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Bix, San Francisco

Bix, San Francisco

Bix is the kind of place you thought existed only in the movies; it is a truer-than-life supper club. Cocktails and wines are given equal prominence on the menu--does anyone even …

June 1, 1993
Smith & Wollensky, New York City

Smith & Wollensky, New York City

Almost nothing disturbs tradition at Smith & Wollensky, one of New York City's premier steakhouses. The deep, burnished gleam of the wooden bar welcomes the droves that gather …

June 1, 1993
California's Great Reds

California's Great Reds

Wine and surfing. Those two pastimes captured my fancy in the summer of '74. Not much came of my surfing career. By the time I'd more or less mastered the sport of long-boarding, …

June 1, 1993
The Reign of Larry Laoretti

The Reign of Larry Laoretti

Looking for Senior PGA golfer Larry Laoretti on a sodden, sullen evening in North Miami Beach, the search ends up on Biscayne Boulevard. Such a melodic, fanciful name, a name …

June 1, 1993
Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, France

Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, France

Biarritz is tucked away on the Bay of Biscay in southwest France. Known for more than a century as the "queen of resorts and the resort of kings," the small but elegant seaside …

June 1, 1993
Stars, San Francisco

Stars, San Francisco

Stars restaurant owner Jeremiah Tower sees no contradiction in serving roasted squab with shiitake mushrooms and sesame noodles on the same menu with a Partagas Limited Reserve …

March 1, 1993
Windows on the World, New York City

Windows on the World, New York City

The view. The wine list. The cigar policy. The cuisine. That's the order of things at Windows on the World, New York's highest restaurant. The dining center (it's more than just …

March 1, 1993
Yuca, Miami

Yuca, Miami

You have to wonder after eating at Yuca in Miami what would have become of the great kitchens of Havana if their chefs had not given up their toques and kitchen whites for …

March 1, 1993
Hine Cognac

Hine Cognac

It's late afternoon on the Quai de L'Orangerie in Jarnac, a small commercial town straddling the Charente River, which glides gently through the Cognac region in southwest France. …

March 1, 1993