Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Patrick Cullars Takes Wine and Fine Dining To a Whole New Level of FINE! 04/29 by ArtSees Diner Radio | Entertainment Podcasts

Patrick Cullars Takes Wine and Fine Dining To a Whole New Level of FINE! 04/29 by ArtSees Diner Radio | Entertainment Podcasts
Join Mary E. as she welcomes Patrick Cullars to ArtSees Diner Radio. Patrick is the General Manager of William B's Steakhouse William B's is located in Blue Chip Casino and Spa, Michigan City, Indiana. Patrick is a member of Society of Wine Educators as a Wine Steward/Sommelier. He obtained certification through the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Food and Beverage, as well as Hotel and Casino Management.

Patrick is the consummate professional, and is known for sharing "I have the best job in the world!"

Blue Chip Casino and Spa is a member of the Boyd Gaming Family! Special thanks to the Boyd Gaming Family for sharing Patrick Cullars for this exclusive interview.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Geja's Cafe; An Interview with Kirby Matthews

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Kirby Matthews is Geja’s Café’s General Manager, wine buyer and force behind the monthly winemaker dinner series. Every month, he creates a new theme for the dinners and recently organized the two-month long Giro d’Italia Wine Festival, running through June. Join ME aka Mary E., for a journey into one of Chicago's romantic pleasures. http://artseesdiner.com/GejasEvent.pdf Music for today's broadcast is by Michelle Qureshi. Contact can be made for engagements through her website michellequreshi.com Special thanks to Noreen Heron and Associates and Ellen Molina for making this interview possible. 1528 W. Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 773.969.5206 www.heronpr.com A follow up blog will be available at ArtSees Diner Blog, ArtSees Diner is a Chicago Food Blogger. Geja's Cafe, Giro d'Italia festival

Monday, April 21, 2014

Now That's a Perfect Pizza Pie via Roma in Michigan City!

Steve and I just gotta give a mega shout out to Roma's pizzaria in Michigan City Indiana. Tonight we had one of the best pies we have had in a long, long time. The crust was perfect, sauce perfect, cheese perfect and it had the perfect amount of onions to make Steve very happy! As for me, I love, absolutely love that we asked for extra thin crust and got exactly what we wanted. The edge was rolled and crispy and the rest was soft and flexible, but, fully cooked. I kinda felt like I was at a corner pizza place in Manhattan and just grabbing a soft, juicy, delectable slice before the theater!

Kuddos to tonight's chef, because you absolutely nailed it!

Roma's Pizza is located on 2400 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46360, (219)872-9123

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Vegas Baby, Viva Italia!

Champagne and LaLuna took a walk on the Italian side of this acoustic duet. Tonight in place of our traditional wedge salad at William B's which is outstanding BTW, we tried out the Italian night at "It's Vegas Baby" lounge. Typically this restaurant caters to what appears to be the younger set, or those looking for some single-like action. The promotional genius of Boyd Gaming and Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, knew what they were doing in transforming the casino's hot spot in to a warm and cozy Italian Village flair. From the quaint red checked table clothes, to the "Rat Pack" stylings of Dean, Frank, Rosemary and the gang. To add to the charm, the video display treated us to images of Vegas and the days of glitz and glam that can only be found east of Hollywood in the heart of the desert.

Before getting into the food, I have to applaud our waitress, Andrea. She was not only glamorous,but, exactly what I would expect from a high end Vegas establishment. Lei e molto bella! She was graceful, attentive, and did I mention Showgirl Glamorous? She was lovely. Now on to the food.

For a modest price of $12.95 you receive your choice of zuppa, minestrone or pasta fagioli. Insalata of your choice, either house tossed or Cesaer. I recommend the tossed, with field greens, cucumber, tomatoes and onion, a pani basket with herb/olive oil and balsamic drizzle, your choice of pasta tossed with sauce of choice and for a modest additional price you can add a carne (protein). All of this is followed up with either spumoni ice cream or a cannoli.

Do not forget to treat yourself to a wonderful glass or for the price go for the bottle of vino! We enjoyed a wonderful red, pictured at the beginning of this article. We will be back again, and next time, we will arrive a little later, so that we can hang around and enjoy the Dueling Pianos right out of Howl At the Moon in Chicago. Whether it is Vegas Baby in the dessert realm, or Vegas baby of the Chicagoland variety, Boyd Gaming knows how to do it right!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ed Roman "Letters From High Latitudes"

Ed Roman "Letters From High Latitudes" 04/15 by ArtSees Diner Radio | Entertainment Podcasts

Roman made his solo debut with 2011’s critically praised, Oracles And Ice Cream. With 2014’s Letters from High Latitudes, Ed Roman has created an earthy, funky and magical mix of music to seduce the listeners’ ears! An accomplished musician, Ed performs 90 percent of the instruments on this album, recording drums, bass, guitars, organ, vocals and even sitar! The sound is rounded out with help from some of the top Canadian session musicians like Dave Patel on drums (Sass Jordan) and Mike Freedman on electric guitars (Tia Brazda.) Sit back, get mellow and listen to this truly skillful musician weave a tapestry of enchantment from an eclectic fabric of musical styles. www.facebook.com/edromanmusic

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Night Stever at Blue Chip Casino's 4th Annual Brewfest

Blue Chip Casino and Spa's BrewFest has become one of the top events of the Michigan City Boyd Casino. What better way than to spend a Saturday afternoon then to enjoy fine "Brews" with over 2,000 people? This was the 4th Annual boasting of brews from around the state of Indiana and region, as well as some old time favorites. It was reported that there were well over 100 vendors, each one boasting more than 3 brews each. This was a Homer Simpson paradise! Steve's remarked that his most memorable brew was "Dracula's Bite" coming to us from the Evil Czech from Culver Indiana. An IPA with a bold peppery zing stood out above the rest.

The 4th annual event was a huge success. The large white tent and spill over Stardust Room, could not contain the excitement, and roaring cheers that could be heard all the way to the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Photos compliments of Steve Champagne and Patrick Cullars. Blue Chip Casino and Spa is a member of the Boyd Gaming Corporation.