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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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Bid on 14-Nights Aboard the World’s Largest Privately-Owned Yacht at the Naples Winter Wine Fest

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Naples Winter Wine Festival is coming up fast and now that the tickets are officially on sale, you should grab some. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on January 29-31, the festival not only offers tons of wine and gourmet food, it also holds one of the world’s best charity wine auctions and raises money for the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

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The Diamond of the Sea: How the Bluefin "Otoro" Became Our Century's Most Luxurious Delicacy

Oct 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Luxe Gourmets

From the homes of fashionable socialites to the tables of famous chefs around the world, there is one gourmet food that is topping the luxury list in 2015: It is the amazing "Otoro" portion of the Bluefin tuna. 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City of Turquoise is A Burgeoning Haven For Art Lovers

Oct 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

I am no novice to Santa Fe. Over the years I’ve visited multiple times, yet I remain impressed at its lists of notable residents. Long ago my attendance at Sunday mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi revealed an usher best known as ‘60s actor and heartthrob Tab Hunter. 

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Schmooze With Master Chefs at the 6th Annual Napa Truffle Festival in January

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Running January 15-18, the 2016 Napa Truffle Festival will be here sooner than you know it. The lineup stars a group of Master Chefs who will be demonstrating special cooking techniques while whipping you up countless tasty meals. Plus, you will get to go truffle hunting with dogs. Enough said.

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Michelin Guide Awards 10 New York Restaurants With Their First Star

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Michelin announced its 2016 ratings for New York restaurants yesterday, bringing the total up to 76 honored establishments. Though the three-star list has been left untouched and The Modern was the only newcomer to the two-star list, a whopping 10 restaurants have been awarded their very first star.

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One&Only Brings First Hakkasan to Bahrain With New Hotel Opening in 2016

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Scheduled to open in 2016, One&Only Resorts will be welcoming guests to their first hotel in Bahrain. Set on the northwest coast in Seef, the property will boast a beachfront location and 175 guestrooms, suites, villas and estates. Along with retail shops, sports and entertainment facilities, and extensive meeting spaces, the resort will offer specific programming for families while still preserving a host of adults-only amenities. One of the main features will be a two-and-half acre, man-made lagoon.

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