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Sweet Poke experience is much more akin to In-N-Out’s

Freshness, portability among selling points at Sweet Poke

Las Vegas Review-Journal    1/2/2017

A traditional sushi/sashimi meal often involves grinning across a glass barrier at specially dressed chefs, eagerly anticipating a fresh dish that’s equal parts flavor and decorative charm, and the camaraderie of chatting with dining partners. The Sweet Poke experience is much more akin to...


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A Louisiana blend of a lot of international food influences

The 10 Best Restaurants For Creole Cuisine In Louisiana

Culture Trip    10/3/2016

The Culture Trip has curated a guide to some of the best places in Louisiana to sample Creole deliciousness.


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The Beekman New York hotel review: Bringing Gotham grandeur to Lower Manhattan


It’s true what they say about Downtown: the lights are brighter there. While the eponymous Petula Clark song had Midtown Manhattan in mind, actual downtown – New York’s Financial District – is newly abuzz. No longer just a place to work, it has everything you come to NYC for....


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With BYOB you always know you can trust the wine

Craig LaBan's favorite New American BYOBs

Philly.com    12/19/2016

Your neighborhood probably isn’t happening unless you’ve got an ambitious New American BYOB. For the last two decades, no genre has prospected our hot new dining...


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Places of comfort, not just for the libations, but what's in

Snowpocalypse Impedes Local Man’s Access to Cozy Whiskey Bars

Portland Mercury    12/28/2016

ON DECEMBER 14TH, 2016, after experiencing what some cities might consider a “dusting” of snow, I spent three hours in the car trying to get to the airport to pick up a visiting friend. At some point during that...



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5 Lesser-Known Juice Bars Perfect for Your 2017 Detox

7x7    1/6/2017

Going green in 2017? A number of local juice and smoothie places have sprung up across the Bay Area in recent years, making detoxing, cleansing, and generally getting back on track even easier.


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The best steaks, of course, but the locations add flavor too

Meat-Eaters Unite! Our Top Five Best Steakhouses in Hawaii


We just received word that one of Waikiki’s most popular steakhouses was named among the top 100 steakhouses in America! And, that got us thinking — I bet our readers would love to know where the best steakhouses in Hawaii are located! So, we’ve put together a list of our top five favorites for meat-eating visitors:


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Familiar faces & space, w/Thai, Filipino, & Korean influence

First taste of top Austin chef's highly anticipated restaurant redo

CultureMap Austin    1/2/2016

After coming to terms with and addressing some deep personal issues, Paul Qui is ready to reboot his career with a new concept on the site of his former eponymous endeavor. We attended a preview of Kuneho, with a...



Stylish and simple food, designed to match well with beers

North County restaurant/brewery hits the spot

San Diego CityBeat    12/27/2016

Abnormal Beer Company in Rancho Bernardo, a combination brewery and...


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The Predator, Bad Lieutenant, Spectacular, Voldemortadella..

My Sandwich Is Going to Eat Me

the Stranger    1/3/2017

s of now, there is no Guinness World Record for sandwich with the most ridiculous number of fillings—at least none I could find—but I wonder about those kinds of limits as I scan Seattle menus these days, looking at the occasional sandwich creation with a combination of ingredients so daunting that...



You join these clubs by showing up hungry for good food

The 15 Best Supper Clubs in the Midwest

Fodor's    10/6/2016

Ask any supper club owner to describe what a supper club is exactly, and many will say, “They’re difficult to describe but easy to recognize.” Luckily for us, the supper club has its giveaways, including Midwest origins, old-fashioned sweets, relish trays, and rib eyes. Couple those with an atmosphere that...



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Aspen’s Hotel Jerome is the Epitome of Rugged Luxury

JustLuxe    10/19/2016

Rugged luxury is an appealing concept, and Aspen, CO is its spiritual home. The traditional mountain lodge is given a boost with fur throws, luxurious leather furnishings, oversized artwork and dramatic light fixtures. If Ralph Lauren didn’t exactly invent it, he certainly perfected it. But outside of one of his...


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A cook with pedigree, serving rustic Italian cooking

Restaurant Review: Bar Mezzana

Boston Magazine    12/1/2016

Barbara Lynch protégé Colin Lynch focuses on modern Italian cuisine with...


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One is sophisticated, the other is the hip, younger sister

Grupo Habita launches two sister hotels in Chicago

Wallpaper*    12/13/2016

Side-by-side, yet wholly distinct, two new hotels are cementing the buzz...


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Everyone looks for a unique angle for new breweries. See?

Drink Up At Phoenix's Best New Breweries

Thrillist    10/24/2016

There are more than 80 brewhouses across the state (we even have our own Beer Trail), many of which are right here in the Valley. While we will always have our standbys, we’re certainly not opposed to trying a new brew in Peoria or Mesa, or heading to a taphouse in Tempe. A new state...


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A family home from 1890 to 1996, now your home away

Stirling Guest Hotel: Reading PA

Getaway Mavens    10/11/2016

Stirling Guest Hotel, the mansion on a hill in Reading PA built in 1890 for iron industrialist and engineer, James Hervey Sternbergh (who designed and patented machinery in the manufacture of nuts and bolts) was...


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Favorite haunts in 2016, test by, well, a lot

The $20 Diner’s favorite cheap eats of 2016

Washington Post    12/29/2016

10 restaurants around Washington where you can find delicious affordable food. I did a lot of stress eating this year. I was grateful to do so in Washington, where our neighborhoods continue to reveal the riches that immigrants bring to America. These were my favorite haunts in 2016, in reverse order.



Food without thinking, and food that your body knows

The Best Breakfast Restaurants in L.A., Especially for Comfort Food

LA Weekly    12/27/2016

Sometimes breakfast is all that stands between you and strangling every other driver on the road because they never learned how to merge. Sometimes breakfast gets snobby and calls itself brunch because we slam bubbly orange juice with our pancakes and pretend it's sophisticated. And sometimes breakfast is dinner at the greasy spoon just a few blocks away, where the corned beef hash glistens under heat...


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Sure, not spontaneous, but sure things about sure things

The Best Restaurants in Las Vegas, from High-End to Low Key

Bloomberg Business    1/4/2017

Las Vegas, city of sin. But it’s also a city of numbers. Each year, more than 40 million people visit, bringing with them $50 billion to spend at casinos, clubs, and strip joints. But it’s not all sin that rakes it in—in recent years, an increasing portion of that pot is going toward Las Vegas’s...


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The crème de la crème of the top 30 NOLA restaurants in 2016

10 Best New Orleans Restaurants for 2017

NOLA.com    12/14/2016

Every year since 2003, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune's restaurant critic Brett Anderson has selected the Top 10 Restaurants in New Orleans. That includes only restaurants that meet the expectations of fine dining in terms of ambition, food quality and service. Restaurants eligible for the 2016 Best...


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TV's getting bigger, theaters offer a view & community

NYC Offers a Multitude of Movie Theaters for Your Viewing Pleasure

The Huffington Post    12/30/2016

Winter is here and one of best ways to combat the cold is to go inside—to the movies! Hollywood seems to schedule even more of their blockbuster releases around the holidays, case in point—Rogue One: A Star Wars Story took over complete multiplex theaters on its opening weekend! And here in New York, we are privileged to have access to a fairly steady stream of great independent film options from all...


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Also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

First Look: Friday Saturday Sunday

Zagat    12/13/2016

The gist: For 40-plus years, this quaint, three-floor building was home to an iconic eatery that helped shift the dining climate in Philadelphia. After a change of ownership and complete renovation, a talented new crew has taken the reins and breathed new life into Friday Saturday Sunday.


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Some people master making bread, others are masters of it

Baker Ken Forkish Masters a New Collection of Outstanding Breads

Portland Monthly    12/20/2016

As soon as downtown’s high-concept food court Pine Street Market opened last spring, diners burst through doors, growling for comfort, surprise, or even gleeful...



Sort of a speakeasy, but more of a performance. Unusual

Inside the City's Most Beloved Not-So-Secret Gin Joint

7x7    12/20/2016

If you're wandering around North Beach and happen to cross Jack Kerouac Alley (behind City Lights Books) in the early evening, you may spot something funny going on. For it is here, around 7:30pm on weekend nights, that otherwise-normal adults clad in glittering headwear and dapper old jackets begin loitering about in search of a secret bar.