Tag: Restaurants

Let’s Talk About Purple Gnocchi

We all know what gnocchi looks like. At least, we think we do. It exists in our mind as it typically manifests on the plate: plump with potato filling, tightly packed, and semi-translucent white in hue. Yet this isn’t always the case. Sometimes it can be purple. Trust me on that last bit. I made

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Treading Through Michelin

Last week, Michelin raised a more than a few eyebrows when it revealed their Hong Kong and Macau guides are sponsored by companies instead of the respective cities’ tourism board. This led to foodies everywhere wondering if the sponsorships, which ranged from Nespresso to Mercedes-AMG, had influence on the famous guide’s restaurant selection – or

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Meaningful Food: Contemplating the Generation Gap of Dining

“I used to be ‘with it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’, and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary to me. It’ll happen to you…” –Abe Simpson I have long considered myself to be a garden variety food snob. I enjoy voicing my disdain for chain restaurants that

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The Uninvited Dinner Guest

We’re at a steakhouse. Our table is elegantly cliched; draped in crisp white linen, a baseball-sized scarlet candle at its center. The flickering cylinder’s hue matches the napkin concealing the top of a wicker basket of baked goods. We’re appropriately dressed for the culinary genre. My wife looks stunning in a bright yellow dress and

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