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  • Detroit evolving into a haven for artists

    Detroit evolving into a haven for artists
    "Where you headed?" asked the cheerful driver of the rental-car shuttle at the Detroit airport. "Detroit!" I answered, equally cheerfully. "Southfield, Birmingham or Rochester?" he asked, referring to well-to-do northern suburbs. PHOTOS: Detroit's...
  • Counter Intelligence: The just-right cooking at Bestia

    Counter Intelligence: The just-right cooking at Bestia
    If you want to understand Bestia, you should probably take a look at the cassoeula, a version of a traditional cabbage stew popular in Milan. At Alfredo de Gran San Bernardo, the Milanese businessmen's restaurant where I first tried the dish,...
  • In southeast L.A. County, the Chacons are political power players

    In southeast L.A. County, the Chacons are political power players
    At Crabby's restaurant in Montebello, Hector Chacon sipped from a steaming bowl of shrimp soup, trying to soothe a nervous stomach. It was election day last November in the small, working-class cities southeast of downtown Los Angeles. For Chacon, a...
  • Critic's Choice: The chef as gardener

    Critic's Choice: The chef as gardener
    How does your garden grow? That's a question that can be posed to a number of restaurants around town. And I'm not just talking old olive oil cans sprouting Genovese basil or flat-leaf Italian parsley. Restaurants are adding giant pots or raised beds...
  • Campanile closing? The dining scene loses a standard-setter

    Campanile closing? The dining scene loses a standard-setter
    The restaurant business is remarkably volatile, and anyone who has spent much time around it is used to seeing his or her favorites sputter out of business after good long runs. You grow up going to Angeli, you have your first date there, you become a...
  • A little Jack White with your burger?

    A little Jack White with your burger?
    Is a hyper-curated playlist the new house-made charcuterie? Whether a restaurant's playing Lady Gaga or Langhorne Slim says as much about the place as its Mason jar drinking glasses or farm-to-table pickle plate. And in an era when even Facebook tracks...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: Downtown Los Angeles

    Southern California Close-Ups: Downtown Los Angeles
      First published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then...
  • James Beard names semifinalists for 2011 awards

     
    The semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef awards were announced Thursday. (Good luck getting on the James Beard website.) There are 19 categories, including best new restaurant, outstanding chef, rising star chef of the...
  • 'Top Chef Masters' returns, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar among the competitors

     
    Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" is back April 6 -- and everything has changed. There's will be a brand new format, a new host (celebrity chef Curtis Stone) and a new judge (former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl). Among the 12......
  • The Feed: Coffeebar comes to Spring Street, 'Top Chef Masters' returns

     
    Coffeebar comes to Spring Street The coffee options for loft dwellers on Spring Street have expanded with the opening of CoffeeBar, a 2,000-square-foot cafe that recently debuted just a couple of doors down from downtown favorite Spring for Coffee. Owners...
  • 'Top Chef Masters' ups the spice for L.A.'s Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar

     
    Mary Sue Milliken called it "my evil vacation." John Rivera Sedlar considered escaping to Paris. Professional chefs are used to cooking under intense pressure, but the two Los Angeles restaurateurs battling in "Top Chef Masters" underestimated the...