Whether available since 1929, or only during season, come
Have there ever been three ingredients that exist in such perfect sandwich harmony as chewy, smoky bacon, bright, juicy tomatoes, and fresh, crisp lettuce? Add a slather of mayo to the proceedings, maybe toast the bread, don't junk it up with creative flourishes (some exceptions apply), and a...
Go beyond the standard meat and refried beans fillings...
Phoenix New Times
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and breakfast burritos are the most important breakfast food. We know breakfast is important. We also know it's hard to make it happen. There's really only one way to wrap all of the savory goodness you could want to start your day in one...
Does it seem like we're in a renaissance of vegan today?
Once you take the bacon, eggs, cheese, and butter out of breakfast, what’s left? In most parts of America, the answer is likely, “Not much.” But in famously vegan-friendly Portland, options abound—and we’re not just talking about hash browns and dry toast, either. In the last few months alone,...
Some may be fancy, but good seafood doesn't need to be
There are fantastic crab shacks hidden in every corner of Chesapeake...
Perfect for a healthy nosh after a healthy shopping spree
San Jose Mercury News
Terrain Cafe, a garden restaurant adjacent to Stanford Shopping Center’s Anthropologie & Co., is beautiful. Inside, plants are fashioned into art, from the massive garden panel wall to the found antique floral chandelier detailed with bark and other living things. The kitchen is open, the patio has...
The location is the best, the resort keeps getting better
The "Pink Palace of the Pacific" opened its doors 32 years before Hawaii became a state. On the shores of Waikiki Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu sits the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” The Royal Hawaiian, a...
Different seasons call for different drinks - what's calling
Fall is fast approaching, but rest assured, we’re definitely in the dog days of summer, where water ice consumption sky rockets and two showers-a-day is still a necessity. Scorching heatwaves call for thirst quenchers from sun up to sundown.
Find tamales in a building in a rainbow of festive colors
The casual, counter-order restaurant at 263 Reily St. sits across from the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg. It's easy to spot thanks to a mural splashed across the building and painted in a rainbow of festive colors....
Made distinctive w/ the use of produce & ingredients from NZ
Los Angeles Magazine
And, no, they don’t just serve kiwis. Whenever we think we’ve seen it all, some enterprising chef or restauranteur brings something new to the LA food scene. In the case of Aroha in Westlake Village, it’s the food of New Zealand, now available to local diners for the first time. What is New Zealand cuisine, you wonder? “The mindset with...
A focus on food, with a lot of Californian influences
The Austin Chronicle
Hot-weather food with a sunny disposition. At least for those of us who spend more time engaging with Instagram than we do with reality, it seems inevitable that Austin would get a bar named Kinda Tropical. Every other shot is backdropped by Blanche Devereaux fronds, every Wayfarer-wearing bro has a...
Historic for old history, & not so old too. All interesting
From the world's longest porch to an immigration housing unit – these hotel stories will surprise you. Frank Sinatra, Jackie Kennedy and Babe Ruth would approved.
Don't wait - "We haven’t made it until closing time once.”
Think making top-notch barbecue is all about the meat? Well, yes, but it’s also around-the-clock work that sometimes involves thieves, book talks, and stopping for salad. We spent a day with Federalist Pig pit master Rob Sonderman to see what’s involved running the best ‘cue joint in DC.
Do succumb to The Temptress, one of Otoro’s new cocktails
The Mirage's new restaurant also highlights the robata grill. Japonais, a Chicago-based transplant, centered around its robata grill, placing it...
The city’s Wednesdays are as busy as Fridays in other towns
Overflowing with fun and food, New Orleans isn't just a locale for a weekend trip. Follow this itinerary for the best time in the Crescent City. “How you doin’, baby?” asks a waitress, and immediately, hopelessly, you’re wheels-up in love with New Orleans. It’s not just her words; it’s the lilt of...
Go to the "Big City" to visit a clearly "miniature city"
NPR: National Public Radio
The miniature models of Gulliver's Gate represent places in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. They're populated by tiny people, pint–size penguins and bitty cars that move. New York's Time Square is known to many as the crossroads of the world — and now a new tourist attraction displays much of it under one roof. Gulliver's Gate is a miniature, for-profit exhibition populated by tiny people and...
If you're looking for "character", you should visit here
You want Old Portland? We’ve got your Old Portland—and then some. Humble SE Division Street’s transformation into a condo-cluttered...
Have a hankering to eat ham-bone soup & buttermilk biscuits?
The Salare chef takes it back home in his second Seattle venture, which...
You don't have to be a tiki loyalist to enjoy tiki culture
San Jose Mercury News
If you think all tropical drinks are boozy, blue and carry a paper umbrella, you probably need to find a new cocktail bar. Here in the Bay Area, we have a small but fiercely dedicated group of tiki loyalists, including San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove and Alameda’s...
Find out how Hawaii’s Portuguese conquered the art of bread
In this Kona tradition, young and old gather to bake Portuguese sweet bread and take a bite out of this delectable part of the Big Island’s multicultural history. Nestled along the slopes of the dormant Hualalai volcano on Hawaii Island, a traditional stone forno (Portuguese for “oven”) burns with sweet anticipation. Master...
Try the arancini, which is coated stuffed rice balls
Phoenix New Times
The menu, described as “Italian-American,” is earnest and unflashy. And this is what makes Dieci so satisfying — it’s a red-sauce Italian joint of the sort that’s become increasingly rare in recent years. You have more than likely eaten this type of food countless times before, but at Dieci, a bowl...
You can watch the boats and you enjoy good Italian food
There has been more than a name change in the Navy Yard for Lo Spiedo, which was recently rebranded as Bar Amis. A stronger emphasis on the bar scene is evident as the downstairs dining room was opened up to make way for the frosé-sipping happy-hour crowds.
Close to a place celebrated for great taste - coincidence?
From a gregarious brewery to neighborhood bars and tucked-away fine dining, these eateries are known for their comfort and creative fare year round.
Call it a philosophical review - what would you miss? These?
Go out with a bang. What if there was no tomorrow? Or, hypothesizing that you survive the initial blast, what if tomorrow now means a radically remade world where North Korea has fired a nuclear missile at us, the United States has responded with "fire and fury," and nothing is as it was yesterday?...
In the north coastal part of S.D. on the ocean-side
San Diego Union-Tribune
Upscale farm-to-table restaurants, wine bars, tasting rooms have transformed city's downtown over the past decade. Ten years ago, Oceanside was known as a city where you could always find a hearty breakfast, cheap beer and tasty wings, tacos and barbecue. What a difference a decade makes. Today, more than two dozen new restaurants, wine bars and beer tasting rooms line the South Coast Highway corridor...