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  1. Working through the Grand Baby Beef at La Cabaña requires attitude and endurance. Truly committed patrons of this Buenos Aires institution forgo side dishes, concentrating instead on the 4-inch-thick...
  2. Manhattan diners who fondly recall Cello, Laurent Tourondel’s seafood house that won raves when it opened in 1999 but later succumbed to post–9/11 economic pressures, will be pleased to learn that...
  3. The ritualized use of sweets, primarily in the form of calorie-laden desserts, to mark the special occasions in our lives is an activity that can engender the conflicting emotions of guilt and...
  4. You do not walk, stroll, or saunter when entering Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, the chef’s fabled three-star restaurant in Paris. Au contraire, according to one advisory from the Ducasse...
  5. Hogtown, Toronto the good, or just plain T.O.—whichever nickname described this town in the past no longer adequately characterizes the ethnically diverse, sophisticated metropolis that is now Canada...
  6. Nineteenth-century British designer Christopher Dresser worked against the grain of his more prominent Arts and Crafts contemporaries. Spurning conformance to the costly tradition of handcrafting,...
  7. Selecting a wine opener is a task that illustrates a universal dilemma: too many choices. Does one opt for a Rabbit, a screwpull, prongs, wings, or a table-mounted or pneumatic model? Does a...
  8. Sunday brunch at the Breakers hotel and resort in Palm Beach, Fla., delivers the requisite platters laden with Brobdingnagian shrimp and yards of tempting desserts. It also has caviar, sushi, and...
  9. In the cult of sybaritic excess, three vices take precedence over all others and, among the initiated, excite the most effusive debate. They are Scotch malt whisky, cigars, and the steak. In the...
  10. For nearly 170 years, farmers have climbed the steep slopes of the Ospina coffee plantation in Colombia’s volcanic highlands of Antioquia. Here, under the canopy of a tropical mountain forest, the...

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