fine dining

Foie Gras for Lifers

Foie Gras for Lifers

by James Boo July 16, 2012

This is a lifer. In the 1978 documentary film Scared Straight!, this angry, one-eyed man – sentenced to “life and now on” for murder – shouted down a group of teenagers as part of a program aiming to prevent at-risk juveniles from becoming eternal inmates, […]

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Single Serving: Spicy Seafood Salad at Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Single Serving: Spicy Seafood Salad at Koo Zee Doo in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

by James Boo April 11, 2012

What exactly makes a meal memorable? The New York restaurant scene is full of concepts, plates and experiences that are mostly devoid of personality. Going on my fourth year in the city, I still have the gnawing feeling that New York restaurants are often more […]

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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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A Dinner Too Far

A Dinner Too Far

by Zach Mann July 7, 2011

This story is second in a series on Burmese food in San Francisco. When the number 38 bus reaches Geary and Third late on a Saturday night, I don’t have to look up to know I’m almost home. Every girl in a skirt and every […]

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Fish Without a Bicycle

Fish Without a Bicycle

by James Boo January 12, 2010

One food group I’ve sorely neglected as a New York resident is sushi. I came into the sushi game extremely late in life; even so, after having great and affordable sushi in California, it’s tough to man up and shell out for comparable sushi here […]

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New Habits Die Hard at Old Jesse Restaurant

New Habits Die Hard at Old Jesse Restaurant

by Chi Tung December 17, 2009

Shanghai has been in a state of growth for years. With all the talk about the city’s inestimable cost of development and the daily encroachment of skyscrapers upon those with too-humble means, perhaps the biggest offender of modernization gets off almost scot-free: Shanghainese food. How […]

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