| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2012
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Free Press, 339 pp., $27
Ask your average Food Network viewer or Yelp poster about Craig Claiborne and you're likely to be met with a blank look and a "Who?"
How fleeting is fame in the food world....
| Jun 13, 2011
Many people — and most cookbooks — skirt over the matter of workday lunches. Not Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
"For most of us these days, lunch is an irrelevance. Not so much because we don't eat it — we still generally manage to shovel...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Last night, the ticketing system for Next, Grant Achatz's highly anticipated new era-themed fine dining restaurant, was still experiencing glitches, despite promises that today -- er, yesterday -- was the day.
"We are burning the midnight oil here trying...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:41 AM
What leaked out two weeks ago on Eater.com is finally being confirmed: Star chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten will head up the new and improved Pump Room when that fabled restaurant reopens in the fall.
Although it might not be called the...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...