| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Michael Carstens is the new executive chef for the Lord Baltimore Hotel.
The chef, whose local experience includes stints at Harryman House in Reisterstown and Alizee American Bistro, will head all of the food and beverage operations at the recently...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer—specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue—but food is...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Sixty-two years ago, actor Gene Kelly seemed to thoroughly enjoy the musical “Singin’ in the Rain.” Drivers, on the other hand, don’t embrace rain with anything approaching Kelly’s level of enthusiasm and glee.
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
An eagle-eyed source tipped me off to this sheet hanging in the kitchen of a well-known Chicago restaurant. It's a guide for servers on how to spot members of the food media, and protocol for once you do. In this same kitchen are mugshots of local food...
| Dec 8, 2013
If a jug of wine and loaf of bread does it for you, stay put. On the other hand, if you crave life's full pleasures — the best of the best wines, the most luscious breads to accompany a wealth of assorted gourmet delights — head to Burgundy,...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!"
Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Valentine's Day approaches. Whether you can make it across town or across the ocean, here are some romantic recommendations for every budget.
Close to home
Hotel Indigo, Santa Barbara
For an affordable, hip escape, try Hotel Indigo in the heart of...
| 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 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.