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Fine Dining Los Angeles

Providence Wagyu Beef Cigar

It’s good to know that food can still surprise us. During a recent dineL.A. Restaurant Week preview dinner at Providence, an aspirational restaurant from chef Michael Cimarusti and front of house partner Donato Poto,...
Quail Summerville

Woodlands Resort & Inn: Christmas Pilgrimage in Summerville [CLOSED]

My family and I made our eighth consecutive pilgrimage to Summerville to celebrate Christmas Eve at one of the crown jewels in the Lowcountry dining scene. This year we were joined by the Browns,...
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Studio: Standing Alone Atop Laguna Beach Cliff

Montage Laguna Beach is located on a cliff-top perch overlooking the Pacific, capitalizing on stunning surroundings. The massive complex houses a more casual restaurant called The Loft, but it’s the stand-alone Craftsman-style restaurant known...
Hotel South Carolina

Woodlands Resort & Inn: Culinary Christmas Eve for Centennial [CLOSED]

For the seventh consecutive Christmas Eve, my family and I snaked our way to rural Summerville, South Carolina, to eat at The Woodlands Resort & Inn. For the third time in four years, Woodlands...
Restaurant San Francisco

Michael Mina: Good Things Come in Sixes in San Francisco [MOVED]

Here’s the lobby of the Westin St. Francis. Up those stairs, amidst those towering white columns, resides Michael Mina. The restaurant. And sometimes, the person. I hate to start espousing about how even the...
Resort South Carolina

The Woodlands Resort & Inn: Going Grand for Christmas Eve [CLOSED]

Another Christmas Eve, another look at the grand entrance to The Woodlands Resort & Inn.