Luxury and sugar in San Diego's Gaslamp
San Diego Reader
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,] a new luxury theatre in the Gaslamp...
New bar and restaurant located at the Battery Atlanta
Garden & Gun
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
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...
Lanai’s only town might be small, lots to see & eat
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
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...
You don't need a Chinatown to have great Chinese food
Phoenix New Times
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...
Gravy pie, church pie, or tomato pie, go here for the best
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
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...
You don't have to gamble on the fun in Las Vegas
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:
The menu has been amped up with six house cocktails...
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...
Don't make important jury decisions on an empty stomach
Porchetta sandwiches, transcendent pasta, and Middle Eastern grain...
Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, go here
Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, there's a place for you.
You can eat pizza anytime. Why not have the good stuff
You can eat pizza anytime.
Want a quick visit to this palace of vehicular delights?
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...
“I loved the idea of a throwback slice shop..."
For pizza, the area around the Port Authority is mostly populated by the dollar slice. But one shop is looking to elevate the grab-and-go experience. Upside Pizza opened this month at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 39th Street, with Roberta’s founding pizza maker behind the pies. Since leaving the Bushwick pizzeria, Anthony Falco has become an “international pizza consultant,” working with restaurants...
Balani brings eclectic comforts and nice prices
Wander unawares from Waltham’s restaurant-rich Moody Street into Balani, and you’d never guess a space that looks so comfortably lived-in opened a mere few months...
The hunt for xiao long bao unearthed two surprising winners
San Diego Magazine
Soup dumplings are the food on San Diego’s red carpet right now. They are the employee of the month at Instagram. They have been ever since the arrival of Din Tai Fung. The famed Taiwanese chain opened in Taipei 50 years ago, spinning off multiple locations across the globe and eventually earning one Michelin star for their...
Family-owned, and stays true to adventure-destination vibe
San Diego Union-Tribune
Eight months ago, my husband Benjamin and I moved to Valley Center in a quest for the simple life. With that move came a community where —for the first time —we felt right at home. Neighbors greeted us with eggs, grapefruit and beer. Our wake-up calls were roosters, coyotes, horses and hawks. We attended rodeos and parades, and shopped at nurseries and feed stores. Yet what we loved most was Valley...
A great variety of small plates in an intimate atmosphere
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes, one of the 24 books of the Hebrew Bible, may have been inscribed a millennium or so ago. But verse 1:9 could have been jotted down by almost any restaurant diner today, wandering...
Sometimes you're just on your own, and want a good meal
In this season of celebrating coupling up, here’s where to find pleasure in solo eating.
A stylish izakaya that offers artfully composed dishes
If you’ve ever dined at Tsukada Nojo on Kalākaua Avenue, walking into Minori Craft Japanese Tavern may seem like a case of déjà vu. That’s because Minori is a revamped version of its predecessor, the result of a...
A new food concept inside the Burgundy Street watering hole
In 2012, Tres Barnard ran the southern-inspired pop-up We’ve Got Soul out of Marie’s (2483 Burgundy St.), a tiny bar in the Faubourg Marigny. Barnard, who is originally from Mississippi, later moved on to run several...
New ways to stay and play — and the food scene is on fire
Los Angeles Times
The Scottsdale-Paradise Valley area in greater Phoenix is having its day in the sun — again. In the last few years, multimillion-dollar resort renovations that were put on hold in the wake of the Great Recession have...
A new concept from the folks behind Elements & Mistral Read
Aether, a new concept from the owners of Princeton’s Elements and Mistral in Princeton and King of Prussia, will open for dinner this Thursday, February 7th at 1832 Frankford Avenue. It’s the fourth restaurant for owners Fia Berisha, chef and James Bear Award Semifinalist Scott Anderson, and Stephen...
Get a little fancy tonight. Clink, pop, fizz.
Champagne adds sparkle to any special occasion, but we prefer it best on your average weekday, paired with potato chips and friends. Toast to the weekend or to whatever you fancy (Valentine's Day if you must) at San Francisco's best spots for a pop, clink, and fizz.
The menu collects Choi’s greatest hits, & some new offerings
Las Vegas Weekly
Roy Choi has arrived in Vegas, and he wants to be your best friend. If early tastes of his newest venue, Park MGM’s Best Friend, are any indication, you probably should let him. Choi, a classically trained Korean-American chef from LA, is best known as the founder of the wildly successful Kogi food...
An authentic meal in a tucked-away SW Parkway strip mall
The Austin Chronicle
Milano Cafe's tucked-away spot in a Southwest Parkway strip mall is often blurred by whirring rush-hour traffic, so it may not be an obvious choice for an authentic Italian meal, but it should be. Co-owner Sami Demi draws inspiration from the flavors of central and southern Italy, and since opening...
Oysters, Chicken teriyaki, Short rib pho, Dick’s Deluxe...
Want to know what Seattle tastes like? These 16 dishes—ranked in order...
An aggressively subtle bar, and an unsubtle rooftop bar
January sucks. And it’s largely thanks to “Sober January.” Half my friends quit drinking for the month of January, spouting some self-care bullshit about “hitting reset” on their health, as though not having a glass of Fernet at the end of the night will somehow slow death’s relentless march. But...
These unique places to each typify great local flavor
James Beard Foundation
Today we're pleased to announce the five recipients of our 2019 America's Classics Awards. For the past week, we've been announcing the honorees day by day with the help of influencers from across the country (check out our Instagram page to see the videos). The awards are given to regional establishments, often family-owned, that are cherished for their...
Sarma is a great Mediterranean restaurant in Somerville
If the most exciting thing that happened to you this week was seeing the trailer for the next season of a British TV show you binged last summer, then it’s time to kick things up a notch. You need to add some intensity to your everyday life, but how? Replacing Alexa’s voice with Liam Neeson’s is one option, changing your alarm clock tone...
An upmarket Southern seafood and brunch restaurant
Instead of using a bunch of different ingredients to complicate their dishes, co-owner and managing partner Monique Rose Simms and executive chef Sammy Davis, a 2012 winner of Food Network’s Chopped, rely on the food’s freshness and flavors. “The quality of our product is what makes it good,” Simms...
A fine-dining chef's new La Brea Avenue wine bar
Los Angeles Magazine
Christophe Émé wants to keep his food uncomplicated. When the Loire, France-born chef ran one of the city’s most ambitious (and expensive) French restaurants a decade ago, that would have seemed like an unusual goal for him. Before it unceremoniously closed in 2011, his haute supper club, Ortolan,...
You should have some pizza that has creativity & food flair
Pacific San Diego Magazine
When classic pies just don’t cut it, pile your plate high with pizza that packs a punch of creativity and food flair. With ingredients such as lavender honey, smoked beet puree, smoked almond, and even “clam chowder,” there is a veritable flavor fest waiting for discerning pizza fans around San Diego. So that you don’t have to go on a treasure hunt for unique and delectable ‘zas, PACIFIC rounded up a...
Resistance is futile
Pretty soon you're going to have to confront cheese tea. It's not as...
Step into another world on Maui at Haleakala National Park
Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Food, water, boots, rain jacket, headlamp, extra socks, sunscreen? Check. My packing list scrolls on repeat through my head as I pass the last store selling basic supplies before starting the drive up the mountain. If I reach tonight’s campsite and there’s something...