THE FOOD LIFE
Why did we recently invite four of the most talented young chefs in Providence to Phoenix headquarters?
Was it because that specific day - Monday, July 7 - was the second in 2014 Providence Restaurant Weeks, when local chow spots, from Andino's to XO, lure in guests with prix fixe deals? Was it because one of the chefs we invited - Ben Sukle, of downtown's mind-shattering, birch - was recently named a 2014 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist in the "Best Chef: Northeast" category? Was it because, last year, Sukle's pal and fellow Johnson & Wales alum, James Mark, landed a Boston Globe review for his restaurant, north, that began, "Maybe once a year, if I'm lucky, I get to eat somewhere that blows my mind. I just got my taste for 2013"? ... Read more>