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Giving Dallas Its Due

John Mariani | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

If I'd take the name "Dallas" out of this article, one might not think I was speaking about a city in Texas at all.

America's 75 Best Tacos

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.01.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

So what makes a taco great, exactly? It all depends -- but here are 75 from around the country.

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Cheesecake Factory

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.30.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

This chain is famous for a lot more than just cheesecake.

What Is American Food? Find Out at NYC's Lincoln Center Kitchen

John Mariani | Posted 04.24.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

American gastronomy gobbles up influences from all its immigrant culture.

Why Are Popcorn, Candy, and Soda So Expensive at the Movie Theaters? An Insider Debunks the Myths

Quora | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment

Let's get one thing out of the way. Theaters do not necessarily make most of their money on concessions nor do they keep virtually no part of the ticket sales.

Can Kimchi Be Used to Help Battle Obesity? New Research Suggests Yes

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
The Daily Meal

Photo Credit: Flickr/Craig Nagy Fermented kimchi may offer an interesting method of helping human metabolism, suggests a new study from researchers...

Lexington, Kentucky: Blossoms in Springtime

John Mariani | Posted 04.20.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

If it's springtime in America, there are few places lovelier to be than Lexington, Kentucky. The city by that name is well worth visiting, but it is in the surrounding hillsides that you find the soul of the place, especially between April and October. Kentucky's native spirit, bourbon, is proudly boosted around the region.

5 Things You Should Never Buy at Dunkin' Donuts

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.16.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Some are loaded with odd ingredients, some are way too sweet, and others are blatant rip-offs.

Austria's Wine Future Looks Brightest in Burgenland

John Mariani | Posted 04.10.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

These wines are made to be drunk young, though the reds can certainly mature with a few years in bottle.

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Significantly Reduce the Calories in Rice

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Scientists have figured out a way for you to eat white rice without the guilt.

New York's TBar Steak & Lounge Top Tier on the Upper East Side

John Mariani | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Tony Fortuna must be very happy that his clientele is so faithful.

Mondavi Family Winery Shows Multiple Personalities

John Mariani | Posted 04.03.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

At a recent tasting at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, hosted by Rob Mondavi Jr., the various personalities of its family members was evident i...

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

Charleston Celebrates Its Culinary Clout

John Mariani | Posted 03.24.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Add to all this the beauty of Charleston itself, and three days go by very fast and beg for you to return.

How to Eat Healthy and Affordable During Long Hotel Stays

Quora | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

Basically, the goal is to convert grocery store ingredients into tasty meals without the convenience of a kitchen full of appliances, utensils, and seasonings. You want to be able to go to the grocery store and get ingredients in small enough portions that you can use them all, without having to buy a million little things.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como, Italy, Lives up to Its Name

John Mariani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

A great resort is an amalgam of ten thousand details, most of them never even noticed by a visitor too busy taking in the most obvious of them.

Austria's Burgenland Is Full of Wildlife and Wine

John Mariani | Posted 03.13.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

This is not an area dotted with little Hansel-and-Gretel-style cottages, for the Burgenlanders are a practical people who live in minimally decorated, comfortable stucco homes.

Why Is the Solo Traveler the Dominant Coffee Cup Lid?

Quora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology

The Solo Traveler lid was designed so perfectly, only slight variations to this outstanding design can be found. This design takes in to account human anatomy, ergonomics and functionality in a simple and elegant way. It is very hard to improve upon this form follows function design.

Paris Offshoot Racines Takes Delectable Root In New York

John Mariani | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Mr. Duca is not trying to dazzle his guests, and that is his most admirable virtue.

Billionaire Warren Buffett Says His Diet Is Like A Six-Year Old's, And His Body Is "One Quarter Coca-Cola"

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.06.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You'll be happy to know that Buffett is definitely not a health nut.

NYC's Hunt & Fish Club Is a Lot Swankier Than It Sounds

John Mariani | Posted 05.04.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Clearly the owners of HFC were seeking a glam crowd and one with lavish expense accounts.

The Trattorias of Milan

John Mariani | Posted 05.02.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Tomatoes are less important than in the south of Italy, and risotto is proudly preferred over pasta.

The Worst Yelp Reviews of the Best Restaurants in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If 100 people had issues with the service, you can probably expect to have issues with the service, too.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Taste of Mathematics

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Flavor is where it's all at. Anybody can put properly cooked food on the plate, but does it taste like all it can be?