| Mar 6, 2013
Lately, many restaurants have taken the french fry to new level of tastiness by substituting sweet potatoes for the usual russet baking potatoes. I have enjoyed them immensely, but I also feel a bit guilty knowing how much oil is used to fry them....
| Jan 24, 2013
Bolat African Cuisine. A stunning black-and-white African-themed mural on the back wall is the first sign this Wrigleyville restaurant cares about appearances. But one spoonful of a truly peppery pepper soup shows Bolat's owners, Beatrice Hardnick and her...
| Jan 29, 2013
Split pea soup was a favorite during my college days -- inexpensive, filling and straightforward to prepare. I liked to add smoked bacon and lots of carrots. I may not be a college girl anymore, but I still feel the same way about split soup -- it's a...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
It's looking more and more like state Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, is going to avoid a major challenge from Republican personal-injury lawyer Will McBride for a new state Senate seat in Central Florida. Soto far outraised McBride during the latest...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 2:34 PM
It was a makeshift banquet hall on asphalt. Tables were decked with yellow and orange paper and an arrangement of dried flowers. Hundreds of volunteers scurried around offering plates laden with turkey, ham, stuffing and gravy. Onstage, a band played........
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:20 AM
There are designers who specialize in making new buildings look old — fabricating that used and loved look before any actual customers arrive. Their tools include distressed wood, scratched steel and pre-aged Naugahyde, for an instant patina of...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: 1½ hours
Servings: 4 to 6
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 pound applewood smoked bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
1 large onion, diced ¾ inch
2 packed cups leftover turkey meat, diced ¾ inch
1 pound (about 2 medium) baked garnet...
| Aug 4, 2012
To understand Red Hill, Jason Michaud and Trevor Rocco's newish place in a converted Chinese bakery just north of Sunset, you could do worse than to look at the bread-and-butter plate, a once-free nicety that has evolved into an item of competition in L....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Two lamp posts are complaining about their placement on a city street:
“Other lamp posts overlook parks and flower gardens; so why do we have to be bolted down in the middle of the slums?” one says.
“Yeah,” agrees the other....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:38 AM
As a very pregnant and very red Kim storms out of a brunch date with the other women, this episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," just may mark the end of Kim's relationship with the rest of the women.
She attempted to wiggle her way out of...