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America’s 38 Essential Restaurants

Eater National    11/13/2018

Plenty of smart, useful articles appear each year directing people to the nation’s buzziest restaurants, highlighting emerging trends and up-and-coming chefs. This annual guide, compiled after 34 weeks of travel and almost 600 meals in 36 cities, aims to accomplish something else: It’s a...


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They use cuisine and beer to tell a shared narrative

Restaurant of the Year 2018: The Brewer's Table


The best dining experiences, it can be argued, are akin to theater. They...


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Kennedy's Meat Co. updated w/hybrid tortillas & choice beef

Not the usual carne asada

San Diego Reader    11/9/2018

I don’t suppose many readers have occasion to go out in Escondido’s eastern sprawl for carne asada. I doubt most of us need to travel a mile to find a choice of spots serving it. But if you’re out that way, past the 78, look for the big sign: Kennedy’s. It used to be called Kennedy’s Karne, the expansion of a shop that opened in the early 1970s in the town of Heber, an even more way out burg near El...


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Brett Anderson reveals his list of the best restaurants

Top 10 New Orleans restaurants for 2019    11/1/2018

Every fall since 2003, | The Times-Picayune restaurant critic Brett Anderson selects the Top 10 Restaurants in New Orleans. (Hurricane Katrina interrupted business as usual in 2005.) Only fine-dining restaurants with table service are considered for the honor. Restaurants eligible for the...


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Home of the "Original Filet Mignon Sandwich," is now open

A Filet Mignon Sandwich Restaurant Opens on the Main Line

Philadelphia Magazine    11/9/2018

It’s rare that you see the words “Home of the ___” on restaurant signage these days. Not sure why that is, really. My guess is that it’s rare that anybody wants to be branded any one thing. Food operators usually want to be something for everybody.


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Sweetly updating the Space Age neighborhood diner

Cuddly Baby Bear

Improper Bostonian    11/9/2018

After adding the Centre Street Cafe to his beloved Jamaica Plain restaurant mini-empire (which includes Tres Gatos and Casa Verde) four years ago, owner David Doyle...


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Turn a broken-in southside bar into a genuine honky-tonk bar

Review: Duke’s Indy


If you enter the address for Duke’s into your phone at just the right downtown GPS coordinates, the...


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Top-shelf masa, guacamole toast, and gin breakfast cocktail

First Look: Hoxton Hotel’s La Neta

Portland Monthly    11/9/2018

You’ve probably passed by the Hoxton Hotel, that leviathan at the entrance to Portland’s Old Town right near the Burnside Bridge, at some point over the last two years. On Monday, November 12, the Hoxton will finally...


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Too much night fun? These may just be the right cure

Breakfast Beat: 10 Great Hangover Dishes in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    10/28/2018

Life’s tough but being hung over while you’re living it makes it even tougher. Whatever your symptoms, however, there are a number of foods that can help you out. Meats, fruits, vegetables, oats, soups, and loads of caffeine can bail you out of hangover hell, and they’re usually good for you to boot....


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Jack London, Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Steinbeck...

11 Western Locales That Inspired Iconic Literary Works

Sunset    11/8/2018

From Joan Didion’s California to Edward Abbey’s Southwestern desert, these landmarks and places will have you appreciating your favorite authors on a whole new level.



Burgers + sushi = the ultimate in international comfort food

This Unlikely Bento Pairing Hits the Mark

Seattle Magazine    11/1/2018

We love an unlikely pairing. Katsu Burger—the Japanese-influenced burger empire launched from a Georgetown strip mall in 2011—opened a Ballard location in July in the former home of Skillet. The restaurant looks remarkably the same, save for the faux tree full of blossoms in the middle of the dining room. Where other locations focus on burgers, here sushi (from executive sushi chef Masahiro...


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The counter-service, stream-table spot by long-time locals

Satisfying Southern & Caribbean Comfort Food At Harlem's New Greedy Pot

Gothamist    11/6/2018

For a big chunk of Kevin Morrison's life, working in a restaurant "felt...



Funkenhausen’s must-have dish is the Piggy Plate

Review: Funkenhausen's German-Southern mashup is silly, but solid

Chicago Tribune    11/5/2018

Chicago doesn't have a ton of Southern restaurants and barely any German ones. Now comes Funkenhausen, which opened in early August, attempting to check both boxes. Mark Steuer, probably best known for his Low Country restaurant, Carriage House (as well as The Bedford, two concepts that deserved longer lives), mixes his Germanic familial roots with his Southern upbringing. Purists of Southern cooking...

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Tasty Texas BBQ and plenty of Mexican-inspired flavors...

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ in Austin: Tasty blend of traditions

CNN    11/8/2018

Miguel Vidal remembers the moment when he knew what he would serve at his new restaurant, even though it was still a dream. Vidal grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and has worked in restaurants since he was 15 -- refining his technique and palate, training himself to eventually open his own restaurant. "I went home, and my dad had made a brisket. My mom had made homemade tortillas," Vidal told CNN...



From Peking duck to hot fudge sundaes - great dishes

The 21 Best Comfort Food Dishes in DC Restaurants Right Now

Washingtonian Magazine    11/7/2018

Comfort food. What does it mean to you? Probably something different than it means to us. No other category of food is shaped so much by personal memories and nostalgia. The genre has always seemed more timeless than trendy. And while certain staples such...



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A Compelling View of Italy, from Anthony Strong's New Restaurant, Prairie

7x7    11/5/2018

Considering how long and eagerly I'd been anticipating the debut of Anthony Strong's new restaurant, Prairie, I had surprisingly little in the way of preconceptions about the food. It would have something to do with Italy, I surmised, but beyond that I couldn't quite imagine what the dishes would...


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Disconnect from the real world with a soak, a scrub & sweat

LA's Best Korean Spas Are Waiting To Make Your Dry, Chapped Skin As Dewy As A Baby's Butt

LAist    11/2/2018

What's the perfect way to disconnect from the world and ponder what life would be like in a mirror universe where facts are indisputable and basic decency is the norm? A Korean spa. And Los Angeles has a lot of them.


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Order before 6 pm for prix fixe or sushi specials

Happy hour with sunset and dessert

San Diego Reader    10/25/2018

I kept calling it the happy hour menu, and my server kept correcting me: “Sunset menu.” Sounded like semantics to me. It’s available from 4:30 until 6 pm nightly, conventional happy hour timing. Then the sun started its descent, and I realized she was right. We’re in the upstairs dining room of Ki’s Restaurant, located on the Pacific Coast Highway, directly across the street from Cardiff State Beach. Picture windows...


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There are some real cool beans here - ready for a cup?

6 Buzzable Coffee Shops That Opened in Honolulu in 2018

Honolulu Magazine    10/29/2018

When it comes to scratching that morning caffeine itch, a cup of Starbucks joe—available on practically every corner—groggily guzzled down will suffice. When our espresso search is, however, a little less of an...



Chef Brad McDonald focus on classic French dishes at Couvant

Restaurant review: French classics shine at Couvant inside the Eliza Jane Hotel

The Advocate    11/5/2018

If there’s a dish Brad McDonald is determined to keep on the menu at Couvant, it’s the skate. The Mississippi-born chef has worked at renowned restaurants around the world, including Shotgun in London, Thomas...


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Serving American and soul food on the Cedar Park-Cobbs Creek

An American Bistro and Jazz Lounge Is Now Open in West Philly

Philadelphia Magazine    11/7/2018

A new bistro has opened in West Philly’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, just north of 52nd and Baltimore. 720 West Bistro takes the place of erstwhile bar Blue Nile at 720 South 52nd Street.


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Eight places serving the best avocado toast in Boston

Where to Order the Best Avocado Toast in Boston Right Now

Boston Magazine    11/7/2018

Sometimes you wake up in the morning and the only way you can imagine starting your day is with a nice piece of toast with smashed avocado on it for breakfast, maybe with some lemon juice or chili flakes for good measure. The craving for avocado toast is just a fact of life at this point, but we’re...


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Famed Le Pigeon chef Gabriel Rucker proves an original

Portland Monthly's 2018 Restaurant of the Year: Canard

Portland Monthly    10/10/2018

Wine bars, burgers, neo-bistro cooking. If Portland 2018 has a culinary...


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They have hosted many leaders, and are ready for you

Take A Peek At This Newly Renovated Historic Hotel

Southern Living    9/6/2018

Rebranded as the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, the property has undergone a 3-year renovation, adding new amenities and dialing up the style of existing ones. The hotel first opened in 1847 as a two-story building with 40 rooms. Over the years, it has changed hands and expanded, recovering from hurricanes, fire, and a war or two. In 1864, part of the Grand became a Confederate hospital; you’ll find a...


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Restaurants blends some entertainment w/signature dishes

Martorano's reflects the flavors of Italy

Las Vegas Magazine    11/2/2018

Celebrity chef Steve Martorano is an imposing man, a native Philadelphian whose grand stature is only rivaled by his larger-than-life personality. The...


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Eat a meal for two that costs < than GDP of small country?

You Can Eat a Dinner in Phoenix for $364. Should You? | Phoenix New Times

Phoenix New Times    11/1/2018

A flight to Iceland. An entry-level DSLR camera. Enough liquor and tinctures to trick out a bar cart. A robotic vacuum controlled through your phone. These are some of the things you can get for $364. As I sipped hibiscus tea pulled through a coffee siphon onto a Luxardo cherry, as a suited...


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Some old standards, some new contenders, and all delicious

13 Thai Restaurants We're Obsessed with Right Now

Seattle Met    10/8/2018

Casual takeout spots. Packed lunch joints. And a shave ice cafe. In a city crawling with Thai restaurants, these are just a few of our favorites.


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Have a great, laid-back dining experience @ the Flying Goose

Local ingredients elevate comfort food at the Flying Goose in New Hampshire

USATODAY    10/18/2018

The scene: Brew pubs and craft breweries are trendy and ubiquitous, but the Flying Goose in central New Hampshire was way ahead of the curve. They first started brewing more than 20 years ago, and have become a...

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New York City's pizza scene is stronger than ever

These are New York City's best pizza restaurants

CNN    10/23/2018

Never before has the New York City pizza scene been as strong and diverse as it is today. World-famous pizzaiolos are continually trying to break ground in this food epicenter to see if their pies can compete, and other types, such as Detroit-style pizza, are starting to become popular pizza contenders too. Even the venerable Anthony Mangieri -- who is considered to be one of the most respected...


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Bar Sótanois is centered on agave spirits

The Bayless Family Gets into the Speakeasy Game

Chicago Magazine    11/6/2018

Walk through an alley to an old freight elevator, let it transport you beneath the bustling streets of Chicago, and emerge into a hidden, mezcal-scented space that marries industrial chic elements with decor inspired by Mexico City. This is Bar Sótano, the latest bar and restaurant from...


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A bakery, hotel dining, accessible food, Irish pub, & fine

Where to eat in Austin right now: 5 new restaurants to try in November

CultureMap Austin    11/6/2018

After a few sluggish months marked by more closings than openings, Austin’s restaurant scene has finally started picking up steam. In November, the most promising openings all adopted accessibility as their mantra....


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Big fall openings, plus a fun place to escape

5 Exciting New DC Bars and Restaurants to Try Now

Washingtonian Magazine    10/5/2018

It’s been a busy fall so far for restaurant and bar openings, with major debuts like Stephen Starr and Joe Carroll’s St. Anselm, Reverie from Minibar alum Johnny Spero, and a modern Japanese eatery from restaurateur Michael Schlow. Want to escape? Drinking under the disco ball at the Destination...


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Serving some of the most delicious pupusas in the East Bay

Feeling at Home at Xinia's Bakery


Xinia Cruz shows off her El Salvadoran-style empanadas, which are made with ripe plantains and deep-fried. A few Saturdays ago, after a lively wedding, many bottles of wine, and the resulting hangover, I laid on the floor of my bedroom and craved sancocho de res, a beef soup made with yuca and corn that had saved me many times when I lived Colombia. I hadn't eaten sancocho in years, but in that moment...


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These pieces of creation connect us all through architecture

A matter of faith (and art): Long Beach temples and churches that are must-visits for architectural nerds


Churches, despite their complicated history, have been one of the largest employers of artists and architects—not just because they believed some of these creatively inclined men and women were touched by God, but...



Consider this list a starting point, not a definitive one

For my list of Top 10 San Diego Italian restaurants, I could only find 7

San Diego Union-Tribune    10/18/2018

I’ve had a variation of that conversation for the 15 years I’ve lived in San Diego — especially over the past four months that I’ve been reporting this story on San Diego’s best Italian restaurants. From Little Italy to La Mesa, Carlsbad to Imperial Beach, I’ve been on a carb-loaded, frustration-filled quest to find well-prepared, authentic-tasting Italian food. My goal was to find three — just...


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A story about a Maui day I set aside to do nothing but relax

How to spend a day relaxing in Kaanapali, Maui

Hawaii Magazine    10/30/2018

Over four days, I’d been on 34 ziplines, from the slopes of Haleakala to the West Maui Mountains, all for this magazine. It was seriously fun. But, in the end, it was, well, exhausting. I’d yet to spend a single moment of daylight where I was staying: West Maui’s ever-popular, ever sun-kissed resort...