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The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren

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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed by:
Lasse Hallström
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
Released by:
Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Studios
Year:
2014

 The Hundred Foot Journey   Movie Review


Produced by Juliet Blake, who was fortunate enough to get her hands on a manuscript of the book that inspired the film, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a cute movie made in conjunction with the French region of Midi-Pyrénées. As such, the film provides a great showcase for the area’s gorgeous natural landscape, which provides a beautiful backdrop for the story.

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Ruhlmann Crémant d’Alsace Brut

Price: $21

Rating: 13.5/20

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The Last Man on the Moon tells the story of astronaut Gene Cernan

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Genre: Documentary
Directed by:
Mark Craig
Starring:
Gene Cernan, Gene Kranz, Jim Lovell
Year:
2014

 The Last Man on the Moon   Movie Review


by Nick Winfrey


We all know the story of Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on the Moon — so poetically immortalized by the astronaut as “one giant leap for mankind.” But what of the other men and women of the Apollo program? Continue reading ““The Last Man on the Moon” – Movie Review” »



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Virginia Marie Lambrix 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir


Price: $20

Rating: 14/20

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2015 Cadillac Escalade

SUV – AKA Sport Utility Vehicle

by Alain Gayot


The SUV has symbolized many things, from rugged individualism to crass ignorance, from the ideal of suburban family life to gaudy celebrity wealth. But despite their ability to carry cultural baggage as well as literal luggage, SUVs remain a practical choice for many in need of spacious or off-road capable vehicles.

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Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal


Price: $40

Rating: 14/20

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A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson

 

Glamping on San Juan Island

by Foodista.com


Add this to your summertime bucket list: Gourmet Glamping. If you’re wondering what “glamping” is, think camping but without actually roughing it. Sleep in a comfortable bed in a wood-floored canvas tent and eat really, really good food that you cook over an open fire with a guest chef as your guide. Food truly does taste better when it’s cooked outdoors, especially when paired with exceptional wines and an amazing group of people.

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Mason Pacific restaurant in Nob Hill


The Best San Francisco Restaurants to Eat at Right Now


Every summer, San Francisco comes alive with culinary possibilities, both new and old. There are the neighborhood standbys, of course, but the refreshing summer season tends to call for something a bit more exciting. So dive into Eastern European fare deep in the Mission, carouse over bay views and New Orleans-themed plates from a Slanted Door alum, then make your way to Berkeley for some of the city’s best regional Mexican fare. Summer is here. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in San Francisco to eat at, right now.

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The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution

By Tom Acitelli

(Chicago Review Press, 2013)

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Craft beer has come incredibly far in just a few decades. As Tom Acitelli describes it in The Audacity of Hops, the history of craft brewing in America is nothing short of revolutionary! From just under 100 U.S. breweries in 1980, there are now nearly 3,000. This explosive growth unfolded largely as a consumer reaction against the mass production of bland beer by big breweries.

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Shannon Ridge 2011 “Terre Vermielle” Vineyard Barbera


Price: $30

Rating: 13.5/20

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