Oct 052017
 

We got this. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Garrett Popcorn Shops® a Molise PR client, is supporting all those dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

Buy One. Get One… Give One. Through October, purchase a 1 Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix® in-Shop and receive a complimentary 1 Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix ($33 value) to gift in encouragement to a fighter or survivor of breast cancer; or to say thanks to oncologists, nurses, family caregivers or volunteers who support the fight against breast cancer.1G_Signature_Pink_GarrettMix

The Garrett team will also serve up Garrett Popcorn at events around town throughout the month in support of local organizations and charities including Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit; Karen Wellington Foundation in Atlanta; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington D.C.; and A Silver Lining Foundation in Chicago.

For more information about Garrett Popcorn Shops including Shop locations, or to order via online shipping, please visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

* While supplies last. Limit one complimentary Tin per customer. Complimentary Tin must be filled with Garrett Mix only. May not be combined with any other offer or coupon.

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, a Chicago PR client, is welcoming autumn with a pumpkin patch outside in the Hard Rock parking lot, along with a Bank of America Chicago Marathon post-race celebration at the cafe. Additionally, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago will host its Hard Rock After Dark series featuring live band karaoke on Thursday nights and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pumpkin Patch, Halloween Shop, Carving Parties & More

c8c46d1e6f0b3ea5943bc9e7_560x270Beginning October 1 through November 3, Hard Rock Cafe is turning its parking lot into a one-stop Halloween shop courtesy of Pumpkins Chicago. Each day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. guests can enjoy a pumpkin patch containing an array of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and hay bales. In addition, a Halloween shop will be present featuring signature Halloween items like costumes, Halloween pails, carving kits and more

Private pumpkin carving parties on Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s patio are also available for booking for groups of 30 or less. Tickets are $35 per person and include a pumpkin, a carving kit, paint and stationed Hard Rock Cafe appetizers.

To make your pumpkin carving party reservations, please call 312-943-5572 or email Kristy Sullivan at Chicago_Sales@hardrock.com.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Goose Island Post-Race Celebration

On Sunday, October 8,e76af7fb880aa12649ffffd7_560x372 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will embark on 26.2 picturesque miles through downtown Chicago towards the finish line for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Participants and spectators are then invited to join the Goose I
sland Post-Race Celebration outside in the Hard Rock parking lot from 3 p.m. 7 p.m., where guests can enjoy drink specials at the Goose Island Garden and live entertainment throughout the day.

Admission to the post-race celebration is free.

Hard Rock After Dark – Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays and Live Music Fridays and Saturdays

Rock star guests can take the Hard Rock stage for live band karaoke, Thursday’s at 9 p.m., and belt out the greatest hits from their favorite artists backed by a full band. During the show, guests can enjoy drink specials including $4 Goose Island, Revolution, Metropolitan and Half Acre on draft, $5 select well cocktails and house wine.

Guests are also invited every Friday and Saturday night from 9 – 11 p.m., to stop into the cafe for a night of free live music.

Hard Rock After Dark is open to all ages.

For more information visit www.hardrock.com/chicago or call 312-943-2252.

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Apr 112017
 

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PRESS START TO ROCK – UNOFFICIAL C2E2 AFTER PARTY AT HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO

BENEFITTING READING WITH PICTURES

Featuring a cosplay contest, 80’s themed live music, drink specials from Revolution Brewing, raffle prizes and more!

Press Start to Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, the unofficial C2E2 after party on Friday, April 21 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. featuring live music, drink specials, a cosplay contest and more!

The event will benefit Reading With Pictures, a Chicago 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with educators, governments and comic book artists to create educational comics that are used to get children engaged in learning about everything from algebra to sustainability.

Press Start to Rock will be hosted by comic con personalities Erica Fett, Nicole Salera and The Chicago Bombshells, and emceed by Groovie Louie. Guests will get down to 80’s themed tunes with live musical acts Insane Ian, Boy Meets Robot and Freaks Who Geek. Guests will enjoy beverages courtesy of Revolution Brewing, tabletop games organized by Geeky Gatherings and exciting raffle prizes. Video game consoles will be made available by I Play Games.

Dress to impress! Enter the cosplay best-dressed competition for your chance to win great prizes. Cosplay is highly encouraged, but not required.

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Apr 112017
 

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Real Urban Barbecue Offers Special Easter Holiday Carryout Menu

Featuring items like slow-smoked ham and prime rib, traditional sides dishes and homemade desserts from the Real Urban Bakery

Chicago PR Agency Molise PR client Real Urban Barbecue, located in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive), is offering a special Easter carryout menu perfect to fit any family gathering. RUB’s holiday menu is available for pick up Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16.

Build your full Easter spread with Real Urban Barbecue favorites including:

  • Slow-Smoked Prime Rib
  • Sliced Smoked Michigan Turkey Breast
  • Whole Smoked Bone-In Berkshire Pork
  • Sliced Smoked Ham
  • Traditional side dishes like: Homemade Au Gratin Potatoes, Sweet Potato Soufflé and Golden Corn Bake
  • Homemade desserts including Chicky Cupcakes, Rainbow Cake Balls and Three Layer Carrot Cake 

For more information call 847-947-6474 to reach all three locations, or visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com.

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EXHIBITIONISM – THE ROLLING STONES
Celebrate the New Exhibition at Navy Pier,
Grand Opening Party to be Held at Hard Rock Cafe with Hot Rocks Band

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, is celebrating the grand opening of Navy Pier’s newest exhibition with a grand opening party for Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, on Saturday, April 15 featuring The Rolling Stones tribute band Hot Rocks Band.

Guests of all ages are invited with complimentary admission to Hard Rock Cafe to join in on the celebration with a night of live entertainment from Hot Rocks Band, a tribute band that presents a theater-like Rolling Stones experience with the music, the look, the costumes and energy of the famous English rock band. Guests will also have the opportunity to win tickets to the exhibition, opening April 15 at Navy Pier.

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit, delivered by DHL, is the largest touring exhibition of its kind at nearly 15,000 square feet. A highly immersive and interactive music experience featuring over 500 rare Rolling Stones items spanning the bands influence on fashion, recording, film and art, culminating in a mind-blowing 3D concert finale.

Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Chicago PR client, is proud to partner with Exhibitionism to offer guests an even more expansive music and history experience. Guests who visit the exhibit between Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, July 30 will receive a complimentary ice cream cookie sandwich when they show their exhibition ticket at the cafe.

Marcia Frost recently mentioned Hard Rock Cafe’s partnership with Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones on her CI Living segment for WCIA 3, a CBS-affiliated television station for Central Illinois. Click the photo below to check out the full clip:

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Hop on over to Hard Rock Cafe, Molise PR Chicago PR Firm client, for a special Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 with seatings at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Bring a camera, grab somebunny special and pose for a photo with the Easter Bunny who will be hopping around the cafe all morning long.

Enjoy a full spread of brunch favorites including: a Honey Baked Ham carving station, sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, French toast, roasted red potatoes, hash browns, fruit, assorted breakfast cereals, and mini muffins. Guests will also enjoy assorted juice options, coffee and tea. Adults are invited to order beverages and cocktails from the regular menu for an additional cost.

Each brunch reservation includes an exciting Easter egg hunt for the kids. Eggs will be filled with candy and hidden throughout the cafe’s mezzanine and outdoor patio for the little eggs-plorers. Find the golden egg and win a special Hard Rock Cafe Easter basket to take home.

For more information, visit www.HardRock.com/Chicago.

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Real Urban Barbecue Celebrates Passover
With a Special Chametz-Free Carryout Menu

Chicago Restaurant PR Firm Molise PR client Real Urban Barbecue, with three locations in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive), invites you to join them in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover with their special carryout menu available for pick up on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.

Put down the cooking utensils and Real Urban Barbecue favorites including:

  • 14-Hour Smoked & Sliced Brisket with au Jus
  • Sliced Smoked Michigan Turkey Breast
  • Smoked Side of Atlantic Salmon
  • Fresh Salads
  • Homemade Matzo Balls
  • Traditional side dishes like Glazed Baby Carrots with Raisins, Roasted Marinated Vegetables and Rosemary New Potatoes
  • Homemade desserts including Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache, Chocolate Toffee Matzo and Macaroons

For more information call 847-947-6474 to reach all three locations, or visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com.

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Mar 102017
 

Garrett Popcorn Shops visits CBS 46 Atlanta Plugged In for National Popcorn Lover’s Day. Jaclyn brought a full spread featuring secret family recipes, handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles for more than six decades!

Visit their location at Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall or online at GarrettPopcorn.com

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Feb 152017
 

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Celebrate National Margarita Day at Mercadito Chicago

Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant which is home to one of Chicago’s best margaritas, is celebrating National Margarita Day on Wednesday, February 22 by offering guests buy one, get one free on any of their signature margaritas. Plus, guests have the option to sample their signature flavors with a special margarita flight for $18.50 featuring Mercadito’s Tradicional, Little Market and Los Hermanos margaritas. Chicago Restaurant PR. For more information on Molise PR Chicago Restaurant PR client Mercadito, visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com or call 312-329-9555.

To help celebrate, Paul and Amanda from Mercadito stopped by the FOX Good Day Chicago studio to shake up some margaritas! Click below to watch the full clip:

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Feb 082017
 

Chicago PR Firm | Real Urban BBQ

Chicago PR Firm Molise PR client Real Urban Barbecue, located in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave) and Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive), has unveiled a new menu featuring ten all-new mouthwatering options courtesy of Executive Chef Dean Eliacostas.
Real Urban Barbecue’s new menu features fresh items including:

  • Appetizers: Cheddar & Corn Hush Puppies; Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls; and Caps & Curds, breaded white cheddar curds and jalapeño caps
  • Southern Salad, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, candied pecans, sweet corn, black beans, sliced avocado and friend onion strings
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich, herb marinated with lettuce, tomato and avocado
  • Smokin’ Portobello Sandwich, grilled and glazed with balsamic, topped with red onion, bleu cheese, tomato, roasted red peppers and lettuce
  • Mac Attack, RUB’s award-winning homemade mac & cheese topped with pulled pork or burnt ends
  • Shaved Pork Loin Sandwich, tossed in RUB’s original BBQ sauce and topped with fried onions strings
  • Urban Poutine, french fries topped with breaded cheese curds, pulled pork and brown gravy

The new menu is as follows:

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HARD ROCK CAFE CHICAGO GETS SHAMROCKED FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION | CHICAGO PR

Weekend Event with Live Music Performances, Family-Friendly Entertainment,
Food Specials & Green Beer!

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As the city dies the river green in annual tradition, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago invites revelers to ring in the luck of the Irish on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, for the ninth annual Get ShamROCKED bash. The free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features live music, bagpipe performances, activities for the whole family, Irish fare, green beer and more.

The event will raise funds and awareness for Misericordia, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides a continuum of care for 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are physically challenged.

On Friday, March 10 from 8-10 p.m., kick off the weekend with Hard Rock Cafe Chicago’s Get ShamROCKED preview party hosted in the cafe parking lot. Guests will sip on libations under Hard Rock’s heated tent as they dance to live music from The Hat Guys.

On Saturday, March 11, celebrate with live music from The Hat Guys, bagpipe performances from the Chicago Pipe Band and The Shannon Rivers; plus participate in family-friendly entertainment like face painting, balloon artists and more! Enjoy Irish fare and Hard Rock Cafe classics like Corned Beef Sandwiches, Brats with Sauerkraut, Chili, Hard Rock’s Legendary Cheeseburger and Hamburger, Walking Tacos and Lucky Charm Marshmallow Squares.

Adults can also celebrate with libations including Green Beer, Irish coffee, Bloody Mary’s, festive Jell-O Shots and Irish Car Bombs. Guests are also welcome to dine in Hard Rock’s cafe to enjoy regular menu items.

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Feb 022017
 

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Garrett Popcorn Shops® Announces the New Sweetheart Mix

The Perfect Coupling for Valentine’s Day  

Decadent White Chocolate CaramelCrisp® pairs with sweet Simply StrawberryTM
for a match made in heaven

In a grand, romantic gesture, Garrett Popcorn Shops®, a Chicago Love Story Since 1949, introduces its newest recipe, The Sweetheart MixTM just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“The Sweetheart Mix is a love affair between our premium White Chocolate CaramelCrisp® and seductive Simply StrawberryTM ,” says Chef David Funaro, Vice President, Lead Chef for Garrett Popcorn Shops. It is a deliciously novel gift for that special someone.”

Enjoy The Sweetheart Mix in a variety of handcrafted options including but not limited to:

  • Keepsake Tins – Available in Shops and online: 1 Gallon ($36.95) and 2 Gallon ($73.95) Signature Tin designs including the festive Signature Pink Tin and Signature Platinum Tin.  Prices do not include online shipping.
  • Delectable Bags – Available in Shops: Stop into any Garrett® location and enjoy The Sweetheart Mix in any resealable bag size. Prices start at $5.25 for a small bag and go up to $24.50 for a jumbo bag.
  • Sweetheart Mix Bundles – Available online only. Featured bundles include the Valentine Bundle, the perfect gift combining both the new and the classic, featuring a 1 Gallon Signature Pink Tin of Garrett Mix® and a 1 Quart Signature Pink Tin of Sweetheart Mix for $46.95 plus shipping. For a full list of bundles, click here.

The Sweetheart Mix is available January 20 – February 14* online and at all Garrett Popcorn Shops. For more information and to place an online order from Garrett Popcorn Shops, Chicago PR client, in the United States and Canada visit www.GarrettPopcorn.com or call 1-888-4-POPCORN.

*The Sweetheart Mix will be available at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 1 and 3 from January 27 – February 9 only.

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Feb 022017
 

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Get BIG GAME Ready With Real Urban Barbecue’s
Game-Winning Carry Out Party Menu

Enjoy BBQ favorites, gourmet appetizers and side dishes, game day themed desserts and more!

For this year’s Big Game, put down the pig skin and pick up Chicagoland’s favorite barbecue from Real Urban Barbecue, Molise PR Chicago Restaurant PR client located in Downtown Highland Park (610 Central Ave. #177), Vernon Hills (1260 S. Milwaukee Ave), Oak Brook (2119 Clearwater Drive). RUB’s special carry out menu is available for pick up on Sunday, February 5 and is sure to make your party a big hit with specialty dishes and appetizer options and homemade festive game day themed desserts.

Specialty Main Dishes

  • Rib Tips, slow-smoked pork rib tips chopped and tossed in RUB’s Original BBQ sauce, $10/lb
  • Smoked Prime Rib, USDA Prime ribeye cooked to medium rare, chilled and sliced thin and served with au jus, horseradish cream and 24 mini buns, $19.99/lb (minimum 5lbs)
  • Applewood Smoked Ham, thinly sliced, served chilled with 24 mini buns and Dijon mustard, $9.50/lb (minimum 5lbs)

Appetizers

  • Smoked Chicken Wings, tossed with a choice of BBQ, Buffalo or Sriracha sauce, $10.99 for 10 wings, $20.99 for 20 wings, and $30.99 for 30 wings
  • Moinks, smoked pork and beef meatballs wrapped in applewood smoked bacon and tossed in RUB’s Original BBQ sauce, $24/dozen
  • Smoked BBQ Meatballs, pork and beef meatballs simmered in RUB’s Original BBQ sauce, $12/dozen
  • Pigs in a Blanket, all-beef kosher mini frank sausage wrapped in a golden brown, flaky puff pastry served with Dijon mustard, $7/dozen (2 dozen minimum)
  • Pigs in a Pretzel Blanket, beef cocktail franks hand-wrapped in sweet sourdough pretzel bread served with Dijon mustard, $8/dozen (2 dozen minimum)

Side Dishes & More

  • Cole Slaw, Half Pan $27 | Full Pan $54
  • Dill Potato Salad, Half Pan $27 | Full Pan $54
  • Golden Corn Bake, Half Pan $30 | Full Pan $60
  • Smoked Baked Beans, Half Pan $30 | Full Pan $60
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Half Pan $30 | Full Pan $60
  • Homestyle Mac & Cheese, Half Pan $38 | Full Pan $76
  • Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon, Half Pan $40 | Full Pan $80
  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, $10.99/quart
  • Mini Sandwich Buns, $6/dozen | Regular Sandwich Buns, $9/dozen

*Note: Half Pan serves 12-15 guests, Full Pan serves 24-30 guests

Desserts

  • Football & Stadium-Shaped Sugar Cookies, $20/dozen
  • Banana Pudding, $35/Half Pan

Call Real Urban Barbecue to make your game plan today. Prices are subject to change. Real Urban Barbecue may not be able to accommodate orders or changes made less than 48 hours in advance. A credit card is needed to secure your order. Orders that are not picked up will be charged 50% of the total bill. For more information or to order your game day feast call 847-947-6474 to reach any of RUB’s three locations, or visit www.RealUrbanBBQ.com to download the full menu.

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Here’s a great throwback to our FOX Good Day Chicago segment from a few years back!

Feb 022017
 

GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS® THANKS LOYAL FANS ON

NATIONAL POPCORN DAY

Garrett Popcorn Shops®, A Chicago Tradition Since 1949 and a Molise PR client, celebrated National Popcorn Day by honoring generations of its loyal fans on Thursday, January 19. Guests who visited any of the Chicago locations received a complimentary upgrade of world famous Garrett Mix® from a Medium to Large Bag*. Online shoppers also had the opportunity to purchase a special $29.95 price on a One Gallon Signature Blue Tin of Garrett Mix, with complimentary shipping included when using code THANKYOU17 at check out.

To celebrate, Garrett friends at WDIV Detroit snacked on some Garrett Mix on air. Check out the clip by clicking the photo below:

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ABC 7 Chicago also had a tasty treat waiting for them to celebrate National Popcorn Day.

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Mercadito Chicago‘s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval visits the Telemundo Chicago kitchen to prepare a tasty shrimp taco recipe with host Maria Ponticiello. Watch the full segment below!

Prepare Chef Patricio’s Tacos de Camaron at home!

Recipe yields 4-6 people.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp Blended oil (blend of 75% canola oil and 25% virgin olive oil)
1 tbsp Chopped garlic
3 tbsp Diced red onion
5 oz Marinated shrimp
2 tsps Chipotle puree
2 tsps Lemon juice
2 tbsp Butter
Salt (to taste)
House made corn tortillas 4
Avocado slices 4

Procedure:
Marinate shrimp in chipotle puree for one hour prior to cooking.
Heat oil in a skillet.
Lightly brown garlic then add red onion and sauté 30 seconds.
Add shrimp and let cook 1 minute.
Add chipotle puree and lemon juice then stir in butter and salt to taste, balancing sweetness/saltiness/acidity.
Place shrimp on tortillas and top with avocado slices.

ABOUT CHEF PATRICIO:

Practically a gourmand from birth, Mercadito Culinary Director and Owner Patricio Sandoval almost seems genetically engineered for a culinary life.

Born on June 16, 1974 in Acapulco, Mexico, Sandoval virtually grew up in the kitchen of his father Manuel Sandoval’s world class restaurant Madeiras. After moving to California to attend high school, Sandoval left for New York City to work with his older brother Richard, who also followed in the family’s culinary footsteps with his own restaurant, Maya. It was while working alongside Richard that Sandoval discovered his passion for cooking.

Although his brother was aware of his potential, Sandoval started on the “ground floor” of the restaurant business – eventually working his way up from an apprentice in 1998 to Sous Chef. After moving back to California in 1999 to help his Richard set up Maya in San Francisco and working as Sous Chef at Hawthorne Lane in 2000, Sandoval decided that it was time to seriously train as a chef. Returning to New York City, he enrolled in The French Culinary Institute and further refined his skills while working with Peter Hoffman at the legendary Savoy in 2000. Upon graduating from The French Culinary Institute, Sandoval returned to the Savoy but was tapped by his brother Richard to act as a Consulting Chef for his latest restaurant, Pampano, in 2004. It was during this time that Sandoval began to consider opening his own restaurant.

Sandoval’s inspiration for Mercadito Restaurants drew from his experiences shopping with his mother in the markets of his native Mexico. The young Sandoval instinctively gravitated towards the small market stalls where local merchants sold native delicacies that fueled a day of bargaining. Never forgetting these delectable yet uncomplicated dishes, Sandoval strived to capture the flavor and energy of this cuisine. Now operating six Mercadito restaurants, New York, Chicago, and Miami, it is safe to say that Sandoval more than exceeded his goal. These restaurants are a fitting tribute to the rich culinary tradition that began with his father Manuel and lingers throughout the Sandoval family today.

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