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Cinco For Cinco: Five Favorite New England Destinations

BuzzFeed DanBlacharski, Community Contributor

New Englanders know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Here are five of the absolute best, all-time Cinco destinations where you’ll find New Englanders in the know hanging out on May 5.

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on the same day as the Kentucky Derby, and The IRONS at Hilton Mystic in Stonington, Connecticut will have a special twist on the day with their Derby de Mayo bash. You can enjoy a mint julep or a margarita, and your $15 ticket includes live music all day with three bands – Junkyard Heartstrings, Coal Tattoo, and Dan Watson; an all-you-can-eat taco bar, as well as their Derby Bar with Kentucky Derby favorites like chicken and waffles, fried chicken sliders with gravy, Kentucky hot brown roasted turkey on a biscuit with gravy tomato and bacon. Your ticket also gets you an entry into their “Pick the Winning Horse” race. You can wear a derby or a sombrero, and the best hat wins a $100 gift certificate. Read more… 

Binghamton University unveils enhanced Gifts from the Garden

A newly enhanced vegan station by Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) offers student 600,000 possible meal combinations.

Unveiled by BUDS at its recent RU Green? Event at CIW Dining Center, the new and improved Gifts from the Garden is the latest plant-based addition to the ever-growing vegan and vegetarian movement on campus.

“With over 600,000 possible combinations, you would have to eat there three times a day for 950 years to try them all,” said Executive Chef Rich Herb.  Read more…

Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, receives AAA’s Four Diamond Rating

Distinctive Hospitality Group today announced Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has received the coveted AAA Four Diamond Rating.

“Madison is quintessential New England and the hotel resides in a cherished area of this town. In many ways, Madison Beach Hotel has become part of the culture of the Connecticut shoreline,” said Lou Carrier, president of Distinctive Hospitality Group. “The importance and responsibility of representing this great community is an honor and the AAA Four Diamond designation affirms this commitment. It’s a source of tremendous pride for our entire team.”

The boutique beachfront resort in Madison, Connecticut is among only a few seaside properties in New England to earn the AAA Four Diamond Rating, achieved by hotels which employ experienced, highly-qualified staff to provide the customer service discerning hotel guests expect. These establishments deliver unmatched guest comfort with luxurious accommodations, extraordinary facilities and personalized amenities.  Read more… 

Binghamton University RD featured in Reader’s Digest

Julie Lee, MS, RD, at Binghamton University shares this easy breakfast option to fuel your morning. The combination of healthy fats from the avocado, protein from the egg, and complex carbs from the toast breakdown slowly, providing you with a steady stream of energy to get through the morning. Add any fresh veggies you have on hand—tomatoes, leafy greens, sprouts, or bell peppers. Read more…

“Indulge in the cozy, rustic ambiance of The IRONS inside Hilton Mystic”

Welcome to The IRONS at Hilton Mystic!

Mystic, Connecticut is brimming with some of the richest history this country has to offer. For those of us from New England, its enchantment can all too easily fade into the background with the hustle and bustle of every day life.

If you love fresh, locally sourced, seasonal flavors, you owe it to yourself to indulge in the cozy, rustic ambiance of The IRONS inside of the Hilton Mystic.

Nicknamed in honor of Mystic’s legendary Irons & Grinnell Shipbuilders, The IRONS offers it’s visitors the opportunity to connect with authentic decor, while serving up dishes that are dedicated to showcasing some of the most local seafood along with other ingredients lovingly chosen by its Head Chef Shawn Michael O’Regan. In speaking with Chef O’Regan, his passion for flavor and sourcing is clear to see and in the dishes he and his team send out it is clear to taste!  Read more…

Eight Sodexo-Operated College Dining Programs Named Daily Meal’s Best Colleges Food List

The Daily Meal named eight Sodexo-operated dining programs to its list of Best Colleges for Food in 2017.  Liberty University premiered on the list at number three and was praised for sourcing locally-grown produce and humanely-raised meat.  Read more… 

Sodexo, Inc., a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations (PRNewsFoto/Sodexo Inc.)

Georgia Tech Dining featured in Bon Appetit

Remember telling your freshman year buddies to “meet you at the vegan bar?” Yeah, we don’t either. At Georgia Tech, there’s both a vegan and grain bar at two campus restaurants, smoothie bars at three locations, and Atlanta-based Freshens Fresh Food Studio located inside of the Campus Recreational Center. Want to improve your diet? Book an appointment with the campus RD to talk shop. Customized meal plan en tote, rejoice in knowing local produce comes from a 250-mile radius, and eggs and beef come cage-free and grass-fed, respectively.  Read more… 

Hilton Mystic featured in Brides Magazine as 21 Hotel Chefs Share Most Indulgent Dishes On Their Room Service Menu

Really amazing room service can make the best of getaways — your honeymoon! — feel even more luxurious and romantic. And whether you love sweet desserts or a decadent dinner, there’s something about being able to enjoy it in bed that makes it even more special, especially on your honeymoon. To find the best room service has to offer, we asked a bunch of hotel chefs what their favorite room service dish is on their own menu — the results had us salivating! Read more…