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Positively 10th Street: Ting Wong Reviewed

I go to Ting Wong for lunch—hiding out at a sticky table along the wall, hot tea and perfect shrimp congee in front of me. […]

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Taco Time: Heffe Reviewed

They were taking the Christmas lights down at Heffe on the day I showed up. Everyone was wearing gloves and hats; collars  turned up against […]

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Cauliflower After Dark: Neuf Reviewed

I was excited when Joncarl Lachman told me his next restaurant was going to be a French/North African concept. A little bit bistro, he said, […]

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Back to the Future: Aldine Revisited

I have never before been stricken speechless by beets, but I was at Aldine. Big beets—chunks of them cut like kebab meat, that require days […]

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The Gravy Train: Coeur Reviewed

The first time I went to Coeur, there was no poutine on the menu, and I was pissed. I mean, this place—opened in September by […]

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The Lost World: Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas Reviewed

On a Sunday night in late November, we weren’t the only table at Papaya Vietnamese Contemporary Tapas, but it was close. My wife and I […]

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Southern Comfort: South Reviewed

The first time I had chef Paul Martin’s food, I was standing in the street. Or a parking lot, maybe. Under a tent and the […]

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The Queen of Sandwiches: Meltkraft Reviewed

Grilled cheese is the queen of sandwiches. Say what you will about its simplicity, its lack of intrinsic finesse (only rule: don’t burn), but it […]

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We Come to Eat Fire: DanDan Reviewed

DanDan on a Friday night is a mess in the best possible way—a riot of people and bags and plates, with servers squeezing through the […]

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Veganism for Dummies: Bar Bombon Reviewed

You’ve got to be pretty confident to think about opening a vegan restaurant in a town that already has Vedge in it. That’s kind of […]

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The First, Best Time: Stargazy Reviewed

The best time I had at Stargazy was on a rainy afternoon when I was going somewhere else. I hadn’t even been thinking about pies […]

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Tuesday Burgers, Korean Tacos and Candy-Fried Wings: SouthGate Reviewed

I have lied thousands of times. Across countless dinners in half a dozen cities in four different states, I have been asked more times than […]

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Twice in a Lifetime: Whetstone Tavern Reviewed

Jeremy Nolen—chef at Whetstone, the man behind Brauhaus and Wursthaus Schmitz, lonely local champion of modern German cuisine and a fella who knows an awful […]

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Chop Suey and Cheese Curds: Bud & Marilyn’s Reviewed

My problem with Bud & Marilyn’s is that I always want to be drunk before I go. There are reasons. This isn’t me confessing to […]

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The Revisit: Vernick Food + Drink

Every restaurant has an inaugural “regular,” and for Vernick, it was me. At least that’s what chef Greg Vernick divulged, with a chuckle, when I […]