Thursday, December 31, 2015

12/31 SOMMELIER NICOLE NIELSON, NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY, NEW YEARS EVE, STEVE EVENS

ITS NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY AND SOMMELIER NICOLE NIELSON JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ALL THINGS BUBBLY FOR NEW YEARS EVE!

NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY
National Champagne Day is observed annually on December 31st.  While true champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region, there is plenty of bubbly available from Italy, California and even the South of France.  Ringing in the New Year is the perfect opportunity each year to celebrate National Champagne Day.



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.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

12/30 LARRY LIPSON, GARY CANTER, CANTER’S DELI

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.

WWW.GORVING.COM


GARY CANTER – CANTER’S 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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12/29 CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN, BACCHUS KITCHEN, EATERY ON ALLEN, SHANE SOLDINGER, SILVER TRIDENT WINERY

CHEF CLAUD BELTRAN OFFERS TIPS ON NEW YEARS ENTERTAINING

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


SHANE SOLDINGER – VP OF SALES, SILVER TRIDENT WINERY

HOSPITALITY:
Open seven days noon to 7:00 p.m.; reservations requested only for groups larger than six; tasting includes a minimum of four wines; cost per person is $25.00. Upstairs loft room available for special events.

WINE CLUB:
The Flagship Club offers members guaranteed allocations of the winery’s limited-release wines as well as complimentary tastings at the winery’s Tasting Home, as well as invitations to members-only special events and release parties. Most unusual member benefit is 15% discount on all Ralph Lauren Home purchases at the Tasting Home.

UNIQUE:
Silver Trident Tasting Home offers the wine country visitor something that’s truly never been done before. Elevating the traditional tasting room to a new level of luxury, the Tasting Home is furnished with Ralph Lauren Home products in the manner of a tasteful and elegant residential estate. Guests may enjoy the distinguished Silver Trident wines as they browse through the Home. The Tasting Home consists of a living room, dining room and library showcasing the furniture, floor coverings, lighting and tabletop accents from the Ralph Lauren Home collection. Everything from the chandeliers overhead to the carpets underfoot, from teak, silver and leather serving trays to crystal wine goblets - as well as the wines - is available for purchase. Alongside the wide range of Ralph Lauren Home products is a thoughtfully curated collection of antiques, books and artwork sourced from around the world.

CURRENT RELEASES:
2014 Apollo’s Folly, Sonoma Coast Rosé, $28
2014 Symphony No. 9, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, $28
2012 Playing With Fire, Napa Valley Red Blend, $45
2013 Benevolent Dictator, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $55
2012 Twenty Seven Fathoms, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $85)

THE NAME:
The winery’s name is a tribute to the owners’ long-standing affiliation with cruise ships. Bob Binder is the founder of Silver Trident Winery and also the co-founder of Oceania Cruises, a luxury cruise line which has partnered on projects with The Wine Spectator, Lalique, Bon Appétit Magazine and Ralph Lauren Home. The Culinary Director for Oceania Cruises is Jacques Pépin; the line is regarded as serving the finest cuisine at sea. The winery’s co-founder is Swiss-born Walter Jost, an accomplished advertising and media executive.

ABOUT SHANE:
Shane was bit by the ‘vino bug’ at an early age and claims that he was weaned on wine by his oenophile parents as a kid growing up in Chicago. After completing his second tax season as a young CPA in the ‘Windy City’, Shane moved to the Napa Valley to follow his passions and begin a career in the wine industry. An opportunity to work the 2000 harvest at Cosentino Winery eventually grew into a GM position. In 2011 Shane earned his sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers while working at Oenotri in Napa, recognized as one of the best Italian restaurants in the country by Food & Wine magazine. While there, Shane created one of the first successful restaurant based Direct to Consumer wine programs in the country, and in 2013 he became the Director of Sales and Marketing for Crocker & Starr Wines, one of the finest Cabernet Franc producers in the world. Shane is the newest member of The Silver Trident Winery team, joining Bob, Walter and Kari as the Vice President of Sales.

In addition to his passion for all things wine, Shane is an accomplished musician and songwriter. He has traveled the country with a rock n roll band, licensed songs for film and has shared the stage with some of the music industry’s top songwriters and performers. You can find Shane at The Silver Trident Home in Yountville, playing locally with his band, The Silverado Pickups, and enjoying Northern California with his family and their dog, Keith Richards.

WWW.SILVERTRIDENTWINERY.COM

Monday, December 28, 2015

12/28 TRAVEL EXPERT CASSIDY SMITH, KAREN WANG DIGGS, HAPPY FOODS: OVER 100 MOOD-BOOSTING RECIPES


TRAVEL EXPERT CASSIDY SMITH - CHEAPTICKETS.COM RELEASES THE TOP NEW YEAR'S EVE DESTINATIONS 

Ring in the New Year with Budget-Friendly Style
Kick off 2016 with a big-city celebration by staying just outside of the action 

New Year's Eve celebrations are notorious for raking up bills at exclusive parties and high-end hotels in top destinations. But why not kick off 2016 with a budget-friendly New Year's Eve vacation? Big cities can equal big prices, and sometimes thinking outside-the-box can result in big savings without missing out on the fun. Consider staying in neighborhoods and suburbs just outside of the hustle and bustle of this year's top New Year's Eve destinations. Think West of the Strip in Las Vegas, or Kissimmee instead of Orlando. And, staying in Midtown East instead of Times Square in New York City can cut down on crowds and save you over 12% on the cost of your hotel.
 Cassidy Smith, CheapTickets Travel Expert, will be available to discuss the top New Year's Eve destinations and top nearby places to save and kick off the New Year without breaking the bank, as well as some of the hottest events and money-saving tips.

CASSIDY SMITH TALKS ABOUT: 
Where to go - top 5 New Year's Eve destinations
Where to stay - affordable areas for accommodations around the party cities
What to do - local events and big night celebrations
Local deals - how to get to New Year’s Eve hotspots on a budget

CHEAPTICKETS.COM


KAREN WANG DIGGS - AUTHOR OF HAPPY FOODS: OVER 100 MOOD-BOOSTING RECIPES

POSITIVE EATING 
This Is Not A Diet Book! But A Healthy Food Book!

Do you want to feel better about what you eat? Do you want to feel better all day long? Healthy foods do not only taste better but it is far less expensive and can change your mental outlook on life. Author Karen Wang Diggs has lived in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States and brings a wealth of food knowledge, village wisdom and secrets to healthy living. From her travels as a chef, a nutritionist and cooking instructor, Diggs has helped hundreds of people overcome eating issues and to arrive at a food lifestyle that has them smiling again. From dealing with diabetes to smart and safe approaches to weight-loss and even working with cancer patients, Diggs' savvy food smarts are all packed into the clean cuisine of Happy Foods.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Karen Wang Diggs got on a jet and flew off to Hong Kong where she worked as a chef for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and also helped to open two eateries. After obtaining her certification as a Nutrition Consultant in 2006 from Bauman College, Diggs began merging her innate culinary skills with her knowledge of holistic nutrition. Diggs helped people achieve optimal health through detoxification and weight loss workshops, therapeutic cooking classes and private nutrition consultations. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

KARENISCOOKING.COM

Friday, December 25, 2015

12/25 HENRY WINKLER, JANE LYNCH, THE 12 STINKS OF CHRISTMAS, STEVE EVANS

ACTOR HENRY WINKLER JOINS THE SHOW TALKING ABOUT CAREER AND HIS FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Henry Winkler is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Fonzie on the hit 1970s sitcom Happy Days. He has produced and directed several television series.

Actor. Born October 30, 1945, in New York City. An effervescent child, he loved performing and by the age of 14, Winkler decided to become an actor. Despite poor grades, his excellent audition won him acceptance into Yale University's Drama School. At Yale, Winkler devoted his time to performing, often rehearsing one play by day and performing in another by night. After graduation he moved back to New York to make his mark on Broadway.

In 1973, Winkler moved to Los Angeles to take his shot at a career in television.Within two weeks he won a part as Valerie Harper's date on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and followed with a bigger role on The Bob Newhart Show. After a month in Los Angeles, Winkler was homesick for life in New York and decided to move back. Before packing his bags he went on one last audition, for the role of a biker in producer Garry Marshall's new TV series, Happy Days. Marshall originally envisioned a big hunky Italian in the part, but after Winkler's audition, his exhausting search ended.

On January 15, 1974, Henry Winkler made his television debut as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on Happy Days. Despite few lines and a secondary place in the story line, Winkler began attracting attention. Before long,Winkler was receiving top billing alongside Ron Howard. His newfound fame was almost overwhelming as "Fonzie Fever" swept the nation.

Winkler's first major film role was also in 1974 in The Lord's of Flatbush in which he played a member of a Brooklyn gang.

After the cancellation of Happy Days, Winkler formed his own production company and went on to produce the successful television series Ryan's Four and MacGyver, as well asdirecting the film Memories of Me (1988). Continuing his diverse acting career, he has performed in such films as the teen horror hit Scream (1996), The Waterboy (1998), starring Adam Sandler, the Emmy-winning television series The Practice and Arrested Development.

Off screen, Winkler is a devoted husband for over 30 years. He married wife Stacey Weitzman on May 5, 1978 and is a dedicated father to their two children as well as stepfather to Weitzman's son from a previous marriage. His dedication to children extends beyond his family; he served as the producer of All the Kids are Doing It and Strong Kids, Safe Kids and is an advocate for several groups that benefit underprivileged children. Additionally, he is involved with the Epilepsy Foundation, Toys for Tots, and other charitable organizations.


ACTRESS JANE LYNCH JOINS FEBREZE TO REINVENTED THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY TUNE, “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS,” SHOWCASING THE STINKS OF THE SEASON: "THE 12 STINKS OF CHRISTMAS"

The holidays stink. Don’t get us wrong, the holidays are a really wonderful time of year… family, friends, parties and gifts. But the truth is... the holidays are filled with a bevy of holiday stinks. Febreze has reinvented the classic holiday tune, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” to showcase the stinks of the season: "The 12 Stinks of Christmas." The holiday music video stars the hilarious duo, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!

ABOUT JANE:
Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960, in Dolton, Illinois. In the 1990s, she made guest appearances on a number of TV sitcoms, including 3rd Rock from the Sun. In 2000, she appeared in the film Best in Show. In 2002, she landed a leading role on MDs. In 2005, she was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, followed by the show Two and a Half Men. In 2009, she got her most famous role to date as Sue Sylvester on Glee.

Mainstream Success
One of Lynch's first film roles was in the 1988 comedy Vice Versa with Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. More small parts followed in such movies as Straight Talk and The Fugitive. On television, Lynch made guest appearances on a number of sitcoms, including 3rd Rock from the Sun and Married with Children.

She also did some voice-over and commercials. For one ad, Lynch worked with director Christopher Guest to create a cereal commercial. Months later, the two met up again by accident at a Beverly Hills restaurant, and he asked her to stop by his office. At the time, he was casting his spoof of the dog show world, Best in Show (2000). Lynch signed on to play Christy Cummings, a tough dog trainer who gets involved with a dog owner (played by Jennifer Coolidge). The actors in Guest's films work in an improvisational style. "They give us a really good thumbnail sketch, and then we just take it from there," Lynch explained to The Advocate. "We improvise all the dialogue; there's no written dialogue."

With the success of Best in Show, Lynch soon landed a leading role on television, playing a nurse in the 2002 medical drama MDs. The show only lasted for two months before being canceled. She also lent her voice to a recurring character on the animated comedy The Family Guy. Reuniting with Christopher Guest, Lynch appeared in the folk music comedy A Mighty Wind (2003) as a singer with a past in the adult film industry.

Big and Small Screen
While often tackling small parts, Lynch made the most out each role she took on. She made a number of memorable guest appearances on such shows as Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, and Weeds. On the big screen, Lynch appeared as a raunchy store manager in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) with Steve Carell, stealing nearly every scene she appeared in.

The following year, Lynch played the mother of a race car driver in the comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby starring Will Farrell. She also starred in her own sitcom, Lovespring International, which aired on the Lifetime television network. On the show, Lynch played the owner of a dating service. The series only lasted for 13 episodes.

Lynch had better luck with her recurring role on the popular dramatic series The L Word, which followed the lives of several gay women. On the show she played Joyce Wischnia, a tough lawyer who falls for her client (Cybill Shepherd) while handling her divorce. As a lesbian herself, Lynch especially admired how the series depicted life in the lesbian community. On the show, "we just tell stories about people. That's what I love about The L Word. No one's tortured over their sexuality; it's just accepted," she told The Advocate.

'Glee' Success
Around this time, Lynch also had another, very different recurring role, playing Charlie Sheen's therapist on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. She then starred in the critically admired, but ratings deprived comedy Party Down in 2009, a show about a group of aspiring creatives who work for a Los Angeles catering company. That same year, Lynch got her most famous role to date: She began her run as Sue Sylvester, a super-intense cheerleading coach, on Glee. This musical comedy explores the ups and downs of a high school glee club run by teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison). Sylvester views Schuester as her archenemy, and continuously plots to ruin the club. Lynch relishes playing the role, saying that Sylvester "is so cold and ruthless." She utters some of the show's most memorable dialogue. "Jane's unparalleled at her one-liners," series creator Ryan Murphy told The New York Times.

Glee has developed quite a following among television audiences, winning over fans with its catchy musical numbers. Many of these performances are done by glee club members, including Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), a latest-generation Barbra Streisand wanna-be. Lynch, however, has not missed out on all of the fun. She sang "Vogue" during a special episode that incorporated the songs of Madonna. For her efforts, Lynch received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She also received a nomination for her guest appearance on Two and a Half Men.

As her latest series has taken off, Lynch has started to settle down. She and her partner, clinical psychologist Lara Embry, married in June 2010. The couple met at a fundraiser in 2009. Lynch is thrilled about her new role as parent to Embry's 8-year-old daughter Haden. "I'm almost 50, and I thought that possibility was behind me, so this is a real delight," she told The New York Times.



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, December 24, 2015

12/24 FRED DRYER, STEVE EVANS


FORMER NFL GREAT AND ACTOR FRED DRYER TALKS CONTROVERSIAL FILM STARING WILL SMITH, CONCUSSION AND HIS APPEARANCE ON AGENT X WITH SHARON STONE

Just in time for the Christmas day release of the controversial film, Concussion, former NFL player, Fred Dryer, is available to discuss the dangers inherent in playing professional football and the NFL's attempt to minimize and cover up the damage to players and their families.

Who:  Fred Dryer was drafted in the first round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the New York Giants and was the starting right defensive end from 1969 through 1971.  In 1972, Dryer began playing for the Lost Angeles Rams.  In 1973, while playing for the Rams, Dryer became the only player in the NFL to score two safeties during one game, earning him the nickname, the Sultan of Safeties; a record that still stands today.  He played in Super Bowl XIV when the Rams met the Pittsburgh Steelers after the 1979 season.  Dryer was a two time All-Pro defensive end spanning 13 years in the NFL.  After his retirement from the League, Dryer became a well-known actor starring in the the 1980's crime drama Hunter.  Recently, he appeared on the NBC drama Crisis and will soon be seen in the TNT show Agent X with Sharon Stone.  Dryer rounds out his busy life as the host of The Fred Dryer Show on CRN Digital Talk.

What:  Concussion, starring Will Smith, tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a brilliant forensic neuropathologist who first discovered the football-related brain trauma known as CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.  The Sony Pictures Entertainment film focuses on the death and dementia that professional football players have suffered due to repeated blows to the head.  Controversy has surrounded the film with charges that the studio softened some of its accusations against the NFL for fear of legal repercussions from the multi-million dollar sports enterprise.

Fred Dryer, who suffered brain injuries himself while playing professional football and is still undergoing treatment for his injuries is available to discuss the following:
Head trauma suffered by professional football players
Consequences of the trauma on players and their families
Rush Limbaugh's skepticism about the existence of football related head injuries
The NFL's attempt to cover-up these injuries
The lack of training on the fundamentals of tackling that leave players open to injury.
The culpability of the league of for the damage done to players

Treatment options


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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

12/23 JANE LYNCH, THE 12 STINKS OF CHRISTMAS, LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

ACTRESS JANE LYNCH JOINS FEBREZE TO REINVENTED THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY TUNE, “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS,” SHOWCASING THE STINKS OF THE SEASON: "THE 12 STINKS OF CHRISTMAS"

The holidays stink. Don’t get us wrong, the holidays are a really wonderful time of year… family, friends, parties and gifts. But the truth is... the holidays are filled with a bevy of holiday stinks. Febreze has reinvented the classic holiday tune, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” to showcase the stinks of the season: "The 12 Stinks of Christmas." The holiday music video stars the hilarious duo, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!

ABOUT JANE:
Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960, in Dolton, Illinois. In the 1990s, she made guest appearances on a number of TV sitcoms, including 3rd Rock from the Sun. In 2000, she appeared in the film Best in Show. In 2002, she landed a leading role on MDs. In 2005, she was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, followed by the show Two and a Half Men. In 2009, she got her most famous role to date as Sue Sylvester on Glee.

Mainstream Success
One of Lynch's first film roles was in the 1988 comedy Vice Versa with Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. More small parts followed in such movies as Straight Talk and The Fugitive. On television, Lynch made guest appearances on a number of sitcoms, including 3rd Rock from the Sun and Married with Children.

She also did some voice-over and commercials. For one ad, Lynch worked with director Christopher Guest to create a cereal commercial. Months later, the two met up again by accident at a Beverly Hills restaurant, and he asked her to stop by his office. At the time, he was casting his spoof of the dog show world, Best in Show (2000). Lynch signed on to play Christy Cummings, a tough dog trainer who gets involved with a dog owner (played by Jennifer Coolidge). The actors in Guest's films work in an improvisational style. "They give us a really good thumbnail sketch, and then we just take it from there," Lynch explained to The Advocate. "We improvise all the dialogue; there's no written dialogue."

With the success of Best in Show, Lynch soon landed a leading role on television, playing a nurse in the 2002 medical drama MDs. The show only lasted for two months before being canceled. She also lent her voice to a recurring character on the animated comedy The Family Guy. Reuniting with Christopher Guest, Lynch appeared in the folk music comedy A Mighty Wind (2003) as a singer with a past in the adult film industry.

Big and Small Screen
While often tackling small parts, Lynch made the most out each role she took on. She made a number of memorable guest appearances on such shows as Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, and Weeds. On the big screen, Lynch appeared as a raunchy store manager in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) with Steve Carell, stealing nearly every scene she appeared in.

The following year, Lynch played the mother of a race car driver in the comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby starring Will Farrell. She also starred in her own sitcom, Lovespring International, which aired on the Lifetime television network. On the show, Lynch played the owner of a dating service. The series only lasted for 13 episodes.

Lynch had better luck with her recurring role on the popular dramatic series The L Word, which followed the lives of several gay women. On the show she played Joyce Wischnia, a tough lawyer who falls for her client (Cybill Shepherd) while handling her divorce. As a lesbian herself, Lynch especially admired how the series depicted life in the lesbian community. On the show, "we just tell stories about people. That's what I love about The L Word. No one's tortured over their sexuality; it's just accepted," she told The Advocate.

'Glee' Success
Around this time, Lynch also had another, very different recurring role, playing Charlie Sheen's therapist on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. She then starred in the critically admired, but ratings deprived comedy Party Down in 2009, a show about a group of aspiring creatives who work for a Los Angeles catering company. That same year, Lynch got her most famous role to date: She began her run as Sue Sylvester, a super-intense cheerleading coach, on Glee. This musical comedy explores the ups and downs of a high school glee club run by teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison). Sylvester views Schuester as her archenemy, and continuously plots to ruin the club. Lynch relishes playing the role, saying that Sylvester "is so cold and ruthless." She utters some of the show's most memorable dialogue. "Jane's unparalleled at her one-liners," series creator Ryan Murphy told The New York Times.

Glee has developed quite a following among television audiences, winning over fans with its catchy musical numbers. Many of these performances are done by glee club members, including Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), a latest-generation Barbra Streisand wanna-be. Lynch, however, has not missed out on all of the fun. She sang "Vogue" during a special episode that incorporated the songs of Madonna. For her efforts, Lynch received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She also received a nomination for her guest appearance on Two and a Half Men.

As her latest series has taken off, Lynch has started to settle down. She and her partner, clinical psychologist Lara Embry, married in June 2010. The couple met at a fundraiser in 2009. Lynch is thrilled about her new role as parent to Embry's 8-year-old daughter Haden. "I'm almost 50, and I thought that possibility was behind me, so this is a real delight," she told The New York Times.


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, December 22, 2015

12/22 SOUTHERN CHEF AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR REBECCA LANG, KATELYN O’RIORDAN, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, BLACK ROCK KITCHEN

EXPERT PARTY HOSTESS, SOUTHERN CHEF AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR REBECCA LANG - HOLIDAY

The holiday season involves many traditions.  Of course, celebrating the religious holiday is at the top of the list, but for many people New Years is a holiday that also involves making resolutions and preparing a traditional meal.  On December 17th, Rebecca Lang –author of “Around the Southern Table, Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories”–is available to share some timely recipes for making memorable meals for Easter.  This talented mother of two will also share some money-saving beverage suggestions that will have everyone talking!

SOME TASTY TOPICS ON REBECCA’S HOLIDAY MENU INCLUDE:
FAMILY TIME–Time-saving tips to spend more quality time with family
MAKING MEMORIES – Recipes that will make a lasting impression on guests
BEVERAGE FUN – How to turn cool beverages into a cool conversation piece
SWEET HOLIDAY – Creating decadent deserts that will top off any meal

ABOUT REBECCA:
Rebecca Lang is a food writer, cooking instructor, and a ninth-generation Southerner.  She is author of Southern Living’s Around the Southern Table, Quick-Fix Southern, Mary Mac’s Tea Room, and Southern Entertaining for a New Generation.  She has appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend, WGN America’s Midday News, and numerous regional and local networks. Rebecca and her cooking have been featured in more than 50 nationally televised food segments and in publications such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, FoxNews.com, Glamour and Fitness magazines. She serves as a contributing editor for Southern Living and MyRecipes.com, teaches cooking classes across America, and writes a blog at www.rebeccalangcooks.com that has been featured on the James Beard Foundation Blog, Delights and Prejudices, and noted in Food News Journal’s Best of the Blogs.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM


KATELYN O’RIORDAN - PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA - NEW DINNER MENU AT BLACK ROCK KITCHEN


SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA LAUNCHES NEW DINNER MENU AT BLACK ROCK KITCHEN

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant Black Rock Kitchen has debuted a new dinner menu. Beginning today, resort guests, visitors and locals will have the opportunity to experience the new menu, which features an array of vibrant, fresh dishes that focus on locally sourced ingredients.

Conceptualized by Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Rayno, the inspired menu highlights Hawaii-grown ingredients through approachable, thoughtfully-prepared dishes.

“My passion for creativity is infused into each dish through new spins on traditional flavor profiles,” said Chef Rayno. “Each course explores ingredients that can be found right in our backyard, while also emphasizing classic comfort items like braised short ribs.”

Kicking off the menu are dishes like ahi sashimi with crisp green apple, jalapeno and local radish; as well as seared beef tenderloin skewers with toasted nori and a miso ponzu dipping sauce. Salad standouts include beets & quinoa, with Surfing Goat Dairy cheese, red and yellow beets, quinoa and fresh herbs; and a wedge Caesar with Waipoli Farms romaine, shaved grana padano, roasted garlic croutons and a sundried tomato Caesar dressing. Entrees include offerings like grilled Hawaiian catch of the day with Molokai sweet potato and coconut puree, ginger spiced broccolini and yuzu brown butter; and braised short ribs with polenta, Alii mushrooms, wilted rainbow chard and red wine short rib jus, among others.

Black Rock Kitchen is open daily for dinner between 5:30pm – 9:00pm.  For reservations, which are recommended, please call (808) 921-4600.

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 and 2013. For more information about Sheraton
Maui Resort & Spa please visit http://www.sheraton-maui.com.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM

Monday, December 21, 2015

12/21 NFL PLAYER CHRIS DRAFT, VOJTECH KACEROVSKY, CZECHTOURISM LOS ANGELES

FORMER NFL PLAYER CHRIS DRAFT SHARES SIMPLE “IN-BOUND AND “OUT-OF-BOUNDS” WAYS TO HELP LIFT HOLIDAY SPIRITS

Feelings of hope and love are abundant during the holiday season – and they often do more for us than we think. In fact, they can be the best gifts to give to those impacted by serious ailments and medical conditions. A new survey conducted by the American Cancer Society found 3 in 4 (74%) Americans think the holidays are an especially hard time to talk about cancer with friends and loved ones, but there are ways to lift holiday spirits.  Love is important – 77% of Americans think that it’s the trait most important to coping with cancer – but an “I love you” isn’t the only thing you can give someone who has been impacted by cancer this holiday season. According to those who have been impacted by cancer, hope (69%) is the emotion that most helped them get through cancer treatment.  Signaling a renewed, bolder stance in its work to support patients and families touched by cancer, the American Cancer Society has launched a new public awareness campaign – “Advantage Humans” – that puts people, and the collective power of our humanity, at the center of a shift to redefine victory over cancer. The aim of the campaign is to channel the range of raw emotions and unique human traits we all share to triumph over cancer every single day.  Spotlighted in one of the ads is former NFL player Chris Draft whose wife, Keasha, lost her battle to cancer in 2011.

ABOUT CHRIS DRAFT:  
Chris Draft is a nationally recognized community leader and health advocate who serves as an NFL Ambassador and a national spokesperson on many health-related issues, including lung cancer, the disease that claimed the life of his wife, Keasha.  Through his work with American Cancer Society and his own Team Draft initiative, he is dedicated to raising awareness, accelerating research for a cure, and giving hope, comfort and inspiration to the patients, caregivers and healthcare providers who are battling cancer. Chris had a 12-year career in the NFL as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.


DIRECTOR OF CZECHTOURISM LOS ANGELES VOJTECH KACEROVSKY - CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

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.

THE TRADITIONS OF CZECH ADVENT
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MEALS
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

WWW.CZECHTOURISM.COM

Friday, December 18, 2015

12/18 HENRY WINKLER, MARIE CALLENDER’S LORIN COOK, STEVE EVANS

ACTOR HENRY WINKLER JOINS THE SHOW TALKING ABOUT CAREER AND HIS FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Henry Winkler is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Fonzie on the hit 1970s sitcom Happy Days. He has produced and directed several television series.

Actor. Born October 30, 1945, in New York City. An effervescent child, he loved performing and by the age of 14, Winkler decided to become an actor. Despite poor grades, his excellent audition won him acceptance into Yale University's Drama School. At Yale, Winkler devoted his time to performing, often rehearsing one play by day and performing in another by night. After graduation he moved back to New York to make his mark on Broadway.

In 1973, Winkler moved to Los Angeles to take his shot at a career in television.Within two weeks he won a part as Valerie Harper's date on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and followed with a bigger role on The Bob Newhart Show. After a month in Los Angeles, Winkler was homesick for life in New York and decided to move back. Before packing his bags he went on one last audition, for the role of a biker in producer Garry Marshall's new TV series, Happy Days. Marshall originally envisioned a big hunky Italian in the part, but after Winkler's audition, his exhausting search ended.

On January 15, 1974, Henry Winkler made his television debut as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on Happy Days. Despite few lines and a secondary place in the story line, Winkler began attracting attention. Before long,Winkler was receiving top billing alongside Ron Howard. His newfound fame was almost overwhelming as "Fonzie Fever" swept the nation.

Winkler's first major film role was also in 1974 in The Lord's of Flatbush in which he played a member of a Brooklyn gang.

After the cancellation of Happy Days, Winkler formed his own production company and went on to produce the successful television series Ryan's Four and MacGyver, as well asdirecting the film Memories of Me (1988). Continuing his diverse acting career, he has performed in such films as the teen horror hit Scream (1996), The Waterboy (1998), starring Adam Sandler, the Emmy-winning television series The Practice and Arrested Development.

Off screen, Winkler is a devoted husband for over 30 years. He married wife Stacey Weitzman on May 5, 1978 and is a dedicated father to their two children as well as stepfather to Weitzman's son from a previous marriage. His dedication to children extends beyond his family; he served as the producer of All the Kids are Doing It and Strong Kids, Safe Kids and is an advocate for several groups that benefit underprivileged children. Additionally, he is involved with the Epilepsy Foundation, Toys for Tots, and other charitable organizations.


MARIE CALLENDER’S NEWLY CROWNED “PIE QUEEN” LORIN COOK FROM BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY - HOLIDAY PIE TIPS AND HACKS

This year, the pie brand put out an official, month-long talent search to find it’s next “Pie Queen.”  Lorin Cook from Bergen County, New Jersey, was the winner – she was formerly awarded “Best Apple Pie in New Jersey” for two years running.

Lorin is now working with Marie Callender’s to develop holiday pie tips including hacks like how to cut the perfect piece of pie, clever ways to reuse pie leftovers and signature toppings for a new spin on classic holiday pies.

WWW.MARIECALLENDERSMEALS.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, December 17, 2015

12/17 BEN LYONS, MARY GIULIANI, THE COCKTAIL PARTY EAT * DRINK * PLAY * RECOVER

MOVIE & HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERT BEN LYONS OFFERS GIFT ADVICE FOR THE MOVIE LOVERS ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST 

All of us have at least one movie lover on our holiday list this year. The question is how do you pick out the perfect gift for the cinema buff? Movie and home entertainment expert Ben Lyons is here to take the guesswork out of that decision. On Thursday, December 17th, Lyons will be available via satellite to offer up great movie gifts and discuss the hottest Blu-ray Disc and digital releases available this Holiday season. With thousands of titles available there is sure to be something for everyone on your gift list. Ben will help you wade through the many options from classics to hot new releases, and the latest in technology to watch them on.

The interview is part of Ben’s regular “DEN” (Digital Entertainment News) segment featuring Ben Lyons highlighting the latest Blu-ray and Digital releases and the technology to watch them on.

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.


PARTY AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT MARY GIULIANI – AUTHOR, THE COCKTAIL PARTY EAT * DRINK * PLAY * RECOVER 

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THROWING THE PERFECT PARTY FROM ONE OF TODAY’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CATERERS

THE COCKTAIL PARTY by A-list caterer and lifestyle expert Mary Giuliani is a must-have collection of inspired party ideas, delicious and whim-sical recipes, tried-and-true party planning tips, inventive menus, and stories both hilarious and poignant, culled from Mary’s all-star events.

Mary’s motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She expounds on this philosophy in THE COCKTAIL PARTY and shares her secrets for staging the perfect celebration—from a classic evening cocktail party to a anything-but-average afternoon baby shower to a glittery yet informal awards season soirée—with helpful features such as a party calculator and tips for what to keep on hand so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Each party theme comes with a festive “Snacktivity” to turn your favorite foods into an eye-popping spread (think DIY grilled cheese setup, soup-sipping station, frittata bar).

ABOUT MARY: 
MARY GIULIANI is a party and lifestyle expert and owner of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. When the finest names in art, fashion and entertainment want to host a standout event, they call Mary. With her “simple yet special” approach to parties, Mary’s clients look to her to break entertaining norms and bring to life party ideas that are one of a kind, out of the box, playful experiences. With a knack for making the “ordinary INTO extraordinary,” Mary has maintained a loyal client roster that includes JCrew, Vogue, The Rolling Stones, Bradley Cooper, Stella McCartney, Carolina Herrera, HBO, and many more. Mary has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox Morning News, and The Barefoot Contessa. In 2013 she partnered with Chef Mario Batali on a catering collaboration called MARIObyMary (www.mariobymary. com). Mary splits her time between NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York, with her husband Ryan, daughter Gala and their two dogs Stanley and Hudson.

MARYGIULIANI.COM

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12/16 LARRY LIPSON, NADER MASADEH, BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS, UNDERCOVER BOSS

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.


NADER MASADEH, PRESIDENT AND CEO, BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS – A.K.A. “THE SAUCE KING OF CINCINNATI” - CBS PREMIERE EPISODE OF THE SEVENTH SEASON OF “UNDERCOVER BOSS” 

CBS ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF THE SEVENTH SEASON OF “UNDERCOVER BOSS,” BEGINNING SUNDAY, DEC. 20

The seventh season of UNDERCOVER BOSS kicks off with three special Sunday broadcasts, beginning Sunday, Dec. 20, on the CBS Television Network.  The series moves to Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 8.

“Buffalo Wings & Rings” – When President and CEO Nader Masadeh, the “Sauce King of Cincinnati,” goes undercover to guarantee that his Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurants each have the recipe for success, he finds one kitchen is too hot to handle when faced with a fiery manager.   The club-level sports restaurant franchise with a chef-inspired family-friendly menu has 66 units globally.

BUFFALO RINGS & WINGS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and was founded in 1984.  It has 5,000 employees, 66 global locations and is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the world.  Together, the restaurants go through about 5 ½ million pounds of chicken annually, use about 125 million gallons of sauce – and serve about 50 million wings.

Per Nader, his restaurant’s concept is very different from their major competitor, Buffalo Wild Wings.  He says BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS is not a sports bar – he believe it’s better than that, since it offers a diverse club-level menu that’s served on china (and they cater to families with children).

ABOUT NADER
Nader was born in Jordan.  His father wanted his children to have the best education and career opportunities, and since there were limitations living in a small country like Jordan, they moved to Cincinnati in 1989, when Nader was 15-years-old.   He recalls it be difficult being in a new school with a culture and language that was also new to him.   As the newcomer at his school, he felt isolated and wanted to move back to Jordan, but his father told him to be patient.

Nader started his career in the restaurant industry as a dish washer at Burger King.  Then he worked at Taco Bell as well as with his father at all of his restaurant ventures throughout his time in high school and college. (He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.)

In 2004, Nader’s father asked him if he would invest in a restaurant that he (the father) could operate.   They both put all of their money on the line and bought it.  Once they started operating it, and Nader saw its success, he was driven to get more involved.  He spoke to some investors and in 2005 they bought the franchise and the concept.   There were only four operating restaurants when they bought it.  Now, 10 years later, they have 66 locations globally – including in Jordan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, and soon, in Egypt.  His goal is to have 100 companies globally within the next several years.

ABOUT UNDERCOVER BOSS:
A two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own organizations. Each week, a different leader will sacrifice the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their operation. Stephen Lambert, Chris Carlson and Greg Lipstone are executive producers for Studio Lambert/All3Media America.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12/15 CERTIFIED TRAVEL CONSULTANT BONNIE SHERMAN, ELIZABETH SHATNER, WELLS FARGO, ALL GLORY PROJECT

CERTIFIED TRAVEL CONSULTANT BONNIE SHERMAN – HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS AND HOW WE CAN SAVE BY BOOKING YOUR NEXT VACATION THRU A TRAVEL AGENCY

Do you need travel reservations but don't have time to do it yourself? Would you like someone else to take care of your travel— professionally and with a touch of class? Let Bonnie Sherman be your travel concierge and your travel advocate. A Certified Travel Consultant (CTC), Bonnie leverages her experiences, extensive network of contacts and professional affiliations to save you time and money while arranging the best possible travel experience.

From luxury cruises and 5-star hotels to archaeological digs and kayaking, Bonnie uses her intimate knowledge of hotels, resorts, cruise lines, tour companies, and destinations to make your vacation a dream getaway.

WWW.BONNIESHERMANTRAVEL.COM


ELIZABETH SHATNER - WILLIAM & ELIZABETH SHATNER AND WELLS FARGO TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO SUPPORT THERAPEUTIC SERVICES FOR MILITARY VETERANS (THURSDAY 12/17/15)

WILLIAM & ELIZABETH SHATNER, WELLS FARGO TO HOST CHECK PRESENTATION & PRESS EVENT  

William & Elizabeth Shatner and Wells Fargo to Announce Major Contribution to Support Therapeutic Services for Military Veterans.

William Shatner will join his wife Elizabeth, Wells Fargo Greater Los Angeles Lead Region President, David DiCristofaro and Wells Fargo Senior Vice President, Jonathan Weedman at a news event to announce a major contribution to support therapeutic service for military veterans, Thursday, December 17 at  10:00 AM at  Shadow Hills Riding Club, 10263 La Canada Way, #2, Shadow Hills, Calif.

As part of the news conference, Wells Fargo will make a check presentation to The All Glory Project, an organization seeking to promote, foster and support programs and institutions that utilize animal-assisted and adjunct therapies in aiding military veterans and their families.

The All Glory Project's mission is to educate the public about opportunities to support equine-assisted therapy. TAGP invites you to join our Campaign of Consciousness.

WHO: William & Elizabeth Shatner, All-Glory, David DiCristofaro, Regional President, Wells Fargo
WHAT: Press Event & Check Presentation
WHEN: Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Shadow Hills Riding Club, 10263La Canada Way, #2, Shadow Hills, CA.

ABOUT WELLS FARGO:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune's 2015 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

 The All Glory Project seeks to promote, foster & support programs & institutions that utilize animal-assisted and adjunct therapies in aiding military veterans and their families.

WWW.ALLGLORYPROJECT.COM  

Monday, December 14, 2015

12/14 CLAUDIA LOMBANA, TODD SIMON, OMAHA STEAKS

EMMY & PEABODY - AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST CLAUDIA LOMBANA EXPLAINS HOW WAITING UNTIL THE LAST-MINUTE CAN SAVE MONEY FOR SAVVY SHOPPERS

WHERE TO FIND LAST- MINUTE HOLIDAY DEALS FROM ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP SHOPPING JOURNALIST

How many of us have found ourselves in a drug store or gas stations desperate to find a last-minute gift.  Now, what consumers may not realize is that sometimes waiting until the last minute can actually save you plenty of money.  On December 14, Emmy and Peabody-Award winning journalist Claudia Lombana is available to share some of her super last-minute shopping secrets, just in time for National Free Shipping Day (December 18), when more than 1,000 merchants offer free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

ABOUT CLAUDIA LOMBANA:
Lombana regularly shares her insight and expertise with national television audiences. She is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top shopping specialists, providing advice and data for media and major businesses.  Her tips and advice regularly appear in national publications, including The New York Times, USA Today and many others. The two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and Peabody Award winner provides advice on topics ranging from shopping trends to fraud protection. As a journalist, she has traveled the world covering news stories for CNN, CBS, FOX, Tech TV and E! News.

WWW.TIPSONTV.COM 


TODD SIMON – FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY OWNER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OMAHA STEAKS - GIFT PACKAGES OF STEAKS, WINE AND ASSORTED GOURMET FOODS

POLL SHOWS FOOD GIFTS TOP DESIRED HOLIDAY GIFTS

Sweets and Steaks Rank Among Top Choices
Food gifts top the wish list for many consumers this holiday season according to a recent study of holiday food gift trends conducted by Omaha Steaks. The survey indicated nearly 86 percent of gift recipients would enjoy receiving a food gift with chocolate (31.42 percent), smoked meats and/or cheese basket (28.41 percent), wine (25.22 percent) and steak (24.16 percent) in the list of top choices. Omaha Steaks, a fifth generation family-owned company based in Omaha, Nebraska, is at the forefront of this food gifting trend and has been offering gift packages of steaks, wine and assorted gourmet foods for nearly 100 years.

ABOUT OMAHA STEAKS:
Founded in 1917, Omaha Steaks is a fifth-generation, family-owned company known nationwide for the finest in USDA-approved, grain fed beef and gourmet foods. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response marketer of beef and gourmet foods available through multiple marketing channels including by phone at 1-800-228-9055, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.

WWW.OMAHASTEAKS.COM

Friday, December 11, 2015

12/11 JAMES CARLING, VENTURA LIMONCELLO, DAVID HULL THE HULABALLOER, ‘THE LEGENDS OF DOO WOP’, STEVE EVANS

JAMES CARLING – PRESIDENT, VENTURA LIMONCELLO

Conceived in Italy, Born in California!

Ventura Limoncello celebrates the rich tradition of Italy while embracing the adventurous style of California. Like all things Italian, Ventura Limoncello radiates passion and pleasure. We are pleased to now offer 3 award winning, artisan, handcrafted liqueurs: Ventura Limoncello Originale, Ventura Limoncello Crema and Ventura Orangecello Blood Orange. We also distribute Ventura Limoncello Vinaigrette.

Our tantalizing, all-natural limoncello infusions bring together our generation-honed recipe with locally grown fruit. We use only carefully selected lemon varietals, grown in the protected valleys and rolling hills of Ventura County, California. The fruit is allowed to ripen fully in steady sunshine, tempered by fresh breezes from the Pacific.

Impress your friends by pouring our ice-cold limoncello into chilled glasses for a perfect after meal cordial. Watch conversations come alive as your guests sip this smile-inducing libation. Or take this old-world beverage to new-world heights by indulging in our limoncello recipes for dazzling desserts and cocktails.

Please visit the retail locations that carry our liqueurs to pick up a bottle. You can find them on our Where to Purchase page. Or enjoy one of our restaurant partners who proudly serve our liqueurs in signature cocktails and desserts. Some even use our liqueurs as their “secret ingredient” in their dishes…

Our premium citrus liqueurs embrace today’s West Coast lifestyle, while paying grateful homage to our Italian legacy. Ventura Limoncello offers a pleasant way to unwind after a long day and a delicious meal. It embodies La Dolce Vita, “California Style”.

MORE ABOUT:
The Ventura Limoncello Company was founded in 2007 by James Carling and Manuela Zaretti-Carling. Our mission is to be the premier producer of limoncello liqueurs in the United States. We use the recipe handed down to Manuela from her Nonna in Italy. Ventura County, California, is home to some of the most amazing lemons in the world and their peels make a world class Limoncello. According to the US Department of Agriculture, approximately 80% of all lemons grown in the US come from Ventura County. Due to the year round lemon growing season, we produce Ventura Limoncello in small batches all year.

We have also released our Ventura Orangecello liqueur using blood oranges, also grown in Ventura County. Unlike lemons, blood oranges are seasonal in Ventura. Our Orangecello Blood Orange will only be produced seasonally.

We work direct with local Ventura County growers who pick tree-ripened citrus to our specifications.

Ventura Limoncello Originale was released in February, 2008 and was initally well received. Our Limoncello was awarded Gold Medal at the 2011 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Platinum Medal at the 2009 LA SIP Awards. Ventura Limoncello Originale has been America’s highest rated Limoncello 4-years in a row. Ventura Limoncello Crema was relased in October, 2008. It was awarded Gold Medal at the 2010 LA SIP Awards.

Ventura Orangecello Blood Orange was released in May, 2011. It was recognized as Double Gold Medal, “Best in Class” at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Ventura Limoncello’s liqueurs are all natural and handcrafted. We hand peel all the fruit. This ensures only the top layer of peel containing the oils are used. No pith. Our natural processes produce aromatic and full flavor liqueurs. The true sign of an all natural Limoncello is “Il Collarino” (the little collar). This is formed by the citrus oils that gather at the top of the bottle. In our Limoncello Crema, milk fat may gather at the top. A quick shake before serving mixes everything back together in the bottle.

WWW.VENTURALIMONCELLO.COM


DAVID HULL, THE HULLABALLOER – WILL BE MC’ING ‘THE LEGENDS OF DOO WOP’ THIS SATURDAY 12/12/15 AT 7PM

This Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Highlander Auditorium on the campus of Upland High School Dave will be MCing a show with the Marcels, the Skyliners and the Drifters.
Ticket Information 1-888-718-4253

ABOUT DAVE:
Dave Hull, aka "The Hullabalooer", is a Los Angeles radio personality voted one of the top ten LA radio personalities of all time. Born Jan. 20, 1934, he admits to being 77 with his personal addition herewith dated Mar. 3, 2011.

Hull began his radio career in Armed Forces Radio in Casablanca, Morocco and in commercial radio in 1955 at KGFL in Roswell, New Mexico. He reached Los Angeles' KRLA in 1963 as weekend relief and full time there on Jun. 6, 1964.

By the end of 1964, Hull's increasing popularity prompted one young female fan, Suzie Cappetta, to write and record a song entitled "Dave Hull The Hullabalooer", which quickly reached the local top 40 charts by early 1965. Hull became close with The Beatles during their 1965 and 1966 American tours. During that time, Hull taped approximately fourteen interviews with the band. He, along with Bob Eubanks, planned The Beatles' 1966 concert at the Chavez Ravine-Dodger Stadium. His work with the band earned him the honorary title of "fifth Beatle." Hull worked closely with The Beach Boys, The Dave Clark Five and The Rolling Stones during that period. In December 1965, Hull opened his "Hullabaloo" teen club on Sunset in Hollywood.

He got his nickname while working at WONE in Dayton, Ohio. Los Angeles radio historian Don Barrett quotes Hull as saying: "A woman wrote me from a hotel outside Dayton to say she couldn't stand all that hullabaloo. Well, Webster's defined it as a 'tumultuous outroar,' so I used it." Dave appeared (using the name David Hull) as a talent contest manager in an October, 1966 episode of "The Monkees".

Dave Hull was the first guest host on the nationally syndicated American Top 40 program, week ending November 6, 1971. ] He was heard in Los Angeles at the time on KGBS.

Hull hosted the nationally syndicated TV show "Matchmaker" in the late 1980s, reportedly seen in over 100 markets, a video version of his late 1970s "Lovelines" program heard on KMPC.

Today, Hull lives in Palm Springs, California and is now retired. He held the 6-midnight slot on one of the country's few remaining beautiful music stations, KWXY, from 1994 until his announced retirement in 2010. He also remains active as a voiceover for national radio and television commercials. Hull's book, Hullabaloo!: the (Mis)Adventures of L.A. Radio Legend Dave Hull was released in January 2013.

www.davehullthehullabalooer.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, December 10, 2015

12/10 TECH EXPERT ANDREA SMITH, ANDREA WOROCH, STANDOUTS OF THE YEAR 2015, IAN BLACKBURN, WINELA.COM

AWARD-WINNING TECH EXPERT ANDREA SMITH - LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GADGET GUIDE

Technology gifts are trending big this year and top those "must have" lists.  We have Tech Expert Andrea Smith here to shine a spotlight on 5 of the best tech gifts of the season.

Technology gifts are trending big this year and top the "gotta have" gift list.  There are a number of new technology releases that are featured on the holiday gadget guide that will be sure to get your audience excited about the holidays and give them the last-minute guidance they need to choose the perfect gift. Nationally recognized tech expert Andrea Smith puts her spotlight on 5 of the best technology gifts of the season.

ABOUT ANDREA:
Andrea Smith is an award-winning news and technology journalist. She is currently producer of Living in Digital Times, a collection of video broadcasts bringing exhibitor and conference news from International CES to a consumer audience.

Andrea was most recently Lifestyle Channel Editor at Mashable. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade as Technology Producer at ABC News as an on-air, on-radio reporter and expert covering all things digital.

Andrea appears frequently as a guest expert in technology segments on ABC’s World News Now, WABC-TV and CNBC as well as radio stations across the U.S.

KILLERAPPS.TV


CONSUMER EXPERT ANDREA WOROCH TALKS ABOUT THE MOST BENEFICIAL, EFFECTIVE AND EFFORTLESS STANDOUTS OF THE YEAR 2015

In 2015, we said a goodbye to Leonard Nimoy, B.B. King and Gwen Stefani’s marriage (say it ain’t so!). We met Caitlyn Jenner, watched the fall of Bill Cosby, the rise of Amy Schumer, and watched Robert Durst blink his way through “The Jinx”. We were horrified by the terrorist attacks in Paris, rejoiced when same-sex marriage became legal nationwide and marveled at the discovery of water on Mars.

In addition, a few products were able to deliver a bit of relief on the home front and help us maintain our health and peace of mind in our lives, through both the good and the stressful times. Consumer Expert Andrea Woroch is here to lay out the most beneficial, effective and effortless standouts of the year 2015!

ABOUT ANDREA:
Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who regularly contributes to leading national and regional news stories. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Better Homes & Garden and many others. Andrea also enjoys writing articles for various personal finance and lifestyle websites and blogs.


IAN BLACKBURN SOMMELEIR, WINE EDUCATOR AND FOUNDER OF WINELA.COM - UPCOMING EVENTS 

EXPLORING CHAMPAGNE THIS SUNDAY
DECEMBER 13TH SIT DOWN AT 3:30PM 

Take your palate for a journey around the world in this "Exploring Wines" event. Taste a variety of wines and champagnes from all over the world paired with different artisanal cheeses... each flight is served blind so that we may assess the wines as a group and rate them. See what you like and prefer - of course you will love all the wines - but a few may show you which style you learn towards.... Pinot or Chard? Clean and fresh or Bold and Rich... blended or vintage... which vintage... we love to explore the questions of fine wine... and share our findings.

Class is accompanied by a delicious small cheese plate.

ABOUT WINELA
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages.  It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.

wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve.  Edicts:  innovate, evolve and excite.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

12/09 LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE, TANIYA NAYAK, DIY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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.


HGTV & FOOD NETWORK STAR TANIYA NAYAK - EASY DIY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME AND THE PLACE PEOPLE CONGREGATE.  THAT’S WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO CONSIDER UPDATING YOUR HOME – SPECIFICALLY YOUR KITCHEN -- ACCORDING TO CELEBRITY DESIGNER TANYA NAYAK. YOU WILL RECOGNIZE TANIYA AS GO-TO EXPERT FOR DECORATING PROGRAMS ON H-G-T-V AND RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE ON THE FOOD NETWORK, AND SHE IS CURRENTLY HOSTING THE NEW SERIES “THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT”.

ABOUT TANIYA:
Known for her sunny smile and sharp eye, Taniya Nayak’s approachable take on interior design has won over everyone from rock stars to first time homebuyers. Taniya’s knack for bringing rich textures and unexpected finishes together with practical, real-life functionality has made her a go-to expert for decorating programs on major networks including HGTV and Food Network. She is currently a part of major franchises on both networks, hosting the HGTV series House Hunters on Vacation and as a featured designer on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible. Taniya is also the host of the new HGTV specials Billon Dollar Block, which premiered in October 2012. Earlier in 2012, Taniya launched her first collection of home products, Taniya Nayak Lighting, available exclusively via Wayfair.com.

Born in India and raised in Boston, Taniya’s design style is strongly influenced by her creative family, especially her father, a talented architect. Shortly after attending Boston Architectural College for a masters in Interior Design, Taniya’s design style and upbeat personality landed her first television gig on ABC Family’s Knock First. Taniya was one of four designers and co-hosts of the hit show, geared toward hip, ambitious teens. She then made the move to HGTV as a designer on the edgy series FreeStyle, encouraging homeowners to get imaginative with items they already owned.

Her signature approach of embracing affordable design fixes made Taniya the perfect fit for her next show, one of HGTV's top rated hits, Designed To Sell. Taniya is currently host of a spin-off of House Hunters, HGTV's most successful series on-air, called House Hunters on Vacation. Placing the continued success of the House Hunters brand in Taniya’s hands, House Hunters on Vacation illuminates Taniya’s travel and design expertise as she helps individuals, couples and families find the perfect place to stay from luxury condos to beautiful villas while on an all expense paid vacation.

Taniya is a regular on HGTV mainstays like, Showdown, Bang for Your Buck, White House Specials, and throughout HGTV.com. Taniya can also be seen on Robert Irvine’s Food Network series, Restaurant: Impossible, where she utilizes her design prowess and professional experience to rescue and transform suffering restaurants. Married to a successful restaurateur in Boston, Taniya’s personal life as both an interior designer and a restaurant industry insider is the perfect parallel to her multifaceted design role in the television realm. With knockout shows on both the Food Network and HGTV, Taniya has quickly become a respected and prominent figure in television’s interior design world.

Taniya’s helpful decorating tips have been featured in People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The Boston Globe, Family Circle, The Washington Post , Ladies Home Journal, and many more. Taniya has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC's Today, CBS' The Early Show & The Talk, The View, Rachael Ray and The Nate Berkus Show.

In 2005, Taniya started her own design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC. Having designed for a wide range of ages and spaces and budgets, she focuses on creating affordable yet inspirational spaces that capture her clients’ individual personalities while maintaining comfort and function. To this day, Taniya is at the forefront her design firm and has developed an impressive range of clientele, from television celebrities to famous musicians. Taniya’s designs can be seen in several Boston hotspots including Petit Robert Central, 88 Wharf, Lola's Cantina, Whiskey Republic, Julep Bar, and Abby Lane and Blue Inc with celebrity chef Jason Santos from FOX's Hell's Kitchen.

In 2004, Taniya was ranked in the top 10 of INDIA New England’s Business Women of the Year, and in April 2011, Taniya was honored with an Excellence in Design award from ASID New England.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

12/08 PHILLIP RHODES, THE SOUTHERNER’S COOKBOOK RECIPES, CHEF TIFFANI FAISON, SWEET CHEEKS Q, TIGER MAMA

PHILLIP RHODES - THE SOUTHERNER’S COOKBOOK RECIPES, WISDOM, AND STORIES 

Come On In, Take A Seat & Have A Taste Of THE SOUTHERNER’S COOKBOOK: Recipes, Wisdom, And Stories From the Editors of Garden & Gun

From the magazine that brought you the New York Times bestselling Southerner’s Handbook and Good Dog comes an heirloom-quality guide to the traditions and innovations that define today’s Southern food culture, with more than 125 recipes and 4-color photography throughout.

The South has long been known as a fine place to dine—from hole-in-the-wall fried chicken joints in Mississippi to roadside barbeque stands in North Carolina to white-tablecloth Creole restaurants in New Orleans. No one ends a trip down South on an empty stomach. Now the editors of the magazine that is defining a new generation of Southern food culture offers its first cookbook. It provides a total immersion into the places, people, and ingredients that have shaped the South’s culinary traditions.

As you would expect from G&G, each recipe tells a story. For some, like those culled from the magazine, the story is associated with the chef. Other recipes include stories that offer context for uniquely regional dishes, like sonker, Piedmont North Carolina’s take on cobbler, or West Indies Salad, which hails not from the Caribbean, but from Mobile, Alabama. For familiar, tried-and-true classics, G&G will offer its own creative twists and updates—think pimento cheese three ways; rabbit-instead-of- chicken and dumplings; or classic Southern sandwiches like Hot Browns or Mufulettas done up as party canapes.

ABOUT PHILLIP:
Phillip Rhodes is the executive managing editor of Garden & Gun, where he oversees editorial operations. He is part of the team that led the title to its National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2015, and produced and co-authored The Southerner’s Cookbook, a New York Times best seller. Previously he was executive managing editor at Cooking Light, where he introduced such programs as the Sunday Strategist digital meal plans and the Cooking Light Garden. Prior to that, he was nutrition editor for Men’s Health, contributed to the best-selling Abs Diet books, and worked on the launch team for Women’s Health. He was born in North Carolina, raised in Tennessee, and received a B.A. in communication arts from Allegheny College.


TIFFANI FAISON – TOP CHEF COMPETITOR AND OWNER OF SWEET CHEEKS Q IS SET TO OPEN HER NEW SOUTHERN ASIA RESTAURANT TIGER MAMA THIS THURSDAY

This Thursday, Tiffani is opening her new Southeast Asian restaurant Tiger Mama, deemed one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year by Zagat. Tiger Mama will be sexy, bold, dynamic, and crave-able as it merges Tiffani’s culinary skill and creativity with the flavors of Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, areas she has traveled to extensively during the past couple of years.  Tiger Mama will be located a mere block away from Sweet Cheeks, which has been awarded “Best Barbecue” by Boston Magazine four years in a row.

ABOUT TIFFANI:
Chef Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama in Boston has made a name for herself nationwide for her dynamic personality, fierce work ethic and distinct ability to create restaurants that are warm, creative, and instantly loveable.  

Tiffani began her career working under such renowned chefs as Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, Todd English and Tony Maws. In 2006, early into her career, she was cast on the very first season of Bravo’s Top Chef, and placed as runner-up. From there, she worked in prestigious kitchens in Nantucket, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco before returning to Boston in 2010 to become Executive Chef of Southern Italian restaurant, Rocca Kitchen & Bar. After transforming Rocca into a critically acclaimed dining destination with a three star review from The Boston Globe, Tiffani set her sights on creating her own restaurant.

She opened Sweet Cheeks Q in 2011 during the rebirth of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Drawing inspiration from her love of Southern barbecue and extensive travels in Texas, Sweet Cheeks became an instant hit for its laidback Southern charm and addictive offerings: Berkshire Pulled Pork, Great Northern Brisket, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Biscuits with Honey Butter. Shortly after opening, Sweet Cheeks garnered a three-star review from The Boston Globe and it has since been awarded with such accolades as “Boston’s Best Barbecue” by Boston magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Its Biscuits were deemed “Best Biscuits in the World” by Forbes.

Most importantly though, Tiffani has created a restaurant that is both a neighborhood gem and a dining destination. Sweet Cheeks uniquely attracts the young professionals moving into the neighborhood’s new developments at lighting speed, the Red Sox fans who come to Fenway religiously, and guests from near and far who are simply seeking the city’s best ‘cue.

This Winter 2015, Tiffani expands on her culinary skills, creativity and business savvy with a new restaurant: Tiger Mama, found on the same block as Sweet Cheeks in Fenway. The seeds of Tiger Mama formed during Tiffani’s travels to Southeast Asia. “When done well, this is the most dynamic food in the world,” she says with her trademark intensity and passion.

When the doors open, Tiger Mama will offer a menu that journeys through Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, offering Tiffani’s unique stamps on timeless dishes like Papaya Salad, Crispy Duck, King Chili Crab, Banh Xeo and Nasi Campur. The goal is not to aim for authenticity, but to playfully interpret traditional recipes while maintaining their intricate, crave-able flavors.

Opening the restaurant in Fenway, a neighborhood that is so rich in history yet so ripe with growth and an area that Tiffani has contributed to so greatly since opening Sweet Cheeks, gives Tiger Mama all the more meaning to Tiffani. From a chef who pours her heart and soul into each project, Tiger Mama promises to set a new benchmark, both for Tiffani’s career and Boston’s dining culture.

Outside of the kitchen, in addition to placing runner-up in Top Chef Season One, Tiffani competed on Top Chef All-Stars Season Eight in 2010. She has made frequent appearances on NBC’s TODAY, PBS’s Simply Ming and was Host of “Tiffani’s Taste” and “Food Truck Friday” on NECN. She has been a contributing chef to numerous cookbooks and has been widely featured in such national outlets as SELF, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine and Food & Wine.

Tiffani lives in Jamaica Plain with her wife and business partner Kelly Walsh and furry kids. She is a tireless advocate of LGBT human rights.

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

LARRY LIPSON - AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from...