July 2011

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048 Dice Tomatoes: Jenny Wagner, Whole Foods Metro Marketing Manager, Joins Host John Donovan on Dice Tomatoes Radio

We had just completed our first radio segment with Chef Franco, a monthly contributor to the La Voce Italian American News Magazine, when Gina Gavan introduced us to Jenny Wagner, Whole Foods Las Vegas Metro Marketing Manager.

Perhaps the best words we have heard in a long time was Jenny explaining that Whole Foods is committed to sourcing 50% of their product from local producers over the next five years. While this may be only a paperwork matter in areas like Northern California with it’s abundant resources, it’s obvious that being in the middle of one of the hottest deserts in the world offers a whole different set of different challenges for securing fresh-from-the-field locally produced products.

Yet the progress that has been made here in Southern Nevada is truly remarkable, and we invite you listen in as Jenny and Dice Tomatoes radio host John Donovan explore this and other Southern Nevada sustainable food subjects in detail.

Listen in….and thanks Whole Foods for you support…!!!!

John Donovan

 

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047 Dice Tomatoes:  Chef Franco Interviews on Dice Tomatoes Radio from Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market

If you’re one of the 80,000 or so loyal readers of the La Voce News Magazine published in Las Vegas each month you’re sure to recognize Chef Franco’s name.  His monthly column is always a big hit and prompts inquiries from readers far and wide.

During a recent meeting at the La Voce News Magazine office we tossed around an idea that everyone seemed to like:  why not arrange to have Chef Franco visit the Thursday Downtown Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market and then share his thoughts of what he finds of interest with radio host John Donovan who broadcasts a three hour show from the market each week.

Completely impromptu and extemporaneous, Chef Franco brings a few examples of the wonderful fresh-from-the-field items he finds at the market over to the broadcast booth and quickly ignites John’s appetite as he makes suggestions about how he would prepare everything from soups, to pasta, to frittatas.

Listen in, meet the Chef, and enjoy…!!!!

 

046 Dice Tomatoes: Natura Water Offers Las Vegans The Promise Of Great Tasting Water And Eliminates Bottles Too

July 30, 2011
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046 Dice Tomatoes:  Natura Water Offers Las Vegans The Promise Of Great Tasting Water And Eliminates Bottles Too I met Michelle Hartl while having dinner with friends at Chef Marc’s Las Vegas Parma restaurant about two weeks ago on a Wednesday evening. The place was packed with fans of his new ‘Novecento’ wood burning 900 degree oven […]

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046 Dice Tomatoes: BAR 10 Grass Fed Beef Arrives At Gina Gavan’s Downtown Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market

July 24, 2011
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046 Dice Tomatoes: BAR 10 Grass Fed Beef Arrives At Gina Gavan’s Downtown Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market How time flies by.  It’s been over six months since I visited Ryan West at the BAR 10 corporate headquarters in St. George, Utah and subsequently published an article in the La Voce News Magazine titled, “Pharmaceuticals, […]

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045 Dice Tomatoes: Al Mancini Las Vegas Food Critic Talks Sustainablity On Dice Tomatoes Radio From FEED Farmers Market

July 24, 2011
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Al Mancini Las Vegas Food Critic Talks Sustainability On Dice Tomatoes Radio From FEED Farmers Market With his punk rocker looks, Al is an easy guy to pick out of a crowd, including the crowded Downtown La Vegas FEED Farmers Market.  When we saw him we asked him to join us our Dice Tomatoes Radio Show. Among a […]

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044 Dice Tomatoes: Personal Assistant To Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com Talks With Dice Tomatoes Radio

July 24, 2011
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Personal Assistant To Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com Talks With Dice Tomatoes Radio When we talked about our Southern Nevada sustainable food movement during a recent Dice Tomatoes Radio interview from the FEED Farmers Market with Ton Hsieh, Zappos.com CEO, Tony kept suggesting we really needed to talk with ‘Mimi’, his personal assistant, who has a plate full of interesting assignments […]

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043 Dice Tomatoes: Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos, Guests on Dice Tomatoes Radio from Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market

July 23, 2011
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Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos, Guests on Dice Tomatoes Radio from Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market It’s the second week of Gina Gavin’s Downtown Las Vegas FEED (Fremont East Entertainment District) and Don Parnall, owner of Costello Photo and co-producer of Las Vegas Convention Media, recognizes Tony Hsieh in the crowd of shoppers and invites him […]

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Dice Tomatoes Radio Announces Expanded Broadcast Capabilities: Wireless Digital Phone Integration

July 20, 2011
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NEW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES EVERYTHING Dice Tomatoes is pleased to announce the introduction of new wireless phone technology that expands the reach of its studio and remote broadcasts across the Las Vegas Valley or to any part of the world that support a telephone connection. Until now, according to John V. Donovan, General Manager of Dice Tomatoes, guests on […]

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042 Dice Tomatoes: Rudy Strukoff, Tribal Minds, and Francisco Lara, Azul Tequila, Recap Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market Opening

July 17, 2011
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041 Dice Tomatoes: Rudy Strukoff, Tribal Minds, and Francisco Lara, Azul Tequila, Recap Las Vegas FEED Farmers Market Opening While I’ve been working the Dice Tomatoes Remote Radio broadcast for three hours, Rudy Stukoff, assoicate of Gina Gavin and well know entertainer has been on stage playing guitar.  Rudy is often seen and his music […]

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041 Dice Tomatoes: Don Parnall, Costello Photo and Rosalind Gibson, Bloom’n Desert Herb Farm

July 16, 2011
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Dice Tomatoes: Don Parnall, Costello Photo and Rosalind Gibson, Bloom’n Desert Herb Farm It’s been a wonderful farmers marketing opening, Gina Gavin’s new downtown Las Vegas FEED market is a big success and with the crowds thinning out I have chance to talk with Don Parnall, owner of Costello Photo our Las Vegas Is Talking […]

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