Hotel Food: Not Just Club Sandwiches Anymore

If you serve Asian noodles, guests will book
Jan 28, 2015 9:00 am

All over the world, hoteliers are amping up efforts to satiate guests in new and unique ways. Food and drink has become such a critical focus for modern hoteliers that it is taking up ever more real estate, sometimes even commandeering the traditional lobby area and pushing the front desk to the side. Chris Shott checks in on a very accomodating trend.

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum In New Orleans Has Reopened. So Worth A Visit.

Education continues at Purloo, its new restaurant
Jan 15, 2015 1:00 pm

As if the whole drinking in public thing didn’t give New Orleans residents enough reason to celebrate, they now have another with the reopening of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) — a space dedicated to the heritage of Southern food and drink that encourages visitors to eat while perusing its exhibits. Here's a preview.

12 Places To Drink Really Well In Sydney, Australia

There's been a small bar revolution in the city
Jan 14, 2015 11:00 am

By the time 2008 rolled around, the cocktail revival was already peaking in many cities around the globe — yet not Sydney. Until that point, nightlife in Australia's most populous town had been dominated mostly by large operations, who could handle the hefty licensing fees and complex bureaucracy. However, new legislation that year made it suddenly easier to open so-called small bars (with a capacity of 120 people or less), and Sydney's cocktail scene exploded. Here's where to drink well.

A Well-Traveled Writer Wonders: Have I Stumbled Upon The Next Superfood?

Future "it" ingredients from Ethiopia, Peru, beyond
Jan 13, 2015 9:00 am

Most of us who eat and travel for a living taste a lot of unusual foods — if you could even call some of them that. Given my particular love for far-flung, out-of-the-way destinations, I run across many unheard-of edibles. From remote islands in Cambodia to the Peruvian Amazon to Papua New Guinea's highlands to the capitals of Ethiopia, Denmark and Israel, I thought I'd weigh in on some unlikely ingredients that caught my eye over the past year.

Forget The ‘R-Month’ Thing: 9 Places To Eat Oysters Around The United States

Our picks in Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans and more
Jan 5, 2015 11:00 am

We know, we know. You’ve long been told that you are supposed to eat oysters in months that only end in the letter R. And, true, eating oysters in August — when “red tides” can spread toxins across oyster beds — is not our first choice. But we’re living in an era of technologically advanced cold chains, where restaurants and markets pay a premium for the best of the best. This is why we think you should eat oysters pretty much all the time, especially in the fall and winter months. Here are 9 places to enjoy them around the United States. 

2014 In Review: 15 Stories That Showed Our Love For The Food Scene In Chicago

Butchering, cocktails, bistros and bakeries
Dec 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Chicago is certainly home to an impressively diverse food and drink scene and the recent announcement that the James Beard Awards are moving there next year confirms that the Windy City is rightfully being recognized as a premier destination for all types of cuisine. Food Republic has been there every step of the way in 2014, reporting on the city's exciting restaurant and bar openings, unveiling the ten commandments of modern butchering and interviewing a hot dog legend. All that, and more, in our year-end roundup of all things Chi-town.

2014 In Review: The Year In Traveling Far To Eat And Drink Very Good Things

Chefs, editors and writers on their big years
Dec 23, 2014 10:30 am

The Internet is in the midst of year-end list madness. Let us prolong the season a bit here, where Food Republic editors, contributors and chefs weigh-in on the year in travel.


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