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Quick Spin: Chef Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen

Quick Spin: Chef Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen

San Francisco chef Richie Nakano is as widely known for his opinions as he is for his ramen. An online biography describes the cocksure chef as “the expert of kitchen trash talk”, his regularly updated Twitter feed peppered with sideswipes at everything from local regulations to “Best Of” lists. Nakano doesn’t toss his thoughts around lightly, however, and his long abandoned blog reads like a Bourdain novel, an articulate, knowledgeable voice representing kitchen dwellers from Los Angeles to New York. A father, a baseball fan, a line cook. Another dedicated chef you won’t see at an awards show.

April 30, 2014 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Author and Bartender Jim Meehan

Daily Blender Exclusive: Author and Bartender Jim Meehan

My travel to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail was a little rough. In an effort to get a few extra hours in on my first visit to the city, I had booked myself on a red-eye, foolishly thinking I would be able to sleep, as I had a million times before, on the […]

August 8, 2012 | By
The Side Dish: Daily Blender Best of 2011

The Side Dish: Daily Blender Best of 2011

And, here it is, folks. The last week of the year. A time for introspection. A time of reflection. A time to open that bottle of wine you’ve been coveting all year. It’s been a long year – for many – both personally and professionally, and I’m feeling all hopeful that the new year will […]

December 27, 2011 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Scott Bryan

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Scott Bryan

Admittedly, when my friend, sommelier Brett Feore, shared the details of his latest career move a few years back, I didn’t have much thought on the subject. A bit new to the restaurant world, particularly regarding the happenings of food-forward cities like New York, I was still trying to catch up on the who’s who […]

December 16, 2010 | By
The Taste of Beverly Hills Begins With A 90210 Celebration

The Taste of Beverly Hills Begins With A 90210 Celebration

When a friend asked how my weekend in Beverly Hills was going, I equated it to something of an unknown. “It’s like reaching a destination you’ve only read about,” I explained, remembering a similar feeling when I caught my first view of the Sydney Opera House. “You’ve seen it in magazines and movies, but you […]

September 7, 2010 | By
Cochon 555 Goes Grand in Aspen

Cochon 555 Goes Grand in Aspen

After all was said and done in Aspen, there was still one more event on the docket for many – the Grand Cochon. Featuring heritage breed pigs and top chefs from around the country, the Grand Cochon was the final culmination of weeks of national Cochon 555 competitions. The ten winning chefs, who were each […]

July 1, 2010 | By
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Celebrates Twenty Eight Years

When I arrived in Aspen this year, the weather greeted me with a big smile and a warm hug, with sun shining across the flourishing green mountains. In what I consider to be icing on a year of cake, I was thrilled to be invited back to the picturesque Colorado town to cover the 2010 […]

June 22, 2010 | By
Friday Five: Five Foodie Events I’m Looking Forward To This Fall

Friday Five: Five Foodie Events I’m Looking Forward To This Fall

Yayhoo! It’s finally fall! As we head into this holiday weekend, I’m thinking football, comfort food, and fabulous upcoming foodie events. This season, I’ll have a chance to talk with some of the best in the industry! Here are the five food events I’m looking forward to the most: 1) Tomorrow’s “F is for Food” […]

September 4, 2009 | By
The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Best New Chefs Dinner

The 2009 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Best New Chefs Dinner

Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen was the Best New Chefs dinner (which, was really more hors d’oeuvres, and less dinner, but who’s counting, right?). What a fabulous night at the Aspen Meadows Resort – and what fabulous food and drink all around! The night started off with a […]

June 24, 2009 | By
Mother's Day at L'Absinthe, New York

Mother's Day at L'Absinthe, New York

Posted by Jennifer Heigl Fellow food writer Bret Thorn wrote a short piece recently on his visit to L’Absinthe in New York. It seems their absinthe drinks are a not-to-miss for anyone in the NYC area. It turns out their food isn’t too bad either, with Time Out New York nominating them for Best Bistro […]

May 6, 2009 | By
Nothing Spells Easter Like Peeps!

Nothing Spells Easter Like Peeps!

Well here we are in the Easter afterglow. While I maintained my tradition of not eating traditional on holidays (it was a pizza and ice cream cake kind of day) I hope all of you enjoyed your fabulous food holiday. Our friends over at Food & Wine were kind enough to point us in the […]

April 13, 2009 | By
More than candy? A few of our favorite Halloween food posts…

More than candy? A few of our favorite Halloween food posts…

Only a mere 60 or so days left in 2008 – and Halloween is already upon us. From recipes to candy alternatives, the web seems abuzz with Halloween food suggestions. Serious Eats writer Kerry Saretsky schools us on how to roast perfect pumpkin seeds. The New York Times checks in with Dan Barber of Blue […]

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