Friday, July 31, 2009

Fri Jul 31, 2009

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Dr. Ayala Laufer Cahana
Herbs have been used to add flavor to food across cultures for centuries and known for their wonderful healthful benefits. With so many people living in urban areas such as LA, people don’t have access to fresh herbs, know how to blend them or have time to fit them into their daily diet. Ayala’s Herbal Water, the only USDA Organic Certified water of its kind, has been created to reach the health minded and foodies alike with their original delicious blends of culinary herbs.

Q: Who is Dr. Ayala?
Dr. Ayala (Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.) is the creator of these drinks. She is a pediatrician, a mom, a lifelong vegetarian and an artist.
Q: How did she come up with the idea for this company?
As a mom, Dr. Ayala was constantly searching for healthy ways to nourish her family. She started making these drinks at home using herbs from her garden. Her family and friends enjoyed her herbal waters so much, Dr. Ayala considered sharing them on a larger scale. She decided to start a company offering this unique and healthy alternative to sugary mainstream beverages.
Q: How do you pronounce her name? “Eye-ah-lah”

David James Elliott ("General Braxton" on NBC's "The Storm")
SUNDAY AUG 2 9 PM ET/PT ON NBC David James Elliott stars in NBC’s new miniseries “The Storm” as General Braxton. Elliott, the Canadian star of the hit, one hour legal show, “JAG” (NBC, 1995-96; CBS 1997-2005,) was recently cast in the lead role of Alex Kinter on the miniseries “Impact!” Before that, he was seen as District Attorney Conlon on the second season of Jerry Bruckheimer’s hit series “Close to Home.” Best known for his role on “JAG,” Elliott captivated audiences for ten years as navy lawyer, “Lieutenant Harmon Rabb.” “JAG,” which featured explosive action, dramatic stories, and film-quality special effects, was one of the most powerful and ambitious military legal dramas on television. The show earned numerous awards including the 2001 Imagen Foundation Award for a Primetime Television Series and the ASCAP Award for Top Television Series in 2000, 2003, and 2004. For his role on “JAG,” Elliott won the 2000 TV Guide Award for Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Series, was nominated by TV Guide for Actor of the Year in a Dramatic Series in 2001, and landed a spot on People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful List. Elliott may seem like a natural in front of the camera, but he did not always aspire to be the talented actor he is today. The second of three sons, he was born in Toronto, Canada. As a child, Elliott had a wild imagination and enjoyed playing make-believe war games. One of his high school teachers, impressed by his reading of “King Lear” in a theater history class, encouraged him to consider pursuing an acting career. While at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in Toronto, one of the most prestigious acting schools in Canada, Elliott auditioned for “The Stratford Shakespearean Festival Company,” earning a job with the acting troupe for two years. He then went on to win the Jean Chalmers Award for Most Promising Young Actor of the Season. Soon after, Elliott caught the attention of the producers of the Canadian television show “Street Legal,” while performing the role of “Dick,” a dim-witted stripper in “B-Movie: The Play.” The show was a breakout hit and made Elliott a household name in Canada. Elliott’s breakthrough performance on “Street Legal” was just the beginning of his ongoing success. Elliott landed a role in “Police Academy 3: Back in Training.” Soon after, he decided to move from Canada to Los Angeles to further pursue his acting career. Upon his arrival in L.A. he immediately began doing guest appearances on various TV shows including “China Beach,” “The Hidden Room,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Dark Justice.” In 1992, he landed a recurring role as a pro-baseball player in the long running hit series “Knots Landing,” and later that year he starred in the syndicated series “The Untouchables” (1992-1993) as Treasury Agent Paul Robbins. Elliott also had a recurring guest role as Terry Parsons on the hit series, “Melrose Place.” He recently starred opposite Patricia Arquette in “Medium” as her ‘other life’ husband. One of his most memorable TV appearances was when he played “Carl the Moving Guy,” an anti-abortion furniture mover on “Seinfeld.” He credits that one time gig for opening bigger doors than he could ever knock down in any of his previous acting series. “I’ve always made a good living doing drama,” says Elliott, “but I learned that if you do a comedy, the whole world opens up.” Furthermore, Elliott had roles in movies including the 1997 “Clockwatchers” with Parker Posey and Lisa Kudrow, as well as “The Shrink Is In” (2001) with Courtney Cox and David Arquette. Additionally, he had starring roles in the TV movies “Code 11-14” (2003) and “The Man Who Lost Himself” (2005). Elliott produced and starred in the made-for-TV movie “Dodson’s Journey” (2001), the first project for his production company, Firefly Productions. Off camera, he directed the “JAG” episodes “Lifeline” and “Take it Like a Man.” He also wrote an episode of the show. Elliott married his co-star, Nanci Chambers, in a quiet wedding in 1993. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his 2 children, reading, golfing, writing, and watching old movies. He also loves to go running and has competed in many marathons and triathlons. “The Storm” is an epic miniseries event where the changeable forces of nature combine -- in the air, on land, in the seas -- as the world counts down its final, catastrophic hours. Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Treat Williams (“Everwood”) and James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”) star in this ultimate tale of man against nature.

David Vergari Owner/Winemaker - Vergari Wines
Founded in 2003 by owner/winemaker David Vergari, Vergari Wines strives to produce Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards that are exclusively suited to those varietals. David shepards the wine from vine to bottle, ages them solely in French oak barrels and trusts that if he’s doing his job well, each wine will display its own “voice” – its own distinctive and unique character. While studying Enology and Viticulture at UC Davis, David interned at Sonoma-Cutrer and The Hess Collection in Napa Valley, and worked abroad at Coldstream Hills in Australia and Covisa in Spain. Landing back in California, David worked his way up to Research Enologist at Joseph Phelps Vineyard before moving to Rutz Cellars in the Russian River Valley, where he not only became the winemaker, but honed his skills and appreciation for Pinot Noir. Then, after four years as Head Winemaker at Maddalena Vineyards, David decided to launch his own label, Vergari Wines. In his spare time, David acts as a consulting winemaker and teaches extension wine courses at UC Irvine. David ascribes his life-long interest in wine at least in part to his Italian ancestry. His first memory of wine goes back to when he was five years old, in his great-uncle’s cellar in San Francisco tasting "Dago Red" - cut with water, of course! For a while in his twenties he worked as a financial analyst, but winemaking was in his blood, and inevitably he decided to change careers and follow his passion. David makes his wines at Owl Ridge Wine Services in Sebastopol, California, formerly co-owned by friends and fellow winemakers Greg LaFollette and Greg Bjornstad. David became fast friends with the two Gregs while attending UC Davis and vowed that one day he would make wine at their facility. The third generation of his family from western Sonoma County, David divides his time between the winery and vineyards in Northern California and his home life with wife Katie Orth in Sierra Madre, Southern California. David’s philosophy; “Give every lot of grapes the attention and careful handling it needs, let the wine find its voice while knowing when to stay out of the way, and always remember that wine is something to be enjoyed – like the company of an old friend.”

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thu Jul 30, 2009

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Eric Drath - Producer and Director - "ASSAULT IN THE RING" HBO Aug 1
HBO Sports will present ASSAULT IN THE RING, a documentary about the ill-fated bout between Billy Collins Jr. and Luis Resto and its subsequent effect on both boxers. Debuting SATURDAY, AUG. 1 on HBO, the special will explore the events that profoundly impacted the New York sports landscape and the world of boxing, and changed the lives of two athletes.
ASSAULT IN THE RING revisits a boxing scandal considered one of the sport’s darkest hours, and traces a man’s despairing journey following his alleged involvement in a criminal plot. The documentary examines new evidence about this boxing match turned 30-minute assault, and reveals much more about the pre-fight activities of Luis Resto, his trainer Panama Lewis and the athletic commission representatives. On June 16, 1983, undefeated welterweight Billy Collins Jr. set out to fulfill every boxer’s dream of fighting in the world’s most famous arena – Madison Square Garden. Collins’ opponent, Luis Resto of the Bronx, had his own dream of rising to the occasion in front of hometown fans. But what began as a match that Nashville native Collins was favored to win changed both athletes’ lives – ending Collins’ career dreams and landing Resto in prison. Resto seemingly reached a fighter’s ultimate goal by upsetting Collins, but his post-fight victory celebration was short-lived when it was discovered that the padding had been illegally removed from Resto’s gloves by his trainer, Panama Lewis, before the fight. Resto was subsequently incarcerated and banned from the sport, while the brutally beaten Collins went into a tragic downward spiral. Lewis, whose official career as a trainer came to an end that night, was also subsequently banned, and speaks for the first time in ASSAULT IN THE RING about the events of the fight and their impact. Others interviewed include: former New York State Athletic Commission chairman Jack Prenderville; members of the prosecution, defense and jury from the 1985 trial in New York; and Billy Jr.’s widow, Andrea.

Chef Rocco DiSpirito - Bravo’s “Top Chef” and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”
Rocco DiSpirito is the author of 5 cook books including Flavor, Rocco's Italian American, Rocco's Real Life Recipes and DiSpirito's fifth book Rocco Gets Real: Cook At Home Everyday was published October 2008. A unique cookbook that empowers the everyday home cook with easy to make recipes, step by step photos and illustrations, making his unique approach to food accessible to just about anyone. Dispirito also makes regular appearances on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” As the summer season strolls along, and restaurant choices seem either slim or expensive, many of your viewers are likely looking for more options to dine at home. Chef Rocco DiSpirito will offer listeners several suggestions on how to elevate an ordinary night in into a restaurant quality meal. From navigating the grocery store for the best possible ingredients, to building a menu of options that are sure to please, Chef Rocco will provide viewers with tips and tricks for delicious dinners.

Chef Larry Nicola "Mexico Restaurante y Barra"
What's pink and orange and red all over? Larry Nicola's newest restaurant, Mexico Restaurante y Barra. Nicola, one of Los Angeles 's highly regarded and innovative restaurateurs, brings a unique, affordable addition to the city's quality Mexican food repertoire. The new restaurant and bar looks like a funky beach joint uprooted from coastal Mexico and plopped down in West Hollywood . It's hard to miss the huge, pink neon " Mexico " sign that Nicola bought 12 years ago at a neighborhood antiques store. That " Mexico " sign and his love for the cuisine are what inspired him to open Mexico Restaurante y Barra. Upon entering, a brass plaque announces that the building was used as a recording studio for The Doors in 1970. "L.A. Woman" was recorded in what is now the downstairs bathroom. These days the sound of a live mariachi band fills the air on weekend nights. Restaurant patron's ears and eyes squint from the pulsating fiesta atmosphere vibrating off lights strung across upstairs and downstairs open-air patios. Everything sparkles against magenta, orange and turquoise walls. Brilliant-colored plates, flower-patterned oilcloth tablecloths, red umbrellas and bright pink chairs promise a happy vibe. Patio heaters warm nippy nights, plus boldly striped Mexican serapes hang on chair backs for use by chilly fashionistas. An intensely pink barroom offers a cozy place to dine, with a half dozen dining tables below, piñatas above and view into the kitchen beyond.
In keeping with the laid-back beach concept, an outdoor staircase to the upper patio and indoor lounge/bar creaks under the steps. Once inside, guests will spot bar stools looking like conga drums covered in red shag carpeting to match the fiery room color. It's the perfect party room for special events. There's plenty of low, upholstered, trés hipster seating enticing guests to stretch out with a good drink. Mexico's cocktail list boasts top-of-the-line tequila, earthy mezcal, hand-squeezed juices, agave syrup, fresh chiles and herbs. "Silverrano" is an unforgettable potion combining Corzo silver tequila with cooling, muddled cucumber, and lime sour for a nice citrus finish until the bolt of serrano chile hits the back of your throat. Another, " Mesa 9," stirs smooth Corzo añejo tequila, pomegranate and foamy, sweet-sour pineapple juices with a guajillo-infused syrup. The name Larry Nicola is synonymous with spectcular cocktails and new bar concepts. In 1980 he opened the first martini lounge at L.A. Nicola, in Silver Lake . In 1993 he moved downtown with Nicola, and then opened Nic's Beverly Hills in 1997. He added the VODBOX to the scene in 2006-the wildly popular vodka tasting, walk-in, exhibition freezer designed for tasting flights of vodka in their purest form. Larry Nicola is passionate about Latin American food. He lived in Belize and Costa Rica while working as chef and then consultant for some of the swankiest resorts such as Palmilla Hotel, and Querencia, a private golf resort both in Los Cabos , Mexico . Nicola continues to travel to Mexico whenever possible and explore the country's regional foods. He knows the cuisine and how to achieve authentic flavors. The dishes served at Mexico are Larry's personal favorites, inspired from his travels. His pride and joy is a mesquite wood-fired oven and he takes full advantage of it. Primal fragrances fill the air whenever charred beef, roasted duck, smoky corn and blackened chiles are pulled from the embers. Enticing aromas charge out of the oven like a steam locomotive as it rounds a curve at full speed. The smell of real Mexican cooking is the result of the mesquite's mineral deposit; its smoke permeates food with a distinct Mexican high mesa flavor stamp. Years of surfing along the west coast from Jalisco south to Oaxaca is Larry's inspiration for huge garlicky grilled shrimp with a chipotle, cilantro and blistered tomato dip, a perfect appetizer. It is ideally followed with a sizzling cast iron skillet of queso fundido with smoky flavors from charred poblano chiles, a generous spoonful of crunchy chorizo sausage and luscious, gooey cheese scooped into hand made flour tortillas just off the hot grill. Taquitos are generously filled with moist, mesquite-fired duck meat for more smoky earthiness. The pair is wrapped in delicate handmade corn tortillas. A main dish of duck with guava sauce served with bay leaf, fennel and habañero rice is an ideal entree. The duck is cooked just enough to claim its intense flavor without a thought of dryness. With influence from the Gulf coastline, the huachinango (true red snapper) is quickly fried for a crisp skin, as it sits atop of Larry's rendition of a brothy, wood oven-charred tomato, potato and green olive Veracruzana sauce. Carnitas are big, succulent chunks of pork rendered in their own fat and then popped into the mesquite oven to swallow up wood flavor. Sharing the plate is a nutritious Mexican vegetable, verdolagas, over toasty tomatillo sauce, adding a bright touch of acidity to the all-around stellar dish. Chiles rellenos charge out of the mesquite oven oozing charred, melted Oaxacan quesillo cheese. The cheese and spinach-stuffed Anaheim chiles come with a richly deep, smoky salsa negra. At the last second they're sprinkled with queso fresco cheese and topped with a super crunchy squash blossom. Side dishes like smoky black beans baked in the mesquite oven with epazote, avocado leaves and anise-tinged avocado convey an authentic taste of Oaxaca . Corn also gets time in wood before it's scraped off the cob, hit with spicy chile de arbol and a dollop of cooling Mexican crema. In thanks to the genius of Larry Nicola, Mexico Restaurante y Barra offers top rate food at affordable prices. The quality and flavor values are brighter than the décor. Appetizers run $8 and up to $12 for seafood cocktails. Entrees are more than reasonable at $13 to $16. For dessert, guests can stretch out on cushy upstairs lounge sofa, and sip on a "Jump on a Horse" Herradura reposado tequila, cactus fruit and Cointreau cocktail ($12) while enjoying a flavorful Mexican classic Flan de Coco y Cacao, Mexican Chocolate Wedding Cake, Pineapple Sundae with cookies or the Paletas de Mango. Mexico Restaurante y Barra, 8512 Santa Monica Boulevard , West Hollywood , CA 90069 . 310-289-0088. Open at 5PM daily. www.gogomexico.com

Philip and Michelle Wojtowicz - "Big Sur Bakery Cookbook"
Tucked behind a gas station off California's legendary Highway 1, the Big Sur Bakery is easy to miss. But don't be fooled by its unassuming location—stumbling across the Bakery, as countless visitors have done on their way up and down the Pacific Coast, will make you feel as if you've discovered a secret: a gem of a restaurant where the food, people, and atmosphere meld together in a perfect embodiment of the spirit of Big Sur. The three restaurant owners, chef Philip Wojtowicz, baker Michelle Wojtowicz, and host Michael Gilson, escaped the Los Angeles food scene to create their version of the ideal restaurant, nestled in the heart of some of the most beautiful country in the world. This is simple, wood-fired American cooking at its best, executed in a way that lets the ingredients—seasonal and often locally produced—shine. Weekend brunches feature thick, nine-grain pancakes and savory breakfast pizza topped with crisp bacon, fresh herbs, and pasture-raised eggs. At night, Phil offers classics like Grilled Prime Rib Steak with Red Wine Sauce along with twists on traditional favorites like Venison Osso Buco or Rockfish Scampi. And every meal should end with one of Michelle's great desserts, whether it's a homemade Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae or Hazelnut Flan with Roasted Cherries.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wed Jul 29, 2009

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Dean Peters - Dir of Communications - International Dairy Queen, Inc.
International Dairy Queen (IDQ), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops licenses and services a system of more than 5,600 Dairy Queen stores in the United States, Canada and foreign countries, offering dairy desserts, hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. IDQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

Deborah Norville - Host of “Inside Edition,” Author
Deborah is joined by the host of the “Food” Network’s hot show “Healthy Appetite” and bestselling author of such books as “The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life” and “Small Changes Big Results” Ellie Krieger who will reveal to your viewers valuable nutritional advice, simple meal recipes and considerations, and small changes in the kitchen that can make a large impact on any person’s overall health, especially a person who suffers from RA. Did you know that approximately 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Deborah Norville, the Emmy award-winning host of Inside Edition, has a very personal connection to RA ~ her mother passed away from complications of the disease when Ms. Norville was only 20 years old. An advocate of educating the public about RA, Ms. Norville is hosting New Way RA, the first and only online talk show for people with RA, premiering on www.NewWayRA.com.

Brian Yarvin "Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook"
This new cookbook from the author of A World of Dumplings features over 100 easy-to-follow recipes for everything from down-home fried green tomatoes and classic ketchup to spicy gazpacho, and even sweet and succulent desserts. Yarvin also includes basic instructions on how to process and preserve your harvest. The tomato bases that you create will provide the basis for many of the recipes featured in the book. Vibrant photographs accompany recipes for salads, side dishes, soups, meat, poultry, and fish dishes, pizzas and calzones, salsas, and sauces that span the globe. Brian Yarvin is the author of Cucina Piemontese, Farms and Foods of the Garden State, and A World of Dumplings (released in 2007 by Countryman). He is an instructor of food, and commercial photography at the Washington School of Photography. Brian is based in Edison, New Jersey.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tue Jul 28, 2009

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Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout CA

Milt Drewer - entertainment & personal chef
Chef Drewer, your personal Chef, will create succulent meals prepared to your liking, with no mess left behind. All you need to do is come home, heat and eat a meal specifically made just for you. No planning, no more trips to the grocery store and no preparation. Each meal will be bought and prepared to your exact instructions. Can you imagine coming home from a long day and only having to pre-heat the oven, crack open a bottle of wine, and in 30 minutes or less, you will have a gourmet meal that won't break the bank. I conduct an interview with each of my clients in order to create a delicious meal plan tailored to my client's preferences and tastes.

Kim Bartley - Director of Public Relations - "White Castle"
More than 80 years. More than 380 restaurants. More than 500,000,000 burgers sold last year alone. But when you add it up, the by-the-numbers White Castle math just can't compare to the steam-grilled science of creating that signature Slyder.® Or the consistent history of high quality and great taste that turned fast food into big business and jumpstarted the nation's first hamburger century. (Well, almost a century: meat rationing during World War II forced us to sell hot dogs and eggs.) Or, most of all, the shared secret language of committed Cravers across the country, the words and senses that turn all of you into One of Ours. Still, math is pretty fundamental. Mostly because, in White Castle mathematics (crunched at our Columbus, Ohio, headquarters), the number one keeps popping up. First fast-food hamburger chain ever. First industrial-strength spatula. First mass-produced paper hat. First to sell a million hamburgers. First to sell a billion hamburgers. First frozen fast food for sale. All of which, of course, makes us your number one. Hold your applause for your next burgers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mon Jul 27, 2009

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Roger D. Carstens "The Wanted" NBC TV
The second installment of “The Wanted,” a groundbreaking television event that sets forth on an international hunt for an accused terrorist will air Monday, July 27 at 9 PM ET. “The Wanted” brings together an elite team with backgrounds in intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism. The show focuses on real operators, in search of real targets -- all in an effort to see individuals brought to justice. In the July 27 episode, viewers will travel to Germany on the trail of Mamoun Darkazanli. Called “Bin Laden’s financier,” Spanish officials indicted Darkazanli in 2003 for providing logistical and financial support to Al Qaeda, specifically in connection with 9/11. Still he remains free in Germany. While the team surveils Darkazanli, negotiations for his deportation begin between Spain and Germany.

Pat Galvin "Vignette Wine Country Soda"
Vignette, the sparkling, non-alcoholic soda made only from the juice of premium wine grapes, comes in three delicious varieties, including Chardonnay, Rosé, and Pinot Noir. Created by Pat Galvin, Vignette has transformed from a little-known brand to one that is now available at all BEVMO! locations across California and Arizona as well as Dean & Deluca in New York City.

Danny Teeson - Judge Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off"
Danny Teeson showcases his knowledge of dance as a judge on Oxygen’s newest dance/weight loss competition series “Dance Your Ass Off.” A native of England, Teeson studied ballet, tap, modern, jazz, pas de deux, musical theatre and hip hop, amongst many other dance styles for five years, three of which were while he attended the reputable Laine Theatre Arts Performing Arts Academy. At 19, he was a member of the original London cast of the widely successful "Fame - The Musical," where he was the dance captain and understudy to Tyrone Jackson and Joe Vegas. After several years of performing in various productions, Teeson transitioned from theatre into commercial dance. He danced and choreographed for Grammy® Award-winning artists such as Kylie Minogue, Diana Ross, Robbie Williams and Tom Jones, with whom he won the VH1 Best Music Video award for "Sex Bomb." Moving to Los Angeles seven years ago, Teeson founded his own company called Danny Teeson Productions. Under this banner, he has produced, designed, choreographed and directed many Los Angeles-based fashion and trade shows, including Cal Mart (LA Fashion Week), American Idol (Live Tour) and is currently serving as the creative director to the hugely successful pop/country artist Carrie Underwood. As a lifestyle coach on Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Girl,” Teeson taught women about every aspect of life, from cooking, entertaining, dancing to health and fitness, and most recently took the role of fitness correspondent reporting nationwide weight loss success story's for the fitness giant Beachbody.com The United States government recognized his unique talent by making him a U.S. citizen. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Jensen Bissel - Park Director - Baxter State Park - Millinocket, Maine

We strive to carry out the provisions of the trust, created by Percival P. Baxter, and known to the people of Maine as Baxter State Park. The Baxter State Park Authority exists to ensure that the Park "Shall forever be kept and remain in the Natural Wild State", to provide recreational opportunities to the public in accordance with trust provisions, to operate and maintain the Park for the use and enjoyment of Maine’s people. According to the donor’s wishes; the Park will be managed as a sanctuary for beasts and birds and "Katahdin in all its glory forever shall remain the mountain of the People of Maine."



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Friday, July 24, 2009

Fri July 24, 2009

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Graham Norton WE TV's "Most Popular"
Graham is one of the best known presenters on British Television. His chat shows SO GRAHAM NORTON and V GRAHAM NORTON became some of Britain’s highest rated shows and picked up nearly every award including 4 BAFTAS. His series THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW is currently running on the BBC. Are first impressions lasting impressions? Scientists say it takes less than five seconds for us to form a strong, long-lasting opinion about someone you’ve never met. This summer, WE tv’s all new competition show, MOST POPULAR, hosted by irreverent British personality, Graham Norton, will test an audience of 100 women on snap-judgments that could cost one of seven contestants a cash prize of $10,000.

Marisol Nichols NBC's "The Storm"
Featuring a cast of television favorites including Emmy Award winner John Larroquette (“Boston Legal”), Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) and Marisol Nichols (“24”), “The Storm” poses a tantalizing and terrifying what-if scenario. “The Storm” is an epic miniseries event where the changeable forces of nature combine -- in the air, on land, in the seas -- as the world counts down its final, catastrophic hours. Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Treat Williams (“Everwood”) and James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”) star in this ultimate tale of man against nature Sundays, July 26 and August 2 (9-11 p.m. ET on both nights) on NBC -

Greg Wilson "Greg's Steak House" Hamilton Bermuda
A must for meat-lovers, Greg's is Bermuda's only steak house where you can tuck into certified Angus beef. Prepared to your liking, choose from filet mignon, T-bone, rib eye, or New York strip. The menu also offers plenty of international flair with fish, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. Watch the chefs prepare your food in the exhibition open-flame kitchen. The restaurant's bright and modern decor also features a bar and a more casual dining area on the first floor. If you want to make a night of it, the dance floor rocks until 3 AM on Saturday and there's live music on summer Thursdays.

Kathy Burrows - Public Relations Manager "Hershey Park - Hershey, PA"
The Park is generally less busy Sundays through Thursdays, in the months of May and June, and on the following holidays: Mother's Day, Memorial Day Monday, Father's Day, July 4th, and Labor Day Monday. Historically Saturdays are our busiest days at Hersheypark. If you have flexibility in your travels plans please consider visiting us on a Sunday, or other operating day. Ride the coasters and water rides first. The lines for these popular rides are much shorter at the beginning of the day. Or, begin your visit to the Park in the Midway America section. Lines for the popular rides in this area of the Park are also shorter in the morning. Plan on getting wet! We have several drenching water rides. If you'd rather not walk around in wet clothing, be sure to pack a spare T-shirt and shorts. Changing rooms and lockers are available. When you arrive at the Park, we suggest you choose a designated meeting location in the event someone is separated from your party. Pick a common location in the Park that can be easily found by everyone in your party. Or ask the nearest Security Guard for assistance

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thu Jul 23, 2009

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Executive Chef Susanna Tolini "Al Fresco"
Executive Chef Susanna Tolini oversees recipe development and collaborates on flavor profile development for the al fresco brand. A magna cum laude graduate of the esteemed Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts, Chef Tolini brings more than a quarter century of, enthusiasm, expertise and creativity to the al fresco brand. Susanna’s diverse background includes extensive experience as a gourmet chef, a chef instructor at a culinary college, and product developer for leading premium food manufacturers. She made a name for herself as co-owner and chef at Le Bocage, which ranked among the finest French restaurants in the Boston area. The eatery was described by the Boston Globe as "one of a handful of places that changed the way Bostonians thought about restaurants and about food." Susanna later used her chef and management expertise to develop new products for leading premium food manufacturers, including Trio’s Pasta, Stop & Shop and Hans Kissle. After joining the al fresco team in 2007, Susanna turned her energies toward the test kitchen, where she helps develop unique flavors for al fresco all natural chicken sausage. Using only the freshest, all natural ingredients – which she picks out daily at one of New England’s largest fresh produce wholesalers – Susanna introduces al fresco customers to the latest scrumptious flavors offered by the best chicken sausage brand in the United States. These creations include al fresco varieties like Roasted Pepper & Asiago and Spinach & Feta, as well as delicious, easy recipe ideas for all 14 al fresco gourmet flavors. Dozens of her delicious, healthy recipes and meal ideas can be found on the al fresco website, www.alfrescoallnatural.com Susanna embodies the al fresco brand in her fresh approach to the brand and to life. Susanna truly lives life with flavor.

Bill Bokon - owner - Stagecoach Country Inn - Wyoming , Rhode Island
Deb & Bill Bokon invite you to stay in their beautifully restoredVictorian styled 1796 Rhode Island Country Inn. This historic building is located in the town of Richmond, village of Wyoming, Rhode Island. The original structure was once a stopover for the stagecoaches passing through Richmond. Weary travelers rested here for many years until the building became worn and rundown. The Stagecoach House Inn was completely renovated in 2001. There are two fireplaces that date back to the late 1700's along with beams and granite that decorate throughout the Inn. Accompanying the old, there are many new conveniences that make the Stagecoach House the warm and cozy country inn that it is today. The close proximity to I-95, Rhode Island beaches, and 9 golf courses (6 within five miles) makes the Stagecoach House a very popular place to stay. Located between Connecticut's Mystic Seaport/Aquarium and Providence, RI, the Inn places you within 30 minutes of all the area's most visited attractions. Newport, Watch Hill, Arcadia Park, Yawgoo Valley, Foxwoods Casino, Block Island Ferry, T.F. Green airport and Historic Wickford.


David Holder - President - Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Central New York. Although the Chamber began back in 1889 as a way to offer business assistance and development programs to local businesses, this is not the same Chamber that began so many years ago. Today, the Chamber is an icon in the Syracuse business community, leading the way in everything from government relations and lobbying to creating economic growth in our region. We are a driving force for economic vitality and high quality of life in the Central New York community. We are a broad-based association representing more than 2200 businesses of all sizes and from virtually every industry and profession in our area. Our members are business owners who realize that, through the Chamber, they can accomplish collectively what they cannot accomplish individually, while enhancing their credibility as a viable member of the business community. Our Mission: To create an economic climate that enhances growth, prosperity and the quality of life for all who live and work in Greater Syracuse

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wed Jul 22, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

Pauline Frommer - "Spend Less, See More" (Frommer’s Series)
Fresh off her Cancun vacation, Pauline Frommer, author of the renowned Frommer’s Travel Guides, Gives the Low down on What’s Happening in Mexico’s ParadiseLooking for a fresh take on budget travel? Now you can truly experience a culture, meet locals, and save money along the way. Award-winning writer Pauline Frommer (the daughter of Arthur Frommer) has been traveling since she was four months old. These are the guides she's always wanted to have on her trips--guides that show how to spend less and see more. Let Pauline and her team of handpicked writers help you get the most out of your dollar and your trip, with industry secrets on finding the best hotel rooms, alternative accommodations like condo rentals and monastery stays, cool restaurants and offbeat finds only residents know about, and much more.

Claire Robinson - "5 Ingredient Fix" - Food Network
combines her passions for food and television in 5 Ingredient Fix, a new Food Network series featuring delicious eclectic recipes made with five ingredients or fewer. Claire believes the best dishes feature carefully-selected fresh foods with distinct flavors, a straightforward cooking style that also promotes healthy and seasonal eating. With a multi-ethnic background, Claire cites her French-speaking grandmother as a major influence on her love for food, a joy passed on through many generations. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Claire and her family spent time in St. Augustine; Houston; and New Orleans but ultimately settled in Memphis, Tenn. Claire graduated from The University of Memphis in 1999 with a B.A. in Communications. While in college, Claire worked at Maggie's Pharm where she learned to appreciate the amazing flavors, scents and uses for exotic herbs and spices – a love she applies to her cooking today. Claire gained behind-the-scenes media experience at Memphis' CBS affiliate, WREG-TV, and at WMC-FM radio. At Tiger Sports Properties, a sports marketing agency, Claire handled marketing for The University of Memphis' athletic department. Despite enjoying her jobs, Claire realized she would never love another career the way she loved cooking. She decided to pursue her dream by moving to New York City and attending The French Culinary Institute; she graduated in November 2005. Along with being an accomplished private chef, Claire spent time working on culinary production teams for several cooking series including Food Network's Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello and PBS' Everyday Baking for Everyday Food. Aside from cooking, Claire enjoys a variety of unique sports including skydiving, boxing, and slalom waterskiing. She currently lives in New York City with her husband, Bailey, and their dog, Newman.

Tim Keegan - Head Pitmaster - Jack Stack Barbecue - Kansas City, MO
Many consider this the finest barbecue in the nation and they ship to all states.
Experience a 50-year tradition of remarkable barbecue. Located in the heart of Kansas City, our four distinct restaurants have been recognized as the country’s best barbecue by the prestigious Zagat survey. We also feature full-service catering, private dining, and nationwide shipping. With signature hickory-fired brick ovens and superior meats, Jack Stack shatters expectations of how good barbecue can be. Prepare to be impressed! "Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue"

Peter Kastelan - Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Thursday July 23 -
featuring Maloy O'Neill Vineyards (Paso Robles, CA) with Special Guest: Shannon O'Neill Featuring OUR Stimulus Price $50 - Ivo Kastelan, who worked at Valentino, and his son, Peter, take good care of both regulars and newcomers at this Valley favorite. Monthly wine dinners in an elegant setting.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tue Jul 21, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Linda Jordan - GM Ruth Chris Steak House - Pasadena CA
From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2005, we celebrated our 40th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.

Philip and Michelle Wojtowicz - "Big Sur Bakery Cookbook"
Tucked behind a gas station off California's legendary Highway 1, the Big Sur Bakery is easy to miss. But don't be fooled by its unassuming location—stumbling across the Bakery, as countless visitors have done on their way up and down the Pacific Coast, will make you feel as if you've discovered a secret: a gem of a restaurant where the food, people, and atmosphere meld together in a perfect embodiment of the spirit of Big Sur. The three restaurant owners, chef Philip Wojtowicz, baker Michelle Wojtowicz, and host Michael Gilson, escaped the Los Angeles food scene to create their version of the ideal restaurant, nestled in the heart of some of the most beautiful country in the world. This is simple, wood-fired American cooking at its best, executed in a way that lets the ingredients—seasonal and often locally produced—shine. Weekend brunches feature thick, nine-grain pancakes and savory breakfast pizza topped with crisp bacon, fresh herbs, and pasture-raised eggs. At night, Phil offers classics like Grilled Prime Rib Steak with Red Wine Sauce along with twists on traditional favorites like Venison Osso Buco or Rockfish Scampi. And every meal should end with one of Michelle's great desserts, whether it's a homemade Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae or Hazelnut Flan with Roasted Cherries.

Geneive Burnell - Director of Communications
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce - Burlington, VT
The Burlington, Vermont, region offers a unique combination: Come here to relax and get away, or come here to find dozens of exciting things to do. Or both. Burlington’s famed pedestrian mall has won a national award! The Church Street Marketplace, located in the heart of downtown Burlington and a unique blend of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and performers, Burlington attracts visitors who appreciate its flawless blend of cosmopolitan flair and stunning lake and mountain beauty.

Chet Huber President - OnStar
Chet Huber joined GM's Electro-Motive Division as a co-op engineering student in 1972 and held a variety of engineering, operations and marketing roles before joining OnStar. His positions included Director of the Aftermarket Business, General Director of Aftermarket Parts and Service, and General Director Sales, Marketing and Product Support. In 1994, Huber was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense and General Motors as the first Industrial Fellow to attend the National Defense University 's Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington , D.C. He graduated with an MS Degree in National Resource Strategy. In May 2005, he was the first industrial student inductee into the U.S. Department of Defense Industrial College of Armed Forces Hall of Fame. Huber is a former faculty member of the Benedictine University 's MBA Program. In 2005, he was appointed to serve on a Federal Advisory Committee for the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Injury Prevention and Control.

According to the FBI, a car is stolen every three seconds; with too many of them ending up in high- speed chases. Car chases are often uncontrollable and put the public, the police and even the thief at risk for injury. Now vehicles equipped with OnStar Ignition Block can be remotely disabled before a chase begins. The new technology connects to the vehicle in between cycles of its ignition and prevents the criminal from being able to start the car. Law enforcement says having this ability will help to eliminate dangerous chases and prevent injury. In fact, since its launch last Friday, it has already stopped three car thefts from happening. Every month OnStar works with police to help find approximately 600 stolen vehicles through its imbedded GPS. It also has the ability to slow down a properly equipped vehicle that’s already involved in a chase.

Topics Chet Huber can discuss:
Which model cars it will be active in
How many estimated accidents will be avoided through the use of this technology
How OnStar will work with local law enforcement agencies
For more information: www.onstar.com

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mon Jul 20, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout CA

Chef Michael LaDuke - Senior Executive Chef Red Lobster
Celebrity Judge on Next Food Network Star TV Show

Jeffrey Saad - Los Angeles -CA Winner contest “The Next Food Network Star”
Saad , 42, a California Culinary Academy graduate, has more than 25 years experience as a restaurateur, food consultant, recipe developer, and chef. He enjoys cooking without borders: combining flavorful and often unexpected ingredients to achieve simple, tasty dishes in no time. The married father of two owns a real estate brokerage firm with his wife and has a second degree black belt in martial arts.
Food specialty: Southwestern/Mexican, Italian, "Cooking Without Borders"
Favorite restaurant: Mozza in Los Angeles and Chasse et Pesche in Montreal
Three foods you can't live without: Scallops/ chocolate/chiles
Food you won't go near: Nothing!
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: Grasshoppers in Mexico
Interests: Wine, martial Arts, travel
Favorite Food Network chef: Alton Brown
Favorite shows (doesn't have to be Food Network): Good Eats and Kitchen Nightmares
Favorite food destination: Europe, for sure! If I had to pick I would say Italy. I love the clean, simple flavors of Italian food. Fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil, pasta with just olive oil, garlic and parmesan, perfect thin pizza crust, rich flavorful steak Florentine, and enough tempting gelato to give me an extra 5 lbs. every trip! These dishes have more flavor than you could ever imagine.
Culinary inspirations: The ingredients themselves; I love to really pay attention to what I am eating – the taste, texture, weight and volume! When I taste a perfectly fresh in-season ingredient, flavors start racing through my mind of what combinations would be great for a delicious dish.
Three people, alive or dead, whom you'd like to invite to a dinner party:
Johnny Depp/ Barack Obama/my father
Favorite books: The Art of Happiness (Dali Lama), The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey), Getting Things Done (David Allen)
Favorite movies: Nacho Libre/Wedding Crashers/Big Night/Babette's Feast/
Why do you think you should be The Next Food Network Star? I was born to cook, eat, teach and inspire. Food Network embodies all of those perfectly! I think I would have a better chance of living if you removed my heart versus my tongue

Marissa Jaret Winokur Host "Dance Your Ass Off" OXYGEN TONIGHT 10 PM
Marissa Jaret Winokur joins Oxygen as host of the new dance/weight loss competition series “Dance Your Ass Off.” Winokur is best known for creating the role of “Tracy Turnblad” in the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray,” a performance for which she won a Tony® Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress. When “Hairspray” reached the end of its Broadway run in January 2009, Winokur returned to close the show, reviving her role as the zaftig lead. Winokur danced her way into the hearts of America on “Dancing With the Stars,” making it all the way to the finals. She co-starred with Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon in the Farrelly brothers film “Fever Pitch” from Fox 2000. Her television credits include a starring role in the comedy series “Stacked” with Pamela Anderson. Winokur also starred in the television movie “It Was One of Us” and currently serves as a correspondent for TV Guide Channel’s “Hollywood 411” and “Reality Chat

Nancy Gardella - Exec Dir - Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
The Island of Martha's Vineyard covers roughly 100 square miles, and is home to both year-round and seasonal residents. Some live "up-island" in the more rural towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark and West Tisbury, and others live "down-island" in the more populous towns of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (also known as Tisbury). Each Island town is unique in its geography, personality, and character. All blend together to create this special place many of us love to call our home. If possible, take time to visit each of the Island towns during your visit.

Melanie Maash - Empire State Building - NYC
The Empire State Building is cemented in both New York and U.S. History. Built during the Depression, the building was the center of a competition between Walter Chrysler (Chrysler Corp.) and John Jakob Raskob (creator of General Motors) to see who could build the tallest building. From the time the construction began on March 17, 1930, the building's steel frame rose at an average rate of four and a half floors per week. To speed construction, the building's posts, beams, windows and window frames were made in factories and put together on the site. 60,000 tons of steel was brought in from the steel mills in Pennsylvania, 310 miles away, by train, barges and trucks.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fri July 17, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Marla Sokoloff - "Meteor" - NBC Sunday 9 PM
stars in NBC's new miniseries “Meteor” as Imogene O’Neil, a young scientist who tries to help her mentor, Dr. Lehman (Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd, “Back to the Future”), save the planet from destruction by a giant meteor named Kassandra. Sokoloff is best known as the sassy and trouble-making receptionist, Lucy Hatcher, on David E. Kelly's award-winning series “The Practice.” She has also guest-starred on the comedy “Desperate Housewives” as Felicity Huffman's cute and bubbly nanny. She also starred in the comedy “Big Day,” opposite Josh Cooke, where she and Cooke played a couple whose wedding day played out over an entire season. Sokoloff also starred in the “Flower Girl” and recently completed shooting the mini-series “Maneater,” opposite Sarah Chalke and Judy Greer.

Sarah Kaufmann - "The Cheese Lady"
Sarah “The Cheese Lady” is a nationally recognized cheese sculptor.Why cheese? “If you were born and raised in Wisconsin, surrounded by dairy cows, cheese factories and people who wear orange triangle hats as high fashion, you might think it would just seem…natural!”Sarah received a degree in Commercial Art in Madison, WI and worked for the Wisconsin dairy industry for 16 years. Kaufmann will be carving a life-size astronaut out of 1,800 lbs. of Wisconsin mammoth, white cheddar. Appropriately, the astronaut will be holding a wheel of “Man on the Moon,” Swiss cheese.That’s where her natural-born “Cheddar Head” talents were honed and perfected. As Creative Director for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board she worked on national advertising and public relations promotions for the Wisconsin dairy industry. There, her interest in cheese carving was encouraged and her first sculptures were used in trade and consumer promotions. Sarah even developed a cheese carving training program.After over a decade with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Sarah moved to Ohio were she served as Manager of Creative Services for Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, (Cincinnati) OH – a nationally renown specialty food market. While with Jungle Jim’s, Sarah continued to carve and built her business into a fulltime career.Since 1996, “The Cheese Lady” has received hundreds of commissions for her cheese creations, which have captured countless media impressions in print, on radio, and on television newscasts, talk shows, food shows and sportscasts.Kaufmann creates some sculptures in her Cincinnati and San Diego studios and also appears in person to sculpt cheese at a variety of venues: food & wine festivals, supermarkets, tradeshows, state fairs, sporting events, civic celebrations and other special occasions. She has carved from ten and forty-pound blocks to 500-pound wheels and a whopping 12,500-pound cheddar mammoth! Some of “The Cheese Lady’s” notable sculptures include: A Six-Foot Long Aircraft Carrier for the USS Regan A 120-Pound Mickey Mouse A 300-Pound Gorilla A Six-Foot-Long Cheddar Gator for the University of Florida Several Television Personalities (Including Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Al Roker and Ann Curry, and Marc Sommers) Sports Stars (Bret Favre and Mario Andretti).

Chef Paul Prudhomme - K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen®
Propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana into the international spotlight and continues to push the limits by creating exciting and new American and international dishes.Chef Paul learned the importance of using the freshest ingredients while cooking at his mother’s side and continues to use only earth’s finest harvests. As the youngest of 13 children, Chef Paul was always adventurous. His strong curiosity of life and cultural customs motivated him to leave Louisiana in his early 20’s and travel across the United States to experience every culinary environment possible. From an Indian reservation all the way to the finest, five-star restaurant, Chef Paul learned to love, appreciate and blend the flavors of his younger years with those of many other cultures.In July 1979, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen® opened its doors in New Orleans. In only a few years, his French Quarter restaurant attracted world travelers and continues to excite diners today. Diners are especially pleased to learn that K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen now takes reservations. Renovations were completed at the restaurant at the end of 1996 doubling the seating capacity. Today, K-Paul’s Catering division satisfies palates in New Orleans and “anywhere on the planet!”As a result of endless requests for his seasoning secrets, Prudhomme created his own line of all natural (Kosher supervised) herbs and spices. Today, Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends® are distributed in all fifty states and in more than 25 other countries. His blends are popular with both home cooks and professional chefs. In addition, Chef Paul produces his own seasoned and smoked meat s (andouille and tasso). All are available through Magic Seasonings’ Mail-Order catalog, which also features cookbooks, giftpacks and cooking tips (online atwww.chefpaul.com ).Chef Paul recently added Magic Salt Free Seasoning®, Salmon Magic®, Shrimp Magic® and Sweetie Magic™ to his dry seasoning line and developed a line of sauces-marinades for retail and institutional use. He expanded manufacturing capabilities to a 130,000 square-foot plant which now produces custom blends, bulk sizes and contract packing for other food companies at Chef Paul’s AIB approved New Orleans area plant. Chef Paul consults with restaurant chains and large food manufacturers around the world to develop complete menus or selective menu items and specialty dishes. He and his Product Development team and R&D Kitchen can also create specific flavor profiles or duplicate existing ones.As one of America’s best-known chefs, Prudhomme has been featured often on the three major television networks’ prime time programs. He has made guest appearances on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, 20/20, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Larry King Live, Nightwatch with Charlie Rose, the QVC Shopping Channel, CBS Early Show and the Weekend Today Show.

Joanne - The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa
BAR HARBOR'S FIRST HOTEL TO BE OPENED AFTER THE FATEFUL FIRE OF 1947 WHICH RAZED ALL OF BAR HARBOR'S FAMOUS HOTELS - What is now called the Bar Harbor Inn was once an "oasis" of culture for the likes of the Vanderbilts, Pulitzers, and Morgans. According to Gladys O'Neil, local historian, the first social club to be organized on the island was started in 1874 and named the Oasis Club. After brief stays in rented buildings, the club moved into its own quarters in 1887, newly incorporated as the Mount Desert Reading Room, with the avowed purpose of promoting "literary and social culture." The handsome new cedar shingled structure, designed by architect William Randolph Emerson, became the center of social activities during the summers before World War I. In 1910, President Taft was entertained there during his three-day stay in Bar Harbor. For the next 35 years, the club flourished, and members saw their ranks swell by visiting yachtsmen whose gleaming boats lay moored in Frenchman Bay, as well as officers of the U. S. Navy whose ships would make annual visits.Ladies, though allowed admittance by invitation on special occasions, did not enjoy equal status with men at the club until 1921. It was then that a restaurant was opened to the public, and the club, faced with ever-increasing maintenance costs, sought to attract more investors.However, by 1922, it was no longer feasible for the club to carry the financial burden, and it was sold to the Maine Central Railroad. Over the next 25 years, the building had a number of proprietors and served a variety of tenants. In 1933, a group of hotel owners organized the Shore Club to allow guests at local hotels the use of club facilities. During World War II, the U.S. Navy leased the building and utilized it as an observation headquarters. When the terrible fire of 1947 raged throughout Bar Harbor, the American Red Cross used the building to give assistance to many who were burned out. After the fire, Bar Harbor was left without a single hotel to attract visitors back to the area. A group of townspeople joined in 1950 to develop the Hotel Bar Harbor with an initial 40-room wing, followed in 1960 by a 20-room motel along the shorepath. The property was purchased in 1987 by David J. Witham, who changed the name to the Bar Harbor Inn, and by 1999 completely redeveloped the property. The Inn now has 153 guest rooms with modern amenities and is considered by many to be one of Maine's finest oceanfront properties.

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thu Jul 16, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Sarah Kaufmann - "The Cheese Lady"
Sarah “The Cheese Lady” is a nationally recognized cheese sculptor.Why cheese? “If you were born and raised in Wisconsin, surrounded by dairy cows, cheese factories and people who wear orange triangle hats as high fashion, you might think it would just seem…natural!”Sarah received a degree in Commercial Art in Madison, WI and worked for the Wisconsin dairy industry for 16 years. Kaufmann will be carving a life-size astronaut out of 1,800 lbs. of Wisconsin mammoth, white cheddar. Appropriately, the astronaut will be holding a wheel of “Man on the Moon,” Swiss cheese.That’s where her natural-born “Cheddar Head” talents were honed and perfected. As Creative Director for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board she worked on national advertising and public relations promotions for the Wisconsin dairy industry. There, her interest in cheese carving was encouraged and her first sculptures were used in trade and consumer promotions. Sarah even developed a cheese carving training program.After over a decade with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Sarah moved to Ohio were she served as Manager of Creative Services for Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, (Cincinnati) OH – a nationally renown specialty food market. While with Jungle Jim’s, Sarah continued to carve and built her business into a fulltime career.Since 1996, “The Cheese Lady” has received hundreds of commissions for her cheese creations, which have captured countless media impressions in print, on radio, and on television newscasts, talk shows, food shows and sportscasts.Kaufmann creates some sculptures in her Cincinnati and San Diego studios and also appears in person to sculpt cheese at a variety of venues: food & wine festivals, supermarkets, tradeshows, state fairs, sporting events, civic celebrations and other special occasions. She has carved from ten and forty-pound blocks to 500-pound wheels and a whopping 12,500-pound cheddar mammoth! Some of “The Cheese Lady’s” notable sculptures include: A Six-Foot Long Aircraft Carrier for the USS Regan A 120-Pound Mickey Mouse A 300-Pound Gorilla A Six-Foot-Long Cheddar Gator for the University of Florida Several Television Personalities (Including Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Al Roker and Ann Curry, and Marc Sommers) Sports Stars (Bret Favre and Mario Andretti),

Adam Leemon "The Wine Guy"
Adam is Adam Leemon, who I knew as sommelier at Dolce Enoteca in Los Angeles. His biography since then sounds fun, with stints as sommelier to the stars, appearances on TV and radio, and consulting gigs helping put together some of Los Angeles' top wine lists.
Two forays I didn't know about were his Web site (www.adamthewineguy.com) and his blog (adamthewineguy.blogspot.com). On his blog he posts a different interactive video wine tasting each day, along the lines of what Gary Vaynerchuk has done with so much success with Wine Library TV. Anyway, in this Monday's episode, Adam posts a video tasting of the 2004 Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc. I thought it was a nice example of how easy (and powerful) it can be to integrate video into the creation of a blog persona.

Kathryn Sansone "The Shape Up Mom"
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day (July 19, 2009). He recognized ice cream as a fun and tasty food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. But since 1984, times have changed and obesity has become a nationwide epidemic for adults and children of all ages. So, how can we make celebrating National Ice Cream Month fun and healthy?

Jeff Van Lith - Snake River Farms
SNAKE RIVER FARMS is a family-owned business, which began over a decade ago with a small herd of Wagyu cattle from the Kobe region of Japan. The Wagyu bulls were crossed with premium American Black Angus to form a proprietary herd that has developed into one of the finest groups of Wagyu/Angus cross cattle in the U.S. Often referred to as American Kobe Beef, this unique breed was bred specifically to deliver the finest eating quality. Every step in the production process is strictly controlled to ensure that this level of distinction is achieved. SNAKE RIVER FARMS also produces American Kurobuta Pork, 100% pure all-natural Berkshire pork, raised by a small network of family farmers dedicated to delivering only the best. It is the finest pork available. Signorello Vineyards & Snake River Farms Present ‘The Ultimate Luxury Food and Wine Experience’ For the Home The Kobe & Cabernet Club Napa Valley’s Signorello Vineyards, renowned for their fine estate wines and Snake River Farms, America’s leading producer of Kobe (Wagyu) beef, bring together the rarest of tastes to create a luxury food and wine experience for the home with the Kobe & Cabernet Club. On Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and during the winter holiday celebrations, Signorello Vineyards and Snake River Farms will select only the finest grade cuts of American Kobe (Wagyu) beef to pair with Signorello’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, providing the key ingredients for the most savory dinner for beef and cabernet lovers. They will be delivered to member’s homes with recipes to create the ultimate Kobe & Cabernet experience For more information and to sign up for the Kobe & Cabernet club, please visit http://www.signorellovineyards.com/wine-club-kobe-cab.html About Signorello Vineyards Signorello Vineyards, on Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail, is a highly regarded producer of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, the winery produces Estate Chardonnay made from 28 year old vines; Seta, a proprietary Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blend; and Signorello Vineyard’s luxury Bordeaux blend, Padrone. For over twenty years, the Signorello Vineyards family has created limited quantities of estate grown wines that blend old world, hand-crafted traditions and ultimate Napa Valley character. The wines at Signorello Vineyards are produced by hand at very low yields to insure quality and deep, concentrated flavor characteristics of the hillsides. With a commitment to the Estate, Signorello Vineyards is devoted to creating consistent quality and attainable luxury. For more information about Signorello Vineyards, please visit www.signorellovineyards.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wed Jul 15, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

David Arquette - Actor & Hunger activist
actor and hunger activist, who serves as the first-ever chairman of Feeding America’s Entertainment Council, has teamed up with Snickers to help ‘Bar Hunger’ and feed the 36 million Americans who don’t know where their next meal will come from. To kick things off and spur donations, Arquette will be taking up residence atop Madison Square Garden for two days (next Tuesday and Wednesday) to help Bar Hunger in America. Many food banks nationwide are especially in need of contributions during the summer months, as donations and supplies dwindle and the demand for food increases with the absence of school lunch programs. Arquette can talk about his new clothing line with Ben Harper, called Propr, that will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September, and the buzz surrounding the next “Scream 4” movie. David James Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and former professional wrestler. He became known during the late 1990s, after having starred in several Hollywood films, including the films of the Scream trilogy. He has since had several television roles, including playing Jason Ventress on ABC's In Case of Emergency. In addition to his acting career Arquette took a brief foray into professional wrestling in early 2000, competing for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and becoming a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion; a booking decision often cited as being pivotal to the degradation of the title and the downfall of WCW. He is a member of the Arquette family of actors.

Robin Miller - Food Network / "Robin Rescues Dinner"
During the summer, no one wants to slave over a hot stove preparing meals – convenient, economical dishes that require no stove or oven time are the way to go. Robin Miller, Food Network star and author of the new cookbook, “Robin Rescues Dinner.” Robin can provide some smart, helpful shortcuts for saving time in the kitchen – from dinner prep to great ideas for picnics. She can discuss these tips and even give listeners some delicious -- but really simple -- .

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tue Jul 14, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Donna Andrews - Dir PR - St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
The Major League Baseball All Star Game is tronight from St. Louis and it seems a great time to speak with Donna Andrews , Director of Public Relations for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.

Adam Lippin - Owner "Atomic Wings" (#1 Wing restaurant in NYC)
Compete LIVE Before a Roaring Crowd in the 1st Annual “Atomic Wings” Buffalo Wing Eating Contest To be Crowned “Atomic Wings’ Wing King of New York ”

Saturday, July 18- Siren Music Festival, Coney Island
WHO: Watch 10 competitors compete LIVE at the “Atomic Wings” Buffalo Wing Eating Contest in Coney Island as they vie for the title of “Atomic Wings’ Wing King of New York .” Join 100,000 fans to watch the eaters square off wing to wing!

WHAT: The first-ever “Atomic Wings” Buffalo Wing Eating contest celebrates the popularity of this “pub grub” that has gone from tavern favorite to menu mainstay all across America . Atomic Wings has teamed up with Frank’s RedHot, the original sauce used to create the first-ever Buffalo Wings in 1964, to crown the first “Wing King of New York .”

WHEN: Saturday, July 18 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Atomic Wings Booth, located in the center of Stillwell Avenue (between Surf and Boardwalk) at the Siren Music Festival- Coney Island

Michelle Wojtowicz - "The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook"
Michelle Wojtowicz oversees the bakery, pastry, desserts, and breadmaking at Big Sur Bakery. Her husband, Philip Wojtowicz, is responsible for everything that takes place in the kitchen. Originally from New Jersey, they are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. Their friend Michael Gilson, a California native, looks after the front of the house and the libations at the Bakery. Catherine Price has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and many other publications and is a contributing editor at Popular Science.

Larry Van Aalst Sommelier "Equus Restaurant"
The Equus Restaurant and Loungebar has been transformed into an inviting casual dining experience. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences. The Loungebar features Friday evening wine tasting and Saturday entertainment. Equus Restaurant and Loungebar…make it your next stop.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mon Jul 13, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Joel Fisher - "Wine Guru" - lists Wine Events Nationwide
The wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California. He was a Contributing Editor of Patterson's Beverage Journal. From 1999 to 2006 he was a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout CA

Greg Beckett - "Flan King"
Flan, pronounced [FLAHN] is commonly used as a term to describe the Spanish, Portuguese or Mexican version of Crème Caramel normally baked in a water bath and turned out of its mold onto a plate for serving. "I don't really like Flan but I LOVE this (Flan King) Flan . . ." along with, " Oh My Gosh - this is Ammaaazzzziiiinnng, the best flan ever!!!!" – This is what we hear on a daily basis! What is it about Flan King that makes it so good? Our award winning flan (2008 Artisanal Treasure Award Winner - "Best in Sweets" presented by The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills) has a smooth creamy texture and a fantastic flavor that teases the palate. It is so delicious you will want to lick the plate - and some customers actually do!

Mayte Garcia Judge Oxygen's "Dance Your Ass Off"
Garcia started ballet training when she was three years old and soon after started performing as a belly dancer across the U.S. She appeared on the television program “That’s Incredible” as the youngest professional belly dancer at the age of eight. Garcia moved with her family to Germany and continued her study of dance, where she had the opportunity to perform with the classical ballet company Wiesbaden Staatstheater. In 1990, she caught the attention of music artist Prince and received her breakthrough role touring with Prince’s “Diamonds and Pearls” album and appearing in his music video “Seven.” Soon after, Garcia elevated her role and became the focus of his next album. Garcia’s exceptional choreography skills span a variety of dance styles, including hip hop, salsa and freestyle, and she has captured the attention of music icons, including pop superstar Britney Spears. Garcia was hired on by choreographer Wade Robson for the music video “Slave 4 U,” and was responsible for teaching Britney Spears the belly dancing moves for the video and her memorable live performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. She was also the director of the New Power Generation Dance Company and toured throughout the world showcasing the choreographic works of several well-known choreographers as well as her own. As a dancer, Garcia appeared as a spokesmodel for Bed Head hair products and was the featured dancer in the Hindi Film “Dus.” As an actress, she continued to branch out into both film and television roles. Her guest spots on television shows include “Las Vegas,” “The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Big Shots,” and “CSI: NY.” Garcia co-starred in the Twentieth Century Fox film “Firehouse Dog” and guest starred in “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”

Beth Fenner, Assistant Managing Editor MONEY
Beth is an assistant managing editor at MONEY magazine. She created MONEY's highly acclaimed first annual "100 Best" list in 2008 and masterminds many other cover packages, including the annual Best Places to Live and Forecast issues. She came to MONEY from the launch team of Women's Health magazine, where she was executive editor from 2005 to 2007. Before that she was with Time Inc. for 17 years, where she was an editor at FORTUNE, PEOPLE and MONEY and managed some of those magazines' most important franchises, including FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies and PEOPLE's Most Eligible Bachelors. She has appeared as an expert in a broad range of topics, from fashion to health to finances, on such TV shows as Oprah, The CBS Early Show, and Entertainment Tonight.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fri July 10, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

ANTHONY HEAD - "Uther" NBC TV's "Merlin" Sundays 8/7 PM
enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England before coming to the attention of American audiences in the series “Love in a Cold Climate,” which aired in the United States in 1982. He was a regular cast member on Fox' short-lived sci-fi series “VR.5” and also acted in an episode of critically-acclaimed “NYPD Blue” and the Showtime movie “Royce.” However, Head increased his American profile considerably by landing the regular role of Rupert Giles, the school librarian who doubled as mentor to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Head divides his time between Los Angeles and London and since “Buffy” finished, he has appeared in many United Kingdom-based television productions including “Doctor Who” and cult comedy series “Little Britain.” “Merlin” is a new drama series that updates the story of the infamous sorcerer of Arthurian legend for a new audience. It unveils the mythical city of Camelot, in a time before history began -- a fantastical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious people as well as a dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon.

New Orleans’ Jambalaya Expert “Top Chef Masters” Chef-testant John Besh
Jambalaya is essential to any New Orleans menu and each recipe reflects the personality and passion of the cook who made it. To celebrate this versatile dish, New Orleans’ own “Top Chef Masters” chef-testant John Besh and Zatarain’s – the brand serving up New Orleans-Style cuisine for 120 years – are challenging cooking enthusiasts across the country to a “Jambalaya Throwdown.” “Jambalaya is a one-pot dish that can be made with whatever meats, seafood, vegetables and spices you have on-hand, lending itself to an endless number of flavor possibilities,” said John Besh, executive chef of Restaurant August. “We encourage folks to let their imagination run wild and show America who they are as a Throwdown competitor.”
So, whether its chock full of seafood, sausage, wild game, eggplant, okra or other original ingredients, home cooks are encouraged to enter the “Jambalaya Throwdown” contest by submitting their best take on jambalaya to www.zatarainsjambalayathrowdown.com. A panel of judges, including Chef Besh, will judge the recipes and score them on originality, taste and creativity. Contest entries will be accepted through July 31, 2009. Talk to Chef John Besh about New Orleans-Style cuisine and the origins of this beloved, classic dish, and hear new ideas and tips from his kitchen on how to serve up a delicious jambalaya meal with a fresh twist every time.

Christopher Lloyd ("Dr. Lehman" NBC's "METEOR") THIS SUNDAY 9/8
Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd stars in NBC's new miniseries "Meteor" as Dr. Lehman, an eccentric scientist who discovers that the giant meteor Kassandra is heading towards Earth, and with his assistant, Imogene O’Neil (Marla Sokoloff, “The Practice”), tries to save the world from destruction. Lloyd began his career in theatre. He has appeared in over two hundred plays, including on and off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For the title role in KASPAR, he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Christopher starred in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “Morning at Seven,” directed Dan Sullivan, as well as “Twelfth Night” in NY Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park, and Center Stage’s “Waiting For Godot,” and as Dalton Trumbo in the New York production of “Trumbo.”
In 1975, Lloyd began his film career in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” This was soon followed by a two-year run as Jim Ignatowski on the television series Taxi, for which Lloyd won two of his three Emmys. In 1992, Lloyd made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney’s “Road to Avonlea.” In a category dominated by series regulars, Lloyd was the first actor to win for a guest appearance. The following year, the rules were changed to include a Guest Appearance category. He has appeared in over ninety film and television productions including the “Back to the Future” trilogy, “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead,” “Eight Men Out,” “Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values,” BBC’s “Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster,” “The Pagemaster,” “Dennis the Menace,” “Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,” “Track 29,” “Clue,” “The Dream Team,” “Angeles in the Outfield,” “Star Trek III,” “Goin’ South,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Tales of Despereaux” and Mike Nichols’ adaptation of “Wit,” starring Emma Thompson.

Cuvaison Estate Wines - President Jay Schuppert
Double Your Pleasure: Grand opening of Cuvaison's TWO newly designed Napa Valley tasting rooms
1. One historic 40 year-old Napa Valley winery, TWO stylish, new, distinctly different winery-based tasting rooms that embrace the Napa Valley from the north and south

· This is utterly unique in the Napa Valley
· Calistoga in the north with an inviting bar and lovely tree- shaded picnic grounds
· The Carneros space is surrounded by waves of sustainably-farmed estate vineyards
2. Beautiful, ‘green’ architectural designs

3. Complimentary grand opening parties - so people can come to both
· The events will feature Cuvaison’s great food-friendly estate wines, fun fare

· Sat, July 11, 4-8pm – Calistoga (with bbq fare) – 4550 Silverado Trail
· Sat, July 18, 4-8pm – Carneros (with dim sum) – 1221 Duhig Road , Napa /Carneros
· Everyone over 21 is welcome.
People should rsvp to club@cuvaison.com or 800-253-9463

Steve Evans - "The Movie Guy
What's happening at the movies this weekend? Steve has all the info on what to see or maybe what to pass up. The hottest films and the biggest bombs from "The Movie Guy".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thu Jul 09, 2009

On Today's Show: CRNtalk.com

Bob Tuschman Judge "The Next Food Network Star"
(also SVP of Programming for Food Network) How the new season has been going and also give advice to your listeners who want to audition for the 2010 season (we are casting throughout the summer and fall).

Bob Greene - Oprah's Personal Trainer/Best Selling Author
Bob Greene is head of the highly acclaimed Best Life Diet brand. Through his books and website TheBestLife.com, Greene has helped millions to lose weight and live their own personal best life. Bob is the author of two new books: “The Best Life Diet: Updated and Revised” and “The Best Life Diet Cookbook.” These two titles follow Greene’s five previous bestsellers, all of which were #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The original “Best Life Diet” written in 2006, was a mainstay on the New York Times Bestseller List for 31 weeks. In 2007, “The Best Life Diet” was named #1 Diet Book by Consumer Reports. That same year, TheBestLife.com was the fastest selling online program in America based on subscription sales. The Best Life Diet seal of approval is now carried on more than 25 major supermarket brands. The seal was created by Greene so consumers could more easily identify products that measure up to the Best Life Diet taste and nutrition standards. Greene has worked with Oprah Winfrey for more than 15 years and is perhaps best known as her personal trainer. He has made dozens of appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and become a contributor to O the Oprah Magazine. He also writes health, nutrition and fitness articles for Oprah.com and his own website www.TheBestLife.com.

Dan Cathy - Pres and COO - Chic-fil-A 1430 Locations / 38 States
Cow appreciation day Tomorrow July 10 - Anyone who is not "too chicken" to wear a cow suit to a local Chick-fil-A®, will receive a free sandwich. Past Appreciation Days have produced plenty of fun, such as the 350 cow-spotted customers who came out in Hendersonville, N.C, to a cattle drive that had a group of ambitious college students visiting more than 30 restaurants in one day. As president of one of the nation's largest family owned businesses, Dan Cathy represents the next generation of leadership for the Atlanta-based quickservice
chicken restaurant chain founded by his father, S. Truett Cathy. Eager to incorporate his own skills and talents into the business, Dan has taken an unconventional, yet personally and professionally rewarding approach to Chick-fil-A leadership. Since 2001, Dan has served as the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A,
Inc., and he has personally challenged himself with upholding Chick-fil-A’s efforts to provide genuine, heartfelt hospitality, and ensuring that customers have an exceptional dining experience when visiting a Chick-fil-A Restaurant. In his quest to provide customers with “2nd Mile Service" (exceeding even the highest expectations of a typical fast-food restaurant), Dan has defined a special role for himself – humbly saying, “I work in customer service.” Rather than leading from his corporate office in Atlanta, Dan chooses to spend the
majority of his time traveling to the chain’s growing family of Restaurants and interacting with Chick-fil-A’s committed team of Restaurant Operators and team members. His actions stem from a belief that working in the field provides a clearer understanding of the ever-evolving wants and needs of Chick-fil-A customers, and
leading from the front line also enables him to personally convey his servant spirit across the chain.

Richardson's Ice Cream - Middleton, MA
We’re an ice cream stand with our own dairy farm. Countless folks see a cow for the first time when visiting us. Operating and serving generations makes us a permanent New England destination. Customers who discovered us as children relive the nostalgia and continue the tradition today by bringing their children and grandchildren. The Richardson's came to America in 1636, after having been farmers in England. They first stopped in Charlestown and then helped settle land pasture in Woburn. By 1695, David Richardson moved from Woburn to Salem Village, which is now part of Middleton Massachusetts. David started Richardson's farm as it is known today: the Richardson's have milked cows in Middleton every day since his arrival (more than 300 years or 109,500 days straight). For the first few generations in Middleton, the Richardson's were most subsistence farmers: milking cows, raising chickens, vegetables and any other food needed to sustain the family through their normal daily activities. By 1900, the farm began growing with more and more cows. Hazen K Richardson was in charge. With his two sons, Ben and Hazen M, they started bottling, selling and distributing milk in 1917. The farm expanded to over 1,000 cows by 1934. In 1952, Ben and Hazen Richardson set out to make “One Perfect Ice Cream.” A decade later, our ice cream stand became a local favorite with over 50 flavors to choose from (a remarkable achievement at the time). Branching Out In 1978, we launched our wholesale business, delivering our ice cream to other dairy stands, grocery stores and restaurants throughout New England.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wed Jul 8, 2009

ON TODAY'S SHOW WWW.CRN.TALK.COM

Dennis January - "Hilltop Steak House"
In 1961 Frank Giuffrida bought a club in Saugus that he converted into a western-style steakhouse. Over the years Frank became known as the "king of the Hill" serving over three million customers annually. Now over 50 million meals later The Hilltop is still known today for it's generous portions at a great value winning numerous awards. In October 1994, Dick Monfort of High Country Investor, Inc. acquired the assets of the Hilltop in Saugus. Mr Monfort's family business "MONFORT BEEF" supplied the Hilltop its beef needs for over 40 years until the his family business was sold to the large food conglomerate "CONAGRA". Mr Monfort is still active in the beef industry with feeding lots of over 100,000 cattle as well as being on the board of directors of other major food companies. Since being purchased by High Country Investor, Hilltop continues to be recognized as one of the leading independent restaurants in the Northeast winning such awards as #1 Steakhouse (City search 2003), #2 Independent Restaurant in the country (Restaurant & Institutions Magazine 2002) and many more. In 1996 Hilltop expanded its business to include five large function rooms for all types of family events and business meetings as well as elegant weddings. The year 2008 brought more recognition when Hilltop was featured on the New England TV program "Chronicle" and the "Travel Channel" as one the three top Steak Houses in the country. Recognized for its value the Hilltop continues to enjoy new diners from all over the world. We also offer an off premise catering division called "The Chuck Wagon". The Chuck Wagon concept is simple. With a minimum of fifty people you can hire us to do a barbecue anywhere, corporate or private. We come to your place of business, backyard, park, beach etc. We cook and serve a menu that you pre-select. We bring everything needed for a barbecue. Grills, chefs, wait staff, buffet tables, all paper goods, condiments etc. We cook, serve and clean up. The Chuck Wagon has been very popular and has blossomed into a full service catering business. In addition to our now famous barbecues, we do clam bakes, weddings, showers, anniversaries, holiday parties etc. A sampling of our menu is available online at the host station and in the catering office.While the restaurant enjoys great recognition the Hilltop Butcher Shops located in Saugus and Weymouth, Massachusetts provide the day to day and holiday value that retail shoppers are looking for today. Our Butcher Shops have something for everyone....We offer a full deli, produce department, bakery and of course our world famous meat department. We continue to provide the neighborhood appeal of the local butcher shop which cuts your steaks to order and answers any questions you may have on what product bests suits your needs. So remember as spring and summer roll around we are the place to shop for all your cookout needs. We offer weekly specials that cannot be beat. Look for the Hilltop weekly specials online at our website http://www.hilltopsteakhouse.com/ Over the years the Hilltop has been proud of our reputation of being a family restaurant and neighborhood Butcher shop with great value. This is the place where a family can enjoy a fulfilling lunch or dinner at a very reasonable price. Come and visit us at Hilltop today and share your favorite Hilltop memory with us while creating new ones!

Larry Lipson - Costa Rica wine correspondent
He's been the Daily News restaurant critic for 50 years, but Larry Lipson has finally called it quits: "Sure, there have been editors who have leaned somewhat heavily on me - especially during one period when I was the only restaurant critic/writer in America featured in a newspaper seven days a week." Talk about knowing the restaurant scene in LA.

Wanda Goodman - Media & PR Director - South Dakota Tourism
The great faces of South Dakota are proud of our great places. We want people to feel at home in our state and we go out of our way to welcome visitors. That's just one of the many priviledges and responsibilities of the South Dakota Office of Tourism. We are here to serve the people of South Dakota and all who come to explore the Mount Rushmore State.

David Faber - "Faber Report."
An Emmy, Peabody, and Dupont award winner, David Faber has anchored and co-produced several of CNBC's acclaimed original documentaries and long-form programs as well as appearing daily on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." (M-F, 9-10 a.m. ET). During the day, Faber breaks news and provides in-depth analysis on a range of business topics during the "Faber Report." In his 16 years at CNBC, Faber has broken many big financial stories including the massive fraud at WorldCom, the bailout of the hedge fund Long Term Capital Management, and Rupert Murdoch's unsolicited bid for Dow Jones.

09/18 STEPHEN ANDREWS, SLOW LIVING® RADIO, CAVALLO POINT LODGE, JENNA BUSH HAGER, SCHOOL BUS SAFETY & INNOVATION

STEPHEN ANDREWS - HOST OF SLOW LIVING® RADIO & VP OF MARKETING FOR PASSPORT RESORTS TALKS ABOUT CAVALLO POINT LODGE IN SAUSALITO, CA ...