Mother's Day and brunch go hand-in-hand. If you haven't booked reservations yet, below is the list of best brunch spots in the area, according to Yelp reviewers.And if you're all set for Mother's Day, there's always next weekend!How did the Yelp reviewers do? Did they miss your favorite spot? Were they spot on? Let us know your thoughts below.10. Zoi's On Orange 9. Lena's Cafe & Confections 8. The Pantry 7. Bella's Cafe 6. Hamden Town House 5. Park Central Tavern 4. B & D Deli Works 3. Le Petit Gourmet 2. Brown Stone House 1. Mikro Photo by balise42, via flickr creative commons Subscribe … [Read more...] about Best Places for Brunch In and Around Hamden: Yelp Reviewers
AUSTIN, Texas — From the moment he surprised fans by tending bar during 2010’s festival, Bill Murray has been a mythical presence at SXSW. So it made perfect sense that The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man, a new documentary from filmmaker Tommy Avallone, had its world premiere in Austin Saturday night. In the wildly entertaining and surprisingly touching new film, Avallone aims to separate fact from urban legend when it comes to Murray’s alleged tendency to pop up in unexpected places, delighting those who happen to be in the right place at the right time. By now, most fans have heard the stories about Murray sneaking up behind an unsuspecting stranger, covering their eyes with his hands and when they turn around to see who it is, saying, “No one will ever believe you” and disappearing into the night. The comedy legend did go on record about the rumors in a 2010 interview with Dan Fierman for GQ, but he didn’t … [Read more...] about How Many of Bill Murray’s Urban Legends Are True? Damn Near All of Them.
close Video What questions did Sondland need to answer during impeachment hearing? Former federal prosecutor Doug Burns on the impact of Sondland's testimony. As Democrats work to protect the whistleblower whose lawyer says he receives regular threats due to the complaint that touched off the current impeachment inquiry into President Trump, another major figure in this week's hearings says the proceedings are taking a personal toll on him as well. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordan Sondland said in public testimony Wednesday that his family had received "many" threats as a result of his role in the impeachment inquiry, under questioning from Rep. Mike Conway, R-Texas, on the personal repercussions he'd dealt with since being pulled into the scandal. "We have countless emails apparently to my wife, our properties are being picketed and boycotted," Sondland said. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, followed at left by … [Read more...] about Sondland says his family, businesses receiving threats over role in Trump impeachment inquiry
Anthony Bourdain, the author and television host who elevated the role of chefs in American culture and shared his passion for food with millions, was found dead in a hotel room Friday in France, where he was filming his CNN food and travel show “Parts Unknown.” He was 61. Authorities in the town of Kaysersberg in France’s Alsace region, where Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room by chef Eric Ripert, said that there was no suspicion of foul play, though investigations are continuing. CNN called the death a suicide. Bay Area foodies and industry insiders reacted with shock and sadness Friday to the loss of the international media figure whose groundbreaking 2000 book, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” galvanized a generation of chefs with its graphic detail and rock ’n’ roll attitude. Bourdain went on to become the voice and conscience of the culinary world, speaking frankly about controversial issues … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain: Bay Area chefs react to ‘huge loss’ in culinary world
All good barkeeps are masters of their space. You’ve seen it: One hand selects a bottle, a chilled glass, slides a menu your way, while the other hand stirs a drink. The very best bartenders gracefully do all that and break the invisible wall that separates host and guest. With a question or a story, they invite strangers to gather a little closer, to make a relaxing evening of it. But today, many of our city’s hottest new cocktail spots feel like concepts rather than gathering places, designed more for pulling Instagram “likes” than welcoming regulars. Sometimes it seems that the most important bar skills — the ability to carry on multiple conversations at once, to elicit a guffaw now and then, to take care of your neighbors instead of performing for them — are dying arts. That kind of good bartending hasn’t faded, though, at the Brazen Head, a dark, unmarked pub at Buchanan and Greenwich streets in the Marina that’s long been popular … [Read more...] about The old-fashioned art of bartending is alive at Brazen Head in the Marina