2024-05-23 2:25 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Wine Half Bottles

The hunt is always on for the trophy Sonoma red from Chateau St. Jean. Called Cinq Cepages, French for five grapes, it is a perennial candidate for wine of the year. It's difficult to find, even at $80 a bottle, and that's considered good value compared to top French prices.

Anything But Straight: Devil’s Food Cake

The past few weeks my work has taken me to Chicago and New York and I'm leaving for Los Angles tomorrow. I was very fortunate to be asked to speak at the Center on Halstead, a spectacular new GLBT community center that is a national treasure. The $20 million gem has a basketball court, a […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Palace


All you need is a pair of chopsticks (or desired utensil of choice), an ice-cold glass of water and an empty stomach to enjoy the exquisite Korean and Japanese dining experience that is Palace.