ix tapa Cantina to GIVE AWAY TRIP TO IX TAPA MEXICO to Celebrate Grand Opening





Jack & Karen Huang will soon celebrate their newest restaurant opening on Colorado Boulevard.  ix tapa Cantina joins the Huang family of restaurants, including Bar Celona and Villa SORRISO as the ultimate offering in dining and night life entertainment.  ix tapa offers an extensive menu of traditional Mexican cuisine, with full bar, daily Happy Hour specials, DJs, dancing, live entertainment, and giant flat screen televisions throughout for both sports and video entertainment.  Weekday specials will include Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and nightlife offerings each weekend following the dinner hours.

 To celebrate our Grand Opening WE ARE GIVING AWAY A VACATION TO IX TAPA MEXICO.  Prizes, Party Invites and Dinners will be given away EVERY DAY beginning Wednesday, Nov 25, with the Grand Prize IX TAPA VACATION to be drawn on Friday, Dec 11, 2009.  To enter, please…

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 Ix tapa Cantina is located at 119 E. Colorado Boulevard 

Pasadena, CA | 90015

626.304.1000 | www.ixtapapasadena.blogspot.com

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DCPR was proud to co-host the Hillsides Foster Soles Event at Pasadena’s Bar Celona Restaurant.  PR NEWS has just awarded the public relations team the national award for “PR on a shoestring budget!”  We are honored and congratulate our friends at Hillsides, who will also serve as the charitable beneficiary for the upcoming debut of Pasadena’s ix tapa Cantina.  This from PR News:

Los Angeles Children’s Charity Receives National Recognition for Public Relations

Hillsides Wins Nonprofit PR Award for its Foster Soles Campaign

(PASADENA, CA)— Year over year, the finalists for PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards raise the bar for doing well by doing good, and 2009 was no exception. This year’s finalists, which represent industries and interests as diverse as organ/tissue donations, influenza preparedness and hunger prevention, overcame economic, social and political barriers to deliver results that exceeded even the loftiest of expectations. Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving families in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, was among the winners at the Nonprofit PR Awards held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

“Hillsides is extremely honored to be recognized in such a meaningful way.  Foster Soles is the brainchild of dedicated staff and Board members who care deeply about the foster children in our care.  Foster Soles is yet another way for Hillsides to support our mission of creating safe places for children,” said Nancy Garni, the children’s charity director of development.

PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon saluted the winners and honorable mentions of the Nonprofit PR Awards. This must attend industry event honored the most talented communicators and teams in the nonprofit sector. Hillsides was the winner in the Event PR category and was a finalist in the PR on a Shoestring Budget category.

The statistics surround­ing foster care in America are staggering: More than 500,000 children are in fos­ter care nationwide, with more than 102,000 in Califor­nia alone. What’s more, 40% of former foster care youths end up homeless within 18 months of discharge. To combat this rampant problem, Hillsides sought to generate interest within the entertainment industry. The hook: Foster Soles, an online auction in which the public would be able to buy shoes donated (and autographed) by a host of celebrities.

To generate interest in Hillsides Foster Soles, the PR team conducted aggressive media outreach, with specific tactics includ­ing social media pres­ences on MySpace and Face­book, blogging, an e-mail newsletter and a landing page on the charity’s web site, www.Hillsides.org with tracking identification. Each individu­al effort was fully optimized with strategic keywords.

Then, the team tapped into Hillsides board mem­bers and volunteers who had celebrity connections. A board-sponsored kickoff event at Bar Celona in Pasadena was the crown jewel of promotion efforts.

“Thanks to a team effort and our effective communica­tions strategy, Hillsides Foster Soles received 68 pairs of auto­graphed shoes from the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel and Denzel Washington. The efforts also resulted in a 76% increase in traffic to Hillsides’ Web site, and $9,500 in funds for its resi­dential program,” said Marisol Barrios, the children’s charity director of communications and advocacy.

According to PR News website, the communications professionals behind each and every one of these campaigns once again prove that the power of PR can transcend the most challenging limitations to help communities around the world.

To learn more about the foster care charity, visit www.Hillsides.org.

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