Chef Scott Popovic

Best Bites of 2012, part two

Our walk down memory lane continues. Read part one.

We slid into Culintro with culinary conversations and yeah, those sliders were awesome!

Culintro event

June also saw cattle in the vines and a grilling showdown of gastronomic proportions that had one nation (and our chefs!) divided.

We discovered Two Rivers in Baltimore

Two Rivers

… and loved the Classic in Aspen, Colo.

Classic in Aspen

And Chef Scott Popovic found paradise by the BBQ lights.

Chef Scott Popovic

July also had race fans puckered up for Chef Michael Ollier’s K.I.S.S. of flavor.

BKW Seasoning

Chef Ric Rosser of Saltgrass Steak House shared his story with us — proving ‘well done’ means a lot more than steak on a plate.

Chef Ric Rosser

We went globe-trotting, bloggy style and enjoyed amazing eats in a gorgeous retreat.

The Greenbrier

The Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s annual conference was a gathering of partners, friends and chefs in an extraordinary West Virginia venue. We met Chef Jeff

Chef Jeff Henderson

… and started great conversations under West Virginia’s blue skies.

Ironsides Angus in West Virginia

And who could forget the five-star dinners and their five-star chefs!

We got stick-to-your short ribs stuffed because this recipe is so darned delicious!

Stuffed Acorn Squash

The month began with Steak & Eggs from Bacon

Jeremiah Bacon

… and a Buckeye Barbecue at The Ohio State University.

Buckeye Barbecue

And there was that rather trendy affair with a few of our favorite chefs.

Chef Rory Schepisi

Chef Anthony Vidal helped sweeten our holidays and one of our own determined she likes her steaks medium rare and books well done.  And perhaps the most unique achievement of the year: Chef Govind Armstrong rocked our world with beef bacon.

Chef Govind Armstrong beef bacon

Now we prepare to celebrate the end of an era of flavorful fun. We will begin a new chapter in our quest for culinary perfection focused on the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.

Will you join us? It’s going to be a flavorful year!








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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.