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The Crown Is Downtown's New Lunchtime Pizza Go-To

Portland Monthly    7/21/2017

Loaded New York pies and summery cocktails make Imperial’s side project a destination unto itself. What to do with Imperial’s awkward little sidepiece the Portland Penny Diner? Since it opened in 2012, Hotel Lucia’s corner eatery struggled with a bit of an identity crisis—bouncing from serving...

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Speakeasies are not easy to find - this one definitely isn't

Speakeasy reclaims its secret space in Carlsbad

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/7/2017

For more than a dozen years in the 1920s and ’30s, Carlsbad’s most famous building had a secret. In the concrete-walled cellar of the ornate Twin Inns hotel and restaurant, proprietor Eddie Kentner ran a hidden speakeasy for thirsty guests during the Prohibition era. Now, nearly 100 years later, another speakeasy has opened in the same spot.

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Mixed meats cooked on a spit, eat on plate, wrap or sandwich

Swooning for shawarma: Dueling New Orleans eateries give Middle East staple a new spin

The Advocate    7/6/2017

As the shawarma spins, so the New Orleans food world turns. In a new twist, there are now competing outposts here for a type of Middle Eastern fast food that sounds familiar but brings something quite different to the mix. Shawarma is a standard at Arabic restaurants, where chicken or beef versions...

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Longing for Windy City food in the City by the Bay?

The Best Chicago-Style Food in SF

7/17/2017

For me, nothing says “home” like a warm slice of Lou Malnati’s pizza — recently defrosted and plated by my Chicago-born mother. Since I moved to Southern California at the age of three, I left…

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Decisions, decisions. 1st decide, “savory or sweet?”

All fired up: Jose Garces’ new Italian eatery 24 is worth the trip -€“ however you get there

7/13/2017

A stone's throw away from the Schuylkill River Trail is 24 Wood Fired Fare, one of the latest entries in the Jose Garces empire. An expansive restaurant that focuses on Italian inspired wood fired fare, it is located next to the Garces corporate offices and along a strip of the Walnut Street bridge.

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“I was having dreams about this burger..." says owner

Vashon Island's Gravy Achieves Burger Perfection

Seattle Magazine    6/1/2017

His secret blend is what burger dreams are made of. The buns took a little research,” says Gravy...

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Five Best Coffee Shops Coffee Nerds Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    6/15/2017

These five coffee shops in Metro Phoenix are obsessed with beans, roast, and overall quality when it comes to drip, pour-over, and espresso drinks. There’s no shortage of coffee shops across the Valley, from laid-back lounges to bustling social spaces to serene study spots, but if your main aim is to...

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Exclusive - the strawberries n' cream stuffed French toast

New to Ward Village: Scratch Kitchen and Meatery

Hawaii Mom Blog    5/4/2017

Scratch Kitchen and Bakeshop is my favorite place to brunch. Brian Chan...

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Some assembly required... and you'll want to share it

Build This Crazy Delicious Sundae

Chicago Magazine    7/18/2017

Winners for best ice cream, raspberries, gelato, malted milk balls, doughnut, and espresso.

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Their wide-ranging menu is an organic, non-GMO cuisine

El Dorado Cantina is an off-Strip dining gem

7/7/2017

Mexican restaurant is a favorite among Vegas locals. If you're looking for a great Mexican restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll find several. But one...

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Tivoli NY - Motto: A Community That Cares

The Day Trip In-the-Know New Yorkers Are Taking

Bon Appétit    6/2/2017

The neighboring river-hugging towns Tivoli and Germantown have been compared to Brooklyn for their hyper-local, community-driven vibes, but with much less ironic...

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Inside the “capital” of Asian America - Koreatown

The Perfect Day in Koreatown, LA

4/4/2017

When outsiders—particularly East Coasters—come to Los Angeles, they enjoy our good weather and tacos for a few days. Then many go home to dismiss us to their friends as a culturally flat, vapid mass of Botox and broken dreams, with great produce. They’re not all wrong. But what intellectual...

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Set apart with their design, with styles to steal for home

11 Inspiring Restaurant Interiors We're Bookmarking, Stat

Food52    7/19/2017

Great food speaks for itself, true, but the space of a restaurant wields serious power in making or breaking the dining experience. Especially now that we are in an age of shrinking interiors and decreasing levels of comfort (cramped stools, hard surfaces), the restaurants that have taken the...

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All shrubs & other fruit-based products are created in-house

Columbia Heights' The Good Silver Wants You To Feel Like Grandma's Special Guest

DCist    7/5/2017

At this newly reopened Columbia Heights spot, it is out with the barbecue, in with the shrub cocktails. The team behind neighborhood bar The Good Silver (3410 11th St. NW) are not afraid to change things up in their...

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One of their secrets? Basically treating craft beer as wine

There goes the Neighborhood — past 10-year milestone

San Diego Reader    6/13/2017

East Village gastropub Neighborhood turns ten this week. As the first business opened by the partnership now called Consortium Holdings, it laid the foundation that has become one of San Diego's most recognized hospitality groups, slated to open its 14th establishment this summer.

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Fancy, dive, hotel, hidden gem, daiquiri, craft, new, old...

The Best Cocktails in New Orleans

Southern Living    6/30/2017

If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans, especially for the first time, you can feel a bit like Matt Damon at the chalkboard in Good Will Hunting trying to triangulate and coordinate how you’ll get to all of the...

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Strong feelings abt burritos in SF - check them out yourself

The 15 Best Burrito Spots In SF

SFist    7/19/2017

We all should know by now that if you want to start a fight in this town, just try going to the mat over the relative superiority of La Taqueria or Taqueria Cancún. It's been a couple years since we tackled the always controversial Best Burrito list, so it's time to update SFist's official opinions...

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Mashed potato pizza? Mussels in pho broth? Falafel with ???

From meatballs to pho and carnitas, Chick's reflects the changing flavor of Washington Ave.

Philly.com    7/14/2017

With a nod to the old-school Italian roots that persist in South Philly, including a name steeped in local mob history, Chick's embraces the diverse flavors that have bloomed in recent years to become a casual hub for the gentrifying neighborhoods that surround it.

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Beer + cheese, beer + brats, beer + mussels & fries, etc.

13 Portland Restaurants for Serious Beer Drinkers

Portland Monthly    6/12/2017

From perfect pilsners for summer swilling to cask-conditioned fruit beer, these spots take their taps as seriously as their plates. Every month, we dig through our restaurant listings to bring you a themed (and...

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Lots of full-sized restaurants & hotels are dog friend too

Hang Out with Your Pup at These Dog-Friendly Patios in Boston

Boston Magazine    7/6/2017

Because there’s no better companion for the dog days of summer. Don’t leave your doggo all by him- or herself this summer. Instead, bring fluffy friends along for fun in the sun at one of these dog-friendly patios in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and beyond. For dinner or drinks, from taprooms to...

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An assortment of shareable Latin American bites...

It Took a Village, But Copal in Pioneer Square is an All-Day Fiesta

Seattle Magazine    6/1/2017

A team of industry vets reinvents the former Bar Sajor. Peek behind the proverbial curtain at Copal and you quickly realize how small this town is, and particularly the restaurant industry. Matt Dillon, the chef/restaurateur behind Sitka & Spruce and other places, whose Bar Sajor previously...

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Fed by melting snow from the mountains above - lot's of fun

Natural phenomenon at Great Sand Dunes National Park creates awesome waterslide

Travel + Leisure    6/13/2017

Each year, a rare natural phenomenon transforms Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve’s Medano Creek into a water lover’s paradise. A recent video from the National Park Service explains the phenomenon, called surge flow, which occurs when melting snow from the creek’s nearby peaks cascades down onto the sand ridges, causing the sand...

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Chic, rustic dining area complete w/ a minimalist fireplace

Now Open: Dust Cutter "Modern Saloon" in Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    6/21/2017

We can pretty much all agree that downtown Phoenix is in need of more dining options. So, when the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel announced the official opening of Dust Cutter, which stays open until midnight (hooray!), we knew it was worth checking out sooner rather than later.

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As if eating fudge is not enough, learn to make it too!

Fudge University: Maui's Newest Hawaii Fudge Company Location Celebrates a Grand Opening

7/5/2017

Hawaii Fudge Company launches world class fudge classes at their Fudge...

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