CRAVE Cincinatti competed in the Cincinnati Cheese Festival Meltdown this past weekend and won the Judge’s Choice!
During the meltdown, Chefs created their most delicious and imaginative grilled cheese recipes. This year CRAVE competed against 6 other restaurants vying for Meltdown Glory and came up victorious with Chef Miller’s one-of-a-king, “Surf & Turf Grilled Cheese.” (more…)
CRAVE in Downtown Summerlin is celebrating our 1 year Anniversary this week!
As a thank you to all our amazing customers, Summerlin will be passing out free pieces of cake to all guests with the purchase of an entree from now until Sunday, October 11th!
In addition, all Summerlin residents will receive 10% off their total! (more…)
Round It Up, Summerlin!
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and CRAVE Summerlin has partnered with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit support group for families of children with cancer.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (Candlelighters) is the first and oldest non-profit organization in Nevada serving families coping with childhood cancer. Its mission provides support, education, hope, and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families, and the professionals who care for them. Candlelighters helps more than 75 families per month and 600 children annually. With more than 25 programs and services, these include family counseling, transportation for treatment, assistance with living and medical expenses, Child Life interventions in the clinic on a daily basis, scholarships for childhood cancer survivors, bereavement support, and many other programs and services to improve the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer.
With the purpose to alleviate the isolation many families feel at the time their child is diagnosed, Candlelighters extends its love, care, encouragement, and understanding so that nobody need face alone the uncertain world of childhood cancer. Recognizing the various needs of individuals and families, all programs and services are given at no cost to the families. Donors and supporters have the satisfaction of knowing their support and contributions are directly helping Nevada families affected by childhood cancer.
Join us in celebration of this amazing cause!
Candlelighters Kick-Off Event
When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Featuring: Children’s art showcase, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
CRAVE Summerlin will host a kickoff event and showcase artwork created by children affected by cancer, along with passed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Ranging from $50-150, the art will be available to purchase and will remain on display in the restaurant during the month. All proceeds benefit Candlelighters.
“It’s important for us to give back to our local community. We’re dedicated to raising funds for Candlelighters to help the local families in need of support, education, support and hope.” – Ryun Chastain, CRAVE Summerlin General Manager
“Wellness and health made extremely fun!”
On July 8th, CRAVE Omaha served up a great start to a full day of fun, adventure, and wellness! As a sponsor for Partnership 4 Kid’s “Amazing Race” event, CRAVE had a blast hosting breakfast for 25 8th grade students before they embarked on their adventure. The event was part of a workshop intended to help the students learn about ways to be mindful about total wellness through the mind, body, and spirit…and make it “extremely fun”!
Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) operates a goal-setting and group mentoring program serving more than 5,000 students in over 20 Omaha public schools. With a vision “to build a community that advances the education of today’s youth and prepares them for tomorrow’s careers”, P4K builds hope for under-served students by helping them create a foundation for success from kindergarten to their careers. CRAVE Omaha was proud to join P4K in support of this great cause to our community, and thanks the organization for everything it does for the young people of Omaha.
CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events, supporting our local community has been at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.
Getting bites from Bengals never sounded so good!
The Cincinnati Bengals’ 13th Annual Taste of the NFL event raised around $130,000, equating to 390,000 meals for families in need. Cincinnati is celebrated as one of the NFL event’s most successful organizations, generating over 3 million meals for the hungry. CRAVE Cincinnati was proud to be a part of this extraordinary event and help serve the community who has shown CRAVE so much support.
Auctions, bites, and Bengals…oh my!
The event included past and present Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, and Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Guests mingled with the team, got photos and autographs, and showed their “Who Dey” spirit! Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham, the event’s M.C., auctioned off items including everything from A.J. Green’s cleats to home game tickets. Dinner by-the-bite was served by over 40 Cincinnati restaurants including CRAVE, who came to impress with seared scallops, sweet roasted corn, and asparagus risotto. All Taste of the NFL proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank and its efforts to serve the community.
Supporting the Community
One of Ohio’s largest food banks, Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to provide food and services, create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis. It is able to serve 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana by distributing 20 million meals annually through a network of about 260 community partner agencies.
CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events like Taste of the NFL, supporting our local community has been at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.
Summerlin: Are you CRAVE-ing something fun to do on Thursdays?Nobody does summer like Summerlin – we’ve got outdoor movies under the stars! Downtown Summerlin is proud to bring you its Summer Screen movie series. Enjoy free family-friendly movies and activities every Thursday evening through August 27th. Bring your blankets and chairs, and be sure to come early. Special food offers are available from Downtown Summerlin restaurants, including CRAVE!
Admission is free. Show times begin at sundown and movies will take place on Park Centre Drive near CREAM.
Summer Screen Movie Line-up
- June 25th: McFarland USA
- July 2nd: The Sandlot
- July 9th: Despicable Me 2
- July 16th: The Lego Movie
- July 23rd: Paddington
- July 30th: Dolphin Tale 2
- August 6th: Million Dollar Arm
- August 13th: Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb
- August 20th: How to Train Your Dragon 2
- August 27th: Guardians of the Galaxy
Kids Eat Free at CRAVE Summerlin
At CRAVE Summerlin, there’s even MORE fun for the whole family. Kids eat FREE on Thursday movie nights at Downtown Summerlin! Stop by CRAVE before or after the movie, and get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Join CRAVE Summerlin as we celebrate nine years of dining out for a cause!
During Three Square Food Bank’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week (June 15th – 26th), you can make reservations at award-winning restaurants and local eateries you’ve always wanted to try, and your meal could provide up to 18 meals to hungry people in the community! If you order from our special Restaurant Week menu, CRAVE will donate $4 from every Restaurant Week meal it serves to help Three Square in its fight to end hunger.
As southern Nevada’s only food bank, Three Square provides food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda, and Clark Counties. Its mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. It does so by combining food banking, food rescue, and ready-to-eat meals into a complete food solution. With the help of community partners, Three Square distributed over 34 million pounds of food (equating to more than 28 million meals) in 2014.
Las Vegas Restaurant Week Menu
Unable to attend Restaurant Week?
You can still join CRAVE Summerlin and its June CRAVE Cares partner, Three Square, in support of this incredible cause! We have partnered with Round It Up America to enable guests to “round up” their check to donate to our monthly partner. Help us better serve our community by visiting CRAVE during the month of June, and simply round up your check to have a portion donated to Three Square Food Bank!
CRAVE Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are at it again!
Cincinnati’s favorite dynamic-duo teamed up for the Zoo’s Wild About Wine event. If you missed this one, have no fear! Wild About Wine is part of a series whose next “un-corking” takes place on Thursday, September 3rd!
Wild About Wine guests enjoy everything from a unique wine sampling, to live music and up-close animal encounters. Food-by-the-bite was provided from local restaurants including CRAVE, who had a blast serving up wild fare like Spicy Shrimp Gazpacho! Each tasting took place in different locations throughout the Zoo.
Wild About Wine is part of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Toast to the Wild event series comprised of five sampling events: Zootini, Wild About Wine (three dates) and Zoo Brew. According to the Zoo, over 4,000 attendees in 2014 raised over $150,000 to benefit The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), one of three zoo facilities in the U.S. dedicated to conservation and research. CREW is internationally recognized for their research involving rhinos, small cats, endangered plants, and most recently, polar bears. $30 of every ticket goes directly to support CREW’s research.
At the Cincinnati Zoo, there’s something for everyone. You’ll be re-acquainted with the animals you love and discover some new ones! CRAVE’s wine program shares this philosophy. At CRAVE you’ll find some of your favorites AND some hidden gems we’d like to share with you. Whether you’re seeking a crisp Riesling to complement Sushi, or a Full bodied, spicy, Super-Tuscan to pair with our steaks, we are sure to have the wine to suit whatever you CRAVE.
Skip the theater and watch your family-favorites under the stars!
It’s summer time, and things are heating up for CRAVE Omaha at Midtown Crossing’s “Monday Night at the Movies”. Beginning at sunset every Monday through July 27th at Turner Park, this magical movie experience provides over 4,000 families each week with free popcorn, cotton candy, and a $10 off coupon served by CRAVE. Also at the event, you can be entered to win special giveaways including a VIP lounge set by hutch and $40 gifts by CRAVE. All movies are free and open to the public.
We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the summer. Go grab your blankets, enjoy some popcorn, and sit back and relax at a summer-long event that’s fun for the whole family!
2015 Movie Lineup: June 1st – July 27th
- June 1: Big Hero 6 (PG)
- June 8: Hunger Games Catching Fire (PG-13)
- June 15: Field of Dreams (PG)
- June 22: Despicable Me 2 (PG)
- June 29: Talladega Nights (PG-13)
- July 6: The Help (PG-13)
- July 13: Sixteen Candles (PG)
- July 20: Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13)
- July 27: Hunger Games Mockingjay (PG-13)
For more information, please visit the event website here.
We love this event because at CRAVE, we strive to provide the best experience possible for children and families of all shapes and sizes. From events we sponsor, to the CRAVE Cares organizations we partner with, we’re dedicated to supporting the communities in which we call home. June’s CRAVE Cares partner is the Boys and Girls Club. We’d love for your family to join us at your nearest CRAVE location to support this cause. From chicken tenders to kid’s sushi, we have just about anything a kid would love!
CRAVE had a blast at last night’s Girls’ Night Out event held at Woodbury Lakes Mall in Woodbury, MN! The event, which provided attendees with goodie bags, small bites and treats courtesy of CRAVE Catering, tickets to win a shopping spree, and other giveaways, donated all $10 entrance fees to the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS).
Girls’ Night Out was also a celebration of CRAVE’s upcoming opening at Woodbury Lakes, making it CRAVE’s fifth Minneapolis location to date! The event was held in the actual space where the restaurant is expected to open this Fall 2015. Many attendees were thrilled with the news of the new location, especially those who live and work in St. Paul. We at CRAVE are excited to better serve the East metro area and are appreciative of Woodbury Lakes’ welcome and support.
Numerous delicious snacks provided by CRAVE Catering had guests raving: chicken profiteroles, grilled vegetables, balsamic tomato-and-mozzarella skewers, as well as assorted desserts including lemon bars, caramel-butterscotch blondies, and cookies.