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The Zimmern List Portland, ME: Eventide Oyster Co.

Eventide’s Brown Butter Lobster Roll A city that’s tethered to the ocean and everything it produces, Portland, Maine is the pearl of New England. Fresh seafood is the heart and soul of all the great restaurants in this town, from casual dockside butter-drenched lobster rolls to wood oven-roasted Maine mussels at local stalwart Fore Street.…  Read More

Eating in Beaune, France in the Heart of Burgundy

Where to Eat in the Heart of Burgundy By Bob & Sue The most interesting food is not always found in the Michelin-starred restaurants, but often in the local bistros. During our six days in Burgundy recently, we had many memorable experiences in the city of Beaune and surrounding areas: Le Bistro At the gathering place for many…  Read More

My Hometown: Michael Solomonov’s Philadelphia

Mike Solomonov’s Top Picks for Philly Highly regarded as one of the best chefs in Philadelphia—and I’d say in the entire country—Michael Solomonov’s Israeli food at the award-winning Zahav is beyond exquisite; it’s mind blowing. After he took a seemingly simple dish like hummus and elevated it to cult status, people started paying attention and the crowds have…  Read More

Where to Eat in Lisbon

George Mendes Shares 5 Favorites in Lisbon After graduating from culinary school and working at Bouley in Tribeca, Alain Passard’s Arpege in Paris, and as chef de cuisine at NYC’s Tocqueville, George Mendes opened Aldea, a homage to his Portuguese heritage. In October, the Michelin-starred chef released his first cookbook, My Portugal, a beautiful book of…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: All Stars

All Stars Play Ball! After a weekend of baseball, Andrew & Molly talk about the All-Star Game. They discuss how cell phones have changed the dining world. Molly shares her sangria recipe and Andrew tells us how to get the full NYC experience in December. Read: Are Smartphones to Blame for Slow Service at Restaurants? (Eater)…  Read More

Los Angeles

L.A. Recommendations From Michelin-starred fine dining to Korean barbecue and taco food trucks, Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and diverse food scenes in the country. Here’s a snapshot of my favorite L.A. eateries and hotels – there are probably a hundred more that should be on the list, but I’m only vouching…  Read More

Paris

Indulge in the City of Light The French take their food very seriously. This is the country that created the tasting menu, doesn’t believe in low fat, and treats pastries as a kind of religion. Here are my favorite restaurants and hotels in Paris, from old school French bistros and Michelin-starred dining to casual spots…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2013

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I just returned from the James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. Winners of the Foundation’s annual Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were presented on May 3, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a ceremony hosted…  Read More

Celebrating the Life of Caren Zimmern

“If you don’t have flair, then to Hell with you!” – Caren Zimmern It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my mother’s passing. We celebrated the life of this amazing woman last Friday at a small “memorial cocktail party” in Minneapolis. As some of you know, my mother had unique…  Read More

Celebrating the Life of Caren Zimmern

“If you don’t have flair, then to Hell with you!” – Caren Zimmern It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my mother’s passing. We celebrated the life of this amazing woman last Friday at a small “memorial cocktail party” in Minneapolis. As some of you know, my mother had unique…  Read More