I have this ritual: after I have an audition in NY, I treat myself to a glass of wine at the restaurant down the street from my agency. The twist here is that this post-audition tipple is at the bar of Eleven Madison Park, ranked as the 4th best restaurant in the world, and consistently garnering 3 Michelin stars.
Chef John Tesar’s new Dallas-based restaurant, Knife, is easily at the top of the totem pole of meat-centric restos in the lone star state. This means it’s on another level of carnivorous complexity – come on y’all, Texans know their steak, and Tesar’s spot is bustling every night for very good reason).
He may call himself a simple Southern boy from the Florida Panhandle (or the “Redneck Riviera” as he lovingly refers to it), but Chef Jeff McInnis has been killing it on the New York culinary scene ever since he and his partner/girlfriend, and fellow Top Chef contestant, Chef Janine Booth, opened Root & Bone in the East Village six months ago.
There are few chefs or cooks that just make us squeal with delight. Cecilia Chiang is one of them. After watching the documentary, Soul of a Banquet, about her and hearing Alice Waters sing her praises, I just had to find a way to hear her answers for The Tig’s Chefs Talks.
Portland may be the butt of many a hipster joke (here’s looking at you, Portlandia), but its food culture—with an emphasis on locally sourced and high quality ingredients—is nothing to scoff at.
There’s a serious buzz around San Miguel de Allende—and for a good reason. People are flocking to the city in Mexico for its incredible art, friendly community, and most of all, for its delicious food.