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  • Ease into the weekend with a leisurely brunch

    Ease into the weekend with a leisurely brunch
    Brunch has quietly gone sophisticated, and at some of Southern California's top restaurants it can be one of the best meals of the week. Going out for brunch to catch up with friends and family has become so popular that even tiny Salt's Cure in WeHo...
  • McDonald's slump no easy fix; experts say focus on food, branding

    McDonald's slump no easy fix; experts say focus on food, branding
    McDonald's probably won't be sorry to see 2014 come to a close. The world's largest restaurant company has posted three consecutive months of declines in global sales at long-standing locations, its longest such slide since early 2003. McDonald's...
  • California bill would help protect franchisee business investments

    LOS ANGELES - When Kathryn Slater-Carter learned her family would lose $1.5 million after McDonald's Corp did not renew the franchise agreement on one of their restaurants in the San Francisco suburbs, she tried for a second time to change state law to...
  • Veneto reds boast a storied past

    Veneto reds boast a storied past
    Veneto, in northeast Italy, is one of 20 regions that make up the country. It is its most prolific winemaker, and boasts the greatest percentage of top-classed wine. But a key technique for much of that cutting-edge winemaking is far up the blade....
  • Brew Bakers Opening Second Middletown Café

    Brew Bakers Opening Second Middletown Café
    MIDDLETOWN — Brew Bakers, the popular downtown café and coffee shop, plans to open a second location in the city's North End within a few weeks. The restaurant's owners have renovated the storefront at 506 Main St., formerly the location of...
  • Pair your cocktail with pears

    Pair your cocktail with pears
    The coming of fall is a bit easier to swallow with the wonderful shift in seasonal flavors. Ephemeral pears stand out, with their subtle flavor and intense juiciness. Chefs share their passions for pear cocktails with us. "Pears are one of my favorite...
  • Billings Forge Celebrates With Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner

    Billings Forge Celebrates With Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner
    When Billings Forge held its first Farm-To-Table dinner in 2009, about 50 people attended to help support the fledgling Frog Hollow cooperative. On Thursday it was an elbow-to-elbow crowd of more than 380 under a tent on the ground of the Hartford Broad...
  • Pen and Quill, a new dawn in Station North

    Pen and Quill, a new dawn in Station North
    I like Pen & Quill, the new restaurant on the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets in Station North. It's pretty and comfortable, and the food, from executive chef Bella Kline, is tasty, rib-sticking and satisfying. I sure like it a heckuva lot...
  • DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day

    DuSable Museum of African American History: Filling your mind, not your day
    Chicago's DuSable Museum is not, at this point in its relatively brief history, an all-day experience. You can take in the permanent and special exhibitions and walk the parkland grounds in a scant few hours. But in a city packed with museums that'll test...
  • McDonald's sees value in mobile pay options

    Aiming to ensure the fast stays in fast food, McDonald's last week became one of the biggest companies to sign on with Apple Pay, a new mobile payment system that, starting in October, could make buying a burger with cash or a credit card obsolete....
  • Connecticut Venues With A View Of The Season's Foliage

    Connecticut Venues With A View Of The Season's Foliage
    I love our state's fall foliage. What I don't like is fighting traffic jams on country roads, or worse, hiking up some dusty path to see it. I prefer to do my leaf peeping in comfort, preferably over the rim of a martini glass. Luckily, there are plenty...