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Robert Lurie

Craves Soul Food – Charleston, SC [CLOSED]

Bailey and I tried a new soul food restaurant, Craves Soul Food, the other night–it was very good. It’s right at the end of the Cooper River Bridge on North Meeting. In talking to...
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Bottega – Yountville, CA

Made it to Bottega in Yountville. Had a wonderful lunch and chatted briefly with Michael Chiarello about his interview, Bottega, and his “Top Chef Masters” experience. Loved the sardine app and the half Cornish...
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Jujube – Chapel Hill, NC

Asian fusion in North Carolina’s Research Triangle doesn’t sound promising, but then on second thought given the huge academic/research population in the area maybe it does make sense. In any case we tried Jujube,...
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Summerton Diner – Summerton, SC

We stopped at Summerton Diner (SC) on our way up Route 95. Found out about it in Roadfood–they were on target with this one. It’s a basic meat and three with classic small town...

Wild Olive – Johns Island, SC

I just ate at Wild Olive, the new Italian restaurant on Johns Island from the owners of the Fat Hen. It was an overall good experience–a lively attractive scene, good versions of classic northern...
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Trattoria Lucca – Charleston, SC [CLOSED]

Tonight we ate at Trattoria Lucca/strong>, the new Tuscan place in Charleston run by Ken Vedrinski [chef-owner of Sienna on nearby Daniel Island]. It was terrific. We had a bunch of different small plate...