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HOLIDAYS ON ICE WBTV and The Link cozy up to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and bring the holiday spirit to Uptown.

ANY WAY YOU WANT IT The holidays in Charlotte are made-toorder for families, couples or singles. There’s something seriously cool to do everywhere you look. Here’s a quick study on ways you might want to spend your November/December days and nights in the QC.

UPTOWN 11.28 Novant Healthcare THANKSGIVING PARADE Cheer on the season with a real live Thanksgiving Day Parade in the heart of Uptown. This one will be big!






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SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW 11-14 to 11-24 For 46 years this show has ushered in the Holiday Season for Carolinians. Cooking, decorating, gifts, live performances and of course, Santa himslef are all here.



Holiday Tree Lightings South Park Mall

Friday, November 19th Symphony Park McAdenville Lights

Monday, December 2nd

Coach Wes Long believes the Royals can go all the way again this season.




e practically live among elves. Elves on every corner fashioning every item our big city hearts desire. It’s all here. And it’ll cost you. But the Holidays are a time where we break from doing primarily for ourselves and set out to reward our loved ones and associates—why not do it in style?

Sweets aren’t for everyone. Many of us prefer to forego these temptations and opt for a trimmer waistline, better complexion or focus on curb appeal. A great look starts at the top—with your hair—and one of the QCs undisputed top hair salons. We’re talking about Planet 21 Salon (at The Arboretum, The Fountains, and The Arlington Uptown). Owners Middleton and McPhaul have focused on hair only since day one and the results are stunning.




Starting at the top also means skin. Skin tone and luminosity make for radiant looks that give confidence and allure. Bestknown for flawless skin procedures such as laser hair removal, botox, skin resurfacing and body contouring, Sona Med Spa has locations in Charlotte at Ballantyne, Lake Norman and Midtown. Simple skin procedures can roll back the years and make your gift deliver smiles that will be around for a long time after this holiday season.

The name is synonymous with the word splurge. Founded in SoHo in 1977 this retailer of gourmet and specialty foods, premium wines and high-end kitchenware has taken gourmands by storm in upscale communities including those in Charlotte. Your co-workers, boss, family and friends of all ages will appreciate a tasty and decadent gift basket or gift items from Dean and Deluca (Phillips Place, Stone Crest and 201 S. Tryon or online at: STARBUCKS

So this may seem obvious, but here are a few reasons we include the addictive elixir vendor in our guide: There are STAY CONNECTED


over 60 locations in the Charlotte area and 11 in Uptown at last count. What’s better than a gift that can be enjoyed anywhere? And enjoy it they will. Seasonal offerings include Thanksgiving and Christmas blends of Blonde Roast, Espresso Roast and Decaf—plus an array of sweets and fresh-basked goods. You wanna’ go now, don’t you? See...pick up some gifts cards and cross a few folks off your list, pronto.



Advance ticket offers are in place now through November 12th for previous ticket purchasers. November 12th tickets go on sale for the general public with EZ pay options (1/2 down, remainder in 2014). The event is April 28th-May 4th, 2014 at Quail Hollow Country Club where the world’s best golfers will compete in one of the top PGA events in the region. More info:

the award for “Best Gift Of All Time”? You can see the full new line at many events in the Charlotte area or view and order online at





If you’re serious about fitness, we’ve got a serious proposition for you: consider cross fit and interval training. One brand-new, literally “hot” cross fit -focused gym is opening soon in South End (Atherton Mill beside Icehouse Brewery). We say hot because they feature “hot yoga” where you do yoga at 104 degrees. They are also building for your pain and pleasure the largest fitness facility in Charlotte with two levels of cross fit studios and even a snow room (where you cool down in a minute or two in a special studio that literally snows on you after a hard workout).

No single gift delivers more to a child or the parent giving it than the Carowinds Season Pass. They love it, you love taking them (and letting another parent take them a time or two). Go for the Gold and avoid parking fees get early admission to Boomerang Bay and receive extra perks. Speaking of perks, you can buy now and pay in March 2014. That’s better than layaway.


Word is the high-line dealership got in a big batch of giant red bows immediately following it’s latest shipment of the sporty new 2014 Lexus vehicles. Will you be the guy or gal (or Mom or Dad) that officially rakes in

For more great gift ideas and a sizzling New Year’s Eve in Charlotte Primer be sure to read our December edition of Charlotte Prowler Magazine in 30 days.


Jonathan Stewart is back in the line-up and looking good. The Panther running game is fierce: Williams, Stewart, Tolbert and opponents best not forget, Newton.



Sep. 8 vs. Seattle Seahawks L Sep. 15 at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. L Sep. 22 vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m. W Sep. 29 BYE Oct. 6 at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. L Oct. 13 at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. W Oct. 20 vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. W Oct. 24 at Tampa Bay Bucs, 8:25 p.m. W Nov. 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. W Nov. 10 at San Fran. 49ers, 4:05 p.m. Nov. 18 vs. NE Patriots, 8:40 p.m. Nov. 24 at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Dec. 1 vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. Dec. 15 vs. New York Jets, 4:05 p.m. Dec. 22 vs. NO Saints, 1 p.m. Dec. 29 at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.

Kuechly (above) and his counterpart Davis continue to amaze as one of the strongest linebacking units in the NFL today.



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THE COMEDY ZONE Mick Foley, November 6 Bobby Lee, November 7-9 Sean Kent, November 13-16 Tone X, November 17 Junior, November 21-23 Alli Breen & Tom Stover, November 27 James Gregory, November 29-30 Darren DS Sanders, December 1 Jim Breuer, December 2 Al Ernst, December 5-7 Don D.C. Curry, December 9-10 Shaun Jones, December 11-14 Keith Alberstadt, December 18-21 Girl Code/Guy Code, December 26-28 John Heffron, January 2-4 Willie Barcena, January 8-11 Aries Spears, January 16-18 Dave Coulier, January 29-31 THE FILLMORE Krewella, November 4 Reel Big Fish, November 5 New Found Glory & Alkaline Trio, November 6 Galactic, November 7 Chase Rice, November 8 Michael Franti & Spearhead, November 10 Jake Miller, November 12 Adventure Club, November 14 AMCS Bodega, November 17 Janelle Monae, November 20 Third Eye Blind, November 21 Porter Robinson, Treasure Fingers, November 23 K. Michelle w/ Sevyn Streeter, November 24 Megadeth, December 5 NOFX, December 7 Teagan & Sara, December 8 Corey Smith, December 27 Greg Allman, December 30

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CATCH YOUR BREATH You would never know it. Imposing. Relentless. A competitor that stalks offensive foes with fierce tenacity on the first and very last play of every game. Greg Hardy does this despite a life issue. There is a chronic disease that can be deadly if not properly monitored and managed. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, it kills 250,000 people worldwide each year. It also accounts for 10.5 million missed school days. What is it you ask? Asthma. Asthma is sometimes underestimated by those who are not aware of its seriousness. But asthmatics and their caregivers know that it can be a dangerous disease. When an asthma attack occurs, the lining of the airways becomes inflamed and swollen, and in some cases can close completely. The surrounding muscles tighten making it increasingly difficult and painful to breathe. Coughing

and wheezing also may accompany the attack. Those who have experienced an asthma attack may describe it as a terrifying experience. They feel as if they are unable to catch their breath or take in enough air. Asthma attacks can be triggered by a number of things and both triggers and asthma symptoms can vary from person to person. From allergies to foods, pets to pollens and changes in weather to physical exertion, environmental triggers are lurking everywhere. Fortunately, although asthma has the potential to be dangerous, it doesn’t have to be. With proper monitoring and management, asthmatics can have very normal lives. “You want to educate,” says Dr. Maeve O’Connor, founder

of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Relief of Charlotte. “Educate the child; educate the parents, the school nurse. We can all work together so asthmatics can have a normal life.” An asthmatic can even pursue a professional sports career - and many have. Olympic sprinter Jackie Joyner-Kersee, NFL running back Jerome Bettis and even the Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Greg Hardy suffer from asthma. Hardy, who turned the suffering on opposing quarterbacks with 11 sacks last season, has been afflicted with exercisedinduced asthma most his life. “I try not to let it restrict me,” he says. “Things like that, you’ve got to set an example for everybody and you’ve got to keep pushing and show that it’s not a weakness. It’s dangerous, but you can fight through it.” The best way to control asthma is to follow a physicianprescribed treatment plan. Plans will vary for each asthmatic, but may include ongoing medication, rescue medication, inhalers or dietary

restrictions. Education is about knowledge, and Hardy knows what he needs to avoid and how to approach the disease. “I try to stay away from a lot of seafood because it will trigger [my asthma],” Hardy says. “Whatever triggers your asthma outside of what you’re doing in the moment, like athletics, you’ve got to stay away from. Just try to control it and contain it, and stop it before it starts.” In order to avoid triggers, an asthmatic must first recognize them. Journaling events can be the best way to keep track. By recording or keeping a list of foods, weather events, etc., asthmatics, with the help of their physician, are generally able to identify a pattern and learn about their triggers. Although it is very helpful, asthmatics complain that journaling their symptoms, attacks and medication usage can be tedious or inconvenient. Fortunately, there are now solutions to this problem. A variety of smartphone applications can be found that allow asthmatics or their caregivers to more easily and accurately monitor asthma. Hardy suggests one more thing: “A good relationship with your doctor and the sky is the limit,” he says.




uys fly all the way to Vegas for this stuff. But that’s no longer necessary. Kenny Letts from FightLab MMA (of Fight Night in Charlotte notoriety) has put together another big hit. It’s the FightLab MMA Series at the Grady Cole Center with a massive afterparty at Strike City at The Epicentre. Like the page on Facebook and go to the website for fight updates.While you’re there check out the best hits of FightLab. See you ringside.

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CATCHING UP with the

Q & A with the EMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCERS How did two guys from soutH Jersey end up in Charlotte making films for NAsCAr? Prowler magazine recently sat

down with brothers wayne and terrell riley, celebrity participants in this year’s “Bears for Buddies” fund-raising drive organized by Celebrity Charity wishes, inc. (see sidebar) to talk about their jobs at NAsCAr Productions and how they like living in the Queen City.


The Riley Brothers, known as “Camp Riley” took home 3 Emmy Awards in 2013

by Renee Wright

he brothers, who go by the tag “Camp Riley,” work together on their film projects. Wayne, the older brother at 33, is a whiz in the editing bay, producing engaging stories from raw footage. A high school athlete in track and football, he attended Illinois State University on a football scholarship before getting into film. Terrell, 29, is out in the field, following NASCAR around the country to capture images on the track and beyond. He studied film at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Both brothers got their start in filmmaking as interns at NFL Films. After college, Wayne stayed with NFL Films while Terrell headed for L.A and a job with FOX Sports. Then in 2005, they both had the opportunity to come to NASCAR Productions and work as a team. “I think it’s the best of both worlds, to be honest, working with Wayne, we kind of feed off each other’s strengths,” Terrell says. Today, the brothers occupy offices in the NASCAR office building next to the Hall of Fame. That’s where Prowler caught up with the brothers to find out about their charity

work, their careers in film, and their five Emmy awards. PROWLER: Can you tell our readers a little about Bears for Buddies? TERRELL: It’s a great thing to be part of. We want to thank Lenora and Toni (of Celebrity Charity Wishes). We look forward to participating and raising funds. P: Do you participate in any other community outreach? WAYNE: We are very involved with the local schools. TERRELL: We speak at high schools and colleges about what to expect in the real world. And we bring in interns to work on projects or to shadow us out in the field, both at NASCAR and on our own productions. WAYNE: We try to give them a firsthand look at things that we thought would be cool when we were kids. Seeing what actually goes on out on a shoot. And it’s cool for us to get feedback from the kids.

P: How long have you worked for NASCAR Productions? TERRELL: This is our ninth season. P: What sort of things do you do for NASCAR? TERRELL: We produce a lot of stuff that shows up on all the NASCAR platforms – Fox, ESPN, the Speed Channel. We do short-form docs, commercials, even music videos, and we are getting into long form documentaries. You can get a taste of what we do on our Camp Riley YouTube channel. P: What’s the biggest challenge about working here? TERRELL: The schedule. This is a very deadline driven business. We sometimes work around the clock. Our typical work week is sixty hours. P: What’s the best thing? WAYNE: All the great stories: the competition, the passion of the crews and drivers. And of course all the great images at the track. TERRELL: The drivers are becoming more personal, opening up more. You look at any athlete and there’s a story about their struggles, how they got where they are.

stories are so powerful. P: What’s the coolest thing you’ve worked on? TERRELL: Going to South Africa with R&B artist Anthony Hamilton. It was pretty cool in a couple of ways – seeing how people over there know him and love his music, and just seeing how people lived. We were able to go to an orphanage with Anthony and visit the kids and make some donations. It really hits home – makes you appreciate what you have. P: What’s your next project? TERRELL: For NASCAR, we’re developing a project about fans from other countries. We get pictures and gifts from all over. Some German fans even sent us candy. Some of them come over twice a year to see races. We think it would make a great short form feature. P: How do you like Charlotte? TERRELL: We love Charlotte! It’s not too big, not too small – just right. You’re always meeting people from all over. WAYNE: Charlotte has become our home.

P: So you’re both single guys [although Wayne has a “steady.”] Where can the ladies of Charlotte expect to meet you? P: You’ve got five Sports Emmy awards (so TERRELL: We both live in Ballantyne, and far) between you. What were they for? we like to hang out in Dilworth and NoDa. TERRELL: All our Emmys have been for WAYNE: We love to go to high school footOutstanding Live Turnaround on the Inside ball games and Bobcat games. We go to the Headsets program that airs 24 hours Panthers games. We want to get out and after the Sprint All-Star race. see one of the 49er games, that’s exciting. WAYNE: It’s intense. We have 10 to 12 And we’re really looking forward to basepeople wired and ball at the new 12 or 13 extra camKnights Stadium. eras. We tell the TERRELL: We like story without using a lot of local any of the broadrestaurants – 131 cast footage. And Main, Enso, Brickwe turn it around tops, Dandelion, for next day air. Capital Grille, Gordon with Ron Howard TERRELL: It’s an allDelta’s are some working on NASCAR nighter. of our favorites. Production’s “The Crossing” We’re over at P: You also have Sauceman’s BBQ your own private a lot; we like the production comribs at Mac’s pany, Tot Lot Productions. What sort of [Speed Shop]. We eat out all the time bethings do you do there? cause we don’t cook. TERRELL: We do a lot of music videos with independent artists and labels. We’re curP: You don’t cook? I thought your dad had rently working on a doc about Jackie a restaurant! Joyner-Kersee, an Olympic medalist and TERRELL: He did [Wayne’s Catering and one of the all time great track athletes. Ribs]. We grew up in the family business, Also we’ve done films for USA Track and across the river from Philly. But the coolest Field, and Wayne has built a great relation- thing Dad did was catering for all the proship with the University of Notre Dame fessional teams – the Eagles, the ‘76ers, where they’re turning a book they created the Philadelphia Flyers. We got to meet the into videos. pro athletes and hear all their stories, all WAYNE: It’s a series called Strong of Heart the struggles athletes go through. Those where they take these stories about their are the stories that still intrigue us. Those alums and turn them into short films. The are the stories we want to tell.

BEARS FOR BUDDIES is a program that raises money for terminally ill children. The funds provide hope for these children who are not expected to recover and help out their families with everyday expenses. The program is a project of Celebrity Charity Wishes, Inc., which this year will donate 600 new teddy bears along with gift bags containing games, books, movies, iPods, hats, socks and other items to make hospital stays more comfortable for these children in need. They will be distributed to children at the Levine Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the weeks before Christmas. Celebrity Charity Wishes was founded by Lenora Bobo and Toni “B” Brown, hosts of WorldWide Flava, a celebrity show that aired on Time Warner Cable Access from 2003-2007. Originally organized to grant the final wishes of Brianna Watts, a patient at Levine Children’s Hospital, the organization has since branched out into granting wishes to other children with terminal diseases. Bears for Buddies is its largest annual initiative. Each year celebrities volunteer to distribute the bears to the children. This year Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, and DJ Drama are among those participating, in addition to Wayne and Terrell Riley of NASCAR Productions. You can help out by donating $10 (enough to provide a bear and a gift bag for sick child) on the Celebrity Charity Wishes website,

NEW COACH, NEW OPTIMISM CHARLOTTE – The first nine years of Charlotte Bobcats basketball has left many local fans with a sour taste in their mouth. Poor records, bad decisionmaking and subpar players have combined to make the franchise the losingest in NBA history at a woeful .346 winning percentage. But a new coach, several key new players and the anticipation of the return of a popular team nickname have combined to give Charlotte NBA fans more optimism than they’ve had in years.

Bobcats hope “last” season paves way for Hornets greatness by Richard Walker

All the positive vibes come after the offseason began with significant uncertainty. Less than a week after the season ended in April with a three-game winning streak to finish 21-61 overall and avoid the league’s worst record for a second straight season, team owner Michael Jordan fired Mike Dunlap after one season on the job. But by mid-August, the Bobcats had hired a new coach in much-coveted longtime NBA assistant Steve Clifford, applied for and were granted rights to the popular “Hor-

nets” nickname that’ll become official for the 2014-15 season, drafted a promising rookie (Cody Zeller), signed their most expensive rival free agent (Al Jefferson) and re-signed three of their own free agents (Gerald Henderson, Josh McRoberts and Jannero Pargo). The Jefferson signing away from the Utah Jazz was easily the most tangible indication times could be changing. The three-year, $41 million contract the veteran center received was a staggering four times larger than the previous

Photos by Scott Williams | Charlotte Bobcats Media Day 2013

top contract the Bobcats have given to a free agent from another team. Coupled with the re-signing of Henderson to a three-year, $18 million contract, the franchise did much to change whatever notion remained of it not being interested in paying top dollar for top talent. But, as Jefferson knows, expectations are now growing for the organization. “I know the fans are very excited about me being here,” said the 10-year veteran who will give Charlotte its first legitimate low-post offensive

scoring option in the team’s history. “But I don’t feel any pressure. If anything, it makes me feel real good that the fans believe in me. “My goal is to not let the fans down. That’s one of the things that made me come to Charlotte. The team was a big fan of my game and felt that my game and the other guys can turn this team around.” But can it? Certainly more talented pieces are in place for Clifford. “Camp is about having the right mentality for your group to develop a team game that will allow us to play against any opponent in any game,” said Clifford, whose first Bobcats’ training camp began on October 1st. “I know there will be questions about, ‘How many games can you win?’ and ‘How good can you be?’ “I have no idea. And I think that would be the wrong mindset for me and the players to have. We have to learn to play together and how to play with each other. We have to develop a team that will allow us to play consistently against the best teams in the NBA night-in and night-out.” One thing is certain: Clifford will have perhaps the deepest roster in team history, even if there is some unproven

talent in the group. At point guard, former firstround pick Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions return and will be joined by late season acquisition (and summer free agent re-signing) Pargo. At off guard, Henderson returns and should be pushed by Las Vegas Summer League and European Summer League standout Jeffery Taylor. Veteran Ben Gordon also is back and is a proven lategame scorer. At small forward, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vows to be better in his second season and former NBA sharpshooter Mark Price is a first-year Clifford assistant whose primary chore will be in helping KiddGilchrist improve his shooting stroke. Tolliver and Jeff Adrien are among the potential backups at this position. The frontcourt will get the benefit of new Bobcats’ assistant Patrick Ewing’s expertise. An 11-time NBA All-Star, two-time Olympian and 2008 Basketball Hall of Famer, Ewing is back in coaching after a year away. And players like Jefferson are quick to point out Ewing’s credentials. “I can’t wait to work with a guy like Patrick Ewing,” Jefferson said of Ewing, who has

been an assistant coach for two All-Star centers in former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and current Rockets center Dwight Howard when Howard was in Orlando. “I think some people forget that he helped make Dwight Howard the superstar that he is. Dwight had the talent, but Patrick showed him how to be a true big man, especially on the defensive side.” Jefferson, Zeller, McRoberts and third-year Bismack Biyombo stand to benefit most from Ewing’s coaching and experience. The regular season begins with an October 30 road trip to Cleveland before the home-opener against Cleveland on November 1. There are nine more home dates in November, including the first of two trips to Charlotte for two-time defending NBA champion Miami (Nov. 16). “So far, everything’s been great,” Walker said. “He (Clifford) has been teaching us a lot in a short period of time. I think everyone likes him and I think he’ll be really good for us. “As far as our season, we just want to get better. That’s the goal. We want to get better and grow together.”


SEASON SCHEDULE Al Jefferson at center a sign of the times? His $41 million, three-year contract is a big money move for the franchise.

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Player Bismack Biyombo Jeff Adrien Jannero Pargo Ramon Sessions Ben Gordon Gerald Henderson Josh McRoberts Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kemba Walker Al Jefferson James Southerland Brendan Haywood Cody Zeller Anthony Tolliver Jeffery Taylor

The Bobcats released Gaddy, O’Bryant and Daniels in the preseason.

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The Queen City is fast becoming a Mecca for micro-brews and toasting friends in taverns is a tradition we’ve always held high. Here’s a Prowler look at great grub and cold drafts in Charlotte. P h o t o s b y S C OT T W I L L I A M S


The Ultimate Pub Menu Hey, Prowlers, there’s a whole world of food out there beyond nachos and wings. These selections from the menus of Charlotte’s hottest pubs will stretch your culinary comfort zone— without emptying your wallet. The price for these bar bites rarely tops $10, so you’ll have plenty left over for the drink tab. One thing is certain: at each of these spots, you’ll find lots of big screens tuned to The Game.

A Note: You won’t find many wings on our menu, or nachos either. There’s no doubt that Charlotte pubs have some of the finest examples of these delicacies in the world. And one day, we plan to try them all and decide which is best. Until then, you’ll have to experiment on your own.

of the best Que in town and uses it in some interesting dishes. Wash it all down with the city’s best selection of local brews on tap.

Whiskey Poppers Homemade pimento cheese balls, battered and fried, served with ranch.

Carolina Classic Nachos Outstanding is its class. Piled high with hand pulled pork, smoked chicken and brisket.

Steak Wedge Salad Grilled sirloin atop a wedge of iceberg lettuce, sprinkled with diced tomatoes, onions and bleu cheese crumbles. A low-carb dream.

Deviled Eggs and Bacon Like Grandma never made ‘em.

Beef Brisket Quesadilla A tasty roll up of brisket, caramelized onions, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese.

Mini Sliders Prime Rib swabbed in a whiskey glaze with horseradish cream sauce.


Jack Beagle’s

Queen City Q Located on the ground floor of the Seventh Street Station parking deck, sandwiched between the light rail line and Brixx Pizza, this friendly spot has some

Whiskey Warehouse Plaza-Midwood’s best rooftop view meets great grub, great drinks, and great atmosphere. Check out the huge list of whiskeys, and visit during the weekday happy hour, 4-6 p.m., for half price apps. Fun spot in NoDa bases its fame on allbeef dogs and a selection of different mac-n-cheese flavors. Serves food really late on Friday and Saturday nights, and opens at 7 a.m. the following mornings for a breakfast that’ll get you back in action. Garlic Cheesy Bread Italian cheese blended with fresh roasted garlic and grilled tomato atop fire roasted Italian bread.

Blue-Black Mac Gourmet mac-n-cheese with blue cheese and smoky bacon topped with a liberal grind of cracked black pepper.

Puppy’s Patti Melt A 1/3 lb. patty of certified humane, vegetarian fed, hormone and antibiotic free Angus beef sandwiched with caramelized onions, cheddar and pepper jack cheese between slices of grilled Texas toast.

Dilworth Grille The menu at this family friendly spot on Morehead has been tested by time and perfected for Charlotte tastebuds.

Buffalo Blue Chips Homemade potato chips topped with melted blue cheese crumbles served with a side of buffalo sauce.

Carne Asada Tacos Two tacos filled with marinated steak spicy queso, onion cilantro mix, lettuce, and salsa.

The Saloon This slick new spot in the North Carolina

side or substitute a salad, mac-n-cheese, or pasta salad for a few pennies.

All American Pub New life along the tracks in South End, as this former game room morphs into a popular sports bar. The Oak Room inside is a favorite stop after Panther games. Fried Pepper Jack Sticks Served with homemade marinara sauce.

Another Win at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Dilworth Crab Cakes A pair of the balsamic glazed crab cakes that won the Taste of Charlotte three times, served with homemade aioli.


Music Factory gives off a western vibe. Top music acts, and line dancing too.

“Bloody Mary” Shrimp Cocktail Jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce laced with a spicy Bloody Mary mix.

“Grown up” Grilled Cheese Melted blend of jack and cheddar cheeses on grilled sourdough with bacon and sliced tomato. Served with a side of thousand island dressing. Comes with choice of hand cut fries, sweet potato fries, handmade potato chips, or veg of the day. Buffalo Chicken Sandwich A classic of its kind. Hand breaded fried chicken breast tossed in buffalo sauce and topped with blue cheese crumbs. served on a white bread bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Comes with a

Watermelon Stack Have a lady along? She’ll like this salad. Layers of watermelon, fresh spinach, and goat cheese drizzled with a balsamic glaze. USO Burger All-American burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, chili and American cheese. What makes it special? A dollar of the price is donated to the local USO providing support and comfort for our military families.

Tilted Kilt These bars (now with locations on Carowinds Blvd. and in Matthews) offer some tasty pub fare, although they are more famous for the mini-skirt kilts worn by the waitresses.

Irish Nachos Crispy house-made potato chips topped with Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce, seasoned ground beef and tomatoes. A nice variation on the classic.

Irish Nachos at The Tilted Kilt

Roasted Garlic Fries Freshly prepared and tossed in sautéed garlic butter and parmesan cheese. Yum!

“One Shot” Johnny Flatbread Not sure how this one got its name, but it’s a TK favorite. Sun-dried tomato pesto topped with pepperoni, sausage, smoked bacon and mozzarella.

Brazwells Pub Spreading the cool on Montford Drive with live music, daily drink specials, and half-price apps, Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m. Spring Roll Housemade rolls wrapped around grilled shrimp, smoked andouille sausage and fresh vegetables served with a sweet Thai chili sauce.

Portobello Burger Grilled marinated portobello with fresh mozzarella, caramelized onions, spinach, tomato and fresh pesto on focaccia bread. Sunrise Burger It’s never too late for breakfast. Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato and topped with a sunny side up egg.

Duckworth Grill and Taphouse With locations on Park Road and in Ballantyne, Huntersville and Mooresville, Duckworth is best known for the many craft beers it offers on tap, many hard to find elsewhere in Charlotte, but the food is great too. Don’t miss the daily specials, frequent tastings and classes.

Mommoo’s Wings We couldn’t resist including these wings which placed third at 2011 Carolina Wing Festival. (Duckworth also entered the first place winning wings.) These are based on the founder’s grandmother’s recipe with 17 secret ingredients. Mommoo’s wings are fried then quickly chargrilled for extra crisp before being tossed in a vinegar based sauce.

Hickory Tavern

Philly Cheesesteak Supreme Award-winning combo of steak, grilled

Oysters on the Half-Shell Fresh Gulf oysters, crackers, and cocktail sauce.

Fried Banana Pepper Rings Hand battered and served with ranch for dipping.

Fine Fare at Brazwell’s Pub

onions, green peppers, mushrooms and your choice of cheese. Also available in steak and egg, chicken, and vegetarian versions. This growing empire of sports bars has locations as far afield as Asheville and Carrboro, but most are right here in Charlotte where it all began. Hickory’s menu adds seafood to the usual pub fare. Daily and monthly specials keep tabs down.

Fish Tacos Blackened tilapia, topped with Pico de Gallo, lettuce, remoulade, and sour cream. Also available in shrimp and chicken; mix and match to get your favorite combo.

Seared Ahi Tuna Splurge a little on this plate of rare tuna accompanied by soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Buffalo Wild Wings Our personal party hangout and partner on tailgate days. Check out the cool

retro PBR glasses… We have yet to try all the different seasonings and sauces, but these folks don’t just wait around for a wing order. They use their sauces in many delicious ways. Roasted Garlic Mushrooms Garlic infused mushrooms, breaded and fried, served with Southwestern ranch dressing.

Molten Dip Cheddar and parmesan cheese dip packed with chicken and celery, mixed

Shrooms from B-Dubs

with your favorite Buffalo Wild Wings sauce, then topped with Pico De Gallo and served with tortilla chips.

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Flatbread Buffalo Wild Wings signature Parmesan Garlic Sauce atop crispy, oven-baked flatbread pizza with chicken and a mozzarella-provolone cheese blend.

Boardwalk Billy’s Parrothead vibe, peanuts on the floor, this place is for real. Seafood meets ‘que here with laid-back results. Crab con Queso Billy’s world famous spicy cheese and crab dip served with tortilla chips. BBQ Beer Can Chicken Half a bird, marinated, then slow smoked, makes this a tender, juicy treat.

Low Country Boil Slurge a bit on this Charleston classic


Hangover Burger at Russell’s steam pot filled with shrimp, smoked sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob.

Russell’s Pub and Grill The old 5 Steps Down on Sardis gets a facelift and a new owner. Country’s Jalapeño Philly Roll Shredded steak, peppers, onions, and jalapeno cream cheese.

Bacon BBQ Sliders Two sliders with bacon, BBQ sauce and cheese, served with a choice of side. Fried Chicken Salad Tender chicken atop spring mix, tomatoes, onions, bacon, cheese, with choice of dressing.

VBGB Restaurant and Beer Garden

Want to try the new Playboy Energy Drink? TEXT “NRG” to 69696 FINALLY IN CHARLOTTE. Big patio full of fun games, and an inside dedicated to brews, make this spot in the North Carolina Music Factory a standout. Been wondering what happened to the historic JFG Coffee sign that used to sit by Panther stadium? Check out the back patio. Zweigle’s Pork Brat A favorite of Buffalo Bills fans, these nitrate and MSG free brats are from the Rochester, NY company that’s been

breading, topped with crumbled bacon and served with a creamy dill sauce.

Strike City’s Mouth-Watering Pie

Namon’s Grit Cakes Two grits cakes infused with parmesan, pepper jack cheese and bacon and covered in a rich tomato gravy.

European Goat Cheese & 3 Kale Salad Topped with roasted sweet corn, plum tomato, avocado and toasted almonds.

Tin Roof Bar Lots of buzz about this new spot in the EpiCentre, where live music vies with pizza and quesadillas for kudos.

Pimento & Bacon Grilled Cheese Served on your choice of bread with slices of tomato.

Carolina Beach Blue Crab Hush Puppies With fresh lemon and spicy tartar aioli.

Award-Winning Cheese Dip White cheese and jalapenos served with home-made tortilla chips. Shroom Quesadilla Grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms, and guacamole with jack cheese.

Icehouse This huge facility in South End’s Atherton Mill complex boasts dozens of screens tuned to sports and one of the neighborhood’s largest covered patios. Sesame & Ancho Seared Tuna With Asian slaw and wasabi cream.

Strike City Epicentre

The Perfect Game Wings, Potato Skins, Chicken Tenders and Mozz Sticks complete this all around best of the best appetizer perfect for sharing or great for that big appetite. The Strike Slice Try one of our amazing pizzas by the slice, 10” or 18” offerings. Tons of toppings to choose from or pick one of our already famous concoctions. Penne Alla Vodka One of our most popular dishes, vodka sauce so creamy and good that you

Habanero Pimento Cheese Dip Served cold with corn tortilla chips, but your mouth will feel the heat.

Mojito Grilled Chicken Tacos Two taco shells filled with marinated chicken, lettuce and Pico de Gallo.

E. Boulevard Bar & Grill Long-time neighborhood favorite has a new location on East Boulevard in the Latta Pavilion Building with plenty of free parking. Check the daily specials here. The kitchen is creative, and loves to wrap things in bacon.

won’t want to quit stuffing your face.

City Tavern Small Bites menu at the bar is a bargain during happy hours, Mon.-Wed. 4-6 and 9-10 p.m., and on Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m. when apps are half-priced. Tempura Asparagus Oysters Rockefeller (Thurs. only) Crab Cake Balls

PROWLER TRAINER Coach Felando Clark Schools NFL Hopefuls And The Rest Of Us


COACH C, OUR STAFF HERE AT PROWLER MAGAZINE has had the pleasure of knowing you for a very long time and are familiar with you and your accomplishments as an athlete, bodybuilder (former Mr. NC) and personal trainer. We couldn't be more excited about the new fitness column you'll be writing for our readers beginning next month. It’s the greatest gift we could give them with the New Year fitness push just ahead.


n this edition, we're glad to sit down with you and talk about state-ofthe-art fitness, the popularity of weight loss reality TV, the positive impact that these movements may yet have on generations of Americans, and give our readers insight into what Coach C. does to inspire people from all walks of life on a daily basis. Let’s start with your current focal point. Today you run a successful personal training company,

Impact Fitness Company—tell us what IFC, Co. does well? Coach C: We specialize in finding the niche for each client—fully-customized, tightly focused and effective workouts that get you to your One great way to do this that people are getting excited about is HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING. Bottom line: it gets superior results and the time required to do the workouts is negligible—it fits in any schedule. Most of my clients participate in a one-on-one or group program I call 30 for 30. It’s 30 minutes, 3x per week (it’s also $30 per week). We do workouts at gyms, fitness facilities, home gyms and area apartment communities. In all, you put up 100% effort for

about 12 minutes with essential rest in-between. You walk away with a peak workout behind you and the rest of your day or evening. And really, you won’t get a look like this with anything that feels familiar to your body. We shock the system, turn up the heat, build the core, max your major muscle systems and the fat falls away, the metabolism skyrockets and your body becomes strong quickly. Prowler: That sounds more than a little intense. Is it for everyone? Coach C: The first workout for each new trainee is a fitness test. We’ll look at many factors and tailor the workout by moving intervals and making it doable for the trainee. We don’t overdo it right out of the gate—we build. Each workout from there, we move forward. Prowler: You create one-on-one workouts in the 30 for 30 program, correct? Coach C: Correct. We also work in groups—which are preferred because you have support from others as well. Prowler: And do you recommend diet plans or diet pills, etc. in this program? Coach C: I don't recommend diet pills or quick fix diet fads, I believe the body responds best to proper nutrition, exercise,rest and lots of water. Prowler: Is this similar to the training you do with high school and college age kids who are NFL hopefuls? Coach C: It is. Every player in every sport will benefit from increased stamina and full body conditioning, however with football, it's more sport-specific and focus is on speed, agility, power and overall athletic conditioning. Prowler: We hear you have a really promising nephew that you are really proud of who was brought up for ACC football exhibition? Coach C: Yes! For more info on Coach C’s programs:





AFC NORTH Sep.05 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.24 Nov.28 Dec.08 Dec.16 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Denver Cleveland Houston at Buffalo at Miami Green Bay at Pittsburgh at Cleveland Cincinnati at Chicago NY Jets Pittsburgh Minnesota at Detroit New England at Cincinnati

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at Chicago Pittsburgh Green Bay at Cleveland New England at Buffalo at Detroit NY Jets at Miami at Baltimore Cleveland at San Diego Indianapolis at Pittsburgh Minnesota Baltimore

AFC SOUTH at San Diego Tennessee at Baltimore Seattle at San Francisco St. Louis at Kansas City Indianapolis at Arizona Oakland Jacksonville New England at Jacksonville at Indianapolis Denver at Tennessee

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Miami at Baltimore at Minnesota Cincinnati Buffalo Detroit at Green Bay at Kansas City Baltimore at Cincinnati Pittsburgh Jacksonville at New England Chicago at NY Jets at Pittsburgh

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Tennessee at Cincinnati Chicago at Minnesota at NY Jets Baltimore at Oakland at New England Buffalo Detroit at Cleveland at Baltimore Miami Cincinnati at Green Bay Cleveland





Oakland Miami at San Francisco at Jacksonville Seattle at San Diego Denver at Houston St. Louis at Tennessee at Arizona Tennessee at Cincinnati Houston at Kansas City Jacksonville

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Kansas City at Oakland at Seattle Indianapolis at St. Louis at Denver San Diego San Francisco at Tennessee Arizona at Houston at Cleveland Houston Buffalo Tennessee at Indianapolis

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at Pittsburgh at Houston San Diego NY Jets Kansas City at Seattle San Francisco at St. Louis Jacksonville Indianapolis at Oakland at Indianapolis at Denver Arizona at Jacksonville Houston





AFC EAST Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.03 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

New England Carolina at NY Jets Baltimore at Cleveland Cincinnati at Miami at New Orleans Kansas City at Pittsburgh NY Jets Atlanta at Tampa Bay at Jacksonville Miami at New England

Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.30 Oct.06 Oct.20 Oct.27 Oct.31 Nov.11 Nov.17 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Cleveland at Indianapolis Atlanta at New Orleans Baltimore Buffalo at New England Cincinnati at Tampa Bay San Diego Carolina at NY Jets at Pittsburgh New England at Buffalo NY Jets

AFC WEST Baltimore at NY Giants Oakland Philadelphia at Dallas Jacksonville at Indianapolis Washington at San Diego Kansas City at New England at Kansas City Tennessee San Diego at Houston at Oakland

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2013 SEASON SCH EDU LE Sep.08 Sep.12 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.18 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Buffalo NY Jets Tampa Bay at Atlanta at Cincinnati New Orleans at NY Jets Miami Pittsburgh at Carolina Denver at Houston Cleveland at Miami at Baltimore Buffalo

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Sep.05 Sep.15 Sep.23 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.12 Dec.22 Dec.29


Tampa Bay at New England Buffalo at Tennessee at Atlanta Pittsburgh New England at Cincinnati New Orleans at Buffalo at Baltimore Miami Oakland at Carolina Cleveland at Miami





at Jacksonville Dallas at Philadelphia NY Giants at Tennessee Oakland Houston Cleveland at Buffalo at Denver San Diego Denver at Washington at Oakland Indianapolis at San Diego

Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.23 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.24 Nov.28 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Indianapolis Jacksonville at Denver Washington San Diego at Kansas City Pittsburgh Philadelphia at NY Giants at Houston Tennessee at Dallas at NY Jets Kansas City at San Diego Denver

Sep.09 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.14 Oct.20 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.12 Dec.22 Dec.29

Houston at Philadelphia at Tennessee Dallas at Oakland Indianapolis at Jacksonville at Washington Denver at Miami at Kansas City Cincinnati NY Giants at Denver Oakland Kansas City






N FC NORTH Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.10 Oct.20 Nov.04 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.09 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

Cincinnati Minnesota at Pittsburgh at Detroit New Orleans NY Giants at Washington at Green Bay Detroit Baltimore at St. Louis at Minnesota Dallas at Cleveland at Philadelphia Green Bay



Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.24 Nov.28 Dec.08 Dec.16 Dec.22 Dec.29

at New Orleans St. Louis at Miami New England NY Jets Tampa Bay at Arizona at Carolina Seattle at Tampa Bay New Orleans at Buffalo at Green Bay Washington at San Francisco Carolina


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at San Francisco Washington at Cincinnati Detroit at Baltimore Cleveland at Minnesota Chicago Philadelphia at NY Giants Minnesota at Detroit Atlanta at Dallas Pittsburgh at Chicago


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Minnesota at Arizona at Washington Chicago at Green Bay at Cleveland Cincinnati Dallas at Chicago at Pittsburgh Tampa Bay Green Bay at Philadelphia Baltimore NY Giants at Minnesota

NFC SOUTH Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.07 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.21 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.23 Dec.29



Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.13 Oct.21 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.07 Nov.17 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Detroit at Chicago Cleveland Pittsburgh Carolina at NY Giants Green Bay at Dallas Washington at Seattle at Green Bay Chicago at Baltimore Philadelphia at Cincinnati Detroit




Seattle at Buffalo NY Giants at Arizona at Minnesota St. Louis at Tampa Bay Atlanta at San Francisco New England at Miami Tampa Bay at New Orleans NY Jets New Orleans at Atlanta

Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.30 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.21 Dec.02 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

Atlanta at Tampa Bay Arizona Miami at Chicago at New England Buffalo at NY Jets Dallas San Francisco at Atlanta at Seattle Carolina at St. Louis at Carolina Tampa Bay

Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.24 Nov.03 Nov.11 Nov.17 Nov.24 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at NY Jets New Orleans at New England Arizona Philadelphia at Atlanta Carolina at Seattle Miami Atlanta at Detroit at Carolina Buffalo San Francisco at St. Louis at New Orleans






Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.24 Nov.28 Dec.09 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

NY Giants at Kansas City St. Louis at San Diego Denver Washington at Philadelphia at Detroit Minnesota at New Orleans at NY Giants Oakland at Chicago Green Bay at Washington Philadelphia

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at St. Louis Detroit at New Orleans at Tampa Bay Carolina at San Francisco Seattle Atlanta Houston at Jacksonville Indianapolis at Philadelphia St. Louis at Tennessee at Seattle San Francisco

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at Dallas Denver at Carolina at Kansas City Philadelphia at Chicago Minnesota at Philadelphia Oakland Green Bay Dallas at Washington at San Diego Seattle at Detroit Washington


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Sep.09 Sep.15 Sep.19 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Washington San Diego Kansas City at Denver at NY Giants at Tampa Bay Dallas NY Giants at Oakland at Green Bay Washington Arizona Detroit at Minnesota Chicago at Dallas



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Philadelphia at Green Bay Detroit at Oakland at Dallas Chicago at Denver San Diego at Minnesota at Philadelphia San Francisco NY Giants Kansas City at Atlanta Dallas at NY Giants




Arizona at Atlanta at Dallas San Francisco Jacksonville at Houston at Carolina Seattle Tennessee at Indianapolis Chicago at San Francisco at Arizona New Orleans Tampa Bay at Seattle

Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.26 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.20 Oct.27 Nov.10 Nov.17 Nov.25 Dec.01 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.23 Dec.29

Green Bay at Seattle Indianapolis at St. Louis Houston Arizona at Tennessee at Jacksonville Carolina at New Orleans at Washington St. Louis Seattle at Tampa Bay Atlanta at Arizona

Sep.08 Sep.15 Sep.22 Sep.29 Oct.06 Oct.13 Oct.17 Oct.28 Nov.03 Nov.10 Nov.17 Dec.02 Dec.08 Dec.15 Dec.22 Dec.29

at Carolina San Francisco Jacksonville at Houston at Indianapolis Tennessee at Arizona at St. Louis Tampa Bay at Atlanta Minnesota New Orleans at San Francisco at NY Giants Arizona St. Louis





appy Holidays Prowler Fans! I cannot believe another year will be escaping us so quickly. I am still abuzz from my summer fun and special adventures. This time each year many of us begin to reflect on all the special people and extraordinary things for which we are so grateful. This time of year is very special to me because I appreciate the season, the time to share with others, and memories of the past year. I also wonder what is on the hori-

zon for my family and me. My hope is that with all 2013 has brought each of you; everyone can find gratitude for something. This is a great time of year to show off your best family recipes and rise to the challenge of creating new recipes from the many leftovers after your annual holiday feasts. My heart’s desire for this particular article is to share how excited I have been about my professional start in 2013. I started the year off in my new job as Executive Chef at First

Savory Sweet Life Cranberry Sauce Make your own homemade cranberry sauce this year for Thanksgiving using fresh cranberries. This easy recipe is so simple but renders out some intense flavor. Ingredients 12 oz bag fresh cranberries 3/4 cup orange juice 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup white sugar 2 oz gold rum

Serves Two Delicious Cups

Instructions Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on medium-high for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has reduced – stirring occasionally. You’ll hear the cranberries popping – don’t worry, that’s what you want them to do. Remove from heat and serve. Cranberry sauce can be made days ahead and brought to room temperature or slightly heated before serving.

United Methodist Church and then I was able to compete in my first cooking competition. That was a true adrenaline rush! I am so grateful to have been chosen to be on Food Network’s new hit series Guy’s Grocery Games. I hope the viewing audience finds great favor with the show and continues to watch the many challenges that most of us are faced with daily in our quest for finding that ultimate meal right off the grocery shelves. That experience has truly humbled me and inspired me to work even harder on my personal culinary arts portfolio. As I take this time to plan for my next steps I am truly looking forward to making my future even stronger and brighter. As Professional Chefs we are always striving for excellence. With every plate we create an experience. With every dish we leave a personal lasting legacy in the hearts of others. This position provides immediate selfgratification or disappointment depending on the outcome of our product. However, there is one thing that is guaranteed in this journey to create the best dish possible, we learn to never give up. As each of you take some time with family, friends, colleagues and visitors look back at all you have accomplished and inhale the sweet journey that is waiting for you. Enjoy your time with family, eat lots of great food and don’t let life pass you by. Remember to always cook with love, passion, heart and soul! M Chef Smith


My favorite kitchen tool of the month is the Roasting Pan. From my experience this is the best cooking apparatus for roasting your meats and especially your holiday turkey. Some may ask: Do I need a rack in the bottom of my roasting pan when I am cooking meats? My answer is almost always, “No.” I believe the best thing you can do when you are roasting meat is to create an edible rack made of vegetables, herbs and spices. Creating your own edible rack will provide a great base of flavor, enhance the overall finish of your meat, sauce or gravy. If you are in search of the best roasting pan here are

THE ROASTING PAN some great tips from “French” roasters are the best roasting pans. They feature upright handles riveted to the sides of the pan which makes for a secure grasp when handling the pan. The best materials to purchase are copper, anodized aluminum, or stainless steel with a thick core of aluminum or copper. If you prefer a pan that is easy to clean try purchasing a roaster with a nonstick interior. You may not achieve that preferred caramelized pan drippings for a well-flavored sauce or gravy with this pan. You will need to do a little homework and purchase a pan that fits inside the dimension of your oven. Ultimately you want to allow for at least 2” between the sides of the pan and the walls of the oven. Most roasting pans have low sides but some cooks prefer high covered roasting pans for turkey and ham. Choose according to your personal preference. Roasters range in price from $60-$200.





Bacon, our 3rd favorite thing, meet cocktails, our 2nd favorite thing...

As temps drop we’re prone to mix a hardier cocktail. These blur the lines between a mixer and a meal. Enjoy...

Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary INGREDIENTS

1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles (not drained) 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 red bullet chili with seeds, chopped Dash of lime juice 1/3 cup bacon (or pepper) vodka Marinated cremini mushrooms for garnish Bacon slices for garnish DIRECTIONS

1. Place the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chili, lime juice and vodka in a blender. Pulse on medium until the mixture is silky smooth. Add the salt and pepper to taste. If the mixture is thick, add a bit of water to thin it out. 2. Garnish with the mushrooms and bacon. Serves 1.

Boozy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake INGREDIENTS

About 2-1/2 cups low-fat vanilla ice cream 1/3 cup Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka 1/4 cup Seasonal Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice creamer 1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 graham cracker, cut into bite-size pieces Whipped cream DIRECTIONS

1. Place all of the ingredients (minus the graham cracker) into a blender. Blend on low until mixture is creamy. If too thick, add additional creamer or vodka. If not thick enough for you, add additional vanilla ice cream. 2. Garnish milkshakes with whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice and graham crackers. Serves 2.

Butterscotch Cinnamon Apple Pie Martini INGREDIENTS


1 shot cinnamon schnapps 1 cup chilled apple juice 1 shot butterscotch schnapps Whipped cream, for garnish Ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick, for garnish

1. Pour cinnamon schnapps into martini glass. 2. Pour apple juice over schnapps then pour butterscotch schnapps over apple juice. 3. Place a dollop of whipped cream on top of drink and sprinkle with cinnamon or add a cinnamon stick for garnish.




Autumn Eats Done Right & Ready To Share

Cheesy Ham Biscuit Pull Aparts Ingredients 1 (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 3/4 cup diced ham 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion 1/2 cup shredded cheddar 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 11 x 7 or 12 x 8 glass baking dish

Pecan Pie

Ingredients 1 Box refrigerated pie crusts 2 1/2 cups light corn syrup 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 6 eggs, slightly beaten 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans Butter-flavor cooking spray 2 cups pecan halves Directions 1. Heat oven to 425°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening spray. Remove 1 pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. Roll into 13x9-inch

with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat egg and milk with a wire whisk until smooth. Separate dough into individual biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly. Fold in ham, cheese, onions and granulated garlic. Spoon mixture into prepared dish, arrange biscuit pieces in a single layer. Baked at 350 for 23 - 25 minutes or until golden brown. You can either cut into squares or just pull apart and serve.

rectangle. Place crust in dish; trim edges to fit. 2. In large bowl, stir corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs with wire whisk. Stir in chopped pecans. Spoon half of filling into crust-lined dish. Remove second pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. Roll into 13x9-inch rectangle. Place crust over filling; trim edges to fit. Spray crust with butter-flavor cooking spray. 3. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until browned. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Carefully spoon remaining filling over baked pastry; arrange pecan halves on top. Bake 30 minutes until set. Cool 20 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Squash & Spinach Lasagna Rolls Butternut Parmesan Sauce 1 lb butternut squash, peeled, diced 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp fresh grated parmesan cheese kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Lasagna 9 lasagna noodles, cooked (use gluten free noodles for gluten free) 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, heated and squeezed well 15 oz fat free ricotta cheese 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese 1 large egg salt and fresh pepper 9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim shredded Italian Blend Cheese 1 tablespoon parsley, minced Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add butternut squash and cook until soft. Remove squash with a slotted spoon, reserve about 1 cup of the water and set aside, then blend until smooth with an immersion blender, adding 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid to thin out. In a large deep non-stick skillet,

add the oil, sauté the shallots and garlic over medium-low heat until soft and golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add pureed butternut squash, season with with salt and fresh cracked pepper and add a little more of the reserved water to thin out to your liking. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F. Ladle about 1/2 cup butternut sauce sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles. Ladle about 1 cup of sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp Italian cheese blend. Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts and everything is hot and bubbly. Top with parsley and serve. Makes 9 rolls. To serve, ladle a little extra sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll. 5 GRAMS OF FAT PER SERVING!

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