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To Phoenix, for Some Fantastic Food (and Lots of Photos)

From frijole-filled hole-in-the-wall Mexican joints to Five Diamond fine dining with Native American flavors, I was thrilled with my discoveries in the Phoenix area. Here are my recommendations.
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Blown Away by the Bread & Chocolate Loaf at Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic, MA

All of the ciabatta breads at Berkshire Mountain Bakery are fantastic in their own right, but for a chocolate lover like me, the Bread & Chocolate loaf is irresistible. It's addictive, filling, and a deliciously messy treat to eat.
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What’s Wrong with Ramen in Seattle? It’s Wramen.

If you’re trying to make authentic Japanese ramen, continue to call it by its original name: ramen. But if you’re not trying to be authentic, then let’s call your creation something new: Wramen.
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Back to Bainbridge: Restaurant Reality Check, a New Museum, and More

A return visit to Bainbridge leads to an Italian food discovery and a chance to fall in love with a restaurant for a second time.
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Where to Get Dessert Near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market is a working market for locals as well as a central attraction for tourists and business travelers alike. There are plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth, but here's where we recommend you start.
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Fous Follow-up: How Its Croissant Fares Against 6 Suggested Challengers

During a previous trip to Montreal, I found that Fous Desserts had my favorite croissant in the city. A few months later, I made more bakery visits, ate far too many butter-filled bites, and spent time cleaning up crumbs in my rental car to see how Fous' would fare compared to other recommended croissants.
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Are Din Tai Fung’s Soup Dumplings Worth the Wait?

Please make xiao long bao that leaves me breathless, not brothless.
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7 Places to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

From Southern-style gizzards to crackly Japanese karaage, Seattle is a fried chicken lover's paradise. Here are seven of my favorite spots to satisfy your craving.
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Dim Sum Worth the 136 Mile Drive (in Richmond, BC)

I’m constantly apologizing to my Seattle-area friends for turning down dim sum invitations. Sure, dim sum is just dandy here compared to most of the country, but the bao and other delicacies are simply much better to the north in Richmond, B.C.
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