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Enjoy a $1,500 Executive Chef’s Table in the Morgan's Pier Crow’s Nest

Jul 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Dining at the Chef’s Table is always a better experience no matter what restaurant you’re in, but the exclusive table at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia is definitely standing tall above its competitors. Gather up 19 of your friends for the $1,500 dinner that takes place on the restaurant’s upper level, which is called the “Crow’s Nest,” and enjoy views of the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the jealous commoners below. 

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We Headed to the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival to Discover its Secret Ingredient

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Amidst the whisper of swaying palm trees in the tropical breeze and the sound of a knife dicing fresh herbs on a cutting board was the 34th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Maui. Dominating the island, the event was held June 11-15 and was host to countless culinary masters, sommeliers and anxious imbibers. 

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New to Grilling? Follow These Simple Steps to Throw a Killer Fourth of July BBQ

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Fourth of July definitely means sparklers and fireworks, but it also means putting that barbeque to good use. After all, you don’t want to be the only one in the neighborhood not grilling something up for your friends and family. If you want to fly solo this year—without any help from that overachieving know-it-all friend—take the below kernels of wisdom from chefs Russell Bry (of Yalla Mediterranean restaurant) and Steven Lindner (executive chef and founder of Zone Manhattan) to heart—they just may be what keeps you from burning everything. 

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Why La Valencia is On Our List of Favorite San Diego Hotels for a Summer Getaway

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When friends and family visit San Diego, they usually ask me about the best hotels in the area. And after having lived here for over five years now, I definitely have my favorites. Recently, I spent a weekend at La Valencia (aka The Pink Lady) in La Jolla for a mini-staycation to see what it had to offer. At the end of the trip, it was added to my list of SD hotel suggestions for many reasons, including its location, suites and dining options.

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Puerto Vallarta's Casa Velas Boasts Gourmand-Focused Experiences, Impressive Botanical Gardens and Four AAA Diamonds

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

If you’re a foodie seeking a gastro-oriented all-inclusive resort retreat, then Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta is for you. As one of the many properties in the lauded Velas Resorts portfolio, I was truly impressed with this particular location’s continual efforts to keep its culinary options interesting and innovative. Indeed, this adults-only luxury boutique resort is helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm at large.

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Tower23 Welcomes New Executive Chef & Revamped Menu at its Beachfront Restaurant

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If there’s one thing that San Diegans absolutely love, it’s al fresco dining. And, if our outdoor table includes ocean views, then forget it, we’ll be there for hours. Which is exactly what happened to me when I visited JRDN at Tower23 one evening for dinner. Three hours later, and we were still sitting there, people-watching and sipping on French press coffee.

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Throw Your Teen the Most Epic, MTV-Approved Coming-of-Age Party for $2M

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In Hispanic cultures, many celebrate the coming-of-age of their daughters with a quinceañera on her 15th birthday. In the US we have Sweet Sixteen parties—some more elaborate than others (thanks, MTV)—for both males and females, and Jewish cultures celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. But one thing remains, no matter how you choose to celebrate, this day is all about your beloved teen.

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Celebrating 10 Talented Women in Wine: Sommelier Tara Patrick From San Francisco's Michelin-Starred Quince Restaurant

Jun 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Tara Patrick started out as the manager of a small bistro/wine retailer. She soon became the Wine Director and her love for the wine world flourished, taking her to San Francisco where she got her very first sommelier job at the Michael Mina flagship restaurant.

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Nobu Hospitality Group Opening First-Ever Mexico Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Jun 9, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas, Manila City of Dreams, Miami Beach and Riyadh, are just some of the locations where Nobu Hospitality’s swanky hotels reside. And come 2017, the brand will add Mexico to its list of destinations with the opening of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos in collaboration with RCD Resorts.

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The Sold-Out WonderFarm Event Celebrates Farm-to Market Dishes With Local Chefs and Artists

Jun 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Tomorrow night, Atlanta locals will be gathering at the new Ponce City Market for a celebration of food and art at WonderFarm. From 7 to 11 p.m., local chefs, artists and mixologists will gather together for a night of fun, charity and farm-to-market fare.

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Santa Monica Grand Tasting Showcases 25 of LA’s Best Chefs During 2-Day Event

Jun 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Meet-and-greets are great, but eat-and-greets are much tastier. Fans of great chefs and great food won’t want to miss the Santa Monica Grand Tasting event at the Santa Monica Pier on June 13-14. During the weekend, foodies can mingle with 25 of Los Angeles’ best chefs, watch them in action, and eat to their hearts content.

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White Hart Inn Brings Classic British Cuisine to Connecticut

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Although a fixture in Connecticut’s Northwest corner for over 200 years, the White Hart Inn has evolved from prior notable owners, like Edsel Ford (an alumnus of nearby Hotchkiss School) and tea maker John Harney who got his start crafting blends in the inn’s basement. As much as the hotel has changed over the years, one constant is that the bar and restaurant both continue to serve as gathering places for NYC weekenders, parents visiting their children at nearby boarding schools, and locals connecting over their favorite libations. And Chef Annie Wayte hasn’t missed a beat.

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Gordon Ramsay's Latest Maze Grill Location Opens at Original Aubergine Site

May 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last month Gordon Ramsay opened Maze Grill at 11 Park Walk, the original site of the Aubergine restaurant where the chef got his start over 20 years ago. The new restaurant reflects Ramsay’s love for Manhattan’s steakhouses with a menu that consists of poultry, fish and rare-breed steaks.

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Firehouse American Eatery in Pacific Beach Gets $1M Red Hot Makeover

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge in San Diego’s Pacific Beach officially reopened for business earlier this month after being closed for a $1 million renovation. The restaurant, which first debuted nearly a decade ago, brings some serious class to the beach with its new look, which includes Japanese-inspired wall treatments, mirror installations, and panoramic views of the ocean. 

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Fairmont’s Chef in the Park Program Turns Summer Picnicking Into a Lavish Affair

May 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Summer is all about days spent outside, meals eaten al fresco and enjoying the best weather the season has to offer. And combining them all into one stellar evening can make the experience even better.

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