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12 New Hotels Around The World With An Eye On Food And Drink

Here's where to stay during your winter travels
Feb 9, 2015 3:00 pm

Tricked-out rooms are only part of a hotel’s allure. Eye-catching design, an animated bar and a pool (bonus if it’s on the roof) are really what we crave when we’re not playing tourist. From New York to Cuba (yes, we’re really allowed to travel there now) to Myanmar, here are 12 newish hotels where we’re eager to spend the night.

Want To Dine In A Jamaican Castle Like Bourdain? Jon Baker Can Hook You Up

Meet the hotelier/music exec from 'Parts Unknown'
Nov 14, 2014 11:00 am

The once-glorious resort town of Port Antonio, located on Jamaica's northeast coast, has languished for decades amid tourist migration to mega-resorts on the opposite side of the country. But, in recent years, a handful of entrepreneurs have been trying to bring it back. One of them is Jon Baker, a British-born music producer, former New Yorker and partner in two existing hotel properties. He chats with Chris Shott about efforts to rejuvenate this largely forgotten corner of the island.

Celeb Chefs Dub These 3 Airplane Meals "Best In The Sky"

Arpaia, English judge the best of in-flight food
Nov 13, 2014 4:01 pm

Nobody, not even those seated in the front cabins, looks forward to the food on an airplane. Airlines have been battling this problem for years, employing celebrity chefs, trendy ingredients and newly designed servingware. And it's actually working. Dishes from the world's three most luxurious airlines — Singapore, Emirates and Qatar — were submitted to chefs Donatella Arpaia and Todd English for their expert judgement of "actually pretty good."

Check Out The 2015 Dubai Food Festival's Crazy Promo Video!

See the city built out of corn, crackers, chocolate
Nov 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Heck yes we'd go to Dubai for a food festival! Dubai is renowned as a rising center of fine dining — last year's inaugural celebrations lasted for 23 glorious, Michelin-starred, street food vending, bacon-free days and this year's — held from February 6-28 — promises to be even bigger. Watch this time-lapse video of artists recreating the city entirely out of intricately shaped and molded food. The Palm Islands are made out of breadsticks! How cool is that? 

15 Travel Stories From A Jet-Setting Summer

Food Republic visited all corners of the globe
Aug 17, 2014 10:00 am

We love traveling here at Food Republic, and there may be no better time to do so than over the dog days of August. As the temperature (and stickiness) rises in fast-emptying cities, we’re just about ready to get up and go somewhere. Read these 15 stories about the destinations we’ve been lucky enough to check out lately and use them as inspiration to start planning your next getaway. 

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Just Love The Butler

Unexpected life lessons from a 1-percenter vacay
Jun 5, 2014 10:00 am

As I headed off to my suite at the five-star Mulia hotel in Bali to snuggle down in the lap of beachside luxury for a week, I was slightly anxious about one thing: I'd have a butler. The truth was, as a self-sufficient 21st century woman, I had no earthly idea what to do with a butler. The full story, after the jump.

Key West, Florida: The Island Of Limes Offers A Lot More Than Pie

Four places for local pink shrimp, conch chowder
May 14, 2014 1:00 pm

Driving down the Route 1 oversea highway to the tip of Key West is one of America’s most scenic road trips. It’s become something of a foodie pilgrimage, too. In recent years, Key West has evolved into more than just a gay-friendly holiday haunt with wild street parties and crystalline coastlines. Here, are a handful of Key West’s culinary gems. 

TAO Group's Ralph Scamardella Visited Asia For Menu Inspiration

He's the man behind the top-grossing U.S restaurant
May 1, 2014 3:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Next up, TAO Group Corporate Chef Ralph Scamardella.


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