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By Brian Freedman

Petit Rôti makes great French food look easy

Petit Rôti, from Chef Olivier Desaintmartin—of Caribou Cafe and Zinc—is just what the neighborhood needed. It’s a cheerful place, its country-French-yellow walls offset by vivid blue-and-white tiles above the counter area

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Posted Mar. 3, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Brian Freedman

Ancient Babylonian dinner? That's in Old City, duh

For one night only, eat like the ancient Babylonians did.

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Posted Feb. 25, 2015 | Comments: 1

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By Brian Freedman

Fantastic bagel flavors (cardamom! sea salt!) can be yours at Knead

Pork loin, coffee-rubbed and, like all the meats, roasted in-house, is lent snap with a celery root slaw and heat from a smoked gouda pimento spread.

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Posted Feb. 17, 2015 | Comments: 0

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By Brian Freedman

Capofitto's pizza: an artisanal delight to match Capogiro's gelato

Ortolana pizza, with its base of Piennolo grape tomatoes from Vesuvius was cleverly streaked with the slow, sizzling heat of Calabrian chili oil.

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Posted Feb. 10, 2015 | Comments: 0

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PW's Year of Beer: Victory Dirtwolf
By Eric San Juan

The hops—Citra, Mossaic, Simcoe and Chinook—give this hefty hop monster a wonderfully pungent bouquet of juicy citrus.

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Townsend is cooking up a Gallic storm
By Brian Freedman

Black bass with cockles embodied the season perfectly: Each delicate bite of fish, dragged through the zucchini-basil purée, was like a transmogrification of the farmers market onto the plate.

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Café Ynez does Mexican, rotisserie—and breakfast, too
By Brian Freedman

Rough-mashed with the perfect amount of lime (i.e.: mucho), onions, tomatoes and cilantro, it’s a study in the seemingly disproportionate joys of simplicity and balance.