| Aug 21, 2008
Serving up home-cooking and hospitality, Darlene and Ricky Parker's Fresh Fresh Seafood feels Southern to me. Or maybe my own version of the South pieced together partly from real life, Eudora Welty stories and Mayberry.
Because I liked it so much, I'd...
| Oct 9, 2008
NY Pizza Company is family-owned, and it's the only restaurant the Pann family owns. It's just the name that makes it sound like a chain. The Panns have done a really nice job of making NY Pizza look like an old-fashioned pizza parlor. Any place with a...
| Oct 22, 2008
| 4:36 AM
With temperatures dropping, the evening chills can be avoided by finding a hot, Italian meal to warm you to the core. Our unofficial Daily Top 10 staff has come up with an opinion of the best tastes of Italy. Feel free to disagree and weigh in with your...
| Nov 12, 2008
Before you get into exotics such as Grüner Veltliner or Vinho Verde, your wine cellar (or closet or shelf) needs some basics. In terms of whites, you can't go wrong with this South African Sauvignon Blanc, especially since it's less than $20. With the...
| Apr 23, 2008
The server asks the two of us about coffee. We look at each other knowing there's no question -- we're going with the siphon, a Japanese contraption for brewing coffee that looks straight out of a chemistry lab. I love the magic-show of it, the moment...
| Apr 27, 2008
Spring may already have spread its wings in L.A., but in Seattle, the sun bursts through the platinum clouds only occasionally. That's fine with me, because I'm not here to bask in the sunshine; I'm here to eat. And in Seattle, it's serious...
| Jun 22, 2008
Though the Eastern Shore is getting more crowded, it still beckons as a relaxing day trip or weekend getaway. Leave congested Hampton Roads behind, cross the 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and head up Route 13. You'll feel the pace slow as you...
| Jul 9, 2008
DRESSED IN shorts or pretty little sundresses, late breakfasters parade out of Gladstone's at noontime, carrying wonderful, whimsical, shiny gold packages -- a whale with an upswept tail, a bunny that could stop Jeff Koons in his tracks. Hungry diners...
| Dec 19, 2007
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
1/2 pound fingerling or other waxy potatoes
2 strips bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4 -inch strips
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 small stalk celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
| Dec 19, 2007
IT'S late Christmas morning and all of the presents have been unwrapped. Even if just for the moment, the kids are lulled into quiet. Southern California's bright winter sunshine floods in through the windows. Now it's time for the grown-ups to relax into...
| Feb 4, 2008
| 9:45 AM
THROUGH FEB. 10
61st Carrot Festival
The root-vegetable celebration brings out amateur chefs and duffers with cookery contests for kids and adults, plus a golf tournament, a parade and midway. A low-key, family vibe prevails at the Feb. 10...