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Foodie Paradise: 10 Great Places to Eat in Martha's Vineyard

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.03.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

In a salute to some of my favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, lobster shacks, and ice cream parlors on Martha's Vineyard, I have the characters in my book, Island Apart, visit the same places where my wife and I like to eat.

The Perfect Bar for Any Holiday

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Most people don't need a reason to drop by their neighborhood watering hole, but if you're someone who has to have an occasion to belly up to the bar, then you're in luck. Here are the best bars in which to celebrate some of our major holidays, starting with Independence Day.

Three of Europe's Most Hedonistic Cities: Part 3 - Paris

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

Paris brings us back again and again, season after season.

5 Bars Founded Before The United States

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

As we approach our Independence Day we thought it would be fun to visit some of the watering holes around the country that have been here longer than we've actually been a country!

Roadtripping in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

For a perfect short road trip, the area starting around D.C. and heading southwest into Virginia is among the best. From Northern Virginia's horse country to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, you'll find a mix of nature, history and charm.

There Are Plenty of Other Fish in the Sea (Why Aren't You Eating Them?)

Sara Jenkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Taste
Sara Jenkins

People everywhere should be as open to experimenting with unfamiliar fish as they are to feasting on obscure parts of a pig.

The Dining Is Down-Home at Florida Fish Shacks (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Nothing fancy: That could be the motto of the classic Florida fish shack.

Michael Chiarello: Barcelona Is the New Florence

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Coqueta inhabits the new futuristic realm in which restaurants are designed to be more than just places where we eat. This new culinary realm, chef Chiarello explains, "fills an experiential void" for urban Americans who are drained by stress and boredom.

Things to Do in Paris on a Budget This Summer

Party Earth | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Party Earth

Whether you're in search of a cultural adventure or just a cold one for a bit of respite from the heat, read on for ideas on where to go and what to do this summer on a tight budget in Paris.

Slow Food 2.0: Make Every Bite Count

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.10.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating slowly makes dining into a spiritual and philosophical matter; each bite is like saying grace

Ten Foodie Surprises in Orlando, Florida

Jenny Block | Posted 05.03.2013 | Travel
Jenny Block

Orlando is actually quite the foodie town, with chef-driven menus and farm to table restaurants. So, if the mouse is the only thing you're going to Orlando to see, well, you're missing out.

Chef Susan Feniger's Travel-Inspired Dishes

Zester Daily | Posted 06.18.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

To Susan Feniger, eating the food prepared by people for their everyday lives is how you see the heart of a country.

Healthy And Vegan Eats In Franklin, Tennessee

Carolyn Scott | Posted 05.28.2013 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

Hey, if you don't bump into a country superstar here in Franklin, at least you'll keep busy stuffing your face!

The Trick To Scoring The Best Seat, Every Time

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

Never be stuck at the wrong end of the table again.

New Luxury In Jolly Old England

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Desserts were a slice of chocolate-and-vanilla semifreddo and a layered lemon cream. Both were simple in their effect and perfectly delicious.

London Dining: Newman Street Tavern, A Worthy Newcomer

Edward Schneider | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Despite some (well-intentioned) lapses, this is a restaurant that should be on your list when you visit London; it's in an area that is slightly off the tourist track but still very central and easy to get to on foot.

Where to Eat in Austin During South by Southwest

One For The Table | Posted 05.11.2013 | Taste
One For The Table

Franklin Barbecue, one of the most popular barbecue joints in Austin, until recently sold all of its food from a trailer. The brisket, pork rib, and pulled pork are hand cut, seasoned and smoked by co-owner, and chef, Aaron Franklin. This is seat-of-the pants, learn-as-you-go cooking.

Scenes From A Downtown Restaurant During SXSW

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

"Survive and advance" are the words Chef/Owner Shawn Cirkiel uses to describe the situation at his downtown Austin restaurant during the 10-day stretch of South By Southwest.

I'm With Stupid: I'll Have Two Big Bites With Extra Gold, Please

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm a little worried today, people, and I need to unburden myself to somebody, so you'll have to do. You see, I have a disturbing feeling that my food bills are about to go up considerably, and I'm not sure what I can do about it.

Is This Florida's Most Blissful Beach?

Visit Florida | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Here, life moves at a tangibly slower pace than what most visitors are accustomed to back home. ''Once you come over that last bridge from the mainland, you just breath differently on the island,'' says one local.

Opera With A Beer Chaser In Munich

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

As the Michelin guide says of three-star restaurants, Munich's opera and food were both "Worth the journey."

Rediscovering Florida's 'First Capital'

Visit Florida | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

A small town with a big heart. The proud residents of this burg are fond of that municipal nickname, and it's hard to dispute its accuracy.

Finding Healthy Food In The Big Cheesy

Carolyn Scott | Posted 04.04.2013 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

If you happen to wander the French Quarter in search of some southern delights, make a pitstop at The Gumbo Shop.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Chain Restaurants

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Michael Hobbes

Last weekend in London, after lunch at a cute little patisserie in Soho, I was feeling all satisfied with myself until I saw the same patisserie -- same food, same interior, same smell coming out the door. Oh, I thought, deflated. It's a chain. But what am I actually against?

Dealing With Second-String Players

Michael Sanson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Michael Sanson

I ask you, restaurant operators, do you use second- or third-string players on slow nights, hoping they won't mess up too much? If so, how do you avoid major missteps? And readers, do you sense you're dealing with second stringers on slow nights?