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Iconic = widely recognized and well-established

10 Iconic Arizona Restaurants Worth Traveling For

Phoenix New Times    6/14/2017

As a state whose economy and self-image rests on the constant...


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Tiki bars invented in 1937 by the inventors of the Mai Tai

Why San Diego Will Always Be America's Tiki Capital

Thrillist    4/13/2017

Things move at a different pace here in San Diego. National trends take a long time to reach us, but sometimes, we’re lucky enough to find ourselves at the cutting edge of one -- not because we’re on top of our game per se, but because we’re still enjoying it from its first incarnation....


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Irreverent sandwiches, and familiar lunch items

The Ruin Daily Is Not Your Typical Sandwich Joint

Chicago Magazine    5/18/2017

The savvy restaurateurs who brought you Dusek’s and the Promontory have leaped to the rescue of that most neglected of eateries: the office-lunch sandwich joint. The name of this bright and airy fast-casual spot, just off Van Buren Street in the Loop, is a deep-cut reference to President...



The best spots for you to sip mai tais and pink sangria

11 of the Best American Poolside Hotel Bars to Enjoy This Summer

Architectural Digest    5/12/2017

As temperatures rise and daylight lingers late into evening hours, the great outdoors beckons us to stay out a while longer. In the summer months, there’s no better place to grab a sunset cocktail than beside a gorgeous swimming pool. Or, for those early birds, get a fresh start with a smoothie and...


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The best small time lunch stops you'll hope stick around

The Best Scrappy, Local Lunch Spots in D.C.

DCist    6/15/2017

When the daily lunch bell rings, Washingtonians have a wealth of choices. But it wasn't always that way. The business neighborhoods that are now lined with national sandwich chains, fast-casual kitchens, and food...


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Don't forget sleeping bags or blankets, & cash for snacks

Drive-In Movie Theaters near LA for a Classic Family Movie Night


Looking for something different to do with the kids? Something bucket list worthy? How about the drive-in? Remember the double features, staying up late watching movies in your jammies under the stars, tubs of popcorn from the snack bar, and, as the night wore on, crawling into the pile...


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A quintessential neighborhood restaurant w/Creole food

Review: Neyow's Creole Cafe in Mid-City

Gambit    6/12/2017

The lively neighborhood restaurant serves classic Creole dishes. From several blocks away, I could see the line snaking out the door and spilling onto the street, where groups of people huddled under awnings to avoid the rain, clutching waiting-list buzzers and sipping from...


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Will have an “urban amusement park” concept, w/views

New York City's Largest Rooftop Bar Is About to Open

Travel + Leisure    6/14/2017

It's at the new Moxy hotel near Times Square. When the Moxy Times Square opens in September 2017, it will boast the largest all-season rooftop bar in New York City, becoming the crown jewel in a city known for its sky-high watering holes with stunning views. The as-yet-unnamed 10,000-square-foot rooftop bar and lounge will be open every...


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Finding the best of anything is tough, including pastries...

Where to Find Fabulous French Pastries in Philly

Zagat    6/13/2017

Great French pastries have two things in common: finely honed technique and a whole lot of butter. In order to find Philadelphia’s best and butteriest, we’ve lined up a roster of bakeries specializing in everything from canelés to croissants. Prepare for some serious cravings.


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There are donuts beyond Voodoo in PDX - try them all!

Portland’s Ultimate Donuts

Portland Mercury    6/7/2017

In the 14 years since Tres Shannon—a founding member of Portland’s famed Voodoo Doughnut—stuck Cap’n Crunch to his creation and called it voodoo, our city has cultivated a reputation as a Glazed Vegas on the cutting edge of fried dough decadence. Somewhere along the line, though, we lost our way,...



From pinkies-up Southern food, beer, to split personalities

The Seattle Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Seattle

Infatuation    6/5/2017

Readers and friends of The Infatuation constantly demand, “Tell me where I should be eating in Seattle right now. Tell me, or else.” We don’t really want to see out that threat, so we’ll just make this easy. You’re in the right place. The Infatuation Hit List is your guide to the city’s best new...



Not only new parks, but major renovations to great ones

From Glen Canyon To Mountain Lake, SF To See 4 New Park Openings

Hoodline    6/5/2017

Unpack those picnic supplies, dust off your gloves and mitts, grab your friends and family, and head outside; summer is officially here. And now that the unusually rainy spring is behind us, SF Rec and Park has...


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"Meant to evoke the heydays of 1920s and ’30s rail service"

Riding the Rail

Improper Bostonian    6/2/2017

roundbreakings, topping-off ceremonies and grand openings have become commonplace at Boston Landing, the mixed-use development that has sprung up along the Mass. Pike. The Boston Bruins practice facility, New Balance offices and a new commuter rail stop are all complete, while work on a Boston...


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Everything is original vintage & retro, & mostly 40's - 70's

Q&A: Barrio Vintage shop owners talk vibrant florals and tropical prints

Hawaii Magazine    6/5/2017

The allure of vintage is strong in this fun retro boutique in Oahu’s Chinatown. For Bradley Rhea and Jonathan Saupe, the owners of Oahu’s fashion favorite Barrio Vintage, thrifting is second nature. Their discerning eye for design and detail make the store’s shopping experience unlike anywhere else...


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Where to find the best barbecue in SLO County


Tip-top tri tip. Mouthwatering ribs. Succulent sandwiches. Nothing says “summer” like barbecue, especially on the Central Coast. Here in San Luis Obispo County, skillful pit-masters have been serving up meaty treats since the days of the vaqueros. (That’s “cowboys” to you gringos.) Whether you prefer...


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You remember the house, the lamp, the BB gun. Stay there

Live Out 'A Christmas Story' With an Overnight Stay in the House From

Condé Nast Traveler    5/4/2017

Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot range, model air rifle not included. Pack your bunny costume. The home featured in everyone's favorite holiday flick A Christmas Story is now open to overnight guests, which means you can live out that kinda-weird fantasy you have of celebrating the holidays like the...


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The have ambitious spins on classic dishes, & upscale looks

Americana serves up an ambitious adventure within Desert Shores

Las Vegas Weekly    6/14/2017

When Stephen Blandino left Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons to open his debut restaurant, Americana in Desert Shores, we couldn’t wait to see what the Staten Island-born chef would do with full creative control, from kitchen to table. Blandino learned about fine dining from the master,...


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Dr. Suess has inspired many, & his museum will inspire more

Dr. Seuss Museum Opens in Massachusetts

Smithsonian    6/8/2017

Dr. Seuss’ books have delighted little ones and big ones alike for decades, and a new museum seeks to bring the author’s fantastical fiction to life. As Hayley Crombleholme reports for the WWLP, the Amazing World of...


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There's no denying some like it hot, so go to these places

Best Spicy Foods Phoenix - A Guide To Spicy Food In Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    6/13/2017

A lot of people associate spicy food with the winter months, equating piquant heat with an all-over warming effect. But, as it turns out, there's a reason that some of the world's spiciest foods come from the hottest regions. Research shows that the "gustatory facial sweating" that one experiences...


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Do you know where your food comes from? Agritourism helps

Jason Mraz Is Growing Coffee on a Farm in Oceanside

San Diego Magazine    5/25/2017

The middle of nowhere is the best nowhere to be. After all the development in San Diego over the decades, it’s hard to believe a place like South Morro Hills exists. This is farmland. You’ve read about it in books. It’s east of downtown Oceanside, across the 5 Freeway, down some windy roads, a...


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Unpretentious = not attempting to impress others. Just enjoy

24 Unpretentious Places To Drink Outdoors In The US Of A


One of life’s great joys is drinking refreshing alcoholic beverages...


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Originally opened in 1927, has 1,060 guestrooms

Boston Park Plaza gets a $100 million renovation

USATODAY    4/10/2017

The historic Boston Park Plaza is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. To commemorate it, the hotel underwent a $100 million renovation of its guest rooms and public spaces. The renovation included the...


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Pools bring out the fun, and drinks can make fun more fun

The 8 coolest Austin spots for poolside sips

CultureMap Austin    6/15/2017

Sometimes the only way to escape the summer heat is to cool down by a pool, drink in hand. Here are the best Austin spots where you can sip a frosty summer drink, poolside.


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Big cities have many nooks, crannies & areas of interest

Where to Go in Honolulu, Hawaii's Suddenly Cool Capital

GQ    3/20/2017

Wait—is Honolulu getting cool? Can we go there and not go to a luau? Can we finally stay at a non-mega resort? And what's all this about a new Hawaiian food scene? Give us that, please. Touch down in Honolulu and...