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The Roundhouse: Date Night Getaway in Beacon, NY | Posted 02.03.2017 | Travel

For more Northeast travel adventures, visit Beacon is a favorite day trip with urbanites who like their rural respites with an artsy ed...

Beachy Keen: Warm Getaways From NYC | Posted 01.23.2017 | Travel

To find more beautiful destinations, visit For a relaxing winter retreat, we like these four destinations because they're hot, beautifu...

Woodstock, Vermont: A Car-Free Winter Wonderland | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel

For more Northeast destinations, please visit It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call Woodstock, Vermont one of New England's prettiest ...

Woodstock, Vermont: A Car-Free Winter Wonderland | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel

For more Northeast destinations, please visit It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call Woodstock, Vermont one of New England's prettiest ...

Gourmet Getaway: New Haven, CT | Posted 01.11.2017 | Travel

For more articles on gourmet eats on the East Coast, visit New Haven, just over 90 minutes from NYC via Metro-North, is gifted with a v...

The Best Things to Do in Bristol, Rhode Island | Posted 11.29.2016 | Travel

For more stories on car-free getaways head to Bristol, Rhode Island is a New England town that is made for car-free coastal exploration...

The Best Things to Do in Stowe, Vermont | Posted 11.29.2016 | Travel

For more stories on car-free getaways head to, Stowe, Vermont is a picture-perfect village ringed by storybook alpine scenery. While lov...

The Day I Enjoyed 'Fine Dining' With Friends

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.03.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane went to lunch yesterday with two friends. While they dined, they discussed important topics like politics, travel, and getting naked in a hot tub (prior life experiences with, not the possibility that the three of them would engage in such activity after lunch).

Dine With Distinction, Vote With Distinction!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co-Authored by Ellen Offner, Principal, Offner Consulting, LLC, health care strategy and program development. As shoppers, diners, and eaters we are ...

Memories of Malta

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Joseph Braude

Fans of Humphrey Bogart know the tiny island state of Malta as the origin of the jewel-crested black bird in the 1941 film classic The Maltese Falcon....

Chinatown Fusion: Aux Epices

Philip David Morton | Posted 10.30.2016 | Style
Philip David Morton

Marc Kaczmarek cares for his clients with humor and charm at Aux Epices (Photos: Philip Morton) Tucked away on a side street a half block past the bo...

NYC Fine Dining: Asiate

Philip David Morton | Posted 09.22.2016 | Style
Philip David Morton

Luxury Dining: Asiate at the Mandarin Hotel NYC (photo: Mandarin Oriental) Fine dining is not unique to New York City where on any given evening one ...

Frenchtown, NJ: The Best Kept Secret Weekend Destination | Posted 08.30.2016 | Travel

For more great car-free getaway ideas, visit This August, instead of following the hoi polloi to the east end or upstate New York, cons...

Rising the Ranks - From Behind the Bar to the Corporate Office

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

I enjoy good food, yummy cocktails, and delicious wine. I appreciate ambiance, comfort, and good service. Who doesn't? But what I absolutely love most of all are the real life stories of the people behind these experiences.

Dining as Performance Art, Monkeytown Los Angeles

Rachel Mason | Posted 06.27.2016 | Los Angeles
Rachel Mason

"That was unbelievable" my friend and I both uttered almost in unison upon leaving Monkeytown - a new dining venture in downtown Los Angeles. To call it a meal would not be fitting. It was an art experience.

Top Five Restaurant Chains with Gluten-Free Menus (and What to Order)

Arielle Cole | Posted 05.25.2016 | Taste
Arielle Cole

Being gluten free is anything but easy, and eating at (almost) every restaurant is a hassle (if you have ever eaten with somebody who is gluten free, you know exactly what I am talking about). Luckily, restaurants are (finally) picking up on recent trends and offering options for us gluten-free folks.

How to Order Wine at a Restaurant: Avoid Embarrassment, Save Money, and Pick Something Divine

Mike Peterson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Taste
Mike Peterson

For many of us, ordering wine in a restaurant is like shooting darts with our eyes closed. We set the bar quite low for ourselves when it comes to defining success, and often we're content just to hit the board. We may aim for a delicious wine (and strive not to embarrass ourselves in the process), but how can we expect to consistently nail our target when we're shooting blind?

These Are the Best Hotel Restaurants in the World

Map Happy | Posted 11.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Hotels can often do so much more than restaurants than can be done in other circumstances: They have the resources to recruit the best chefs (sommeliers, too!) and then give them ample room to be creative for a dazzling display of gastronomy.

International Dining: Percy & Founders In London's Fitzrovia

Edward Schneider | Posted 12.04.2016 | Taste
Edward Schneider

I was struck by the chefs' sense of balance: Many dishes promised bold or unexpected flavors, but these were consistently deployed with subtlety, and they never overwhelmed either the diner or the principal ingredient.

10 Tips for Dining Overseas and Eating Like a Local

TripAdvisor | Posted 10.19.2016 | 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.

5 Of America's Best Outdoor Dining Destinations

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 09.22.2016 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

I'm a sucker for al fresco dining -- and so here are my top five picks from across the country. Would you like a view with your salad? Fall is my favorite time of year, as I love planning weekend getaways around California, my new home state, cruising around and enjoying the crisp air.

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.07.2016 | 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.

3 Characteristics That Mark the Difference Between a Good and a Great Sushi Chef

Quora | Posted 07.09.2016 | Taste

Most of the traits may seem small and tedious. The fact is that sushi preparation is made up of hundreds of small and (what may seem) tedious daily routines. One can easily skip those routines if one wants to. What makes the difference at the end of the day is one's willpower to hold on to his discipline to do all those small steps. Ultimately, it is an accumulation of those daily routines that will make a good sushi chef into a great one.

Fine London Dining: Revisiting Almeida, The Ivy and Fera at Claridge's

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Edward Schneider

As exciting as it is to dine where you've never dined before, it's nice to return to old favorites when traveling to a familiar destination. And for Jackie and me, there's no destination as familiar as London, which we visit several times a year.

Restaurant Review: Estérel at the Sofitel Los Angeles

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.14.2016 | Taste
Philip David Morton

The result is all on the end of your fork, where each bite impresses.