Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Takeout Coupon

Happy Halloween! Enjoy 20% off your takeout order at Eat’n Park with this coupon!


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Coupon must be printed to be redeemed.
Offer valid expires Thursday, October 31, 2013.

And don’t forget that our Halloween Smiley Cookies are on sale this month for just $6.99 a dozen!


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Eat’n Park & Pittsburgh Dad

What happens when Pittsburgh Dad, Deb, and the kids visit Eat’n Park? Check out the video below to find out!


And don’t forget to order your Pittsburgh Dad Smiley Cookies* from SmileyCookie.com. 100% of the profits will benefit our Caring for Kids Campaign!

*Pittsburgh Dad Smiley Cookies are only available online at SmileyCookie.com. They are not available in our restaurants. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Introducing Family Meals at Select Eat’n Park Locations

Takeout just got even better at Eat’n Park – with Family Meals! Choose from five family-style entrées, each served with two large sides and a loaf of freshly-baked Italian bread, all under $30!

Family Meals is currently a test program, so this offering is only available at the following Eat’n Park locations: Avalon, Steubenville, Sewickley, Weirton, Marshall Twp./Cranberry, and Center Twp. If you’d like Family Meals to come to the Eat’n Park nearest you, leave us a comment!

Here’s how it works…

First, pick which Family Meal best suits your needs.  All Family Meals come with a loaf of freshly-baked Italian bread!
  • Pick One (serves 3-4): Choose one entrée and two sides for $25.99
  • Pick Two (serves 4-5): Choose two entrées and two sides for $29.99
Next, choose from the following entrée (s):
  • Chicken Parmigiana - A parmesan breadcrumb-coated chicken breast baked and served on a bed of Barilla spaghetti. Topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara or meat sauce
  • Nantucket Cod - Oven-baked cod, stuffed with our homemade blend of crabmeat, shrimp, spinach, onions, cheddar cheese, and cracker crumbs
  • Mile-High Meatloaf - Our famous meatloaf topped with onion rings and served with gravy
  • Chicken Filets - Breaded tenderloins served with any of our dipping sauces
  • Rosemary Chicken - Tender boneless chicken breast seasoned with rosemary, black pepper, sautéed mushrooms and white wine sauce. Served over garden rice
Then, select two large sides. Choose from:
  • Bean blend
  • Broccoli
  • Coleslaw
  • Garden salad
  • Macaroni ’n cheese
  • Baked potatoes
  • Mashed potatoes with gravy
Finally, simply place your takeout order, pick it up, and enjoy!

And if you’ve already tried our Family Meals, give us your feedback! Click here to let us know what you think!


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Friday, October 4, 2013

Local Produce Ups and Downs

Summer has come to a close, and our local vegetable growers are happy to see it go. The start of the season had potential for being a great growing season; the weather was cooperating and farms were a week or two ahead of schedule.

That all changed on June 29th when we had a major thunderstorm that came up from the south and swept through Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. This storm flooded farmers' fields and brought in a favorable environment -moderately warm, humid, wet weather- for a pathogen called Phytophthora infestans. This pathogen is referred to as late blight, and it affects plants like potatoes and tomatoes.  Acres of crops can quickly fall victim.

Tomato plants showing signs of late blight
One of the prized jewels of our FarmSource program is our tomatoes. By mid July, farmers started to see signs of late blight affecting their tomato plants. Our primary grower for our slicing tomatoes is Brenckle's Farms and Greenhouses, and we got word from them that their first crop of tomatoes was totally wiped out by late blight. They wouldn't have tomatoes for us until their second harvest (mid-August), they said  three weeks after we normally have tomatoes available. Fortunately, not all of our local farms were affected by late blight and we able to have tomatoes as originally scheduled from Ohio partners like Weir Farms. Luckily for Brenckle's, growing conditions improved in late summer, and at my last visit, they had an abundance of healthy tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and peppers.

Lettuce was also affected by the June storm. Two weeks prior, we were receiving beautiful heads of leaf lettuce from Yarnick's Farm in Indiana, PA. This lettuce was the first FarmSource produce item that we featured on the salad bar for 2013. Lettuce has always been sourced from California, and this was the first year it was sourced locally. Unfortunately, the storm I referred to earlier wiped out the entire crop, and our inaugural year of local lettuce was cut short.

The end of the growing season is coming to a close and though it was a challenging summer, we're happy to report that the farms that we purchase from made it through successfully. We're already working together to plan for 2014.We have some really creative local items in the queue for next year, so stay tuned!

Until next time,

Jamie

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Checking In With Turner Dairy

One of our core partners within our FarmSource program is Turner Dairy. Back in 2007, they were the first dairy in western PA to eliminate rBGH from their milk supply. rBGH (recombinant bovine somatotropi) is a genetically engineered artificial hormone injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk.

Turner’s continues to be a leader in the milk industry with their recent decision to eliminate high fructose corn syrup from their flavored milk, to be replaced with regular sugar. The transition from high-fructose corn syrup was a gradual one, as Turner’s focused on one product at a time to achieve a flavor profile that met their standards.  They started with their Whole Chocolate Milk, Fat Free Chocolate Milk, Fat Free Strawberry Milk and Fat Free Vanilla Milk. Each of these products underwent extensive testing throughout this transition to ensure that the award-winning flavors of each product were maintained.

Not only is Turner Dairy recognized locally for their great product, they also continue to garner awards for their milk on a national level. Most recently, Turner’s Fat Free Chocolate Milk won a “Gold Medal” at the 2013 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition and a “2nd Place Award” in the 2013 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Turner’s Whole Chocolate Milk also won a “Gold Medal” at the 2013 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

We are proud to serve Turner’s locally-produced, high-quality milk at all of our restaurants.

Some of Turner's high-quality milk products offered in our restaurants.

Until next time,

Jamie

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pie-A-Palooza! $1.99 Slices Of Pie

Life is better with pie, which is why we’ve created our own month-long holiday: Pie-A-Palooza! For the entire month of October, we’re featuring $1.99 slices of pie, morning, noon, and night! Choose from Oreo Crème, Apple, Pumpkin, and more.
Go ahead and have a slice, or two! Just remember that our pies are baked fresh daily, so make sure to ask your server which pies are available today.

Did I also mention that you can add a cup of coffee to any pie slice purchase for just $1?! What a steal!

Life is short. Eat pie!

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2nd Annual Stay Active Coloring Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kameron D, our Stay Active coloring contest winner! Kameron was our grand prize winner of four bikes for her family from Big Bang Bikes in West Mifflin!

Kameron and her family at Big Bang Bikes
Our Stay Active coloring contest was a LifeSmiles initiative and part of Smiley’s birthday celebration. We received thousands of entries and chose winners from each of our restaurants. The restaurant winners received a backyard activity kit filled with a basketball, soccer ball, jump rope and other fun activities. Then, of those 71 winners, we selected Kameron’s drawing as our grand prize winner!

Kameron with her winning entry
Congratulations, Kameron!

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Scary Good Halloween Deals at Eat’n Park!

Trick or treat! Halloween is just a few short weeks away! And at Eat’n Park we’ve got some scary good deals that are sure to satisfy ghouls and goblins in your haunted mansion. Halloween Smiley Cookies are on sale for just $6.99 per dozen! With candy corn eyes and a crooked smile, they’re hauntingly delicious! We’re also offering our Mini Smiley Cookies in Halloween colors for just $5.99 a dozen. 
We’re also offering glow-in-the-dark Halloween Smiley T-Shirts at the following locations:
  • Beaver Valley Mall
  • Belle Vernon
  • Butler (Clearview)
  • Cranberry
  • DuBois
  • Fox Chapel
  • Franklin Park
  • Grove City
  • Indiana
  • Latrobe
  • McKnight Road at Ross Park Mall
  • Monroeville
  • Moon Twp.
  • North Huntingdon
  • Robinson
  • Sewickley
  • Shaler
  • South Hills Village
  • South Park
  • Uniontown
  • Washington
  • Waterfront (Homestead)
  • Whitehall
And don’t forget that SmileyCookie.com has everything you need to prepare for your Halloween party, as well as individually wrapped treats for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters, and specialty Halloween gifts to send to family and friends. Click here to check out our selection.

Happy Halloween!
 
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