| Oct 27, 2011
Dear SOS: We went to Santa Barbara and had very good lunch at Four Seasons-Biltmore. We wanted to order a vegetarian meal, and there it was on the menu, eggplant osso buco. You usually think of osso buco as meat, but that was eggplant in that shape of...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jul 17, 2011
"Florence has changed," my friend Alessandra told me on the phone. "There's a new spirit here."
"I don't believe it," I said. "I know Florentines; they're conservative people who hate change."
"Come and see for yourself. I'm going on a trip. You can...
| 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...
| 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 11, 2011
| 2:18 PM
The holidays are for family. But while we can squeeze folks around the table for turkey, or into the living room to unwrap presents, sometimes they just have to sleep somewhere else. Here's a sampling of some area hotels that could a good fit your...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 11:26 AM
The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is about to welcome its first guests, but visitors taking a sneak peek might not realize the hotel isn't open yet.
The lobby is bustling with excitement and energy. There's a crew of attractive people sitting at the bar...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Any time is a good time for a deal. But it feels especially nice in winter. Here are a few offers for travel in some of the coldest — and sweetest — months of the year.
Maryland The Tilghman Island Inn, on (you guessed it) Tilghman Island, is...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Hamburgers are the great American food. While this is, of course, the subject of much debate, there can be only one. Some folks will say spaghetti or pizza, explaining — rightly — that we have so improved on these Italian dishes that they have...