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Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Discovers the Inspiration Behind Dallas Artist, Shayema Rahim

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Dallas, TX – July 15, 2019  Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, introduced viewers to Shayema Rahim, a local Dallas artist. As viewers watch this riveting conversation between Best of Guide TV Host, Ron Hall, and Ms. Rahim, they will fall in love not only with Ms. Rahim’s story as an immigrant from Bangladesh but also her unique take on abstract expressionism. Click to Watch Episode

 

“I have a passion for art and I am continually trying and exploring different things,” commented Dallas Artist, Shayema Rahim. “I don’t know where I would be without art. It’s a kind of therapy.”

 

Ms. Rahim’s love for art originated from her mother, a Batik artist, whom she praises for teaching her the basic foundations of art. From embroidery to sketching, Ms. Rahim grew up around an artistic lifestyle and even attended art school. Now, incorporating the medium of encaustic and bright colors into her paintings, Ms. Rahim is compared to renowned artist, Helen Frankenthaler, one of Ms. Rahim’s many inspirations. Ms. Rahim has taken tragedy in her own life and uses it as inspiration to help others by regularly volunteering with organizations, such as Family Place, in order to advocate for battered women. Currently, some of Ms. Rahim’s art pieces are being showcased at CINQ Art Gallery on Dragon Street. Click for Photos

 

“When I first saw her work, it reminded me of some of my favorite artists including William De Kooning and Clyfford Still,” admired Best of Guide TV Host, Ron Hall. “I love her spin on abstract expressionism; she takes the complexity out of painting and makes it simple by using color.”

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas.  Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv.  All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 residents.  If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817-403-0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

 

 

 

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Learns the Secrets Behind the Beloved La Madeleine Restaurant

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Dallas, TX – July 2, 2019. Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, introduced viewers to Patrick Esquerre, Founder of La Madeleine. As viewers watch this endearing conversation between Best of Guide Host, Nikky Phinyawatana, and Mr. Esquerre they will quickly understand why this French bakery has captured not only the hearts of Dallas but also the entire nation. Throughout the years, they have maintained their original business plan to offer authentic, traditional French cuisine in an atmosphere that makes people feel at home. Click for Episode

 

“It all starts with love,” commented Patrick Esquerre, La Madeleine Founder. “When you love others, it comes back around. Through the years, we have listened to our guests, we adapt and then we surprise them with something better than they expected.”

 

Mr. Esquerre’s love of French food originated with his mother, grandmothers and aunts. He built his business to operate much like a family and as a result there are many multi-generational families that work at La Madeleine today. Many of the current managers have started at the bottom and worked their way to the top. In 2018, La Madeleine was  presented, alongside AT&T, with the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award (GDBEA) for their “measurable commitment to ethical business practices in everyday operations, management philosophies and creating a culture of ‘do the right thing’ “. Click for Photos

 

“It was such an honor to sit down and learn from Mr. Esquerre who is an inspiration to other restaurateurs,” noted Best of Guide TV Host, Nikky Phinyawatana. “I grew up dining in his restaurants and have admired how he feeds the souls of his guests, his associates and others within the industry.”

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas.  Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv.  All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 residents.  If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817-403-0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Speaks with Author and Editor of The Last Color, Vikas Khanna

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Dallas, TX – June 25, 2019. Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, had the rare opportunity to speak with the iconic Vikas Khanna who was in Dallas to promote his film, The Last Color. Best of Guide TV Host, Nikky Phinyawatana, learns from Mr. Khanna the inspirational and cultural story behind the film. This episode informs viewers of the transition from the old Indian culture where  widows are required to live a colorless life to their inclusion in the celebration of Holi, the celebration of colors. Click for PhotosVikas Khanna inspires Best of Guide TV viewers as he shares, “Talent without hard work and devotion means nothing. Devotion and hard work can beat all the talented people.”

Mr. Khanna is a James Beard Award Winner and one of the first Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin Star in the U.S. Featured among the 10 most influential chefs in the world by Deutsche Welle and Gazette Review, he has been the host of MasterChef India since 2011 and has hosted Twist of Taste and Mega Kitchens on National Geographic. This James Beard and Michelin Star culinary chef has emerged as a culture icon impacting not only his native homeland but engaging those around the world. The full episode of his interview is available at http://bit.ly/2ZDvjDU

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas.  Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv.  All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 residents.  If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817-403-0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

 

Texas Foodies TV, Produced by The Time Group, Engages Viewers with Interview of Internationally Acclaimed Chef, Vikas Khanna

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Dallas, TX – June 20, 2019 Texas Foodies TV, a part of the TG Network and sponsored by Best of Guide®.com, had the distinct pleasure of visiting with internationally acclaimed Indian Chef, Vikas Khanna. Texas Foodies TV viewers will be drawn into this engaging conversation between Host Nikky Phinyawatana and Vikas Khanna as these two restaurateurs share a deep passion for educating the world about their native homelands while sharing the flavors and delicacies with food lovers around the world. Click to View Episode

 

“It is a rare treat to have the opportunity to sit down and glean from a visionary such as Vikas Khanna. He not only feeds the souls of those who enjoy his food but also helps bring others into everything that makes the Indian culture so incredible,” commented Chef Nikky Phinyawatana, Host of Texas Foodies TV.

 

Viewers will attain the same respect and admiration Host Nikky Phinyawatana has for this industry pacesetter as they listen to his desire to share the classic Indian food that brings families together. Mr. Khanna is a James Beard Award Winner and one of the first Indian chefs to be awarded a Michelin Star in the U.S. Featured among the 10 most influential chefs in the world by Deutsche Welle and Gazette Review, he has been the host of MasterChef India since 2011 and has hosted Twist of Taste and Mega Kitchens on National Geographic. His influence expands beyond the culinary arts as he engages the world through his books, films, cookbooks and humanitarian acts.  Click for Photos

 

“Texas Foodies TV provides an incredible platform for us to share with our viewers the amazing diversity of food that Texas offers,” noted Margaret McKoin, Creator of Texas Foodies TV and CEO  of The Time Group. “Showcasing award winning restaurateurs, who are passionate about food, their culture and people, is a story worth sharing.”

 

Texas Foodies TV is streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 foodies. If you would like to have your restaurant or upcoming event showcased on Texas Foodies TV, contact Margaret McKoin at 817.403.0866 or via email at margaret@thetimegroup.net or contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com.

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Explores the Big Screen with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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Dallas, TX – June 12, 2019  Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, is excited to present the newest episode hosted by Jordi B along with her guest James Wallace, the Creative Director of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.  During this interview, Jordi B learns from James how the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was opened in Austin, Texas, 20 years ago and has now taken  not only Texas by storm but the entire nation with 40  locations nationwide.  James shares with viewers how craft beer and four star food can truly enhance the magic of movie watching on the big screen.  We are heading into the big blockbuster movie season, and this is the place for all die hard movie goers, as well as those who want to come out just for the big hits, to engage all their senses in the cinematic experience. Click for Episode

 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the perfect place to choose from a menu of classic American fare which pairs perfectly with the craft beer selection.  Their made from scratch meals include fresh and unique pizzas, hamburgers, and so much more.  Even their popcorn, yes they serve popcorn, is award winning!  James also describes the theater’s fun twist on themed food.  He uses Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings as examples of incorporating food fare from the movies into their menu.  Movie lovers have also come to appreciate the staff’s flawless service.  They are trained like ninjas to ensure no one interrupts your movie experience.  Click for Photos

 

As the first in-theater dining company of its kind, James says, “We pride ourselves on being a home to movie lovers run by movie lovers.  Our goal is to take back the movies and save cinema.”

 

Check out their website www.drafthouse.com and find the theater nearest you and go enjoy the total experience of dinner and a movie.

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas.  Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv.  All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,00 DFW residents.  If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817-403-0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

Texas Foodies TV, Produced by The Time Group, Learns the Heart of La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe

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Dallas, TX – June 11, 2019 Texas Foodies TV, a part of the TG Network and sponsored by Best of Guide®.com, introduced viewers to La Madeleine Founder, Patrick Esquerre, as he shared how his French bakery and cafe has captivated markets around the U.S. with over 90 locations. Host Nikky Phinyawatana learned from the legendary restaurateur the keys to success are treating your staff like family, surrounding yourself with successful mentors and that love really is the simple solution to everything. Click to View Episode

“Sitting down with Patrick Equerre is an incredible opportunity for any restaurateur. I am thrilled to share with Texas Foodies TV viewers his wisdom and heart for not only great food but also living a great life,” commented Chef Nikky Phinyawatana, Host of Texas Foodies TV. “His advice is simple. Love people and listen.”

Coming to the U.S. from Paris, Mr. Esquerre shares the story of La Madeleine’s beginnings and how mentors played a vital role in shaping his career. His commitment to offer authentic, fresh French baked items has made La Madeleine a favorite among Americans but especially among women who he has learned to listen to their feedback and make adjustments accordingly. Click for Photos

Texas Foodies TV is streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 foodies. If you would like to have your restaurant or upcoming event showcased on Texas Foodies TV, contact Margaret McKoin at 817.403.0866 or via email at margaret@thetimegroup.net or contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com.

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Enlightens Viewers of Events and Resources for Women Veterans

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Dallas, TX – June 10, 2019 Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, is informing viewers of upcoming events to celebrate Women Veterans Day on June 12, 2019. Best of Guide TV Host, Jasmine Sadry, learned from Founder and Executive Director of Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center, VR Small, about the support and resources available to women. Texas is only one of four states to recognize Women Veterans Day on June 12th to commemorate the 1948 Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. The community is invited to join the celebration on Wednesday, June 12th at El Centro College with an opening ceremony at 12:30pm, activities scheduled throughout the afternoon and concluding with entertainers, music and food from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Click for Information

“VR Small and her team are providing an incredible service to women veterans in the Dallas community, and we are thrilled to showcase the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center for our Best of Guide TV viewers,” stated Tammany Stern, Owner of BestofGuide®.com. Click to Watch Video

As the number of veteran owned businesses grows exponentially, the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center provides resources and support for entrepreneurial women veterans through a CEO model that offers Co-Working Space, Enrichment Activities and Opportunities. Ms. Small also shares with viewers how businesses can partner with the center and how the community can support the center through donations and volunteer opportunities. Click for Photos

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas. Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv. All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 DFW residents. If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817.403.0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Talks Best of Thai Cuisine with Chef Nikky Phinyawatana

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Dallas, TX – June 5, 2019 Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, announces the launch of our latest episode featuring Chef and Entrepreneur, Nikky Phinyawatana. Best of Guide TV continues to introduce viewers to the best Dallas has to offer. This episode will not only inspire the audience but leave them craving the best Thai cuisine in Dallas. Host Jordi Bostock offers viewers an engaging exchange with one of Dallas’ renowned Thai chefs, owner and creator of Asian Mint, EnjoyMint, Nikky Feeding Souls and Texas Foodie TV Host. Click to Watch Episode

 

“This episode will leave viewers believing that when you have a vision fueled by passion, all things are possible,” stated Jordi Bostock, Best of Guide TV Host. “Nikky is so full of energy and successfully manages many different roles. She is an inspiration to women, entrepreneurs, foodies and those who desire to make a difference in their community.”

 

Nikky’s passion runs deep for feeding the Dallas community the freshest and best Thai food through three Asian Mint locations and most recently the addition of EnjoyMint. Her love of people has driven her to engage the community through cooking classes and by sharing her native Thailand with Nikky Feeding Souls. Her involvement and support for the restaurant community allowed her to be chosen to host the recently launched Texas Foodies TV. Click for Photos

 

“I always appreciate the opportunity to share with others about my native Thailand culture, food and shopping. Whether it is through the food in my restaurants, local cooking classes, my upcoming cookbook, being the Host of Texas Foodies TV or my recently launched Nikky Feeding Souls, I believe in creating community which usually centers around delicious food,” commented Nikky Phinyawatana.

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas. Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv. All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 DFW residents. If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817.403.0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Introduces Viewers to Organic Tequila Creators

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Dallas, TX – June 3, 2019 Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, continues to thrill viewers with an incredible line up of episodes including the latest release featuring Tequila Sheela. Host Jordi Bostock sat down with Sheela Marshall, Tequila Sheela Co-Owner and Creator, to learn about her heartwarming journey to becoming the premier organic tequila provider. Viewers will learn of her passion to create clean, pure tequila that goes down smooth. Click for Photos

 

“Viewers will quickly become endeared to Sheela as she shares her story of overcoming cancer and how her friendship with Co-Owner Natalie Merrich allowed them to rise to the top of this competitive, male dominated industry,” stated Jordi Bostock, Best of Guide TV Host.

 

Winning the double gold prize in the 2016 San Francisco Spirits competition propelled Tequila Sheela to one of the most sought after tequila brands. Viewers will learn about that the purity of the tequila comes from cultivating the best blue agave with no chemicals, sugars or coloring. Offering three choices – Sheela’s Blanco, Reposado and Anejo — Tequila Sheela is available for purchase at Total Wine & More and Goody Goody retail locations. Tequila Sheela is also the house tequila at Texas Live. Watch Full Episode

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas. “It is so exciting to share the story behind the business. So many of our guests have not only an incredible product but also stories of overcoming and success,” commented Tammany Stern, Owner of BestofGuide®.com. “Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv. We are interested in showcasing local Dallas businesses and invite you to contact us if you’d like to be featured on Best of Guide TV.”

 

All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 DFW residents. If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com or Margaret McKoin at 817.403.0866 or at margaret@thetimegroup.net.

Best of Guide TV, Produced by The Time Group, Spices Things Up with the Mexican Bar Company

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Dallas, TX – May 24, 2019 Best of Guide TV, a TG Network show, introduces viewers to Plano’s most authenticate Mexican cuisine in the area. Hayes Swope, Owner of the Mexican Bar Company, shares some of his favorite menu items and his restaurant’s distinguishing factors with Best of Guide TV Host, Jordi Bostock. Located in The Shops at Willow Bend, the Mexican Bar Company offers guests a relaxing outdoor patio atmosphere to gather for family dinners or with friends over a drink.

 

Mr. Swope informs viewers how Chef/Partner, Patricio Sandoval, incorporates his culinary upbringing in Mexico and utilizes only the freshest ingredients to create their made to order, farm to table entrees. A unique menu item, the MBC, is tailored to guests’ specific preferences allowing them to experience the various flavors on the menu. Guests can enjoy the Mexican Bar Company seven days a week for brunch, lunch or dinner or during Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm. Click for Photos

 

“We are excited to bring this episode of Best of Guide TV to our viewers as we share with them not only the best Mexican cuisine in Plano but a great option for enjoying outdoor concerts and drink specials,” stated Jordi Bostock, Best of Guide TV Host. “Hayes and his team have done an incredible job of creating a stand out menu among the best Texas has to offer.”

 

Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas based marketing firm, Best of Guide TV presents viewers with the leading entertainment, dining and lifestyle options in Dallas. “Episodes can be viewed at www.bestofguide.tv,” commented Tammany Stern, Owner of BestofGuide®.com. “We are interested in showcasing local Dallas businesses and invite you to contact us if you’d like to be featured on Best of Guide TV.”

 

All episodes will be streamed on all social media platforms including digital publications, created by The Time Group, which will be distributed digitally to over 450,000 DFW residents. If you have an episode idea to be featured on Best of Guide TV, contact Tammany Stern at 214-727-6325 or at tammanystern@bestofguide.com.