Restaurant Guide 2011 - Your Guide to Great Restaurants Worldwide

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The Palm Four-Course Dinner For Two With Wine For $176

Perfect for Father's Day!

Description: No need to worry about the perfect place to celebrate Father's Day: any man would love this array of aged USDA-prime beef in filet mignon, prime dry-aged New York strip, porterhouse and rib-eye cuts. The Palm’s tradition of caricature-covered walls has a storied history: in the original New York restaurant’s early days, cartoonists from the neighboring King Features Syndicate used to come in and sketch for their supper. The restaurant continues to be operated by descendants of founders Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi, who founded The Palm in 1926

Price: $176.00 Visit the Website

Social Media Promotion

Social Media Marketing

Description: Social Media Promotions: 7 days of hourly tweets on twitter and myspace. Also includes a daily post on facebook. (Over 58K on Twitter and increasing Daily). This Promo Package is an expanded and very effective reach for those with smaller budgets wanting to drive traffic to them and create a major buzz! Services are provided by BWD Promotions. BWD Promotions provides various services to generate exposure for you, your company or event. Services provided but not limited to offering Social Media Marketing, Promotions, Graphics, website Development, Search Engine Optimization, Advertising and Public Relations. Visit BWD Promotions for prices & services.

Price: $150.00 Visit the Website

Private Dinner At Home Prepared By Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez Of Food Network's

Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez

Description: Wondering what to get the person who has everything? The American Bistro Restaurant at the Strand Hotel NYC has announced unique edible holiday gifts featuring Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez, recently featured on Food Network's "Chopped." Table 35 and At Home With Chef Kelvin offer gourmands a memorable dining experience for themselves or a fun and unique gift idea for parties anywhere from two to twenty. The culinary packages are priced at $125 per person for the Chef's Table tasting dinner and $2,000 for an exclusive dinner prepared in the privacy of your home by Chef Kelvin. Table 35 at the BISTRO - $125 per person, inclusive of tax & tip -5-course tasting menu paired with wine for up to six hosted by Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez At Home with Chef Kelvin - $2,000 per package -Dinner party for up to 20 guests, 4 courses for up to 4 hours with one hour cocktail party -Cocktail party with passed hors d'oeuvres for up to 50 people; 3 hours max -Includes chef, sous chef, bartender & 2 servers -1.5 hour consultation on menu at your home to select menu items -Food & beverages to be purchased and brought by the Chef. Payment must be made at time of ordering; receipts to be provided For more information and reservations contact the American Bistro Restaurant at 212-448-1024 and strandrestaurantnyc.com

Price: $125.00 to $2,000.00 Visit the Website

Celebrate Father's Day With An Exclusive Night Out On The Strip!

PEEPSHOW

Description: This Father’s Day, what better way to show them your appreciation than with an exclusive night out on The Strip! Let Dad enjoy all the decadence that his heart desires with a trip to the Strip House at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas where he can indulge in prime cuts of beef charred to perfection with signature side dishes, an extensive wine list and the famed 24-layer chocolate cake. Because you know what they say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Strip House redefines the traditional steak house, named “Best Steak House” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2011 Best of Las Vegas poll. Following all of the juicy and tender goodness designed to excite the senses, continue his spectacular night out with a special treat to check out the sexiest burlesque show on the planet, PEEPSHOW at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. The highly stylized, intricately choreographed PEEPSHOW combines sexy stiptease and celebrity with high-level production values in a show E! News called “the steamiest, sexiest, show on The Strip.” Voted as The Strip’s “Best Showgirls” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual “Best of Las Vegas Awards” in 2011, PEEPSHOW has been hailed by critics as “Uber-sexy!” PEEPSHOW is the perfect way for the men in our lives to end their night out on the town!

Price: $100.00 to $200.00 Visit the Website

Restaurant Quality, Individually Portioned Fish Filets

Tuna Sashimi with ginger

Description: Bigeye Fish Guys launched on the culinary scene earlier this year through luxury online retail partners HauteLook® and Gilt Groupe®. Our mission is a simple one: To provide portion-driven, gourmet-quality seafood to discerning “Foodies” and seafood lovers everywhere. Bigeye Fish Guys hand selects our products for quality and we source our products from around the globe. Our products have never been farmed. Our fish and seafood is selected according the buying guides and fishing methodologies set forth by the Ocean Conservancy. We refuse to sell gill or drift net-caught fish and condemn the use of indiscriminate fishing methods that trap dolphins, whales, and other marine life. Bigeye Fish Guys is proud to announce, that this holiday season Bigeye will donate 5% of retail sales to the Share Our Strength® Cooking Matters™ program (formerly known as Operation Frontline®). Cooking Matters helps teach families how to plan, purchase and prepare healthy and affordable meals and has reached more than 50,000 families over 15 years.

Price: $60.00 to $100.00 Visit the Website

Gray Line New York's Culinary Tours Of Manhattan

Culinary Tours of Manhattan

Description: Gray Line New York, New York City’s leading sightseeing and transportation company, recently launch its innovative Culinary Tours of Manhattan. These extensive, food-based walking tours will give customers a taste of New York’s favorite cultural communities including Chinatown, the East Village and the West Village. The diverse cuisine experienced on this tour was selected to accurately reflect some of the areas best cuisine while remaining true to the neighborhood’s culinary history. The three individual tours provided by Gray Line New York include "Tastes of Chinatown," "Original East Village Food, Drinks, and Cultural Tour," and "The Ultimate New York Food and Culture Tour in the Village." Each tour lasts approximately three hours allowing customers to discover the secret eateries, restaurants, and diversity of the different neighborhoods. Tours will be offered year round and ticket prices range from $49-$75. Reservations are not required.

Price: $49.00 to $75.00 Visit the Website

The 2012 Entertainment Memberships

2012 Entertainment Book

Description: Entertainment® Promotions, a leading provider of discounts and promotions, has great new ways to access savings and expanded programs with its 2012 Book Membership and Entertainment.com Savings Membership. The 2012 Entertainment Memberships include countless 50% off coupons and 2-for-1 discounts from leading national brands and regional businesses, access to online printable coupons and links for even more local and national offers, and a free download of the mobile companion app to easily search and redeem local and national deals right on a smartphone. Additional ways to save available with the 2012 Entertainment Memberships include: •The Frequent Values® Key Tag, which detaches from the Membership Card, can be used in conjunction with the Entertainment mobile app or the directory found online at Entertainment.com to uncover ongoing 10% to 20% offers that can be used again and again with thousands of participating merchants; •Bonus Savings Cards, found inside the 2012 Book front cover and online, provide one-time $5 off deals with participating merchants that require no minimum purchase; •In addition to the great hotel deals that can already be found with a 2012 membership, the new Entertainment Hotel Bucks program provides up to 40% off instantly on thousands of hotels worldwide and 150 “hotel bucks” worth $150 in savings. The 2012 Entertainment Memberships can be found on their website. Additionally, the Entertainment Books can be bought through a local community fundraiser, as well as national retailers.

Price: $35.00 Visit the Website

Toscana Italian Cookbook

OSCANA: Simple Authentic Italian Recipes, from our family to yours

Description: TOSCANA: Simple Authentic Italian Recipes: From Our Family to Yours by Kathie Gordon, Amy Gordon and James O. Fraioli brims over with family experiences, celebrity tales, and Toscana history. Full of stunning photographs and 100 mouthwatering yet easy recipes. Book will appeal to home cooks, foodies, Italophiles, and cookbook collectors. As one reviewer puts it,"Whether your passion is steak, salmon, whitefish or veal, TOSCANA entices the reader with a recipe simple enough for the home chef to prepare, courtesy of executive chef Hugo Vasquez. The color photography illustrating the text is outstanding, with directions simple and to the point. TOSCANA is a love letter from the owners of this restaurant to their many fans worldwide, one that allows any cookbook lover to savor the Toscana experience right in the comfort of their own family kitchen."

Price: $30.00 Visit the Website

Crust By Stephanie Jayne-Up To 46% Off Mini Dessert, Pie And Father’s Day Cooking Classes

Impress friends and family by learning how to make pies from the talented baker behind Crust!

Description: Crust by Stephanie Jayne offers fabulous fare for purchase online. Choose from whole pies or slices of pie, hand pies and cocktail-sized Pie Shooters to satisfy your sweet tooth. Or order up some Cracker Brittle, salty crackers topped with a caramel crunch and chocolate drizzle. Crust offers seasonal flavors, such as strawberry rhubarb and Maker’s Mark bourbon banana cream, but classic creations like apple and chocolate fleur de sel caramel are always available for purchase. The business truly is a family affair. Stephanie Jayne’s mother and father help bake and hand-wrap each item.

Price: $30.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

Fun Cooking For The Family

Tuxedo Adult Apron

Description: Tuxedo Apron for Men or Woman and Faux Fur Mink Apron.These beautiful aprons are proudly manufactured in the USA by Davida Aprons & Logo Programs, Inc. which has been in business for over 30 years. These Unique aprons are perfect for host and hostess and you will be the talk of the town when wearing them! They are perfect gifts for Wedding, Bridal, Anniversary, Birthdays, or any occasion. They are machine washable. Please go to www.davidaaprons.com and view all of our creations.

Price: $25.00 to $75.00 Visit the Website

Yankee Doodle Dandy E-Z Balloon Kit

Yankee Doodle Dandy E-Z Balloon Kit

Description: Party hosts have limited time and budgets to decorate before an event. That’s why CREATIVE BALLOONS MFG. INC. developed its E-Z Safety Seal Ribbon Valved Balloon, available nationwide in the award-winning American-made, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY E-Z BALLOON KIT. This is the perfect product for busy people who want easy to use, family-friendly, Do-It-Yourself party decorations. E-Z BALLOON KIT is the EASIEST, FASTEST, and SAFEST balloon kit on the market! Customers can inflate, seal, and string a helium-filled balloon in just seconds. Watch the E-Z Balloon Kit Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreativeBalloonsMfg The Kit is child-safe and provides a quick, inexpensive decorating solution for events. The lightweight kit is portable and convenient –simply inflate balloons on the spot, eliminating the hazard of driving through traffic with inflated balloons, as well as the major expense of hiring a professional balloon decorator. The Kit can be used year-round, for birthdays, special events, graduations, holidays, tailgating and sporting events, barbecues, and more. Unused product can be stored up to 1 year and put in a recycling can after use. This product meets USCPS requirements and is 100% recyclable. http://www.creativeballoonsmfg.com/kits.htm

Price: $25.00 to $50.00 Visit the Website

Polish Classic Recipes

Polish Classic recipes

Description: Designed for the modern kitchen yet retaining traditional roots, each heritage recipe in the book has been tested to perfection. Showcased alongside beautiful photography and with titles given in both Polish and English, recipes range from cucumber salad and beet soup to pork cutlets and potato pancakes. A chapter devoted to pierogi presents the dumplings with an assortment of fillings, and the final chapter of sweets tops off any meal in true Polish fashion. Accompanied by notes on Polish holiday customs, history, and menu pairing suggestions, these dishes offer a flavorful sample of the Polish dining experience, as passed down from generation to generation. This book of classic Polish recipes was written in the U.S., features authentic recipes passed down from generation to generation, perfected for modern kitchens using American measurements and modern cooking tools, and features over 100 stunning photographs. This is the perfect gift for preserving your family and friends’ Polish heritage, for cookbook collectors, or anyone just wishing to try an exciting cuisine of delicious comfort food that are easy to prepare. Signed and personally dedicated by the authors, hardback copies are available at http://polishclassiccooking.blogspot.com/ for $16.95 plus S&H; on Amazon, at selected Polish-oriented websites or Polish-oriented retail stores.

Price: $16.95 Visit the Website

A Fork On The Road: 400 Cities One Stomach By Mark DeCarlo

A Fork on the Road by Mark DeCarlo

Description: A seasoned comedian’s love letter to America’s food curiosities— the regional cuisines, the culinary oddities, the weird and the wonderful “Mark DeCarlo is a [modern-day] Groucho Marx.” —PEOPLE Whether it be fish ice cream, kudzu tempura, or even sausage, Mark DeCarlo always wonders, “Who the hell thought to eat this stuff the first time?” We find out in this hilarious celebration of the genesis of America’s most creative and idiosyncratic food traditions, and the people who keep these food traditions alive. Join the master comedian on his journey across the United States to visit these people and their foods in their natural habitats—places like the French Quarter of New Orleans, lush Maui resorts, and the Annual Road Kill Cook-off Festival in West Virginia. From the obvious and beloved (Buffalo wings, Boston clam chowder, hush puppies, and strawberry shortcake) to the bizarre and, well, beloved by some (Rocky Mountain oysters, fried rattlesnake, scrapple, and deep fried Twinkies), DeCarlo takes readers on a rollicking tour of the people and places behind America’s greatest food inventions.

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

Straits Restaurant Charity Chopsticks For Starlight Children’s Foundation

Starlight Straits Keepsake Chopsticks

Description: Tis’ the season to give back! The Straits Restaurant Group is passionate about giving back and wants to share the joy of giving with their guests. Straits is offering keepsake chopsticks featuring the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Straits emblems to provide Straits customers with an opportunity to give back while commemorating special times with family and friends. For all those last minute gift shoppers, the chopsticks are being sold at Straits restaurants in San Francisco (and also San Jose, and Burlingame, CA) from December 15th and continuing through the New Year for $10 each, with 100% of the net proceeds being given to the Foundation, to help make the holiday season brighter for the children! This is a perfect stocking stuffer or foodie gift you can feel great about giving.

Price: $10.00 Visit the Website

Empire Steak House - New York City

Empire Steak House - 52nd Street between 5th and 6th

Description: Empire Steak House, a Midtown mecca for steak connoisseurs, is the newest restaurant in the Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse brand. Founded by Jeff Sinanaj, along with his brothers, owners of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, Empire Steak House brings the honored tradition of quality steaks to Midtown West boasting an expansive a la carte menu, a wide variety of fine wines and a sleek decor that sets it apart from its nearby bovine brethren. Empire Steak House is centrally located on 52nd Street between 5th and 6th, boasting stylish décor and high-end steakhouse fare.

Price: $7.95 to $29.95 Visit the Website

Rosti Tuscan Kitchen Adds New Gluten-Free And Vegan Menus

Pasta

Description: Rosti Tuscan Kitchen recently launched its new gluten-free and vegan menus for individuals with special dietary needs. The authentic Italian restaurant embraces its eclectic customer base at locations in Encino at 16350 Ventura Blvd. and in Santa Monica at 931 Montana Avenue. For nearly two decades, Rosti Tuscan Kitchen has provided delicious cooking in a casual atmosphere for diners looking for authentic Italian meals. Whether patrons are grabbing a crisp salad during their lunch hour, or sitting with the whole family delving into huge bowls of pasta, Rosti meets the needs of a diverse population with homey food for dine-in, take out and catering. The additions to Rosti’s menu are tasty and healthy and allow diners with narrow food choices to feel included in the fun. Try the gluten-free penne or gluten-free spaghetti in any of Rosti’s pasta dishes for a delicious and safe Italian Meal! The new menus also include over 30 vegan items by eliminating just one ingredient from the normal menu. All of the dishes are mouth-watering and satisfy the biggest eaters.

Price: $7.00 to $17.00 Visit the Website

All Of Your Favorite Restaurants In Your Pocket Or Purse!

DIning Out, A Restaurant Journal (CM-27)

Description: Help remember all of your dining experiences with this wonderful, easy to fill-in format. This journal is formatted with prompts such as; Type of food, Occasion/Event, Dined with, Average price, and House favorites/signature dishes to reorder. Also has a "1-10" scale for Ambiance/Entertainment, Wine/Cocktails, Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts. The backside of every page is lined for "Highlights of the Evening" and "Notes". The compact 3 x 5 size is perfect for any pocket or purse! There is enough space for 80 restaurants! Journals Unlimited is proud to be printing our Write it Down Series in the USA on acid-free, recycled paper. Buy one now for immediate shipping through JournalsUnlimited.com or with FREE SHIPPING specials through Amazon.com.

Price: $5.95 to $18.95 Visit the Website

Gift Card Mall

Gift Card Mall

Description: Give family, friends and coworkers the gift of choice to purchase what they want, when they want it! Gift Card Mall, conveniently found at your local grocer and online at www.GiftCardMall.com, offers a wide selection of popular branded cards in a variety of denominations in fashion, entertainment, sports, home and dining categories. Customize your gift by including a photograph of a special memory to the card or send an eGift card to the recipient’s email. Visit www.GiftCardMall.com today for a complete list of fantastic gift ideas.

Price: $5.00 to $500.00 Visit the Website

100% Biodegradable Dinnerware Made From Fallen Leaves.

EATERNALPLATES

Description: Eaternalplates products are made from nothing but naturally fallen Indian palm leaves. It's a renewable material, almost 60 billion palm leaves fall to ground in India every year. All we do to turn the leaf into a plate, bowl or platter and wash it in locally sourced spring water and heat press it into shape. The heat makes our products ready to eat from and, once formed, they keep their strength and toughness until they are ready to go back into the soil when you compost them. We don't use any chemicals, resins, agents, glues or anything else just the leaf, Eaternalplates is nothing but the leaf and some water.

Price: $5.00 to $9.00 Visit the Website

IHOP Rings In The Holiday Spirit With Its Holiday Hotcakes

IHOP presents creamy Eggnog Pancakes, decadent Pumpkin Praline Pancakes and refreshing White Chocolate Chip Mint Pancakes to satisfy holiday cravings through January 1.

Description: Sweet eggnog, spiced pumpkin and cool peppermint, signature flavors that are nearly impossible to find other times of the year offer season’s greetings at IHOP as part of this year’s Holiday Hotcakes menu items. Eggnog Pancakes, White Chocolate Chip Mint Pancakes or Pumpkin Praline Pancakes offer mouth-watering, indulgent combinations starting at $4.99 that conjure up happy memories of special family traditions. A perfect present and fun way to get into the holiday spirit Holiday Hotcakes are served a la carte or as part of a combination along with two eggs, golden hash browns and a choice of crisp bacon, savory pork sausage or hearty ham. To satisfy holiday cravings on the lighter side, IHOP features a SIMPLE& FIT Pumpkin Pancake Combo featuring two signature pumpkin pancakes, scrambled egg substitute and two strips of turkey bacon under 600 calories. For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant, visit www.ihop.com. Follow IHOP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ihop.

Price: $4.99 Visit the Website

Colman's Mustard

Colman's Mustard

Description: Sold as prepared mustard and mustard powder, Colman’s provides a pure, fiery, and complex condiment to your baking routine! Take this delicious recipe as an example! Chocolate Spice Cookies 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 2/3 cup plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 tsp Colman's Mustard Melt the chocolate in a small heavy saucepan over low heat and set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon, and set aside. In the large bowl of an electric mixer cream together the butter and 2/3 cup of sugar. Add the melted chocolate and the egg and beat well. Dissolve the Colman's Mustard in the heavy cream and add to the chocolate mixture. On the lowest speed, fold in the sifted flour mixture. Divide the dough in half. Place each half on a sheet of waxed paper and form into a 10-inch strip. Using the waxed paper to help, lift and roll each strip into a 10-inch cylinder. Wrap each cylinder in the waxed paper, twisting the ends to secure. Chill for two hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Price: $3.00 to $7.00 Visit the Website

FUNKIN: All Natural 10 Second Sexy, Fashionable Cocktail Mixers

Now anyone can be a bartender; in just 10 seconds!

Description: FUNKIN Cocktail mixers are the new definition of sexy—all natural 100% fruit juices, carefully created to enhance your adrenaline, complimented with your most cherished alcoholic beverage to leave you nothing less than satisfied. Nothing less than sexy—it’s an original approach to fantasy drinking, used for your everyday leisure. You can now be 10 seconds away from your tasting evolution. Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita. The perfect cocktail, the perfect beverage.

Price: $2.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website

Coco's Bakery Restaurant

Coco's Logo

Description: Fresh-baked morning goodness has long been the heart and soul of Coco’s. Now, the introduction of the restaurant’s Organic Premium Coffee not only enhances and completes the breakfast dining experience, but serves as the perfect complement to Coco’s fresh and flavorful appetizer, lunch, dinner and dessert offerings as well. The initiative furthers Coco’s commitment to corporate social responsibility--and changes the way people think about coffee. It all begins with shade-grown, Arabica beans that are organically grown and harvested through agroforestry, a sustainable farming process that utilizes renewable methods to keep the grounds fertile for future generations. The high altitude gives the beans a rich, full bodied flavor, while a roasting process perfected by Coco’s over several months ensures the right balance of aroma, body and taste.

Price: $2.00 to $10.00 Visit the Website

Panera Bread Holiday Items

Cranberry Walnut Panettone

Description: The Mint Crinkle cookie boasts a rich blend of European-style cocoa powder and dark chocolate, enhanced with a natural peppermint flavor. Each cookie is rolled in powdered sugar prior to baking, and as they cook in the oven, they begin to split and crack open, resembling a dry, cracked desert floor and revealing the rich chocolate inside. Panera’s Gingerbread Man Cookies are brought to life with white icing trim, candy gem buttons and dried currant eyes. The Cranberry Walnut Panettone begins with sweet dough made with cream cheese, candied orange peels, cranberries and walnuts, topped with Turbinado and powdered sugars. The Holiday Bread is our sweetest, most indulgent bread. It has lots of harvest flavors, including chopped apples, whole cranberries, plump raisins and cinnamon sugar, all rounded off with a little chocolate and a drizzle of white icing. From freshly-baked, handcrafted artisan breads to delicious pastries, Panera Bread offers a host of bakery items to satisfy even the most difficult Scrooge on your holiday list. These items are great stand-alone gifts, or delectable additions to any gift basket. And don’t forget the holiday gift card – because it’s hard to wrap soup!

Price: $1.69 to $7.99 Visit the Website

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Free Mexican Pizza

Mexican zpizza

Description: Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner – and Zpizza is celebrating on May 5 with free samples of their delicious Mexican and Santa Fe pizzas that can be made with organic, wheat or gluten-free crust. • Mexican pizza - made with homemade salsa, low-fat Wisconsin mozzarella, spicy lime chicken, scallions, red onions, fresh avocado, sour cream and cilantro. • Santa Fe - chipotle pesto, mozzarella, fresh rounds of tomatoes, red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and black olives…can you say ‘ole? About zpizza Featured on “Good Morning America” as a healthy dining option and rated by Parents magazine as one of the “Top 10 Best Fast-Casual Family Restaurants,” Zpizza takes a unique approach by appealing to traditional pizza lovers, health conscious consumers and gourmet palates alike. Artisan pizzas, rusticas, pastas, calzones, sandwiches and salads are made with all natural and organic ingredients with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, combining select ingredients using award-winning skim mozzarella from Wisconsin, certified organic tomato sauce, MSG-free pepperoni, additive-free sausage, and fresh produce. Dough is made from 100% organic wheat flour prepared fresh every day, hand-thrown and fire-baked until uniquely crisp. Founded in 1986 in the art colony of Laguna Beach, California, where creativity and craftsmanship have flourished for almost a century, all ingredients are selectively chosen for superior quality. Zpizza has over 90 locations, and another 400 in ongoing development worldwide. More information at Zpizza.com.

Price: $0.00 to $10.50 Visit the Website

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