Russ’s WINE and FOOD EXPERIENCE Set for Friday, Feb. 23

Benefit for Lincoln Community Playhouse will be Held at Embassy Suites in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 4, 2017) — The 2018 Russ’s Wine and Food Experience will be held at the Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 from 5–8 p.m. This is the tenth year for the event, which has become a favorite of Lincoln-area wine lovers. The Russ’s Wine and Food Experience raised almost $350,000 for the Lincoln Community Playhouse over the last nine years.

Approximately 90 booths will fill the main ballroom, offering an international selection of wines. Foodies can sample fine cheeses, gourmet desserts, beef, seafood, and many unique unique items. Russ’s Market bakers will be making several varieties of fresh baked artisan breads 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 goal for this year’s Lincoln Wine and Food Experience is $40,000, which includes proceeds from a silent auction. General admission tickets for the main ballroom are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Advance tickets for the reserve room are $70, $80 at the door. There is also a limited number of Cellar Room tickets available for sale at $125. 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 online.

“The Russ’s Wine and Food Experience has become a must-attend event for wine lovers. Experts can enjoy more exclusive wines in the reserve room, while less-experienced guests have the opportunity to try different varieties to see what they like,” said Pat Raybould, president of B&R Stores, Inc. “And the best part is helping the Lincoln Community Playhouse provide entertainment and education programs for our community.”

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WHAT: Lincoln Wine and Food Experience

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 4–8 p.m. with reserve room tickets, 5–8 p.m. with general admission tickets

WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

TICKETS: General admission $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Reserve room $70 in advance, $80 at the door

Cellar room $125 in advance

Available at Russ’s Market stores in Lincoln and online at

About B&R Stores, Inc.
B&R Stores, Inc., a Lincoln, Nebraska-based, employee-owned company, was founded in 1964 by Russ Raybould. Since then, the company has grown to include four store concepts (Russ’s Market, Super Saver, Save Best Foods and Grand Central Apple Market) located in seven cities across Nebraska and Iowa. For more information, visit