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Gracias Madre: Gratefully vegan Mexican Food in San Francisco’s Mission District

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Looking for great Mexican food in San Francisco? Head to Gracias Madre in the Mission District. Gracias Madre sits in an area that’s filled with small taco shops, panaderias, and family-owned Mexican restaurants. Like its neighbors, Gracias Madre caters to those who want the flavors of traditional Mexican dishes  — enchiladas, empanadas, tamales, and quesadillas. But unlike other Mexican restaurants in San Francisco’s Mission District, Gracias Madre’s cuisine is all…

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…