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7 Restaurants, Bars And Grocery Stores For The Best Thai Food In Elmhurst, Queens

Entering a world of boat noodles, larb and jerky
Mar 3, 2015 11:00 am

With venerable spots like Ayada, Boon Chu and Chao Thai, the ethnic enclave of Elmhurst, located in New York City's borough of Queens, has had a notable Thai presence for years. In the past year, another five places have joined the mix, effectively turning Little Bangkok into a veritable Thai Town. Queens-based writer Joe DiStefano dishes up his favorite stops in the hood.

Eric Ripert's Emmy-Winning Show Avec Eric Is Back With A New Focus, New Channel

Chef's acclaimed series is now on Cooking Channel
Feb 25, 2015 3:00 pm

Celebrity chef Eric Ripert is back on TV, with a new season of his old show on a new channel. Previously on PBS, Ripert's Emmy-winning program, Avec Eric, makes its Cooking Channel debut on Saturday, February 28. The revamped 12-episode series follows the chef as he travels the globe in search of culinary inspiration, with Australia and Korea among his notable destinations. Watch the series trailer here.

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

Food tourism is up, for many reasons
Feb 24, 2015 11:30 am

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 2:00 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 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.

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.

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 12:00 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 11:00 am

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.

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