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The Sandwich and the Setting Are Special at Wilensky’s in Montreal

On an unassuming corner in the Mile End district of Montreal sits an institution called Wilensky’s Light Lunch. Famed for a sandwich called the Wilensky Special (more on that in just a minute), Wilensky’s has a history worth revisiting. Moe Wilensky opened the shop in…
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First Look: Pigging Out at Le Petit Cochon in Seattle

Cauliflower Bisque ($13) My main memory of a small, second floor space in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle is Showa and specifically its rich, porky tonkotsu ramen. That restaurant has closed (and, sadly, the former chef’s Showa Ramen at Bloom restaurant is nowhere as good…
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Sugar Rush: A Different Kind of Club Sandwich at Chez L’Épicier in Montreal

The chef at this witty and whimsical restaurant in Old Montreal has many surprises up his sleeve, including a "Club Sandwich" that's definitely not made with tomatoes and bread.
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Brunch at RockCreek and a Tip on Vif

I’ve never been a big brunch-goer. Some might argue that I’m anti-social, but the big issue is that I don’t like to wait in line for batter-based dishes that I can easily make at home. So the first thing that makes the new RockCreek restaurant…
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Sugar Rush: Deconstructed Cheesecake at Wildebeest, Vancouver

The night I visited Wildebeest in Vancouver, the menu featured delicacies like smoked foie gras torchon with charred apricots, bison tartare with grilled tongue, veal neck with potato mousse, and blood sausage with heritage onions. Order omakase-style, and the chef will send out an array…
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Feast Portland Offers Food for Thought for a Second Time

There was no sophomore slump for Feast Portland, which packed the same culinary punch as last year’s premiere event. Check out the 39 photos, which include a couple of beef tongue dishes, plenty of pig, and some intriguing ice creams — including one called “Loaded Baked Potato.”
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Comfort Food Goes Upscale at Feast Portland’s High Comfort

Feast Portland wound down in style with the High Comfort event, which challenged chefs to push comfort food out of the comfort zone. Here are all 20 of the High Comfort bites.
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We Eat All of the Sandwiches at Feast Portland’s Sandwich Invitational

Feast Portland kicked off its second year with bready bang last night at the Sandwich Invitational, which featured 15 chefs competing for sandwich glory. Here's a look at all of them.
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An Updated Guide to Seattle Ramen, in 6 Bowls

There’s a ramen boom in Seattle, with noodle pop-ups, new restaurants serving ramen, old restaurants jumping on the bandwagon, and even ramen at a farmers market. (On top of all this, several more ramen joints are due to open in the Seattle area this fall.)…
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L’Opera Patisserie Brings French Baked Goods to Richmond, British Columbia

Included among all the Asian eateries in Richmond, British Columbia are a number of Chinese bakeries where you can find wife cakes, pineapple buns, egg tarts, and the like. So I was surprised to see that the classically French L’Opera Patisserie recently opened in Richmond,…
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