| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A report out of Greenwich (Conn.) Patch, via Eater, is that Graham Elliot’s Connecticut restaurant, Primary Food & Drink, has closed. Restaurant manager David Wolvovsky told Patch the restaurant is "closed as of today — the issue being, it...
| 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 24, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Two concurrent noteworthy items from the world of Chicago pastry chefs: First comes news that Thomas Raquel is departing South Loop’s Acadia for New York. He will be taking over as executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin, the renowned seafood-...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:08 PM
One way to look at Alsace wines is through a glass filled with one of the region's eau de vie, the clearer-than-water distillate of any of a number of fruits such as raspberry (framboise) or cherry (kirsch).
You'd be hard pressed to find another...
| 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...
| 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 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
| 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...