| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:52 PM
My wife, Laurel, and I had laid out an idiosyncratic European itinerary for our trip last fall: to London for theater, to Paris to scout Ernest Hemingway's long-ago haunts, to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the Zeppelin Museum, and finally to Hamburg to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Fans of the Jon Favreau film "Chef" will be happy to learn "The Hundred-Foot Journey," which comes out in theaters Aug. 8, will deliver the same hunger pangs caused by a film rife with close-up shots of luscious grilled and roast meats, silky sauces and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Illinois and the city of Wilmington have assembled a slew of incentives — valued at more than $2.5 million — for a mammoth warehouse and distribution center and to convince tire manufacturer Michelin, the largest tenant in the facility, to...
| 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 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:21 PM
David Posey, a James Beard rising star chef finalist two years running, is leaving his position as chef de cuisine of Blackbird. Perry Hendrix will take over at Blackbird while continuing his current position as Avec chef.
Posey, who is departing August...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:35 PM
We go to great restaurants for magic, for an extraordinary experience that is beyond our reach as home cooks. And so how to explain that the single most memorable dish I had at Alain Passard's Michelin three-star restaurant l'Arpege in Paris was a salad,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Toward the bottom of the financial district and a few short blocks from Staples Center, Faith & Flower is the latest grand restaurant downtown, convenient for the dude-bros flowing from the Convention Center and elegant enough for first dates, a logical...