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Mads Refslund, a cofounder of Noma, the mothership of New Nordic cuisine and the pinnacle of luxury dining, bases his dream restaurant on a decade-old idea: Locally sourced ingredients are paired with wood or ice.

ILIS

A neon sign glows at night. In the ancient Egyptian Motor Hotel lobby, chef Lawrence “LT” Smith brings carnal ecstasy to new Mexican cuisine with Chilte.

CHILTE

Rainbows occur when sunlight hits a glass just right. Right-time-meeting love.

LOM WONG

Elegant dinner in Napa wine country is as vital as a power sleep after a day of vineyard touring.

AURO

Chef Geoff Davis urges us to rethink soul food (it's not all heavy) and California cuisine (it's not all figs).

BURDELL

Chefs say they want you to feel at home at their restaurants, but it's different when you actually do.

NOIRE

Dalida, in a lovely brick structure in San Francisco's Presidio national park, with a huge menu that celebrates all eastern Mediterranean and Levantine cultures and foodways.

DALIDA

I wish I had more LA pals so I could order everything from chef Brian Dunsmoor's menu at his lively Glassell Park restaurant.

DUNSMOOR

Do not worry. In the correct place. The street may see a fast-food drive-through, but Hitokuchi is in the rear.

HITOKUCHI

Chef John Wesley wonders how much he can do with the bare minimum in the dark, melancholy, high-ceilinged, concrete-walled kitchen.

KILN

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