| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Eduardo Ruiz, chef of Corazón y Miel in Bell, is opening a new restaurant – Picnik -- in Old Town Pasadena, moving into the current location of 168 Restaurant & Lounge on Colorado Boulevard.
Picnik is scheduled to open March 15, serving craft beer...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Keeping chickens has become a city dweller's dream. Every morning my neighbor's chickens fuss and cluck, keeping me company while I peck away at the keyboard. Isn't it about time to retire the bald eagle as the national bird and replace it with what...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Ever picture Jamie McCourt in an Alpine hat and some nifty lederhosen? Hey, let’s be open-minded.
She’s still out there, and apparently recovered from losing her first round at getting her divorce settlement with ex-hubby Frank thrown out...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.
33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:00 PM
For Black Friday, the Whisper restaurant and bar at the Grove is offering "The Longest Happy Hour," from noon to 7 p.m. with menu specials including oysters with cucumber mignonette ($2 each), short-rib croquette ($5), crudité with marinated olives,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
You may not be able to afford a dinner at the French Laundry -- heck, you might not even be able to get a reservation -- but that doesn’t mean you can’t share a little bit of that clothes-pinned magic. Thomas Keller and his staff have put...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:49 PM
I was chatting on the phone with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller last week when I complained that it seemed like ages since we’d had a chance to just hang out and talk. “Hey, we’re going to be doing the L.A. Food and Wine Festival on...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:50 PM
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — If vineyards at harvest time call to you — grapes plump on the vines, leaves turning red and gold — consider a visit to Yountville, in the heart of California's famed Napa Valley.
Yountville is tiny: about 12...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Chris Ford, whose inventive desserts have earned an avid following and widespread praise at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, will be leaving his position as the hotel's pastry chef in October. Ford has accepted a job with the Thomas Keller Restaurant...
| Oct 1, 2013
Jason Ambrose, the co-owner and founding chef of Salt, has agreed to purchase a tavern on Haubert Street in Locust Point.
"It won't be anything restaurant-y like Salt," Ambrose said. "It will be a 'bar with food.' " There isn't enough room inside the...