Vital Health, Inc. Provides Tips On How To Combat Cystic Acne Through Dietary Changes and Natural Remedies


Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

The American diet, which is high in sugar, dairy and refined carbohydrate consumption, has lead to an increase in the number of people living with cystic acne. Eighty to ninety percent of teenagers suffer from acne to varying degrees. In fact, many adults who have never experienced acne as a teen are also now experiencing cystic acne, began Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner and director of Vital Health, Inc.

Dr. Griffin continued, No matter what condition, disease, or health problem a person faces, the root cause can be traced back to the underlying factors the body is facing. Healthy skin comes from the inside out which is why addressing issues such as hormone imbalances, stress, inflammation, nutritional deficiencies, and diet needs to be a focus.

What is cystic acne?

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that results in large, inflamed cysts and nodules that appear on the skin. Typical areas affected are the face, chest, and shoulders. It starts out much like typical acne, but builds up in the pores and causes redness, inflammation and a mini infection.

What causes cystic acne?

A number of factors contribute to cystic acne and can include: improper skin care; dietary food allergens; dairy foods, excess carbohydrate intake; hormonal changes; nutritional deficiencies; inflammation; and gut imbalances.

What are standard treatments for cystic acne?

Traditional medical treatment call for the use of a combination of topical steroid creams, antibiotics, oral contraceptives and other pharmaceuticals. These treatment options carry a long list of serious side effects.

What are natural and effective treatment alternatives Vital Health, Inc. encourages?

1. Remove dairy from the diet.

Milk is naturally full of anabolic hormones which are the same hormones body builders use to increase muscle mass and which causes cystic acne. These are mostly androgens hormones, like testosterone, and growth hormones including insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). There is no such thing as hormone-free milk. (1) Eliminate dairy for a couple of weeks and see if acne improves.

2. Eat a low sugar, low carbohydrate diet.

Sugar, liquid calories and flour products all drive-up insulin and cause pimples. Sugar raises insulin levels, which promotes the production of Dihydrotestosterone and inflammation in general. (2) Try incorporating more vegetables that contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Certain foods have been linked to improvements in many of the underlying causes of acne. These foods include: fish oil; turmeric; ginger; green tea; nuts; dark purple and red foods such as berries, green foods like dark green leafy vegetables, and omega 3-eggs.

3. Remove food allergens.

Food allergies can contribute to acne with gluten, dairy, yeast and eggs as being the most common culprits. If someone is allergic or sensitive to a particular food and it is consumed, it creates an immune reaction starting in the gut. The bodys response can cause increased skin redness and inflammation and GI symptoms.

4. Address nutritional deficiencies.

Several nutritional deficiencies promote acne. Dr. Griffin recommends the following nutritional supplements.

a. ProVitality Evening Primrose can help to reduce inflammation and boost immunity.

b. Probiotics, such as lactobacillus, can improve cystic acne. They also are beneficial for maintaining gut health.

c. B vitamins, specifically B2, B5, B6 all help to balance the body and alleviate acne. B3 gel containing 4% of the niacinamide form applied topically alleviates acne.

d. Vitamin E is an adjunct in acne treatment due to its ability to enhance the function of Vitamin A and Selenium.

e. Folic Acid improves skin condition of cystic acne patients.

f. Omega-3 oil helps to address inflammation and acne.

g. Superoxidismutase which addresses the liver detoxification pathways.

5. Hormonal imbalances can cause cystic acne.

The largest factor affecting hormones is the glycemic load of the diet. This refers to how quickly the food increases the blood sugar and insulin levels. For women, cystic acne on the chin or along the jaw line can be a sign of underlying polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and other types of hormonal abnormalities. Left untreated, PCOS can increase the risk for infertility and diabetes. Increased Dihydrotestosterone from the glycemic load can cause male pattern baldness, hirutism, and cystic acne.

Vital Health, Inc. and New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. carry a complete selection of nutrition supplements that can assist in the treatment of cystic acne. It is recommended that clients consult their physician before beginning any nutritional supplement regimen.

Vital Health, Inc. recommends consulting your physician before starting any new supplement regime.

Sources:

(1) http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/19/how-to-get-rid-of-acne-pimples-and-other-skin-problems-

(2) http://annmariegianni.com/9-natural-treatments-cystic-acne/

About Vital Health, Inc.:

At Vital Health, Inc. Dr. Griffin integrates a whole body approach with the intention of facilitating wellbeing and optimal health amongst her clients. Dr. Griffins specialties include: traditional naturopathy, nutrition, EAV Meridian Stress Assessment, Food Sensitivity Screening, Environmental Screenings, Iridology, SKASYS, Live Blood Cell Analysis as well as established integrative therapies such as Neuroemotional Therapy, Neuromodulation Technique, Cold Laser and clinician for Spectracell Laboratories, Inc. Vital Health, Inc. is located within the office complex of the Orland Park Crossing, 14225 S. 95th Avenue Suite 409, Orland Park IL, 60462. 708-226-1131. http://www.vitalhealth.org







Jeanettes Edelweiss A New Authentic German Restaurant Experience, Also Featured In A Television Series, To Open In March 2015; Celeb Chef Is Kurt Ehrlich

LOS ANGELES CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

Southern Californians are about to get a true taste of authentic German food, music and fun with the launch of Jeanettes Edelweiss restaurant in Newbury Park (near Thousand Oaks/Westlake area) in March 2015.

The myth that German food is heavy will be proven wrong when German Executive Chef Kurt Ehrlich offers up his mouth-watering, homemade recipes. Kurts specialties include vegan and vegetarian dishes, along with traditional German fare, perfectly spiced and cooked with fresh, locally grown ingredients.

The renowned Chef Kurt has decades of experience and an impressive track record, having cooked for Hollywood celebrities as well as Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

Chef Kurt says, “Im excited to introduce authentic, delicious and healthy German cuisine to the customers of Jeanettes Edelweiss and to share my secret recipes with Jeanette and on the TV show. My intention is to make Jeanettes Edelweiss Southern Californias number one German Restaurant,

Jeanettes Edelweiss will also offer the best of German beers on tap, and German wines imported from family wineries throughout Germany.

Jeanettes Edelweiss is more than an authentic German restaurant with excellent food, beer and wines. It is also a place for fun and entertainment. German born music producer, writer and performer Verenice Buerling whose music is featured on shows like The Voice, Real Housewives, and Dance Moms is the entertainment director of the restaurant. Every weekend the German folk band Hammerstein will play authentic German folk songs, which will have people leaping out of their chairs and raising their mugs high.

Jeanettes Edelweiss owner, Jeanette B. Milio, is not only born and raised in Germany, but is a renowned Hollywood industry veteran, who has been involved in over 45 motion picture and television projects with Emmy and Academy Award winning talent in front and behind the camera.

I moved to LA 15 years ago to follow my dream of becoming a Hollywood producer. Even though my work here and raising daughter in a new country kept me busy, I still found myself missing my home country. I still do so to this day. Jeanette wanted to bring a slice of home to America, which was the seed for her to launch a German restaurant, and then hire a top notch, experienced team to run it.

Co-owner Jim Milio has been a writer, producer and director of television and films for more than twenty years. In film, Milio wrote and directed Men Seeking Women starring Will Ferrell and was the co-executive producer of the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Jim Milio has written, produced, or directed more than 400 hours of television including The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan for National Geographic, Founding Fathers for the History Channel, The Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge Australia, Rescue 911 for CBS, the Emmy nominated Great Moments in Disney Animation for ABC, and The Real Las Vegas for A&E.

Jeanettes Hollywood credits include 13, starring Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, The Experiment, starring Academy Award

Kudolife, A Diet and Fitness App, was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015


(PRWEB) February 12, 2015

NewsWatch featured Kudolife as part of its monthly AppWatch, which reviews the latest mobile apps for the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew Tropeano, a mobile technology expert and host of NewsWatch, conducted the review during the “Top Products and Apps from Consumer Electronics Show and the Tech World” episode. The Kudolife segment aired on January 30, 2015 on the History Channel and FYI Network.

According to the United States government, getting in shape is the most popular New Years resolution. However, it is a tough feat for people to change their entire lifestyles, especially when they do not have help along the way. To achieve harmonious weight loss all year long, NewsWatchs Andrew Tropeano highlighted Kudolife app as a cool free app that will help people accomplish their health and fitness goals.

Andrew shared how the app assists people to make smart lifestyle choices by keeping track of users daily consumption of food and drinks. Kudolife breaks down this information into macronutrients like fat, carbohydrates, and protein and makes nutritional suggestions. Another benefit is that the app automatically tracks caloric output from activities like walking, cycling, and running without requiring wearable technology.

There is a social aspect to the app as people can share their meals and activities with the Kudolife community. Users can give others kudos for their accomplishments, which works as positive reinforcement to keep them heading in the right direction.

NewsWatch recommends Kudolife as one of the Top Apps in the CES 2015 episode for balanced weight loss. The Kudolife app is currently free for iOS users to use and download.

To learn more, head to http://www.kudolife.com today.

About Kudolife

Kudolife is an iOS7 app developed exclusively for the iPhone. It is the one stop diet and fitness app for those looking to lose weight, get fit and live a healthier lifestyle. Its focus is to remain a wearable free, accurate app that tracks diet and fitness while remaining battery efficient. The app launched in Vancouver, BC, Canada, a mecca of healthy living and is growing worldwide. The Kudolife app is free to use and join.

About NewsWatch

NewsWatch is a weekly 30-minute consumer oriented television show that airs on the History Channel, FYI Network, and ION Network. NewsWatch regularly features top technology products and services, mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows devices, unique and beautiful travel destinations around the world, health and medical tips, and entertainment interviews on the show. NewsWatch airs on the History Channel at 6:00 6:30 AM ET/PT and on the FYI Network from 7:00 7:30 AM ET.

NewsWatch is located in the greater Washington, DC area and has been on the air for over 25 years. For more information or to watch the most recent episode, visit http://newswatchtv.com/appwatch.html.







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Testosterone Lawsuit News: Plaintiffs File New AndroGel Motion in Federal Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports


New York, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2015

Hundreds of testosterone lawsuits (http://www.testosteronelawsuithub.com/) that allege medications like AndroGel caused plaintiffs to experience serious cardiovascular complications continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a motion filed with the Court on January 16th, plaintiffs are seeking to compel the production of files and documents relevant to AndroGel lawsuits, including those pertaining to the means in which the drug was marketed. In a response filed with the Court of February 6th, Abbvie Inc. maintains that the plaintiffs requests are overly broad, and that the company requires more time to respond. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)

Our Firm is representing numerous testosterone lawsuit plaintiffs who were allegedly harmed by AndroGel and other prescription testosterone medications. We are pleased to see this litigation moving forward, and will be monitoring this matter closely, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to men who may have been harmed by AndroGel and other low testosterone treatments.

Testosterone Litigation

Court records indicate that the testosterone litigation has been growing since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) revealed on January 31, 2014 that it was reviewing the cardiovascular side effects allegedly associated with low testosterone therapy. Plaintiffs involved in the federal proceeding claim that their use of drugs like AndroGel caused heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other life-threatening heart problems. They further allege that the manufacturers of the medications knowingly concealed information about these side effects from the public, and failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the potential for life-threatening heart complications. The lawsuits also assert that healthy men were induced to use low testosterone treatments by misleading marketing claims that positioned the drugs as effective remedies for symptoms associated with male aging.

In September, a panel of FDA advisors recommended that the safety labeling for all testosterone medications be revised to make clear they have not been shown to lessen symptoms associated with male aging, such as low sex drive, fatigue, and muscle loss. They also recommended that the manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapies be required to conduct studies of their cardiovascular side effects.*

Men who allegedly suffered serious cardiovascular events due to their use of prescription testosterone treatments may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a testosterone treatment lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Free, no-obligation legal consultations can be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.

*http://reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-usa-health-testosterone-idUSKBN0HC2C320140917, Reuters, September 17, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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New York, New York 10016

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BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy to Provide the Newly Approved Advanced Breast Cancer Medication Ibrance


Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2015

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nations leading specialty pharmacies, announces today that they are authorized to dispense a newly approved medication for postmenopausal women being treated for metastatic breast cancer. Ibrance

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C.R. Bard and Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Together Top 9,100 in New Jersey Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

The number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.transvaginalmeshlawsuithelp.com/) now pending in New Jersey Superior Court has surpassed 9,100 between two separate litigations that are currently underway in Bergen County, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

According to Case Lists updated on January 24th, 2015, nearly 7,500 Gynecare mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in a proceeding established for cases against the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., while more than 1,600 have been filed in the docket that includes claims involving C.R. Bard mesh implants. All the claims now centralized in both Bergen County litigations were filed by women who allege mesh erosion, chronic pain, infection and other injuries allegedly caused by devices they received to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

We are pleased that both the C.R. Bard and Ethicon litigations in New Jersey are continuing to progress. Our attorneys are currently representing numerous women whose injuries were allegedly caused by products manufactured by these and several other companies, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential lawsuit evaluations to women who were allegedly harmed by products manufactured by C.R. Bard, Ethicon, Boston Scientific Corp. and American Medical Systems.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

According to court documents, the nationwide litigation involving transvaginal mesh has moved forward dramatically in recent years as women continue to file lawsuits that allege serious vaginal mesh complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first warning about these risks in 2008, in which they categorized the potential for mesh erosion and other problems as rare. Three years later, the federal agency reported in a second alert that 3,000 additional complaints had been logged in its database. As a result, the FDA said in its July 2011 warning that vaginal mesh complications were not rare.

The FDA most recently addressed the risks associated with transvaginal mesh in April 2014, when officials proposed new regulations that would reclassify the pelvic implants as high risk. If the new rules go into effect, manufacturers would need to adhere to greater regulatory oversight and submit their devices for rigorous safety testing in order to receive pre-market approval.

Meanwhile, transvaginal mesh lawsuits are continuing to move forward in New Jerseys Bergen County Superior Court. Jeffrey S. Grand, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in both the C.R. Bard and Ethicon proceedings. In the Ethicon litigation, Mr. Grand also served on the Plaintiffs trial team in a case that concluded with an $ 11 damage award to a woman whose injuries were found to be caused by a Gynecare Prolift implant she received. The trial concluded in March 2013.

At the federal level, Mr. Grand is also serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committees in seven multidistrict litigations in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia that together include more than 67,000 lawsuits, according to court documents. These proceedings include: In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2327; In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2326; In Re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2325; In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2187; Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2387; In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2440; and In Re: Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2511.

Alleged victims of serious vaginal mesh complications may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the Firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To obtain a free, confidential and no-obligation case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm395192.htm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), April 29, 2014.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP

10 East 40th Street

New York, New York 10016

800-511-5092

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Root Vegetables & Winter Fruits

Have you ever been wandering through your local farmers market or produce area of your super market and see those bizarre looking root vegetables and wonder what the heck they are and how do you eat them?

Root vegetables were a very significant staple throughout the colder months during a time when lettuces and zucchini were not available in months of December, January and February. Thankfully that time has passed and we are able to enjoy these lovely treats with some leafy greens, crisp peppers or squashes.

We decided that there are too many amazing root vegetables and fall fruits that do not get enough credit and should go unnoticed or unused no longer. Below you will find a quick guide to some of our favorites over here at Epic. We hope that at the end of this you are feeling a lot less intimidated about the crazy looking fruits and vegetables and that a whole new world of produce is opened up to you.

Some of our fall favorites that you can find on our menus are Kumquats, Quince, Salsify and Celeriac.
Let’s start with Kumquats; these tiny little orange fruits are both sweet and sour. The skin is edible and is actually where all of the sweetness comes from. You can chop and mince these with some parsley, capers and horseradish to make an impressive relish or muddled with Cachaca and sugar to make a Caipirinha.

Quince is a misunderstood fruit. It is inedible raw but when cooked slowly over a low heat for a few hours they are suddenly bursting with flavor. Quince is a great addition to a traditional apple pie or added to bread pudding for a delicious twist on an old favorite.

Salsify may seem weird but is very tasty. This member of the sunflower family is called the “oyster root” because the flavor is vaguely reminiscent of oysters when cooked. You can boil, steam, cream or mash salsify. Once it is cooked it has the texture of an artichoke and some say the taste is similar.

Celeriac is very flavorful once roasted. It has a sweet and somewhat astringent flavor. When cleaning celeriac be sure to get all of the “skin” off as it becomes quite bitter. It oxidizes quickly so it needs to be dropped in a mixture of water and lemon. Celeriac when roasted makes a silky smooth, delicious soup.

We hope this clears up some of the myth surrounding these root vegetables and fall fruits. Happy cooking!

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Making Bread at Home

Good evening Epic friends & family. It has been awhile since our last post and we thought what better way to get back in the swing of things than with some inside tips on making bread at home.

Here at Epic we truly are a family that likes to get everyone involved with what we do. So I asked one of our talented Chefs, Justin Belluomini, to help me with this. After all who better to ask than the gent that makes the bread here at Epic for our new & delicious lunch menu.

So first we will talk about the ingredients used in all bread making. It is as simple as flour, water, salt & yeast. Yes, there are other ingredients used in some breads but these four truly are the heart of all bread.

I know that the task of making bread can seem daunting, choosing the yeast, the flower and making sure you know how to work with all of the ingredients separately and together. Instant or active-dry- there is no appreciative difference other than instant is more convenient. When choosing flour be sure to select a bread flour to get the optimal results but if you don’t have bread flour then go ahead and use AP flour, just be sure to check your measurements because you will need more flour. This is also true depending on what salt you choose. Kosher salt you will need more, table salt you will need less. If you have a handy scale it is best to weigh everything out.

All breads are made the same way:
First, the ingredients are mixed together, then the bread is kneaded until the gluten is sufficiently developed, the bread is then allowed to rise for a period of time (this is known as bulk fermentation and is where most of the flavor is developed), the bread is then shaped into loaves or rolls and allowed to rise again (this is known as proofing)and then the bread is baked and cooled.
Here is a link to a video on shaping:
title=”Shaping bread”>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPL2J8OZ&feature=related.

After the bread is baked it needs to cool completely before being cut, otherwise they will come out gummy and less flavorful.

Batch Risen Dough is designed to be made in a large batch, risen and refrigerated for up to a week. When you are feeling like some home-made bread simply snip off 14-16 ounces, shape it and bake it. the bread’s flavor will develop over the next several days and become more intense and even take on some sourness.

Below is our basic recipe for an Italian Batch Risen Dough.
725 grams of 90 degree water
14 grams of instant yeast
25 grams of table salt
925 grams of all-purpose (AP) flour, we recommend King Arthur

*Place water into an 8 quart container & mix the yeast until dissolved, then add salt and immediately add flour, stir with wooden spoon until fully incorporated and let rise at room temperature for about 2 hours covered with a floured with a towel (not terry cloth) or parchment paper sprayed with oil, until it has slightly more than doubled in volume. Refrigerate dough for up to one week or minimum of 2 hours. When you are ready for that home-baked goodness, sprinkle flour across the entire surface of the dough and on your hand (to prevent dough from sticking), pull out around 14-18 ounces of dough. Loosely shape this into a ball and allow it to proof on parchment paper at room temperature for up to 90 minutes. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature is 205 degrees (digital thermometer is preferred.) Let cool completely and enjoy!!

We hope you all have a wonderful & Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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July Fourth

I hope everyone is excited about the upcoming holiday. I know I am. We will be hosting a special happy hour BBQ on our fabulous patio. Also hosting will be Anchor Brewing and Skyy Vodka.
We will be offering a special BBQ menu including first of the season heirloom tomatoes with hand pulled mozzarella, pork shoulder and Schmitz Ranch brisket, rotisserie chicken, baked beans from the wood oven, potato salad, corn on the cob (probably with BACON BUTTER…a preview of High on the Hog)and ice cream cones. All of this with an Anchor Liberty Ale or Skyy vodka cocktail for $35 plus tax and gratuity. There maybe, just maybe (well, most likely will be)some specials on Drakes Bay Oysters as well.
I am super excited. Give us a call and let us know you are coming. It is gonna be a swell time!!
-ben

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Kitchen of Champions

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Celebrating graduation with a slice at Mission Pie

Over my ‘weekend’ I volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul Society Kitchen of Champions in West Oakland, California. The students were a blast to work with and I am so happy to be a part of their learning experience.
Epic Roasthouse donated all of the flour and butter that we used in the recipes. My wife, Karoline Boehm-Goodnick, general manager at Mission Pie, was with me as well.
I would like to encourage all of you to check out the Kitchen of Champions webpage and help in any way you can. My friend Diana Petes is the Culinary Services Coordinator and can help with any questions you may have.
-ben

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High On The Hog

Pork and Pinot is back. California wineries specializing in Pinot Noir, a western theme (including appropriate music) and lots of pig.
Our annual celebration is back this year on Saturday, September tenth. I’m not going to provide you with lots of details right now (I like suspense) but call 415-369-9955 for more information and to make your reservation.
I will give you a couple food teasers: corn with bacon butter, something roasted on a spit, lots of pulled pork, and plenty of house-made and artisian charcuterie.
We hope to see you there,
-ben

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Wood Burning Brick Oven

As many of you know the soul of our kitchen is a wood burning brick oven. It is made of twenty-two thousand pounds of sand, brick and stone. We burn up to three cords of almond and walnut wood per month.

Many restaurants have wood ovens. We are different because we use ours so much. It is not just a place for pizzas and such. It provides us with a hot and smokey spot to cook everything from giant ribeye steak to Mediterranean sea bass to baby carrots. You can taste the smoke.

Maintaining a live fire for 18 hours a day is a challenge for our cooks and one that teaches us all so much about the act of really cooking. I hope that you appreciate what our oven means to us. Stop bye and peer in sometime.

-ben

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Mothers Day Brunch

First of all thanks to everyone who made Easter brunch at Epic great! If you are looking for a place in San Francisco to celebrate with your mom, Epic is the spot. We will be offering a prix fixe 3 course brunch from 10am to 3pm on Mother’s day and would love to see all of you here.

-ben

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