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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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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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Hollywood's Hotspot Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is Bringing Comedy Tableside

Aug 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There’s nothing funny about the Sunset Strip nightspot, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, or Executive Chef Chris Crary’s elevated new menu. And it’s definitely no laughing matter that the Who’s Who of Hollywood fills the club-like spaces for date nights and private awards season parties.

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Western Luxury Meets Rustic Cowboy at Montana's Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Aug 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

I turned off the highway and followed a dirt road for four miles. There was absolutely nothing around other than nature, and lots of it. A stream meandered through the trees, I imagined a bear wandering alongside the road. This was all a part of my first dude-ranch experience. I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with Montana for years.

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The Five-Star Oitavos Juxstaposes Minimalist Décor With Abundant Amenities

Aug 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Having visited many hotels in many countries, I can easily attest to The Oitavos owning the widest corridors I have ever seen, with enough space to drive a car through.

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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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