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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Read about the enduring work of the restaurant industry’s thriving small businesses.

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Christmas Is Brief, Tamales Are Forever

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How Five San Francisco Restaurants Have Survived Decades of Ups and Downs

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The Natural Wine Subculture Is Quietly Reinventing Dallas Wine Lists

You won’t always find it denoted on the menu, so here’s where to look

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A Decades-Old Haitian Bakery Gets a New Life

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More Masala, Less Latte

South Asia’s second-wave chai culture has steeped into America’s mainstream — and it’s breaking out of the boxes (and syrups and concentrates) you might recognize

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Despite Politics and a Pandemic, Miami’s Drag Community Shines On

Local venues and performers navigate challenges to keep the spirit of Miami’s drag scene alive and thriving

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DFW’s Champions of Chai

Three women who are leading the charge in putting chai on the Metroplex’s caffeine map

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In Gentrifying Highland Park, an Inclusive Market Caters to Old and New Neighbors Alike

Carla’s Fresh Market combines the utility of a big-box grocery store, the whimsy of a well-curated shoppy shop, and the unbeatable freshness of farmers markets

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The Hottest Dessert Shop in SGV Sells Coconut Sweets in Every Way Imaginable

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Diwali Offers the Perfect Excuse to Indulge in Fragrant, Syrup-Soaked Gulab Jamuns

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Sourdough Dreams Come True at Mother in Asheville

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Why Are Miami Omakases So Damn Expensive?

It’s about more than just the fish

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In Koreatown, Generations of Soul

With older restaurant owners retiring, it’s up to the next generation to preserve one of LA’s best dining neighborhoods

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At Joodooboo, Banchan Gets a California Spin

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How the Heritage Table Became a ‘Restaurant Following a Vision’

Owner and chef Rich Vana on its evolution away from chasing success to become a different kind of restaurant

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Meet the Restaurateur Who Helped Shape the Koreatown of Queens

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A Modern Chicano Diner Arrives at Montebello’s Buzzy Food Hall

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How an Austin Baker Supports Her Home Country of Ukraine Through Basque Cheesecakes

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The Restaurant of the Future Shares a Home

Dame Collective, home to concepts like Clandestino and Chelo, wants to try to make the restaurant industry more sustainable by sharing resources among chefs

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‘It Was My Musical Home’

Local bands mourn the loss of beloved restaurant, bar, and music venue Atwood’s Tavern in East Cambridge, which is shutting down after 16 years

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Ask Eater Dallas: Which Expensive Omakase Service Should I Try?

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Guava, Peanuts, Curry, and Roti: The Flavors and Techniques That Bind Philly’s Most Popular Cuisines

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South Austin Food Truck Honors the Vietnamese Region of the Mekong Delta

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A Family-Owned Vegan Taqueria Arrives in Andersonville

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The ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Restaurant Gets a New Name Honoring Horror Director

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Berkeley’s Booming Pizza Scene Continues to Fire Up With This Star Pizzaiola’s Debut Restaurant

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Why So Many Restaurants Want to Be a Luncheonette Right Now

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Island Soul’s Mouth-Watering New Caribbean Spot Is Finally Here

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Why Some of Austin’s Most Exciting Restaurants Can Be Found in Hotels

Austin hotel restaurants are going beyond just being an easy place for guests to refuel with good food, drinks, and hospitality

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This Downey Strip Mall Spot Serves LA’s Best New Mariscos, Full Stop

El Muelle 8 from Culiacán has opened a branch in Downey with barra fría and barra caliente specialties in a strip mall

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Boston’s Latest Public Transit Extension Brings New Diners to Nearby Restaurants

Small business owners say they’ve seen more customers in the months since the $2.3 billion Green Line Extension debuted, but staffers still struggle with commuting issues

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Ba Sa Is Bringing Its Incredible Wontons to Phocific Standard Time