| Aug 10, 2013
Yes, Alton Brown’s new Food Network series Cutthroat Kitchen features top-notch chefs competing to create prize-winning dishes. But here’s where it swerves into ingeniously original territory. It’s up to them to determine what their...
| May 25, 2012
| 2:12 PM
In an effort to make guests' experiences more "distinctive," the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., is undergoing a $51 million face-lift that includes refurbishing poker and guest rooms.
The Borgata opened in 2003, but hotel officials...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Food & Wine brought out dozens of culinary stars and thousands of foodies and wine aficionados to Miami Beach Feb. 21-24. People from Boca Raton to Barcelona were in attendance. Food Network...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:00 AM
At the time of our interview, "Chopped" judge Alex Guarnaschelli and her co-star Geoffrey Zakarian were both still in the running on Food Network's uber-chef cook-off, "The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs." Despite my earnest predictions that one or the other...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:00 PM
On a stifling night in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, three chefs wait to see if their lives are about to change dramatically.
It's a week before "Food Network Star" premieres its seventh season, but the winner is selected at the finale, taping...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 7:59 PM
A funny thing happened during the previous season of "Entourage" -- it actually got good. And not "good" in the typically dumb but satisfying "Entourage" way (pool parties with Bob Saget followed by renting a Maserati, for example), but rather the...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 10:17 PM
Every day she looked at the quaint red brick building across the street from where she lived.
“I thought, ‘Man, if I was ever to open a store, that would be the cutest building ever,’” said Annette Starbuck.
Then, Starbuck won...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The Chase brother worth rooting for — no, not the handsome one with the blank look stapled to his face — will finally get his payday. With the help of Andrew Dice Clay, Johnny Drama stood up to the network and made them cave to their actors'...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 5:25 AM
They said it couldn't be done, but Doug Ellin and his crew finally did it. They put together an episode of "Entourage" with actual purpose and direction. Is it sad it took them until the penultimate episode of the entire series to do it? Probably, but...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:28 PM
For the final episode of "Entourage," creator and writer Doug Ellin went all-in, for better or worse. It was a finale that felt like a Finale, with huge plot points being tied together as if the Mayans were right all along about 2012. Some storylines were...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Anne Arundel Community College culinary arts student Lynn Brown said that while growing up in Washington, he would watch his mother prepare dishes that she ultimately taught him to cook.
Then one day, he said, his mother virtually stopped cooking, all...