Plumper, Healthier and Tastier: Culver's Introduces New, Premium Chicken
Facebook fans can "strut their stuff" for a chance to win free Culver's food for a year
Culver's commitment to authentic, freshly-sourced ingredients continues with the launch of their new, premium – antibiotic free – chicken this week at all locations. Guests can relish the plumper, tastier, natural-cut chicken breasts on the classic Grilled and Crispy Chicken Sandwiches. Also now made with antibiotic free chicken are the Chicken Tenders and Buffalo Chicken Tenders, including those in the Scoopie Kids Meals.
The juicier, fresh taste of the new chicken originates from being raised on a 100 percent vegetarian diet by family-owned Springer Mountain Farms in Georgia, a subsidiary brand of Fieldale Farms.
"The partnership with Fieldale Farms is a natural fit," said David Stidham, vice president of marketing for Culver's. "They run their business much like ours, with a focus on quality and an end product that their consumers love. Their naturally-raised chicken means a better taste experience for our guests."
Whether crispy or grilled, our new premium chicken sandwiches are cooked to order with a proprietary blend of spices and seasonings. All of this attention to humane farming and fresh quality translates to Culver's most flavorful chicken ever.
Between September 13-27, to celebrate the new chicken, Culver's is hosting a "Strut Your Stuff" Facebook contest where fans can upload their chicken dance-inspired videos for the chance to win free Culver's food for a year (a $350 value). Anyone who uploads their video will receive a buy-one-get-one free coupon for the new, premium chicken sandwiches. The contest can be found at www.culvers.com/facebook.
Last fall, I covered four great places for apple pie, and I didn't rule out that some of last year's winners might return to the winner's circle for berry pie. Frankly, great homemade pie is hard to find, and you just can't go wrong at the County Seat Coffeehouse in Mantorville, the Better Brew Coffeehouse in Pine Island, Grandma's Kitchen in Rochester and the Aroma Pie Shop in Whalan.
Any one of those might be winners in the berry pie division.
Here are a few other recommendations from readers:
The best pie in Zumbrota is at Bridget’s Café in Zumbrota at 365 Main St. 507-732-4646. Her meringues are beautiful and very high on her pies.
I got hungry on the way to Decorah recently so stopped at the Village Square in Harmony. The busy cafe has five kinds of rhubarb pie (mostly different berries, plus custard) and received an award as Bluff Country's Best Dessert Place. There are many other pie choices. But I really liked my lunch . . . grilled chicken breast with wild and white rice, with sauteed fresh mushrooms and sweet onions.
As you know President Obama made a stop for pies at the Coffee Mill in Zumbrota, Minnesota; however, Bridget's Cafe is not open on Mondays - so he missed out on the BEST of the BEST berry pies! My husband his friends enjoy her pies so much that on birthdays, gift certificates for pies are one of the best gifts ever! Please come and try her pie - believe me, you will be sorry if you miss out!
Thanks for assisting our dining group with places to visit around the area! Now it is my husband's and my turn to help you out - please try
Preston Apple & Berry Farm, 645 Highway 52 E in Preston, MN
My husband believes that Joe, who owns the place, makes the very best blueberry pies in the world. He, also, makes tripleberry and cherry! Be sure to call ahead so Joe is around - he makes the pies and loves to visit! I'm hoping the Preston Apple & Berry Farm makes it into the top 4!
Chrisanne and Bob Pieper
Thanks to SimplyRecipes.com for the pie pic.