Travelers head to Napa Valley primarily for one purpose: wine. Even some Old World partisans who previously dismissed the region's gulpable goods are now changing their tune about the level of quality coming out of California today. So, yeah, you're going to be sipping some luscious liquids when you visit. But, what to do in between tastings? Here are some suggestions.
See the city built out of corn, crackers, chocolate
Nov 10, 2014 1:00 pm
Heck yes we'd go to Dubai for a food festival! Dubai is renowned as a rising center of fine dining — last year's inaugural celebrations lasted for 23 glorious, Michelin-starred, street food vending, bacon-free days and this year's — held from February 6-28 — promises to be even bigger. Watch this time-lapse video of artists recreating the city entirely out of intricately shaped and molded food. The Palm Islands are made out of breadsticks! How cool is that?
Sydneysiders eat Asian all the time, at least I had been told, from weeknight stir-fries at home to quick bowls of laksa to sociable Sunday yum cha (that's "dim sum" in American). Thanks to immigration over the years from both China and Southeast Asia, Australia's biggest city teems with restaurants representing every corner of that continent, and Sydney's cosmopolitan population takes full advantage of the resultingly diverse culinary scene. Couple that with coastal Australia's bounty of seafood and the perfect produce grown in this California-like climate, and you end up with some pretty top-notch eating. Here are some of the best things I found.
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.