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RSVP to These Five March Restaurant Weeks

March 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

Okay—so it’s finally March, and that means it’s time to come out from hibernation and once again enjoy life. The clocks do their thing this weekend, and with a little more daylight to enjoy it’s time to go out to eat with friends and family. Cities around the country are looking to get a few more diners into their booths, as March is a great time to celebrate the local restaurant scene. Here’s a few cities, counties, and areas doing the restaurant week thing this month.

· Sonoma County Restaurant Week:


It cannot get much better than a restaurant week in California wine country, so make your way to Sonoma County between March 10 and March 16. This is their fifth annual event, and they have plenty of options. Three-course special dinner menus will be priced at $19, $29, or $39.

· Hudson Valley Restaurant Week:


Skip out of town for the weekend, and head to New York’s Hudson Valley for some dinner and drinks. Go ahead and start making those reservations now, as the special pricing runs between March 10 and March 23. The restaurant week features prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95.

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What's Up with the Futuristic 'Theme Building' at LAX Airport?

January 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

You guys, we have a sad bit of news to share. The Encounter restaurant in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles International Airport has closed its doors, with no indication that it'll ever again welcome visitors for overpriced eats.

We previously shared our tips for making a long LAX layover a little more interesting by popping out of the terminal and heading up to this restaurant. Now that it's closed, there's no longer much reason to leave the secure side of the airport for a breath of Los Angeles air.

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Why Australia Dairy Company Should Be Your First Foodie Stop in Hong Kong

Where: 47 Parkes Street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
November 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

Tucked away down the busy streets of Hong Kong's colorful Kowloon neighborhood sits a gem of a restaurant called Australia Dairy Co.. To experience it requires a bit of planning and patience, not to mention some rejection of Western restaurant expectations, but it will be worth the while.

The unassuming shopfront might not catch the eye amongst the the overhanging signs and neon lights, but a window filled with single-serve glass bottles of milk means you've come to the right place.

The Australia Dairy Co. isn't an Australian restaurant, but is best known for an all-day breakfast that sometimes draws a line reaching all the way back to the next block. Since the kitchen serves up food pretty late and the menu stays the same, we'd recommend to head there for some late-night eats if the line looks daunting any other time of day.

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Neighborhoods to Know and Go: Vancouver’s Main Street

September 9, 2013 at 3:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

Vancouver’s Main Street feels like a microcosm of the entire world with its resident population spanning social groups and cultures. The street itself is lengthy, slowly unfolding from the night markets of Chinatown to the hip digs of a nouveau-retro tiki bar.

To begin, the area from Mount Pleasant down to Broadway is rife with indie coffee shops, one-off clothing stores, watering holes and, increasingly, craft breweries like the Main Street Brewing Company and the soon-to-be open Brassneck Brewing.

Keep moving south and you enter what feels like the main drag of a small town in the 1960s. There are antique and thrift stores galore, hip eateries and specialty bakeries. This Main Street area is way off the beaten path, so tourists and solo travelers would be best to venture here with a progressive dinner-type tour with Off the Eaten Track.

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Our First Time at Bangkok's Cabbages & Condoms

May 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

Don't let the title put you off, this post isn't NSFW. Cabbages & Condoms is a portfolio of restaurants in Thailand that serves up delicious Thai cuisine while nonchalantly discussing the importance of safe-sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

Okay, we agree this might not be the best dinner-party topic, but it's all for a greater cause.

We recently checked out the Bangkok outpost and were pleasantly surprised to find mannequins outfitted in fashion made from condoms and birth-control pills—kind of like Project Runway meets a local clinic-turned-restaurant. Seems like a natural progression, right?

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Make Your Own Grand Slam at the Very First Airport Denny's

July 5, 2012 at 10:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

A popular restaurant chain just made its very first airport debut, but if you were expecting something upscale you might be a little disappointed. The first ever airport Denny’s has stated to flip pancakes and scramble eggs for the first time, and it’s all going down at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo—that’s in the Dominican Republic.

We're wondering how well their "Grand Slam breakfast" translates into Spanish?

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Memorial Day at the Airport: Three BBQ Picks to Get You Through Layovers

May 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

We want to go to this sandwich...

No one wants to spend the long holiday weekend at the airport, but with these barbeque options it won’t be that bad. Ribs, brisket, and pulled pork will make it all better when you are forced to spend Memorial Day Weekend at the airport. Here’s three picks that are finger lickin’ good:

Salt Lick Bar-B-Que - AUS

It doesn’t take a true foodie expert to tell you that Texas has some pretty decent barbeque options, so it was no surprise to find Salt Lick Bar-B-Que within the West Food Court at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. We’ve been on a couple of occasions, and always make extra time before our flight to grab a brisket sandwich. Smoked sausage and plenty of house made sauce are always good options, and they even throw in a spongy hunk of bread to sop it all up. Best of all they sell the sauce to go, so you can bring a bottle to the family cookout and be a hero.

Interstate Bar-B-Que and Corky's BBQ – MEM

There’s two awesome options from which to choose at Memphis International Airport, and we honestly cannot pick just one—so go ahead and try both. Up first is Corky’s near Gate A23. Pulled pork, ribs, and of course baked beans are all solid picks, but just make sure you save some room for option number two. Over in the Concourse B Rotunda is Interstate Bar-B-Que, and they’ve got whatever you didn’t get to try back at Corky’s. Ribs, brisket, and other pork parts are all available in all their smoky and saucy goodness. Just stock up on napkins—and antacid—before you complete your double dip of BBQ while killing your layover in MEM.

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The Scoop on the New Restaurants and Shops Headed to Atlanta Airport

May 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

The biggest airport news of the year here at home is probably the planned expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Things are supposed to be ready to go around May 16, so if you’re heading through or to the airport anytime soon be sure to check out all the new airport goodies. We’re excited to see how the new terminal differs from all the others at the airport, and of course there’s a particular interest in all the new shops and restaurants.

Initially there should be like 20 shops and restaurants up and running, and after that there will be a trickle of new options here and there that just couldn’t get it together in time for the grand opening. As far as eats are concerned there’s a brand new airport outpost of the city’s iconic hamburger and hot dog palace known as The Varsity. It looks like they might even be selling their famous chili right at the counter, so you can bring some home as an airport souvenir. Just be ready to go with your order when they call out “what’ll ya have?”

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What Melbourne Has to Offer (Besides Tennis) During the Australian Open

January 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

The whole of Australia is consumed with the Summer tennis circuit currently touring around the country, and the pinnacle of the tennis season down under is marked by the Australian Open played in Melbourne. As the only grand slam tennis tournament held in the Southern Hemisphere, the city is showcased not only as a sport capital, but the cultural capital of Australia.

Melbourne is located on the southeastern Aussie coast and it boasts a vibrant cafe society and an avant garde fashion scene. Originally established during the Australian gold rush, Melbourne's rich history and causes it to be called the "Paris of Down Under." If your plans bring you to the city for tennis, plan to soak up more experiences than just seeing top seeded Novak Djokovic or Caroline Wozniacki.

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Where to Eat in Edinburgh Now

Where: 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, Lothian, United Kingdom, EH7 5
October 21, 2010 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

The dining room at 21212

Haggis, deep-fried Mars bars, mushy peas…the Scottish haven't really been known for their contributions to the culinary world. On our recent visit to Edinburgh, though, we found all that was changing thanks to a slew of new all-star chefs opening restaurants that at once embrace and evolve Scottish cuisine. Maybe that’s why this year is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, and the International Culinary Tourism Association described it as one of the most “unique, memorable, and interesting places for food and drink on the planet.”

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OpenTable Lists the Top 50 Foodie Restaurants in the US

September 29, 2010 at 2:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

When you think of the best US cities for foodies, what comes to mind? Perhaps New York or San Francisco, right? Well, OpenTable.com, which we use for pretty much most of our restaurant reservations, has just released their Top 50 List of Restaurants Fit for Foodies, and surprisingly, the range of those featured reaches beyond just NY and SF. In fact, New York City only has five entries, whereas Chicago boasts of eight.

The complete list, which you can read in full here, includes some establishments we always recommend, like The Publican and Girl & the Goat in Chicago and Menton in Boston. Of course, the list includes some very recognizable names, like California's The French Laundry and New York's wd-50.

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Get Hungry! New York's Summer Restaurant Week Dates Announced

June 4, 2010 at 9:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

In direct contrast to our earlier story about New York City's attempt to gain the World Record for Largest Yoga Class, we're extolling the virtues of giving your all to the semiannual New York Restaurant Week. It's simply awesome, affordable, and well worth a weekend trip to the Big Apple.

Yesterday on Twitter, NYCGo leaked the dates for the summer Restaurant Week, to be held July 12-25, and they're bringing back the newly-introduced option of Sunday meals, where before last winter, no Restaurant Week menus could be had over the weekend.

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