| May 31, 2012
| 12:42 PM
GRILL THIS, NOT THAT
About The James Beard Foundation
Food matters. You are what you eat not only because food is nutrition, but also because food is an integral part of our everyday lives. Food is economics, politics, entertainment, culture, fashion,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:40 PM
David and Goliath. Spartans and Persians. North vs. South. Good vs. evil.
Epic battles have always given us hope, inspired our actions and captured our imaginations. This Saturday, a battle of epic proportions will take place, and although it might not...
| Jun 27, 2012
Andrew Zimmern stopped by to talk about the sixth season of "Bizarre Foods America," which kicks off with the 100th episode in Las Vegas on Monday, July 9 at 9pm.
Get ready to dive into pigeon pie in Austin, barbeque some armadillo in Central Florida and...
| Jul 14, 2012
I had worked with the late cookbook legend Marion Cunningham for several years before I actually met her. She was a columnist for The Times back in the 1990s, and I was one of her editors. Because she lived in the Bay Area, our conversations were mainly...
| Jul 19, 2012
Mini-review: City Tavern
1416 S. Michigan Ave. 312-663-1278
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
The backstory: When chef Kendal Duque cooked up the opening menu at Sepia in the West Loop, I wasn’t the only one who was impressed. Diners...
| Jul 24, 2012
445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434
These sibling restaurants are the creations of celebrity chef/Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless, and while Frontera is more rustic and regional in cuisine, Topolo skews toward fine dining. For a...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:25 PM
A local bar is getting national attention. Cure on Freret Street is nominated for the James Beard Outstanding Bar Award (that's like the Oscars of the culinary world). To see why they're nominated, Mike Theis saved us the Best Seat in the House.
| 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 22, 2011
Here's a sneak peek at what's coming in this week's Food section: Every morning, children at hundreds of Los Angeles schools start their day hungry, making it tough to learn much or to get through the morning without a trip......
| May 6, 2011
Diana Kennedy’s “Oaxaca al Gusto” was the best cookbook of the year according to the James Beard Foundation, at “Top Chef” was the best food television show. The awards were announced Friday night at Espace in New York. The...