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The Most Underrated Chefs in San Francisco

Heaps of vibrant produce have long inspired San Francisco’s innovative farmers' market-driven cuisine, making it one of America’s best food towns. We feel triumphant every time we snag tickets to …

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The Most Underrated Bars in San Francisco

As the West Coast epicenter of craft cocktails, San Francisco certainly doesn’t suffer from a lack of stellar bars—Trick Dog, Bar Agricole, and Bourbon & Branch being some of the best among…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Aarón Sánchez

Most New Yorkers didn’t know a chipotle pepper from a habanero until pioneering chef Zarela Martinez introduced them to sophisticated regional Mexican cooking. Martinez, a native of Chihuahua,…

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The Most Underrated Chefs in Chicago

We’ve eaten countless permutations of Rick Bayless tacos, fought for a table at Stephanie Izard’s Girl & the Goat, followed Paul Kahan from Blackbird to Nico Osteria and every one of his…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Emeril Lagasse

If you ever flipped on the Food Network in the '90s, long before spiky-haired Guy Fieri and lithe Giada De Laurentiis were hightailing it to diners and whipping up spe-geyhhtt-i, you couldn't…