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3 Events You Should Think About Attending This Weekend

NYC, LA, Texas showcase beer, travel, jalapeños
Feb 19, 2015 4:00 pm

A record cold is blanketing much of the Northeast, and (to us at least) that's just as good a reason as ever to reach for a brew — or choose from one of more than 40 local ones — this weekend in New York City. Or plan your next tropical getaway at the nation's largest travel show, taking place this weekend in Los Angeles. Here are the three food and drink events you should think about attending over the next few days.

8 Essential Bowls Of Ramen In New York City

This is a list to commit to memory
Feb 19, 2015 9:00 am

It’s safe to say that New York City is in the midst of a ramen craze. It’s been a couple of years since the Japanese noodle soup really started to make its mark on the city. And its popularity is understandable: Ramen is accessible, filling, inexpensive and, quite simply, delicious. Capitalizing on the trend, Japanese chefs have opened a number of ramen joints in the past few years, providing locals with a number of new slurping optionsp. As for that “best of” list you've been waiting for? We’ve got you covered here.

12 Tokyo Bars For Exceptional Cocktails And Shockingly Rare Whisky

And you won't go broke! A real drinker's paradise.
Feb 18, 2015 12:00 pm

You’ve heard about the hand-carved ice. Suited bartenders. The world’s most exquisite barware. The famed Japanese “hard shake” technique, of which there are varying styles. Intimate bars hidden in tough-to-find basements and high-rises around the most populated city on earth. All of this is true of Japan’s best bars. But in my recent visit to Tokyo, there was more. So much more.

Drink Your Way Through Beer History At This Swedish Alcohol Museum

New brewing exhibit hits Stockholm’s Spritmuseum
Feb 18, 2015 11:00 am

Forget the fine-art pamphlets. For a trip to Spritmuseum, you’ll need to prep your liver. Located on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden, this magical place lets visitors look at Swedish history and culture through the engaging lens of alcohol, complete with a new exhibit on craft beer that debuted during Stockholm Design Week earlier this month.

In Istanbul, Don't Miss Eating Seafood Along The Upper Bosphorus

Fried seafood, preserved history
Feb 18, 2015 9:00 am

The Bosphorus is a 17-mile long channel that flows from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. As recently as the 1960s, the suburban villages along the Bosphorus were ethnic enclaves and summer resorts, each with a distinct character. Now, most have been absorbed into the growing city and thrive as posh and panoramic residential districts with Bosphorus-side cafés, tea houses and restaurants. Katie Parla reports.

Meet L.A.'s Rock & Roll Prince Of Paella

Chef Perfecto Rocher has mastered the rice dish
Feb 16, 2015 1:00 pm

It's 5:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. The minute the doors to the venue open, fans rush in. The show is Dia de Les Paelles (Paella Day) at smoke.oil.salt in Los Angeles, and the stage is a wood-fired grill from Texas tucked into the back wall of the dining room. There's definitely a rock star working that stage, and his name is Perfecto Rocher.

15 Stories From Fantasy Travel Week

London, Shanghai, Houston, Milan. We went there.
Feb 16, 2015 10:30 am

As is our February tradition, last week was Food Republic’s 3rd Annual Fantasy Travel Week. We broke from the usual programming a bit to bring you a load of travel advice — and we mean travel with food being at the center of it all, of course. We kicked it off with our mega-list of...

Beads, Berries And Besh: Why This February Is The Time To Hit New Orleans

Right now is the best time to visit the Big Easy
Feb 13, 2015 2:00 pm

For fans of Hurricanes and po' boys, any month is a good month to head down to New Orleans, but there's just something about February that makes the Crescent City shine. The temperature starts climbing back toward the 70s, Gulf seafood is in full effect and there's a tiny little festival called Mardi Gras that's supposed to be a good time — assuming you're into things like “fun” and “delicious food.” But there are more reasons why February is the best time to visit the Big Easy.

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