Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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The Journal Gazette: "Joseph Decuis on Open Table’s ‘Best’ list"

Quoting from the recent posting:

"Joseph Decuis in Roanoke has been named one of the best 50 restaurants in the country, according to Open Table, the free online restaurant reservation system.

It’s the only Indiana restaurant to make the 'Best Overall' list, which is based on more than 7 million customer reviews during the past year. Restaurants from 22 states and Washington, D.C., made the list."

Link to journalgazette.net

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 2010: CBSA FOCUS Newsletter

In This Issue:

Letter from President Holli Baumunk

Company Spotlight: ValveXchange, Inc.

2010 Year-In-Review

New Column from Denver-based Acupuncturist Dr. Martha Lucas: "Food for Thought About Beauty, Inside And Out"

Quoting from Dr. Martha Lucas' column in the current issue of Acupuncture Today:

"Friedrich Nietzsche said, 'At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.' This doesn't seem very true in our current society where many people are searching for cosmetic procedures outside themselves in order to feel good "at bottom." For some, no matter how many cosmetic procedures they endure, there will be no self-acceptance... Dr. Martha Lucas practices TCM in Denver. She is an internationally known instructor of pulse diagnosis and cosmetic acupuncture as well as the author of Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-Aging. She is also a moderator on the Acupuncturetoday.com "Ask an Acupuncturist" forum."

Link to AcupunctureToday.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Restaurant Notes: 'Kudos for Joseph Decuis'

Quoting from Cindy Larson's column:

"It's been a banner year for Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke. In August, the staff was invited to cook at the esteemed James Beard House in New York City. Now OpenTable Inc. diners have chosen the restaurant as one of the 50 best overall restaurants in the United States. OpenTable provides free online reservations for diners and guest-management systems for restaurants. The list of winners is derived from more than 7 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners."

Link to news-sentinel.com

Friday, December 17, 2010

Joseph Decuis Makes OpenTable's Top 50 Best Overall U.S. Restaurants in 2010 Diners' Choice Awards

Quoting from the OpenTable website:

"Our diners have spoken! Below are the top 50 restaurants OpenTable diners identified as the 'Best Overall' based on more than 7 million restaurant reviews over the last year.

As you will see, the list features a delicious variety of restaurants across 22 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. If you ever had the desire to go on a culinary road trip, consider this list your map!"

The 2010 Winners of OpenTable's Annual Diners' Choice Awards

•Addison at the Grand Del Mar — San Diego, CA
•Ambience — Carmichael, CA
•Binkely's Restaurant — Cave Creek, AZ
•Blue Hill at Stone Barns — Pocantico Hills, NY
•Bone's — Atlanta, GA
•Boulevard Bistro — Elk Grove, CA
•CafĂ© Renaissance — Vienna, VA
•Charleston — Baltimore, MD
•Charleston Grill — Charleston, SC
•Chez Francois — Vermillion, OH
•Cyrus — Healdsburg, CA
•Daniel — New York, NY
•Daniel Lounge Seating — New York, NY
•Eleven Madison Park — New York, NY
•Erling Jensen The Restaurant — Memphis, TN
•Fearrington House Restaurant — Pittsboro, NC
•Forage — Salt Lake City, UT
•Fountain Restaurant — Philadelphia, PA
•Franklinville Inn — Franklinville, NJ
•Frasca Food and Wine — Boulder, CO
•Halls Chophouse — Charleston, SC
•Highlands Bar & Grill — Birmingham, AL
•Joseph Decuis — Roanoke, IN
•Kai — Chandler, AZ
•L'Auberge Chez Francois — Great Falls, VA
•Le Bernardin — New York, NY
•Les Nomades — Chicago, IL
•Madrona Manor — Healdsburg, CA
•Mama's Fish House — Paia, HI
•NAOE — Sunny Isles, FL
•Orchids at Palm Court — Cincinnati, OH
•Palace Arms at the Brown Palace — Denver, CO
•Per Se — New York, NY
•Plume at the Jefferson Hotel — Washington, DC
•Primo — Rockland, ME
•Russell's Steaks, Chops and More — Williamsville, NY
•Saint Jacques French Cuisine — Raleigh, NC
•St. John's Restaurant — Chattanooga, TN
•Terrapin Restaurant —Virginia Beach, VA
•The 1913 Room — Grand Rapids, MI
•The French Laundry — Yountville, CA
•The French Room — Dallas, TX
•The Gamekeeper — Boone, NC
•The Hobbit — Orange, CA
•The Kitchen Restaurant — Sacramento, CA
•The Melting Pot — Myrtle Beach, SC
•Uchi — Austin, TX
•Vetri — Philadelphia, PA
•Vintage Tavern — Suffolk, VA
•White Barn Inn — Kennebunkport, ME

Link to the OpenTable news release

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gotta Love It Food Blogger Dee Long describes Joseph Decuis Soup as a 'A Bowl of Delicious Comfort'

Quoting from Dee's review:

"The first thing you notice about these soups is the intense aroma and pure flavors that seem to just dance on your tongue. What ever variety you choose is sure to satisfy, chock full of fresh farm to table ingredients. Seafood gumbo, Wagyu Beef Chili (from beef raised on their own farms) and New England Clam Chowder were among our favorites (check their website for the 13 available varieties). Pumpkin soup is a seasonal favorite available only through this month."

Link to Dee Long's "Gotta Love It" site

Joseph Decuis soups are available for purchase at The Joseph Decuis Emporium and Emporium Fine Wines in Roanoke, IN, outside Fort Wayne. Note: although the restaurant is closed on Christmas Eve, the Emporium will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for last minute shopping.

Link to the Joseph Decuis December newsletter

Link to the Joseph Decuis Emporium webpage for information about the soups, fine wines, Wine & Wagyu Club, gift certificates and more

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fish Farming News: 'Bell Aquaculture on the move: Nation's largest yellow perch farm announces honors, expansion'

Quoting from the article (Issue 4 - 2010 in Fish Farming News - Aquaculture's National Newspaper):

"REDKEY, IN - For those around the industry, Fish Farming News included, who may have been monitoring the much vaunted start-up of Bell Aquaculture here with a degree of skepticism, now's the time for a rethink.

First, it is probably not accurate to call Bell a 'start-up' operation any longer; they've been around since 2005.

Second, while the company's claims of being the country's largest yellow perch farm and its penchant for getting media attention tend to make some folks nervous, the fact is Bell has been making remarkable progress toward achieving its business objectives."

Link to the Fish Farming News website for information about subscribing or obtaining a back issue.

Friday, December 10, 2010

'Let's Just Talk' - Features the Joseph Decuis Story - Everything You've Wanted to Know about Farm to Fork Dining

Cincinnati's Kathryn Raaker visited Roanoke, IN, and featured the Joseph Decuis team on her radio show recently. Take a listen to Pete & Alice Eshelman, proprietors, and Executive Chef Aaron Butts.

Let's Just Talk - Part One

Let's Just Talk - Part Two

Link to KathrynRaaker.com

Colorado Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year, Ray Johnson/Infinite Power Solutions, via COBiz TV Planet-Profit Report Interview

COBiz TV & Planet-Profit Report Editor Mike Cote interviews Ray Johnson, 2010 Colorado Cleantech Entreprenuer of the Year at the CCIA awards event in October:


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December is a time to celebrate at Joseph Decuis Gourmet Restaurant

"December is a time for celebrations and we have plenty of ways to help. Join us for our vineyard luncheon or special holiday wine dinner. Shop our unique Emporium for out of the ordinary wines, beautiful decanters and a fabulous selection of wine gift bags. We have our Signature Wooden Wine Crates on sale-they are amazing. The two-bottle box with lid is $15.95, the large crate is only $19.95. The boxes are branded with our logo, they make excellent gifts, and they are simply gorgeous," Carmen McGee, Joseph Decuis Emporium Fine Wine Manager + Joseph Decuis Restaurant Manager & Wine Director.

Link to the Joseph Decuis December Newsletter

LABS Inc. Adds Life Sciences Industry Veteran & CID4 COO Kevin M. Smith to Board of Directors

"CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LABS Inc., the premier transplant reference and consultative laboratory in the country, today announced that Kevin M. Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4), has joined the company's Board of Directors. Smith brings a wealth of experience running businesses in the biosciences industries.

In addition to his current role as COO of CID4, Smith was a member of the group that developed the original business plan and state grant proposal for the organization. He also sits on the boards of Sophono, Inc.; PeptiVir, Inc., and participates on the Centura Audit and Corporate Responsibility Management Committee."

Link to the PR Newswire release

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Video Recaps: Colorado Lt. Gov-Elect Joe Garcia & CCIA Executive Director Christine Shapard at Association's Annual Meeting

The 2010 Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Annual Meeting was held November 30 at the new Xcel Energy Building in Denver. Colorado's Lt. Governor-Elect Joe Garcia and CCIA Executive Director Christine Shapard provided formal remarks for members in attendance.

Colorado Lt Governor-Elect Joe Garcia:


CCIA Executive Director Christine Shapard:


Link to the CCIA YouTube Channel

Colorado Ranks #3 in Optimum Solar Deployment Index

"Above-average costs of electricity, above-average carbon emissions due to production of electrical power, and a top five solar insolation ranking earn Colorado (No. 3) a top spot in the Optimum Solar Deployment Index (OSDI)."

Link to the index overview