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Family Coming to LA? Take Them to These Restaurants

Jennifer Ball 15 comments

"We're coming to visit you." It's those five short words that few 20- or 30-something-year-olds are dying to hear from their parents. And yet, the arrival of summer always seems to bring with it a wave of relatives to entertain. With everything from beaches and beautiful weather to movie stars and shopping, Los Angeles has something for every brand of tourist. But what about the food? Where can you take guests that will give them a taste of old Hollywood glamour (and prove to your mother that you have a handle on your life)? Forge onward for our top picks! More

10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Jay Friedman 9 comments

If you're visiting Tokyo for business or pleasure, there's a good chance you'll be staying in the Shinjuku area. Arrive at night, and you'll feel like an alien (or perhaps a replicant?) amidst all the neon in the Blade Runner-like atmosphere. And while amazing Japanese food surrounds you, that alien feeling may challenge you in navigating the streets (addresses are difficult in Japan), not to mention the menus, and perhaps even the basic how-tos of ordering and etiquette. Read on for a list of essential Japanese dishes to eat in Tokyo and our favorite spots to enjoy them, all right in the Shinjuku area. More

The Best Bakeries for Cookies in Portland

Erin Jackson 2 comments

When it comes to cookies, Bridgetown can hold its own. From delicate French macarons to hefty oatmeal cookies that are almost substantial enough to qualify as breakfast, you can find a cookie to satisfy every craving. Read on to discover our favorite bakeries (and what to buy there). More

Where to Eat Near New York's Dia:Beacon

Marissa Sertich Velie 4 comments

Over the past couple decades, thanks in part to the stunning Dia:Beacon museum, Beacon has reinvented itself as a destination for musicians, writers, artists, and art-enthusiasts. Luckily for out-of-towners and Beaconites alike, this means lots of delicious craft beer, cheese, sausages, and fresh produce. Headed to the Hudson Valley town to browse the galleries and shake off the city rush? Here's where to eat. More

Where to Eat Near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

Lauren Sloss 16 comments

Golden Gate Park is flanked by two of San Francisco's best eating neighborhoods—the Sunset and the Richmond. But the last thing you want is to find yourself wandering too far afield; say, accidentally hiking 40 minutes through freezing cold fog in pursuit of Korean fried chicken (been there, done that). Here's our guide to the best spots to eat that are within two blocks of Golden Gate Park. More

The Best Places to Drink Outdoors in Seattle, 2014 Edition

Naomi Bishop 1 comment

Outdoor drinking around Seattle got an upgrade over the winter. If you want to enjoy an awesome cocktail or freshly brewed pint in the sun, options are no longer limited. Here's our guide to Seattle's best new places to drink outside, along with updates on our old favorites. More

Where to Eat Ice Cream in Phoenix

Erin Jackson 14 comments

Take a look at our favorite places to eat ice cream in Phoenix, including artisanal shops, retro throwback diners, and a vegan bakery/cafe. More

Where to Eat and Drink in Sausalito, CA

Lauren Sloss 6 comments

Don't dismiss Sausalito as a tourist trap quite yet. The small Marin town is home to a vibrant sailing community, a slew of beautiful walks and bike rides, and lately, some truly excellent eating and drinking options. More

The Ultimate San Francisco Date Night Guide

Lauren Sloss 6 comments

There's no denying it: San Francisco is a city made for romance. Neighborhoods are full of hidden gems ripe for exploring; there are stunning, screen-worthy kiss backdrops atop every hill; and even the fog invites you to cuddle just a little bit closer. But what's a date without great food (and drinks!)? After years of dates both great and terrible in the City by the Bay, we hereby present our ultimate date night guide to this fair city. More

Where to Buy the Best Macaroons in New York City

Sweets Ruthie Young and Aly Miller 8 comments

Macaroons in New York City are arguably as celebrated and as critiqued as the classic dollar pizza slice. They come in all shapes and sizes; some made with coconut, some with nuts, some formed into sandwiches with cream fillings. As Passover approached, we set out to find New York's best coconut macaroons. Here are our results. More

If You're Looking for a Great Old School Style Bakery in San Francisco, Go to Fillmore Bakeshop

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

In a town that lacks many of the old school, European-American bakeries that I grew up with, Fillmore Bakeshop stands out like a beacon of nostalgia, functionality, and (most importantly) really delicious treats. More

We Went and Ate All the Pastries at Sqirl in Los Angeles

Sweets Farley Elliott 4 comments

With its funkily-spelled name and occasional high-minded concoction, Sqirl can sometimes feel like the sort of place that gets Los Angeles put on the map for all the wrong reasons. But at the end of the day, there's no denying that Jessica Koslow's sweets are top-notch—so we gave them all a try. More

Gluten-Free Cupcakes We Love in NYC

Sweets Brooke Porter Katz 7 comments

Looking for gluten-free cupcakes in New York? Here are six of our favorites. More

Ski Season: Where to Eat in Whistler, British Columbia

Naomi Bishop 5 comments

Just because almost anything tastes good after a long day slaloming through the snow in Whistler, British Columbia, doesn't mean you have to settle for subpar supper in this mountainside resort town. Here's our cheatsheet for apr├Ęs ski eating, from oyster happy hour to local elk tartare. More

7 Places to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

Jay Friedman 14 comments

From Southern-style gizzards to crackly Japanese karaage, Seattle is a fried chicken lover's paradise. Here are seven of our favorite spots to satisfy your craving. More

Where to Eat Near the San Diego Zoo

Erin Jackson 4 comments

At 100 acres, the San Diego Zoo is a sprawling space. Here's where to fuel up before and after your visit. More

Where to Eat in Canada: 8 Great Spots in Vancouver, BC

Jessica Leibowitz 5 comments

A week in Vancouver is plenty of time to seek out the city's best sushi, Indian food, doughnuts, coffee, and oh-so-much more. More

Portland Neighborhood Guide: Where to Eat Near Powell's City of Books

Kat Vetrano 3 comments

Get your reading fuel on with this guide to eats, drinks, and caffeine near Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR. More

Neighborhood Guide: Our Favorite Spots in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine

Jacqueline Raposo 10 comments

Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has developed dramatically in recent years—so much so that we were floored by the flood of enthusiastic eaters, long lines, and tight parking that's now the norm on nights and weekends alike. We ate our way through as many new spots as we could, and compiled some of our favorite bites for our very first OTR neighborhood guide. More

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