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Single Serving: Italian Beef Sandwich at Mr. Beef in Chicago

Single Serving: Italian Beef Sandwich at Mr. Beef in Chicago

by Zach Mann June 26, 2013

Chicago’s River North has been in constant change over the last few decades, from its heritage as an industrial shithole, to a warehouse district, then artists’ bohemia. The neighborhood is now the city’s dine-out frontrunner, home to more restaurants per inch than anywhere in the […]

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Established, Philly Style

Established, Philly Style

by James Boo March 27, 2012

The first honest-to-goodness Philadelphian I ever met greeted me from behind a plainly planted table at 30th St. Station. Girlfriend and I had just gotten off the bus and circled the terminal in search of assurance. Spotting the phrase “Travelers Assistance,” I approached the man, […]

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Single Serving: Prime Rib at the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco, CA

Single Serving: Prime Rib at the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco, CA

by Zach Mann March 20, 2012

I’ve had the good fortune to dine finely on occasion, to dust off the ol’ wingtips and drop stupid money on one meal: a tasting menu in Vegas or Napa, an omakase marathon into the triple digits, and other edibly metaphorical attempts at winning life. […]

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Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Pepy's Galley in West L.A.

Single Serving: Corned Beef Hash at Pepy’s Galley in West L.A.

by Zach Mann September 22, 2011

I love diners with a love that transcends the quality of food, to the point where personality and convenience can be enough to make or break a meal before the food ever hits the table. I’m a big fan of Norm’s in L.A. at two […]

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We Are Burmese If You Please

We Are Burmese If You Please

by Zach Mann June 22, 2011

This story is first in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. The middleclass white person is a fickle eater. We can be picky about our special diets, about unfamiliar ingredients, about foods that our palates might insist are too greasy or too salty, […]

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When Pigs Fly: The 2011 Big Apple BBQ Block Party and a Long Detour for Maryland Pit Beef

When Pigs Fly: The 2011 Big Apple BBQ Block Party and a Long Detour for Maryland Pit Beef

by James Boo June 13, 2011

My latest pieces for Serious Eats explore the medium-rare delight of Maryland’s Pit Beef sandwich and plumb the full menu at this year’s Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. New York’s Annual Moment in Barbecue Maryland Pit Beef: Barbecue in Rare Form

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