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These Are The 10 Places To Find Great Cocktails And Vibes In Hong Kong

Taverns, hotels and roof-top lounges
Dec 17, 2014 12:00 pm

One can find a little of everything in Hong Kong. A truly international city, it’s packed with restaurants representing a broad range of cuisines and some of the best third-wave coffee shops in the world. The cocktail scene continues to grow with exciting new spots, classic destinations and hidden lounges in highrises, many of them with rooftop patios. Here are 10 of Hong Kong’s best for cocktail lovers and seekers of the refined, the unusual and the highly potent.

12 Houston Restaurants: New, Classics, The Best Pho In America?

There are many surprises in this booming food city
Dec 15, 2014 10:30 am

According to chef Justin Yu, Houston is an eating city.  “It’s really based on a lot of cuisines and cultures and people who base their life around coming together and eating,” he told us recently. And while we hear these sentiment of pride often when a local chef starts talking about his community, Yu pretty much hit it on the head. You go to Houston to eat. Period. And eat really, really well. Here are 12 places you should visit.

5 Places To Drink Excellent Cocktails And Fine Brown Things In Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish capital is stirring things up
Dec 2, 2014 1:00 pm

History is all well and good, mind you, but writer Luke O'Neil didn't come for a lesson. He came to drink. In decades past, a trip to Scotland would mean hooking yourself up to an IV of whisky. But in the past few years Edinburgh has been quietly carving itself out a space on the world cocktail map. And, as international plaudits have begun rolling in, it's becoming less and less of a well-kept secret.

7 Places To Eat Incredibly Well In Quito, Ecuador

The Andean city is fast becoming a food destination
Nov 24, 2014 10:00 am

Often eclipsed by culinary capitals Lima and Buenos Aires, Quito’s restaurant scene is on the rise. The Andean city combines centuries-old indigenous traditions, killer craftsmanship and soulful style that distinguish it from temples to haute cuisine in nearby Peru. With TAME Airlines’ newly launched direct flights out of Fort Lauderdale and New York, the city is increasingly accessible. Arrive hungry. Here are seven places to eat in Quito, Ecuador.

5 Places To Eat Incredibly Well On Oahu, Hawaii

There's more to island fare than pineapple on pizza
Nov 4, 2014 3:00 pm

There are a lot of misconceptions about Hawaiian cuisine. Like the stereotype that everything has Spam in it. Yes, the tinned ham appears in a number of home-style dishes. But, it’s by no means ubiquitous. And, it's easily avoided, if preserved pork isn’t your thing. The islands are a cultural crossroads, so you’ll find all sorts of restaurants influenced by a multitude of Asian cuisines, mainland American trends and classic European traditions. Here are five great places to try on Oahu, Hawaii's most populous island.

5 New Places To Eat Incredibly Well In Las Vegas

Sin City has seriously stepped up its dining game
Oct 21, 2014 10:00 am

If you think Las Vegas is just about losing those hard-earned bills (and your head, while you’re at it) and partying your face off, you might want to reconsider. Over the past few years, the city has emerged as a bonafide culinary destination. This year alone, a slew of new, exciting restaurants have opened, turning out inventive plates from crispy shrimp beignets to creamy black truffle-topped Japanese risotto. Here, Katie Chang dishes up her five favorites.

10 Best Dublin Pubs To Soak Up Irish Culture

Irish capital is awash in Guinness and fiddle tunes
Oct 14, 2014 9:00 am

It would be extremely difficult to cross Ireland's capital city without passing a pub. Or, many of them, in fact. Dublin has around 1,000 neighborhood watering holes. You’ll find everything from old traditional pubs with live Irish music sessions to funky city cocktail bars to superpubs with different levels. Here, travel writer and Dubliner Yvonne Gordon lists her 10 top places to grab a pint in the heart of Guinness country.

You Travel, You Eat: Santa Barbara

Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in SoCal getaway
Oct 9, 2014 8:00 am

Travel two hours out of Los Angeles proper and you’ll find Santa Barbara, a bustling seaside town that’s mastered the high art of laidback chic. Nestled just south of California’s fastest growing wine region, it’s boasting an impressive-for-its-size food and drink culture, with a year-round selection of fresh produce, seafood and great wines.

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