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12 Stories That Show Our Love For The Incredible Food Scene In Chicago

Butchering, booze, bistros and barbecue
Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Last week, we dropped our Chicago spring restaurants preview, which served to remind us of the city’s ever-evolving food and drink scene. From fine dining to barbecue to ramen to Indian hot chicken — yes, you read that right — the city will play host to an impressively diverse selection of restaurant openings this season. And people are certainly taking notice: This May, Chicago will be the site for the annual James Beard Awards for the first time ever. With all this in mind, we take a look back at some of our favorite food and drink stories from Chi-town.

10 Essential Restaurants In Milan, Italy

Skip the tourist traps with this handy guide
Feb 12, 2015 10:00 am

Most visitors view Da Vinci’s Last Supper, visit the Duomo, snap a shot of La Scala opera house, stroll around the Brera and believe they have seen Milan. They haven’t. Here are 10 essential restaurants where you’ll not only eat well, but also stray from the historic center.

2014 In Review: 15 Stories That Showed Our Love For The Food Scene In Chicago

Butchering, cocktails, bistros and bakeries
Dec 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Chicago is certainly home to an impressively diverse food and drink scene and the recent announcement that the James Beard Awards are moving there next year confirms that the Windy City is rightfully being recognized as a premier destination for all types of cuisine. Food Republic has been there every step of the way in 2014, reporting on the city's exciting restaurant and bar openings, unveiling the ten commandments of modern butchering and interviewing a hot dog legend. All that, and more, in our year-end roundup of all things Chi-town.

2014 In Review: 20 Stories That Showed Our Love For The Food Scene In Los Angeles

Szechuan, pasta, bakeries and sushi. Phew.
Dec 29, 2014 1:00 pm

In 2014 we were not been shy about our love for the Los Angeles food scene, which we were constantly reminded is one of the most underrated in the world. Blessed with a near-perpetual growing season and vibrant international community, as well as affordable lodging and, well, some pretty great weather, L.A. is a great place to visit with food being top of mind. Here are some of our favorite stories from the year. 

2014 In Review: 20 Stories That Showed Our Love For The New York City Food Scene

Chef interviews, openings, cooking trends, salad
Dec 24, 2014 11:30 am

It’s a city full of distinct neighborhoods and we’ve worked tirelessly over the past year to cover as many of them as possible — yes, we’ve even included two guides to the always-changing borough of Brooklyn. We set out to break down the city by it varoius ethnic cuisines, and made our picks for the best French, Japanese — both sushi and non-sushi — and BBQ in town. And we published our 10 commandments for making it as a chef in NYC (bottom line: good luck). All that and much, much more, in our year-end look.

Sardines, Sherry, Ridiculously Good Ham: 8 Spots For Great Food In Seville, Spain

Southern Spanish city knows how to eat and drink
Dec 22, 2014 11:30 am

Jamón ibérico. Gazpacho. Fried sardines. And as much manzanilla sherry as you can swill. Southern Spain knows how to eat and drink, and no one does it better than the idyllic town of Seville. From old-school establishments where you eat off sherry barrels to hip restaurants that serve slow-food salads from their garden, here are eight must-try spots to eat at after you visit the Alcazar.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Traveling To The City Of Bordeaux In 2015

This under-the-radar city is France at its best
Dec 11, 2014 3:00 pm

Mobs of fashionably dressed twentysomethings huddle over excellent wines grown in vineyards just outside of town, nibbling on cutting-edge food prepped by young chefs as the latest indie rock song plays in the background. Friends roll up on bicycles or join in after a run along the riverfront. No, I'm not talking about Portland, Oregon, but Bordeaux, France, which is one of the most exciting cities in Europe right now.

7 Places To Eat Incredibly Well In Quito, Ecuador

The Andean city is fast becoming a food destination
Nov 24, 2014 11:00 am

Often eclipsed by culinary capitals Lima and Buenos Aires, Quito’s restaurant scene is on the rise. The Andean city combines centuries-old indigenous traditions, killer craftsmanship and soulful style that distinguish it from temples to haute cuisine in nearby Peru. With TAME Airlines’ newly launched direct flights out of Fort Lauderdale and New York, the city is increasingly accessible. Arrive hungry. Here are seven places to eat in Quito, Ecuador.

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