Boston now has its version of Portland’s famous seafood spot
The Boston Globe
At Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, people line up before the restaurant opens for its famed brown-butter lobster rolls, chowder and crudo, and so many Maine oysters you can order a dozen and have each be a different kind. Now there is an Eventide in Boston; the Fenway location recently opened. So: What should you...
It sips like a whiskey. It has a little smoke & spice to it
The spirit is an anomaly in a state where most distilleries are focused on whiskey, gin, and vodka.
Resorts make family ski trips a lot easier to do
It’s no secret that family ski trips take a lot of work. There are lift tickets to purchase and poles to carry, chair lifts to navigate and trail maps to argue over. And if you’ve ever tried to help a bundled-up...
It’s a labor-intensive process - result is rather miraculous
What It Is: A vegan version of popcorn shrimp. Instead of using actual crustaceans, Chef Logan McGear blends cooked root vegetables like parsnips and sweet potatoes with sea kelp, and...
Lots to see by walking around, & lots to do if you want to $
No place exudes that Southern California hang-10 beach vibe more than Santa Monica. Tanned surfers come here to catch waves and bikini beauties catch some rays in this always-sunny beach town. But there's one attraction that stands out beyond the pristine surf and sand: the Santa Monica Pier. The iconic red and yellow Ferris wheel has been the backdrop for decades' worth of postcards along with the...
Four floors of country music and fried chicken
The country music institution you didn't know New York needed is now open in Times Square. And since the Grand Ole Opry is behind it, it's probably the best sort of country music institution we could've hoped for. What with its excess of historic Opry relics, cornmeal-covered catfish and live acts booked all through December...
6 places serving Peking Duck that's worth the effort & money
Peking duck is a plan-ahead meal: There aren’t many places that make it, and those that do usually need at least two days’ notice to prepare your feast. But dear lord is that duck worth the effort, since Peking duck is like the very best of Thanksgiving, with more flavor and a better poultry. Often...
What is your favorite cold weather drink? Cozy up here
In the colder months, Seattle knows how to stay warm-and sated by good...
Experience a United Nations of cuisines in your own backyard
San Francisco Chronicle
During the holidays family and friends gather around food as delicious...
The fish taco has a Cajun influence, and Peruvian flavor
Having moved to Austin about a year ago, I have trouble pining for the “old Austin” in the same way a longtime resident might. “I remember the good old days,” I commiserate. “When there were only two condos going up...
doughnut bouquets, yep unique - cupcakes with mermaid tails?
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kate Anyanwu named her fledgling business Cupkates in 2009. She since has added a new concept: bouquets of decorated doughnuts. Shopper Laura Izzo stopped in at the Tivoli Village business at 400 S. Rampart Blvd.,...
Special drinks, sure, but checkout the outdoor seating
The courtyard at Pat O’Brien’s has its flaming fountain. Brennan’s Restaurant has a turtle pond. At the new Flamingo A-Go-Go in the Warehouse District, the patio is anchored by a vintage army truck equipped with a 20-person table overlooking giant metal pink flamingos pouring water through their...
3 biggies - Stone Brewing, AleSmith and Ballast Point
In a state known for its craft beer, San Diego reigns as king. With so many breweries — more than 170! — it’s tough to choose, but here are three must-see, must-sip spots.
Great when you’re trying to actually get some peace & quite
The Daily Meal
Hawaii is a dream vacation for many. But because there are so many who set out for a tropical paradise on this island state, a Hawaiian vacation can very quickly turn into a nightmare. When you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing break from work, school, or just life in general, the last thing you...
Yes, the new Binkley’s is expensive - $700 min. for 2
One year after debuting in Midtown Phoenix, Kevin Binkley’s reconceived and reinvigorated flagship restaurant is ready for its national close-up. Despite a recession and a public mindset that favored cheap eats, chef Kevin Binkley stayed the course at his famous Cave Creek food lab, offering molecular gastronomy, tasting menus, formal service, white tablecloths – yes, the whole fine-dining shebang – to a shrinking audience for one simple reason: Fine dining is his passion, the only restaurant genre in...
There are exceptional meals to be eaten in the suburbs
While Philadelphia boasts an attractive restaurant and drink scene, its...
Hot chocolate is comforting - and sometimes surprising!
As comforting as powdered cocoa may be, the new class of high-intensity...
Austin bars offering food just as good as their cocktails
On any month of the year, bars are packed to the brim in notoriously boozy Austin. That goes double at year’s end when a festive mood seems to overtake the city. But unless you want your Instagram account to look like...
Served in a hot stone bowl, the ingredients cook as you eat
Las Vegas Weekly
Served in a hot stone bowl, rice, vegetables and protein continue to cook as you eat.
The largest city in the U.S., means the largest choices
While New York is seemingly overflowing with sushi, ramen, and other Japanese-styled restaurants, it still proves difficult to find truly authentic Japanese food in the city. Rather than the boring California roll and cheap, boxed ramen, we at Untapped Cities are searching for fresh, traditional...
48 New Orleans restaurants are offering reveillon menus
Today, réveillon is a New Orleans tradition that runs throughout the season. Restaurants around the area offer special prix-fixe réveillon menus. It's a great excuse to gather with friends, or try a restaurant where you've never dined. This year, 48 restaurants are offering réveillon menus. You can...
Being Portland, what is essential can be interesting
From 19th-century holdouts to karaoke-rich tiki dens, make your way...
“It’s one of the only bikeway-brew tours in the U.S.”
Coast into southeastern Ohio’s beer scene via Brewed on the Bikeway, a new ale trail that connects four breweries and one cider house along an old railroad line in Athens County. Created by the Athens County Visitors...
If your days in S.D. don't tire you out, the nights will
From dance clubs to concert halls to chic lounges, the city comes alive after dark. The best bars and nightclubs in San Diego including the Top of the Hyatt, Parq and more.