Olympians Reveal What the Food Is Like in Olympic Village

The Olympic Games usually bring to mind athletic physiques, healthy bodies, and strict nutritional guidelines for peak performance. But the amount of food the Olympic Village dining halls provide for their visiting athletes is absolutely mind-blowing.

It’s become the food court many of us can only construe in our dreams, offering every type of cuisine you can imagine, from junk food (Big Macs, churros, doughnuts), to Asian, Indian, Mexican, and Italian cuisines, to even regional delicacies from the hosting city (Lillehammer, Norway served reindeer).

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Ginger Bistro focuses on stylish soul food

Tuna Liu describes the style of cuisine at his restaurant, Ginger Bistro, as “Japanese soul food.”  

A steaming bowl of ramen noodles simmered with broth, vegetables and meat. Hibachi, Japan’s version of mouth-watering barbecue. And, of course, sushi, which wraps any number of savory ingredients into bite-sized morsels of umami goodness.  

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Liu likes to think of them all as comfort food — dishes that soothe the mind and belly and for which savoring 

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Review: Chef Claudette Zepeda goes global with fine, flavor-packed food at VAGA restaurant

Two years ago this month, homegrown chef Claudette Zepeda was forced to closed her year-old signature restaurant, El Jardin, in San Diego. Now, the Chula Vista resident is creating a new legacy at VAGA, a globally inspired restaurant in North County that looks, tastes and feels like a space where she can put down roots and flourish.

Operating since May at the new Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas in Leucadia, VAGA is a stunning ocean-facing restaurant with an open kitchen, a Zen vibe and a diverse menu that celebrates the bold, multilayered flavors that distinguished Zepeda’s cooking on Bravo’s

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Noodles at Denver Chinese Food Restaurant Blue Ocean/Little Chengdu in DTC


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Denver’s dining scene is making a big post-pandemic comeback, and we’re hungering to get back out. With so many new ventures and old favorites to visit after more than a year of restaurant shutdowns and restrictions, the choices can be overwhelming. So we’re serving up Short Stop, with recommendations for things that should definitely be on your culinary short list. This week, we’re talking about the best spot for Asian noodles in the Tech Center — or anywhere in

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