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  • Beyond brats, beer

    Beyond brats, beer
    You know that feeling of clarity that hits you on vacation, that moment when you decide you should just move to wherever you're visiting — sell the house, lose the job, relocate to where you're comfortable and happy right now, before you can...
  • Chef gets a very fresh start, menu in Sedona

    Chef gets a very fresh start, menu in Sedona
    Jeff Smedstad joined the Coast Guard at 17 (and got cook's training); cooked in Scottsdale, Ariz.; traveled Mexico and studied cooking with Susana Trilling in Oaxaca; and was a chef at an Atlanta restaurant when a friend called from Sedona, Ariz. "He said...
  • Columbus shows Ohio's adventurous side

    Columbus shows Ohio's adventurous side
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails. Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...
  • Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later

    Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later
    As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
  • The new old Louisville starts to hum

    The new old Louisville starts to hum
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First came the art galleries. Then the boutiques. Then the food and drink (craft and farm-to-table, thank you very much). Then the — record store and trendy barbershop? Yes, yes, yes and yes, and that equation, spread across...
  • Louisville embraces newfound, lively cocktail scene

    Louisville embraces newfound, lively cocktail scene
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I sipped my way through three evenings here in the world's bourbon capital, and among the drinks I rarely saw ordered was a surprise: bourbon. Though plenty of bourbon was poured, it arrived mixed with brandy, rock candy syrup,...
  • The wonders of Vegas dining

    The wonders of Vegas dining
    LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless. Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up appetites, the city needed...
  • What makes a good hash

    What makes a good hash
    Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
  • Beyond a shot and a beer for friendly drinks in K.C.

    Beyond a shot and a beer for friendly drinks in K.C.
    What do you mean, you haven't been to Kansas City? Haven't you heard that it's one of the next great cocktail cities? This cocktail snob didn't believe it either at first. Yet Kansas City has a broad range of bartending excellence, delivered sans...
  • Review: 'The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat' by Thomas McNamee

    Review: 'The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat' by Thomas McNamee
    The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat Thomas McNamee Free Press, 339 pp., $27 Ask your average Food Network viewer or Yelp poster about Craig Claiborne and you're likely to be met with a blank look and a "Who?" How fleeting is fame in the food world....
  • Lunch tips from a true pro

    Lunch tips from a true pro
    Many people — and most cookbooks — skirt over the matter of workday lunches. Not Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. "For most of us these days, lunch is an irrelevance. Not so much because we don't eat it — we still generally manage to shovel...