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  • 00:30

    Local or Chain Restaurants... Which is better?

    in Dining

    Are you having your dining out meals chain restaurant or a "Mom & Pop", local place? Is there a difference and which one stacks up better in ratings and reviews?  We'll discuss what sets each apart from the other and how your choices on where to eat affect the local economy.

  • 01:50

    Southern California Restaurants & Seafood Recipes

    in Food

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407+ National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Mary Lansing, author of the popular blog ‘Along Comes Mary’ discusses blogging and the recent IFWTWA luncheon at Mexicano LA!
    - Chef Ivan Flowers talks Shellfish and shares his recipe for Fried Oysters.
    - Chef Jeremy Manley ‘San Diego’s Sustainable Chef’ of Jeremys on the Hill in Julian, CA explains how to make his Crispy Brussel Sprouts!

  • 01:03

    Unique Restaurants

    in Food


     Unique Restaurants


    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?


    GotoMeeting Today




  • 00:35

    How to Eat at Restaurants When You're GF -- The Gluten Free Voice with Jules

    in Health

    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.

  • 00:14

    Rules for the Unruly? Kids and restaurants!

    in Current Events

    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!

  • 00:00

    Is It Okay for Restaurants to Racially Profile Their Employees?

    in Books

    We seem to have decided that ethnic food tastes better when it's served by people of that ethnicity (or at least something close). Does this make sense -- and is it legal?

  • 01:37

    Ahmed Mohamed, Facebook Adding a Dis-Like Button, Bow Wow V. Erica Mena + MORE

    in Pop Culture

    The show where the listeners have a voice is back at our NEW TIME Sunday's at **12 Noon**

    Join #HolliewoodAndFriends (Hollie Wood, Venor and Miss Juddy) Live Sunday as they give you the latest #HotInTheBlogs topics as only they can!

    SUNDAY 9/20:

    Ahmed Mohamed (detained for homemade clock)
    Facebook adding a dis-like button?
    No Tipping Policy coming to restaurants?
    Bow Wow vs. Erica Mena

    and a whole lot MORE!

    Also #WhatBlowsMine (where you, the listener can call in and tell the world what's that one thing that just gets under your skin)

    Tune in live Sunday afternoon at 12pm ET!

    You can call 646-716-8544 just to listen or press 1 when you hear a topic you want to chime in about, we'll bring you on live.

    Are you an artist? Do you know an artist? Submit music to the be played on the show holliewoodandfriendsradio@gmail.com

    Business Inquiries: hamptonblu@gmail.com

  • 00:30

    The Invasion Is Underway, and Foodies Are Lining Up: with Guest Brandon Simpson

    in Food

    Kansas City often referred to as the heart of America, is stealing the hearts of foodies. The rapidly expanding food truck industry is bringing residents tasty treats in the streets. One such truck is Jazzy B's Food Truck & Catering. It’s rolling through Kansas City and serving up mouth-watering recipes exclusively from the owner's own collection, with styles ranging from Jazzy Soul to Cajun and BBQ Classics

     On this episode of Smart Companies–KC, Mary McKenna fills in for host Kelly Scanlon to talk “Food on Wheels” with Brandon Simpson, owner of Jazzy B’s Find out what it takes to successfully operate one of the metro’s more than 200 food trucks.

    To hear more shows on our network please visit our archives.

  • 00:54


    in Business



    Guadalupe Arriola, B.A., M.P.A., LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

    Roberta H Martinez, B.A., M.A., Historian and independent scholar

    Olivia Rosas, B.A., M.A., CSU San Bernardino



    Guadalupe Arriola is currently a Board Member of Plaza de Culturas y Artes in Los Angeles.

    She was the Founder of the Texas Latina List, Political Action Committee to Elect Progressive Latinas 2013.

    She was also the first Latina to run for Fort Worth, City Council 2009, 2011

    Guadalupe was also a former owner operator of four McDonald restaurants and has served in Leadership position in many of community organizations.


    Associate Director, Admissions and Student Recruitment, California State University, San Bernardino, California

    She is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of recruitment and counseling strategies.

    Olivia also developed and monitored recruitment programs that address specific students’ needs.

    An added responsibility is for her to research and explored grant opportunities related to outreach services and recruitment of students.


    Roberta H Martinez is an independent researcher and does public history presentations.  She has conducted ethnographic interviews in the Latino community members; local general history of the San Gabriel Valley.

  • The Beaches of the Virgin Islands: St. Thomas

    in Culture

    "St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts. There are strands with crystal blue water and swaying coconut trees where a beach bum can enjoy a lazy-lazy day. For the restless beach goers there are sandy coves with activities like windsurfing and kayaks. Some shores are rugged and rocky offering beauty, solitude and the opportunity to daydream about castaway fantasies. And there are widely popular bays with amenities like restaurants and chair rentals.In this St. Thomas Beach Guide you will find 20 of the island’s most popular beaches, and a few off-the-beaten-track spots; complete with description, map, photos and reviews." 

    General Beach Information

    Resort beaches are open to the public; only some however rent chairs and water sports gear to non-guests. Swimming pools and similar resort amenities are typically reserved for registered-guests only.
    All beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are open to the public. Beyond a beach's tree line however is typically private property.
    Don’t feed marine life or sea birds. Food not naturally in their diet, like various human foods, can create health problems for these animals.
    Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sun block, a hat and sunglasses.
    Sun, rum and fun can spell dehydration; drink plenty of water.
    There are no clothing optional beaches; public nudity is illegal.
    Removing shells and sand from beaches is illegal.

    Courtesy of www.vinow.com/stthomas/beaches_stt/

  • 01:34

    Diane Mott Davidson brings Goldy Shultz's Cookbook to Authors on the Air LIVE

    in Books

    The beloved New York Times bestselling culinary mystery writer delivers a cookbook packed with more than 160 mouthwatering recipes and charming anecdotes about her writing and cooking life.

    Diane Mott Davidson is the author of seventeen bestselling mysteries featuring caterer/sleuth Goldy Schulz, a woman who “took the lemon that life had given her and made not just lemonade but Lemon Chicken, Lemon Bars, Lemon Cookies and Lemon Meringue Pie.” Each Goldy novel includes recipes for scrumptious dishes from the adored character’s kitchen. Now, Davidson has collected these treasured recipes and some brand-new dishes in one volume for the first time.  Here are recipes for Appetizers and Soups, Eggs and Cheese, Salads and Starches, Meat, Poultry, and Fish, Breads, Desserts, and finally Low-Carb Recipes (how Davidson lost thirty pounds and kept them off). Most of the dishes came from “playing around with dishes tasted in restaurants.” Others are family favorites, some came from friends, and a few are “happy accidents.”      

    Part memoir, part writing manual, part cookbook, Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook combines the author’s gift for storytelling with her skills in the kitchen. She introduces the recipes with stories about how she came to create them, anecdotes from her experiences as a writer and home cook, and includes her joy at receiving a fan letter from the legendary French Chef herself, Julia Child.

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes the incomparable DIANE MOTT DAVIDSON  LIVE!

    This is a trademarked copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.