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

Fried seafood, preserved history
Feb 18, 2015 10:00 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.

12 Places To Drink Really Well In Sydney, Australia

There's been a small bar revolution in the city
Jan 14, 2015 12:00 pm

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.

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

Taverns, hotels and roof-top lounges
Dec 17, 2014 1:00 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 11:30 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 this 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 2:00 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 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 11:00 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 4:00 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 11:00 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.

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