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Don't Touch the Grill! Labor Day Barbecue Etiquette with Ted Reader

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  2 Comments

Canadian celebrity chef and barbecue king Ted Reader is no Emily Post. As the author of 17 barbecue cookbooks and owner of more than 100 barbecues, Ted’s the guru of the grilling lifestyle… so prep yourself for Labor Day’s slew of backyard ‘cues with party tips from the master.... Read More

What Makes Someone a Foodie? Experts Weigh In

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern  |  1 Comment

I was recently immersed in casual conversation at a social function and referred to myself as a “foodie.” The person I was speaking to looked at me quizzically, and asked “what makes someone a foodie…doesn’t everyone like food?”... Read More

Sweet Dessert Recipe for a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This deep-dish dessert recipe for a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie comes to us from Joe's American Bar & Grill. Made from scratch, served warm, and topped with vanilla ice cream with chocolate/caramel sauce and walnuts, this recipe is a decadent combination of a cookie, pancake, and ice cream sundae!... Read More

Abe & Louie's Butterscotch Bread Pudding Recipe

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

This tasty Butterscotch Bread Pudding dessert recipe comes to us from Boston steakhouse Abe & Louie's. Known for their upscale atmosphere, complete with Hollywood-style booths and bronze chandeliers, this restaurant looks to have great taste when it comes to dessert. Serve the warm bread pudding with a nice scoop of ice cream and enjoy with someone special!... Read More

World's Largest Bottle of Whisky Record Set By The Famous Grouse

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Most records involving whisky revolve around either the age of a specific malt or the price it has fetched at auction. But this latest bit of news takes on a larger dimension. In Scotland last week The Famous Grouse set a new world record by filling the largest bottle of whisky in the world.... Read More

Christie's First Online-Exclusive Wine Sale Totals More than $819k

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Signature Cellars, Christie’s first online-exclusive sale of fine and rare wines totaled $819,715. The auction house reported that 88 percent of the lots sold and that the most expensive item was a dozen bottles of 1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild that sold for $42,350 to a private collector.... Read More

Learn What Makes Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" Star Jon Taffer So Angry

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Owning a bar can turn into a very profitable business or a massive money pit if you don’t know how to operate it correctly. Just ask Jon Taffer, host and co-executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” We chatted with him to find out how he uses his near 30-year experience in the industry to assist bar owners in overhauling their look, design, menu, business and sometimes even members of their staff.... Read More

Easy Grilled Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Thanks to Chef Sascha Lyon of Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar in Los Angeles, any of you can try out this Grilled Oyster Mushrooms recipe at home! Impress your family with these tasty oyster mushrooms that deceive with their aquatic name.... Read More

Tropical Lobster Pot Pie Recipe Rejuvenates a Classic

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This interesting lobster take on the pot pie classic was sent to us from Grace Bay Club’s internationally recognized Executive Chef Wolfgang von Wieser. With white truffle oil and succulent lobster, this seafood dish is bound to become a favorite during lobster season!... Read More

Fantastic Raw Bars All Over America | From San Francisco to Miami

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the rising popularity of sushi, it's no surprise that raw bars are becoming increasingly more common. In case you're not quite sure what a raw bar is, it's usually a small bar or restaurant that serves customers raw shellfish that are shucked in-house and immediately served. While it seems similar to sushi, with it being uncooked, raw bars are actually pretty different in that they generally have a much larger menu, offering various types of oysters, prawns, clams, mussels, crab, as well as various fish and red meats.... Read More

Delicious Banana Bundt Cake Recipe

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This sweet Banana Bundt Cake was sent to us from the award-winning pastry chef Megan Romano on behalf of her Chocolate + Spice bakery in Las Vegas, NV. One can find a variety of artisan chocolates and hand-made pastry treats at the bakery, and we think it's great that Romano is sharing one of her great recipes so we can try it at home!... Read More

Healthy Recipes for Entertaining from Celebrity Nutritionist Christine Avanti

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  2 Comments

Christine Avanti, celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author of the Skinny Chicks series, lives by the philosophy that healthy food need not sacrifice flavor or options.... Read More

Lobster Corn Dogs Recipe Gives the Traditional Snack a New Taste

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

This recipe for Lobster Corn Dogs is definitely different from the standard Corn Dogs we ate as a kid. Sent to us from Brian Dandro (Executive Chef at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, including the hotel's intimate restaurant ArtBar), this unique seafood recipe is definitely going to impress at any end-of-summer gatherings.... Read More

Special Cocktail Recipes for National Rum Day

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Today is National Rum Day and we'd expect any of our serious spirits fans to know that. However, even if you didn't know what day it was, now you have a great excuse to have a little afternoon drink to celebrate! To help you with your celebratory evening we've arranged some great Rum Day Cocktails for you to try out. Make sure to let us know your favorite!... Read More

Sweet Recipe for Chocolate and Raisin Bread Pudding

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Holland America has brought us a quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate and raisin bread pudding. With the added flavor of whiskey, this chocolate treat would be great for any special event or even just a cozy night in.... Read More

New Pebble Beach Restaurant Overlooks the 18th Hole

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you happen to be one of the lucky ones enjoying Pebble Beach this weekend during the world famous Concours d’Elegance, you may be interested in finding a neat place to grab a tasty bite to eat. The Bench restaurant, having recently opened, may be a perfect choice for you to unwind. The eclectic menu, lush views of the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and toasty fire pits certainly won't hurt the experience.... Read More

Wolfgang Puck's Recipe for Pizza with Fennel Sausage and Peppers

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Pizza is a pretty common meal choice, with hundreds of variations to be found. This particular version of the popular dish was sent to us courtesy of Wolfgang Puck, via his easy-to-follow cookbook, "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy" (Rutledge Hill Press, 2004).... Read More

Cognac Wins Best New Product at Spirited Awards | Pierre Ferrand 1840

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Cognac Ferrand may be a small producer of Cognac, but they made a big impact recently on judges and fans alike with their 1840 Original Formula, winning the highly sought-after Best New Product Award at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.... Read More

Guinness and Cheddar Risotto With Pears and Blood Sausage Recipe

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This creative recipe for Guinness and Cheddar Risotto with Pears and Blood Sausage comes to us from Chef Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose in Los Angeles.... Read More

Nation's Top Restaurants Celebrate Julia Child's 100th Birthday

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Legendary culinary genius Julia Child would be turning 100 on August 15, so in remembrance of her contributions to American gastronomy, top restaurants across the nation created special menus for the week in tribute.... Read More

11 Creative Sides for Summer Cookouts

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

It's not often that sides create a stir, but we think these sensational side dishes will be the talk of the party. Pair them with some perfectly grilled steaks, juicy hamburgers, or some delicious barbecued ribs — these 11 side dishes are versatile enough to mix and match with just about anything.... Read More

Hearty Recipe For Braised Chicken with Tarragon and Potatoes

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyards & Winery send us this savory recipe for Braised Chicken with Tarragon and Roasted Potatoes. The tender chicken is slow-cooked in a rich sauce, and served with roasted potatoes and a nice glass of Brys Estate Riesling.... Read More

Delicious Recipe for Tuna Tartare

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This easy seafood recipe for Tuna Tartare comes to us from Chef Frederic Kieffer at Artisan Restaurant. The bright colors of the tuna, watermelon, avocado, and tomato work to make this dish an attractive centerpiece.... Read More

Grilled Octopus Recipe From Michael Mina's SEABLUE Restaurant

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This recipe for Grilled Octopus comes to us from SEABLUE, Michael Mina's fantastic restaurant in Atlantic City. Each ingredient is selected specifically to enhance the flavor within the dish, from the artichokes that are carefully cooked within a broth combination of white wine, vegetables and lemon juice, to the octopus cooked with bay leaves and olive oil. When plating, making sure to try your best to recreate the beautiful image and make sure you get that swoosh of piquillo pepper coulis to truly impress your guests!... Read More

Best Cocktail Bars | Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you missed it, Saturday, July 28, was the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, probably the year's biggest night for alcohol-centered businesses (as well as for the people who really love their spirits - we're not judging), honoring the best of the best when it comes to classy booze.... Read More

Grilled Calamari Recipe with Eggplant Chutney

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This attractive seafood recipe for grilled calamari with eggplant chutney comes to us from Chef Frederic Kieffer of Artisan Restaurant and would be the perfect way to impress your dinner guests.... Read More

What a Find! Oregon Wine Country

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Blessed with one of the most diverse climates in the world, Oregon is a fascinating place to grow wine. It’s also a fascinating place to visit. From the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge in the north, to the Umpqua, Rogue, and Applegate Valleys in the south, the hills and valleys hold a splendid variety of aromas and flavors.... Read More

Hearty Roasted Zucchini Bisque Recipe

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This hearty recipe for Roasted Zucchini Bisque comes to us from the expansive cruise line Holland America. Holland knows how to please your appetite and has many different types of restaurants aboard their ships. There's always something for everyone and they've been so kind as to share some of their favorite recipes with us.... Read More

World Record Hot Dog Priced at $2,300

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Just when you thought the world of hot dogs couldn’t get any crazier, New York City rooftop lounge 230 FIFTH ups the stakes, creating a hot dog priced at $2,300.... Read More

Tangy Asian Coleslaw Recipe

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Serve this crunchy salad as a side with lettuce wraps, tacos, or even burgers at a barbecue. The sweet and tangy flavor compliments almost anything!... Read More

 
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