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Is America Ready For A Bar Shed Invasion?

Folks in the UK will do crazy things for a pint
Mar 25, 2015 10:00 am

Forget the basement bar. Americans should really start adopting the UK’s backyard-bar trend. In America, the small outdoor shack (purchased at Home Depot and the like) is usually relegated to housing an assortment of yard tools or serving as storage overflow. But in the UK, they’re apparently used as conveniently located dens of drinking — man caves with serious benefits.

Postcard From Nowhere: Rainy Days and Rummy Nights in Baracoa, Cuba

Quirky beach town is a long way from Havana
Mar 25, 2015 9:00 am

The enchanting beach town of Baracoa is said to have some of the best food in Cuba. It better, considering the 20-hour sauna-like bus ride from Havana that it takes to get there. Travel writer Jenny Miller reflects on her trek to the far-flung seaside locale and the nights she spent salsa dancing, drinking rum and dining on fish in coconut sauce amid some incredible scenery.

Where To Eat Great Tibetan, Nepalese And Bhutanese Food In NYC’s Himalayan Heights

The former Little India has a lot going on
Mar 24, 2015 11:00 am

To some, Jackson Heights is still known as Little India. But with more than two dozen restaurants serving Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese food, Himalayan Heights is probably a better moniker for this especially tantalizing corner of Queens, New York. Local writer Joe DiStefano dishes up his favorite spots in the neighborhood.

How Pop-Ups Become Real Restaurants

Chefs seek commitment, not a one-night stand
Mar 24, 2015 9:00 am

Diners may be attracted to pop-up food events because of their ephemeral, fling-like qualities. But the chefs who advertise these casual culinary encounters arent always looking for just a one-night stand. Writer Rachel Signer examines how these seemingly one-off meals can lead to something more permanent.

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Los Angeles Restaurants Opening Soon

Jason Neroni, Bryant Ng, the Animal guys up to good
Mar 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Believe it or not, the Los Angeles restaurant scene still has room to grow. Some of the city’s leading chefs are returning to kitchens, a prominent duo is expanding their focus and out-of-towners are adding culinary heft. Learn about 10 of the most promising L.A. County concepts slated to debut between now and mid-June.

The Deep-Fried World Of Stadium Food R&D

Ramen, short ribs, churro dogs are at the ballpark
Mar 23, 2015 9:00 am

Baseball-stadium food gets fancier every season, thanks to forward-thinking catering companies like Chicago-based Levy Restaurants. We take a peek inside the test kitchen to see whats in store for this year. 

Spring Preview 2015: 8 New York City Restaurants That Will Open Soon

Here are the openings to look out for this season
Mar 20, 2015 9:00 am

New York City, a place of perpetual chef churn and restaurant turnover, takes a bit of a breather from the openings in the winter months. Working cooks take vacations (on the Caribbean festival circuit and otherwise) and media members would rather catch up on Game of Thrones than schlep to a launch event. It’s a welcome pause for all involved. But come March, everything starts to pick back up again. The plywood starts to peel off like a Canada Goose jacket on a 60-degree day, and everybody gets excited about eating at restaurants again. Here are eight to get excited about.

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Newly Opened And Upcoming San Francisco Restaurants

The Bay Area is abuzz with tantalizing new spots
Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am

Just three months in, 2015 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for the Bay Area restaurant scene, with several high-profile openings since January and many others ready to launch in the coming weeks. Here are six notable newcomers and another four tantalizing spots on the watch list.

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