| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:47 AM
An early morning fire Monday burned through the kitchen and service area of acclaimed Los Gatos restaurant Manresa. The fire started somewhere outside the restaurant around 4 a.m. and was contained by 6 a.m., reported Inside Scoop SF.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Azuma Japanese Sake Bar
4460 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 954-532-1763, AzumaJapaneseSakeBar.com
Co-owner Masa Funahashi, who has owned 11 restaurants in South Florida since 1984, mostly recently Kansai west of Boca Raton, has debuted his...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Are you sick of searching through crowd-sourced hotel reviews while trying to figure out if the bed will be good enough? A solution is here.
What it does: TripExpert assigns a hotel a score based on reviews in 20-plus...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Just what HAS Blake Lively been up to since "Gossip Girl" ended? Other than eating at Cheesecake Factory (girl, we get it), the 26-year-old fashionista has been busy prepping a lifestyle website that, according to Page Six, will feature "curated...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:45 PM
On a recent afternoon, in the pristine kitchen of Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, chef and owner Josiah Citrin demonstrates how to make a tuna tartar tower he created years ago when the restaurant first opened. He looks slightly disheveled, with his...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
On a recent Wednesday, Harry Morton sits at the head of a conference table at the Pink Taco offices on Sunset Boulevard. To his left, a bookshelf displays framed photos of Morton in Vanity Fair and Men's Vogue along with articles on how at 27 years old,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Q: I have moved to a desert climate — dry air, no snow, lots of rain during monsoons. I have heard that Michelin tires wear out quickly in this type of climate.
Is this so? Either way, can you recommend a good desert tire for a Chrysler minivan?...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:50 PM
True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Some weeks ago, with equal parts eagerness and terror, I joined Eater.com's newly minted national restaurant critic Bill Addison for dinner. Actually, dinners, plural. We ate 23 dishes with wine pairings at three high-end Chicago restaurants over a span...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion," more about which anon. So, consider his credentials as an...