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  • LA Chef James Trees
    LA Chef James Trees' first job
    Name: James TreesCurrent position: Chef Consultant at Hutchinson Cocktails & GrillWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?JT: Intern at the Mirage Las VegasHow did you get this job?JT: Through a school vocational tech program called...
  • LA Chef Kyle Schutte
    LA Chef Kyle Schutte's first job
    Name: Kyle SchutteCurrent position: Executive Chef/ Proprietor The FLATSWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?KS: The first job I had in any restaurant was an entry level prep cook position at the Tuscarora Mill restaurant in Leesburg,...
  • Visit Solvang
    Solvang: Take a short trip to Denmark
    You don't have to take a long plane trip to experience the charm and wonderful food of Denmark.Solvang, California, often referred to as “California’s Little Denmark,” is just a few hours (or less) away from almost anywhere...
  • churros at La Barba
    Delicious Dish: churros from La Barba
    La Barba is the hip coffee shop inside of Finca’s new location in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s a collaboration between Finca owner Scott Evans and Charming Beard owners Levi Rogers and Josh Rosenthal to provide Finca customers with...
  • LA Chef Jason Travi
    LA Chef Jason Travi's first job
    Name: Jason TraviCurrent position: Executive chef Superba Food + BreadWhat was your VERY first restaurant industry job?JT: dishwasherHow did you get this job?JT: My family's restaurant in Massachusetts. My grandfather opened it in 1955, and my...
  • The Growler's Arms brings a warm embrace to Oakland
    The Growler's Arms brings a warm embrace to Oakland
    Towering on the corner of Park and Glenfield, The Growler's Arms makes an imposing first impression. Its menu boxes are authoritative, lined with red velvet mirroring each other under a canopy of stone. Obversely, upon entry one is...
  • A quarter of a muffaletta from the Central Grocery in New Orleans
    The muffaletta, the other great Italian-American cold sandwich
    The submarine sandwich – popularized by small sandwich shops from coast to coast usually bearing the name of a national chain – has to be the most frequently store-bought sandwich in the country. Though it might be difficult to make...
  • Found seemingly everywhere where wine is sold
    L'Epayrie, a cheap red worthy of the daily table
    As someone who enjoys wines and believes it should be a part of nearly every evening meal while being somewhat budget constrained, I have found myself buying the L’Epayrie red wine far more often than any other label. Priced at $9.99 or $10...
  • One of the tasty doner kabobs at Dogarz Doners in Midtown
    Dogarz Doner, worth a visit in Midtown
    Housed in a small storefront next to a busy Starbucks at the edge of Midtown, a couple of blocks from the Pierce Elevated that bounds downtown, is a new, fairly slick, fast-casual restaurant with a very limited menu specializing in doner kabobs....
  • Create UR Plate
    Personalize your next party with Create UR Plate
    Rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and backyard cookouts just got more personal. The folks at Create UR Plate have come up with an innovative way to display your special event.Instead of renting plates for your next function, we recommend...
  • Ground Zero
    Barling coffee shop offers great coffee and posh environment
    Fort Smith is the area's go-to city for trendy coffee shops, however some of the smaller towns have not always been considered to be ideal spots for coffee shops. Ground Hero Coffee Company aimed to change that, when it opened its doors in the...
  • Samuel Adams
    Sam Adams' Merry Maker is the perfect nightcap
    Sam Adams is so well known for its Boston lager, but when it comes to celebrating the holidays, we reach for the small batch Merry Maker.This gingerbread stout is a perfect after-dinner drink that is also the perfect warm up for any winter night....
  • Harry & David
    Harry & David introduces Gourmet Cheese Gift Crate
    To celebrate the end of the holidays and beginning of the New Year, Harry & David has introduced some great new offerings.Our favorite this season is the Gourmet Cheese Gift Crate. Whether you opt to give this as a gift or send one to yourself...
  • Perky Jerky
    Perky Jerky introduces delicious Jamaican jerk flavor
    Next week, we will celebrate January’s National Meat Month, so to kick it off right, we introduce you to Perky Jerky, one of our most favorite jerkies.Whether you enjoy it as a snack or take it with you on the go, this is one of the best...
  • Pierluigi in Rome
    An authentic taste of contemporary Rome in Brooklyn, Antica Pesa
    After having an excellent, if rather expensive meal at Pierluigi, an upscale seafood-centric trattoria set in the quaintly atmospheric and impossibly charming Piazza de' Ricci in Rome, less than a ten-minute walk west of the Piazza Navona, I...