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Russ’s-Sponsored Lincoln Wine And Food Event Coming In February

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The sixth annual Lincoln Wine and Food Experience returns in 2014 to offer wine connoisseurs and novices alike the opportunity to sample and savor new flavors. The event, presented by Russ’s Market, is the largest annual fundraiser for Nebraska’s Lincoln Community Playhouse and will be held at the Embassy Suites from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

The Lincoln Wine and Food Experience has become a must-attend event for people who love fine wine and food, according to Russ’s Market. The main ballroom will feature approximately 80 booths, offering wines from around the world as well as locally. Foodies can sample fine cheeses, Nebraska beef, gourmet desserts and other unique items. A variety of Russ’s Market Stone Hearth breads will be baked fresh at the event. In addition to the main ballroom, reserve room guests will enjoy an exclusive selection of reserve wines and a buffet prepared by Russ’s Market Catering to You.

The Lincoln Wine and Food Experience has raised nearly $170,000 for the Lincoln Community Playhouse over the last five years. This year’s goal is $35,000. General admission tickets for the main ballroom are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Tickets for the reserve room are $60 in advance, $70 at the door. Those holding reserve room tickets may enjoy both the main ballroom and reserve room beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Russ’s Market locations in Lincoln and at the playhouse box office, 2500 S. 56th St.

“Russ’s Market turns 50 in 2014, and The Lincoln Wine and Food Experience is an important way for us to celebrate with our Russ’s community,” said Pat Raybould, president of B&R Stores Inc. “We all have a great time supporting the entertainment and education programs of the Lincoln Community Playhouse.”

Russ’s Market is a banner of B&R Stores Inc., a Lincoln, Neb.-based employee-owned company. It was founded in 1964 by Russ Raybould and since has grown to include four store concepts located in seven cities across Nebraska and Iowa.

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