August 22, 2011 |
Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 95th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday, with special hikes and presentations. Info: (928) 638-7641, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . . . . $50,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival chef competition Nov. 19. Click here for tix info . . . . Primm Valley Casino Resorts has completed an $8.5-million upgrade to its casino, rooms and spa that began last fall . . . . If the Travel section's recent piece on Cape May , N.J., caught your interest, check out a series of fall events, including food and wine fests, a Victorian weekend and Halloween happenings.
October 18, 2000
1. "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something special. 1/34 2. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.95). Life in the culinary trenches. 2/21 3. "1,000 Jewish Recipes" by Faye Levy (IDG Books Worldwide, $35). Could this be the Jewish "Joy of Cooking"? 8/3 4. "The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook" (Clarkson Potter, $35). More than 1,000 recipes collected from the magazine. --/1 5.
February 5, 2011
This app (and a website) is for foodies who aren't content with just reading restaurant reviews. It gives them a sneak peek at the dishes. Name: Foodspotting Available for : iPhone; Android in beta What it does : Uses photos of plates of food served to customers to help users discover amazing dishes from establishments of all sizes and locales. Cost: Free What's hot: There are many ways to use this app. Don't miss the "Guides" section if you want good meals before you set off on a trip.
May 23, 2013 |
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Copenhagen, Denmark, China and Singapore, one of the world's best-known street food cities. In addition to offering unusual cuisines, ongoing events will include masterclass cooking demonstrations, an awards ceremony, discussions on street food opportunities, live music and other entertainment.
July 18, 2013
In the nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, the single most lauded program was FX's gothic miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum" with 17 nods, including for miniseries/movie and lead actress for Jessica Lange. HBO's "Game of Thrones" garnered 16 nominations -- the most for any drama series. Altogether, HBO pulled in 108 nods, 27 more than last year. In second place were CBS and NBC, tying with 53 nominations apiece. The full list follows: DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
October 17, 2012 |
KCET is writing the next chapter in its story: a merger with satellite network Link TV. Formerly the Los Angeles area's PBS flagship, KCET will merge with Link to form KCETLink, "a powerful new independent public transmedia company that acquires, produces and distributes provocative global programming targeted to a national audience across multiple media platforms," according to a news release. The new outlet will be available in 33 million U.S. homes through DirecTV and Dish Network, according to the companies.
April 11, 2010
'The Mighty Boosh': Rumor has it this utterly absurd and very funny BBC series (also seen on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim") is coming to the big screen, and we couldn't be happier. Built around the surreal adventures of a pair of would-be musicians played by British comics Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, the series captures an improvised mania rarely seen outside sketch comedy. John Fahey: The term "guitar hero" may conjure images of Jimi Hendrix and Jack White, but for us it doesn't get much better than this finger-style guitarist, whose 1968 album "The Yellow Princess" will be rereleased as part of Record Store Day this Saturday.
February 7, 2014 |
"American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Frozen" and "20 Feet From Stardom" won the 64th American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards for best edited features of 2013 on Friday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom. Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten won in the comedy/musical category for "American Hustle," while Christopher Rouse won the dramatic feature prize for "Captain Phillips. " Jeff Draheim also won Friday for animated feature for "Frozen" and Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber and Jason Zeldes took the prize for documentary for "20 Feet From Stardom.
November 19, 2012 |
Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant may have taken a beating last week in the New York Times - critic Pete Wells review was so scathing it has had folks talking for days now - but at least he got some equal time over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live. " Well, almost . As in, it was almost Fieri on the air, and the sketch almost made it on air. Alas, Bobby Moynihan's take on the celebrity chef will have to live forever in the dress rehearsal where it was performed, and of course, online.