All Cities: The Classics


The ClassicsDetroit

At 50, Phoenicia Remains Detroit’s Icon Of Middle Eastern Cuisine

Time doesn’t always work against us. Sameer Eid and his Phoenicia restaurant in suburban Detroit are living proof — both…

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The ClassicsNational

Look to a Memphis Landmark to See the Future of American Restaurants

In the summer of last year, I had some very meaningful time off from my chef duties, traveling with my…

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Resy SpotlightNew York

An Impossible Dream Comes True: El Quijote Gets a New Life

There’s customer loyalty. And then there’s El Quijote customer loyalty. When the new partners behind the rebirth of the classic…

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Illustration by Jeannie Phan

Taste MattersNew York

Does Being a Classic Restaurant Mean You Can Never Change?

When El Parador Café opened in 1959, it was one of just a handful of Mexican restaurants in New York…

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The ClassicsChicago

At Lem’s Bar-B-Q, Comfort Comes in a Plaid Paper Boat

We zipped down 75th Street for an early dinner the day that indoor dining reopened in Chicago last year, but…

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The ClassicsChicago

At Miller’s Pub, It’s Tom & Jerry Time Again (And Again)

Any December night for the past 60 years or so, there has been a reliably warming beacon of hope for…

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The ClassicsMiami

A Love Letter to La Camaronera

La Camaronera, where do I begin? We have a long history together. I was born and raised here in Miami.…

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The ClassicsCharleston

The Trick At Bowens Island? Perfect Oysters And a Special Sense of Place

Bowens Island gave me one of the most profound culinary experiences of my life, through a simple oyster. It was…

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The ClassicsNew York

The Family Restaurant That’s Become New York’s Melting Pot for Nearly 50 Years

This March, one of New York City’s most beloved dim sum palaces closed its doors and the city lost a shared piece…

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The ClassicsSan Francisco

How Caring About the Little Things Makes Zuni Café Special

One of my most vivid memories of working at Zuni Café was during Pride weekend. The energy within the walls…

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