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  • Counter Intelligence: Spago makeover smooths aging star's wrinkles

     Counter Intelligence: Spago makeover smooths aging star's wrinkles
    The first responsibility of any great restaurant is to keep you in the bubble, the soft-serve cocoon of illusion where you forget the world exists for anything but your pleasure. And the newly redesigned Spago, from the moment you toss your keys to the...
  • Critic's Choice: Neighborhood pizza pros

    Critic's Choice: Neighborhood pizza pros
    Some 30 years after Wolfgang Puck introduced a wood-burning oven and his sophisticated pizza at the original Spago, we're enjoying a pizza renaissance. And many of the newer pizzerie and restaurants are turning out pies better than typical neighborhood...
  • Counter Intelligence: The just-right cooking at Bestia

    Counter Intelligence: The just-right cooking at Bestia
    If you want to understand Bestia, you should probably take a look at the cassoeula, a version of a traditional cabbage stew popular in Milan. At Alfredo de Gran San Bernardo, the Milanese businessmen's restaurant where I first tried the dish,...
  • SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face

    SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face
    Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns. I always figured the rest —...
  • Some musings from Oscar's red carpet

    Some musings from Oscar's red carpet
    We're about 10 minutes from the start pf the 85th Academy Awards -- hope you've made the final adjustments on your Oscar betting pool. Here are a few observations from Oscar's red carpet, surely one of Earth's most fascinating (not to mention...
  • Isn't it romantic?

    Isn't it romantic?
    There's no specific quality that makes one destination more romantic than others. While some travelers want access to luxuries and fine dining, others search for a beautiful sunset in a rustic environment. The important thing is being with the right...
  • 'Top Chef Seattle' recap, Battle before the war

    'Top Chef Seattle' recap, Battle before the war
    We are greeted with another sunny Seattle morning, as the chefs debrief on the prior elimination. Josh confesses he isn’t the least bit disappointed in John Tesar’s departure, while Stefan is shown looking despondently off on the horizon as he...
  • A preview of the top Chicago parties in 2013

    A preview of the top Chicago parties in 2013
    The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them. But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
  • 'Top Chef Seattle' recap, Past suppers

    'Top Chef Seattle' recap, Past suppers
    [Pre-recap recap: Last week, the chefs dug up their own oysters, Micah won the Quickfire, the Rat City Roller Girls had a "Top Chef"-catered skating party, Padma wowed us with her roller disco moves, Josie got on everyone’s last nerve, team Brooke/...
  • Community news: Whole Foods raises funds for Ascencia; Sam Adarme and Helen Reid to marry

    Community news: Whole Foods raises funds for Ascencia; Sam Adarme and Helen Reid to marry
    The spirit of giving is continuing this week at Whole Foods in Glendale. Ascencia, a program that helps homeless individuals and families, is benefiting from donations collected by employees of the grocery store chain through its Grab & Give project,...
  • Timing a tenderloin

    Timing a tenderloin
    Q: I have been cooking beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce from the Dec. 3, 2003, Trib for several years. My question is: Could I make it up to the point where I make the sauce then refrigerate it? Then, prior to serving, bring to room temp and finish it...