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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Takes Over the City & Names Chef of the Fest 



Dec 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Executive Chef Aron Schwartz at Marina Kitchen within San Diego's Marriott Marquis Hotel went away with the highly coveted “Chef of the Fest” title at the 2015 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival which took place from November 16-22. 

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From Elegant Resorts to Tableside Tortilla Soup & Recording Studios Within Hotels, This is the New Los Cabos

Dec 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Knowing that last year’s Hurricane Odile did its best to crush the seaside tourist hotspot, I didn’t quite know what to expect on my very first trip to Cabo San Lucas. It turns out that aside for some residual hotel renovations, the city has almost completely recovered from the weather disaster. It became pretty obvious within my first day there that locals and business owners are still trying to get the word out that Cabo is bigger and better than ever, with fun desert adventures to be had and gourmet food to be devoured. 

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Award-Winning Chef Dylan McGrath Makes Eating Healthy Effortless at Dublin's Rustic Stone

Nov 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The perfect location can make or break a restaurant, but that isn’t an issue for Rustic Stone in downtown Dublin. Just a short stroll from Trinity College where literary luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett developed their penmanship, Rustic Stone sits across from one of Dublin’s trendiest areas, Temple Bar. 

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Go Ahead and Grab Seconds of This Guilt-Free Pistachio Pumpkin Cheesecake

Nov 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the nutritionist for NBC’s The Biggest Loser, James Beard Award-winning chef Cheryl Forberg seems to know a thing or two about healthy eating, especially when it comes to our holiday favorites. Sure, you can go on a strict diet right after Thanksgiving as a punishment for that second (or fourth) slice of pie, or you can prepare a recipe that really isn’t that bad to begin with. 

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Add a Healthy Side to Thanksgiving Dinner With This Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Recipe From Florida's Osteria Tulia

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You may have turned away from Brussels sprouts as a child, but take it from a former hater, you need to give them another chance. When prepared just right, like sautéed with some butter, these little round veggies are simply delightful and deserve to be added to any dinner table.

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From Chorizo Tacos to Speakeasy Bottle Service in 10 Seconds Flat at Entrada Eatery

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

San Diego is fast changing its reputation as a laid-back beach town with the opening of several new clubs and restaurants, and the emergence of a hard-hitting urban nightlife scene. The latest to open in the hip downtown neighborhood of Little Italy is Entrada, a sprawling mixed-concept space that fuses a lounge, club, speakeasy, and taco stand all in one, bringing a quintessentially San Diego vibe to the club/restaurant genre.

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Forget El Niño, Chef Vincenzo Betulia is the Real Reason Florida's Restaurant Scene is Heating Up

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

This was a very good year for Chef Vincenzo Betulia, who scored a double whammy when he was honored with two 2015 Naples Illustrated Dining Awards: one for Best Restaurant and the other for Best New Chef. Born in Sicily, Betulia grew up in Wisconsin (which might account for his stellar house-made sausages) before settling in Naples, Florida where he opened Osteria Tulia in January 2013. He quickly followed the eatery up the next year by opening Bar Tulia right next door.

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Holiday Baking Championship Contestant Maeve Rochford Gives Us the Scoop On What TV Competitions Are Really Like

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship is our newest obsession and now that its second episode has aired, we’ve definitely found our favorite contestant. In its second season, the holiday-themed show brings 10 bakers (both professional and casual) together to compete for the $50,000 grand prize. While all the competitors are definitely talented, Maeve Rochford is the one who has caught our eye.  

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Duke's La Jolla Now Open With Two-Levels of Outdoor Seating & Hawaiian + Californian Fare

Nov 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

La Jolla’s newest restaurant will definitely have you thinking about a trip to Hawaii. Owned and operated by San Diego- and Maui-based T S Restaurants, Duke’s La Jolla pays homage to Hawaiian native Duke Kahanamoku, water polo medalist, six-time Olympic swimming and the father of modern day surfing. Officially opened yesterday, the 13,000-square-foot restaurant features two dining areas with both floors including outdoor seating.

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Fiji's Turtle Island is the Disconnected Paradise of Honeymooner's Dreams

Oct 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

If you feel like you’re on the set of a movie upon setting foot on Turtle Island, you are. Used as the island setting of The Blue Lagoon, this 500-acre dot in the Pacific has Wi-Fi in one small spot, giving guests just enough access to make their friends at home jealous all with a simple #NoFilter tag.

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The Jonas Brothers' Dad Set to Open Southern Restaurant in Downtown Belmont

Oct 29, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting a selfie with a Jonas brother, the new Nellie’s Southern Kitchen just may be your chance to do so. Father of the famous trio, Kevin Jonas Sr., is opening up a restaurant in downtown Belmont, about 20 minutes outside of Charlotte. Originally the lot was purchased in 2013 but it wasn’t until this year that plans actually started to materialize for the space.

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Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills Opens Viviane Restaurant With Executive Chef Michael Hung

Oct 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills just got a brand new restaurant, Viviane. Opened by restaurateur Stephane Bombet of Bombet Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Michael Hung, the American and European Continental eatery features an expansive wine list starring California and French bottles and a menu inspired by the mid-20th century.

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SAVOR The Central Coast Celebrates Everything That's Great About the Region

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Each year Sunset magazine sponsors SAVOR The Central Coast, an extended weekend offered at the end of September and designed to spotlight the rich, cultural and agricultural contributions of the Central Coast of California. Attendees come from all over the US which took place from September 24-27.

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Celebrate the 4 Elements of Cuisine With Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs at Ultimo This December

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This December, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will be hosting the third annual Ultimo: A Weekend of Excellence. Award-winning chefs from around the world will be in Sin City serving up exceptional gourmet dishes to celebrate the beauty and flavor of Italy.

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Quarry Restaurant & Lounge: A Local Hotspot With a New England-Focused Menu

Oct 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Juicy cuts of beef, fresh seafood, hearty seasonal dishes and a rare and hard to find vintage ales list are what The Quarry Restaurant & Lounge in Hingham is all about. As for the drinks, Beverage Director David Danforth (who hopes to become a Master Cicerone, a distinction held by just 10 people in the world) has curated a handpicked selection of ales that get better over time.

 

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