Plat du Jour Monday April 29, 2013: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announced

And the winner is…El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. After three years atop the world, Noma in Copenhagen flip-flopped today with last year’s runner-up, after the San Pellegrino and Restaurant Magazine World’s 50 Best Restaurants were revealed in London. The world’s new best restaurant lived in the shadow of fellow Basque region stalwartContinue reading “Plat du Jour Monday April 29, 2013: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announced”

Here are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Just announced in London this evening: Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the 2013 World’s 50 Best Restaurants from Restaurant Magazine and San Pellegrino. Included are the next 50 “best” as well. Obviously, the big news is that there is a new name at the top of the list, replacing Noma in Copenhagen after three years runningContinue reading “Here are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants”

“Wine” of the Week: Maui Blanc Gold, Maui’s Winery, Ulupalakua, Maui, HI

Proof that wine does indeed grow in all 50 states, the lone winery on Maui produces some very noteworthy wines from myriad fruits. Conveniently known as Maui’s Winery (there are also wineries on The Big Island and O’ahu), the winery itself is not so convenient for visitors. Maui’s Winery is easily a half day trip,Continue reading ““Wine” of the Week: Maui Blanc Gold, Maui’s Winery, Ulupalakua, Maui, HI”

Plat du Jour Thursday April 25, 2013: The “Other Top 100 Restaurants of the World” List

The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants: Worldwide were unveiled this morning. Wait, hold on. I thought they were supposed to be unveiled on Monday in London? Yes, that is correct. The World’s Top 50 Restaurants (that really is a list of the top 100 restaurants) presented by San Pellegrino and Restaurant Magazine will be announced onContinue reading “Plat du Jour Thursday April 25, 2013: The “Other Top 100 Restaurants of the World” List”

Restaurants: Crudo, Phoenix, AZ

There are all sorts of lessons that the restaurant world should take note of from this dynamic hidden neighborhood spot along the busy Indian School Road thoroughfare at the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale, which I’m told is known as Arcadia. Before you delve further into the countryside paradise concept of Arcadia, this mini-mall filledContinue reading “Restaurants: Crudo, Phoenix, AZ”

Beer of the Week: Smokejumper Smoked Imperial Porter, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

When it comes to Colorado breweries, it’s hard to say who is the Rocky Mountain highest in the eyes of the national beer scene. Oskar Blues might be the best known, if for any other reason than their importance in the advancement of canned beers. Perhaps, it might be one of the cult favorites, suchContinue reading “Beer of the Week: Smokejumper Smoked Imperial Porter, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO”

Monday’s Neighborhood: Kapalua, Maui

On this late April Monday, it’s snowing in Denver and still crisp Autumn weather in the Northeast. Spring hasn’t quite got the message yet that it was supposed to start a month ago (meanwhile it’s summer already in California). Which of course then makes us think of Mai Tais and beaches in the tropics. Honolulu’sContinue reading “Monday’s Neighborhood: Kapalua, Maui”

Guatemalan Cuisine: In Search of Pepian

During my week traveling around Guatemala this past winter, I couldn’t escape the awe-inspiring natural beauty this Central American country presents no shortage of. The almost crayon- colored blue water of Lago de Atitlan in the country’s west with its handsome twin volcano backdrop mesmerized me for my two hours on the lake. It wasContinue reading “Guatemalan Cuisine: In Search of Pepian”

My Neighborhood: Burgers and Craft Beers in Claremont, CA

Editor’s Note: This article begins a series of hyper-local neighborhood dining guides called “My Neighborhood.” Our goal is to find the spirit of what truly are the dining destinations within the important social fabric of a neighborhood. Each neighborhood’s dining story is unique and engaging. We’re hoping at the same time to uncover some undiscoveredContinue reading “My Neighborhood: Burgers and Craft Beers in Claremont, CA”

Tuesday’s Project: Two Comfort Recipes for Tonight

Tonight wherever you may be, we all need some comfort cuisine during these tragic times. More than any other night, this evening seems perfect for two classic Boston icons: a bowl of clam chowder and some Indian Pudding for dessert. We may be thousands of miles away from New England, but hopefully comfort food suchContinue reading “Tuesday’s Project: Two Comfort Recipes for Tonight”