Posts Tagged: restaurants

If Trout Could Come Out of the Computer

If you'd like to watch an 11-minute video about a delicious meal you likely can't/won't ever have, here's a cute one about a trout dish, among other things, at San Francisco's State Bird Provisions (a 2013 James Beard Award-winner, Best New Restaurant division).

The Innocents Abroad is a food and travel web-TV show; Kate Thorman (the one with the long, dark hair) and Nora Chovanec (the one with the long, dark hair) are your hosts. More info here.

Elsewhere in enviable fish: poached salmon and "a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn."


Six of These Will Be Gone in Five Years. But Which Six?

Bon Appetit has announced The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants. Hurry, before they become The Room Temperature 10. [UPDATE: You can live argue with Andrew Knowlton about his selections at 3 P.M. EST today right over here.]


What to Eat at the Airport

I was just thinking about maybe going to LAX early so that I could have a nice sit-down dinner and get a little drunk before my five hour flight home this week, BUT WHERE!? Like, what restaurants do they even have there? McDonald's and Starbucks for sure, but where is the wine? And then moments ago Eater posts this guide to dining in most larger US airports and also Barcelona's for some reason? Table for one at El Cholo Cantina, please. (They left out Detroit. Sora Sushi Bar in the McNamara Terminal. You're welcome.) Now someone else (me?) post the location, phone number, and hours of every airport [...]


Her Boyfriend Said All the Chilis Have Closed Up, and She's Like 'What?'

January 7, 2011: The day you found out all the Chilis have closed up. Don't even bother checking, they're closed. They all closed.



Okay, Who's Refusing to Take Michael Wolff's Reservations?

If you've missed Michael Wolff's intense rant in GQ UK about how hard it is to get a table at a nice restaurant in New York, here's the precis:

Dinner. Dinner is the "oh-f***" moment of the day. Unless you have an assistant who has expertly troubleshot your social life, or you are an out-of-towner who has diligently reserved the most ecstatically reviewed spots a year in advance, or you have an in, you're totally screwed for any day-of plan. In New York, there are no reservations between 7pm and 9pm. Anywhere. Even a dreary spot. None. Call ten places. Call 20. Nothing. Nobody even calls any more. [...]


Finding Good Food at the Expense of Everything Else Pleasant About Eating

If something on the menu sounds bad, it might well be especially good. Order the ugly and the unknown.

Avoid restaurants with beautiful women, hipsters and smiling and laughing people.

Look for the most Islamic of Pakistani restaurants. No alcohol means they have to emphasize the quality of the food to win customers.

Economist and accidental restaurant expert Tyler Cowen also "reserves his harshest comments for the damage children have done to American food."

Also: What's Inside the 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger?


Farewell, Sam. It's Been Delicious.

"So this is the best restaurant in New York City: Per Se, in the Time Warner Center, just up the escalator from the mall, a jewel amid the zirconia." —"So" begins Sam Sifton's last review as restaurant critic at The New York Times. Do you agree with his selection? What about these?


The SAVEUR 100

In SAVEUR Issue #144, we take stock of the best dishes we've cooked over the years, the restaurants where we've had our most memorable meals, the libations we toast with, the books and tools we covet, and the incredible people we've encountered along the way. We consider every last one a new classic.

Presenting "The SAVEUR 100" — a list of their favorite "Places, Recipes & Ingredients, Products & Tools, and People & Resources" of all time. Restaurants in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Silver City, New Mexico made the list, making it a better read than most Big City-centric food guides.


"Hot Chefs, Hot Chefs, Coming Through"

Time to pick your pony: which of two good-lookin' cooks from your city do you want to send on to the final round of Eater's Hottest Chef in America Contest? Good luck, Miami.


Dining Alone on Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day draws near, the single folks have decisions to make. Do they have a merry get-together with their other single friends, a girls' or gays' or guys' night, partaking in something silly (Dave & Busters, perhaps?) to make them forget that the night has been set aside for lovers and that they've not been invited? Do they go to work, ignoring the secretaries in their red cardigans, ignoring the stream of flowers entering the lobby? Do they resolve to head home, watch some TV, and order a pizza? The one thing they won't do, it seems, is go out to dinner alone.