The Bookshelf: William Grimes's Favorite New York Restaurants of Yore

Many of New York's iconic dining establishments vanished from the pages of Zagat long ago, but there are some that William Grimes, former New York Times restaurant critic and author of Appetite City, told us he would love to eat in if he had a time machine. Here's a stroll down memory lane: Clark and Brown’s Chophouse Water Street, circa 1830 “One of the earliest and most famous examples of a restaurant style that, along with the oyster cellar (see below), defined New York dining. Mutton chops were the big thing, thick, juicy, and bordered with a nice stripe of fat. Bread toasted over the open fire with a fork was the usual accompaniment, along with English ale.” Dorlon’s Fulton Market, circa 1870 “Just finding Dorlon’s, the city’s premier oyster house,

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Ask a Chef: Wolfgang Puck, where should we eat in Los Angeles?


Wolfgang Puck, a multiple JBF Award winner, co-host of the 2010 Awards, and California-cuisine pioneer, took a break from his busy schedule to tell us where we should dine in the City of Angels. Check out his suggestions below.

Late-night dining
AOC (323.653.6359, 8022 West 3rd Street)
“They serve everything in small portions, just the way I like it—especially for late at night.”

California cooking
Campanile (323.938.1447, 624 South La Brea Avenue)
“Mark Peel’s food tastes like the California sunshine.”

Special occasion
Valentino (310.829.4313, 3115 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica)
“I love the exciting Italian cooking and fabulous wine list.”

Family dinner 
Osteria Angelini (323.297.0070, 7313 Beverly Boulevard)
“Great for kids as well as grown-ups.”

Quick snack 
“The best place

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Awards Watch: Readers' Choice, Best New Restaurant

James Beard Foundation Awards weekend is upon us! While we've been busy polishing the medallions and chilling the Champagne, you've been letting us know who you think deserves to win in the Food Blog and Website categories. Now that the polls have closed, we're excited to report that Hunter Angler Gardener Cook conquered the Food Blog vote, while Saveur.com was the victor in the Website contest. For our final readers' choice vote, we're picking a category that is sure

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Ask a Chef: Jose Garces, where should we eat in Philadelphia?

After attracting local acclaim for his Philadelphia fleet of Latin-inspired eateries, Jose Garces rose to national prominence in the blink of an eye, medalling at the Beard Awards, publishing a cookbook, and winning The Next Iron Chef all within a single year. While the American–Ecuadorian chef may be on his way to becoming a household name, you can still find him at his favorite Philly haunts. See his top picks in the City of Brotherly Love here.

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