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Northwest Stir September 2014

Daily updates of happenings and breaking news on Facebook

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry sweepstakes

Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry fundraising program encourages the restaurant industry to unite for the month of September in an effort to increase access for children to nutritious meals. Restaurants can pledge their support and get involved in this year's campaign at

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Recipe contest

Cash prizes are on the line with General Mills' Neighborhood to Nation recipe contest.

Open to independent family restaurants and small-town line cooks the contest, the contest is an opportunity to put dishes in the national spotlight, earn some cash and snag a donation for your favorate charity. Sept. 30, 2014 is the entry deadline.

For complete details, visit  The website will also serve up some inspiration in the coming months with trend information as well as insights and ideas to help restaurants differentiate their menus and delight their diners.

Trivia ticket contest

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Win 2 FREE tickets to the Seattle Wine Awards Gold Medal Experience Sept. 14

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