| Jan 20, 2010
Randall Grahm is the legendary founder of California's Bonny Doon Vineyard, noted for creating delicious Rhone-style wines. He is an innovator not only in the vineyard, where he fearlessly experiments with different grape varieties, but also in the...
| Jul 1, 2009
Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal.
Cynics may call it a...
| Jul 9, 2009
Chicago's various cruise lines ply the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River pretty much year round (until the river freezes over, at least) during the day, evening and even midnight. But when the long nights of summer arrive, an additional option...
| Jul 15, 2009
Sangiovese is one of the most popular and most planted grapes in Italy. The grapes make wines that offer fresh, cherry flavors and an earthy quality, often aromatic like cedar. Yet sangiovese (san-joh-VAY-zeh) isn't over the top. As the many sangiovese...
| Jul 31, 2009
A day in a theme park isn't usually a bargain. Frugal visitors may find admission deals or resist souvenir stands, but we've gotta eat, right? When a soft drink price is twice what you'd pay at a 7-Eleven, you've got to swallow hard.
Ah, but there are...
| Aug 12, 2009
Before it was Beach Boulevard, the Orange County road that leads straight to Huntington Beach was known as Highway 39.
That was back when Clifford Ronnenberg's parents owned a dairy and roadside diner, which is now the site of the citified ParkAve...
| Sep 2, 2009
I thought vacations were for relaxing. Lie flat on the beach, let the sound of the waves lull you into stupidity. Feel the sun bake the tension away. Stare at the clouds. Find shapes in them. Eat shrimp. Drink wine. Drink more wine. I'm a...
| Sep 8, 2009
California legislators are considering a proposal to require 33% of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. In its Aug. 19 editorial, "Sacramento’s power failure," The Times writes that failure to pass the measure would...
| Sep 13, 2009
Should you awake to discover that a holiday has been convened, fear not. You can still achieve brisket.
The self-satisfied set will chide: You should be marinating already. The Southern sort will drawl: You should be smoking already. The fancy cook...