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  • At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux

    At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux
    The dimly lighted dining room pulses with gritty hip-hop and clanking silverware as diners eagerly await what's being constructed in a kitchen filled with tattooed chefs, steam and sharp focus. A bartender wearing blinged-out earrings swaggers over to a...
  • The Review: Julienne in Santa Barbara

    The Review: Julienne in Santa Barbara
    I used to know a guy who would drive up to Santa Barbara just for the afternoon to visit with an old man he respected. I couldn't believe it. In my mind's eye, the Central Coast city seemed much farther than a couple of hours away. Yet it's really not...
  • Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner

    Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner
    Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
  • Shopping: Goorin Bros. hat shop goes old school on Larchmont

    Shopping: Goorin Bros. hat shop goes old school on Larchmont
    Back when hats were an indispensible element of civilized dressing, neighborhoods typically boasted a hat shop — a social spot where milliners made and fit hats for the locals. It's that cordial vibe of an old-school chapeau shop that San...
  • Edith Head and the 'Sabrina' dress

    Edith Head and the 'Sabrina' dress
    Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hollywood costume designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac was mentored by the legendary Edith Head, who died 29 years ago today. He is frustrated by long-standing accounts that credit Givenchy with the classic black H-neckline...
  • Jess Jackson led winery by example

    Jess Jackson led winery by example
    Jess Jackson, who founded Kendall-Jackson Winery in 1982, died last week at the age of 81, leaving an almost incalculable legacy on the California wine industry. He transformed it at least twice, first in establishing a style of wine that would come to be...
  • San Francisco restaurant details: Locations, prices and more

    San Francisco restaurant details: Locations, prices and more
    Bar Agricole, 355 11th St., San Francisco; (415) 355-9400; http://www.baragricole.com. Cocktails, $10; food, $5 to $18. Benu, 22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco; (415) 685-4860; http://www.benusf.com. Small appetizers, $12 to $14; pasta with truffles, $22...
  • Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt

    Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt
    Full disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood. Oswalt...
  • Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'

    Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'
    American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
  • Book review: 'Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories' by Simon Winchester

    Book review: 'Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories' by Simon Winchester
    Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Simon Winchester HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99 One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that...
  • 'The Book of Mormon' lands 14 Tony Award nominations

    'The Book of Mormon' lands 14 Tony Award nominations
    "The Book of Mormon" — the irreverent Broadway musical from the creators of TV's "South Park" — led the Tony Award nominations Tuesday with 14 nods, including best musical. The satirical comedy about a pair of bumbling Mormon missionaries on a...
  • Critic's Notebook: Hollywood landmark at a crossroads

    Critic's Notebook: Hollywood landmark at a crossroads
    When it opened in 1956, the Capitol Records building was surrounded mostly by surface parking lots, making it easy to spot from the nearby — and brand-new — Hollywood Freeway. The cylindrical design for the building, by Welton Becket and a...