Nikol Nakamura has been able to do things a lot of pastry chefs would like to do: she cut her teeth at The Herbfarm, got her longtime wish of apprenticing under her idol, acclaimed San Francisco pastry chef Donald Wressell, and served miniature works of sugary art at Seattle’s former Four Seasons hotel (now the Fairmont) as well as intimate, white-tablecloth joints in L.A. But it’s now that the Pasadena, Calif. Read more »
Holy splintering headboards! There's less than 48 hours before I get to see Breaking Dawn: Part 1, the latest installment of the Twilight movies.
I won’t be fighting my way through hoards of shrieking tweens (the tickets for opening night sold out too fast). I’ll be up north with the refined 21+ crowd, enjoying overpriced beer and fried cheese sticks with our matinee showing at Cinebarre. Read more »
MUST WATCH Temporary Distortion: Newyorkland New York City–based performance company Temporary Distortion throws projected video, confining sets and minimalist live acting into a blender—and the resulting smoothie makes for a mesmerizing evening of film, visual art and theater. For this new piece, Newyorkland, the group takes 1970s cop dramas as atmospheric inspiration for a tale of four NYPD police officers trying to stay alive on the mean streets. Read more »
Here's something fun you can try at your holiday gatherings: As you're handing your brother-in-law a beer, hand him a chunk of chocolate to go with it. Strange but true: When chosen carefully, chocolate and beer taste great together, as I found out firsthand the other night in Fremont. Read more »