| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Smashburger is finally in town, bringing its brand of so-called better burgers to Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.
The Denver-based chain comes with a luminous pedigree. Founder Tom Ryan has shaped menus and marketing campaigns at McDonald’s, Quiznos,...
| Jan 19, 2013
Some 30 years after Wolfgang Puck introduced a wood-burning oven and his sophisticated pizza at the original Spago, we're enjoying a pizza renaissance. And many of the newer pizzerie and restaurants are turning out pies better than typical neighborhood...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Every party has one. A smoker out on the balcony; the sweaty guest glued to the dance floor; the party animal who never fails to bring the shot glasses. Here's a list of eight party foods with some real personality. Be sure to check out the recipes to...
| Jul 15, 2012
WHERE TO STAY
Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai; (805) 646-2536, http://www.ojairetreat.com. Main house and four cottages (12 units in all) on 5 acres. No TV or phones, free Wi-Fi. Rates $99-$289 (and no lodging tax, because it's a nonprofit)....
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.”
Step one, though, is going...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- It’s not often that a Twinkie earns a bit of praise from a nutrition expert, or that a hefty elected official confesses his food vices before a room packed with spectators and the media.
But nothing was routine as New York’s Board...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Just in time for the London Olympics, McDonald’s is kicking off a promotion that focuses not on quarter-pounders and caramel frappes but instead on “favorites under 400 calories.”
The chain has been getting grief for being one of the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Get ready to pay more for your Papa John’s pizza if "Obamacare" goes into full effect … a whopping 15 to 20 cents more.
John Schnatter, chief executive of the pizza chain, is bashing President Obama’s healthcare reform law as a...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Domino’s Pizza has a new look, ramping up its store design and switching out its logo to bring “the art and skill of pizza-making front and center.”
The chain’s “store of the future” went through years of development...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:11 PM
I've got two reasons to watch my weight over the next several weeks. First, it's the holiday season, when the national sport is overeating. Second, I've got another knee replacement coming up soon, and the lighter I am going in, the easier the recovery...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Appropriate topics to broach during a live, televised presidential debate: The economy. The jobs situation. Pizza toppings? Not so much.
Pizza Hut has canned its roundly panned stunt to get the question “sausage or pepperoni?” asked during...