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Chefs’ Picks: Miami Tacos

by in Restaurants, July 23rd, 2017

Lure Fishbar
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Miami is in the midst of a taco renaissance. Hip spots are shaking up Magic City’s Mexican-food scene with bold fillings and housemade tortillas. For those looking to figure out where to start, a few Miami chefs share their ideal taco stops. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Kid-Friendly Food: Chicago

by in Restaurants, July 16th, 2017

Almond Pancakes
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Chefs may have a reputation for being choosy when it comes to dining out, but it seems the pickiest palates actually belong to their children. Luckily in a city like Chicago, there are plenty of places that cater to those tiniest of food critics. Read on to find out where the pros go to score kid-friendly snacks. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Summer Travel Eats

by in Restaurants, July 9th, 2017

Trail Mix
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Chefs may leave their kitchens behind when they leave for summer vacation, but food is still top of mind — especially when it comes to snacking in transit. Whether they’re on a long-haul flight or road-tripping cross-country, these pros make sure to keep fueled with their favorite travel foods. Read on to find out what snacks warrant a spot in the suitcase. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Summer Party Sides

by in Restaurants, July 2nd, 2017

Watermelon Salad
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Summer is the season for outdoor feasts of all kinds: barbecues, picnics, potlucks and more. You’ve probably got the main event covered, but what to serve on the side? Instead of ho-hum potato salad or limp coleslaw, take a cue from these chefs’ favorites. Warning: They just might steal the show. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Los Angeles Pizza

by in Restaurants, June 25th, 2017

Pizzeria Mozza
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Unlike New York or Chicago, there are no preconceived notions of what pizza in Los Angeles ought to be. As a result, inventive pizzaiolos are letting their imaginations run rampant, spinning out an array of pies as diverse as the city’s sprawling urban landscape. Check it out for yourself. But beware: In a city this size, simply wandering the streets in search of anything is a half-baked endeavor. Allow a few local chefs who deal in (pizza) dough to guide your pursuit of the perfect pie. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Digestifs

by in Restaurants, June 18th, 2017

Manhattan Special
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

An after-dinner drink is a cultural ritual celebrated the world over. But what exactly qualifies as a proper digestif? Although the category has traditionally been defined by straight spirits, modern mixologists are shaking things up a bit by serving cocktails. But to fit the bill, a post-meal elixir can’t just look pretty; it also requires a certain degree of practicality. It must relax the mind while easing a bloated belly. Consider these recommendations from a few of the country’s foremost drink experts. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: NYC Tacos

by in Restaurants, View All Posts, June 11th, 2017

Fonda's Chicken Tacos
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Though not a traditional taco town, New York City has really upped its Mexican food game in recent years. From old school tortillerias to trendy taquerias, here’s where local chefs go when the taco craving hits. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Berry Bonanza

by in Restaurants, June 4th, 2017

Strawberries
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Late spring means berry season can’t be far behind. While there’s no denying the pleasure of snacking on them freshly picked, these jewels of summer also make a fine addition to dishes both sweet and savory. Read on to find out how chefs are bringing it with berries this season.

Sensational Strawberries
With its quaint beach town vibe, Nantucket makes for idyllic summers that become even more perfect when the fields of strawberries at Bartlett’s Farm are ripe for picking. “I like working with strawberries in the summer not only because they are so versatile, but also because we have the option to pick them ourselves at the farm,” says Chef Patrick Ridge. When he’s not snacking on the ruby jewels fresh out of the flat, he uses them to make desserts like strawberry shortcake, served at his American restaurant Island Kitchen, and grab-and-go pints of strawberry ice cream and strawberry-frosted doughnuts at his adjacent shop, Tilbury & Skiff. “It’s a fun experience being able to go out to the fields, gather your harvest and take them back to the restaurant to create doughnuts and ice cream,” he says. “The whole start-to-finish process is rewarding.”

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Chefs’ Picks: Frozen Cocktails

by in Restaurants, May 26th, 2017

Tic Tac Taxi
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” For chefs, that saying rings truest during steamy summer months, when nothing revives their spirit at the end of a long shift like a frozen cocktail. Take a cue from the pros and dive into their picks for the coolest frosty beverages across the country. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Weeknight Dinners

by in Restaurants, May 21st, 2017

Schnitzel
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

After a long, stressful day, weeknight dinners can make even the most-accomplished home cooks dream of hiring a live-in chef. We’ve done the next-best thing and asked the pros for new ideas — and some of their tried-and-true favorites — to make weeknight mealtimes a little more zen. Read more

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