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The gig: Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills chain beloved by bold-faced Hollywood names such as Tom Cruise and Ryan Seacrest, launched in 2005 with six workers, including founders Candace and Charles Nelson. The company has since expanded to 400...
Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
From Inside the Box"We have some new toys this season," teases "Sweet Genius" judge Ron Ben-Israel. "It hasn't been aired yet. Some gadgets that any pastry chef would kill to have. "...
It was Feb. 20, 1988, a Saturday night in Calgary, where the first week of the Winter Olympics was ending. And the figure skating event called “The Battle of the Brians,” had reached its final round. The champion would be whichever Brian...
In the beginning, it was just the two of them: Falah Tabahi and his wife, Asma, a couple of Jordanian immigrants trying to make a go of a small Middle Eastern restaurant in Skokie called Pita Inn. Back then, Falah himself cooked all the food —...
If you read only one food story today (not that I’m advising that), you absolutely must read Andy Greenwald’s brilliant piece on food television on Grantland. Not only is it a smart analysis of how the genre has devolved from Julia and Jacques...
Tags: Anthony Bourdain, Sandra Lee, Guy Fieri
Here is our weekly salute to the people, places and organizations that make Northern Michigan a special place to live. Looking ahead Petoskey officials gathered recently to update goals for the city and the action plans to achieve those goals. The city'...
Every time I saw a preview for the Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America," I changed the channel. I wrote it off as just another reality TV competition loosely based on cooking and didn't think twice about it. But Sunday night, I found myself sitting...
OPENING TODAY Safe Haven Hoping to re-bottle the lightning captured in "The Notebook" and "Dear John," romance packager Nicholas Sparks has given his usual formula some sharp edges in "Safe Haven." The film, which stars Julianne Hough as a woman on...
Stop in to one of the eight Mariano's Fresh Markets in the Chicago area and you could spot founder Bob Mariano pushing carts, rewrapping meat or helping clean up spills. The eponymous, upmarket grocery stores, tended with his exacting sense of detail,...
Bring a toothbrush and mouthwash. The 14th annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest kicks off Friday, stinking up Old School Square for three days of food, fun and music. Until Sunday, you can sniff your way down Gourmet Alley and sample flaming garlic shrimp...
Tags: Garlic, Arts and Culture, Delray Beach, Festive Events
Tim Burger once served his fellow Marines an uncooked turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. "The directions for cooking the turkey stated that it had to cook for some ridiculous amount of time. So, in my analytical mind, I thought I could reduce the time in...
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