| Sep 24, 2013
The Food for Thought stage at next weekend's Baltimore Book Festival will present a full slate of talks and demonstrations by Baltimore-based chefs and visiting cookbook authors.
Among the locals are Johnny's barista Lindsay DiFabbio (1 p.m. Friday),...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
An award-winning Italian chef will join Sapphire Laguna executive chef and owner Azmin Ghahreman to prepare a five-course Italian harvest dinner at the South Coast Highway restaurant next week.
Fabrizio Schenardi, executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
What I would give to spend an afternoon in the kitchen with chef Fabrizio Schenardi.
To learn how to make gnocchi so soft and light it makes you forget you're eating something made with potatoes.
Or watch Schenardi, 45, executive chef of the Four...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Many Western ski resorts have had stronger-than-expected early snowstorms, meaning many will open soon. That's good news.
And here's more from the Western slopes:
If you've never been to Jackson Hole, Wyo., maybe this is your year. Jackson...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:02 AM
When the New York Hilton Midtown said it was dispensing with room service starting in August, it caught the attention of frequent travelers who, after getting in from a long flight, have come to count on being able to order a burger at 2 a.m.
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:51 PM
LAS VEGAS — It's official: According to a reputable travel industry source, "Strip" steaks are the best in the world.
A New York strip is a great cut of beef, but the Strip to which the Robb Report, a lifestyle magazine for the uber-rich, is...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — No matter whether you're a fan of the White Sox (who train west of here, in Glendale) or the Cubs (who tune up east of town, in Mesa), chances are you will wind up here in the middle, in Scottsdale, with others, like me, who...
| Nov 8, 2012
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday.
This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
| Sep 27, 2012
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes.
These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Sea Harbour is one of the two or three best Hong Kong-style restaurants in the Los Angeles area, a comfortable dining room with impeccable live seafood and deft interpretations of Chinese luxury dishes. If you were looking for bird’s nest, braised...