| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Heading for Sonoma? Here's a great idea. Starting Monday, when you buy a bottle of wine at any of 60-plus Dry Creek Valley wineries, you'll get a voucher good for complimentary corkage at a participating restaurant in the Healdsburg area.
| Aug 27, 2014
The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words."
"Yes, Boss," I whimpered back.
Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...
| Aug 22, 2014
The high-performance Corvette Z06 is back for 2015 with an entry-level price not horribly inflated compared to the previous-generation Z06, and that's a welcome surprise for those waiting to buy one. The new 650-horsepower Z06 is the most-powerful...
| Jul 15, 2014
I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine.
But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A world without cubicles is just one of the benefits awaiting the holder of a Hospitality Management degree. Those in this career can ply their trade in hotels, restaurants, senior living communities, corporate facilities, casinos and even palaces and...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I'll always remember one of the early moments in my career, when I thought I just might be successful as a chef. Barely in my 20s, I was working in the kitchen of Raymond Thuilier at the Michelin three-star L'Oustau de Baumaniere in Provence. One day, the...
| 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 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The future of Oprah's studio. The arrival of Google in the West Loop. And the potential to transform the old Main Post Office, a ruin so monumental it straddles an expressway.
Each turnaround could improve a neighborhood. Combined, they could remake a...
| 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...