Gary Berbiglia - Arthur Bryant's BBQ
This BBQ legend was founded in the early 1920's, by Charlie Bryant, Arthur's older brother. When Charlie died, Arthur took over and moved the BBQ restaurant to 18th and Brooklyn, just four blocks away from Municipal stadium, the home of the Kansas City Blues, followed by the Kansas City Athletics. Municipal Stadium was also the first home of the Kansas City Chiefs. With the move near to the ball park, it became a nationally known eatery. Major league players ate there and fans would stop in before the games to eat on the premises or take out to the ball park. The fame of Arthur Bryant's grew. Then renowned author Calvin Trillin declared in Playboy magazine that "...the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbeque at 18th & Brooklyn in Kansas City."
LARRY LIPSON - COSTA RICA
The former food critic of the Daily News talks about food & wine choices each week and recommends favotites and relives dining and beverage experiences. From the Lipson Institute for Advanced Wine Studies in Cost Rica.
Robert Weakley - Partner, Co-Founder Coastal Luxury Management
It is a four-day event taking place August 9 through 12 at L.A. Live Nokia Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles—with other locations in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. A portion of the proceeds benefits the St. Vincent’s Meals On Wheels program.
Grand Tastings – The grand tastings, held at the event deck at L.A. Live, will include 30+ chefs per day, featuring national and local talent, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and tastings from over 250 premiere international wineries.
Marquee Events – Marquee events include the Giada’s Fiesta Italiana with Giada de Laurentiis (Food Network’s Everyday With Giada); Asian Night Market featuring Andrew Zimmern; Summer at the Shore; and Wolfgang Puck & Friends: Live on the Plaza at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, capped with a concert from renowned band, Third Eye Blind.