The annual “The Joy of Cocktails: a Trick Dog Cookbook.”

Trick Dog’s new menu is a love letter to San Francisco restaurants

San Francisco Chronicle    7/6/2018

With a tip of the cap to “The Joy of Cooking,” the new menu is a love letter to the San Francisco restaurant scene and features chefs from 16 notable San Francisco destinations, all of whom were tasked with creating a cocktail “that reflects the sensibility of their food and their restaurants.”


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Some are simple, some are surprising, & all on public land

The Best Washington State Park Cabins

Seattle Met    5/14/2017

There are more than 100 state parks across Washington; some that sit on the ocean or lakes, and others tucked into wild corners of the mountains. There are desert parks, island parks, and historic parks—and many have...


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It's Like Pizza, but Better

the Stranger    7/4/2018

ven considering Seattle's record-setting urban growth, and the culinary diversity blossoming lately, the availability of Turkish fare is still limited. Sure, there are plenty of places serving up doner kebabs, but those fast-food outlets don't do justice to the country's centuries-old food history,...


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Hot dogs do come in all shapes and sizes (flavors too)

8 hot dog styles across the country to try on the 4th of July

Las Vegas Review-Journal    7/3/2018

There are few foods as all-American as the hot dog. The way we prepare them and enjoy them varies dramatically, however, depending where in this great nation we find ourselves. What’s commonplace in one city often sounds downright weird elsewhere. Thanks to Las Vegas’ large expatriate population...


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A new restaurant that offers DIY Ramen bowls has opened

Now Open: Build-Your-Own Ramen Bowls in Scottsdale

Phoenix New Times    7/19/2018

Most poke shops let you choose your base, fish, and toppings. You can go...



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There's a new burger place on Bishop Street

Frolic Hawaii    7/12/2018

Burger lovers know Pauoa's Burgers and Things for its superhero-themed decor and burgers with names like Wagyu Say? A popular Swedish TV show even proclaimed its Doe a Deer venison burger as the "World's Best Burger." Well, Downtown, as of this week, these burgers are now on Bishop Street.


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Mission opens its second location just in time for baseball

Mission Mexican Restaurant Opens Across From Nationals Park

Washingtonian Magazine    7/13/2018

Baseball games mean hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, popcorn…and margaritas and tacos? That’ll be the case this Saturday, when the second location of the Mexican restaurant Mission opens directly across from Nats Park. Diners familiar with the original Dupont Circle location will find a lot in common, except this location is bigger. Like, a lot bigger. At 12,000 square-feet, it’s nearly double the size of the original outpost. The massive space includes 600 feet of balcony, a...


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"Everything begins with the beer's flavor profiles,"

20 Craft Breweries Where the Food Is as Big a Draw as the Beer

Food & Wine Magazine    7/19/2018

When Michael Carroll promised a "Michelin mindset" in the business plan for Band of Bohemia five years ago, the longtime chef (Alinea, Bouchon, Wildwood) and former brewer (Half Acre) had a modest goal in mind: to...


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A different (and family oriented) kind of drink to try

Louisiana Water Parks and Theme Parks

TripSavvy    7/3/2018

If you are looking for roller coaster thrills, water slide chills on a balmy day, or other amusements, Louisiana offers a few places that would fit the bill. If you live in or have visited Louisiana, you've probably been to or heard of the state’s largest destination, Dixie Landing and Blue Bayou, a...



Ice cream, grilled cheese, movies, interactive exhibits

The New Tillamook Creamery Is a Dairy Lover's Dream Come True

Portland Monthly    6/13/2018

Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but with cheese. And ice cream, of course. Welcome to the new Tillamook Creamery on the Oregon coast: 42,800 square feet of pure dairy imagination, set to open June 20. Best of all? You don’t need a golden ticket—entry is free. Good news for fans who’ve made a pit stop for curds and ice cream part of a beach trip ritual ever since the original Tillamook Creamery first...


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Picture this: A private, thatched-roof lakeside cabana...

Did you know there’s a tropical island paradise an hour’s drive from Austin?


If you’ve lived in Central Texas for very long, you probably have a list of favorite swimming holes. But here’s one I just discovered and instantly fell in love with — Son’s Island in Seguin.



San Diego is known for Comic Con & Beer - find beer here

Comic-Con 2018: Where to get your beer in San Diego

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/18/2018

Even for visiting superheroes, Comic Con can be super exhausting. After one final Hall H preview, Artists’ Alley sojourn or round of cosplaying beneath the Sails Pavilion, the last thing you want is to aimlessly stumble around San Diego in search of good beer. We’re here to help.



First trip to America's Finest City? Go to these places

Comic-Con 2018: Where to find San Diego's quintessential eats

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/16/2018

Surveys have shown that most Comic-Con visitors rarely venture beyond downtown San Diego during their visit. But if you’ve built some extra dining time into your trip, we’ve come up with a list of where to find San Diego’s quintessential foods.



No shortage of restaurants - favorite picks for Con weekend

Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/12/2018

San Diego Comic-Con is the Mecca for pop culture fans, but its in-house food offerings of muffins, coffee carts and cold sandwiches leave much to be desired. Instead, we encourage Con visitors to venture outside the San Diego Convention Center with this dining cheat sheet.


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Pools are among the most coveted attractions in N.Y. City

How to Get Into 12 of NYC’s Best Pools This Summer

Travel + Leisure    7/13/2018

Concrete jungles retain heat like nowhere else on this earth — which is likely why pools are among the most coveted attractions in New York City. And in a city as diverse as New York, the selection of aquatic destinations are equally varied. From lap pools with colorful decks in Brooklyn to all-night parties on a rooftop downtown, to a...



An unassuming neighborhood corner spot for classic seafood

First Taste: Pearl serves hearty seaside fare in the Outer Richmond

7x7    7/10/2018

Pizza devotees have no doubt made the pilgrimage to the Outer Richmond for Pizzetta 211's much-loved thin-crust pies. Now, more health-conscious (and potentially the gluten-intolerant) can get a taste of the team's talents at their new nearby restaurant, Pearl, where they're serving a fusion of...



Extremely popular camping spots for a reason - the ocean

Best Bets: Four picks for Southern California Coastal Camping

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/15/2018

If you’ve dreamed of waking up to salty sea breezes and the sound of ocean waves lapping onto the shore, coastal camping may be for you. Hazy summer mornings, warm days and cool evenings offer welcome relief from the Inland Empire’s scorching summer months. From San Diego County’s 70 miles of sun-soaked shoreline to the Orange County coast, we’ve rounded up four campable seaside spots suitable for...


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Ready for a 42-second elevator ride to the future?

Space Needle 101: Everything You Need to Know About Seattle’s Space-Age Icon

Fodor's    6/2/2018

When it was built for the future-focused “Century 21” World’s Fair in 1962, the Space Needle symbolized Seattle’s innovative spirit and technological might. Today, the 605-foot spire is one of the world’s most recognizable skyline landmarks and the city’s most popular tourist attraction, with a...


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11 varieties of pizza ("pizza" in the plural) to choose from

Pizzeria Monzu in Las Vegas excellent on all counts

Las Vegas Review-Journal    7/7/2018

If it’s true God is in the details, Giovanni Mauro must walk among the angels. And Las Vegas is reaping the blessings at his new Pizzeria Monzu. Consider Mauro’s pizza — “pizze” in the plural, as it is on the menu — which is in the “alla palla” style, a venerable Roman street food....


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One of the latest in a wave of Korean restaurants to open

Po Chicken Sizzles Mind-Blowing KFC, Korean Fried Chicken

Phoenix New Times    7/2/2018

Are we witnessing the first major wave of new Korean restaurants in metro Phoenix? All-you-can-eat barbecue parlors and late-night soju joints are popping up seemingly overnight in suburban strip malls and upscale shopping centers, especially around the East Valley. If you have a taste for Korean...


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Head clockwise on the main road on Kauai, you'll find it

Where to hike in Kauai to one of the wettest spots on the planet

Los Angeles Times    6/18/2018

While most people head to Kauai for sun and sand, hikers who head into the interior of the island will find themselves in one of the wettest places on Earth. Mount Waialeale in the island’s interior receives an average of 450 inches of rain each year, which accounts for its lush vegetation and plentiful waterfalls.


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Who knew there was so much water in Texas? Fun water!

15 Ways to Savor a San Marcos Day Trip

The Austinot    7/13/2018

No one likes leaving the beautiful playground that is Austin, but a change of pace and scenery can rejuvenate the soul. San Marcos, an easy jaunt south, tempts with adventures in and on the San Marcos River, charming...


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Most works of art last a long time, but you'll eat these up

Variations on a Theme: The Great Restaurant Bake-off

Boston Magazine    7/13/2018

Want a cake a cut above the rest? Skip the bakery lines and order up a custom confection from one of your favorite restaurants in town.


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A Palestinian cafe is making a name for itself in the NE

One Simple Thing: Bishos Cafe and Bakery Reviewed

Philadelphia Magazine    7/12/2018

In the morning, people come to Bishos for ijeh — an omelet with parsley and onions — and orange juice from the big, grinding, clanking machine behind the counter. At lunch, they roll in and out fast, clustering near the end of the counter to pick up shawarma wraps in blue-and-white-checked paper,...


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Hint: IHOb isn't on the list - local places are

Five Great DC Brunch Spots for Pancakes

Washingtonian Magazine    6/29/2018

You’ve probably heard by now that IHOP is rebranding as IHOb, swapping “pancakes” in its name for “burgers.” We don’t appreciate that pancakes are being shortchanged,...


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A Permanent Place to Drink Their Line of German-Style Beers

Rosenstadt Brewing Keeps Up Tradition, Untraditionally

Portland Mercury    6/27/2018

Conventional wisdom might suggest that Tobias Hahn and Nick Greiner have gone about this whole brewing business backward. But in just a few short years, their German-inspired brewery, Rosenstadt (it’s German for “Rose City”),...


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Test your aim on these high-tech boards

Flight Club Is Not Your Typical Darts Bar

Chicago Magazine    7/12/2018

In your average pub, the dart board is traditionally relegated to a dark corner, where tipsy players can safely throw tiny missiles as they please. Not so at Flight Club (111 W. Wacker Dr., the Loop), where the sport is the bar’s central attraction. While the first floor hosts its main...


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There are very many coffee shops in Highland Park these days

The 11 Best Coffee Shops In and Around Highland Park

Los Angeles Magazine    7/9/2018

In Ireland, they say, there are more sheep than people. In Highland Park and its environs these days, there are more clocked-in baristas than residents—or at least it feels that way when you stroll down the perpendicular strips of York and Figueroa on a sunny afternoon. There have been good coffee shops in Highland Park for a while, but suddenly...



Specializing in whole animal butchery and charcuterie

Piece of Meat opens in Mid-City

Gambit    4/23/2018

Leighann Smith earned the nickname "Meat Mama" while running the charcuterie and butcher department at Cochon Butcher. For the past couple of years, Smith and her partner Daniel Jackson have been running the pop-up...


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Good morning to clam sauce and to clam sauce only

15 Versions of Clam Sauce, New York’s Great, Undervalued Dish

Grub Street    7/3/2018

Clam sauce is New York’s least iconic dish. But made “red” with tomatoes or “white” without them, the outcome is the same: good. Every day, hundreds of restaurants in the city send out well-made versions of clam sauce tossed with linguine or spaghetti. Portions may vary — in the West Village,...



Italian, French, more French, vegetarian, and steak

Explore the Marina's 5 most popular eateries

Hoodline    7/11/2018

Looking to sample all that the Marina has to offer? Get to know this San Francisco neighborhood by browsing its most popular local eateries, from a French restaurant to a steakhouse. Hoodline crunched the numbers to...



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22 San Diego ice cream shops where you can cool off on this very hot day

San Diego Union-Tribune    7/6/2018

We tasted ice creams in every corner of the county, including a handful of new shops that opened this past year, to choose our favorites.


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One of the most coaster-crazy theme parks in the U.S.

Hersheypark Has Some Sweet Coasters

TripSavvy    7/4/2018

It probably wouldn't come as a surprise to learn that candy is prominently featured at Hersheypark. Characters dressed as Hershey Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and other treats roam the park. Because the world-famous bars and other confections are manufactured in the nearby factory, the entire...


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A lot of the freshness, fresh veggies, herbs, lighter flavor

Plenty of Clouds settles in at 15th and Pine


Flavors of South Central China by way of New York City have settled in at 15th and Pine. Plenty of Clouds debuted over the post-4th of July holiday weekend as two Ethan Stowell alumni have started a new restaurant generation in the space formerly home to his longtime Capitol Hill favorite Anchovies...


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There is more than one way to have a drink of cool

Vegas 9s: Great ways to keep cool in Vegas

Las Vegas Magazine    7/6/2018

Welcome to summer in Vegas, when temperatures regularly top 100 degrees and the wise seek shelter poolside or indoors with the AC blasting. Even with the...



Year-round you can get away in Arizona to beautiful places

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Camping (& Glamping!) in Arizona

Phoenix Magazine    7/1/2018

Arizona has a not-so-dirty little secret: It’s home to some of the most crisp and spectacular high-elevation wonders in the country. Bed down in the middle of it all with our low-hassle guide to the state’s top camping spots, from glamping...