jane and michael stern

chefs + restaurants

Cheap Eats Across America

Our Roadfood experts reveal where they go for a good meal at the right price in every state—plus D.C.

The Best Roast-Beef Sandwich on Earth

Lovers of roast-beef sandwiches seek out Chicago’s Italian beef and Philadelphia’s cheesesteak. Least appreciated (outside Louisiana) but best of all is the roast-beef po’ boy....
April 2009

Czech, Please

What do you call a breakfast Danish that’s been to charm school? A Czech kolache.
March 2009

Say Cheesesteak

Everyone has an opinion on where you can find the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Including us.
January 2009

Circles of Heaven

Hell’s Kitchen is like a little piece of heaven on earth.
December 2008

Still Saucy After All These Years

These 11 joints were already on the map when Gourmet debuted in 1941—and they’re still worth a detour today.
October 2008

St. Augustine, Florida: Datil Be Fine

Minorcan clam chowder may look a lot like its Manhattan cousin, but that’s where the similarities end.
August 2008

Birds of Paradise

The fried chicken at Price’s Chicken Coop in North Carolina may be the best in the South.
July 2008

'Cue the Smoke

Texas is brisket territory, but it is no lone-meat state. Pit-cooked sausage is also required eating, especially in the barbecue shrines south and east of Austin.
June 2008

On A Roll

Two Atlantic City institutions—one an Italian bakery, the other a venerable sub shop—provide all the ingredients for sandwich synergy.
April 2008
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