| Jul 8, 2009
Every couple of years I feel that siren call to go up and spend some time in Napa Valley. For most of us, this was our first wine country experience, as exotic as anything discovered later in Burgundy or Piedmont. Who can forget the smudged violet of...
| Jul 12, 2009
The last time a restaurant and chef got the kind of buzz Andrés is getting for the Bazaar was when Wolfgang Puck opened Spago on Sunset, and people were eating duck pizza in droves. Timesand palatesmay have become more sophisticated, but a culinary star...
| Jul 12, 2009
Hollywood Multi-hyphenate, Founder of Bad Robot Productions
With blockbusters like Star Trek and Armageddon, not to mention TV series Alias, Lost and Fringe, the producer, director, screenwriter, actor and composer has set himself apart as an...
| Aug 5, 2009
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill **
L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 748-9700; www.wolfgangpuck.com.
Smart American grill and bar from L.A.'s best known chef center stage at L.A. Live with a view onto the plaza, a...
| Aug 5, 2009
Puck really knows how to pick them. Locations, that is. Wolfgang Puck, who burst onto the scene in 1982 with a little place called Spago, has just opened a new restaurant downtown at L.A. Live. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill sits center stage, right on the L....
| Sep 13, 2009
Should you awake to discover that a holiday has been convened, fear not. You can still achieve brisket.
The self-satisfied set will chide: You should be marinating already. The Southern sort will drawl: You should be smoking already. The fancy cook...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 12:10 PM
With Rosh Hashana coming in just a few days on the evening of September 18, it's that time of year again when many of my friends and restaurant customers ask me the perennial question: Do you have any ideas for something different I can cook for the...
| Sep 19, 2009
Restaurant years are like dog years. If a restaurant survives one year, it's like seven in the real world. So when two women chefs make a go of it for nearly 30 years -- not only one restaurant but several, and TV and radio cooking shows, cookbooks,...
| Feb 16, 2009
| 3:27 PM
Location: The Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 276-8500; wolfgangpuck.com
Ambience: Elegant Richard Meier-designed contemporary steakhouse with an A-list crowd and a very urban energy. Though prime...
| Mar 4, 2009
Last month Michael Jordan, master sommelier and general manager of Disneyland's Napa Rose Restaurant in Anaheim, was approached by a local wine distributor with an offer he found difficult to refuse, and just as difficult to comprehend.
| Mar 25, 2009
Who didn't grow up wolfing down pizza slathered in tomato sauce and gooey cheese? And yet the dominant pizza aesthetic in L.A. seems to get reinvented from time to time just like everything else in this constantly changing city. In 1982, Wolfgang Puck...