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The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best
With this year’s Jean Banchet Awards slated for Sunday, January 13, it’s time to revisit an article I wrote after Banchet died on November 24, 2013. He was, without question, the best of the best, and like so many of his contemporaries, he always made time for the press. Jean Banchet was a celebrity chef long... Read more »

The Early Bird Gets the Bargain

There are good trends and bad, and Happy Hour is one of the best. For starters, everybody wins. Diners get a bargain, and restaurants give down time a positive spin. Some restaurants focus on spirits and nibbles, while others offer a well-priced prix-fixe as a bonus for early birds. Locanda’s location in a part of... Read more »