Taste of Arlington 2014: Mane Event (Friday August 8), Taste of Arlington (Saturday August 9), Arlington Million (Saturday August 16)

Three annual events in two weekends are approaching fast this late summer.

The Mane Event is a food and music event scheduled for Friday August 8, 2014.

The Taste of Arlington in Arlington Heights is a food and music event scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2014.

These bookend events kick off the Arlington Million the following weekend on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Both the Mane Event and Taste of Arlington in Arlington Heights are located at Vail Avanue and Campbell Street in downtown. The events combined are one of the biggest weekend celebrations of the summer.

This block-party styled weekend showcases live music from favorite local bands, wonderful food from local restaurants, and kids' entertainment.

Mane Event ( yes, it is spelled M-A-N-E in reference to a horse's mane) and the Taste of Arlington weekend kick's off Million Week in celebration of the upcoming Arlington Million, the premier race event held at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday, August 16. Activities will be held at the Racetrack during the week leading up to the Arlington Million.

Mane Event Line-up, FRIDAY, August 8 (Organized by the Special Events Commission)

The Mane Event is from 5 - 11 PM at Vail & Campbell
5 PM : Metropolis Performing Arts
6 PM : Pamela Rose and Windy City Country
8:30 PM : Mike and Joe

Taste of Arlington Heights, SATURDAY, August 9 (Organized by the Chamber of Commerce)

The Taste of Arlington is SATURDAY from Noon - 11 PM at Vail & Campbell
Noon - 6 PM : Local entertainment
6 PM : Exit 147
8:30 PM : Centerfold

Arlington Million, SATURDAY, August 16

The Arlington Million is at Arlington International Racecourse
Gates open at 10:30 AM
Go to http://www.arlingtonpark.com for tickets and info

See also ...
Facebook Event Page for Taste of Arlington Heights ...

Check out over 800 photos from 2012 ...

Taste of Arlington, food event, summer celebration, Arlington Heights

Whole Foods Partners with New Orleans Non-Profits to Create a Fresh Food Hub

The ReFresh Project l Growing Communities l Whole Foods Market.

In partnership with several local New Orleans non-profits, Whole Foods Market has joined the Refresh Project. This innovative fresh food hub is a creative reuse development aimed at promoting the health & wellness of the surrounding community.

Upcoming Events at Mariano's in Arlington Heights

Miss Jamie from the Farm is coming to Mariano's! Join Miss Jamie and her puppet friends as they sing, dance, and play with guests while learning all about the fun of healthy eating!

5/23/14 10AM - 10:30AM (CDT Arlington Heights)

Bring the kiddos to your local Mariano's for Saturday Story Time from 8:00-8:30AM. This month's story theme is "Cherry-Berry"

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM (CDT)
Arlington Heights, IL

Arlington Virginia Taste of Arlington Weather: Mostly Sunny High 70

Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Taste of Arlington in Ballston Common Mall in Arlington Virginia ...

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Daytime ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Sunday Night  ... Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

This Weekend Is Taste of Arlington at Ballston Common Mall on Wilson Boulevard -- Sunday May 18, 2014

There's a big food event this weekend, but it's not in Arlington Heights. Arlington's Best Food and Drinks in May is in Virginia at Ballson Common Mall in the Ballston Neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.

According to their official the official website at TasteofArlington.com, "more than 50 of Arlington’s favorite restaurants and most exciting chefs will serve up their specialties at this year’s festival and this is your chance to sample them all."

Seaweed Chips from Ocean's Halo at Select Whole Foods

According to Ocean's Halo, seaweed is one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet. Seawood is a great source of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, and it’s also rich in many minerals including iodine, selenium, and iron. Seawood can contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk and eight times as much as beef. Researchers say that the chemical composition of seaweed is so close to human blood plasma.

Available at select Whole Food Markets.

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Rosebud Restaurant Schaumburg Location Sold to John Kalkounos, Will Change Brand Identity

The Rosebud Old World Italian restaurant at 1370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg has been sold to Andy-John Kalkounos. A new brand identity will be in place by April 1, 2014. The business will remain open during the transition, and is expected to continue to serve Italian cuisine. The restaurant will be closed for lunch during the transition.

Kalkounos co-owns the Chicago Prime Steakhouse on Algonquin Road in Schaumburg with his father, just north of the Rosebud location.

Gluten Free Snack from Good Housekeeping

A tip from Find Me Gluten Free whose mission is to connect people with gluten-free friendly businesses.

Van's Say Cheese Crackers (140 calories*), Glutino Pretzels (120 calories*), Kind Healthy Grains Bar in Dark Chocolate Chunk (150 calories*), Cybele's Free-to-Eat Cookies in Chocolate Chip (130 calories*) ...

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Good Housekeeping: The Best Gluten-Free Snacks




Stouffer's Chicken Enchiladas with Cheese Sauce and Rice

Stouffer's promotion: Stock up on party favorites for New Year's Eve today with a Stouffer's Party Size entrée.
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