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This Old School Chocolate Factory Will Make Your Holiday Dreams Come True

The holidays are the ultimate time for indulgence. And for most of us that means chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. While most of us gobble down the candy within minutes

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Cakies Are the Hybrid Dessert You Need This Holiday Season

Cookies are great dessert options. So are cakes. But what if they combined their forces to create the ultimate synergistic sweet? Enter Cakies. The name really says it all. Part cookie,

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How to Spend a Perfect Long Weekend in Chicago This Christmas

New York City may get most of the attention as America’s idyllic Christmas destination, but it’s Chicago that is truly the winter wonderland of your dreams. Among the bustling food scene,

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These Decadent Takes on Babka and Rugelach Are What You Need This Holiday Season

If you’ve been missing out on the doughy awesomeness that is babka, then Hanukkah is the perfect opportunity to rectify that situation. So what is babka anyway? (Besides delicious, of

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The ‘Piecaken’ Is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Dessert

The most frustrating thing about Thanksgiving dinner is navigating all the dessert options. Should we eat pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, or pound cake? The list goes on and

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This NYC Bar Celebrates Halloween All Year Long

Be still, our cold black hearts. NYC bar and restaurant Beetle House is for any “freak, weirdo” or “grown-up goth kid” who revels in the idea of celebrating Halloween year-round. Inspired

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Fascinating Facts About 8 NYC Bars to Impress Your Drinking Buddies

As one of the world’s top nightlife capitals, New York City’s got some pretty cool bars. But sometimes, you crave a place that offers something more than a fancy cocktail

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A Texas Tailgate Goes International

Texas is known for a lot of amazing cuisine. Obviously steak and tacos come to mind. And, sure, no one in their right mind is going to turn down authentic Tex-Mex

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Corn Boxes, Pig Races, and a Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur: The Wonders of an Over-the-Top Fall Pumpkin Festival

Fall generally bums me out, but there are a few things that help me get over the end of summer. One of those things is a good ol’ pumpkin farm.

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Community and Cinnamon Rolls: What Is an Alaskan Roadhouse?

The road tripper’s Alaska seems more like a different planet than merely a different landscape from that which might be experienced by the majority of travelers who visit via cruise.

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Third Wave Coffee Cafes Are All the Rage in Los Angeles

Thanks to Los Angeles’ creative nature, openness to new ideas, and thriving culinary scene, craft coffee—also called third wave coffee—has exploded in the city over the last decade, so much

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In Central Dallas, the Market for Chinese Restaurants Is Wide Open

If you live in Dallas and want Chinese noodles, everyone knows Monkey King Noodle Co. in Deep Ellum is the place to go. It started as a takeout window and

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For a City So Fit and Healthy, DC Sure Loves Its Dessert

Ranked fifth, up four spots from last year, in Wallet Hub’s in-depth analysis of the Healthiest Cities in America for 2018, Washingtonians are known for their fit lifestyle. With a

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How to Get the Most Out of a DC Happy Hour

The Washington happy hour is a special brand of gathering that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Swamp-dwellers of all stripes are known to enjoy an after-work drink

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In Miami, Stone Crabs are King

If you were to design the perfect food, what would it look like, what would it taste like and how would it exist in the world around you? If you

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Forget Avocado Toast, Los Angeles Is the Land of Doughnuts

Perhaps the first clue should have been the giant doughnut protruding skyward from an otherwise innocuous roadside cafe en route from the airport. More so than the iconic sign nestled

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You Only Have 4 More Years to Visit One of Dallas’ Last Community-Focused Bars

It’s hard to tell what time it is in the small, dark interior of Ten Bells Tavern, a welcome reprieve from the bright, hard light that always seems to shine

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What’s New Is Old in Boston’s Fast-Changing Chinatown

There is a struggle for the soul of Chinatown, a statement that’s as true in Boston as in any number of other Northeast cities like New York or Philadelphia.

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A Look at 150 Years of San Francisco’s Evolving Dim Sum Scene

The first time I had dim sum in San Francisco, it was both Beer Week and Chinese New Year, an auspicious combination that led Fort Point Brewing Company to team

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San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden Looks Back to Look Forward

Situated at the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden is intended as a quiet place, one where guests can experience the beauty and harmony of

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Viva Frozen Margaritas: How a Dallas Drink Took Over the World

The average imbiber rarely stops to wonder where their drink of choice came from. This can be a good thing, since so many cocktails have hard-to-prove origins and multiple apocryphal

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