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Get Running: 2014 Spring Races

With the tough and lingering winter we had, it’s difficult to believe we will soon be complaining about running in the heat. But before we get that far, let’s enjoy my favorite running season: spring.

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There are plenty of local races of varying lengths to jump-start or inspire your warm(er)-weather training, whether you’re looking to complete your first 5K or are aiming for a spring marathon.

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What’s on your spring race calendar?

Giveaway: Susquehanna Ale Trail Passport Event April 4-6, 11-13

**Congrats to Melissa!**

March was Pennsylvania Wine Trail Month, and now we’ll celebrate our local craft breweries in April.

This is not an April Fool’s joke! The Susquehanna Ale Trail, run by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, provides an opportunity for you to explore the local landscape and enjoy brewery tours, tastings and a up-close and personal view of the craft beer industry — in your own backyard.

Ale Trail Passport Event

The Susquehanna Ale Trail features nine regional breweries and brewpubs:  Bube’s Brewery,  Gunpowder Falls BrewingLancaster Brewing CompanyLiquid Hero BreweryMudhook Brewing CompanyRumspringa Brewing CompanySwashbuckler Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company and Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brew Pub.

Susquehanna Ale Trail’s Passport Event runs Fridays through Sundays, April 4-6 and 11-13, and includes:

  • 3+ beer samples at each location
  • light appetizers
  • tours
  • a souvenir mug
  • 10% discount at participating breweries and brewpubs

Passports are $15 each and can be purchased at participating locations. Be sure to include the hashtag #SATPassportEvent when you share photos and information!

To enter to win a pair of Susquehanna Ale Trail Passports ($30 value), leave a comment below.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

Enter early and often. A winner will be selected at random on Friday.

Please note: You may do each of these items only once per giveaway. All repeat entries will be discarded.

Giveaway: Pete’s East End Pub

**Congrats to Eric!**

Pete’s Olde Towne in New Cumberland has long been a neighborhood staple — but did you know you could find the same great specials and friendly atmosphere on the east shore, too?

Owners Kevin Biggi and Matt Wall reopened the original Pete’s in 2012 , and with its success, saw the same potential in the former TJ’s East End Pub, which had been closed for more than two years.

With some TLC and years of experience in whole house renovation, Biggi and Wall refurbished and restored this Steelton icon last fall.

Pete’s East End features eight beers on tap at a 15-seat bar, complemented by high top tables and 16 TVs for all your sports-watching needs. The dining room seats around 50. Biggi and Wall also added a spacious deck to the restaurant, which seats around 50.

The menu and atmosphere are similar to the New Cumberland location, with a focus on easy-to-please selections like bolis, wings and locally sourced burgers.

To enter to win a $50 gift card to Pete’s East End Pub, leave a comment below.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

Enter early and often. A winner will be selected at random at the end of the week.

Please note: You may do each of these items only once per giveaway. All repeat entries will be discarded.

Where to find Deschutes, Booze Cruise tix, homebrewing & more

After Friday’s very filling dinner at Pastorante (looking forward to bringing my dad in next!), we stopped at The Speakeasy for a cocktail and accidentally crashed a Stouts and Stilettos girls’ night.

Accidental girls' night at The Speakeasy.

Accidental girls’ night at The Speakeasy.

On Saturday, my rainy day adventures took my girlfriend, Jamie, and I to the mall, where we scored big on sales — and I ended up with a free umbrella, which was helpful for the rest of the day.

Of course, that afternoon was the Chef’s Table with Liquid Hero at The Garlic Poet, but I’ll have more on that later. Read my last review.

We never did make it to the movies (yet) but last night watched Saving Mr. Banks. Sorry, Disney fans, I don’t get it. Neither of us enjoyed that movie, despite the caliber of its stars.

I have a busy day ahead, so let’s take a look now at all there was:

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What's on Tap with Sara scored a Bronze Telly Award for video production.

What’s on Tap with Sara scored a Bronze Telly Award for video production.

Everything you need to know about the Jersey Mike Rock + Run 5K

FOOD TRUCKS * KIDS’ GAMES * ROCK & ROLL * BEER * FUN

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Brewing Saison 27 with Alter Ego Brewing

While my birthday may have already came and gone, that doesn’t mean I can’t still brew my birthday beer.

Last year, I got together with Theo of Alter Ego Brewing, and we threw together the first of many yearly brews we will be doing for my birthday. Meet what I’m calling, “The Saison Series” – a seasonal Saison brewed with help from yours truly that is designed with no parameters other than to make it impossible to replicate.

Each year we’ll use the same basic saison recipe but will be changing portions to create a unique beer year-to-year.

Tierney's birthday beer: Saison 27.

Tierney’s birthday beer: Saison 27.

Last Friday, we brewed up Saison 27, which we are dubbing “The Year of the Hops.” This year’s version will feature a stronger hopping than the original and includes a strange mystery hop Theo picked up at Scotzin Bros.

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CATEGORIES: Craft Beer, Harrisburg

Weekend Roundup 3/27

We’re almost there! The weekend is now in your sights. 

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Tonight, I’m having a meeting with the Stouts & Stilettos gals on another event we’re brewing up … Be sure to stay tuned for more on that.

On Friday, Andy and I are heading back to Pastorante, this time with a reservation, for a lovely dinner possibly followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel at Midtown Cinema. Perfect date night.

Then on Saturday, we’re heading back to The Garlic Poet for another Chef’s Table, this one featuring Liquid Hero. If you haven’t yet read my review of their last one with Millbock, it’s a must-see.

Need more inspiration? Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:10 a.m. to Glenn & Bob on The River 97.3 for “Sara’s Weekend Picks.”

What are you doing this weekend?

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ON SALE: 3rd annual Booze Cruise June 4

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Online event registration for 3rd annual SaraBozich.com Booze Cruise powered by Eventbrite

Mark your calendars: Tickets for the third annual SaraBozich.com Booze Cruise – Wednesday, June 4 — are on sale now.

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The same great event you’ve come to expect, including a pre-party on the Overlook Deck at City Island at 5 p.m. with beer and liquor samples. We’ll then set sail aboard The Pride of the Susquehanna at 6 p.m. for a two-hour cruise. 

Booze Cruise Recap {Sept. 2013}
Booze Cruise Recap {2013}
Booze Cruise Recap

Stay tuned for additional details via Facebook – and Share!

Order your tickets now: This event will sell out!

CATEGORIES: Harrisburg, Sara Bozich, SBHH

Chris Rattie & The Brush Valley Rumblers Friday at the Abbey Bar

For every band that makes it big, there are countless others that — though they may be just as musically talented — never quite break out.

And as a member of State College-based roots rock band The Rustlanders until about 2011, Chris Rattie lived through the ups and downs of the rock and roll business. The Rustlanders were in the process of recording their second album with Grammy-winning producer Don Was in LA’s famed East/West studios — but the record never saw the light of day, and the Rustlanders went their separate ways.

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“It’s the same old story that happens to thousands of bands — through bad dealings, bad deals, mismanagement, the record basically got shelved,” Rattie said in a recent telephone interview. “At some point I may go back and revisit some of the songs I wrote for that album, but right now I’m just looking forward and wanting to create new things.”

Looking forward and moving forward is exactly what Chris Rattie & The Brush Valley Rumblers are concentrating on as their tour — in support of Rattie’s debut album All These Things – stops at the Abbey Bar this Friday night.

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CATEGORIES: Harrisburg, Music, Nightlife

Giveaway: Free Wings for a Year {Arooga’s DT 2-Year}

**Congrats to Joe!**

This weekend Arooga’s Downtown celebrates two years! Congratulations!

Here’s what’s new with the ever-growing wing king:

AroogasRemember Bacon Tuesday? Well, it’s back and better than before: Every Tuesday, FREE BACON from 5-9 p.m. at the bar — Arooga’s Downtown, only.

Don’t forget about Half Price Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at ALL Arooga’s locations. BONUS: Friday & Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight at Arooga’s Downtown, ONLY.  “Every craft, every draft, every drink, every shot is half-price.” This is a great chance to try some higher end craft beer for way less.

Of course, Arooga’s Downtown is celebrating its 2nd anniversary all weekend during March Madness. The party includes $5 Bud Light pitchers and 39 cent wings ALL WEEKEND — Friday through Sunday. PLUS:

  • Friday – 10 p.m. DJ Caraby (And don’t forget that aforementioned half-price Happy Hour goes from 10 p.m. to midnight).
  • Saturday – 9 p.m. Ghost Face Killa Wing Eating Contest — Winner (survivor) scores a trip to Las Vegas. Plus, half-price Happy Hour from 10 p.m. to midnight.

If that isn’t enough for you, Arooga’s also is giving away FREE WINGS FOR A YEAR! It includes five free wings per week with a punch card – PLUS, a bottle of wing sauce, Arooga’s growlers and Arooga’s bottle opener key chain.

To enter to win the Arooga’s Downtown 2-Year Anniversary Prize, leave a comment below.

For extra entries (you must leave a separate comment for each extra entry in order for each to count), you can:

Enter early and often. A winner will be selected at random at the end of the week.

Please note: You may do each of these items only once per giveaway. All repeat entries will be discarded.

CATEGORIES: Food/Drink, Giveaway

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