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Japanese Whisky Is Having a Moment in New York

In New York City, it’s not hard to find burgers and pizzas nearing the $40 mark. There’s at least one steak that will set you back nearly $1,000, and a

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This Salem Hot Spot Requires a Password and Only Serves One Menu Item Each Week

The first thing that comes to mind with Salem may be witches, but the city has so much more to offer. Over the last few years, the mysterious town has

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How the World’s Largest Drive-In Restaurant Has Operated for Nearly a Century

You know you are in the South when you hear men and women screaming “what’ll ya have, what’ll ya have?” as they move you down quickly through the line. If

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An Exploration of Phoenix and Chicago’s Unique and Unexpected Food Connection

I took a Mediterranean cruise in 2015, and my wife and I found ourselves in Rome for a short stop—maybe six total hours. So, in order to maximize our time

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How to Navigate One of Chinatown’s Most Popular Food Markets

“Should we go in?” asked a man, middle-aged with a sort of unknowing hesitation that signaled him to be a tourist. I was loitering outside Deluxe—the hybrid Chinese market/butcher and

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The Best Chicago Beers You’ve Never Heard of (Unless You’re Lucky Enough to Live Here)

When it comes to culinary treats, Chicago brings up a lot of associations: deep dish pizza…Italian beef…giardiniera…Chicago-style hot dogs. Beer? Not so much…unless you’re a local. Or pay attention to

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A Tuscan-American Love Story: How Cooking and Dancing Brought This Atlanta Couple Together

An American girl travels to Italy, meets a charming Italian man, gets married, and together they live happily ever after. It sounds like a cliché love story, right?

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The World’s First Rooftop Vineyard Thrives in NYC

By 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2017, the Rooftop Reds team could be found picking grapes as the sun began to rise. Come autumn, vineyard harvests are a familiar scene

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This Hidden San Jose Ice Cream Factory Is a Treat, Literally

For those who live in San Jose, you may have tasted the unassuming Treat ice cream without knowing much about its mission and origin. A scoop of the delicious indulgence

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New York’s Chinatown Isn’t What It Used to Be, But Is That Okay?

When you go up the massive escalators into Jing Fong, a dim sum restaurant and staple of the New York City Chinatown food scene, you know you’re ascending into something

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This Valentine’s Day, Give Your Heart a Break at This San Francisco Dive Bar

Nothing makes you want to quit Christmas quite like getting dumped in the glow of lights you and the person you had thought was your love had carefully hung together

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Chicago’s Epic Spices Lives Up to Its Name

Tucked beneath the facade of an old menswear store, Epic Spices is unassuming at first glance. Step through the little corridor between diagrams of posters (featuring figs, cloves, and pepper),

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Success Is in the Details for This Beloved Boston Deli

On a typical Saturday morning in historic Waltham, a suburb of Boston, people queue up and wait for breakfast and lunch counter service at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions. Maybe they

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Kalustyan’s Food of Nations and the Evolution of Neighborhood Tastes

A first glance down the Lexington Avenue corridor of Manhattan’s East 20s reveals little that would beckon a thrill-seeking food traveler into a detour. Taxi cabs occupy the parking spots

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Coming Soon to Somerville: Beer, Wine, and… Axe-Throwing?

When I say “Let’s go to the bar and throw axes,” you say “What? Are you insane?” The phrase “axe throwing” most likely conjures up images of either burly lumberjacks

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New Orleans On a Roll: The City’s Classic Sandwiches

New Orleans is, among many other things, a great food city. Drilling down a little, it’s a particularly great sandwich city. From Mardi Gras to any given Monday, you can

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How New England’s Cult-Favorite Oyster Bar Came to Fenway

News of Eventide Oyster Co.’s arrival in Boston started with a few hushed rumors and crossed fingers—not everyone had made the trip north to the Portland flagship, but everyone in

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I Took a Trip to Rainforest Cafe and All I Got Was Existential Dread

Leaves flutter in the canopy of trees above. Lightning flashes. The thunder roars. To my left, a gorilla beats his chest. To my right, a parrot squaks. I’m not in

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If a Dish Is Pretty But Has No Flavor, Is It Worth the Instagram?

El Nuevo Frutilandia’s Instagram account has 527 followers. They post videos about once a month. Their Twitter account isn’t much better: It has 14 followers and mostly links back to

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Meet the Chinese-Born Chef Bringing Japanese-Italian Food to San Francisco

Joe Lin, the chef and owner of San Francisco’s Pesce e Riso, had no idea that his destiny was to craft Japanese-Italian cuisine. Born and raised in Shanghai, Lin ate

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These Brooklyn DJs Built a Dance Party That Celebrates Food, Drink, and Inclusivity

If you love community, music, and food, get yourself to Nowadays. Nowadays is a gathering space that defies descriptors of New York nightlife. It’s not a club; it’s not exclusive;

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