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Happy hours - few places actually make those hours happy

The Happiest Happy Hours In Pasadena

LAist    4/16/2019

Any bar or restaurant can drop prices on well drinks and dish out reheated sliders for a couple hours. Pshh. Only a few places actually make Happy Hour happy, stretching your dollar while offering a quality booze and tasty snacks. Here are the Pasadena Happy Hours that check all the right boxes....


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Guests should expect the unexpected - in a good way

An Exclusive First Look at the Times Square Edition

Architectural Digest    3/26/2019

“I thought Times Square was ripe for a reawakening and a reinvention,” says celebrated hotelier and real-estate developer Ian Schrager of opening the 452-room Edition hotel this month. And for the Brooklyn-born Schrager—who has been reinventing everything from nightclubs to residential developments since the 1970s—this was a challenge squarely in his wheelhouse.


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Xi'an Fusing Cafe comes from Valley veteran of Chinese food

New Western Chinese in the East Valley Is ... Okay

Phoenix New Times    4/18/2019

Last week, I rolled up to Xi’an Fusing Cafe in Mesa all hyped to eat strap-wide noodles. These noodles, biang biang — named for the onomatopoetic sound they give when plied and...


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This La Jolla restaurant cooks up the top-shelf local catch

Very Important Taco: Grilled Yellowtail at Galaxy Taco

San Diego Magazine    4/17/2019

Philly’s got cheesesteaks. San Francisco gave us cioppino. And San Diego created the fish taco. Yellowtail is a top-shelf local catch—white-flesh tuna that’s delicious as sushi, delicious cooked, just plain delicious—and Galaxy Taco has two of the city’s top chefs in Christine Rivera and...


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Washington's first Certified Creative District is close by

Edmonds Wows With Dining, Recreation and a Thriving New Creative District

Seattle Magazine    4/1/2019

Edmonds, a Seattle suburb long dedicated to the arts, was named the state’s first Certified Creative District last November, a legislative program designed to support the state’s creative economy. A tour of its compact downtown shows off why: you’ll find public art installations, museums, galleries and boutiques, all set within walking distance of Puget Sound and the Edmonds ferry terminal.



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Hot dog hall of fame: 5 places in San Francisco to grab an all-American favorite

Hoodline    3/26/2019

With the weather warming up and baseball season just around the corner, your thoughts might be turning to a juicy hot dog. For those who can't afford a ticket to Oracle Park, we've rounded up a few of the best spots in town to chow down on a frankfurter. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top...


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Chef Anh Luu brings a unique Asian fusion twist on Cajun-Creole cuisine....



With rustic Italian dishes, Gulf seafood & house-made pastas

Gianna, the Link Restaurant Group's Italian eatery, opens April 20

The Advocate    4/19/2019

Gianna, the Italian restaurant from the Link Restaurant Group, opens...


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Isn't it better to be happy all of the time? Try here.

8 all-day Austin happy hours to enjoy all week long

CultureMap Austin    4/15/2019

Happy hour is supposed to be relaxing, but the short run times can give anyone a panic attack. First, you have to come up with an excuse to leave the office before hitting the highway at Formula One speeds, hoping...


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Indie food and a bar scene not often seen on the Strip

The Least Vegas Neighborhood in Vegas

The New York Times    2/14/2019

Azia Skeen discovered Las Vegas’s little-known (to tourists, anyway) Arts District by chance. Her plane home to San Diego was delayed, and at 19, she was too young to gamble in the casinos. With 12 hours to kill, she wandered into the Arts District, an 18-square-block area of low-slung commercial...


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The best luxury resort versus a resort that is more modern

Which Is The Best Hotel In Waikiki? Halekulani Vs Royal Hawaiian


Both these hotels offer the most luxury hotel option in Waikiki. If you travel further out of Waikiki, but remain on Oahu, the Four Seasons Oahu is worth a stay as well, but within Waikiki, these are definitely both your best options. Book either hotel with our luxury travel concierge to get...


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Based on recommendations based on years of attending games

Best of the Ballparks MLB Rankings: 2019


What are the best MLB ballparks? We rank them from top to bottom in our annual Best of the Ballparks MLB rankings, updated for the 2019 season. Everyone has a favorite ballpark, whether it be the site of one’s first MLB game, home to a memorable moment, or the hometown favorite where we’ve spent the...


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Like Kensington's beloved Thang Long? Same people

One of Philly’s Best Pho Spots Just Opened a Location in NoLibs

Philadelphia Magazine    4/15/2019

A long-running Kensington pho specialist has just opened a new location in Northern Liberties. Pho House, the latest from the folks behind Thang Long, softly opened at 177 West Girard Avenue over the weekend. The menu at Pho House includes the same family recipes owners Phan and Dung Tran have been...



Sip on a cocktail and enjoy the sunshine at these places

The best places to wine and dine with Mother Nature in NYC


Spring is in full swing and the warmer weather means it is time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. To make the most out of the season, don’t run back indoors as soon as hunger hits. Instead, cool off – or trying to get a pre-summer tan – at one of these restaurants that have beautiful décor, refreshing cocktails and an outdoor oasis that makes you want to give up your brownstone for a lush green...


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Ask them about the time the US Air Force stopped by...

The Wild Story Behind the Military Plane Inside Vagabond Brewing

Portland Monthly    4/17/2019

There is a series of things you expect to see when you walk into a brewery—tanks, taps, and, more than likely, beards. A decommissioned military plane hanging in the rafters isn’t necessarily one of them. But at Vagabond you’ll find just that. The Salem-based brewery, which already operates three...


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Smaller plates are straightforward and solid

Cafe Review: From Ramen to Ravioli

Phoenix New Times    4/11/2019

At the end of my first meal at Fellow Osteria, our young waitress brought my wife and I two petals of begonia — scarlet begonia, just like the Grateful Dead song. “Eat these,” she told us. I blinked once and placed a petal between my teeth. It ruptured like silk, releasing a flavor like crushed...


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They quadrupled the size of this Italian culinary eatery

Family-run Ciao Ristorante in Vista unveils dramatic transformation

San Diego Union-Tribune    4/18/2019

After six years of planning and three years of construction, Ciao Ristorante Italiano in Vista is finally finished with its vast expansion project. Since 2016, the popular family-owned restaurant at 2015 E. Vista Way has been undergoing a gradual expansion that has quadrupled its size from 3,000 to...


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Turkey's most recognizable culinary export and more

A kebab crawl from the lake and beyond


"We like the sea and the lake," says Özkan Yilmaz, the owner of...


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DC has a surprising large variety of places to drink

The Best Bars in Washington Right Now

Washingtonian Magazine    4/9/2019

Our favorite places to drink for every occasion. You want something low-key. You’re in the mood for love. You want to see (and drink) where the booze gets made. You want to stick it to the man. You want to hang out with...


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Dig in (with your hands) to this handful of standout dishes

F*@k Forks!

Improper Bostonian    4/5/2019

Perhaps it’s a movement toward international street food in an era of globalization. Or maybe it’s a yearning for the nostalgia of the concession stands that...



A casual menu of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare

Middle Eastern restaurant Fattoush opens on Tulane Avenue

The Advocate    4/5/2019

Middle Eastern restaurant Fattoush is now open on Tulane Avenue. The...


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Restaurant of the Year: Olamaie - see where else to go

Austin's best restaurant and chef crowned at Tastemaker Awards 2019

CultureMap Austin    4/10/2019

Over the past six weeks, we have been celebrating Austin’s restaurant and bar scene as part of our 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. After much deliberation from our expert panel of judges (and a heated reader...



They are adding outdoor performances and a revamped menu

Sam’s Anchor Cafe, with 99 years on Tiburon’s waterfront, is set to reopen after a major remodel

San Francisco Chronicle    4/16/2019

It’s no easy feat renovating a 99-year-old Marin County restaurant like Sam’s Anchor Cafe, especially in the small town of Tiburon. “During the process, people would randomly walk in, check it out and ask questions,” co-owner Conor Flaherty said with a laugh. “People take an ownership to Sam’s.”...


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A must-see destination for many of fashion's top designers

The L.A. vintage shop that has the fashion world knocking on its door

Los Angeles Times    4/17/2019

Supreme may have transformed Fairfax Avenue into a global destination for streetwear, drawing lines of box-logo fanatics so long and unwavering that the brand recently had to institute a text-message paging system to better manage its ritualized Thursday “drops.”


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250 neon signs that help explain and show Vegas' past

Neon Museum: A Las Vegas history lesson and Instagram-worthy photos in one spot

USATODAY    4/16/2019

You could breeze through the outdoor Neon Museum in under 30 minutes, snapping a few photos of vintage Vegas signs for Instagram and Facebook before returning to the gambling action on nearby Fremont Street or the...


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Where 2 get Korean barbecue, fried chicken, banchan, & more

11 Korean Restaurants to Know and Love

Seattle Met    4/8/2019

Where to get your fix of Korean barbecue, fried chicken, banchan, and more.



Two quintessential American foods - Hawaiian style

Broke da mouth: Chancing da loco moco burger and loco moco dog

Frolic Hawaii    4/15/2019

Our gang wuz at The Lanai food court at Ala Moana and we wuz all taking story, having fun. Everybody went for choose their food and I came back with my loco moco burger and loco moco dog from Mahaloha Burger. That's when one of my friends exclaimed, What da heck is that!? And one noddah person razzed me little bit, Ho, TWO dinners!?!


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Graze Spanish-style for a flat fee during weekend brunch

Oloroso's New Brunch Is a Huge Spanish Tapas Buffet

Philadelphia Magazine    4/16/2019

Oloroso, Townsend Wentz’s Spanish spot in Midtown Village, has a new brunch menu. And in addition to being a pretty great deal, the restaurant’s new buffet-style menu is served in a style that’s the closest we’ve seen in Philly to how tapas is served in Spain.


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Many of the dishes you'd expect, + unusual-sounding offering

Tabletop Hibachis And Pizza Boats At Greek Party Spot 'Karvouna' On Bowery

Gothamist    4/3/2019

There was a time, and not so long ago, when upper Bowery briefly became...


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10 of the best hotels from the Betsy to the Delano

The best Miami South Beach hotels

CNN    2/21/2019

South Beach, Miami's glittering showcase of a coastline, is renowned for its neon-lit Art Deco hotels lining Ocean Drive and for the lifestyle-oriented boutique properties along Collins Avenue. Most hotels have rooms with a view and the all-important pool, so how to choose the best one for a South Beach getaway? These top ten hotels may look similar at first glance, but a variety of perks and quirks...


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The interior is unique, but you'll remember the food

Delores: Elevated Polish Cuisine Trips and Falls

Portland Mercury    3/14/2019

hef BJ Smith and I have one thing in common: We both have Polish grandmothers who taught us how to cook dumplings. But whereas he presumably likes his new Polish-inspired restaurant, Delores, I most certainly do not....


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From resort orders to gastropubs and food trucks

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: 10 Spots to Try Right Now

Phoenix New Times    4/12/2019

Mark your calendars. In case you haven't heard, Friday, April 12, is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Whether you're craving the traditional cheddar sandwiched between two pieces of toasted white bread or a fancier version of Brie and bacon neighbored by sourdough, the Valley is ready to...



A small town with big vacation opportunities

Mansions, Outdoor Adventure, and New England Cuisine: The 4-Day Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island

Men's Journal    3/22/2019

Despite a population that quadruples during high summer months and nearby New England Opens a New Window. travelers who head due North toward the mountains every winter, Newport doesn’t board up its doors and windows come...


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Adjacent tasting room is dog friendly and then some

Canines in mind at Poochie's Hooch

San Diego Reader    4/12/2019

Three years ago, former firefighter and LPGA golfer Mary Paulson was a home cider maker who would invite a couple dozen friends to her North Park home for what she called back yard happy hooch hour parties. She enjoyed sharing and refining recipes, but it was ultimately a dog that inspired her to set...



Some of the most extravagant and unique hotel lobbies around

17 Chicago hotel lobbies even locals should visit

Chicago Tribune    3/21/2019

Whether you book a Chicago hotel as a local or an out-of-towner, many of the city's accommodations guarantee you'll be staying in style. From the historic, hand-painted ceiling of the Palmer House to the podcasting booth in the modern Moxy Hotel, Chicago offers a vibe for every type of traveler.


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At least the drinks are a sure thing

5 Great Places for a First Date

Washingtonian Magazine    4/9/2019

Looking for a good first date suggestion? Where to go when you're getting to know a new date, from Hill Prince to B Side.