Grandma Schroader’s Sour Beans – The Shocking Truth – on KNPR

Here is the link, and here is the script for our Thanksgiving 2010 commentary this morning on News 88.9 fm – KNPR – Nevada Public Radio:

Grandma Schroader’s Sour Beans – Another Beanie Reveal

Here’s some food for thought…

Over the years, fifteen to be exact, I’ve done a number of Thanksgiving commentaries praising everyone from the Pilgrims to my dear, departed dad. I love Thanksgiving for many reasons, but most of all because it is the only incorruptible American holiday. No matter how hard they try, American business (aside from pumpkin and turkey farmers), have been unable to commercialize this most American, and non-denominational of Holidays.

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Desert Companion’s Restaurant Awards Announced

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to Andrew Kiraly, Sabin Orr and Christopher Smith for making our prose look so delicious. (Click on the link below to read all of this lip smacking news amongst some of the most luscious photographs imaginable…)


Restaurant of the Year: SAGE

Chef of the Year: Pascal Sanchez (Twist by Pierre Gagnaire)

Pastry Chef of the Year: Kamel Guechida (Joel Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon)

Sommelier of the Year: Willi Sherer (Aureole)

Excellence in Management and Service: SPAGO

Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year: ROSEMARY’S

Ethnic Restaurant of the Year: RAKU

Cocktail Bar of the Year: AMERICAN FISH

“Dealicious” Meal of the Year: BOSA 1

PANEVINO Kicks Off Bad Italian Food Review

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Yes, it’s Friday food fans, and time for ELV’s Bad Italian Food Review. From this week forward, as a regular feature, ELV intends to single out the bad Italian food that infests our valley, every Friday on this website, right before he goes to Mass at his favorite worshiping place: Our Holy Mother of Perpetual Pasta Humiliation Church.

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