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A Sandwich A Day: Catfish Special at Wayfare in New Orleans

A few years ago, Freret Street in New Orleans was a run-down stretch lined with vacant storefronts. Then came a craft cocktail bar (Cure) and a neighborhood market, sparking a renaissance that has made Freret the place to be for eaters and drinkers. One of the newest arrivals to this up-and-coming scene is the month-old Wayfare, which offers soups, salads, and sandwiches in an elegant atmosphere. More

The 11 Best Things I Ate in Chile

The chance to visit Chile—a long, narrow, and exquisitely beautiful country full of mountains, valleys, beaches, and amazingly warm people—was not one that I could pass up. And since I was visiting my sister, a temporary Chilean resident and a permanent Serious Eater, a lot of my trip was spent eating. More

A Sandwich A Day: The Dream State at Reginelli's Pizzeria in New Orleans

Reginelli's, a pizzeria that now has nine locations all over the greater New Orleans area, is a bright, casual joint that's popular with small children as with college students. But when you don't want to share a big thick-crust pizza, the often overlooked sandwiches can be just as satisfying. This is certainly the case with the Dream State, which is where roasted vegetables want to go when they die. More

A Sandwich A Day: Beecher's Cheddar from St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans

When you walk into the bright, pleasantly cluttered storefront of St. James Cheese Company, your first sight is of the overflowing cheese counter running nearly the length of the store. On a sunny weekend afternoon, though, the store and its adjacent patio are more likely to be crammed with people waiting for one of the store's thoughtfully composed sandwiches or salads. More

Snapshots from the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

Now in its 20th year, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience has grown into a week-long event featuring seminars, wine dinners at some of the area's best restaurants, cake competitions, seafood cookoffs, and an outdoor wine-and-dine stroll down the French Quarter's Royal Street. The highlights of the festival, though, are the Grand Tastings. See photos of the best bites and sips. More

The 11 Best Things I Ate in Chile

@jthoundfish - Exactly. We found a few different varieties at the market, and they were much fruitier and more interesting in taste than the kind you get in an American grocery store. Not that I don't love those too!

@Lorenzo - I didn't make it to the south, just Santiago, Valparaiso, and La Serena, where my sister was living. I hear the south is beautiful though!

Kolaches from Czech Stop in West, Texas

My family stops at this place every time we're driving to Austin or Houston. It's the best! When I was a little kid, we would go down to Galveston for a week at the beach and stock up on sweet kolaches for breakfast on the way. The cream cheese was my favorite. Such excellent memories!

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