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Kovas Palubinskas
Works at Midwest Multisport Life - An Endurance Blog
Attended Loyola Chicago
Lives in Downers Grove, IL
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Gaiam Active Yoga
Yoga sometimes gets a rap as being more for women than for men (of course, if you've tried it, you know that yoga is equally adept at kicking female or male asses). That stereotype is changing and, naturally, Gaiam is leading the way. As the yoga industry h...
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Chicago
If you're a Chicago history buff, you'll immediately recognize the site of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - the old Esquire Theater. Originally, the cinema (built in 1938), had a single auditorium with over 1,400 seats, was then converted to a six-pl...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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Poderi Arcangelo Winery
Several weeks ago, I got to (briefly) attend a Tuscan wine tasting in Chicago. Since I could only swing by, I narrowed my tasting down to a few varietals I had not tasted before, Ciliegiolo and Vernaccia. Ciliegiolo is traditionally used in blends such as C...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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Ruffino Presents: a Virtual Wine Tasting with Snooth
Ruffino Presents was Snooth 's first Virtual Tasting of 2015! With a history dating back to 1877, Ruffino is an iconic Tuscan winery that has always embraced a unique balance of tradition and innovation in their winemaking style. We learned about Chianti Cl...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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#RockNBlog: Trouble in Paradise
So we're just about a month out from the Nashville Half Marathon and I'm still running with a lot of  lower leg pain - training has been mediocre, at best. I'm thinking I might have to pull the plug on this race and maybe look for one farther off in the fut...
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Wine of the Week: Picton Bay 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Apparently vinified by the folks at Mount Riley Wines - their excess grapes are used to make this wine for Trader Joe's ($7.99). Love the twist-off closure, definitely a wine I'll be bringing along on picnics and camping (shhhhh...). Citrus, floral, grass, ...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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Wine of the Week: The Heritage Vineyard 2012 Zinfandel
This month's Wine Studio continued its Zinfandel theme with a virtual tasting of the most recent of the Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard Project wines. What's the project? The Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard Project is located within the University of California, Da...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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Ice Age Trail: Blackhawk Segment
Saturday morning, I headed up to the Kettle Moraine South Unit, planning on hiking an Ice Age Trail segment, camping, then hiking another segment the following morning. Didn't quite work out that way, but I had an amazing day nonetheless. The segment I chos...
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UST Ambassador!
Some good news announced yesterday - I was chosen as a Ultimate Survival Technologies Ambassador! UST provides adventurers with the best survival gear available, from hardcore survival kits to amazing tools to help you enjoy the next trip into the wildernes...
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Gear Review: Skulpt Aim
I received the Skulpt Aim, a new tool for measuring body fat and muscle quality, through Raynforest. Looking like a beefy smartphone, the Skulpt Aim comes with a charger, usb cord, small water bottle for spritzing (works best when the device or skin is wet)...
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Madison Craft Beer Week 2015
Since its inception in 2010, Madison Craft Beer Week  (MCBW) has promoted Madison’s thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day (two weekend) festival that highlights Wisconsin’s regional brewing heritage and serves as a showcase for the Madison are...
50 States of Wine is a plan to visit a winery and craft brewery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, I will visit restaurants, wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms interviewing chefs, winemakers and growers, brewers, foodies, and more.
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Men's Health Next Top Trainer
Not really in my personal wheelhouse, but my friends over at Men's Health have asked us to share something pretty cool. It's time for the 2015 Men's Health Next Top Trainer competition. If you're not familiar with the contest, Men's Health is looking for a ...
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Finding Adventure in my Backyard
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I’m a transplanted Southern Californian living in the Midwest. It’s taken some time, and plenty of searching, to appreciate the nature we have here. In the Midwest we don’t have the jagged peaks or deep canyons others do, but we do have trails to run and hike, rivers to canoe and kayak, and forests to explore. In winter we make do with ski hills, ride fat tire bikes, winter camping and snowshoeing to revisit favorite spots.
 
Finding Adventure in my Backyard: trail running, hiking, camping, skiing, and pretty much want to try everything outdoors, at least once.
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  • 50 States Of Wine - a Food, Wine, and Travel Blog
    Publisher, 2011 - present
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Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
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A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Free Permaculture Design Course - Regenerative Leadership Institute
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The world's first free online permaculture design course with Larry Korn. Learn permaculture from the world's top experts from the comfort o

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Winestyr: Buy Wine On...
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50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to vist a winery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, vin

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Genoa Restaurant, Por...
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50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to vist a winery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, vin

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Bonefish Grill, Orlan...
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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Ribbon Ridge AVA - Or...
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50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Chehalem Mountains AV...
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50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to taste wines in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, viney

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Dundee Hills AVA - Or...
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50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to taste wines in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, viney

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: 100-Point Wine Rating...
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50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to taste wines in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, viney

Wannemaker's is expensive, but we've gone there because they are somewhat local. Today it took 30 minutes to check out because their Internet connection was down -- no discount, no effort to get it done quickly. I won't be back.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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