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Biang! Serves Little Bowls of Garlic and Big Bowls of Noodles

The owner confesses that she doesn’t like noodles anymore, but her noodles are something special, whether oil-seared or layered until a big plate of chicken.

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An Omnivore Feasts (Again) on Montreal

A highlight of this trip was a massive portion of horse tartare, which wasn’t even something I ate at the Omnivore Food Festival. It’s at the festival that I had one of the most memorable dishes so far this year.

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Three Delicious Days in Portland, Oregon

It’s easy to be envious of the Portland restaurant scene. But what’s best? Here’s a current eating itinerary that will provide pleasure to adventurous and ambitious food lovers seeking satisfaction from breakfast to late-night meals, with snacks and coffee thrown in for good measure.

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A Little Luxury Overnight in Vancouver, BC

In contrast to the multi-day, Chinese food feeding frenzies I normally enjoy and recommend north of the border, here’s a sample itinerary that will fill you with culture, outdoor adventure, superb dining (both Asian and European), and unique experiences with tea, coffee, and beer.

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Coffee Equipment Enhancements Make Mornings More Magical

It’s approaching two years since I got my Hario “barista station” set-up, a major upgrade from my previous haphazard brewing system. Now a true coffee aficionado, I’ve tried some new gear. Here’s what I’ve added…and rejected.

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On the Tonkotsu Ramen Trail: From Its Birthplace in Fukuoka to the Boom in Bellevue and Seattle

After a tonkotsu ramen immersion in Fukuoka (and Tokyo), I return to Seattle to try three new restaurants serving the same style of ramen here. One is great, one is good…and one is a flop.

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LICK Pure Cream Introduces a Very Likeable LICKwich

The sandwich is slightly crackly on the outside, and yet soft and yielding on the inside, with enough integrity to hold together pretty well. It’s a warm creation that adds to the summertime fun of eating ice cream—and might make “creams” even more appealing in the winter.

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New “Taste” Menu at Crush Showcases Ingredients

In a bit of a bold move by James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson, Crush now serves $17 “Tastes” based on interesting ingredient profiles.

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Get the Pork Chop and Explore the “Co.” at Porkchop & Co.

The namesake, Flintstones-like “Porkchop” is pretty irresistible. But from breakfast to dinner, there’s much more to explore at Porkchop & Co.

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10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

If you’re visiting Tokyo for business or pleasure, there’s a good chance you’ll be staying in the Shinjuku area. Arrive at night, and you’ll feel like an alien amidst all the neon in the Blade Runner-like atmosphere. How do you navigate the streets to find good restaurants with great food? Here are some suggestions.

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