PB Whiskey Icecream is HERE.

Peanut Butter whiskey is the most surprisingly enjoyable shot I’ve ever consumed. 2019 was the first time I came across this crazy, good concoction in the form of Skrewball PB Whiskey. I’ve been advocating for this shot over some vanilla icecream for a float – like alcoholic treat. Looks like my words have manifested! Check it out, sent into the SB show this afternoon.

After checking out the Skrewball website, there’s TONS of PB Whiskey recipes: look here.

Get some of this and send me your review for a shout out, and collab.

#snackon.

I do not own this photo, it was sent into the SBwMeg podcast.

Restaurant Week 2021

Despite our Covid-blues Kansas City Restaurant Week 2021 is still a go! This week long event will satisfy your hunger for getting out, and trying new things while staying safe during Covid-19.

January 8-17th visit the participating restaurants for discounted lunch and dinner menu options to feed your inner foodie. The special pricing for these featured spots are $15, $35 and $45 so that adventurous foodies can try these exclusive eateries for a portion of the price.

https://www.kcrestaurantweek.com/restaurants

Complete, updated list of participating restaurants visit, the kc restaurant week website link here and sign up for updates. https://www.kcrestaurantweek.com/restaurants

Where will you venture? Send your meal and review to @snackbreak

Happy snacking!

Watch Times Square NYE Ball Drop 2021

NYE 2021 Ball Drop Link + 2020 Wrap up.

Video is LIVE at 5pm ET, 4pm CST —– Countdown Entertainment/Times Square Alliance.

2020 has taken enough! There I said it. Thankfully, The New Years Eve ball drop in Times Square is virtual and free for all to see. I’m posting this for convivence to my followers so that YOU can enjoy this NYE tradition, even if you’ve cut the cord.

Free Mobile streaming can be found at:

TimesSquareNYC.org
NewYearsEve.nyc
TimesSquareBall.net

The changes this year has brought are vast and the challenges are far from over. Even so, something about 2021 feels fresh and hopeful.

Here are the positives we can take from 2020:

Drive in Movies (and concerts) are back! – I was so sad to see these be phased out by large box offices and streaming services but now I love to see the drive in movies packed!

Football – *sorry patriots fans* this is the first season since 1998 that the New England Patriots are not in the NFL playoffs.

Pet adoption – Looks like an increase of people were lonely this year and found a furry friend to offset this (I mean, I did) pet adoption was up

Stimulus checks – Two rounds of stimulus checks sent out across America (I hope you filed your taxes so you can qualify).

Pollution is low – I mean we were quarantined for half of the year so, I’d hope so!

Covid Vaccine – Medical improvements aren’t the only good thing to come from 2020. We are more prepared now for a pandemic and after this year, I have a feeling the world will be more up to date on the health and wellness supplies that we keep in stock in case of another crisis.

Adaptability – More people are working from home, or working remotely than ever. If you’re someone who is able to work from home please share – how’s it working in your PJs?

Gratitude – In a divided year filled with election split, and crisis management controversies there is something we all found common ground on. A mutual longing for things to be as they were, before 2020. It’s the small things we miss, and the small things that we can all be grateful for now. Individual freedoms that were taken for granted before – from going where you please, when you please to spending close time with friends and family.

NETFLIX – Oh no, of course I didn’t forget the highlight of 2020. A Netflix docuseries breaking records for number of watches on Netflix, Tiger King.

Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve, I’ll talk to you next year.

-Megan.

New Walmart neighborhood market opens

The much anticipated Walmart Neighborhood Market off of Highway 12 opened its doors on Wednesday.

The pile of building supplies and busy construction site gave life to Walmart’s new, smaller concept, the “neighborhood market.” The neighborhood market is essentially a condensed version of the famous superstore, and resembles many of the smaller grocery markets found throughout the south.

Andrew Word, a senior accounting major from Prattville, Alabama, said despite adding competition to a small market, many small businesses have several advantages when compared to the national big-box chains.

“Small businesses have several advantages over large competitors like Walmart,” Word said. “Such as local brand nostalgia, product differentiation and quality customer service are areas in which local businesses have a competitive advantage to Walmart.”

Word said the advantages small businesses have are centered mainly around customer loyalty.

“Regarding brand nostalgia and loyalty, consumers with some disposable income may be more inclined to shop at a local business and pay slightly more in order to maintain the local business culture and support their friends, family and community,” Word said.

Small businesses combat national chains’ lower prices with customer loyalty, variety of goods and potentially better-quality goods or services, said Word.

“Walmart doesn’t necessarily have brand loyalty, whereas locally renowned smaller businesses tend to have a solid customer base,” Word said. “Walmart’s competitive advantage lies in its cost leadership, but local businesses have the advantage of product variety and product quality.”

Suzanne Phillips, employee at Peery’s Market from Lone Jack, Missouri, continued to point out the importance of really getting to know the customers.

“The customer relationships that we have in local, small businesses make the difference,” Phillips said. “Our customers value the time that we take to interact with them and show our loyalty to them, just as they show loyalty to us.”

Word said while Walmart does not have the same level of customer satisfaction small businesses contain, some consumers will sacrifice employee attentiveness for lower prices.

“If consumers are willing to spend more money for better products or services, Walmart has no way to compete with that at the moment without a major strategy shift,” Word said. “However, if a group of consumers prefers lower prices, there’s no way local businesses can compete unless they dramatically lower their own prices, which would harm their labor budget.”

Brandon Williams, store manager of the Neighborhood Walmart, said he looks forward to serving Starkville and MSU.

“We are excited to be new to the community and serve this side of Starkville and the Mississippi State campus, and look forward to building relationships in this part of town,” Williams said.

In addition to building relationships with the community, Williams said this Walmart was designed with the on-the-go consumer in mind.

“This is a new format for this part of Starkville, one whose smaller footprint focuses on fresh produce, and allows customers to get in and out quickly,”  Williams said. “Walmart continually invests in new ways to save its customers time and money – and this store is a great example.”

According to a Walmart press release, the new store will employ about 100 full-time and part-time associates, and will feature one of the only drive-thru pharmacies in Starkville. In addition, the 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market offers a wide variety of fresh produce and organic selections, a full-service deli and an in-store bakery with fresh breads.

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