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Hills Market – 2009 Wine and Cheese Tasting Line Up

Posted by cmh gourmand on January 24, 2009

I wrote and raved about Hills Wine and Cheese tastings in 2007 and 2008. Each month, the market presents an evening of wine, cheese, and appetizers (featuring the cheeses) inspired by a country, region or theme. Constance (wine director) and Kent (cheesemonger) pair up to create the wine and cheese pairings. They guide us through each wine we drink and each chunk of cheese we devour to fill our minds with knowledge while we fill out stomachs. It is a great night of good conversation with interesting and diverse people.

A taste of a tasting is offered in Columbus Foodcast, episode 15.

Here is the line up for 2009:

Seating is limited, reservations can be made at 614.846.3220. The cost is $35. Take your seats at 6:30 PM or I will steal your cheese.

January 29 – Ohio

(Post Post – 01/30/09)
This is what we had:

Wine
Firelands Winery Sparkling, NV
Ferrante Winery Vidal Blanc
Harpersfield Pinot Gris
Markko Vineyards Chardonnay
South River Winery Trinity
Kinkead Ridge ‘River Village Cellars’ Cabernet Franc

Hors D’oeuvres...

Ratatouille Bruschetta (Served with Ohio Goat Cheese)
Mini Cheese Artichoke Hearts (Served with Ohio Monterey Jack)
Stuffed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cheese and Bacon (Served with Ohio Smoked Cheddar)
Savory Spinach Cheese Squares (Served with Ohio Farmers’ Cheese)
Sour Kraut Gouda Balls (Served with Ohio Caraway Gouda)
Feta-stuffed Mediterranean Pocket Pitas (Served with Ohio Feta)

February 26 – Germany and Switzerland

March 26 – East Coast U.S. and Canada

April 30 – France

May 28 – Greece

June 25 – West Coast

July 30 – Spain and Portugal

August 27 – South America

September 24 – Italy

October 29 – Australia and New Zealand

November 19 – Autumn Cheeses and Wine

December 10 – Sparkling Wines and Cheeses

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Taste the Future…..Again! September 16th

Posted by cmh gourmand on September 10, 2008

Taste the Future

Update – September 16th – This event is still a go – they have power and the show will go on!

Columbus State Community College invites Columbus to their 20th annual culinary gala, Taste the Future.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

5:30 – 9:00PM

Taste the Future features tastes from over 50 of central Ohio’s best culinary spots. Many of the chefs have a connection to the Columbus State Culinary program as past graduates, employers of graduates, or long time supporters of the event.

Taste the Future takes place on the downtown campus of Columbus State Community College with all proceeds from the event funding CSCC scholarships and special projects. The money raised at the event helps hundreds of students build their future with a college education.

This year Taste of the Future features Napa Valley wines produced by 1972 Columbus State graduate (which was then Columbus Technical Institute), Bill Wolf, owner and operator of Eagle Eye Wines in California. Bill and his wife Roxanne will be at the event.

If you to learn even more, listen to Columbus Foodcast Episode 19.

Columbus Foodcast

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One Million Dollars of Wine: Columbus Food and Wine Affair

Posted by cmh gourmand on August 24, 2008


The Columbus Food and Wine Affair

Friday, September 5th
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Franklin Park Conservatory

www.foodandwineaffair.com

$100.00 per person admission includes:
Food from over 30 of our best restaurants, plenty of wine pours (at least 450 wines), and a souvenir Riedel wine glass.

This event began in 2003. Benefits go to the Central Ohio Restaurant Association, WBNS 10TV Family Fund, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, United Way of Central Ohio, Adventures for Wish Kids, and the Ian Adams Van Heyde Scholarship Fund.

Dine, Drink and Dance (well, maybe in the hallways) for a wonderful cause.

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Ohio Wine (OH-WINO) + North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival

Posted by cmh gourmand on July 9, 2008


There are wines made in Ohio. This is true. Some are really good and a few are even nearby.


Ohiowines.org

The Ohio Wine Producers Association has a handy site that uncorks all types of good Ohio wine information. The Ohio Wines site provides a listing of six wine trails (color coded and grouped by region), Ohio Wine History (there is a lot, going back to the 1820’s), an ode to Catawba wine….really, winery information – there are at least 50 more than you thought.

My Ohio Wine

A similar handy site is My Ohio Wine. This is from Great Lakes Publishing. There are plenty on ads here and some information spills over from the OWPA site but there are good articles and winery profiles here. And, this site lists seven wines regions by county.

You can create some great wine road trips using the links above. I would encourage you to start close to home. Head up the road, a bit northwest of Marysville, for a taste or two at Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars.

Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars
34477 Shertzer Rd
Mt. Victory
937.354.5151

This Union County winery whips out four lines of well rated wine and Champagne:
Ravenhurst Champagne
La Terre Riche Champagne
Busch-Harris handcrafted wines
Les Corbeaux

Their moto is “Excellence Under Pressure”, a great slogan for a Champagne producer.

Go forth and drink some Ohio Wines.

And if driving does not fit into your plans – you are in luck this weekend.

The North Market hosts the Food & Ohio Wine Festival
July 11-13

This is the seventh edition of the festival at the North Market. I attended last year and was surprised at the diversity of Ohio wines.

Bravo’s Top Chef Tour is making a special appearance on Saturday. Special appearances will be made by season three winner Hung Huynh and seasonfour runner-up Richard Blais. The two Top Chefs will perform cooking demonstrations on Saturday.

The festival will kick off on Friday night with a special preview party from 7-10 p.m. Tickets to the event are $20 and include a customized wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. I will be one of the celebrity wine pourers. Local jazz and funk band Honk, Wail and Moan will provide the music. There are discount coupons good for $5 off Preview Party admission are available at local National City Bank locations.

The following wineries from around Ohio will offer select wines by the taste (50 cents to $2.00 each), as well as by the glass, bottle and case:

Chalet Debonne Vineyard, Madison
Ferrante Winery, Geneva
Firelands Winery, Sandusky
Henke Winery, Cincinnati
Laurello Vineyards, Geneva
Maize Valley Winery, Hartville
Markko Vineyard, Conneaut
Meranda-Nixon Winery, Ripley
Mon Ami Winery, Port Clinton
Ravens Glen Winery, West Lafayette
Slate Run Vineyard, Canal Winchester
St. Joseph Vineyards, Thompson
Stoney Ridge Winery, Bryan
Troutman Vineyards, Wooster
The Winery at Wolf Creek, Norton
Valley Vineyards, Morrow
Viking Vineyard, Kent
Wyandotte Winery, Columbus.

Support Ohio wines and the North Market this weekend!

And check out Episode 15 of Columbus Foodcast – where we experience a Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting at the Hills Market and The Beer Wench and I case out the first Worthington Wine Walk.

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Dessert Detour: Ollie’s Fine Ice Cream

Posted by cmh gourmand on June 18, 2008


Ollie’s Fine Ice Cream
19 S. Franklin St
Delaware
740.363.6554

Ollie\'s Outside

I took a wrong turn in Delaware, I was trying to find my way back to the main drag of town. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a sign that read “Homemade Ice Cream”. The sign was hanging on a wrought iron fence in front of an old house. At first I thought this was a joke – the place did not look like an ice creamery, it looked like someones house. But there might really be ice cream there…… and I was already late getting back to the Capital City so I opted to turn my Subaru around and I made chase for a new ice cream place.

Ollie\'s Door

When I walked through the door, I knew I found a good thing. But I was kind of pissed off. I found a really, really good thing. One of my secret dreams has been to open an upscale ice cream parlor with beer and music on a college campus somewhere…well, looks like Delaware is off my short list for locations.

Ice Cream Sanctum

Everything about the place was perfect. I could tell by how the ice cream was stored, scooped, and from what I sampled that these folks knew what they were doing. Ollie’s knows ice cream and gelato. I sampled all their flavors and I was really impressed with the selection and quality.

Ollie\'s Menu

Ice Cream

ice cream 2

Ollie\'s Beer Selections

I spoke with the owners at length. They are really kind people and they care a lot about the business. They are also taking the time to grow it right by only adding the best items to their menu. I was given the grand tour of the house as well as a preview of what is to come at Ollie’s. In addition to an impressive and growing micro brew selection, Ollie will be adding wines – Ohio wines where possible. Beer tastings are on the horizon. If Ollie’s offer a Youngs Double Chocolate Stout and Cake Batter ice cream beer float….guess who helped brainstorm that. Or if there is a 6 shot ice cream flight as an intermission for the beer tasting….yep. Also in store for the future – more live bands on an outdoor stage as well as an outdoor BBQ. Did I say I was in heaven. Do you think I am a bit jealous? This place is great and the base of it all – the ice cream – is well worth the drive.

Old lamp


If you catch Dale, aka Ollie on a slow day, ask him to tell you some of the history of the house. The lamp I have pictured above is an original from when the house was built in the 19th century. And if he was able to figure out a way to get the walnut bar from his family’s tavern in Buchtel, Ohio into the second floor tasting room….well I am sure that will be one hell of a story.


I asked him to e-mail me a current flavor list and I got a lot more, below is the list in his own words.

Ollie’s ice cream flavors change on a daily basis. Some of our many flavors have become favorites of Ohio Wesleyan students and as a result have been renamed after the student. For example our Coffee Mocha was renamed Mochanisha. Anisha is a senior Math student from India attending OWU. Others would include our old fashioned vanilla being change to Yodernilla after Matt Yoder from Urbana, The Great Madhu is a very strong lemon with a swirl of black raspberry. Madhu is senior this year, attending OWU from Sri Lanka. Our chocolate silk, well known for it’s unique flavor profile and smooth texture has been a long time favorite of Sahar. Sahar is OWU student from Pakistan.

Our Ice cream flavors change on a daily basis and may include; Banana, banana nut, butter finger cheesecake, very berry strawberry, strawberry shortcake, Finals ice cream, cookies, cream and chocolate fudge, gooey stuff, gooey and lumpy stuff, maple walnut, maple caramel chocolate, stupid dog tracks, Mint Ollie O’s, Chocolate Sahar, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Underwood, Chocolate cake, oatmeal chink, Caramel Coffee, Mochanisha, the Great Madhu, Snickerdoodle, Hawaiian sunset, Lemon Custard, Black Raspberry, Butter Pecan, Pistachio, Chocolate Cinnamon, Jamican-Me-Crazy, Coconut, Real Peach, etc.


Additionally Ollie’s also produces authentic Italian Gelato with flavors such as Pistachio Sicilian, roasted Pistachio, Chocolate Almond, Tiramisu, Pannacotta, Espresso, Dulce de Leche, Mango, Mango-Passion fruit, Chai, Amaretto Choc. Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry.


Recently Ollie’s obtained beer and wine license allowing for a second “over 21 adult ice cream cabinet” housing such flavors as Chocolate Merlot gelato, Strawberry Merlot sorbetto, Marsala gelato, pantari Pink Catawba.


Ollie’s produces a number of different sundaes and shakes, with and without alcoholic content, such as Muddy Sundaes, Mr. Turtle sundae, Affogato, Merlatta, and etc.

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Support Your Friendly Neighborhood Foodcast

Posted by cmh gourmand on June 12, 2008

We have hit twelve episodes of Columbus Foodcast. The podcast is not a fluke any more, we are now getting down to the business of delivering good content. Our sound quality improves with episode 6. My favorite episodes are 4, 7 and 10. You can find us on iTunes as a free download. Our artwork is now up on both iTunes and our podcast web site. The art was created by local artist Robert Patricy in 1995 for my first attempt at food writing and has finally found a home on the world wide web.

Listed below is an episode guide as of June 12th. I hope you enjoy at least some of the podcasts. Let us know what you want to hear in future episodes.

Episode 12 – An Ice Cream Road Show: Jeni’s, Denise’s, Mardi Gras
Episode 11 – On Mindfulness and Diet, It’s About Stealing from Webercam (Eating Healthy)
Episode 10.(point)5 – Columbus Foodcast Live! (Our first attempt at live podcasting – not for the weak)
Episode 10 – Grilling With Dave (Grill tips from Dave of Webercam)
Episode 9 – Latitude Adjustment (Jim about his Australia adventures as well as local markets)
Episode 8 – Freeform: Beer and Carrot Cake
Episode 7 – Food Parties (and some bonus bloopers) – with the Beer Wench
Episode 6 – Big Eats – (Large sandwiches and big pizzas)
Episode 5 – The Beer Show
Episode 4 – Storytelling through Food – with professional storyteller Kevin Cordi
Episode 3 – Pizza, Pizza, Pizza
Episode 2 – The Three C’s: Chili, Chicago & Chocolate
Episode 1 – 48 hours to Eat in Columbus (Intro to Jim and Zach)

Look to the left column of this blog at the link for http://www.columbusfood.tv in the Columbus Food Blogs section.

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North Market Apron Gala – May 17th (and More Market Mayhem)

Posted by cmh gourmand on May 11, 2008

The 12th Annual North Market Apron Gala

Saturday, May 17th

Doors open and aprons on at – 7 PM

North Market

59 Spruce Street

Short North

Who: Me plus anyone one else that likes to eat and/or loves the North Market

What: Three courses of appetizers, tastes and samples of entrees, desserts, beer from Columbus Brewing Company, Ohio wines, multiple North Market vendors, a silent auction, fortune tellers, raffles, prizes, and a contest to see who has the coolest apron.

When: See Above

Where: North Market – the mecca of food goodness

Why: To support the North Market, proceeds go to support our North Market

How: Through the hard work of North Market vendors, staff, local restaurants, and the Friends of North Market

Tickets – $75 (worth every penny); $65 for registered Friends of the North Market

If you have never been to the North Market or have never been to a North Market event, this is the night to go. If anyone wants to meet up and talk food with me send me an e-mail, I will be there all evening.

If you need more encouragement to go, see my photos from the North Market Cinco D’ Ohio Festival below. The photos are a taste of the culinary wonders you can expect at events like this. I was one of the judges for the salsa contest. Nine people pitted their salsas up against the palettes of four lucky judges.

Then, I was also a judge for an array of tacos from for a fiery and heated competition with local professional chefs. Five Top chefs mixed their skill, creativity, and some North Market ingredients for a United Nations of flavors in the Taco Taste Off. The winner – in a tummy pleasing close call contest was Steve Lawrence from Cajohn’s Caboom Chili Company with his Asian Taco (in a soft, yet crunchy Wonton shell). Alana Shook (Alana’s) and John Dornbeck (Basi) were neck and neck in my book for a heartbreaking second place with my palette.

North Market is fun, fun, fun and the people are great so come support our market the night of May 17th.

Finally….If the Apron Gala does not work out for you or the other events seem too large scale, consider a more intimate experience with some of the best chef’s and cooks in Columbus:

To sign up drop by the North Market office or call to register at 614-463-9664.

Shop with the Chef Series, Saturdays, 10AM-1PM

Limit 20 people, cost $45 per person; $225 series

Saturday, June 7 – John Dornback, Basi Italia

Saturday, June 21 – Paul Yow, Barcelona

Saturday, July 5 – David Tetzloff, G. Michael’s Bistro

Saturday, July 19 – Matt Langstaff, Bexley’s Monk

Saturday, August 2 – Alana Shock, Alana’s Food + Wine

Saturday, August 16 – Robin Davis, The Columbus Dispatch

Summer Evening Chef Series, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM

Limit 26 people, cost $60 per person; $300 series

Wednesday, June 4 – John Skaggs, Chef at Large

Wednesday, June 18 – Jason Shelley, Mitchell’s Ocean Club

Wednesday, July 2 – Paul Yow, Barcelona

Wednesday, July 16 – Chef Rocco, Pastaria

Wednesday, August 6 – Matt Prokopchak, Trattoria Roma

Wednesday, August 20 – Matt Langstaff, Bexley’s Monk

Fall Evening Chef Series, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM

Limit 26 people, cost $60 per person; $300 series

Wednesday, September 3 – Henry Butcher Sr., Creole Kitchen

Wednesday, September 17 – Kevin Jones, The Columbus Fish Market

Wednesday, October 1 – Paul Yow, Barcelona

Wednesday, October 15 – David Tetzloff, G. Michael’s Bistro

Wednesday, November 5 – Matt Prokopchak, Trattoria Roma

Wednesday, November 19 – Matt Langstaff, Bexley’s Monk

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Three great evenings of food, fun, wine and good causes

Posted by cmh gourmand on April 25, 2008

Three events are coming up that allow you to support good causes while sampling wonderful wine and fine food.

Taste of the Independents
Thursday, May 1
Smith Bros. Hardware Building
580 N. 4th. St.
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


http://www.dineoriginalscolumbus.com

Features thirty plus local independent restaurants (including Basi, Refectory, CBC…)

In additional to food, the evening includes micro brewed beers, wines from small vineyards and a special Mango Maytini. There will also be a 3 piece band from the Columbus Jazz Arts Group for background music.

Member Restaurants are listed below:
http://www.dineoriginalscolumbus.com/database/restaurants.php

Proceeds go to the Buckeye Ranch

The Grape Event
Friday, May 2nd
COSI
Benefits the ALS Association of Central and Southern Ohio

www.alsohio.org

An evening of fine wines with hors d’oeuvres. The Grape Event also hosts a live and silent auction featuring wines, sports memorabilia, electronics, and other gift packages. Each year local artist Robert Patricy creates a special wine themed painting as the logo for the event. The original canvas oil painting is auctioned off. Prints from prior years are also for sale. Bob is my friend and I have two prints in my house. (This is my disclaimer.)

North Market Apron Gala
Saturday, May 17
7 to 10 PM

http://www.northmarket.com/featured_event.php

The 12th Annual North Market Apron Gala!! Run amuck in the North Market eating, drinking and making merry with your apron on and your mouth open for the goodies galore in store for you. Items come from the North Market merchants. There is also beer from CBC and music from the Eileen Howard Trio. A silent auction for great gift packages is featured as well.

And – another North Market event worth going to…while on the subject.

Cinco D’Ohio
Saturday May 3rd
Not to miss – the salsa, taco, and hot sauce taste offs. Yum.

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Worthington Pub Crawl / Stroll

Posted by cmh gourmand on March 5, 2008

I acknowledge that a pub crawl is a little outside the typical scope of this blog, but with St. Patrick’s Day in view – why not. All of these spots are within the distance you could hurl a beer bottle so the strolling is minimal. This would be a great way to spend a late afternoon with a gang of friends – share a few beers and an appetizer or split a meal at each place. I plotted out the paces, (if you opt to jaywalk) it is 165 steps from door to door.


P.K. O’Ryans Irish Pub

666 High Street

Worthington

614.781.0771

Web Site

Happy hour is Monday – Thursday from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. The place offers a wide range of pub style meals with several beers on tap. Happy Hour gets you: reduced prices on draft and domestic bottled beer plus 1/2 price appetizers. The regular menu item to try here is the Irish Stew – a hearty mix of slow cooked beef, onions, carrots and potatoes with at least a pour of Guinness mixed in – served in a bread bowl. That will keep you warm.



Old Bag of Nails
663 High Street
Worthington

614.436.5552

Old Bag of Nails Web site

The best menu item is the Famous Fish Sandwich. It easily serves two. My favorite reason to go here is the Fried Snickers (not available at all locations – but you can count on it here.) It is battered and devine, served with ice cream. There are plenty of beers on tap. It feels like a true pub when you walk through the door. Since you just hit O’Ryans you may think you are on the Emerald Isle – until you notice no one has an Irish accent and everyone is talking about the Buckeyes. This is the original Old Bag of Nails and has the best “feel” of any of the locations. There are old beercans and other pub bric a brac lining the walls. Many of the staff have worked at this location for years and they know their regulars by name.


Worthington Inn

649 High Street

Worthington

614.885.1223

Web Site

Most people do not think Happy Hour when they think of Worthington Inn – but there is room at the Inn within the spacious bar area. Their happy hour is the longest on this stroll – Monday to Saturday, 4 – 7 PM. They offer domestic beer and well drink specials. However the best deal here is the discounted plates to share specials. The Worthington Inn is a very good restaurant and their “bar food” is more than one would expect.

1/2 off “Plates to Share”

Artichoke-Spinach Dip
Grilled Flat Bread Pizza
Provolone, tomato sauce and pepperoni
Seasonal Bruschetta
Our Famous Parmesan-Truffle Fries
House Cheese Plate
Warm Garlic and Herb Potato Chips
Blue cheese dip
Flash-fried calamari
Thai sweet-chili sauce and napa slaw
Roasted Pepper Hummus
Aunti Carol’s Sauerkraut Balls

La Chatelaine

627 High Street

Worthington

614.848.6711

Web Site

There is a nice selection of French wines along with some hard to find Belgian and Euro beers on tap at the bar. If this is your last stop for the day consider picking up a bakery item as you are walking out the door – for a snack or maybe for breakfast the next day. The wine bar happy hour is from 5 to 7 PM. If owner Val Wielezynski is behind the bar – ask him about anything – he has great stories to share about the restaurant, his family and life in general.

So that is your Pub stroll agenda – a mix of small town and uptown for a Eurotrash style day out in the heart of Worthington.

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Hills Market Holiday Wine and Cheese Tasting

Posted by cmh gourmand on December 5, 2007


The Hills Market
7860 Olentangy River Road
Worthington Hills
(S.R. 315, just North of I-270)
614.846.3220

The Hills Market continues to host great food events. I stumbled into the Holiday Wine and Cheese Tasting on November 29th. Hills does a Thursday wine tasting which is 4 pours for $2 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. I thought I had shown up for that but it turned out that I landed into something much better. As luck would have it, there was a cancellation and I was able to slide in.

For $30, this is what I sipped and supped on. The pours were generous and the samples were sized to please.


J. Laurens Cremant de Limoux (French sparkling wine) – may pre date champagne…

paired with – Brie Le Chatelain (French)

Wolfberger Cremant d’ Alsace Rose (French bubbly)

paired with Wenleydale with Cranberries (British – well liked by Wallace and Gromit)

Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc 2006, (California)

paired with Mountain Gorgonzala (Spain)

Clean Slate Riesling 2006, (Germany)

paired with Chevre (goat’s milk cheese) (USA)

Juan Gil Monastrell 2006 (Spain)

paired with Spanish Romano

Galil Mountain Shiraz/Cabernet 2003, (Israel) – Kosher Red Wine…really

paired with Boursin with Cracked Peppercorn (France) – Kosher as well


As if this was not enough, the staff mixed in some tapa like appetizers. The best of the bunch was a halved fresh fig (received that day) stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in prosciutto. This was so good, I groveled for a leftover sample. These two figs were worth at least $5 to me.The event started at 6:30 PM and intended to wrap up at 8:30 PM. We were all having so much fun and good conversation that we lingered past 9 PM. As a bonus we each received a 10% coupon for the market.

The event was created by wine coordinator Constance Begue and cheesemonger Kent Rand. Each offered plenty of commentary on the wine and cheese sampled as well as everything their departments had to offer. Hills plans to host events like this once a month. I’ll be back.

I mentioned Stinking Bishop cheese to Kent. This is a cheese other local cheese shops have told me they could not obtain. Kent called me Saturday (two days later) to let me know he would have some for me by Tuesday. As a bonus he gave me a print out with extra information about the stinky cheese I wanted.

I also stumbled on a good source for cheese and other gourmet information while looking for a Stinking Bishop link. The Reluctant Gourmet has all types of good gastronaut information.

The Hills is worth a visit any time as an alternative retail chains. Sign up on their site with your e-mail to receive updates on special events and an occasional excellent coupon.

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