| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Restaurant Lastage, about a 10-minute walk from the Central Station in Amsterdam, is a real gem with a Michelin star, elegant service and reasonable prices. Reservations are necessary. We found it by accident and were given a table because of a last-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Restaurant reviewing isn't unlike taking a photo. It's a snapshot, a moment in time. I go to a restaurant expecting the best, but like any restaurantgoer, I'm sometimes disappointed.
So there we were on a Sunday night at Tongue and Cheek in Miami Beach....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is America's annual celebration of the automobile. Manufacturers from all over the world display their latest products to the public, reveal new ones to the media, and show off concept cars to spark...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
I was on a bus, headed to b. patisserie to try the kouign amann as recommended by San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer, when a fellow passenger asked where I was going. California and Fillmore streets. He was puzzled, which didn’t...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me.
But tooling down...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell to Laguna Beach.
Founder Nancy Milby, who along with executive chef Laurent Brazier created a wine and food...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:29 PM
British-based Restaurant magazine announced its 2014 list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Monday, and Alinea was back in the top 10 this year.
Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas’ Lincoln Park restaurant was ranked No. 9 in the world, up six...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Providence, Michael Cimarusti's celebrated seafood-centric restaurant in Los Angeles, has announced it will close briefly May 19 and reopen May 28 after a full redesign.
Providence has been listed as the No. 1 restaurant in Los Angeles by Times...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
When Per Se, Thomas Keller's three-Michelin-star restaurant in New York, was hit with health code violations last month that threatened its A letter grade, the culinary world was taken aback. A restaurant from one of the world's best chefs where dinner...