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Hot Chocolate

1. Clementine The well-balanced cocoa here is grand: Just a whiff of cinnamon punches through chocolate that’s rich but altogether drinkable—by which we mean you won’t go into hyperglycemic shock if...

Brasserie 2.0

In the front room of Comme Ça, David Myers’s sleek new brasserie, a young man with an Auden-in-Berlin haircut leans toward a woman snug in a Day-Glo alpaca scarf....

Bubbles

Photograph by Shutterstock1. Mel & Rose Owner Shawn Banayan suggests Duval Leroy’s 1996 Femme ($73 for 500 ml.) for its lingering finish. Alternative: Drappier NV Brut ($37.99)....

Malaysian Cuisine

As an ancient crossroads for the world’s spice trade and a rich source of tin and rubber, Malaysia has drawn waves of immigrants over the centuries, and all of...

Moscow Mule

Photograph by Jessica Boone1. Tam O’Shanter Inn The first Moscow Mule was made with Smirnoff and served in copper cups. Tradition is not forgotten here: Your choice...

Gourmet To-Go

On the idealized holiday table, stemware sparkles, elegant candles are lit, and elaborate dishes, made from recipes collected throughout the year, are spooned from matching platters. In reality, chances...

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is our national bird, a gastronomic symbol that many regions take pride in calling their own. Southerners are apt to claim that the stove-top technique, which renders...

Meatball Sub

Photograph by Edmund Barr1. Bay Cities Italian DeliAn impressive meat-to-roll ratio makes this a standout. Sidestep the deli line, head to the hot-food counter to order,...

Mexican Seafood

Photograph by Edmund BarrMexico’s 6,000 miles of coastline touch the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the gulfs of California and Mexico, all of which inspire the...

Pancakes

Photograph by Jessica BooneThe specialties of American pancake gastronomy—including those of Flapjack Joe and Aunt Jemima—tend to be smothered in butter and syrup, sometimes topped...