| Dec 8, 2013
If a jug of wine and loaf of bread does it for you, stay put. On the other hand, if you crave life's full pleasures — the best of the best wines, the most luscious breads to accompany a wealth of assorted gourmet delights — head to Burgundy,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:36 PM
The understated but ultra-contemporary Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, Calif., combines exceptional amenities with impressive personal service. This boutique hotel is as "green" as it is luxurious: With geothermal heating and solar panels, it uses...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A day after their "The Fifth Estate" opened the Toronto Film Festival, Participant Media is re-teaming with DreamWorks' on "The Hundred-Foot Journey," starring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal.
"Journey" has been set for an Aug. 8 release in the U.S. via...
| Nov 16, 2013
When I worked at a local alternative weekly in the 1980s, one of the editors instituted an informal ban on the phrase "on acid" in reviews because the locution was clichéd and because it was so hard to figure out what a chocolate mousse on acid might...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Manresa’s David Kinch is one of the most celebrated chefs in California, but unless you’ve found a reason to be in the little town of Los Gatos, outside of San Jose, you’ve probably never had a chance to taste his food.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:21 AM
The harvest is in and November is a great time to head up to the Napa Valley for the annual “Flavor! Napa Valley” wine and food festival. This year, it runs from Nov. 20-24 with a schedule stuffed with events featuring notable chefs and...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Hat Trick International, which distributes programs such as "Have I Got News for You" and "Outnumbered," has inked a distribution output deal with Blighty's Outline Productions.
Deal will see Hat Trick exclusively rep Outline's new programming...
| Dec 9, 2013
1954 N. Halsted St. 773-634-4101
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4)
Push. I've heard a lot of great chefs say it.
Push through the pain. Push forward. Push past your limits. Nothing is impossible if you push.
The difference between the...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...