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Brooklyn’s Best Ethical Chocolate Experiences

Not all chocolate is created equal, especially when it comes to ethics. Many unaware buyers may be purchasing sweet treats made by less-than-savory methods — but there’s hope. Says Arthur Gillett, research director at HowGood, a ratings tool that helps […]

The Lazy Goat Patio. Photo courtesy of the Lazy Goat.

Tasty Travels: How To Eat Your Way Through Greenville, South Carolina

Through the centuries, Greenville, South Carolina has morphed through several identities; however, it now emerges as one of the South’s top culinary destinations. While the city may be overshadowed by the more well-known Charleston, these South Carolina restaurants are definitely […]

Fireplace at Bold Rock Cider. Photo courtesy of Bold Rock.

Virginia Revealed: Savoring Charlottesville’s Culinary Gems

For the rumored birthplace of macaroni and cheese, Charlottesville, Virginia might have been flying under the epicurean radar for a couple decades. Recently, however, there has been an explosion of vineyards, breweries and worthwhile restaurants. Charlottesville’s culinary roots reach back […]

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Exploring The Basalt Lined Vineyards And Historic Grapes Of The Azores’ Pico Island

Pico Island, one of nine volcanic Azorean islands located almost 1,000 miles from mainland Portugal, isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a thriving wine culture; however, the destination has been producing wine since the 15th century, starting about 10 […]

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10 Must-Have Artisanal Experiences In The Azores

While there’s much to explore in the Azores — hiking, bird watching, surfing, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, history — one of the focuses of my recent trip there was local artisan culture. After visiting the islands of São Miguel, São […]

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Climate Change And Wine: Should We Be Preparing For A “Grape-ocalypse”?

It’s no secret that our planet is warming at an alarming rate. Most studies on global warming focus on dangerous environmental changes, like drought and flooding, that threaten human communities (and rightly so). There is plenty of frightening information out […]

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Epicure’s Guide To Phoenix, Arizona [And How To Burn Off The Calories Locally]

From bruschetta bars to dog-friendly breweries to chili burgers made by cowboys, we’ve got you covered with the best Phoenix restaurants. Without further adieu, here is the epicure’s guide to this delicious desert city: Postino 3939 E Campbell Avenue + […]

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Fusion Safaris: Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015

Food loving travelers, rejoice! If you want a guilt-free way to enjoy the best wines, seafood and regional cuisine around the world, choose from these food-fitness safaris, active trips that will have you burning calories without even realizing it. In […]