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Dining Out

The Most Overpriced Items On The Menu, According To Chefs

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Taste

Spaghetti and meatballs. The wedge salad. A bottle of wine. You don't have to be a well-heeled foodie to know that you're overpaying for certain items on a restaurant's menu -- you just need to have bought groceries. Like once, ever.

How To Enjoy Dining Solo

Menuism | Posted 11.11.2015 | Taste

You've got that dreaded table for one somewhere in your future, and you're not sure how to deal with it. Here's what I'd recommend.

Six Hearing Aids, Two Cochlear Implants and a Roger Pen Walked Into a Bar

Shari Eberts | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite a challenge.

10 Tips for Dining Overseas and Eating Like a Local

TripAdvisor | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

One of the big reasons many of us travel is for the food. We want to try those specialties that don't taste the same at home, not to mention those foods we can't even get at home -- think mangosteens in Southeast Asia, or a pint of Guinness in Ireland -- and, of course, we want to dine in local hangouts rather than tourist traps.

Things Restaurant Servers Say... And What They Really Mean

Thrillist | Posted 10.14.2015 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Shuttershock (edit) The customer isn't always right, but since it's terribly awkward to tell them they're wrong, restaurant...

The 10 Best College Burgers in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.24.2015 | Taste

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers Credit: Chona Kasinger/Thrillist The American college experience is unique: wearing sweatpants for 300 days st...

'Tableside with Rick Steves': My interview with DiningOut Magazine

Rick Steves | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

To be honest, I'm no foodie. I don't know the difference between good olive oil and bad olive oil. That being said, I can recognize restaurants that fit my readers.

5 Ways To Forget The 'Diet Guilt' And Enjoy Your Dinner Out

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Tonight is the night. You finally landed reservations at the hottest new dining spot in town, and you've invited a group of friends to join you. You&...

How To Ask For Menu Modifications Without Being "That Guy"

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2015 | Taste

When dining out, people who eat special diets are the butt of seemingly every joke at the table. "How do you know if someone's a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you," is a barb I am all too familiar with.

A Charming Sushi Joint in NYC With Creative Japanese Entrees That Deliver

Jane Seo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

From a cursory glance, you would have never guessed that a little sushi joint located in the basement level of Whole Foods Market in Columbus Circle...

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Of course it felt a bit like an outpost of the gorgeous museum in Paris -- but without seeming imitative or second best. This museum had its own special grace and logic.

How To Spend Less Dining Out

CompareCards | Posted 07.27.2015 | Money

Dining out is almost always more expensive than staying home, but that doesn't stop most Americans from enjoying the experience. By using credit card rewards and other discounts to save on dining expenses, you can eat out for less than you may have thought.

If You are in the Hospitality Business, Please be Hospitable!

Louisa Kasdon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Louisa Kasdon

It's not easy living life in a wheelchair. Or on a scooter. Or on crutches and a cane. It's not easy mobilizing the energy to venture out into the world. But when handicapped people do venture out, it would be nice if they encountered hospitality instead of hostility.

Derek Jeter Went Dutch On A Pizza Check With His Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.24.2015 | Sports

Yeah Jeets!

The Dos and Don'ts of Gracious Dining

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

The candidate was ideal for the role. In the post-interview debrief of the lunch, the CEO's only con was that she did not "at least offer" to help with the bill. I asked if he (the interviewer) had invited her (the applicant) to lunch, and he was still baffled.

6 Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Actually Wants

Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents

Another gift-giving holiday is upon us, and this time it’s Mom’s turn to be pampered and showered with attention. However, the perfect gift for he...

A Sydney Sider's Guide Dos and Don'ts When Dining Out

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Tip? If you're comfortable with your partner and know what they want, it's probably considered as thoughtful. If it's your first date and you're ordering for her/him, you may come off as a "know it all."

On The Menu: 7 Questions With Chef Hemant Mathur

Lesley Nagy | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
Lesley Nagy

Praised by food critics, he is well known for bringing innovation to traditional Indian dishes.

On the Menu: 7 Questions With Chef Luigi Fineo

Lesley Nagy | Posted 12.07.2014 | Taste
Lesley Nagy

Fineo puts his wealth of experience into a special tasting menu, and the result is an exclusive Tuscan-inspired dining experience.

Does This Restaurant Go Too Far Against the Customer?

Diana Grycan | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Diana Grycan

When my husband and I go to a restaurant we enjoy all of the things I mentioned; however, when the customer becomes second fiddle to the owner, I object.

5 Things About Trendy Restaurants That You Pretend To Like But Actually Hate

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Will restaurants forever be synonymous with suppressed suffering?

How to Not Eat Like a Tourist: New Orleans

Karl Wilder | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Karl Wilder

New Orleans is guilty of feeding some garbage food to tourists and the tourists are guilty of loving it and going all over the internet screaming the authenticity of the overpriced Jambalaya they had on Bourbon Street.

5 Mexico City Restaurants Rick Bayless Can't Live Without | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

Mexico City has been one of my favorite places on Earth ever since I lived there with my wife in the early '80s. It was an amazing place for food then, and it still is--the city's restaurant scene has, just like in most big cities around the world, exploded.

Party Of One: A Guide To Successfully Flying Solo When Dining Out

Epicurious | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste

Welcome to this brave new world, where dining alone is fashionable.

Rules For Going Out to Eat: Where To Sit, What To Order, How To Share

Bon Appetit | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

There are few things worse than spending the money, time, and OpenTable refreshes for a great restaurant meal -- and then having it all just flop.