Apparently Washington D.C. Is Having A Sex-In-Restaurant-Bathrooms Moment

What's all that banging in the boys room?
Apr 17, 2014 12:30 pm

As Washington City Paper reporter Jessica Sidman reveals in her story, Stall Tactics, sex is being had in restaurant restrooms basically all the time. There are just too many details of this very important news.

Meet George Marsh, the Baltimore Butcher Who Rejects The Word ‘Charcuterie’

What’s in a name? An inaccuracy, some say
Apr 14, 2014 10:00 am

The bearded guy with the band saw behind the butcher case isn’t especially fond of the usual butcher-board terminology. “To call it ‘charcuterie’ doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me,” says Baltimore executive chef and head butcher George Marsh on his dislike for the term.

Meet Pittsburgh's Sultan Of Spiked Salami

Justin Severino finds inspiration in classic drinks
Mar 20, 2014 10:00 am

Sherry-spiked saucisson, Fernet Branca–spiked salami, Cynar-spiked swordfish: with so much booze in the food, it’s hard to imagine that Cure, chef Justin Severino’s quasi-quaint charcuterie spot in Pittsburgh, started out just two years ago as a bone-dry BYOB. The restaurant's impressive journey, after the jump.

Inside The Charcuterie Closets At Husk In Charleston

Tour the curing facilities, pick a "spirit sausage"
Mar 19, 2014 10:00 am
husk charleston charcuterie

If I'd just gotten a reservation at Charleston chef Sean Brock's famed Husk, it would have been enough. But I didn't get into this business for "enough," I got into it for things like fried pig's heart and cheddar bologna and lengthy peeks into the contents of Husk's many curing fridges and closets housing aging meats and sausages. Cured meat porn and an interview with Husk's charcutier, right this way.

'10 Things I Hate' With John Tesar

Dallas chef on knives, snobs, liars, haters
Mar 11, 2014 10:00 am

The former Top Chef contestant was just named a semi-finalist for the 2014 James Beard “Outstanding Chef: Southwest” award, Spoon was listed as one of Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants of 2013, and Tesar's got a new restaurant opening in Dallas (Knife) and possibly more on the way. The dude is busy. But he does have time to set the record straight. Here are 10 things that John Tesar hates.

LA Weekly Releases Its List Of 99 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants

As we start scanning Kayak for flights
Mar 6, 2014 3:44 pm

Here we are today with yet another poke in the ribs notice that Los Angeles might just be the most exciting place to dine out in the country. Yup, just went there. Each year LA Weekly dedicates an issue to listing (updating, revising, rewriting) a list of city’s 99 Essential Restaurants. Longtime critic Jonathan Gold minded the issue for many years before switching sides to review restaurants at the LA Times. Taking his spot in 2012 was an intrepid, pulls-no-punches writer named Besha Rodell, who released her list today. 

Meet The Man (Appetite, Imagination, Eye) Behind The Ulterior Epicure

Our food traveling hero gets candid
Mar 4, 2014 11:00 am

Photographer Bonjwing Lee clearly loves to travel for food, which is why we reached out for an interview during last week’s tribute to fantasy food travel. Lee was, obviously, traveling. But he was cool enough to answer some of our questions about his favorite (and least favorite) places to travel for the food. Also, packing essentials. The appetite is, of course, number one.

Michelin Guide Releases 2014 Stars For France

Assiette Champenoise elevated to three stars
Feb 24, 2014 11:46 am

This morning the results for France were releases and, as expected, there is very little change within the highest echelon of restaurants (two and three stars). Assiette Champenoise in Reims is the only restaurant elevated to three stars. There are six new two-star restaurants.


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