Santa Ynez Valley

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Spotlight on Chef Austin Simmons' Cuisine at Hubbell & Hudson Bistro

    I've been a fan of Hubbell & Hudson Bistro since I first dined there three years ago. Admittedly, I have not had the chance to return since then (it takes me about an hour to get to The Woodlands), but so memorable was the food that I can recall, with vivid clarity, one of the dishes I tasted during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Films for Foodies (and Winos): Sideways

    Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies, food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we ... More >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2011

    Failure Breeds Success

    Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Wine Trends for 2009: Quality and Value

    The best wine bars, like the best restaurants, are always a reflection of the owner's vision and personality. 13 Celsius Win Bar in midtown Houston is no exception. On the bar side, proprietor Ian Rosenberg, an architect by profession and training, has transformed a circa-1927 Mediterannean-style b ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    Wine Geek Chic

    Which wine will you be serving at your Oscar party?