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  • Greer's OC: Sales from OC Blend benefit schools

    Caffeine can help local students! The first Orange County Blend coffee and tea arrived at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores throughout Orange County, and proceeds will benefit local schools. The Orange County Blend Coffee is smooth with a light citrus...
  • Chef Kevin Fonzo

    Chef Kevin Fonzo
    It's easy to describe 46-year-old Kevin Fonzo: James Beard Award nominee, champion of farm-fresh ingredients, successful College Park restaurateur, cafeteria chef at Orlando Junior Academy. Yes, that's right. In one small Orange County school, Fonzo...
  • Editor to the stars

    LET'S hit the high points of Judith Jones' career: pushed through the American translation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and published Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Edited food legends such as Child, Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey,...
  • 'Iron Chef' tests contestants to join the stable

    'Iron Chef' tests contestants to join the stable
    Grasshoppers? Grasshoppers?? Eric Greenspan, the chef-owner of the Foundry on Melrose, has cooked a lot of unusual fare in his day, but there he was, looking down at a platter piled high with this Asian delicacy. With the clock ticking, he needed to...
  • James Beard Award Semifinalists Include Lots of Locals

    The Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or has been nominated in three categories as a semifinalist in the 2009 James Beard Awards. Palme d'Or received recognition for Best Service, Best Wine Service, and Chef Philippe Ruiz for Best Chef: South categories. On the...
  • Epiphany or bust

    Epiphany or bust
    DOWNS, Ill. — We're standing by the chickens. There are white and brown hens, 70 in all, strutting along the lush green backyard and pecking for grubs. Not far away are two pregnant pigs named Mortadella and Pancetta. There's a greenhouse —...
  • Alton Brown: Just here for the 'Experience'

    Alton Brown: Just here for the 'Experience'
    The phone rings, at 9 o'clock on the dot. It's Alton Brown calling in, very promptly, for a pre-arranged interview. "What are you eating," Brown asks, "I can always tell when someone answers the phone with food with in his mouth." Alton Brown is not...
  • Festival Highlights

    Here's what's happening this week at the Laguna Beach art festivals. Festival of Arts Junior Art Day FOA will feature Junior Art Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, where youngsters will have a chance to make arts-and-crafts, put on a circus for...
  • Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later

    Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later
    As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
  • Greer's OC: Best places for grilled cheese

    It's National Grilled Cheese Month, and you celebrate everyday by trying some of the best in grilled cheese creations at some of my fave spots. At Zinc Café & Market in Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar, I can't get enough of the gruyere cheese grilled...
  • New name for Pump Room? How about the Pump Room?

    New name for Pump Room? How about the Pump Room?
    As you may have read a couple of weeks ago, the venerable Pump Room restaurant, and the building that houses it, are being renovated by hotelier/impresario Ian Schrager and will emerge in September as a boutique hotel, to be called Public Chicago (1301 N....