Leg Avenue

24 Apr 19
Fog City Faithful

by Charles Therrell (DISK DOKTOR) Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Green. San Jose Earthquakes, the club with a lovely new park, snazzy re-branding, with a pathological case of identity crisis, travel north to the Evergreen to face our Sounders FC under the lights in the friendly confines of Royal Brougham Park. The utter […]

24 Apr 19
View from Madison Avenue

I have always invested in my work wardrobe. My personal view is how I present myself has been pretty important in my career. Having a clean and crisp look has helped me build my personal brand. I just feel like when you come across as put together, people are more inclined to work with you. […]

23 Apr 19
Ed Kemmick — Travels with Xavi

Arriving home a little more than five weeks ago, at the end of a 10-day, 4,900-mile driving tour of the Deep South, I was planning to write a day-by-day account of the journey. Two days later, I jumped off a curb, tripped on a snare-like wire band and fell hard onto my right shoulder in […]

23 Apr 19
KFOR.com

DEL CITY, Okla. – Police are investigating a shooting at a business in Del City. The shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. Tuesday near S. Sooner Road and E. Reno Avenue. A 911 caller told police that he was robbed and shot in the leg. The victim was then taken to a local hospital […]

23 Apr 19
Portland Californian

Clackamas County press release: The Clackamas County Inter-agency Major Crimes Team is seeking help from the public to identify a location and the owner of a pistol as part of their investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Milwaukie on Saturday, April 13, 2019. On April 13, Milwaukie Police Department Officer Duke confronted a […]

23 Apr 19
Mushy Cloud

Have you ever used one of those guided walk books that are so prevalent now? You know the ones, where an enthusiastic amateur has plotted out a route to walk (or cycle) for about 4 or 5 miles along a route that usually incorporates a pub or inn somewhere? The AA do a cracking set […]

23 Apr 19
Block Club Chicago
BUCKTOWN — Neighbors, friends and even strangers have all stepped up in a big way to fund Kyle Garchar’s recovery after he was shot by a group of would-be robbers in front of his Bucktown apartment earlier this month. Between two separate fundraising campaigns, friends of Garchar have raised nearly $10,000 in less than three weeks. The money will go toward Garchar’s medical and living expenses as he recovers from a close-range shot to his right leg. “I’ve been in awe. There’s been a handful of times when I’ve gotten really emotional, not in an upset way, but in a happy, wow-this-is-unbelievable way. … The amount of good people there are out there …,” Garchar said. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. April 2. Garchar was working on his parked 2001 Mercedes in front of his apartment, in the 2000 block of North Hoyne Avenue, when a group of four young men ran up to him. One of them hit Garchar in the face a couple of times and knocked him over before another yelled, “Keys! Keys! Give me the keys!” Garchar didn’t have his keys on him, however. “I was like, I don’t know where my keys are. … A split second after that, one of the other guys had a gun pointed at me and fired, probably three or four feet away,” Garchar said. The robbers, one of them wearing a white ski mask, then ran away, leaving Garchar lying in the street. Garchar didn’t realize he’d been shot at first, but as he went to get up, he felt a “really intense burning” sensation in his right leg and he wasn’t able to move it. “I knew my leg was broken immediately,” he said. Garchar yelled for his girlfriend, Ellen Hartel, who rushed to his side and used his belt as a tourniquet until the paramedics arrived. Garchar was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a broken leg. The bullet had gone through his shin and shattered his tibia. After surgery, doctors put pins in Garchar’s leg to ensure proper healing, which means he’ll use a wheelchair for eight weeks. Once Garchar is out of the wheelchair, he has to wear either a cast or a boot for up to six weeks. Garchar is insured, but said his insurance doesn’t cover all of the costly medical expenses. Some of the money raised in the fundraising campaigns will go toward Garchar’s hospital bills and other related expenses including his wheelchair. The money will also go toward meals, transportation and other living expenses as Garchar navigates limited mobility. Despite the difficult circumstances, Garchar has an upbeat attitude. At his last hospital visit, doctors told him he was on his way to making a full recovery. That, coupled with the overwhelming amount of support he’s received, has him feeling positive. Not only have friends and family members helped out, but strangers, friends of friends and neighbors have all checked up on him and donated. “It’s been very, very overwhelming the amount of support I’ve gotten from people,” Garchar said, adding that Hartel and her parents have been especially helpful. “Every five to 10 minutes a neighbor will come by and they’ll let me know they’ve been thinking about me and if I need anything don’t hesitate to ask.” The 29-year-old also isn’t planning to flee Bucktown anytime soon. “I think [the shooting] could’ve happened to anyone in Chicago,” he said. “The people who did it, they were out specifically looking for trouble. I don’t think where I lived had anything to do with it. I think it’s just bad timing — wrong place at the wrong time.” Garchar went on, saying, “All things considered, I think I’m very lucky that nothing else happened. It’s very major to be shot in the leg and have a shattered bone. It’s pretty minor in comparison to what it could’ve been. I’m very grateful for that.” Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Garchar moved to Chicago in 2011 to attend Columbia College Chicago. He’s lived in his current apartment on Hoyne Avenue since April of 2017. Garchar said the incident, while traumatic, has made him a stronger person, and for that, he’s grateful. “When bad things happen, you can go the woe-as-me route, but in reality, I think a lot of good has come out of this. It’s helped me realize how many good people there are,” he said. Chicago Police spokeswoman Norma Pelayo said on Monday two of the four suspects, ages 16 and 17, have been charged with attempted vehicular hijacking with an aggravated firearm in connection with the crime. Pelayo said the investigation is ongoing. To donate to Garchar’s recovery, visit the GoFundMe page. The Facebook campaign has ended. Do stories like this matter to you? Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.
23 Apr 19
Whittier Daily News
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-1788879-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1788879-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1788879-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1788879-5 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-1921385-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1921385-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1921385-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1921385-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
Daily News
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-3099201-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3099201-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-3099201-7 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-3099201-7 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
Press Telegram
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-2156636-8 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2156636-8 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2156636-8 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2156636-8 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
Orange County Register
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-6769878-9 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6769878-9 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6769878-9 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6769878-9 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
Daily Breeze
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-1786427-11 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1786427-11 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1786427-11 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1786427-11 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
Press Enterprise
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-1461362-12 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1461362-12 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1461362-12 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1461362-12 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS
23 Apr 19
Redlands Daily Facts
Most people know Leo Temory as one-half of “The Afghanimals” on season 31 of “The Amazing Race.” But do they know him as a bar owner, DJ, app developer, and avid hiker? Not so much. #gallery-1783138-13 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1783138-13 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1783138-13 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1783138-13 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Leo Temory, owner of The Cellar, a wine bar in the Old Town Pasadena district, will make his third appearance on “The Amazing Race,” a reality competition show, seen here at his bar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The 31-year-old “Amazing Race” competitor also owns two other bars in Pasadena. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) “My parents came from Afghanistan with practically nothing to this land of opportunity, the home of the free, so I’m definitely going to make the most of it while I still have the energy,” said Temory, who often chuckles as he talks about his competitive nature. Temory, 31, was born and raised in Torrance where his parents own New York Deli. After graduating from USC a decade ago, the business major with a minor in film landed in Pasadena. There, he opened up the Prohibition-style bar The Speakeasy at 25 N. Raymond Avenue where a secret password gets you through the door to this late-night lounge for electro swing, deep house and craft cocktails. [cq comment=”The following content will display as an info box.”] Related links San Gabriel Valley business owners compete on ‘The Amazing Race’ Local cousins join ‘Amazing Race’ New York Deli – Daily Breeze Readers Choice [cq comment=”This is the end of the info box.”] “I wanted to create a secret little hideaway where my friends and others could come and enjoy a great crafted cocktail in a great atmosphere, and this is what I came up with,” said Temory, who also DJs at the bar. As if that wasn’t enough, two years ago he opened The Cellar: A Wine Library at 26 E. Colorado Boulevard based on a suggestion from the owner of The Retro Store, who told Temory he should move The Speakeasy underground “to even further its speakeasy-ness.” Temory couldn’t break his lease but he was attracted to the idea of a late-night underground bar. “I always wanted to do something with wine because we don’t serve much wine at The Speakeasy,” he said. “Here, we have over 1,000 bottles of wine from different vineyards from all around the world and an eclectic food menu that pairs nicely.” On the patio upstairs from The Cellar, Temory has created The Garden brunch spot whose beach music, “amazing French toast and cheese plates” and bottomless mimosas were inspired by the brunch parties he experienced in Ibiza. And he’s currently working on a rosé wine club app for The Garden. When he isn’t running his Old Town businesses, Temory is scaling the local mountains or working out at the gym. “It’s very crucial to me to stay active because it gets the blood flowing, it gets the mind thinking. It helps me make the most of my creative side,” he said. It also comes in handy when tackling challenges on “The Amazing Race,” which he and his Houston-based cousin Jamal Zadran returned for the third time as part of an all-star cast of familiar faces from the CBS series “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother.” This season they embark on a 25,000-mile journey around the world for a $1 million prize. On last week’s season premiere, the Afghanimals won the first leg of the race through Japan while the show bid farewell to ‘Amazing Race’ veterans Temecula’s Art Velez and San Marcos’ John James “JJ” Carrell. The competition picks up again Wednesday, April 24. “It will be very interesting to see how the season play out because with ‘Big Brother’ you’re in a house where you get food. On ‘Survivor,’ you don’t have much food but you’re pretty much in one area. With ‘Amazing Race,’ you’re in a village, you’re in a lake, you’re on a mountain and all you have is yourself and your partner,” Temory said. “Like ‘Survivor,’ you might not eat. Like ‘Big Brother,’ you might be stuck on this mountain for some time. But then you’re onto the next country so it’s definitely stressful but the adrenaline is what gets you going. It’s always fun.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The Amazing Race When: 9 p.m. Wednesdays Where: CBS