| Mar 20, 2013
Passover celebrates the Hebrews' flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what's on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on...
| Mar 22, 2013
Q: Our 1920s Colonial has a stone foundation with some sort of cement coating on the interior. Much of the coating has flaked off, exposing the mortar joints, which are disintegrating.
We recently had a sump pump and French drain installed in the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Well folks, spring is officially upon us and it's time to start wetting our whistles with some light, fun, refreshing drinks that are more conducive to outdoor frolicking than hermiting next to an open hearth or space heater.
And what better liquor to...
| Mar 27, 2013
The Loire Valley makes more types of wine than any other winemaking region of France. It produces the tricolor of red, white and rose wines; much sparkling wine; and a raft of wines that range in sweetness from as dry as a mouthful of cotton to as...
| May 15, 2013
Pho (say: fuh), that mesmerizing Vietnamese beef soup, takes time. Even Nancie McDermott's superb recipe in her "Quick & Easy Vietnamese" (Chronicle) — itself an express version — requires first making a broth with a pound of round steak.
| May 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When Fat Rice's owners chef Abraham Conlon and general manager Adrienne Lo bring Spring to the tables of their West Diversey restaurant, it's seasoned with their family histories. Conlon traces his to Portugal, via Lowell, Mass.; Chicago-born Lo to China....
| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:15 AM
78 Southfield Ave., Stamford, (203) 817-0700, dolcecubano.com
Walk in to Dolce Cubano and try not to say, "Wow." It's a knockout of white carrera marble, red leather banquets, contemporary, Murano glass chandeliers, antiqued mirrors,...
| Mar 14, 2013
There is no shortage of decent Mexican restaurants in the western suburbs, but far too many of them play down to their audiences, falling back on the standard Mexican and even Tex-Mex dishes that everybody prepares.
Today we look at two west suburban...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Q: I recently had lunch at Table 42 in Boca Raton. Their food was so good. I ended the great meal with their Key lime pie. It was the best Key lime pie I have ever had. Could you please try to get the recipe for me? I have tried numerous times to...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:22 AM
There's no denying the old-fashioned appeal of the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. What visitor to Fort Lauderdale wouldn't love its design, which is meant to evoke 19th century Florida with tin-roofed turrets and shingle siding?
The lobby has an island...
| Mar 16, 2013
In a city that could be considered the melting pot of the world, it's only fitting that our pick for a St. Patrick's Day cocktail is Mexican. Created by mixologist Gilbert Marquez for Santa Monica's nouveau Mexican restaurant Mercado, the drink is...