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What is it about nature that inspires beer? Need answers...

5 breweries near national parks

DRAFT Magazine    8/25/2016

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, nature lovers are flocking to breweries in and around national parks. Check out these five favorites and plan your summer of adventure.


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Tiki is not only a drink, but kind of a state of mind

10 Favorite Tiki Drinks in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    8/29/2016

Whether you're a connoisseur or just beginning to dip your toe in the world of tiki drinks, we've got good news for fans of pina coladas, painkillers, and more. If you know where to look, you’ll be thrilled by the sheer volume of options for creative, rum-filled tiki-style drinks in metro Phoenix — including at the recently opened Under Tow, the Valley's first dedicated tiki bar.


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Located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Boulder

Travel + Leisure    8/22/2016

For a long weekend getaway in the mountains, head to the mecca of craft brews, beautiful views, artisan eats and sunny days—Boulder. Here’s an itinerary to experience the town’s best attractions and achieve the ultimate Rocky Mountain high.


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With a family it can be good to have a ase of operations

Where to Stay in the Heart of Oklahoma City


Oklahoma City is a great destination for a family adventure (vacation) or stop during off on a road trip. It is located on historic Route 66 after all. The city is filled with top rated museums, family fun attractions, and great sites that you and your family will truly enjoy.


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Decidedly relaxing, beery, educational, experiential & more

Here's How to Plan the Perfect Weekend in San Diego

Los Angeles Magazine    8/25/2016

Those of us living 120 miles to the north tend to treat San Diego as a koala-cute tourist town, an urban Legoland whose most famous, if reluctant, celebrity is Shamu. Such stereotypes ignore how much San Diego delivers for anyone who loves to experience cities from the inside out, neighborhood by changing neighborhood. Sample the lauded...


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Castine is the home of Maine Maritime Academy

Castine and the Blue Hill Peninsula, Maine

Getaway Mavens    6/30/2016

WHY GO: Far off the well-trod Route 1, visiting Castine ME and the Blue Hill Peninsula is another great escape from the hordes. Just an hour from booming Bar Harbor, time seems suspended here, especially around...


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A “fresh, casual eatery” that is so good it's multiplying

Rachel’s Kitchen, born of concept unique to Las Vegas, nearing 10th anniversary

Las Vegas Review-Journal    8/23/2016

The original Rachel’s Kitchen opened at a 1,000-square-foot location in 2006 on Town Center Drive in Summerlin. The franchise, which turns 10 in September, has two locations in Henderson, six in Las Vegas, and about 150 employees.



You won't be tasting curry from just one Indian province

Curry On: A Seasonal Spin on South Asian Dining

Seattle Magazine    6/1/2016

I love the concept behind Nirmal’s, a 6-month-old Indian restaurant near Occidental Square. Instead of the typical buffet with butter-bomb curries, you’ll find a rotating seasonal menu of regional Indian specialties using fish, pork, beef and other ingredients rarely seen in Indian restaurants.


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Thai, but from the northeastern region's culinary tradition

Dee Dee - Northern-Thai trailer expands Austin's global palate

The Austin Chronicle    8/5/2016

When I write my misty, inevitably falsified memoir, Dee Dee's om gai ($10) will factor heavily in the sections covering the summer of 2016. Here it is as a reward for getting exactly two compliments after moderating a panel (a new world record); there it is as a consolation prize when my staycation...


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For eggplant, the sloppiness level is good

The 'Wiching Hour: All Purpose's Crispy Eggplant and Mozzarella


Based on the ingredient list, you’d expect this sandwich to be as heavy as your average eggplant parm—especially with the addition of two different sauces. But it’s not. A traditional tomato sauce adds sweetness and...


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How do other countries do donuts? Only one way to know

Five in 5: international donuts | Five in 5 | Gambit Weekly - New Orleans News and Entertainment

Gambit    8/15/2016

Donut get stuck eating the same old desserts- get a little international by trying some of these more exotic takes on your favorite deep fried dessert!!


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Renovation is like being reborn, so check out these babies

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland Monthly    8/17/2016

Right now, downtown Portland is jammed with business travelers, visiting family, and curious out-of-towners. That means Portland hotels are packed, and, given Portland’s popularity, rack rates might not fall much in autumn. Those planning trips further out, however, can factor in the city’s surging...


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Loco moco, poke, Huli Huli chicken, shaved ice and more

All The Must-Eat Street Food in Oahu

Food & Wine Magazine    8/22/2016

Oahu, only the third largest island in Hawaii, defies its size and...



Berries, bacon, lamb, pickles, potatoes, bacon (yep), ribs..

The 17 most unique burgers in the US

Business Insider    8/18/2016

These days, there are endless ways to enjoy a burger, one of America’s favorite comfort foods. While we’ll always be fans of the classic varieties, restaurants today are really pushing the envelope, using different...


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Adante, Chango, Eightfold, Fix, Semi-Tropic, Taza...

Best Coffee Shops in Echo Park

LA Weekly    8/25/2016

Frank Lloyd Wright (might have) said that if you tip the world on its side, everything loose will land in L.A. And if you tip L.A. on its side, everything loose will land in coffee shops on weekday afternoons. So if...


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Belgian varieties, southern types, sweet and savory too

San Diego's best waffles

San Diego Union-Tribune    8/23/2016

National Waffle Day returns on Aug. 24, so to get your appetite revved up for the holiday, we offer this selection of sweet, savory and satisfying waffle treats at locations around San Diego County.


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They have a playful wine list and a selection of seafood

What happens when Barbara Lynch alums bring Italian food to the South End?

The Boston Globe    8/23/2016

If you had 10 grand and a time machine, you could do a lot worse than buying up land in the Ink Block section of the South End. A decade ago, this was a wasteland. Now, dudes in linen blazers and tailored shorts stroll past the latest condo construction projects, and the fanciest Whole Foods in the...


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Huge and decked out burgers from an Italian chef

Mirage breaks the burger mold with new LVB


Presentation is important. Every burger restaurant above the fast-food...


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Italian food is not exclusively pizza - find out why here

Tratto: A Bianco Restaurant Without Pizza? Not To Worry

Phoenix New Times    8/10/2016

If you take even a passing interest in Arizona’s culinary scene, you know the name Chris Bianco, the self-made pizzaiolo and restaurateur whose handicraft and devotion to quality ingredients has singlehandedly made Phoenix, of all places, synonymous with world-class pizza.


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Unsurprisingly, water plays an integral part in this trip

Road Trip through Northeast Minnesota


One of our favorite areas of Minnesota is the northeastern region of the state, in particular the stretch of land from Duluth to Grand Marais. This area borders Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world—Lake Superior is so large that it feels more like an ocean than a lake! In the past, Duluth was voted the best outdoor town in America by Outside Online, so we definitely aren’t alone in...


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For many, Japanese food is one of those universal foods

Where to Eat Japanese in Philly

Zagat    8/9/2016

Take away supermarket sushi and you’ll find that sourcing Japanese in Philly can be a bit of a challenge. Sure there are plenty of places that stuff crazy rolls with neon krab and spicy mayo and call it a day, but if you’re in the market for real-deal sushi, homestyle cooking and Japanese pub grub, these are the places you’re going to want to get down with.



Some of these are truly "off the grid", some metaphorically

Off The Grid: An Embarrassment of Riches in Seattle

Paste Magazine    8/18/2016

Saying “there’s so much to do here” is one of the biggest cliches in travel writing. While the opposite can often be said of small towns with only one intersection, most travel-worthy destinations can appeal to a wide variety of visitors on several levels.



Close enough to get away, far enough to be away

26 Gorgeous NorCal Camping Spots Within 100 Miles of SF

7x7    8/15/2016

With popular landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge or it's namesake urban park and a host of other urban attractions, camping typically isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about exploring the San Francisco Bay Area. Well, we're here to tell you it should be.


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Crave normal donuts? How about incredible ones?

14 Incredible Doughnut Shops in the U.S.

AFAR    8/19/2016

Doughnuts are not a fad food. They are not a hybrid of this dessert and that, nor did Instagram jump-start their claim to fame. Rather, these deep-fried rings of dough have had a long run. And whether they’re...