Dream World Many people fantasize about opening their own restaurant. Here's the story of one remarkable couple who actually did it.
The Urge To Splurge A passionate defense of the $6 box of salt, the $8 jar of tuna, the $4 block of butter and other seeming indulgences that are completely worth the cost--with the recipes to prove it.
The $80 Dinner Party Thrift is the theme at a wonderful--and wonderfully cheap--dinner party for eight cohosted by star chef Gary Danko and Pottery Barn design guru Celia Tejada.

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Speaking Out: Blind Faith An author discovers that as he loses his eyesight, he begins to rely more on food--not just to provide pleasure and sustenance, but to help fend off the spiritual darkness.
Wine Bars of Rome

A writer eats her way through the eternal city's newest wine bars and, between rapturous meals, discovers why these places are sending out shock waves through the Italian restaurant scene.

Where to Eat For $25 or Under in...

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Quick Recipes from Scott Ehrlich In a kitchen the size of an empanada, chef Scott Ehrlich of aKa Cafe is bringing his quick and creative dishes--all under $12--to New York City's Lower East Side.
Drinks: Milwaukee Untapped With cracked vinyl, plastic flowers and the occasional polka band, Milwaukee's best bars are tiny strongholds of authenticity in a world full of imitation.