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With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...

RIP Cecilia Chiang

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

This morning brought the sad news that Cecilia Chiang left us today. She celebrated her 100th birthday last month. Her pioneering restaurant, The Mandarin, elevated the status of Chinese cuisine in...

James Beard Foundation controversy again...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

While announcing more than 400 semifinalists from across the country for the 2018 James Beard Awards, the group is, once again, locked in controversy. Ethical standards of behavior have been added ...

Society Bakery & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Last month I stopped by Society Bakery & Cafe located in the Antique Society in Sebastopol. This venue has been home to a number of bakeries that i've enjoyed over the years. This one is a winner ...

Royal Feast is open in Millbrae!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Two months ago I tried to make Royal Feast my final restaurant meal before the Coronavirus shutdown. But I was a day too late, and posted my fervent prayer that the partners would be able to re-ope...

James Beard Award finalists 2020...

by gutreactions 11 months ago

The restaurant business is in a wildly fluid state right now, yet the James Beard Foundation has decided to publish their list of 2020 finalists. They have also postponed the awards ceremony to Sep...

Artisan Cheese In The New Decade

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . First, and happily, the beloved Laura Chenel brand had gotten a new cheese maker and some serious support for simply and significantly better offerings. The standard bearer Fresh Cheve has ...

Fox & the Knife (South Boston, MA)

by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

Fox & the Knife (I guess we are still not over the "XXX & YYY" naming fad), the latest from Top Chef contestant and James Beard Award winner Karen Akunowicz (ex-Myers + Chang) was just ranked #7 on...

James Beard Book Award Finalists 2019

by patsully 2 years ago

A quick run down of this year's James Beard finalists with links! *American* Books with recipes focused on the cooking or foodways of regions or communities in the United States. A Common Ta...

James Beard Journalism Award Finalists 2019

by patsully 2 years ago

I thought this was worth posting here with links where available! If I find more, I'll add. *Columns* America’s Best Worst Cook: “Hi, I’m America’s Best Worst Cook”; “Dear Chefs, Will Eating ...

'Konjiki Ramen, North York' - A detailed Review with Photos

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 years ago

I decided to start a new stand-alone post of this new Ramen place since attempt to tag on to existing post by Notorious P.I.G somehow did not allow me to attach my array of photos? Based on thei...

Yume Ga Arukara, one of America's Best New Restaurants (Bon Appetit)

by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

Yume Ga Arukara (Cambridge, MA) is #8 on Bon Appetit's "America's Best New Restaurants 2018" list (14 August 2018): "Behind a small, spare counter hidden in a college food court, Tsuyoshi Nishio...

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards? (Boston Globe)

by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

In latest Boston Globe by Devra First: "This month, Bon Appetit magazine named its 2018 Restaurant City of the Year: Portland, Maine. So close, and yet so far. Seafood, charm, New England pan...

"The Life-Affirming Blackness of Southern Cakes and Pies"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Adrian reminded me of the church tradition of baking cookbooks filled with heirloom recipes that the women of nearly every Baptist church would circulate. These books were sold as part of f...

James Beard Award 2018 winners announced!

by gutreactions 3 years ago

The awards were handed out on May 7th. Here is a list of winners and runner ups: www.eater.com Who's been? Anyone experienced any of winners? Tell us your thoughts...

2018 James Beard Media Award Winners

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The San Francisco Bay Area media had a fine showing at last night's James Beard book awards. Congratulations to Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat Deepa’s Secrets by Deepa Thomas Nopali...

James Beard 2018

by hubfood 3 years ago

The list of semifinalists is out for this year. https://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/the-2018-james-beard-award-semifinalists Gotta thank greyelf for talking about Coquine before word got out (I t...

Galleria Umberto wins a James Beard "America's Classics" Award (Boston MA)

by BostonBestEats 3 years ago

"Galleria Umberto, Boston: A decades-old stalwart from the North End, Galleria Umberto is known for its Sicilian-style pizza." https://www.eater.com/2018/1/18/16905628/james-beard-foundation-awa...

Jean Banchet Awards

by Gonzo70 3 years ago

The Jean Banchet Awards finalists were announced today. Unlike Michelin (which often is melodramatic as so little changes year-to-year) with the Jean Banchet Awards we are guaranteed to have four l...

Waypoint (Cambridge MA)

by BostonBestEats 4 years ago

Not much about Waypoint on here, but it was just named one of Food & Wine's Best New Restaurants 2017: http://www.foodandwine.com/best-restaurants-2017 I've been a couple of times, once for b...