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Brussels sprouts are hot!

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Old is the new new. Brussels sprouts are hot! No wait! Kale is the new Brussels sprouts, and sauerkraut is sexy. What was once bad for us became good, and what was good is now bad. (Thank some of th  

Cover Story: Knitting Us Together

Community organization and civic engagement transform citizens from passivity to leadership

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy said that few of us have the greatness to bend history but each of us can change a small portion of events. Over the past 20 years, however, there's been growing concern t  

Diner: Becoming a Fixture

Oakley's Kona Bistro seeks to be a neighborhood crossroads

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
While all restaurateurs share dreams of longevity for their establishments, some aspire to truly integrate their eatery into the surrounding neighborhood as a crossroads for gathering by providing   

Food and Politics

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Will Wrk 4 Democracy If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? -- Rabbi Hillel You've turned to this page expecting to read about food and, being a   

Diner: Five Easy Pizzas

In search of a classic Neapolitan treat from a local establishment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Pizza, Italy's most beloved export, is at its finest in the sun-drenched land of Naples. Neapolitans are enormously proud and staunchly defend their contribution to the world as the true, origin  


0 Comments · Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Mullane's is apparently serving their last supper on Thursday. According to owner Audrey Cobb, "Our business has been steadily declining since April 2001." While lunches are "pretty reasonable," din  

Table for One

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2004
It's a given that as humans we are, by nature, social creatures. But in the same way that we should all take a casual afternoon nap, go barefoot more often and get regular massages, we should make i  

Diner: Blind Ambition

Café St. George might be trying to do too much too soon

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 18, 2004
The owners of Café St. George must be filled with blind ambition. In their first run at owning and operating a restaurant (the family business is Thoma Opticians), they have opened with a busy  


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 28, 2004
No matter where I've lived -- whether I've gazed out over bucolic acres or had no more than a fire escape to define my outdoor living space -- I've made room for growing edibles and flowers. In par  

Diner: Reviewing the Reviewer

CityBeat writer confronts her anxiety to prepare dinner for 50 at Slims

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 21, 2004
I am in a heart-pounding, sweat-slicked run for my life. From behind is an odd rhythm of ka-thump-thump-drag, joined by rustling, the clanging of metal and an increasingly loud chopchopchopchop.