Best burritos, chilaquiles, salsa, beans, guacamole and more
Phoenix New Times
East side, west side, and smack dab in the middle. Everywhere you turn in the Phoenix area there are great Mexican dishes. From burros and birria to tacos and tamales, we've put together our choices of where to find the 32 best Mexican dishes in the Valley. Call it a treasure map.
Meet the city's best new hotel bar
One of the welcome cocktail trends flowing into the modern drinking world hasn’t been about a specific drink, ingredient or style, but about a type of bar: hotel bars. For years, most (not all, but most!) hotel bars have been more about serving their important function of appeasing weary travelers rather than wowing with drinks, food or flair. However, both in Seattle and other locales,...
If you can't go to wine country, wine country will come to U
Fall is the most popular season for wine tasting, and while a trip to Napa to visit wineries in person is the quintessential Northern California vacation, there are also plenty of great tasting rooms closer to home. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to pull some corks in San...
Piquant Chinese-style street food with swanky vibes
If you knew Japanese Restaurant Aki when it was on Makaloa Street, you may experience deja vu upon stepping into Honolulu Skewer House. The space, largely unchanged, has the same high ceilings, modern white seats and whimsical mural depicting a swirly sun and sea. But Skewer House has different...
Everything's going to be fine. You'll see...
Need a stiff cocktail? Here are five places to help you forget about the...
The brand makes upward of 40 "dry" ciders - come taste some
Once a common drink in 1800s America that waned during Prohibition, cider has been experiencing a resurgence in recent years. Among the Hudson Valley cider producers behind this reemergence is Bad Seed Cider, which makes the first-of-its-kind dry cider fermented to have 0 grams of sugar. Last October, the seven-year-old hard cider brand expanded to the five boroughs, opening a tap room in Crown Heights...
Honoring the industrial past of the neighborhood
Niall Murphy, who tended bar seemingly forever at Fergie's in Center City (10 years), has gone solo, taking over an old Kensington deli and, over the course of more than a year, converting it into a neighborhood bar. Kensington's industrial past figures into the look (old maps, exposed brick, zinc...
Order a quesa taco-seared shrimp w/garlicky abuelo sauce
Las Vegas Weekly
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can certainly judge a Mexican restaurant by its chips and salsa. Centennial Hills-area favorite Leticia’s Cocina opened its new location inside the Fiesta Henderson earlier this month, and it passed the chip test and then some.
From Western China, la mian is literally "pulled noodles"
You don't have to travel far to find hand-pulled noodles in Portland. At restaurants, food carts and Korean dives from Beaverton to Happy Valley, chefs spin, slap and stretch fat lumps of dough into six-foot strings of tender noodles, then slice these giant cat's cradles into stir fries and soups.
As expected, you can snack from high to low food at night
We may be the Hub of the Universe, but—with our early last calls and even earlier subway-service shutdowns—Boston will never be confused for the City That Never Sleeps. Still, for those in need of late-night revelry (and a second dinner to go with it), there are plenty of spots that stay open...
Family-owned eatery is now open near Cal State San Marcos
San Diego Union-Tribune
If there’s one thing North County farmer David Sasuga learned in more than 20 years of working with chefs, it’s that he never wanted to get into the grueling and risky restaurant business. Then last year, Sasuga’s brother-in-law, chef Eric Lee, announced to the family that he wanted to open his own restaurant. So instead of trying to discourage Lee, Sasuga and his wife, Julie, decided to combine all...
More than just normal finger-food at this places
Up your bar-bites game at these new Valley gastropubs. According to Wikipedia, "A gastropub or gastrolounge is a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food. The term was coined in the 1990s, but similar brewpubs existed during the 1980s."
Fine dining stunners, neighborhood charmers, and more
Plenty of smart, useful articles appear each year directing people to the nation’s buzziest restaurants, highlighting emerging trends and up-and-coming chefs. This annual guide, compiled after 34 weeks of travel and almost 600 meals in 36 cities, aims to accomplish something else: It’s a...
They use cuisine and beer to tell a shared narrative
The best dining experiences, it can be argued, are akin to theater. They...
Kennedy's Meat Co. updated w/hybrid tortillas & choice beef
San Diego Reader
I don’t suppose many readers have occasion to go out in Escondido’s eastern sprawl for carne asada. I doubt most of us need to travel a mile to find a choice of spots serving it. But if you’re out that way, past the 78, look for the big sign: Kennedy’s. It used to be called Kennedy’s Karne, the expansion of a shop that opened in the early 1970s in the town of Heber, an even more way out burg near El...
Brett Anderson reveals his list of the best restaurants
Every fall since 2003, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune restaurant critic Brett Anderson selects the Top 10 Restaurants in New Orleans. (Hurricane Katrina interrupted business as usual in 2005.) Only fine-dining restaurants with table service are considered for the honor. Restaurants eligible for the...
Home of the "Original Filet Mignon Sandwich," is now open
It’s rare that you see the words “Home of the ___” on restaurant signage these days. Not sure why that is, really. My guess is that it’s rare that anybody wants to be branded any one thing. Food operators usually want to be something for everybody.
Sweetly updating the Space Age neighborhood diner
After adding the Centre Street Cafe to his beloved Jamaica Plain restaurant mini-empire (which includes Tres Gatos and Casa Verde) four years ago, owner David Doyle...
Turn a broken-in southside bar into a genuine honky-tonk bar
If you enter the address for Duke’s into your phone at just the right downtown GPS coordinates, the...
Top-shelf masa, guacamole toast, and gin breakfast cocktail
You’ve probably passed by the Hoxton Hotel, that leviathan at the entrance to Portland’s Old Town right near the Burnside Bridge, at some point over the last two years. On Monday, November 12, the Hoxton will finally...
Too much night fun? These may just be the right cure
Phoenix New Times
Life’s tough but being hung over while you’re living it makes it even tougher. Whatever your symptoms, however, there are a number of foods that can help you out. Meats, fruits, vegetables, oats, soups, and loads of caffeine can bail you out of hangover hell, and they’re usually good for you to boot....
Jack London, Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Steinbeck...
From Joan Didion’s California to Edward Abbey’s Southwestern desert, these landmarks and places will have you appreciating your favorite authors on a whole new level.
Burgers + sushi = the ultimate in international comfort food
We love an unlikely pairing. Katsu Burger—the Japanese-influenced burger empire launched from a Georgetown strip mall in 2011—opened a Ballard location in July in the former home of Skillet. The restaurant looks remarkably the same, save for the faux tree full of blossoms in the middle of the dining room. Where other locations focus on burgers, here sushi (from executive sushi chef Masahiro...
The counter-service, stream-table spot by long-time locals
For a big chunk of Kevin Morrison's life, working in a restaurant "felt...
Funkenhausen’s must-have dish is the Piggy Plate
Chicago doesn't have a ton of Southern restaurants and barely any German ones. Now comes Funkenhausen, which opened in early August, attempting to check both boxes. Mark Steuer, probably best known for his Low Country restaurant, Carriage House (as well as The Bedford, two concepts that deserved longer lives), mixes his Germanic familial roots with his Southern upbringing. Purists of Southern cooking...
Tasty Texas BBQ and plenty of Mexican-inspired flavors...
Miguel Vidal remembers the moment when he knew what he would serve at his new restaurant, even though it was still a dream. Vidal grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and has worked in restaurants since he was 15 -- refining his technique and palate, training himself to eventually open his own restaurant. "I went home, and my dad had made a brisket. My mom had made homemade tortillas," Vidal told CNN...
From Peking duck to hot fudge sundaes - great dishes
Comfort food. What does it mean to you? Probably something different than it means to us. No other category of food is shaped so much by personal memories and nostalgia. The genre has always seemed more timeless than trendy. And while certain staples such...
The restaurants name is an homage to the landscape of Iowa
Considering how long and eagerly I'd been anticipating the debut of Anthony Strong's new restaurant, Prairie, I had surprisingly little in the way of preconceptions about the food. It would have something to do with Italy, I surmised, but beyond that I couldn't quite imagine what the dishes would...
Disconnect from the real world with a soak, a scrub & sweat
What's the perfect way to disconnect from the world and ponder what life would be like in a mirror universe where facts are indisputable and basic decency is the norm? A Korean spa. And Los Angeles has a lot of them.
Order before 6 pm for prix fixe or sushi specials
San Diego Reader
I kept calling it the happy hour menu, and my server kept correcting me: “Sunset menu.” Sounded like semantics to me. It’s available from 4:30 until 6 pm nightly, conventional happy hour timing. Then the sun started its descent, and I realized she was right. We’re in the upstairs dining room of Ki’s Restaurant, located on the Pacific Coast Highway, directly across the street from Cardiff State Beach. Picture windows...
There are some real cool beans here - ready for a cup?
When it comes to scratching that morning caffeine itch, a cup of Starbucks joe—available on practically every corner—groggily guzzled down will suffice. When our espresso search is, however, a little less of an...
Chef Brad McDonald focus on classic French dishes at Couvant
If there’s a dish Brad McDonald is determined to keep on the menu at Couvant, it’s the skate. The Mississippi-born chef has worked at renowned restaurants around the world, including Shotgun in London, Thomas...
Serving American and soul food on the Cedar Park-Cobbs Creek
A new bistro has opened in West Philly’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, just north of 52nd and Baltimore. 720 West Bistro takes the place of erstwhile bar Blue Nile at 720 South 52nd Street.
Eight places serving the best avocado toast in Boston
Sometimes you wake up in the morning and the only way you can imagine starting your day is with a nice piece of toast with smashed avocado on it for breakfast, maybe with some lemon juice or chili flakes for good measure. The craving for avocado toast is just a fact of life at this point, but we’re...
Famed Le Pigeon chef Gabriel Rucker proves an original
Wine bars, burgers, neo-bistro cooking. If Portland 2018 has a culinary...
They have hosted many leaders, and are ready for you
Rebranded as the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, the property has undergone a 3-year renovation, adding new amenities and dialing up the style of existing ones. The hotel first opened in 1847 as a two-story building with 40 rooms. Over the years, it has changed hands and expanded, recovering from hurricanes, fire, and a war or two. In 1864, part of the Grand became a Confederate hospital; you’ll find a...