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Beer and Food Pairing 101

Beer and Food Pairing 101

Ever wonder what kind of beer to order and enjoy with your meal? Here’s a descriptive infographic from Kendall College that helps address that question. It highlights three basic points to consider when matching a beer with your food – balance the weights of the beer and food, compare and contrast the components of the...

National Guacamole Day is September 16th!

In celebration of National Guacamole Day, here’s the famous Chipotle guacamole recipe. Image: Chipotle Ingredients: 2 ripe Hass avocados 2 tsp lime juice 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped) 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped) 1/2 jalapeño, including seeds (finely chopped) 1/4 tsp kosher salt Directions: Choose the right avocado. It should feel squishy yet firm (like...

Think Jerky Kickstarter Campaign

Think Jerky is a Chicago-based company offering all-natural, chef-crafted, artisan beef jerky. Ricky Hirsch, founder, partnered with chefs Laurent Gras (awarded three Michelin stars while chef at L20), James Beard award winning Gale Gand (Food Network, Tru, SpritzBurger) and Chicago Baconfest champion Matt Troost (Three Aces, Charlatan) to develop jerky recipes that brings regular jerky...

Ready to Eat Savory Vegan Meals

I often have mixed feelings about convenience foods and prepackaged meals. It often starts with inspecting the packaging for any hidden ingredients or preservatives to wondering if the flavors would be too bland or too overwhelming. In addition, there’s also the question of whether it’s worth paying the price for the convenience. At the NYC...

NYC Food Film Festival 2012

Tickets are now ON SALE for the 6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival where guests taste what they see on the screen! This event, produced in association with the James Beard Foundation, runs from October 17th to 21st and will benefit the Food Bank For New York City. This year’s Festival will feature six different...

Mohegan Sun WineFest: The Eats

While we spent the majority of our time learning about various wines and sipping from our glasses during the wine festival, we also grabbed a few bites from the restaurants participating at the festival. We had received a number of food tokens along with our press pass and we were eager to exchange them for...

A Look Back At The Mohegan Sun Wine Festival

This past weekend we went on a road trip to the Mohegan Sun WineFest. We headed over on Sunday for the Grand Tasting event held at the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun. The Grand Tasting featured a vast selection of wines, spirits, and beer and we were thrilled to discover and sample the varieties. Along...

The Sun Winefest ’12 – Jan 27th to 29th

Considering a day trip or weekend getaway later this month? What about a fun-filled festival with luxurious wines and spirits, quality beer, food from highly rated restaurants, celebrity chefs, and lots of entertainment in a beautiful and exciting New England destination? The Mohegan Sun recently reached out to me about the Sun Winefest, a three-day...

Green Holiday Festival Highlights

The past Sunday, the first Green Holiday Festival, organized by the US VegCorp, took place at The Altman Building in Chelsea to benefit For The Animals Sanctuary. Over 50 vendors and exhibitors set up shop to share their products that are not just unique and creative, but also eco-friendly and sustainable. This included animal friendly...

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