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Why Cooking is a Way of Life for "Jewel of the Desert" Executive Chef Gordon Maybury

Jan 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

When the historic Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix was looking for an executive chef in early 2013, one can only assume that the establishment—which is nicknamed “The Jewel of the Desert”—received resumes from many of the world’s finest culinary masters. In the end, they selected Chef Gordon Maybury to be the jewel of their culinary operations, which includes all of their six restaurants and lounges.

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Thousands of Dollars in Wine Stolen From The French Laundry on Christmas Day #TheGrinchThatStoleXmas

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Christmas Day wasn't all that jolly for Thomas Keller, the head chef and owner of Napa Valley's famed restaurant The French Laundry. The SFist reported this morning, in what sounds like a Bad Santa heist, that on December 25 the establishment was broken into and robbed of several bottles of wine that were worth at the very least $3,000 each.

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Round Up: 4 of Our Favorite Glasgow Restaurants Serving Up Fine Scottish Cuisine

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A combination of a strong cosmopolitan influence, Celtic creativity, and an abundance of local produce from the surrounding Scottish countryside means Glasgow boasts many fine restaurants. The large city has moved away from its gritty old persona as the powerhouse of industrial Britain and has even been featured in tons of high-profile flicks—it stood in for present-day Philadelphia in the Brad Pitt movie World War Z. 

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Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Teams Up With Hotelier Ian Schrager in Miami Beach

Dec 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Miami Beach EDITION hotel recently acquired not one, not two, but three new restaurants—all stemming from a partnership between Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotelier Ian Schrager. The concepts give diners three different dining environments to choose from—the Matador Room, Market at EDITION, and Tropicale—all of which are meant to blend the chef's affinity for locally-sourced ingredients with vibrant flavors and textures.

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Marigold Kitchen Leaks Three Dishes Off Their 16-Course NYE Dinner Menu

Dec 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Dining at Marigold Kitchen is not for the picky eater. Showcasing an always-changing tasting menu each night, chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza have proven that sometimes, the chef really does know best. Since typically you don’t know which dish you’ll get prior to it being served, we were surprised to learn that for their 16-course New Year’s Eve event, some of the dishes have been revealed. 

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Award-Winning Culinary Master Chef William Bradley On Changing How People Perceive Cuisine

Dec 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

At only 39, William Bradley is the Executive Chef/Director of the award-winning Addison at The Grand Del Mar. The San Diego native started cooking in his teens at a quaint Italian restaurant in Bonita, a small town north of San Diego. He then trained under Chef James Boyce at Azzura Point at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, then moved to Arizona where he was the sous-chef at The Phoenician Resort’s elite restaurant, Mary Elaine’s, before finally became executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale.

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La Quinta Resort is Blown Away By JBF Rising Star Semi-Finalist Chef Ruiz in Taste of Waldorf Astoria

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The James Beard Foundation and The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts have been doing things a little differently this year with a new partnership for their global Taste of Waldorf Astoria program. By matching five JBF Rising Star semi-finalist chefs with some super talented Michelin-starred Waldorf chefs, this program is hoping to find their next iconic culinary dish.

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Per Se & French Laundry to Start Charging Diners in Advance for Prix Fixe Menus

Dec 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The dining experience at Per Se in New York and The French Laundry in Napa Valley is gearing up for a change. According to the New York Times, in early 2015 the two restaurants (both owned by Thomas Keller) will start charging diners ahead of time for the prix fixe tasting menus as a way to deter last minute reservation cancellations and no-shows. 

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Ditch The Strip for David Clawson Restaurant's Ingredient-Based Fare in Henderson

Dec 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The new David Clawson Restaurant in Las Vegas may have a very simple interior design that doesn't necessarily induce awe, but if the reviews are anything to go by, the food is the real star. According to Las Vegas Weekly, the establishment is worth visiting no matter how far you need to drive—which could be a half hour if you're on The Strip.

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La Quinta Resort & Club's Multi-Million Dollar Restoration Offers New Reasons to Escape to the Desert

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When I was young, Palm Springs made me think of heat and the elderly—but that's only because I really had no experience with the area other than where my parents dragged me. Adolescent me had no idea what she was missing. As an adult, I associate the desert area with the gigantic Cabazon Dinosaurs, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Salton Sea, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, amazing thrift stores, Salvation Mountain, and of course, peaceful dessert nights. Now, after visiting La Quinta Res&... Read More

Coronado's Rooftop Stake Chophouse & Bar Now Open With Exec. Chef Tim Kolanko at its Helm

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If the above photo of what must taste like sugary sweet heaven doesn't lure you into the new chef-driven Stake Chophouse & Bar in Coronado, CA., the rest of these photos definitely will. The 4,600-square-foot, rooftop modern restaurant, which is run by Blue Bridge Hospitality, features a 50-seat dining room with a patio, lounge, and a bar with 2,000 stocked bottles.

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Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani Finally Opens the Siena Tavern Miami

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're looking for a new restaurant to check out this weekend, you're in luck because celebrity chef Fabio Viviani's new Siena Tavern Miami is finally open. As the second Siena Tavern from Chicago's DineAmic Hospitality Group (of which Viviani is partner), this new location has been in the works for a year, with a lot of effort going into renovating the 10,000-square-foot space.

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is Looking for their Next Iconic Dish from Rising JBF Chefs

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts launched a new global gastronomy-focused program in partnership with world-renowned culinary arts organizations such as the James Beard Foundation to reinforce the brand’s commitment to culinary excellence and create a platform for rising star chefs.

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Gordon Ramsay Set to Open New Pub & Grill Location at Caesars in Atlantic City

Nov 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's no secret that we love Gordon Ramsay, so naturally news of his opening a new restaurant is going to brighten our day. If you're familiar with the Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, you may know already that Mia's is on its way out. Its owner, Chef Chris Scarduzio, is heading to Delaware County to work with friend and restaurant owner Alberto Guadagnini on new eatery Teca Newtown Square. 

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American Food and Beverage Opening Soon, or Later, But Definitely This Year

Nov 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Buckhead, Atlanta is about to get a lot more exciting for foodies, now that a new American Food and Beverage location will be opening its doors to the public this Friday, November 14 or by December 1 at the latest (official date not yet released). The restaurant, which is owned by Consilient Hospitality, will be pretty similar to the establishment's first location in Fort Worth, Texas, except the menu will be notably different. 

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