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Writing on (Eating in) the City of New Orleans

I hadn't been to New Orleans in too many years, so when work there came my way, I pounced on the opportunity. The challenge: Too little time, too many restaurant choices. Here's my report on Liuzza's by the Track, Verti Marte, Cochon Butcher, August, Maurepas Foods, and Root.
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More from Montreal, Including 6 Restaurants and Lots of Sweets

I can see why people make pilgrimages from afar to go shopping at Jean-Talon Market, where the food is gorgeous and delicious. As it is in the variety of restaurants I was lucky to try during my second trip of the year to Montreal.
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We Eat All 11 Sandwiches at Paseo, in Seattle

Paseo. Mere mention of the word gets my mouth watering. The popular Seattle restaurant, with neighborhood locations in Ballard (outdoor seating only) and Fremont, inevitably has long lines of eager diners. But even before you spot the customers, you'll likely catch a whiff of caramelized onions and roasted pork wafting down the street.
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In Cleveland, an Eating Itinerary that Rocks

When I told friends that I was going to spend a night in Cleveland, they warned “I can’t get no (culinary) satisfaction." Well, I tried, and I tried, and I tried, and I tried…and I did find good food, enabling me to enthusiastically endorse a food shopping emporium, as well as a great place for each of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals.
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8 Great Sweets to Savor in Montreal

From a morning pastry at one of the many patisseries to an elegant evening dessert from one of the city's finest pastry chefs, there's no shortage of sweets in Montreal. Here are 8 that I'm loving right now.
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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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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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Eight Great Bowls of Ramen to Slurp in Tokyo

I once read that there are over 20,000 ramen restaurants in Tokyo. That's a lot of noodle slurping for one city. So, where to go?
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Best Bites in the Asian Food Mecca of Richmond, British Columbia

Richmond, just outside of Vancouver, is a North American mecca for Asian eats, especially Chinese food. Spend a day and you can start with dim sum, end with night market fare, and feast proudly on noodle soup and fried chicken during the hours in between.…
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Snapshots from Tokyo: Eight Japanese Sweets Worth Savoring

Sushi, ramen, and shabu shabu are among the many iconic foods you’ll find in Japan. But in any quest for quality Japanese food, don’t forget dessert—or sweet snacks any time of day. Japan has its fair share of traditional confections, and its bakers and other…
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