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Author Archives: Broderick Smylie

Walla Walla, Washington & Courtyard’s 1000th Hotel

There’s a wide range of cities on the planet that stick out in your memory when you hear the name, and Walla Walla, Washington is certainly one of them. The name rolls of the tongue and when sitting at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport waiting for my connecting flight to the city, a number of passengers […]

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San Diego, California

    Twelve Months. 365 Days. One year. I honestly can’t believe that time has moved so quickly since I made the decision to try life out west.   I’ve always loved visiting friends in San Francisco, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Sonoma/Napa and here in San Diego and thought it might be a nice home base […]

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Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2014 preview

  It’s that time again! The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns for its fourth year to the grounds in and around the Loews Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Chefs from around the South will return for cooking demonstrations, create special dishes at dinners around the city and serve crowds at the popular tasting tents May […]

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Duck, Duck, Goose book by Hank Shaw

I’d like to think that I’m a bit of an adventurous eater but I’m admittedly a bit safe when it comes to my cooking. I’m pretty comfortable with chicken, pork & beef at home but I love to order duck when I see it on a menu, whether it’s a fine dining menu or at […]

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Upscale Magazine Features Savory Exposure

A couple of months ago I was approached by Upscale Magazine to share some Atlanta food picks for their national publication geared to an African-American audience. Their categories were fun and I had a great time working with them. I’m joined by bloggers in selected cities nationwide and my portrait was snapped by my friend […]

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