Keith Plocek"Don't smile," a guy in a straw hat barks through a megaphone. "You're not supposed to be having fun."
Mr. Straw Hat is directing 16 people decked out in orange and red El Pollo Loco shirts. A diverse group, they're tugging on a rope connected to a 25-foot bow drill. Their putat ... More >>
A. ScattergoodEric Ripert at the Chateau Marmont
In the first part of our interview with Eric Ripert, the French chef who is chef-partner at New York City's Le Bernardin, the author of four cookbooks, the host of his own PBS show, Friend Of Tony, and (lest we forget) recipient of French's Leg ... More >>