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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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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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Tempo Dulu Brings Sophisticated New York Standards to Portland's Gourmet Asian Cuisine Scene

Aug 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The restaurant scene in Portland, Maine is one of the hottest in the country, with an incredible number of eateries per capita and an economy that encourages young chefs to be entrepreneurs. While no one could say the cuisine in the seaside city is in any way lacking—and while dishes and menus have achieved the “New York standard"—a certain amount of sophistication has long been absent. With the recent opening of Tempo Dulu in the historic Danforth Inn, that’s no longer the case. 

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Michelin-Starred Chef Julian Serrano Explains His Cicchetti Concept for Lago at the Bellagio

Aug 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Julian Serrano is a James Beard award-winning, Michelin-starred chef known not only in Las Vegas, but worldwide. His Picasso restaurant in the Bellagio has received the AAA Five Diamond Award 13 times and now his Lago establishment (which opened in April) is pulling in a lot of attention with its fountain-side setting and Italian-inspired menu. While most people see the famous Bellagio Fountains from a distance, the best view by far is from Lago’s shaded, waterfront patio. Guests are only about 30 to 40 feet away from the dancing fountains as they dine, sometimes even feeling the fine spray—which is refreshing instead of bothersome. 

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S'Mores Meets Gourmet Finger Foods in This Annie Falk Recipe

Aug 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows may always taste good, but there’s a reason people usually prepare and eat s’mores outside: they’re sticky. But not this Gourmet S’Mores recipe from Annie Falk’s Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember party-planning book.

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Get a Hands-On Experience Making, Eating & Learning About Italian Cuisine at Tenuta La Badiola Estate

Aug 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If you have been hankering for authentic Italian food and have maybe even wondered how the real deal is cooked, the 1,235-acre Tenuta La Badiola Estate in Tuscany may be just the place. Home to La Villa and the Michelin-starred Trattoria Toscana (which is the only Alain Ducasse restaurant in Italy), the resort is one you will definitely want to visit. Found near the Castiglione della Pescaia coastline and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It houses the L'Andana hotel and Casa Badiola Golf House, an ESPA spa, tennis courts, indoor and open-air swimming pools, and a driving range. 

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Eat Your Way Through Taiwan's Culinary Scene With These 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Delights

Jul 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

When I received an invitation to join a group of culinary journalists on a trip to explore the food scene in Taiwan, I immediately broke into my happy dance (trying to burn off some calories in advance). Many in-the-know foodies consider Taiwan the ultimate culinary destination for Asian cuisine and considering many Taiwanese greetings start with “Have you eaten?”, I knew I was going to like it there!

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Jason Mraz-Backed Café Gratitude Open This Week in San Diego’s Little Italy

Jul 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Finally! San Diego’s first Café Gratitude will be opening its doors on Wednesday and health-conscious locals couldn’t be happier. With several popular locations in Southern California (plus one in Kansas City), the Little Italy spot will surely be a bit hit with its 100 percent organic, plant-based menu. 

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Get a Local Food Expert's Tips On the Best of San Sebastian’s Gastronomical Delights

Jul 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

A few years ago a leading panel of UK food professionals named Spain’s San Sebastian “the greatest gastronomic resort on the planet” for its one-two punch: a food scene which was described as “fiercely distinct, passionately produced and on the gastronomic cutting edge” and its overall qualities as a holiday destination. During a recent visit it became as clear as the Cantabrian Sea waters that San Sebastian pretty much sums up everything we look for in a vacation spot.

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The Chef's Table Dinner Series at Terranea Resort Offers Locally-Sourced Ingredients and Chef-Made Seasonings

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Jill Weinlein

During the summer season, Terranea's Executive Chef Chef Bernard Ibarra is hosting a few spectacular culinary events for the resort's fifth anniversary. In conjunction with other Terranea chefs and handpicked local wineries, the oceanfront resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is offering an extravagant Chef's Table Dinner Series with proceeds going to local charities in Southern California. 

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Watch Race Cars and Landing Aircraft at Porsche's New Gourmet Restaurant 356

Jul 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Porsche is sparing no expense when it comes to delivering a unique experience for their customers and it begins before a car even enters into the equation. The luxury auto company recently opened Restaurant 356 in their $100 million Experience Center and headquarters in Atlanta and aside from the gourmet cuisine, it also brings guests panoramic views of the 1.6-mile Porsche driver development track.

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