On the Inside

I APOLOGIZE IF MY CIGARETTES RUINED YOUR MEALS / a brief history of smoking in restaurants
By Larry Levine – I want to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone whose meals I diminished by smoking at the dinner table in a restaurant. That includes not
MUSSO AND FRANK GRILL TURNS 100 / a Hollywood landmark prepares to celebrate
By Larry Levine – It’s in the middle of a block in the heart of Hollywood California. Thousands of people walk by every day. Mostly they are tourists. They are
WE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE / a travel and food memoir
By Larry Levine – BROOKLYN, JULY 2019 –  It’s the hot dog. It’s the grill. It’s the legend, the lore and the location. It’s all these and more. “It” is
BOOK REVIEW / Ruth Reichl’s “Save Me the Plums”
By Larry Levine – “Save Me the Plums” is Ruth Reichl at her best. The stories she tells of her time as editor-in-chief of the late Gourmet magazine are frank
DOES ANYONE GO TO HAWAII FOR THE FOOD?
The voice came from behind me as we waited to board our flight to Maui at L.A. International Airport: “You go to Hawaii for a lot of things, but food
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE HIGHWAY
UNDER WAY – Sunday morning. Easter Sunday. We’re in the car early to head north for a visit with son John and his family in Issaquah WA, close by Seattle.
THANK YOU, YOLANDA, FOR GUACAMOLE AND SO MUCH MORE
The first time I saw Yolanda Quintero she was sitting on a bench in the shade near the sun-drenched concrete playground at the elementary school we attended near downtown Los
A TIME-TESTED BRISKET RECIPE FOR PASSOVER OR ANY OTHER DAY
By Larry Levine – There may be as many ways to bake a brisket as there are cooks preparing the meat for a Passover Dinner or any other time of
DINNER FOR TWO FOR LESS THAN $7 EACH – TWICE
By Larry Levine – How about dinner for two for less than $7 each? Twice. – A whole roast chicken and chicken in mushroom sauce Start with a whole chicken,

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