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San Diego's Donovan's Steak & Chop House is a True Fine Dining Experience

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

While San Diego is rife with great restaurants, and new and exciting dining venues opening their kitchens seemingly by the minute, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House remains a premier eatery for locals and tourists alike. Revered for its classic ambiance replete with rich mahogany appointments, statues, fine artwork, plush décor and white linens throughout, the restaurant is a study in how to proffer a definitive steakhouse dining experience.

 

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2013 Napa Valley Film Fest Announces Lineup & Tribute to John Lee Hancock

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 14, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced its film and event lineup for the 2013 festival, which runs from November 13-17 in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Among the 125 independent films to be screened are August: Osage County, directed by John Wells and starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; Saving Mr. Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell; and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.

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Park City's Washington School House Makes Going Back to School Cool Again

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

This fall, I went back to school (sort of).  As September's crisp breezes brought the first fall of snow to Park City, Utah, I hunkered down in one of the town's newest boutique hotels, the Washington School House.

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Fourth Annual 'A Taste of Iceland' Festival Brings Nordic Culture Across the Pond to Seattle

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

From October 10-13, Seattle streets were filled with the traditional cuisine and culture of Iceland as the annual "A Taste of Iceland" festival returned for its fourth year.

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Willows Inn on Lummi Island Might Be Worth A Pilgrimage For Big Time Foodies

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

It was a sliver of the perfectly balanced sweet/salty, smoked reef-net salmon, simply presented on a cedar slab — I was a goner. Every nibble was unconsciously accompanied by a soulful ‘mmmm.’ I knew then that no matter how hard I tried to search out its equal, I would fall short, because each bite was absolute perfection.

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Stowe Away to Vermont This Fall for Apple Picking, Hiking and Colorful Foliage

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

In the fall months, when the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, there is no better time to take a relaxing weekend away from the city and head to nearby Stowe, Vermont. The quaint town of Stowe, with a population of just over 4,000, is most known as a wintertime wonderland. The mountains of Vermont are the perfect East Coast option for skiers, but the fall also brings brilliant foliage colors ablaze, outdoor activities, fine dining, spa retreats and special events to satisfy any traveler. To get the ball rolling, here’s a list of things to do, places to eat and where to stay while visiting this autumn.

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Ditch the Dives and Watch a Game at Two of L.A.'s More Sophisticated Sports Bars

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

In any season, watching your favorite sports team takes on various faces, as do the bar scenes across the City of Angels. For true fans, sports play a major factor in day-to-day activities and which location is best for the after work crowds. Without an NFL team here, the local attention rotates between the LA Clippers, Kings, Lakers and the Dodgers (who made the playoffs this year!). That is not to say the NFL does not have a fan base, and L.A. has plenty of sports bars around to satisfy any devotee. But what about those wanting to watch a game in a more sophisticated atmosphere, less dive bar, more upscale lounge?

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9 Accessories to Top Off the Perfect Dinner Party

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Being the “host with the most” during this autumn’s harvest parties and holiday feasts won’t be easy. There are so many televised food competitions and cute markets selling “artisanal” ingredients out there, that standards for home chefs are higher than ever before. So, once you’ve spent weeks figuring out your menu, bling up your setting with the over-the-top accessories from this list...and watch your guests be impressed in spite of themselves. These would also make fantastic hostess gifts for all those guests out there. 

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CUCINA enoteca Opens in North County with California-Inspired Italian Cuisine

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Good news, Del Marians (it’ll catch on), CUCINA enoteca is now open right in your backyard. A fusion of California-inspired cuisine and Italian offerings, the new restaurant is fashioned similar to its well-known sister property, CUCINA urbana, as a modern kitchen with a rustic, country-farmhouse charm.

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A Foodie Adventure in South America: 12 Days of Wineries, Cooking Classes & Local Cuisine

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Part of the excitement of traveling is getting to experience the local cuisine of each new destination; likewise, part of the anxiety of traveling is trying the local cuisine…if you know what I mean. To accommodate both emotions, Discovery Adventures in partnership with Discovery Communications and G Adventures has created a trip for the ultimate foodie traveler. The Argentina & Chile Gourmet Adventure is a 12-day journey in November that highlights South American foods and wines, specifically chosen by knowledgeable tour operators.

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