Restaurateurs are thrilled about the smoking ban. (The Stew)

Rick Bayless goes to Chiapas. (Tribune)

Three Floyds Dark Lord Stout: everything it’s cracked up to be. (Part-Time Pro Bono Baker, via Drive-Thru

Michael Nagrant ponders the motivations of “loose women” and his father issues. Or, wait, no — has brunch with Jorgina Pereia. (Hungry)

Want to be a brewmaster for a day? (Sun-Times)

Eric Asimov dives into the myshtery of the perfect martini. (New York Times)

Just how many calories are in that tasting menu? (New York, via Megnut