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Restaurant review: Bagatelle bistro in Dubai – News

REPRODUCING DECENT MODELS of France’s cultural contribution abroad is no small task. The Gallic fortress is famous for its peaks in painting, cinema (not the frowning theater), music and especially gastronomy. Judging from experience, attempts to approximate an “authentic” restaurant experience, when the nearest pétanque court is over a thousand kilometers away, seem to require […]

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La Social Miami Upper Eastside Restaurant Review

La Social’s pastel pink facade greets travelers entering the Belle Meade neighborhood in Miami’s Upper Eastside. With a towering ficus tree overhead, the bistro and cafe offer a friendly dining room filled with locals linger over their meals. The watchword here is “community.” Diners stop throughout the day to savor the bistro cuisine of Puerto […]

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The Lodge a welcoming meeting place with creative and fresh dishes

A bahn mi consists of lean pork belly, shredded cabbage, matchstick carrots and cucumber slices dressed in a vibrant cilantro-peanut sauce. (Alan Dep / Marin Independent Journal) Co-owner Brian Bruckner at the bar at his restaurant, The Lodge, in San Anselmo. (Alan Dep / Marin Independent Journal) Sam’s breakfast sandwich includes scrambled eggs from fresh […]

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Restaurant review: two pubs serving comforting and satisfying food

Barnaby’s: the Barnaby hamburger; Roasted Brussels sprouts and nachos. Photograph by Angel Tucker. Barnaby’s public house Barnaby’s Public House comes with a sordid murder story involving a Providence millionaire, an incapacitated woman, and a toddy full of arsenic. But inside the doors of the Victorian-style saloon, people are more concerned with hedonism than history. The […]