America's Favorite Place To Travel? Wherever The Food Takes Us.

Food tourism is up, for many reasons
Feb 24, 2015 12:30 pm

Fifty-one percent of U.S. leisure travelers embarked on a trip to "learn about and enjoy unique dining experiences" in 2013, up from 40 percent in 2006, according to a new report on the booming business of food tourism. While food has always been an important part of travel, the concept of traveling somewhere specifically for its food and drink is a "relatively recent mainstream consumer trend," the report notes.

Shanghai Hot Dog Shop Channels A Futuristic American West. It's Kinda Weird.

Lone Ranger sells pork and vanilla sausage, too
Feb 23, 2015 3:00 pm

This Chinese corn-dog shop is a far cry from New York's classic hot dog stands, with a fresh, modern design inspired by the American West — with a few unexpected twists. Besides being a hip Chinese corn-dog shop.  

3 Events You Should Think About Attending This Weekend

NYC, LA, Texas showcase beer, travel, jalapeños
Feb 19, 2015 5:00 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.

12 Tokyo Bars For Exceptional Cocktails And Shockingly Rare Whisky

And you won't go broke! A real drinker's paradise.
Feb 18, 2015 1:00 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.

Cuba Libre! How To Get To Havana And Back Legally With Rum And Cigars Intact.

New U.S. rules make visiting easier, but not easy
Feb 12, 2015 1:00 pm

It's easier now for regular Americans to visit the Communist-ruled Caribbean island than it's been in quite some time. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily easy. Chris Shott breaks down the new travel regulations, logistics and dining options.

Sommelier Travel Survey: 6 Wine Pros Talk Crazy Trips, Bucket-List Destinations

Three simple questions. A whole lot of answers.
Feb 12, 2015 12:00 pm

At Food Republic, we're always on the hunt for the next great wine destination. Recently we spoke with these six sommeliers and wine directors from New York and Los Angeles restaurants about their last great wine trip, as well as their fantasy travel wish list. Predictably, their answers were as diverse as they were ambitious.

10 Essential Restaurants In Milan, Italy

Skip the tourist traps with this handy guide
Feb 12, 2015 10:00 am

Most visitors view Da Vinci’s Last Supper, visit the Duomo, snap a shot of La Scala opera house, stroll around the Brera and believe they have seen Milan. They haven’t. Here are 10 essential restaurants where you’ll not only eat well, but also stray from the historic center.

8 Food And Travel Instagram Accounts That Make Us Jealous

We're all on our phones too much. Here's why.
Feb 11, 2015 2:00 pm

With it being Fantasy Travel Week, we wanted to shout out some of our favorite Instagram accounts that remind us on a daily basis about the incredible, Instagram-worthy world of food and drink out there. Here are links to their feeds, with a few favorite photos at the end.


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