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ANNOUNCING: SANDY ZIMMERMAN’S LAS VEGAS TV SHOWS AIR 14 X’S A WEEK  (different hours each day)

December 5th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

 

 

ANNOUNCING: SANDY ZIMMERMAN’S LAS VEGAS TV SHOWS AIR 14 X’S A WEEK  (different hours each day) along with Sandy’s CELEBRITY & RESTAURANT THEATER on FACEBOOK airing 24/7 http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv  AND ALSO SYNDICATED ARTICLES for Multi-Media coverage!

 

Would you like advice about creating an image/brand for yourself, for you as a professional, your band, or business?  

Sandy’s award-winning productions, known for more than 20 years on television and radio, include producing TV commercials, television programs, travel specials, infomercials, internet and specialized videos.

For information, suggestions, or questions, call Sandy Zimmerman: 702-515-0846. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

 


Sandy Interviews David Goldrake, star of “Imaginarium” By Sandy Zimmerman

October 14th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

(Photo of DAVID GOLDRAKE during interview and “ESCAPE” Photo by Sandy Zimmerman)

was invited to attend the closing night of “Imaginarium” after a successful run and discussed his plans in his dressing room after the show.

SZ: “Imaginarium” was so different, I heard you’re going to produce a new show.”

GOLDRAKE: “We had 369 shows in one and a half years and it’s been an amazing adventure at the Tropicana Hotel. We’ve had lots and lots of support through the local community as well as people from around the world coming to see us. This has been an amazing run.”

SZ: “Your show has changed from when I saw it opening night, you added so much more and you even hung from a rope in the ceiling being propelled across the audience to the stage.”

GOLDRAKE: “Yes, we’ve changed a lot of the show. When we opened,we had a vision for the show and were able to implement a lot of that vision in the last 16 months and happy we’ve gotten to this point. I’m excited to continue the progression and illusions of the show in our next venues.

We plan to do a new show in 2019 and are currently talking to a couple of people here in Las Vegas and have some options which are extremely interesting. I’m very excited to be able to develop the show and go in a new direction possibly.”

SZ: “There so much in this show how can you add any more?”

GOLDRAKE: “The skies the limit!”

SZ: “Can you tell us anything about your new show, I know it must be a secret!”

GOLDRAKE: “I won’t tell anything yet but you can expect it’s going to be bigger than the one we currently have, or it is going to be a completely new concept which is going to be a 360 degree surrounding environment. It all depends on whoever gets the show. I’m very happy to work on both projects now.”

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“Imaginarium” is a spectacular show with exciting acts combined with magical feats, grand illusions, dancing routines, sideshow performers, and especially Goldrake actually performs Houdini’s dangerous under water escape as he perform on-stage almost the entire time of the show! You will be delighted with your experience. This show can be savored for its latest 20th century techniques or simply enjoyed for the fun of it by the whole family.

David Goldrake is known as the ‘International Man of Mystery.’ His artistic versatility and ability to speak seven languages fluently make him a unique magician, speaker, and actor who has inspired audiences all over the world. David Goldrake has performed for royalty, international celebrities and fortune 500 companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Samsung Electronics, J.P. Morgan Chase and Disney. His performing venues have ranged from the Moroccan desert to the world’s largest indoor stage at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.

Award-winning Talk Show Host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Show & Sandy Zimmerman’s Celebrity Theatre/ Syndicated columnist/TV Productions. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, call (702)-515-0846, email sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com Facebook@szlvtv


SICHUAN, CHINA MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL

October 13th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

The Boyd Hotel Group brought Chinese New Year’s to Las Vegas in February and NOW the Orleans’ Hotel is featuring the Sichuan Cultural Group on October 18th in their showroom.

All of the pageantry of a classical musical entertainment will be held with the authentic traditional dances, and music of a history of 5,000 years with a cast of over 20 performers. This is the closest you will come to experience the masks, ancient musical instruments, costumes, dances, acrobatics, myths, legends, humor, and excitement without traveling to China!

I visited China 5 times and each province had its own amazing culture, music

and traditions. China preserves the past with these dance troupes as we, here in the US, should preserve our traditions and culture.

They call the Sichuan Province the most diverse culture in China with a history of 5,000 years.

Don’t miss this Sichuan Cultural Dance Group, only one night, Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 pm, tickets from $28 plus taxes and fees. Contact the box office at: 800-745-3000. The Orleans Hotel is located at 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue, near the Las Vegas strip. www.orleanscasino.com


Sandy Zimmerman Hosts The Red Carpet at the Fifth Annual Pin-Up Pageant Scheduled October 13 in Las Vegas

September 22nd, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman
You will have all of the fun of an old fashioned Pin-Up Pageant in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2018, from 6 pm -1 am. The 5th Annual Pin-Up Pageant is the largest in Nevada with over 1,000 in attendance.

There is so much happening at the Pin-Up Pageant packed into one big night for your enjoyment! They are featuring a Red Carpet, Celebrity Judges, Talent Show, TWO bands: Lil Mo’ & the Dynaflos (LA) & The Dreamboats (Canada), Dapper Men’s and a Women’s Pin-Up Competition, 30+ Sponsors as well as Vendors.

Award-winning Talk Show Host/Journalist Sandy Zimmerman, of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Show, will host the Red Carpet and also Meet & Greet. Sandy’s celebrity interviews are aired on her 2 shows and in articles.

The list of Celebrity Judges includes Jake DuPree (Actor & Fitness Guru), Barrie (Fables by Barrie), Sveinn (International Photographer), Peter Martini (2017 Dapper Man’s Winner), and others to be announced.

This event is also special because they will be Benefiting: 501 (C) 3 Femmes & Fellas Non Profit, High School Senior’s Scholarship Fund. You can have fun and help a high school senior!

For information contact: Amberjoy Burkhart 415-310-8950.

Volunteers for the event are still being accepted.   www.pinupnv.com

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August 30th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas shows are a great mix of show and restaurant reviews, celebrity red carpet interviews, openings, events, and happenings in Las Vegas! Sandy PACKS A LOT into her half-hour shows on the English speaking Asian Cultural TV Network (Cable Channel 30.6) at 1:30 pm, Saturdays and 1:30 am, Sundays, beginning September 8th and 9th.

WATCH International Singing Impressionist Bob Anderson (above) perform three songs during his recent appearance at the South Point Hotel!

Don’t miss Sandy’s very funny “Fear the Walking Dead-Survival” red carpet interviews with 9 celebrities (Fremont Experience);

(LEFT) Jennifer Romas, star/producer, (MIDDLE) ZOMBIE, & (RIGHT) Gabriella Versace singing star of “SEXXY” (WESTGATE);

During “SOUNDTRACK’S” opening (Westgate), (below) Sandy interviewed comedian/magician Mac King (Harrahs);

Sandy’s UNUSUAL HOTELS features the CRANE HOTEL (below)  in Amsterdam, Holland. You sleep up in the air on top of the crane, in the red box!Another part of Sandy’s first Asian Cultural TV show is the new Singing Shuttle opening in Finland!

PLUS- A little “Magic in the Garden” will amaze you!
ALL OF THIS PACKED INTO ONE HALF-HOUR SHOW!!!

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO SANDY’S “CELEBRITY THEATER” SHOWS ON FACEBOOK@SZLVTV  http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv (5,000 VIEWERS)

If you would like to be interviewed on Sandy’s shows, for questions, or suggestions,please

contact Sandy:   sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com  702-515-0846.


The Official STAR TREK Convention Beams Back to Las Vegas August 1 – 5, 2018 with Over 120 Stars

July 24th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman
Star Trek fans from around the world will be beamed to Las Vegas on August 1 – 5 for the galaxy’s largest annual Official Star Trek Convention. Organizers anticipate that over 15,000 attendees will convene at this decade-long Las Vegas tradition at The Rio Suites Hotel.
This Official Star Trek Convention will be highlighted by special presentations including:
·      Special panels, presentations, celebrity guests and a exhibit with costumes and props from the new hit Star Trek television series Star Trek: Discovery.
·      In-person stage appearances by three Star Trek Captains —William Shatner (classic Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, Saturday only);Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Gabriel Lorca, appearance day TBD); and Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager’sCaptain Janeway, Saturday only).
·     A salute to the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will include: a special reunion stage appearance of three cast members dressed their characters Chase Masterson (Leeta), Max Grodenchik(Rom) and Aron Eisenberg (Nog); a special DS9 screening of “Far Beyond Our Stars” followed by a panel with the cast members from this episode; and a special inside look at the upcoming DS9 documentary What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with the Co-Directors Dave Zappone and Ira Steven Behr.

Other top starfleet-worthy celebrities set to appear include:  classic Star Trek’s George Takei (Sulu, Saturday and Sunday); Nichelle Nichols(Uhura, Wednesday – Friday); Walter Koenig (Chekov, Friday only); Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager, Thursday only); Brent Spiner(Data from Star Trek:  The Next Generation, Wednesday and Thursday);Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd from Star Trek: Discovery and The Office, day TBA); Michael Welch (Artim from Star Trek: Insurrection, on Wednesday); and many more.
In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show will include behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests,
no-minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall will boast major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the universe.
Along with nighttime Star Trek themed parties, the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala Celebration will return with the Nevada Pops Orchestra Star Trek: Concert Live.  This special night features Maestro Richard McGeeand a 45-piece orchestra.  Special quest conductors will include Michael Giacchino (“Star Trek Into Darkness, and Beyond Suite”), Jeff Russo(world premiere of a orchestral performance of his score “Star Trek: Discovery”), and Dennis McCarthy (The Deep Space Nine Suite). The concert will take place Saturday, August 4 at 9:30 p.m. (a separate ticket of $50 is required for general admission).
For cosplayers, Saturday is the day!  The Costume Competition with celebrity judges, special on-stage costume panels, the annual Costume Parade throughout the convention, and a number of cosplayer meet ups are all scheduled. Garak’s Tailor and Repair will be returning to handle any emergency costume repairs for free throughout the weekend. Attendees can walk down the “Creation Promenade” and find talented craftspeople providing free souvenirs, as well as several surprising maximum-sized photo ops backdrops.
The exhibit hall will boast companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the nebula.
General admission tickets are available in advance (www.creationent.com) or at the door and start at $50 for a single day. Show hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (times are tentative).
For further information, call Creation Entertainment, 818/409-0960, or visit our website at www.creationent.com.
Become a part of the community, and follow the convention online  –
Instagram:  @Creationent
Twitter: @CreationEnt
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CONTACT: Monica Gillen, E monica.gillen@creationent.com
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CHEF KENNY CREATES THE DIFFERENCE IN ASIAN VEGAN CUISINE

July 13th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

CHEF KENNY & CUSTOMERS

“Chef Kenny creates the difference to Asian Vegan

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman and Chef Kenny)

When you taste Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan cuisine,it’s an experience you will long remember!

Savor the delights of Kenny’s real Vegan cooking and see how
healthy food should taste.

Chef Kenny explained, “I have Mandarin, Vegan, sushi,
and some dishes that I created myself. Some dishes
replicate Kung Pao chicken and beef converted to plant-based food.

On my menu, I have 17 Chinese dishes and from 12-15 on the Vegan side with sushi rolls.”

Most customers love my cooking. They say, “Chef you are so amazing. They love the sushi I created and continue to create.

I offer Vegan salmon, Vegan tuna and Vegan eel. I want to inspire people to see how we do real Vegan food.

I cook a lot of dishes just like beef, shrimp and fish- looks like, tastes like, and the texture is very close. Soy is substituted with delicious sauces.

Before I started my restaurants, I was involved in a wholesale business so I know how to choose food and pick up very good ingredients.


In 1988, I owned three restaurants in San Diego, moved
to Las Vegas and sold meat and seafood to hotels then I opened my first Vegan restaurant, in 2016, the Vegan Burger, and Chef Kenney’s opened last week. I want a Vegan sushi bar next year.

This is my seventh restaurant. In 2001, Other vegan restaurants use simple ingredients and just a few selections, people get more here.

For information, call 702-889-0939. Chef Kenny’s Asian Vegan Restaurant is located at
6820 Spring Mountain Road, and Rainbow. (Soybeans are legumes that originated in East Asia)





June 4th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

WATCH NOW: Sandy’s Mini-Documentary Show-ADVENTURES OF THE DUKE OF FREMONT STREET! Most people vacation at a hotel in a city but The Duke seeks huts in remote jungles where he has snake, elephant and native encounters. WATCH Chapter #1 of 3 chapters

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MINI-DOCUMENTARIES ARE FOR EVERYONE!  PRESERVE your legacy, the lives of your children, your profession, business, your wedding/honeymoon, and much more. Actors, dancers, performers, artists, musicians, this is a great way to get discovered! A mini-documentary film is a wonderful gift to give someone.


Sandy Zimmerman’s Show Features Meet The Duke of Fremont Street-FREE-

May 12th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“The Public is Invited to Sandy Zimmerman’s Meet The Duke of Fremont Street Free Event”

FREE-MEET, WATCH & ASK QUESTIONS:

THE DUKE OF FREMONT STREET APPEARS ON SANDY ZIMMERMAN’S LAS VEGAS SHOW AT TOMMY ROCKER’S RESTAURANT

JOIN Talk Show Host/award-winning Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show to meet a real-life adventurer, although he does not have mythical powers as in the movies, The Duke of Fremont Street seems to have nine lives and is using all of them!

As he explained, “Over my lifetime I have been blessed, I do have nine lives. I have been stung, stabbed, bitten, fallen off cliffs (plural), gone through windshields (plural). You’re not talking to the Duke, this is the remnants of The Duke after everything!”

Sandy, “This is what’s left of The Duke? Just as “normal” people find a Holiday Inn for their vacation, he seeks remote jungles.”

MEET & ASK The Duke QUESTIONS, WATCH SANDY’S HUMOROUS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT The Duke! Sandy filmed her documentary tracing his adventures to New Guinea, Botswana, Africa, Morocco, Amazon jungle, Brazil, and other countries.

RESERVATIONS- ATTEND Sandy Zimmerman’s FREE event: Please call 702-515-0846.
The Duke of Fremont Street appears- 1 pm, Saturday, June 2, at Tommy Rockers’ Restaurant & Bar, 4275 Dean Martin Drive, take Flamingo Road east, before the I-15 freeway, the far right lane direct to Dean Martin.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FEATURED ON ONE OF “Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Specials”, “A SHOW ABOUT YOU”, please call 702-515-0846.  sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com http://www.facebook.com/szlvtv



“Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant’s Late-Night Dining Experience”

February 25th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by VOX COMMUNICATIONS

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant offers a special 25% discount off of their “oh so tempting” MEZZANOTTE late-night menu to fulfill your desire for fine Italian dining.

With 9 different Insalate e Antipasti selections, try the Carpaccio di Manzo: The arugula salad becomes a meal with the thinly sliced prime sirloin, tasty shaved Parmigiano cheese and for a touch of class truffle oil.

Their delightful combinations include Fritto Misto: A great mix of tastes with fried baby squid, smelt, shrimp, fennel, and the added spice of Calabrese pepper and tangy mustard sauce.

If you are really hungry, the Carne e Pesce entrees await you! The Osso Buco, braised veal shank, cooked for hours in wine reduction until the meat becomes exceptionally tender served with farro.

You rarely see rabbit on many menus, the Conigllo Brasato, farm raised braised rabbit is prepared with soft polenta and mushrooms.

Another interesting combination Pollo Parmigiana, bringing chicken and meat together for the Chicken Parmigiana-style served with rigatoni meat sauce.

There’s 7 interesting Pastas e Risotto: The Pappardelle Mimmo stands out with lobster, scallops, a style of long-wide pasta, asparagus, butter, sage, and the delicacy of eating a truffle.

Pizza can be ordered in many styles and flavors. The Brasata pizza surprises guests with shredded short ribs, mushrooms, the “heat” of Calabrese pepper, and smoked Provola cheese.

It’s worth waiting until 11 pm for the late-night MEXXANOTTE menu, guests receive 25% off the entire meal and would have plenty of time to enjoy the food until 2 am!

I was impressed with Ferraro’s Restaurants’ late-night dining MEZZANOTTE Small Plate four course tasting dinner for $25 with appetizer, pasta, main course and dessert. (Late-night discounts do not apply on this dinner.)

As an extra late-night treat, guests are encouraged to pair their favorite wines with each course for 50 percent off (excluding red-marked collections). In addition, specialty drinks and a la carte dishes on the Mezzanotte menu are all offered at 25 percent off the regular price.

The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Named best Italian restaurant by Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road    (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas).  For reservations, call (702) 364-5300.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury living and more. Sandy is talk show host/CEO of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV Productions & Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Show. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846.  FACEBOOK@SZLVTV www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

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“Bruce Merrin Celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of his Sterling Club”

February 18th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“Bruce Merrin Celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of his Sterling Club”
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)

Bruce Merrin, known nationally for his distinguished career as President/Owner of the Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment Bureau, Inc., marked the sixth anniversary of his Sterling Club (social and business networking) at the Heartland Mansion.

Congratulations to Merrin for six years of bringing all the most prestigious worldwide meeting planners, as well as famous sports stars, entertainers, best-selling authors, newsmakers, politicians and distinguished guest speakers to the Sterling Club each month to assist members.

Merrin explained, “Of course we also book leading business authorities, motivational and inspirational speakers. This month we booked actor William Shatner and Dr. Wayne Dyers for big events in Florida.”

The beautiful Russian songstress Irina Nero headlined Bruce Merrin’s party and I had a chance to interview Irina before her show.

SZ:  “What type of music do you sing?”

IRINA: “I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra and other American singers. American music and movies are popular in Russia, I like soul, gospel and old style music but love jazz a lot.”

SZ: “I liked your personal interpretations and additions to each song during the rehearsal.
How long have you been singing?”

IRINA: “Since before I could walk!”

SZ: “Las Vegas is the best place for you with all of the entertainment here.”

IRINA: “I sing in the Italian American Club, Tuscany, and other beautiful restaurants in Las Vegas. If you want to spend an amazing dinner come to see me on Saturdays at the Mayakovski Russian Restaurant. I will sing for you all the beautiful Russian, American and songs from Armenia and other countries.”

SZ: “You must have a great repertoire!”

IRINA: “When I came to America, I only knew 12 songs, now I sing 70.”

SZ: “You probably know whatever song they want to hear.”

IRINA: “I want to tell my appreciation to Bruce Merrin for the anniversary of his Sterling Club. I wish Bruce good health, great mood, amazing happiness and what else, a huge success. Bruce is doing an amazing job working every day with a lot of energy and gets a lot of results.”

Merrin’s first major PR client was Michael Landon. He explained, “When I booked Michael on the Johnny Carson Show, we were both invited to Johnny’s home in Malibu for dinner. Johnny and Michael gave me the idea to begin my Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment company. They were my first two clients. We have booked every major President of the U.S. since Pres Reagan. We are currently booking the BEYOND THE SECRET presenters from the new movie/DVD for worldwide engagements.”

www.celebrityspeakersentertainment.com linkedin.com/in/brucemerrin

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman  and talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846.  FACEBOOK@SZLVTV    sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

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Ferraro’s Small Plate Tasting Menu-DISCOUNTS–

February 18th, 2018 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Food Photos by Sandy Zimmerman-Restaurant interior/exterior photos by Vox Solid Communications )
I was invited to Ferraro’s Restaurant & Wine Bar for their Late-Night Mezzanotte Four-Course Menu” tasting event, from 11 pm-2 am.

Each dish is special at Ferraro’s as they prepare Italian cuisine with traditional ingredients. All of these dishes sound so tempting, you will be very happy with your choice.

The appetizers include choice of one- Quail, Burrata Cheese, Caesar Salad or Soup.
Ferraro’s serves Quail Lollypop prepared with Guanciale spicy black fig marmalade and sweet potato sauce (Guanciale is cured unsmoked Italian pig cheeks, a specialty from Central Italy).
Try the Burrata –the Queen of Italian Cheeses. Its soft, creamy Apulia Cheese combines beautifully with the roasted carrots and almonds-sorrel pesto. (Burrata began being hand-made 100 years ago in the Puglia region of Southern Italy.

The Zuppa, Pasta e Fagioll Soup means pasta and beans. This soup is served in a mini-pot.

It is difficult to choose just one and then there’s the Classic Caesar Salad, an excitingly different interpretation of a famous salad.

Choose one of the two Pastas- Fettuccine or Spaghetti.

Ferraro’s Fettuccine is served with fresh Pomodoro sauce. (Fettuccine means “little ribbons” in Italian, a type of pasta dating back to Roman and Tuscan cuisine.)

Their Spaghetti offers the combinations of Calabrese pepper and garlic spices with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano, called the king of cheese.

For the main course, select one- 5 ounce chicken breast or 5 ounce Atlantic Salmon.

The seared Chicken Breast includes mushrooms, pee wee potatoes and is topped with veal sauce. Always original, Ferraro’s pee wee potatoes are a surprise.

Salmone, grilled Atlantic Salmon topped with caper-lemon sauce and spinach.

Dessert, the famous Italian Tiramisu-Cannoli.

What a meal! Ferraro’s prix-fixe, late-night “Small Plate Tasting Menu”, $25 per person, is a great way for couples, families, business associates and parties to taste some of these culinary delights.

In addition to the new late-night prix-fixe 4 course’s menu, you may want to try Farraro’s main MEZZANOTTE late-night menu available from 11 pm until 2 am with a 25% discount off your total check.

As an extra late-night treat, guests are encouraged to pair their favorite wines with each course for 50 percent off (excluding red-marked collections). In addition, specialty drinks and a la carte dishes on the late-night Mezzanotte menu are all offered at 25% off the regular price.

The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Named best Italian restaurant. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road    (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas).  For reservations, call (702) 364-5300.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury living and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. For information, questions, or to recommend subjects, please call (702)-515-0846.  FACEBOOK@SZLVTV www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


The Heritage Turkeys Dating from the Original Thanksgiving

November 7th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman


Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV & articles usually reviews shows and restaurants but Thanksgiving is  arriving soon, more than just a time to get together with friends and family. What does Thanksgiving really mean? In 1621, the first Thanksgiving celebrated giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest traced to the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The Thanksgiving meal usually is welcomed with a feast of turkey, warm gravy, cranberry sauce and all of the fixings. Many people don’t realize that some of the breeds of those historic turkeys have been protected and preserved from the 1920’s!

Known as Heirloom Turkeys, rare and unique breeds like the Auburn, Black and American Bronze Turkey Heirloom breeds, the best of both worlds, the old world Heritage turkeys and the modern healthy Organic Heritage Turkeys.
The Diestel Turkey Farm is one of a few farms today dedicated to breeding a variety of strains of historic Heirloom Turkey breeds. The Diestel family keeps up the tradition of preserving the Heirloom by handling them the old fashioned way of the 20th century with a natural foothills environment and methods.

Diestel Heirloom turkeys are slow grown in Northern California, where the deep well water and fresh mountain air complements the Heirloom turkey’s diet of certified organic grains. Our birds are fed a vegetarian diet that’s 100% free of GMOs, animal by-products, antibiotics, growth enhancers and hormones.

Diestel has organic oven roasted whole turkey, pasture raised turkey and American Heirloom turkeys by
The heritage turkeys are still a tiny minority, around 25,000 raised annually compared to more than 200,000,000 industrial turkeys and 7,000,000 turkeys in the wild. Despite increasing interest in heritage turkeys, they are still a tiny minority, perhaps 25,000 raised annually compared to more than 200,000,000 industrial turkeys and 7,000,000 turkeys in the wild.

Some of the different breeds- Diestel’s Naturally Oven Roasted Turkey, Organic Oven Roasted Turkey, The American Heirloom Collection Turkey and Fra ’Mani Brined & Seasoned Young Turkey; http://diestelturkey.com/organic-oven-roasted-whole-turkey/
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Trina Johnson-Finn: Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney Houston”

July 3rd, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Whitney Houston archives & Trina Johnson-Finn PR)

Just watching Whitney Houston’s videos, television and film performances, you feel the power of her golden voice and thrill to her unique style. Few could forget experiencing Whitney sing “I Will Always Love You”, once they heard her the music was indelible in their minds as with some of her other hits.

Whitney, one of the greatest singers of our time, gave happiness to millions and will truly be missed. Is it possible for anyone to replicate the excitement of a Whitney Houston concert? Her fans deserve the best interpretation, a voice that is able to hit the high notes and a woman who is dedicated to her

One of the few woman who can step into this role, Trina Johnson-Finn stars in “Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney Houston”, appearing I decided to see “Queen of the Night” after watching Trina’s and Whitney’s videos, seeing the differences and similarities. Of course, there is no comparison to seeing a live performance and to judge for yourself.

This is a chance to hear Whitney’s hits, the classic songs you love including “I’m Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” “How Will I Know,” “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “My Name Is Not Susan” and

WHITNEY HOUSTON

One night only, July 8, see for yourself “Queen of the Night, Remembering Whitney Houston” at the Access Showroom, in the Aliante Hotel, at the Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas. http://www.trinajohnsonfinn.com/ http://whitneyhouston.com/

Tickets start at $25 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 and over may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visitingticketing.aliantegaming.com.

BIO: Trina Johnson-Finn appeared on the Grammys, Oprah, MTV Music Video Awards, BET Awards and the American Music Awards. Trina opened for Barbara Streisand, Smokey Robinson, Michael Bolton, MC Hammer and many more.

As a producer, Trina recently co-founded Gemini Twin Productions comprised of independent writers, Film, TV, publishing and live performances. Trina self-produced and stars in the “Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney.

Appearing in films, television and the theater and projects Anchorman starring Will Ferrell, Breakin’ All The Rules starring Jamie Foxx, Bringing Down The House starring Queen Latifah and Steve Martin, and the Off-Broadway theater productions of Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehaving, Vegas! The Show, and The Wiz.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. If you wish information, have questions about any of Sandy’s articles, wish to recommend subjects, call (702)-731-6491. www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

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Murray SawChuck’s Shrunken Head Party”

June 19th, 2017 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Now Murray Has His Own Shrunken Head

By Sandy Zimmerman

Murray SawChuck Celebrity Magician, at the Planet Hollywood, has always been ready to have a party but this one was really different!

The Golden Tiki Bar’s classic south Pacific look is the perfect place to see shrunken heads. They opened the curtain and the Shrunken Head ceremony began with The Baron of the Universe, The Golden Tiki’s managing partner Branden Powers and celebrity magician Murray SawChuck. Brandon opened the box and the shrunken head was presented to Murray.

Murray’s head looked like him complete with his swept-up hair and glasses. Glasses on a shrunken head? Well the Smithsonian artist Terry Barr wanted to be as accurate as possible.

There is really a method for making shrunken heads, not many people know how but being with the Smithsonian Museum, Terry Barr creates those on display at The Golden Tiki Bar.

Murray SawChuck Celebrity Magician (Planet Hollywood) and Douglas "Lefty" Leferovich Magician (Planet Hollywood)

He takes over four weeks with each of these special celebrity heads. There are now seven shrunken heads for you to compare with the “real” celebrities- Murray SawChuck, Vinnie Paul, Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach and Norm Clarke.

Besides making shrunken heads, The Golden Tiki Bar offers dining and events.

Murray is known as a magician, comedian, actor, host, humanitarian (charity events) and maybe more. His show at the Planet Hollywood offers fun for the whole family.

Murray dubbed himself “The ‘Dennis the Menace’ of Magic,” and his shows often consist of a blend of “comical mishaps” that result in illusions and magic tricks. He was featured in the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, and is the resident magic historian on Pawn Stars. He has also appeared as a magic coach on five episodes of the VH1 series Celebracadabra, and has been a guest star on shows such as Reno 911! Last Comic Standing Celebrity Blind Date, War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, Ring of Darkness and on tour worldwide.  For information about Murray SawChuck celebrity magician, see him at the Sin City Theater, Planet Hollywood, 4 pm, SUN, MON, THURS. & SAT. Call: (702) 777-6737.  www.murraysawchuck.com

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Murray SawChuck Celebrity Magician and Chris Phillips AKA Zowie Bowie

The Golden Tiki is the vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century Tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a traditional Martinique TI service and a special treasure chest VIP experience.

For more information about The Golden Tiki Bar, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702-222-3196. Located in Chinatown, 3939 Spring Mountain Road.

Award-winning syndicated columnist Sandy Zimmerman is a Show and Dining reviewer as well as travel, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas TV. If you wish information, have questions about any of Sandy’s articles, wish to recommend subjects, call (702)-731-6491.  www.sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

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“Dine around the World at SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill”

December 4th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman

RESTAURANT REVIEW

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill unless indicated)

I received an invitation to the opening of the SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill to taste their globally-inspired chef’s small and large plates as well as inventive cocktails.

SUGARCANE’S special dinner menu enticed us with 16 exciting courses, an opportunity to savor so many of their specialties.

The dinner was unbelievable, so pleasing to the palate, EACH dish offered their own masterpiece of flavors.

The First Four Courses were from the CRUDOS (Raw) menu:

Kombu marinated Fluke- I love when the chef brings out the bold full-flavor of marinated fish, steak and pork. This thinly sliced, marinated white fish sits on a bed of sea kelp, the longer you leave the fish on the kelp the longer it marinates. The Fluke is topped with charred onions, sliced red grapes and sesame seed oil.

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio- I usually prefer Wagyu Beef because the cattle are considered “happy” with massages and special care. This beef originally from Japan, now bred in the United States is so tender and juicy. The Wagyu Beef is served with Kimchi Pickles and Black garlic aioli.

A sweet Japanese Hokkaido Scallop- the Scallop was a triple treat- tender, light and spicy. The Scallop was served with infused compressed Fuji apples, black truffle oil, lime and sliced jalapeno.

Kinilaw Kampachi, Pilipino-inspired sliced fish, sliced Serrano Peppers, Coconut Cane Vinaigrette, citrus and Puffed Rice. The hot Serrano Peppers added a zing to the meal.

This evening was filled with so many delightful surprises, a continuation of my SUGARCANE review will appear in another article.

Award winning Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo’s French-trained background and globally inspired menu, guests choose from Asian, Latin American, North African, Middle Eastern and the United States.

This cuisine represents three kitchen concepts- open fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen for a “shared experience”.

He celebrates the simple pleasures in life-eating well and celebrating with friends.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill is located in The Grand Canal Shoppes in the Venetian, a AAA Five Diamond luxury resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The new 6,376-square-foot space is located on restaurant row of the resort’s casino level and will offer an all-day menu, Monday through Sunday, as well as lunch Monday through Friday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.


For more information, please visit     www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com

The SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, inside the Venetian® 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas. For information, call 702-414-2263.

Samba Brands Management (SBM) brought their James Beard Award nominated Miami eatery, SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo Las Vegas in spring 2016, marking the brand’s inaugural expansion.

Award winning Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated columnist, Show and Dining reviews, travel, cars, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation. If you want to suggest topics for articles or have SUGGESTIONS, call 702-731-6491. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com


COOKED Historic & Modern Turkeys-A Piece of History

November 4th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman

DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME/OFFICE.

By Sandy Zimmerman

Thanksgiving will be arriving soon, more than just a time to get together with friends and family. What does Thanksgiving really mean? In 1621, the first Thanksgiving celebrated giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest traced to the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The Thanksgiving meal usually is welcomed with a feast of turkey, warm gravy, cranberry sauce and all of the fixings. Many people don’t realize that some of the breeds of those historic turkeys have been protected and preserved from the 1920’s!

Known as Heirloom Turkeys, rare and unique breeds like the Auburn, Black and American Bronze Turkey Heirloom breeds, the best of both worlds, the old world Heritage turkeys and the modern healthy Organic Heritage Turkeys.

The Diestel Turkey Farm is one of a few farms today dedicated to breeding a variety of strains of historic Heirloom Turkey breeds. The Diestel family keeps up the tradition of preserving the Heirloom by handling them the old fashioned way of the 20th century with a natural foothills environment and methods.

Diestel Heirloom turkeys are slow grown in Northern California, where the deep well water and fresh mountain air complements the Heirloom turkey’s diet of certified organic grains. Our birds are fed a vegetarian diet that’s 100% free of GMOs, animal by-products, antibiotics, growth enhancers and hormones.

Diestel has organic oven roasted whole turkey, pasture raised turkey and American Heirloom turkeys by
The heritage turkeys are still a tiny minority, around 25,000 raised annually compared to more than 200,000,000 industrial turkeys and 7,000,000 turkeys in the wild.

Despite increasing interest in heritage turkeys, they are still a tiny minority, perhaps 25,000 raised annually compared to more than 200,000,000 industrial turkeys and 7,000,000 turkeys in the wild.

Some of the different breeds- Diestel’s Naturally Oven Roasted Turkey, Organic Oven Roasted Turkey, The American Heirloom Collection Turkey and Fra ’Mani Brined & Seasoned Young Turkey; http://diestelturkey.com/organic-oven-roasted-whole-turkey

Naturally Oven Roasted Whole Turkey


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December 2nd, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman

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French Cheese- Fromagerie Guilloteau Recipes

November 22nd, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman

Pélussin, FRANCE – Fromagerie Guilloteau (www.fromagerdaffinois.com), one of France’s finest specialty cheese producers, is beloved amongst turophiles worldwide for their unique cheese making process that produces ultra-creamy and delicious cheeses. A top-seller worldwide, the Fromager d’Affinois brand has expanded to include a number of flavors beyond the popular Fromager d’Affinois plain flavor.

“We debuted the original Fromager d’Affinois in 1995, and American consumers fell in love with this cheese, which is a double cream that tastes like a triple cream,” states Pierre Stéphane Leyrat, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Fromagerie Guilloteau. “It was only natural that we introduce additional flavors to this line of cheeses, which are all produced using ultrafiltration, an ingenious process which retains a higher concentration of nutrients and ensures creamier and richer cheeses.”

Fromagerie Guilloteau produces a selection of different cheeses to satisfy every palate. Fromager d’Affinois is a smooth double cream cheese that expresses the cheese maker’s expertise and delicacy in the cheese maturing process. The high fat-content of this cheese positions it halfway between a traditional Brie and a triple-cream cheese. Its bloomy white rind surrounds a seductively soft interior and its mild & buttery flavor features a hint of sweetness. It is the perfect addition to any cheese plate, and can also be incorporated into many traditional recipes in order to elevate the flavor.

In addition to the original Fromager d’Affinois, this cheese also comes in flavors of Pepper, Garlic & Mixed Herbs, and Blue.

The Fromager d’Affinois Pepper combines the bite of peppercorns (black, green, white, pink and Jamaican) with the smoothness of a double-cream cheese. The Fromager d’Affinois Garlic & Herbs pairs the zip of fresh garlic with mixed herbs (parsley, chives and chervil).

The Fromager d’Affinois Bleu combines the tang of blue cheese with the smoothness of the Fromager d’Affinois Plain. Its mild edible rind surrounds a delicious yellow paste that is speckled with beautiful blue veins. Its luscious velvety texture is similar to buttercream icing — soft and easily spreadable. It is the ideal “starter” cheese for those looking to explore the world of blue cheeses.

Fromagerie Guilloteau recently introduced a new logo for the brand as well. Some of the new components introduced to the logo include: a round line (characteristics of the round and soft taste of the products); a simple, natural, slate color; a smile reminiscent of a friendly brand; and a pointed shape similar to the shape of a piece of cheese.

About Fromagerie Guilloteau

Fromagerie Guilloteau is a family-owned business with two production sites located in the southeast part of France, near the Alps. Fromagerie Guilloteau was created in 1981 with the production of the first Pavé d’Affinois cheese, using ultra-filtration methods. This process retains all the nutrients of the milk in the cheese, which gives a unique taste and texture to the cheese.

Fromagerie Guilloteau works with over 100 local milk producers, most with an average herd of around 50 cows. Fromagerie Guilloteau collects nearly 25 million liters of milk per year from Montbéliardes and Prim’Holsteins Montbéliardes breeds, found mostly in mountainous regions of France. Both of these breeds are known to produce high-quality milk, particularly rich in proteins, which makes for the smooth, creamy, textured cheese Fromagerie Guilloteau has become known for.

Fromagerie Guilloteau best sellers are Fromager d’Affinois Plain, Fromager d’Affinois Garlic and Herbs, Fromager d’Affinois Pepper, Fromager d’Affinois Truffle, Fromager d’Affinois Blue, Saint Angel, Florette, and Campagnier.

You can find these cheeses in many stores throughout the United States, from Whole Foods to specialty cheese shops.

For information on Fromagerie Guilloteau and its cheeses, please visit: www.fromagerdaffinois.com

RECIPES

1.) For a unique twist on the standard dinner roll-

delight your guests with Blue Cheese Gougères, light and airy puffs of pure deliciousness (you can use Fromager d’Affinois Blue or Saint Géric in this dish).

2.) For those who wish to forgo the usual pumpkin pie dessert, serve Roasted Pears with Spices and Saint Géric alongside a bottle of Viogner or Grenache, and you’ll be sure to impress. (RECIPE BELOW)

Roasted Pears with Spices and Saint Géric

Serves: 4; Prep time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Saint Géric (can substitute Fromager d’Affinois Blue if Saint Geric is not available)
  • 4 ripe pears
  • 1 tbs. curry seasoning
  • 4 tbs. butter
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1 tbs. flour

Directions:

Peel pears, cut in half, and remove center. Melt 1 oz. butter in a frying pan, add pears face down and brown. Once browned, add honey and curry seasoning, and continue to cook until caramelized, approx. 2 min.

Place the pears into gratin dish with the caramel. Mix the rest of the butter with the flour in a bowl to obtain a slightly crumbly paste and spread over the pears. Bake the pears in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 minutes. Remove the pears from the oven and top with finely sliced Saint Géric. Place back in the oven and cook until cheese melts, approx 4 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.


Diestel Turkey Ranch Sets Standards for Sustainability

November 15th, 2015 • by Sandy Zimmerman


Family Farm Founded in 1949 Embraces Traditional Methods with Innovative Techniques

turkey-dietsel-tky-readytoet-In an industry so often ruled by volume & efficiency; where quicker and cheaper is “better,” and where flavor, nutrition and quality are often overlooked, there is thankfully an exception to this norm. In the case of turkey, the anomaly is called the Diestel difference.

Diestsel Turkey Ranch is one of the last small, family-owned turkey grower-processors in the United States. On their beautiful ranch in the Sierra Foothills, the traditions of Great-Uncle Ernest, who started the farm, are continued. Each day, the Diestel family demonstrates new ways to sustain old-fashioned values, striving at the same time to maintain a small carbon footprint while producing high-quality product. With every choice made and technique used, the Diestel family hopes to lay a foundation for future farmers.

The popularity of the Diestel holiday birds is a direct result of the careful farming practices turkey-Diestelfamtkyrnch-ltwhttkys-

the family employs: Allowing the birds to roam free, giving them plenty of time to grow, offering the birds the highest-quality, all-natural food sources, and being meticulous about the finished product’s quality.

In fact, Diestel farmers walk the turkeys every day and pay close attention to their health, removing the need for antibiotics. The birds are fed a wholesome vegetarian diet of grains milled and mixed daily on the ranch. Diestel is proud to be one of the last turkey producers in the Western U.S. to mill its own feed. In addition, Diestel birds are raised almost twice as long and given three times as much space as conventional birds. Recognizing this effort, the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) awarded Diestel’s pasture raised birds its highest 5+ rating.

These are just a few of the Diestel “family secrets,” which have been passed down over four generations and are used as the basis for the entire Diestel farming system. The family keeps to the same high standards set in place when the ranch was founded in 1949, while simultaneously embracing innovation.

turkey-fam-lt-One of the progressive initiatives the Diestel family has implemented, is their use of composting. Composting eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, fertilizers, and inorganic substances and allows resources to be reused. The Organic Diestel Structured Compost created by Jason Diestel, director of sustainability, improves the farm’s soil fertility and reduces the greenhouse gas emissions of products that would normally be land-filled by approximately 70 percent. Diestel’s goal is not just to limit their footprint on the environment, but to eliminate it completely. For more information on Diestel’s sustainability plan, click here.

Shared Heidi Diestel, turkey farmer, “Most producers in our industry are dedicated to getting pounds to market as quickly as possible. Our approach is just the opposite. We have no desire to grow all the turkeys in the world; we just want to grow the best.”

The Diestel Turkey Ranch produces both holiday turkeys and year-round products. Visit www.diestelturkey.com for more information, and find the brand on Facebook.

How the Diestel family does Thanksgiving –
a Q&A with Heidi Diestel

Who attends the Diestel family dinner?
turkey-heirloom-heritage-m-hldg2tkys-LGR-The Diestel Thanksgiving is an intimate gathering, typically with just our immediate family. It’s simple that way and always wonderful to share time with the family. We’re very close.

What’s the Diestel Thanksgiving turkey of choice?
Each year, the bird we choose is different. Usually our family picks a large Diestel original turkey. Even though we typically only have about 10 to 15 people at our Thanksgiving table, we always roast a 30+ pound turkey. Only once a year do we roast a bird that big. That’s because our family loves to cook and loves Thanksgiving leftovers. They’re always gobbled up!

What’s the Diestel Thanksgiving meal look like? What accompanies the turkey?
Our family’s Thanksgiving meal is usually quite traditional. The turkey dressing and stuffing is our great-great grandmother’s famous recipe. While for some, stuffing the turkey has fallen out of favor, we find it to be the best way to have the most flavorful dressing around.

Our gravy is a long-time family favorite. We always say that the secret to a fabulous gravy is basting the bird with a hearty white wine about .5 – 3/4 of the way through the roasting time. The wine gives  turkey-Diestel Heirloom Birds P2-blk-lt- the gravy a fantastic base flavor. It is also a Diestel must to roast the neck in the pan with the whole bird for the gravy. The neck rarely makes it past cooking time onto anyone’s plate for dinner. It is one of the tastiest parts of the bird!

While the sides – garlic mashed potatoes, a fresh mixed green salad, and delicious homemade rolls – are a family-wide effort, Grandpa Jack, 88-years young, is no doubt the head chef on Thanksgiving. He preps the turkey, creates the stuffing, roasts the turkey, and make the gravy. Though we help him as sous chefs, Grandpa Jack is definitely the one running the show. After the turkey is pulled from the oven and rested, one of the Diestel boy’s, Tim, Jason or Garrett, begin the carving process. Then, everyone grabs a plate and the turkey is served straight off the bird. Gravy is on the stove and the rest of the sides are lined up buffet style. Our Aunt’s whiskey bread pudding, complete with creme fresh and whiskey sauce, is always one of the many tasty dessert options, and it’s soooo good the next day for breakfast!

What’s the Diestel family’s turkey roasting technique?
We use the same roasting technique every year for Thanksgiving. Create a paste of paprika, salt and olive oil or butter. Rub the entire bird with this paste, pour some water in the bottom of the roasting pan and place the turkey in the oven. We send these same roasting instructions home with every single turkey we sell. Though we try all sorts of roasting methods throughout the year, many of which are quite wonderful, at Thanksgiving, we always use this simple roasting style. We feel it puts the taste of the turkey front and center, and that’s what we want to taste on the big day. Maybe that’s our Italian heritage in full swing! Here’s a link to a video I made sharing our roasting tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIMySktu7SE

What does Thanksgiving Day look like for the Diestel family?
A traditional Thanksgiving Day on the Diestel Family Turkey Ranch is very simple, but the festivities start on Thanksgiving Eve. Thanksgiving Eve is very busy because many local folks are still coming out to pick up their turkey. We prepare for Thanksgiving all year long and take pride in producing the centerpiece of many family’s holiday celebrations. Turkey is a big part of what the holiday is about, and we want our birds to be perfect, every one of them.

We close the ranch at 4:30pm, toast our fantastic team to a job well done, and then close up the ranch’s salesroom. At this point, we head up to our Grandpa’s house, which is just up the road, and make sure the turkey is all soft and oven ready for the next day. After that, we head back to my parent’s house to spend time with family and some close friends. We gather to toast another wonderful Thanksgiving season at the Diestel Family Turkey Ranch. This “wild turkey” celebration is potluck style when it comes to the food. One of our close friends is a master gardener, so she usually brings over amazing vegetables we incorporate into the meal. She is a big fan of Diestel compost! It is a night filled with laughs, joy and giving thanks. At around 8pm, I jump on the phone and Diestel email to field any turkey hotline questions.

Thanksgiving morning starts bright and early, typically around 5AM. Joan and I get up and begin to field any turkey questions. While we are on the phone, the boys head up to Grandpa’s to get our large turkey in the oven. At about 8AM, we take a little break and head out for a family run through the apple orchards in our neighborhood. When we get back, we have a very casual breakfast, turn on the Thanksgiving Day parade, and head back to the phones and email. At this point, the boys usually head out to check on the ranch. They can be found working on their dirt bikes, welding, or just having guy time. At about 2pm, the turkey hotline callers are winding down, and we all get ready to head to Grandpa Jack’s house for dinner. From 3-8pm, we eat, we laugh, and then we eat some more. Thanksgiving Day with the Diestel family is simply wonderful. It’s always quality time shared with family I love and delicious food we enjoy together. By far, it’s one of my favorite days of the year!

– Heidi Diestel, turkey farmer

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The James Bond Wine Table

May 15th, 2010 • by admin
When you visit Del Friscos, do not miss seeing the most amazing $1.2 million dollar James Bond table. Looking like a normal table at first, Jacque touched her remote control pad and the table suddenly opened to present the James Bond OO7 Films Wine Collection. Eighteen magnums of Cabernet wine from Napa Valley wineries each represent different Bond films. These one- of-a kind bottles are each laser-edged.

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