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An ice cream parlor tribute to the American presidency

Try Trump’s Extra Rich Chocolate Chip and Obama’s Strawberry Jubilee at Presidential Scoops Ice Cream Shop

Washingtonian Magazine    7/31/2018

Try Trump's Extra Rich Chocolate Chip and Obama's Strawberry Jubilee at Presidential Scoops Ice Cream Shop


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From saucy noodles spiked with crabs to tender curls...

13 of the Best Pasta Dishes in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Magazine    8/14/2018

Forget cheese and chocolate: is any food truly as craveworthy as pasta? No matter the shape or size, we love it smothered in red gravy, dressed with garlicky pesto, served with simple seasonal ingredients or tossed with butter and parmesan till heavenly. Here are some of the city’s standout dishes...


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Inspired by a new wave of wine bars in Paris and London...

How Portland became the most exciting place in America to drink wine    7/18/2018

Inspired by a new wave of wine bars in Paris, London and New York, three top Portland restaurants -- Le Pigeon, Nostrana and Castagna -- each opened a casual, wine-focused restaurant next door to their flagships this spring, two on the same day. Go back a year,...


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Try Little Kitchen, Koku Café + Market, and The MAR·KET

3 great new cheap-eats spots in the Seattle area to try

The Seattle Times    8/9/2018

From dumplings to fish-and-chips to an excellent $10 rice bowl, these new Seattle spots have your taste-buds covered.



Plant-based eateries have exploded in popularity

San Diego's best vegan restaurants

San Diego Union-Tribune    8/2/2018

Vegan food has been named among the top six global culinary trends of 2018, and San Diego is well ahead of the curve. Over the past year, several new vegan eateries have opened around the county, joining an already crowded field. Here are 24 of the most recent entries as well as some of our old favorites, listed in alphabetical order.


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Taste Test: Indy’s Favorite Hot Dogs


Let’s be frank—even your wurst day will get better when you indulge in...


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A dish to satisfy every craving from Eiffel Tower to famous

French cuisine is only the beginning at Paris

Las Vegas Magazine    7/27/2018

Standards and expectations are naturally high at a casino-hotel named after one of the culinary capitals of the world. Paris Las Vegas boasts some of the...


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Violet, stylish and delicious - ube tarts take HI by storm

Uber Factory's ube tarts are Oahu's sweetest dessert craze

Hawaii Magazine    7/31/2018

It’s Saturday morning, and it’s early. Really early. Earlier than I’m ever awake on a weekend, and, judging by the stillness of the Wahiawa streets, earlier than most anyone else, too. Except, that is, for a line of determined sweet-tooths already forming at Uber Factory, a barely-there nook tucked...


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Some familiar foods at unfamiliar places w/new experiences

New restaurants in Phoenix in July give us Italian food, tacos, poke, BBQ    8/9/2018

Two dozen restaurants opened across Phoenix in July, including one with an Arizona-focused menu in Tempe, an Italian spot in Litchfield Park and a vegan Mexican eatery in Glendale. A pair of closings included a...



Restored motels have gone from kitsch to cutting-edge

12 Renovated Motels That Make Us Want to Hit the Road

Dwell    7/16/2018

Near the end of the last century, a trend began of transforming forgotten old motor lodges into well-run, hip little hotels. At first it was a bit surprising, if not pleasantly shocking, to see the rebirth of these run-down structures happening alongside the high-design, big-city glamour of the...


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Guinness spent $90 million on the Open Gate Brewery - visit!

Guinness Opens Its First U.S. Brewery In 64 Years

NPR: National Public Radio    8/4/2018

Guinness is famous for making stout beer – and this week, the Irish company opened a new brewery in Maryland. It's the first time Guinness has had a brewery in the U.S. in more than 60 years. So: Does Guinness want to sell more stout to Americans? This time, it turns out, the brewer is trying...


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6 Local Places to Practice Archery Around Austin

The Austinot    7/23/2018

Austin has its fair share of activities for locals and tourists: kayaking, hiking, bar hopping, concerts. But if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, then take up a bow and arrow (a dream come true for a...


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The western side of the Catskills has many places to visit

Sullivan County Is the New York State Getaway You've Been Looking For

Architectural Digest    8/8/2018

The western side of the Catskills has its own roster of design-friendly hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, and locally inflected boutiques


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Share his favorite pairings at this long-awaited brewpub

Bixi Beer is Finally Open. Here’s What You Should Drink There

Chicago Magazine    8/3/2018

Brewer Eymard Freire shares his favorite pairings to try at this long-awaited Logan Square brewpub.


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There's nothing stuffy about it

Have Your Cake and Eat Dumplings Too at Brothers and Sisters’ New Afternoon Tea

Washingtonian Magazine    8/2/2018

There’s a fresh reason to get your drink on at Adams Morgan’s Line DC (aka our favorite hotel in which to hang out during the day), and it won’t leave you hungover. Starting this week, lobby restaurant Brothers and Sisters is offering a late afternoon tea that chef Erik Bruner-Yang calls “fancy,...


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A mainstay w/new chef & is offering full-service dinner

Beloved Los Feliz Brunch Spot Alcove Has Evolved Into Something Bigger

Los Angeles Magazine    7/20/2018

Since Alcove opened its doors 14 years ago, the sunny Los Feliz cafe that’s been the venue for an untold number of weekend patio brunches has gradually evolved into a local gem. It’s become known for display windows jam-packed with pastries, crushable cocktails served out of its own Big Bar, and a...



A friendly and casual breakfast and lunch joint

Restaurant review: YaYa’s Comfort Food in Harahan puts subtle Latin spin on classic breakfast food

The Advocate    7/30/2018

When Conner Mullins was growing up, breakfast was king. Family gatherings took place around the breakfast table, and the first dish the future chef learned to cook was scrambled eggs, which his father taught him when Mullins was 9 years old. While working at Commander’s Palace and after that a...


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Brickwall Tavern Philadelphia Magazine    8/1/2018

A Jersey-based pub promises the Gayborhood 20 beers on tap and comfort food, come late fall.Roomy tavern paring comfort food staples & craft taps in lofty quarters with big screen TVs. Splitting over 20,000 square feet with their sister spot Porta, Brickwall Tavern features two bars, roomy red vinyl banquettes, shuffleboard tables, and just enough TVs to keep sports fans satisfied. After twelve years of blood & sweat in New Jersey, they’re crossing the river and calling Center City home! Brickwall features almost two...


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Check out the sprawling picture menu to get inspirations

Bali Kitchen Hits the Jackpot with Indonesian Treats in the East Village

Village Voice    8/3/2018

The refrigerated case at Bali Kitchen in the East Village is the size of a casino slot machine and bears virtually as many exciting fruity combinations. Under fluorescent lights, usual-suspect American sodas sit alongside custom-bottled soft drinks flavored with pineapple and ginger, juice box...



A beer crawl from downtown Portland to Milwaukie

Beer Crawling on the Orange MAX Line

Portland Mercury    7/25/2018

An Orange MAX line beer crawl from downtown Portland to Milwaukie.



"What we do is multicultural. I would call it very eclectic"

Still meaty, Central Smoke rises on E Jefferson


A rush of red meat in the Seattle restaurant scene has settled out with a transformation of E Jefferson steakhouse Seven Beef into a new concept centered on more accessible but still meaty offerings — Central Smoke. With fried rice and pickled cucumber on the menu alongside ribs and brisket, Central...


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Mangrove Kitchen, Ushi Taro, Ichiraku Ramen, Tenroku...

Ramen fiends: 5 new spots to try in San Francisco

Hoodline    8/8/2018

Looking for the best new ramen stops in San Francisco? These spots will satisfy all your cravings next time you're in the mood for some hearty noodle soup.


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The "nuevo Latina cocina" is now open at this boutique hotel

Check Out the Menu at Allston’s New Casa Caña Rum Bar

Boston Magazine    8/9/2018

Lower Allston, near the Charles River and Herter Park, is now home to a hip, art-filled boutique hotel called Studio Allston, which debuts a rum bar and Latin American kitchen this week called Casa Caña. Check out the menu from the Lyons Group and the Publico team, with rum cocktails, Cuban-inspired...


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Ultimate proof of concept for vegan fast food? Better try it

This "Vegan McDonald's" Wants To Reinvent San Diego's Fast Food Scene

Thrillist    8/6/2018

It’s a nondescript August afternoon in the sleepy North County beach town of Encinitas. On the city’s main street, a handful of surfers plod across the 101, but there’s not much else brewing in town -- that is, except for the line of cars pouring out of a newly finished lot on Santa Fe Drive....


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Serving stations based around cooking techniques

Palace Station opens new Feast Buffet

Las Vegas Review-Journal    7/17/2018

The new Feast Buffet at Palace Station began serving customers Tuesday, three days earlier than expected. According to a spokesperson for Station Casinos, the decision to stage the surprise soft opening was made because, “We were ready to roll.”


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Local food is prominently featured @ resort’s restaurants

Disney'€™s Hawiian resort Aulani has a Hawaiian feast of dining options

USATODAY    6/8/2018

There are no storybook castles, roller coasters, or flying elephants at Aulani. It is not a theme park in the mold of Disneyland. But Disney’s Hawaiian resort, located on the southwestern shores of Oahu, does offer...



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August Eats

Phoenix Magazine    8/1/2018

Soldier fearlessly into the heart of summer with a dining excursion to one of these new neighborhood restaurants. Trapp Haus BBQ, DeNora’s Ristorante, Bubba’s 33, Farmboy Market, Meats, Sandwiches.


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Uzeat is a colorful new restaurant serving Uzbek cuisine

Restaurant Review: Uzeat


Good things are often hidden in strip malls. At least, that’s the case with Uzeat, a colorful new restaurant serving Uzbek cuisine that’s tucked in a back corner of a gray strip mall in Northwest Austin. The...



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Slab Bar-B-Que serves some of Chicago's best barbecue in South Shore

Chicago Tribune    8/3/2018

If Chicago has a distinct style of barbecue, it's the kind served on the South and West sides of the city. There you'll find meat cooked in what are referred to as aquarium smokers — rectangular chambers the size of a large kitchen table with glass sides. These contraptions require constant fiddling because all the heat comes from charcoal or hardwood. But when handled by an expert pitmaster, as they...



Known for his work @ Tosca - the more accessible San Lorenzo

An Italian chef leaves the refined behind and opens a satisfying neighborhood spot

Washington Post    8/1/2018

If Massimo Fabbri needs validation, all the novice restaurateur has to do is walk through the wood-beamed dining room of the fledgling San Lorenzo any night of the week. If his experience is anything like mine, every table and bar stool will be claimed, mostly by occupants registering serious...


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Grab a cocktail or brew at these sky-high spots

Five L.A. rooftop bars where any drink comes with a view

Los Angeles Times    7/27/2018

They’re no secluded beach or mountaintop, but rooftop bars offer a pretty scenic place to watch some smoggy sunsets — and they’re conveniently ubiquitous in Los Angeles. Enjoy Southern California weather year-round, but especially now, by grabbing drinks at these sky-high spots.


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Guide to the best restaurants in NOLA's busiest neighborhood

10 best French Quarter restaurants 2018: Critic's Picks    7/31/2018

The French Quarter contains more restaurants per square block than any other New Orleans neighborhood. This list - culled from restaurant critic Brett Anderson’s larger, regularly updated Critic's Picks list of the best restaurants in the New Orleans area – will help navigate the dizzying options....


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The sleek yet cozy brunch spot is now open in Fishtown

Here’s What You’ll Be Eating at Over Easy Breakfast Club

Philadelphia Magazine    8/1/2018

We told you about Over Easy Breakfast Club, the concept from French Laundry alum Erik Östman and his wife Angelica, back in May. After soft opening a few weekends ago, Over Easy is now open for brunch Friday through Sunday in the former Ida Mae’s Bruncherie location at 2302 East Norris Street. Kelly...


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Check out when you like, but you may never get clean sheets

Welcome to Hotel Millennial


The first thing I notice about the lobby of Moxy Times Square is the cornhole. The (Moxy-branded) lawn game, in which players attempt to launch bean bags through a hole in a tilted platform, is tucked to the side of the check-in kiosk, as if guests might spontaneously mount an athletic challenge to...


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Upscale Peruvian fare to Piedmont-Kenton neighborhood

Bright Colors and Brighter Flavors at Casa Zoraya

Portland Mercury    8/1/2018

After an ill-fated pizza spot appeared and disappeared next to the Eagle on North Lombard, if you’d have asked me what could survive in that largely residential no-man’s-land...


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Opened because there was a lack of good Filipino food

Turo-Turo Dining at Manila Manila

Gastrolust    7/8/2018

Manila Manila is your place for a turo-turo experience. Turo-turo roughly translates to “point-point,” and that’s what you can do to order at the modest steam table facing the front of the store. But Mariela...