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An Expert's Guide to Where to Eat Steak

F&W contributor and meat-obsessed man-about-town Josh Ozersky already shared the 7 sins that many steak houses commit. He also made some positive points about what to look for in a great steak house. Finally, his shortlist of where to actually eat perfect steak. Click through the slideshow for nine steak houses that are doing it right.

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Chefpocalypse

Landon Schoenefeld’s Magic Bread

Magic Bread

F&W asked chefs around the country how they would prepare for an apocalyptic situation, a la The Road. Some went for luxury goods—others focused on survival. Here, comfort food-aficionado Landon Schoenefeld of Minneapolis’s Haute Dish relies on the supernatural and the super indulgent for survival.

“I would need a really nice salt and definitely olive oil,” he says. First, he'd have to track down a Lembas baker. “Hopefully, I’d find some magical bread that would never get stale to eat with a nice stinky French cheese. A lobe of foie gras couldn’t hurt, and maybe some Twinkies.”

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Drink This Now

The Deadly Nightshade Cocktail and More Vegetal Party Drinks

The Deadly Nightshade

From garlic beer to kale cocktails, vegetables are taking over the bar. The latest example is the Deadly Nightshade, an eggplant-based drink at New York’s Henry, A Liquor Bar. “I’ve always been of the opinion that nothing’s out of bounds in a cocktail as long as it’s edible,” says its creator Ryan Chetiyawardana. READ MORE >>

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Restaurant Rules

Put Your Phone Down at Restaurants

Put Your Phone Down at Restaurants

Recently, the New York Times reported on the “phone stack” game: When you go out to eat, everyone must put their cells in the middle of the table. Whoever is first to give in to the urge to check their device has to pay for dinner. Here are several places in sync with the phone stack game. >>

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Kitchen Design Tips

An Ultra-Practical, Bistro-Style Kitchen

A blogger's bistro-style kitchen.

At just 170 square feet, this St. Paul kitchen proves a space doesn't have to be enormous to be enviable—or functional. Food blogger and Francophile Eileen Troxel transformed her formerly dark, drafty kitchen without making it any bigger. She simply rearranged the layout, increasing her counter space from less than two feet to nearly 20 feet. Now she has plenty of room to cook and photograph dishes for Passions to Pastry, her blog on livingtastefully.weebly.com. Frequent trips to France inspired the creamy color palette and Old World materials, like statuary marble, which she used for the countertops and shelves. She left the shelves open to show off her collection of French porcelain and copper cookware. "I use all of those pieces a lot, so the pot hooks and open shelves are perfect," she says. Troxel entertains often and is looking forward to cooking for a big group on Thanksgiving. "Now there's room for everyone to be in the kitchen with me," she says.

How to Create the Look

1. Marble Shelves The five-foot-long shelves are made from the same statuary marble as the counters. The ornate wrought-iron shelf supports are by Rachiele. $120 each; rachiele.com

2. Tiles To add texture to the neutral color palette, Troxel installed easy-to-find, 3-by-6-inch Carrera marble tiles in a herringbone pattern on the walls.

3. Island The custom stainless steel table is 30 inches high, "the perfect height for me to roll and knead dough," she says, while the six-inch butcher block is just right for chopping.

4. Storage Troxel used to keep potatoes and onions in baskets on the floor. Now they are tucked away on tracks inside one of the cabinets.

5. Cabinets "I've admired this color scheme for years in magazines," says Troxel, who used Coastal Fog by Benjamin Moore to paint her custom-made Shaker-style cabinetry. rustynailwoodcraft.com

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