Santa Maria Barbecue

Far Western Tavern: Santa Maria BBQ Where The Pavement Ends [MOVED]

To watch the movie “Sideways,” it sure seems like The Hitching Post offers the Central Coast’s definite Santa Maria-style barbecue. While it’s good, Far Western Tavern in Guadalupe, a town “where the pavement ends...
Steak New York

Peter Luger Steakhouse: Worth the Wait for Prime Porterhouse

The words “Peter Luger” and “Best Steakhouse in America” have become synonymous. At this point, it’s hard to imagine a better Porterhouse, or a better steakhouse. Then again, they should probably have it down...
Steak Los Angeles

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse: Westward Growth Benefits Beverly Hills [CLOSED]

The story is well documented. Wolfgang Zwiener was the headwaiter for 43 years at Peter Luger, long considered the best steakhouse in the country. In 2004, he crossed the East River with son Peter...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

BLT Steak: Serving Sizzle to the Sunset Strip [CLOSED]

Since 2004, Manhattan-based chef Laurent Tourondel has built a culinary empire under his BLT (Bistro Laurent Tourondel) brand. The classically trained Frenchman now has over 10 restaurants in cities as far afield as San...
Restaurant Claremont

Three Forks Chop House: Brothers Honor Montana Grandpa in Claremont [CLOSED]

Brothers Mark and Mick Bollinger, who own Candlelight Pavilion Fine Dining and Musical Theater in Claremont, were tired of driving all the way to Pasadena to get a good meal. They did something about...
Pork Austin

Lamberts: Bridging Gap Between Barbecue and Steakhouse

Décor at the best Texas barbecue places is typically limited to mounted animal heads, and some spots don’t even bother with modern luxuries like silverware, so the prospect of consuming “fancy barbecue” was a...