I know where I'll be on Saturday. What about you? Bakesale for Japan is the perfect excuse to indulge in some of the tastiest home-baked goodies while contributing to a much-needed cause. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, stop on by, say hello and grab some confections for your friends and neighbors. I guarantee it will be a winning start to the weekend!
GQ correspondent Alan Richman crisscrossed the country from Brooklyn to Austin to Seattle in search of GQ's best new restaurants. After thousands of miles (and countless calories), California scored three on the top 10 list with Venice's The Tasting Kitchen at #4, San Francisco’s Flour + Water at #2, and Oakland’s Commis at #9. Full list includes:
- Lincoln – New York, NY
- Flour + Water – San Francisco, CA
- The Kitchen at Brooklyn Fare – Brooklyn, NY (pictured above)
- The Tasting Kitchen – Venice, CA
- Grüner– Portland, OR
- The Walrus and the Carpenter – Seattle, WA
- Uchiko – Austin, TX
- Menton – Boston, MA
- Commis – Oakland, CA
- Longman & Eagle – Chicago, IL
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THREE STARS (exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)
TWO STARS (excellent cuisine, worth a detour)
ONE STAR (a very good restaurant in its category)
Crofton on Wells
Longman & Eagle
If you are a Riesling fan like myself, you won't want to miss this. The sixth annual “Riesling Week,” sponsored by the European Union and Wines of Germany is coming up the week of July 26th – August 1st. This week long celebration of Rieslings will showcase the diverse Rieslings from Germany, Austria and Alsace. During this upcoming week, many of the top dining destinations in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami will offer consumers and Riesling enthusiasts the chance to sample various styles of European Riesling by the glass, by the bottle, or with a special pairing menu. In addition, wine shops (see list below) will host European Riesling tastings throughout the week.
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & RETAILERS:
Today MICHELIN Guide announced their introduction of an upcoming red guide in Chicago. The MICHELIN guide Chicago 2011, the first-ever MICHELIN guide for a Midwestern city, will be published in November 2010. The announcement was made today by Jean-Luc Naret, worldwide director of the MICHELIN guide.
The MICHELIN guide, whose rating system is internationally recognized as the height of culinary success, is already published in 25 editions covering 23 countries, and additionally includes North America guides to New York City, which was introduced in November 2005 and San Francisco, launched the year after. The MICHELIN guide also recently launched titles in Asia, including two guides in Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto & Osaka) and Hong Kong & Macao.