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Root in New Orleans; Charleston's Peninsula Grille

Root, New Orleans.
Root, New Orleans.
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End-of-week reviews: Tom Sietsema falls for the Italian charms of Fiola in DC, where "The Milan-based movie I Am Love wasn't shot [but] could have been." Brett Anderson gives four beans (they have beans in New Orleans, instead of stars) to Root, and writes "At the moment, no kitchen is creating more startling food." And Robert Moss heads to Charleston's Peninsula Grille, which has remained true to its fine dining pedigree in the era of Sean Brock and hyper-Southern cuisine: "It felt like the cuisine of an earlier era, when soccer moms drove massive black Escalades, and we all bought boats with second mortgages on our ever-appreciating houses. "

Washington, DC:
Washington Post/Tom Sietsema: Fiola, three stars

Las Vegas
Las Vegas City Life/Al Mancini: Simpatico

New Orleans
The Times-Picayune/Brett Anderson: Root, four beans

Charleston
Charleston City Paper/Robert Moss: Peninsula Grille

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