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Contemporary Italian cafe, & check out their dinner service

Fiore Is About to Launch Dinner Service in Queen Village

Philadelphia Magazine    3/18/2019

Fiore, the new contemporary Italian cafe and bar in Queen Village, has been crushing it with pastries, pizzettes, and light lunch fare since they first opened with daytime service a few months ago. Now, they’re ready to open with evening dinner service — and we’ve got the menu.

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Change your climate, and attitude, and these new bars

Climate Change: Tropical Tastes at Three New Bars

Portland Mercury    3/14/2019

I try to be a glass-half-full kind of person. By which I mean, when someone complains about something, I tell them to take a sip of my cocktail and to shut the hell up. Yes, it’s cold outside, and no one has yet devised a little hat for the tip of your nose, but within the confines of the glass of...

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From its lofty perch, this place wows w/spectacle & steaks

This Bellevue Steakhouse Wows With Soaring City-Views

Seattle Magazine    3/1/2019

Patrons who visit a skyscraping eatery like Bellevue’s Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi often have low expectations when it comes to what comes out of the kitchen. After all, you’re here for the view—not necessarily the food. Ascend delivers with a flashy and indulgent setting and decor. But here’s the unusual part: This food, from the Japanese wagyu steak to the wagyu beef sushi roll, is so good...

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Come for the saguaro, stay for the beauty and food

In Phoenix, a weekend trip filled with prickly pear margaritas and super-sized saguaro cactuses

Los Angeles Times    3/21/2019

The saguaro, with towering trunks and branches studded with spines, is synonymous with the American Southwest. The majestic cactus flourishes primarily in the southern two-thirds of Arizona, putting Phoenix in the middle of its turf. The tab for two, excluding transportation: $289 for a room at the aptly named Saguaro hotel, $100 for dinner and prickly pear margaritas at Chelsea’s Kitchen and $98 for a...

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The best way to see the dog-friendly sights of S.F.

Your Best Day Ever in San Francisco with Your Dog

Sunset    3/1/2019

With its temperate weather, walkable (if sometimes hilly) neighborhoods, and gem-like public parks, San Francisco is the West’s ultimate destination for active dogs and their people. Start at one of the city’s newest pet-friendly hotels, and a daylong stroll can be just what the doctor (or veterinarian) ordered.

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What places are garnering serious buzz and why?

Nine restaurants that are generating buzz: Mimi's Picks

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When it comes to eating out in central Pa., what places are garnering...

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The Shout House in the Gaslamp Quarter celebrates 15 years of spirited, crowd-pleasing entertainment

San Diego Union-Tribune    3/21/2019

Bob Walin has seen a lot of businesses come and go in the Gaslamp Quarter. But he has found an unusual niche that seems to have staying power. Walin is celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Shout House, a dueling piano bar he opened with two partners on March 23, 2004, two weeks before former President Jimmy Carter threw the first pitch at Petco Park.

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Go to Chez Nous, Chispas, Cooper’s, Parkside, P6, Péché...

Where to eat in Austin: 9 downtown eateries to satisfy every craving

CultureMap Austin    3/7/2019

Grumble though locals might about the throngs of people descending for SXSW, most still can’t resist the siren call of excitement happening downtown. But all those people need somewhere to eat. That’s why we put...

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From the pastel-filled Candy Bar to eloquent King Cole Bar

The 20 Best-Designed Hotel Bars in the U.S.

Architectural Digest    2/14/2019

Hotel bars often bring to mind one of two things: overpriced, stuffy old establishments or lounges filled with businessmen watching sports and drinking beers after a day of meetings. In recent years, however, a wealth of new boutique hotels and design-minded renovations have made us rethink what a hotel bar can be. Now, there seems to be a new, beautifully designed space with amazing drink lists...

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A 7-course dinner on the theme of beef that is still rare

A Beef Feast From Vietnam Gets a New York Showcase

The New York Times    3/5/2019

The main attraction at Madame Vo BBQ, now two months into its run on Second Avenue in the East Village, is a seven-course dinner on the theme of beef. This is a familiar concept in Vietnam, where it is known as bo bay mon, as well as in San Jose, Calif., Houston and other areas with robust Vietnamese...

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These bacon-wrapped hot dogs are a signature street food

Where to get the best Sonoran hot dogs in Tucson

10Best.com    3/8/2019

These bacon-wrapped hot dogs are Tucson's signature street food. From simple carts to fine dining, we sampled Sonoran dogs throughout the city to give you a guide to its hot dog scene.

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A small plates restaurant - great for drinks & few bites

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Infatuation    2/26/2019

Ferris Bueller doesn’t believe in “-isms.” Instead, he says, people should believe in themselves. It’s a catchy turn of phrase, so you don’t realize it’s completely empty until it’s way too late to change the quote in your middle school yearbook. And if Ferris were still around today (having inevitably fled Chicago for Boston after being...

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From Civil War landmarks to art galleries, lots to see

Your date with a Southern belle: How to spend 48 hours in Charleston

3/16/2019

Charleston's cultural offerings range from Civil War landmarks to art galleries - and the Gullah people's sweetgrass baskets which showcase the nation's oldest craft of African origin.

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Sister bar, No Kisses, will debut by the end of the week

Sonny's Pizza Opens in Park View with Pan Pizzas and Chicken Parm

Washingtonian Magazine    3/18/2019

DC has lots of Neapolitan pies. It’s also home to plenty of jumbo slices. Sonny’s Pizza, now open in Park View, is hoping to bring some attention to the underrepresented grandma-style rectangular. The restaurant...

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The man knows sneakers. And this is where he buys them

Jason Markk Names The 5 Best Sneaker Shops In LA

3/5/2019

Chances are you bought your last pair of sneakers online, sight unseen, rather than the old-fashioned way. But to shop...

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A place to hang out, and a great place to get a great meal

Roy Choi's Best Friend fires up a whirlwind of tastes

Las Vegas Magazine    3/8/2019

When Roy Choi opens a restaurant, high expectations come with it. For those unfamiliar with the Los Angeles-based chef, if you’ve eaten at any type of...

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Serving dim sum & Chinese specialties in the French Quarter

Restaurant review: Dian Xin is worth the wait with dishes like dim sum, Chinese crepes

The Advocate    3/18/2019

From a few blocks away, we could see people spilling out the doors of Dian Xin. They were there, presumably, for the Hong Kong-style soup dumplings or fiery Sichuan beef draped in chili oil. Word has spread that the French Quarter restaurant is serving some really good dim sum.

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From Delco taverns to Northeast Philly corner shops...

22 Places to Eat a Roast Pork Sandwich in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Magazine    3/19/2019

We here at Foobooz write about cheesesteaks…a lot. As much as the sandwich has become synonymous with Philadelphia to outsiders, it’s got a longstanding place in our shared civic and culinary history that deserves to be celebrated. But we all know that Philly’s best-kept secret is another meaty,...

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Their globally inspired menu will seem familiar to fans

Tasty N Daughters is open now in Southeast Portland

OregonLive.com    3/1/2019

Tasty N Daughters, the Southeast Portland reboot of popular brunch spot Tasty N Sons, quietly opened last week on Southeast Division Street. The restaurant, opened by Toro Bravo chef John Gorham on North Williams Avenue nearly 10 years ago, moved into the old Woodsman Tavern space at the start of...

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From morning brew to breakfast, lunch, & evening snacks

Dining Guide: All Day in Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    3/19/2019

Operating as the epicenter of the bustling Valley, downtown Phoenix is a burgeoning place. At first glance, you might think there are only a few spots to enjoy a nice coffee, bite to eat, or sip of vino. But think of the center of the city as an onion; all you need to do is peel back the layers....

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New owners, new space recast Seattle’s mainstay Italian deli

The Meat Goes on at the New Salumi

Seattle Met    2/26/2019

Armandino Batali is holding court at Salumi, just like in the old days, but today there’s a white wine in his hand. A woman in her early 40s with an outdoorsy radiance approaches him with a plate. It’s not heaped with...

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Mochi muffin marries the flavor of kue lapis w/ mochiko +

Third Culture’s mochi muffins have swept the Bay Area. Mochi doughnuts are next.

San Francisco Chronicle    3/15/2019

If you’ve bought a cup of coffee in the Bay Area in the past two years, you’ve probably stumbled upon the mochi muffin. The mochi muffin — and its brethren of East Asian and Southeast Asian flavored custard cakes from Berkeley’s Third Culture Bakery — has been slowly working its way into local cafe...

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Most famous for its apple pancake (come hungry!)

Family-run pancake house opens Carlsbad location

San Diego Union-Tribune    3/7/2019

When it comes to American comfort food and hospitality, Richard Walker Jr. says serving it up fast and piping hot is in his blood. Walker is a third-generation restaurateur and the owner of the Richard Walker’s Pancake House that opened Monday in the new Square at Bressi Ranch shopping center in Carlsbad.

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Look forward to roasted pork belly and halo-halo

Cebu, a Filipino Restaurant, Is Opening Soon in Wicker Park

Chicago Magazine    3/5/2019

“Filipino food is very diverse because of all the people coming in to the Philippines,” says Marlon Tan, co-owner of Cebu, a Filipino restaurant coming to Wicker Park. “The Spanish were there for 400 years and before them, the Chinese. We are really proud of our heritage and want to share...

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Check off all your food goals without leaving city center

40 Restaurants to Try in Downtown Austin

The Austin Chronicle    3/15/2019

Whether you're on a break, or you've designated time to indulge in a leisurely dinner, we've mapped out the Downtown restaurant scene to help you plan for any kind of meal. Spread across the city center, you'll find dining options from Lamar to I-35, and Cesar Chavez to 10th.

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Kauai's southeast shore has a lot of charm—and great burgers

Your Guide to Kapaa Town on Kauai

Hawaii Magazine    3/14/2019

Kapaa is a charming Kauai town, known for its colorful, eclectic storefronts and rolling white sand beaches. Located on the southeast shore of the island, Kapaa is only about 9 miles from the Lihue Airport and takes roughly 20 minutes to reach by car. Once a part of Kauai’s plantation past, this...

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Designed to be apolitical, with lots of whiz-bang tech

The Incomplete History Told by New York's K.G.B. Museum

Smithsonian    2/8/2019

After downing a second vial of “baby blue truth serum,” which mysteriously tasted like vodka, I admitted something to myself. I wasn’t enjoying the sardine-and-hard-boiled-egg appetizer at the opening night party for...

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Looking for kid-friendly places for breakfast and dinner?

Ask the Editor: Kid-Friendly Restaurants Near the New England Aquarium

Boston Magazine    2/20/2019

Where’s the best place to take a family to breakfast and dinner, from...

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Beverage menu peppered w/ eccentric and unexpected elements

First Look: Underground Adams Morgan Cafe Lapop Debuts As A Bar With New Book-Themed Cocktails

DCist    2/22/2019

Lapop is one of Adams Morgan’s most inconspicuous cafes. Tucked beneath sister restaurant Lapis, the low-key cafe opened last year and was originally known as Sweet Science, serving as a gathering spot for coffee,...

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Ugly is in the eye of the beholder - holding chicken here

In Defense Of Koreatown's Weird, Wacky, Misunderstood KFC

LAist    2/21/2019

The Los Angeles skyline is iconic, sometimes outranking cities like New York and Chicago's. But it's not just our downtown skyscrapers that have character. Buildings all over the...

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Extensive whiskey list organized 1st by country of origin

Get lost in Big Whiskey’s vast bottle collection

Las Vegas Weekly    3/14/2019

With 170 whiskeys and counting, you’d think the name Big Whiskey’s referred to the bar-restaurant’s favorite booze. But it actually taps into the legend behind the Springfield, Missouri, chain. Big Whiskey was a...

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The Mandeville eatery has dropped "& Bones" from its name

Popular North Shore barbecue restaurant, Sticks, opens 2nd location

NOLA.com    3/13/2019

A popular Mandeville barbecue restaurant has lost part of its name but...

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Brings novel twists to familiar flavors at this upscale BYOB

At Verbena BYOB, a longtime supporting chef serves up his own vision

Philly.com    3/8/2019

Some chefs rocket to the top when they’re young. Others rattle around for a while, following mentors and biding their time, soaking in what wisdom they can while taking deep breaths, sometimes for decades, before finally taking the ownership plunge.

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A breezy, West Coast-inspired and Italian-inflected concept

Parma Italian Roots

Phoenix Magazine    3/1/2019

This promising Italian concept in Scottsdale is rounding its first turn without the services of its founding chef – and the quality has stumbled in kind. Phoenix’s restaurant graveyard is littered with the corpses of big-city brands whose carpetbagger chefs must have sized up our local food scene and envisioned easy...

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4X the brewing capacity, allowing an expanded beer line-up

Great Notion Brewing Unveils Its Long-Awaited NW Expansion

Portland Monthly    3/4/2019

In the “Boom or Bust” cycles of America’s still-young craft beer industry, Great Notion Brewing seems happily on the “boom” side of things. On Monday, March 4th, the brewery opened its new, long-awaited, 20,000-foot expansion in NW Portland (2444 NW 28th Ave) after roughly two years of delays and...

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30 years old is remarkable - they must be brewing GREAT beer

Seattle's Oldest Brewery Is Now in Its 30th Year

the Stranger    2/27/2019

In 1990, a brewer walked into Big Time Brewery & Alehouse in the University District, which had been open since 1988, and started to make a beer. The smell of steaming wort probably wafted over the Ave as the brewer...

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