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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#FashionAwards The Fashion Awards 2016 Winners Announced Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner

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Monday, December 5, 2016

After a Titanic Exploration in December, Travel Channel’s Don Wildman Will Investigate the History and Mysteries of Alcatraz, the White House, Dinosaurs and King Tut Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen


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Tackling the story of the Titanic’s epic sinking in frigid waters as part of Travel Channel’s December Chillcation programming event isn’t enough so, history explorer Don Wildman will dig deep into the mysteries of Alcatraz, the White House, dinosaurs and King Tut on special episodes of “Mysteries at the Museum” beginning Thursday, January 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Wildman will examine the audacious escape from one of the world’s most secure prisons, the now state-of-the-art command center capable of meeting the needs of the modern president, the planet’s oldest and greatest archaeological mystery and the world’s continued fascination of a boy king. 

“I got to be out in the field, the desert and the mountains to investigate iconic stories that have fascinated generations,” said Wildman. “From Alcatraz Island to secret subterranean spaces hidden under the White House and down the steps into Tut's tomb, I followed the mysteries to their sources in the museums and beyond.”

“Alcatraz: Mysteries at the Museum”
Premieres Thursday, January 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Head to San Francisco to uncover the real story behind the notorious prison break on Alcatraz Island. Don Wildman investigates new evidence that may prove once and for all whether the escapees lived or died on that infamous night.

“The White House: Mysteries at the Museum”
Premieres Thursday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
The White House hasn’t always been the state-of-the-art fortress that it is today. Don Wildman explores the major events that turned a simple home of wood and bricks into the most powerful house in the world.

“Dinosaurs: Mysteries at the Museum”
Premieres Thursday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Don Wildman examines one of the world’s greatest prehistoric mysteries – the dinosaurs. First, he travels to Utah and participates in a dig for newly found dinosaur bones, and then takes a road trip through the Midwest to see where they lived and what they left behind. He also challenges myths at the American Museum of Natural History about some of the most well-known dinosaurs that walked the earth.

“King Tut: Mysteries at the Museum”
Premieres Thursday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Deep in the heart of Egypt, Don Wildman explores the entire story of King Tut – from the initial discovery by archaeologist Howard Carter to the Curse of the Pharaoh.


ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 89 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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#CooksVsCons The Mystery, Suspense and Surprise Continue in New Season of Food Network's "Cooks vs. Cons" Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga: 

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Cooks vs. Cons returns for a new season of the suspenseful culinary competition on Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. Geoffrey Zakarian hosts each episode as four contestants - two professional chefs ("cooks") and two con artists ("cons") - conceal their true 
identities as they race against the clock to whip up delicious restaurant quality dishes. The pressure is on as they must try to convince a rotating panel of judges, including Ted Allen, Sunny Anderson, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Eddie Jackson, Jeff Mauro, Daphne Oz, Curtis Stone, Jet Tila and Justin Warner, that they are the real deal. The cooks' and cons' skills, agility and adaptability are tested as they must incorporate a secret ingredient into their dishes during the two rounds of competition. With a level playing field, and no one knowing who is who, only a blind taste test will prove who has the best dish. If the professional is victorious, they'll take home $10,000, but if an amateur can out cook the pro, they'll walk away with $15,000!

Episodes include:

Premiering Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm ET/PT - PREMIERE!
"Pumpkin Thumpin'"
Contestants must be on gourd for the French toast battle, as surprise ingredient pumpkin gets carved up into the dishes. Then, in round two, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Curtis Stone attempt to separate the pros from the home cooks as they determine whose dish is tops, when ice-cream toppings are used to accent savory staples.

Premiering Wednesday, November 30th at 9pm ET/PT 
"French Fries Freestyle"
The dumpling challenge is filled with surprises as professional chefs try to wrap up the big cash prize from their amateur rivals, but the addition of peanuts creates some nutty interpretations. In the next round, potato fries must be repurposed into the culinary creations. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Sunny Anderson savor the twice-fried masterpieces on the way to choosing a winner.

Premiering Wednesday, December 7th at 9pm ET/PT 
"Tis the Seasoning"
Judges Ted Allen and Daphne Oz ring in the holidays, as rack of lamb is infused with traditional holiday drinks, celebrating the contestants' rib-sticking fare. Forget naughty or nice, who's a cook and who's a con? Round two stays festive, when holiday treats are re-gifted as flavorful dishes and the judges must choose a winner before dozing off in a blissful food coma.

Premiering Wednesday, December 14th at 9pm ET/PT 
"Apple Apocalypse"
Pro and amateur cooks let their passions boil over during the pasta challenge, as Asian condiments must be used to achieve umami bliss. Then round two boasts more apples than the Garden of Eden, as judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Jet Tila eat sinfully delicious savory apple dishes before choosing a winner.

Premiering Wednesday, December 21st at 9pm ET/PT 
"A Lotta Frittata"
The frittata challenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, as the contestants' creamy egg cakes must mingle with zesty surprise ingredient olives. Judges Daphne Oz and Justin Warner attempt to separate the pros from the home cooks in round two, as staple food - rice - or offset by commas rears its starchy head.

Premiering Wednesday, December 28th at 9pm ET/PT 
"Lunchbox Bonanza"
Judges Daphne Oz and Scott Conant open Pandora's lunchbox, as cooks must include kid's lunch snacks in a traditional steak and egg pairing. Then the pros and amateurs face a tangy twist in round two, as surprise ingredient mustard encourages some spicy outcomes.

And many more in new episodes in January and February 2016.

After incognito home cooks "cons" battle undercover culinary pros "cooks", fans can catch highlights from the show and can take a quiz to find out if they could pose as a pro chef at FoodNetwork.com/CooksVsCons, and they can also share the results using #CooksVsCons.

Cooks vs. Cons is produced by Cakehouse Media.

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#PoeticsofPlace Installation Surveys Diverse Ways Contemporary Photographers Have Captured Landscapes and the Built World

Jean-Marc Bustamante (French, born 1952). Tableau (T30.78), 1978, printed 2000. Silver dye bleach print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2000 (2000.493.2). © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Installation Dates:
December 12, 2016–June 25, 2017

Installation Location:
The Met Fifth Avenue, Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for 
Modern Photography, Gallery 851

The 41 works in the exhibition The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection will survey the diverse ways in which contemporary artists have photographed landscape and the built world over the last half century. It will be on view December 12, 2016, through June 25, 2017, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The exhibition will open with works from the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists working in America and Europe, such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Dan Graham, and Donald Judd, who brought the lessons of Minimal and Conceptual art to bear on views of nature, both raw and acculturated. Also included will be a series of unique Polaroid prints from the mid-1970s made by Walker Evans in and around Hale County, Alabama, nearly 40 years following his classic images of sharecroppers during the Great Depression.

Images from the 1980s and 1990s attest to a swing away from the de-skilling associated with radical '60s art-making and toward a new interest in technically assured large-scale prints that nevertheless incorporated earlier lessons from Land Art, Conceptualism, and other postwar avant-garde movements. This section will feature works by Lothar Baumgarten, Sally Mann, An-My Lê,Toshio Shibata, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.

The exhibition will conclude with recently made works by artists including Matthew Brandt, Roe Ethridge, Sarah Anne Johnson, and Wolfgang Staehle—whose mesmerizing piece Eastpoint (September 15, 2004) (2004-6) projects a 24-hour cycle of over 8,000 still images synchronized to real time of the same Hudson River that inspired such American painters as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church.

The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection is organized by Doug Eklund, Curator in the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The exhibition is featured on The Met website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #PoeticsofPlace.

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THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND ATLANTIC RECORDS TO RELEASE THE 2017 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM ALBUM PRE-ORDER STARTS DEC. 6, OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® LAUNCH COINCIDES WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ON DEC. 6 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM HITS STORES AND DIGITAL RETAILERS ON JAN. 20, 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner


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Pre-order The 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES Album Here: 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs

The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records will release the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 20, 2017, in stores and via digital retailers. The latest installment of the best-selling series — now in its 23rd year – features a collection of the biggest and brightest GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ and MusiCares Foundation® — The Recording Academy’s charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need. 

Beginning Dec. 6, with the announcement of the 59th GRAMMY nominations, music fans can log on to 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs and enter to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

"We are delighted to partner with Atlantic Records to once again present one of the most diverse mix of tracks on one album," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This great collection of music, coupled with the sweepstakes opportunity that will allow two lucky fans a chance to experience Music's Biggest Night® firsthand, constitutes an extremely fulfilling project, with proceeds supporting the crucial work our charitable foundations perform throughout the year."

“We are always happy and honored to partner with the Recording Academy to release the GRAMMY nominees album,” said Atlantic Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. “By bringing together in one place music that crosses multiple labels and genres, this collection celebrates what a fantastic year it’s been for music. All of us at Atlantic are not only excited to be able to showcase an incredible diversity of amazing artists, but we’re especially proud to help support the tremendous work being done by the GRAMMY Museum Foundation and MusiCares.” 

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs for details and eligibility requirements

About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, like "Recording Academy / GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy’s social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2013. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them Charli XCX, Kelly Clarkson, Death Cab for Cutie, Flo Rida, Kevin Gates, David Guetta, JoJo, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Melanie Martinez, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, K. Michelle, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore, Christina Perri, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Shinedown, Skrillex, Trey Songz, Twenty One Pilots, Rob Thomas, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.

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DUNKIN’ DONUTS AND THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM UP FOR CORPORATE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE Multi-year deal marks Dunkin’ Donuts’ first national sports league partnership and will make Dunkin’ Donuts the official U.S. coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich of the NHL New York Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh and Boston Bruins Center David Backes will join Dunkin’ Donuts as official spokespersons Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know

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U.S. hockey fans have a new reason to cheer this season, as Dunkin’ Donuts and the National Hockey League announced a multi-year agreement today, making Dunkin’ Donuts the official U.S. coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich of the NHL®. The partnership, which marks Dunkin’ Donuts’ first national sports league partnership, will officially launch during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® outdoor game in St. Louis on January 2, 2017. 

As part of the deal, Dunkin’ Donuts will be prominently featured at several of the NHL jewel events, including the NHL Winter Classic®, NHL® All-Star Weekend, NHL Stadium Series™ and the NHL’s year-long Centennial celebration. Dunkin’ Donuts will be included in advertising, LED Signage and jumbotron displays, as well as on-site activations at each jewel event.

Dunkin’ Donuts also will have significant presence across NHL’s broadcast and digital platforms in the U.S. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts has a multi-million dollar partnership with NBC Sports that will include custom in-game features and dasherboard visibility, as well as advertising across broadcast, digital and social media channels beginning January 2 and continuing throughout the NHL season.

New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and Boston Bruins center David Backes will join Dunkin’ Donuts as national brand spokespersons. McDonagh and Backes will be featured in a series of advertisements, along with U.S. Women’s Team Captain and star of the Boston Pride, Meghan Duggan. 

“As the NHL celebrates its Centennial year, we are thrilled to be partnering with such an iconic league, giving our fans many more opportunities to engage with their favorite hockey teams,” said Tom Manchester, Vice President, Field Marketing, Dunkin’ Brands. “NHL fans, much like Dunkin’ Donuts fans, are some of the most loyal, energetic and passionate fans around. Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee, donuts and breakfast sandwiches are sure to keep hockey fans running throughout the season.” 

"This groundbreaking deal, marking the NHL as the first professional sports league partner for Dunkin' Donuts, reflects the power and reach of the NHL brand and our ever-growing fan base," said Dave Lehanski, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Global Partnerships, NHL. "Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee, donuts and breakfast sandwiches are synonomous with hockey at all levels - whether you're a hockey fan, parent, or player. We're excited and proud to welcome Dunkin’ Donuts to our NHL family, and look forward to working together to engage hockey fans all across the country." 

Dunkin’ Donuts will also offer special NHL team logo donuts for a limited time throughout the season at participating U.S. restaurants in select markets. 

Prior to launching a league-wide partnership with the NHL, Dunkin’ Donuts has maintained a proud history of local partnerships with several prominent NHL franchises including the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. As a result of Dunkin’ Donuts’ partnership with the NHL in the U.S., the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues have joined the brand’s roster of local NHL team sponsorships. In December 2015, Dunkin’ Donuts became the first official corporate sponsor of the new National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and entered into a partnership with USA Hockey that includes designation as the Official Coffee Shop of the U.S. Women’s National Team in February 2016. 

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts), Instagram (www.instagram.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts). 

To learn more about the National Hockey League visit www.nhl.com or follow on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NHL), Twitter (www.twitter.com/NHL) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/nhl)

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About Dunkin' Donuts 
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com

About the NHL 
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, will celebrate its Centennial anniversary in 2017. The year-long celebration will pay tribute to 100 years of NHL hockey by honoring the past, commemorating the present, and celebrating its future. In 2017 the League will also celebrate 125 years of the most revered trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Comprised of 30 Member Clubs, the NHL is represented by players from more than 20 countries across team rosters. Each year, the NHL entertains hundreds of millions of fans around the world. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN in the U.S., Sportsnetand TVA in Canada, and Viasat in the Nordic Region. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Fans are engaged across the League’s digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™, and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring an enhanced statistics platform powered by SAP, providing the definitive destination for hockey analytics. The NHL is committed to giving back to the community through programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™ which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™ which raises money and awareness for hockey's most important fight; NHL Green™ which is committed to the pursuit of sustainable business practices; and a partnership with the You Can Play Project, which is committed to supporting the LGBT community and fighting homophobia in sports. For more information, visit NHL.com.

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#NHLOutdoors #WinterClassic #CentennialClassic EPIX AND NHL PARTNER FOR THIRD ORIGINAL SERIES ‘EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL OUTDOOR CLASSICS’ Ross Greenburg to Return as Producer of Docuseries Chronicling Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs for 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ and Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues for 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Four-Episode Limited Series Premieres December 16 at 10 PM ET/PT, 9C on EPIX Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen

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Premium TV network EPIX® and the NHL®, partnering for a third season, today announced that EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics will make its U.S. Television Premiere on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C on EPIX with four weekly episodes. This season, the series tells the stories of athletes and coaches from four teams and their journey to two games played on outdoor rinks. In commemoration of the League’s Centennial Celebration, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will compete in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ on New Year’s Day in Toronto, Canada. The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet in the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on January 2, in St. Louis. In addition to its airing on EPIX, U.S. hockey fans will be able to stream each episode of EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics™ as a simulcast on EPIX.com and NHL.com. 

Produced by 53-time Emmy® award winner Ross Greenburg, narrated by Bill Camp (Jason Bourne, Birdman, 12 Years A Slave) and presented in partnership with NHL Original Productions, EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics will provide viewers with a sports tech-driven, intimate look at these athletes in their professional and personal settings, capturing all the action, drama, heartaches and triumphs as they unfold. 

“The Road To series is extremely popular with our viewers and NHL fans,” said Mark S. Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO. “I’m excited to have Ross Greenburg back and using his immense talents to give audiences a rare and personal look at how the athletes and coaches prepare for these special games – on and off the ice – while balancing the demands of home and life on the road.” 

"Just as the NHL Winter Classic has become a New Year's tradition and annual high point of our season, the Road To series has become appointment viewing for sports fans each December," said Steve Mayer, NHL Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer. “This year, the series takes it to another level, chronicling four teams instead of two as they prepare for and compete in both the NHL Winter Classic and the NHL Centennial Classic. We are looking forward to another exciting edition of the series with producer Ross Greenburg and his team, our partner EPIX and, most important, our clubs and the best athletes in all of pro sports, who provide amazing access.” 

The Red Wings, Maple Leafs and Blackhawks are all Original Six™ teams – having played in the NHL in the years prior to the League’s expansion in 1967. The St. Louis Blues joined the NHL that year and are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season. 

The Red Wings prepare for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ as veterans of outdoor games, having played in the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Wrigley Field in Chicago (a win over the Blackhawks), the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. (a shootout loss to the Maple Leafs) and the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ at Coors Field in Denver (a win over the Colorado Avalanche). The Maple Leafs are making their second-ever outdoor game appearance following their victory over the Red Wings in 2014. 

The Blackhawks will play in their third NHL Winter Classic® on Jan. 2, 2017 (after their 2009 game at Wrigley Field and 2015 matchup with the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.). In addition, the Blackhawks faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ and the Minnesota Wild in the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. The Blues will play in their first-ever game outdoors. 

Series Schedule: EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL OUTDOOR CLASSICS 
Premiere – Friday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C 
Episode 2 – Friday, Dec. 23 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C (re-air on Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. ET) 
Episode 3 – Friday, Dec. 30 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C 
Episode 4 - Friday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C 

Sports fans can stream episode #1 as a simulcast on the following digital platforms: 

· Online at NHL.com and at EPIX.com (http://www.epix.com/nhl
· Via team sites - ChicagoBlackhawks.com, DetroitRedWings.com, StLouisBlues.com 
· Via the official EPIX App on Android, iOS, XBOX 360, PS3, PS4, Roku and Windows 8 

Join the conversation about #NHLOutdoors, #WinterClassic and #CentennialClassic on Twitter at @EpixHD and @NHL. 

EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Outdoor Classics is an EPIX Original series and presented in partnership with NHL Original Productions. Ross Greenburg is the executive producer; Steve Stern is the coordinating producer; Mike Greenburg, Peter Rogaris, Jonathan Fierro, and Eric Paulen are the producers; Aaron Cohen is the writer; Steve Lamme is the directory of photography; John Sands and Wayne Sharpe are the composers. Bill Camp is the narrator. Mark Greenberg, Jocelyn Diaz and Ross Bernard are the executive producers for EPIX, Jill Burkhart and Valerie Bishop Pearson are the producers for EPIX.

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On the Biggest Things, by William Van Horne

"The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition."
-William Van Horne

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Long Hall of Manhattan (Women Always Have Been Allowed!) Inaugural Review Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

The Irish Chicken Curry, a bestseller and a big hit!  
Perfect with a pint of Guinness.

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Owner of The Long Hall, Jonathan Kennedy with the best Guinness in Manhattan
"We aspire to be a tribute to the great tradition of authentic Irish cuisine celebrated in a classy pub atmosphere.  The Long Hall is a nod to both rural Ireland and Victorian pubs and groceries.  Not only do we sell Guinness well but also our guests enjoy our Chicken Curry and Irish Stew with HP Sauce.  
From 1766 until 1952, the original Long Hall in Dublin is known for being the bar serving men only with women served from the hallway through a hatch-happily this practice has been abandoned.  Their longevity is well-respected in addition to their quintessential Victorian style, and their loyalty is also to be admired." -Jonathan Kennedy

The real Miracle on 34th Street this Christmas is that we finally have found great Guinness in Manhattan; the last time it was of this quality was at Thady Cons (where Mover and Shaker Derek Dempsey was discovered) which has been closed for years.  Open since May 2015 and owned by Jonathan Kennedy of County Dublin and Cathal Clarke from County Sligo, The Long Hall in Manhattan is located on 34th Street between Park and Madison and we distinguish Manhattan not only because that is our geographic concentration but also because the original Long Hall is in Dublin.  

The original Long Hall has only had three owners we understand, and they date back to an origin in 1766 and did not allow women until 1952; women would have to order from a hallway through a hatch up until then.  We are glad to say that this Long Hall, which is unrelated to Dublin's but they were inspired by the name-has always welcomed women.  
If more venues with Irish cuisine were as focused, serious and detail-oriented as The Long Hall, they'd be featured by now but the truth is, it's very hard to find great Irish cuisine outside Jimmy Neary's and Paul Farrell's Kings' Carriage House.  
Interestingly enough, Jimmy and Paul are from Sligo and Dublin respectively as well like Jonathan and Cathal.  

It was quite clear from our initial phone call that The Long Hall is in it to win it.
During our first visit to The Long Hall, we worked exclusively with Jonathan Kennedy, who seems a highly dedicated owner.  His partner, Cathal Clarke was not present but we understand he absolutely knows what he is doing as he graduated from the Jimmy Neary school of hospitality, and you cannot beat that.

"Cathal Clarke and his family are all from Tuppercurry and are neighbors of mine in County Sligo and they are three fields away from the Neary's.  His grandfather and great-grandfather were teachers and my brothers were all in school with his great-aunts and uncles.  When Cathal came to New York, he worked for me and he was one of the top bartenders here at Neary's and he ranks with the best.  I'm very proud of him for the success he's achieved," Jimmy Neary tells Whom You Know.

We began with the Brussel Sprout Hash, above.  Onions and potatoes join the soiree brussel sprouts are having and the best ever dill creme fraiche accentuates their innate goodness.  Anyone using creme fraiche is a serious restaurant.  Two eggs on top add color and nutrition to this winner of a salad.  We count five salad options on their menu which is to be commended and rare to see at an Irish venue.
Served cold, the stuffed avocados with grilled shrimp were an edible achievement and a compelling choice.  The presentation was flawless and they are accentuated with cilantro.  The Long Hall's menu is Irish American and has a lot of depth.  Jonathan suggested we try the "Everything Pretzel" which is served with options of IPA beer cheese sauce (we liked this one better) and honey mustard.  Maybe they will even add dijon someday!  We would never think to order pretzels but you can be assured these are fantastically fresh and an ideal snack to munch on.
The meat entree we chose was the Irish beef stew.
This is how it is presented.
Jonathan said we absolutely had to have HP sauce on it.  We've never seen anyone get so excited about a sauce that they didn't personally create and besides that we thought we knew everything about Irish and English food but in fact we did not.
You need to meet HP Sauce and note that it is English and stands for Houses of Parliament.
Our associates from a major fashion brand in England say that this sauce is a national treasure!
Mover and Shaker Paul Rejer (and if you don't know him 1. You Should and 2. He is so detail-oriented that MLS brought him over from England to tell the MLS referees how to do their job) states: "HP Sauce is a brown fruity sauce that compliments a good old English breakfast and blends well.  It adds contrast in taste to savory bacon, sausage, fried eggs and more.  As Americans become more educated about our cuisine, they will get up the HP Sauce learning curve like Peachy finally has! It is better than tomato ketchup."
So, once you add that HP sauce you are ready to dive into the Irish stew, which is authentically Irish.  We expected it to be browner and less red but we were corrected and now know that this is what real Irish stew looks like.  Potatoes, carrots, turnips along with beef sourced from a fine Irish local butcher waltz in Irish gravy: perfect for a cold day.
That is how it looks with HP Sauce properly applied.
"You cannot have Irish stew and not have HP.  It's essential with the unique combination of tomatoes and molasses that Americans need to get up to speed on!"
-Jonathan Kennedy
The secret to their best seller of Irish Chicken Curry, which is another phenomenal choice, is McDonnell's Curry Sauce!  It flavors and embellishes the chicken with half rice and half chips (remember NOT french fries!).
Chris O'Donnell (awesome BC EAGLE!!!) and Johnnie-O is this by your family?
Note this is McDonnell, not the brand with the yellow arches.  Although maybe they are also of Irish descent...
We opted to try the cheeseburger -The Long Hall Beef Burger- as well with cheddar and it arrived perfectly medium, as ordered.  The bun is fresh and so is the lettuce and tomato-a "hit the spot" kind of burger!
Every Irish, English, and Scottish pub in America we have ever been to thinks that they make the best fish and chips however they cannot fool the girl that has lived over there in those places and eaten it over there and additionally is now a food critic.  We still say our pal Mover and Shaker Alison Blyth is the best in America with her Go Fish and Go Brit but The Long Hall has the best fish and chip experience in Manhattan!
Battered Cod is uber-fresh and battered just right.  IRISH mushy peas are sublime and note any daft Americans reading that these are CHIPS, not french fries.  On any cold day, which for Manhattan is for the next 5 months straight at least, you want to eat this and drink Guinness at The Long Hall as the weather absolutely calls for it.
We cannot overemphasize how great the Guinness is here and we were delighted to sip it with Jonathan; you would think we were Italian from the amount of Italian reviews published (we also love sipping Barolo with Vito!) but we are in fact Irish, and avid readers know that Peachy was a student at UCC for a semester so is familiar with Irish food firsthand.  Diageo North America: we think you should make personalized pint glasses for them!  And thank you to our good friend Gillian Murphy of Cork for personally bringing us to the Guinness factory in Dublin during our last trip and giving us a firsthand education on it in college.
Right now The Long Hall goes through fifty kegs of Guinness a week.
Won't you help Peachy drink them to reach a hundred a week?
The Long Hall is Terrific Takeout and we look forward to seeing what they do next!





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The Best of 2016 from Whom You Know: Day Four Cosmopolitan Dental by Dr. Garo Nazarian

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four visits to Cosmopolitan Dental!
(If you don't enjoy visits to the dentist, you aren't going to Dr. Garo!)

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