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JoAnn Cianciulli


JoAnn Cianciulli

Cook, culinary producer and author, JoAnn Cianciulli (chan-chew-lee) has become known as one of the food industry’s top insiders and currently is serving as culinary producer on Spike TV’s new show, “Bar Rescue.” A pioneer in her field, Cianciulli’s experience ranges from co-creating and producing old-school Food Network shows such as "Food 911" with Tyler Florence, co-authoring cookbooks with world-renowned chefs such as Michael Mina, serving as an industry expert on television shows including Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters" and most recently, as author of her own cookbooks, "L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook" and "The MasterChef Cookbook."


Power Plant Article
Rocks is Reborn as the Electrifying Power Plant.   September 23, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

Scott Terheggen left his lucrative real estate career to open Rocks in Laguna Niguel, California. This beach community is located along the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by six different colleges.

Rocks Blog
Bar Rescue: Rocks in Laguna Niguel, CA   September 21, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

After years of success in Real Estate, Scott Terheggen fulfilled a dream by opening Rocks in 1996, a bar located off the busy Interstate 5 freeway in Laguna Niguel, California—a youthful beach town.

O.P. Article
The Olive Pit is reborn as O.P.   August 19, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, located in Orange, California, is the dive bar that nobody knows about—though it’s been around since 1962.

The Olive Pit Blog
The Olive Pit in Orange, CA   August 17, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, opened in 1962 in Orange, California (about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.)

Murphy's Law Article
J.A. Murphy’s is reborn as Murphy’s Law   August 5, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

Two college buddies whimsically decide to open a bar in 2009. For the first year, J.A. Murphy’s was very successful. Since 2011, however, the bar has become a run-down place for the frat boy-type to get wasted.

J.A. Murphy's Blog
J.A. Murphy’s in Fells Point, Maryland   August 3, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

J.A. Murphy's is located in the heart of historic Fells Point MD, a fun and thriving area on the water with loads of foot traffic.

One Eyed Mike Article
Piratz Tavern is Reborn as Sleek Corporate Bar & Grill   July 29, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

Piratz feels a bit like a haven for misfits and the buccaneer business owner, Tracy Rebelo, had no background in running a bar; acting more like a mother figure to her quirky staff, than a boss.

JoAnn Cianciulli Blog
Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD   July 29, 2012
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

After a career in corporate communications, Tracy Rebelo went out on a limb and opened Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. But from the beginning, Piratz only attracted a select customer base of Renaissance Fair performers and Saturday afternoon children’s parties.

Canyon Inn Article
From Dingy to Classy: Yorba Linda's Canyon Inn   September 19, 2011
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

As the only bar in Yorba Linda, Calif., that has a liquor license safely grandfathered, Canyon Inn has served generations of Orange County customers. But because it’s focus has morphed, Canyon Inn now is a confused little spot with an identity crisis.

Article
Looking to Score at Champs   September 11, 2011
By: JoAnn Cianciulli

Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" takes on perhaps his biggest challenge yet as he looks to turnaround Champs, the oldest -- and now failing -- sports bar in Burbank, Calif.

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