Field Reports

A 7-Course Colombian Feast In A Mall Food Court? A Night At Top-Secret Dinner Lab.

NYC has a new clandestine supper club. Want in?
Oct 1, 2013 2:00 pm

Eating a seven-course meal on a helipad or in the depths of a church basement are not exactly experiences shared by a whole lot of people. Attending such events are now possible thanks to Dinner Lab, a “membership-based social dining experiment” that seeks to promote undiscovered chefs. I attended their first event in NYC. Here's what I found.

Konnichiwa Israel! Dinner At Brooklyn's Japanese-Jewish Hybrid Shalom Japan

An unlikely marriage of Jewish and Japanese cuisine
Sep 24, 2013 2:00 pm

This is the first of a new weekly field report aimed at giving an inside look at meals from some of New York City’s newest and hottest restaurants. First up, Brooklyn's Shalom Japan.

Big Weekend: Music City Eats 2013

The Kings Of Leon get into the food festival game
Sep 23, 2013 11:00 am

Celebrating food, music and a bourgeoning Nashville culinary scene, the first-ever Jonathan Waxman and Kings of Leon-produced Music City Eats Festival touched down in the Public Square of Nashville. Our correspondent was on the ground to stalk the Followills and drink a bit of bourbon.

We Went To Bourbon School In Kentucky. Here's What We Learned.

The Bourbon Academy is no whiskey 101
Sep 17, 2013 3:00 pm

Earlier this month, we were invited to visit the historic Woodford Reserve distillery in Versailles, KY to take part in their Bourbon Academy and be among the first to taste the latest release in Woodford's Master's Collection series. Trip details, after the jump.

Cochon 555 Louisville: Utilizing All Parts Of A Pig, Bourbon Included

Recap and pictures from latest stop of BBQ tour
Sep 9, 2013 3:00 pm

As part of his 18-event Cochon 555 tour around the country to raise awareness of heritage breed pigs, Brady Lowe has created a new offshoot of the initiative to “put the local back into barbecue.” This year, Lowe has tripled his efforts with stops in Memphis, St. Louis and Louisville. Read on for a recap of this weekend's Louisville event, complete with pictures.

Here's What Happened On The Second And Final Day At MAD Symposium 2013

Redzepi, Chang, Ducasse, Patterson, Kinch & More
Aug 30, 2013 9:00 am

The second day of talks, demonstrations and shenanigans at MAD Symposium in Denmark featured an A-List group of chefs, lunch by Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and even a few romantic moments. Here's the complete report from the second and final day of this inspired gathering of food thinkers.

I Came. I Saw. I Almost Conquered: What It Feels Like To Be Shut Out By Mr. Cronut

Dear Dominique Ansel, you screwed up!
Aug 21, 2013 9:00 am
Photo: George Embiricos

Armed with days off from work last Friday and supersized egos that crave constant attention, my friend and I formulated a plan to obtain the mythical Cronut of Dominique Ansel. Too proud to consider tapping into the black market on Craigslist and too noble to try and use my position as an Editor at Food Republic to request a box be sent to the office, I woke up bright and early to secure a spot in line. This day of misery followed.

Chicago’s Mecca of Modern Italian Cuisine Throws a Beach Party

Spiaggia transforms a beach into, well, a Spiaggia
Aug 16, 2013 2:30 pm

A field report from last night's Ferragosto party on a Lake Michigan beach in Chicago, with food by Tony Mantuano, beats by a local DJ and Negroni slushies!


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