Month: April 2016

NYC - Agern

Agern Reservations on Reserve

AGERN offers Nordic-inspired a la carte dishes and tasting menus using local ingredients and traditional Scandinavian techniques from acclaimed Danish chef and restaurateur Claus Meyer in Grand Central Terminal. Light wood, modern black chairs and brass pendant light fixtures define the chic, Nordic-meets-NYC space. A strong all-American wine list is available.

Matzah.

How to Eat During Passover: 5 Things to Know

Passover has arrived, and so have all the foods that come with it! The annual holiday, which commemorates the liberation of the Jews from slavery, begins with a Passover seder and lasts for eight days thereafter. During this time, there are a lot of traditional dishes that people enjoy and a few that are forbidden. Read on for all the food ins and outs you should know.

Photo provided by Pläj.

Roberth Sundell on Smorgasbords & His Favorite Food Group

Swedish-born chef Roberth Sundell runs Pläj, the only restaurant in San Francisco dedicated to Scandinavian fare. Pronounced “play,” the eatery opened in 2012 and offers Nordic classics like herring, whitefish and potato dumplings, as well as Swedish specialties (elk and lingonberries make proud appearances on the menu). Sundell’s passion for his native cuisine and love of local ingredients is a boon to the Bay Area’s large Scandinavian community, not to mention SF foodies looking to stretch their palates. We caught up with him on his favorite food group, holiday smorgasbords and why caviar in a tube is a (good) thing.

Pastoral Reservations

Pastoral Reservations on Reserve

PASTORAL dishes out Neapolitan pizzas, handcrafted pastas — which can be prepared gluten-free — and other Italian fare. The bustling, relaxed vibe is made modern by the rustic-industrial decor, featuring concrete floors, brick walls and garage doors. A mostly Italian wine list, plus creative cocktails and draft beers, are offered.

Sushi Tsujita

6 Super Good Seafood Dishes in LA

We’re almost halfway through spring, which means summer’s right around the corner! Since a little light seafood is perfect for getting us all beach-season ready, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite SoCal fish dishes. Here are 6 in LA that you’ll get along with swimmingly:

Philadelphia - DanDan

DanDan Reservations on Reserve

DANDAN serves dan dan noodles (a spicy Chinese Sichuan specialty), vegetable dishes and other Asian-inspired small and large plates. An oversized mural of hanging noodles and a few decorative lanterns outfit the otherwise minimalist, industrial space. Six beers and a smart cocktail list are served from the ground floor bar.