| May 29, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Over the years, I have found that the best dining in Huntington Beach is often in strip malls away from the center of town: small, chef-owned, ethnic places that have great food at modest prices. However, when I was searching for a place to review there,...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
When a group of friends got together for lunch recently in Greenwich, we grew silent as we looked at the menu. None of us wanted to spend a lot of money. What to order? My friends chose pizzas and salads. But when my mussels arrived, everyone let out an...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:01 AM
A hazy heat lay over the flats. Water blurred into sky at the horizon, and dunes to the south faded into the lake.
In shallow water, fish played spawning tag in the shallows. If you wanted to, you could drop a fly or a spinner in front of their faces and...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Overall impression: Sage's menu includes sections devoted to oysters and pizza, risotto and organic meat and poultry. Throw in beef bourguignonne and meat loaf, and it's hard to know what kind of restaurant Sage wants to be. None of it is particularly...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Driving past The Ale House Columbia on a warm Thursday evening, the first thing we noticed was the crowded patio; it looked fun.
The second thing we noticed was the valet.
Valet parking isn't an unusual sight outside a busy restaurant, but this was...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats, a U....
| May 6, 2013
| 11:03 AM
PETOSKEY — A few years ago Peggy and Phil Millard were kayaking on Round Lake and saw a pair of loons trying to drive a third away from the lake.
"They were charging at it and being aggressive toward it," said Peggy, who lives on the Petoskey-...
| May 3, 2013
| 9:35 AM
George's, the restaurant at the Wyndham Peabody Court Hotel in Mount Vernon, is a sleeper. It hasn't completely shrugged off its hotel-amenity feeling, but it's getting there.
George's is making an effort to reach out. There's a good sampling on the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
CANCUN, Mexico — In the end (and the sad realization always comes in the end), my five-day stay at an all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean was more than mind-clearing serenity; it was a frightening look into the human psyche.
The plentiful sun,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:25 AM
5 Bridge Square, Westport, (203) 557-9000, rainbowthaict.com
When someone told me that there was a good Thai restaurant in Westport, I didn't believe it. But it's true. Tucked into Peter's Bridge Corner, not looking like much from the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Splashes, at the Surf & Sand Resort, recently had a new chef. His name is Michael Reyes, and his credentials include stints at Gotham Bar and Grill and the French Laundry. We were excited to try his cuisine at this beautiful Laguna restaurant.
On a warm...