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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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The Dishes and Cocktails at Cafe ArtScience Are Smart Enough for Harvard

Located in the academic playground between research institutions like Harvard and MIT, it’s no surprise that Cafe ArtScience uses science to fundamentally shape its culinary philosophy and menu. In fact,

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There’s a Dumpling for Everyone at This San Francisco Hot Spot

My first thought when I walk into Dumpling Time is “Thank God I skipped breakfast.” The lunch shift is just beginning at 11 a.m., and the first few patrons are

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Fermented Food Is So Much More Than a Health Trend in Boston

As scientists and researchers continue to make strides decoding the secrets of health, they’ve increasingly focused attention on the microbiome. In the depths of our guts are rich ecosystems of

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A Local’s Guide to the Food, Drinks, and Gifts at San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace

This March marks the 15th anniversary of the Ferry Building Marketplace, a San Francisco landmark and favorite gathering place among locals and visitors alike.

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Brew U: The Rise of Coffee Classes in Chicago

What do you think helps Chi-Town stay so smart? Sure, there’s plenty of higher learning to be done in Chicagoland, home to some of the best colleges in the area,

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Chicago’s Punch Bowl Trend Is So Much More Than a Pitcher of Kool-Aid

Although the mention of punch often conjures visions of cheap handles of booze mixed with red 40-dyed Kool-Aid, it actually has a storied past that goes back centuries. In 2010,

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Caves of New York: Inside Murray’s Cheese Aging Program

In April of 2015, Krista Jacobsen did what she describes as “probably the dumbest thing I ever did.” She relocated from California to New York City to accept an internship

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