| Sep 2, 2008
| 5:28 PM
You gather with family and friends in the evening as the heat of the day starts to fade and the first cool ocean breezes begin to blow in, thick and sweet as honey. The bright white light of afternoon gradually dims to twilight's shades of blue and gray....
| Mar 5, 2008
Tell me, what food-loving traveler can visit San Sebastian in the Spanish Basque country and not fall head over heels for pintxos (pronounced "peenchos"), the local version of tapas? It happened to me. It's happened to countless other foodies...
| Sep 24, 2008
JOSÉ ANDRÉS, always charming, is the life of the party at a soiree in the Hollywood Hills, and guests are circling around him next to the infinity pool. Chef Andrés is scooping caviar onto slices of jamón ibérico (ham from the black-footed pigs of Spain),...
| Oct 22, 2008
As local businesses feel the pinch of the tightening economy, some small restaurants and retail market owners are hanging on to their slice of the pie with a little creative name-swapping and neighborhood hopping.
In April, 31-year-old grocer Brandon Kim...
| Apr 27, 2008
Spring may already have spread its wings in L.A., but in Seattle, the sun bursts through the platinum clouds only occasionally. That's fine with me, because I'm not here to bask in the sunshine; I'm here to eat. And in Seattle, it's serious...
| May 4, 2008
People who like to walk will never be lonely in Barcelona. This city -- with its rich history, Roman ruins, Gothic cathedrals, Art Nouveau-inspired apartment buildings and hyper-modern hotels -- invites the closer look that you can get...
| Jan 2, 2008
IN the mood to swan through a chic, new sushi restaurant and unburden yourself of a good chunk of change? But, here's the hitch, you're not very hungry. Have I got the restaurant for you.
Kumo Restaurant in West Hollywood has all the requisite elements...
| Jun 10, 2010
Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every...
| Dec 30, 2009
Sherry cocktails have come a long way from hot sack posset. A custardy Middle Ages concoction of sherry, milk and eggs, popular first in Britain and then the New World, sack posset eventually gave way to the likes of the 19th century Bamboo, a combination...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:45 PM
Celebrating the New Year in Las Vegas fashion, AOC will have a buffet and an Elvis look-alike. The first seating offers a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes wood-oven-baked cannelloni and petrale sole with caramelized endive. $75,...
| Apr 25, 2011
The best way to get to know the culture of any place is to eat your way through it. This is especially true in Barcelona, the epicenter of Catalonia. Perhaps it's because Catalan food is such a good reflection of the culture. Historically, Catalans have...