Lettuce Experience the Thrill of Competition

In this conclusion to Chef Ashley Pado’s experience on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, she recounts the thrill of each round, the horrors of sabotage, and the challenges of culinary competition. Read the rest of her story here and here. No great story ever started or ended with “leafy greens” anyway … When I heard “Southwest Salad” I never once envisioned …   Continue Reading

Culinary Dreams Come True for Chef Ashley

From cutting meat to styling steaks for a photo shoot, feeding guests to educating food lovers, and everything in between, Chef Ashley Pado is ready for anything in the Certified Angus Beef ® brand kitchens. As we look forward to her debut on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on Sunday, Jan. 4, this self-proclaimed “beef lady” shares some of the highlights on her culinary journey.  Continue Reading

The Big Q and A

If you’re a facebook fan or twitter follower you may already know we spent last weekend in the fun and the sun of South Beach, Miami. The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is not for the faint of heart, nor for the calorie-counting connoisseur. The event is a giant epicurean adventure brimming …   Continue Reading

Hurry to Hodge’s in Downtown Cleveland

Nothing floats my boat and trips my trigger like spectacular food and awesome interior design. When those elements combine with urban vibes, rustic flair, down-home hospitality and the charisma of local community … I’m pleased as punch. I had the pleasure of attending an evening open house at the new Hodge’s restaurant in downtown Cleveland. …   Continue Reading

Fort-ifying our brand

One look at this castle and I’m humming Adele’s Rolling In the Deep and stomping my feet in a fever pitch of my own. This sandy work of art signifies a lot more than a trusted brand and the product it represents. It showcases the people who make it possible … family farmers and ranchers, …   Continue Reading

South Beach here we come

Tomorrow we’re heading for fun in the sun at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The weather looks to be beautiful, the food will be amazing and what better place to showcase the world’s best beef, right? We want you to come along for the ride! We’ll be at Best of the Best on Friday. …   Continue Reading

My favorite things

It’s been a delectable year and it’s time to count down our top 10 greatest hits! No. 10: Dem bones!  We traveled to Sagaponack, N.Y. with John Doherty, Certified Angus Beef ® brand ambassador. He prepared exquisite dishes for the Chefs & Champagne event honoring Emeril Lagasse and benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Doherty suggested his amazing Certified Angus Beef …   Continue Reading

Burger love

If you’re anything like me, sometimes there’s nothing better than a delicious burger. You know the kind: it oozes flavorful juices as you bite into it, dripping down your fingers and down your chin and onto the table below. It’s the kind that leaves you licking your lips and dirtying your napkin and feeling a little sad …   Continue Reading

Time to make the sausage

Week 2 of the Great Food Truck Race took seven mobile, motorized kitchens and Chef Chris of the Cleveland-based Hodge Podge Truck from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City.  Unlike most follow-up episodes, (does anybody remember the SECOND installment of Small Wonder? Didn’t think so), this one gave us much more than its predecessor. For …   Continue Reading

Start your engines

(photo from Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race)   If The Great Food Truck Race was a dinner, our staff here at GoRare.com would have just cleared the appetizer course. The premiere episode of the reality show satisfied a vacant niche on our palates and left us eager for more. There is drama. Lots of …   Continue Reading

Truckin’ and the grateful fed

Throughout history, mankind generally has had limited options when it came to dining out. In the early days, if the Neanderthal Jones family didn’t want to stay home and feast on grubs and stewed gravel, they could hitch a ride on the back of a Triceratops and roll through the drive-thru at McDinos or Tyrano …   Continue Reading