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  • Dining Out: Everything's on the Thanksgiving table

    Dining Out: Everything's on the Thanksgiving table
    There are as many ways to do Thanksgiving dinner as there are things to be thankful for. Some like home-cooked dishes handed down through the generations. Others attempt the latest foodie trend (is that turkey deep fryer gathering dust?). Some order in...
  • Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch

    Republique, in iconic Campanile space, opens sooner thanks to OpenTable glitch
    Finally, an opening date for Walter Manzke's République, the French restaurant going into the iconic Campanile space. It will start serving the general public Nov. 25. But there will be a soft-opening period for a few lucky diners before that -- much to...
  • Kitchensurfing.com brings a chef into your kitchen for parties, classes and more

    Kitchensurfing.com brings a chef into your kitchen for parties, classes and more
    Ever wish you could design a dream dinner menu within your budget, cooked by a personal chef? That's the idea behind the new Kitchensurfing.com, an online marketplace for chefs and foodies, launching this week.  The site allows users to browse through...
  • Liquid dining at Skybar, La Brea Bakery food truck, guest chef series at Patina

    Liquid dining at Skybar, La Brea Bakery food truck, guest chef series at Patina
    Skybar at the Mondrian is offering a limited-time four-course liquid dinner of craft cocktails and artisan breads. The cocktails include mushroom-infused Belvedere and beet and avocado-infused spirits, with garnishes such as an entire piece of bacon or...
  • Anthony Bourdain taking heat over Frito pie remarks. But really, he likes it

    Anthony Bourdain, you can pretty much say whatever you like ... or at least you think you can. But when you call a Frito pie a "colostomy pie," then insist you like it, people get a little confused. The former Food Network, Travel Channel and current...
  • Chef of the Moment: Le Ka's David Féau on French onion soup and liquid nitrogen

    Chef of the Moment: Le Ka's David Féau on French onion soup and liquid nitrogen
    Talk about idyllic. David Féau, consulting chef and partner at Le Ka downtown, grew up in Le Mans, in France’s Loire region, cooking alongside his mother in the kitchen, with produce that his father farmed. As a kid, Féau picked and prepared his own...
  • $20 for a bottle of water? Your water sommelier will bring the menu right away

    $20 for a bottle of water? Your water sommelier will bring the menu right away
    On a hot July afternoon, Martin Riese sits in a suit at one of the patio tables at Ray's and Stark with eight bottles of water and 16 glasses in front of him. He laughs as museum goers pause in front of his table to smirk or make a comment about the odd...
  • Hot downtown dining scene: Laurent Quenioux's Etchea bakeries, Olio pizzeria, Terroni

    Hot downtown dining scene: Laurent Quenioux's Etchea bakeries, Olio pizzeria, Terroni
    Downtown is probably the hottest restaurant scene in California, with new restaurants opening almost weekly, the renovation of Grand Central Market and the planned permanent farmers market at 4th and Main Streets (as well as Sushi Zo, Big Mista's BBQ...
  • Enjoying flatbreads from many culinary angles

    Enjoying flatbreads from many culinary angles
    Pizza may be the best known and best loved flatbread in the world, but there are plenty more delicious additions to the flatbread canon. Just pick up a copy of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Daguid's "Flatbreads & Flavors" to learn more. Or head into any Middle...
  • Two top sommeliers uncork retail careers

    Two top sommeliers uncork retail careers
    Everybody wants to be a sommelier these days, and yet Chris Meeske and George Cossette are two high-flying somms who left at the top of their game to open neighborhood wine shops. How's it going? Very well, they'll both tell you. And their background...
  • More control, money for WP developer Dan Bellows?

     
    There are a lot of interesting stories out there about Dan Bellows. Like the time he got into a physical fight — during a planning and zoning meeting at Winter Park — and still won 3-2 approval on the project he was seeking, even after the...