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July 2000


  • Revolutionary Chefs

    New York's best French chefs celebrate Bastille Day.
  • Seven Seafood Tips

  • Shopping Secrets of the East

    A design team searched stores in five Asian cities to find everything from Buddhas to chopsticks for a new Washington, D.C., restaurant.
  • Simple Seafood | recipes from Jasper White

    From chowder to lobster rolls, an expert pays homage to the clam shack.
  • Joy of Not Cooking

    A writer reflects on the art of using a restaurant as your living room.
  • Lowbrow Lists

    Restaurant wine lists with categories like "soft and juicy" and "lush and creamy" are all the rage. A traditionalist decries the trend.
  • Feeding the Blues

    The Mississippi Delta has inspired hundreds of musicians--and at least one chef. Blues enthusiast Michael Lomonaco goes south in search of fried catfish and juke joints.
  • 2000 Restaurant Poll

    Experts vote on the most noteworthy restaurants in 16 North American cities.
  • A Yankee Cookout

    Chef Daniel Bruce went from the backwoods of Maine to a hotel restaurant in Boston without losing his independent spirit. He shows it off at a July 4th barbecue.
  • America's Best New Chefs 2000

  • Beach Bottles

    In regions with gorgeous beaches and great wineries, sand and surf compete with grapevines and barrels.
  • Best New Wine Lists | 2000

    Honoring the 10 most original, food-friendly, value-conscious new restaurant wine lists in America.
  • Staff Only

    Even high-powered patrons like Al Gore can't get a seat at The Inn at Little Washington's fun, informal staff meals. With eight recipes.
  • The Coolest Pop Star

    As a powerful icon of the season, the cherry Popsicle is summer on a stick.
  • The Parent Trap

    Everyone, it seems, is busy having babies--even chefs. Three new parents with more talent than time share speedy recipes.


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