Westgate Resorts Opens A Southern Comfort Restaurant

Westgate Resorts on Oct. 6 announced the opening of Southern Comfort restaurant at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, TN. The first restaurant to open in partnership with the iconic whiskey brand, Southern Comfort showcases popular dishes from the South, including low-country, soul food, creole, Cajun and authentic southern home-style cooking. Southern Comfort also offers an expansive drink menu, featuring signature cocktails such as the Bold Fashioned, made with Southern Comfort and Peychaud’s bitters and…

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Ruby Tuesday Files For Chapter 11

Casual dining brand Ruby Tuesday has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Maryville, TN-based restaurant chain had been struggling in recent years and had closed several locations. The coronavirus pandemic that forced temporary closures of dining rooms bought further financial pressure. But CEO Shawn Lederman said in a statement Oct. 7 that the bankruptcy filing “does not mean ‘Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday.’” Rather, “Today’s actions will allow us an opportunity to reposition the company for…

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Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter Returns

D.G. Yuengling & Son has announced the return of its beer collaboration with Hershey’s. Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available in bottles and draft throughout Yuengling’s entire 22-state footprint, beginning late-September 2020. Originally released in draft only in 2019, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter marked the first-ever beer collaboration between these two iconic, Pennsylvania brands.Advertisement‘Maguire to return in October’ after Greek court case – says Southgate “Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration…

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First Round Of TOTC 2020 Spirited Awards Winners Announced

Tales of the Cocktail, taking place virtually this week, announced the first batch 2020 Spirited Awards on Sept 21. Founded in 2007, the Spirited Awards celebrate beverage professionals, products, and establishments across all facets of the global spirits and cocktail community and are typically announced at the drink convention in New Orleans every July. A panel of respected bartenders, bar owners, educators and writers from around the world serve as judges for the competition. Here’s a list…

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Lazy Dog Adds Two New House Beers

Casual dining chain Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in August added two new house beers to its lineup. Bonita, Bonita Mountain Style Pale Ale (5.5% ABV) is a juicy pale ale with hints of citrus and a smooth finish, the company says, and Old Pal White Ale (5.4% ABV) is mildly sweet, crisp and refreshing. Most Lazy Dog locations offer house beers in 64-oz. growlers or 32-oz. growlers, and as of Aug. 25, select house…

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