South Beach Wine & Food Festival The Q

I see Q

We went to The Q (barbecue) at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Crowds of people, celebrity chefs, mouthwatering barbecued concoctions, bright lights, big city … on the beach. The weather was amazing. The food was exquisite. The company … you may know a few of these folks … We love the Certified Angus …   Continue Reading
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South Beach here we come

Tomorrow we’re heading for fun in the sun at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The weather looks to be beautiful, the food will be amazing and what better place to showcase the world’s best beef, right? We want you to come along for the ride! We’ll be at Best of the Best on Friday. …   Continue Reading
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Prepping for carnivorous delights

It’s 7:30 p.m. and the Carnivore’s Delight event sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is in full swing at the acclaimed James Beard House in New York City. Chef Scott and other esteemed culinarians spent the afternoon preparing for tonight’s beefy feast. Participating chefs include Mark Stark of Stark’s Steakhouse in Sonoma County; Darryl …   Continue Reading
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South Beach Or Bust

source source Shocking … the word to best describe the differences between February spent in Massachusetts and February in Miami’s South Beach. One lucky lady will soon make the shocking discovery. When Christy B. of Bridgewater, Mass., found out she’d won a trip to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD …   Continue Reading
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South Florida flavor

If Cindy Hutson was a musician, she would be the one who spent years playing gigs in small bars and pool halls, honing her craft before she hit the big time. She wouldn’t be the one-hit wonder who struck it big on some reality television show type. You may have seen Hutson on TV or …   Continue Reading
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The Cayman chop

You’re looking at a tray of Certified Angus Beef ® brand Natural tomahawk chops ready and waiting for the grill at the Barefoot BBQ. Somewhere on a Cayman island beach men, women and celebrity chefs are digging their toes in the sand and savoring the Caribbean’s most fantastic flavors.   Chef Scott Popovic is attending …   Continue Reading
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Cayman Cookout

While we’re in Wooster settling in for what looks to be the first real snowstorm of winter — odd for Ohio — Chef Scott is enjoying the sand and sun of the Caribbean. He join the likes of chefs Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and others, for a weekend of food, wine and the natural beauty of …   Continue Reading
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Mess with Texas and get the boot

With a population of 936, the Texas town of Vega isn’t exactly the first place you’d consider for a world-class meal from a celebrity chef. Of course you wouldn’t be reading this if it wasn’t. Vega, situated on historic Route 66, is home to Rory Schepisi, a born and bred Jersey girl who came to town …   Continue Reading
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Burger chain is smashing success

The official physical home of RARE blog can be found in a town of about 25,000 people halfway between Cleveland and Columbus. It’s a beautiful area. We enjoy the fruits of all four seasons, have access to endless acres of rolling countryside and big city amenities are just a short drive up the interstate. We thought we …   Continue Reading
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Burger love

If you’re anything like me, sometimes there’s nothing better than a delicious burger. You know the kind: it oozes flavorful juices as you bite into it, dripping down your fingers and down your chin and onto the table below. It’s the kind that leaves you licking your lips and dirtying your napkin and feeling a little sad …   Continue Reading
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Toronto underground

According to Bureau of Labor, there are more than 85,000 grocery stores in the United States. And there’s a good possibility you won’t find any as unique as the one located north of our border in downtown Toronto. Unveiled just over a year ago as part of the massive Maple Leaf Square complex, the flagship …   Continue Reading
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Heading south for supper

Few things conjure up more images of the deep south than a a Sunday afternoon oversized dinner table stuffed with all the fixins, friends and family gathered around to share in the feast. Although he’s a Yankee, our very own Chef Scott Popovic has been welcomed into the fold this weekend at the acclaimed Sunday …   Continue Reading
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Seeing RED for a tasty cause

It may seem strange for the chef of one of Miami’s hottest restaurants to invite his competitors over for dinner. And not only that, he invited them to cook … in his kitchen. If you knew Chef Peter Vauthy (maybe you do!), you’d realize he likes to color outside of the lines and think outside the box. Vauthy, …   Continue Reading
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Autumn in New York

What could be better than fabulous wines, exquisite tastes and the company of fabulous foodies! Our team — including Mary McMillen, director of Marketing (left) and Barb Burd, marketing manager, traveled to New York last week with meat scientist Dr. Phil Bass and Chef Michael Ollier. The men in white made quite an impression at the  New …   Continue Reading
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One night, five dinners

On a gorgeous evening in the great Northwest, more than 600 people from all over the world gathered for dinner at the Certified Angus Beef ® Annual Conference. They wanted to experience Oregon’s fantastic flavors and majestic scenery. Guests could dine with dignitaries, enjoy the cowboy way, experience a perfect pairing, eat on the trail or escape on a twilight canoe …   Continue Reading
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Battle of the Burgers

Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? Even the no-meater-eaters of the world create burger wannabes from things like mushrooms, tofu and cardboard. Don’t hold it against them … it means more tasty, tantalizing, beefy burgers for us carnivores. Last night, as the sun was setting over Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, burger aficionados gathered at Sunriver Resort for Burger …   Continue Reading

Where legends are made

Imagine you’re headed to a breathtaking spot in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains to talk, eat and learn about Angus beef. You’ll be surrounded by industry leaders with unique businesses and a common desire: to provide mouthwatering steaks that not only please the taste buds, but surpass a beef lover’s wildest dreams. We’re in Oregon this week for …   Continue Reading
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Throw me a bone

(photo by Phil Gross courtesy James Beard Foundation) We recently traveled to Sagaponack, N.Y. with John Doherty, Certified Angus Beef ® brand ambassador. He prepared exquisite dishes for the Chefs & Champagneevent honoring Emeril Lagasse and benefiting the James Beard Foundation. (photo by Phil Gross courtesy James Beard Foundation) Guests eagerly tried his version of steak and eggs: …   Continue Reading
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The chilly cheese guys

Aside from beef and beer I’ve got a real soft spot – or many soft spots if you catch my drift – for cheese. I love cheese. I love it in the block and shredded form. I love it in the crumbly form. I love it in the neat little individually wrapped slices. I even …   Continue Reading