We're not going to lie: As any West Coast or Southwestern transplant can tell you, finding great tacos on the East Coast is no easy task, but it's not impossible. You just have to be willing to go a bit off the beaten path. Head to neighborhoods with large Mexican immigrant populations and the trucks hanging out on street corners. The east coast is where we also found some more of the high-end chefs making everything from the ultra-traditional to the far more rarefied taco.
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Back in October, I had the opportunity to experience three of my favorite things all together: Chef Mike LaScola of American Seasons on Nantucket, Chef Matt Jennings of La Laiterie in Providence, and a rather tasty heritage breed Mangalitsa pig. Check out the video after the jump for some thoughts from Matt Jennings and Mike LaScola about the importance of heritage pork.
Lola 41°'s burger is big and juicy, but comes with a big price tag. That might have something to do with the side of foie gras dipping sauce.
For an island of its size and number of year-round residents (only around 10,000), Nantucket Island has an awful lot of restaurants: most of them, of course, catering to summer residents and tourists, who swell the summer population at least five-fold. After twenty-five years of visiting family on the island (and a few recent, exhaustive research weekends), I've eaten at just about every restaurant Nantucket has. Here are the spots I'd recommend.
Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts, is well endowed with ice cream shops and pricey fine-dining establishments; look for an afforable bite downtown at night, though, and you're flat out of luck. Steamboat Pizza is an exception to that rule.
"There was a little something in that burger—the seasoning of salt air? A stray grain of sand? Or just the memory of burgers past?—that I’ve never tasted anywhere else." Proust was right—nothing brings back childhood memories like a bite from...