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You Say Syrah

Paul Blow

Australia says Shiraz. But New Zealand? It's Syrah. READ MORE

Beyond Ketchup and Mustard

Our favorite condiments for your spreading, dipping, and dribbling pleasure. READ MORE

The Finer Points of Dining, Brought to You by the Melting Pot

The News & Observer reports that chain restaurants are putting more ducats into training their waitstaff up to fine dining(esque) levels of excellence. READ MORE

CHOW’s “Top Chef” Round Table

CHOW editors and "Top Chef" fanatics look back on the second season. READ MORE

Starbucks: Left Bitter

Consumer Reports tries fast-food coffee and comes up with a startling conclusion: The newly beefed-up brew from McDonald’s is better than Starbucks’s pricey house slop. READ MORE

Gregoire in Piedmont Is the Best Deal in Town

If you’re seeking cuisine featuring grass-fed meat, organic produce, and sustainable fish and poultry, Gregoire is the best deal in town, says Morton the Mousse. READ MORE

Ariana – Glorious Grilled Lamb in Hell’s Kitchen

Lamb, beautifully seasoned and broiled over charcoal, is a smart order at Ariana, the best of the Afghan places in Hell’s Kitchen. READ MORE

Stellar Coconut Cake at Fort Greene’s Five Spot

They bake unbeatable coconut cake at Fort Greene’s Five Spot Supper Club, says BGRose. READ MORE

Cafe Grumpy – Java Mastery in Chelsea

They pour seriously great coffee at Cafe Grumpy, the tiny new Manhattan outpost of a hound-endorsed java joint in Brooklyn. READ MORE

Royale Burger Is a Real Showstopper

You’ll find a grand item of slow-food/fast-food at B&R, says kevin: the Royale burger. READ MORE