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Crafted Beyond the Vines

Today we welcome a new contributor to The Genuine Kitchen!  A New York native and graduate of Boston University, Tess Gostfrand joins The Genuine Hospitality Group as Brand Coordinator after sharpening her PR, marketing and social media skills at some of our favorite establishments including Food & Wine Magazine and McCrady’s Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina… not to mention hostessing among other in-restaurant positions from office management to event production!   763 more words

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Letter to a Young Woman

In an undisclosed corner of the blogosphere I keep a private blog where I post pieces meant for one or only a few sets of eyes.   637 more words

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Fear & Loathing on the Upper West Side

I don’t feel pretty right now.  My teeth have turned a sort of umber brown from coffee grinds and tobacco, I’m all rawboned and gaunt, cheeks caved in, my formerly broad shoulders have tapered to spindly coathangers, the superficial lines and wrinkles in my face have deepened into severe little channels, meandering brooks of worry carved out of future unknowns; physically, I’m a parenthesis of the man I was. 579 more words

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The Wine Room | The Cypress Room welcomes Master Sommelier Richard Betts

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now live for The Wine Room welcoming Master Sommelier, Author, Tequila and Mezcal Producer, and TGHG friend Richard Betts* for an evening of wine and spirits pairings at The Cypress Room on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. 295 more words

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The End of the Affair

There aren’t a lot of things I love more than that first cautious pull on a sultry bourbon;  that kiss on the lips before it curls against the back of my throat, spreading out over my gums and sliding into my belly, laying salve upon wounds or fueling celebration or just comforting me with its company.   568 more words

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A Most Human Year

It started in Ft. Lauderdale with a lonely young woman in a dilapidated second story apartment.  There was a deadbeat boyfriend, a ratty little dog and thwarted aspirations of modest fitness model fame.   638 more words

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