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An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel

All the places you want to be, and some of the places you should avoid:

                                      Restaurants

Charleston

New Orleans Restaurants: Personal Favorites

Palm Beach

Forgotten Restaurants of New York (Ken Schechet, 2010)

New York Restaurants: Affordable Favorites

Grand Central Oyster Bar, NYC

Etch Restaurant, Nashville

Jeff Ruby, Nashville: Reinventing the American Steakhouse

The Southern Steak and Oyster Bar, Nashville

Trattoria Il Mulino, Nashville

California Wine Country: Casual Dining

Flavored Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar (Ken Schechet, 2017)

Singapore Food Wars (Ken Schechet, 2017)

Singapore Street Food (Ken Schechet, 2017)

Hanoi Street Food (Ken Schechet, 2017)

A Primer on Vietnamese Food (Ken Schechet, 2017)

Food Media and the 24-Hour News Cycle

Wine Unchained: Morton's Steakhouse (Ken Schechet, 2006)

Wine Unchained: Seasons 52 (Ken Schechet, 2006)

Wine Unchained: The Cheesecake Factory (Ken Schechet, 2007)

Wine Unchained: Houston's (Ken Schechet, 2007)

Wine Unchained: PF Chang's (Ken Schechet, 2008)

Gaming the Restaurant Wine List

My Name is Todd, and I'll be Your Server

Return of the Foie Gras Police

The Curious Incident of the Well-Done Steak in the Night-Time

The Global Power of Pastrami

Tyranny of the Tasting Menu

When Tipping is Included, Who Gets the Tip?

Behind The French Laundry's New $10 Million Kitchen

Death, Taxes and the Pumpkin Spice Latte


                      craft cocktails and wine bars

Best places to drink in NOLA

Classic American Bars

The Wine Bars of New York (Ken Schechet, 2006)

La Tartine Wine Bar, Paris

                                   web roundups

Glass Half Full 6/15/2017

Glass Half Full 6/21/2017

Glass Half Full 6/28/2017

Glass Half Full 7/05/2017

Glass Half Full 7/12/2017

Glass Half Full 7/20/2017

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Glass Half Full: 8/31/2017

Glass Half Full: 9/8/2017

Glass Half Full: 9/13/2017

Glass Half Full: 9/26/2017

Glass Half Full: 10/4/2017

                     great wine for under $15?

It’s not a typo, oxymoron or stupid question. There’s a lot of very good wine at very low prices, but discovering it is a challenge---particularly when you’re strolling the wine aisle of your local supermarket or beverage superstore, staring at a tsunami of unfamiliar labels.

The answer is Mark Spivak’s Affordable Wine Guide to California and the Pacific Northwest, available as an e-book for $7.99. The book profiles 43 producers and contains hundreds of wine reviews, and gives you a clear-cut view of the good and the bad. The criteria are simple: What does the wine taste like? What kind of food does it go with? Is it worth the money?

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