Restaurants That Changed American Dining Forever

The French Laundry

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There are few things more central to a culture than what we eat, and over time a handful of influential restaurants have inspired a significant shift in how we eat. Whether stand-alone or part of a chain, the following restaurants are pioneers that have had an impact on the food scene we can still taste today.

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Parker's Restaurant, Boston

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Opened: 1832
Now part of the Omni Parker House Hotel, Parker’s Restaurant is a surviving 19th century eatery that helped define our conception of old-school fine dining, with white

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Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut | News

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

Wusong Road is aiming for a “late fall” opening on 112 Mt. Auburn St., the historic building where French restaurant Les Sablons used to be, Doo said in an interview. The new restaurant is located near Flour Bakery and the Harvard Square Hotel.

Doo said the restaurant has been in the works for a long time. He added that though he and his business partners formulated the business idea before the

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Potter Village getting new Asian Buffet that fuses Asian and American cuisine

Potter Village will soon carry the smells of a fusion of Japanese, Chinese and American cuisine with the return of a buffet.

Asian Buffet, 1114 Oak Harbor Road, will take over the former Wang’s and Xian’s Buffet at the shopping complex, with a lofty goal of offering all types of food along with healthy options in a buffet style.

Manager Tyler Liu is bringing the buffet concept of the Tiffin restaurant to Fremont after Fremont residents visited his Asian Grill Buffet location.

The new Asian Buffet in Fremont will open Oct. 14.

A buffet 200 items strong

“We’re going to

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Asian American bakeries spread a sweet cultural awareness

Oakland, Calif.

For some Asian Americans, the dim sum cookie at Sunday Bakeshop here will taste like childhood.

It looks like a typical sugar cookie except with sesame seeds on top. But bite into the creamy, red bean center and it’s reminiscent of the fried, filled sesame balls served at a Chinese dim sum restaurant.

The concoction is pastry chef Elaine Lau’s nod to her grandmother, who would often make them. The baked goods that Ms. Lau’s team churns out – like hojicha chocolate croissants and Chinese White Rabbit candy cookies – aren’t going to be found in any

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