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Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks - Eater
The agony and the ecstasy of America’s favorite chain restaurant.
eater  food  restaurants  chainrestaurants  olivegarden 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Christina Tosi Has a Cookie - Eater
Milk Bar gave us crack pie, cereal milk, and bagel bombs — now can it conquer the world without losing its soul?
christinatosi  milkbar  food  eater  restaurants 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Westfield Santa Anita Adds Sichuan Kungfu Fish to Its Restaurant Collection | L.A. Weekly
For those who remember pre–civil rights–era Los Angeles, it's ironic that communities that once did not allow Chinese people to reside within their borders now sport a significant Chinese-American population: San Marino, South Pasadena and Rancho Palos Verdes, for example. But the greatest irony is that of Arcadia, which once vehemently excluded Chinese-American residents but now has become the face of the globally known San Gabriel Valley Chinese-American community. A
laweekly  losangeles  sangabrielvalley  chinesefood  sichuanfood  sichuanchinese  santaanitamall  food  restaurants  arcadia 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Mohonk’s Farm-to-Table Rebirth - The New York Times
The executive chef at the venerable Hudson Valley resort infused a “dependable” menu with purely regional flavors. The results are delicious.
hudsonvalley  monhonk  travel  upstatenewyork  nytimes  newpaltz  newyork  dining  food  restaurants 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
America's Best New Restaurants 2017 | Bon Appetit
Food should be inspiring. Food should be innovative. And yes, food should be delicious. But more than ever this year, we decided food should be fun. Thanks to these ten fine establishments, this year was hands down the best time we’ve ever had while choosing the country’s best new restaurants. On our cross-country travels, we met the first- and second-generation immigrants giving faraway cuisines an all-American twist; the chef reviving a members-only Italian social club in Philadelphia; and the badass New Orleans crew who made the humble fried-bologna sandwich king. So here’s to the reinventors, the romantics, the renegades—and all the outrageously great food they’re making this year. Welcome to Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants in America 2017!
restaurants  food  bestnewrestaurants  bonappetit 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Most Important Taco of the Day - Texas Monthly
Breakfast! A multi-generational history of the breakfast taco, via Austin institution the Tamale House. Excerpted from the new book "Austin Breakfast Tacos."
breakfast  breakfasttacos  tacos  food  mexicanfood  texmex  texas  austin  tamalehouse  restaurants  foodculture  texasmonthly 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Generation Next - Bon Appetit
If you want to know who’s running the buzziest, most boundary-pushing restaurants in the nation, look no further than the children of immigrants. From a Texan take on ramen to a vegan Polish joint in Pittsburgh, young chefs and restaurateurs are transforming the cuisines they grew up eating into something undeniably modern and uniquely American. Here, in their own words, is how they’re creating the most dynamic food scene in the world.
bonappetit  food  restaurants  immigrants  firsgenerationchefs 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Modern Dumpling Wonderland Gets Rolling in San Francisco - Food & Wine
Dumpling Time, the San Francisco hot spot that Omakase Restaurant Group opened last week, is a “filling-forward” modern Asian restaurant with a glorious dumpling obsession. On the menu, you’ll spot spinach-skin seafood gyoza and har gow filled with shrimp and pork, every piece hand-rolled.
foodandwine  sanfrancisco  california  food  restaurants  dumplings  dumplingtime 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Nashville to Oxford: The Tastiest Southern-Fried Road Trip You'll Ever Take
Biscuits. BBQ. Bourbon. This is how to eat your way from Nashville, Tennessee, to Oxford, Mississippi.
southernfood  food  restaurants  nashville  tennessee  oxford  mississippi  memphis  GQ 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The 21 Best New Restaurants in America - Eater
From Seattle to Miami, the hottest, coolest, most delicious restaurants that have opened in the last year.
eater  restaurants  bestnewrestaurants  billaddison  bestnewrestaurants2016  food 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The People's Cheeseburger
The most important fast food restaurant in America is a radical burger joint in Watts
eater  locol  watts  losangeles  foodeserts  roychoi  danielpatterson  california  fastfood  food  restaurants 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
A Slice of Heaven in Pittsburgh
Somehow, over the past few years, Neapolitan pizza — gooey, thin, soft-crusted, mozzarella-and-tomato-only — has become the ideal. In a way it’s understandable; pizza had strayed so far from its roots that the classical model was bound to come back.
pittsburgh  pizza  breadandsaltbakery  nytimes  food  restaurants 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The 13 Hottest New Restaurants in Pittsburgh Right Now
Today, Eater returns to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to focus on the city's newest restaurants earning serious buzz. As like last time around, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette dining critic Melissa McCart has kindly offered her picks for the hottest dining and drinking establishments her city has to offer, and she notes that Pittsburgh's on an upswing of sorts. "While hotel restaurants have made the biggest splash this season, homegrown restaurants continue to open at a fast clip," McCart says, "with more to come." (Eater's Bill Addison agrees, asking earlier this year if Pittsburgh is indeed "the country's next destination food town.")
eater  pittsburgh  food  restaurants  lists  foodlists  restaurantlists 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Meet David R. Chan: The Man Who Has Eaten at Over 6,000 Chinese Restaurants
David R. Chan can't use chopsticks. "I can't hold them properly," Chan says. "It hasn't really been a problem, though. Chinese restaurants usually have forks available." He's checked in 6,090 Chinese restaurants, to be exact -- a number that just keeps on growing.
laweekly  clarissawei  food  chinesefood  restaurants  davidrchan 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
JGold Scouts: Inside Jonathan Gold's Hand-Picked Network of Food Tipsters
With more 10,000 restaurants, Los Angeles requires more belly space than one man can muster—even the legendary food critic Jonathan Gold. We take a look at the team of savvy experts he relies on to show him the latest (and greatest) eats.
firstwefeast  jonathangold  food  foodwriting  foodcritics  foodcriticism  restaurants 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
How L.A. Became A Powerhouse for Chinese Food
When it comes to Chinese food, the conversation in urban centers of America has long moved past chow mein and into more nuanced arguments about variations of xiaolongbao. But even with cooking shows from icons Martin Yan and Ming Tsai—not to mention Julia Child’s confession that she’d “be perfectly happy with only Chinese food”—awareness didn’t reach its smoking point until the 2000s.
food  losangeles  chinesefood  culture  california  southerncalifornia  restaurants 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
To Live and Dine in L.A.
“To Live and Dine in L.A.” showcases the vast menu collection of the Los Angeles Public Library and celebrates the rich, as-of-yet-untold, history of restaurants and food in the City of Angels. Beginning Saturday, June 13, the project will include a major exhibition at Central Library and the publication of the first book to explore the colorful history of restaurants and menus in Los Angeles (Angel City Press), written and edited by USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun.
losangeles  losangelespubliclibrary  exhibit  menus  food  culture  restaurants  history  toliveanddineinla 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Behold the Fantastical New Clifton's, Opening September 17
For the new owner of downtown’s storied cafeteria pleasing preservation activists, club kids, and old-timers—while also revitalizing a neighborhood—is a tall order
cliftonscafeteria  losangeles  downtown  dtla  restaurants  development  lamagazine 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Interview: Alvin Cailan (Eggslut, Ramen Champ, The Proper)
Alvin Cailan is an L.A. native who got a Business Management degree from California State University Fullerton and worked in construction before food took over his life. He attended Oregon Culinary Institute and worked for top Portland restaurants like Castagna and Ten 01. Cailan staged down the California coast in restaurants like Bouchon and Hatfield’s before signing on at M.B. Post. From there, he opened Eggslut with cousin Jeff Vales, starting with a truck before landing a counter at Grand Central Market. To start 2015, Cailan and Michael Sudjati teamed on Ramen Champ in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza, and they’re working to open The Proper beneath Chinatown’s Gold Line stop. I recently met with Cailan at Ramen Champ, where he shared unique insights.
food  restaurants  chef  alvincailan  losangeles 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
15 Addictive Chicken Wing Spots in LA
Los Angeles has its own spin on chicken wings. In addition to a solid rendition of the original East Coast Buffalo wings, the chicken wing has acted as a culinary canvas for the numerous cultures that call Los Angeles home, from the soy-garlic Korean fried chicken phenomenon, to Indonesian sambal-laced chicken wings, to Japanese tebasaki wings. Without further ado, here are 15 places to find chicken wings in Los Angeles.
food  chickenwings  wings  eaterla  restaurants 
february 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Meat and Three & Ten Dollars’ Worth of Regular
On two-lane highways up and down the Mississippi Delta, the gas station has become the local restaurant. And the home of some great Southern cooking.
thebittersoutherner  thesouth  southern  food  gasstation  restaurants 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
A Scene of Lively Activity: Grand Central Market, Then and Now
"You can learn a great deal about life as well as about living at the Grand Central Market." -- L.A. Times, December 11, 1928
grandcentralmarket  losangeles  downtown  dtla  food  restaurants 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
L.A.’s Wildest Cafeteria Served Utopian Fantasy With a Side of Enchiladas
On a decrepit block of Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, hidden behind a dilapidated, aging façade, lies the ghost of a palatial dining hall filled with towering redwoods and a gurgling stream. Known as Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria, this terraced wonderland recalls a different time, when cafeterias were classy and downtown living was tops. Against all odds, the Brookdale outlasted attacks from notorious L.A. mobsters and decades of neighborhood decline. Over the last few years, Clifton’s has been closed while staging its comeback, finally being restored to its original Depression-era grandeur.
collectorsweekly  losangeles  downtown  cliftonscafeteria  dining  restaurants  buildings 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
At Grand Central Market, a New Wave of Vendors Is Changing Up an L.A. Mainstay
Many years later, as Grand Central Market faced the renovations that would once again shift its fortunes, Filomena Eriman remembered the day when she first arrived here, one of this country's oldest and largest public markets.
losangeles  food  laweekly  california  grandcentralmarket  restaurants  downtown 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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