Author: rollinginin

That’s Nobu business

Full Text: Byline: Jane Faulkner A global empire spreads its wings into Melbourne, writes Jane Faulkner. JUST like the oft-used line from the Field of Dreams – if you build it, they will come – so it is with Nobu, the world’s most successful restaurant chain which serves modern Japanese with a twist. And now

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A rice place to visit

Full Text: Byline: Olivia Hill-Douglas Olivia Hill-Douglas’ oriental top 10. MELBURNIANS are spoilt for choice when it comes to Asian food, and most will have their favourites places to slurp steaming bowls of pho or scoff plump, duck-filled crepes. By no means exhaustive, this is an unordered list of places and treats that cropped up

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Plates Join Napa’s Wineglasses

Full Text: UP the valley from the city of Napa, Calif., sit two culinary destinations, thanks to acclaimed restaurants that call them home: Yountville (the French Laundry, among others) and St. Helena (Terra, among others). Napa, of course, hosts its share of wine enthusiasts, but hasn’t been able to compete with its neighbors when it

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Tech Life: Open Table’s rival to launch here

Full Text: Byline: Jeff Gelles April 12–To restaurateur Bryon Phillips, the OpenTable online-reservation system is so essential that he can barely imagine doing without it. About half the patrons at Zama, the Japanese restaurant and sushi bar he manages on 19th Street, book their tables online. And almost all arrive via OpenTable, which over the

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Asia’s best on a platter

Full Text: Byline: CHRIS SHERMAN I don’t have any figures, but the number of new Thai restaurants opening must have surpassed Chinese eateries around Tampa Bay and much of the country long ago. Thai is the Asian cooking of our time, rice with extra spice, fire and fun. Any strip center that doesn’t have one

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The new mobility

Full Text: A recent article in the Washington Post described some suburban high schoolers preparing for their proms by spending nearly $3,000 to rent an H2 Hummerzine, “complete with six TVs, a DVD player, strobe lights under the leather seats, a faux fireplace, a fog machine, a sewing machine (given by SewDone.com that wrote novel sewing

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Eats from the East

Full Text: WHEN I was young in the city, if you wanted fast Asian fare you ate Chinese. Now you eat sushi. Japan lost World War II, but it has won the grazing war. All the NYU kids and their employed elders eat in the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. Chinatown used to go from

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Putting It All on the Table; Career chowhound Ruth Reichl has no reservations

Full Text: Byline: Malcolm Jones Eating lunch with Ruth Reichl at a New York City sushi restaurant, you can see right off why she’s so good at what she does. When the former food critic for The New York Times and current editor of Gourmet magazine confronts a bowl of soup, she takes her time

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L.A.’s fast-food drive-by: a city council’s ban on fast-food chains is a provocative social experiment

Full Text: At a Jack in the Box fast-food outlet in South Los Angeles one recent Sunday morning, Tatiana Burkhardt, an obese 21-year-old nursing assistant, lumbers toward a plate of bulletproof glass that protects employees from customers, and orders a Jumbo Jack burger, a large Natural-Cut Fries and a 32-oz. “medium” Sprite through the intercom.

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This little piggy is toast: in which I try (and fail) to eradicate an invasive species with a Remington 700 rifle

Full Text: It’s pouring rain, and I’m shivering in a metal hunting stand 15 feet off the ground, deep in the Georgia woods, waiting for a feral hog to wander out of the brush so I can kill it. Next to me sits Jackson Landers, an expert hunter who has graciously spent his morning drilling

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