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Rich Grant - Denver Beer Fest
Denver Beer Fest September 18-27, 2009, will offer unique opportunities for enthusiasts and amateurs alike to cultivate a broader understanding of the brewer’s world with nearly 100 beer-related experiences that solidify the Mile High City’s distinction as one of the world’s great beer cities. The city’s first establishment was a saloon, but how far craft brewing has come since those days. Denver Beer Fest will be a 10-day celebration of beer-centric events such as beer tastings at restaurants, beer-paired dinners, “meet the brewer” nights, beer tappings and brewery tours. Denver’s celebration of all-things beer leads up to America’s most prestigious beer festival, the Brewers Association’s Great American Beer Festival (GABFSM), September 24-26. GABF has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as offering the largest number of beers available for tastings of any place on earth and attracts 46,000 beer lovers each year. More than 400 breweries are expected to attend, offering more than 2,000 beers for tastings.
Vicki Garfinkel - Kosherfest (October 27 – 28, 2009)
New trends emerge at the #1 kosher food and beverage trade event serving the retail, foodservice, manufacturing and distribution industries. Once again, Kosherfest will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ October 27 – 28, 2009 (www.kosherfest.com). The show will give visitors a taste of the latest & greatest in the kosher food & beverage industry from around the globe, with more than 13 countries represented. According to research by the Mintel organization, kosher was the leading claim on new products in 2007 and 2009.
Judge Lynn Toler, judge on FOX's Divorce Court
Judge Lynn is a graduate of Harvard University and The University of Pennsylvania Law School. She began practicing law in Cleveland in 1984. In 1993, at the age of 33, she was elected judge of The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court. While on the bench, Judge Lynn volunteered actively in her community creating innovative programs for young offenders such as Woman Talk, a program designed to intensively mentor young, at-risk girls. While on the bench, Judge Toler also headed the Cleveland Heights Coordinated Community Response to Violence against Women, a countywide initiative for the coordination of community resources to assist women who are victims of violence. She was also active as an advisory board member for Templum House, a battered women’s shelter. As a result of her work in the area of domestic violence in 2002, she was awarded The Humanitarian of the Year Award from The Cleveland Domestic Violence Center. In 2001, Judge Lynn became the host of the nationally syndicated show Power of Attorney. During this time Judge Toler started work on her first book and served as a retired judge sitting by assignment in multiple jurisdictions throughout Ohio. In addition, as an adjunct professor at Ursuline College, Judge Toler created and taught courses on Civil Rights Law, and Women and the Law. She was also a frequent instructor for the Ohio Judicial College, where she helped create and taught continuing judicial education course for other judges. Judge Lynn became the host of Divorce Court since 2006. In 2007, she expanded her television presence becoming the host of the prime time television show, Decision House. In 2008 and 2009, Judge Lynn was a bi-monthly contributor on News and Notes, a weekly news show on National Public Radio (NPR). In 2009, she became a co-executive producer of Wedlock or Deadlock, A new syndicated series based on a segment of Divorce Court. Judge Lynn is the author of two books. Her first, My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius published in 2006, is a humorous memoir in which Judge Lynn recounts a childhood lived in the shadow of mental illness and provides a practical guide to the emotional lesson learned from that experience. Her second book, Put It In Writing, coauthored with Deborah Hutchison, was published in September, 2009. It gives readers concrete, conflict-free solutions to the difficult situations that arise between family and friends. Judge Lynn continues to write frequently for a variety of magazines. Currently she is a featured writer for Divorce Magazine published through out the United States and Canada. In 2009, Judge Toler was given The Voice of Freedom Award by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joining former honorees Colin Powell and Vice President Al Gore, in ringing the Liberty Bell on Martin Luther King Day. Born on October 25, 1959, she has been married to Eric Mumford since April,1989. She had two sons and four stepsons.
Ray O’Brien Vice President - Lender’s Bagels
Lender’s® has been offering bagels with the familiar taste and texture that people love for over 82 years. Continuing along that path, the legendary brand has introduced a new product to the line that lends itself perfectly to snacks and lunchtime treats just in time to fill back-to-school lunchboxes. Little Lender’s are fun-sized bagels that make the perfect on-the-go snack. Low in calories and fat and only 70 calories, these .9 oz. bagels are not just the perfect serving size for kids, but a healthy snack for anyone. As always, Lender’s offers both quality and value—Little Lender’s come in a 12-count package with a suggested retail value of $2.59and are available in the refrigerated section of retailers nationwide in Plain and Cinnamon flavors.
Try these convenient “bagelwich” recipes that ensure easy preparation for parents and easy-to-love taste for kids!
For a Healthy Twist
1 Little Lender’s Plain Bagel
¼ cup hummus (any flavor)
2 slices low-fat American cheese
2 pieces lettuce
2 thin slices favorite sandwich meat
1 tomato slice
Cut bagel in half; spread hummus onto one half. Cut cheese, lettuce, and sandwich meat into small pieces and layer on one half of bagel, add tomato slice, then top with other bagel half. Wrap and store in refrigerator or stick right into lunchbox with a cold pack!
For Veggie Lovers
1 Little Lender’s bagel, split
1 tablespoon light herb or garlic flavored cream cheese
2 thin slices Cheddar cheese
2 slices dill pickle
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1 leaf lettuce
Spread the cream cheese on the toasted bagel. Layer the cheddar cheese, pickle slices, carrots and lettuce onto one half of the bagel, then top with the remaining bagel half. Cut the sandwich in half and wrap with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the sandwich in lunchbox with an ice pack.
For a Good Old Fashioned Comfort Meal
1 Little Lender’s bagel
1/2 banana, sliced into rounds
1 Tablespoon light cream cheese
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (creamy or chunky—whatever you like!)
1 tsp honey (optional)
Directions: Slice bagel in half. Spread one half with the cream cheese and the other half with peanut butter. Lay the banana slices on top of the cream cheese. (Optional: drizzle honey over bananas.) Join the two halves, cut the sandwich in half and wrap with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the sandwich in lunchbox with an ice pack.
Dan Praport MENUPIX.COM
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Chef de Cuisine: Sarah Linkenheil - Sally's Seafood
Sally's Seafood on the Water Chef de Cuisine: Sarah Linkenheil accoladesinclude having been named among the best chefs at the San Diego Bay Wine &Food Festival and she brings 15 years of culinary experience to Sally'sSeafood on the Water. Born and raised in Kleinenbroich, Germany, Sarahalways loved the adventure found in creating and preparing meals with herparents. Following her passion, she began studying as an apprentice withthe Swissotel Dusseldorf in the summer of 1996. Sarah picked up hints offlavors from all over the globe as she traveled the world and gainedexperience at prestigious resorts including Switzerland’s 5-Star HotelSteigenberger Belvedere in Davos and Restaurant Fischestube Zurichhorn onLake Zurich, in Colorado at Lodge at Vail and at the renowned fine-diningrestaurant "Vue" in the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa.