Food & Drink

Five Finds on Friday:  Tomas Rahal of MAS Tapas

Five Finds on Friday: Tomas Rahal of MAS Tapas

On Fridays, we feature five finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Tomas Rahal of MAS Tapas, who focused on some of his current daytime favorites.  Rahal’s picks: 1)  Double Macchiato from Shenandoah Joe.  “Sometimes this is a meal, others a reward.  Perfect pitch by the baristas at Shen Joe.” 2)  Blueberry […]

Owner Mark Gresge says the main philosophy of l’étoile is to make guests happy. “They chose us,” he said. Photo: Elli Williams

Star of the show: Now 20, l’étoile keeps shining

Gourmet food is moving downscale. The work of talented chefs is increasingly available to diners who don’t wish to dress up or pay a small fortune for a good meal. While the proliferation of inexpensive, casual, high quality restaurants has generally been a good thing, one downside is the squeezing out of a dying breed—a […]