An overcast afternoon in late March. A quick impromptu lunch with a co-worker at a restaurant a few blocks up the street. A restaurant that will be changing hands in a few days, but that has no aroma of decline about it. True, the spacious, high-ceilinged dining room is only a quarter full, and the... Read more
We have long honored the illustrious among us — our heroes of war and sports, our great artists, our distinguished politicians — by ensconcing them in various pantheons both formal and informal. The term "hall of fame" was first used, in its German form — Ruhmeshalle — for a literal hall, a Doric... Read more
How soon after it opens should a new restaurant be reviewed? That's the question posed by Amanda Cohen, the much admired chef–proprietor of the Manhattan vegetarian/vegan restaurant Dirt Candy, in the latest installment of her Eater.com column, Dispatches from Dirt Candy.
"These days," she writes... Read more
A wise man — or perhaps it was a wise woman — once said "Alcohol may not solve your problems, but neither will water or milk." By the same token, alcohol may not make the process of filing your income taxes, and then sending all your spare change to the IRS, any more pleasant, but we can't think of... Read more
If you sit down to a big Easter lunch or dinner, chances are pretty good that — depending on your budget, your tastes, and your religious beliefs — the centerpiece of your meal is going to be one of two meats: lamb or ham.
Click here for flavorful and affordable wine suggestions for your Easter... Read more
The Easter baskets have been emptied out, the Easter eggs have all been found, and the living room is littered with excelsior Easter grass, candy wrappers, and stray jelly beans. The Easter Bunny has retired for another year, and you're ready for a good long rest yourself.[related]
But say, those... Read more
Looking back on the trip I made to Australia with chef Jonathan Waxman of Manhattan's Barbuto, etc., late last year — late spring in the southern hemisphere — I find myself thinking about the felicitous interweaving of restaurants and wineries in Hunter Valley, the most celebrated wine region in... Read more
The Daily Meal has long benefited from the informal advice and assistance of some of our nation's top culinary figures, people we've gotten to know personally or professionally through the years, who have been generous with their expertise in helping us to make this unique food and drink mega-site... Read more