes, rivers and bays throughout America by simply purchasing Keeper Springs™ Natural Spring Water, which donates 100 percent of its profits to help protect and preserve America’s waterways.
Included as part of Omni Hotels & Resorts new “Art of Water” cocktail menu, for each purchase of Keeper Springs, a further donation by Omni will be made to the Waterkeeper® Alliance, a global environmental movement uniting nearly 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect waterways from pollution to climate change.
“The issue of clean water always moves to the forefront in summer,” said Chris Bartle, co-founder of Keeper Springs. “We are thrilled that Omni Hotels & Resorts wanted to partner with us as part of their commitment to sustainability. It’s great to see a company who has many properties near some of our greatest waterways give back and make sure our waterways are safe and clean for future generations to enjoy.”
Keeper Springs will be available poolside at Omni Hotels & Resorts across the country through Labor Day.
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Fast-Casual Restaurant Franchise Improves Guest Experience With Mobile Ordering Solution
Moe’s Southwest Grill(R) announces the launch of a nationwide mobile and online ordering solution in partnership with app design company Splick–it(R). Now guests who are accustomed to the freshest, quality ingredients and signature greeting, “Welcome to Moe’s!,” can bypass the line and get the food they crave faster than ever before.
“This is a great way to keep Moe’s up-to-date in the fast-paced, social media world we live in today. Splick–it(R) provides a tremendous opportunity for us to stay technologically current and give the best customers in the world a more efficient and user-friendly way to pre-order and pre-pay for their meal,” said Paul Damico, President of Moe’s Southwest Grill.
The app was designed around speed and efficiency. With customer information securely stored, hungry diners can open the app, customize their order, and pre-pay in an average of 60 seconds. Once on location, it’s as easy as walking through the door, bypassing the line, and getting fresh food to go.
In addition to adding iPhone(R) and Android(R) apps to Moe’s mobile presence, Splick–it(R) created fully revamped online ordering websites for each participating location. Moe’s will also have access to new mobile marketing tools created by Splick–it(R) to send targeted, outbound promotions to their user base.
“As an innovative brand in their space, Moe’s was quick to recognize and harness the opportunity presented by the proliferation of recent technological advances in mobility. Their choice to partner with Splick–it(R) is a testament to their commitment to staying ahead of these advances,” said Splick–it(R) founder, Rob Taylor.
Guests can order from over 440 participating locations from the new Moe’s mobile ordering app which can be downloaded for free at the iTunes(R) store or Android(R) Market.
For more information or to find a Moe’s Southwest Grill(R) near you, please visit www.moes.com.
Earn New Food Truck Bucks…
Did you know that the popular NewPark Mall Street Eats, with some of the tastiest gourmet food trucks around is still going on? The community is invited to experience a night of good eats every Wednesday till October 31, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Participating food trucks including Grill Stars, That’s Sweet! Dessert Truck, Tikka Bytes, BBQKalbi, MoBowl, House of Siam on Wheels, Treat Box and Mogo BBQ will gather at the NewPark Mall entrance near Sears.
Earn bucks to spend at the food trucks. Shoppers who spend $35 or more on any Wednesday through October 31 at NewPark Mall’s retailers excluding Macy’s Burlington, Sears and JCPenney, will receive a $5 food truck buck. The bucks are good for that night redeemable at any truck. Customers may bring their same day receipts to the redemption table located at Entry 1 between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
For more information visit www.newparkmall.com.
10,000 Comforters to be Donated to US Military Families
The Company Store®, one of America’s largest home décor and bedding companies for more than 100 years, is proud to announce the launch of its “Kids Design Contest” in which children nationwide will have the opportunity to design comforters to be donated to military families. This year, The Company Store has partnered with Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of the United States’ service members and wounded veterans, to give away more than 10,000 comforters to military families in need across the nation.
Last year, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces initiative to mobilize all Americans to ‘step up and do what they do best’ to support veterans, service members and their families. Roughly 75% of the military families served by Operation Homefront live at an income level 80% below the median income for the communities in which they reside.
“The Kids Design Contest is a way for a child’s creativity to brighten the spirits of thousands of military families facing difficult times,” said The Company Store Director of Marketing Karen Feldman. “We couldn’t think of a better way to engage children to support these incredible servicemen and women by giving them the comfort and care that they so deserve.”
The contest runs through June 22, 2012. Voting will take place on Facebook from June 23-30, 2012 and the winner will be announced on the 4th of July 2012. The winning design will be made into thousands of comforters and will be donated to the families of servicemen and women around the nation.
In addition to the creation of the winning comforter, the three “designers” with the most votes on Facebook will also win a gift card as a token of The Company Store’s appreciation. Those interested in participating can get more information by going to www.thecompanystore.com and clicking on the tab “Kids Design Contest” to view the official rules.