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You'll come for the fried chicken, but return for much more

Why JuneBaby Was 2017's Biggest-Deal Restaurant Opening

Seattle Met    9/19/2017

On Sunday nights, every table at JuneBaby is filled a few moments after...


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Voodoo Doughnuts are good - and so are these

6 Doughnuts to Try in Portland Besides Voodoo


Portland is known for many things, but among these things is a humble doughnut shop—Voodoo Doughnuts. While it’s true that Voodoo Doughnuts is a Portland icon (and their “Portland Creme” doughnut has even been named the Official City Doughnut), it’s also true that Portland is not short on other...


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They preserved the beloved parts of their predecessor

Review: Walnut Creek's Benvenuti Ristorante replaces Salvatore

San Jose Mercury News    8/8/2017

You think you worry about living up to your parents’ expectations? Try living up to all of their friends’ expectations, too. After decades of serving Italian fare to East Bay diners, Salvatore Ristorante closed when owner Salvatore Piccione finally started a well-earned retirement. But as loyal...


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Kid-friendly doesn't mean dumbed-down cheap food

5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego County

Times of San Diego    8/23/2017

It’s been a long week, you don’t have the energy to cook but you also have little ones to cater to. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, for us in San Diego County, there are kid-friendly restaurants. And, when we say “kid-friendly” we don’t just mean macaroni and cheese on the menu; we mean an actual space for kids to play while parents relax and eat their meals. Here are our picks for five kid-friendly...


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TangTangTang in Las Vegas has Korean soup, shareable dishes

Las Vegas Review-Journal    9/29/2017

One of the latest Korean restaurants to hit Spring Mountain Road is TangTangTang. Instead of barbecue or fusion cuisine, the restaurant specializes in tang, a type of Korean soup with a thin broth and traditionally...


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Seek out these neighborhood bars in City of Brotherly Love

Where to Drink Like a Local in Philadelphia

Food & Wine Magazine    10/18/2017

Like every city, Philadelphia has its destination bars—au courant establishments packed with out-of-towners and scenesters in search of exotic cocktails and esoteric ingredients. And truly, a lot of those bars are a...


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American Chinese comfort food w/in-house musical revue

This Asian Restaurant in Chandler Might Be the Most Fun Dining Spot in the Valley

Phoenix New Times    9/27/2017

It’s Friday night at Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar in Chandler, and Mike Russell, the restaurant’s emcee and impersonator extraordinaire, is channeling the spirit of Neil Diamond. Russell throws on a flashy sequined jacket — one of many costume props he employs on any given show night — and...


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You have to try the famous Brown Butter Lobster Roll

One of the best seafood spots in the country just opened in Boston. Take a peek inside.    10/13/2017

Saturday marks a week since the team behind the critically acclaimed Portland, Maine, seafood spot Eventide opened their new restaurant in Boston. Eventide Fenway is a bit different than the original in Maine. Customers order on a device, pick up their food when it’s ready, and request refills from staff who monitor the sit-down area. The owners call the concept “fine-casual” dining.


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What do you think you would contemplate about?

In This Quiet Space for Contemplation, a Fountain Rains Down Calming Waters

Smithsonian    9/21/2017

Visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture are often overwhelmed by its heart-wrenching exhibitions. The museum explores everything from the horrors of segregation to triumphs in music, the arts and the ongoing battle for civil rights. It can be a lot to...



Watch your beloved Cubbies (or other favs) at these places

Love the Cubs but hate the Wrigleyville scene? Watch playoffs at these spots

Chicago Tribune    10/14/2017

Here are a list of bars and restaurants outside of Wrigleyville where you can watch your beloved Cubbies.


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Influenced by different flavors from around Asia...

Eating Okinawan: Sunrise Restaurant

Frolic Hawaii    10/16/2017

There’s a HUGE difference between Okinawan and Japanese food. Okinawa was a kingdom that traded heavily with China and Southeast Asia, and our food reflects this rich history. For instance, from China we got pork and we happily eat every part of the pig, from snout to tail.


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Are these glamorized food courts the future of food?

Food Halls Are The New Food Trucks in Many L.A. Neighborhoods

LA Weekly    10/12/2017

These glamorized food courts seem to be the way of the culinary future. But it's not always easy to get them off the ground.


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The personal is edible at Callie Speer's new hot spot

Restaurant Review: Holy Roller

The Austin Chronicle    9/8/2017

With Holy Roller, Speer has now gone punk. Or rather the punk spirit that has always been a hallmark of her unfussy, DIY approach now plays the main stage. That starts with an interior that references rebellion – the black leather jacket palette, tongue-in-cheek religious iconography, the blinking...


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Everything is a gumbo. The music from New Orleans is gumbo.

Trombone Shorty’s Guide to Eating in New Orleans

The Daily Beast    10/14/2017

The acclaimed musician tells us where to eat in his hometown and how food is an integral part of life in NOLA.



The restaurant may be tiny - the chef's talent is expansive

One of N.J.'s most delicious new restaurants has only 24 seats    10/13/2017

Chef Dennis Foy has a lot on his plate. But even while getting degrees focused on organizational dynamics and strategic management, he hasn't abandoned his love for cooking. "I'm following my passion. You have to be engaged," explained the multi-faceted Foy, one of New Jersey's best-known kitchen...


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Hotel rooms are about creature comforts...location helps too

Review: The Kimpton Palladian- Seattle, Washington


Seattle is a city replete with fantastic hotels. So how do you make an impression? Perhaps the same way a great wine leaves an impression- terroir. Out Seattle everyone else, and make guests feel welcome in a way...


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When you take something that old it starts talking with you

See The Lotus Cardroom’s 130-Year-Old Bar in New Home at McMenamins


McMenamins is famous throughout the Pacific Northwest for saving historic buildings — flophouses, lodges, and more — and turning them into eating and drinking institutions, so saving this venerable piece of Portland history fits its M.O. Crafted in the 1880s by the Brunswick Company in Chicago, the...



This area invites the offbeat, outlandish & delightfully odd

Authentic San Francisco: Exploring the Spirited Tenderloin Neighborhood


San Francisco is well known for the unplumbed cultural pearls that can only be unearthed by those with the stamina to kick through some metropolitan rubble. While each neighborhood has its standout sights, the real SF experience begins once you step outside of the tourist traps and start to explore...


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Serving Cuban and Puerto Rican food nearly 35 years...

Aromatic dishes and a heart for Puerto Rico

San Diego Reader    10/6/2017

When I walked into Andrés Restaurant for the first time, the smells wafting out of the kitchen were so good, I almost didn't ask for a menu. Just give me whatever's cooking, I wanted to say. The family-owned and -operated business has been serving Cuban and Puerto Rican food nearly 35 years from its location on Morena Boulevard, near Bay Park. Beyond the simple, colorful dining room, the property contains enclosed patio...


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A top 10 Chinese restaurant, the flavors are amazing

The never-ending flavors of Ping Pang Pong

Las Vegas Magazine    9/29/2017

Not many restaurants in Las Vegas can say they have lines out the door 17 years after opening. Heck, not many restaurants in this town last that long. Then...


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Hangry for Asian, fried chicken and Middle Eastern food?

Hangry? Here’s Where to Go in Philadelphia When You Need to Eat Now

Where    10/13/2017

Thanks to chefs and entrepreneurs with serious resumes and commitments to quality sourcing, the fast-casual/fine-casual/, whatever you want to call it-casual, has spread throughout the country. And Philly offers some of the best examples, from fried chicken to poke bowls. Here’s where you’re going...


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Lots of culture around Santa Fe, with food to match

Best Restaurants in Santa Fe

Andrew Harper    9/21/2017

Celebrate the rich culinary heritage of the American Southwest. Here are 5 Santa Fe restaurants that offer patio dining, imaginative menus and deep wine lists. This historic and sophisticated city is filled with restaurants that celebrate the rich culinary heritage of the American Southwest. Here...


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A menu that evokes memories of Bangkok street stalls

Glai Baan in Phoenix is the Thai Restaurant That Metro Phoenix Needs Right Now

Phoenix New Times    9/29/2017

Glai Baan, which opened a few weeks ago near 24th Street and Osborn Road in Phoenix, specializes in Thai street food, and the regional cooking of northeastern Thailand. You'll detect an obsession with big, bold flavors across the menu, with ingredients like garlic, basil, kafir lime, and Thai chiles skillfully deployed to achieve compelling and refined seasonings, sauces, and curries.


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Ask for the dessert menus first at these places...

America's 25 Best Desserts You Have to Try

Mental Floss    10/12/2017

Why save the best for last? These desserts are so impressive, they deserve a spot at the top of the menu—and the top of your personal 'must eats' list. Savor 25 essential sweet eats from around the country.