| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Eyes flying open. Hands clasped over gaping mouths. "MasterChef" competitors looking at each other as if in need of smelling salts.
Such appearances suggested that Lynn's departure was something of a shock to the competitors. But to viewers?...
| Jul 11, 2013
Sub out the restaurant name, and the tales of woe are the same at a hundred other places. A longtime family-run restaurant buckling under the weight of the economy, as it pursues every course to stay above water.
It's a familiar story. This time, the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Wine Spectator magazine's 2013 Wine List awards included nods to 40 Orlando area restaurants. This year, 3,793 were named award winners, spanning all 50 U.S. states and 76 other countries and territories, along with 11 cruise ships.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Quaker Steak & Lube will celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 by giving away wings.
Here’s how the promotion works: Diners who donate a non-perishable item to benefit The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula from July 22 through July 29...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Mt. Olivet picnic
The Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church picnic 4 p.m., July 20. Dinner includes hot turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes/gravy, side dish of applesauce or coleslaw. Beverages, ice cream and homemade desserts. Takeout dinners available....
| Jun 26, 2013
When we were younger, we ate more steak. My son, home from college this summer, reminds me that he is still "younger" and needs steak regularly. Especially during grilling season.
The steak of his dreams is inspired by Goodwood Barbecue Co., one of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
It's not surprising hotels are unleashing special perks and menus aimed at dog owners.
Pet owners are an attractive demographic, last year spending more than $50 billion on their four-legged friends, a 73% increase in the last decade, according to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:06 AM
I find it curious that those who advocate abortion on demand would lament Hoag's decision to stop performing elective abortions.
I wonder what their response would be if they went to their favorite steak restaurant only to find that it had been...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
4 slices applewood-smoked bacon
2 onions, sliced (about 4 cups)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon ketchup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2-3 drops liquid...
| May 2, 2013
If you can find a well-made red wine from Mexico (they exist, though they're rarely well stocked this far north), try it with this recipe.
Failing that, solid red wines come from many places. Because this might well be a summer dinner that is partially...