Calamari: A Tribute to Chef Jay

calamari dish in Grand Rapids MI

Seventeen years old and a matter of hours after high school graduation I applied to cook at Naya Bistro and Wine Bar. My only experience in a kitchen was with my mother and a short stint slinging burritos at Qdoba. I loved food and cooking, and was determined to get a job at a nice […]

Wine of the Month: Arkenstone NVD Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

Arkenstone wine of the month

Sitting in the fabled Howell Mountain, Napa Valley’s first sub-AVA, Arkenstone is making wines of real character that are perfect for lovers of California Cabernet Sauvignon. The NVD cuvee, standing for Napa Valley Distinct, is true to its name, providing a lush and rich wine that is loaded with ripe black and blue fruits, mint, […]