By Paul T. Choate
Feb. 19, 2013. We’re counting down to the first birthday of HCPress.com on Friday, March 1, and you can help us celebrate by just liking us on Facebook. And when you “Like” us we’ll entered you into one of our birthday giveaways, which will include items such as gift cards to restaurants, salons, massage therapists, cash prizes and more.
“It’s nice to have friends stop by on your birthday,” said High Country Press Publisher Ken Ketchie. “By liking us on Facebook, people will get the chance to win some great prizes in our giveaways. But more importantly, it’s a way for people to keep up with what’s happening here in the High Country.”
Our giveaway works like this. We’ll keep track of our new “Likes” between 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, through 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 – and will put those names in a hat and pull out a winner. We’ll announce the winner on our website Thursday morning as well as start another contest that morning for another giveaway for those who like us from Thursday morning through Friday evening.
For the past year, we have been sharing on Facebook our best stories of the day – from breaking news to wild weather stories to upcoming events – and we will never bombard you with so many updates it clutters your news feed. And you can always set your privacy setting as you wish. Our intention is to just keep you updated with breaking news and bulletins as they happen across the High Country.
Our first giveaway will be a dinner for two at Joe’s Jazzed Up, an upscale spinoff of local favorite Joe’s Italian Kitchen.
Joe’s Italian Kitchen was opened as essentially a sandwich shop and casual dining establishment, since November 2000 with little in the way of china or fine wares.
“We wanted to jazz things up,” said Owner Joe Cafaro. “Hence the name, ‘Joe’s Jazzed Up.’”
Cafaro opened his new addition last April.
Joe’s Jazzed Up puts a fancy spin on an old favorite, with a romantic sit-down setting, candle lit dinners and even live music on Thursdays.
The cuisine is considered “upscale Italian,” with a variety of nightly specials occurring each night. For the health conscious, gluten free pasta is available upon request.
Joe’s Jazzed Up also offers 20 bottles of red, white and regional Italian wines and 20 bottles of microbrew beer that come from locally, regionally and nationally.
“It’s still Italian, but with a different flair,” said Cafaro of the menu items. “A lot of this is traditional food handed down for five generations for over 100 years.”
Joe’s Jazzed Up is located at 194 Boone Heights Drive, Boone.
For that free romantic dinner for two, it’s as simple as liking us on Facebook and checking our website on Thursday morning, when we will announce the winner.
The next birthday giveaway period for liking us on Facebook will be from 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, with the prize being announced Saturday morning. And we’ll start again next Monday, Feb. 25.