Faced with stagnant sales of low-priced wine and a glut of overseas competitors, grape growers in the Central Valley are ripping out their vines and replacing them with more profitable crops such as almonds.
On Thursday, I dropped by Grange Restaurant & Bar at the Citizen Hotel because my collegue Allen Pierleoni and I are working on a story about french fries – and Grange has excellent fries. But it would be weird to order a plate of fries for lunch and nothing else. So I zeroed in on the burger, which comes with fries.
Restaurants participating in the week-long dining event offer a special menu with three-course meals for $31. Restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson tells about a quartet of places you may have been curious about trying, and now here’s your chance without breaking the bank.
A U.S. District Court judge has lifted the ban on foie gras, the fatty duck or goose liver that’s considered a delicacy in culinary circles, but among the most reviled ingredients by animal rights activists. Pro-foie gras chefs are meanwhile scrambling to add the item to their menus.