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Celebrated tea & wellness store with a patio, CBD shots, +

Calabash Tea & Tonic's Brookland Location Opens Wednesday

DCist    6/18/2019

Sunyatta Amen, a naturopathic physician and fifth-generation herbalist, has been offering tea and natural remedies for whatever ails you at her Calabash Tea & Tonic cafe on 7th Street in Shaw since...

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Delivering big flavors from a very small kitchen

In Harlem, a Tiny Restaurant That Hums

The New York Times    7/16/2019

The high cost of doing business in New York takes a toll on many restaurants in the long run, but it can also lead to compromises whose shortcomings become part of the fun — for diners, at least. If Darryl and Melissa Burnette had been able to afford to rent a space bigger than 275 square feet for...

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The Aperol Spritz is a bubbly, aperitif-based icon

It’s Peak Spritz Season in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Magazine    7/16/2019

When it’s hot and sticky outside, there’s no cocktail we crave more than a bubbly, bittersweet spritz. While the go-to Aperol spritz has reached near-iconic status when it comes to summer sips, the drink is a formula, not a recipe — a blend of herbaceous aperitif, flavorings fruity or otherwise,...

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Ride a boat thru dinosaur-infest waters? Should be fun, huh?

First look at 'Jurassic World — The Ride': Set to reign at Universal Studios Hollywood

USATODAY    7/9/2019

The dinosaurs are overrunning Universal Studios Hollywood again. "Jurassic World — The Ride" has arrived, taking the place of "Jurassic Park — The Ride," which reigned supreme for 22 years before closing last year. Universal Studios will officially...

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Beautiful food, a retro flick flickering on the brick wall

Foreign Cinema, by way of Laszlo

7/13/2019

Foreign Cinema, way back in 1999, opened its doors as one of the very earliest gentrifying restaurants in the Mission. Laszlo, the bar next door that shares a long, bunker-like hallway with FC, opened a couple of...

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Here are our five favorite Mercado bites of late

Our Five Favorite Bites at the Unbeatable Portland Mercado

Portland Mercury    7/4/2019

The bright pop of pinks, yellows, and oranges of the Portland Mercado makes me smile anytime I’m on Southeast Foster. Just past its fourth anniversary, this nonprofit Latinx cultural center and small business incubator is where you’ll find Portlanders of all stripes sipping aguas frescas and...

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From Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. to Fonda La Catrina...

The Best Restaurants in Georgetown Right Now

Seattle Met    7/8/2019

Eccentric, post-industrial, and home to everything from Nashville hot...

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1881 Napa celebrates pioneers of this leading wine region

Napa Valley Opens Its First Wine History Museum and Tasting Salon

6/20/2019

1881 Napa celebrates the pioneers of the U.S.’s leading wine region

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400,000-gallons of indoor, splashing, swimming, fun!

Mission Beach Plunge pool reopens after 5 years and $12M in fixes

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/3/2019

Belmont Park’s long-shuttered Plunge swimming pool is resuming operations in a state-of-the-art facility on Thursday, offering recreational and serious swimmers a seaside experience drenched in history and sunlight.

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Dinner and a movie used to be in 2 places, but not here

8 Dine-In Movie Theaters in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    7/13/2019

We are proud of our indoor activities in this city, and when it comes to occupying ourselves in the summer, movie going is right up there. And since absolutely no one wants to take in the latest Chris Hemsworth joint on an empty stomach, more and more movie houses are going beyond the popcorn and...

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The best hotels in Las Vegas, as chosen by resident expert

The best hotels in Las Vegas

6/26/2019

The good news: Sin City notoriously has a lot of hotel rooms, which keeps prices low – and they’re usually subsidised by the casinos, which pushes them even lower. The bad news: every hotel has a daily, non-negotiable resort fee (usually including things like wifi and gym access) which can sometimes...

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A hotel for every travel style, from boutique to luxury

Where To Stay In Oahu

Forbes.com    7/8/2019

While Oahu is Hawaii's third largest island (behind Hawaii Island and Maui), it is home to Hawaii's largest city—Honolulu—and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As the most urban of any island in the chain, Oahu has hotels to suit any type of traveler and budget.

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Gianna’s light Italian fare is perfect for a NOLA summer

Review: Gianna's light menu is perfect for dog days of New Orleans summer heat

The Advocate    6/24/2019

Summer traditionally is a precarious time for local restaurants, but Gianna seems perfectly suited for the heat and the dog days in New Orleans. Gianna, which opened in April on the ground floor of the Kalorama, a...

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Minimizing food waste while creating delicious meals

These Austin restaurants are finding delicious ways to battle waste

CultureMap Austin    7/10/2019

Battling food waste isn’t a new issue in Austin restaurants. Ingredients, after all, cost money, and using every available ounce ensures that margins don’t go in the trash. Still, a new generation of Austin chefs is...

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Eater’s nationwide network of editors ate hundreds of meals.

The 16 Best New Restaurants in America - Eater

Eater National    7/10/2019

Los Angeles is spoiled for taco choices — there’s the sublime carne asada at Sonoratown, the unrivaled crispy shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco, really too many others to name — but around midnight on a chilly January Saturday in Koreatown, there was only one that I cared about: an adobada taco from Tacos 1986, a stand that had been open for all of two months.

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Lake Michigan has been called the Cape Cod of the Midwest

Lake Michigan: 8 Perfect Summer Getaways

Budget Travel    6/28/2019

It's one of the largest—and perhaps the most beautiful—freshwater lakes in the world. Remnants of the inland shipping industry that once dominated the Great Lakes can be found inside charming lighthouses and small-town historic museums, but today, visits to the shore of Lake Michigan are for swimming and sport fishing. City dwellers in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis know that Lake...

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An outstanding upscale Italian restaurant in Pioneer Square

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Infatuation    6/27/2019

Usually, fine dining restaurants in Seattle follow the same format - a big multi-course tasting menu featuring as many local ingredients as humanly possible, with at least one dish plated on black slate. At most of these spots, besides the possibility of picking between two entrees, whatever you’re having for dinner is decided before you...

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Many round, spacious banquettes in the soaring dining room

Fancy Hong Kong Import Hutong Opens In Midtown

Gothamist    7/11/2019

Hutong, a huge, Art Deco-ed restaurant specializing in the cuisines of Northern China—there are regional specialties from Beijing and Sichuan, Hunan and Shanghai—opened earlier this week on the ground floor of the Bloomberg Building, where the legendary Le Cirque resided in its final years.

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Show your date that you appreciate who they are

Meatless Monday Night Date Spots

6/29/2019

We are living in a time where meatless meals are becoming the cool thing, and for good reason. Not only are there numerous health benefits, choosing to follow a meatless diet has been shown to be one of the most important steps you can take to living an environmentally conscious life. Luckily, there are some truly tasty spots around San Diego where you can...

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Try the banh xeo appetizer - it's a Vietnamese pancake

Savory shrimp and pork pancake at Niagara Falls’ Pho Golden

6/14/2019

The beef noodle soup and lemongrass beef rolls at Pho Golden are excellent representatives of classic Vietnamese dishes, but it's the banh xeo that's just irreplaceable.

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They say it’s a restaurant designed for the neighborhood

Mama, Oakland’s new wine-focused, sub-$30 red-sauce joint, opens tonight

San Francisco Chronicle    7/8/2019

Mama, the red-sauce joint from the team behind Bay Grape wine shop, opens tonight in Oakland’s Lake Merritt neighborhood. This restaurant will be different from many other new Bay Area openings, say owners Stevie Stacionis and Josiah Baldivino. Not just because it’s affordable ($29.95 for a...

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One thing the new experience does not recapture is the smoke

Apollo veteran overwhelmed by restored mission control—“I hear the voices”

Ars Technica    7/1/2019

Last week, NASA unveiled a restored Apollo Mission Control room at Johnson Space Center. Former Flight Director Gene Kranz, who led the Apollo 11 Moon landing and then gained fame after his role was popularized in...

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"Have you ever had South Indian food?"

Tiffin Asha: South Indian Food Built on Passion and Justice

Portland Mercury    7/4/2019

"You’re just trying to impress a girl,” says Sheila Bommakanti, ostensibly to me but with her gaze on her wife, Elizabeth Golay, “and you end up with a restaurant.” The three of us are at the...

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We all need water, so it's more a matter of what's in it

Yes, The Water Bar Is Real, And It Might Just Be The Beginning Of The Luxury Water Wave In D.C.

DCist    7/1/2019

Sobriety is on-trend. Today’s tipplers are ditching booze for tea, kombucha, extravagant juices, and mocktails. But for those who want to slake with the original refreshment, there’s Water Bar DC. The menu on the...

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The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America

My Epic American Road Trip to the Great Sand Dunes

The Daily Beast    7/10/2019

As the sand and hot air whipped down hundreds of feet off the dunes and through our little encampment, testing the strength of our stakes, threatening to shred our tents, and creeping into the crevices of our electronics, there was just one phrase I couldn’t get out of my head: “Their appearance was...

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Former Everett machine shop retooled for craft beers & deli

First Look: Bearmoose Brewing Company

7/8/2019

Every time a new brewery opens up in the Greater Boston area, someone...

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Dirty Drummer is serving its famous Drummer burgers again

First Taste: The Dirty Drummer and Its Famous Burgers

Phoenix New Times    7/9/2019

Good luck entering the reopened, remodeled Dirty Drummer for a one and done. It’s too welcoming, with its wood-paneled walls, soft country or classic rock playing, and the variety of seating options. But the big...

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Family friendly attractions abound with the need to gamble

Why Las Vegas Is a Great Place to Go With Kids. Seriously.

AFAR    7/5/2019

Our writer, a Las Vegas expert, has looked at the city from nearly every angle: This time, it’s through the eyes of his three young daughters. His conclusion? When done right, traveling with children to Vegas doesn’t have to be a gamble. On...

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They're serving Bellinis, Bloody Marys, & a unique creation

Eat Chicken Cutlets for Breakfast at Cotoletta's New Brunch

Philadelphia Magazine    7/9/2019

There’s nothing quite like a crispy, juicy, saucy cutlet — whether chicken, veal, or eggplant. And now, cutlet specialist Cotoletta Fitler Square is serving them for brunch. The downtown offshoot of chef Beth Amadio’s Best of Philly-winning Bala Cynwyd favorite just rolled out their new brunch menu...

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You've already chosen a great island, now have fun!

11 Fun Activities to Do With Kids in Kauai

The Points Guy    7/8/2019

Boogie-boarding in the surf, riding a mahogany train through an old sugar cane plantation, digging in the sand on a perfect beach, dancing the hula at a luau, riding a boat to a fern grotto, eating shave ice, chasing...

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One of 8 Wright buildings deemed world treasures

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House becomes L.A.’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site

Los Angeles Times    7/7/2019

The Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, a building that was almost demolished in the 1940s, earned Los Angeles its first UNESCO World Heritage Site designation Sunday. Built between 1918 and 1921 on a hill in East Hollywood, the house joins Wright’s more famous creations — the spiral-shaped Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, and Taliesin West in...

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An edible history lesson

10 iconic New Orleans dishes and where to eat them

10Best.com    7/6/2019

Many cities across the country offer diverse food scenes, but New Orleans is quite possibly the only one offering a cuisine uniquely its own. In order to better understand how New Orleans developed into such a foodie’s dream, I stopped by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans to speak...

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An older part of Austin that is a newer place to visit

The Best Neighborhoods to Visit in Austin

TripSavvy    6/28/2019

Located just north of the University of Texas, Hyde Park is home to students, professors, retirees and young professionals. Unlike many neighborhoods in Austin, Hyde Park has preserved many of its original...

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All milk products are from USA, everything else from Italy

First Look: Mozzarella Store, an ambitious two-story restaurant on Michigan Avenue, opens Friday

Chicago Tribune    7/3/2019

The Mozzarella Store, Pizza & Cafe, a two-story Italian restaurant and cheese shop on Michigan Avenue, across from the Chicago Water Tower, opens July 5. But to properly understand the concept, you first need to know about the Golfo di Napoli Dairy in Warren, Ind.

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Where else can you get this kind of mini tasting menu?

This 8-Seat Hand Roll Counter in Seattle Is My Lunchtime Happy Place

Bon Appétit    7/9/2019

What do you call a place that serves a prix-fixe meal of nigiri and hand rolls, and yet is the polar opposite of a hushed, reverential, pit-in-the-bottom-of-your-stomach-when-you-see-the-check expensive omakase? 손맛 By Tae. About the name: Most people just call this eight-seat counter in Seattle’s Chophouse Row “By Tae,” and chef-owner Sun Hong is fine with that. But technically, the first word of...

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Flavors including rose with cinnamon-roasted almonds, & more

Malai ice cream shop brings a taste of India to frozen desserts

6/14/2019

Pooja Bavishi opened the permanent storefront for her ice cream business, Malai, on March 2. The location may be new, but Bavishi’s love of crafting dessert for others isn’t. When she was 10, she attempted a white chocolate cheesecake recipe from Debbie Fields (aka Mrs. Fields) and did “everything wrong.” What stuck with her, though, was how the imperfect cake delighted her family.

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