| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Charlie Trotter has been named 2012 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. The chef, who has announced plans to close his eponymous restaurant at the end of August, will be honored at the foundation's annual awards — the Oscars of...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Charlie Trotter loves haggis. Been eating the offal creation born in Scotland for years, thanks to dad Robert Charles Trotter, whose family four generations ago traveled here from a little town outside Edinburgh.
“It is one of the great treats....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:19 AM
“I want to have the best restaurant in the country. I want to obtain that third Michelin star.”
If it isn’t clear chef Curtis Duffy wants to be uttered in the same breath as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and his former boss Grant...
| Apr 7, 2011
Taste, as a jazz musician once noted, is manifested in the notes one declines to play. In that regard, Danny Grant is a taste master.
The original chef de cuisine and now executive chef at Ria, the magnificent dining room within the Elysian hotel and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Chicken nuggets don't have a very healthful reputation.
Some people I know even use them as shorthand for junky processed foods you feed to kids when you are desperate.
And so I was surprised when one of the city's greenest chefs recommended that I...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...
| Jul 28, 2011
The concrete walls of the new M.B. Post (short for Manhattan Beach Post) are stenciled with giant faded postmarks beneath a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The design by Stephen Francis Jones of SF Jones Architects plays off the fact that from the '50s through...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Chef David LeFevre is leaving downtown's Water Grill to open his own restaurant. LeFevre, a Charlie Trotter protege who also has worked brief stints at El Bulli in Spain and Tetsuya in Australia, has been executive chef of Water Grill......
| Nov 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Animal rights activists plan to march outside Providence restaurant Tuesday night, protesting a menu at a special fundraising dinner that is slated to include foie gras. The restaurant is holding a fundraising dinner in honor of the Bocuse d'Or USA......
| May 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Thomas Keller talks about the French Laundry, cookbook writing and why he measures success in memories....
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
French Laundry, Santa Monica's Melisse on list of most expensive restaurants...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:33 PM
5 Questions for David LeFevre, chef-owner of M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach....