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Fun Fall Festivities All Season Long at Empire City Casino in Yonkers

Hip New Jersey is heading to Empire City Casino this fall when the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination hosts an assortment of fall festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Just a short drive away, Empire City Casino is easily accessible via car or by purchasing a line-run package that includes a food voucher and free play offer when you join the casino’s free membership, the Empire Club. The casino offers free, self-parking, or you can valet for a nominal fee and enhance your experience with easy access straight into the casino.

Get ready to cheer on New Jersey on Sunday, 9/16 at the second annual Food Truck Mash-Up, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York versus the best New Jersey has to offer. Dine on a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies while enjoying live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of activities & fun for the whole family. Tickets are on-sale now starting at just $5. 

On Thursday, 9/27 the battle of the wings returns for the second annual Wingfest. The event will be ‘amazewing’ with hot wings and cold beer. Get ‘sauced’ on all-you-can-eat chicken wings prepared by more than a dozen area restaurants. Tickets start at just $55 and include all food & beverage along with $10 free play. Get yours today here.

Travel the world without ever leaving the country at the International Trot, taking place on Saturday, 10/13. The finest trotters from across the globe converge on Yonkers with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. Will Italy return to defend their title? Come dressed in your country’s colors and enjoy International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds.

For more on events happening at Empire City Casino, including comedy shows, late-night bowling, and free live music, check out empirecitycasino.com.

TENCEL™ by Lenzing and 3×1 on The New York Denim Days Festival

The New York Denim Days Festival is happening on September 22nd and 23rd, and the excitement is spreading! #HipNJ chatted with Tricia Carey of TENCEL™ by Lenzing and Patrick Gorny of 3×1 about their part in the event!

“With our product, we really like to focus on soft, sustainable clothing that also drapes well on the body,” Gorny states. “TENCEL™ is the perfect fiber for that.”

Carey expressed her excitement for the upcoming Denim Days New York. “We’re so happy that 3×1 is a part of the event, and a part of TENCEL™ Denim.”

3×1 offers TENCEL™ fabrics for both men and women. “The reason why we really love it is because of the stretch,” Gorny says. “When a wearer buys this product, they feel unbelievable in it.”

For more information on New York Denim Days and to purchase tickets, visit Denim-Days.com.

Cara’s Cucina: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Mediterranean Quinoa Salad!

“This salad was inspired by leftovers,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “No, seriously. I had leftover salad, and leftover quinoa and decided to toss them together. A star is born.”

Check out the recipe, which serves two, below!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

1 C. quinoa
2 C. vegetable stock
1 Tbs. + 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 C. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 C. cucumber, cubed
1/2 C. red onion, chopped
1/2 C. crunchy ceci beans
salt
pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

Buon Appetito!