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  • Hummingbird cakes are a staple south of the Mason-Dixon line. They’re similar to carrot cake but are forged from bananas and pineapples instead. Nonetheless, the decadent dessert is usually still iced with plenty of cream cheese frosting. Here are five high-flying renditions that will make sweet tooths soar.   Succotash – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C. The two-level treat features a foundation of ...

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  • This month marked another milestone in the Momofuku brand with the opening of Momofuku Kōjin. The latest in the company’s more than a dozen restaurants and markets, on June 7 in the heart of downtown Toronto, residents discovered Kōjin’s hearth-fire cooking and a new way to gather around the table, sharing dishes hot off the flames. At the helm of Kōjin, chef Paula Navarrete began her time in the ...

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  • Looking for a better brandy? Look no further than Armagnac, which is the oldest of all the brandies distilled in France. Think of it as Cognac’s more affordable sibling. Distilled from white wine grapes, it’s aged in black oak casks. Here are six Armagnac cocktails featuring the svelte spirit to fuel your evening out. Blue Duck Tavern, Washington, D.C. Bay leaf Armagnac takes the lead in That Gree...

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  • As we approach the first official day of summer and prime season for outdoor dining, we’re thrilled to reveal the 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America 2018. From the oceanside views at Leilani’s on the Beach in Hawaii and the stunning desert scenery at LON’s at The Hermosa Resort in Arizona to New York City’s Tavern on the Green, an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle, the complete lis...

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  • As we approach the first official day of summer and prime season for patio dining, we’re pleased to unveil the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada 2018. The list ensures that diners across the country can find all the gorgeous patios and refreshing menus to enjoy some summer sunshine. Restaurant patios across the country have made their way onto this year’s list, with Ontario eaterie...

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  • In the 105 years since Grand Central Terminal, or station, transported its first travelers, the iconic transit hub and the streets that surround it have remained among New York City’s busiest footpaths. Only in the wee hours did the Grand Central area fall silent long after the sundown rush. Beyond its nomadic purpose, Grand Central and the streets that surround it have become a thriving culinary ...

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  • With its subtle floral notes and distinctive purple hue, lavender is sprouting up in seasonal drinks across the country like wildflowers in a field. Here are eleven places to enjoy lavender cocktails.   The Prince at Upstairs at The Gwen, Chicago, Illinois Nodding to its bold purple color and paying homage to a pop icon, The Prince mixes Rhine Hall mango brandy, Clement Creole liqueur, lime cordia...

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  • Rejoice, it’s strawberry season! The star of late spring and early summer shows up in many desserts but none better than strawberry shortcake. The classic dish is a harmony of shortcake biscuits, ripe juicy strawberries that give it a pop of color, and fresh whipped cream. Here are eight restaurants for strawberry shortcake season. Il Solito, Portland, Oregon Pastry chef Alisha Falkenstein celebra...

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  • Every June, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen has foodie fanatics and celebrities flocking to this dreamy mountain town. But for many travelers and locals, this picturesque destination offers world-class food year round. Known for being more high-end, these restaurants have modern-yet-cozy interiors with chefs that source fresh, local ingredients for their dishes. So whether you’re in town for the ...

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  • Last night, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s 2018 RAMMY awards gala took place at the  Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. A celebration of the capital’s restaurant and hospitality culture, the RAMMY awards bring together the city’s culinary community for a night of food and drink with a healthy side of activism. OpenTable was proud to host the winner’s c...

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  • Yes, every chef is an artist. But these four talented toques practice more than just the culinary arts. Here’s a look at what these chef-artists create when they’re outside of the kitchen. Tarver King of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville, Virginia When King is cooking, charcoal provides fuel and flavor. But it becomes his medium when he sits down to sketch. To achieve the best results...

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  • Want to add smokiness and showmanship to a cocktail? A cloche is the way to go. The glass bell jars trap vapors and entrance guests. Here are seven cloche cocktails that will add wow-factor to your #ThirstyThursday or any day. Double Knot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania This play on a Manhattan begins with cinnamon and clove getting torched on a bourbon barrel stave. A snifter is placed over the ember...

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  • Memories are often made around the dinner table. The act of sharing a meal with family or that special someone can be remembered for the rest of your life, especially if it’s a good one. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or popping the question, these 11 special occasion restaurants are the place to do it. Charlie Palmer Steak, Reno, Nevada A combination of surf and t...

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  • Vancouver is at the vanguard of Canadian cocktail culture. The seaside metropolis on the western edge of British Columbia prides itself on offering drinkers world-class options that run the gamut from the classic to cutting edge. We spoke with three of the city’s most well-respected bartenders about Vancouver’s hottest cocktail trends to discover what is exciting them right now. Gin Blossoms Cockt...

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  • Just in time for summer travel season, June 2018 restaurant weeks are here. Find out where to save in a city near you. * Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week brings $16 lunches and $32 dinners to southwestern Florida through June 14. Make a reservation. * Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week has arrived with $15, $20 + $25 lunches and $29, $39 + $49 dinners through June 17. Make a reservation. * Italian...

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  • Whether you’re a VanCity local or a visitor to the city, learn how to shop like a chef at the crown jewel of beautiful Granville Island with contributor Nevin Martell and chef Alessandro Vianello of the acclaimed restaurant Wildebeest. It’s a sunny morning in Vancouver. I’m out on Granville Island, which is actually a peninsula jutting out into False Creek. The 38-acre plot is bisected overhead by...

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  • Beloved by fans of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines, humble burritos are getting the attention they deserve with an array of ingredients that make them next level. Check out these restaurants for the top burritos you need in your life now. Dirty Habit, Washington, D.C. Say hola to this empowering breakfast burrito. The tortilla is packed with chorizo, eggs, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and tomatillo s...

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  • Washington, D.C. is a town that loves paying homage to icons. Everywhere you look, there are museums, monuments, and statues. Similarly, the capital’s restaurant scene has plenty of plated icons – the dishes that wow diners over and over again. Don’t leave This Town without trying these classic creations.   Maine Lobster French Toast at Kinship A comforting breakfast meets a decadent Pine Tree Sta...

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  • Eggs – they’re not just for breakfast anymore. Yolks and whites help create protein packed potables with sudsy tops. These eight ova-the-top (see what we did there?) egg cocktails will help you get out of your shell (we’ll show ourselves out now) this Thirsty Thursday. Baba, Arlington, Virginia Egg whites give the Little Water a fluffy, cloud-like texture. The sweet and sour cocktail is pomegranat...

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  • No matter where you go in America, there are unique dishes to sample – from New England lobster rolls and Low Country shrimp and grits to Wisconsin fried cheese curds and Chesapeake crab cakes. Here are 12 outstanding regional specialties worth the trip.   The Salt Line, Washington, D.C.  Enjoy two tastes of New England. The stuffies are giant croquettes packed with salt cod and mashed Yukon Gold ...

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  • Mexico’s capital is the largest metropolis in North America, encompassing 573 miles and a population of over 21 million people. The city puts the epic in epicurean, boasting a booming dining scene that highlights the country’s longstanding culinary traditions alongside its finest innovators. To get a taste of Mexico’s heritage and visions of its futures, hit these top Mexico City restaurants the n...

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  • May is National Salad Month, not to mention damage control month following a winter of heavy eating and drinking. Chefs are creating unique salads with the season’s best ingredients paired with a few surprises. Check out these restaurants for new spring salads and eat guilt-free. Kyma, Atlanta Georgia  Beat the heat with executive chef Pano Karatossos’ beet salad, a blend of baby candy beets, stri...

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  • The Korean word bibimbap literally means ‘mixed rice.’ A bowl full of the grain serves as the base for toppings such as namul (sautéed vegetables), grilled beef, kimchi, and an egg. Chili-powered gochujang paste, soy sauce, and fermented soybean paste (doenjang) add extra layers of flavor. Here are 7 bibimbap dishes that will bowl you over. Sushi San, Chicago, Illinois Try bibimbap with a Japanese...

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  • Coconut cocktails sometimes carry kitschy connotations, especially when served in a coconut shell. But recognizing coconut’s sweet flavors and versatility, mixologists have given it a more modern spin. Here are six places to get your drink on. The Pacific Palm at Charlie Palmer Steak, New York, New York Created by general manager Jill Dobias, the Pacific Pam combines vodka, coconut water, and lime...

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  • In the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains where the flavors of Colorado spring to life throughout Denver, health nuts, carnivores, brunchers, and late-night gastropub patrons come together in one of America’s most dynamic culinary cities. When it comes to cuisine and general fabulousness, Denver is beyond reproach. After all, this is the same city where visitors can stroll through the home of th...

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  • The big day is almost here. On Saturday, March 19th, Meghan and Harry will tie the knot in stately style. Chefs and mixologists are feting the couple’s forthcoming nuptials with everything from cocktails and high teas to special dishes, including a Kellogg’s viewing party. Check out these restaurants celebrating the royal wedding on this side of the pond.  The Victor, Vancouver, British Columbia B...

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  • Ahead of Mother’s Day, the single busiest day of the year for group dining, we’re pleased to unveil the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America 2018. From California cool brunch spots that embrace the outdoors, including The Ivy in West Hollywood and Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu, to chic New York dining destinations, such as ABC Kitchen and Sadelle’s, the complete list features winning restauran...

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