Monday, March 23, 2009

March 20 Talkin' Tourism Recap

Today’s show hosted by Gary Guertin, with co-host Robin Hicks-Connors, was “all about the food.” Katy Lynch, editor and publisher of Dine Magazine, Paul Daly, owner operator of The Flagler Grill in Downtown Stuart, and Harborage Yacht Club’s Chef extraordinaire Mark Muller talked at length about the importance of “food and beverage” in creating and enhancing visitor destinations. Any listener who didn't walk away hungry from this show, just doesn't like food!

Katy discussed in detail the expansion of her magazine into the Treasure Coast area, her experience as a participant in a Dinner In the Sky adventure (, and the importance of advertising, marketing and special events to a restaurant’s success.

Paul Daly, shares his involvement with the funky and cool Pelican Café, which is pet friendly” and the evolution of the Stuart Downtown area into a dining mecca that currently has 14 great restaurants to chose from.

Last in the line up but certainly not least, Harborage Yacht Club’s own Chef Mark Muller describes for the listening audience that awesome features and menu mainstays at the Harbor Grille.

Mark also reminds listeners about two great events happening in the next couple of weeks:

(1) The Taste of Martin County on March 31 (benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Martin County)

(2) The International Wine Tasting at Harbour Bay Plaza on Sewall's Point on April 4

The link to this weeks show will be posted as soon as it is available.

On a forward note, the March 27 show will welcome Hobe Sound Chamber executive Jennifer Ferrari to hype Appraisal Fest 2009, slated for March 28, starring "The Appraisal Guys," Tim Luke and Greg Strahm. A few more guests to be mentioned later this week.

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