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Desnudo Tacos

Solar Blackout At L.I.B., Border Grill and Martorano Open Second Locations, Desnudo Closes

File under “What the hell were they thinking?!” Reflecting on the generally well-organized Life Is Beautiful festival, I’m still baffled by one colossal screw up. I’m talking about the decision to put José Andrés’ much-hyped solar kitchen in the shadows of the Ogden and El Cortez, so that while the sun beat down on most of the other food vendors, Andrés’ was rendered powerless after 3:30 p.m. Read More

Ask a (Master!) Somm

Ferraro's Wine Cellar | Photo by Studio West Photography

Our Newly Minted Master Somm Breaks Down the Ranks, Hands Out Homework

Passing the master sommelier exam reminds me of the movie Almost Famous: drama, hard work, fun, drinking and actually tasting success. But the title is a heavy crown to bear. Every opportunity that comes your way must be thoroughly thought through. Representing the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers, one must be mindful of how it is being represented. Read More