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Ever get tired of the same old same old restaurants? A lot of us do, but even if you are not tired stick around for our show because you just may find some new places and fun places to eat.
Monday's show, as you may have already guessed is about unique restaurants. Wouldn’t it be fun to go out to eat and be able to share an unforgettable experience?
Gluten-free expert, author, coach and advocate Jules Shepard hosts a weekly show offering news, interviews with intriguing guests, gluten-free baking tips and otherwise lively conversation.
The ever popular conversation about how to eat out with gluten and other food sensitivities is the topic of this week's show. Joining Jules are two gluten-free dining gurus to discuss how to eat out safely.
Jennifer Harris (gfgotoguide.com and @gfgotoguide) works as a consultant to restaurants wanting to offer gluten-free dishes to their diners. Jennifer is also the Atlanta Gluten Free Food Examiner and has worked as a chef in a corporate kitchen and a gluten-free buyer for a health food store. A gluten-free diner herself, Jennifer brings many perspectives to dining out, gluten free.
Sandi Gaertner (fearlessdining.com @fearlessdining) is a Bay area consumer dining advocate. She and her family share in a gluten-free lifestyle which she blogs about. She has also compiled a database of over 500 Bay Area restaurants which highlights what the restaurants do to practice safe gluten handling practices.
Stephanie Speaks will discuss the topic of kids & restaurants! Some time ago a restaurant decided that no kids would be allowed after a certain time to allow people to have a nice quiet dinner. Some were in a an uproar. Another one decided that no kids were allowed. Again people were in the uproar! The latest situation was where a child threw food on a customer and the parent was asked to leave. The parent was upset and said had the restaurant not taken so long with her food then the kids wouldn't have been unruly. I could tell that she really just wanted to sit and eat her meal but sometimes you can't do that with little ones. How do you feel about the restaurant asking her to leave. The customer pitched a fit about having food thrown on him. Now she claimed that the waitress said something about coming back when the kids were older and under more control. The mom had alot of supporterts but I had mixed feelings about this. Let's talk about it!
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We are back and more excited than ever to kick off our winter 2015 show series, which will examine restaurants that have catering arms too. It’s a growing segment of the industry and one that has not been properly explored – how to create a great relationship with a restaurant (for smaller private parties) that also has a catering arm for the larger ones.
“Restaurants, Private Rooms and Catering too!” will cover the small but burgeoning market of restauranteurs that do it all and well. Tune in on Wednesday, January 14th at noon as BOTH the Director of Catering Sales, Sarah Weisman, and in-house Director of Private Events, Jodi Lynn, for Epicurean Events join us. Wondering if you should host your next dinner in a private room or at home? We will answer that question, explore cost structures and private space possibilities in the Epiucrean group, which also owns four restaurants in New York: dell’anima, L’Artusi, L’Apicio and Anfora. The Italian inspired cuisine is driven by seasonal products and high caliber service that focuses on being friendly rather than formal; the Italian seeking guests are driven by the amazing tastes, homemade burrata and exceptional customer service.
After covering everything you ever wanted to know about liquor in our last series, it is time to discover where to find the best food to pair with those cocktails you now know all about!
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show.
On This Episode:
- Texas based singer-songwriter Shelley King will talk about her new album and video ‘Building A Fire’
- Acclaimed baritone/soprano husband-wife duo Beth Donnelly & Doug Feller discuss their latest CD ‘My Heart is For You’
- Howard & Ruth Milstein, author of ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures into the New Israeli Cuisine’ discuss Passover Food & Wine
- Eric Sutter, Executive Chef of Flying V Bar & Grill at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
- Travel writer Eva Eldridge discusses her visit to Bisbee, Arizona.
- Carl Senna discusses co-authoring ‘Never Charged, Never Convicted: My Life in the Boston Drug Trade’ with Marvin Clark
Plus, Hollywood History with Steve Schneickert!
Today's Topic: Restaurants
Your Hosts: Roland Willits and Jeff Young
On this show you'll hear some FUN stories from a couple of master storytellers who will teach you how to bring out that master storyteller within you that waits to be unleashed. All of us have a story to tell, and we all are Master Storytellers at heart.
In the second hour you'll hear from old-time country music artists with new songs and wonderful music to share on Old Men Stories "Opry!"
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The Affordable Care Act just celebrated its 5th anniversary. While some of the businesses out there talk about cutting employee benefits to save money, this one is not. Bittersweet Cafe, a local hangout in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, is a different kind of business. They love full-time employees and happily provide them employee benefits. To be good to be true?
Listen to our conversation with Jody Manor, owner of Bittersweet, who believes that "Healthcare is a basic human right."
Friday, March 27, 2015
Chewing The Fat with Big and Beefy is welcoming a few guests tonight.
In studio we have Chef Lou of The Chefs' Table here on Staten Island. This is the home base for Myself and Clems Pop Up Restaurants. Chef Clem is doing Italian Dinner Night w/ Sunday Gravy this coming Saturday.
Also on tap is Dave of Chez Vous Caterers and editor of thiswayonbay.com .
Calling in will be current chef on HK14 Chef T. We will see how she stomached the wrath of Chef Ramsey.
We may be getting a call also from Chef Aaron of last season of Hells Kitchen.
The Curvacious Cook will be chuming in as well as Jersey Jackie with The Weather.
The guys just got a gift from yupcoming guests The Pizza MAsters of The Cooking Channel. It's their newet cook book titled "Staten Italy"
Food Fight, Top 5 and News are also slated for the evening.
Let's see what Clem will be ranting bout this week.
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Chef Ivan Flowers is the Five-Star Executive Chef of Top of the Market in San Diego, California. On this Eat, Drink & Be Merry segment, he chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about keeping the momentum and balance in a busy kitchen, and his Warm Spring Salad that features fresh raw peas, piquillo peppers, king trumpet mushrooms, fresh baby spinach, and cooked asparagus. Chef Ivan Flowers is a frequent guest on Big Blend Radio. Watch for his Warm Spring Salad Recipe in the upcoming April issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.
This interview originally aired on March 15, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show!
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Southern Passion Spice Tour
Join Dr. Maiysha and Coach Elliott this Friday with their special guest Chef Amadeus! This week’s show is all about southern cuisine and Chef’s Southern Passion Spice Tour. You know you’re going to be hungry after this show. See you Friday morning at 9a (ET)!
About our guest:
Winner of Food Network’s Extreme Chef Mexican Showdown, Chef Amadeus’ love for food was cultivated by his Puerto Rican grandmother and Philadelphia-born mother. As a child, he spent countless hours in the kitchen with the two women where he learned to create delicious, home-cooked meals.
While enlisted in the armed forces, Amadeus had the opportunity to travel to several countries and other US cities where he was exposed to various cuisines and cooking techniques. This fueled his passion for trying and preparing new cuisines and ultimately landed him work in some of the best restaurants in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Chef Amadeus is a member of the American Culinary Federation and was recently named to the board of One World Everybody Eats organization.