restaurants

How To Blow Your Tax Refund On A Single Meal

You’re prob getting some money back. Now spend it.
Apr 13, 2015 9:00 am

As we approach mid-April, farmers’ markets are flush with spring produce, baseball season still holds promise and our pockets are heavy with annual tax rebate checks. This year, why not manifest your culinary destiny by spending that government-issued Monopoly money on one truly spectacular meal? Whether you fancy a foraged feast in the Pacific Northwest or full-tilt hedonism in Las Vegas, now is the time to eat heavily and carry a big check.

8 New Places To Eat Incredibly Well In The Washington, D.C., Area

The nation’s capital is fast becoming a food mecca
Apr 7, 2015 9:00 am

Washington, D.C.’s vibrant restaurant scene has been growing at a dizzying pace for the past few years. And it shows no signs of slowing down, as big-name chefs and promising up-and-comers alike have unveiled a flurry of high-profile projects this spring. Here are eight notable new spots to check out in and around the nation’s capital.

Brothers, Sisters, Chef-Owners: The Restaurant World Is Full Of Talented Siblings

All have two things in common: parents and food
Mar 31, 2015 1:00 pm

Family-run restaurants may not be as prevalent as they used to be, but if you look closely, family ties are still threaded throughout the industry. Beyond brothers Eli and Max Sussman, who have taken over Food Republic for today, there are a number of high-profile chefs and restaurateurs with siblings who are also highly involved in the restaurant world. Even if they don’t work in the same kitchen, their common passion for food and service is undeniable. Here’s a look at some of the more notable brothers and sisters who have been serving us sensational meals over the years.

How Pop-Ups Become Real Restaurants

Chefs seek commitment, not a one-night stand
Mar 24, 2015 9:00 am

Diners may be attracted to pop-up food events because of their ephemeral, fling-like qualities. But the chefs who advertise these casual culinary encounters arent always looking for just a one-night stand. Writer Rachel Signer examines how these seemingly one-off meals can lead to something more permanent.

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Los Angeles Restaurants Opening Soon

Jason Neroni, Bryant Ng, the Animal guys up to good
Mar 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Believe it or not, the Los Angeles restaurant scene still has room to grow. Some of the city’s leading chefs are returning to kitchens, a prominent duo is expanding their focus and out-of-towners are adding culinary heft. Learn about 10 of the most promising L.A. County concepts slated to debut between now and mid-June.

Spring Preview 2015: 8 New York City Restaurants That Will Open Soon

Here are the openings to look out for this season
Mar 20, 2015 9:00 am

New York City, a place of perpetual chef churn and restaurant turnover, takes a bit of a breather from the openings in the winter months. Working cooks take vacations (on the Caribbean festival circuit and otherwise) and media members would rather catch up on Game of Thrones than schlep to a launch event. It’s a welcome pause for all involved. But come March, everything starts to pick back up again. The plywood starts to peel off like a Canada Goose jacket on a 60-degree day, and everybody gets excited about eating at restaurants again. Here are eight to get excited about.

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Newly Opened And Upcoming San Francisco Restaurants

The Bay Area is abuzz with tantalizing new spots
Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am

Just three months in, 2015 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for the Bay Area restaurant scene, with several high-profile openings since January and many others ready to launch in the coming weeks. Here are six notable newcomers and another four tantalizing spots on the watch list.

Should You Even Ask For A Glass Of Water At Restaurants In Bone-Dry California?

New rules put parched diners in a tough spot
Mar 18, 2015 3:00 pm

The once-standard complimentary glass of water is no longer automatic when patrons sit down to dine at restaurants in California. On Tuesday, the drought-stricken state imposed new conservation rules that prohibit restaurants from serving the life-sustaining liquid unless customers ask for it. But just because you can ask for water doesnt mean you should. We examine the moral dilemma.

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