Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines celebrates partnership with Dallas Cowboys

Cynthia Smoot and LeeAnne Locken poses with Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts during Carnival's "Tailgate Takeover" before the Dallas Cowboys game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Oct. 19, 2014

After a long night of boot scooting' at Cattle Baron's Ball, I rolled out of bed and headed over to AT&T Stadium this past Sunday to spend the day with Chef, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author, Guy Fieri and country music's Rascal Flatts. as a guest of Carnival Cruise Lines. "I spent last night with Kenny Chesney and here I am today with you!" I said to Rascal Flatts. "What's Kenny doing in town?" asked Gary LeVox. When I mentioned that LeeAnne Locken and I had been at Cattle Baron's Ball the night before they all laughed and said they had great memories of that rainy appearance 2 years ago. Carnival is Texas’ largest cruise operator and this shindig was to celebrate their new partnership as the Official Cruise Line of the Dallas Cowboys. Fieri, whose Guy's Burger Joint dining venues are featured on select Carnival ships, hosted a Burger Battle as part of the cruise line’s pre-game activities in which local contestants, working with chefs from Legends Hospitality, created their best tailgate burger. “There's nothing like cookin' it up with family and friends at a big time tailgate party, so I'm stoked to be part of Carnival's gameday experience,” said Fieri. Katy Grantges of Cleburne, Texas was crowned the winner of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Gameday Burger Battle.

Guy Fieri crowns Katy Grantges, far right, of Cleburne, Texas as winner of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Gameday Burger Battle

When Carnival Freedom is deployed to Galveston in 2015, it will join Carnival Triumph and Carnival Magic to offer a variety of Caribbean cruise itineraries. Next year the line will carry more than 600,000 passengers annually from Texas – more than any other cruise line. For additional information, call 1-800-327-9501 (individual) or 1-800-327-5782 (groups) or visit the line’s travel agent Internet portal, www.GoCCL.com.


Carnival Cruise Lines is giving me a Guy Fieri Tailgate Kit to give away to one luck reader! Tailgate kit includes:
  • Guy on Fire Cookbook 
  • Guy Fieri BBQ Sauces (total of 4 sauces per kit) 
  • Guy Fieri 8x11 Inch Cutting Board with Pig Tattoo Graphics 
  • Guy Fieri The Tenderizer 
  • Guy Fieri Non-Stick Finish BBQ Skewers, Set of 4 
  • Guy Fieri Big Burger Smasher Turner 
  • Guy Fieri Signature Stainless Steel Tongs 
  • Carnival/Guy’s Burger Joint branded apron 
  • Carnival/Guy’s Burger Joint hat 
  • Carnival/Guy’s Burger Joint branded cooler
So, how do you enter to win? Easy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

NOTE: Due to the size of this package, you will have to meet me at Preston Center for pick up. If you are not willing to drive to NorthWest Highway and Preston Rd in Dallas - DO NOT ENTER.

This contest will end on Friday, October 26 at midnight.This post was brought to you by Carnival Cruise Lines. For more information visit www.GoCCL.com. While I did receive compensation for authoring this post in the form of tickets and merchandise; product selections, descriptions, and opinions are 100% my own. Interested in a sponsored post or product review? Contact me for rates and details. 

Photos c/o Jim Cowsert/AP Images for Carnival Cruise Lines