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No Dinner New Year Challange

No Dinner New Year Challange

Jan 1, 2017

…as part of the ‘Ditch The Dad Bod’ series. As a beer drinking and food loving American Man I struggle with the battle of the bulge.  Ok the battle of Morbid Obesity really.  I have tried just about every diet and every fitness craze from starvation and cleansing to masses of Fat and Protein to perpetual healthy snacking to outright fasting for 1 to 2 days a week.  Yes, Yo-Yo waist and scale and pants. In traveling and thanks to a European Wife that is quite the foody we have come to the conclusion that dinner portions and meals in traditional American culture, as well balanced as they are and of course all endorsed and recommended by the FDA (Beware this is a Government entity like the IRS and DMV.) are off the charts in calories and carbs. So here is our first lifestyle challenge of 2017 and we would love to have our friends and family try it with us for 30 days and see if our theory is correct.  30 days with no dinner. I know everyone is limping into the New Year so Monday is a great day to start and try this so here are the rules. No sugars and carbs after 5PM. Drink Green Tea or Chamomile to calm the stomach before bed. Drink a ton of water at night to feel full. Substitute large dinners with healthy snacks of veggie boils Eat quality Breakfast and Lunch Snack often throughout the day Move 30 minutes everyday.  Walk, Workout, whatever Ditch the adult libations at least 6 of 7 days. Here are some substitutes for your steak and potato that will keep you alive through the pain. Cabbage and Pickles soup (Make it spicy with no carb hot sauce) Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Splenda Handful of Almonds or other nuts (Small hand: no more than 10) Handful of Berries or Grapes (Large Hand: no limits really) Avocado and Tomato wedges in Red Wine Vinaigrette (No oil) A mountain of plain lettuce Just bubbly water… Please send your (less than 100 calorie) healthy night snack ideas to Editor@boldspicynews.com Full disclosure:  if you pass out or die trying this challenge BSNews is not liable since...

Chef David Pan Wins Flavor Award

Chef David Pan Wins Flavor Award

Sep 28, 2016

Chef David Pan earned the Flavor Award at the Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival in Orange Beach. As this chef’s style is traditional French cooking for current times, his winning dish was a Boeuf Bourguignon with Roasted Garlic Pomme Purée. Held in mid-September, the three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. “As flavor is the most important part of cuisine, it is quite an honor to win this particular award,” said Chef David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge. “Additionally, as sponsors for the entire festival, it is exciting to know that over $15,000 was raised for Make a Wish Alabama.” Chef David Pan’s specialty is French methods while remaining focused on the latest trends and techniques in the industry. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Mendota Heights, Chef Pan began his career at the 3 Diamond rated WA Frost in St. Paul under Chef Russell Kline. He expanded his culinary experience working with noted chefs at elite establishments that included the Minneapolis Club, James Beard winning Gustavus Inn, Fishers Orange Beach along with Brick and Spoon. Last year, he launched Orange Beach Concierge, one of the only private dining services in the area. While he is new to the coast, his culinary impact is already well known by his peers. For additional information about Chef David Pan and Orange Beach Concierge, visit...

Templeton Rye Launch Party in Atlanta

Templeton Rye Launch Party in Atlanta

Sep 20, 2016

Red Phone Booth is kicking off its events in style with a Launch Party for Templeton Rye 6 year. Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, 2 oz pour of both the 4 year and the oldest Templeton Rye ever, the 6 year! Learn a little about the whiskey and taste light bites from the Red Phone Booth menu. There is also a very special surprise for all in attendance. Guests are limited, so please RSVP in advance. Cost is just $25 per person. RSVP at info@redphonebooth.com. Don’t miss the first big event at Red Phone Booth! The first of a multi-location franchise roll out, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring an extensive classic craft cocktail and cigar program. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest liquors available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates include fresh seafood, carpaccio, beef tenderloin, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts including a rotating selection of signature desserts. Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, the venue features restored original brick floors, have a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplace, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. A private “mob-style” kitchen complete with poker and pool tables is available to rent for private events. Just like the former Prohibition in Buckhead, guests enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway. For additional information, please visit...

Moe’s Original Bar B Que to Open Soon in Jackson Hole

Moe’s Original Bar B Que to Open Soon in Jackson Hole

Sep 20, 2016

After much anticipation Moe’s Original Bar B Que will bring its Alabama-style BBQ and Southern fixins prepared fresh daily in mid-October to 140 N. Cache Street in the former Ripley’s location. With a kitchen that will stay open late, the award-winning restaurant will feature a Southern soul food revival that will fit any budget. While the setting will be family-friendly, there will be a full premium bar offering a lively bar scene complete with HDTVs for sports fans, music, shuffle board and other games upstairs. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery for any size group for parties, business lunches, reunions, weddings and other special events will also be available. Upon entering the 4000 square foot restaurant, guests will walk past chairlifts hanging from the ceiling, ski posters and local JHMR signs in a small dining room filled with dark wooden tables and cafeteria swinging chairs. Menu boards, posters, TVs, concert memorabilia and local art will also fill the walls leading up to an order counter in the main dining room that is directly across from a designed wooden pallet wall. This space will have an industrial feel with a 30 foot tall open ceiling, exposed mechanical system and wood/steel beams. Capacity is 125 inside with bar, banquet and community table seating. There is a beautiful outdoor dining space on the balcony that seats another 16 with views of Snow King and the shops along town square. Additionally, a private event space upstairs is available for smaller gatherings from viewing football games to birthday parties. “After being a fan of Moe’s Original Bar B Que in college and having a love of the mountains and skiing, I moved out west to work at the corporate headquarters in Vail, CO. I knew it was time to open a location of my own after learning all aspects of the company for five years,” said co-owner David Fogg. “When the founding partners told me that Tom Fay was interested in opening a Moe’s in another world class ski town, I was very interested. After meeting Tom and seeing his success in owning Pinky G’s, I was easily sold and knew it was a perfect fit to partner with him on this venture.” Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the...

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Offer Second Atlanta Location

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Offer Second Atlanta Location

Jul 18, 2016

In mid-August Moe’s Original Bar B Que will open a new location outside of the perimeter at 12020 Etris Rd Suite B-140 in the Sweet Apple Village shopping center in the heart of Roswell. Like the Midtown restaurant, Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery for parties and special events are also available. With square footage of 2,800 and a seating capacity of approximately 100, the new spot utilizes rustic looking woodwork with antique metal trims to provide a classic down home southern feel. Like most Moe’s Original Bar B Ques across the country, the Roswell eatery has an open kitchen feel, giving customers a full view of the Ole Hickory smoker and the food being prepared. The interior walls are covered with a mixture of music and sports complete with a ski lodge feel and Southern flare. A full size garage door opens up to a large patio area furnished with large picnic tables that are perfect for a great family dining experience or private party. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Owning several other locations in Northern Alabama, Chris Clowers and Mike Ellis have partnered on this venture with Roswell natives Kyle McCarter and Andrew Justin. This new BBQ joint will be open daily at 11am offering a full premium bar, plenty of TVs for sports viewing, family-friendly games like bingo and trivia during the weekdays and live music on the weekends. There is also ample parking available. For more information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que,...

Jackson Hole Brings the Dining to the Table

Jackson Hole Brings the Dining to the Table

Jun 30, 2016

When starting this feature, I was writing a travel piece on everything that Jackson Hole has to offer. What I found was a culinary experience worth its own showcase. The restaurants in this list are only a sampling of the various dining that Jackson Hole brings to the table. Stop into Street Food at the Stagecoach for great eats on the way to the Village or coming off the pass. Husband and wife team Marcos Hernandez and Amelia Hatchard met while working at the Four Seasons before venturing out on their own with this global cantina. While the regular burger is grilled to perfection, the lamb burger should definitely be tried as all of the ingredients really complement each other. The overall menu has a lot of varied options, but be sure and check out the daily specials on the board for things like the highly popular Chipotle Cream Shrimp Quesadillas as well. While the unassuming dining room is off the bar in the Stagecoach, there is an enjoyable outside dining area with plenty of room to relax while the kids run around. **In the Know: The Habanero Hot Sauce is made and bottled in the restaurant ready to sell. If you’re looking for down-home cooking, take a step into Café Genevieve. While the Southern-inspired cuisine wins acolades all by itself, it’s also a charming place as the restaurant is housed in a historic log cabin listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Focusing its food and cocktails by the season, this cafe is open daily and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re lucky when you come in for brunch, you might see the Crabcake Benedict on the menu but if not, Fried Chicken and Waffles are always a perfect go to item. If you are passionate about the origin of your food, know that Cafe Genevieve sources it products from local ranchers and farmers to ensure sustainable ingredients. In the summer enjoy Cafe Genevieve’s bustling, sunny patio with excellent people watching and dogs welcome.**In the Know: Pig Candy, a thick applewood smoked bacon, coated with a blend of sugars and spices and baked low-and-slow, is available for sale on the website. Using fresh seasonal ingredients, E.leaven Food Company offers appealing meals made from scratch. In addition to serving breakfast all day...