| 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 21, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department. Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets.
These reports are designed to give you an idea of what residents and police are...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:34 PM
This time of year, bars and restaurants start putting away the dark spirits to make room for light, citrus-flavored drinks, depriving drinkers of hearty cocktails. Pinon Grill in Boca Raton, however, has rolled out its summer vodka drink along with a...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Maddy's Food Truck
Griot: a French word for the traveling poets, musicians and storytellers of West African. Griot: a Haitian dish of morsels of tender, spicy, fried pork. I haven't yet figured out how these two meanings are...
| 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....
| May 15, 2013
| 4:01 AM
Get a free Key Lime Doughnut at Krispy Kreme when you check-in on Foursquare on Wednesday and May 22.
You and a friend wil lget a free Key Lime Cake or Key Lime Cheesecake Doughnut at participating locations when you check-in using the popular location-...
| May 18, 2013
Sometimes a cocktail is as good as a meal. That's certainly the case with a big, bold summer drink called the Horchata Colada. Created by Paul Sofsky for the new Mexican restaurant El Corazon de Costa Mesa at the Triangle in Costa Mesa, the concoction...