Wolfgang Puck

18 Dec 18
Transparency Journal

As per a new report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for organic soup is anticipated to observe remarkable growth over the next few years, thanks to the significantly increasing competition between the leading market participants. With the constant entry of new players, the competition within this market is projected to intensify further, […]

17 Dec 18
SheKnows
From the condensed chicken-and-stars soup we slurped down as a kid to the Styrofoam cups of instant ramen we still occasionally eat when we’re pressed for time (and low on cash) at lunch, store-bought soup has been a mainstay of our diets. But there is definitely a huge discrepancy in quality when it comes to the premade soups you can buy at the grocery store. We set out to find out which canned, cartoned and otherwise ready-to-serve soups at the store are actually worth buying. These are some of our favorites — ranked from least to most favorite. 10. Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Premium Noodle Soup Image: Instacart. From the chewy-yet-tender noodles to the complex, spicy, savory broth, Shin Ramyun Black is one of the best instant noodle soups out there. Seriously, this stuff puts the Top Ramen going stale in the back of your cupboard to shame. Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black, $2.49 at Instacart 9. Wolfgang Puck organic minestrone Image: Instacart. Fresh-tasting veggies, tender red and white beans and pasta are delicious when done right. While other brands of minestrone are hopelessly mushy, this one is hearty and comforting. Wolfgang Puck organic minestrone, $2.50 at Instacart 8. Pacific Organic Chicken Noodle Soup Image: Instacart. Soothing and simple, this chicken noodle soup actually tastes like it could be homemade. The light broth is enriched with tender noodles, celery and carrots for a nourishing, nurturing bowl. Pacific Organic Chicken Noodle Soup, $4.49 at Instacart 7. Campbell’s Well Yes! Sipping Soup in Sweet Corn & Roasted Poblano Image: Instacart. Gone are the days when Campbell’s just meant condensed cream-of soups. Their new Well Yes! soups can be taken on the go for easy eats when you’re busy, and they’re made with a simple ingredient list that includes wholesome veggies. This flavor is sweet, savory and creamy and has a tiny kick to keep it from tasting too heavy. Campbell’s Well Yes! Sipping Soup in Sweet Corn & Roasted Poblano, $1.99 at Instacart 6. Progresso Organic Southwest-Style Black Bean Soup Image: Instacart. Creamy broth, hearty beans and a smoky, subtle spice make this a can we reach for again and again. Even better? It’s vegan, which we love. Progresso Organic Southwest-Style Black Bean Soup, $3.19 at Instacart 5. Anderson’s creamy split pea with bacon soup Image: Instacart. If you’ve ever driven on California’s Interstate 5, chances are you’ve seen the billboards advertising Andersen’s pea soup. If you can’t make it to the original restaurant, this creamy canned pea soup, flavored with smoky bacon, will help sate your cravings. Anderson’s creamy split pea with bacon soup, $2.29 at Instacart 4. Amy’s Organic Soups in Lentil Vegetable Image: Instacart. Many canned soups are super-salty, but this low-in-sodium lentil vegetable soup reduces the salt while still being flavorful, and the lentils aren’t mushy like they are in some other brands. Amy’s Organic Soups in Lentil Vegetable, $3.49 a Instacart 3. Pacific Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup Image: Target. I can’t lie. This tastes like it came straight from a gourmet restaurant. Plus, it’s organic, low in calories and super-filling. Pacific Organic Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup, $4.49 at Target 2. Amy’s Organic Soups in Thai Coconut The layers of flavors in this soup are incredible. It’s creamy, loaded with warm and exotic spices, just a little bit sweet and oh-so savory. Amy’s Organic Soups in Thai Coconut, $2.49 at Target 1. Trader Joe’s Thai-Style Carrot & Sweet Potato And finally, our favorite combination of sweet and savory — this little tub of perfection. It’s the ultimate comfort food, easy lunch, quick dinner or fulfilling snack. Trader Joe’s Thai-Style Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup $3.99 at Trader Joe’s (in-stores only)
15 Dec 18

The Disney Parks are always changing, and that means loads of Disney news! Every single day, we’re tracking Disney news (food and otherwise!) so we can bring you the latest. (If you join our DFB Newsletter, you’ll get all the newsy details FIRST!) Here we’re gathering TEN of the biggest Disney news stories from 2018…ICYMI! Count […]

14 Dec 18
Museum Bites

Happy Friday! Today on Museum Bites we’re slipping and sliding into winter with a look at the history of ice skates. From ancient waterways to the Olympic Games, ice skates have played a fundamental role in our transportation, recreation, and sports. Join me for a brief twirl around the rink and learn how the ice skate was transformed from a humble pair of bones to hi-tech blades. We begin by dialing the clock back to the Bronze Age…

14 Dec 18
Fact.MR Blog

As per a new report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for organic soup is anticipated to observe remarkable growth over the next few years, thanks to the significantly increasing competition between the leading market participants. With the constant entry of new players, the competition within this market is projected to intensify further, […]

13 Dec 18
Gaming Blog

It’s hard to find a destination in the United States or anywhere else in the world with more free information available about it than Las Vegas. You can find pamphlets with dozens or even 100+ pages of info at the front desk of almost any hotel or motel anywhere in the area. These guides include […]

12 Dec 18
Twin Cities
As Christmas draws nearer, many people begin to feel the pressure of getting ready for the holiday. There are still gifts to buy, decorations to put up, festive outfits to choose and menus to plan. Unfortunately, all that busy activity can mean that, with every passing day, there is less and less time for baking holiday cookies. The solution so many people fall back on can be summed up in three words: slice and bake. Those tubes of prepared dough in the supermarket refrigerated case can begin to look mighty tempting. After all, it doesn’t take much time or effort to preheat the oven, open the plastic wrapper, cut the dough into disks, arrange them on a baking sheet and turn out batch after batch. Many of the tried-and-true brands taste pretty good, too. But I have an alternative approach that won’t take very much longer but will yield results that taste even better. How about stealing a little bit of time from other chores to make your own slice-and-bake cookie dough in batches big enough to have enough on hand whenever the urge strikes for homemade, freshly baked cookies? The following recipe I share here for macadamia butter cookies, a crispy, buttery, nutty-tasting favorite from the early days of my Spago restaurant, is a perfect example. The recipe calls for just six ingredients, and the only one you probably don’t already have on hand is the macadamia nuts. (Feel free to substitute chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts.) Including kitchen setup and all the measuring and prep, the dough doesn’t take much more than about 20 minutes to make and wrap, and it will keep for up to five days in the refrigerator. Since each of the logs of dough yields about three dozen cookies, and you don’t have to use a whole log at once, you’ll be ready to slice and bake those cookies at a moment’s notice. Even better, once cooled, the baked cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for two to three weeks. If you like, and have a little extra time, you can also decorate the cookies after they cool using your favorite recipe for a quick icing. Voila! You not only have perfect cookies, but also a great holiday arts-and-crafts project to keep kids and grown-ups alike happily busy. MACADAMIA BUTTER COOKIES Makes about 6 dozen. 1 pound unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 large egg yolks 1/3 cup mild-flavored honey 1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts In the large bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle or beater attachments, or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held electric mixer, beat the butter at low speed until it begins to soften. Add the sugar and, as soon as it is incorporated into the butter, raise the speed to high and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy. Sift the flour into a separate bowl, and set aside. While beating the butter-sugar mixture at medium speed, add the egg yolks and beat just until incorporated. Reduce the speed to low, add the honey and beat briefly; then add the flour, and beat until incorporated. Add the nuts, and beat just until they’re mixed in. With a dough scraper or sturdy rubber spatula, scrape the dough out of the bowl onto a clean work surface. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Divide the dough in half and, on a lightly floured work surface, use clean hands to roll the dough into an even log shape about 1 foot long and 2 inches in diameter. Wrap each log in waxed paper and keep refrigerated until ready to slice and bake the cookies. Before baking the cookies, position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line one or two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Remove one log from the refrigerator. Unwrap it and, with a sharp knife, slice the dough crosswise into slices about 1/3 inch wide, arranging the slices about 2 inches apart on the lined baking tray. Repeat with the remaining log, or keep it in the refrigerator for another use. Bake the cookies until golden brown, about 10 minutes, rotating them back to front after 5 minutes. With a wide metal spatula, transfer the hot cookies from the baking tray to a wire rack to cool. Once the cookies have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container at a cool room temperature.
12 Dec 18
Just Guava

Happy Hour can be a magical thing. Just a few short hours every day in which drinks are cheaper, bars are crowded, and people are happy. Knowing a good happy hour means you have the inside track. You don’t have time for that “$2 off of house wines” bullshit. No. You know the places that […]

12 Dec 18
HyeTert

HOLLYWOOD—More than 1,000 donors, supporters, clergy, public officials, and community leaders attended the Armenian American Museum Inaugural Gala on December 9 in Hollywood. The Museum’s highly anticipated event was held at the prestigious Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. The Inaugural Gala was dedicated to honoring the Glendale City Council for securing premier land for the […]

10 Dec 18
Transparency Journal

As per a new report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for organic soup is anticipated to observe remarkable growth over the next few years, thanks to the significantly increasing competition between the leading market participants. With the constant entry of new players, the competition within this market is projected to intensify further, […]

09 Dec 18
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1467675-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1467675-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1467675-4 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1467675-4 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The pool-top dance floor is shown near the end of Mansion 54’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Mansion 54 owner Gene Campbell, left, is shown with Epicurean Foundation Board of Directors President Kevin Ball during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Balloons hang from the 35-foot-high entrance at Mansion 54 during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Andy Warhol’s painting of Marilyn Monroe is shown at Mansion 54 during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A celebratory cake is shown at Mansion 54’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Mansion 54 General Manager Angela Williams shows off her “54” hair design during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) The great gingerbread house is no more. We speak of the late Hartland Mansion, the fancy estate at 1044 S. Sixth St., just east of Las Vegas Boulevard (down the street from Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum). The regal structure remains, but the fabled design, the mansion seemingly slathered in red and white frosting, is now part of Las Vegas lore. “Our theme at the onset has been classic black and white, get rid of the gingerbread, the blue carpet — every color in the rainbow was in here,” says Epic Venues founder Gene Campbell, the Bay Area real estate entrepreneur who has turned Hartland Mansion into Mansion 54. “We want to bring it back to a classic look. Before it was, ‘Wow, OK.’” The design and name are meant to evoke a contemporary atmosphere and refined decor. It fits the business vision of Campbell, who is leasing the space for convention business, weddings, charity functions and one-off parties. The mansion’s opening is being phased in until its gala premiere in March. View this post on Instagram Book your next event now… #lasvegasnightlife #lasvegasevents #eventcenter #privateevents #weddings #lasvegasweddings #samesexwedding #vegasvenues #lasvegasvenue #vegasevents #lasvegasevents #vegasweddingvenue #lasvegasweddingvenue #m54 #mansion54 #vegasweddings #lasvegasweddings #venuewithnorules #eventlife #vegaseventlife #eventprof #vegascorporateevents #lasvegascorporatevents #privatemansionlv #lasvegasprivatemansion #LGBTQ #eventplanning #eventmarketing #eventmanagement #localvendors A post shared by Angela Williams (@mansion54lasvegas) on Dec 8, 2018 at 8:33am PST Friday night, Mansion 54 hinted at the days of its title inspiration, Studio 54, with a thumping VIP preview event for the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. About 300 folks (including the Vegas Golden Knights Drumbots) rolled into the event, with the party overtaking the indoor pool deck. Hartland’s open swimming pool, one of its signature design elements, has been drained and topped with reinforced plexiglass. Yes, you can, and should, dance on it. View this post on Instagram A #VegasVille #VipAction preview party @mansion54lasvegas @drumbots A post shared by John Katsilometes (@johnnykats1) on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:37pm PST Many of the areas on the 31,500-square-foot property, which dates to the 1940s and has been host to a bevy of stars and events, have been exhaustively overhauled. Even the outdoor fountains are being repainted and new turf installed. As Campbell says, “The amount of discretionary maintenance has been insane.” Inside, the mansion is almost unrecognizable from its previous incarnation. One of the main dining areas is now the Monroe Room, with an Andy Warhol painting on the ceiling, looming down on guests. The main event space, with the clear-topped pool and stage, has been dubbed the Warhol Room. As Campbell describes, that space and the 35-foot-high entry hall, can be the home to rotating exhibits from Las Vegas artists. View this post on Instagram We have groovers! @mansion54lasvegas @katiekenner leading this effort … @zowiebowievegas misses out … #vipaction A post shared by John Katsilometes (@johnnykats1) on Dec 7, 2018 at 9:13pm PST But clearly and aggressively, the former personality of Hartland Mansion has been intentionally stripped away. The legendary glue-gun work of the late Larry Hart, a member of the famed Hart entertainment family (including the late mother, Toni; and siblings Garry and Linda), has been totally eradicated. “You have to admire the diligence to what he did, “Campbell says. “The detail and effort is impressive, and the integrity of some of that design has been painted over in white. It is still there, just muted.” The reason for the major overhaul are multifold. Campbell bought Hartland Mansion from Garry Hart at the “distressed” price of $2.9 million, after it was originally listed for $3.5 million in 2015. Campbell, who once ran more than a dozen health clubs in the Bay Area before selling off his final club in 2013, snaps up distinctive and historically relevant buildings and turns them into chic event spaces. Epic Venues’ recent projects in San Jose, California, The GlassHouse (an old bank building) and Corinthian Grand Ballroom (a onetime Scottish temple), fit that model. Epic Venues has also taken over the Temple Macon in Macon, Georgia, which was built in 1925. In Las Vegas, Campbell also made a run at Stirling Club at Turnberry Place, but couldn’t pull his capital together quickly enough to make the purchase. “I really felt I was going to get that together,” he says of Stirling Club, itself reopening with a VIP party on New Year’s Eve. “I’m jealous that I didn’t get that deal, actually. There is no doubt it’s going to be a home run.” Similar to Hartland Mansion’s strategy, many events are sure to be open to the public — all depending on who leases the property for the party. Overseeing the day-to-day operations is General Manager Angela Williams, a Las Vegas resident since 2001. Williams has built a career as an events planner and hospitality exec, most recently for Epic Event Rentals (a partnership with Campbell). Williams has also worked as an event planner for Charlie Palmer at Aureole at Mandalay Bay, and at Wolfgang Puck at Springs Preserve. Williams is the direct contact for all Mansion 54 operations and is the face of the property in the neighborhood. She’s already organized two events, including a Halloween block party and the monthly Las Vegas Arts District meeting on Nov. 20. Williams has been knocking on doors, answering questions and making sure Mansion 54 doesn’t run afoul of the neighbors (the parking system, always a point of emphasis, worked all right Friday with a valet setup and ride-share drop in the back of the property). At Friday’s event, Williams was easy to find, with a gold-glittered “54” carved into her hair. She also helped served a celebratory opening-night cake. It wasn’t gingerbread. John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.
09 Dec 18
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1546492-5 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1546492-5 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1546492-5 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1546492-5 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The pool-top dance floor is shown near the end of Mansion 54’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Mansion 54 owner Gene Campbell, left, is shown with Epicurean Foundation Board of Directors President Kevin Ball during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Balloons hang from the 35-foot-high entrance at Mansion 54 during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Andy Warhol’s painting of Marilyn Monroe is shown at Mansion 54 during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A celebratory cake is shown at Mansion 54’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Mansion 54 General Manager Angela Williams shows off her “54” hair design during the estate’s VIP preview party on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal) The great gingerbread house is no more. We speak of the late Hartland Mansion, the fancy estate at 1044 S. Sixth St., just east of Las Vegas Boulevard (down the street from Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum). The regal structure remains, but the fabled design, the mansion seemingly slathered in red and white frosting, is now part of Las Vegas lore. “Our theme at the onset has been classic black and white, get rid of the gingerbread, the blue carpet — every color in the rainbow was in here,” says Epic Venues founder Gene Campbell, the Bay Area real estate entrepreneur who has turned Hartland Mansion into Mansion 54. “We want to bring it back to a classic look. Before it was, ‘Wow, OK.’” The design and name are meant to evoke a contemporary atmosphere and refined decor. It fits the business vision of Campbell, who is leasing the space for convention business, weddings, charity functions and one-off parties. The mansion’s opening is being phased in until its gala premiere in March. View this post on Instagram Book your next event now… #lasvegasnightlife #lasvegasevents #eventcenter #privateevents #weddings #lasvegasweddings #samesexwedding #vegasvenues #lasvegasvenue #vegasevents #lasvegasevents #vegasweddingvenue #lasvegasweddingvenue #m54 #mansion54 #vegasweddings #lasvegasweddings #venuewithnorules #eventlife #vegaseventlife #eventprof #vegascorporateevents #lasvegascorporatevents #privatemansionlv #lasvegasprivatemansion #LGBTQ #eventplanning #eventmarketing #eventmanagement #localvendors A post shared by Angela Williams (@mansion54lasvegas) on Dec 8, 2018 at 8:33am PST Friday night, Mansion 54 hinted at the days of its title inspiration, Studio 54, with a thumping VIP preview event for the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. About 300 folks (including the Vegas Golden Knights Drumbots) rolled into the event, with the party overtaking the indoor pool deck. Hartland’s open swimming pool, one of its signature design elements, has been drained and topped with reinforced plexiglass. Yes, you can, and should, dance on it. View this post on Instagram A #VegasVille #VipAction preview party @mansion54lasvegas @drumbots A post shared by John Katsilometes (@johnnykats1) on Dec 7, 2018 at 8:37pm PST Many of the areas on the 31,500-square-foot property, which dates to the 1940s and has been host to a bevy of stars and events, have been exhaustively overhauled. Even the outdoor fountains are being repainted and new turf installed. As Campbell says, “The amount of discretionary maintenance has been insane.” Inside, the mansion is almost unrecognizable from its previous incarnation. One of the main dining areas is now the Monroe Room, with an Andy Warhol painting on the ceiling, looming down on guests. The main event space, with the clear-topped pool and stage, has been dubbed the Warhol Room. As Campbell describes, that space and the 35-foot-high entry hall, can be the home to rotating exhibits from Las Vegas artists. View this post on Instagram We have groovers! @mansion54lasvegas @katiekenner leading this effort … @zowiebowievegas misses out … #vipaction A post shared by John Katsilometes (@johnnykats1) on Dec 7, 2018 at 9:13pm PST But clearly and aggressively, the former personality of Hartland Mansion has been intentionally stripped away. The legendary glue-gun work of the late Larry Hart, a member of the famed Hart entertainment family (including the late mother, Toni; and siblings Garry and Linda), has been totally eradicated. “You have to admire the diligence to what he did, “Campbell says. “The detail and effort is impressive, and the integrity of some of that design has been painted over in white. It is still there, just muted.” The reason for the major overhaul are multifold. Campbell bought Hartland Mansion from Garry Hart at the “distressed” price of $2.9 million, after it was originally listed for $3.5 million in 2015. Campbell, who once ran more than a dozen health clubs in the Bay Area before selling off his final club in 2013, snaps up distinctive and historically relevant buildings and turns them into chic event spaces. Epic Venues’ recent projects in San Jose, California, The GlassHouse (an old bank building) and Corinthian Grand Ballroom (a onetime Scottish temple), fit that model. Epic Venues has also taken over the Temple Macon in Macon, Georgia, which was built in 1925. In Las Vegas, Campbell also made a run at Stirling Club at Turnberry Place, but couldn’t pull his capital together quickly enough to make the purchase. “I really felt I was going to get that together,” he says of Stirling Club, itself reopening with a VIP party on New Year’s Eve. “I’m jealous that I didn’t get that deal, actually. There is no doubt it’s going to be a home run.” Similar to Hartland Mansion’s strategy, many events are sure to be open to the public — all depending on who leases the property for the party. Overseeing the day-to-day operations is General Manager Angela Williams, a Las Vegas resident since 2001. Williams has built a career as an events planner and hospitality exec, most recently for Epic Event Rentals (a partnership with Campbell). Williams has also worked as an event planner for Charlie Palmer at Aureole at Mandalay Bay, and at Wolfgang Puck at Springs Preserve. Williams is the direct contact for all Mansion 54 operations and is the face of the property in the neighborhood. She’s already organized two events, including a Halloween block party and the monthly Las Vegas Arts District meeting on Nov. 20. Williams has been knocking on doors, answering questions and making sure Mansion 54 doesn’t run afoul of the neighbors (the parking system, always a point of emphasis, worked all right Friday with a valet setup and ride-share drop in the back of the property). At Friday’s event, Williams was easy to find, with a gold-glittered “54” carved into her hair. She also helped served a celebratory opening-night cake. It wasn’t gingerbread. John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.
09 Dec 18
Garfieldhug's Blog

A Sunday in the life of CM is really interesting. First he sets out for his breakfast. Looks like he is having pratas’ with curry and coconut jam toast (*we call it “kaya” here) To me it is a big breakfast as I eat 3 crackers and 2 digestive biscuits with coffee for mine. This […]

08 Dec 18
The Cinemaholic

Iron Chef America is a reality television series. It’s categorised as a cooking show and first premiered on 16 January 2005 in the United States. Triage Entertainment is the production company handling the show while Food Network and Fuji TV 721 are the distributors all around the world. Dana Calderwood and Eytan Keller are the […]