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Luxury and sugar in San Diego's Gaslamp

Theatre Box – one sweet splurge

San Diego Reader    2/5/2019

I love seeing movies in theaters, but it’s hard to leave home when you have a big screen TV, streaming and DVD options, big easy chairs, and food available for delivery. That cruel fact has forced some movie chains to up their game. Case in point: the [Theatre Box,][1] a new luxury theatre in the Gaslamp...


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New bar and restaurant located at the Battery Atlanta

Have a Drink at the Garden & Gun Club in Atlanta

Garden & Gun    2/1/2019

Opened last spring at the Battery Atlanta, in the shadow of the Braves’ new stadium, the Garden & Gun Club is our take on the perfect Southern bar. It’s intimate and full of touches Southerners will appreciate (including host stands made with Charleston, South Carolina, ironwork), with food and...



New barbecue joints shore up south-side barbecue supremacy

Smoke is in the air at the Slab BBQ and the Full Slab


The last five years have been terrible for Chicago barbecue. For reasons I still don't fathom, a relentless plague of half-assed new barbecue restaurants multiplied as insidiously as split-face concrete block, and provoked a kind of fury in me that would ignite my hair every time I had to sit down...


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Lanai’s only town might be small, lots to see & eat

Your Guide to Lanai City

Hawaii Magazine    2/4/2019

To call Lanai City a city might be a bit of an overstatement. It’s a town, and a small one at that. Give yourself an hour or two and you can probably walk the entirety of it. Fortunately, there’s a lot to check out,...



Ingredients in the style of traditional Spanish recipes

New Uptown Spanish restaurant Costera set to open on Prytania Street

The Advocate    2/6/2019

Costera, a new Spanish restaurant from a pair of Link Restaurant Group alums, opens Feb. 6 in the Uptown space previously home to the long-running La Thai, which closed in December. Owners Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri drew inspiration for Costera from their travels to coastal Spain, and the menu...


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You don't need a Chinatown to have great Chinese food

11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    2/5/2019

Today is Chinese New Year, but sadly no, we don't have a Chinatown in this city. However, that doesn't mean you can't find delicious and authentic Chinese food in Phoenix. You just have to know where to look. Some of the city's best Cantonese restaurants might be hiding right in plain sight and if...


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Gravy pie, church pie, or tomato pie, go here for the best

All the Best Places to Eat Tomato Pie in Philadelphia Right Now

Philadelphia Magazine    1/29/2019

Philly is obsessed with pizza. We’re the kind of city where folks line up for hours in the cold to get a sought-after pie, even while we have a massive slate of excellent old-school and newcomer pizzerias to choose from. But what just might be the true Philly-style pizza isn’t really a pizza at all....



A Filipino-Mexican-Italian-American jewel, founded in 1858

Inside the 7 Mile House, a 160-Year-Old Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere

SF Weekly    11/14/2018

When Vanessa Garcia took over the 7 Mile House at the triple junction of Brisbane, Daly City, and San Francisco, her mother was doing the cooking. She had no restaurant experience, but then again, there were only...


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You don't have to gamble on the fun in Las Vegas

Moonshine, ziplines and neon signs: 5 new Las Vegas attractions for 2019

USATODAY    1/21/2019

You don't have to gamble and go clubbing to fill a Vegas vacation agenda. There's always something new to do in the desert city that never sleeps. Here are five new things to check out when you visit in 2019:


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South Austin lands poppy new cocktail bar from campus-area favorite

CultureMap Austin    2/8/2019

In this age of Austin hospitality PR machines (and nosy food editors), it’s difficult to open a new concept without fanfare. The owners of campus gastropub Hopfields have managed to do just that with the debut of...


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Don't make important jury decisions on an empty stomach

15 Places to Grab a Bite During Jury Duty

Seattle Met    2/4/2019

Porchetta sandwiches, transcendent pasta, and Middle Eastern grain...


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Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, go here

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful Memorials and Museums in Portland (and Beyond)

Portland Monthly    12/21/2018

Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, there's a place for you.


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You can eat pizza anytime. Why not have the good stuff

Where to Find Pizza Bagels and Brunch Pizzas Around DC

Washingtonian Magazine    2/8/2019

You can eat pizza anytime.


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Want a quick visit to this palace of vehicular delights?

A potted history of Japan’s car industry delights at the Petersen Museum

Ars Technica    2/9/2019

Like most nerds, I love spending time in a good museum. It doesn't matter if it's planes, video games, cars—even creationists. (OK, that last one wasn't good, per se.) When it comes to good car museums, the Petersen...



“I loved the idea of a throwback slice shop..."

New midtown pizzeria Upside looks to elevate the standard slice


For pizza, the area around the Port Authority is mostly populated by the dollar slice. But one shop is looking to elevate the grab-and-go experience. Upside Pizza opened this month at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 39th Street, with Roberta’s founding pizza maker behind the pies. Since leaving the Bushwick pizzeria, Anthony Falco has become an “international pizza consultant,” working with restaurants...


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Balani brings eclectic comforts and nice prices

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Improper Bostonian    2/8/2019

Wander unawares from Waltham’s restaurant-rich Moody Street into Balani, and you’d never guess a space that looks so comfortably lived-in opened a mere few months...


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The hunt for xiao long bao unearthed two surprising winners

The Best Soup Dumplings in San Diego

San Diego Magazine    1/18/2019

Soup dumplings are the food on San Diego’s red carpet right now. They are the employee of the month at Instagram. They have been ever since the arrival of Din Tai Fung. The famed Taiwanese chain opened in Taipei 50 years ago, spinning off multiple locations across the globe and eventually earning one Michelin star for their...



Family-owned, and stays true to adventure-destination vibe

Copper Mountain blazes its own trail

San Diego Union-Tribune    1/31/2019

Eight months ago, my husband Benjamin and I moved to Valley Center in a quest for the simple life. With that move came a community where —for the first time —we felt right at home. Neighbors greeted us with eggs, grapefruit and beer. Our wake-up calls were roosters, coyotes, horses and hawks. We attended rodeos and parades, and shopped at nurseries and feed stores. Yet what we loved most was Valley...


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A great variety of small plates in an intimate atmosphere

Opal on Pearl: A sparkling new gem for fine dining in Old Brooklyn    2/1/2019

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes, one of the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible, may have been inscribed a millennium or so ago. But verse 1:9 could have been jotted down by almost any restaurant diner today, wandering...


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Sometimes you're just on your own, and want a good meal

The Five Best Places to Dine Alone in Chicago

Chicago Magazine    2/4/2019

In this season of celebrating coupling up, here’s where to find pleasure in solo eating.


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A stylish izakaya that offers artfully composed dishes

First Look: Minori Craft Japanese Tavern Opens on Kalākaua Avenue

Honolulu Magazine    1/23/2019

If you’ve ever dined at Tsukada Nojo on Kalākaua Avenue, walking into Minori Craft Japanese Tavern may seem like a case of déjà vu. That’s because Minori is a revamped version of its predecessor, the result of a...



A new food concept inside the Burgundy Street watering hole

Marie’s Kitchen opens Friday in the Marigny

The Advocate    2/8/2019

In 2012, Tres Barnard ran the southern-inspired pop-up We’ve Got Soul out of Marie’s (2483 Burgundy St.), a tiny bar in the Faubourg Marigny. Barnard, who is originally from Mississippi, later moved on to run several...



New ways to stay and play — and the food scene is on fire

Scottsdale's resorts and restaurants scene heats up. Here's where to stay and eat now

Los Angeles Times    2/3/2019

The Scottsdale-Paradise Valley area in greater Phoenix is having its day in the sun — again. In the last few years, multimillion-dollar resort renovations that were put on hold in the wake of the Great Recession have...


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A new concept from the folks behind Elements & Mistral Read

First Look: Aether's Swank, Seafood-Centric Menu in Fishtown

Philadelphia Magazine    2/5/2019

Aether, a new concept from the owners of Princeton’s Elements and Mistral in Princeton and King of Prussia, will open for dinner this Thursday, February 7th at 1832 Frankford Avenue. It’s the fourth restaurant for owners Fia Berisha, chef and James Bear Award Semifinalist Scott Anderson, and Stephen...



Get a little fancy tonight. Clink, pop, fizz.

14 Sparkling Places to Sip Champagne in the City

7x7    2/7/2019

Champagne adds sparkle to any special occasion, but we prefer it best on your average weekday, paired with potato chips and friends. Toast to the weekend or to whatever you fancy (Valentine's Day if you must) at San Francisco's best spots for a pop, clink, and fizz.


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The menu collects Choi’s greatest hits, & some new offerings

Roy Choi’s Best Friend brings Korean-Mexican fusion to the Strip

Las Vegas Weekly    1/24/2019

Roy Choi has arrived in Vegas, and he wants to be your best friend. If early tastes of his newest venue, Park MGM’s Best Friend, are any indication, you probably should let him. Choi, a classically trained Korean-American chef from LA, is best known as the founder of the wildly successful Kogi food...


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An authentic meal in a tucked-away SW Parkway strip mall

South Austin Italian Spot Milano Cafe Celebrates 10 Years

The Austin Chronicle    1/25/2019

Milano Cafe's tucked-away spot in a Southwest Park­way strip mall is often blurred by whirring rush-hour traffic, so it may not be an obvious choice for an authentic Italian meal, but it should be. Co-owner Sami Demi draws inspiration from the flavors of central and southern Italy, and since opening...


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Oysters, Chicken teriyaki, Short rib pho, Dick’s Deluxe...

The Top 16 Quintessential Seattle Things to Eat | Seattle Magazine

Seattle Magazine    2/1/2019

Want to know what Seattle tastes like? These 16 dishes—ranked in order...


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An aggressively subtle bar, and an unsubtle rooftop bar

New Bar Roundup (Thank God “Sober January” is Over)

Portland Mercury    1/31/2019

January sucks. And it’s largely thanks to “Sober January.” Half my friends quit drinking for the month of January, spouting some self-care bullshit about “hitting reset” on their health, as though not having a glass of Fernet at the end of the night will somehow slow death’s relentless march. But...


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These unique places to each typify great local flavor

Announcing the 2019 America's Classics Winners

James Beard Foundation    2/1/2019

Today we're pleased to announce the five recipients of our 2019 America's Classics Awards. For the past week, we've been announcing the honorees day by day with the help of influencers from across the country (check out our Instagram page to see the videos). The awards are given to regional establishments, often family-owned, that are cherished for their...



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Infatuation    12/18/2018

If the most exciting thing that happened to you this week was seeing the trailer for the next season of a British TV show you binged last summer, then it’s time to kick things up a notch. You need to add some intensity to your everyday life, but how? Replacing Alexa’s voice with Liam Neeson’s is one option, changing your alarm clock tone...


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An upmarket Southern seafood and brunch restaurant

First Look: Catch 22 Serves Up Seafood And Plenty Of Tropical Cocktails In Brightwood

DCist    1/10/2019

Instead of using a bunch of different ingredients to complicate their dishes, co-owner and managing partner Monique Rose Simms and executive chef Sammy Davis, a 2012 winner of Food Network’s Chopped, rely on the food’s freshness and flavors. “The quality of our product is what makes it good,” Simms...


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A fine-dining chef's new La Brea Avenue wine bar

Chef Christophe Émé Is Trying Something Way More Low Key with Kass

Los Angeles Magazine    1/29/2019

Christophe Émé wants to keep his food uncomplicated. When the Loire, France-born chef ran one of the city’s most ambitious (and expensive) French restaurants a decade ago, that would have seemed like an unusual goal for him. Before it unceremoniously closed in 2011, his haute supper club, Ortolan,...



You should have some pizza that has creativity & food flair

A treasure trove of gourmet pizzas around San Diego

Pacific San Diego Magazine    2/5/2019

When classic pies just don’t cut it, pile your plate high with pizza that packs a punch of creativity and food flair. With ingredients such as lavender honey, smoked beet puree, smoked almond, and even “clam chowder,” there is a veritable flavor fest waiting for discerning pizza fans around San Diego. So that you don’t have to go on a treasure hunt for unique and delectable ‘zas, PACIFIC rounded up a...


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Resistance is futile

Bingo knows what you need: Taiwanese cheese tea and Malaysian noodles


Pretty soon you're going to have to confront cheese tea. It's not as...


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Step into another world on Maui at Haleakala National Park

Hikers Find Beauty and Solitude on Haleakala's Backcountry Trails

Hawaii Magazine    1/29/2019

Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Food, water, boots, rain jacket, headlamp, extra socks, sunscreen? Check. My packing list scrolls on repeat through my head as I pass the last store selling basic supplies before starting the drive up the mountain. If I reach tonight’s campsite and there’s something...