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Beard. What sort of name is that for a restaurant, least of all one serving French-inflected food? And what chef would have the word daubed in orange paint across his front door, on the diagonal no less? One with a quirky sense of humor, ...

More than anything, it is Guiliano's easygoing atmosphere that gives the wine bar its air of authenticity. Finding good cucina with wine to match is not so hard in this city. What impressed us was the level of enthusiasm, the warm welcome and sense ...

The uptown shojin establishments may have the edge in terms of refinement, but Noguchi's food has all the honest virtues of the best home cooking -- unadulterated flavor and, better still, no artificial additives. He also rejects the use of refined sugar, which is ...

Quienquiera is an evening space, for quiet communion over a drink or three. Rather than a place for dining out, it is more a modern incarnation of the kind of izakaya where you snack as you imbibe, and where conversation is the main lubricant.

Trattoria della Lanterna Magica is the quintessential Tokyo neighborhood trattoria. Not just because it is always bustling and friendly, serves excellent, unpretentious cucina and does so at prices that are always affordable, but because it is far enough from the beaten track that it ...

The tapas are simple, solid and masculine. Start with a mixed plate of chorizo and Saitama-made jamon serrano and a saucer of green olives; then try his octopus in wine vinegar. The hot tapas are less successful, but Naito does an excellent cheese platter, ...

“Try to think about parasites without a feeling of fear…” It’s hard to keep parasites alive since they live on other animals, but you can see over 300 preserved specimens here. Make sure to hit the gift shop on the way out — you ...

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