| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:50 PM
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — If vineyards at harvest time call to you — grapes plump on the vines, leaves turning red and gold — consider a visit to Yountville, in the heart of California's famed Napa Valley.
Yountville is tiny: about 12...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: When we were in Britain a couple of years ago, we got a great spiral-bound map book, about 12 by 14 inches, that was large scale. It was easy to find back roads. We will be in Italy for our 25th wedding anniversary, and I cannot find a large-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Have you ever tried the beets and berries at Rustic Canyon? Because the dish is kind of mind-blowing when you think about it, a mess of roasted beets and purple quinoa in a rustic pottery bowl. There are herbs scattered over the top, and a few crisply...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Tires Affected: About 1.2 million Michelin LTX M/X tires, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE manufactured between Jan. 10, 2010, and June 23, 2012. The tires were supplied for use as original equipment on certain Ford vehicles and as replacement equipment on.....
| Dec 14, 2013
If you dine regularly in Los Angeles' Italian restaurants, you have probably lived through the fresh-pasta wars, the head cheese skirmishes and the incursion of the massive T-bones. We have not yet quite climbed out of the charred rubble of the wood-fired...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell to Laguna Beach.
Founder Nancy Milby, who along with executive chef Laurent Brazier created a wine and food...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The essentials: North Pond
2610 N. Cannon Drive 773-477-5845
Looks like: Honeyed woods and umbrella-like chandeliers
Sounds like: A crackling fire, the tinkle and clank of glassware and the low murmur of conversation
Smells like: The season. Green and...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Back in July, we did a midyear check-in on the biggest recalls of 2013 up to that point. Now, six months later, we???re bringing you last year???s final tally, nearly half of which are new to the list. Latest Recalls......
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The San Francisco restaurant scene is sizzling. So many new openings, so many worthy older places to eat. Here's a quick guide to some gorgeous bites up north.
Oxtail and chickpea fritters at Alta CA in Mid-Market. The casual new restaurant from...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...