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The simple menu shines at this casual hangout

Restaurant Review: Uncle Nicky's


When feeling particularly philosophical about parenting, my mom would say, “Wherever you go, there you are.” It was as much a gentle admonishment—remember yourself, young lady—as it was an encouragement. No matter what life threw, how far I traveled, and how fancy (I thought) I’d gotten, I’d always...


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The shop is in an alley off Harvard Square - don't blink

Pinocchio's Pizza is a longtime favorite of Harvard students – including Mark Zuckerberg

USATODAY    5/15/2019

The scene: Pinocchio's Pizza & Subs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been serving locals and Harvard students for more than half a century, since 1966. An episode of the television show "Suits" even discussed how...


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Aperol, Prosecco, soda water, & orange is a delightful combo

The Aperol Spritz Is a Good Drink, and Here's Where to Find It

Washingtonian Magazine    5/10/2019

Aperol, Prosecco, soda water, and orange is a delightful combination—no matter what the New York Times says. Here are five great places to indulge in this unfairly maligned drink all summer long.



If you're hungry for entertainment, eat here!

The 8 Best Eat-In Movie Theaters In NYC

Gothamist    3/28/2019

As the powers that be have looked for new ways to get people excited about going to the movies (and justify that expensive ticket), a concept that was once something of a regional anomaly—the movie theater that also serves food!—has become increasingly prevalent. New York City now offers a number...


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Stuffed cabbage tastes way more exciting than it sounds

Get a Taste of Poland wherever you can

San Diego Reader    5/14/2019

While cruising North Park’s Festival of Arts last weekend, I was surprised and happy to stumble upon a vendor serving authentic Polish food. To my knowledge, no dedicated Polish restaurants currently operate in San Diego; the closest thing we have is the Pierogi Truck food truck, and this food stand:...


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The most amazing view and the best food & drinks on high

Rooftop bars are all the rage in Seattle — we rated the 4 hottest ones for your summer enjoyment

The Seattle Times    5/16/2019

New Seattle is hot! As in literally: Record-setting heat has become the rule, not the exception, with four out of the five hottest documented years ever happening this decade (thanks, climate change!). While old-timers complain when temperatures climb past, oh, 72 degrees, everybody else looks up at...


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From Flower Child to the Original Chop, a variety of options

12 Favorite Salads in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix New Times    5/13/2019

The greater Phoenix area is nothing like Reggie’s — where you can’t even get a big salad. Full-meal salads are found on menus across the Valley, in restaurants that would obviously offer a substantial selection of salads as well as places that may be a surprise to some. So in honor of National...



Features 13 local vendors, many of whom you know

City's newest food hall, Politan Row, opens Saturday with food by chefs from Fat Shallot, Floriole, more

Chicago Tribune    5/6/2019

Another food hall will enter the Chicago scene this weekend, as Politan Row will crack its doors open for the first time Saturday in the West Loop. Politan Row will be the first food hall to officially launch in the West Loop since French Market, although both TimeOut Market and Fulton Galley are scheduled to open later in 2019 in the area. The city’s newest food hall is located in the same building...



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Communal dining made delicious at Ethiopian restaurant Addis NOLA in Mid-City

The Advocate    5/13/2019

No cuisine reminds me of the pleasures of communal dining as much as...


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Venice beach, "a cultural hub known for its eccentricities"

Four Hours: Exploring the wonderfully weird and wildly walkable Venice

Los Angeles Times    5/11/2019

The aromas that swirl and dance with the salty air of the seaside neighborhood of Venice are guaranteed to take your olfactory system on a Mystic Journey — pun intended for those of you who know the neighborhood’s legendary new-age bookstore of the same name.



Expect a more delicate take on sushi this Vegas transplant

Tekka Bar brings sushi hand rolls to downtown Portland    5/13/2019

Over the past few years, Portland has added enough sushi burrito spots, mostly in the form of food carts, that we might not need sandbags the next time it floods. Other cities, meanwhile, have embraced a more delicate version of the sushi roll for one, the hand roll, or temaki, a four-bite snack of...


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Pairs with wine, sunset and the city’s boutique-iest hotel

A New SF Supper Club Involves Acrobats, Belly Dancing


Looking for something more than dinner and a movie? You’re in luck. One of SF’s chefs de rigueur recently opened a supper club in Russian Hill inspired by the culture of the nouveau cirque. We recommend pairing it with the city’s sneakiest sunset views and a visit to a super private hotel for your next big night out. No need to wait for a birthday or anniversary — this is a special occasion unto itself.


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Beloved modern Israeli restaurant in Philly won in Chicago

Zahav Wins Outstanding Restaurant at the 2019 James Beard Awards

Philadelphia Magazine    5/6/2019

The 2019 James Beard Awards were held on Monday night, and Zahav took home Philadelphia’s sole medal with a win in the Outstanding Restaurant category. Philly went into the ceremony — the Oscars of the culinary world — with a handful of hometown heavy hitters up for prizes.


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Popular outdoor hangout starts an Electric Brunch

On and Off the Strip: Beer Park, Smashed Pig and Big Whiskey's

Las Vegas Magazine    4/19/2019

You probably already know about Beer Park, the big, fun, Vegas-style picnic party that never stops on a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck overlooking the...


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Insiders tips on how to authentically experience Oahu

The Black Woman's Guide to Visiting Oahu, Hawaii


From the famed surf shores of Waikiki, to the picturesque botanical...


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Dan Jacobs, DanDan co-owner, eats his way through his city

Where to Eat in Milwaukee, According to a Local Chef

Chicago Magazine    4/30/2019

DRIVE TIME:1.5 hours, EXCUSE TO GO:On June 8, the city’s annual Firkin...


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Music-themed hotels to live out your rock'n'roll fantasies

Music Lovers: 8 Hotels That Rock

Budget Travel    5/3/2019

These days, there’s a hotel out there playing your song. Whether your musical appetite skews along the lines of jazz, country, or good ole rock 'n' roll, you can find a property that combines comfort with creativity. Many highlight music memorabilia in the common areas and guest rooms, others offer fun features such as in-room record players, music lending libraries, and even a community radio...


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Presenting both heroic moments and espionage failures

A New Spy Museum That Tackles Torture And Other Tough Questions


The new International Spy Museum doesn't shy away from controversy. One exhibit room has yellow stencil on a stark, cinderblock wall that reads, "What is torture?" A video features Jose Rodriquez, an ex-CIA official who was deeply involved in the waterboarding program of terror suspects after the 2001 al-Qaida attacks: "This was a very successful program," Rodriguez says. "It protected the homeland and...


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Some pro tips for keeping the family happy in Phoenix

How to Vacay in Phoenix—with Kids

Portland Monthly    2/16/2018

Vacation with kids is always a little weird. The typical adult travel schedule of lazy mornings, cultural outings, and late-night excursions is upended for unwanted 7 a.m. wake-up calls, iPad negotiations, and the...


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This world-class meadery just became an int'l sensation

Lost Cause Meadery Wins Big

San Diego Magazine    5/2/2019

San Diego's world-class meadery just became an international sensation


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Don't drink and drive, but it's OK to drink & throw axes

Blade and Timber axe-tossing bar hopes to hit mark with Capitol Hill nightlife crowds


The key to tossing an axe, Blade and Timber’s Jessie Poole says, is like most things in life. Most people are trying too hard. Instead, try to make your motion more of a smooth, continual arc and let the heavy blade do most of the work. K-thunk. Also, wear appropriate footwear.



Local ice cream places can surprise you - in delicious ways!

10 ice cream places in central Pa. your kids will love: Mimi’s Picks


You scream, I scream we can all scream at these outdoor ice cream spots that have room to run and play. These popular, family-friendly farms and stands offer rich, quick melting homemade ice cream from basic chocolate and vanilla to pop tart, cotton candy, nutter butter and coconut egg.



Begin with a mix of house-made silken tofu with king crab

Review: Jeong, from the owners of late-lamented Hanbun, is a start-to-finish delight

Chicago Tribune    5/10/2019

Once upon a time, there was a cute food stall in a west-suburban mall, where a young couple’s disarmingly “quick and simple” lunch food developed a huge following, which led to a series of modern-Korean tasting dinners that sold out weeks in advance.


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The tamale at Otra Vez illustrates Nawab's approach

With Otra Vez, New York chef brings his Mexican cooking to New Orleans


Mexican food gave chef Akhtar Nawab, who opened Otra Vez in New Orleans on Monday (April 15), a second act. Nawab, a protege to Tom Colicchio and a mentor to David Chang, opened his first restaurant, Elettaria, in New York in 2008. The critics were kind, but the recession crushed the restaurant....


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After skiing and hiking you'll need good food - find it here

Where to Eat in Aspen

Food & Wine Magazine    4/30/2019

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is at the top of every gourmand’s to-do list. But even if you’re not in town during the annual summer extravaganza, Aspen provides plenty for every palate, year-round. In fact, you’d...


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Eat, sleep–even bathe–like an icon in their inspired suites

Take a Peek Inside the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Marilyn Monroe- and Howard Hughes-Inspired Bungalows

Los Angeles Magazine    2/22/2019

The famed Beverly Hills Hotel has overhauled two of property’s historic bungalows, taking inspiration from the Old Hollywood icons who were regular guests. Bungalow 3 takes cues for its moody, aviation-themed interior from Howard Hughes who lived on site on and off for nearly 30 years. Bungalow 1 channels the feminine glamour of Marilyn Monroe, in the very suite that the frequent...


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Best seafood restaurants for crab boils, caviar, shrimp...

The Best Seafood Restaurants and Dishes in NYC

Thrillist    5/6/2019

Amid endless concrete and exhaust-darkened air, it’s easy to forget that New York’s a coastal city. But if you go far enough in any direction, the briny breeze and algae-y aroma will remind you. While the Hudson River might not be the best place to find the catch of the day (actually, what’s the...


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Imagine being a professional cookie tester? Practice here!

13 Best Cookies in SF (By Neighborhood)

SFist    3/25/2019

Among the world’s top culinary destinations, San Francisco is home to...


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7 Middle Eastern Fast Casual Dishes to Try in Philly Right Now

Philadelphia Magazine    5/4/2019

The Middle Eastern culinary revolution has taken over the quick-serve world. Here, Philly's Middle Eastern fast-casual dishes to eat now.


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Easy to get distracted, but lots of rewards to stick with it

48 Hours in Las Vegas: The Ultimate Itinerary

TripSavvy    5/9/2019

Las Vegas is easily one of the most underappreciated and misunderstood cities in the world. But if you look past all of the debauchery that led it to its Sin City moniker, you’ll find a destination teeming with world-class dining, astounding art, and one-of-a-kind entertainment. To help you make the most of your weekend, we’ve...


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Golfers, shoppers, hikers, & drivers are richly rewarded

13 Best Things To Do in Maui

Condé Nast Traveler    5/9/2019

Our top recommendations for the best things to do in Maui, Hawaii, with pictures and travel tips. Find fun things to do, best places to visit, unusual things to do, and more for couples, adults, and kids.


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Go here if you're looking for a lavish fitness experience

Five Hotels with Ultra-Luxurious Fitness Centers in Boston

Boston Magazine    3/28/2019

Work up a sweat, and do it in style. Boston’s tourism industry is booming, and big name hotels are opening left and right. This means they’re working to cater to business and pleasure travelers alike, with high-end amenities and top-of-the-line equipment. If you’re a seasoned athlete or just someone...


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These still prioritize the dining experience over decibels

8 mellow Austin restaurants for quiet meals and intimate conversations

CultureMap Austin    4/25/2019

It doesn’t take a curmudgeon to admit that Austin restaurants have gotten too loud. At many eateries, the acoustics are so bad that it can be difficult to hear the servers — much less concentrate on what your date...


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Some local bars, restaurants - being more family-friendly

Parents Say They Struggle To Find Kid-Friendly Bars And Restaurants In D.C.

DCist    4/19/2019

When Patrice Cleary was preparing to open her Filipino restaurant Purple Patch in Mt. Pleasant in 2015, there was an empty space in the back of the basement-level dining room that wasn’t being used. It had hosted pinball machines in the restaurant that filled the space before, but Cleary had a different idea—one that revolved around her...


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Resembling a roadside attraction, it it worth pulling over

First Taste: Topo Is Gilbert's Gopher-Topped On-The-Go Spot

Phoenix New Times    5/7/2019

A place like Topo looks like it should be neighboring an old rest stop along Route 66 in northern Arizona. But instead, it’s found among the many...


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Find out the best secret brunch hack we've ever found

10 fantastic Portland brunches that -- yes! -- take reservations


Along with "but I can make eggs at home!," the most common complaint we hear about Portland's highly competitive brunch circuit are about the lines. Fair enough. But if you plan ahead, even just a few days, there's another way. Below, find the city's 10 best morning meals that accept reservations,...