| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:50 PM
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — If vineyards at harvest time call to you — grapes plump on the vines, leaves turning red and gold — consider a visit to Yountville, in the heart of California's famed Napa Valley.
Yountville is tiny: about 12...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
24 Hours of Le Mans 2013 dates, times and TV channel: SPEED and speedtv.com air full coverage of the 81st Le Mans 24 Hours sports car endurance race from the legendary 8.469-mile Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, June 22-23. Live streaming and...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:49 PM
I was chatting on the phone with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller last week when I complained that it seemed like ages since we’d had a chance to just hang out and talk. “Hey, we’re going to be doing the L.A. Food and Wine Festival on...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It's hard to believe our one-year test of the BRZ is half over. With 6,343 miles on the odometer, we haven't had to open our wallet for repairs or maintenance yet, but we did fork over plenty of cash preparing......
| Aug 28, 2013
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — There ought to be more to the home of some of the best bacon and country ham in America, the stuff preferred by chefs with Michelin stars, TV shows and cookbooks on best-seller lists. The building should at least have a...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
When I first visited Market 17 in the months after its October 2010 opening, I sensed that sibling restaurateurs Kirsta and Aaron Grauberger had a hit on their hands. But I wondered if their timing was just a little off.
The Great Recession was still...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:00 AM
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Some cultures take their food more seriously than others, but the Spanish may be leaders of the pack. Travelers have been coming here for the last 25 years to experience not only the growing sophistication of regional...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Did Gordan Ramsay ever curse during the filming of Fox’s “Junior MasterChef?”
The question was posed to the Michelin-starred chef famous for his scorching tirades on shows like “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:43 PM
La Caņada Flintridge
Identity theft: 4700 block Daleridge Road. A resident reported that someone used her personal identification to open a cell phone account with Verizon.
Forgery: 4600 block of Alcorn Drive. On July 1 a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred.
The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
| Jul 6, 2013
I remember someone three seats down from me at Ginza Sushi-ko (the predecessor of Urasawa), eating an entire box of the ochre uni that Masa Takayama had specially sourced. Sometimes, if you were lucky, he'd hand you a cone of exquisite black green toasted...