| Sep 22, 2009
At least the burial was proper.
Anheuser-Busch InBev could have terminated the LPGA Tour's seven-year run at Kingsmill with a faceless press release — in Dutch even — or an awkward teleconference.
Instead, brewery officials summoned...
| Sep 23, 2009
Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's Mozza restaurants have been a huge hit in Los Angeles, and now the duo hopes the concept will have the same success overseas -- and possibly in Orange County.
In a recent interview, Batali said he and Silverton, with...
| Oct 13, 2009
Slocum & Sons, a wine and liquor distributor based in North Haven, has thrived by adapting to changes in what people are drinking.
In the 1970s, the company sold mostly spirits, or hard liquor, but as America's drinking tastes began to shift from...
| Mar 2, 2009
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It was during my first year in L.A., toward the bottom of my third glass of wine, as my office clock passed 10:30 a.m. and the writer leaned forward, blouse largely unbuttoned, to pour me a fourth while continuing to propose her TV series about the wine...
| Nov 19, 2009
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| Mar 5, 2009
"It's a great time to be a restaurant customer," says Larry Huber, co-owner of Clean Plate Club, which operates six restaurants (including Pete Miller's and Davis Street Fishmarket) in Chicago's suburbs. "It's no longer business as usual. We're zeroing in...
| Dec 31, 2009
Before we dive into 2010, I thought we could take a few minutes to look back at some of the best — and worst — topics we covered in "Taking Names" during 2009.
We witnessed some spectacular flubs, exposed some major hypocrites and covered all...
| Jan 5, 2010
The coffee beans roasted, ground, packaged and shipped out of the F. Gaviña & Sons Inc. factory in Vernon are as diverse as the ethnic communities that blanket Southern California.
Coffee beans from Ethiopia are ground to make a rich, almost wine-...
| Sep 7, 2010
If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
| Sep 20, 2010
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OneHope, a nonprofit wine company based in Newport Beach, recently announced a new partnership with Robert Mondavi Jr. of the renowned wine-making family.
Until the partnership with Mondavi, OneHope was working with David Elliott, formerly of the...