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Benjamin Restaurant Gifts

There’s no denying that finding the perfect present for the father figure in your life is no easy feat and it seems like gift giving is just getting harder each year! Well, look no further because Benjamin Restaurant Group in New York City is here to make gift giving a lot easier.  For the steak lover in your life, Benjamin Restaurant Group has an array of gifts. 

The Basics

  • Benjamin Classic Steak Sauce: Unlike other steak sauces on the market Benjamin’s Classic Steak Sauce is made with brown sugar (instead of white cane sugar), creating a distinct sweetness that pairs well with most fish and steak dishes. 
  • Benjamin Steakhouse Steak Knives: (5″ Robust Steak Knife) Each knife features a large robust handle with beautifully crafted Pakkawood inlay to create an elegant and distinctive look.  The handle is exposed on all four sides, giving the knife a unique and gorgeous design while also improving balance and comfort in the hand.  The rivets are silver and nickel so they do not expand or contract with the heat of your hand and the blade is composed of High Carbon, German, Ice-Hardened Carbon Steel and features a Rockwell hardness of 57 and is designed to last a lifetime. Gift box included. 

Meat 

  • Thick Cut Canadian Bacon: 1 inch thick, 8.5 inches long and 9 ounces a piece. 
  • Dry-aged USDA Prime Bone-In NY Strip Steak, Center Cut: One of the most popular steaks, this NY Strip is dry-aged for a minimum or 28-days, is well-marbled, and beautifully tender and delicious. Prized for its buttery flavor, the NY Strip is as flavorsome as it is juicy. 
  • Prime Filet Mignon: Notorious for being the most tender cut of beef, The Filet Mignon is luxurious and lean with fantastic marbling, lending to its delicious flavor. 

Gift Cards 

Give the gift of a dinner on you! Available at all Benjamin Restaurant Group locations, Benjamin Steakhouse (41st Street), Benjamin Steakhouse (Westchester), The Sea Fire Grill and Benjamin Prime.  

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ATZARÓ GROUP beach club and restaurant in Ibiza via 360 MAGAZINE

Atzaró Group Beach Club

The sensational Atzaró Group beach club and restaurant Atzaró Beach, situated on the sparkling beach of Cala Nova in Ibiza’s North-East, is now open for Summer 2022. Listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of “the best beach clubs in the world for summer 2022,” Atzaró Beach has become a firm-favourite of the discerning traveller, as well as an A-list hotspot. It’s the perfect place for an upscale beach lunch or dinner hideaway with unparalleled aquamarine sea views.

The food concept at Atzaró Beach is new this year. Top London chef James Adams has created a mouthwatering menu with the emphasis on sharing plates, and grilled choices, using produce grown on the Atzaró estate. James Adams has been a chef and food consultant for over 16 years in some of London’s top restaurant kitchens and is famous for his work with Skye Gyngell at Spring within Somerset House, at celebrated country hotel Heckfield Place, chef at River Cafe, menu and planting direction at Petersham Nurseries.

The new menu this year is full of wholesome, light and delicious dishes, with plenty of seafood and vegetarian choices, created with organic fruit and vegetable ingredients harvested from the Atzaró Vegetable Garden. Sharing plates can be enjoyed on the comfortable daybeds or sofas beachside.

Watch the morning sun rise over the sea and enjoy a healthy breakfast of either chia pudding with coconut and raspberries or perhaps an acai bowl with banana and pineapple. For something a bit more substantial try the grilled chorizo with fried eggs, roasted pepper and rocket salad on toast or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

For a sharing plate lunch with friends, choose from a delicious selection including tuna ceviche with mango, cucumber and lime, burrata with sourdough and pesto, baby squid with lime allioli, padron peppers, grilled asparagus with romesco sauce and chopped almonds or beef carpaccio with parmesan and rocket. Salad options include watermelon salad with feta and mint or a tasty beetroot and goat’s cheese salad with pumpkin seeds. There are a range of pasta dishes and from the grill you can order lobster with garlic butter, sea bass, and T-bone or Entrecôte steaks. For the more traditional there are a choice of four paellas to share.

Sweet treats include San Sebastian cheesecake with a raspberry compote, grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream and chilli or orujo panacotta with strawberries as well as homemade ice creams and sorbets.

In 2019 the interiors and exteriors of Atzaró Beach were refurbished by Atzaró Design, the group’s talented in-house interiors team. The concept is paired back boho style, with a super- relaxed authentic mood, reminiscent of 70’s Ibiza. The look is designed to work with the environment and combines natural woods, terracotta pots, an abundance of local plants, cacti and palms. The colour palette of soft neutral sand tones with pops of vibrant compliments the pristine beach and crystal-clear waters of the sea beyond.

Straw cacti and potted plants frame the tables, the rustic wood pergola provides dappled shade and the thirty double daybeds are perfect for those long hot summer days. Hanging rattan lampshades add some low-key atmosphere to balmy nights. Relax on a comfortable mix of sofas, stools, tables and chairs with hanging bamboo swing seats as well as iconic rattan peacock armchairs. An Ibizan wooden fishing boat provides an extra seating area with cushions to create a casual and relaxed feeling.

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Eataly Las Vegas

Eataly will welcome Toscana Ristorante & Bar by Eataly to its Las Vegas location at Park MGM on Wednesday, May 18. Defined by classic Tuscan cuisine, an expertly-curated wine list, and an inventive cocktail program, the immersive restaurant celebrates the rich experience of the Tuscan countryside coupled with Las Vegas’ vibrant energy.

“With this new concept, we’re honoring the legendary region of Toscana, known for its stunning landscapes, incredible art, and hearty dishes made with simple, high-quality ingredients,” said Alex Saper, Business Partner of Eataly USA. “We’ve built an authentic, flavorful menu paired with tableside moments for a fun and elevated Italian experience.”

Nestled within Eataly’s marketplace, Toscana occupies an intimate dining room inspired by the famous gardens and historic architecture of its namesake region. Upon entering the 94-seat eatery set behind ivy-covered arches, guests are welcomed with an open woodfire grill and contemporary Tuscan-style decor, offering a convivial atmosphere reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside. 

The menu features classic dishes that emphasize Tuscany’s ancient culinary heritage and take guests on a sensory journey through the streets of Florence. Over centuries, cooks perfected recipes born from peasant traditions like Ribollita, the staple Tuscan comfort dish of stewed beans, and Ravioli Maremmani, pillowy pasta squares filled with ricotta and spinach and topped with Così Com’è tomato sauce. The Bistecca “alla Fiorentina” (meaning cooked Firenze-style), is not to be missed –– prepared according to strict guidelines, the porterhouse steak has an artfully seared exterior crust and a perfectly-cooked interior.

The Instagram-worthy cocktail menu features beloved classics with Las Vegas flair, like creative takes on the infamous Old-fashioned and the Corpse Reviver No. 2. Highlighted on the menu is the Negroni Toscana where guests are invited to build their own cocktail with a selection of gin, bitters, and vermouth. There’s even a Not Not Negroni section for variations on the Italian classic like a Boulevardier, where whiskey replaces gin.

No Tuscan meal would be complete without an extensive wine collection. From the western shore regions of Bolgheri to the historic villages of Chianti and Montalcino, guests are invited to take a 700 year journey through Tuscany’s noble winemaking legacy with a selection of over 450 Italian wines and over 30 wines by the glass.

After dinner, guests can choose from an impressive dolce selection or house-made gelato served tableside with an array  of toppings like Fabbri Amarena cherries and flourless chocolate crumble. Adventurous guests can also explore a large amaro and grappa selection for an after-dinner digestivo. At the conclusion of service, all guests are invited to try housemade cantucci, a traditional Tuscan almond cookie.

Toscana Ristorante & Bar by Eataly is adjacent to Gran Caffè Milano at Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM. The venue will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner service. The restaurant also is the perfect location for private gatherings. To arrange a memorable event, please send an inquiry to groupdining@parkmgm.com.

Visit us at:

Web: www.eataly.com

Instagram: @EatalyLasVegas

Facebook: @EatalyLasVegas

Hashtag: #EatalyLasVegas

ABOUT EATALY LAS VEGAS

Focused on providing high-quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage, and culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, counters, cafés, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy’s 20 regions and the world has to offer. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino Italy in 2007, his philosophy has spread to 39 stores across the world, including our US flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), L.A. (2017), Vegas (2018), Toronto (2019), and Dallas (2020). Eataly Las Vegas, the authentic Italian marketplace, opened at ParkMGM on December 27, 2018. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip features over a dozen unique food counters, two full-service restaurants, three bars, two cafes, an educational Chef’s Table and a market that all offer traditional Italian food in a vibrant ambiance. To learn more about Eataly please visit HERE.

ABOUT PARK MGM

Park MGM is the Las Vegas Strip’s first smoke-free resort, offering an intimate hotel experience on a grand scale. Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites in addition to NoMad Las Vegas’ 293 well-appointed guest rooms and suites on the resort’s top four floors. The resort’s robust culinary program features NoMad Library; L.A. legend Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ concept, Best Friend; Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; and the 40,000-square-foot vibrant Italian marketplace, Eataly, among other dining and cocktail experiences. Dolby Live, the resort’s 5,200-seat entertainment destination, is home to special engagements by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Usher, Jonas Brothers, Silk Sonic and Aerosmith, among other top artists. Park MGM also is home to On The Record, a unique nightlife concept from LA-based Houston Hospitality. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit HERE, call toll-free at 888-529-4828, or find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

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JLF ARCHITECTS

JLF Architects Announces May 2022 Release of New Book “Foundations” Published by Rizzoli and Featuring 16 Stunning Legacy Houses

JLF Architects’ announces the publication of “Foundations: Houses by JLF Architects” (Rizzoli New York), debuting on May 3, 2022, and offering an in-depth look at 16 spectacular homes designed by the Bozeman, Montana-based firm in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho and New York. The 256-page coffee-table book, already receiving media acclaim, features 200 photographs of JLF-designed houses, thoughtfully sited amid breathtaking scenery and rooted in regional history, materials and methods.

JLF Architects announces the May 3, 2022, publication of the firm’s new book “Foundations: Houses by JLF Architects.” Published by Rizzoli New York, written by Seabring Davis with JLF Design Build and with some 200 photographs by Audrey Hall, “Foundations” highlights 16 stunning JLF-designed houses set amid remarkable scenery in the mountains, on the water, in the forest and the foothills of Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho and New York.

“Breathtaking houses that are built lovingly with noble materials and heritage methods, always presented in profound conversation with nature,” writes Rizzoli about the book, which has already received accolades from “BigLife” magazine in a feature on the “Modern Artifact” Park City house from the book in its recent Spring 2022 issue. And “Big Sky Journal HOME” applauds JLF Architects as the “esteemed firm [that] brings decades of experience to bear on rustic and modern design solutions” in its review of the book.

From their first project some 40 years ago, challenged with creating a Montana cabin to match existing log structures on a century-old homestead property, JLF pioneered the idea of reusing old materials. “Reclaiming the wood and rebuilding it into a new form kindled a movement in American architecture,” they write in the introduction to “Foundations.” “The early work stirred a revival of craft that launched JLF’s time-honored design-build philosophy … The authenticity of materials with their natural blemishes worn by axes, adzes, boot heels, horse hooves, and the elements seemed to belong to the Montana landscape. The buildings appeared as if they had always been there, enduring and timeless.”

JLF has taken its history-rich designs in increasingly contemporary directions in recent years, continually pushing its own limits to lead the way in what has become known as Rustic Modern or Mountain Modern design. Bringing a fresh contemporary approach to Old-World materials and methods, these JLF legacy houses retain the connections to regional history and the land that resonate deeply with homeowners, combining the highest level of artisanal craftsmanship with up-to-the-minute sustainable technology. As “Foundations” states, “Building a legacy house – large or small – with purpose is the definitive reward … we build houses that weather time, traditions, trends, and generations with practical grace.”

“BigLife” spotlights a spectacular Park City, Utah, project by JLF in “Building Dreams.” Appropriately featured in the magazine’s PLACE section, it recognizes the firm’s commitment to designing in concert with specific history and landscape since that first cabin design in 1979, which it calls “an origin story of resourcefulness and a pitch-perfect sense of place.” “BigLife” writes, “JLF has become renowned for the way that their projects are at home in their environs,” adding that the Park City house “perfectly marries the authenticity of place with a modern sensibility” and that the new book “Foundations” “offers insight into the intentionality that goes into each JLF project.”

“Big Sky Journal” reviews “Foundations” in its just-out popular annual HOME issue, writing of JLF Architects “working to build in partnership with the land through environmentally responsible, artful design” and sharing a quote from the new book to summarize the philosophy of the firm that has become known for creating “brand-new 100-year-old houses”: “The most sustainable thing we can do is design a house that will still be here in a hundred years, a place where people can gather for generations to come.”

“Foundations: Houses by JLF Architects” includes a foreword by writer, filmmaker and conservationist John Heminway, who similarly captures the mystique of a JLF house: “A home should be right in every way. It should impress, not through grandeur but through simplicity, authority, and grace. Ideally, it is located, designed, and crafted so thoughtfully that it appears the only imaginable structure for the landscape. Let others erect castles, as long as JLF can build you a home where, inside and out, you will feel better, be better … the home of the heart.”

About JLF Architects:

With over 40 years of experience, JLF Architects, pioneers in building houses with reclaimed antique timber and indigenous stone, continue as leaders in creating sustainable legacy houses that contrast rustic materials with the best of contemporary design. The award-winning Bozeman, Montana-based firm with offices in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Park City, Utah, applies distinctive solutions and Old-World techniques to create place-based houses closely aligned with the natural world and honoring history, from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern Seaboard. Winners of “Mountain Living” Home of the Year, the JLF Architects and Big-D Signature design-build team unites passionate architects with dedicated builders to enable the collective imagination of visionary artisans working with visionary clients. For more information go HERE and follow JLF on Instagram and Pinterest.

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Tennessee Tourism × Earth Day

Known for its natural beauty, unique culture and southern hospitality, Tennessee strives to be at the forefront of sustainability efforts to preserve its wonder and charm for future generations to come. In honor of Earth Day, Tennessee Tourism created a roundup of clean, green and sustainable ways to eat, explore, lodge and travel across the state. Find Tennessee Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

A More Sustainable Tennessee

The Solar Farm Welcome Center: The Solar Farm Welcome Center is surrounded by a 25-acre, five-megawatt solar farm, overseen by the University of Tennessee. The center features a circular interactive spectrum exhibit bringing solar power to life for visitors. Here you can learn how solar energy really works, how the sun is keeping the lights on, and the innovations and opportunities solar power brings to Tennesseans.

Tennessee Sustainable Spirits: Tennessee is home to world-class whiskey, wine, beer and fine spirits. Tennessee Sustainable Spirits is a voluntary recognition and technical assistance program by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation which seeks to reduce operational costs and environmental impacts for wineries and wine-growers, breweries and distilleries as well as serve as a gateway to sustainability through popular brands.

Tennessee Sustainable Hospitality: Along with generating economic activity, Tennessee’s hospitality industry has an environmental impact on the state through resource usage and waste generation. Tennessee Sustainable Hospitality and TDEC provide a sustainability roadmap for businesses to follow which includes tips for energy and water conservation, recycling and waste reduction, food waste reduction, communication, education and greening the supply chain.

Keep Tennessee Beautiful: Keep Tennessee Beautiful is the state-level affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and serves as a state resource for litter prevention, community greening, and recycling and water education. They are also partners with TDOT’s Nobody Trashes Tennessee, the state of Tennessee’s official litter prevention campaign.

Chattanooga Airport: The Chattanooga Airport became the first and only U.S. airport powered by sustainable solar energy with a 2.74-megawatt solar farm consisting of over 9,000 solar panels and battery storage technology that allows the system to run off the grid. Additionally, it has LEED-certified facilities, and the world’s first LEED Platinum Certified aviation terminal.

Celebrate Earth Day with These Statewide Events

EarthDayz at Rock City: Join Rock City Gardens in Chattanooga this April for EarthDayz, a naturally fun outdoor Earth Day celebration. Be mesmerized when vines and trees come to life with methodical movement, hear live percussionists and go on a virtual scavenger hunt while enjoying the great outdoors.

Museum of Science & History’s Annual Plant Sale: This Earth Day weekend the Museum of Science & History (MoSH) in Memphis will host its annual Volunteer Plant Sale on April 22 and 23, 2022 at the Lichterman Nature Center. During the celebration guests can explore the 65-acre nature center and arboretum that is home to lush gardens, wildlife exhibits, and trails through lake, meadow and forest habitats.

Ijams Nature Center’s Sustainable Fashion Event: On Sunday, April 24, the Ijams Nature Center and Natural Alternatives Salon and Spa in Knoxville will present Fleurish: A Sustainable Fashion Event. It will include 12 local designers, along with hair stylists and makeup artists, who will create looks using both recycled and natural materials.

Seed Lending Library at Stokes Brown Library: Dig in the Dirt! Check out free seeds to plant a garden through the Seed Lending Library at Stokes Brown Public Library in Springfield and while you’re there, check out some fun Earth Day reading for all ages, whether children-friendly Earth Day crafts, juvenile and family gardening, or adult sustainable living skills. Try your hand at a window-seal herb garden, porch container garden, raised beds or inground garden and discover your green thumb.

Earth Day at Wolf Gap: Celebrate Earth Day at Wolf Gap in Pulaski by getting on in nature with a Native Plant Walk, observe and assist with freshwater testing, get crafty and make native wildflower seed bombs. There will also be a special Earth Day scavenger hunt, Tenn Pin Alley’s food truck and more.

Where to Stay

David Crockett State Park Cabins: The David Crockett State Park Cabins in Lawrenceburg are the perfect, family weekend getaway. Equipped with geothermal-powered HVAC units and gas fireplaces, these LEED-certified vacation homes are ahead of the curve on energy conservation. The state park also has the Tennessee Naturalist Program which serves as an educational training program to provide service and outreach efforts to help preserve Tennessee’s natural beauty and resources.

The Greenbrier Beechhouse: Enjoy unique, earth-friendly lodging at the luxury treehouse rental in Greenbrier which features tongue-and-groove pine ceilings, a spacious deck, swing bridge, fresh eggs and much more. Visit the magic and check availability HERE.

The Crash Pad: Located in Chattanooga, this eco-friendly, LEED-certified glamping spot is unlike any other. Offering 24 bunk beds or five private rooms, complimentary DIY breakfast and walking distance to some of the area’s best restaurants and bars, this classic yet charming hostel provides visitors with a blend of reclaimed and renewable resources to ensure the best of energy efficiency while supporting local sustainable businesses.

Where to Eat & Drink

The Polk County Tramp Festival: The 64th annual Ramp Tramp Festival in Reliance will take place April 22-23 with two days of live music, crafts and traditional Ramp Meals which includes ramps in eggs, white beans, cornbread, fried potatoes and streaked meat bacon.

Lupi’s Pizza Pies: Lupi’s Pizza Pies in Chattanooga makes their pizzas and salads from local ingredients purchases from local farms and vendors in the community, or from their own Flying Turtle Farm. In addition to producing most of their own meats, vegetables and flowers. Lupi’s recycles everything possible from glass and plastic to trimmings and food waste from the kitchen to feed the pigs at the farm.

The Farm House: The Farm House in Nashville is an innovative farm-to-table restaurant located in downtown Nashville. Prepare your taste buds for Chef/Owner Trey Cioccia‘s ever-changing seasonal menu. This spring enjoy delicious dishes ranging from trout to southern carbonara, bone-in porkchop and much more. 

Get Outside

Memphis Riverfront Park’s Arbor Day Tree Planting and Pollinator Party: On April 29, head to Mud Island to volunteer in planting replacement trees along the river at its Arbor Day Tree Planting. Stick around the next day to participate in the Pollinator Workshop Garden party at Beale Street Landing to learn more about local pollinators.

Springfield Greenway: Springfield Greenway is a scenic 4-mile paved trail that meanders along the historic and business districts, we well as tree-lined Sulfur Creek and public playgrounds. The flat and wide terrain accommodates walkers, runners and bike riders. This greenway has been honored with a 4-star Award, the highest award granted from the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association

Gatlinburg Skylift Park: Take in Tennessee’s stunning beauty at Gatlinburg Skylift Park’s launch of its special VIP Sunrise Access event. Here, ticket holders will be granted early access to the park to see the sunrise over the stunning Smoky Mountains.

Mirimichi Lakes Golf: Bring your “A-game” this Earth Day at Mirimichi Lakes Golf in Millington. This award-winning course of more than 7,400 yards provides its visitors with an eco-friendly experience. From integrated pest management and water conservation, Mirimichi offers championship-worthy views and environmentally friendly practices for both amateur and professional level players.

Immerse Yourself

Cheekwood Estate and Garden: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum and art museum with an extraordinary historic 1930s estate, 55 acres of cultivated grounds and expansive vistas, 12 distinct gardens and a 1.5-mile-long woodland trail. Visitors are invited to come and celebrate Earth Day by enjoying this year’s Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, a free 30-minute audio tour of the 1.5-mile-long Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail, pick up an arboretum map to learn about the 120+ distinct species that live on the property, experience the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden and partake in Cheekwood’s Wellness 360 which is an initiative in partnership with Vanderbilt Health that encourages visitors to take advantage of Cheekwood’s 55-acres of breathing room to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.

Hatchie BirdFest: Head to Brownville to partake in 3-days of bird watching and escape to the great outdoors at the ninth annual Hatchie Birdfest (April 22-24). The event will offer a variety of activities for all ages and skill levels, including nature hikes, educational seminars, a canoe trip down Oneal Lake and much more.

Spring Garden Fair: The Spring Garden Fair in Kingsport is a true celebration of heritage farming and heirloom gardening. From April 30-May 1, come and experience the oldest garden fair in the region where attendees can hear from master gardeners, buy from a wide selection of heritage and native perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs.

The Art Project: Keep the sustainable, family-friendly fun going in Memphis at The Art Project, a studio where kids dive into their craft skills and get creative with a wide array of supplies and recycled materials for their very own DIY piece of art.

The Homestead Festival: The Homestead Festival takes place June 3-4 at a 100-acre historic farm in Columbia and will feature a variety of entry-level homesteading activities, talks and demonstrations during the day and then musical performances on the main stage at sunset. The festival was created for those interested in getting started in homesteading or living more sustainably by teaching them the skills of food preservation, raising chickens, making soap, homeschooling and more. 

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Influencers Who Brunch Campaign Released

Brunch just became more fun with the release of chef Serge Krikorian’s latest campaign touted Influencers Who Brunch.  The host of Cooking with the Kriks and co-owner of Vibrant Occasions Catering is celebrating the first anniversary of the Youtube cooking show on April 19, 2022. Viewers of the show learn to cook popular recipes from around the world with exciting guests on each episode who are entrepreneurs, influencers and interesting people in Krikorian’s orbit.

The Influencers Who Brunch campaign was designed to showcase a taste of what viewers can expect on season two with more international dishes and special sauces.  Krikorian invited four of the show’s favorite local influencers who had been previous or upcoming guests on Cooking with the Kriks. Lifestyle blogger, Mary Kate Whitmire of Chic Little Honey, fashion influencers, Sarah Jo Reynolds and Alisha Curtis, as well as beauty influencer, Karen Alejandre of Kay P Beauty XO attended the brunch at a chic AirBnb called The Modern Rock in the SOMA district of Little Rock, Arkansas.  

Featured in the brunch campaign are tasty options such as panzanella salad, loaded hummus, crudite dippers, labneh and avocado toast with whiskey-cured salmon to name a few. Chef Serge Krikorian is planning to offer more obscure recipes in season two with the commitment to making them easy enough for anyone to cook.

“We plan to switch up the format slightly for season two of Cooking with the Kriks. In season one, we asked our guests what they would like to cook and that became the featured dish of the episode. This season, I am committed to showcasing some of my favorite international recipes, which are not as mainstream as season one’s dishes. I’ll be choosing each episode’s featured recipe,” says chef Serge Krikorian.

Hometown nano-influencers and micro-influencers have played a key role in Krikorian’s catering company’s marketing efforts over the past year. For the most part, his team already knew several of the influencers from multiple previous catering gigs, but it has been effective working with them in this new way. 

Krikorian’s team invited their colleague, Althea Wiles with Rose of Sharon Floral Design Studio, to the brunch where she gifted custom pieces of her living floral jewelry to each influencer. Wiles provided florals for the dining areas as well. Other creative team members involved were Sydney Rasch of Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch, Brian Weaver of KB Studios and Meredith Corning with Meredith Events.

The campaign is available to inspire people to gather, create memories and hopefully be inspired to try some of Krikorian’s recipes available on Cooking with the Kriks. It will serve as a visual for his new baby, Our Mobile Kitchen, which is a pristine fully-transportable kitchen that can be taken on location to large events or private homes for dinner parties. Our Mobile Kitchen offers a solution for those locations without a kitchen to cook in or simply for anyone hosting an event or party that wants to keep their space clean.  The mobile kitchen allows chef Serge Krikorian and his team to cook foods that must be cooked on location just prior to serving due to health and safety regulations like seafood and steaks.

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Fifth Street Gaming × Ojos Locos

Las Vegas-based Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) and Dallas-based Ojos Locos Sports Cantina announce their agreement to collaborate on the first U.S. hotel-casino dedicated to the Latino community. Replacing the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino at 3227 Civic Center Drive in North Las Vegas, the renovated and rebranded resort will feature Ojos Locos Sports Cantina as its dining, entertainment and nightlife centerpiece. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in December 2022.

We are gratified to join together on this endeavor with Ojos Locos, a vibrant and growing brand which has, over the last 12 years, established itself as a national leader in providing authentic hospitality experiences to the Latino community,” said Seth Schorr, chief executive officer, Fifth Street Gaming.  “Their expertise, combined with our 15-year record of producing successful events designed for the Latino audience in Southern Nevada, makes them the ideal partner in this first-ever Latino-focused integrated gaming, dining and entertainment venture.” 

When the renovation is complete in December, the revamped property will house a 10,000-square-foot casino, 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor entertainment space and a restaurant able to accommodate nearly 300 guests. The hotel-casino will continue to offer a robust calendar of concerts featuring Latino artists, Mexican rodeos and food festivals.

We are excited and honored to collaborate with Fifth Street Gaming on this project, allowing us to bring the Ojos experience to Nevada,” added Laura Caudillo, vice president of marketing, Ojos Locos Sports Cantina. “We look forward to adding to the Latino community experience with our excellent service, delicious food and fun atmosphere.”

For more information about Fifth Street Gaming, visit HERE, and for more about Ojos Locos Sports Cantina, visit HERE

ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING
Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a full-service hospitality and casino management company based in Las Vegas. Recognized as one of the gaming industry’s top local independent management companies, FSG delivers excellence in guest experience, leadership and profitability. With a diverse portfolio of thriving Las Vegas casinos and gaming taverns, innovative restaurants and bar concepts and a revolutionary new eSports platform, FSG remains grounded in its foundation of entrepreneurial spirit and integrity. The company has catered to the Latino market since 2006, most notably through the operations of the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino and Silver Nugget Casino. For more than 15 years, FSG has served the Latino community and produced hundreds of concerts with Mexican and Colombian artists, Mexican rodeos and food festivals.

ABOUT OJOS LOCOS SPORTS CANTINA
Ojos Locos was founded in 2010, opening its first location in Dallas, Texas. Built to cater to the Latino community, Ojos Locos offers comfortable laid-back sports cantina where guests can sit back and relax after a hard day’s work, watch their favorite team play, party with friends, dine with family and enjoy outgoing and friendly service by one of the cantina’s “chicas coquetas y Bonita.”  

¿Qué es Ojos Locos? Ojos Locos means Crazy Eyes in inglés. When guests enter, they see state-of-the-art, wall-to-wall HD TVs broadcasting deportes all day. Not the typical sports cantina, Ojos Locos offers delicious, made-from-scratch Mexican comida, ice-cold 29-degree-Fahrenheit cerveza and crazy drinks to keep patrons coming back for more. With 18 locations in three states across the country, Ojos Locos is growing rapidly.

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LA Food Waste Week

Imperfect Foods will host the first-ever LA Food Waste Week, curating activations, panel discussions, workshops, and demos designed to raise awareness for the issue of food waste. From March 28-April 1, the brand will pop up at The Rose Room in Venice Beach, inviting the LA community to join in the conversation around waste and our broken food system, inspiring change at a local level to help solve a global problem. 

In addition, the brand is teaming up with some of the LA area’s top restaurants—Cafe Gratitude, Plant Food + Wine, The Rose Venice, Venice Ale House, The Butcher’s Daughter Venice and Only The Wild Ones—in an effort to save 1,000 lbs of food from waste in the Los Angeles area. Throughout Food Waste Week, participating restaurants will create special waste-fighting dishes by incorporating recovered produce or grocery items from Imperfect Foods that would have otherwise gone to waste. For every meal sold at participating restaurants, Imperfect Foods will make a donation of $5 to The Hollywood Food Coalition, with an additional $2 donation from beverage partner Juneshine Kombucha for every hard kombucha purchased. 

Imperfect Foods is the online grocer building a kinder, less wasteful food system, in partnership with like-minded partners Juneshine Kombucha, Who Gives A Crap, and Intelligentsia Coffee, alongside local LA restaurants.  RSVP to all of the events through the Imperfect Foods LA Food Waste Week Eventbrite

Future of Farming Panel

Join Imperfect Foods and some of their local farm partners for a conversation around the future of farming and how old techniques may become new again. Panelists include: Aaron Brookes, Jacobs Farm Del Cabo; Andy, Plenty; and Anastasia Volkova, Regrow. Find more information HERE.

Sip & Spa: Giving New Life to Coffee Grounds Workshop  

The Intelligentsia brew class is the perfect entry into the world of specialty coffee. Participants will learn from an expert barista to begin the journey of mastering coffee preparation. But what about the coffee grounds that normally go to waste? We’ve got you covered. Following the brew class, join us as Chelsy Christina from Mindful Goods teaches you how to give new life to your coffee grounds by turning them into exfoliating skincare products! Find more information HERE.

How to: Secure Better Food Access  

Join Imperfect Foods and Hollywood Food Coalition to learn about food apartheid and how local LA organizations are helping provide better food access to the community. Find more information HERE.

Composting 101: Tips and Tricks for the Compost Curious 

Join Imperfect Foods and LA Compost for an afternoon learning how to begin your composting journey. LA Compost will walk you through the simple process of composting and how you can adapt it to your home, no matter the size. Following the conversation, guests are welcome to stay for a demo to engage with finished compost firsthand through a sifting station, where you’ll be able to sift and take-home compost created in the local community at the Safe Place for Youth Garden and Compost Hub. If you are compost-curious this is the demo for you! Find more information HERE.

Change is in Your Wallet  

Join Imperfect Foods and Who Gives A Crap as they dig into one solution to climate change—our wallets. 40% of our food goes to waste. Addressing climate change can feel insurmountable when you take stock of the problem, but small purchases can add up to big changes. How are a direct-to-consumer grocery brand, sustainable toilet paper company, and plant-based creamery creating marketplace solutions to address climate change? Hear how B-Corp™ brands are embracing conscious capitalism to offer consumers easy options to make the right choice and address climate change with their purchasing power. Find more information HERE.

Fast food article illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 MAGAZINE

Dining Out for Life Fundraiser

The last two years have curtailed most public events, but Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru soldiered on by helping partner restaurants fill take-out or gift card orders while their own fundraising was severely limited. This year, nearly all of the 50+ Dining Out For Life licensed health care organizations are planning to host an event, inviting supporters to partake in a meal that will be meaningful to all involved.

Now in its 26th year, Dining Out For Life is magnificent in its simplicity: Dine at a participating restaurant and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to a local health organization providing essential services to those affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. The 2022 fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 28 in cities across North America. The event is traditionally held on the last Thursday in April, while some markets have alternate dates. To learn more about your region’s event and to make a reservation, click HERE.

Sixteen years ago, Subaru of America, the automaker committed to helping those in need, teamed up with the Dining Out For Life organization, along with spokespeople including Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped!; Mondo Guerra, Project Runway All Stars designer and HIV advocate; and film and television actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown/Jackie Brown), who said: “While many of us may be limited in what we can donate, we can contribute our time to causes we care about. Consider sharing what you can by becoming a volunteer!”

Since 2006, Dining Out For Life has raised more than $52 million dollars with support from Subaru, thousands of restaurants and hundreds of volunteers.

 “Subaru and our retailers are committed to caring for our communities nationwide, and over many years of partnership, we’ve been privileged to support the HIV/AIDS community through Dining Out For Life,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “We’re excited to bring Dining Out For Life back to cities across North America and invite people to sit down for a meal and show their support for their neighbors who are currently living with HIV and other chronic illnesses.”

How to participate:

  • Visit their website to find a Dining Out For Life event in your community.
  • Support participating restaurants – make a reservation, order takeout, or purchase gift certificates.
  • Donate directly to Dining Out For Life service organizations to support the continued work they do to make communities healthier.

AMTRAK’S USA RAIL PASS

For a Limited Time, Amtrak Offers USA Rail Pass for $399

Customers can now tour the country for less than $40 per ride

Now through March 29, Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is available for just $399, a savings of $100 off the regular $499 price. Customers taking advantage of this special offer will pay less than $40 per ride for ten travel segments over 30 days. Offering an affordable way to take a multi-segment train journey on an adventure across America, the USA Rail Pass allows customers to see the country and explore sights at many of Amtrak’s 500 destinations. 

The perfect option for those who are craving adventure or want to spend weekends away from home, the USA Rail Pass makes traveling from town-to-town and across the country easy. Individuals looking to discover hidden gems or visit friends in the next city over, can leverage the USA Rail Pass to access more getaways. Customers can purchase the USA Rail Pass on Amtrak.com or the Amtrak app and immediately start to build their itinerary. By leveraging the app, customers can access their tickets, check train status, and get boarding information prior to departure.

The USA Rail Pass offers up to 10 segments of travel within a 30-day period—beginning with the customer’s first trip—and is valid for use within 120 days of pass purchase. A travel segment occurs when a customer boards and disembarks one of Amtrak’s scheduled services. If the trip involves making a connection, customers will use two segments of the pass.

The USA Rail Pass is available for travel in Coach class—featuring wide, reclining seats with a big picture window, ample legroom, and no middle seat. Upgrades to Business Class and private room accommodations are not available. Amtrak Guest Rewards members will earn two points per dollar spent on each USA Rail Pass following travel on the first segment. Additional restrictions, terms and conditions apply. Learn more at Amtrak.com/USARailPass

About Amtrak®

For more than 50 years, Amtrak has connected America and modernized train travel. Offering a safe, environmentally efficient way to reach more than 500 destinations across 46 states and parts of Canada, Amtrak provides travelers with an experience that sets a new standard. Book travel, check train status, access your eTicket and more through the Amtrak app. Learn more at Amtrak.com and connect with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.