Video: Learn how cranberries grow and how they are harvested, via Yahoo.

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Two well known Japanese chain restaurants open their doors in LA for the first time, via LA Times.

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Ever since I read Anne Patchett’s The Getaway Car, a short memoir on writing, I’ve wanted to write my own Kindle Single, a venue for fiction and nonfiction that’s longer than a magazine story but shorter than a book. (The NYTimes reviewed the singles here.) Any device running Android or iTunes can read Kindle books and Kindle Singles by downloading the free Kindle app. I’ve bought more Kindle books this year for my iPad than I have in the past five years in hardcover or paperback. I love to read on my iPad, and on my iPhone. So here’s my entree into exclusively digital space. I hope you’ll have a look. It’s a short memoir (10K words or about 35 manuscript pages), on how I got to where I am, a writer of food and Read On »

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Video: something is up. Eleven Madison Park and Alinea have a project in the works, via YouTube.

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Charlie Trotters closed its doors officially on Friday, August 31, but there was a great party, via Crain’s Chicago.

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