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Making what may be Seattle’s oldest bar newly relevant

Linda Derschang, restaurant whisperer, gives Seattle’s Queen City a royal makeover

The Seattle Times    1/17/2019

Linda Derschang is to Queen City what Meghan Markle is to the house of Windsor. In her bid to make what may be Seattle’s oldest bar — and arguably its most regal — newly relevant, Derschang brings style, star quality and the common touch, not to mention 25 years of experience running neighborhood...

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From old-school luncheonettes to upscale dining rooms

17 Great Places to Eat on Columbus Boulevard and Delaware Avenue

Philadelphia Magazine    1/15/2019

When you think of Philly’s great restaurant neighborhoods, places like Rittenhouse, Fishtown, and East Passyunk come to mind. And although the city’s eastern artery, Columbus Boulevard (stretching north to become...

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Traditional Cuban fare, like fried plantains and more

Que Rico! Cuban Cafe moves to Uptown: Opening alert

NOLA.com    1/8/2019

Que Rico! Cuban Cafe is a new addition to Magazine Street with an established track record. The family-run Cuban restaurant operated in Slidell for nine years, until they lost their lease. The new location is near Napoleon Avenue in a spot that most recently housed Saucy's BBQ. The bright room is...

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Portland's Old Spaghetti Factory turns 50: A look back at decades of delicious memories

OregonLive.com    1/16/2019

In the Portland restaurant world, hot new eateries come and go, victims...

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The dining room has moved to a prix fixe-only format

Craigie on Main Celebrates 10 Years with a New Bar Full of Burgers

Boston Magazine    1/7/2019

It’s been a full decade since James Beard award-winning chef Tony Maws moved (and renamed) his 2003-founded Craigie Street Bistrot to Main Street in Cambridge. That’s an eon in restaurant years. Though Maws’ veteran venue still manages to earn acclaim (see its recent placement among on our Top 50...

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Pair some wine with small plates & take in the Parisian vibe

Le Piano Brings a Slice of Montmartre to Rogers Park

Chicago Magazine    1/3/2019

A turn down the right quiet corridor in Rogers Park could land you in a bar plucked straight out of Paris. With cozy seating at candlelit tables, an extensive wine list, and the smell of French cuisine wafting through the room, Le Piano will bring to mind nostalgic notions of Montmartre.

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"I love making grilled cheese more than most things on earth

Are You Gonna Eat That? Ellē's Uni Grilled Cheese

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What It Is: Think of uni as the foie gras of the sea—it's so luscious, a little goes a long way. Chef Brad Deboy splays out about six tongues of Santa Barbara sea urchin atop a grilled cheese that's anything but...

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Just steps from stores, restaurants, snack spots & more

Eat and Shop in Style During a Manhattan Beach Staycation

LA Weekly    11/20/2018

Shopping season is approaching quickly, and even the most dedicated browsers and buyers can tire of hunting for the perfect gift or holiday outfit. Why not make it fun this year and head to the South Bay for a shopping staycation?

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Speakeasies come loaded with mystery, style, and character

The Best Speakeasy Bars in Las Vegas

Thrillist    11/25/2018

It's always more intriguing to go to a bar known as a "speakeasy," right? Back during Prohibition, lawmakers felt the country would be better off without booze -- and in response, a large chunk of the population said, "Screw that," and kept on drinking anyway. Speakeasies took the place of...

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Dating back to 1905, elegantly appointed w/ Art Deco accents

Jonathan Benno's Eponymous Mediterranean-Inspired Restaurant Now Open In The Evelyn Hotel

Gothamist    11/16/2018

Acclaimed chef Jonathan Benno (formerly of Lincoln Ristorante and Per Se) has unveiled his latest fine dining venture, the eponymous Benno, nestled deep in the back of the boutique Evelyn Hotel on East 27th Street. It's actually the chef's third (and final) project at the hotel; an Italian bakery...

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One of two restaurants in the Valley doing great pasta

Phoenix’s Pasta Pantheon Welcomes a New Eatery

Phoenix New Times    1/10/2019

Two things about Parma Italian Roots in North Scottsdale augur that you may be in for a different kind of Italian meal. First, in a back corner, on a tiny white shelf, stands a copy of Flour + Water: Pasta, a canonical tome on progressive pasta. Its spine is stripped and fraying, looking so worn that...

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16 local brews, wine, hard cider and kombucha on tap

First Look: Off the Wall Emerges as Ward Village’s Newest Happy Hour Hot Spot

Honolulu Magazine    1/7/2019

First, they created a refreshing spot to fuel customers throughout the day. Now, Nalu Health Bar and Café co-owners Tomas Kloosterboer and Jota Muñoz have the perfect way to end it. To be fair, their newest venture,...

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See a wide-ranging tapas menu and plenty of large plates

New Spanish spot Abrazo replaces Zarzuela in Russian Hill

Hoodline    1/10/2019

A new Spanish restaurant has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Called Abrazo, the new addition is located in the former space of Zarzuela, at 2000 Hyde St. in Russian Hill. According to Eater SF, it's the project of chef Michael Pawlik and co-owner Amanda Banks Barker.

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A search for shredded beef leads to great bread

That vacation craving

San Diego Reader    1/11/2019

Every time on of my friends travels to Cuba, I start craving the stewed beef dish, ropa vieja. The pictures they share on Facebook never have anything to do with food: it's mostly cars, beaches, and old buildings. But I wind up hungry anyhow. And this time I wind up at Havana Grill, part of a small shopping center in Clairemont. I had high hopes, because its menu is deep, and bandies words such as natural, hormone free...

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An 1898 inn, with a roaring 20's new restaurant

Burger joint and speakeasy check in at historic New Braunfels Inn

CultureMap Austin    10/1/2018

Tubing season may be entering its final days, but two new projects are giving Austinites a reason to visit New Braunfels well into the fall. On September 27, entrepreneurs Terry and Celina Muckenfuss announced the...

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Healthy meals that r more interesting than a plate of leaves

20 Great Places To Eat Something Kind Of Healthy For Dinner

Infatuation    1/3/2019

Where to go for a healthy meal that’s more interesting than a plate of leaves.

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A neighborhood-by-neighborhood list of the best

Brunch in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Guide

Philadelphia Magazine    1/10/2019

Brunch in Philly has always been serious business. This city has an almost Southern attitude toward that liminal, late-morning repast between breakfast and lunch. It’s not just an extra service tacked onto the day or the weekend — not just some pancakes and eggs slopped out for the hungover masses...

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Espiritu Mezcaleria features a growing selection of mezcals

Aarón Sanchez protege leads new Mexican restaurant: Opening Alert

NOLA.com    1/9/2019

Nanyo Domínguez started cooking when he was 10. He would help his grandmother make doughnuts at her stall in Puebla, Mexico. Then he worked for a market vendor in Mexico City. Later, he came to the United States, where the celebrity Mexican-American chef Aarón Sánchez became his mentor. For the last year, he...

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This city's mini greenspaces are just a stroll away

A Peek into Portland's Pocket Parks (and Other Wee Wonders)

Portland Monthly    12/21/2018

Somewhere between the immensity of Forest Park and the wink-and-nod cuteness of Mill Ends (the little circle right in the middle of SW Naito Parkway holds a Guinness record for smallest park) are a number of horticultural havens stealthily tucked into our city neighborhoods. There are lush locales like near-century-old Portland Heights Park, which squeezes in...

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The type of food places that you “must try this year.”

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2019

Yelp Blog    1/8/2019

Millions of people use Yelp across the country to search and share...

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Small-batch food and drinks make for big experiences

9 California Food & Beverage Makers to Visit in 2019

Budget Travel    12/8/2018

We live in an era practically defined by entrepreneurship, and as we see it, some of the most exciting businesses are popping up in the food-and-beverage sector. While we love going to see where and how some of America's most iconic food brands are produced, we appreciate the personal touches that...

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Roof decks, international flavors, comfort food, bakeries...

Newbie’s Guide to Westlake Area Restaurants for Families

The Austinot    1/11/2019

When my husband and I visited Austin from Los Angeles to look at homes before our move, we searched for a neighborhood close to downtown. At the same time, we wanted a big back yard and an amazing school district. When we found our beautiful, old home in Westlake, we knew we were in the right...

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Check out Agrodolce, Art of the Table, Bluebird Ice Cream...

Where to Eat in Fremont Right Now

Seattle Met    1/7/2019

Home to a diverse lineup of restaurants, Fremont may just be the most...

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Visit a mile-long stretch of restaurants, shops, and bars

9 Tasty Reasons This Florida Beach Town Is the Ultimate Winter Escape

Food52    1/2/2018

One might think growing up in Delray Beach, Florida would be paradise. You're 10 minutes (or less) from the beach, one hour from Miami, and the locals (like me!) are friendly and laid-back. Instead, I dreamed of living in New York City, with its 24-hour hustle and bustle, changing seasons, and...

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Whatever your poison, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave

Wicker Park’s Yokocho Pays Homage to Tokyo’s Hidden Alley Bars

Chicago Magazine    1/10/2019

The alleyways of Tokyo are famous for their colorful lanterns, tiny eateries, and late-night revelry. Known in Japanese as “yokocho,” these hidden streets have inspired a dark, cozy bar in Wicker Park that serves a variety of drinks and small bites.

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A menu that supports sustainable practices & big flavors

Distill Table: Spirited dining and drinking in Lakewood

Cleveland.com    1/3/2019

Eddie Tancredi's a busy guy. He markets a line of spices and salad dressings, he has a custom-cooked meals business and, now, after many years as a hired chef in other people's restaurants, he has Distill Table. It's the well-regarded chef's first owned-and-operated restaurant and the only one in the city attached to an organic distillery,...

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Incorporating French, Spanish, and Italian influences

First Look: Olivia's Modern Mediterranean Menu Includes Charcuterie And Osso Bucco

DCist    1/11/2019

Calling a restaurant Mediterranean hardly narrows down what diners can expect to see on a menu. The sea itself borders 21 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Orders of hummus and pita are as much a...

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This town has a ton of melodic food choices

Where To Find LA's Best Musical Brunches

LAist    12/18/2018

You've got friends and/or family in town. You need to do something fun with them. Or maybe you just want to kick your weekend into a higher gear. You're in luck. In almost any Los Angeles neighborhood, you could spit...

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Traditions of shawarma, doner kebab and tacos al pastor

Why Does This Fancy Shopping Mall Smell Like Street Meat?

The New York Times    1/8/2019

The fancy mall in the Time Warner Center known as the Shops at Columbus Circle has a lot to answer for. Its opening, in 2003, may have marked Manhattan’s capitulation to a retail landscape ruled by chains rather than independent, homegrown businesses. For diners, the mall is best known for its...

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Historically a predominantly Italian neighborhood

10 delicious stops to make on Philadelphia's East Passyunk Avenue

10Best.com    12/26/2018

East Passyunk is now a vibrantly diverse pocket of cafes, bars and restaurants celebrating the art of great hospitality and good cooking. The epicenter for most of the activity of this neighborhood is centered around the street for which the neighborhood is named: East Passyunk Avenue. The entire...

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Tortas Manny serves a lot more than just tortas

A Promising Torta Shop in South Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    1/11/2019

Tortas Manny in south Phoenix produces the kind of tortas that are soft everywhere except the interior, toasted to a thin layer of crispness. The roll is yielding, missing the slight chew that some telera rolls have, amplifying the pillowy nature via avocados and tomatoes if you answer “yes” when asked if you want...

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Where to really eat like a local, right now

15 New Orleans Neighborhood Restaurants You Need in Your Life

Food & Wine Magazine    1/2/2019

From iconic bistros to humble sandwich shops, the little neighborhood restaurant has always been an essential piece of the New Orleans experience. Nothing’s changed there, unless you count just how many new and...

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Hong Kong-style street food dessert has arrived with a twist

Watch the making of Kalihi's new bubble waffle sundaes

Frolic Hawaii    1/10/2019

Opened just after New Year's, Double Three may not be the first Hong Kong-style bubble waffle shop in Hawaii — now-closed Buffle Puff and Puffettes introduced them several years ago. But Double Three does have a twist: It stuffs its waffles with ice cream. Owner Yugo Kawasaki explains that ice cream isn’t typically included in the Hong Kong street food snack, so he makes his waffles less sweet to accommodate...

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There’s a fish-forward focus at Normandie

The Delicious Mysteries of Normandie

Portland Mercury    1/3/2018

ometimes what makes a restaurant work is a mystery. On its face, Normandie isn’t all that different from the restaurant that was there before, Rue. Both draw French inspiration but are far from orthodox. Both also do much with seafood and seasonal vegetables—and yet Rue folded after about 18 months, having...

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Now with a more traditional Japanese pub feel

First Taste: Izakaya Sushi Ran​ does Japanese pub grub at its best

7x7    12/31/2018

Sushi Ran is a name that rings familiar for most San Franciscans—Sausalito's sushi spot has been beloved for years, worthy of the drive across the bridge. Now we need only to hop off Muni near the Castro for a taste of this favorite restaurant as its spin-off, Izakaya Sushi Ran, has opened in the...

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Three plates: the best in Vegas biscuits and gravy

Las Vegas Weekly    1/10/2019

If you’re originally from the South—or from the Midwest, like me—you probably experience a frequent pang for biscuits and gravy. And if you’re living in Vegas, you might not know where to find the best. We did some digging—and a lot of eating—to point you straight to the top.

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