Drink

New Belgium Brewing tour + interview with CEO Kim Jordan

Inside look at Kim Jordan's beer factory

Twenty years ago, New Belgium Brewing was a two person operation in Fort Collins, Colorado brewing the first Belgium beers in the U.S. Now they employ 410 workers and produce 700,000 barrels a year. Our host Jace Milstead sat down with New Belgium’s CEO, Kim Jordan, to discuss beginnings, collaborations, and a company that just might be receiving an application from yours truly. Read More

1,001 room Omni Dallas Hotel opens, Southwest announces summer flight schedules

With already 300,000 nights booked, the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX is already living up to it’s intent. Connected to the Dallas Convention Center, Omni’s focus is on hosting convention and business function attendees. But they are also appealing to localers with a Definitely Dallas package for $111 a night to commemorate their opening, Bob’s Steak & Chop House, a sports bar, various shops, and more.

Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways released their summer flight schedule, now available for booking. Southwest adds new Houston nonstop routes. AirTran adds nonstop service between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Denver. Besides the new local routes, AirTran is adding nonstop routes from San Antonio to Cancun and Mexico City beginning May 2012, and Orange County, Calif. to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City beginning June 2012. Read More

Food

Interview with ‘Take a Bao’s’ Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth

Studio City's latest Asian fusion spot

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If you’ve been to the food court in Century City then you’ve more than likely seen the original Take a Bao, an Asian inspired, quick casual, bun centered eatery. With the opening of their big brother in Studio City, Take a Bao brings their buns into a finer dining arena.

We had a chat with Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth about the new venture, his childhood, and sleep deprivation. Read More

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria now open on the Vegas Strip

Grimaldi's is planning ten additional locations across the U.S. for 2012

Last week, Scottsdale-based Grimaldi’s Pizzeria opened its newest location at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 AM – 9 PM.

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Sculpin Fish Tacos from chef Daniel Roberts of Cafe del Rey

Cafe del Rey‘s Chef Daniel Roberts‘ recipe for So Cal’s locally caught Sculpin works with any fish that you’d make a taco out of. Read More