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70th birthday last year, and it continues to a food fav

A Fixture Of D.C.’s Gay Community, Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse Is Now A James Beard-Certified Classic

DCist    2/1/2019

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, a Dupont establishment beloved by D.C.’s gay community, marked its 70th birthday last year, and now it has another cause for celebration: it is one of five restaurants to win the James...


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Sample the updated ship’s three restaurants and main bar

Cocktails and Classic Fare on the Queen Mary in Long Beach

LA Weekly    2/4/2019

When the R.M.S. Queen Mary first set sail in 1936 and it came time to dine, passengers chose from selections such as Plymouth turbot poche hollandaise, brochette of kidneys, mutton chops tourangelle, braised rack of...


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They have a more meat-focused, English-leaning direction

Refined British Restaurant Found Hiding in a Brooklyn Bar

The New York Times    2/12/2019

Cherry Point sits on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, a few steps from the corner where Bedford Avenue, having flowed all the way across Brooklyn from the shores of Sheepshead Bay, suddenly comes to an end. The area...


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Don't let the snowcaps on the Rocky Mountains fool you

8 Reasons You Need To Visit Denver Today    1/28/2019

Denver is one of the hippest destinations in the country right now. But how much do you really know about the Mile High City? At the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, there are over 200 named peaks visible from...



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The Best Pastries in Chinatown Right Now

Boston Magazine    2/5/2019

Take a bite out of Chinatown’s bakery scene with these sweet and savory...



3 professionals with a passion opened a cafe - worth a look

Pro skater Riley Hawk and friends open Oceanside coffee house

San Diego Union-Tribune    2/14/2019

One step inside the doors of newly opened Steel Mill Coffee & Records shop in Oceanside proves it’s unlike any of the region’s other hip coffee houses. There’s an eclectic retro mix of music playing on the sound system, a custom-made chopper motorcycle with extended forks in the corner, skateboarding photographs on the walls and racks of vintage vinyl records dating back to the mid-1960s for sale.



A bigger, more high-profile home in iconic Union Terminal

Cincinnati holocaust museum opens Sunday in new home — a spot where many survivors began new lives

Chicago Tribune    1/24/2019

Cincinnati’s Holocaust & Humanity Center is set to move into its new downtown home Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The bigger, more high-profile space is nestled in the historic Union Terminal, the same train station where many Holocaust survivors and refugees who came to this Ohio city after World War II took their first steps in building new lives.


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Enjoy your brews in a 22-ounce glass

South Loop’s Fatpour Tap Works Is a Beer Den for Sports Fans

Chicago Magazine    2/8/2019

If you want to drink very large glasses of beer in front of very large television screens showing a sports game, venture to Fatpour Tap Works McCormick Place. The second site of the popular sports bar, which debuted in Wicker Park, spreads across two floors and is conveniently close to Soldier Field...


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The 12 dishes here are vegan, vegetarian & pescatarian

The 12 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes on O‘ahu Right Now

Honolulu Magazine    2/4/2019

Consider this: The city now has several health food stores or chains,...


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Steamy bowls of pho that have attracted a loyal following

Big bowls of pho, fresh veggies turning new Vietnamese restaurant a Covington favorite    2/5/2019

Pho Cong Noodle & Grill in Covington dishes out steamy bowls of pho that have attracted a loyal following.


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New Dinner Menu at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Phoenix New Times    2/5/2019

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is getting some new supper options from the first dinner menu released by executive chef Dushyant Singh since he joined the downtown restaurant. Singh has been in the culinary game for more than 16 years and was nominated for “Best Upcoming Chef” by the Arizona...


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They set out to recreate a perfect South Philly experience..

The Good-Time Machine: Giuseppe & Sons Reviewed

Philadelphia Magazine    2/14/2019

There’s a moment at Giuseppe & Sons, the new art installation from the Schulson Collective, that’s pure magic. If you’ve been there—which is likely, judging from the crowds rushing in every day—you know the moment I’m talking about: the staircase down, and the gentle curve of the long hallway...



Now we know how to fill our homes with lovely flowers

9 Most Beautiful Flower Shops in San Francisco

7x7    2/7/2019

If we had all the money in the world, we'd fill our homes—and yours...

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Most are full-fledged resorts, with lots of great amenities

8 best hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

CNN    2/16/2019

The world comes together on the Las Vegas Strip. In just over four miles, this ribbon of concrete travels from ancient Egypt and medieval England to New York, Paris, the tropics and, eventually, modern-day Venice. The travel is easy and free of jet lag. You experience it all through themed hotels. Over the decades, these hotels have gone from simply grand -- think the Stardust Resort and Casino -- to...


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Nepalese fare and Asian fusion @ a revamped shopping center

Restaurant Review: Himalaya Kosheli and Fat Dragon Spice Up Spicewood Springs

The Austin Chronicle    2/15/2019

For more than a decade, the shopping center at Spicewood Springs and U.S. 183 has been a mini-mecca for low-key tasty fare, boasting perennial favorites Asia Cafe and New Awlins Cafe, plus bonus shopping spots like Gandhi Bazaar, Teacher Heaven, and (if you're into perusing bottomless sale bins...


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With a pivot, introducing some of the best ribs in the city

This Barbecue Is Making Waves in Seattle

Seattle Magazine    2/1/2019

Open since July, cheery barbecue oasis Central Smoke is a departure in concept for restaurateurs Sophie and Eric Banh (of Monsoon, Ba Bar and Central Smoke’s previous incarnation, Seven Beef). Fans of the siblings’ signature Vietnamese flavors—such as fermented black vinegar and aged fish sauce—will find dishes to love here, too, thanks to executive chef Mike Whisenhunt (formerly of Brimmer &...


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Sugary confections not only offerings crafted to please

Angel’s transcends simple doughnuts


Why: Angel’s Donuts & Ice Cream has been in business in Portland for 13 years. In May, Angel’s opened up another shop in Vancouver. The name is just a taste of what Angel’s offers. With burgers, breakfast sandwiches and traditional sandwiches, there’s more than meets the eye.



Peer into the world of spies, who don't want to be seen

International Spy Museum reopens in DC following $162m makeover

Lonely Planet    2/14/2019

The International Spy Museum is set to reopen in May in a new location at the L’Enfant Plaza in Washington DC. Following a $162 million makeover, the new museum is twice the size of its former building with new groundbreaking exhibitions and a trove of never-before-seen artifacts.


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A mayors recommendations have an inside view

Locals Know Best: Portland, Maine

Budget Travel    2/5/2019

There's no better guide to a city than someone who lives there, so we asked former mayor Ed Suslovic for his take on culture, food and drink on the town he calls home. When Ed Suslovic moved to Portland, Maine, in 1992, it was like he’d died and gone to heaven, he says. Coming from Washington DC, this beautiful, relaxed urban enclave along the ocean was a jolting culture shock—the best possible kind....


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An afternoon at the last old-school hobby shop in L.A.

The Miniature Gearheads Who Are Keeping Car Modeling Alive


I’m surrounded by Fords from the 1940s, Chevys from the 1960s and Hurst Oldsmobiles from the 1980s. There are a few Jeep Wranglers, a couple of Peterbilt tractors and an Apache helicopter, too. Not to mention, dozens of aircrafts hanging from the ceiling, some modern, some from World War II. Oh, and a row of boats.


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4th generation family-owned business, now in 2nd location

SCHMEAR YE SCHMEAR YE: Russ & Daughters Opens New Location At Brooklyn Navy Yard

Gothamist    2/12/2019

About three years ago, the Brooklyn Navy Yard announced that Russ & Daughters—the 105-year-old Jewish "appetizing store" mecca—would become the anchor tenant in the...


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A European food hall-inspired eatery comes to Faneuil Hall

International Affair

Improper Bostonian    2/8/2019

The opening team behind Casa Caña and Publico is stirring the culinary...


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Luxury and sugar in San Diego's Gaslamp

Theatre Box – one sweet splurge

San Diego Reader    2/5/2019

I love seeing movies in theaters, but it’s hard to leave home when you have a big screen TV, streaming and DVD options, big easy chairs, and food available for delivery. That cruel fact has forced some movie chains to up their game. Case in point: the [Theatre Box,][1] a new luxury theatre in the Gaslamp...


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New bar and restaurant located at the Battery Atlanta

Have a Drink at the Garden & Gun Club in Atlanta

Garden & Gun    2/1/2019

Opened last spring at the Battery Atlanta, in the shadow of the Braves’ new stadium, the Garden & Gun Club is our take on the perfect Southern bar. It’s intimate and full of touches Southerners will appreciate (including host stands made with Charleston, South Carolina, ironwork), with food and...



New barbecue joints shore up south-side barbecue supremacy

Smoke is in the air at the Slab BBQ and the Full Slab


The last five years have been terrible for Chicago barbecue. For reasons I still don't fathom, a relentless plague of half-assed new barbecue restaurants multiplied as insidiously as split-face concrete block, and provoked a kind of fury in me that would ignite my hair every time I had to sit down...


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Lanai’s only town might be small, lots to see & eat

Your Guide to Lanai City

Hawaii Magazine    2/4/2019

To call Lanai City a city might be a bit of an overstatement. It’s a town, and a small one at that. Give yourself an hour or two and you can probably walk the entirety of it. Fortunately, there’s a lot to check out,...



Ingredients in the style of traditional Spanish recipes

New Uptown Spanish restaurant Costera set to open on Prytania Street

The Advocate    2/6/2019

Costera, a new Spanish restaurant from a pair of Link Restaurant Group alums, opens Feb. 6 in the Uptown space previously home to the long-running La Thai, which closed in December. Owners Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri drew inspiration for Costera from their travels to coastal Spain, and the menu...


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You don't need a Chinatown to have great Chinese food

11 Best Chinese Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    2/5/2019

Today is Chinese New Year, but sadly no, we don't have a Chinatown in this city. However, that doesn't mean you can't find delicious and authentic Chinese food in Phoenix. You just have to know where to look. Some of the city's best Cantonese restaurants might be hiding right in plain sight and if...


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Gravy pie, church pie, or tomato pie, go here for the best

All the Best Places to Eat Tomato Pie in Philadelphia Right Now

Philadelphia Magazine    1/29/2019

Philly is obsessed with pizza. We’re the kind of city where folks line up for hours in the cold to get a sought-after pie, even while we have a massive slate of excellent old-school and newcomer pizzerias to choose from. But what just might be the true Philly-style pizza isn’t really a pizza at all....



A Filipino-Mexican-Italian-American jewel, founded in 1858

Inside the 7 Mile House, a 160-Year-Old Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere

SF Weekly    11/14/2018

When Vanessa Garcia took over the 7 Mile House at the triple junction of Brisbane, Daly City, and San Francisco, her mother was doing the cooking. She had no restaurant experience, but then again, there were only...


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You don't have to gamble on the fun in Las Vegas

Moonshine, ziplines and neon signs: 5 new Las Vegas attractions for 2019

USATODAY    1/21/2019

You don't have to gamble and go clubbing to fill a Vegas vacation agenda. There's always something new to do in the desert city that never sleeps. Here are five new things to check out when you visit in 2019:


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The menu has been amped up with six house cocktails...

South Austin lands poppy new cocktail bar from campus-area favorite

CultureMap Austin    2/8/2019

In this age of Austin hospitality PR machines (and nosy food editors), it’s difficult to open a new concept without fanfare. The owners of campus gastropub Hopfields have managed to do just that with the debut of...


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Don't make important jury decisions on an empty stomach

15 Places to Grab a Bite During Jury Duty

Seattle Met    2/4/2019

Porchetta sandwiches, transcendent pasta, and Middle Eastern grain...


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Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, go here

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful Memorials and Museums in Portland (and Beyond)

Portland Monthly    12/21/2018

Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, there's a place for you.


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You can eat pizza anytime. Why not have the good stuff

Where to Find Pizza Bagels and Brunch Pizzas Around DC

Washingtonian Magazine    2/8/2019

You can eat pizza anytime.


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Want a quick visit to this palace of vehicular delights?

A potted history of Japan’s car industry delights at the Petersen Museum

Ars Technica    2/9/2019

Like most nerds, I love spending time in a good museum. It doesn't matter if it's planes, video games, cars—even creationists. (OK, that last one wasn't good, per se.) When it comes to good car museums, the Petersen...