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Spring 2015 Preview: Things to Eat, Drink, and Do

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As the weather finally starts to heat up, so does the culinary landscape: In the coming weeks, expect a slew of springtime events, new entertainment options, and (most crucially to food and drink fans) an onslaught of new restaurant and bar openings that are sure to keep the buzz going through Memorial Day and beyond.

Nationwide, wood-fired cooking, Spanish-influenced tapas, and cheffy fried chicken remain go-to trends, but this spring, expect fine-dining chefs to go casual en masse: New restaurants by Grant Achatz, Joshua Skenes, David Chang, and Matt McCallister promise more accessible fare, as do the many chef-driven stalls popping up in food halls. On the events circuit, the annual Coachella music festival ups its food game with actual tasting menus by the likes of Roy Choi and Kris Morningstar, while other events like the Cultivate Festival and the Sweetlife Festival similarly mash-up the worlds of music and food. Rejoice everyone: Spring is here; find the best ways to celebrate its arrival below.



    WHERE TO EAT THIS SPRING

  1. Yaroshuk/Shutterstock

    THE 49 BUZZIEST RESTAURANT OPENINGS

    Here's an in-depth look at the joy and the madness that will surround the nation's 49 most anticipated restaurant openings, from Atlanta to Seattle and beyond.


  2. WHAT TO DO THIS SPRING

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    27 ESSENTIAL FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

    Behold the culinary events, conferences, and festivals that will encourage celebrity-chef schmoozing and all-you-can-eat everything.


  4. WHAT TO WATCH THIS SPRING

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    THIS SPRING IN MUST-SEE FOOD TV

    Where to tune in this spring to catch Bourdain, Zimmern, Tosi — and one made-for-TV movie about chocolate chip murder mysteries.


  6. WHAT TO DRINK THIS SPRING

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    16 MOST ANTICIPATED BAR OPENINGS

    Whether you're seeking cocktails, wine, or beer, here are the 16 bars that will soon be added to your springtime drinking itineray.

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