| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:52 PM
We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word.
It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles.
But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:32 PM
What are the best restaurants in Los Angeles? Melisse, Sushi Gen, Providence ... OK so far. And Michael's on Naples? Yes, it's time for Zagat to release its annual survey of dining in Southern California.
Based on the opinions of 9,469 diners who...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Rugged, moss-caked stone towers built a millennium ago rise against a backdrop of mist-shrouded forests. A snow-capped peak, Mount Shkara, looms over all, the towers and the forest and this rough-hewn little town of ancient stone buildings, so far off the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Pizza review: Ciao Bella
3737 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-236-8799
Rating: !! 1/2 (out of four)
Despite their reputation for suburban blandness, strip malls in Chicago have managed to yield a handful of culinary gems. High-end dining destinations such as...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Burger King Worldwide Inc. posted its strongest growth in quarterly same-restaurant sales in North America in two years, at a time larger rival McDonald's Corp is struggling in the highly competitive market.
Burger King's same-restaurant sales in the...
| Nov 22, 2014
Woodbridge Social follows a recent Fairfield County restaurant naming trend, with Darien Social, Harlan Social in Stamford, Central Street Social in Shelton, now closed Pine Social in New Canaan, and probably others.
I like the name because it conveys...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Growing up, Robbie Schaeffer always assumed he would join OPI Products, the nail polish empire his father founded (and which was bought by Coty Inc. in 2010). And so he became a licensed nail technician and opened a salon in Studio City. But then...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Like any good American, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. The family. The gut-busting meal. The football. And most recently, the beer.
Yes, many will probably stick to wine, which is understandable. But beer's broad complexity and wide variety of...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The support for New York-style pizza numbers are small but ever vocal. Yet my current...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It's Meatless Monday. Even if you have no intention of going vegetarian full-time, there's no reason you can't give it a try once a week. And with these tempting chopped salad recipes, you won't even miss the meat.
Fresh vegetable chopped salad: BLD...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Ryan Wojcik is in high spirits heading into the holidays.
He is in a new city, has several promising job prospects on the horizon, and is in a better financial position than he was a few years ago, when he graduated from Purdue University with a...