Archive for the ‘After Hour Places’ Category

Chef’s Corner with Lisa Smith of Bluepointe

May 27, 2008

“Eating dessert first” should be the motto when it comes to Pastry Chef Lisa Smith’s delicacies. From Chai Tea Crème Brulee to decadent chocolate delights – dessert has never tasted so good and so unique!

 journeyPod had a chance to chat with this sweet culinary genius. Read on…

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Santa Barbara – America’s Riviera

November 19, 2007

 

Often referred to as the “American Riviera” because of its Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara is located 100 miles up the coast from Los Angeles (and 335 miles south of the San Francisco bay area), just along the panoramic Pacific Coast. As a year-round tourist destination, the city is renowned for more than just its weather – its location nestled between the beaches and mountains, Spanish architecture and relaxing lifestyle also a great draw! Read on…

Chef’s Corner with Chris Kobayashi

October 16, 2007

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Talk about the fulfillment of a childhood dream! Executive Chef Kobayashi has turned his restaurant – Artisan – into one of the top thriving dining spots in Paso Robles, California’s hip new wine country! (Read more….)

Chef’s Corner with Cory Smith

September 20, 2007

 

You read the reviews, listen to the praises from friends and colleagues, or happen to catch one of your favorite celebrities exiting that very spot you’ve been meaning to check out.

You know what the folks on the outside are saying, but have you ever gotten the story from someone on the inside?

journeyPod goes behind-the-scenes in Chef’s Corner with some of the country’s most esteemed, critically-acclaimed, award-winning (and naturally, our favorite) culinary masterminds to get the real scoop!

Chef Cory Smith is the man with the magic who combines his extensive knowledge of international flavors and best products available in South Florida to create the perfect dish night after night at Santo.

Follow us for an inside look with this culinary magician…

Best BBQ Spots in the Good Ol’ USA

August 28, 2007

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Barbecue, barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q… whichever way you spell it, this word brings to mind all-things-summer, ribs, burgers and social gatherings! Whether you prefer the sauce on the meat or on the side, tangy or sweet, light or heavy – BBQ seems to be a culinary delight for all. And, talk about the quintessential American cultural phenomenon!

Here’s journeyPod’s picks (in no particular order) of the Best BBQ joints – including some of those that can ship the barbecued goods to you (just in case you can’t make it into town):

“Voice of Las Vegas”: Steven Striker’s “Rules of Las Vegas”

August 21, 2007

It’s no surprise that nearly 3 million people a month visit Las Vegas! It’s also no surprise that on any given weekend, most of the restaurants, shows, clubs, concerts, boxing events, spas, golf resorts and other premier Vegas attractions are completely booked up or worse – sold out!

Simply put, if you’re not on the “inside” track, you’re out! But, as journeyPod’s Voice of Las Vegas Steven Striker – CEO of Vegas’ premier five-star concierge Striker VIP – will tell you, there is hope!

With that in mind, here’s Striker’s unofficial Las Vegas rules and “code of conduct”:

Discover the Summer Paradise of Zurich

August 15, 2007

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Zurich, the home of Swiss Miss, cheeses, and chocolates, and oh so much more!

Most people do think of Zurich as a boring bank city… which is unfortunate! Go there in summer and you’ll find an almost Mediterranean-like atmosphere. Green parks line the blue waters of Lake Zurich make for an excellent day of relaxation – swimming in the refreshing lake, taking in a boat ride, enjoying a picnic lunch, or napping on a wooden dock as the cool breeze blows over.

Who would have thought you’d get a piece of Mediterranean paradise in Zurich?! Well, now you know! Read on to find out more about this hot spot…

Discover the Old World Style of Prague

August 7, 2007

Situated in central Bohemia, its no wonder the largest city of the Czech Republic has a super Bohemian feel to it. You too will feel far away from it all as you walk the ancient streets of this beautiful city. Think Indiana Jones meets Alias – the architecture and cool vibe of this place will win you over the second you arrive. Also known as Praha, this city is mysterious yet quite inviting with friendly locals to welcome you. Oh, and wait until you recognize the black iron gates of the Charles Bridge from the Tom Cruise flick Mission Impossible!

 

Turn the page to get the inside scoop on what’s hot in Prague!

Chef’s Corner with Sandee Birdsong

July 13, 2007

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge in one of South Beach’s hottest dining spots! Specializing in dishes inspired by Southern herbs and spices, Executive Chef Sandee Birdsong uses exquisite ingredients and unique artistic designs to create a menu of pure culinary delights. And her love of great food and fascination with world cuisine generates an aphrodisiac experience that’s unlike anything you’ve had! Trust us!

Follow journeyPod as we catch up with this self-taught culinary mastermind ranked as “One of the Hottest Chefs in South Florida”.

Everything’s Bigger in Dallas

July 10, 2007

 

Known for having a healthy ego, the “Big D” (as it’s often referred to) draws in locals and tourists alike. They come from far away lands to see where JR lived or what the grassy knoll looks like.  

But Dallas is far beyond the traditional Stetsons, Southern Charm and Steakhouses, for which it’s known (and adored for).Yes, the locals still love their Dallas Cowboys first and foremost, but this city has more to offer than just football!

Here’s journeyPod’s taste of Texas for y’ all!