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April, 2009 eNewsletter

by Sally Bernstein

In this Issue:
What's New | New Articles | Sally Recommends | April Is

What's New

April is a GREAT month to visit Las Vegas! With spring in the air and moderate weather in the desert, Las Vegas is the place to be. Below, find some specials that will save you money, that way you will have more money for the gaming tables and slot machines. Enjoy these Sally's Place articles on Sin City:

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They post the best Las Vegas Hotel Deals they can find! Las Vegas Hotels have incredible deals going on with many 20%-30% off regular prices. Check out the deals and get promotional codes Las Vegas Hotels.

New Articles


  • Merlots Surprise, but Viader Never Does by Monty and Sara Preiser, who regularly organize panels that do blind (bran not revealed) taste testing with wines. You'll enjoy their recent Merlot tasting results.
  • Wine News in Books, Studies, & Articles by Monty and Sara Preiser, is just that, book reviews including the good and the bad. They recommend: WineWise:Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, Michael A. Weiss, and The Culinary Institute of America.


Traveling with Kids

  • What's New in Our Nation's Capital by Elaine Sosa Labalme, who, of course, travels with seven year old Steven and husband Fen. Elaine says there's a new energy in Washington, D.C. and only part of it is from the new Commander-in-Chief. She visits and reports on over a dozen spots.


  • Chile Paradise: New Mexico by Joe David, talks about two cooking schools in New Mexico with a Pecos River Bowl O' Red recipe from Jane Butel's Chili Madness.

Restaurant Update

Sally Recommends

Dave's Gourmet
As spring approaches, let your culinary creations blossom! Dave's Gourmet brings you a collection of six gourmet salts that will enhance and elevate the dishes you create. This collection includes the following salts: Hawaiian Red Salt, Smoked Salt, Sel de Guerande, Pure Ocean Salt, Eurasian Black Salt, & Himalayan Pink Salt. Try some today!
Julia Baker Chocolates
Spring is here and how better to celebrate than with Julia Baker Confections FRESH PASSION FRUIT hand cut chocolates! Crisp, clean, and tropical...you'll be wondering how Julia Baker is able to pack so much flavor into a one-inch square!! It'll have you saying "Bora Bora"! Don't forget to buy some of her caramel truffles that have made her famous across the nation! They're ooey, gooey and wonderful! So enjoy!
Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup
Discovered by happy accident at a lively Australian dinner party by food entrepreneur Lee Etherington, Wild Hibiscus Flowers In Syrup are preserved in cane sugar and spring water. This deliciously edible, sustain-ably harvested flower has a flavor reminiscent of raspberry and rhubarb with many cocktail and culinary applications, although its classic use is with sparkling wine.
Honey Ridge Farms
Honey Ridge Farms is a family business based in Brush Prairie, Washington. Honey Ridge Farms produces five premium, pure, single-floral source varietals, all minimally processed and unfiltered to retain the unique flavor properties of each floral source, a unique, award-winning Balsamic Honey Vinegar, and Honey Cremes.
Cheeses to Enjoy
For your next party, get to know the following cheeses: Jarlsberg, Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs, Woolwich Dairy Triple Crème Goat Brie, and Lacteas García Baquero's Gran Maestre Manchego Curado. Norseland has over 20 recipes online.
Desserts Magazine
For people who eat dessert first!

April Is

National Grilled Cheese Month (see: Great Grilled Cheese by Laura Werlin); National Pecan Month; and Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month.

April 1: April Fool's Day
April 2: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 7: Caramel Popcorn Day
April 9: Passover
April 12: Easter
April 14: National Pecan Day
April 15: First McDonalds opens by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, IL, 1955.
April 16: National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17: National Cheeseball Day
April 19: National Garlic Day
April 20: National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
April 22: Earth Day; National Jelly Bean Day
April 23: National Zucchini Bread Day
April 24: Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
April 26: National Pretzel Day
April 27: National Prime Rib Day
April 29: National Shrimp Scampi Day

Happy April,

Sally Bernstein
Editor in Chief

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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