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Known for their tender lau lau and crispy roast pork

Wow, Lau Lau—Young’s Fish Market Opens a Second Location in the Second City

Honolulu Magazine    12/3/2018

Young’s Fish Market, known for its tender lau lau and crispy roast pork, is opening a second location at Kapolei Commons in early 2019, making it way more convenient for its central Oʻahu and West Side customers to satisfy their Hawaiian food cravings.

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So many choices, so little time.

On and Off the Strip: BBQ Mexicana, Cleaver and more

Las Vegas Magazine    11/23/2018

Celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have long maintained a dominant presence on the Strip’s Mexican food landscape with Border Grill at...

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Plenty of new restaurants, and these should make your list

Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America, 2018

Esquire    11/28/2018

Caviar on a bone-marrow custard. Carnitas on a deftly textured tortilla. A Balinese chicken thigh with a crackly roof of skin. We loved them all this year—we crushed hard on fancy tasting menus and Filipino rice bowls, swooned over ceviches and tlacoyos. Where should you eat? We’re sending you here, to the Best New Restaurants in America. You’ll probably see us at the next table, because we can’t stop going back.

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Serving creative vegan dishes in the Lower Garden District

Restaurant review: Vegan spot Seed sprouts to St. Claude Avenue

The Advocate    12/10/2018

New Orleanians have a lot of opinions about gumbo, and to be fair, they’ve got plenty of reason to be skeptical of tinkering. The internet is awash with recipes from across the country offering spins on the dish with ingredients such as potatoes, chickpeas and yes, even kale. The phrase “healthy...

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Chef Anderson gives Germanic flavors their proper due

Metzger Bar & Butchery Goes Beyond the Biergarten

Garden & Gun    10/1/2018

Brenner Pass, the second Richmond restaurant from the chef Brittanny...

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Tropical drinks, Pacific Rim-inspired food, & island vibes

Everything you need to know about Shore Leave, Boston’s newest tiki bar

boston.com    11/19/2018

Just in time for winter’s first snowfall, a tropical paradise will land in the South End on Monday with Shore Leave, Boston’s newest tiki bar from the team behind Bar Mezzana. But first: You’ll have to find the place. Located at the bottom of two flights of stairs, Shore Leave sits like a sunken treasure in the basement of 345 Harrison Ave., a luxury apartment complex across the street from Bar...

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Out of 300 OR breweries, here are the ones that matter most

10 Oregon Breweries That’ll Blow Your Beer-loving Mind

Thrillist    10/31/2018

Most beer lovers who’ve drunk their way through Portland would be content to die tomorrow and feel great about all the beer they’ve guzzled. Though the Rose City is indeed the hop heaven that major publications from around the world claim it is, anyone with access to a car (and a designated driver!)...

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Açai, Activated charcoal, Bone broth, Drinking vinegar...

6 healthy Austin restaurants for trendy wellness foods and ingredients

CultureMap Austin    11/30/2018

The holidays may be all about indulgence, but that shouldn't mean neglecting your health. This December, temper all the decadence with more sensible options from some of Austin’s healthiest restaurants and eateries....

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Serving belly-filling food from a shoebox storefront

A Thai Newcomer with Potential in Heart of Chicago

Chicago Magazine    12/6/2018

Ghin Khao Eat Rice seems less a full-fledged restaurant than a brick-and-mortar food truck. The menu, as slim as a flier, focuses on the few Thai plate lunches and shareable snacks the shoebox kitchen can muster. The dining room, small and windowless, has been decked out with a...

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It’s a very mixed group and all serve phenomenal food

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants Of 2018

Infatuation    12/3/2018

We’ve spent the past year researching, eating, taking notes, eating again, having vivid dreams about eating, writing, and then doing it all over again many, many times. That’s because it’s our job - but also because we’ve been working to bring you this: our list of Seattle’s Best New Restaurants Of 2018.

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The miners are long gone, but the legends loom large

We Dare You to Visit These Hauntingly Beautiful Montana Ghost Towns

Budget Travel    10/4/2018

Sure, you know Montana as the home of two of America's most famous national parks. But there's another side to Big Sky Country that's decidedly, well, haunting. Montana's history is largely based on the gold and silver deposits that lured miners here in the 1860s, hoping to strike it rich. Boomtowns sprang up providing the services they needed--lodging, saloons, schools, general stores, livery...

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This may take a while to sample, better get started

The 6 Big Trends in Philly Bars Right Now

Philadelphia Magazine    11/17/2018

From all-day cocktails to the return of lounge, here's how to drink in the know. Wine, Snoot-Free, Sake: Rice Wine, Revisited, The Return of the Party Room, Mocktails: Alcohol-Free, Not Fun-Free, All-Day Cocktails, and Aperitifs and Digestifs: Rewriting the Rules

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All 18 holes are NorCal themed - one you need a pool cue

Mission Bay Mini-Golf Course Stagecoach Greens' 16th Hole Is Everything

SF Weekly    9/6/2018

As anyone who’s ever been thwarted by its hypnotic blades knows, the trickiest part of any mini-golf course is the windmill. You stand there, hovered over the tee, putter in hand, trying to line up your very...

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If you want to go beyond ground beef, go here

What to Look For at L.A.'s Best Butcher Shops

Los Angeles Magazine    11/21/2018

Show your neighborhood butcher some love, and let the meat maestros’ expertise add to the thrill of the grill.

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Chameleon-like magic of these delightful, stuffed pastries

5 San Diego places to try Argentine empanadas, the perfect pastry pocket

San Diego Union-Tribune    12/6/2017

Empanadas just might be the perfect food. Depending on the filling, the little hand pies can be breakfast, lunch or dinner, a snack, a party food or dessert; eaten as part of a meal or on the run as a quick pick-me-up. My favorite way was how I ate them in Argentina — daily at 4:30 p.m., with a glass of malbec, to tide me over until dinner at 10 p.m. San Diego seems to have caught on to the...

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The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is now open

A national museum where veterans, not war, come first

CNN    11/11/2018

Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum has a broader goal: to represent veterans -- not just war. War stories are present, of course, but they aren't primary. Instead, there's attention given to the decision to...

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Head down the hatch and into a historic WWII submarine

Explore the USS Bowfin submarine at Oahu's Pearl Harbor

Hawaii Magazine    11/28/2018

Ready to dive in? A World War II submarine is tied up to shore at Pearl Harbor, just beyond the visitor center's grassy park, its hatchway open for you to descend. Inside the Bowfin, an audio tour leads you through the eight compartments from bow to stern. Within this 16-foot-wide hull, a crew of 80...

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Indoor/outdoor dining and a modern oyster bar menu

Rappahannock Oyster Bar Opens a Waterfront Location at the DC Wharf

Washingtonian Magazine    12/3/2018

In the early 1900s, Chesapeake watermen dredged the Bay’s bottom for wild oysters and brought their hauls to DC’s “Fish Wharf” on the Southwest Waterfront. Now over a century later, a modern breed of oystermen are setting up shop in the same (albeit very different) place. Cousins Travis and Ryan...

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Vietnamese, Southwestern, Peruvian, Sicilian, & Mexican

5 Ethnic Restaurants in the Phoenix Area You Need to Try

Phoenix New Times    12/1/2018

Metro Phoenix is an international cornucopia for food lovers. From Peru to Vietnam, Italy to Mexico, our restaurants allow us to take a virtual tour of the world's cuisine without ever straying too far from the 101....

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A full-fledged Albanian restaurant in the Bronx

Albanian Rhapsody - A neglected cuisine gets a showcase in the Bronx

Grub Street    11/4/2018

Although the Underground Gourmet has dined at countless Albanian...

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Offering something unusual - a focused cocktail program

Fine China: Mott 32 and Red Plate carry forth a Vegas culinary tradition

Las Vegas Weekly    11/15/2018

Vegas visitors drive our dynamic dining. One of the clearest examples of that evolution is Chinese food. The noodle bar was the most prominent early entry for Asian food in Las Vegas casinos, a convenient and quick stop before getting gamblers back to the tables. When international visitation and...

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Morning cafe with meat & vegan options & probiotic cocktails

Restaurant review: Capulet offers breakfast, lunch and probiotic cocktails in Bywater

The Advocate    10/29/2018

Capulet is a morning cafe with meat and vegan options and probiotic cocktails

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Riffing on lobster ravioli, bolognese, veal saltimbocca +

Sneak a Peek at the Tony & Elaine’s Menu

Boston Magazine    11/20/2018

There are plenty of spaghetti and meatballs to be had right now in the North End, but it will be another month before the classic Italian-American neighborhood gets a red sauce joint from the hip restaurant group All Day Hospitality. Tony & Elaine’s, the fourth concept from second-generation North...

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Who takes the crown of Oregon's best college brewery town?

Eugene v. Corvallis: Who wins the Civil War Battle of the Breweries?

OregonLive.com    11/22/2018

Corvallis and Eugene are staring each other down this week as Oregon State University and the University of Oregon get ready for Friday's 122nd Civil War, the state's great annual college football clash. But another,...

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Secret locations, but you won't keep the drinks secret

How to Get Into Austin's Best Secret Bars

Thrillist    11/25/2018

Unmarked entrance? Check. Extravagant cocktails? Check. Windowless subterranean atmosphere? And… check. Austin’s secluded and secret(ish) spots are among the best bars in town, IF you can figure out how to get in. Sure, “speakeasies” are basically just exclusive or hard-to-find cocktail bars, but...

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But it’s a serious contender in the little-meats game

Carnitas La Esquinita hides in plain sight

11/16/2018

I have a longtime friend of a certain fleshy girth who, one Saturday morning, stood outside the window of Pilsen's great Carnitas Don Pedro, in front of its famous mountain of steaming, glistening porky goodness, and thoughtfully observed, "This is what I look like when I get out of the shower."

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A food photography gallery, just a block from Pike Place

Art and Commerce Collide at Modernist Cuisine Gallery

Seattle Met    12/4/2018

You can see blueberries so large that flecks of yeast stipple their surfaces like grains of sand clinging to beach balls. Or raspberries in such microscopic detail that they appear beaded, fuzz-covered, with alien antennae (former flower stems) reaching from them. Or the juice vesicles of a cut lime...

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A sophisticated yet comforting new Italian brunch menu

Trattoria Carina Just Rolled Out Italian-Style Brunch

Philadelphia Magazine    11/19/2018

Trattoria Carina has been quietly crushing it since owner Dan Clark quietly replaced the too-popular Fitler Dining Room at 22nd and Spruce with the Italian concept a little over a year ago. Now, they’ve hit the next milestone for any successful neighborhood restaurant: brunch service, which they’ve...

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Hawaiian-themed pinball arcade has a free jukebox

Outer Orbit Had Us at Boozy Shaved Ice and Mazeman Ramen

SF Weekly    11/20/2018

A free jukebox is a joy forever. That goes doubly so when it combines 1950s greaser classics like Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon’s “Palisades Park” and Simon & Garfunkel’s cover of “Wake Up Little Susie” with off-kilter...

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What stands out most is the sheer number of excellent places

Los Angeles’s Best New Restaurants Of 2018

Infatuation    12/3/2018

Much like the closet of your roommate with an online shopping addiction, Los Angeles saw no shortage of aggressive restaurant trends this year. There was a massive invasion of big-name chefs from other cities who finally caught onto the fact that you can eat fresh vegetables year-round here. There...

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A North Park restaurant changes its weekday game

Solace for breakfast

San Diego Reader    12/7/2018

Credit Urban Solace as a building block to the lifestyle destination North Park has become. The neighborhood didn’t yet have that national press cachet when Solace rode a rising comfort food trend into what’s now considered a restaurant row along 30th Street. Its Bourbon Street façade, meatloaf, and Sunday bluegrass brunch have been staples of North Park culture. However, a dozen years later, a flood of craft beer,...

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Bookstores, libraries, comic book shops, and zine factories

Best of Phoenix 2018: Literary Locations

Phoenix New Times    12/4/2018

Sure, the turmoil of our modern age may have you staring at your brightly lit screen every waking moment, but when's the last time you put down the device and looked at a nice, non-glowing book? There's something reassuring about the printed word nowadays, whether it be the novel that transports you to distant lands or the finely sourced...

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Roy Yamaguchi's newest - with a totally different vibe

Goen Dining: After 30 years, Roy Yamaguchi opens in Kailua

Frolic Hawaii    12/4/2018

A lot happened while I was on vacation in Israel. Bruno Mars played at Aloha Stadium, Restaurant Week and Hawaii International Film Festival came and went — and Goen Dining + Bar opened in my Kailua hood. My roommates texted a picture of the menu with the caption: “Let’s go here for our next GNO!”

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A farmers market favorite-turned-brick and mortar place

Shaw Now Has a Lovely Vegetable-Centric Mediterranean Market and Restaurant

Washingtonian Magazine    12/4/2018

If you crave the kind of Mediterranean, olive oil-rich vegetable plates served at 2 Amys and Etto, you’ll want to check out the newly opened Green Almond Pantry in Shaw. Chef/owner Cagla Onal spent years cooking...

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One pizzeria is having a Dylan-goes-electric moment

The New York Slice that Slices Through Tradition, at Mama’s Too

The New York Times    11/6/2018

For most of its time on earth, the New York slice has not been seen as a product that needed tinkering. Yes, pizza in the city has been accessorized with toppings from crayfish (not bad) to Buffalo chicken (hmm) to Caesar salad (no, no, no, no, no). But the foldable, portable triangles of cheese,...

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Offering handcrafted pizzas, grilled-cheese sandwiches +more

Refuel at Nordstrom’s new casual dining collaboration with Tom Douglas

Las Vegas Weekly    11/29/2018

You’d expect a retail icon like Nordstrom to know how to make your Vegas shopping experience one-of-a-kind. With James Beard award-winning chef Tom Douglas onboard for the latest venture at its Fashion Show store, there’s even more reason to visit. Named after the wife of former chairman Bruce...

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