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Posted inFood & Drink

A Chefs’ Family Tree

A handful of fine-dining institutions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s have served as major incubators of culinary talent–in fact many local hotshots have worked at several. More than that, though, these places are a testament to how long fine dining has been part of the fabric of the city. They’ve all won major awards and share a devotion to innovation, detail, and customer service (and they all charge accordingly). What follows is a selective map of influence.

Posted inNews & Politics

Brief Reviews

BEWARE OF GOD: STORIES | Shalom Auslander | Simon & Schuster “Do what [God] says and nobody gets hurt,” the rabbi told Bloom. Unfortunately what God decreed was that Bloom must die. He’d tried to kill Bloom before, but air bags and defibrillators kept getting in the way. Now in “Somebody Up There Likes You,” […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl made her name as a restaurant critic, but in her two best-selling memoirs, Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples, she proved herself a compelling storyteller as well. The latest (and allegedly final) installment in the trilogy, Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise (Penguin), not only […]