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Bravo to Alvin Garden in Burnaby (and a Lao Shan Dong Bonus)

Here's a look at a spicy place where I will no longer take my chili pepper-fearing friends. But if you can take the heat, you should go.
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A Triumphant Trio in Portland, Plus Three from the Past

Three recent and three previous meals at Portland, one of which was one of my most memorable meals of 2014.
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For Eater: Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Vietnamese restaurants in the city.
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Picture This: White Manna and Rutt’s Hut in New Jersey

Racing to Newark Airport, I made time for a ripper and a couple of burgers at two nostalgic places. Here's a look.
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For Eater: Where to Eat Japanese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Japanese restaurants in the area.
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For Eater: Where to Eat Chinese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Vietnamese restaurants in the area.
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A Suet Candle Shines as Part of Cleveland’s Culinary Scene

A return to Cleveland reveals more great food, a surprising coffee scene, a Ferran Adrià exhibit, a restaurant with an educational mission, and a chef worth a plane ride.
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Three Delicious Days in Denver

From quality charcuterie to surprisingly good Southern food to a rare Japanese dessert, here are highlights to build a worthy eating itinerary in the Mile-High City.
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Pictures and Post-Event Thoughts: Feast Portland 2014

Each year, I return home to remarks of “Why isn’t Seattle home to a festival like this?” Here's a photo-heavy look at what we're missing.
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The Mein Man Makes Biang-Biang Noodles

I've obviously exhibited a lot of enthusiasm lately for hot oil-seared biang-biang noodles. They're addictively delicious! So, I've wondered, why not make them myself? Here's the start of the journey...
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