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Kate Bingaman-Burt

José Andrés + Rice Bowls

At Beefsteak in Washington, D.C., sauces like black-bean and garlic-yogurt elevate basic helpings of bok choy and yellow squash.

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Roy Choi & Daniel Patterson + Hamburgers

Fast-food staples get a healthy upgrade at Loco’l, in L.A. (with San Francisco to follow)—and don’t cost much more than a Happy Meal.

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Gerard Craft + Pasta

Expect semolina and gluten-free pastas with non-GMO tofu and all-natural pork meatballs at St. Louis’s Porano Pasta & Gelato.

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Mike Sheerin + Dumplings

Packed: Dumplings Reimagined, in Chicago, will sling unconventional morsels like Peking duck in a yellow-curry wrapper.

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