| May 5, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Los Angeles won big at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday evening, for the first time in a very long time. Nancy Silverton, founder of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, took the culinary equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar when she was named...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Sloan's (photo by Beth Black)
BEST ICE CREAM PARLOR
329 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-338-9887, Sloansonline.com
This Mizner Park ice cream parlor boasts some pretty creative alternatives to the standard chocolate, vanilla or strawberry...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
What do you mean, you haven't been to Kansas City? Haven't you heard that it's one of the next great cocktail cities?
This cocktail snob didn't believe it either at first. Yet Kansas City has a broad range of bartending excellence, delivered sans...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:52 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I sipped my way through three evenings here in the world's bourbon capital, and among the drinks I rarely saw ordered was a surprise: bourbon.
Though plenty of bourbon was poured, it arrived mixed with brandy, rock candy syrup,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:35 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First came the art galleries. Then the boutiques. Then the food and drink (craft and farm-to-table, thank you very much). Then the — record store and trendy barbershop?
Yes, yes, yes and yes, and that equation, spread across...
| May 1, 2012
| 5:14 PM
PORTLAND, Maine — I was in Portland all of 10 minutes when its soul rolled by on two wheels: a gentleman pedaling through downtown on one of those ridiculously tall bicycles with an oversize front wheel and tiny back wheel.
The bike, called a...
| May 27, 2012
| 2:50 PM
LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless.
Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up appetites, the city needed...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Visitors in Charleston, S.C., can choose from a number of walking tours meandering through alleyways and cobblestone streets focused on the city's fascinating history, elegant architecture and lovely gardens. At night, the strolls turn to spooky ghost and...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:03 PM
To television viewers, Andrew Zimmern of "Bizarre Foods" is known as that guy who'll eat anything. And he'd like Americans to give it a shot too. "Open up and expand your horizons, people!" said the James Beard Award-winning chef and author. "I am...
| May 1, 2011
Travel expert Pauline Frommer hopscotches around the world for a living, which means countless plane flights and a heaping helping of airline food.
"I never eat airline food, if I can help it," said Frommer, founder of Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides and...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...