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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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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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Restaurant Review: Zarak offers Afghan cuisine, modernized for Main Street

Breadcrumb Links Local Food Reviews Opinion: Zarak is the younger sister restaurant to Afghan Kitchen in Surrey, a more modern take on Main Street in Vancouver. Bolani, a flatbread filled with potatoes Photo by Mia Stainsby /PNG Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases […]

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Restaurant Review: Italian La Nonna in Brixton

La Nonna offers artisanal plates and simple Italian cuisine at Market Row in Brixton… Photo: La Nonna London’s love affair with Italian cuisine has been going on for a long time, but many of the latest additions to the capital’s dining scene seem more focused on interiors than food. While Insta-famous restaurants gain traction on […]

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Saga: New York Restaurant Review

Saga matured duck with beet tagine, 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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Allta Winter House is on a whole new level

wow. Before reading any further, I suggest you log onto the Allta Winter House website and try to get a reservation or waitlist. Extraordinary and joyful things are happening on the 5th floor of a central Dublin car park and you have to experience it. Chefs Niall Davis and Hugh Higgins opened Allta on Setanta […]

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The Londoner Hotel Review – The Luxury Editor

The Londoner’s highly anticipated launch took place in September 2021, marking the start of a new era for Leicester Square in London. But it was also the introduction of a whole new genre of hotel accommodation, the super boutique and The Londoner has been delighting the city’s locals and international guests ever since, with 16 […]

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The Salt Line in Arlington, Virginia

Rockfish tartare at The Salt Line in Ballston. (Photo by Deb Lindsey.) The salt lineThe double Bloody Mary from “Perfect Storm” is literally a thirst trap. Instagrammable to the max, the $30 monster cocktail arrives in a tiki glass topped with a lobster claw, cocktail shrimp, dressed oyster, fried cod (salted cod fritter) and other […]

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Hotel Reviews: Villa Sant’Andrea, Sicily

Step into the luxury of yesteryear at Villa Sant’Andrea Sicily. Perched on the edge of the sea, with a magnificent view of a shimmering azure bay, is a divinely nostalgic hotel with impeccable manners. As you enter the hotel grounds, the narrow road reveals lush gardens and a warm welcome from unfailingly polite staff. Villa […]

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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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Juke & Loe, Sheffield: ‘Bold cuisine designed to satisfy’ – restaurant review | Food

Juke and Loe, 617 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PT (0114 268 0271, jukeandloe.com). Lunch – two courses £25, three courses £30. Dinner – starters £14-£16, mains £24-£30, desserts £10. Wines from £24 It’s time to address the most pressing question of age: when to go out to eat on weekdays, which is better, lunch or […]

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Every neighborhood should have a place like Juniors

You don’t need me to tell you that the past two years have been particularly difficult for chefs and the hospitality industry. One chef, however, only caught my attention during lockdown thanks to the beautiful photos he posted on social media. Fiachra Kenny had only been working at Juniors for a few days when the […]

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Groundbreaking Londoner dazzles in the West End

Joshua’s Tavern, named after Joshua Reynolds, an 18th century artist who lived in the area. Photo: Andrew Beasley Photography THE PLACE The Londoner bills itself as both “the world’s first super-boutique hotel” and an “urban resort.” Eight years in the making and costing around $1 billion to develop, it spans 16 floors – eight above […]

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Restaurant Review: The Victoria, Oxshott

Published: 21:51 January 24, 2022 When we learned that two former pupils of Heston Blumenthal had taken over a village pub in Surrey, restaurant critic Matthew Williams was eager to stop by Oxshott to find out why everyone is talking about the Victoria. Pictures: lateef.photography must knowVictoria High Street, Oxshott KT22 0JRTel: 01372 238308The Web: […]

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Try the Aberdeen Atholl Hotel institution screen

Throughout the various lockdowns, my son and I met his friend and dad for a football game every Saturday morning, rain, hail or shine. On our way home, we pass the Atholl Hotel. Already starved from our athletic endeavors, the smells emanating from the kitchen make us groan in equal measure of pleasure and frustration […]

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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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Indigenous restaurant review: Menu challenges everything Veganuary stands for

SSo far, 2022 hasn’t been the breath of fresh air we needed. Among the big news lines last week was the story of a Turkish farmer who decided to donate cow VR headsets to make them feel like they’re outside in sunny pastures, instead of inside barns. This apparently caused them to produce more milk. […]

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Restaurant review: Rosemead by Jigger & Pony Group brings modern California fine dining to the CBD, Lifestyle News

Once a starchy affair of white tablecloths and dress codes, Singapore’s food scene has let loose in recent years. A far cry from elegant tunes and an arsenal of silverware, the gastronomy is moving towards a relaxed and lively experience, supported by fun games of flavors. And nowhere is this shift more evident than in […]

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The Rosendale, West Dulwich – Restaurant review

Having recently made the transition from an old-fashioned boozer to a gastropub – just as the word ‘gastropub’ has lost all meaning, according to the Zagat restaurant guide – the spacious and beautifully decorated establishment draws a grown-up crowd of well-heeled locals. THE GRUB: The avocado and shrimp cocktail starter served in a Martini glass […]

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Restaurant review: Hawksmoor, a London steakhouse in Gramercy Park

For almost two years, traveling to enjoy delicious meals in other countries has been discouraged or difficult, if not entirely impossible. Hawksmoor, a popular British group of nine London-based steakhouses, has finally done something about the situation. Since September, there has been a 10th Hawksmoor, on East 22nd Street, ready to serve Americans who follow […]

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Hotel review: is the Wren Urban Nest really ‘Ireland’s most sustainable hotel’?

The troglodyte is a small bird. It’s also smart. In winter, dozens can come together to warm up. It weighs a little more than a euro coin, but is sturdy. In the battle to be the king of birds, legend has it that the troglodyte hid under the wing of an eagle, overtaking it at […]

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Hotel review: is the Wren Urban Nest really ‘Ireland’s most sustainable hotel’?

The troglodyte is a small bird. It’s also smart. In winter, dozens can come together to warm up. It weighs a little more than a euro coin, but is sturdy. In the battle to be the king of birds, legend has it that the troglodyte hid under the wing of an eagle, overtaking it at […]

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Brook’s, West Yorkshire: ‘A surprisingly good modern brewery’ – restaurant review | Food

Brook’s, 6 Bradford Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 1RW (01484 715284). Small plates £ 7.50 to £ 10, large plates £ 16.50 to £ 25, desserts £ 6.50 to £ 7, wines from £ 21 My name is Jay Rayner and I am helpless in the face of good bread. I am especially helpless in […]

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Restaurant review: Baccalà Bermondsey specializes in excellent seafood and wine

The weather outside can be chilly and chilly, but if you want to transport yourself to the Adriatic Sea, head to Baccalà in Bermondsey, a family restaurant run by two couples that specializes in excellent seafood and wine… Photo: Baccala The Italian restaurant, which is run by a family of two couples and run by […]

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Hidden Downtown Dining Room Has Historic Appeal

There’s a warm, stately dining room tucked away out of sight in downtown Detroit. Bohemia serves up a trendy, chef-led, fun upscale menu on the third floor of the 130-year-old Detroit Club in an ornate dining room, but you kind of have to know it’s there because it’s not. There is no exterior signage or […]

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Restaurant review: Climbing the basement of Myriel’s church

Is a grandma’s pie in the basement of a Minnesota church something that brings international culinary stardom? If you live in Minnesota, your first reasonable thought is probably, No never. A grandmother’s pie is a humble thing, a quiet thing, something that does not enter into the international culinary struggle. He sits towards the back […]

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Tailor is a warm and slightly torn postcard from Europe

Here’s a little cafe in Krakow’s Old Town: its neat tables spill out onto the street, waiters in starched aprons bustling with bottles of wine, and exhausted dishes are wiped off the chalkboard menu. I stayed there for an entire afternoon several years ago, sipping coffee and Zubrówka. I don’t remember the name of the […]

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Lady: restaurant review in New York

The Lady’s Dining Room in Greenwich Village. Photo: DeSean McClinton-Holland When gastronomic scholars sift through the ashes of this dark era for clues on how to survive the next Great Plague, the case of the tiny seafood restaurant called Lady, which has been open in one form or another since last year, will be up […]

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Review: Fig & Ash is a New Classic

DOUBLE CUT PORK RIB WITH PICKLED PINEAPPLE CHUTNEY II fell in love with Fig & Ash’s double cut pork chop. It is soaked in a brine enriched with apple cider vinegar, paprika, thyme, cinnamon, garlic and cloves before being cooked in the wood-fired fireplace at North Side Restaurant. The moment the chop is removed from […]

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Restaurant review: Restaurant Bec aux Alpilles

The enchanting setting of Restaurant Bec au Paradou © BEC Unless you know something about the couple who created this delicious restaurant at Paradou, one of the prettiest and most beloved villages in the Alpilles, it may be an unlikely surprise to find such mundane and spiritual cuisine in an old town. stone inn in […]

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Iris: restaurant review in New York

An Aegean themed feast in Iris. Photo: DeSean McClinton-Holland In this perilous and stormy time, when cooks and their restaurants are washed by waves and swept off the coast, it helps to be an adaptable jack-of-all-trades. Over the course of his long and varied career, John Fraser worked in large kitchens (the French Laundry and […]

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Mangal 2, London: “It’s brave and convincing and really delicious” – restaurant review | Food

Mangal 2, 4 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XN (020 7254 7888). Small plates £ 5- £ 12, large plates £ 14- £ 19, desserts £ 7.50-£ 8.50, wines from £ 28 If Mangal 2 were located almost anywhere else in London, that wouldn’t seem particularly noteworthy: just another urban bistro with an open kitchen, […]

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Dunmore House is the complete package

My relationship with Dunmore House began a ‘billion’ years ago when I stayed with the family of a friend from the boarding school, 500 yards away from the hotel’s beautiful coastal perch facing the east, on Clonakilty Bay. One evening, lemonade and chips at the hotel bar apparently led to my first game of spinning […]

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New Restaurant Review: Josefina

Photo by Jason DeRusha The gourmets of the western suburbs cried the tears of Croque Monsieur when they learned that Gavin Kaysen was closing Bellecour in Wayzata. But when a famous chef’s door closes in Wayzata, another opens. Talented and prolific chef Daniel Del Prado brings pizza, handmade pasta and gloriously roasted vegetables to the […]