| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Adam Perry Lang is a chef, cookbook author and award-winning barbecue expert. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and working at restaurants including Le Cirque and Daniel in New York and Guy Savoy in France, Lang decided to follow his...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Name of restaurant: Alexander's Greek Kitchen What dish represents the restaurant, and why? A plate of pork gyro with a side of pita bread, Greek salad, tzatziki sauce and langonisi fries. The pork gyro is shaved paper thin, resulting in a heap of crisp...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:19 AM
SoCal natives can agree the In-N-Out Double-Double is a really good burger. It's two patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled or raw onions, and the chain's special spread, also known as Thousand Island dressing. But is it the best...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This being the year of the foodie ploy—cronuts, wonuts and so on—I grimaced when I heard about the secret spicy chicken sandwich served on a glazed doughnut at recently opened Do-Rite Donut & Chicken (233 E. Erie St. 312-344-1374) in...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Our relationship with new fast food chains borders on mania. When the Guatemalan fried chicken shop Pollo Campero opened on the Northwest Side in 2005, devotees began lining up at 6 a.m. for the noon opening. Same thing happened when Chick-fil-A opened...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Forty crew members of the USS Pasadena, a nuclear-powered submarine, will visit the city it is named for from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, including a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a visit to the Rose Bowl.
Crew members and...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Variety was inside Hollywood's Emmy afterparties as TV's finest celebrated their golden night with plenty of champagne, dancing and trophy gazing.
8:12 p.m. With its impressive haul of Emmy loot -- including a best comedy win for "Modern Family" --...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Here's how the story goes: Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer found himself at Chipotle with nothing to read. No magazine, no book, no smartphone. “I really just wanted to die with frustration,” he told Vanity Fair.
From his frustration to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"I developed a phobia of Los Angeles," says David Grand.
That could have been a problem for the 45-year-old author, whose novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pp., $26) is set in early 20th century L.A. But it was the book —...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Cylinders hum, dashboards glow. Hubcaps glitter like necklaces.
The limos are gassed and the chauffeurs, GPS apps glowing from hand-helds, are plotting routes for Sunday's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The drivers are the captains of...