Monday, May 06, 2013

Anderson Live Monday, May 6, 2013

Anderson's guest co-host for the day was comedian Judy Gold.   Enjoy the 'First 15' ~

There was more after the break ~

GUEST/TOPIC SEGMENTS: Amazing Caught-on-Tape Stories;  'Anderson Live Chopped Challenge' with Food Network's Ted Allen

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Andy and Lea said...

Hey Anderson - I challenge you to enjoy a stay at our B&B. We are not the 'typical' and many B&B's offer a huge range of choices - not what you stereo type. So - break out of your mold and try out the 'new' age of B&B.

Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn, Newberg, Oregon

Unknown said...

Such gross (as in huge) generalizations reflect more on the speaker than the topic. Whatever happened to thoughtful journalism? Using the "Anderson Approach", I never would have discovered how good asparagus is when it's not overcooked, or biscuits and gravy when not pooled in grease, nor would I have discovered that after a few foreign films I could read subtitles and watch the actors at the same time.

Unknown said...

To denigrate an entire industry isn't fair to these mostly small, family-owned operations. What I will say is that each B&B is a very unique experience based on the architecture of the property and the style of the owner(s). I also completely recognize that a stay in a B&B isn't for everybody but B&Bs vary widely in style and practice.

As a B&B owner, I recognize that the shared dining experience is one that an individual either likes or doesn't - not much middle ground on this. If you choose to try another B&B in the future, it would be worth evaluating what dining options the hosts offer as they are as varied as the people's personalities that own these places.

Also, there are B&Bs comprised of individual structures if that's an issue. For example, my place is actually made of vintage railroad cabooses! But some also really appreciate older mansions or other forms of B&B. I know of places that are made of vintage Airstream trailers, tree houses and all sorts of other 'structures.'

The beauty of a B&B is that it's a reflection of the place it's located and of the owners' personalities. A stay in a B&B usually puts you closer to local culture, style and activities and that's where they excel. But there is also something to be said for the uniformity and anonymity of a hotel stay.

Thank you for providing this forum to allow others to share their opinion.

Brayton Bed and Breakfast said...

I have always enjoyed your reporting, but I think your description and intellect of a B&B is far misread and judged unfairly. clearly you have had two bad experiences, but that doesn't mean you wouldn't or shouldn't stay in a hotel ever again. Now days, there are things called reviews on most websites. You may want to consider looking at these, so you know what you are in for the next time. I would welcome you to come to Wisconsin and stay at our B&B. It is not in the middle of a pasture surrounded by cows either. We are located downtown Oshkosh WI. You don't have to eat with anyone else, if you don't want to. You don't EVER share a bath with anyone else. In fact, it is right in your room. You have many choices when you stay with us, including what you want for breakfast, what time you would like to eat breakfast, where you would like to eat breakfast, wine and cheese, desserts, a suite with your own spa tub or laundry facilities.

Cooper, please reconsider your decision to stay at another B&B, and when you report again, maybe you can be a little bit more than one sided.