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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...
  • Restaurant Review: Ten years later, Roy's is still a destination restaurant

    Restaurant Review: Ten years later, Roy's is still a destination restaurant
    Founded in 1998 by James Beard Award-wining chef Roy Yamaguchi, Roy's has expanded far beyond its original Hawaiian home. There are now more than 30 worldwide. So yes, Roy's is a chain, but the closest one to the restaurant in Harbor East is 700 miles...
  • One for the Table: Dressed up with twists

    One for the Table: Dressed up with twists
    My husband, David, and I are both chefs, so we are always busy working in our respective kitchens on Valentine's Day. Cooking for hundreds of people while miles apart is a bit romantically challenging. So we try to capture and share the spirit of the...
  • Chef gets a very fresh start, menu in Sedona

    Chef gets a very fresh start, menu in Sedona
    Jeff Smedstad joined the Coast Guard at 17 (and got cook's training); cooked in Scottsdale, Ariz.; traveled Mexico and studied cooking with Susana Trilling in Oaxaca; and was a chef at an Atlanta restaurant when a friend called from Sedona, Ariz. "He said...
  • Food road trip to Detroit

    Food road trip to Detroit
    The challenge: Pick a fun road-trip destination that's no more than a tank of gas away. My choice: Detroit. Why? Why not? It's less than 300 miles away. It's home to the Motown Historical Museum, a very cool zoo and beautiful Belle Isle. Next door,...
  • Curtis Duffy to leave Avenues, open own restaurant in West Loop

    Curtis Duffy to leave Avenues, open own restaurant in West Loop
    “I want to have the best restaurant in the country. I want to obtain that third Michelin star.” If it isn’t clear chef Curtis Duffy wants to be uttered in the same breath as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and his former boss Grant...
  • Beyond brats, beer

    Beyond brats, beer
    You know that feeling of clarity that hits you on vacation, that moment when you decide you should just move to wherever you're visiting — sell the house, lose the job, relocate to where you're comfortable and happy right now, before you can...
  • Monday Mailbox -- British ginger Michelin twins chefs headed for James Beard House

    Monday Mailbox -- British ginger Michelin twins chefs headed for James Beard House
    The Paula Deen-Anthony Bourdain feud spilled over into this week. Deen talked about it on the Today show. Eater National has a recap and update. A reader reminded me of the comments about Deen that Bourdain made during his May 2010 appearance at...
  • Making Chicago's top chef

    Making Chicago's top chef
    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...
  • Scott Hunnel

    Scott Hunnel
    Scott Hunnel, 47, started his career as a dishwasher in a Chicago restaurant. Today he is at the helm of one of Walt Disney World's most prestigious kitchens. Under his tenure at Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the restaurant...
  • 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...