MILLION DOLLAR CRITIC

Giles Coren

Sex and Soup in the City

The jewel in a mixed crown was Soupe et Cie, where a gushing grande dame "d'une certaine age" held giggling court over two rooms around an open kitchen on a cool foodie street reminiscent of the hipper parts of San Francisco, and as excited by her beautiful staff as she is about her energetic and original menu.
Million Dollar Critic

If You Must Eat Brunch, Do it at Nick's in Providence

If you're going to eat brunch, it should be in a place like Nick's: big and airy, beautifully clean and shiny with its red tiles and expanses of metal ducting (good ventilation is crucial when your frying food for a lot of people who do not feel 100 per cent of their best), lively and attentive service, ambitious cocktail list, and terrific, crisp, fresh food. There's even a vinyl store next door.
Giles Coren

Newfoundland: Real Food Rockstars

If nothing had prepared me for Newfoundland then nothing could prepare anyone for Raymond's, a very refined restaurant in a handsome old high-ceilinged building (I think probably a former bank) which is not just the best restaurant in St John's but is probably one of the best restaurants in the world.
Giles Coren

Introducing the Million Dollar Critic

For the last few weeks I have been travelling around Canada and the United States, dipping into cities I like the look of and eating in as many restaurants as I can and then deciding upon one, and only one, that will get my review - my supposed 'Million Dollar Review' - here in the Huffington Post and on television in my new show on W Network, "Million Dollar Critic."
Giles Coren

Toronto's Philosopher Chef

I have to hand it to Toronto: it's the only city in the world where my attempt to grab a quick hot dog has made the evening news. Admittedly, I was grabbing that hot dog outside City Hall in the company of Rob Ford, the world's most infamous serving mayor, but even the slavering press pack should take a lunch break. The mad, challenging, soulful, seriocomic Atlantic was without question the most brain-affecting restaurant I encountered in a joyful, food-filled week in Toronto. An eating place that will not be to everyone's taste, but one which might just save the world.