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Wednesday’s Food and Wine reader: Michelin awards Daniel a third star

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Champagne for breakfast? The Michelin guide for 2010 has awarded Daniel Boulud’s Restaurant Daniel a third star. Daniel, the French restaurant on the Upper East Side serving dishes such as black sea bass with Syrah sauce and foie gras-stuffed Scottish grouse, today becomes the fifth establishment in New York to win three Michelin stars. Daniel Boulud’s venue joins Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Masa and Per Se on the guide’s top tier. Alto, chef Michael White’s northern Italian Midtown restaurant, wins…

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Wednesday’s Food and Wine reader

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The American way of eating has become the elephant in the room in the debate over health care. The president has made a few notable allusions to it, and, by planting her vegetable garden on the South Lawn, Michelle Obama has tried to focus our attention on it. Just last month, Mr. Obama talked about putting a farmers’ market in front of the White House, and building new distribution networks to connect local farmers to public schools so that student…

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Food and Wine Wednesday: Domenica Macchia moving to Bella Brava

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From the Mouth of Tampa Bay: Greg Pugh, owner of Diner 437 and Ringside Cafe, and chef Domenica Macchia will part company this next week when she leaves the diner to take a position at Bella Brava. Pugh is considering several exciting candidates for the chef position at Diner 437 and, as he says, “I want people in downtown St. Petersburg to walk in and say ‘Wow, how can they have this quality of food and this quality of service…

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Wednesday’s Food and Wine reader

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Grub Street presents the Grub Report, a survey snapshot of the restaurant world in summer 2009. They polled eleven prolific eaters from around the country and in various parts of the restaurant business on ten questions, ranging from Most Important Chef to Most Overhyped Trend. What did we learn? Dave Chang is both one of the most important and most overrated chefs cooking today. Fine dining will return, but in different forms. Portland, Oregon, could be the model for how…

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Wednesday is for Food and Wine

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Frank Bruni dishes on Nightline tonight. BayWalk’s Friday Night Wine and Music Series is still free and open to the public and (each guest’s first glass of wine is still compliments of Barefoot Wine and Bubbly), but now a $2 donation collected for a second or third glass will help make one terminally-ill child’s dream come true. On Friday, August 21, 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy the swinging sounds of the Tom Mullinix Jazz Band. All proceeds will benefit the…

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