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Talk “Derby” to Me

Talk “Derby” to Me
If you fancy yourself as a southern belle or gent who enjoys sipping a mint julep on a warm spring day, then you’re ready to celebrate the 136th Kentucky Derby. I’ve been a horseracing fan since my parents took me to the track as a kid.  Even though my father bought racing forms to research the condition of the track, the horses age, its winning record, etc. he couldn’t pick a winner if it fell in his lap.   On the other hand, my mother knew her ponies and chose winners by their silks...
April 28th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, food and beverage, Kentucky Derby, party

Carlitos, The Pancake King!!!

  El Amanecer de Carlitos is by far one of the best places to enjoy a great breakfast in Buenos Aires, Argentine style. It has become a classic spot, no doub. It offers more than 700 combinations of panqueques (pancakes) (salty and sweet ones), some custom made. I would kill to get the recipe for the dough, it is so soft and foamy!!! Make sure you have a dulce de leche pancake, if not you will never be able to say you’ve been there! That’s the one to get. If it is “quemado al...
April 28th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: argentina, Buenos Aires, food and beverage, pancakes, villa gesell

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Farm

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Farm
Soak in the green lush foliage, pecan trees and fragrant herb gardens of The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix with your mom on Sunday, May 9th, Mother’s Day. Named one of the “10 great places for a leisurely holiday brunch” by USA Today, The Farm at South Mountain (map) is a favorite escape of mine that makes you forget that you’re in the middle of the desert. It’s a refreshing change not to be amongst the typical drought resistant plants like cactus, ocotillo and the like. The...
April 21st, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: food and beverage, Mother's Day brunch

Weekend Roundup: April 15-18

Weekend Roundup: April 15-18
Here are my top picks for what to do in Houston this weekend, April 15-18.  What’s on my plate?  Friday is still up in the air, Saturday is a tour of St. Arnold Brewery, and Sunday is a super-secret mission related to Operation Bluebonnet.  Tonight I’ll be attending the 2010 Mayor’s Gala fundraiser that kicks of the Houston International Festival (iFest); I’ll bring you more information about iFest before the weekend is out! Thursday April 15 Buffalo Bayou Foodie Floats:...
April 15th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arts and Entertainment, Events, food and beverage

Small Bites in Phoenix

Small Bites in Phoenix
It only takes a few bites of a variety of foods to make me feel full and content.  That’s why a variety of restaurants in the Valley are introducing “small bite” menus for people on a budget and more interested in the quality of food than the quantity. One of my favorite places to enjoy Happy Hour is at Brio at the Scottsdale Quarter (map).  They have two locations in the Valley, the second is in Gilbert (map). Their theme is based on La Dolce Vita, which is Italian for “The Sweet Life.”...
March 13th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, food and beverage, happy hour, Scottsdale

Live Blues at El Samovar de Rasputín in La Boca

Not many people come to Buenos Aires specifically for a night of blues, but there are a number of good bands in town (such as Botafogo, Memphis la Blusera, Alejandro Medina, la Napolitana) and one of the top venues to find good blues is El Samovar de Rasputín. This casual bar is in the heart of La Boca neighbourhood, the working-class barrio that has transformed itself into a living art museum. It is located a couple of blocks from Calle Caminito, and since you are going to come to La Boca anyway,...
November 5th, 2009 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: blues music, Buenos Aires, food and beverage, la boca

Taste of Tulalip Wine Weekend

Taste of Tulalip Wine Weekend
Wine aficionados, or just those curious about the nectar of the gods, will want to pick up tickets for next month’s Taste of Tulalip, a fabulous weekend of food, wine, education and fun being held at the Tulalip Resort (map). Scheduled for the weekend of November 14-15th, the wine weekend begins with a champagne receptions, followed by a gala dinner, and concludes with a VIP after party, and also offers a host of tasting opportunities, educational sessions, demonstrations, time for questions,...
October 22nd, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 4
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, festivals, food and beverage, Restaurants, wine

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Chef Dinners

If your a food and wine lover, you’ll need to act quickly to secure reservations for one of the hottest dinner tickets in town – The Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Series Chef Dinners. These dinners are full evening events, featuring multi-course dinners with wine pairings for each.  It’s an opportunity to learns about food, have a delicious meal, drink some great wine, and share conversation with people who like the same thing. The first two dinners are already sold out, but there are three...
January 13th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Chateau Ste. Michelle, chef dinners, dining, Food & Beverage, food and beverage, People - Interesting Local People, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", winery