| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 5:23 PM
As promised last week, this Sunday's column continues the restaurant-watch theme.
Let's start with a piece of Allentown history that has shifted to south Bethlehem.
Downtown Allentown's long-standing Chinese restaurant House of Chen occasionally...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
God's fingerprints are all over this place. You see it in the curl of a grape leaf, the camber of the harvest sun. Even the oak barrels are inviting. I want to cut one in half, fill it with leaves, climb in to read a long, difficult book.
This time of...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
By Lisa McRee for Oneforthetable.com
One of the iconic dishes of San Francisco is the seafood stew known as cioppino. The origin of the name is obscure. The dish evolved in the late 19th century when Italian and Portuguese fisherman ruled the bays of...
| Apr 16, 2013
Q: When I've purchased wine lately at either a grocery store, or even a wine shop for that matter, it seems as though some of the wines have a sour taste to them. We can have wine in a restaurant and then purchase the same wine in a store and it doesn't...
| Apr 25, 2013
There are many things I don't understand about the restaurant business. I don't see why small plates are "shareable." I don't get the appeal of communal tables. And I don't understand why Storefront Company isn't crowded all the time.
| May 9, 2013
To appreciate Bread & Wine, the 16-month-old restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood, it helps to be less literal and more observant.
For instance, you might be surprised, as I was initially, to discover that the kitchen doesn't set out much bread....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:31 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Chicago Bears pull into town a week from Monday, which means a lot of Bears fans will be heading here as well. And because it takes more than three hours to drive here from Chicago (possibly much longer; Interstate Highway 94...
| Oct 1, 2013
Q: I was wondering how long one can keep ice wine.
—Barb Person,Oshawa, Ontario
A: The answer depends on whether the bottle of ice wine is open or not and how it has been stored. Yours, I gather from a subsequent email, is unopened and has...
| Jul 9, 2013
Q: I like hot and spicy food, hot peppers, wasabi, horseradish—you get the idea. In a conversation I had about wine I was told people with tastes like mine could never taste the subtle flavors and aromas in wines. In general do you think this is...