| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Start the Independence Day celebrations early - or extend them through the weekend - with these special restaurant deals.
Plan B Burger Bar, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, Springfield, hosts a "backyard barbecue" with a view of the Springfield fireworks...
| Jul 21, 2013
Mitchell's Fish Market splashed onto the scene in 2010 with a nicely restrained nautical motif and an informal yacht-club tone. The menu's signatures were straightforward seafood and beef and humongous desserts such as a towering seven-layer carrot cake...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Q: I'm wondering if you could locate a recipe from Pistache French Bistro for me? I get their Moules Frites "Mariniere" every time I'm there with a glass of Rosé. It brings me back to the summers I spent in the south of France. I would love to know how to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
These are tough times for the ducks that winter on the Chesapeake Bay.
Threatened food sources and an imperiled habitat are forcing migrating waterfowl to look for other winter digs.
Alicia Berlin hopes to unlock the formula to win them back.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Now in its seventh season, Jack's Bistro has settled into a fine groove. The small Canton restaurant is essentially doing today what it was doing from the start — exactly what it wants to do.
If that makes Jack's sound arrogant, you don't know...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Over the years, I have found that the best dining in Huntington Beach is often in strip malls away from the center of town: small, chef-owned, ethnic places that have great food at modest prices. However, when I was searching for a place to review there,...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:32 PM
El Tamarindo Cafe II
3100 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 954-480-9919
Alex Amaya and his three siblings have opened the third offshoot of 7-year-old El Tamarindo Cafe on State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale. This time, in the former Charms Cafe,...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
When a group of friends got together for lunch recently in Greenwich, we grew silent as we looked at the menu. None of us wanted to spend a lot of money. What to order? My friends chose pizzas and salads. But when my mussels arrived, everyone let out an...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Driving past The Ale House Columbia on a warm Thursday evening, the first thing we noticed was the crowded patio; it looked fun.
The second thing we noticed was the valet.
Valet parking isn't an unusual sight outside a busy restaurant, but this was...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Overall impression: Sage's menu includes sections devoted to oysters and pizza, risotto and organic meat and poultry. Throw in beef bourguignonne and meat loaf, and it's hard to know what kind of restaurant Sage wants to be. None of it is particularly...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
CANCUN, Mexico — In the end (and the sad realization always comes in the end), my five-day stay at an all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean was more than mind-clearing serenity; it was a frightening look into the human psyche.
The plentiful sun,...