| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:38 AM
LEESBURG — Can a jazz and wine bar with a throw-back speakeasy vibe make it in downtown Leesburg?
Benjamin Moseley is banking on it.
The local merchant has completed renovations on the former Swan Creek Candle Co. building at 707 W. Main St. and...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Everyone else's wine racks will be stocked with California cabernet sauvignon and French champagne this holiday season. Why not serve something different – and closer to home?
Connecticut is home to more than 30 wineries, which produce unique...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Name of restaurant: Cooks County
Happy hour: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. Regardless of what's on the menu, this is a happy hour you can actually make it to if you get off work at 6 p.m. On top of that, every wine by the glass is half-off and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With Christmas less than two weeks away, Santa may be stressing and out of ideas. That's why our helpful elves have put together some suggestions for the food lovers on your list. No waffling, though: These items will be snatched up fast.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:13 PM
There’s no doubt that a fine bottle of wine makes for a great gift, or a thoughtful item to bring to a holiday party or feast, but there’s another fermented beverage that doesn’t get the respect it deserves around the holidays. Beer,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Josie Letourneau worked in an office for many years but always dreamed of owning a restaurant.
Getting sick finally made it happen.
"For years I talked to my husband about wanting to own an Italian restaurant," said Letourneau, who with her husband...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Michael’s on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach is hosting a special five-course prix fixe dinner honoring the wines of Tuscan producer Cantine Olivi on Wednesday. Owner Riccardo Olivi will be on hand to present the wines.
Michael's chef David...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:03 AM
If there's one headline to be gleaned from Next's announcement of its 2015 menu, it's this: They're comparably affordable to previous iterations of the shape-shifting West Loop restaurant (953 W. Fulton Market).
The base price for menus past (not...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A sweet whiff of ripe grapes mingles with the aroma of eucalyptus trees, delivered on a hot breeze rippling across acres of vineyards. Needle-spired Lutheran churches puncture an impossibly blue heaven above old-time villages of stone cottages.
| 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 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Matthew Kenney, the chef and author behind Santa Monica's plant-based restaurant M.A.K.E., will open Plant Food and Wine on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice in early 2015. The restaurant will open in the space now occupied by Axe.
The restaurant will...