Monday, March 7, 2016

03/07 BOB HURLEY, HURLEY’S RESTAURANT, GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, GOD, GUNS, GRITS AND GRAVY, CHRISTOPHER MELONI, UNDERGROUND ON WGN AMERICA

BOB HURLEY – CHEF/OWNER, HURLEY’S RESTAURANT - UPCOMING EVENTS 

Hurley’s is truly a seasonal wine-country style restaurant that focuses on the flavors of the Mediterranean.  It’s lively bar and expansive outdoor patio is a favorite among local winemakers or anyone who enjoys al fresco dining in the Napa Valley.  The cozy dining room, enhanced by a stone fireplace and large windows, is welcoming all year long.

Chef/Owner Bob Hurley and General Manager, Meredith Ahrenholtz have created a casual, white-tablecloth establishment where great food, wine and service come together.  From an intimate dinner to a large celebration, every meal at Hurley’s Restaurant is, in some way, a special food and wine event.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

6 Courses & A 6 Pack
Lagunitas Brewery
Wedensday, March 9th, 2016
Chef Bob Hurley & Lagtunitas team up to present a dinner you won't want to miss; 6 courses paired with 6 finely crafted Lagunitas beers.  Let these masters of their craft show you just how satisfying great food paired with great beer can be.  Dinner begins promptly at 6:00.  $75 per person (before tax & gratuity).
Reservations are required.  To book your spot, call the restaurant and ask to speak to a manager.

St. Patrick's Day
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Of course Chef Hurley is as Irish as it gets.  He is so Irish that his entire St. Patrick's Day menu is written in Gaelic.  Bob prepares a mix of classic Irish cuisine including “in brine for 6 weeks, melts in your mouth" corned beef & cabbage, and Irish Lamb Stew along with some of his everyday menu favorites.  Join us for a pint of stout or throw back a little Irish whiskey (John Powers is Chef Hurley’s favorite!) while we celebrate one of our liveliest annual events!  A la carte Gaelic menu available all day from 11:30am-10:00pm.  (Gluten free and children's menu items also available.)

WWW.HURLEYSRESTAURANT.COM


GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE –TALKS ABOUT HIS BOOK GOD, GUNS, GRITS AND GRAVY  

Mike Huckabee was a Presidential candidate in 2008, Arkansas Governor, New York Times bestselling author and is currently the host of “Huckabee” on Fox News Channel as well as “The Huckabee Report” syndicated on national radio.  In his new book, GOD, GUNS, GRITS, AND GRAVY (St. Martin’s Press, National On Sale Date Tuesday January 20, 2015; $26.99), Huckabee reflects on America as it used to be, as it is today, and what it could become again.

Huckabee ranges across subjects including the erosion of public education, government intrusion on personal freedoms, religion and its changing place in American life, the new lows popular culture has sunk to in a society that worships the wrong heroes, as well as the consequences of pressuring young children to mature and excel.  Straight-shooting, plainspoken, clear-eyed and downright funny, Huckabee addresses today’s divided nation drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town Americans and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times.  Their stories, says Huckabee, “will inspire readers to think about their own values and rediscover what makes America great.”

ABOUT GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE:
Huckabee is a former (2008) Republican presidential primary candidate.  He won the Iowa caucus and finished second in delegates to John McCain, and third in votes and states won to John McCain and Mitt Romney.  He served as Governor of Arkansas (only the third Republican to do so since Reconstruction) from 1996-2007, making him the third longest tenured governor in that state’s history.  He is the author of 11 previous books, many of which were New York Times bestsellers.  A musician and public speaker, Huckabee is the host of the Fox News Channel show, “Huckabee,” and also is a national syndicated radio broadcaster.  An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Huckabee graduated magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University.  He and his wife, Janet, have been married for over 40 years and have two sons and a daughter.



ACTOR CHRISTOPHER MELONI - PROMOTING:  HIS NEW SERIES “UNDERGROUND” WHICH PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ON WGN AMERICA (10PM ET/PT)

WGN America’s new original scripted drama “Underground,” premieres Wednesday, March 9, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and tells the tale of a courageous blacksmith Noah (Aldis Hodge) as he covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom.  The odds of success are razor-thin for those who make it off the plantation, while the risks, dangers and obstacles multiply each step of the way.

From creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and executive producer and Academy Award-winner John Legend, the 10-episode, hour-long series follows a group of courageous men and women who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history and break free, despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side.


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