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Michael Mina

The Way to San Jose - Things to Do

Tara Settembre | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Tara Settembre

If you want to make the most of your future visit, the following recommended activities can be accomplished during a long weekend.

5 Unforgettable San Francisco Check-ins

Greg Archer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Greg Archer

Waterbar in San Francisco As 2013 speeds rapidly to a glorious fork in the road and the path to 2014 comes into much clearer view, reflection see...

"The Church Key" Restaurant - American Dim Sum!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Whoever said that there was nothing new under the sun in the restaurant business (maybe it was me) was wrong. Last night I had dinner at a stunnin...

Eating Seeds

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating seeds has become very trendy indeed.

Michael Mina: Las Vegas Dining Isn't About the 99-Cent Buffet Anymore

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Dining in Las Vegas used to be about wolfing down all the mashed potatoes you could eat before heading back out to the slot machines. These days, it's about dizzying luxury, unbelievably exotic ingredients, globe-spanning diversity, eye-popping artisanry and sky-high standards.

Michael Mina Runs the Gamut of Savory Bites

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home
Perry Garfinkel

Chef Michael Mina gives it a new gustatory meaning with a 20-course presentation he calls The Gamut, so far served only at his eponymous San Francisco restaurant, where he made a big name for himself as chef under its previous incarnation as Aqua.

Chef Mina Launches Daily Recipe Site

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

Just in time for the holidays, celebrity chef Michael Mina has created a daily email and website called Cook Taste Eat where wannabe chefs can spice up their rudimentary repertoires with some of Michael Mina's most famed dishes.

800 Degrees Pizza in Westwood -- A Unique Concept!

Jay Weston | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

For a quick, delicious and relatively inexpensive fast-food pizza option, Umami Burger's 35-year old honcho, Adam Fleishman, and Chef Anthony Carron have reinvented the whee ... only this time the wheel is edible!

Lucy Blodgett

How LA Chefs Spent Thanksgiving

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 11.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Crashing carts in the grocery store rush, frantic meal planning, sending guests for cranberry sauce and setting the table for eight -- oh, just some o...

PHOTOS: Esquire Names Local Restaurant Best In Nation

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.11.2011 | San Francisco

This month, Esquire released its 27th annual Best New Restaurant List, and (not surprisingly) San Francisco cleaned up. Not only did the Bay Area n...

My Full Circle Odyssey

Traci Des Jardins | Posted 11.12.2011 | San Francisco
Traci Des Jardins

Getting your feet wet under someone else's tutelage is common in the restaurant world and so is leaving the comfort of someone else's place to start your own endeavor.

Does SF's Best Dessert Contain Szechuan Pepper?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco
Anneli Rufus

I haven't sampled all the desserts in San Francisco -- yet. Last night I made up for lost time at the Sugar & Spice Party, a feature of the week-long annual food-and-drink extravaganza known as SFChefs.

Chefs' Favorite Oyster Restaurants

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

It's true you can now get oysters all year long, but it's the cold winter waters when oysters store up sugars, resulting in a plumper and sweeter tas...

Chefs' New Year's Eve Food & Drink Recipes

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

Whether you're throwing a large soiree, a small dinner party or just spending a casual evening at home, these recipes, courtesy of chefs and mixolog...

Next Up For Umami Burger Owner: 'Non-Vietnamese' Vietnamese Restaurant

la.eater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Finally, finally, finally Red Medicine is prepared for its debut! Opening day lands this coming Thursday, hours of operation run 6PM-11PM, Tuesday thr...

Secrets from Michael Mina's Top Sommelier, Rajat Parr

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marie Elena Martinez

Rajat Parr was named one of 2009's top sommeliers by Food & Wine magazine. I got to share a couple meals with him and chat about food, wine and his latest literary adventure.