While tacos, tortas, tamales and the like may have originated in Mexico, Americans have been more than happy to embrace these tasty south-of-the-border staples as their own. Authentic Mexican cooking can now be found in kitchens from coast to coast.
The taquería is a ubiquitous sight in Mexico -- businessmen, blue collar workers and students alike pay daily visits to taco stands in order to get their fix of fresh-made tortillas filled with sizzling meats.
"Maybe I expected more or maybe I expected the experience to be more memorable after almost one year waiting for the meal. I think it's become some sort of celebrity thing and a place where you should go if you get the chance, no matter how and that it has to be good."
A pierced poached farm egg poured by our server into a bowl of earthy forest mushrooms and wonderful clean chayote became a rich potage; with toast points, I'd happily eat this every day for breakfast.
Located next to the United Nations and Sutton Place, Le Périgord has always been a draw for ambassadors on a culinary mission, and the affable Messrs. Briquet and their veteran service staff keeps everything the way it has been since the restaurant opened in 50 years ago.
The very first thing I did when I moved permanently to Los Angeles in 1973 was to visit the Santa Monica Pier. Its is an integral part of my Los Angeles life, and I welcome this exciting new culinary addition to the mix. Smell the sea air and enjoy the delicious food.
Everyone has an Italian restaurant you call your own, and, for its location, its warmth and conviviality and its wonderful food, Olio e Più: Trattoria e Enoteca is a place anyone from anywhere might claim after one or two visits.
There's nothing inherently wrong with a forum in which non-professional diners can swap restaurant recommendations. But most online sites are jammed with reviews ranging from laughable to libelous. Here are five fundamentals every reviewer should know.
I can support brutal honesty. I cannot support gleeful cruelty. Inventive? Sure. Over the top? Too much for a generally sober-sided publication. Piercing arrows in critics' quivers? Yes. Thermonuclear weapons? No.