An ice cream parlor tribute to the American presidency
Try Trump's Extra Rich Chocolate Chip and Obama's Strawberry Jubilee at Presidential Scoops Ice Cream Shop
From saucy noodles spiked with crabs to tender curls...
Forget cheese and chocolate: is any food truly as craveworthy as pasta? No matter the shape or size, we love it smothered in red gravy, dressed with garlicky pesto, served with simple seasonal ingredients or tossed with butter and parmesan till heavenly. Here are some of the city’s standout dishes...
Inspired by a new wave of wine bars in Paris and London...
Inspired by a new wave of wine bars in Paris, London and New York, three top Portland restaurants -- Le Pigeon, Nostrana and Castagna -- each opened a casual, wine-focused restaurant next door to their flagships this spring, two on the same day. Go back a year,...
Try Little Kitchen, Koku Café + Market, and The MAR·KET
The Seattle Times
From dumplings to fish-and-chips to an excellent $10 rice bowl, these new Seattle spots have your taste-buds covered.
Plant-based eateries have exploded in popularity
San Diego Union-Tribune
Vegan food has been named among the top six global culinary trends of 2018, and San Diego is well ahead of the curve. Over the past year, several new vegan eateries have opened around the county, joining an already crowded field. Here are 24 of the most recent entries as well as some of our old favorites, listed in alphabetical order.
Crispy shallots, beef-and-bean chili, bacon, octopus & more
Let’s be frank—even your wurst day will get better when you indulge in...
A dish to satisfy every craving from Eiffel Tower to famous
Las Vegas Magazine
Standards and expectations are naturally high at a casino-hotel named after one of the culinary capitals of the world. Paris Las Vegas boasts some of the...
Violet, stylish and delicious - ube tarts take HI by storm
It’s Saturday morning, and it’s early. Really early. Earlier than I’m ever awake on a weekend, and, judging by the stillness of the Wahiawa streets, earlier than most anyone else, too. Except, that is, for a line of determined sweet-tooths already forming at Uber Factory, a barely-there nook tucked...
Some familiar foods at unfamiliar places w/new experiences
Two dozen restaurants opened across Phoenix in July, including one with an Arizona-focused menu in Tempe, an Italian spot in Litchfield Park and a vegan Mexican eatery in Glendale. A pair of closings included a...
Restored motels have gone from kitsch to cutting-edge
Near the end of the last century, a trend began of transforming forgotten old motor lodges into well-run, hip little hotels. At first it was a bit surprising, if not pleasantly shocking, to see the rebirth of these run-down structures happening alongside the high-design, big-city glamour of the...
Guinness spent $90 million on the Open Gate Brewery - visit!
NPR: National Public Radio
Guinness is famous for making stout beer – and this week, the Irish company opened a new brewery in Maryland. It's the first time Guinness has had a brewery in the U.S. in more than 60 years. So: Does Guinness want to sell more stout to Americans? This time, it turns out, the brewer is trying...
Group, individual, and children's classes are offered
Austin has its fair share of activities for locals and tourists: kayaking, hiking, bar hopping, concerts. But if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, then take up a bow and arrow (a dream come true for a...
The western side of the Catskills has many places to visit
The western side of the Catskills has its own roster of design-friendly hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, and locally inflected boutiques
Share his favorite pairings at this long-awaited brewpub
Brewer Eymard Freire shares his favorite pairings to try at this long-awaited Logan Square brewpub.
There's nothing stuffy about it
There’s a fresh reason to get your drink on at Adams Morgan’s Line DC (aka our favorite hotel in which to hang out during the day), and it won’t leave you hungover. Starting this week, lobby restaurant Brothers and Sisters is offering a late afternoon tea that chef Erik Bruner-Yang calls “fancy,...
A mainstay w/new chef & is offering full-service dinner
Los Angeles Magazine
Since Alcove opened its doors 14 years ago, the sunny Los Feliz cafe that’s been the venue for an untold number of weekend patio brunches has gradually evolved into a local gem. It’s become known for display windows jam-packed with pastries, crushable cocktails served out of its own Big Bar, and a...
A friendly and casual breakfast and lunch joint
When Conner Mullins was growing up, breakfast was king. Family gatherings took place around the breakfast table, and the first dish the future chef learned to cook was scrambled eggs, which his father taught him when Mullins was 9 years old. While working at Commander’s Palace and after that a...
2 bars, roomy red vinyl banquettes, shuffleboard tables, +
A Jersey-based pub promises the Gayborhood 20 beers on tap and comfort food, come late fall.Roomy tavern paring comfort food staples & craft taps in lofty quarters with big screen TVs. Splitting over 20,000 square feet with their sister spot Porta, Brickwall Tavern features two bars, roomy red vinyl banquettes, shuffleboard tables, and just enough TVs to keep sports fans satisfied. After twelve years of blood & sweat in New Jersey, they’re crossing the river and calling Center City home! Brickwall features almost two...
Check out the sprawling picture menu to get inspirations
The refrigerated case at Bali Kitchen in the East Village is the size of a casino slot machine and bears virtually as many exciting fruity combinations. Under fluorescent lights, usual-suspect American sodas sit alongside custom-bottled soft drinks flavored with pineapple and ginger, juice box...
A beer crawl from downtown Portland to Milwaukie
An Orange MAX line beer crawl from downtown Portland to Milwaukie.
"What we do is multicultural. I would call it very eclectic"
A rush of red meat in the Seattle restaurant scene has settled out with a transformation of E Jefferson steakhouse Seven Beef into a new concept centered on more accessible but still meaty offerings — Central Smoke. With fried rice and pickled cucumber on the menu alongside ribs and brisket, Central...
Mangrove Kitchen, Ushi Taro, Ichiraku Ramen, Tenroku...
Looking for the best new ramen stops in San Francisco? These spots will satisfy all your cravings next time you're in the mood for some hearty noodle soup.
The "nuevo Latina cocina" is now open at this boutique hotel
Lower Allston, near the Charles River and Herter Park, is now home to a hip, art-filled boutique hotel called Studio Allston, which debuts a rum bar and Latin American kitchen this week called Casa Caña. Check out the menu from the Lyons Group and the Publico team, with rum cocktails, Cuban-inspired...
Ultimate proof of concept for vegan fast food? Better try it
It’s a nondescript August afternoon in the sleepy North County beach town of Encinitas. On the city’s main street, a handful of surfers plod across the 101, but there’s not much else brewing in town -- that is, except for the line of cars pouring out of a newly finished lot on Santa Fe Drive....
Serving stations based around cooking techniques
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The new Feast Buffet at Palace Station began serving customers Tuesday, three days earlier than expected. According to a spokesperson for Station Casinos, the decision to stage the surprise soft opening was made because, “We were ready to roll.”
Local food is prominently featured @ resort’s restaurants
There are no storybook castles, roller coasters, or flying elephants at Aulani. It is not a theme park in the mold of Disneyland. But Disney’s Hawaiian resort, located on the southwestern shores of Oahu, does offer...
Trapp Haus BBQ, DeNora’s Ristorante, Bubba’s 33 & more
Soldier fearlessly into the heart of summer with a dining excursion to one of these new neighborhood restaurants. Trapp Haus BBQ, DeNora’s Ristorante, Bubba’s 33, Farmboy Market, Meats, Sandwiches.
Uzeat is a colorful new restaurant serving Uzbek cuisine
Good things are often hidden in strip malls. At least, that’s the case with Uzeat, a colorful new restaurant serving Uzbek cuisine that’s tucked in a back corner of a gray strip mall in Northwest Austin. The...
The sweet and heavy smell of smoke lingers in the air...
If Chicago has a distinct style of barbecue, it's the kind served on the South and West sides of the city. There you'll find meat cooked in what are referred to as aquarium smokers — rectangular chambers the size of a large kitchen table with glass sides. These contraptions require constant fiddling because all the heat comes from charcoal or hardwood. But when handled by an expert pitmaster, as they...
Known for his work @ Tosca - the more accessible San Lorenzo
If Massimo Fabbri needs validation, all the novice restaurateur has to do is walk through the wood-beamed dining room of the fledgling San Lorenzo any night of the week. If his experience is anything like mine, every table and bar stool will be claimed, mostly by occupants registering serious...
Grab a cocktail or brew at these sky-high spots
Los Angeles Times
They’re no secluded beach or mountaintop, but rooftop bars offer a pretty scenic place to watch some smoggy sunsets — and they’re conveniently ubiquitous in Los Angeles. Enjoy Southern California weather year-round, but especially now, by grabbing drinks at these sky-high spots.
Guide to the best restaurants in NOLA's busiest neighborhood
The French Quarter contains more restaurants per square block than any other New Orleans neighborhood. This list - culled from restaurant critic Brett Anderson’s larger, regularly updated Critic's Picks list of the best restaurants in the New Orleans area – will help navigate the dizzying options....
The sleek yet cozy brunch spot is now open in Fishtown
We told you about Over Easy Breakfast Club, the concept from French Laundry alum Erik Östman and his wife Angelica, back in May. After soft opening a few weekends ago, Over Easy is now open for brunch Friday through Sunday in the former Ida Mae’s Bruncherie location at 2302 East Norris Street. Kelly...
Check out when you like, but you may never get clean sheets
The first thing I notice about the lobby of Moxy Times Square is the cornhole. The (Moxy-branded) lawn game, in which players attempt to launch bean bags through a hole in a tilted platform, is tucked to the side of the check-in kiosk, as if guests might spontaneously mount an athletic challenge to...
Upscale Peruvian fare to Piedmont-Kenton neighborhood
After an ill-fated pizza spot appeared and disappeared next to the Eagle on North Lombard, if you’d have asked me what could survive in that largely residential no-man’s-land...
Opened because there was a lack of good Filipino food
Manila Manila is your place for a turo-turo experience. Turo-turo roughly translates to “point-point,” and that’s what you can do to order at the modest steam table facing the front of the store. But Mariela...