Sea Urchin and Beer at Spike's Africa Bar and Restaurant, San Diego.  Photo courtesy of Spike's.
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Beyond Wine And Fish: Ultra-Fresh Seafood And Craft Beer Pairings At Spike Africa’s In San Diego, California

Like its free-spirited, ocean-faring namesake, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar — one of the top downtown San Diego restaurants — offers a culinary journey of fresh flavors, friendly people and even face-to-face encounters with the fish you’re about to eat. This San Diego restaurant honors the memory of […]

Vietnam, Coast, Hoi An, Woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market.  Photo courtesy of VBT.
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Food Travel: Top 14 Culinary Experiences To Savor In 2014

Dive into local cuisines and cultures with the top culinary experiences of 2014. The best way to experience exotic customs is by feasting on local produce, savoring regional spices, clinking glasses for a “cheers” with the national beer and sitting down to share a meal. This article features off-the-beaten-path locations […]

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Charleston Best Bites: The Vegetarian Issue
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Charleston Best Bites: The Vegetarian Issue

Southern soul food. For many, it is synonymous with butter cascading off pillowy biscuits, shrimp and grits drowning in cheese and salt, she-crab soup saturated with heavy cream, greasy fried chicken, fried okra and fried green tomatoes; however, the Charleston culinary scene proves there’s more to good country cookin’ than […]

Champagne. Photo courtesy of Joseph Hernandez.
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Joseph Hernandez Dishes On Where To Eat And Drink In The USA

Want to know where to experience the best food and wine in the United States? Joseph Hernandez, Assistant Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine, dishes on budget-friendly vinos, lobster pies, Detroit’s culinary revival and where to savor the country’s most delicious epicurious journeys. 1. What’s one foodie city in the U.S. […]

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Unique Chocolate Experiences In New York City

For those with a sweet tooth wanting to explore beyond your everyday chocolate shops, New York City is home to quirky, innovative and experiential cocoa fare. Chocoholics can choose to explore NYC in a self-guided fashion or book a tour with New York Chocolate Tours, a company providing chocolate-themed walking […]

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In Good Spirits: Uncovering Mezcal Culture With Master Mezcalier Jen Queen

Mezcal. If you’re like me a couple weeks ago, the word didn’t call anything to mind besides “it sounds vaguely familiar…” If you’re a little worldlier, you might recognize it as a type of alcohol, maybe even mistakenly associate it with tequila. Or wrongly envision it as a shady, unregulated […]

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Ingredients of Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant and Bar in Raleigh NC. Photo courtesy of Peter Taylor.
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Celebrating A Laotian American Identity At Bida Manda Restaurant In Raleigh, North Carolina

You know the movies about American high schools where everyone is comfortably cubby-holed into neatly organized cliques, hierarchically organized by commonplace definitions of what’s hot and what’s not until an exotic stranger arrives and turns everything upside down? That’s kind of what happened to the Raleigh restaurant scene when Bida […]

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Jamón Ibérico: The Culture Behind This Crown Jewel Of Spanish Cuisine

There are some experiences you just can’t miss: visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, cruising the canals in Venice, taking a picture in Rome’s Colosseum, tasting Jamón Ibérico in Madrid. Okay, the latter may be a little less obvious, but neglecting to indulge in the finest of Spanish cuisine would […]

Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia
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Winter Cocktails And Champagne Powder: A Ski-Resort Style Christmas In British Columbia

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like a snowy alpine village illuminated by strings of colorful lights and open fires roasting chestnuts. While small towns like this light up across the Rocky Mountains and the European Alps, Big White Ski Resort stands out as the home of highly skiable champagne powder snow. […]

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Experiencing The Finer Side Of Bali’s Surfer’s Paradise

Is there anything you can’t experience in Bali? This Indonesian island is composed of distinct districts — all in fairly close proximity — each offering different experiences. While Ubud is the artsy area, Seminyak is known for its higher end lifestyle venues. Then there’s Nusa Dua, where families go, and […]