Wednesday, September 30, 2015

09/30 LARRY LIPSON, BEN LYONS

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT      

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


BEN LYONS - MOVIE & HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT HIGHLIGHTS HOT NEW BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD RELEASES AND THE DEVICES THAT PLAY THEM   

Ben Lyons is a Television, Radio, and Online host and producer who covers pop culture like nobody else. Each month with his DEN (Digital Entertainment News) segment, Ben highlights the latest Blu-ray and Digital HD releases and the best ways to watch them.  Ben will offer the latest in video technology, whether you are watching from the comfort of your own home with the latest 4K or Smart TV's or on the go with a tablet or smartphone.  Ben’s next DEN segment is Wednesday, September 30th.

Ben is a special correspondent on EXTRA and regular contributor for ESPN LA radio. He is also the host of The Sidebar on Yahoo, an in-depth interview series featuring the biggest names in Movies, TV, Music, and Fashion. Ben is the lead host on Yahoo's LIVE movie premiere and awards show coverage. He reviews movies on Mario Lopez’s national radio show  and has recently, been on The View, Wendy Williams, ESPN's SportsNation, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Good Morning America, and The Artie Lange Show. Previously he appeared on the E! Network and E! News as their lead film correspondent and movie critic. Ben’s latest venture is as chief correspondent and “voice of the fans” at Derek Jeter’s theplayerstribune.com and host of The Players Tribune on SiriusXM radio.  Born and raised in New York City, Ben is the grandson of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons, and is the son of film and theater critic Jeffrey Lyons. The Lyons family has been covering pop culture in American media for more than 80 years.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

09/29 MARTIN DIEDRICH, KEAN COFFEE, HGTV’S ‘THE JENNIE GARTH PROJECT’

MARTIN DIEDRICH FROM KEAN COFFEE            

Fine organic and fair trade specialty coffees from around the globe roasted fresh daily. Espresso drinks as culinary works of art. Indulgent chocolate drinks. Virtuous teas. Authentically independent. A true community gathering place. Taking coffeehouse culture to the next level.

About Kéan Coffee
Kéan Coffee™ is the newest, most exciting coffeehouse concept by coffeehouse visionary Martin Diedrich. Our mission is to purvey fresh-roasted artisan coffee the way it is meant to be, in a beautiful, eclectic coffeehouse environment. Martin is craft roasting the finest coffees from around the globe on-site, many organic and fair-trade. This enables us to serve our coffee so fresh, most days it has been roasted within hours of the moment it reaches your cup. Our expertly trained baristas are creating the most innovative, cutting edge coffee beverages to be had.

Martin, local coffeehouse pioneer and founder of the Diedrich Coffee chain, left behind the world of corporate culture to return to his origins as an independent coffeehouse operator in order to stay true to his ideals of what a coffeehouse should be and what coffee culture should be. Along with his wife Karen Varese Diedrich, Martin spent two years putting all of his creativity, inspiration and community and global awareness into bringing Kéan Coffee to reality. Martin and Karen Diedrich aptly named this next generation of coffeehouse after their son, Kean.

Kéan Coffee also features an outstanding selection of organic loose-leaf hot and iced teas from Tao of Tea in Portland, Oregon, as well as non-coffee steamers and a decadent chocolate beverage menu. Our pastries and savories are baked fresh daily by small local artisan bakeries. We also offer scrumptious gluten-free and vegan options. Come and enjoy our warm, community atmosphere in the true coffeehouse tradition!

About Martin Diedrich
Martin Diedrich grew up in Guatemala where his family owned a small coffee farm. In 1983, Martin left behind a blossoming career in Mayan archeology and came to Costa Mesa to help his parents with their small custom coffee roastery. During that year his vision emerged to create community meeting places where folks could gather and enjoy his family's high quality coffee. He founded the first Diedrich Coffee coffeehouse in Costa Mesa in 1984. Under Martin's direction, Diedrich Coffee grew to nearly a dozen locations over the next ten years and earned the reputation as "The Best Coffeehouses in Orange County". These original coffeehouses were exciting, creative hives of activity and the most popular gathering places in their respective neighborhoods.

In September of 1996, Diedrich Coffee went public. Within a few years there were more than 30 Diedrich Coffeehouses in California, Colorado and Texas. Martin Diedrich is now considered one of the pioneers of the coffeehouse phenomenon. Martin has been a Master Roaster for 21 years and is an internationally recognized coffee expert. In 2005 Martin was presented with the Specialty Coffee Association's Lifetime Achievement Award an award only bestowed on a handful of other individuals, including, Alfred Peet the founder of Peet's Coffee, Jerry Baldwin the founder of Starbuck's, George Howell the founder of Coffee Connection in Boston, Dr. Illy the family patriarch of the Illy Coffee.

In June of 2004, Martin resigned his position at Diedrich Coffee, and began to manifest a new vision: a state-of-the-art, cutting edge coffeehouse that would bring back the community feeling, coffee connoisseurship, and cultural atmosphere of his early Diedrich coffeehouses, as well as embrace his ideal that businesses should model community and global responsibility and awareness, both environmental and cultural. In December of 2005, Martin and Karen Varese Diedrich opened the doors of Kéan Coffee in Newport Beach, California. Named for their only son, Kean, Kéan Coffee is just a stones throw from the first location where Martin had originally joined his parents Carl and Inga. Kéan Coffee has already developed a loyal following of customers with its high quality artisan coffees fresh roasted onsite daily by Martin himself, in a world-class roaster built and manufactured by his brother Stephan Diedrich in Sandpoint Idaho. Through Kéan Coffee, Martin Diedrich is taking his community coffeehouse vision to the next level.

WWW.KEANCOFFEE.COM


ACTRESS & HOST OF HGTV’S ‘THE JENNIE GARTH PROJECT’ - JENNIE GARTH TACKLES COMMON YARD ETIQUETTE

Find out Why the Star of Shows like Beverly Hills 90210 & What I Like About You is pursuing her Passion for Restoring Homes & Neighborhoods

For a generation of TV viewers, Jennie Garth was a teen icon starring on shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and What I Like About You. Now, this amazing lady has reinvented herself as host of THE JENNIE GARTH PROJECT, one of the top shows on HGTV, in which she restores and remodels older homes. On her show, Garth shares her passion for do-it-yourself restoration projects that make these homes a special part of the neighborhood. In the same spirit of restoration, Garth has teamed with Lowe’s to provide some timely reminders of common yard etiquette and the importance of being a good neighbor. You will enjoy this recap of some of the dos and don’ts of working in the yard.  

JENNIE GARTH’S COMMON YARD ETIQUETTE TIPS, INCLUDE: 
MOW & NO — Cutting grass, or using a chainsaw at 7AM on Saturday…or Sunday
BLOWN AWAY — Avoid blowing leaves into a neighbor’s yard
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES — New study says majority want the best lawn on the block
STYLE WITH A SMILE — Don’t be the unsightly home on the block

WWW.LOWES.COM/DIY


Monday, September 28, 2015

09/28 VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECHTOURISM LOS ANGELES, SARAH PERREAULT, THE 2016 OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC

VOJTECH KACEROVSKY DIRECTOR CZECHTOURISM LOS ANGELES 

ABOUT CZECH TOURISM:
The Czech Republic is a modern and dynamic destination with a rich history and unique natural beauty.  The CzechTourism agency, along with its offices abroad ,ensures its successful presentation on the domestic and foreign markets. The Czech Tourism Authority - CzechTourism is a contributory organization of the Ministry for Regional Development and was established in 1993. Its significant partner agencies include domestic tourist regions, cities, municipalities and businesses.

WWW.CZECHTOURISM.COM


SARAH PERREAULT - SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR, THE 2016 OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC

With a 96.3% accuracy in predicting last year’s weather trends across the nation (well above our usual 80%) readers can’t afford to move at glacial speeds to shovel through our new winter weather predictions!

Aside from chillingly accurate weather forecasts, this year’s Almanac promises the LEAST bleak and dreary topics including:

  • How to grow your own hops, not only for fermented recreational use, but also as a natural sleep aid
  • Understanding your pet’s emotions, especially those of love and jealousy
  • Calendar birthstones, and which of the twelve gems you should keep in your pocket to help alleviate stress
  • Do-It-Yourself project ideas, including low-cost firestarters and recycled soap
  • A handy Food Safety Quiz that will help pinpoint where that smell is coming from in your refrigerator!

Now in its 224th year of publication, The Old Farmer’s Almanac blankets all the charm and excitement that have made the last 223 issues must-reads. The Almanac is a go-to source for a wicked range of weather insights, planting advice, innovative ideas for around the house, and biting stories to entice the entire family, perfect for thawing out around the fireplace this winter!


Friday, September 25, 2015

09/25 SUSAN ZIRINSKY, 48 HOURS, CBS, HUGH DAVIES, SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS, J. DAVIES VINEYARDS, STEVE EVANS

SUSAN ZIRINSKY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 48 HOURS - TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE | SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 | 9 P.M. ET/PT



Season premiere: "48 Hours" goes inside UVA student Hannah Graham's murder investigation and how DNA may close other unsolved cases spanning a decade. Susan Spencer reports Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

WWW.CBS.COM


HUGH DAVIES – PESIDENT AND CEO, SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS & J. DAVIES VINEYARDS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Schramsberg Vineyards is a winery located in Calistoga, California in the Napa Valley region. The vineyard, which was originally founded in 1862 produces a series of sparkling wines using the same method as champagne. Schramsberg is considered one of the premium brands in the production of sparkling wine in California and the first U.S. wine to "match the style and quality of the best French Champagnes".

After nearly 50 years of inactivity, Schramsberg was acquired by Jack and Jamie Davies in 1965 who began producing champagne method wine. Today, Schramsberg is managed by Hugh Davies, the youngest son of Jack and Jamie Davies.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES 

DAVIES VINEYARDS - STILL WINES
The Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Estate in Napa Valley is pleased to release their 2012 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 vintage of Pinot Noirs.

Expanding from the knowledge gained through the production of the J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Diamond Mountain, our collection of Cabernet Sauvignon is an exploration of new Napa Valley vineyard sites. Each vineyard site provides the winemaking team unique flavor characteristics from the varietal, allowing them the opportunity to produce a wine that is strikingly different than the J. Davies Estate wine, while still delicious and singular to the vineyard from which it came.

The family’s experience with Pinot Noir dates back to 1967, when Jack and Jamie Davies first used this elegant red varietal to make their inaugural vintage of Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. Over the 45 years following that first use, Schramsberg’s winemakers have built long-lasting relationships with some of the best Pinot Noir growers in the North Coast.

Developing upon this passion, history, and experience, second-generation vintner Hugh Davies, winemaker Sean Thompson, and the Davies/Schramsberg team are proud to release these new wines for the Davies Vineyards collection.

WWW.SCHRAMSBERG.COM


STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

09/24 TOP CHEF STAR BROOKE WILLIAMSON, EVA BERTRAN, GLORIA FERRER, THE "GLORIOUS BITES CHALLENGE", CHRISTOPHER TARANTO, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE, HARVEST WINE WEEKEND

RESTAURATEUR AND TOP CHEF STAR BROOKE WILLIAMSON & EVA BERTRAN FROM GLORIA FERRER TALK ABOUT THE "GLORIOUS BITES CHALLENGE" 


Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and Top Chef star Brooke Williamson have teamed up to discover the most glorious appetizer recipe in the country through the first ever nationwide “Glorious Bites Challenge.”  A few months ago people 21 and over were encouraged to channel their inner-foodie and submit their signature appetizer recipe best paired with Gloria Ferrer’s Sonoma Brut.

Each recipe entered was reviewed by a panel of wine and food experts and the top ten semi-finalists participated in live cook-offs judged by Williamson either in New York or San Francisco earlier this month.

NOW….Only four competitors are moving on to the National Finals on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Gloria Ferrer Winery in Sonoma, California, in which Williamson and the expert panel will choose the grand-prize winner with the most glorious bite, awarding the lucky individual a $5,000 cash prize.

ABOUT GLORIA FERRER
A pioneering history and approach to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have made Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards a leader in California sparkling wine for almost 30 years.  Founded in 1986 in Sonoma, California, by the Ferrer family of Spain, Gloria Ferrer combines the best of sparkling winegrowing history with the bounty of the Carneros winegrowing region using time-honored méthode champenoise winemaking traditions and centuries-old sustainable practices.  Gloria Ferrer produces the most awarded California sparkling wines that have won over 400 gold medals and received 30 outstanding 90+ point ratings in the last 5 years. Discover the Glorious Life at www.gloriaferrer.com .
ABOUT BROOKE WILLIAMSON
Brooke Williamson’s entire life has always been about food.  Ever since she can remember, Williamson wanted to become a chef or a restaurateur.  A native of Los Angeles, Williamson began her culinary career at a young age as a teacher’s assistant at the Epicurean Institute of Los Angeles.  After working with some of the country's top chefs, her dream has finally been realized in the form of successful ventures such as Amuse Café, Beechwood, and projects with chef-husband Nick Roberts, Hudson House in Redondo Beach, The Tripel & 4-in-1 concept Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey.

Williamson recently placed first-runner up on Top Chef Season 10 in Seattle, which has catapulted her to “Celebrity Chef” status.  She also starred as a host and mentor on MTV’s first foodie series, House of Food, recently won her battle on the popular Esquire series, Knife Fight, and has competed on Bravo’s newest series, Top Chef Duels.  Williamson has also appeared as a guest on The Talk, Watch What Happens Live, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and international talk show, Arise 360.

WWW.GLORIOUSBITES.COM


CHRISTOPHER TARANTO - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE - HARVEST WINE WEEKEND (OCT 16 - 18)


Love wine, but not all the fuss that sometimes goes along with it? In Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll discover award-winning wines, exceptional restaurants and breathtaking views all without tension or pretension.

Try a taste for yourself during Harvest Wine Weekend, October 16 - 18, 2015!

Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and celebration! The changing colors of the vines, crisp autumn air, and the promise of a new vintage create a wine country experience not to be forgotten.

Explore more than 140 weekend activities, including winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and so much more! Use the Official Guide (available in tasting rooms October 3) or search online by day, winery or activity to find whatever your palate desires. Please note, there is no marquee ticketed event for Harvest Wine Weekend. Costs to participate vary by winery and are often listed in their event descriptions.

Visit PasoRoblesWine on Facebook and Twitter for more information about the wide range of weekend activities. Be sure to share your Harvest Wine Weekend adventures with #PasoHWW.

Harvest Wine Weekend is yours for the taking with winemaker dinners, barbecues, seminars, live music, art and other exciting harvest activities!

ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is a cooperative marketing alliance made up of Paso Robles Wine Country wineries, vineyards and related businesses. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is a 501c6 nonprofit organization operated under the guidance of a nine-member board of directors.

WWW.PASOWINE.COM

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

09/23 LARRY LIPSON

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT      

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

09/22 JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET, BOISSET COLLECTION, JAY JOHNSTONE, WOUNDED WARRIORS GOLF TOURNAMENT, WESTRIDGE GOLF CLUB

JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET JOINS THE SHOW WITH SOME EXCITING NEWS AND UPDATES! 

Famous for his flamboyant personality and his fantastical style, the Burgundy born Boisset brought his signature French flair to the Napa Valley with the purchases of De Loach, Raymond Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, the oldest premium winery in California. As proprietor of Boisset Family Estates, he has incorporated innovative winemaking techniques and sustainable practices across the estate’s 22 wineries in France and California. He is married to Gina Gallo of E&J Gallo, the largest wine producer in the world.

About Boisset Collection
Boisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence.  With more than twenty historical and prestigious wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, and the Napa Valley. To learn more about the Boisset Collection, please visit www.boissetcollection.com.

Exciting New's:
  • BOISSET CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS AT THE SONOMA HARVEST WINE AUCTION
  • JCB TASTING LOUNGE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SAN FRANCISCO OFFICIALLY OPENS
  • BOISSET LAUNCHES 'FRANCE. SMALL TOWNS, BIG WINES' SWEEPSTAKES
WWW.BOISSETCOLLECTION.COM
WWW.JCBWINES.COM


JAY JOHNSTONE - FORMER PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER TALKS ABOUT AN UPCOMING GOLF TOURNAMENT 

WOUNDED WARRIORS GOLF TOURNAMENT
WESTRIDGE GOLF CLUB IN LA HABRA ON OCT 2ND
400 S La Habra Hills Dr, La Habra, CA 90631

FOR MORE INFO EMAIL: AUSAGLAC FAMILIES@AOL.COM OR CALL 909.519.4149 

ABOUT JAY:

John William Johnstone Jr. (born November 20, 1946) is an American former professional baseball player, active from 1966 to 1985 for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs. Johnstone was known as a versatileoutfielder with a good sense of humor, known for keeping clubhouses loose with occasional pranks and gimmicks. He later served as a radio color commentator for the Yankees (1989–1990) and Phillies (1992–1993).

Career highlights include:
  • As an Angel, he preserved Clyde Wright's no-hitter against the Athletics in the seventh inning by catching aReggie Jackson fly ball 400 feet from straightaway center field, just in front of the wall (July 3, 1970).
  • As a Phillie, he went 7-for-9 in the 1976 National League Championship Series against the Cincinnati Reds. However, the Reds swept the Series.
  • As a Dodger, he hit a pinch-two run home run in Game Four of the 1981 World Series against the New York Yankees, the home run rallying the Dodgers from a 6–3 deficit to win 8–7. The victory also enabled the Dodgers to tie the Series at two games each; they won the next two games to win it all.
Clubhouse prankster
He pulled off a number of infamous pranks during his playing days, including placing a soggy brownie inside Steve Garvey's first base mitt, setting teammate's cleats on fire (known as "hot-footing"), cutting out the crotch area of Rick Sutcliffe's underwear, locking Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda in his office during spring training, once dressing up as a groundskeeper and sweeping the Dodger Stadium infield in between innings and then hitting homers the next, nailing teammate's cleats to the floor, and replacing the celebrity photos in manager Lasorda's office with pictures of himself, Jerry Reuss and Don Stanhouse. One time, during pre-game warm ups, he climbed atop the Dodger dugout and, in full game uniform, walked through the field boxes at Dodger Stadium to the concession stand and got a hot dog. He also once dressed up in Lasorda's uniform (with padding underneath) and ran out to the mound to talk to the pitcher while carrying Lasorda's book and a can of Slim Fast.

As a baseball announcer, he once covered a microphone with a scent of stale eggs then proceeded to interview Dave Stewart, Mickey Hatcher and other players.

Many of the pranks, along with other aspects of his career, are described in the books he co-authored with sports columnist Rick Talley – Temporary Insanity, Over the Edge, and Some of My Best Friends Are Crazy.

Monday, September 21, 2015

09/21 KIM MYLES, OWN’S HOMEMADE SIMPLE, FALL DECORATING, CHEF HUGH ACHESON, JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION. TASTE AMERICA

DESIGN STAR WINNER KIM MYLES OF OWN’S HOMEMADE SIMPLE SHARES HER SECRETS FOR CREATING DESIGNS TO FIT YOUR STYLE, JUST IN TIME FOR FALL DECORATING  

MAYBE YOU WERE ONE OF THE MILLIONS who voted Kim Myles in as HGTV’s Design Star and loved watching her creative spark on shows like Myles of Style or HGTV’d? Perhaps you’ve just discovered her on OWN’s Emmy winning Home Made Simple or have seen her designs while flipping through mags like InStyle, Better Homes and Gardens, and People? Maybe you caught her giant smile on The Today Show or were inspired while attending one of her many live design talks?
No matter where on her journey you’ve found Kim, a few things are constants—her fearless, fun, and aspirational take on life and decor.

WHETHER ROOTED IN YOUR DREAM HOME OR ROCKING YOUR RENTAL, Kim Myles inspires you to make your way towards a home that is uniquely your own. After all, decorating your home is not a test—it’s an evolution. Kim's approach to design shows you how to be the map to your own decorating genius!

When she's not traveling, designing or inspiring, she's chilling on her couch with her lovely husband Scott, their giant rescue dog Ollie and their wee lady cat, Piggy.

Kim Myles creative budget-conscious designs and fun personality have made her an HGTV fan favorite for many years. The Design Star winner believes that taking a more creative, imaginative approach to home, style and life can yield giant dividends for almost anyone. That’s why she’s made it her mission to help people discover their own individual style, and to celebrate it in their homes, as well as in life!  

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM


AWARD WINNING CHEF, RESTAURANTEUR AND JUDGE ON BRAVO'S TOP CHEF HUGH ACHESON  TALKS ABOUT THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION'S 3rd ANNUAL TASTE AMERICA 

Los Angeles Culinary Elite to Chair James Beard Foundation’s Third Annual Taste America®:
November 6 & 7 - Includes Restaurateurs and Hospitality Entrepreneurs: David Bernahl, Bill Chait, Barbara Fairchild, Sheila Lamb-Cohen, Emily Luchetti, Robert Schueller

James Beard Award Nominees, Los Angeles–Based Chefs: Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo Are Local Stars Along with Taste America All-StarJames Beard Award–Winning Chef Hugh Acheson

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) is honored to reveal the Los Angeles chairs for the third consecutive year of the prestigious Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” national epicurean tour, which will visit Los Angeles on Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7. Chairs are David Bernahl (CEO, Coastal Luxury Management and co-owner of LA’s Faith & Flower); restaurateur and Managing Partner Bill Chait (Sprout Restaurant Group); James Beard Award winner Barbara Fairchild; Sheila Lamb-Cohen (Restaurant Consultant); Emily Luchetti (James Beard Award–winning pastry chef of Big Night Restaurant Group in the Bay Area, which includes Marlowe and Park Tavern); and Robert Schueller (Los Angeles–based Melissa’s Produce).

TASTE LA EVENTS:

Friday, November 6, 2015
A Night of Culinary Stars Benefiting the James Beard
6:30 pm Cocktail & Tasting Reception / 8:00 pm Dinner
The Ebell of Los Angeles
The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Los Angeles’ finest chefs including Ray Garcia, Timothy Hollingsworth, Michael Hung, Jessica Koslow and Zach Pollack. Then, enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by James Beard Award winner Hugh Acheson and Local Stars Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo, and Host Chef Louis Pechan of Animal. We’re bringing these culinary stars together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience

Saturday, November 7, 2015
On Saturday, November 7, free in-store consumer events will take place at Sur La Table® located at Farmers Market, 6333 W 3rd St. #10, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Activities of the day will include a cooking demo by All-Star Hugh Acheson, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, as well as product demos and tastings from our national sponsors. Reservations for the free cooking demos will begin two weeks prior to each event at jbftasteamerica.org. Visit Los Angeles’s event page for the full schedule and more details.

The full Taste America program calendar is as follows: 
Sept. 18-19      Miami: All-Star Rocco DiSpirito*
Sept. 25-26      Charleston: All-Star Art Smith*/Phoenix: All-Star Michel Nischan*
 Oct. 2-3          Minneapolis: All-Star Jonathan Waxman*/Seattle: All-Star Tyler Florence
Oct. 9-10         Boston: All-Star Traci Des Jardins*/New Orleans: All-Star April Bloomfield*
Oct. 23-24       Chicago: All-Star Mark Ladner*/San Francisco: All-Star Tony Mantuano*
Nov. 6-7           Los Angeles: All-Star Hugh Acheson*

JBFTASTEAMERICA.ORG

ABOUT HUGH
HUGH ACHESON is the author of the James Beard Foundation Award Winning Cookbook A NEW TURN IN THE SOUTH: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen, Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks, and THE BROAD FORK: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits. He is a chef/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants 5&10, The National, the Atlanta restaurant Empire State South,and The Florence in Savannah. He is a James Beard award winner for Best Chef Southeast and was named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and currently stars as a judge on Top Chef.

Friday, September 18, 2015

09/18 FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH ADDS, CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY, STEVE EVANS

TV NUTRITIONIST FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH PACKS THE PERFECT LUNCHES JUST IN TIME FOR FALL & THE SCHOOL YEAR


Frances Largeman-Roth is the go-to nutritionist for all the network morning shows, and you’ve see her on CNN, The Rachael Ray Show and she is a regular on The Dr. Oz Show.   She has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards.   Now this rock star of healthy eating is bringing her passion for nutrition to show parents how to make healthier lunches for their kids this fall.  On September 16, Frances will discuss how to make convenient, quick, easy meals for busy families made with simple ingredients that are free of preservatives.    This interview will also showcase some creative ways to pack nutritious lunchboxes that kids – and even parents – are going to love.

SOME TASTY NEW RECIPES & RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FRANCES:

  • MADE WITH GOODNESS: Lunch with no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives
  • DAILY DILEMMA: Are moms willing to pay a little more for healthier meals?
  • MAKING FOOD FUN: Who knew that food could come in kid-friendly shapes
  • HOMEMADE HIGH FIVE: New Annie’s Organic Soup flavors like tomato, creamy tomato, Creamy Carrot & Bunny Pasta, Star Pasta with Chicken & Bunny Pasta & Chicken Broth

ABOUT FRANCES LARGEMAN-ROTH, RD
Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, is a bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert, who has helped thousands of women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet and nutrition advice. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com.

Frances is a frequent guest on national TV, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Talk, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Dr. Oz Show. She has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards.

Frances is the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009) and co-author of the bestselling The CarbLovers Diet (Oxmoor House, 2010) and The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook. She was the team dietitian for Sanjay Gupta’s 2011 CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. Frances earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University in New York. Frances is a contributor and TV spokesperson for Cooking Light magazine.

Passionate about helping people make the right choices to lead healthier, more active lives, Frances provides real world advice and motivation to reach your goals. Whether it’s choosing the best foods for a healthy pregnancy, dropping 20 pounds the right way, or learning how to incorporate more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into your meals, Frances provides the tools you need.

Frances lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Jon, daughters Willa and Phoebe, and son Leo. You can keep up with Frances on her blog and follow her on Twitter @francesLRothRD.

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HAPPY NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY! CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN OFFERS TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CHEESEBURGER

For lunch or dinner, America’s favorite sandwich is topped off with a piece of cheese and then enjoyed by millions and celebrated each year on September 18 as it is National Cheeseburger Day. There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920′s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”.  During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.
There are other claims the invention of the cheeseburger:

  • A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili. for 25 cents.
  • Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the cheeseburger in 1934.
  • 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado.
  • According to it’s archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake, applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930′s.

ABOUT CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN:

Passion, commitment to excellence, integrity, humor and a sense of adventure these words begin to sum up Chef Claud Beltran. An exotic mix of Mexican and Lebanese heritage, Chef Beltran was exposed to various ethnic foods at an early age. After being mentored by Master Chef Thomas Keller, Chef Beltranset out to make his own name. For over a quarter century Claud Beltran has established himself as one of Los Angeles preeminent chefs. With his accomplished staff he creates culinary delights and fantastic designs that please all the senses. His experinence with multiple venues makes your event experience seemless and his excuiste palate for food and wine makes your meal one to top all others.

WWW.BACCHUSKITCHEN.COM
WWW.EATERYONALLEN.COM
WWW.CLAUDANDCO.COM

STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

09/17 JEFF ALWORTH, THE BEER BIBLE, PARENTING EXPERT NICOLE FELICIANO

BEER LOVERS OF THE WORLD, REJOICE! JEFF ALWORTH INTRODUCES HIS NEW BOOK THE BEER BIBLE

When many people think of beer, they think of the world’s biggest beer party – Oktoberfest!  Here’s a chance to talk to the author of THE BEER BIBLE – to learn which kegs should be tapped, and which beers to keep flowing…all to celebrate the festivities.

Beer lovers of the world, rejoice! Introducing THE BEER BIBLE—the result of years of research spanning over 17,000 miles, six countries, and 52 breweries. From the publisher of The Wine Bible, this is the first truly comprehensive, style-by-style guide to the beers of the world. Complete with detailed photographs, maps, infographics, and lively writing, THE BEER BIBLE will fascinate and educate every reader, whether new to the subject or a longtime beer enthusiast.

THE BEER BIBLE by Jeff Alworth spans the globe from Germany to America, Japan to Scotland, and is a celebration of culture as much as it is a celebration of beer itself.

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage on the planet. It’s brewed in nearly every part of the globe, on both a large and small scale, industrially and at home, and it has been made in some form or another since the dawn of civilization. And now there’s a guide to help you navigate it all!

About the Author:  Jeff Alworth has been writing about beer for more than 15 years. He is the author of The Beer Tasting Toolkit and Cider Made Simple and has also written for Draft, All About Beer, Sunset, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as his popular site, Beervana. He lives in Portland, Oregon, in the heart of the world’s craft beer belt, the Pacific Northwest.


PARENTING EXPERT NICOLE FELICIANO HAS SOME TIPS ON HOW TO SPRUCE UP YOUR FAMILY’S FALL 

Are you disappointed that summer is over and wondering what to do to keep the fun family moments going through the fall? Taking a trip and continuing to bond with your loved ones has never been easier. Parenting Expert Nicole Feliciano has some tips on how to spruce up your family’s fall and make sure this season is your best yet!

ABOUT NICOLE FELICIANO: 
Nicole Feliciano left her role as an executive at Ralph Lauren to launch the Momtrends blog in 2007. Today, Momtrends is known as a boutique media brand that provides the latest news on things trendy and cool for moms. Each month more than 150,000 moms check in to Momtrends.com and its social media channels looking for the scoop on what’s fresh, pretty and purposeful. Cision media places Nicole as the #11 Mom blogger in the nation. In 2010, she was named a top 50 twitter Mom and included in the 50 best blog’s by women. She has been featured on numerous television shows as a trend forecaster.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

09/15 LARRY LIPSON

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT      

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

09/15 IAN BLACKBURN, LEARN ABOUT WINE, WINE LA, BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, PŪLEHU, “UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN” AUTHOR, FRANCES MAYES, A TOAST TO TUSCANY

IAN BLACKBURN – FOUNDER, LEARN ABOUT WINE AND WINE LA 

Ian Blackburn, Professional Sommelier and Candidate for the Master of Wine drinks wine for a living and plans 100 public and private events a year.  Ian stays busy buying collectable wines for high profile clients, planning luxury wine trips for his audience, hosting corporate events, and studying for his Master of Wine.

Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 800,000 students.  With a reach of over 80,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE).   See what is happening NOW at our new website www.wineLA.com

Classes and Events
Sat, Sept 26th – Bordeaux vs Napa vs The World – a Cabernet Taste off!  Hutchinson
Sun, Sept 27th – LearnAboutWine School – 4-week Credential Program – Hutchinson
Mon, Sept 28th - LearnAboutWine School – 4-week Credential Program – Faith & Flower
Sat, October 3rd – Wine Business 101 – I want to work in the wine business – Downtown
Sat, October 3rd  - LA Opera on the Pier – Santa Monica Pier
Sat, October 10th – Wine Camp – Introduction to Wine – Eat.Drink.Americano – Downtown
Wed, Oct 21 – Tasting South American – Argentina and Chile at PENINSULA (40 wineries)

Wine Travel and Adventures
November 2015 – We visit Greece!  (Now accepting deposits)
Jan 29, 30 - 2016 – Annual trip to Napa Valley (interest list) (optional date Jan 28th  additional)
April 2016 – Sicily, Italy April 2-9 (interest list)

Credential Programs 
LAW SCHOOL – LearnAboutWine School – Wine Credential Program
Sundays starting Sept 27 or Monday’s starting Sept 28th  - for four consecutive weeks.  
4-class program that provides consumers & trade professionals with credential education and results in worldwide wine competency.   Course includes: Tasting Instruction, Taste approx 100 wines, Professional Educator, Professional textbook, Exam & Credential Certificate & Pin  
$395 Advanced  - perfect for pre-CSW, pre-Somm School, or for the passionate consumer

CSW PREP - ADVANCED Wine Certification – SUNDAYS in Oct/Nov 10.25, 11.1, 11.8, 11.15 and call in fifth session.   The Society of wine educators CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) program is now an industry standard and a great way to advance your love and appreciation of the world of wine.  Price includes 10 sessions (5 dates – 2 sessions per date currently), two books, wine tasting, 20 hours of instruction and tasting enhancement.  You also can sit for your CSW exam (valued at $600) inclusive in this program $1095.00 (Special price / $1295 regular)

WWW.LEARNABOUTWINE.COM
WWW.WINELA.COM


BRANDON MAEDA - FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS - A TOAST TO TUSCANY 

PŪLEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL INVITES YOU TO TOAST TUSCANY WITH “UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN” AUTHOR, FRANCES MAYES 

Event tickets and room packages now available through The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas

Kā‘anapali, Hawai‘i – This September, un-wine-d at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. The AAA four diamond resort today announced that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, will host “A Toast to Tuscany” on Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. with Frances Mayes, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” This culinary and wine experience will feature Mayes’ wine label, Tuscan Sun Wines. In celebration of “A Toast to Tuscany,” the resort has also announced two room packages, one which provides 15 percent off of villas booked at westinkaanapali.com.

“A Toast to Tuscany” will feature a four-course dinner designed by both the restaurant’s recently appointed chef de cuisine, Alvin Savella, and the resort’s executive sous chef, Matt Skaletsky. The menu will be paired with Tuscan Sun Wines, which will be added to Pūlehu’s thoughtfully collected wine list post event. “A Toast to Tuscany” will also include a meet and greet with Mayes and a screening of the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Tickets are available for $125 per person. To purchase, please visit honoluluboxoffice.com or call 808-667-3254.

In celebration of “A Toast to Tuscany," The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas has announced two room packages: TOAST TUSCANY and TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE. TOAST TUSCANY offers great savings with 15 percent off of studios, 1-bedroom villas and 2-bedroom villas at the time of booking on westinkaanapali.com. It also includes a bottle of Tuscan Sun Wines in your room upon arrival and two tickets to “A Toast to Tuscany.” The length of stay is flexible but the trip must include the event date of Sept. 23, 2015. Please note, ticket charges will not appear in your online cart at time of purchase but will automatically be charged at resort check-in. This package is limited.  The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas also offers TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE. This package includes a thoughtful selection of wine and a gourmet charcuterie board and cheese display in your ocean-view villa upon arrival. It also features two tickets to “A Toast to Tuscany.” In addition, TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE offers a private, ocean-front dinner for two, complete with a live musician and personal chef who will prepare a culinary experience to remember. Top off your stay with The Wine Down Body Wrap and Mini-Facial for two at Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin. This treatment uses products from Farmhouse Fresh featuring resveratrol from winery grapes designed to help renew your skin. The TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE package has a minimum three night length of stay. Stay dates are flexible but must include the event date of Sept. 23, 2015. This exclusive package starts at $4,700 and is limited. Please call 808-662-2614 for more information.

Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2015, 2014 and 2013, and Gold ‘Aipono Award for Best Italian from Maui No Ka Oi Magazine for three consecutive years (2015, 2014 and 2013), Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with a local, sustainable twist. It is open Thursdays – Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit pulehurestaurantmaui.com or call 808-667-3254.

About Pūlehu, an Italian Grill 
Winner of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s ‘Aipono Award for Best Italian (Gold) in 2015, 2014 and 2013, Pūlehu presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens of The Westin Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the restaurant is famed for its delicious pastas and pizzas prepared in a woodstone oven. The resort’s talented chefs have also partnered with local farmers to present signature touches to the menu that boasts fresh catch and homegrown ingredients. Menu specials include award-winning Molokai Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Duetto of Bruschetta, Poached Kaua’i Prawns, Risotto Crusted Pesce (island catch), Eggplant Caponata and Lasagna. Pūlehu, which means to cook over an open flame in Hawaiian, is highly-popular for its affordable 3-course Menu, extensive wine list and wine pairing dinner events. A private room is available for special occasions. Free self-parking. Visit pulehurestaurantmaui.com.

About The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas 
Located on 26 oceanfront acres of North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas provide spacious villa accommodations with Westin amenities such as the Heavenly Bed, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens and washers/dryers. The resort also offers convenient outdoor grilling areas, general stores with a deli, excellent restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, Westin Kids Club, full-service Spa Helani, golf and resort activities for all ages. Other fun pursuits such as whale watching (November to April), catamaran sailing adventures, hiking, horseback riding and championship golfing are easily accessible. The resort also offers a multitude of watersport activities, as well as complimentary shuttle services to Lahaina town. Visit westinkaanapali.com.

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PULEHURESTAURANTMAUI.COM

Monday, September 14, 2015

09/14 OVIE MUGHELLI, TAILGATING TIPS, MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS, CELEBRATION OF HARVEST WEEKEND

FORMER ALL-PRO NFL FULL BACK TV SPORTS ANALYST AND GRILLING EXPERT OVIE MUGHELLI EXPLAINS HOW TO PUT THE FUN INTO WATCHING FOOTBALL

The Former All Pro Bowl NFL Veteran & Current Network TV Football Analyst Shares his Secrets for Having a Good Time Supporting your Team this Fall !

At 6-foot-1, 250-pounds, Ovie Mughelli was a bruising fullback for more than a decade in the NFL. The former All-Pro player was known for punishing linebackers, but also for his engaging personality and ability to have fun with his teammates both on and off the field. Now, Mughelli is a network TV Sports analyst, but he still finds times to fire up his grill and share his can’t-miss tips for enjoying all the games. On September 14, Ovie is available for a little party-time discussion on some things that can liven up any tailgate or game-watching party.

OVIE’S BACKGROUND – During his career, Ovie played for the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons.  He was an All-ACC fullback for Wake Forest in college.  He is currently on ACC Gridiron Live on FOX Sports.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM 


MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS - CELEBRATION OF HARVEST WEEKEND (OCTOBER 9-12)

VINTNERS  VISA
Santa Barbara  Wine Country October 9 - 12
The Vintners' Visa gives you one complimentary wine tasting at 12 different wineries throughout Santa Barbara County for $60.
(Only $50 when purchased with a Festival ticket!)
The Visa lasts for the entire Celebration of Harvest Weekend starting on Friday, October 9 until Monday, October 12.

HARVEST  FESTIVAL
Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang  Saturday, October 10 1:00 - 4:00pm
The highlight of the Celebration of Harvest Weekend is the Festival... a Grand Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 10 at Old Mission Santa Inés. Taste wine from all 120+ winery members, enjoy food sampling from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors, and listen to live music.

OTHER EVENTS
Santa Barbara Wine Country October 9 - 12
In addition to the Celebration of Harvest Festival Saturday afternoon, many wineries are also offering special events - winemaker dinners, barrel tastings, library sales. Get to know your favorite winery, visit vineyards and restaurants you've been wanting to check out, or learn what goes into making these fabulous Santa Barbara County wines!

WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.COM
WWW.CELEBRATIONOFHARVEST.COM

Friday, September 11, 2015

09/11 TONY LOMBARDI, LOMBARDI WINES, SUSAN CADRECHA, GOOGLE TRENDS, STEVE EVANS

TONY LOMBARDI – FOUNDER, LOMBARDI WINES 

ABOUT LOMBARDI
Lombardi Wines crafts small lots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards in the Sonoma Coast.

Founded in 2013, Lombardi Wines honors a rich family history of wine, food and tradition. Small lots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are crafted from the finest vineyards in the Sonoma Coast and are born from Passion, Inspiration and Family. To learn more and join the family of Lombardi Wines, please visit www.lombardiwines.com.

ABOUT TONY:
A Sonoma County resident for over 40 years, I've been in the retail and wine industries since 1989. After leaving a ten year career managing Safeway retail stores throughout Marin and San Francisco, I took a leap of faith into the wine industry and haven't looked back.


Though the wine industry is ever evolving, it's still about the wine, the people, the lifestyle and our enthusiasm for it.

WWW.LOMBARDIWINES.COM


SUSAN CADRECHA - GOOGLE SEARCH TRENDS EXPERT - WEEKLY TOP SEARCH TRENDS

Google’s Top Search Trends program provides a revealing — and sometimes surprising — look at the people, places and topics that send the country searching for answers each week.

Topics That Fascinated the U.S. Selected from Millions of INTERNET Searches!

Hear the hottest content on the web each week directly from the source! Become part of Google’s weekly Top Search Trends program to find out what news makers and trends are capturing the imagination of the country each week. Encompassing searches from across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more a Roya will discuss five of the hottest trending queries on the web.

WHAT WAS TRENDING THIS WEEK?
- Women’s World Cup
- New York Stock Exchange
- Comic Con
- Taco Bell
- Pope Francis

The trending YouTube video of the week is the newly released trailer for the movie Goosebumps. Many might remember that Goosebumps was a highly popular children’s book series in the 90s that later turned into a TV show. The trailer has garnered over 5+ million views.

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STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

09/10 TRAVEL EXPERT STEPHANIE OSWALD, CHEF MARY SUE MILLIKEN, BORDER GRILL RESTAURANTS, SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST

TRAVEL EXPERT STEPHANIE OSWALD - FALL TRAVEL TIPS ON EVERYTHING FROM WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO PACK AND GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR DOLLAR

FALL IN LOVE WITH TRAVEL: INSIDER TIPS TO HELP EVERYONE RELAX AND UNWIND!!

SOME OF THE UNIQUE INSIDER FALL TRAVEL TIPS STEPHANIE CAN OFFER ARE: 

  • Do Your Research: planning a last minute trip means doing your homework This is a great time to travel as there are smaller crowds and deals to be had now that the summer family travel season has ended.
  • Look out for deals: sign up for e-mail deals with your preferred airline Do your research online, but then call the hotel, resort or cruise line that you are interested in – they may have some really last minute specials that will make you even happier.
  • Fall Travel Checklist Check the tourism board websites for cities or attractions near you — many have fall festivals that can make an autumn escape even greater!
  • Road Trip Planning Tips: Before You Go and On The Road If you’re taking a road trip, plan for rush hours as you drive. Whenever possible, try to leave a little earlier or a little later than everyone else. If you have two drivers in your vehicle, pace yourselves (and your sleep schedule) so you can make better time.
  • AAA, AARP and other travel sites have great advice for leaf-peeping destinations and ideas for fall travel. Make sure any clubs you belong to have your current information so that you receive any printable coupons or deal alerts. 
  • Be a healthy and smart traveler: Always pack a healthy snack such as a granola bar or dried fruits. When you’re at your destination, maintain healthy habits – just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean the kids can fill up on sugar and soda pop. Stick with healthy juices and drink plenty of water.
  • Find a fitness escape that travels with you. Whether it’s yoga, running, or swimming in a hotel pool, plan for time to keep your routine. And if you have special music that motives you, be sure it’s handy on your iPod.

MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE OSWALD: 
As the Editor-in-Chief of travelgirl magazine, a Web Correspondent for The Weather Channel, and seasoned travel correspondent for CNN, she has reported on everything from stress-relieving spa treatments and unique escapes around the world to the human side of a hurricane. She is the co-founder of travelgirl -- the first national travel magazine to launch after the events of 9/11. The travel and lifestyle publication was chosen by industry leader Mr. Magazine as one of the "most notable" launches of 2003. Oswald is a native New Yorker who spent 13 years globetrotting as CNN's travel correspondent and host of the weekend program, CNN Travel Now. In 2003, she also launched a groundbreaking series called The Weather Channel Road Crew that showcased the "fun" side of weather. In 2004, she filed written and audio reports during Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne as the very first Web Correspondent for Weather.com.  As anchor and correspondent for CNN Travel Now, a weekly program on worldwide destinations, travel trends and cuisine, Oswald specialized in adventure travel, filing reports from Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. One series took her into the depths of Papua New Guinea for a rare and eye-opening look at the Huli Wigmen. Her reports also appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN in-flight programming for Delta Air Lines, CNN International and the CNN Airport Network. Immediately after 9/11, she filed human interest stories on the crisis for CNN, and covered the impact on the travel industry during live studio reports on CNN Headline News.

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CHEF MARY SUE MILLIKEN - CO-CHEF/OWNER, BORDER GRILL RESTAURANTS – SHE WILL BE DOING A SEMINAR AT THE UPCOMING SUNSET SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST 

On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Meet Celebrated Chef Mary Sue Milliken and Learn Recipes from the Award-Winning Border Grill Restaurants! Celebrity chef, restauranteur, cookbook author, and popular television and radio personality Mary Sue Milliken shares recipes from her acclaimed Border Grill restaurants in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Mary Sue showcases a few of her favorite dishes combining healthy, fresh seasonal ingredients, sustainable protein choices, and exploring the unique flavor combinations from Mexico, Latin America, and beyond.
Wine Partner: Estancia Wines

MORE ABOUT CHEF MARY SUE MILLIKEN:
A pioneer of world cuisine since the creation of City Café and CITY Restaurant in Los Angeles in the 1980s, Mary Sue is most notably recognized as a preeminent ambassador of modern Mexican cuisine with her Border Grill Restaurants (Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Las Vegas) and Truck. In 2013, she and longtime business partner, Susan Feniger, opened a new location in the Los Angeles Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal and in October 2014 welcomed a second Las Vegas outpost at The Forum Shops.

After becoming the first female chef at Chicago's Le Perroquet in 1978, Mary Sue went on to refine her skills in Paris at Restaurant D’Olympe, a woman owned Michelin two-star restaurant. In 1993, she joined a handful of progressive colleagues to found Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, an organization promoting women’s education and advancement in the restaurant industry. Mary Sue and Susan received the California Restaurant Association’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2013, just the third time this prestigious honor was presented to a woman, and most recently were welcomed into the 2014 Menu Masters Hall of Fame.

Mary Sue has co-authored five cookbooks, co-stared in nearly 400 episodes of the Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” and co-hosted a food centered radio show for over a decade in Los Angeles. She competed on season three of Bravo's “Top Chef Masters," making it to the finale and winning $40,000 for her charity, Share Our Strength, and its mission to end childhood hunger in America.

Mary Sue has served as a fundraiser, board member and advocate of Share Our Strength since 1987 and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the James Beard Foundation. She is passionate about food policy, working alongside the LA Food Policy Council, Pew Charitable Trusts, Oxfam, Monterey Bay Aquarium and others to help shape sustainable food systems. Mary Sue is proud to have been selected to serve the U. S. State Department as a member of the American Chef Corps, furthering the industry’s role in diplomatic affairs.

Mary Sue spends the majority of her time thinking about food and cooks 7 days a week, whether at one of her Border Grill restaurants, Border Grill Truck or at home with her two sons and husband, architect Josh Schweitzer.

WWW.SAVORCENTRALCOAST.COM
WWW.BORDERGRILL.COM

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

09/09 LARRY LIPSON, CHEF DAVID GUAS, AMERICAN GRILLED

LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT      

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.


SWEETEN UP YOUR GRILLING WITH CHEF DAVID GUAS, THE FORMER JUDGE & HOST OF AMERICAN GRILLED

Chef David Guas, cookbook author and restaurateur, who is originally from New Orleans and puts southern soul into all of his dishes and is a regular on the Today show and has appeared on the Food Network and Cooking Channel. Guas co-authored the cookbook, "DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style", a James Beard Award finalist, and his new book called GRILL NATION: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro.

HONEY, TAILGATING SEASON IS HERE!

Are you ready for some tailgating? We’re going to kick off the season with the sweetest interview you’ll find. It’s sponsored by the agriculture non-profit organization National Honey Board and is with Chef David Guas, cookbook author and restaurateur, who is originally from New Orleans and puts southern soul into all of his dishes. He is a father and passionate honey ambassador and expert on the grill. This hunting, fishing, Harley-riding chef is a regular on the Today show and has appeared on the Food Network and Cooking Channel. Guas co-authored the cookbook, "DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style" [Taunton Press, 2009], a James Beard Award finalist, and his new book called GRILL NATION: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro was released in May.

THIS SWEET GRILLING  INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT TAILGATE INCLUDES:

  • SOUTHERN COMFORT—Appetizers your guests will LOVE thanks to this natural flavor enhancer
  • KICKOFF THE GRILL FAVORITES —How honey adds a boost of sweetness to marinades  but also helps lock in moisture in meats
  • SUPER SIDES—Side dishes that spice up any tailgate party
  • SWEET SIPS—Use honey as a simple syrup in cocktails and everyday beverages


 WWW.HONEY.COM

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

09/08 JEANA LEE TAHNK, HEATHER MURAN, SLO WINE

LIFESTYLE & TECH EXPERT AND TOP TECH MOM, JEANA LEE TAHNK TALKS MUST-HAVE SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

While the final days of summer are still here, it’s already time for parents and kids to start getting back into school mode. From elementary school to college, school is back!

Lifestyle & Tech Expert Jeana Tahnk Looks at the Must-Have School essentials, with a fun gadget twist to start the new school year off right!

Harman: known for amazing audio devices, Harman helps kids have quality sound on-the-go. Studying for a big college exam and need some classical inspiration? Or maybe your 7 year old daughter is having a sleep-over with her new friends and wants a dance party? Harman has something for all ages!

LifeProof: known as the supreme brand for quality cell phone device protection, LifeProof is ideal for protecting cells from all kinds of activity!! It’s a great insurance policy during the BTS timeframe.

Plus Jeana will share her tips for being tech savvy, and her favorite advice for parents out there and how to make Back to School fun from her own personal arsenal of tricks!

MORE ABOUT JEANA LEE TAHNK:
Jeana Lee Tahnk is a tech expert and mother who knows about the best gadgets, gear and tips for making life easier, organized and more fun for her and her family. She contributes to Mashable, The Huffington Post, Parenting, Parents and others. More information about her background can be found at http://www.toptechmom.com.

WWW.TOPTECHMOM.COM


HEATHER MURAN – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY ASSOCIATION - SLO WINE COUNTRY UNVEILS SIX THEMED TASTING TRAILS

“GO COASTAL” AS SLO WINE COUNTRY UNVEILS SIX THEMED TASTING TRAILS

San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country on California’s Central Coast may be a small oceanfront region, but the wine tasting possibilities here are almost limitless—as evidenced by the unveiling this month of six themed tasting trails.

Now visitors can build local itineraries around a range of lifestyles and wine styles, from urban tasting rooms to beachfront wine tasting. The trails are highlighted in the new SLO Wine Country tasting maps for 2015-16, as well as at SLOWine.com.

“SLO Wine Country is an intimate coastal region with less than 30 wineries, but there’s also a ton of diversity here, too,” said Heather Muran, executive director of SLO Wine Country. “These wine trails really showcase all that we have to offer, and they enable you to follow your personal tastes and timeline as you tour the region.”

The themed trails include “Avila Valley,” which offers a full day of wine tasting at and near the beach; “Backroads,” showing off the rolling vineyards, distinctive “morro” peaks and storybook terrain of Edna Valley; “Urban Wine Trail,” featuring San Luis Obispo’s urban tasting scene close to downtown; “Old Edna & Biddle Ranch,” focusing on the most concentrated vineyard plantings in the region, highlighting signature local varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and aromatic whites; “Arroyo Grande Valley,” the southernmost trail offering ocean views at one end and rustic hills at the other; and “Points North,” highlighting the Rhone and Bordeaux varieties that thrive in the warmer climes north. Maps are available on the SLO Wine web site at www.slowine.com.

Muran added that wine trail visitors are invited to tag #slowinetrail and share their comments, favorite trails and photos as they explore. Individuals who post photos during the month of July will be entered in a drawing to win a 4-pack of VIP tickets to SLO Wine Country’s “Harvest on the Coast Grand Tasting & Wine Auction” happening November 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Avila Beach Resort.

WWW.SLOWINE.COM

Monday, September 7, 2015

09/07 HARLEY DAVIDSON, BEN MCGINLEY, GARY CANTER, CANTER'S DELI

HARLEY BIKE DESIGNERS BEN MCGINLEY CHATS ABOUT HARLEY-DAVIDSON 'S NEW MODEL 16 BIKES

ABOUT HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.h-d.com.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON ASSERTS ITS DARK CUSTOM AUTHORITY IN 2016

New Iron 883 and Forty-Eight Models Join S Series Cruisers with Screamin’ Eagle Power
In 2016 Harley-Davidson asserts its Dark Custom authority with the new Iron 883™ and Forty-Eight® models, motorcycles that present an authentic and affordable riding experience to a generation of riders who have snapped the leash of convention in their quest for freedom and self-expression. In a feast for power-hungry cruiser riders, Harley-Davidson delivers more performance across its Big Twin cruiser line, and launches the new Fat Boy® S and Softail Slim® S models powered by the formidable Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine. And for riders with a serious devotion to the freedom of the road, Harley-Davidson announces the return of its long-mileage specialist, the Road Glide® Ultra motorcycle, with world-class aerodynamics and all the enhancements of Project RUSHMORE.

“Dark Custom strives for minimalist perfection, with a focus on the essential elements of the machine that stir the rider’s soul and imagination. These new Dark Custom models are the purest expression yet of the Dark Custom movement,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “For cruiser riders, the new S Series models are the most powerful regular-production Big Twin bikes we’ve ever offered from the factory. Finally, the influence of our customer-led Project RUSHMORE product development effort continues to percolate throughout the product range, making the 2016 model lineup one that’s more capable, diverse and responsive to customer input than ever.”

2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE HIGHLIGHTS

Dark Custom
Drawing inspiration from garage-built bobbers past and present, the new Iron 883 is intentionally raw and rough around the edges. Colors and finishes were selected to help hide the grit and grime of the road – because some bikes just look better dirty. The new Forty-Eight achieves a menacing stance with its burly front tire and massive front end. New throw-back graphics over a perfect ratio of black, color and chrome give this bike a bold visual presence. The lean and nimble Street 750 and Street 500 models receive new ByBre by Brembo braking systems front and rear to tame urban streets.

Cruiser Performance
Rear tires will beg for mercy. Powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, the new Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S cruisers deliver the unrestrained performance once reserved for limited-production Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models. Both feature dark styling for menacing looks that match their muscle. The Softail Slim S is available in a new Olive Gold Denim color with military-inspired tank graphics, in homage to the post-war chop-ups that launched the bobber movement. Harley-Davidson gives cruiser riders a dose of Project RUSHMORE performance by making the High Output Twin Cam 103 engine standard in every other 2016 Softail model. The High Output Twin Cam 103 is also the new standard engine for all 2016 Dyna models except the Street Bob.

Softail Cruise Control
There’s more cruiser news in 2016; for the first time electronic cruise control is available on all Harley-Davidson Softail models. The convenience of Harley-Davidson electronic cruise control is Original Equipment for select 2016 Softail models and available as a dealer-installed option for all other 2016 Softail models, enabled by new electronic throttle control.

Enhanced Sportster Comfort
All 2016 Sportster models will tame rough roads with new seat designs and all-new front and rear suspension working together to enhance rider comfort and control. The new seats are shaped to secure the rider while premium materials offer supportive comfort. The re-engineered Sportster suspension pairs emulsion coil-over shocks with 49mm cartridge forks. The shocks are nitrogen gas-charged to resist oil aeration and feature an internal valve stack to provide superior compression and rebound damping control plus 36mm pistons and high-performance oil to react quickly to small bumps and keep the tires in contact uneven road surfaces. Progressive-rate spring pre-load is adjusted by a threaded collar using a spanner that stows under the seat. Tuned to complement the shocks, the stout forks utilize a specifically calibrated piston and valve stack and progressive rate springs for consistent feel throughout the compression and extension of the suspension. The triple-rate spring and oil lock allows the forks to resist wheel hop under hard braking.

Road Glide Ultra
A two-year absence from the Harley-Davidson Touring line was time well spent infusing the Road Glide Ultra with enhanced style, comfort and performance – the full influence of the customer-led Project RUSHMORE product-development effort. Rider and passenger will enjoy world-class aerodynamics and optimized touring ergonomics. Propelled by the unrelenting performance of the Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain, the new Road Glide Ultra will shatter the expectations of the most demanding touring motorcyclist.

Heritage Softail Classic
Combining nostalgic style with smooth, modern Softail performance, the Heritage Softail Classic receives refreshed styling for 2016 plus the High Output Twin Cam 103 powertrain, standard electronic cruise control, and a new support structure for the leather saddlebags to better maintain their original shape season after season.

The new 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson dealerships this month. Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

WWW.HARLEY-DAVIDSON.COM


GARY CANTER – CANTERS DELI 

Since 1931, Canter's has been serving up LA's finest deli cuisine. Voted the best pastrami by the LA Times and LA Weekly, Canter's prides itself on delivering the amazing experience that has kept its clientele returning over-and-over again for decades. This culinary landmark is lovingly managed by the third- and fourth-generations of the Canter family, who take a hands-on approach to ensure the highest quality in every aspect of the restaurant. Whether it's the freshly-baked breads, or the famous house-made pickles, Canter's always goes the extra mile to provide the authentic, traditional Jewish deli experience, which helped grow the restaurant from a small storefront to the massive operation that it is today. As inviting as its food, Canter's is also known for its welcoming ambiance, a perfect blend of contemporary comfort with the nostalgic charm of its stylish 1950's decor. Canter's continues to stand out as a unique dining experience that transports patrons back to the golden age of delis.

Canter's Deli is one of California's oldest delis. Located in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile District -the heart and soul of the entertainment industry - Canter's Delicatessen is a third-generation family-run business whose owners have an intense pride in their deli and a hands-on work ethic.

It all began in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1924. After losing a deli in the 1929 stock market crash, Ben Canter and his two brothers moved to California with just $500 in their pockets.Eager to succeed, they opened up a Canter Brother's Delicatessen in 1931 in Boyle Heights, the Jewish center of Los Angeles.

When the character of the neighborhood changed, Ben Canter's daughter, Selmo Udko, and her then husband, Harold Price, partnered with Ben Canter and his wife, Jennie, to purchase a prime location at 439 North Fairfax Avenue. And instead of calling it Canter's Brothers they called it Canter's Fairfax.

In 1953 this new team purchased the old Esquire Theatre at 419 North Fairfax and moved Canter's Deli just up the street to the larger location.

For over seventy-five years now this third-generation family-owned business has served food to locals, tourist, and celebrities alike. With its Art Deco décor and its trademark autumn leaves ceiling, this hangout has hardly changed in its over half century at its current location.

Canter's has also become a favorite whistle stop for hot political contests. Mayor Bradley, Governor Deukmejian, Rudy Giuliani, and Bill Simon have gone from booth to booth introducing themselves to our customers. And with CBS studios just up the block, celebrities frequent Canter's every day. Our catering department caters to many television shows and movies, as well as catering their wrap parties.

Over the years, many celebrities have passed through our doors. In the 50s Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller ate here, as did Jack Benny and Elizabeth Taylor. Other celebrity noshers include Sydney Poitier, Mel Brooks, Wilt Chamberlain, Charlene Tilton, Brooke Shields, Jacqueline Bisset, Catherine Oxenberg, John  Travolta, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Hackett, Olivia Newton John, Muhammad Ali, Monty Hall, Bill Cosby, David Brenner, Rodney Dangerfield, Dick Van Dyke, Shelly Winters, Elizabeth Montgomery, The Cars, Henry Winkler, and Greg Morris. The producer of Miami Vice, Michael Mann, wrote here for hours at a time when he was writing for Vegas. The Neil Simon movie, "I Ought to be in Pictures", with Walter Matthau was filmed here. Many celebrities who prefer to go "incognito" sneak in around 3:00 am for a late night nosh!

Canter's is also part of the larger Los Angeles community having received numerous awards from such institutions as the City of Hope, appreciation letters for outstanding and dedicated service, and letters from Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association thanking Canters for donating food.

Canter's Delicatessen continues to be a Los Angeles landmark and late night hot spot, and, with the 2003 addition of Canter's Deli at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, we are committed to bringing the best delicatessen food to our noshers on the famed Las Vegas Strip and to Dodger fans at Dodger Stadium.

WWW.CANTERSDELI.COM

Friday, September 4, 2015

09/04 SHELLEY KEKUNA, BRIAN HUNNINGS, TRACY MCINTIRE, HAWAII FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING HAWAII FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL!

SHELLEY KEKUNA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KAANAPALI BEACH RESORT ASSOCIATION

ABOUT KAANAPALI
Kaanapali is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui, and even in America. Long ago, these sands and lush gardens were enjoyed by Hawaiian kings and queens who sought a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat. The land itself was once comprised of green sugar cane and taro, grown with the help of the Maui sun and a freshwater spring. This magical spot is steeped in culture, from when it was used as a training ground for Hawaiian warriors in ancient times, to the romantic days of “Old Hawaii” in the ’30s and ’40s, to the present.

Today, couples, friends, and families still gravitate here for all this renowned beach has to offer, but also for its fabulous resorts and condos. And Kaanapali Beach Resort provides the best of the best, with easy access to everything you want to see and do. For beauty, excitement, convenience, and comfort, it simply can’t be matched.

HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Ka‘anapali Fresh has evolved into the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui! We’re pleased to announce that the Maui event will take place 9/4-9/6, 2015 in the lush paradise of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort and will feature a roster of over 15 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary personalities. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Honolulu, and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.


BRIAN HUNNINGS - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA 

ABOUT BRIAN
Brian is responsible for assisting the Hotel General Manager with running this 500+ room luxury hotel and resort at historic Black Rock on Ka'anapali Beach. Over see the Property Operations and Food and Beverage Teams to help them create the perfect Hawaiian Vacation.

ABOUT THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014.


TRACY MCINTYRE – THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK (SHERATON MAUI RESORT)

ABOUT THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK
Transform as you experience the ancient healing of Pu'u Keka'a. Harmony and well being for the mind, body and spirit, inspired by the culture and traditions of Hawaii, brought to you with Aloha.

- Open daily from 8:30a.m. – 7p.m.
- 7 Indoor Open Air Treatment Rooms
- 2 outdoor treatment areas
- 3 manicure stations
- 3 pedicure stations
- Open Air Relaxation Lounge
- Retail Boutique

The Spa at Black Rock is located in the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands … the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.





05/24 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT, JULIA DIMON, WHY VACATIONS STRESS PEOPLE OUT

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