| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
It was a long time coming--22 years, to be exact--for biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" to be released, but the film finally made its L.A. premiere Nov. 11 at the Arclight Cinerama Dome.
The film stars Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and chronicles the...
| Jul 11, 2013
In the 1998 Zagat Survey Chicago Guide, of the 40 restaurants with the highest food ratings (based on popular opinion), 20 of them were French.
In the most recent Chicago Guide, fifteen years later, that list of 40 includes maybe five French...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Bastille Day Brunch: In celebration of Bastille Day, the French independence holiday, Church & State Bistro is offering a La Jour de la Bastille brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 14. The traditional French menu includes oysters, foie de volaille...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Judging from my Facebook page, I am one of about 3 million cooks who celebrated Bastille Day with a grand aioli Saturday. I really hadn't intended any kind of French patriotism with it -- we had good friends coming down......
| Jul 14, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Florent Marneau at Marché Moderne in Costa Mesa is celebrating Bastille Day with bouillabaisse from now through July 19....
| Jul 11, 2013
Le quatorze juillet, also known as La Fete Nationale in France and Bastille Day most other places, commemorates the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille, a fortress famed for holding political prisoners (though at the time of the storming, it housed...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Q: I'm wondering if you could locate a recipe from Pistache French Bistro for me? I get their Moules Frites "Mariniere" every time I'm there with a glass of Rosé. It brings me back to the summers I spent in the south of France. I would love to know how to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Baltimore Restaurant Week is less than three weeks away. That won't come soon enough for Baltimore restaurants, who took a beating from a slow and sultry holiday week.
See: Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week 2013 [Pictures]
Silo.5% Wine Bar in Locust...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Cindy Dole and Marena Padden, grade-level advisors of the Newport Chapter of the National Charity League, hosted an event this week at the newly opened Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa.
More than 30 of the chapter's eighth-grade girls participated in an...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:01 AM
It's Europe Day! (Yeah, we didn't know that either.) Welcome to your trends report for Friday, May 10.
You're not alone if you were in the dark about the EU's annual holiday: Apparently, very few Europeans know that it exists. Nonetheless, between that,...