Show 549, October 28, 2023: Atlantic City, NJ Dining Gems with Adam Bell, Creative Guru for “SoCal Restaurant Show”

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Adam Bell is our accomplished, long-time Website and Social Media maven. He’s a foodie in good-standing with a particular affinity for the best in regional pizza, distinctive craft beer, and artisan coffee brewed from freshly roasted and ground, fair-trade coffee beans.

Adam was recently in Atlantic City for a few days. Earlier in his career he lived there for a number of years. Adam avoided the heavily-hyped restaurants in the big Hotel Casino Resorts and, instead, renewed his acquaintance with the smaller establishments (representing better value) oozing with local character that the residents frequent.

Along the way Adam will profile the Mancuso Family’s Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern a locals’ hang since 1935 with a ton of history. It’s an iconic red sauce Italian spot with meatballs that still truly amaze.

Show 469, April 9, 2022: Daniel Perez, General Manager, Mason Bar and Kitchen, Arroyo Grande, CA

Daniel Lopez of Mason Bar and Kitchen in Arroyo Grande

“The Village of Arroyo Grande’s Mason Bar and Kitchen is a country-chic restaurant with a full bar, 20 beers on tap, 17 wines by the glass, extensive bottle wine list and premium spirits, paired with creative food in a relaxed setting. It’s an inviting restaurant offering farm-fresh local cuisine in a family-friendly environment.”

“For guests seeking a more festive experience, you’ll find their adjacent award-winning bar is the perfect spot to gather with friends and sample an inspired selection of wine, beer, and unique hand-crafted cocktails.” Mason Bar and Kitchen serves Lunch and Dinner 7-days with Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Mason sources their food from local, organic farms with a large selection of local artisan products from fresh produce to the highest quality proteins. They are firm in their commitment to always offer the freshest, non-GMO, antibiotic-free, responsibly harvested, and sustainable local organic produce, products, and proteins available.” Dinner menu highlights include Lobster Dogs with cold water lobster tail meat, carnival batter and creole remoulade, and a 14 oz. bone-in Kurobuta Pork Chop. The selection of steaks ranges from an 8 oz. Flat Iron to a 14 oz. Boneless Ribeye.

General Manager Daniel Perez joins us with all the details of what’s on the menu at Mason Bar and Kitchen.

Show 20, March 9, 2013: Jet Tila

Berns Steak House in TampaJet was in Tampa last week speaking the key note at a food service conference. While he was there he had a chance to sample some of the local cuisine.

He had  the opportunity to experience the classic, Family-owned steakhouse there, Bern’s Streak House. 55 years and counting.

He also was on the hunt for the locals’ favorite cubano which originated in Tampa. The secret is in the bread

Show 13, January 19, 2013: Rahul Aggarwal, Director & Founder–Trip Feast

One of the highlights of visiting the 8th Annual Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach on January 13th was stumbling across Trip Feast, who was exhibiting there. They are based in London. The boutique firm organizes small group tours with a insider’s culinary twist.

You actually cook with chefs from the visited country learning the secrets of the local cuisine.  You can even dine in small groups at the homes of locals.

Food and drink is very much an integral part of the travel experience and Trip Feast visits countries with a rich culinary heritage.

Featured countries (with new stops in development) are India, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Mexico, South Africa, Portugal, Ireland, Serbia, Morocco, and Lebanon.