| Jan 1, 2012
| 8:29 PM
New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday.
Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:22 AM
There's a new Carolina cuisine joint in Baltimore. It's called, appropriately enough, Low Country Kitchen — but just try to find it. Unless you had a good reason to be walking past Hannah Williams' new takeout place, you might never see it.
| Jan 12, 2012
At first glance, the story in the local paper seemed to have been written for me: "Decorating With Books." My house is swamped with cookbooks, they're stacked on just about every horizontal surface and, yes, some are even arranged on shelves. So I thought...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:20 PM
The iconic St. Elmo Steak House in downtown Indy is now considered one of America's classics.
The James Beard Foundation will recognize St. Elmo with their America's Classic Award in May. The award is given to restaurants with what they call "timeless...
| Mar 29, 2012
There's a new fruit in town, at building No. 14 of Avon's Riverdale Farms plaza. Lime Bar & Grill has taken over the space formerly occupied by Bosc Kitchen & Wine Bar, and the new restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge, is adding new zest to the area with...
| 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,...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:13 AM
A Washington D.C. restaurant is getting by with a little help from the chef's friends.
When R.J. Cooper, the chef/owner of Rogue 24, underwent planned open-heart surgery at Johns Hopkins earlier this week, the Washington D.C. restaurant didn't...
| 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 2, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Beer lovers, rejoice. Whiskey drinkers, celebrate. Pork fat fans, this is your moment. All the things you thought were unhealthy can actually help you lose a ton of weight.
Well, not exactly. This isn't an ad in the back pages of a sketchy magazine....
| May 3, 2012
| 12:32 PM
We all know the saying “we eat with our eyes,” but of course we eat with other senses, too. The taste and smell of a dish create the flavor memories we treasure, but the sound, such as a fresh spring pea pod snapping or the sizzle of a...