Not just standard Italian meatballs, but lots of other kinds
Moving in on the former Shorty Goldstein's digs at 126 Sutter Street, as we first learned about in March, is The Meatball Bar, and that name should say it all. Not surprisingly, there was...
Use rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup and lime juice
Nothing brings to mind the magical ambiance of the Islands like lounging on the beach or by the pool, mai tai in hand (pineapple garnish entirely necessary, umbrella optional). And while the enduring icon of tiki culture has many recipes and as many...
4 indoor bocce courts, 12 TV's, a wood fireplace, 2 bars...
I’ve waxed poetic about Tacoma’s charm before. Now, Seattle restaurateurs are starting to catch on. This weekend, Rhein Haus—that Capitol Hill temple to giant beers and German pretzels and bocce ball—is set to open a 13,000-square-foot sister restaurant in Tacoma’s Stadium neighborhood.
For health-conscious, discerning, and time-crunched eaters
Poke, long a favorite snack in Hawaii and on the West Coast, has made its way east to D.C. One of the businesses at the forefront of the poke rush is Poke Papa (806 H St. NW), a new fast-casual restaurant that opened in earl April. It aims to both acquaint Washingtonians with traditional poke and...
This is a big list, so don't expect to drink thru it
Want to drink local? You've got more choices than ever in Louisiana. The number of breweries in our state has exploded recently, with no slowdown in sight. To help make sense of the state of suds, here is our guide to beer available around New Orleans.
2 chefs w/a small cafe selling Southern-inspired chicken
Southern-inspired chicken, corn bread, sides, and pies make up the menu at Love & Honey Fried Chicken (1100 N. Front St.), which opened last week on the corner of Front and Wildey Streets in the shadow of the Market-Frankford El in Northern Liberties. It's a block south of the Girard stop, and...
Agua fresca, gazpacho, nitro cold brew, mochi, & A.D.
The Austin Chronicle
Yes, sno-cones are nice, but with the heat as relentless as ever, it’s time to vary your strategies when it comes to refreshing summertime treats. While these cooling dishes may not take you back to your childhood, they’re sure to create a whole new set of memories.
Literally back by popular demand, & go find out why!
San Diego Union-Tribune
When Elizabethan Desserts closed its doors in September 2015, its longtime customers were literally pounding on the Encinitas shop’s windows in grief. Owner Elizabeth Harris said she was forced to close the 9-year-old bakery when she found herself spread too thin between Elizabethan Desserts and a pie shop she owns a few miles away.
They have an insanely large beer selection - check it out?
CraftBeer.com just came out with its rankings for best beer bars in all 50 states. While the whole thing is worth bookmarking for any traveller (I now know, for example, that the best beer bar in Alaska is Cafe Amsterdam in Anchorage), one bar particularly caught my eye: Links Taproom was named the Best Beer Bar in Illinois.
Shrimp, crawfish, mussels, clams and king crab legs...
Uncle John’s is a popular Chinese-American diner in downtown Los Angeles that has been an important part of the downtown life since its opening in 1975, serving lunch to almost three generations of government and warehouse workers. It's a quick, daytime spot, but the restaurant's new owners have...
As Phoenix grows it migrates closer to Peoria & Surprise
Phoenix New Times
Finding great eats from independently-owned restaurants in the chain-heavy northwest Valley is not always easy. But Peoria and Surprise do claim several excellent restaurants that range from fast-casual gems to upscale restaurants well worth the drive from wherever you live. Here are our five...
Dining au naturel (so to speak) no doubt adds to the flavors
When the temperatures rise in Boston, restaurant patios across the city beckon guests to come eat, drink, and enjoy the views. Plenty of options exist across the city, from sunken patios to atriums to sun-soaked spots overlooking Boston Harbor. Here are 20 of them.
Even far from home you can find a place that feels like home
Old soul and star singer Lorde is quirky: it's her trademark, along with the signature offbeat, stripped-down music with lyrics that pack punch. So it should come as no surprise that the "Green Light" artist has some old-school preferences when it comes to hangout locales. Namely, she enjoys...
A tiny store with jewel-like candies that have big flavor
I see it. I see it all,” says Jami Curl, the self-taught sweets maker...
Carson Kitchen, Yardbird, Honey Salt, Goodwich & Momofuku
Las Vegas Weekly
The Las Vegas Valley’s third and most prominent Chick-fil-A store opened about a month ago on Sahara Avenue just off I-15, and unsurprisingly, it’s been packed. The fast-food hype is real. But our city was full of fantastic fried-chicken sandwich options before the famed franchise finally arrived,...
With 9 courses there is a lot of flavors to expect & savor
San Francisco Chronicle
The first bite, displayed in a silver spoon, was a strip of cured squab breast topped with mulberries, dollops of avocado cream and toasted buckwheat groats and shoots. Like a rousing prelude to a Broadway musical, it prodded all the senses and created anticipation, and clues, of what was to come. ...
A 1/4 of the menu is devoted to eggs, including deviled
These days, Pioneer Square is happy hour central. Once a neighborhood...
Spacious villas, poolside bar, cultural center, & on ocean
Maui’s newest resort, the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Lahaina, is a charming mix of the new and the old. Located on 16 acres of Maui’s north Kaanapali Beach, the design and overarching theme of this recently opened retreat reflects all things aloha and...
Guilt-free dessert that you can enjoy whether a vegan or not
Austin's newest vegan ice cream shop, Vicecreme, is now open at 6550 Comanche Trail, next to The Oasis on Lake Travis. The shop is helmed by brother-and-sister duo Mike Limongelli and Gina Galvan, who aim to spread...
The cocktail list will pay homage to the spice and rum trade
The gist: Chef Robert Wiedmaier — the restaurateur behind such DC institutions as Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck and Mussel Bar — has partnered with The Darcy Hotel to open Siren, which kicks off dinner service tonight. Named for the mythical sea creatures who lured sailors toward a shipwreck with their enchanting voices, its moniker is a hint at the marine cuisine.
Much of the menu carries a European theme, w/local too
The Country Club always has had a certain allure. Though the days of clothing-optional revelry may have come to an end, there's still a relaxed and bohemian feel to the Bywater bar, restaurant and pool — and a recent makeover has delivered an updated look.
Opened in 1918, Palizzi is old in a way that can’t be faked
You know it’s open when the neon is on, glowing gently in the window of a rowhouse on 12th Street just off Passyunk Avenue. You know you’re in the right place when you see the door with no knob, the buzzer, the little window with the eyes behind it, and hear the voice asking if you’re a member. This...
Try the muhamarah, hummus bi lahmeh, warak inab & more
San Diego CityBeat
No one truly knows whether Russia’s Tsar Nicholas I, in fact, referred to the Ottoman Empire as the “Sick Man of Europe.” But three things are certain: (1) that sick man liked to drink; (2) he liked to eat, and; (3) when that sick man died, he left behind the meze (or...
Does the food make the drink, or the other way around?
Phoenix New Times
At certain times when sitting within the wood-paneled walls of the Yucca Tap Room, you can’t tell if it’s 12 noon or 12 midnight. That is, unless your bartender lets you order a breakfast burrito. A little basket will arrive lined with a piece of blue-and-white checkered wax paper – weighed down by...