Friday, August 26, 2011

8/26 The Parlour's Wine Tasting Event, DC Reboot, New Dishes At Caesars Palace, Malibu Family Wines, Steve Evans Movie Guy

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

We're Going to Glendora, CA Where Cathleen Newman Will Tells Us About The Parlour Wine Bar & Bistro's "Best of the Best" Wine Tasting Event on Saturday, 8/27!

The Parlour Wine Bar & Bistro is the hottest new destination in the San Gabriel Valley to dine with wine. The menu is California eclectic, changes routinely & is best described as food that pairs perfectly with wine. The by the glass list features 30 whites & reds & imported beer. The Parlour also features a wine shoppe with over 250 wines all at competitive prices. Monthly 6 course wine dinners, with a focus on food & wines from various appellations.

Cathleen has over 6 years experience in business ownership and management. As a Glendora resident for nearly 20 years, she understands the needs and trends of the community. A love for food and wine is the driving behind The Parlour. "I am so excited to introduce The Parlour to the community, the food menu and wine menu are something Glendora hasn't seen before in this area, now everyone won't have to drive out of the city to get this quality of food and wine, I'm bringing it to you"

For more information about the The Parlour and Saturday's wine tasting event, go to!

Bestselling Comic Writer Geoff Johns & Legendary Artist Jim Lee Talk To Us About Working On The DC Comics Reboot "DC-Comics: The New 52"

From comic book legend DC Comics - which brought the world Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others - comes DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. In just a few weeks, the entire line of DC Comics is being renumbered, including ACTION COMICS, DETECTIVE COMICS and BATWOMAN (to name only a few). New plot lines. New characters. Even new looks are in store for the World's Greatest Super Heroes.

Kicking off DC Comics-The New 52 will be JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, on sale August 31st. The series signals the first collaboration between the prolific creative team of Johns and Lee and explores the "dawn of the age of superheroes," a time before the Justice League became the World's Greatest Superheroes. In the series' premiere issue, witness the historic first meeting of Green Lantern and the Batman (hint: they don't get along!). This Justice League is younger, angrier, brasher and more modern. JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 also introduces Cyborg, who along with other major characters with diverse ethnic backgrounds such as Static Shock, Blue Beetle, Batwing (AKA the Batman of Africa), Firestorm, Mister Terrific, The Atom, and LGBT characters like Batwoman, Apollo, Midnighter and Voodoo, herald in a contemporary and more diverse DC Universe. Also with DC COMICS - THE NEW 52, DC Entertainment becomes the first major comic book publisher to release their entire line of ongoing titles in print and digitally on the same day. This September, be there for the historic launch of a new era of comic books. To learn more about DC Comics-The New 52 and Midnight Madness in New York City, join writer Geoff Johns and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee for this extraordinary look at how the landscape of the comic book industry is changing ... FOREVER!

Geoff Johns is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, a Co-Producer For The Green Lantern Film and the writer of many of DC Comics bestselling titles of the last five years, including Green Lantern, Blackest Night, Brightest Day, and the Flashpoint event.Jim Lee (born August 11, 1964) is a Korean American comic book artist and publisher. He is known for his stylized, detailed and dynamic style. Some have called his work bombastic, but he remains one of the more popular artists in American comics. Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up in the United States. Lee attended Princeton University and majored in psychology with the intention of becoming a medical doctor and graduated in 1986, but decided to pursue a career in comic book illustration instead.

After inking one title (the book was Samurai Santa #1 and he only inked the cover) for a small, independent publisher, Lee found success at the largest North American comics publisher, Marvel Comics, as a penciller. His early Marvel work included Alpha Flight and Punisher War Journal. As well as being Co-Publisher of DC Comics, Jim Lee is best known for revitalising the X-Men for Marvel and co-founding Image Comics in the nineties, for his Batman work for DC in the nineties, and designed the DC Universe Online MMORG.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Award-Winning Chef Micheal Richard Is Talking To Us About Bringing Signature Dishes To Central, Opening This September At Caesars Palace In Las Vegas

Next month, the world will be dining at Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the first-ever round-the-clock restaurant to be helmed by a James Beard award-winning chef. For those familiar with his “American cuisine with a French accent,” they will be pleasantly surprised to know their favorite signature dishes will be offered at the new West Coast location.

Michel Richard exemplifies the art of cuisine and a love of his profession. Richard was a pioneer in French/California cuisine before moving to Washington, D.C., where Michel Richard Citronelle became his flagship restaurant. Richard's creativity can be seen in prestigious culinary publications such as Food & Wine, Food Arts and Bon App├ętit. Chosen by the James Beard Foundation as Outstanding Chef 2007, Richard also won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine Service at Citronelle the same year and his second book, “Happy in the Kitchen” published by Artisan, won a James Beard Nomination. To rave reviews, and the 2008 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, he opened Central Michel Richard, which continues to be a highlight of the Washington, D.C. restaurant scene. Constantly engaged in something new, Michel, a modern French restaurant, opened at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in fall 2010.

We're Talking With Tami Semler, Owner Of Luscious Malibu Family Wines, About What New At The Winery

The rich, fascinating history of Saddlerock Ranch began more than three centuries ago when the vast expanse of land surrounding the Santa Monica Mountains was part of the original Spanish Land Grant. The area of more than 200,000 acres was a perfect site for sheep and cattle, and up until the 1930's, was known as El Malibu.

Local caves are filled with ancient pictographs painted by the Chumash Indians, dating back to the Portola Expedition of 1769. The beautiful pictographs of this culture have become very rare due to erosion and weathering, but some of the most well preserved examples remain on the ranch and have been studied by archeologists and photographed for books on the subject.

Today, the Semler Family owns Saddlerock Ranch. Ronnie and Lisa Semler, along with their nine children, have lived on the ranch for over twenty-seven years.

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.

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