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Restaurant Review: Commerce Inn in New York’s West Village

An entrepreneur launching an Eritrean, Tibetan, or Surinamese restaurant in New York can, by locating in the right neighborhood, have a built-in following of people who grew up with the food and who will likely give it at least a whirl. Not so for anyone setting up a Shaker-inspired restaurant, like Jody Williams and Rita […]

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Double Dragon, London: “A great evening” – restaurant review | Food

Double Dragon, 84 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4QY (020 7683 0326). Lunch £7 to £13, all dishes £5 to £14.50, desserts £8, wines from £23 In the 1970s, my late mother, Claire, became a regular at a restaurant called Thomas De Quincey’s in Covent Garden. It was named after the 19th century essayist who had […]

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With a few tweaks, The Old Bank could be Michelin starred in a few years

The Old Bank was the talk of the town even before it opened when local man Michael Ryan, a former property developer and stud millionaire, opened his war chest for a sweeping makeover of the beautiful Bridge House – an edifice 19th century Palladian that casts a patrician eye over the charming harbor of Dungarvan. […]

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2 Amys Pizzeria Restaurant Review: Still Fabulous After All These Years

The last time I made it, I got great advice on where to eat in Rome from a woman who lived there and a cheerful plate arranged with pale pink slices of a Bologna specialty. “I do bologna,” says an attendant, handing out some of the most sublime pork sausages in recent memory. The crispy […]

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Tasty 68 restaurant review: Damascus restaurant specializes in Sichuan dishes

The take-out menu stated that chef Jinsong Xie had won Sichuan’s Best Chef competition in 1996. “He has worked in some of China’s most acclaimed restaurants, including the historic five-star Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan,” he continued. I didn’t really have a clue what it all meant, but it was tempting enough […]

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The Heathcock, Cardiff: ‘Identify the right things, do them well’ – restaurant review | Food

The Heathcock, 58-60 Bridge Street, Cardiff CF5 2EN (029 2115 2290). Lunch £7 to £13, mains (evening) £15 to £24, desserts £7 to £8.90, wines from £19 On a slow news day in the summer of 2016, I made headlines for giving a restaurant in Cardiff a good review. To be honest, it was less […]

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Saga: New York Restaurant Review

Saga matured duck with beet tajine, m’semen bread and chicory salad. Photo: Adam Friedlander Why do I feel like ten years ago people stopped eating like that? my guest whispered shortly after the relentless parade of waiters, hosts, and beverage experts who populate the suite of cocktail nooks and dining spaces at the new tasting […]

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Fletchers at Grantley Hall, Ripon: ‘Confusing and suffocating expensive’ – restaurant review | Food

Fletchers at Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3ET (01765 620 070, grantleyhall.co.uk). Starters £12.50 to £19.50, mains £24 to £50, desserts £11.50 to £14, wines from £34 I arrived at Grantley Hall on time for my reservation, and I was always late for my table. It was because of the long drive from the […]

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The Plimsoll, London N4: ‘Nostalgia, simplicity and cheeky weirdness’ – restaurant review | Food

Je Plimsoll is a pub on a side road in Finsbury Park, North London, doing a buzzing trade serving burgers and more, who knows exactly what it is. It’s not remotely a gastro pub. It’s not an old exorcised, shiny floor boozer with its heart dragged, replaced by a heavily styled guinea fowl on white […]

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Restaurant Review: The Watervale Hotel

Typically, a chef’s day starts mid-morning: there are deliveries to accept, menus to write and mise en place to prepare. But for Nicola Palmer, the life of a chef is a little different. She starts each day at dawn, checking out the morning bounty in the fruit and vegetable orchards of Penobscot Farm, an organic […]

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Rosemead will make you fall in love with California cuisine

When the masterminds behind one of the best bars in the world (Jigger & Pony ranks ninth in the world’s top 50 and second in Asia’s top 50), people pay attention. On the Wednesday we arrived, just three weeks after opening, Rosemead was already teeming with a bustling crowd of industry folks, society ladies and […]

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Restaurant Review: Canje – Food

canje (Photos by Jana Birchum) Avocado Escabeche Named after the national bird of Guyana, Canje is the passion project of chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, co-owner and executive pastry chef of Emmer & Rye. Canje offers Caribbean cuisine rooted in Bristol-Joseph’s native Guyana and spanning flavors and traditions from Puerto Rico to Jamaica. Jerk Chicken Caribbean food […]

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The Victoria, Oxshott, Surrey: ‘Some sort of pant-worthy place’ – restaurant review | Food

All pub grub is not built the same way. Some are sublime, worth booking in advance and traveling miles to get there; some are the reheated or fried contents of various freezer bags and tossed onto plates. My job – and it’s a real job – is to decipher what falls into which category. Take […]

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Restaurant Review: Crescent Bistro | Food News

Fresh beets are tossed with arugula, pickled apples, goat cheese, toasted pecans and citrus vinaigrette. Julien Motola/Digital Odyssey Media A bite of a simple side salad is the first clue that Chef Brad Zeller takes the ingredients he uses very seriously. Garden-fresh greens, sprigs of watermelon radish, and outrageously flavorful olive oil cut with just […]

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Restaurant Review: Oak Hill Post

PUT THIS BURGER IN PITTSBURGH’S HAMBURGER HALL OF FAME Oa chilly December afternoon, two old buddies were sipping coffee at a window table in the small Oak Hill Post dining room in Brookline, engrossed in a game of euchre. A few tables down, I was delighted by the restaurant’s breakfast sandwich, a stacked biscuit with […]

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Ursula’s Restaurant Review Sydney: Restaurant Review

Everything old is new again on this historic terrace in Paddington, writes Karlie Verkerk. January 18, 2022 03:53 The dining room at Ursula’s. Photo: Nikki To Four perfectly even little balls float on a dark viscous caramel. Chopped raisins and a quenelle of malted whipped cream, which begins to cascade from the residual heat, decorate […]

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Culinary treats at Drovers Inn in Angus

With the celebrations now a distant memory and the tree decorations tucked away in the shed, I kept two rose-shaped garlands of lights inside the house, their faint amber glow offering a touch of festive comfort to those days of darkness and squall. I hate January. I mean, what’s there to love? The stores are […]

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Food at Camp Taco is good, but at a price

Camp Taco at Lost Forty Address: 822 E. Sixth St., Little Rock Hours: 11 am-9pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-10pm Friday-Saturday Food: High priced tacos, brewery food Credit card: M, V, AE, D Wheelchair access: via a ramp at the back Information: (501) 353-0884; camptaco.com; facebook.com/camptacobeer Let’s start by saying that the food, beer, and service were […]

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The Banks Fish House might need a stronger hook

Comments In a city awash with seafood, is this Back Bay newcomer distinctive enough to keep us coming back? Foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign up now for our bi-weekly newsletter. The Banks signature lobster dish. / Photo by Brian Samuels Photos on the website and walls of the Banks Fish House – […]

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Chef Heena Patel removes meat from menu at Besharam restaurant

Award-winning Besharam has served Gujarati comfort at Dogpatch for three years and has opened and reopened three times, evolving the menu with each turn. The restaurant opened in 2018 as part of the Alta Restaurant group, when chef Daniel Patterson insisted the menu should include five or six animal proteins, while chef Heena Patel says […]

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Ivy Asia’s racist video matches a restaurant menu full of stereotypes

Caprice Holdings’ Ivy Asia came under fire over the weekend after posting a promotional video filled with racist stereotypes and reductive caricatures. The Ivy Asia Chelsea, which is the third restaurant in a group known for its use of Orientalist decor and culturally flattening menu descriptors, removed the video from all social media channels on […]

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What’s on the Middle Eastern restaurant menu

“How would you like your tenderloin cooked?” Now there’s a question you don’t expect to hear at the counter of a gyroscope store. Especially when the filet mignon comes to you in a polystyrene container with plastic forks and a bottle of water for the road. But Mohammad Menassera is a thorough waiter, even if […]