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Atlanta: Ann's Snack Bar

Ann's Snack Bar became known outside the Atlanta area when the Wall Street Journal dubbed her Ghetto Burger "the best burger in America." That's big talk in a town where the Vortex serves the infamous burger made with two grilled cheese sandwiches as buns, but Miss Ann is up to the challenge. Just bring a huge appetite, because you'll be eating a pound of ground beef, plus bacon, chili, and cheese on a super-sized sesame seed bun. More

Favorite Places to Eat, Drink, and Shop in Paris

Visit Arnaud Delmontel for a baguette. In a recent post on his blog, David Lebovitz turns to Paris-loving authors and bloggers for their picks for favorite places to eat, drink, and shop in the city. Find out where to go for ice cream, oil, wine, coffee, french fries, and more from trustworthy sources including cookbook author and teacher Patricia Wells, wine expert Tyler Colman, cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, and blogger-turned-writer Clotilde Dusoulier. Related Dorie Greenspan's List of 25 Romantic Things to Do in Paris Paris Chocolate Bike Tour Could Have Used a David Lebovitz-Inspired Detour David Lebovitz's Guide to Ice Cream in Paris... More

Mother's Day Brunch Recommendations

Ouest: Another great housemade bread basket (Tom Valenti was trained as a pastry chef) and let's face it, Valenti knows how to make homey, sophisticated food better than anyone. 2315 Broadway, New York NY 10024; 212-580-8700; ouestny.com Eleven Madison Park:... More

Mother's Day Brunch Recommendations from All Over

I asked some of my food critic friends and some of the correspondents from around Serious Eats where they would recommend taking your mom on Mother's Day. Intel poured in from around the country. And I added my own picks, too. Atlanta John Kessler, food columnist and feature writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says: We're going to Watershed, which has a great, often overlooked brunch with cream biscuits, lard biscuits, toad in the hole, poached eggs with spinach and country ham, house-cured salmon, candied bacon. 406 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur GA 30030; 404-378-4900; watershedrestaurant.com A nice new choice might be Parish, a very cool-looking New Orleans cooking spot in an old bleach factory in one of the suddenly... More

Restaurant Week Suggestions

Eat three-course prix-fixe meals at some of New York City's best restaurants without breaking the bank during Restaurant Week Winter 2008. During the weeks of January 21 to 25 and January 28 to February 1, participating restaurants will serve lunches... More

What Sommeliers Drink At Home

What do top sommeliers drink at home? Try a £5.99 bottle of red... Eleven of London's top sommeliers recommend affordable wines, most under $20. Matthieu Gaignon, Gordon Ramsay's sommelier at the double Michelin-starred Petrus, likes Château Cazal Viel Cuvée des Fées 2003 Saint Chinian, which retails for £5.99 (about $12). Pricier than Two Buck Chuck but still within reach!... More

Paris food picks from someone who knows

In this month's Food & Wine Anya Von Bremzen interviewed Francois Simon, Le Figaro's Grand Reporter, who according to Vom Bremzen is a "provocateur who uses his whimsically poisonous prose to shake up the ossified world of French haute cuisine, and the ferocious expense and acrid snobbery that goes with it." My friend Steingarten knows and respects Simon very much, so I tend to trust his judgment as well. Here are a few of his picks: Gaya: 44 rue du Bac, 7th Arr.: 011-33-1-45-44-73-73: Three star chef's inventive, casual new fish restaurant. Le Bistrot Paul Bert: 18 Rue Paul Bert, 11th Arr.: 011-33-1-43-72-24-01. Great insider's bistro. Bakery: Boulangerie Julien (75 Rue St. Honore, 1st Arr., 011-33-1-42-36-24-83. Baguettes and croissants. For... More

Hong Kong Restaurants for Betsy and Barry

My friends Barry and Betsy e-mailed me yesterday looking for one great restaurant in Hong Kong. Food & Wine's website had two really useful pieces on Hong Kong food. Here are three choices from the two stories Victoria City Seafood Restaurant Carrianna Dynasty Restaurant in the Rennaissance Harbour View Hotel Hope this helps. Any other suggestions from the Serious Eats community?... More

A few more Upper West Side spots

An Ed Levine Eats reader sent me the following additions to my Upper West Side Essential Eating Guide (many thanks): "Great burgers at All-State Cafe (72nd/west end) actually, the whole menu is surprisingly good." I think the burger's okay at... More

New Orleans Eats

All right, I've said what I had to say about looking at the Katrina carnage in New Orleans. Now I'll move on to the food. I made three new discoveries this year. Stanley! (1031 Decatur, 504-)s is a fabulous new breakfast and lunch spot on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. Great banana walnut pancakes topped by a scoop of decent vanilla ice cream and some optional Louisiana cane syrup, and an even better eggs benedict-like concoction with killer fried oyters on top. The fried oysters were so good I think I will do as my friend John T. Edge does when he goes to Stanley's, have a plate of fried oysters for breakfast. I had a disappointing, tasteless roast... More

Amsterdam Eats

My friend Adam asked me for places to eat in Amsterdam. I used to go to Amsterdam on business four times a year. There's a lot of bad food in what is a lovely city. There's a great sandwich place... More

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