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Looking for a spot to have a first date after swiping right?

7 swoon-worthy Austin spots for a magical first Tinder date

CultureMap Austin    12/7/2017

If you are looking for a spot to have a first date after swiping right, check out one of these seven Austin hotspots.

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Tom Colicchio's passion is apparent in every aspect...

Craftsteak continues to innovate and inspire

Las Vegas Magazine    11/10/2017

Tom Colicchio’s reputation speaks for itself: He’s been an innovator ever since breaking on the scene with the opening of the Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan...

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No matter where you go, chances are there you are

The Most Beautiful Hotel in Every State in America

Architectural Digest    11/9/2017

This country is filled with stunning hotels that reflect the remarkable landscape of America and dig into the rich history of each individual state. From sharp modern edges to...

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Masala Street is an Indian gastropub - of sorts

La Jolla's Masala Street Impresses with Its Creative Take on Indian Food

San Diego Magazine    11/27/2017

Masala Street is located next to a Mathnasium on Pearl Street. It’s not on Prospect, the main place where humans walk and eat while in the affluent, damn-gorgeous little seaside town. Its facade is not architecturally chic or attractive. It looks like one of those generic American storefronts that...

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Neighborhoods rejuvenate, with new things to offer all

For Honolulu neighborhood, a return to residential roots

9/14/2017

The neighborhood of Kakaako, sitting on Honolulu's coastline tucked in between the skyscraper office buildings of downtown and the towering resorts of Waikiki, has deep roots as a residential area. The salt ponds that once dotted the neighborhood were used for fishing by native Hawaiians, and in the 1800s the area developed into an enclave for various immigrant groups. In the mid-20th century, though,...

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Combining Italian food, Sicilian food, & great looking food

Opening Today: The Sicilian Butcher, a New Kind of Italian From the Maggiore Group

Phoenix New Times    12/1/2017

The Sicilian Butcher, a new restaurant helmed by Joey Maggiore, opens at 3 p.m. today. The place totes out meat-and-cheese boards that are 5 feet long. Bruschetta comes on rotating circular platters. Maggiore, who until now was the chef at Hash Kitchen, is the mind behind the gravity-defying Bloody...

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Bringing together 2 local chefs now making it on their own

Mix and Match: Hearthside Reviewed

Philadelphia Magazine    11/30/2017

You know what restaurants around here really need? An industry fantasy league where you could mix and match crews to create a dream kitchen. You could trade heavy hitters like baseball cards. Collect all the rarities and weirdos. Imagine if you had the sous-chef from Vernick working with a former...

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Boston now has its version of Portland’s famous seafood spot

Every item on the menu at Eventide, ranked

The Boston Globe    10/31/2017

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...

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It sips like a whiskey. It has a little smoke & spice to it

North Shore Distillery’s new rum is unlike anything else being made in Illinois

10/19/2017

The spirit is an anomaly in a state where most distilleries are focused on whiskey, gin, and vodka.

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Resorts make family ski trips a lot easier to do

Family friendly ski destinations for a fun-filled trip

USATODAY    11/25/2017

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...

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It’s a labor-intensive process - result is rather miraculous

Veg Diner Monologues: Smoke and Barrel's Vegan Shrimp

12/1/2017

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...

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Lots to see by walking around, & lots to do if you want to $

Secrets of the Santa Monica Pier

CNN    11/8/2017

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...

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Four floors of country music and fried chicken

Opry City Stage Is New York's New Country Mecca

12/1/2017

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...

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6 places serving Peking Duck that's worth the effort & money

The Mighty Peking Duck: The Best Holiday Bird

Portland Mercury    11/29/2017

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...

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What is your favorite cold weather drink? Cozy up here

Seattle's Coziest Dining Destinations

Seattle Met    11/27/2017

In the colder months, Seattle knows how to stay warm-€”and sated by good...

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Experience a United Nations of cuisines in your own backyard

How to eat your way around the world in San Francisco

San Francisco Chronicle    12/2/2017

During the holidays family and friends gather around food as delicious...

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The fish taco has a Cajun influence, and Peruvian flavor

Tamale House East Bridges Old and New Austin on the East Side

The Austinot    11/17/2017

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...

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Tivoli Village business aims to popularize cupcake bouquets

Las Vegas Review-Journal    11/16/2017

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.,...

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Special drinks, sure, but checkout the outdoor seating

At flamboyant Flamingo A-Go-Go in the Warehouse District, beer isn't the only thing on tap

The Advocate    12/1/2017

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...

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3 biggies - Stone Brewing, AleSmith and Ballast Point

San Diego: 3 sensational breweries

11/28/2015

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.

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Great when you’re trying to actually get some peace & quite

Gorgeous Hawaiian Spots That Haven’t Been Overrun by Tourists

The Daily Meal    11/22/2017

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...

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Yes, the new Binkley’s is expensive - $700 min. for 2

Binkley’s

Phoenix Magazine    12/1/2017

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...

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There are exceptional meals to be eaten in the suburbs

Where to eat in Philly’s suburbs

Philly.com    10/19/2017

While Philadelphia boasts an attractive restaurant and drink scene, its...

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Hot chocolate is comforting - and sometimes surprising!

Best Hot Chocolate in the U.S.

Southern Living    12/2/2017

As comforting as powdered cocoa may be, the new class of high-intensity...

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