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Insider Guide to Houston Restaurants

Date: Thu, Feb 7, 2013

In this Article Houston Restaurant Picks Houston Shopping Picks Houston Hotels Bryan Caswell’s Favorite Houston Restaurants Innovative Japanese: Uchi “Uchi is a model of perfection in my mind. The service and the dishes are so distinct and so tasty and flavorful,” says Caswell. Chef-owner Tyson Cole serves the same inspired Japanese fare as at his Austin flagship restaurant, including amazing crudo and Jar Jar Duck (duck,...

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Insider Guide to Mexico City Restaurants

Date: Thu, Feb 7, 2013

Insider Favorite: Maximo Bistrot Local Chef Eduardo Garci honed his skills in the kitchens of Mexico City’s famous Pujol, and Le Bernardin in New York. Here, in a former medical supply store in the up and coming La Roma neighborhood, he combines the region’s terroir with a more relaxed style of French (and sometimes Italian) food. “It’s Mexican in ingredients and bistro in ambiance—it’s a very relaxed setting, and very small,” say...

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Insider Guide to San Diego Restaurants

Date: Thu, Jan 31, 2013

In this Article Trey Foshee’s Favorite San Diego Restaurants San Diego Bars San Diego Shopping Picks Trey Foshee’s Favorite San Diego Restaurants Favorite High-End Dining: Addison In the Grand Del Mar resort, chef William Bradley creates modern French tasting menus with dishes like coffee-rubbed duck, and langoustines with parsley and caviar. “It’s definitely at the higher end of the spectrum, kind of French Lau...

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Superstar Chef Michael Symon’s Insider Cleveland

Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2013

Music Museum: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “You have to go to Rock Hall. It represents so much of Cleveland now. We fought hard for it, since everyone thought New York should get it. I’m a huge music buff, but even if you’re not one, there’s so much history, there’s something for everyone there, from classical music to hip-hop.” rockhall.com Incredible Market: West Side Market “It’s celebrating its 100th anniversary this year...

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Robert Parker on the Past, Present and Future of Wine

Date: Fri, Jan 25, 2013

In this Article 1987: Wines with Character 1990: Best New Wineries 1998: Bordeaux 2003: Burgundy 2004: Buying Wine 2008: Grape Gurus & Regions to Watch Video: Wine Tips 1987: Wines with Character Photo Mike Haverkate Ray Isle In 1987, you worried that “the continuing obsession with technically perfect wines is stripping wines of their identifiable and distinctive character. It seems to be the...

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F&W's 35th Anniversary: The Legends

Date: Fri, Jan 25, 2013

F&W’s Encounters with Famous Chefs Julia Child Marcella Hazan Jean-Georges Vongerichten Jacques Ppin Paula Wolfert Photo Getty Images - Lee Lockwood Julia Child Contributor, 1989-2004 1996 Recipe: Hash Browns 1997 Recipe: Julia’s Favorite Roast Chicken In 1989, Julia Child became a contributor to F&W. I hadn’t been on staff long, but I understood the considerable exc...

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Insider Guide to Dallas Restaurants from Smoke Chef Tim Byres

Date: Wed, Jan 9, 2013

In this Article Tim Byres’s Favorite Dallas Restaurants Dallas Bars Dallas Shopping Picks Tim Byres’s Dallas Hotel Picks Tim Byres’s Favorite Dallas Restaurants True Tex-Mex: El Ranchito “El Ranchito is a great place to see legitimate family-style Texas Mexican food. No one speaks any English, there’s an abuela (“grandmother”) in the corner making fresh tortillas and they also have mariac...

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Insider Guide to Phoenix Restaurants from a Local Star Chef

Date: Mon, Jan 7, 2013

In this Article Phoenix Restaurants Phoenix-Area Restaurants Phoenix-Area Shopping Picks Phoenix-Area Sights Phoenix-Area Hotels Phoenix Restaurants Go-To Lunch: The Main Ingredient Ale House & Caf “I go here every Monday for lunch on my day off. It’s a local pub around the corner from my house and they serve really fresh salads and sandwiches. I have a Sophie’s Salad every week, without the cheese....

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Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson's Favorite Atlanta Restaurants

Date: Fri, Jan 4, 2013

In this Article Hugh Acheson’s Favorite Atlanta Restaurants Atlanta Shopping Picks Hugh Acheson’s Favorite Atlanta Restaurants Photo Laura Rubinstein. Best Loaf: H & F Bread Co. “This is chef Linton Hopkins’s bakery, and they supply some of our bread at the restaurant. The Pullman and sourdough loaves are really good.” hfbreadco.com Sichuan Fix: Gu’s Bistro “Gu’s serves a...

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Editor’s Letter February 2013

Date: Thu, Dec 27, 2012

We are living in a 24-hour world—working, texting and Instagramming day and night. The happy corollary is that we’re eating great food around the clock, too. We highlight 50 absolutely delicious dishes in this February issue. Our story “Capital Improvement” collects recipes from Washington, DC’s incredible new breakfast, lunch, dinner, after-hours and snack spots. If you had told me when I was a Senate intern during college that Washington would one da...

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Why Food Lovers Are Loving Asheville

Date: Thu, Dec 27, 2012

In this Article Asheville Restaurants Black Book One of the reasons Asheville’s outsiders give for their relocation to town is the scenery: Clouds comb out like low smoke over the mountains, the hills like tired, mossy stones. I decided that after visiting three breweries in one afternoon, it was time to get outside. Chef Katie Button admitted that, though everybody is theoretically excited about the outdoors, none of the town’s restaurateurs ever ...

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5 Crimes Against Coffee

Date: Thu, Dec 27, 2012

CRIMES AGAINST COFFEE BUYING OLD BEANS “Make sure you choose a coffee with a roast date, not a ‘best by’ date. Preferably, that date should be no longer than a week ago. Then use it up, share it with friends, or buy smaller bags so you move through it quickly. Sometimes lightly roasted coffee can be good for a couple of weeks after opening, but in general, fresher is better.” GRINDING IN ADVANCE “Buy whole...

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Sherry on Top

Date: Thu, Dec 27, 2012

In this Article Top London Sherry Bars 5 Great Sherries to Buy On a recent trip to London, I ordered a glass of sherry at Morito, the pint-size tapas-bar offshoot of the acclaimed Exmouth Market restaurant Moro. When he heard my order, my server—a bearded twentysomething kid who exuded cool like a fog—raised his fist. Right on, man. Sherry power. “Sherry,” he said, with a nod of approval. I asked him if he drank sherry himse...

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Maple’s New Mavericks

Date: Wed, Dec 26, 2012

Photo Michael Turek. Driving between the majestic blue-granite pillars and up, up the long road edged by tall maple trees to Crown Maple Syrup’s sugarhouse at Madava Farms, I was immediately reminded of the many trips I’ve made to the great wineries of California. The similarities continued in Crown Maple’s tasting room. The artisanship on display (complete with shiny stainless steel holding tanks and bottling lines) was not what I was expecting in rura...

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