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Had Hula Pie? Lots of local foods, and Hawaiian Mexican

Da Crack, Chicken in a Barrel BBQ, and other great Kauai eateries

7/20/2016

I always try to eat at unique and local places when I travel and avoid...

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In a city known for food, finding new food can be hard

The 10 Best Places To Dine In New Orleans Right Now

Food Republic    7/19/2016

As a culinary center of the South, it seems as if a new restaurant opens in New Orleans every other week, and all of them offer stiff competition. So where should diners direct their attention in the city right now?

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There is lots to see & do there, in the valley of death...

The Best of Death Valley National Park

The Huffington Post    4/26/2016

With names of iconic locations like Badwater, Funeral Mountain, the Devil’s Golf Course, and Death right in the name of the parkland, it’s clear that this landscape on the California/Nevada state line was a torment to early visitors. As well prepared travelers, the only torment for us was that we...

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Of course Georgia is dog-friendly - including these places

The 7 Greatest Things To Do With Your Dog In Georgia

5/19/2016

If Georgia isn’t on your mind, it should be. Georgia offers dog parents endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and learn about its rich history. With many areas and attractions being dog friendly, there is no excuse to stay at home. Did we mention there are wineries?

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A big focus on downtown Detroit food & drink

Best Detroit Restaurants, Bars and Distilleries Right Now

Bloomberg Business    7/18/2016

Detroit is on its way back from the brink and its revival is being led,...

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The Creative Capital, Beehive of Industry, & more...

9 Cool Things to Do in Providence

Oyster    7/20/2016

Some were surprised that Providence made "The New York Times" list of "52 Places to Go in 2016." After all, the large (by New England standards) yet quaint Rhode Island city joined exotic locales such as Mozambique, Abu Dhabi, and Cesme in the ranking. We were surprised, too -- but just because...

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It's "America The Beautiful" for a reason. Many reasons

Eight Sites Rich In Native American History To Visit This Summer

7/16/2016

When people come back from Europe, it’s pretty standard to hear them gush, “Oh, it’s so old over there!” True enough, “the continent” is loaded to the gills with aged dwellings, ancient ruins, and historical sites. You can hardly swing a gyro in Greece or a wheel of cheese in Italy without hitting...

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Boiler Nine is sleek and industrial, both inside and out

First Look: Boiler Nine Bar & Grill in Seaholm Power Plant

Zagat    7/6/2016

This week, Austin welcomed Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, possibly the city's most anticipated opening in the past two years, to the refurbished Seaholm Power Plant. When La Corsha Hospitality announced exciting plans to transform 11,000 square feet over four levels into a grilling mecca, a late 2014 opening was anticipated.

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Mission Beach is a nearly 2 miles strip of ocean front

Neighborhood Guide: Mission Beach

San Diego Magazine    6/24/2016

Life’s a beach in this laid-back neighborhood, where the dining, drinking, and activities revolve around its namesake

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These are great places to create childhood memories

America's Most Iconic Carousels

Fodor's    7/8/2016

While amusement parks consistently wow visitors with record-breaking speeds and new technology, carousels tap into our collective nostalgia, hearkening to a simpler time of a bygone era. Generations converge on the spinning platforms as horses gallop, organs blare, and brass rings descend. From a stunningly...

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A michelada is a Mexican cerveza preparada (wet food)

Lush Life: Bloody Mary vs. Michelada

Portland Mercury    7/6/2016

THE MEAL-IN-A-GLASS mishmash of ingredients in a Bloody Mary is important for a truly successful hair-of-the-dog hangover cure, because if we're being honest, the dog that bit us is rarely a purebred. After years of more than occasional utility, the Bloody Mary has grown on me as a cocktail, not just a...

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Worth a splurge. Or even better, worth many bites

Sushi spots worth the splurge

Business Insider    7/18/2016

Light, healthy, and made in endless variations, it's no surprise that sushi is such a popular delicacy. The only problem is that sushi can be very expensive, and you can't always tell in advance if your dish will live...

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The other California wine country, but not "other' wine

A Once-Sleepy Pit Stop on the 101 Has Become a Hub for Top-Notch California Wine

LA Weekly    7/13/2016

Two decades ago, Paso Robles was just a sleepy, Western-themed town on...

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People will have drinks literally anywhere - here's proof

Chicago Bars and Restaurants With Bizarre Backstories

Thrillist    4/6/2016

Like an old Brunswick mahogany bar or the Schlitz globes adorning the former tied houses dotting Milwaukee and Southport Aves, traces of Chicago’s history resonate in its architecture. Fittingly, there are a bunch of places where you can eat and drink with figurative -- and in one case,...

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Soon, tomato sandwiches with house-made aioli

Sandwich supremacy: The Goodwich expands its space and menu

6/21/2016

The Goodwich was the best lunch I almost never had. I craved its...

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Vietnamese vegetarian options that don't taste like options

Veggie Bánh Mì

7/1/2016

Finding a nice, nourishing vegetarian dish on a restaurant menu can...

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If you're riding on the Burke-Gilman Trail, stop on by

Saint Helens Cafe: Hot on the Burke-Gilman Trail

6/20/2016

Of the two entrances to Saint Helens Cafe—one of the nine restaurants Josh Henderson will open this year—neither is particularly welcoming: up a flight of stairs on one side, across a patio on the other. Clogged with clusters of Laurelhurst matrons and soccer families and first-daters and...

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The name is the same, but the food & drink is excellent

Wm. Mulherin's Sons is the grown-up restaurant Fishtown has been waiting for

Philly.com    7/15/2016

In 1887, the immigrant Irish family known as the Mulherins were best known for their rye whiskey - not pig's head tortelloni or a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza called the "Spicy Jawn." But suffice it to say, things have changed a bit in Fishtown. And not just since the...

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Think you know Waikiki? Maybe not. Try these places

A Design-Forward Weekend in Waikiki

Architectural Digest    6/21/2016

Long known for its mega-hotels and commercial vibe, Waikiki is not where you go to be cool in Hawaii. Stylish vacationers have traditionally sidestepped the touristy beaches at the center of Honolulu, flocking instead to the jaw-dropping beauty of untouched Kauai. But we can’t help being nostalgic for the glory days of the Hawaiian capital, in all its...

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Try the small, flaky biscuits made with chives and tomato

Plate Lunch

New Orleans Magazine    7/14/2016

The Windsor Court’s Grill Room is about the last place in town I’d expect to see a “Meat and Three” plate lunch. It’s something I’m more familiar with in a rural context, or at least a much more casual place than the...

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If sound is important to you, try out this shop

Sonos' first store makes the Apple Store look boring

7/12/2016

Sonos is preparing to launch its first its first ever flagship retail location in New York City on Tuesday July 19 (101 Greene Street in SoHo, for you locals). I was able to get a tour of the location in before it...

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It's not just "fries & catsup", there's a lot of variety now

The 20 Best French Fries In San Francisco

SFist    7/7/2016

French fries are a near ubiquitous item on SF restaurant menus in all but the most high-end, Michelin-starred establishments — and even newly Michelin starred AL's Place has their own unique and delicious version,...

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Smiles, families, space, & cleanliness - words that describe

Austin's Mighty Fine Burgers

The Daily Meal    7/14/2016

“Dad, I’m too big for a kid’s meal.” My youngest child has been telling me this for about a year now. Upon turning 10 she was considered a pre-teen, which is practically a teenager, which is almost an adult (at least in her mind). So when we walked into Mighty Fine and I suggested she order...

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A cemita is a torta originally from Puebla, Mexico

The only other cemitas shop in San Diego

San Diego Reader    7/15/2016

Having recently discovered the Puebla-style torta known as a cemita, I began a countywide search for the thing which led me to one option — a single devoted shop in Vista called Cemitas Fandanguero. The story I wrote on it even ran with the headline “The only cemitas shop in San Diego,” which is true enough if you stick to traditional internet searches. But there are other ways to ply the web for info.

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