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Jun 15, 2012

Party crashing in Aspen

This is part of NRN's special coverage of the 2012 Food & Wine Classic....More
May 23, 2012

Americans look to beverages' healthful attributes

We seem to be O.K. with drinking our medicine....More
May 09, 2012

Beard 2012

Well, I did slightly better in predicting the winners of the Beard Awards....More
Mar 20, 2012

Picks for 2012 James Beard Award winners

Bret Thorn's 2012 James Beard Awards picks....More
Jan 17, 2012

I knew I'd come across Dr. Romera before...

Romera New York, too pretentious for its own good....More
Dec 29, 2011

Self-promotion that would make Stephen Colbert blush

Bret Thorn gets quoted by other media outlets....More
Nov 15, 2011

Why they served French wine at an Italian luncheon

Avoiding a spat over pairing Italian prosciutto, cheeses with wine....More
Oct 31, 2011

On fire, pizza and authenticity

Neapolitan pizzerias overrun New York's slice scene....More
Sep 28, 2011

Chain restaurant workers really can cook

Turns out many kitchen workers at chain restaurants are really good cooks....More
Aug 25, 2011

Times Square kiosk awardees come forward

Rickshaw Dumpling, Nuchas, Snack Box and Salumè opening kiosks in Times....More
Aug 19, 2011

Family and friends night and Frankies 570 Spuntino

Frankies 570 is West Village hip, chic....More
Aug 15, 2011

What to do with an oversized zucchini

Zucchini seeds create an unexpected dish....More
Aug 11, 2011

Quick-service chains make food that's fun

Popeyes, Burger King and Moe's debut playful new items....More
Aug 09, 2011

Bluefin jerky

Turning a typically unused part of the fish into jerky....More
Aug 01, 2011

Cheesecake war

Who has better cheesecake, Philadelphia or New York?....More

Bret Thorn

Bret Thorn is responsible for reporting on culinary trends in foodservice for Nation's Restaurant News. He joined NRN in 1999, after spending about five years as a journalist in Thailand, where...
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Food Writer's Diary is a blog written by Bret Thorn, senior food editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, which covers culinary trends and his adventures.

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