| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:03 PM
LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless.
Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...
| Dec 29, 2011
The fellow I met at a holiday party had just one question for me: Where do you find a great steak in this part of the country? He grew up in Texas on grass-fed beef and complains he's never found a steak here with as much flavor. He's disappointed every...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already.
So a year ago, I turned my...
| Jan 10, 2012
Q: Several years ago in the food section of the Chicago Tribune there was a sidebar on creating a lettuce "rose" or "flower" to display on a buffet. The tiny box had a color photo of a head of lettuce transformed, I believe, into a flower with eight...
| Feb 11, 2012
The Museum of Contemporary Art's annual artEdge benefit was a visual feast of art, performance and intriguing decor. Guests entered through the tented Sculpture Garden to discover a world of plastic where every object, including the floors, walls, table...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 5:36 AM
Background: While "big" and "bold" were once the watchwords of Miami Beach restaurants, "quiet" and "intimate" are slowly becoming the new normal. Nowhere is that more apparent than at Tudor House. Back in the '90s, chef Geoffrey Zakarian operated Blue...
| Feb 23, 2012
After the Oscars, dessert will be served in 3-D at the Governors Ball this year. Spago pastry chef Sherry Yard has created an Austrian chocolate cake that resembles a staircase leading to a giant edible Oscar statuette that is iced in a way that makes...
| Aug 25, 2012
When you are standing in line to order at Sycamore Kitchen, the new breakfast-lunch place in the La Brea design corridor, you are going to be distracted by the bakery counter, which stretches on for yards. Because in addition to the chocolate croissants...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Just like squash in summer, food documentaries have flourished in recent years due to increased awareness of what Americans eat and how it affects their health and their taste buds. Colonial Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Farmers Market present seven...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Colonial Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Farmers Market will present the “Fresh Film Festival” about American foodways on Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square in Williamsburg.
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:52 PM
The evolution of airport food continues, from stale burgers in the past to today's higher-end offerings from Spago founder Wolfgang Puck and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Puck's Wolfgang Puck Express and Morimoto's Skewers restaurants, now open at LAX,...