This time of year, all anyone really wants to do is sit by a fire, trying to forget about the piles of ice outside. Since not all apartments are equipped with a fireplace, the next best alternative is to find a restaurant with a wood-fired oven (or grill). The open flames give anything, from meat, to bread, to vegetables, a subtle smokey flavor, and can make a dining room just a little bit warmer.
So, while winter still rages outside, here's a guide to 15 great restaurants outfitted with wood-burning ovens. Note that while some of these places serve pizza, the focus of this guide is on all other wood-fired dishes – pizza is another issue. Instead, here you'll find restaurants ranging from Middle Eastern to Caribbean to Spanish, and dishes ranging from pig foot parmesan to bouillabaisse. Some, if you're lucky, might even have a few seats in front of the fire.Read More