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Feast Portland Events for the Frugal Foodie

Feast Portland Events for the Frugal Foodie

Food and wine festivals can often feel like a Catch-22. On one hand, they’re an awesome way to showcase chefs and restaurants from across the country, drawing higher tourism numbers to a city perhaps lower on the radar. On the other hand, however, tickets for festival events are often unreasonably expensive, asking for hundreds of dollars per person for high-end dinners, and thousands of dollars for an all-access pass, making them feel unrealistic for the average food fan to attend.

September 13, 2013 | By
Starting 2011 Vegas Uncork’d With A Saber-Off and Savoy

Starting 2011 Vegas Uncork’d With A Saber-Off and Savoy

Oh, Vegas. The bright lights, big city, sounds of ding-ding-dingity-ding in every direction. I don’t make it there often, but when I do, it always amazes me how there seems to exist a full-fledged metropolis within an metropolis, an excess of eating, imbibing, and miscellaneous debauchery all along one long strip. It’s warmly reminiscent of […]

May 10, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Izard’s Girl and The Goat A Strong James Beard Contender

Daily Blender Exclusive: Izard’s Girl and The Goat A Strong James Beard Contender

Stephanie Izard took to the kitchen at an early age and hasn’t looked back. An accomplished chef before she ever graced the screen as a “Top Chef”, Izard stepped more into the spotlight after winning Bravo’s culinary competition in season four. Already a restaurateur pre-television, she began hosting pop-up dinners around her home city of […]

March 17, 2011 | By
2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic: Day 1

2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic: Day 1

Early Friday morning, I joined fellow Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic guests in a breathtaking hike (both literally and figuratively) for the day’s Snowshoe Excursion and Luncheon. Along the same path as its summertime equivalent, the Walk & Wine, our adventurous snowshoe group worked up a hearty appetite descending down the mountain to the beautiful […]

February 2, 2011 | By
The 2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic Begins With A Besh

The 2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic Begins With A Besh

After my first visit to the Vail/Beaver Creek area last August to cover the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, I was thrilled to be invited by the fantastic folks at Vail Resorts and the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch to cover the 2011 Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic, presented by Bon Appetit Magazine. Often choosing sun […]

February 1, 2011 | By
Sunny Days And Stellar Wines at the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival

Sunny Days And Stellar Wines at the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival

Even with hiking shoes on, I was pleased to see that the four-mile hike was a downward slope. High in the mountains of Beaver Creek, Vail’s sparkly snow-driven sister, I was happy to find that the town’s tagline – Not exactly roughing it – equated into a Walk & Wine that was just my speed. […]

August 30, 2010 | By
2010 Vegas Uncork’d Pops With A Grand Tasting

2010 Vegas Uncork’d Pops With A Grand Tasting

Over the weekend, it was Vegas Uncork’d time – one of the biggest and best gourmet food festivals in one of the best food towns in the country! Now in its fourth year, the weekend-long event continues to grow round, showcasing local favorites as well as many of the big names in the industry. While […]

May 10, 2010 | By
Bon Appetit’s Best Foods 2009, Aussie Pat Nourse’s Favorite 2009 Dishes

Bon Appetit’s Best Foods 2009, Aussie Pat Nourse’s Favorite 2009 Dishes

And the lists just keep coming! Food mag Bon Appetit has assembled a short list of their ‘Best Foods of The Year’ to round out 2009. A few of their faves: top dish – meatballs (if you’re ever in Seattle, make sure you stop in at Spring Hill for their heavenly Monday night meatballs), cuisine […]

December 18, 2009 | By
In Las Vegas, Skip the Buffet and Head for the Sommelier

In Las Vegas, Skip the Buffet and Head for the Sommelier

I was a bit surprised when Las Vegas sommelier William Sherer mentioned how difficult it is to get Australian and New Zealand wines on his wine list. In the dining room of a bonafide white tablecloth restaurant serving decadent foie gras and champagne, you’d think most wine and spirits distributors would be clamoring to have […]

November 5, 2009 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Times Notes Gross Neglect In US Meat Supply, Conde Nast Cuts Gourmet

Today’s Food Newsbits: NY Times Notes Gross Neglect In US Meat Supply, Conde Nast Cuts Gourmet

In an article published over the weekend, writer Michael Moss of the New York Times put a face to the ongoing failures of the U.S.D.A. inspection system. The article features the story of Stephanie Smith, a 22-year-old children’s dance instructor who survived a vicious E. coli experience that put her in a coma for nine […]

October 5, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Five Places To Enjoy Oktoberfest

Friday Five: Five Places To Enjoy Oktoberfest

Beer drinkers unite! We’ve entered the holiest of holy holidays for beer drinkers around the world – Oktoberfest! While the main festivities take place in Munich, Germany, there are plenty of other spots around the countryside to get your drink on! Can’t make it across the pond? Why not trek to any of these five […]

September 25, 2009 | By
Friday Five: Five Food Truck Features You Should Read

Friday Five: Five Food Truck Features You Should Read

I was all set to write a long post about how I just haven’t figured out why so many people are ga-ga about food carts and trucks these days – from having their own to eating at the recommended spots. For some reason, I haven’t been able to wrap my head around anything other than […]

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