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Dear Santa - My Travel Wishlist

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.15.2016 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

The Twelve Days of Christmas are upon us. And I, like a lot of kids, wrote to Santa Claus every year. My Christmas wishes were usually fulfilled (Spoi...

Most Of French Laundry's $300K In Stolen Wine Recovered In North Carolina

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis Jan 23 (Reuters) - About 80 bottles of premium wine reported to be worth up to $300,000 that were stolen from the ...

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants In America

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Abby Tegnelia

Here are NiC's picks for the dozen most "wow" restaurant dining experiences in the U.S. with food so good, one meal is worth the price of the entire vacation. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

Celebrity TV Chef Opens Wonderful MAUDE in BevHills!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The understated entrance to the restaurant. Chef Curtis Stone in his Maude kitchen. all photo...

What Do High-End Restaurants Like The French Laundry and Saison Do if a Credit Card Is Declined?

Quora | Posted 02.16.2014 | Taste

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by James Schindler, If a card was declined we would always tell the customer that we were havi...

Bad Yelp Reviews: Hilarious One-Star Ratings For Three-Star Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste

Proof that Yelp users don't always provide the most accurate commentary.

Joe Satran

The 10 Best Restaurants In America (Seriously) | Joe Satran | Posted 04.16.2013 | Taste

So much of food writing is restaurant recommendations. Telling people where to eat is as much the central task of food writers as telling people what ...

Per Se - Say Wha?

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Andrew Cotto

Food is about the friends and family we celebrate around the table, those with whom we share our time and our resources.

8 Restaurant Game-Changers in the Bay Area

Zagat | Posted 10.24.2012 | San Francisco

Alice Waters didn't set out to start a revolution. When the former Montessori teacher and Francophile opened up her Craftsman bungalow in 1971, she just wanted to offer a convivial place to break bread like the places she admired in Europe.

Pollan Bashes Country's Top Restaurant, Praises Chipotle

Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

For the most part, sustainable food guru Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma etc., makes pronouncements on the broadest contours of the food ...

WATCH: SF Restaurant Named Best In America

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

In July, Chef Ferran Adria served the last meal at his famed El Bulli in Spain -- widely considered the best restaurant in the world -- before closing...

WATCH: Thomas Keller Spills All In New Documentary

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.22.2011 | San Francisco

"When we store the fish, we always store it the way it swims," explained Thomas Keller, holding a whole fish upright. "Storing a fish like this suppor...

Thomas Keller To Host $400 Pop-Up Restaurant At Harrods

Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

Chef Thomas Keller is bringing The French Laundry across the pond for a 10-day pop-up restaurant inside the famous Harrods department store in London ...

Per Se vs. The French Laundry

The Feast | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

Last week, Thomas Keller's three Michelin-starred NYC restaurant Per Se landed in the #10 spot on The S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list. ...

The 50 Best Restaurants In The World According To Whom?

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.22.2011 | Home

The fifth-best restaurant in the world? Spoon des Îles in Mauritius. Number eight? 1884 in Mendoza, Argentina. Some others in the top 50? Tangerine i...

Everybody Eats Where? The French Laundry, Napa Valley

Mara Gibbs | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Mara Gibbs

Rarely has there ever been anything negative written about The French Laundry, therefore I feel it is my duty to voice my opinion honestly, which may not be in the majority but should be heard nonetheless.

Michelin Guide Awards Six Stars To Yountville, California Restaurants

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Here's something to toque about: Michelin Guide's 2011 awards have bestowed six stars on restaurants in Yountville, Calif., including three for the le...

San Francisco's 2011 Michelin Stars: French Laundry Keeps Three, Chez Panisse Down To None | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After four years as the sole three star restaurant in the area, The French Laundry is joined by The Restaurant at Meadowood in its tier. Coi, Cyrus an...

Greg Vassos at The Beard House

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

Dinner at the James Beard House is a big deal for any young chef. Greg Vassos, currently helming L'Escalier at The Breakers in Palm Beach, packed his ...

so, you're visiting napa for the weekend... hotels

Alexis Swanson Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alexis Swanson Traina

(This post is part 1 of 3, featuring accommodations for the perfect weekend itinerary in Napa...) The hotels below are amongst my favorites, and are ...

Inside The French Laundry Kitchen

The San Francisco Chronicle | Lance Iversen / the Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dressed in black pants and a chef's coat, I met Hollingsworth. A blue-eyed, blond Californian, his manner is unassuming and smiley, something unusual ...

The Dish On The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Cast Dinner At Thomas Keller's French Laundry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The cast of the upcoming film Eat, Pray, Love enjoyed an intimate dinner last night at Thomas Keller's renowned The French Laundry in Napa, following...

Bouchon Bistro After Four Months!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I am utterly besotted by the new Bouchon Bistro -- and this from an aging restaurant critic who is jaded, bored, disdainful and unimpressed by almost everything.

Best Holiday Cookbooks

The New York Times | Christine Muhlke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Summer's homesteading how-to's and grilling guides have given way to fall's fearlessly bountiful lineup. It's the time of year when big chefs send out...

American Cheese Mongers: the New Curds on the Block

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

Time to show that the artisan cheese industry in the US is more than a lot of hot air from the Slow Food and sustainable agriculture movements.