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Patios to sit, dog menus, playgrounds, day cares, groomers and more!

11 of the best dog-friendly restaurants in San Diego County

San Diego County is really dog-friendly. There are a lot of restaurants, sports bars and cafes with outdoor seating or patios where our pooches are welcome. And it helps that we get sunshine most of... Read more

Cheers, with cheers - as well as lots of people wearing the same shirts

Where to watch NFL teams at San Diego bars and restaurants

Even without a local NFL team, San Diego is still full of NFL fans. You can find them at bars and restaurants across the county on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays wearing jerseys of all colors. So to help... Read more

The 1,900-capacity venue will open with Ziggy Marley shows

The Sound is on! The new $17 million Del Mar concert venue seeks to expand San Diego concert market

It is purely coincidental that reggae-music star Ziggy Marley will perform the Feb. 3 and 4 opening concerts at the new Del Mar venue The Sound, just before the 65th annual edition of the Grammy Award... Read more

Favorites when the city’s dining scene began to act like its old self again

New York’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2022

Are we back to normal? As I shuffled through the archives to choose my favorites of the new restaurants I reviewed this year, it sure looked that way. New York City’s restaurant business, among the... Read more

Find out which themed restaurant in Las Vegas were the most appealing

Foodies Told Mashed Which Themed Restaurant They Would Most Like To Visit In Las Vegas

Everything is bigger and brighter in Las Vegas, including the food scene, according to Thrillist. From celebrity chefs to local haunts to the infamous buffet lines, Vegas has it all, including a number... Read more

Inspired by New York City Jewish bakeries and delicatessens

Life-Long Friends Bring Gourmet, New York-Style Bagels to Southern California

Decadent, gourmet and flavorful are just a few words that have been used to describe Inglourious Bagels, an eatery that makes fresh New York-style bagels right in Carlsbad. The restaurant — a joint venture... Read more

Hit the slopes at the 10 best ski resorts across North America

Plan your winter adventure at one of the 10 best ski resorts of 2022

Ski areas all across the United States and Canada have opened for their 2022-2023 season. We wanted to find the best ski resorts in North America, so we asked a panel of ski experts to nominate their... Read more

The 2nd location of the Chicago-born interactive museum company

Immersive WNDR Museum aims to make its visitors a part of the art

In recent years, immersive art exhibitions where visitors can walk through rooms filled with projection-mapped paintings and animated designs have become all the rage with experience-seeking ticket-bu... Read more

From Superdawg, Jimmy's Red Hots, The Wieners Circle, and more.

The Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

A Chicago-style hot dog is sort of headache inducing, if you think about it: a frankfurter most often nestled into a poppy seed bun, topped with a combination of yellow mustard, diced onions, tomato... Read more

Reclaiming its title as the highest restaurant in North America

The Highest Restaurant in North America Is Reopening — and It's Only Accessible By Skis

It's not often you can dine at the top of a mountain with 360-degree views of snow-covered peaks, but that's the norm at Il Rifugio, the highest restaurant in North America. But to get there, you'll... Read more

The first full service expansion for the legendary New Orleans restaurant

World-Famous Fried Chicken Champ Willie Mae’s Has Arrived in Venice

The Willie Mae’s wait is over, Los Angeles. The first full-fledged, not-in-New-Orleans restaurant from the famous James Beard Award-winning family has arrived in Venice, meaning that — starting tomorrow... Read more

Some of our most memorable bites in 2022 from all over the country

25 Restaurant Dishes We Couldn’t Stop Thinking About This Year

As you watch the plate being cleared, you think: That was so good. What made that so good? Why isn’t there just a little more? Months later, your mind still glances back. I need to get back there... Read more

Since 1909, one family has produced California's most beloved holiday treat

How a beloved California confection became an international holiday sensation

A stormy day in December may seem like a strange time to see a line out the door of an ice cream and sweet shop, but to the folks waiting for a taste of Dewar’s Candy Shop in Bakersfield, it’s nothing... Read more

The church is finally complete

Look Inside Architect Santiago Calatrava's Stunning New Church at 9/11 Site

A incredible new beauty has just been unveiled in the Big Apple. Work is finally completed on the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, which was designed by famed international architect... Read more

We show you where to eat and drink after the slopes

The 11 Best Vail Bars and Restaurants for Après-Ski Drinking and Eating

Skiing soldiers returning from World War II founded Vail Ski Resort in December 1962—60 years ago this winter—launching what would eventually grow to become one of the biggest, most popular ski resorts on the planet... Read more

A wide variety of places including Mexican, Italian, vegetarian and more

These are the 101 best restaurants in Los Angeles

Welcome to the 10th annual L.A. Times guide that attempts to answer a delicious, impossible question: What are the 101 restaurants that best embody excellence and convey the essence of our food culture... Read more

A dazzling set of openings across Manhattan signals a generational shift

New York City's Hotel Scene Is More Glamorous Than Ever

Hotel trends sweep over New York City in waves. The last sea change began in the 1980s, when Studio 54 impresario Ian Schrager pioneered the concept of the boutique hotel and “lobby socializing,” making... Read more

Get out and enjoy some fresh powder in a more laid-back way

10 best cross-country skiing resorts in North America, according to readers

For a more relaxed winter sport, many turn to cross-country skiing. While Nordic trails are often offered at traditional ski resorts, some of the best cross-country skiing is found at dedicated resort... Read more

Two-bedroom condos make the Kaanapali Alii a good bet for families

Maui magnificence: A review of Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence

There's a lot to love about the Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence. Located on Maui in Hawaii, this Hyatt-affiliated property offers an excellent location on iconic Kaanapali Beach, ... Read more

These U.S. museums prioritize accessibility - here's what you can expect

11 Museums in the U.S. That Are Accessible to All Visitors

Visiting a museum should be a vacation activity option available to all. That's why it's essential for these cultural institutions to prioritize accessibility. "Museums have made great strides in... Read more

From family-friendly slopes, expert-only backcountry terrain, & more

10 Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

Colorado has over 20 ski resorts in the state, making it increasingly hard to pick which ones to visit. Each Colorado ski resort differs in terrain, location, peaks, and lodging so figuring out which ... Read more

You’ll find some of the city’s finest wine lists, along with food to match

New York’s Best Wine Bars

The definition of a great wine bar is ever-evolving. After scouring Manhattan and Brooklyn this fall, I found six wine bars that are excellent examples of where the genre is now, wonderful places that... Read more

From sustainable forestry to high fashion

The Best Museums To Visit In Portland, Oregon

From museums showcasing the history of the Oregon Trail to opulent gilded age mansions overlooking the city, sustainable forestry centers to emerging fashion exhibits, here are Portland’s top destination... Read more

Art lovers have another reason to visit: great food

You Can Catch Some of the Bay Area’s Hottest Pop-Ups at This New Dogpatch Museum

While some museums offer a few grab-and-go food items for visitors to snack on, the new Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco is breaking out of that traditional mold. The new museum, located in... Read more

The selection reflects the flavor & format trends we’re seeing in the bars

The Big Drink: 50 Most Iconic Cocktails in San Francisco 2022

Much has changed since we last published our list of the 50 most iconic cocktails in San Francisco, back in 2019 before the pandemic struck. Some of SF's most beloved bars closed permanently... Read more

Art, history, culture, science, and more

27 of the Best Museums in the U.S.

A good museum can open your mind and expand your world, unlocking the door to another culture, a piece of ancient history, or a style of art. And what makes the experience so special is that it can of... Read more

Pies with flavors like pecan and sweet potato can be found here

12 San Diego bakeries that will make you fall in love with pie again

It’s hard to know if the ancient Greeks and Romans realized that they invented a future culinary sensation when they began making pies around the second century B.C. One thing is for sure, though... Read more

Lime in the Coconut and X open in the South Bay

Island-Themed Restaurant and Hidden Tiki Bar Emerge in Chula Vista

Downtown Chula Vista gets a tropical infusion with the arrival of two new establishments designed to convey island vibes. Developed by Kevin Rhodes, whose Groundswell Brewing Co. has locations in Grantville... Read more

The snow is new, and where you ski could be new too

Winter 2022 Skiing: Here We Snow Again!

The flakes are falling in abundance in the high country, and many ski areas have already fired up the lifts. In fact, Vail Mountain and Winter Park opened on the earliest dates in their histories, and... Read more

New York's first Black Latina-owned movie theater, ready to expand

New York's first Black Latina-owned movie theater is ready to grow, owner says

Stuart Cinema & Cafe owner Emelyn Stuart is a solution-oriented person. If there's a problem, she says there has to be a way to fix it. That's what led her to start the first Black Latina-owned movie ... Read more

Dive bars, noraebangs, '80s nights or Hello Kitty decor

29 essential L.A. karaoke spots for every kind of singer

There’s no better city for karaoke lovers than Los Angeles, where anyone from nervous newbies to wannabe American Idols can find a stage, down liquid courage and make magic on the mic seven days a week... Read more

Celebrating the 40 mightiest new establishments-from Maine to California

Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America, 2022

“Are we celebrating anything this evening?” I love it when a server asks this question, because I get to answer, “Just life.” It’s jokey, but genuine.... Read more

A resurgence of eateries translating Jewish culinary traditions

The Resurgence Of Jewish Eateries Continues Throughout The U.S.

The birth of the Jewish deli occurred in New York City in the late 1800s after German immigrants settled on the Lower East Side. Thanks to a number of culinary visionaries who respect tradition... Read more

Boutique shopping, fantastic food and drink and the arts

A guide to Hayes Valley — San Francisco's hip, boutique-heavy neighborhood

Ask anyone in San Francisco about the best places to shop and Hayes Valley is bound to come up. Hayes Valley stores cater to all types and won't disappoint anyone looking for a session of retail therapy... Read more

Reminiscent of the vast cape bordering the Point Reyes National Seashore

The overlook at this Del Norte County beach is Point Reyes' lost cousin

The California coastline is full of treasures. What you’ll find nestled among Redwood National and State Parks in Humboldt and Del Norte counties is no exception. In fact, it’s completely in line to call... Read more