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Local Food More Complicated than You Think; FOOD at Frieze; Priciest Tasting Menus + More News

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Show me the meaning of eating local. The conversation needs to extend beyond mileage. [The Washingtonian] * Frieze freezes a moment in food history. An exhibit at Frieze New York pays homage to Soho’s FOOD restaurant of the 1970s. [NY Mag] * Do you [...]

Vote for The Nature Conservancy 2012 People’s Choice Nature’s Plate Award!

The Nature Conservancy has just announced the finalists for the Best Green Restaurants! Based on your nominations, it is now your turn to cast your vote for the best green restaurants in Colorado, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Nominees include A Toute Heure, Founding Farmers, Gather, and The Kitchen, among others. [...]

Heartland Restaurant Chef Lenny Russo Recommends the Chef’s Table for Romance

Minnesota chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant + Farm Direct Market in St. Paul has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years, during which time he’s amassed numerous accolades, both locally and nationally, including being named a 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee. Serving contemporary Midwestern cuisine, Chef Russo’s ingredients [...]

Best Restaurants for American Cuisine: OpenTable 2010 Diners’ Choice Winners

Independence Day is just around the corner, the time of year when we celebrate everything that’s great about our nation. Since those celebrations typically involve food, we’re patriotically pleased to announce the 50 restaurant winners of OpenTable’s 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards for Best American Restaurants. Derived from 5,000,000+ reviews submitted by OpenTable diners of more than 11,000 [...]

Live from New York: It’s Edible Eat • Drink • Local Week

Now through October 4th, diners in and around New York City, including Long Island’s East End and Westchester, can celebrate the local bounty and help the Greenmarket continue to grow new food-conscious eaters with the Edible Eat Drink Local Week. Restaurants will showcase New York State food and drink — as a prix fixe, a [...]

Garden-to-Plate: More Restaurants Grow Their Own

Coast to coast, more chefs are adding pitchforks to their batterie de cuisine as they create gardens to feed their culinary imaginations — not to mention their diners. From Dan Barber, the doyen of delicious, just-picked ingredients and owner of New York’s Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, to ambitious and environmentally conscious [...]