Bloomberg's chief food critic. rvines@bloomberg.net.

The 11 Best Tacos in London (Or, Good Mexican Food Is Hard to Find)

bloomberg.com — It's difficult to discover decent Mexican food in London. Even the bad stuff takes some finding. To save you the effort, I went on safari with Mexican colleagues in a hunt for the city's best tacos. We ordered a plate of pork and beef in each restaurant, along with a drink.

India Club London Review: Inexpensive Curries, Extensive History

bloomberg.com — The entrance is discreet, like a speakeasy or a house of ill repute. Spot the small sign outside and you face a steep and winding staircase through lodgings reminiscent of T.S. Eliot's muttering retreats of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels. It's the London of black-and-white movies or Graham Greene.

Paul Bocuse Is a Big Frenching Deal in Global Gastronomy-Top Chefs Explain Why

businessweek.com — Chef Paul Bocuse created the Bocuse d'Or in 1987. As cooking competitions go, it's gladiatorial. Think Iron Chef meets the Olympic Games. Crowds of fans in a grandstand cheer on their nations' chefs in a contest that marries the precision of top-level cooking with the noise and emotion of a sports match.

Spring London Review: Chef Skye Gyngell's Spring Is Seasonal Magic at a Price

businessweek.com — Skye Gyngell is the kind of chef who takes customers with her when she moves restaurant. That's how it looks at her new home, Spring, in Somerset House. The 100-seat dining room has been packed since day one. That's an achievement, particularly as Spring is expensive. Mains cost about 30 pounds ($45).

Clash Bassist Simonon Trades Smashing Guitars for Oils

bloomberg.com — Paul Simonon is famous as the bassist of punk band The Clash, captured destroying his guitar on the cover of the album " London Calling." It's a violent and angry image. So who is this cheeky chappy sitting in front of me, looking very relaxed as he lounges on a chair to discuss his exhibition of paintings that opens today at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London?

Kurobuta London Is More Than a Rock 'n' Roll Nobu: Review

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow A restaurateur friend told me last year that he likes to turn up the volume (and turn down the lighting) in the evenings at a venue where he wants to attract a young crowd. He's not alone in such aural cleansing.

Meet the 90-Year-Old Italian Grandma Behind One of Bologna’s Best Restaurants

bloomberg.com — Francesca Verri rises at 5 a.m. and cycles two kilometers from her home near the Ducati motorcycle factory to work in a trattoria where she spends the day making pasta. Nothing exceptional about that, you might think. But Verri just celebrated a significant birthday. She turned 90 on Dec.

The Coach Is a Top-Flight Gastropub by Top Chef Tom Kerridge: Review

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow January isn't the best of months to eat out. Diners reflect on their Bacchanalian excesses and sink another glass of water. Restaurateurs look across rows of empty tables that were filled with merry guests a few weeks earlier. All the more reason to welcome The Coach, a gastropub more enjoyable than any new U.K.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.blpprofessional.com — It's the first week of the new year, and odds are good you stood on a scale this morning. January is the time most everyone starts new diets, makes lofty resolutions and checks to see if their gym membership still exists.

Where to Eat in Bologna, Italy: Best Restaurants and Delicious Dishes

bloomberg.com — Bologna is a terrific city for dining. It's so compact, you can walk everywhere. The people are friendly. The prices are low. And the restaurants punch so far above their weight, you feel dizzy. The food? It's delicious.
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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

@msagerwilde @nickysauce @yummy_brummie Thank you! I've grown it so that I can feel even more at home at Mission.

Jan 30, 2015

More details on Masala Grill will be available in March and on Chutney Mary in early April 2015.

Jan 30, 2015

Chutney Mary on St James's to feature a bar for 50-60 with informal menus; main dining room to seat 110, plus two private dining rooms.

Jan 30, 2015

Original Chutney Mary site will become Masala Grill, opening in late March after a refurb. It will be informal, with street food and seafood

Jan 30, 2015

Chutney Mary will close on Feb 8 to relocate to 73 St James's Street, where it will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jan 30, 2015

@lucywritesfood Thank you. It was fun and there is a video version coming out.

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