Martini Italian Bistro’s Gruver mixes up win in GQ national cocktail contest

Martini Italian Bistro’s Gruver mixes up win in GQ national cocktail contest

Gary Gruver likes bartending contests, and they like him. For the second time since 2009, Gruver, who tends bar at Martini Italian Bistro (4021 Summit Plaza Drive), has notched a category victory in a nationwide cocktail contest sponsored by GQ magazine and Bombay Sapphire Gin. Two years ago, his Sapphire Rio (a combination of gin, […]

Govt. not working: Yum! Brands pitch to accept food stamps blindly refused by USDA

Govt. not working: Yum! Brands pitch to accept food stamps blindly refused by USDA

Health advocates are happy about this week’s USDA refusal to allow Yum! Brands restaurants to accept food stamps (technically known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) in four eastern U.S. states, and I agree with them. Nutritionally speaking, fast-food such as that sold by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell is not the […]

Recommended Bite: The Brown Hotel’s Hot Brown — yes, really, I’m serious

Recommended Bite: The Brown Hotel’s Hot Brown — yes, really, I’m serious

I don’t like the “Man vs. Food” show. I mean, really, in a country suffering from a swelling obesity problem, must we watch an already heavy Adam Richman stuff his gob with absurd portions of fatty, cheesy, salty and spicy food? Yes, when the reason is good enough. And that excuse arrived this past summer […]

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