Meet the man who raised your dinner: LouisJohn Slagel has taken the lead in reinventing his family business, Slagel Family Farm, growing its restaurant client list to 65 from four.
A mild winter produced a glut of lobster, which is showing up in pizza, mashed potatoes, risotto and more. Read more here.
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Cuisine is indisputably the main event at any restaurant, but even the most strident epicurean will concede that setting matters.
Above: The interior of GT Fish & Oyster, which she designed
Dining Guide: Piccolo Sogno Due
At midday, bright and lively options at Piccolo Sogno Due include the cicoria ($10) salad, featuring tender grilled calamari paired with lots of fresh basil; the bold herbal background works beautifully with radicchio and an invigorating splash of lemon juice. Read more here.