| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Alex Smith has revealed the name of and the executive chef for his Japanese restaurant at the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel.
The new restaurant's name is Azumi, and the executive chef is Eiji Takase.
Smith said that master sake sommelier Tiffany...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:14 AM
A lot can happen in the first three years of a restaurant's life. Things can go haywire. Investors panic, managers quit and staff moves on.
But sometimes, not often enough, wisdom prevails. The restaurant considers what works, what doesn't. It reacts,...
| Aug 10, 2014
I rarely review a restaurant twice within a year of its opening. But I sometimes make an exception when a new chef takes the helm at a prominent location.
Hamilton's Kitchen opened in 2013 at Winter Park's Alfond Inn. In May the boutique hotel...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry," Om Puri is fond of saying. "But it is not so in the West -- otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor." Puri certainly nose -- make that knows -- of what he speaks. When he was starting...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
A new Mexican restaurant from the creators of Melt and Blue Grillhouse will rise late this fall from the ashes of the defunct Pacifico at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.
The Upper Saucon eatery, called Torre, will feature a glowing, color-...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you're tracking chefs, here's what several Los Angeles toques are up to and/or which restaurants they've moved on to. In addition, several L.A. chefs will be appearing in a new Bravo reality series. And a few restaurants have recently closed, or are in...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Lamill, the coffee shop at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, which was to close on Saturday and reopen on Monday with a new name, will instead stay closed for months.
The space will reopen later this summer as a full-service bar and restaurant,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Pabu is shutting down this weekend, but a new Japanese restaurant will be taking its place, according to operators. The small-plate format will be gone, replaced by a more traditional fine-dining concept.
"Our number one priority is taking care of our...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The chef changes in Harbor East are piling up.
On Wednesday, Julian Marucci officially took over executive duties at Pazo. He will remain the executive chef at Cinghiale. Both restaurants are in the Foreman Wolf restaurant group.
| May 4, 2014
Emeril's Tchoup Chop, the upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, has undergone a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and a minimally revamped interior.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....