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The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea

The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea


Haute Cuisine by the Sea

by Patricia Mack


This year, three culinary superstars will host the 6th annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, which runs from July 25 to 27. Martha Stewart will join chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible and chef Marcus Samuelsson at the popular seaside celebration, which features a wide array of food and wine from local and international chefs, as well as spectacular events such as the Grand Market, an outdoor grand tasting event right in the heart of Bally’s Brighton Park.

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The Distortion of Sound looks into the decline of sound quality in modern music

The Distortion of Sound looks into the decline of sound quality in modern music


Genre: Documentary
Directed by:
Jacob Rosenberg
Starring:
Snoop Dogg, Slash, Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer
Released by:
Harman International Industries
Year:
2014

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The advent of the digital age has brought many advances for the music consumer — mp3s have made our music portable, streaming technology has made it more accessible and file compression software has made it sharable. However, these new listening formats come with a significant trade-off. As files are compressed, up to 90 percent of the information is lost, leaving music sounding thin, flat and devoid of the rich quality that all audiophiles crave. The scariest part? No one seems to notice or care.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren

The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren


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

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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

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

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


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

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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” »



Virginia Marie Lambrix 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir


Price: $20

Rating: 14/20

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Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal

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

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 | Nob Hill

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)

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli


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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