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Channeling Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food w/airy loc.

Modern Israeli Restaurant Saba Opens in Cleveland Park

Washingtonian Magazine    3/15/2018

Modern Israeli cuisine is having its moment across the country right now—from Nur in New York to Shaya in New Orleans. When Sababa opens in Cleveland Park on Thursday, it’ll be one of the first such full-service restaurants in DC.



The "traditional American eatery" has reopened after 2 years

'Little Griddle' Reopens In Mid-Market

Hoodline    3/9/2018

Little Griddle and its neighboring café and wine bar are serving breakfast and burgers again in Mid-Market after more than two years of renovations. The restaurant closed in May 2016 for what it thought would be a...


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“Brasserie” dishing out bites & beverages from coastal Spain

Bar Biscay Brings a Spanish Vibe to West Town

Chicago Magazine    3/12/2018

The vibe at Bar Biscay is colorful but chill, like if Miami in the ‘80s met beach life in coastal Spain. The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the new West Town space is the pinkish-purple glow. Next: the servers’ vibrant aprons in shades of mint, bubblegum and baby blue.


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Mon Ami Gabi, Cinnamon’s, Black Bear Diner, Rise & Shine...

5 great breakfast spots in Southern Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal    3/1/2018

With spring fast approaching, Mon Ami Gabi’s Stripside patio is the perfect place to observe the action of Las Vegas while basking in the sun — although you can always sit inside if you choose. Traditional breakfast specialties and varied crepe, waffle and Benedict offerings, as well as “not...


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Expect international flavors and a globally inspired menu

First Look: Ophelia, a Rooftop Gem Atop the Historic Beekman Tower

Zagat    2/20/2018

The gist: The historic Beekman Tower in Midtown East is now home to Ophelia, a glamorous rooftop cocktail bar from Merchants Hospitality and Public Agenda. Built in the 1920s, the Tower was home to working women and a popular haunt for legendary artists like Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis in its...



Italians bring nontraditional and innovative dining concept

Not your grandma’s cucina

Pacific San Diego Magazine    2/28/2018

What happens when you take four restaurant owners from Rome and mix them together in the San Diego sunshine? Hopefully, in the case of fledgling Maestoso, it’s a recipe for success. The 60-seat modern Italian restaurant, slated to open in early March in Hillcrest, is the love child of two young couples whose lives intertwined when they were all children at an English-language school in Rome. Last...



It’s a spunky little town with a lot going on - & history

Check out movie history on a weekend escape to Kanab, Utah, a.k.a. Little Hollywood

Los Angeles Times    3/8/2018

Little Hollywood? Movie history in a tiny town in southern Utah? And near Zion National Park, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area? And on our...


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Menu includes pickled shrimp with trout roe, crab fat rice..

Nina Compton's new restaurant, Bywater American Bistro, opens March 15    3/6/2018

Levi Raines will be the chef/partner at the new restaurant.


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Plus, Deschutes in Cans, and Coffee in Your Beer

Beer Bits! A Long Look at New Nanobrewery Look Long Brewing Company

Portland Mercury    3/7/2018

A brewery tucked in the back of a homebrew supply shop isn’t an entirely unique idea: Westmoreland’s Portland U-Brew and the connected Unicorn Brewing have a similar setup. But the tiny new Look Long Brewing Company has brought the concept to the northern side of town, and has in the process...


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You can and should eat 8 of Philly’s best donuts in one day

The Ultimate Donut Tour of Philadelphia

Food & Wine Magazine    3/6/2018

The beauty of Philadelphia’s donut scene lies in its diversity. From old-fashioned classics found in the Italian bakeries of South Philly to French crullers in a Lebanese cafe, soft and technicolored vegan varieties...


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Boss Coffee has a drive-thru, and upholstered booths

Breakfast Beat: A Wide World of Coffee and Quick Breakfast Sandwiches

Phoenix New Times    3/2/2018

The Scene: Boss exists so far outside the standard formula for your coffee shop, at least in terms of how the place looks, that you have to marvel a little. The place has lofty ceilings, dark walls with chalked menu...


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Occupying a special spot in Glenwood resident's hearts

Hirano Store celebrates a century of goods, community and flying chili bowls


As the only purveyor of general merchandise between Mountain View and Volcano, Hirano Store is the unofficial center of the Glenwood community. And for...



A beloved cultural institutions has a new headquarters

The Nordic Museum's Grand Opening is Coming Soon

Seattle Magazine    2/27/2018

It's been nearly ten years since the leaders of Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum, long housed in a brick schoolhouse on loan from Seattle Schools, began the effort to locate, finance and construct a permanent home for the city’s—and nation’s—only museum that celebrates all the Nordic cultures (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

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This rooftop lounge offers breathtaking views of Los Angeles

Spire73: The Western Hemisphere's highest open-air bar

CNN    3/12/2018

The InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown opened in 2017 in the sleek and sparkling Wilshire Grand Center, bringing a notable new landmark to the city: Spire73. The outdoor bar and cocktail lounge is located far above L.A. on the hotel's 73rd floor, making it the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. InterContinental guests and the public alike can take a smooth, quiet ride in the hotel's...


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As a regular to SXSW you'll want to know the new places

SXSW 2018: 10 New Austin Restaurants to Try


The coming of South by Southwest usually means finding a new favorite band or film—but the nine-day festival also offers the chance to try a new restaurant or bar while wandering between events. Whether you’re a...


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Some food can be works of art, so a perfect pairing

5 Boston Museums With a Unique Dining Experience

Spoon University    3/2/2018

Calling art nerds and brunch enthusiasts: spend the perfect day walking through galleries in Boston museums and grabbing a bite afterward. These five museums also have great eatery options you won't want to miss.


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The warm weather is unpredictable - where to hang out isn't

Drink Outside at These Bars and Beer Gardens Around DC

Washingtonian Magazine    2/20/2018

With a February forecast of 70s and sunny, these outdoor bars and beer gardens are open for business (at least until the weather turns cold again).


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Veteran bartender opened a new saloon in 6th Street basement

'Rumpus Room' Brings Art Deco Vibe To Mid-Market

Hoodline    3/12/2018

The Rumpus Room opened last week after months of renovating a space at 10 6th St. that's continuously operated as a bar since 1935. Owned by longtime bartender Roxzanna De Marco (Amnesia, Southern Pacific Brewing...



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Boutique hotel coming soon to Wrigleyville: A look inside The Wheelhouse

Chicago Tribune    3/5/2018

A long, curving baseball bat installation runs through the lobby of the soon-to-open Wheelhouse Hotel. A decades-old vintage scoreboard hangs there too. Nods to baseball are scattered throughout guest rooms. There’s no mistaking The Wheelhouse’s kinship with its famous neighbor, a ballpark a block or so north you may have heard of called Wrigley Field. (The hotel is even named for a baseball term.)


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Feeding the kids in Las Vegas can be both good & affordable

The Best Kid Friendly Restaurants in Las Vegas

TripSavvy    3/7/2018

When traveling with kids in Las Vegas the price of food can escalate quite quickly so we hope to help you find a few places that are not only family friendly but also easier on your wallet. Eating for children in Las Vegas should not be all fast food and themed restaurants. You could find quality food for...


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There is high art in these tall buildings - come & gander

The 12 NYC Office Buildings with the Most Incredible Artwork

Architectural Digest    3/6/2018

Few New Yorkers stop and take a moment to acknowledge the beauty they see around them every day, especially while storming through an office lobby after or before a troublesome commute. But that's precisely where, in a number of commercial buildings around town, some of the most beautiful,...



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Craft Q&A: Steve Farguson

West Coaster    3/7/2018

Late last year, after four years in business and a failed attempt at opening a manufacturing facility with contract-brewing capabilities, La Jolla Brewing quietly went out of business, leaving its namesake community with a vacant brewpub. That spot was snatched up by Torrance, California-based...



Fried chicken is 1 compulsive craving & Carnival time staple

Pickin' chicken: Our critic’s best bets for Mardi Gras parade route fried chicken

The Advocate    2/5/2018

Fried chicken is one compulsive craving and a Carnival time staple. It doesn’t have just one answer. Across this bird-frying city there is a great range of styles, from wing joints to specialty chicken recipes with pedigree. I took a deep dive into the world of gas station chicken this week. But...



Maybe Portland's motto should be "Do differently!"? Do it

One Day, One Place: Portland through its indie ethos

San Francisco Chronicle    3/9/2018

Portland is a city that embraces its resident DIY-ers. Behind the doors of studios and warehouses, craft makers create everything from quilts to knives to custom furniture, and they’re proud of it. While you might get a glimpse at maker spaces when you duck in to buy the goods, some spots allow you...


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Upscale Peruvian fare with an extensive pisco bar

Peek Inside Old City’s New Peruvian Restaurant, Vista Peru

Philadelphia Magazine    2/21/2018

The latest phase of Old City’s restaurant revival debuts this weekend, when the long-awaited Vista Peru opens its doors at 20 South 2nd Street. We’ve been tracking Vista Peru’s progress for over a year — ever since Miguel Toro, who, along with his family, owns Peruvian-Portuguese spots El Balconcito...


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Hint: Try a bowl of their homemade pork chile verde

The Classic Tempe Mexican Restaurant That Brought a Taste of Globe-Miami to Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    3/2/2018

I know somebody who used to happily drive more than 100 miles from Tucson to Globe to eat the chile verde at Chalo's Casa Reynoso, a classic Arizona-Mex restaurant that remains a mainstay of the Globe-Miami area....


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Croissants come in many flavors, so it may take a while...

Buttered Up: Our Favorite Croissants


Pardon our French, but these chic, golden croissants in all shapes and sizes are flaking delicious.


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Waikiki gems - Malibu Shirts, Fighting Eel & Aloha Shirts

Find the perfect souvenir at these under-the-radar Waikiki shops

Hawaii Magazine    2/23/2018

Tired of shopping malls? Look for these Waikiki retail gems, hidden in plain sight. Perused all of Waikiki's luxe retailers and wanting to find something a little more special? Seek out these under-the-radar shops.


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From small (and old) beginnings giants have been born

The Best Coffee in Seattle Has Been Here for a Really Long Time

Food & Wine Magazine    3/7/2018

One of America's best cappuccinos comes from a kiosk in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Espresso Vivace's Sidewalk Bar, as it is formally known, has been a presence on Broadway for decades now, a stealth enabler...


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There’s a lot more out there than LACMA and the Broad

Have You Been to These Offbeat L.A. Museums?

Los Angeles Magazine    3/1/2018

You’ve been to LACMA and the Getty, the Broad and MOCA. The Hammer? Yep. Same goes for the Autry, the Norton Simon, the Skirball. We applaud you, oh culture vulture, but for every well-known cultural institution in L.A., there is an under-the-radar alternative ripe for exploration. This goes beyond the Museum of Jurassic Technology, which...


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We get by with tacos, pizza, barbecue, and burgers - join in

The Four Pillars of Austin Food During SXSW

The Austin Chronicle    3/9/2018

The live music capital of the world and third coast of film has...


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Lot of "Bests" here, and well spread out across the country

Nightclub & Bar Media Group Announces 2018 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

Nightclub & Bar    3/7/2018

Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected winners across 18 different categories for North America’s premier industry awards program, 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which identifies individuals and venues from...


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Opened in 1908 & closed by Katrina, it reopens in grandeur

See inside The Jung Hotel & Residences after its $140 million renovation


The 207-room Jung Hotel & Residences has reopened on Canal Street after a three-year, $140 million renovation. In addition to the historic hotel, the development includes multiple floors of apartments that will start leasing this spring.


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You won't get thru 10 BBQ places in 1 day - pace yourself

10 Essential Stops on a BBQ Crawl Through Memphis

Fodor's    1/6/2018

There are more than 117 barbecue restaurants in Memphis; more if you count the baby back ribs or chocolate dipped applewood smoked bacon at the Peabody Hotel’s Sunday Brunch. The city is famous for its pork-centric style of ‘cue, where they’re best known for their slow-cooked ribs (either served...


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Pho Le serves up a serious bowl of beef noodle soup...

Get Schooled at This Family-Run Vancouver Pho Spot

Portland Monthly    2/27/2018

Vietnam’s wonder bowl of beef broth and silky noodles is an enduring Portland food crush, up there with fried chicken and doughnuts. You’re not a local if you don’t have a Top 3 pho list. Yet, news...



A weekend of family fun in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ

The Best Places for a Family Day Trip in Philly and New Jersey

Where    2/27/2018

I am fortunate in that, as publisher of New York City, I am also a car ride away from other family-friendly towns and cities. On a recent winter weekend, my husband and I decided to pack our two little girls into the...