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Restaurants showing Art Galleries

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by kc girl 16 years ago

Just got a notice this morning of a realist painter currently exhibiting at a nearby restaurant, and wondered, (1) (a) Is this very common [other than in hotels] and (b) where? (2) Does one se...

Deconstructing Ferran Adria

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by Cyndy 16 years ago

Did anyone catch the Tony Bourdain special on Food Network last night...fascinating man...fascinating science/food thing going on. Kind of alluring, kind of disturbing... I live in the back wood...

LA Farmer's Market Issue- Letters and Support Needed

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by JudiAU 16 years ago

Pompea Smith, Executive Director of Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (the operator of the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Hollywood-Sears Farmers' Market, and Central Avenue Farmers' Mark...

Why justify about the cost of a very expensive lunch/dinner?

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by Flynn 16 years ago

In an earlier post some 'hounds are asking how one can spend $650.00 for lunch for two at the French Laundry. Granted this is big bucks for one lunch but this is no ordinary lunch. Overall, in my o...

Rachael Ray is very possesive when she talks

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by Richie 16 years ago

I think she is kinda cool but while watching 30 Minute Meals one night she was very possesive. She is always saying..I have to get my bowls,my spices,my meats,my utensils. Everything is my this or ...

Great southern writing about great southern food

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by Zorra 16 years ago

If you have any interest in either of the above, run get the new issue of Oxford American magazine, guest-edited by John T. Edge. Mine just came and I'm just getting started--have already enjoyed c...

O Captain My Captain

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by Paul 16 years ago

Not to come off as a total rube, but I went to Le Bernardin yesterday for a birthday lunch and when we received the bill there was a line for a general tip and then a line for a tip for the Captain...

Service lapses at the French Laundry! (moved from SF Board)

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by heidipie 16 years ago

The food, of course, was wonderful. I was served a one-by-one-by-three inch piece of steak that was so good that I would like to eat it every day for the rest of my life. We also had some phenomena...

Anthony Bourdain's New Yorker Article "Don't Eat Before Reading This....

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by Minkie 16 years ago

Does any one know where I can get a copy of this article by Anthony Bourdainthat appeared in the New Yorker Magazine and is somewhat the basis for Kitchen Confidential. (e-mail or purchase?) Or do...

PBS Meaning of Food

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by Shmingrid 16 years ago

Did anyone else catch the first episode of the PBS series "The Meaning of Food"? It's a three-part series hosted by Marcus Samuelsson that presents stories illustrating various ways food reaches in...

restaurant review in Tokyo so awful it hurts to read

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by Soledad 16 years ago

Found in the International Herald Tribune as part of a full page paid advertisement, The Gourmet`s Route. "Before embarking on the challenging task of describing the most memorable dining experi...

What makes a restaurant child-friendly?

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by PollyG 16 years ago

I see frequent requests on the various boards for child-friendly restaurants. I also get the feeling that there are widely varying standards as to what equates to child-friendly. Some posters (o...

Just Curious !

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by Robert 16 years ago

I often wonder if I just happen to have a skeptical nature, so I am curious if others ever get the same impression as I. For instance. If one reads dozens and in some cases hundreds of positive r...

PBS Documentary Alert: The Meaning of Food

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by Carb Lover 16 years ago

My local paper's food section had an article about an upcoming two-part documentary entitled, "The Meaning of Food"--see link. While the review of the program was tepid (reviewer thought that comme...

Help me remember this quote

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by sue z 16 years ago

I'm trying to recall a quote that goes something like "the creation of a new dish is equivilant to the birth of a star." I think it comes from some old French chef but can't find a source for it. T...

Anthony Bourdain filming his own tv show in Meson G, L.A.

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by love41 16 years ago

Anthony Bourdain has his own Show! Darren Star is directing a new show about the life of Anthony Bourdain called "Kitchen Confidential"...the title of his book......When asked where he might want t...

The Perils Of Food Delilvery

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by Chino Wayne 16 years ago

It's rough having to deliver food in New York, not to mention what this guy has gone through to support his family. Link: http://nytimes.com/2005/04/05/nyregion/06deliverycnd.html?hp&ex=1112760000...

Home made dog food recipes?

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by Bunny-Bunny 17 years ago

Hey all, I'm thinking about making my dog's food since it's getting really expensive to buy him food with all of his food allergies (corn, wheat, soy, rice) which means we're essentially down to ra...

Cafe Boulud -- Service Compromised

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by cabrales 18 years ago

Over the course of more than one visit to Cafe Boulud, I have noticed less than acceptable service for a restaurant of its nature. Here are some examples: -- One time I visited around 8 pm on a S...

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