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Park City’s Riverhorse restaurant delights vegetarians and omnivores alike

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To chance upon a restaurant like Riverhorse might just be a vegetarian’s dream. Nestled on Park City, Utah’s historic Main Street, Riverhorse is easy to pass by, with only a sign above the street alerting pedestrians to its presence. But Riverhorse — an eclectic American eatery — is definitively not a restaurant to miss out on. With two expansive dining rooms that open up to high ceilings, artful hanging lights and lovely…

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner is a Wisconsin institution

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Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, the flagship restaurant of the Food Fight restaurant group, has been an institution in Madison, Wisconsin for more than 20 years, and is consistently voted the best vegetarian menu and best breakfast in the city. Restaurateur Monty Schiro opened the diner in 1994 with a vision to bring local food and a greater sense of community to the near east side of Madison. Housed in a…

Roasted cauliflower from The Monarch Room

Manhattan’s Monarch Room rethinks farm-to-table cuisine

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Any restaurant that’s worth its greens these days praises its menu as farm-to-table. But what’s the alternative—factory to table?  And why ask? While we diners often fantasize that the bright heirloom corn and fancy-shaped tomatoes on our plates travelled directly from the farmers’ hands to the chef’s cutting board, this is often not the case. Plenty of middlemen, vendors, handlers, and buyers interfere in between. A 200-seat restaurant may have…

All the Salads Jessica Spengler

Israel’s veggie-centric cuisine defies its carnivorous reputation

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When many people think of Israeli cuisine, their minds shift immediately to freshly fried falafel balls and juicy schwarma meat spinning tantalizingly over heat, both stuffed in a pita and loaded with white sauce. While these tasty foods are certainly staples of Israeli street food, assuming Israeli dinners subsist on these greasy dishes is like believing that Americans fill up on pizza and hot dogs. On a trip to Israel…

Andrew Whitcomb, Colonie chef

Brooklyn’s Colonie restaurant bursts with farm-to-table flair

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As you walk into Brooklyn’s Colonie restaurant, you’re welcomed into a serene space accented with exposed brick, reclaimed barn wood and a green wall practically exploding with live greens. It’s a serene space totally removed from the chaos of Atlantic Avenue. The menu at this “farm-to-table” restaurant is determined by what farmers have to offer. Chef Andrew Whitcomb, who has been in charge of Colonie’s kitchen for the past year,…