Tag Archives: Karen Urie Shields

Musings – Where Are The Destination Restaurants of North America?

Three stars reward exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients. Worth a special journey. – the Michelin Guide
Restaurants don’t need to be difficult to get to to be “worth a […]

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Blog Find – Chefs John B. Shields & Karen Urie

They made themselves known in the food world despite cooking in nearly as difficult a location to get to in the United States as they could find. It was well worth the trip once you made it to Town House. […]

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Chefs Without Restaurants at Elements – The Dinner

I’ve been to many a guest chef dinners over the years. They are hit or miss and rarely as good as a chef’s cooking at his or her own restaurant, which is where I typically, I prefer to go to try a […]

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Sunday Photo: A Lot of Talent in This Kitchen

Billed as “Chefs Without Restaurants,” this kitchen featured six guest chefs not currently working in restaurants and two who are, the hosts Scott Anderson and Michael Ryan of Elements in Princeton, N.J. This past Friday, chefs Karen Urie Shields and […]

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Breaking News – John & Karen Shields Have Left Town House

According to The Washington Post, Chefs and souses John and Karen Urie Shields have left the restaurant that they put on the map and conversely made them culinary stars – Town House in Chilhowie, Virginia. Southwest Virginia is not the […]

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Town House – A Destination in Chilhowie

Most destination restaurants make it
somewhat easy for a diner to choose it and make a trip there. They
are generally not that difficult to get to and there are other
attractions in the area. As examples, elBulli has Barcelona nearby […]

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My March to the Sea: A Journey to Some of the Best New Southern Cooking

Unlike another invader who came from
the north, I did not descend upon the south to plunder and conquer,
intent on leaving a wake of devastation. No, I came to discover for
myself some of what I have heard so much […]

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