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.
Watch out, Chicago -- there's a new Second City in America. But while some bemoan Washington's Second City status as "a loser for America," we think D.C. is a great place to live, work and have fun. Here are 10 reasons why.
The smokiness of the bacon goes nicely with a shocking new condiment never seen before: Srirancha!
I am currently traveling in Greece, preparing to film season 3 of The Cooking Odyssey, and life seems to be less about sweet & skinny and more about the old Greek proverb "all is well when the honey is sweet."
Since coming in second (to his brother!) on season six of Top Chef, Bryan Voltaggio has been an honorary D.C. favorite son as he built a restaurant empire in so-close-yet-so-far Frederick, Md. Now the James Beard Award finalist finally expands south to D.C.
A few months ago, I spoke to Paul Qui in New York and he told me that East Side King, his Austin food truck empire, was taking that first step into their first real kitchen by taking over the back space of The Hole in the Wall, Austin's famous bar in the University of Texas' West Campus.
Looking at pantry essentials in a new way is what Season 2 Top Chef Ilan Hall excels at, and his idea of pulling everything he can out of a single ingredient is easily transferred to a home kitchen.
Despite major progress in areas such as malaria prevention and childhood vaccinations, nutrition is an issue that has historically been overlooked by the international development community.
The former Top Chef contestant talked about his new(ish) restaurant across the street from his home, let loose on a particularly problematic customer and shared his thoughts on the chef community in Chicago.
I had issues with "Top Chef" last season -- a lot of issues -- and though "Top Chef: Seattle" feels like my old favorite reality competition show again, I am still a bit wary.
How to get away and simultaneously stay? If you haven't stayed at the Luxe City Center, you're missing out on a sanctuary within the heart of downtown.
From recipes like Lemon Crepes, to her mom's recipe for Italian Fried Cauliflower, Lofaso uses simple, family recipes in both her restaurant and cookbook.
"For the modern-day chef, it takes a combination of different things to be successful. Not only do you need to know recipes and how to run the kitchen and a staff, but you need to know how to crunch numbers and market yourself."
A luxe, cavernous space on a quiet street in Old Montreal with a sophisticated hunting and fishing lodge menu that's always rich and satisfying.
You may know Dale Talde as the lovable two-time cheftestant who didn't quite make it to the finish line on Bravo's Top Chef. But the ambitious Asian-fusion connoisseur is now making a local name for himself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival is a 2-week celebration featuring various Chicago events centered on fashion and culture, culminating in Fashion's Night Out.This past week, "A Magnificent Taste" was held at Pioneer Court.