Dining In Tips From Chef Blakely Trettenero the Perfect (and Simple) Gourmet Dinner Guaranteed To Impress (Recipes)

It sounds so dreamy, doesn’t it – going out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day? Except it doesn’t always turn out that way. All too often the restaurant is crowded, the servers cranky and the “exclusive” prix fixe menu is limited and expensive.

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James Beard Foundation Announces Restaurant Design Award Jury and Final Call Dates For Select 2017 Awards Categories

The James Beard Foundation announced a distinguished panel of jurors to serve as the judging authority for the 2017 Restaurant Design Awards. This panel invites restaurants, architects, interior designers, and graphic designers to submit their projects for consideration for the 2017 Restaurant Design Awards.

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Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas Restaurants Earn 2016 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards; Full Dining Guide Revealed in August Issue

Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas restaurants have been honored for their outstanding wine programs in Wine Spectator's 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. Delmonico Steakhouse, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House and Table 10 are recognized among other winners from all over the globe as top destinations for wine lovers.

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Oceana Coastal Kitchen San Diego Review – Enjoy Alfresco Dining, Pacific Views and Delightful Deep Sea Delicacies

While San Diego has no shortage of fantastic restaurants, new to the region’s distinctive dining scene is Oceana Coastal Kitchen, an airy bayside eatery dishing up chef-driven, seafood-centric California cuisine amid sweeping hypnotic waterfront views that’ll keep you returning.

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JSix San Diego Review - Six Reasons To Succumb To The ‘Chef's Mercy‎’ Menu

JSix, a neighborhood bar and restaurant, located in San Diego's kinetic, community-centric East Village, offers warm hospitality, culinary whimsy, craft cocktail ingenuity, a seasonally-driven menu committed to hormone-free, sustainable and organic "farm-to-fork" dishes, that create a gastronomic experience that leaves you wanting.

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Bijou French Bistro La Jolla Review - Epicure Tour De Force

"Bijou" is French for "jewel," which is a fitting moniker for this enchanting eatery nestled in the heart of La Jolla, boasting a plum position on Prospect Street. While Bijou French Bistrois relatively new on the scene, celebrating its first anniversary in June 2015, Bijou's roots extend much deeper into San Diego's renowned culinary culture.

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Sadie Kitchen & Lounge Review - A Hollywood Scene Standout

Sultry. Sexy. Sophisticated. These are the words that come to mind when describing one of L.A.’s newest and most notable eateries: Sadie. Tucked comfortably in the heart of Hollywood, Sadie is poised to give the region’s entrenched eateries a run for their money with elevated, market-fresh New American cuisine conceived by Mark Gold, Sadie’s esteemed Consulting Chef, hailing from Eva Restaurant.

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Dominick’s Steakhouse Scottsdale Review – Bounty and Beauty

There's much to love about a classic American steakhouse—from the customary dimly lit atmosphere, refined dark wood-laden décor, white linens and respectively formal service staff to impeccable cuts of meat cooked to perfection. In this age where avant-garde grub is captivating culinary attentions, one restaurant's traditional approach continues to titillate: Michael Dominick's Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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The Second Story Liquor Bar Review - Divine Dining By Design

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt—The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at this intimate dining and imbibing venue are as distinctive as they are delightful.

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Seasons 52 Restaurant Review - A Breadth of Fresh Fare

Just in time to offset the holiday gluttony and facilitate those perennial New Year health resolutions, Seasons 52 restaurant has opened its doors in San Diego's Westfield UTC.  The concept of this fresh grill and wine bar, now with 25 locations across the U.S. and more on the  horizon, is perfectly suited for the Southern California lifestyle where healthy living reigns supreme.

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Delphine Eatery & Bar West Hollywood Review - Mediterranean Magnificence

Next time you are in L.A. and hit West Hollywood to mix, mingle and munch with movers and shakers, then Delphine Eatery & Bar is a must. Housed at the ultra-chic W Hollywood Hotel directly across the street from the Pantages Theatre, this remarkable restaurant dishes up Mediterranean cuisine in a warm, inviting and electric brasserie setting.

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    Looking for the perfect gift for the man with everything? The quest for what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Well, there’s no need to search high and low for that special present. At a place where masculinity meets high-tech virtual realism, you’ll find CXC Simulations’ Motion Pro II.

     
  • BACKSTAGE PAST: The High Times of Legendary Rock Promoter Barry Fey

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    BACKSTAGE PAST, the auto bio road trip from legendary promoter Barry Fey, reveals the dressing room romps of Rock n' Roll royalty from a career that spans forty years of music madness.

     
  • HL London: New Tunes from The Vellas, Three Dimensional Tanx, Partisan, Hands off Gretel, featuring Lauren Tate

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    From Blue Soap here's a selection of our rock releases covering every genre from psych and indie to grunge. Your support is always hugely appreciated, so as ever please do drop me a line if you'd like to interview or feature any of our artists and I'll make arrangements.  

  • Smithsonian Channel Celebrates The 65th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation

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    In a global event, in partnership with the BBC and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Smithsonian Channel shares the compelling story of the Crown Jewels and the ancient ceremony for which they are used in THE CORONATION.

     
  • Dandelion Dreams Total Sleep Mask System Review - Sweet Road Trip Dreams

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    As a mom of two little rambunctious, high-energy boys, I value my sleep…tremendously. So when I was sent The Total Sleep Mask System by Dandelion Dreams, Inc., I couldn't have been more excited…excited to head to dreamland! Uninterrupted sleep? Sign this mama up.

     
  • One Week With The NYPD (Reprinted with Permission)

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    With the rise in excessive and deadly force, a blog in 2007 began with "And Justice For Sean," written when a Queens County Grand Jury handed down an eight count indictment show justice, elusive, is still possible.

     
  • THE DEEP, from Director Baltasar Kormakur, Presents an Astonishing Tale of Survival in the Icelandic Ocean

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    THE DEEP, Iceland’s Official selection for the 2012 Academy Awards, presents an astonishing true story of survival against the brutal and bitter backdrop of the Icelandic Ocean.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/UK; Russian Meddling Confirmed; SCOTUS; WH 2020; Stanford Rape Judge Ousted; Trapped Soccer Team; LeBron James

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    President Trump and First Lady Melania, are scheduled to travel to London, for a bi-lateral meeting with Prime Minster Theresa May and is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II, a privilege usually extended and reciprocated immediately after inauguration.

     
  • Wine News: Introducing, From The Loire Valley, Volage, A Delicious Luxe Sparkling Rosé

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    Entering the market just as the sparkling wine category is seeing significant and rising demand, VOLAGE is a new sparkling rosé poised for rapid growth, is the first wine released by French American Brands, Inc.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obamacare Site Fails; Obama, VP Host Foreign Leaders; White House Denies Spying; Sandy Hook Demolition Begins

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    President Obama, who championed the legislation that would provide affordable health care to millions of uninsured Americans, is now facing a firestorm of scrutiny as the rollout for the online health marketplace has suffered repeated disruptions and outages.

     
  • Cal Phil Chorale Joins Heralded Maestro Victor Vener And His World-Class Orchestra For First Of Spectacular Five Concert Summer Series

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    Maestro Victor Vener and the acclaimed California Philharmonic present what promises to be another awe-inspiring summer series of concerts, mixing stage and sound, at the iconic music destination the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President, G-7 Leaders Condemn Russia-Ukraine Agression; 2015 Budget Unveiled; February Jobs Report

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    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke this week as the United States and members of the G8 voiced strong opposition, condemnation and possible sanctions against the superpower for its aggressive military action against the Ukraine.  

 

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