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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts: No Restaurant Left Behind (or Why Dining out Post-Disaster Matters)

Like many millions of people, I lost power on Monday evening. Tuesday evening, by candlelight, I whipped up a fierce batch of risotto with local-caught clams that I had in my quickly losing-its-chill refrigerator. By Wednesday, though, nothing in our fridge was safe for consumption. And the thought of spending another night sitting in the [...]

East Coast Restaurants Re-Opening: Show Your Neighborhood Favorites Support!

Hurricane Sandy has left a great deal of damage in its wake, but all that rain and wind aren’t dampening restaurateurs efforts to re-open their establishments. The best way you can help your local favorites is to drop in and dine. Even those without power –or a phone — may be open for business. Barbuto, [...]

Don’t Miss the Atlantic City Food + Wine Festival, July 26-29, 2012

Tomorrow, the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival kicks off, and runs  through Sunday, July 29. A four-day celebration of food and drink, the Atlantic City Food + Wine Festival, presented by Caesars Entertainment, home of Total Rewards, will feature an amazing line-up of celebrity chefs, including Tyler Florence, Anne Burrell, Robert Irvine, Aaron Sanchez, Buddy [...]

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. [...]

4 New Spotlight Offers Shine Near the Big Apple: Save on Your Next Meals at Ayhan’s Fish Kebab, Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, Buon Appetito, and Trodos!

We’ve got four ways to save on dining out in New York today… * Ayhan’s Fish Kebab: $25 for $50 of Mediterranean seafood at Ayhan’s Fish Kebab in Port Washington. Buy now! * Ayhan’s Shish Kebab: $20 for $40 of savory Mediterranean delights at Ayhan’s Shish Kebab in Baldwin. Buy now! * Buon Appetito: $25 [...]

Well-Reviewed: Barbacco in San Francisco; Bistrot Bruno Loubet in the UK; Madhatter in DC; The Wright at the Guggenheim, and More

The latest of the greatest restaurant reviews… * Michael Bauer reviews Barbacco, sibling restaurant to successful Perbacco, happily awarding it three stars. [San Francisco Chronicle] * Miami’s Barolo Ristorante has reinvented itself, earning a couple of stars from Victoria Pesce Elliot. [Miami Herald] * Bistrot Bruno Loubet in London is serving up deep-fried pig, and [...]

Which State Has the Most Food Bloggers? Should Critics Cook? Culinary Questions and Answers from Around the Web This Week

I don’t have all the answers, but I’ve seen some interesting food and dining questions this week. Thankfully, either experts have answered them — or you (not I) will have to. * Do you know which state has the most food bloggers? Warning: This is a trick question.  [The New York Times] * Should critics [...]

Winter Restaurant Weeks: AC, Buckhead, DC, Denver, MSP and the OC!

Maybe the folks from Orange County, California, aren’t sick of winter, but I’m pretty sure the rest of us are. The good news, aside from spring’s arrival on March 20, is that winter restaurant weeks are still happening across the nation. Denver Restaurant Week runs through Friday, March 5 as does Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Restaurant Week. [...]