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2001 Stories by Pamela Robin Brandt

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  • Sushi Transformed

    published December 13, 2001

    To judge by sheer number of outlets, sushi has long been South Beach's favorite food (and I do mean outlets -- one day on the beach, years ago, I... More >>

  • Prime Cut for Doggy Bags

    published December 6, 2001

    It wasn't long after chefs Jan Jorgensen and Soren Bredahl (from long-established Two Chefs restaurant) took over Scotty's gourmet market a year... More >>

  • Seasoning of Saigon

    published November 29, 2001

    Of the nine countries normally referred to as Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Indonesia, and,... More >>

  • Mon, That's Mixed

    published November 22, 2001

    With a name like Jacky Chan's Superbowl, what diners would expect is ramen. And in fact Jacky turns out quite a super bowl of this soup; unlike... More >>

  • What? No Cigar?

    published November 15, 2001

    Since September 11 diners have been holing up at home instead of going out to eat. Not that this survivalist homing instinct has necessarily... More >>

  • Sandwiched Between

    published November 8, 2001

    Its proper name may be the 1909 Café but everybody calls it the 1909 Sandwich Shop, for good reason -- several, actually. One is that... More >>

  • No Boos Here

    published November 1, 2001

    If Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's name is less known nationally than Wolfgang Puck's, it is only because the latter is easier to spell. And also because... More >>

  • Hot Diggity

    published October 25, 2001

    All over New Jersey this time of year, people brave parking-lot-type traffic jams to drive west to the Poconos to see the fall foliage. This is... More >>

  • Good, for Starters

    published October 18, 2001

    Would you compare Norman's to Piola Pizza? Well, neither would I. Each is great at what it is. In fact the only fair way to judge restaurants is... More >>

  • Comfort 'Cue

    published October 4, 2001

    There's been much mention in recent weeks, by food writers, of comfort food. What there hasn't been much of is scientific evidence that any such... More >>

  • Wish Upon a Star

    published September 27, 2001

    It was mere weeks, not the usual months or years, after becoming Wish's executive chef in 1999 that Andrea Curto began garnering national awards... More >>

  • Deli Done Good

    published September 20, 2001

    "Astonish me!" the impresario Diaghilev commanded then-nobody writer Jean Paul Sartre on a Paris street corner back in the Thirties. And... More >>

  • Tricolore Beach

    published September 13, 2001

    From virtually my first stroll down Ocean Drive in the early Nineties, it was apparent that one of the main foreign languages being spoken was... More >>

  • Serious Series Food

    published September 6, 2001

    An authentic version of chau mien as they do it in Canton would be reason enough to patronize any Chinese restaurant. And Gourmet Gourmet's... More >>

  • Features from the Back Lagoon

    published August 30, 2001

    As someone who has earned a living in two pretty damned privileged fields -- writing about food and playing rock music -- I've always felt as if I... More >>

  • The King and Stir-Fry

    published August 23, 2001

    The version of Thai food one encounters at the King and I restaurant is about as real as the vision of Thai culture one encounters in the Rogers &... More >>

  • Bacalao Rules

    published August 16, 2001

    Before even a short vacation in any foreign country, I always try to learn about the food of the place, in the language of the place -- nothing... More >>

  • Subcontinent Kulcha

    published August 2, 2001

    There is nothing like a week in London, home to more than 1500 Indian restaurants, most specializing in dishes never heard of in South Florida, to... More >>

  • Some Yum Fry

    published July 19, 2001

    The first change you notice about the place is its name -- part Chinese, part gay, all cute and commercial, as owner Chong Li (a former... More >>

  • Gilled to Perfection

    published July 12, 2001

    There's no way anyone who lives in Miami doesn't know this rustic whitewashed wooden fish house with the knotty-pine-paneled interior. It's... More >>

  • Tapas All Nippon

    published July 5, 2001

    Even a few words into this review you might already be thinking, "Geez, she sounds a whole lot less moronic this week." And if the strange symbols... More >>

  • The Good Sicilian

    published June 28, 2001

    Located two blocks north of Miracle Mile, informal Italian deli La Gastronomia is easily overlooked. This is not because the food is forgettable... More >>

  • Sweet Danish

    published June 21, 2001

    To most Americans Danish cuisine means three things: herring, lots more herring, and Tuborg beer. And of the three, only the last really has... More >>

  • Classic Indian/Italian Cuisine

    published June 14, 2001

    Until recently when one person in a couple wanted Indian food and the other wanted to grab a sub sandwich, the only solution was divorce. For the... More >>

  • New Italian Eatery, Take Twenty

    published June 7, 2001

    There is no such thing as authentic Italian cuisine, at least not in Italy. That's because until about 150 years ago, there was no such thing as... More >>

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