Additional Articles/Posts by Arthur Bovino

  • America's 40 Best Italian Restaurants
    "A bottle of red, a bottle of white. It all depends upon your appetite," someone famous once crooned sometime, somewhere on the radio during more than seven minutes of piano-filled airtime. "I'll meet you any time you want in our...

  • The Dark Age of Dessert? Step Into the Light, Adam Platt
    In his most recent New York Magazine piece “Why This is the Dark Age of Dessert,” the critic who most recently gained attention for stepping out of the shadows of anonymity finds himself in the dark age of dessert. Gone, says Adam Platt, are...

  • 30 Best Restaurants in New York City
    “Many people would think it was France or Spain that put elBulli on the map,” noted world-famous chef Ferran Adrià recently of his now-closed restaurant in Catalonia. “But it wasn’t. It was New York City.” And why...

  • American Craft Council Craft Fellowship Awarded at Per Se
    Overlooking a spectacularly snowy Central Park and over the duration of a three-course lunch at chef Thomas Keller's Per Se, The Balvenie announced the winner of the inaugural American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award. Five finalists were on...

  • The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America 2014 Panel
    It becomes more difficult every year to rank America’s best restaurants, which is why in order to devise the highest quality list possible of the 101 Best Restaurants in America, we rely on the expertise and insight from an esteemed panel of writers...

  • South Beach Food & Wine Trade Talk with Danny Meyer
    As much fun as the lunches, dinners, tastings, and chef meet-and-greets can be, sometimes it's more rewarding to be far away from the food and the bubbles, listening to sober stars of the industry discussing the minutiae, some of the details that led...

  • Fried Chicken Fest at South Beach Food & Wine Chicken Coupe
    Burger Bash gets much of the attention during the South Beach Food & Wine Festival and for good reason, but for two years now there’s been a great new event held in the Ballroom at the W South Beach, Chicken Coupe, hosted this year by chef...

  • Medianoches & Mixology at South Beach Food & Wine Festival
    Wynwood Walls featured one of the South Beach Food & Wine Festivals new events this year, a festival showcasing a classic sandwich that deserves far more attention than it gets, a sandwich more people should embrace as a treasure, one that needs to be...

  • 101 Best Restaurants in America
    It becomes more difficult every year to rank America’s best restaurants. We say that having done it for nearly a half-decade. As interest in dining out increases, and more great chefs train younger good ones, fantastic food continues to spread out...

  • "Secret" Bohemian Restaurant Seeks Hawaii Space
    One of New York City's preeminent "secret" restaurants seems to be looking for a new hidden spot in one of the most far-flung parts of America and in a not-so-secret appeal. Bohemian, a semi-open secret in New York City's NoHo...

  • Live Music at The NoMad Upstairs Starts Tonight
    A short YouTube video that opens with the murmur of a jazz club and the silhouette of a lilting and enticing songstress at an old-school mike, ends with a mysterious clue: “The NoMad Upstairs Thursdays 1170 Broadway New York”. A...

  • Guy Fieri: Beyond Diners, Flames, and Flavortown
    Guy Fieri is everywhere. He has Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, he has California restaurants Johnny Garlic's and Tex Wasabi's in Santa Rosa, his Carnival Cruise Lines endeavor Guy's Burger Joint, two new Food Network shows in addition to Triple...

  • Joe Namath Talks Tights, Salt, and Who's Styling Now
    For all their glory, even the four championships that the Giants have won over the past four decades and the personalities of the coaches and athletes who made them happen don’t quite come close to matching the style and cool of the New York...

  • In Memoriam: Food and Drink Figures Lost in 2013
    The culinary world lost some greats in 2013. So it’s only fitting as everyone looks forward to 2014, to take a moment to look back on those we lost – to remember them and thank them for their struggles and successes, their accomplishment and...

  • The Daily Meal's Chefs of the Year for 2013: Adrià & Barber
    Who are the chefs, in America and on the international scene, who are the game changers, the pioneers — the culinary standard-bearers? Which chefs most embody the pursuit — and achievement — of excellence? These are the questions The...

  • 2013 International Chef of the Year: Albert Adrià
    Energetic yet easygoing, jocular yet still serious, ascendant but approachable, among his colleagues, Albert Adrià just might currently be one of the world’s most admired and well-liked chefs — one whose brother just happens to be...

  • 2013 American Chef of the Year: Dan Barber
    "There’s a connection between great food and statements about the world," said chef Dan Barber, adding, "It’s a course of thought and action that’s one in the same, and one that quickly becomes political. It’s...

  • What Do Your Dreams About Food Really Mean?
    You wake from restless sleep in a cold sweat. You grab at the last wisps of memory. What were you dreaming? A large rolling object was chasing you, a boulder, and you were wearing a fedora... no, that's Raiders, concentrate. It was... you've got...

  • 101 Best Pizzas in America
    Pizza! If you grew up obsessed with it — postgame pizza, movie-night pizza, baby-sitting pizza, college dorm pizza, New York-, New Haven-, Neapolitan-, deep-dish-, St. Louis-, Detroit-style pizza, pizza! — and pursued that American passion for...

  • New York City Wine & Food Festival's First Burger Bash Tie
    Well, one of the most anticipated food events of the year resulted in more drama than ever if you consider that never before has there been a tie. That's right. There were three winners at the New York City Wine and Food Festival’s Burger...

  • Chef Bios: Daniel Boulud
    Daniel Boulud was born and raised in Saint-Pierre de Chandieu, France on his family's farm. At age 15, Boulud was a finalist in France's competition for the Best Culinary Apprentice. Soon after, he went on to train with Roger Verge, Georges Blanc...

  • Top Chefs Review — and Rate — America's Food Critics (2013)
    Critics launch and crush chefs’ careers and, to some degree at least, make and break restaurants. Most chefs spend years honing their craft in other peoples' kitchens before opening their own places; restaurateurs typically toiled for others,...

  • The New York Times' Pete Wells Tries to Prove Restaurant Critics Still Matter in the Internet Age
    A week after dropping Daniel Boulud’s flagship Daniel from four stars to three, The New York Times’ restaurant critic Pete Wells seems to be feeling sensitive. How else to interpret his review of Jean-Georges and Dan Kluger’s ABC Cocina...

  • 29 Best Hot Dogs in Chicago
    "There's no such thing as a hot dog in Chicago that you wouldn't eat," Peter Schivarelli, owner of the beloved, now-closed Demon Dogs, once said. Whichever origin story you believe, whether that the first hot dogs were served on a bun on...

  • Secrets to the Best Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
    Whether you have it with tomato soup, dip it in ketchup, or just eat it by itself, it's a sandwich that makes you feel like a kid: pure delight and magic. What goes into the perfect grilled cheese sandwich? Put aside tricked-out versions and consider...

  • Shake Shack Opens in London's Covent Garden
    Looks like London has Shake Shack fever, burger fever in general actually. The American burger invasion is now officially on. Both Five Guys and Shake Shack opened their first locations in the U.K. on Thursday in London’s Covent Garden. There were...

  • America's Top 10 Fast Food Burgers
    When you’re thinking inside the bun, when you deserve a break today, need to have it your way at a place where the fire's ready, where you’re the boss and it’s your way, right away, what you want is what you get, and they love to see...

  • Is Kura NYC's Best Sushi Omakase Deal?
    Sharing food, trading favorite spots with others, experiencing known classics and discovering new ones — sure, there's self-interest involved, but not selfishness — it's pretty social stuff. So discovering Kura in a sliver of a spot on...

  • 101 Best Food Trucks in America for 2013
    In gas station lots, at midtown curbs, and by parks blocks from your office, idling food trucks serve tacos, lobster rolls, burgers, burritos, grilled cheese, pizza, sous-vide dishes, and high-end French food you’ll pay $10 or less for. Food trucks...

  • Introducing The Daily Meal’s New Slideshows
    You may have noticed our new slideshow design. We think it’s cleaner, more attractive, and well, a better way to present all things food and drink. Don’t want to click through the entire slideshow to view the list of ranked sandwiches, place...

  • New York City Gets a Great Hoagie with Dave's Downtown
    If you’re a sandwich-seeker, someone always on the lookout for the next great sandwich in your city, you know the joy of finding a place that really nails all the little nuances that make for a truly satisfying meal. The ratio of bread to meat to...

  • Reinventing Your Go-To Dish
    It happens to the best of us: we fall in love with a dish, fold its flavor profile into our repertoire, become addicted to it, and make it a staple of our weekly dinner rotation at home. Nothing wrong with that, of course. Except that in this world of...

  • Austin's Franklin Barbecue to Pop Up in New York City
    Has nobody else in New York food media seen this? And if they have, how has the excitement of brisket-loving New Yorkers who have finally gotten a taste of the real thing not reached fever pitch since Aaron Franklin tweeted about his trip to New York City...

  • 11 Reasons Why You Should Be Thinking About Thanksgiving Dinner Already
    Across much of the country, the year’s greatest meal, November’s grand, time-honored tradition, is likely the farthest meal from most Americans' minds. That makes sense… on the surface. After all, it’s months away, and unless...

  • Shake Shack Tracker: Shake Shack's Location-Specific Menu Options
    Shake Shack had humble beginnings. It started as a temporary hot dog stand in New York City's Madison Square Park. Now, there are locations across the country, and even around the world. Each is different architecturally, but the same quality...

  • The New York Times Restaurant Critic Takes on America
    Attention, chefs across America: It’s time to post that photocopied mug shot of The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells in locker rooms, at host stands, and on the back of swinging doors in kitchens everywhere across the country. Unless you...

  • The Best Breakfast I Ever Had: Pan Con Tomate in Granada, Spain
    Years ago, after turning away or into the world while wandering through Europe by myself for a third of a year, I met a stranger on a train in between countries I don't remember. It was early in the trip, and the stranger asked "Where are you...

  • Tres Carnes Serves 'Texican' Smoked Meat Burritos in Flatiron
    It used to be there was a slice joint on every block. These days, it’s almost beginning to seem as though there are just as many barbecue spots. And the Texan invasion continues, most recently in the Flatiron’s newest restaurant Tres Carnes,...

  • Joe’s Pizza East Village Versus Joe's West Village
    Replicating authenticity is a tricky thing. So you have to hand it to Joe Pozzuoli and crew for some touches at the new East Village Joe's Pizza outpost. Between the fluorescent-lit, sparsely lettered menu above and behind the counter and the Famous...

  • BrisketTown's SmokeLine Opens on the High Line
    After a delay late last week, Daniel Delaney opened up shop on the High Line at about 5:30 p.m. Friday and promptly sold out of brisket. OK, not quite, but anyone who hadn't already queued up at that point at SmokeLine could be forgiven for...

  • Chelsea Market's Lobster Place Reopens with Sushi, Oysters, and Entrées
    As reported by The Daily Meal months ago, The Lobster Place in New York City's Chelsea Market closed in January. News from owner Ian MacGregor has it that the shop (expanded by 4,000 square feet) reopens today at noon.  It's not the first...

  • The 20 Best Athlete-Owned Restaurants for 2013
    Whether on the gridiron, hardwood, diamond, or ice, athletes raise our expectations, and in crucial moments, dash our hopes or fulfill our dreams. Some of them cement fame and glory by following through on guarantees. Others fall, get backpage bullied,...

  • How to Review a Restaurant
    Is there one right way to review a restaurant? Critics through the years have had distinctive voices and signature flourishes, some more successful and loved than others. The New York Times' Frank Bruni was known for more than an occasional good turn...

  • Food-Obsessed Vanity Plates Across America
    You know the feeling. You're driving down the highway looking out for the next "Food — Exit" sign, hoping that Starbucks, or Cracker Barrel, or McDonald's, or whatever your guilty (or just favorite) road trip restaurant is will be...

  • Chef Dave Santos Reacts to New York Times Review of Louro
    A review gets a headline, "The Joys of Cooking," opens with a note about tasting menus, begins with enticing descriptions of five dishes in the first paragraph, and reads for the first 827 words like a two-star review, but uses the last 247...

  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Food Trucks on Midtown's Tracks
    Last year in South Beach, trucks parked under the big tent where Burger Bash takes place for a food truck party hosted by Andrew Zimmern. It was a great event. But trucks and sand don't mix so well. Neither do sand, trucks, and lines of people anxious...

  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Amstel Light Burger Bash 2013
    This year's Amstel Light Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival was a free for all, a go-for-broke takedown of three-time champion Iron Chef Michael Symon, who it has seemed nobody could come close to dethroning no matter how hard...

  • 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
    Barbecue, burgers, cheflebrities — it's all happening on the beach in Miami at The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine. There's parasailing just offshore, planes pull signs through the sky, the...

  • Trisha Yearwood on SOBE, Garth's Cooking, and the Family Recipe That Got Away
    Country singer turned cookbook writer and Food Network television host Trisha Yearwood will be participating in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival for the first time this year. The singer (who SouthFlorida.com singled out for "bringing the...

  • Who Shaves Andrew Zimmern's Head?
    Good-natured and approachable, food television personality Andrew Zimmern is a fun guy to interview. He seems to have been everywhere (and eaten everything when he's been there) and he's passionate, knowledgeable, and humble about food. And well,...

  • 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2013
    There are some 200,000 full-service restaurants in America, so it’s no small task to determine the best ones. A storied Northern California palace of perfection? A counter in Brooklyn where an intimate 24-course tasting menu is prepared by a moody...

  • 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Preview
    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is going into its 12th year, and this four-day destination event in Miami is as big as ever. Celebrity chefs, champagne, sand, cocktails, great food, fun, parties (and after-parties) all nearby South Beach's...

  • Team Yardbird Likes Brooklyn's Energy for Restaurant Expansion
    Chef Jeff McInnis has had quite a ride over the past two years. Last year during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, much of the buzz on Twitter from food media, festival-goers, and restaurant insiders and professionals was surrounding his...

  • Nadia G. to Trade Stilettos for Cowboy Boots
    You couldn't miss Nadia G. at last year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival. She and her crew could be seen parying it up at the front entrance of The Q. They weren't displaying as death-defying behavior as the belly dancers swinging fire...

  • Curtis Stone on Tasmanian Trout, Finger Limes, and the SoBe Wine & Food Festival
    Americans have gotten to know the Melbourne-born, Bravo culinary host from his television hosting duties on Top Chef Masters and Around the World in 80 Plates, but may not know that he cut his teeth in London under the infamous three-star Michelin Chef...

  • Ziggy Marley on Roasted Hemp Seeds, Closing Down South Beach with Guy Fieri, and Opening a Restaurant in Los Angeles
    Festival closeouts can are tricky. The big parties are over and most everyone is full and tired from (if still not of) eating and drinking good food and drink for days. But for those who refuse to let the party end, there's one last ticket, one final...

  • Arlington Club Launches Brunch with Breakfast Sushi and Popover Benedict
    Well, apparently chef Laurent Tourondel did not take The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells' criticism of his sushi menu to heart. Arlington Club launched brunch service this past weekend, and the two menu items teased out as part of the...

  • New York Chefs Team Up with Stouffer's for Hurricane Sandy Relief
    New Yorkers who don't mind braving the cold during lunch to eat mac and cheese for a good cause can try catching the limited-run Stouffer's Mac 'N' Cheese truck during the next two weeks. Some of New York's well-known chefs (including...

  • Moe's Moving in on Manhattan
    With some 43 spots, New York is among the top 10 states when it comes to locations of Moe’s Southwest Grill (according to the corporate site, Florida and Georgia top the list with 89 and 78 locations respectively), but save for one location in...

  • 101 Reasons (and Layers) Why I’m Mad at 'The Chew'
    I’ve got a bone to pick with Mario Batali. Well actually, not Mario, but with the recipe and Web team at The Chew. See, this week’s SWAT team recipe theme was lasagna and I got it into my head that it would be a smart thing to do to try my...

  • Mighty Quinn's: Why Texans Think New Yorkers Have No Barbecue Cred
    Over the past five years or so, New York has become increasingly fascinated with barbecue. Attribute this how you please, but it's a safe bet one driving force behind the improvement of the city's barbecue is the Big Apple Barbecue Block...

  • Why You Should Like The Daily Meal on Facebook
    Conversation. It's important. And The Daily Meal's editors want to be engaged with you. Sure, you can always comment on articles (or even write your own — have you created a profile on The Daily Meal and started writing yet?), but...

  • Why You Should Join The Daily Meal on Pinterest
    Do you pin? We pin. Our latest social media obsession is Pinterest. If you’re not already pinning, what are you waiting for?! Start your pinning journey (or continue it) by following us — we promise you’ll be drooling on your keyboard (...

  • Zuppardi's Apizza, Where 'the Last Bite Has to Be as Good as the First'
    It's not that Zuppardi's is a secret; it's been around in West Haven, Conn., since 1934. It's just that in conversations about pizza in this neck of the woods, more often than not you're going to hear about the holy trinity of...

  • Why You Should Follow The Daily Meal on Twitter
    The Daily Meal's staff believes that food and drink are best enjoyed together, in a social setting. And while we can’t always be sitting with you at at the table or eating with you on the go, we’d love to connect with you in other ways....

  • Come and Get It With The Culinary Content Network
    When you sign up for The Daily Meal’s newsletters you’re guaranteed delivery of all things food and drink. Seeking out the best places to eat and drink at home and abroad? Looking for tips on how to entertain around the table? Need a little...

  • New Shake Shack Item: The Dapper Dog
    Not content to serve one of the best Chicago-style hot dogs outside of the Windy City, Danny Meyer's growing superior quick-service burger chain Shake Shack recently announced two new menu items, both available at all U.S. Shake Shack locations,...

  • Toronto's Taggers Are Hungry
    Are Toronto's graffiti artists hungry? Are they skipping meals to buy paint? If a recent visit is any indication, it would seem so. During the span of a few days, walking around the city netted no less than 12 food-related graffiti tags (most of them...

  • Rumor Mill: We Want Your Tips
    When it comes to local food news, shocking and/or offensive dining stories, abnormally shaped vegetables, and downright gossip, we know YOU are experts. More often than not, the next big thing is already your favorite restaurant or street vendor. Local...

  • Like The Daily Meal on Facebook
    Conversation. It's important. And The Daily Meal's editors want to be engaged with you. Sure, you can always comment on articles (or even write your own — have you created a profile on The Daily Meal and started writing yet?), but...

  • Follow The Daily Meal on Pinterest
    Do you pin? We pin. Our latest social media obsession is Pinterest. If you’re not already pinning, what are you waiting for?! Start your pinning journey (or continue it) by following us — we promise you’ll be drooling on your keyboard (...

  • Follow The Daily Meal on Twitter
    The Daily Meal's staff believes that food and drink are best enjoyed together, in a social setting. And while we can’t always be sitting with you at at the table or eating with you on the go, we’d love to connect with you in other ways....

  • Sandwich of the Week: Peameal Bacon Sandwich
    "It's the simplicity that makes it," confided co-owner of Carousel Bakery & Sandwich Bar Robert Biancolin about Toronto's signature peameal bacon sandwich, noting how many visiting chefs make a point of seeking it out. "You don...

  • Follow The Daily Meal on Pinterest
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  • Follow The Daily Meal on Twitter
    The Daily Meal's staff believes that food and drink are best enjoyed together, in a social setting. And while we can’t always be sitting with you at at the table or eating with you on the go, we’d love to connect with you in other ways....

  • In Defense of the Sandwich
    It might seem like making a mountain out of a molehill, or in this case, a Dagwood out of a panini, but when you stop and think about it, the opening line of The New York Times' food Op-Ed columnist Mark Bittman's recent piece "Every '...

  • Chelsea Market's Lobster Place Expanding, Adding Oyster and Sushi Bars
    Lobster roll lunch-seekers in New York City's Chelsea Market will be disappointed to discover that the resident seafood specialty store The Lobster Place is closed. The all-glass storefront is completely boarded up with signage that may cause...

  • French Street Crêpes, Los Angeles Style
    Ever waited on a Paris "rue" and seen one of those street vendors with a line of people behind you hungrily expecting that their crêpe with ham and cheese will be the next one to be folded over into paper and handed over for a few Euros?...

  • When Kitchen Tools Become Friends
    Run by chef Brian Arnoff, who has worked under Barbara Lynch in Boston and for one of Michael Mina's establishments in D.C. describes his wandering food truck CapMac as "The Capital of Macaroni." Mac and cheese is thus, not surprisingly, the...

  • 2012 International Chef of the Year: Massimo Bottura
    Italy's newest Michelin-three-star chef, Massimo Bottura, cuts a smart, professorial figure. Descriptions and proclamations about his talent and import are just as flattering and impressive. Drawing on the wealth of his part of Italy's classic...

  • 2012 American Chef of the Year: José Andrés
    Jovial, charming, rakish, innovative, kind, successful, ambitious, talented, skilled, and well-liked — when you think about all the adjectives with which you could describe chef–restaurateur José Andrés, it almost doesn...

  • The Daily Meal's Chefs of the Year 2012
    Who are the chefs, in America and on the international scene, who are the real game changers, the pioneers — the culinary standard-bearers? Which chefs most embody the pursuit — and achievement — of excellence? These are the...

  • Follow The Daily Meal on Pinterest
    Do you pin? We pin. Our latest social media obsession is Pinterest. If you’re not already pinning, what are you waiting for?! Start your pinning journey (or continue it) by following us — we promise you’ll be drooling on your keyboard (...

  • Follow The Daily Meal on Twitter
    The Daily Meal's staff believes that food and drink are best enjoyed together, in a social setting. And while we can’t always be sitting with you at at the table or eating with you on the go, we’d love to connect with you in other ways....

  • Top 25 Food Trends of 2012
    End-of-the-year food trend roundups are about clever observations, overarching themes, and the identification of that handful of concepts, people, places, and things that defined the culinary scene over the past 365 days. But trend pieces are also about...

  • The Best Dishes We Ate in 2012
    During the course of 2012, The Daily Meal's staff has eaten some tremendous meals. Editors have sought out the best of every meal. And with each staffer tucking into some 1,095 meals this past year, that makes it no small task to distinguish which...

  • Las Vegas Street Food: Fukuburger Truck
    Ranked #19 on The Daily Meal's inaugural 101 Best Food Trucks in America, Fukuburger is a destination in itself. "Be Careful How You Pronounce It," noted one headline announcing the arrival of Robert "Mags" Magsalin and Colin...

  • Google Zeitgeist Releases World's Most Searched Foods, Recipes, and Drinks
    In the supermarket while shopping for ingredients, at home while turning on the stove, on the phone with your significant other while deciding where, what, or when to eat or drink, you did it... you were hungry and you went to Google, you went to what can...

  • Like The Daily Meal on Facebook
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  • Follow The Daily Meal on Twitter
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  • RoliRoti: Food That Smells So Good It's Almost Illegal
    Chef Thomas Odermatt calls himself "more of a caterer nowadays," but this son of a Swiss metzgermeister (master butcher) who still pulls his RoliRoti Gourmet Rotisserie truck into farmers’ markets, would deserve to rank among America...

  • It's More Fun in the Philippines... in Los Angeles
    Found regularly on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Koreatown when they're not catering private events or parked outside a concert venue or in a church lot, this mostly Filipino food truck feeds hungry Angelenos with generously proportioned BBQ rice...

  • 'Squeeze Lime to Activate' and More Advice From Miami's Jefe Taco Truck
    So here’s how the story goes (at least according to the Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers truck’s website) in 100 words or less: "Mid-19th century, a young surfer called 'Jefe' ('boss' in Spanish) dominated the...

  • Chocolate Meat and a Countrywide Tour for Guerrilla Street Food
    St. Louis has something you probably don’t: a badass food truck serving Filipino-inspired cuisine with the motto: "Fresh. Local. Filipino." The founder and chef Joel Crespo and Brian Hardesty have been open for about a year and already...

  • St. Louis' Hot Summers Can't Stop the Cha Cha Chow Truck
    Showing up in various parts of The Lou, Cha Cha Chow offers non-traditional tacos (short rib, "Baja style" roasted chicken, curried sweet potato — the latter two on flour tortillas) along with a pretty good burger and a "Cuban Crime...

  • Feminist Principles 'Undone' by a 24-Foot Food Truck
    An old blue-and-yellow step van with the exhortation "Admit it…you need a sandwich" on the side, Ebbett's turns up everywhere from the Mission District to the Embarcadero to Emerywille and Oakland, with a seasonal sandwich menu...

  • 'We Don't Toast,' a Happy New York Morning Bagel Rebuff
    Inside Ess-a-Bagel at the corner of 21st and Third Avenue at 9:15 a.m. the counterperson says, "Who's next!?" "I'll have a toasted bag — " a girl three people back from the register says and gets cut off before...

  • For Los Angeles' Seoul Sausage Truck It's 'Seoul Plus Sausage, Bam. Easy'
    Want to know what passion, word of mouth, and crazy good Korean BBQ create? Seoul Sausage, a venture started by two families — the Kims and the Ohs. The truck was launched in 2012 when Chris Oh, Ted Kim, and Yong Kim kicked things off with...

  • With Philly's L.O.S., Lucky Old Souls Are We
    Philadelphia jazz impresario Matt "Feldie" Feldman’s Lucky Old Souls truck started out as a jazz radio show, and then a monthly concert series. Now, Feldie sources grass-fed beef from Lancaster County, and tops his L.O.S. burger with...

  • From Corporate Finance to Bacon Baby Burgers in Chicago
    The self-declared original slider truck in Chicago is owned by Nida Rodriguez, who also serves as executive chef. The truck features a rotating menu of sliders, and past hits have included a classic rib-eye with provolone, caramelized onion, and...

  • Kim-Cheese Balls and Brick-and-Mortar Plans for Austin's The Peached Tortilla
    The Peached Tortilla launched just two years ago, but since then founder and former litigator Eric Silverstein’s Southern-Asian fusion fare has garnered him and his catering director Mark Tamiso Eater’s 2011 Austin Food Truck of the Year...

  • Rumor Mill: We Want Your Tips
    When it comes to local food news, shocking and/or offensive dining stories, abnormally shaped vegetables, and downright gossip, we know YOU are experts. More often than not, the next big thing is already your favorite restaurant or street vendor. Local...

  • Laughing at Loose Tires with Bloomy's Food Truck
    The Twin Cities' self-described "first diner-style food truck" serves patrons the classic dishes they know and love. From baked desserts to creamy mac and cheese to french fries, there is a lot to love here. The show-stopper? The slow...

  • Like The Daily Meal on Facebook
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  • Top Chefs Review — and Rate — America's Food Critics
    It’s time to turn the tables on critics. Restaurant critics launch and crush chefs’ careers and, to some degree at least, make and break restaurants. Chefs spend years honing their craft in other peoples' kitchens before spending countless...

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  • Sandwich of the Week: Gott's Western Bacon Blue Ring Burger
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  • Sandwich of the Week: Defonte's Hot Roast Beef
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  • Food Blog Chain: The Amateur Gourmet
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  • Food Blog Chain: Smitten Kitchen
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  • Introducing the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
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    I resolve to eat more healthily. To eat less. More vegetables. Not as much pork fat. I resolve to... oh, stop.  We resolved to do things differently. We asked a number of our favorite chefs for their culinary resolutions. If you haven't seen...

  • 13 Strange Squeeze Bottle Foods
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  • Foods of the FU-TURE. Future. Future. Future.
    "What if you could have mom's homemade apple pie sent via e-mail and printed up at home?" posed Chef Homaro Cantu in a BBC article about Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab, which is building a 3D food printer. Indeed, what...

  • Sandwich of the Week: Richard's Bake & Shark (Maracas Bay, Trinidad)
    Is Trinidad's fried fish sandwich at Richard's Bake & Shark the world's best fish sandwich? Not 'baconshark,' as it sounds like when locals say it, but bake and shark. At the least, it's one of two Trinidadian must-trys (the...

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    To celebrate Christmas, here’s the full food carol version of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City dishes enjoyed over the years that we’d be willing to sing about. So the complete carol...

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    Mom's sausage and peppers. Your Aunt Jean's broccoli-cheese casserole. Tamales, paella, chili — whatever your holiday culinary traditions are, the occasion wouldn't be complete without them. The crazy hours, long nights, and few days off...

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    On East 43rd Street, in the basement of an office building, hides Sakagura, perhaps the best sake bar izakaya in New York City. Their sake selection is unrivaled. They give you a looseleaf bound list of sake to choose from the way Veritas and Cru(RIP)...

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    Technically, the Twelve Days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas Day, but we’re already in the spirit. To celebrate here’s the carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City...

  • On the Eleventh Day of Christmas...
    Technically, the Twelve Days of Christmas don’t start until Christmas Day, but we’re already in the spirit. To celebrate here’s the carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ The Daily Meal-style, featuring some New York City...

  • On the Tenth Day of Christmas...
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  • On the Eighth Day of Christmas...
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  • Country Cooking for CMT's Artists of the Year
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  • On the Second Day of Christmas…
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  • Sandwich of the Week: Cuz's Blue Marlin Cutter
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  • On The First Day of Christmas...
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  • Remembering Elaine Kaufman
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  • Chef David Chang's Sweet New York Cuisine
    "We don't have a New York cuisine," Eater's Joshua David Stein reported Chef David Chang as saying at Gastronomika in San Sebastian, Spain last week. "I don't want New York to be known as a place that tries to make authentic...

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  • 10 Toughest Tables: Boston
    Every month The Daily Meal will reveal how difficult it is to reserve a primetime table at a city's most booked restaurants. This month's Toughest Tables hones in on Boston. We teamed up with Opentable.com's Chief Dining Officer, Caroline...

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  • Best Donut Shops Roundup
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  • Q&A with Chef Michael Lomonaco
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  • Setai Q&A With Chef David Werly
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  • Cap’n Crunch Fried Chicken Nuggets
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  • Sandwich of the Week: Ponto Chic's Bauru
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  • The Ultimate Thanksgiving Restaurant Primer
    They're scenarios that have been played out on the big screen. Situations that lead to needing to find a restaurant that's open for dinner on the holiday. The weather is bad and you're stranded in a city because your flight has been cancelled...

  • Best Things We've Eaten All Year: 2010
    During the course of 2010 we've all had the opportunity to eat a lot of good food. And not just in restaurants, but at farmers' markets, in cars, and even on the side of the road. Musing over it all and narrowing things down to the absolute best...

  • Shake Shack's Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
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  • The Making of a Signature Cocktail: Bar Pleiades' Wonky Moskin
    Frank Bruni isn’t the only Times reporter with a cocktail named for him. His colleague at the Dining Section, Julia Moskin, was the inspiration for a drink at Bar Pleiades. And unlike the BruniBerry, The Wonky Moskin wasn’t a DIY affair, but...

  • Hot Dog Q&A with Richard Pink
    Is there anything about Pink’s that hasn’t been said? Hard to imagine. Even detractors define themselves by it. But you won't find many of those, just check out the line. In this interview with the owner, Richard Pink, find out what goes...

  • Food-iverse Q&A with Dana Cowin
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  • The Best Seat in the House
    It's Friday night and you are excited.  Weeks of waiting are over and the reservation date at your favorite place has finally arrived.  You flag down a cab early, hoping to get a coveted seat at the bar.  Their bartender seems to have a...

  • Breaking Down the Food Chain
    When it comes to pursuing the country's best food, or unearthing the next trend, writers often turn to chefs. The questions are familiar. Where are you eating? What are you eating? What do you eat when you’re alone? What’s your favorite...

  • Stat-Feast: Grub Street's Food Chain
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  • Food and Writing Q&A with Francis Lam
    Is culinary school worth it? Is there any good Hong Kong Chinese food in the States? Is there a food writing trend that should be banished? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this interview with Francis Lam, Senior Writer at Salon.com....

  • Sandwich of the Week: Num Pang's Ginger Barbecue Brisket
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  • The Bazaar's "New Way" Dirty Martini
    "There’s only one kind of martini," one of my mentors, the author, Dan Okrent, once noted. "There’s a martini and there’s a vodka martini—I drink a martini." If not to live by, it's at least a truism to...

  • 10 Toughest Tables: Seattle
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  • Brennan and Carr's Gargiulo Burger
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  • Little Vincent's Cold Cheese Slice
    “You’ll understand as soon as you have a slice,” explained a teenager. He and a friend were sitting on stools at the window of Little Vincent’s, a popular, no-frills pizzeria on Route 110 just south of 25A in Huntington, Long...

  • New Haven Pizza Primer
    If you love pizza, really love pizza, there are checklist destinations across the country you know you have to hit. Weeks could be spent sampling storied pies and slices in New York's boroughs alone. One pocket of must-try pizza that's more...

  • A Chef and Her Forager
    Restaurateur Adam Block always envisioned having a position for a forager at PRINT. Restaurant, his first solo project. He felt that a forager would be necessary if they were to remain true to their vision of what the Hell's Kitchen restaurant ...

  • By the Numbers: Taco Bell Hot Sauce
    That collection of condiment packets that has been increasing in your glove compartment, refrigerator, or office drawer is about to get more colorful. Two new salsas have been added to Taco Bell's hot sauce lineup: Salsa Verde and Fire-Roasted Tomato...

  • Sandwich of the Week: Grill 'Em All's Behemoth Burger
    A burger called Behemoth just begs to be taken on. So you may have already taken notice of this burger while watching the Grill 'Em All guys battle their way to the top of the Flatiron Building where they were eventually crowned the winner of The Food...

  • Tacos at La Taqueria
    "Choices of Meat, Beans, Fresh Salsa, Tomatoes, Onions and Cilantro and Hot Sauce if you like," La Taqueria's menu explains. Sounds agreeable. This should be easy, right? But what to order? Beef, pork, sausage, chicken, beef head, beef...

  • Lincoln's Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
    The Dry Aged Côte de Boeuf at Minetta Tavern. The Côte de Boeuf in Beef Seven Ways at Má Pêche. The Creekstone Farms 50-day dry-aged sirloin at Marea. For New Yorkers who have checked off steaks like these from New York City's recent highflyers, there...

  • Sandwich of the Week: LAX International Dog
    It has only been a few months since the latest installment of Pink's started serving hot dogs in Los Angeles at the Tom Bradley International Terminal of LAX. So you're excused if you haven't yet heard of the special hot dog that's only...

  • Fast Food Weddings
    News that several McDonald's in Hong Kong have started taking bookings for weddings has spread quickly. Faster even perhaps than rumors about McRibs being sold at select locations before their nationwide November 2nd launch. But as an MSNBC story...

  • PDT's Fall Cocktails
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  • The Country's Best Hangover Cures
    Hangovers cures are like hiccup cures— everyone has a theory about what works best. If you read the online, ah-hem, literature about what constitutes the best hangover cures you find all kinds of baloney: Eat bananas... Peanut butter! No,...

  • Chef Bios: Tom Colicchio
    Tom Colicchio was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As a child and teen, Colicchio’s love for cooking was evident to his parents, who encouraged him to attend culinary school. Rather than pursue classical training, he opted to cut his teeth...

  • Chef Bios: Thomas Keller
    A California native, and a renowned perfectionist, Chef Thomas Keller is apprentice-trained, and one of America’s most well-known and successful chefs— the only American-born one with two restaurants that have received three stars from the...

  • Chef Bios: Mario Batali
    Iron Chef, cookbook author, TV star, restaurant mogul, what hasn’t Mario Batali done? And to think, his first career goal was to play football. Batali, a third-generation Italian-American, was raised in a family serious about cooking. He withdrew...

  • The Rules of Bourbon
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  • Chef Bios: Alice Waters
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  • Chef Bios: David Chang
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  • Q&A with Food Experiment Co-Creater, Nick Suarez
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  • Farmer's Daughter Cocktail at Five Leaves
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  • Prune's Ghost of Mary Cocktail
    Boston chef Michael Schlow’s restaurant in the Hotel Commonwealth, Great Bay, may have closed, but its signature cocktail, the Ghost of Mary, lives on. Case in point: Bolete Restaurant and Inn in Bethlehem, Pa. (whose co-owners and chef worked...

  • Calimocho at Bar Carrera
    Mixing soda and wine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when seeking out something different to sip on at the bar, but it’s a pleasant variation of the wine cocktail for those who have tired of sangria. What it is: Calimocho is a 50/50...

  • Q&A with Shake Shack's Mark Rosati
    Sure, In-N-Out has a head-start on Shake Shack, Danny Meyer’s growing, high-quality fast-food burger chain, but the Shack has been replicating: Citi Field, the Upper West and Upper East Sides, the Theater District, Miami, and soon, Washington DC and...

  • New York's Best Brunch Dishes
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  • Empire Slice of Mind
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  • In Search of New York's Best Doubles
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  • 36 Dishes in Boston
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  • Sandwich Holy War at Shopsin's
    CLICK FOR VOICEOVER “A top secret lunch in a city that knows how to keep recipes secret, but on the fourth floor of HQ, one man tries to find the answers to food’s persistent questions. Fry Noir, Private Eye.” I was eating cold Chinese...

  • Eat This Now: Kesté's Insalata Pizza Sandwich
    Last June, when Grub Street reported on the pizza wallet at Kesté Pizza & Vino, aka the Portfolio, we took note with excitement— the Neapolitan pie goes portable! But we measured the ‘Neapolitan’ equivalent of New York’s street...

  • The Finest Chefs Flip Out
    In baseball they often say that the best revenge for getting knocked down by a pitch up and in is to hit a home run. There’s kind of a culinary equivalent. According to Snopes.com, a picky customer was the impetus for one chef’s act of...

  • Eat This Now: Sanpanino's Dagwood
    The Dagwood. Epic sandwich extraordinaire— Dagwood Bumstead’s fantastical comic strip sandwich. Never seen one? It’s not a unicorn, Scanwiches’ once constructed a beautiful version. Of course, there are also sanctioned Dagwood...

  • Eat This Now: The Umami Burger
    If you haven’t yet heard about Umami Burger, it’s a chic, but comfortable, high-brow burger concept by Adam Fleischman—four joints that focus on making burgers that emphasize umami. Supposedly, Fleischman’s goal was to recreate the...

  • Eat This Now: Bru Room's Mashed Potatoes
    When it comes to pizza in New Haven there are the classics and local favorites: Frank Pepe’s, Sally’s, and Modern. Not as well-known is the pizzeria across the street from the city’s other famed food institution, Louis’ Lunch. Bar...

  • Sandwich of the Week: Red's Lobster Roll
    Any discussion about the best—or at least, most famous—lobster roll in Maine would be incomplete without mention of Red’s Eats in Wiscasset. And there’s a line of customers to prove it. A long one. As a Times article documented,...

  • Burger Q&A with George Motz
    Talk about where to find the best burgers in America and you’re likely to start a fight. But when it comes to discussing burger experts, things get less contentious. There are few people as well-versed and respected on the subject of hamburgers, as...

  • RUB BBQ's Donut Burger
    The Donut Burger. That’s right, RUB BBQ went there. A classic RUB Burger featuring cheese, pickles, and onions, but on a donut. As it was sans bacon, it wasn’t quite a Luther Burger (named for the late Luther Vandross), but it was...

  • Offal Q&A with Chris Cosentino
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  • Another (Peanut) Butter Burger
    You don’t need to visit Wisconsin to know that slapping a half-stick of butter on a burger makes sense. But how about peanut butter? RUB BBQ’s clever Monday night rotating burger special continues, and the burger on Presidents’ Day was...

  • Making RUB BBQ's Lobster and Bearnaise Burgers
    “The trick is doing the burgers and keeping the BBQ going at the same time,” admitted RUB BBQ’s pit master, Scott Smith, of the Manhattan restaurant’s Monday night burger special. The stove is tiny and ancient, the kitchen cramped...

  • Cocktail Q&A with Frank Bruni
    Want to know what former New York Times dining critic, Frank Bruni, likes to eat at home after a night on the town as the paper's columnist for The Tipsy Diaries? Read about his most recent gig, his first cocktail, and his go-to drink in this Q...

  • Chicken Beak to Tailfeather: 6 Restaurants, 10 Delicacies
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  • 2010 New York City Pizza Run
    Ready, set, go! Er, no, wait, eat! No! Run! There may have been some confused passers-by and homeless people at Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, but the 65 people who gathered there at 11 o’clock in the morning knew the score. Four laps around the...

  • Friendly's Gets Gimmicky
    The Friendly’s sign, there it was, a double-sided beacon of wonder in the night, one side demanding passers-by to “TRY OUR NEW SOFT PRETZEL BACON BURGER,” the other side proclaiming, “MAINE LOBSTER ROLLS WITH FRIES AND SLAW ONLY $...

  • Sandwich of the Week Map
    The sandwich: two or more slices of bread, or a split roll having a filling in between. When it comes to a self-contained meal, was anything more perfect ever invented? Struggle as you might, it's likely that nothing will immediately come to mind....

  • Calçotada at Savoy
    On the corner of Prince and Crosby outside Savoy, a musician strummed his guitar as the wind picked up smoke from the grill on the sidewalk. Chefs Peter Hoffman and Ryan Tate used thongs to flip batches of charred leeks dressed with olive oil, salt and...

  • Schnipper’s Attempts the L.E.O.
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  • KFC’s Double Down Has Arrived
    The KFC Double Down is here, and yes, it’s a ridiculous sandwich. But at 10:13am, there was a suit in his mid-twenties in the Herald Square KFC who ordered two. Doubling-down the Double Down? It’s an idea that actually should have been applied...

  • Burger Q&A with RUB BBQ Pit Master, Scott Smith
    Burgers, burgers, burgers. Burgers topped with butter, stuffed with cheese, sandwiched with chicken, spread with peanut butter, and topped with fried egg. The Monday night burger special cooked up by pit master Scott Smitth at RUB BBQ has been a big...

  • First Look: Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria
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  • Bonanza's Chil and Cheese Doused Dogs
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  • The Brooklyn Star Is Closed By Kitchen Fire
    It’s shocking to learn that just hours after we left last night, a disastrous fire struck The Brooklyn Star. There we were, preparing to post a reminder about how the biscuits fill the restaurant with the smell of butter and pleasantly return to...

  • The Di Fara Slice Contention
    How many chances do you have to give a pizzeria’s slice, any pizzeria’s, before passing judgment? Once? Twice? Four times, à la The Times? There are enough bad slices in a two block radius of the Empire State Building to not to have to...

  • A French Toast Bagel That's Tough to Beat
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  • New York City Oyster Crawl
    New York City is a great place for raw bar and fried oysters. As delicious as these oyster preparations are, other classic and interesting preparations shouldn’t be missed. Take the Hangtown Fry, an oyster and bacon omelette made famous in...

  • What is the Spiciest Dish in New York City?
    Some Chowhound chatter notes the potential for a showdown between what some have called New York’s spiciest dishes: Brick Lane Curry House’s Phaal Challenge and Rhong Tiam’s Pork on Fire. Brick Lane’s menu is the best introduction...

  • Bacon Cures Hangovers
    It’s no secret. Most college freshman know that a go-to cure for hangovers is a warm bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. But why? A team of researchers at Newcastle’s University Centre Life investigated the correlation and found that in general,...