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Elizabeth Street Café (Austin): Heavy on the Vietnamese and light on the French, a South Austin spot offers a welcome melding of cuisines

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Chefs Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman use French touches in their upscale takes on classic Vietnamese fare.

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Elizabeth Street Café (Austin): Two chefs develop a recipe for design at a bright and beautiful French-Vietnamese eatery

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A popular restaurant team draws design inspiration from the bygone cafés of Vietnam as well as modern French cafés.

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Allium (Chicago): Chef Kevin Hickey moves out of the world of fine dining and into a world of fun

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Chef Kevin Hickey spent years in the fine-dining world, but now he enjoys filling the room with people who crave his playful, accessible fare.

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Allium (Chicago): A hotel restaurant undergoes a season of change and gets a whole new look in the process

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A design team turns a staid and traditional hotel fine-dining restaurant into a lively, energetic hot spot.

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Sorry to keep you waiting!

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Sorry for the delay. Fine will be back with an all-new series beginning Wednesday.

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Congress (Austin): Star chef David Bull’s multi-course, prix-fixe dinners are hot in this chilled-out town

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Congress’ executive chef, David Bull, has garnered national acclaim for his transcendent prix-fixe dinners.

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Congress (Austin): A top fine-dining destination brings casual elegance to this easygoing capital city

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A sophisticated, high-end eatery was designed to make laid-back Austinites feel at ease.

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Greetings from Austin,Texas

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Fine is on a research trip in the ATX. See y’all next week!

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Trenchermen (Chicago): The brothers Sheerin have a hearty appetite for creative, innovative flavors

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Brothers Mike and Pat Sheerin are drawing crowds and top reviews for their carefully crafted, yet playful, fare.

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