| Feb 17, 2011
I don't think I've ever written about cioppino without getting into an argument. That's probably as it should be.
One of the definitive California dishes, cioppino is a classic soup of fish in a garlicky tomato-wine broth. And that's probably where the...
| May 13, 2009
At the latest London import, Cecconi's, an expat Brit orders a cocktail, leans back against the luxurious cushions strewn along the terrace banquette and opens the morning's Times -- that would be the Times of London. Hostesses have a tony British accent,...
| Apr 26, 2006
STONEHILL TAVERN, the new restaurant at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach, is a kind of miracle.
It's got just about everything: a great room, crisp service, inspired modern American cooking and an impressive wine program.
But that's not the miracle,...
| Feb 15, 2009
Eating out is an obsession in Hong Kong. The nightly culinary scene in this compact metropolis always seems to bustle with activity.
Hundreds of restaurants, large and small, are stuffed with diners sitting shoulder to shoulder, adroitly lifting...
| Aug 22, 2008
Everyone has had the experience of disagreeing with a critic, but do critics ever second-guess themselves? We asked Calendar's critics whether there are any reviews they regret. One in a series of occasional articles.
Regret -- nostalgia turned upside...
| Sep 21, 2008
Here come the mezes: minted, garlicky yogurt, dusky roasted eggplant salad. A waiter presents them on a huge tray: glistening artichoke crowns, a spread of ground walnuts and sweet red peppers. And wait, how about that beautiful mushroom...
| Apr 8, 2009
After a few bites of curry, the tall, curly-haired guy reaches for his water glass frantically. He'd heard about Jitlada from chef friends and he can't believe he waited so long to come, I hear him say, as he takes another long swig of water. Minutes...
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...