People/Events/Accounts: News about Kassi Club, Summer Fancy Food Show, TIFF, and More
BALTIMORE: Washington Business Journal: “Sean Eggert will be senior vice president of global sports marketing at the Baltimore sportswear maker [Under Armour] and report to chief marketing officer Alessandro de Pestel.”
CHICAGO: The ninth annual Pilsen Fest will take place August 17-18. The event celebrates the neighborhood’s Latinao heritage through music, food, arts, and culture.
LAS VEGAS: Retail and entertainment complex Area15 will open bar and arcade venue Emporium in early 2020. The venue will have nearly 100 classic arcade games and will be available for private events.
Tropicana Las Vegas held its third annual “Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine” on June 13, kicking off the 13th edition of Las Vegas Restaurant Week. The event was at Robert Irvine’s Public House and raised $28,000 for Three Square Food Bank.
LOS ANGELES: Kassi Club, a Southern Mediterranean restaurant, is now open on West Third Street. The Greece-inspired venue is owned by Wish You Were Here Group, which also owns the Eveleigh and Élephante.
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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Lincoln Eatery has opened Cocktails, a South Beach-inspired bar. The new bar features a curated cocktail menu overseen by bar manager Liliam Ma.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Agnieszka Zaranski regional sales manager.
The sixth annual Seed Food & Wine Week will take place November 7-10. Events will include the Plant-Based Burger Battle at Maps, the Seed Summit at Sacred Place, and the Seed Festival Day Tasting Village at Mana Wynwood.
NEW YORK: Leading Design, a design conference presented by Clearleft, will take place June 19-20 at the Williamsburg Hotel.
Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show will take place June 23-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s fourth annual Race of Hope to Defeat Depression will take place August 4 at the Cultural Center in Southampton.
Krista Ritterhoff has joined public relations firm Bullfrog & Baum as senior account executive where her clients will include travel and hospitality brands.
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WASHINGTON: José Andrés has opened the Patio at Fish at MGM National Harbor. The new space offers communal seating and a Chesapeake-inspired menu that includes Maryland blue crabs.
TORONTO: The Toronto International Film Festival has appointed Geoff Macnaughton director of industry.
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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.
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