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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Opens the Wine-Infused JCB Tasting Lounge

Sep 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The wine world has collided with The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco in the form of a new luxury tasting lounge in the hotel’s lobby. Enlisting the help of winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset, the Ritz’s JCB Tasting Lounge gives guests a stylish place to relax, sip some wine and nibble on appetizers from the Parallel 37 restaurant.

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8 of Atlanta’s Most Prestigious Balls & Galas to Add to Your Social Calendar This Fall/Winter

Sep 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Considering Atlanta is basically the cultural epicenter of Georgia, it should come as no surprise that there are tons of annual balls, galas and award dinners held here. From museums to private hospitals to kids in need, these eight events celebrate and raise money for the city’s hardworking community who strive every day to make it a better place for everyone to live. You better get your social calendar out, because if you plan it right, you can easily fill your schedule this fall/winter with extravagant dinners and silent auctions—all for a good cause, of course.

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Gertrude's Is Luring Us to Phoenix With Its Smoked Pork Gumbo & Jalapeño Creamed Corn

Sep 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Something magical happens when the right combination of elements convene at a dining establishment. In the case of Gertrude's Restaurant in Phoenix, this could not ring more true. Not only does the eatery boast an great location inside the famed Desert Botanical Garden, it also combines fresh seasonal ingredients with culinary excellence that makes it a must-visit venue for any food lover.

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Take a Break This Labor Day & Let Terrine’s Chef Morningstar Do All The Work

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Give your grill a day off this Labor Day and join Chef Kris Morningstar for an all-day BBQ on the romantic garden patio of Terrine. Found on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, Terrine is offering an all-you-can-eat plate and a special menu that involves elevated eats like swordfish brochettes, pickle brine fried chicken, and heirloom tomatoes with cotija cheese. And if you’re craving potato salad, mac ‘n’ cheese, brisket and BBQ pork ribs, he’s got those too...and they will put your family recipes to shame. Did I mention his Sticky Toffee Cornbread?  Oh. My. God.

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These 3 Zermatt Restaurants Deliver Gourmet Food and Stunning Matterhorn Mountain Views

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Danny Frith

Switzerland’s Zermatt is renowned for its exciting and varied skiing, and part of that experience is a stop for lunch or perhaps a drink—or three—in one of the restaurants to be found on the piste above the Matterhorn Ski Paradise resort. Stopping for food makes a great mid-session break and a hearty meal will set you up for more skiing in the afternoon. Of course, you don’t have to ski to truly enjoy the ambience and stunning mountain scenery, all of which these three restaurants offer plenty of:

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Whet Your Appetite for the Los Angeles Taste Foodie Event on the Paramount Backlot

Aug 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Southern California’s biggest Labor Day food event is getting ready to pop. The Taste will command center stage at Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures studio backlot for three gluttonous days (September 4-6) to serve up the best of the Los Angeles’ food scene with tastings, panels and demonstrations.

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The Once Members-Only Chicago Boy’s Club Enters a New Era as a Chic Boutique Hotel

Aug 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The historic Chicago Athletic Association’s days as a men-only, members club is no more, now that it has been completely transformed into a boutique hotel with 241 rooms. With roots tracing back to the 1890s, the Venetian Gothic building saw the crème de le crème of Chicago’s elite before it was shut down in 1997. Instead of allowing the landmark structure to be destroyed, Commune Hotels & Resorts and AJ Capital Partners bought the property in 2012 and set out to reopen the 11-story building as a luxury hotel. 

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From Smoked Puffin Breast to Whale Pepper Steak: 4 Must-Try Reykjavik Restaurants

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

While Reykjavik is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and relaxing thermal baths, its diverse cuisine also makes for an excellent reason to visit. After checking out some of the best culinary experiences the city has to offer, we picked out four of our favorites to share with you:

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If You Spot Celebrity Chef Mario Batali in His Summer Hideout, Introduce Yourself! Chef's Orders

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali is an entrepreneur of eating. In addition to managing restaurants around the world and creating giant “Eataly” markets in New York and Chicago, he’s an Italian culinary expert who has authored 10 cookbooks and appears on ABC’s The Chew. With so many public projects going on, it begs the question if the 54-year-old feel less like a chef and more like a showman these days.

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Aphrodisiacs 101: Whale Poop Might Make You Randy But Almost Certain Death Might Not Be Worth It

Aug 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Everyone knows that chocolate and oysters are supposed to spark romantic passion, but whether or not they actually do anything is tough to say. Oftentimes, the aphrodisiac-like qualities have little to do with the chemical makeup of the food itself, and have more to do with factors like appearance, availability and cost. If bread suddenly became incredibly scarce, you might be pretty impressed if a suitor brought you a freshly-baked loaf of sourdough. 

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