Thursday, May 26, 2011

5/27 Savor Craft Beer, America's Top 10 Beaches, Morton's Steakhouse, Lodge at Torrey Pines, Movie Guy Steve

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Irene Firmat & Jamie Emmerson Tell Us About the Savor Craft Beer Event on June 3 & 4 in Washington DC!

Now in its fourth year, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience returns to Washington, D.C. and expands from one to two nights. Presented by the Brewers Association (organizers of the Great American Beer Festival®), SAVOR, the benchmark of beer and food events, is a must-attend happening for beer lovers and foodies alike.

Attendees will sample craft beers from 72 small and independent craft brewers who team up with a duo of expert chefs to pair each craft beer with delicious savory and sweet dishes. Educational salons and private tasting salons will provide additional opportunities for attendees to interact with some of America’s most talented craft brewers and chefs.

Dr. Leatherman Tells Us About America's Top 10 Beaches!

A professor of coastal research at Miami’s Florida International University, Dr. Leatherman is one of the world’s leading authorities on coastal sciences, having authored or edited more than 16 books and written hundreds of journal articles on the subject. His much-anticipated yearly ranking of America’s top beaches has become a media favorite, with past contenders including gorgeous strands of shoreline in places like Hawaii, the California coast, the rocky cliffs of the Pacific Northwest, all the way to the windswept shores of the Carolinas and the exclusive hideaways of the Hamptons.

With more than 90,000 miles of American coastline to scour, it’s no easy task to find the best beach. Fifty criteria are used to evaluate beaches, which include water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management. According to his website, “His annual list of America’s Top 10 Beaches is to the travel and tourism industry what the Oscar is to the movie industry.” It’s tough work, but someone’s gotta do it. The Oprah Winfrey Show profiled him for having one the best jobs in the nation.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Roger Drake, SVP of Marketing and Communications at Morton's Tells Us About Their Status as the Official Steakhouse of the PGA TOUR!

For the Sports Fan: Recently, Morton’s was announced as “The Official Steakhouse of The PGA TOUR.” To celebrate Morton’s entry into golf, a new “Above Par” wine menu was created that features world-class wines chosen for their revered quality and high ratings. T

he new selections include the first vintage wine from Jack Nicklaus’ reserve line, a 2008 Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve (Napa), as well as an Ernie Els Bordeaux Blend (Stellenbosch, South Africa) and Greg Norman Shiraz Reserve (Adelaide, Australia) -- two wines that have consistently received 90+ point Wine Spectator ratings over the past 10 years.

Morton’s has also created a signature Double Cross Mortini, garnished with a Chilean baby pear skewered on a golf tee, with $1 of every Mortini donated to Birdies for the Brave, a non-profit organization that supports military homefront groups that provide critical programs and services for wounded warriors and military families. Each of these will be available nationally starting on April 18.

Steve Pelzer-Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Tells Us ALL About The Lodge at Torrey Pines!

Perched upon the dramatic coastline of Southern California with a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, the rolling Pacific and soul-stirring sunsets; The Lodge at Torrey Pines® is located in La Jolla, one of the most sophisticated resort towns on the Southern California Coast. The hotel occupies six and one-half acres immediately adjacent to the 18th green of the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course, with holes three and four being the most picturesque.

The Torrey Pines State Reserve, a beloved California State Park with beaches, golden cliffs and forests of Torrey pine - the rarest native pine in the U.S. - is but a short walk away. The Lodge is a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport.

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week!

So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show! Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend:

The Hangover Part II - Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are back as best buddies who wake up in Bangkok with big proble

Kung Fu Panda 2 - Jack Black returns as the voice of Po the Dragon Warrior, facing his greatest challenge yet in another animated martial arts adventure.

The Tree of Life - Brad Pitt stars in director Terrence Malick's story of a man seeking answers to the meaning of life and the existence of faith.

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