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  • Light, sparkling and sweet wines for spicy heat

    Light, sparkling and sweet wines for spicy heat
    What's the "bottle" in the second B of BYOB at a Mexican restaurant? It's a bottle of beer. Brews refresh, overall, and their bubbles help cleanse the palate of all that sought-after spicy chili heat. If you want the "bottle" to be one of wine, at the...
  • The joy of crafting food is a little miracle we can tap into again

    Images from my Instagram feed slide down the screen: glistening fruit in jars, pickles floating in dill-sprigged brine, wonky handcrafted breads, vinegars infused with herbs from the garden, tomato sauce put up in old wine bottles. Everybody proudly...
  • Chicago restaurants capture top wine awards

    Chicago restaurants capture top wine awards
    It was a good week for wine recognition for some of Chicago's top restaurants. Wine Spectator magazine's announced its 2014 Restaurant Awards, and 52 Chicago restaurants were honored, including Tru (676 N. St. Clair St.), the only Chicago restaurant...
  • Is $4 happy hour at Open Air Kitchen + Bar the best deal in L.A.?

    Is $4 happy hour at Open Air Kitchen + Bar the best deal in L.A.?
    Name of the bar: Open Air Kitchen + Bar Happy hour: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday at the newly converted West Hollywood restaurant, which was originally opened by the Broseph's Restaurant group (Brick + Mortar) as Fatty's Public House. The name...
  • Train travel connects the destination dots in Europe

    My wife, Laurel, and I had laid out an idiosyncratic European itinerary for our trip last fall: to London for theater, to Paris to scout Ernest Hemingway's long-ago haunts, to Friedrichshafen, Germany, for the Zeppelin Museum, and finally to Hamburg to...
  • Review: Smoke.Oil.Salt brings back a paella master

    Review: Smoke.Oil.Salt brings back a paella master
    Have you ever tasted real paella? And by "real," I should specify that I mean not the stuff you eat with sangria down by the beach or even the lovely yellow rice with seafood that you have to order a day in advance at Cuban restaurants, but the real...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Sixth Annual Connecticut Wine Festival

    The Connecticut Wine Festival will be returning this year for its sixth year of showcasing some of Connecticut's best wines. It is a reflection on the growing popularity of Connecticut wines, which are quickly gaining a reputation as quality vintage...
  • Wine temperature matters

    Wine temperature matters
    Back in the day, I reviewed restaurants for a newspaper. One evening, I was at a seafood-heavy joint and in walks this big tall fella, topped in a Stetson. He sits down and tells his server, right off, even before checking out the menu, "Gimme a bottle of...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Cavey's Chef To Farm Dinner

    Cavey's restaurants have teamed up with Rose's Berry Farm in South Glastonbury to bring you the best of Connecticut, at the Chef to Farm Dinner, Aug. 8, 6 p.m. The tranquil and scenic setting coupled with Cavey's custom crafted menus and fine wines is...
  • On20 Offers New Affordable Bistro Lunch Menu

    On20 Offers New Affordable Bistro Lunch Menu
    At On20, it doesn't matter if you order a simple burger and fries, or a full tasting menu with wine pairings, you're still treated to the same sweeping views of the Connecticut River and downtown Hartford from 20 floors up. And the service is still...
  • Wine review: 2012 Enkidu 'E' Old Vine Field Blend

    Wine review: 2012 Enkidu 'E' Old Vine Field Blend
    This old vine field blend from Enkidu's owner and winemaker Phillip Staehle is 60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignane and 8% each Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah, a proportion that reflects the way vines were planted in the three vineyards that go into this...