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Restaurant CriticTo say that I eat out a lot would be something of an understatement. The question I'm always asked, of course, is what is my favorite restaurant? That's understandable, but it's also basically unanswerable. Because the answer depends on whether I'm in the...
Tags: Steaks, Chile, Olives, Appetizers, Sunset Boulevard
Culture MonsterNEW YORK -- With the available money for ambitious new buildings having shrunk to almost nothing in this country -- and with firms continuing to downsize in brutal fashion -- where will architectural ideas come from, and where will they......
Culture MonsterEarlier we reported that the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake has won a high-profile competition to design the new American embassy in London. In an encouraging departure from recent federal practice, the State Department has also released renderings of...
Culture Monster: The architecture of American embassies has been stuck lately in a predictable tug-of-war between a desire to express openness and an obsession, in an age of terrorism, with security. The design for the new U.S. Embassy in London, released......
IF you want to see a car designed for designers, you need only turn your oversized Philip Johnson-style spectacles toward the Audi TT. From the moment the first concept car appeared at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1995, it was clear the TT meant to...
Lost L.A. unearths something that's buried in history. It tells stories of buildings that have been razed, burned or renovated into extinction. Developers often cause these wipeouts, explaining them away as the price of progress. Translation: the cost...
Tribune architecture criticWith high-end real estate markets reeling, the developer of the Chicago Spire on Wednesday did what any crafty developer would do to instill confidence in his $1.5 billion project: He had his star architect show off fresh plans for apartments, including...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEVER underestimate Wolfgang Puck. He's such a familiar face, beaming from the covers of his cookbooks or exhorting viewers of the Food Network to "live, love, eat " that we tend to forget he's not just chef to the Oscars and a celebrity in his own right,...
Tags: Breads, Steaks, Tomatoes, Foie Gras, Los Angeles Times
Cut Rating: *** Location: The Regent Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 276-8500; wolfgangpuck.com Ambience: Elegant Richard Meier-designed contemporary steakhouse with an A-list crowd and a very urban energy. Though prime...
Tags: Foods and Beverages, Steaks, Japan, Restaurants, Wolfgang Puck
BRISTOL, R.I. -- A generation ago, when Jim Wood of Chicago was a 44-year-old rising star among American museum leaders, he got an invitation to come west and brainstorm. Soon, he found himself standing atop a raw Brentwood hill, trying to imagine the...
Tags: Claude Monet, Arts, Employers, Art Institute of Chicago, History
No sooner can you get out the words "best houses in Southern California" than hands will go up asking what that means, reflecting the subjectivity for compiling such a list. Clearly, there's more than one way to measure the beauty, utility and...
Times Restaurant CriticTHE server shows off the charred bistecca fiorentina, then carves the massive porterhouse into finger-thick slices. At $160 for two, it's easily the most expensive steak I've ever eaten, if not the most expensive piece of aged meat in the country. Want to...
Tags: Michelin Group, Casino and Gambling, Lemons, Steaks, Pork Chops
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