Category: Asian food

The New Normal

While no one can accurately predict what the long range economic effect of the Coronavirus will be on the restaurant industry, individual owners and restaurant groups agree that change is a certainty. After a career in banking, Julia Zhu, together with partner and veteran restaurateur Howard Davis, opened Bar Roma, a casual Italian restaurant in... Read more »

Graze, The French Market, North Pond and Bits

Graze Until I tasted the oat milk cappuccino with vanilla at Graze (1632 W Division), I’d summarily dismissed all of the alternative milks, juices and waters. But as I reminded myself, there’s a growing market out there that embraces these same options, and if I’m going to write about the current food scene, I have... Read more »

Where to Eat and What to Drink

The Table at Crate From the clean lines of its tableware to the cutting edge design of its furniture, Crate & Barrel celebrates the beauty in everyday objects. It’s an aesthetic with broad-based appeal, and it marries well with chef Bill Kim’s (Urban Belly) culinary style and with the menu he’s created for The Table... Read more »

Cocktails, Noodles, and Zoodles

Wow Bao Wow Bao tweaked the venerable Asian bao bun and took it mainstream. Soft, round and steamed-as opposed to fried, sauteed, or boiled-a traditional bao has a savory filling. But while teriyaki beef and roast pork are still Wow Bao’s best selling bao, the menu, like the chain, is expanding. As part of market... Read more »