| May 13, 2014
| 3:51 PM
After 20 years in business, another grand dame of the Newport restaurant scene has passed on, and in Villa Nova's place, overlooking the bay, the highly regarded Winery from Tustin has opened its second location.
After a major remodel, the new...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:25 PM
The drive through the Spanish Basque country to the acclaimed grill restaurant Asador Etxebarri swings through hillsides clad in infinite shades of green, up a narrow road to the village of Axpe and its minuscule square framed by a church, a school...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:56 AM
What were you doing up before dawn Monday? If you are a hard-core restaurant fanatic, the kind who follows Massimo Bottura on Twitter and plans her vacations around the rankings of the San Pellegrino World’s Best 50 Restaurants awards, you were...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
| 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 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Chevrolet pulled the covers off its all-new Corvette Stingray Z06 -- with "at least" 625 horsepower and track-ready tuning -- at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Just a year after the base version of the seventh-generation...
| 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....