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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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Cafe la Maude

Recommended by: Greg Vernick (Chef/Owner, Vernick Food & Drink)

With cozy, modern vibes, it’s a much cheaper form of transportation to Europe. The French-Lebanese menu allows for tastes of each culture or a combination of the two. This under-the-radar cafe is a great place for brunch, particularly by way of the specially brewed La Colombe coffee. How about some weekend decadence? Bring along a [...]

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One Shot Coffee

Recommended by: Marc Vetri (Chef/Owner, Vetri Ristorante)

The smell of gourmet coffee and homemade baked goods permeate this charming cafe that offers a well-crafted menu of New American fare. The delicious weekend brunch features a bevy of international classics with innovative twists. Family heirlooms, furniture by local artisans, and industrial antiques are scattered throughout the spot, giving it a relaxing atmosphere. www.1shotcoffee.com

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The Standard Tap

Recommended by: Marc Vetri (Chef/Owner, Vetri Ristorante)

This tavern offers a bevy of draft-only beers and reinvented American fare. The constantly changing menu delivers innovative pub favorites, using seasonal and local ingredients to elevate the dishes. The pub offers three different spaces and atmospheres to enjoy the brews and fare; a lively downstairs, a cozy fireplace-laden second floor, and a beautiful rooftop [...]