Three Hot New York City Restaurants

Scott Brittenham presently serves as president and chief executive officer of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, a Tucson, Arizona-based company he cofounded. In his free time, Scott Brittenham enjoys visiting New York City and dining at the city’s best restaurants.

New York City is a revolving door of restaurants, and there is always a new, trendy place for diners to check out. The Zagat guide recently compiled a list of the city’s hottest restaurants. Here are a few:

1. Mission Chinese Food: Located on the Lower East Side, this old favorite has just been re-opened with an expanded menu. Recommended selections include the lobster and coconut fried rice and Koji chicken wings.

2. Upland: Found in the Flatiron District, Upland combines classic elements of Italian and Mediterranean fare with Californian cuisine. Recommended selections include mushroom salad with seared robiola and chicories, dressed with burnt shallot vinaigrette.

3. Momofoku Ko: Not new but expanded, this restaurant has just opened in a larger location in the East Village and offers a 17-serving dinner for $175. The decor has been upgraded with custom murals by David Choe. Be warned, despite the expansion, reservations are still hard to get.


U.S. Chess Federation Hosts National Tournaments for Students

With more than 30 years of experience working in the investment business industry, Scott Brittenham works as president and chief executive officer of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, which he cofounded in Tucson, Arizona. He directs investment within renewable energy, agribusiness, and biofuels, securing more than $140 million in investment capital. In his spare time, Scott Brittenham stays involved with the United States Chess Federation (USCF), where he is a member.

The USCF is a nonprofit organization comprised of chess players and supporters of varying ages. Founded in 1939 when the National Chess Federation and the American Chess Federation merged, the USCF currently has more than 80,000 members and more than 2,000 chess clubs and organizations.

National tournaments sponsored by the USCF will take place in April and May of 2015. The national high school championship, scheduled for April 10 through 12, will take place in Columbus, Ohio. Each player has 120 minutes to complete the match and has a five-second grace period between moves. Those who place in the top 30 spots receive trophies. The junior high championship, scheduled for April 24 through 26 in Louisville, Kentucky, follows similar rules, with the top 10, 15, or 20 individuals receiving trophies, depending upon their age. The national elementary championship, scheduled for May 8 through 10 in Nashville, Tennessee, awards those who finish in the top 10, 20, 25, 30, or 35, depending upon age and skill level.

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composers Project

Scott Brittenham leads Clean Energy Capital, LLC, as the Tucson, Arizona, investment firm’s president and chief executive officer. Outside of his professional activities, Scott Brittenham supports several local organizations, including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

In addition to holding regular performances, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra operates a number of educational programs for students and the general public. For the last two decades, the organization has offered its Young Composers Project program to elementary through high school students who have an interest in learning to compose music.

Participants in the annual program, which is held from September to May, meet twice per month with contemporary composers, orchestral musicians, conductors, and other professionals who help them explore the composition process. The program ends in May with a public reading session, where the participants’ pieces are performed by either the Tucson Symphony Orchestra or the TSO Quintet. Since it was launched in 1993, the Young Composers Project has helped produce over 300 new pieces written by young composers.

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga

Based in Tucson, Arizona, Scott Brittenham serves as the president and CEO of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, which he also co-founded. As an investor with more than 30 years of experience in the field, Mr. Brittenham offers his talents to the company through the evaluation, structuring, and execution of major financial transactions. When he is not focused on his career, Scott Brittenham enjoys a variety of hobbies and interests that include practicing ashtanga yoga, a specific style of yoga steeped in ancient tradition.

Ashtanga was introduced to the West by Sri Pattabhi Jois, who taught it for decades until his death in 2009. Ashtanga yoga, which translates to mean “eight-limbed yoga,” is performed in conjunction with eight practices of spiritual cleansing, half of which are internally cleansing. The other half are externally cleansing. The ashtanga system incorporates control over the body with control over the mind.

Vinyasa and tristhana are two performance techniques employed in ashtanga yoga. Vinyasa refers to the system of coordinating breathing and movement, while tristhana references three places of attention: posture, breathing, and a place to look while performing poses, which coordinate with the yoga style’s three levels of purification that include the body, nervous system and mind. Asana refers to posture, whereby the body is aligned and detoxified, while ujjayi is the breathing technique employed during ashtanga yoga. Dristhl refers to the place to look, meaning a person finds a spot to gaze at and focus on during asanas.

A Brief History of The Rolling Stones

Scott Brittenham is the CEO, president, and co-founder of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, a Tucson, Arizona-based investment company. Mr. Brittenham’s three decades of experience have contributed to the success of some of the company’s major financial transactions. Besides his work, he enjoys an array of outside interests, including yoga, ice hockey, travel, and music. Scott Brittenham’s favorite band is the Rolling Stones, a rock band from England who arrived in the United States during the British Invasion of the 1960s and who has remained prolific since.

Mick Jagger is the longtime front man for the band, with Keith Richards and Brian Jones originally on guitars. The Stones cultivated popularity in the United States by self-proclaimedly rivaling the Beatles, who at first carried a clean-cut, poppy presence. The Stones styled themselves as the Beatles’ “bad-boy” counterparts, pursuing grittier, blues-inspired hard rock in favor of the poppier, more psychedelic sounds becoming prominent during the era. Throughout the next two decades, the band’s lineup and management shifted, with Brian Jones passing away and several other musicians joining the group. The Stones experimented with a variety of styles, fixating early in their career on blues covers and later developing their signature sound.

The Rolling Stones remain an iconic fixture in rock history. The band has toured and recorded fairly consistently over the past 40 years and remains a household name and pop culture stalwart.

Perks of a Subscription to the Tucson Symphony

The CEO, president, and co-founder of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, Scott Brittenham of Tucson, Arizona, draws on over three decades of experience in the investment industry. Mr. Brittenham’s skills have aided in the company’s major financial transactions and in the selection and management of experienced professionals in the finance industry. Outside of his professional endeavors, Scott Brittenham patronizes the Tucson Symphony. He frequently attends symphony performances.

Since its debut in 1929, the Tucson Symphony has provided the public with a wide array of orchestral pieces. The symphony offers perks to subscribers, who pay one price for a full season of shows. Subscribers save up to 25 percent on individual ticket prices and 20 percent on special events throughout the year, as well. Ticket upgrades and exchanges are available to subscription holders, and 100 percent refunds are offered if the tickets are returned before the season’s first concert. Furthermore, subscription holders who cannot attend can also turn in their tickets for a tax-deduction receipt, while releasing the seats to another music fan.

Popular Sites and Attractions in Nebraska

Co-founder, CEO, and president of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, Scott Brittenham possesses over three decades’ worth of experience in evaluating and executing financial transactions. Although currently living in Arizona, Scott Brittenham grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska.

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha has been repeatedly ranked as one of America’s top zoos by several publications. Offering zoo classes, behind-the-scenes tours, and an expansive aquarium, the attraction has something for everyone in the family. It also offers a “Skyfari” ride, which takes visitors through the park above many of the exhibits, providing a new view of the animals. Nebraska City’s Arbor Day Farm, which sits on the original 260-acre estate of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton, offers overnight lodging, a spa, and an Olympic-sized pool for relaxing. It is home to a 50-foot-tall tree house, forested hiking trails, and a greenhouse, creating a unique experience for everyone.

The Strategic Air and Space Museum, located in Ashland, is home to a wide collection of space artifacts and military aircraft. The Museum was first organized in 1959, and has since grown into a 300,000-square-foot education, event, and exhibit space for visitors of all ages. Another popular museum is in Lincoln: the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium. It includes one of the world’s best fossil elephant collections, along with artifacts from African and Native American cultures.