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Sugar Rush: Flourless Lemon Custard Cake at The Sycamore Kitchen in Los Angeles

It's a true butter-fest as the tangy butteriness of the curd complements the sweet butteriness of the cake.
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One Each of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in the Bay Area

A trip to the Bay Area presented me with the challenge of finding one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner to suit my crazy schedule. Meeting the challenge turned out to be as easy as ABC by dining at Aziza, b. Patisserie, and Cosecha.
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Offal Good: Smoked Elk Tongue at Matt’s in the Market

In last week’s “Offal Good” article, I showcased a liver mousse at LloydMartin that was simply luscious. The week before, in an “unofficial” offal piece, pig’s head was the prime attraction at the new Radiator Whiskey. Across the hall from Radiator is the iconic Matt’s…
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Offal Good: Chicken Liver Mousse at LloydMartin

It’s been nearly a year since first introducing LloydMartin here, and then later listing the restaurant as one of my new favorites for 2012. Since then, LloydMartin has received numerous other accolades from area publications, and the crowds continue to come to the quaint dining…
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Sexy Feast: Juicebox Gets the Juices Flowing, Flavorfully

The world’s going kale crazy. That’s not a complaint or a bad thing. In fact, it’s a good thing. These days, kale’s showing up in slaws and Caesar salads, coming crunchy as chips, and even topping some pizzas. It’s truly a superfood, lowering cholesterol, combating…
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Deux Donut Experiences: Chez Boris and Café Sardine, Montreal

Amidst the croissants and the kouign amann and the breads in the bakeries, doughnuts are on the rise in Montreal. I decided to check out two places one carbo-filled morning.
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A Sandwich a Day: Corned Beef Tongue Reuben Panino at Duckfat in Portland, Maine

Made with ciabatta instead of rye, the fresh bread had a crunchy crust while maintaining a chewy interior. And who needs brisket when you have tongue, which was terrific—succulent with a salty, almost gamey flavor.
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Pig’s Head, Moonshine, and More Now Warming Diners at Radiator Whiskey

If Matt’s in the Market is one of the most romantic restaurants in Seattle, its new sister Radiator Whiskey is one of the most carnal. When you walk into Radiator, across the hall from Matt’s at Pike Place Market, you get a Prohibition-Era feel. Belly…
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Fried Chicken at Hattie’s Chicken Shack in Saratoga Springs, NY

The order arrives in a deep metal tray, looking like a Southern picnic sitting upon the red and white checkerboard tablecloth. No sign of grease—just the allure of golden brown chicken that's plump, juicy, and delicious.
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The Mein Man: Bitter Noodles at Happy Times Bistro

Dish: Bitter Melon Beef Chow Fun Place: Happy Times Bistro, International District Price: $7.50 On the plate:Pan-fried noodles with slices of beef, bitter melon, green onions, mushrooms, carrots, and black bean sauce. Supporting cast/What to do: Your main decision with this mein dish is what…
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