Louisville chef, bourbon maker and overall good human Edward Lee took to Instagram yesterday with a pretty crazy photo of a late-1970s wine list from his restaurant 610 Magnolia. Margaux for $15 a bottle? We had to find out the story.
Crab cakes and football. That's what Maryland does!
Nov 6, 2014 11:00 am
There’s one question that any Baltimorean can answer with ease: “Who has the best crab cakes?” Of course, each answer will be completely subjective. But despite the plethora of crab cakes (and opinions) in this town, the same handful of restaurants is mentioned over and over again. Here are six excellent places that don’t necessarily come to mind when on the hunt for a satisfying crabby patty.
New chef puts emphasis on 'South' ahead of the pits
Nov 6, 2014 9:00 am
Back in June, chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois hinted at "some exciting new things" ahead for Blue Smoke, restaurateur Danny Meyer's pioneering New York City barbecue spot. Last week, after months of tinkering, Bourgeois, the restaurant's first new head chef in 12 years, quietly debuted his fully revised menu. And, it's clear that he has bigger things in mind than just barbecue.
Actor Jack McBrayer might prefer to spend his Hawaiian vacation "like a Corona commercial," totally unwinding on the beach. But, that's no good way to prepare for the caloric onslaught of the mighty loco moco. On tonight's episode of The Getaway, McBrayer fires up his metabolism for the gustatory adventures to come by doing some hiking and swimming in Oahu's scenic Waimea Valley. Here's a clip.
It’s admittedly an imperfect science to write about a restaurant in preview form. The business of building restaurants is messy, and oftentimes vague. And as we transition from fall to winter, some of the openings we wrote about in our many fall previews are still in the oven, if you will. And on top of that, new projects with winter openings have been announced. Here are 20.
There's more to island fare than pineapple on pizza
Nov 4, 2014 3:00 pm
There are a lot of misconceptions about Hawaiian cuisine. Like the stereotype that everything has Spam in it. Yes, the tinned ham appears in a number of home-style dishes. But, it’s by no means ubiquitous. And, it's easily avoided, if preserved pork isn’t your thing. The islands are a cultural crossroads, so you’ll find all sorts of restaurants influenced by a multitude of Asian cuisines, mainland American trends and classic European traditions. Here are five great places to try on Oahu, Hawaii's most populous island.
Must-try mac 'n cheese by Angelenos, for Angelenos
Nov 4, 2014 1:01 pm
Everyone thinks Angelenos subsist exclusively on cold-pressed juice and kale salads without remembering that the City of Angels also gave the world the French Dip, the fast food burger and the Korean burrito. Truth be told, people in LA like the heavy stuff, calories be damned. With all this cheesy pasta love going around, it's time to round up the best options in the city right now.
Actor finds fun, sun, and sea urchin on The Getaway
Nov 3, 2014 10:00 am
On this week's episode of The Getaway, actor Jack McBrayer returns to Hawaii, where he once played a hapless honeymooner on the set of the comedy flick Forgetting Sarah Marshall. There, he learns the hula, hangs ten with professional surfer Aaron Gold and boldly tries sea urchin, among other things. He tells Chris Shott he'd do it all again. Well, except for a few things.