| Feb 11, 2004
Over lunch the other day a friend mentioned how hard it is to plan a menu for a dinner party anymore with all the food scares and scary diets loose in the land. "You can't serve salmon, you can't serve beef, you can't serve pasta," she said. "Rabbit is...
| Nov 3, 2004
As we step into the garden from the street, I hear the soft, barely audible pop of a Champagne cork. Silvery laughter bubbles up from the table.
The maitre d' greets us, leads us to a corner table in one of three lovely, diminutive dining rooms. As the...
| Feb 12, 2003
At one time, French restaurants were the epitome of fine dining in L.A. It's no secret, though, that Angelenos have pretty much abandoned French food and with it, formal dining, for the relaxed pleasures of Spago and the California idiom or for Italian...
| Jan 28, 2004
Italian cooking isn't all about pasta. I know this intellectually. I know this from eating all over Italy. But when I go out to an Italian restaurant, it's hard, so hard, not to order pasta -- so I don't even try. At Valentino last week, I went straight...
| Mar 24, 2004
The crowd in the dining room at the new, revised Patina ebbs and flows like the tide. By 6 or 6:30 the dining room is full to bursting. It quiets down after 8, and improbably, toward 10, swells with bons vivants ready and eager to eat at what would be a...
| Jun 30, 2004
The rave was so uncharacteristic coming from Marco, my oldest Italian friend, that I put down the phone seriously wondering if he'd gone out of his mind. He'd just been to Norman's in Coral Gables and he couldn't say enough about Norman Van Aken's New...
| Sep 14, 2005
People complain all the time about the demise of fine dining -- but it's alive and well at the Dining Room, the premier restaurant of the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, where the gifted young chef Craig Strong cooks five nights a week....
| Mar 26, 2003
Julie Powell was in a rut. Teetering on the brink of 30, living in a tiny apartment in a distinctly unglamorous outer borough of Manhattan, working at a government secretarial job she invariably describes as "soul-sucking," she figured what her life...
| Aug 7, 2002
A Day in the Life, at 90 * Keeping up with Julia Child, who has a new home, a new book deal and a balky oven
Home Edition, Food, Page H-1 Features Desk 61 inches; 2181 words Type of Material: Profile; Recipe
By RUSS PARSONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:42 AM
Hope 4 Autism will host it's 3rd annual 'Strut 4 Autism Fashion Show & Silent Auction' this coming Saturday, July 20th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street.
Take a look at this exercpt from a press release:
| Jul 10, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people should make it to the Taste of Chicago, but I won't be one of them.
Random Sweat Transfer.
You're stuck in a teeming sea of humanity at the Taste, all those hot, sweaty bodies, when someone bumps into you,...