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Day After Wine Tasting: Movin’ Slow

I was a little late in checking out of Chateau Jack-and-Thelma this morning, as was George Sape. George is one of my heroes. He has far too many interests and hobbies spilling out of his over-extended life as a top corporate lawyer, but he’s always ready READ MORE

Gummi Bears for Dinner Again?

Twenty-four bloggers took up a challenge to photograph everything they ate for a week. I’ve just spent nearly an hour drooling over the pics, and I’m not one to get my head turned by just any old pretty food pic. READ MORE

Japanese Spaghetti

Chika specializes in Japanese Western-style food, like meat sauce pasta. And they do it well. Mushroom (kinoko) pasta is better than any Wendy_san tasted in Japan, with noodles cooked perfectly al dente. ... READ MORE

El Delphin

El Delphin serves tasty, fresh ceviche and beautifully prepared southern Mexican dishes, says China. Quality is high: caldo de pollo features incredibly rich broth, and it’s chock full of vegetables and stewed chicken, and garnished with cilantro and mi READ MORE

Le Fandy: Stellar French in Fair Haven, NJ

Le Fandy is flying high. Two years after chef Luke Peter Ong took over from the founding chef, the place has settled into a satisfying groove, turning out elegant, assured French-influenced food. Seafood is especially good. Lobster crepes, garlic-sauteed READ MORE

At Raoul’s, Belly Up to the Bar Steak

The durable Soho bistro Raoul’s has a dependable crowd-pleaser in its bar steak. Flavorful and faultlessly cooked, it comes with a heap of good fries, a mesclun salad, and a basket of crusty baguette with sweet butter. Great steak, inviting neighborhood v READ MORE

Dim Sum Diary

In the run-up to the holidays, it seems like a while since we’ve talked about dim sum. Clare K hit Triumphal Palace recently and left about as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey. READ MORE

A Good Hard-Shell Taco Is Hard to Find in Silverlake

A good hard-shell taco is a rare beast these days, especially in Silverlake. But DanaB was pleasantly surprised by Rick’s, a dive with a makeshift drive-through right near the 5 Freeway. “The hard-shell taco was everything I’d want it to be–home-f READ MORE

Thin Super-Cheesy Omelette for Two, and a Nifty Omelette Cooking Tip

niki rothman has achieved her own platonic ideal of an omelette at home, and she wants to share it with you. It’s golden yellow, with not a touch of brown, with 1/4-inch thick layers of egg folded around a stunning half-pound of cheese. “It’s beautiful, READ MORE

Best Bread(s) for French Toast

Top chowhound votegetter for perfect French toast bread is challah, sliced thick. It’s appreciated for its ability to really soak up the eggy batter and form a slightly crunchy crust in the pan and keep a soft, eggy interior. A close runner up is <a href= READ MORE