James Beard

  • Food

    November 28, 2013

    The Melt: So Cheesy!

    This Irvine restaurant brings its grilled cheese concept to the Irvine Spectrum

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Hey, New York City: Drop Your Mexican-Food Inferiority Complex, 'Cause You're All Right!

    Dear New York City: I love you. No, really: I do. I try to get there at least once a year when business takes me back East. So whenever it comes to the inevitable conversation people have with me about your supposed lack of Mexican food, I gladly defend your honor. When people from Southern Califor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    On The Line: Kerri Cacciata Minton Of The Yost Theater, Part One

    We were candid when admitting to Kerri that we had no idea The Yost even served food (You know, besides the deep-fried variety that goes so well with cocktails). Yet the more we got to know Minton, the more we realized just how her lifestyle revolves around food. Whether it's her edible garden or co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The 50 Best Restaurants in the World​According to this recent CNN article, the world's best restaurant is in Denmark. Noma, as it is called, finally dethroned Ferran Adria's El Bulli, which held the top spot for the past four years. If you're wondering how such a list is made, here's how: the "illustrio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Rustica To Open At Fashion Island In June

    Irvine Company​Grant MacPherson, a chef whose cooking experience has included stints at The Raffles Hotel in Singapore to the James Beard house in New York, is opening a new restaurant called Rustica in Newport Beach's Fashion Island. His menu will feature modern Italian, such as Peppered Beef Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    On The Line: Craig Strong of Studio at The Montage

    ​Top Chef fans may already know that recent winner Michael Voltaggio now cooks at The Langham in Pasadena.  Well, Voltaggio's getting Craig Strong's sloppy seconds.  Strong was the Chef de Cuisine there -- earning both himself and the restaurant accolades from Michelin, Gourmet Magazine, ... More >>

  • Food

    August 6, 2009