L'chaim and Sláinte -- There's a lot to drink to today!
Happy Thursday -- and happy Purim and St. Patrick's Day!
First of all, I wanted to send the biggest thanks to the dozens of amazing readers of this newsletter who emailed me yesterday about relating to feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome that we all experience from time to time. It meant so much to me that so many of you took the time out of your incredibly busy days to reach out, and that's the exact need for connection I was talking about yesterday.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day and Purim, I decided to make a breakfast today that in a way reflects both a celebration of things Irish and Jewish. It was delish!
I'm not Irish, but I do love St. Patrick's Day, and when this day rolls around, I can't help but always mentally relive my favorite St. Patrick's Day ever - which was also in my top 5 press trips ever. It's when I was when Jameson invited me to spend St. Patrick's Day with them in Dublin, and as these things go, I somehow ended up not at the parade, but in the parade. On a float!
To everyone out day drinking today, regardless of which holiday you are celebrating (or both!), please don't forget to hydrate...
Newly published ur updated:
If you or your client are featured in any of these stories, please share on social and tag me (I'm @alywalansky basically everywhere, please follow me!), and also please remember to tag the outlet.
Here's what I'm working on:
Be sure to read the below list carefully. Many are stories I posted about yesterday, but some of yesterday's stories are no longer listed and a few new ones have been added since yesterday. This (below) is everything that is still a currently open opportunity as of today.
I'm looking for RDs to comment on three different pending stories:
The best bottled salad dressings you can get at Whole Foods, according to nutritionists
The Best Items To Buy From Trader Joe's For Really Fast, Low-Lift Lunches According to Nutritionists
Vegan Items at Trader Joe's That Are Totally Nutritionist-Approved
Please email me and I'll give you a rundown of specific questions and what I'm looking for.
I'm working on a big roundup of restaurants open on Easter. We’re looking for a big list of big and small chains across the country –high and low. It's the Easter version of this story we did for Christmas, if you want an idea of the format I'm looking for.
I'm also looking for restaurant chains nationwide doing special deals/discounts for tax day (i have a few weeks to play with this one...a rare feat!)
For Forbes.com I'm rounding up Kosher For Passover wines and spirits for an upcoming story. I'm also doing a story on fun finds in Kosher For Passover snacks/treats/new products. These items must exist online and they MUST be shippable. And please please make sure the item is kosher for passover certified (that's a different thing than kosher, so if something is kosher, it's not necessarily KFP) - I'll do a dedicated newsletter soon explaining the difference for anyone who doesn't quite understand. But meanwhile, you can always email me questions. And, please, pitch me!
To pitch me for ANY of these stories, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (and start a new thread, please!).
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