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Lobster Rolls at Merchandise Mart

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Lobster rolls are all over the Eastern Seaboard, but there are several places in Chicago now making decent versions. These traditional sandwiches, served in top-loaded hot dog buns, are now showing up at the Merchandise Mart, thanks to a New York City-based chain that is hoping to plant a few more stores here.

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Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

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Q&A with Andre Arriaza of Barcelona Eat Local Food Tours

by Andre Arriaza @ Taste Trekkers

Andre Arriaza of Barcelona Eat Local Food Tours tells foodies what they need to know about the food scene in Barcelona, Spain.

Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

'How Democracies Die' Authors Say Trump Is A Symptom Of 'Deeper Problems'

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1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

Hệ thống đại học UC muốn tăng học phí thêm $342

Hệ thống đại học UC muốn tăng học phí thêm $342

by Kỳ Hùng @ Nguoi Viet Online

Hội đồng quản trị hệ thống University of California (UC) hiện đang tính tới việc gia tăng học phí cùng các lệ phí khác đối với sinh viên là cư dân tiểu bang.

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What Our Customers Are Saying…

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

“Steve’s Food Crawl was an amazing experience that was uniquely tailored for the palates of our global team.  We were very impressed with the restaurant and bar selected for our group’s outing. Top notch service, and the food and cocktails were incredible. We are looking forward to scheduling another food crawl soon.” Vanessa Reneau-Mack The Warranty […]

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5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to ...

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5 Questions with Laila Hassaballa of Bellies En-Route in Egypt

by Laila Hassaballa @ Taste Trekkers

Laila Hassaballa of the food tour company Bellies En-Route talks about the food scene in Egypt.

Le Pho’s Saigon Sundays brings a delicious party Downtown

Le Pho’s Saigon Sundays brings a delicious party Downtown


LasVegasWeekly.com

The banh mi cheesesteak, which proves that yes, you can elevate both sandwiches as one.

Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT: 'I Was In Hell For 20 Years'

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Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent took part in another question-and-answer session on Saturday (January 20) at the Atlanta Kiss Expo. You can now watch video footage of the discussion in two parts below (courtesy of Mike Brunn). Asked what led to his departure from KISS after the "Lick It Up" touring cycle came to an end, Vincent said: "The problem was really simple. I was writing a lot of songs, and I felt us growing so much as a band, and I wanted them to want me. I know they wanted Eric [Carr, drums] — they loved Eric — but I didn't feel that they wanted me. Even after 'Lick It Up', the perception of it was that it was a big album, and I still felt, 'No matter what I do, they're just not gonna want me in this band.' And there was a contract they wanted me to sign. But I was bringing… My take-home pay was 550 dollars a week, so I never made any money being in the band. From the beginning to the end, it was 550 dollars a week; that's what they paid me. That was my take-home after taxes." According to Vinnie, he was only asking for a bare minimum so that he could support himself and his family. "This was my dream to be in this band," he said. "I didn't want anything as much as I wanted this. Maybe just a little bit so I can buy a house or something. Maybe I could buy a nice car. But that wasn't gonna happen. And there was a contract that they wanted me to sign — it was an employment contract — and there was literally nothing in it for me. I had a family. I had twins that I didn't know I was gonna have, and there was no money to take care of them, and there was no money to buy a home. We were living with relatives, and I was on call 24 hours a day, which was okay — it was all okay. But I couldn't move on; there was no future. There was the future of being Vinnie Vincent of KISS and what that was, but, financially, there was no future in it for me. And I didn't want to be a royalty member, although that would have been nice. But that's not what I asked for. I just asked for something that could take me out of living in an apartment or with my relatives, and maybe a nice car instead of driving around in a car the size of a can of tuna. And while I'm on the road, I've got a family, I've got little children. I wanted to know that they were well taken care of and at least that some of my value, my worth to them would have been special to them and said, 'Look, we can afford to make this work for you,' and they just didn't." Vincent said that everything came to a head at the end of "Lick It Up" tour when "the pressure" on him "was so, so, so unbearable to sign" the contract which was presented to him, which he described as "all for us and none for Vinnie. I said, 'I can't, I can't, I can't. Just please treat me better than this and everything will be fine,'" he recalled. "There was nothing. I never saw any royalties during the time I was in the band; it was just a paycheck, that I took home 550 bucks a week. So after the 'Lick It Up' tour was a success and I'm thinking, 'We have a great band. This is a new chapter. This is now…' The makeup came off. This was probably for Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] a really difficult time, because the makeup was what the band was. To remove it, I think, was a bit of a relief. This is my opinion — it was a bit of a relief, but [there was also] a bit of fear, trepidation, because you didn't know what was coming. But 'Lick It Up' said, even with Vinnie, this worked. The songs were great, the reception was great, the tours were great. And at the end of the 'Lick It Up' tour, I remember… The last thing we said to each other was, 'We're gonna record a new record. Come back in about two months with your new songs.' Everybody said, 'Well, see you then. We're all gonna record our new songs, demo them, bring them together and see what we've got for the new record.' I recorded and demoed [future VINNIE VINCENT INVASION songs] 'Boyz Are Gonna Rock', 'Shoot U Full Of Love', 'No Substitute', 'Animal' and 'Twisted'. Those were the five songs that I wrote that I was gonna bring back. They were demoed, and I said, 'This is gonna be one hell of a KISS record, and I think they're gonna love them.' So they asked me to come back, and I said, 'I wanna come back, but I've got to survive. I can't survive on this. And I'm coming back with a great album. Can't we make this work?' And, unfortunately, the answer was no. 'Unless you sign the contract, you can't come back.' And I said, 'You know what? This is gonna break my heart. I can't come back.' So then, about a month later, in May of '84, they sent me a letter saying, 'Well, you're fired.' I guess it was redundant because I already said I wasn't coming back if you can't make this work. And that's what happened. And it broke my heart." Vincent also talked about his "20-year-lawsuit" against his former bandmates, alleging unpaid songwriting royalties. He said: "It could have all been avoided. It was senseless, because there were millions of dollars in warranties. And I tried for four fucking years — from '91 to '97 — to say, 'Can't we just work something out?' This wasn't something I wanted to do; this was the last thing I wanted to do. But right is right, and I'm willing to… Just show me some humanity, just a little compassion. Maybe just help me out — settle with me. Just something to make all of this just have been worth it for me. And they said 'no.' And they hurt me deeply — deeply, deeply, deeply, fucking deeply — and there was nowhere to go but to file this lawsuit. "The miracle that I survived that lawsuit was probably as miraculous as surviving what happened to me in 1984," he added. "And I just put it behind me. We eventually settled everything that we had between us, all the problems, about seven years ago. But I was in hell for 20 years, and it was my hell — nobody knew it. And I saw the world going by, I saw what everybody was saying about me, I saw what everybody in the band was saying about me, and I said, 'What a shame. What a shame.' There was no reason for it. I mean, we could have had — in my opinion — such a fucking great band. We still can, we still can, because that magic never ends. I still love them. I mean, it's never gonna go away. So when you respect — and I do dearly respect Gene and Paul with all my heart; I love them and I always will. They gave me this. With the good came the bad. But the magic that we have together never dies." Vincent said that he had a fond recollection of his last collaboration with KISS, which happened when he was brought in to co-write "Unholy", "Heart Of Chrome" and "I Just Wanna" for the band's 1992 album, "Revenge". "I didn't see them from '84 to '91," he said. "'91 was our first meeting again after VINNIE VINCENT INVASION. And Gene said, 'We're recording a new record.' I think I saw Gene in a recording studio. 'Give us a call. Let's work together.' And I said, 'Ah, I'd love to see you.' And then 'Revenge' happened and those songs. And I said, 'This is the moment. This is the band. This is it.' 'Unholy' was Gene and I; that was our baby. Paul and I wrote two songs, and we worked together for a year on that record. And it was another fun time. I mean, every time we worked together, it was just a joy. The magic, it's something that I can't put into words. 'Magic' is not the right word for it, because it's electric when you just… Something that happens when you plug in something and there's electricity here and it just works. So it turned out to be a great record and a lot of music that I'm proud of." Vinnie Vincent joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the "Ankh Warrior," he toured with the group in support of "Creatures Of The Night", on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band. From there, KISS wrote and released "Lick It Up" — their first album without makeup — in 1983, a recording on which Vincent co-wrote eight of 10 songs, including the title track, which remains a staple of the group's live performances to this day. In recent years, Vincent has been the subject of a number of rumors about his gender identity, including that he has been cross-dressing and that he has undergone a sex change. Last year, Vincent was the focus of a Swedish TV documentary called "KISS Och Gitarristen Som Försvann" ("KISS And The Guitarist Who Disappeared") which apparently tried, unsuccessfully, to track Vinnie down and get him to sit down for an interview.

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America

The 33 Best Donut Shops in America


Thrillist

From the OG legends to the trendy, over-the-top spots, these are 2016's best donut shops.

Group Tour: Vancouver

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

[Note: this tour is no longer being sold, but it will give you an idea of the types of tours I can organize] After our successful (and incredibly delicious) eating and drinking trip to New Orleans in March, I’ve decided to plan another group trip. This time, we’re going to visit one of my favorite […]

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Chicago Restaurant Group Opens The Aviary in NYC

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

The team behind restaurants such as Alinea, Next and the Aviary has launched its first project outside of Chicago, in New York City. They’ve taken over the lobby of a mid-town hotel, and have transplanted their cutting edge cocktails, as well as their friendly Midwestern service to the Big Apple.

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In Trump's First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides

In Trump's First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised abortion opponents four specific actions to "advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers." One year into his presidency, three of those items remain undone. Nevertheless, opponents of abortion have made significant progress in changing the direction of federal and state policies. Indeed, on Friday, as anti-abortion protesters gathered in Washington for the 45th annual March for Life , the Trump administration announced two new policies. One is a letter to states aimed at making it easier for them to exclude Planned Parenthood facilities from their Medicaid programs; the other is a proposed regulation to allow health care providers to refuse to perform services that conflict with their "religious or moral beliefs." "In my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life," President Trump said in a video address from the Rose Garden to the marchers.

Some of Our Favorite Cookbooks from 2017

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

For the last three years, Rick Bayless and I have set aside a week in early December to talk about some of our favorite cookbooks from the past year. There were some dynamite books released in 2017, so on this edition of The Feed Podcast, we first talked to Chef Paul Kahan (avec, Blackbird, The […]

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6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

5 Questions with Keith Fogarty of Celebrate Food Tours in Orlando

by Keith Fogarty @ Taste Trekkers

Keith Fogarty of Celebrate Food Tours talks about the local food scene in Orlando, Florida.

5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. Out of ...

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Come With Me To Cuba

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

Since the softening of relations between Cuba and the U.S. has been in the news the past few months, we figured it was time to go before the floodgates opened. Unlike previous tours I’ve organized, this one is going to encompass much more than just eating. We’ll visit farmers, eat in paladars (people’s private homes, […]

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Newport Beach cho phép một cây xăng bán rượu

Newport Beach cho phép một cây xăng bán rượu

by Thiện Lê @ Nguoi Viet Online

Ủy ban quy hoạch Newport Beach vừa chấp thuận cho phép một tiệm tạp hóa ở cây xăng 76 gần bệnh viện Hoag bán bia rượu.

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Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the ...

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What Our Customers Are Saying…

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

“Steve’s Food Crawl was an amazing experience that was uniquely tailored for the palates of our global team.  We were very impressed with the restaurant and bar selected for our group’s outing. Top notch service, and the food and cocktails were incredible. We are looking forward to scheduling another food crawl soon.” Vanessa Reneau-Mack The Warranty […]

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Cuba Travel Guide: Things To Do, Costs, & Travel Tips

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

Is it possible to travel Cuba on a budget? Learn how much it cost me to backpack through Cuba — along with my favorite travel tips, things to do, and more.

This is a post from The Expert Vagabond adventure blog.

17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

by John Burnett @

The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest of the world have jumped 24 percent. Some are from formerly "recalcitrant" countries that used to reject U.S. deportees but have now agreed to take them home. These nations include Guinea, Cuba, Bangladesh, Iraq, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Moreover, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, are arresting more immigrants in the interior of the U.S. who have overstayed their visas. A case in point — the unauthorized Irish in Boston. "It's really indiscriminate. ICE, in their aggressive tactics of detention, are going after the Irish as much as they're going after any other nationality," says Ronnie Millar, director of the Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston. Sitting in

Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

SUPERFRESH ORGANIC CAFE | Brattleboro, Vermont

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Tay Ho Restaurant & Bar

Tay Ho Restaurant & Bar


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'Stop Acting Like Pouty Children': Shutdown Messages For Washington

'Stop Acting Like Pouty Children': Shutdown Messages For Washington

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Leaders in Washington continue negotiations to end a partial government shutdown, and they're getting their own messages out about how we got here. As NPR's Ron Elving writes, each party is accusing the other of being out of touch with Americans — and they're both probably right. So we asked you what you want them to know. Many federal workers wrote in and expressed dismay at Congress for holding the country — and people's paychecks "hostage" and for using them, especially the military, as "bargaining chips." Some messages could have come straight out of a kindergarten class: "Stop pointing fingers," "please play nicely," "stop acting like pouty children," and "I don't care who started it." Others, anxious about their own paychecks, proposed that Congress' pay be cut until they work out a compromise. And some sympathized with Congress and believes leaders should hold firm on their convictions — especially on illegal immigration. Here are some of the messages NPR's readers have for

6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

Black Bean Challenge

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

On this edition of The Feed Podcast (where you’ll find the recipes), a Black Bean Challenge with the Chef and Owner of May Street Café & Steakhouse in Chicago.  Chef Mario Santiago joins Rick Bayless in the test kitchen to come up with an easy weeknight meal in 15 minutes or less, using a can of […]

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South Side Greenhouse Providing Year-round Produce

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

In the past, eating fresh salads greens or just-picked herbs only happened in the summertime in Chicago. Restaurants and grocery stores were always forced to import them during the winter. Not anymore.

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6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

820 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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Seven Stars

Ice, Ice Baby – S. Side Business Crafting Cool Cubes

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

If you’ve ever been to a great cocktail bar, you may have noticed how perfectly geometrical the ice cubes are. They just barely fit into the glass. In Chicago, there is a good chance the bar outsourced the job to someone else. Bars are turning to ice experts to get the job done. On this week’s […]

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887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

Marisol Chef Gearing Up for CPS/Pilot Light Fundraiser

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Nearly two dozen of Chicago’s best chefs are getting together for a unique fundraiser this Friday for a non-profit called Pilot Light, which works with Chicago Public Schools children. One of the key chefs involved is Jason Hammel, known for his work at Lula Cafe. From the kitchen of his new restaurant, Marisol, inside the Museum […]

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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01/22/2018: Looking back at how the Fed handled the financial crisis

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(U.S. Edition) Now that the federal government has been shut down, some federal agencies have furloughed workers. With over half of the staff at the Centers for Disease Control deemed "nonessential," we'll look at some of the tasks that may go unmanaged. Afterwards, we'll talk to Yale professor Andrew Metrick about whether the Federal Reserve could have handled the financial crisis better — a conversation that's part of our new project Divided Decade . In the series, we'll explore how the financial crisis and its aftermath changed America.

Homemade Pastrami All Over Chicago

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

The thought of turkey sandwiches for the next few days doesn’t seem all that appealing, which is why I’m thankful for the city’s myriad (homemade) pastrami options. There are several places now brining, curing and smoking their own briskets, much like they do in New York or Montreal.

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Catalonia's Puigdemont Is Put Forth For President, Despite New Calls For Arrest

Catalonia's Puigdemont Is Put Forth For President, Despite New Calls For Arrest

by Bill Chappell @

The leader of Catalonia's parliament has nominated Carles Puigdemont to a new term as president, adding another twist in the story of the separatist leader who was ousted from power by Spain last year. The move comes as Spain's Supreme Court rejects prosecutors' call to renew a European arrest warrant against Puigdemont. Prosecutors were calling for Puigdemont to be arrested in Denmark, where he traveled on Monday. Puigdemont left Spain and took refuge in Belgium last fall, facing the threat of arrest over his efforts to make Catalonia independent. Spain rescinded its European arrest warrant against him in December, when it became clear Belgian authorities would not cooperate. But this week, Puigdemont is visiting a university conference in Denmark. And prosecutors saw an opening. From Madrid, Lauren Frayer reports for NPR's Newscast unit, "It's his first trip out of Belgium since fleeing into exile there. He faces up to 30 years in prison in Spain if convicted." As Spain's legal

Merry Christmas! Here’s $30 Off Your Next Hotel On Booking.com

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! As 2017 winds down, I wanted to give everyone a gift this holiday season. Enjoy $30 off your next hotel stay on Booking.com!

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6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

Banh Mi in Saigon

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

I just returned from an intensive eating vacation that meandered through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. One of the highlights, without a doubt, were the delicious banh mi sandwiches we ate in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). To call them simply Vietnamese subs would be an insult. They begin with the greatest French bread – much […]

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How to Eat in Saigon Vietnam – A Ho Chi Minh City Food Primer

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

Saigon Vietnam is a city teeming with motorbikes, coffee and soup. At least that’s what we found during our two-week exploration of the Ho Chi Minh City food scene. Read on if you’re wondering what to eat in Saigon. With a population exceeding 8 million people, rapidly growing Saigon rumbles with activity on every corner like a machine with chainlike lines of never-ending scooters that streak through some of the busiest intersections in the world.  Though the official name is now Ho Chi Minh City, everybody in the electric city calls it ...

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Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Experiencing Barcelona with a Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

We ended our whirlwind Barcelona trip with a Devour Barcelona Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour – a fun and tasty evening adventure in the Catalan capital city. Let’s be clear – three days in Barcelona Spain isn’t enough. But that’s all we had between our projects in Girona and Helsinki. Not wanting to miss a thing, we packed our limited time with lots of foodie fun and ended our visit with Devour Barcelona’s evening tapas and wine tasting tour. Yes, we spent our last evening in Barcelona drinking wine and ...

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15 Common Travel Scams (And How To Avoid Them)

15 Common Travel Scams (And How To Avoid Them)


Expert Vagabond

Shady people love to take advantage of unsuspecting tourists. It’s easy to become a victim. These are the most common travel scams around the world.

6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in Boston

by Mike Jones @ Taste Trekkers

With Massachusetts being one of the top ice cream consuming states in the country, it’s no surprise that Boston is home to a plethora of ice cream shops. However, as any ice cream lover knows, not all frozen treats are created equal. New England is known for the ultra-dense consistency of its ice cream. Thick […]

South Africa Culinary Tour

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

2017 is shaping up to be an ambitious year for my culinary tours. We kick things off in February with an action-packed (and food and wine-filled) tour of South Africa. Once again, I’m working with Earthbound Expeditions, which does an excellent job of accommodating special requests (I have many, when it comes to providing a unique […]

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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

01/22/2018: A Fed governor looks back on the financial crisis

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(Markets Edition) The GOP may have succeeded in passing a bill to overhaul America's tax system, but there are still obstacles in the way. Namely the government shutdown that happened on Friday. We'll look at how the shutdown will affect the IRS and its ability to implement the new tax law. Afterwards, we'll talk to Randall Kroszner, a University of Chicago professor who served as a governor of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2009, about what the atmosphere was like during the financial crisis. Our interview is part of our new series Divided Decade , where we'll look at how the financial crisis and its aftermath changed America.

820 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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Seven Stars

U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open By End Of 2019, Pence Says In Israel

U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open By End Of 2019, Pence Says In Israel

by Bill Chappell @

Vice President Pence says the U.S. will complete the plan to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, announcing a faster timeline for opening the embassy than had been previously reported. Pence announced the new deadline during his visit to Israel. "In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the United States Embassy in Jerusalem — and that United States Embassy will open before the end of next year," Pence said. Pence spoke in Israel's Knesset on Monday, after meeting with leaders in Egypt and Jordan over the weekend. The vice president also spoke to reporters alongside Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he echoed when he called Jerusalem, the hotly contested city, "Israel's capital." Netanyahu was clearly pleased by those remarks, NPR's Tamara Keith reports from Israel. But she added via Twitter that there were some signs of dissent when Pence spoke to the legislature. "Members of the Knesset who stood and

1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

820 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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Seven Stars

Alyki, Thasos, Greece

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Restaurant Archodissa

You Won’t Believe What I Found (must see) – Vegan Food in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City

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2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

Chance the Rapper’s Favorite Fried Shrimp is Legit

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Chicago has a few old-school options for fried shrimp – we’re thinking of Calmet Fisheries, Goose Island Shrimp House and Lawrence Fisheries – but one of Chance the Rapper’s childhood favorites near Englewood is also worth a second look. Haire’s Gulf Shrimp 7448 S Vincennes Ave (773) 783-1818

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ROBERT PLANT On Possibility Of Recording With JIMMY PAGE Again: 'It's Not Even Within My Countenance To Imagine It'

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In a brand new interview with the Louisville, Kentucky radio station 91.9 WFPK, LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant was asked if he could ever see himself recording with Jimmy Page again. "I have no idea," he said (hear audio below). "It's not even within my countenance to imagine it, really." After DJ Kyle Meredith pointed out that LED ZEPPELIN is still "near and dear to the hearts" of the band's fans, Plant replied: "Me too — nobody more than me. But I don't wanna do it a disservice either." LED ZEPPELIN hasn't performed together in almost a decade, having last played London's O2 Arena in December 2007. The concert was part of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute event, which was chronicled on the band's 2012 "Celebration Day" CD and DVD. The set, which featured Jason Bonham subbing for his late father John Bonham on drums, marked Plant, Page and Paul Jones's first full-scale concert together since John Bonham's 1980 death. Last October, Robert shot down the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion, telling the Daily Telegraph that "you can't ever really go back." He added: "It's tough enough repeating yourself with something that's a year old, never mind forty-nine years old. I've got to keep moving." Plant has arguably been the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for a series of concerts, Plant remains committed to his new musical direction in the roots and blues-based "Americana" field. Robert's eleventh solo album, "Carry Fire", was released in October via Nonesuch/Warner.

Austin BBQ Day Trip

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

Interested in taking a small group down to Austin for the day? I recently organized an intensive barbecue sojourn to Central Texas that had us visiting three notable places, and we did it in less than 12 hours. We started by taking a private charter jet from Chicago’s Midway Airport directly to Austin. Then we […]

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1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

Digging in Down Under

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Here is a story I wrote for The Chicago Tribune’s Travel section about my food-filled trip to Sydney and Melbourne in 2017. Click here to read it.  

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709 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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Pinks Hot Dogs

Korean Chain Makes Noodles in Glenview Strip Mall

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Fast-food franchises rarely have memorable food, but a Korean company focusing on noodles, is making some memorable – and affordable – dishes, in a Glenview strip mall. The chain is based on a celebrity chef from Korea you’ve probably never heard of, but that doesn’t matter, because it’s all about the handmade noodles.

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1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

Strange Foods Festival Hits Town Sunday

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

If you’re the kind of intrepid eater who thrills to the prospect of trying fried grasshoppers, fermented water jelly and tripe ragú, you might want to check out the 2nd annual Strange Foods Festival this Sunday, November 5th, at the Stan Mansion (2408 N. Kedzie) in Logan Square. Keng Sisavath is a one-man ambassador for […]

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GRETA VAN FLEET Has A Fan In ROBERT PLANT

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has a fan in legendary singer Robert Plant. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman told Louisville radio station 91.9 WFPK that he's heard the young Michigan-based group, saying that vocalist Josh Kiszka is "pretty good... There's a job out there for him." The irony is that GRETA VAN FLEET's sound has been compared to ZEPPELIN, with Kiszka's voice similar to Plant's and the musical style close as well. Josh and his brother, guitarist Jake Kiszka, told The Pulse Of Radio that the band's chart-topping first single, "Highway Tune", was a tribute to all the rock music they grew up listening to. "When we first realized that we had to be writing our own material, and we really wanted to, you know, I sat down and wrote the riff," Jake said. Josh added: "Jake kind of did the riff and I threw some vocals in there and it was kind of really an ode to that appreciation for rock 'n' roll music at its, you know, finest." GRETA VAN FLEET rocketed to the top of the rock radio charts last year with "Highway Tune". The track is taken from the quartet's debut EP, "Black Smoke Rising", which came out last April. Their latest single is "Safari Song". The Michigan-based group is reportedly working on its first full-length LP and will head out on a European tour this March. The band is confirmed to appear at this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, which will be held on April 13 through April 15 and again with the exact same bill on April 20 through April 22 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. More headlining and festival dates will follow in late April, May and June.

2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

Hyde Park Gets First Neapolitan Pizza Option

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Neapolitan pizza joints have been cropping up all over Chicago the past few years, but none had opened in Hyde Park, until recently. One of Lincoln Park’s best pizza makers closed her shop a few months ago, re-opening in a brand new dorm on the University of Chicago campus, where they’ve expanded their menu. Nella […]

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369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

Top Stories: Government Shutdown, Day 3; Patriots And Eagles To Super Bowl

by Korva Coleman @

Good morning, here are our early stories: -- Shutdown Day 3: Senate Plans Midday Vote Amid Active Negotiations. 'Criminal Cabal'? FBI Fears Political Attacks May Imperil Work Of Field Agents. -- Amid Jitters Over North Korea, Tokyo Conducts Public Missile Drill. -- New England Patriots To Face Philadelphia Eagles At Super Bowl. And here are more early headlines: Pence Reaffirms Trump Position That Jerusalem Israel's Capital. ( AP ) Gunmen Target Kabul Hotel For Hours, Several Killed. ( New York Times ) Soccer Star George Weah To Be Inaugurated As Liberia's President. ( BBC ) Nassar Sexual Abuse Sentencing Extended, As Victims Speak. ( Detroit News ) 2 Small Bombs Explode In Central Florida Mall; No Injuries. ( AP ) California Highway Reopens After Mudslides 2 Weeks Ago. ( Los Angeles Times ) Threat Increased At Philippine Volcano. ( VOA ) Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

Nursing Home Recreates Communist East Germany For Dementia Patients

Nursing Home Recreates Communist East Germany For Dementia Patients

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It's said that time heals all wounds. But not for people afflicted with dementia like Gerda Noack. The 93-year-old German woman's memory is fading, as is her eyesight. The losses scare her. On a recent morning at the AlexA Residence for Senior Citizens in Dresden, where she lives, Noack sounded anxious as she asked, over and over: "Where am I supposed to go?" Director Gunter Wolfram gently took her arm and suggested they visit a government-run store from the former communist East Germany called Intershop. The once popular chain no longer exists — but a mockup of the store is only a few steps away. For the many East Germans who spent decades trying to free themselves from communism's regimented lifestyle, it might seem like a return to captivity. But for Noack, it's an escape from a mental jail that today's reunified Germany can't unlock. With the director's help, she searches one of the shelves featuring the Intershop logo for items produced in the former East. The sight soothes Noack,

Travel Vaccination Guide: Which Shots Do You Need?

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

Planning to travel overseas in the next few months? You may want to think about travel vaccinations. Learn which shots you may need for which countries, and how to save money on them.

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887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

Flying Over The Grand Canyon In A Helicopter From Vegas

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

The helicopter's rotor fired up, whirring above our heads. Our pilot took the controls and we suddenly began to hover off the ground, rising into the sky above Las Vegas.

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Q&A with Lizzie and Sam of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences

by Food Tours @ Taste Trekkers

Lizzie and Sam are long-time residents of Cambridge/Somerville, Massachusetts with their great dane dog Maddie, foodies, and globe-trotters. We love exploring the world together and also supporter entrepreneurs of all kinds, especially locally.   What neighborhoods should people visit when they come to your city? Somerville is right outside of Boston and conveniently located on […]

Alyki, Thasos, Greece

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Restaurant Archodissa

Chicago’s First Handroll Bar Opens in Wicker Park

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Sushi bars are nothing new in Chicago, but Anaba in Wicker Park offers something different. It shares an address with the veggie-friendly Mana Food Bar at 1742 W. Division St., and like its sibling, it’s laser-focused on just one thing: handrolls.

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369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

Should you buy bitcoin? Or Ethereum? Or Dash? Or just ... boring old stocks?

by Stephanie Hughes and Molly Wood @

So many cryptocurrencies. So much money to be made … or lost. You’re a would-be investor, deciding whether to put your money in bitcoin . Or Dash . (It's digital cash. See what they did there?) Or Ripple . (Though I have a personal rule about never investing in a currency that could be mistaken for an ice cream.) Where do you put your money? Well, besides scanning Reddit threads, starting Wednesday, there will be official financial ratings in the mix. Weiss Ratings is going to assign letter grades — think A through F — to cryptocurrencies. Interested parties can subscribe to the ratings for $39 a month to find out the grades. Though, because of the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies, those grades could change daily. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Martin Weiss, who’s behind the ratings. Molly Wood: You’re creating a rating for cryptocurrencies. Why? Martin Weiss: As you've seen in the news, the market for cryptocurrencies is wild. It's one of the few places we've seen so

Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

Taste Trekkers · Food and Travel

Taste Trekkers · Food and Travel


Taste Trekkers

Taste Trekkers: For foodies who love travel and travelers who love food.

1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

London Food Tour – A Great Way to Explore British Food

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

See why a three-hour London Food Tour is a tasty way to learn about London’s gastronomic history.  London has felt like a second home to us during our worldwide travels these past 16 months. We love the vibrancy of the city, not to mention that the fact that the locals all speak English, albeit with a British accent. This may be a surprise to some of our readers, but we also love the food in London. Every time we stay in London, we enjoy exploring the London food scene, especially the plethora of ...

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Roberta’s Comes to Chicago, For Pizza Pop-Up

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

A taste of Bushwick is coming to Pilsen, but only for a weekend. One of New York City’s finest pizzas is made in the ovens at Roberta’s, and the team behind this Brooklyn gem will be setting up shop at Dusek’s Board & Beer for a two-day pizza pop-up, November 11 and 12. “While Chicago […]

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Awesome Naples Walking Tour with Coffee and Pizza

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

Wondering what to do in Naples Italy? The Flavors of Naples walking tour is a great way to navigate the Naples food scene. Starting with coffee and ending with a pizza making session, this Naples food tour provides a tasty introduction to the Italian city’s vibrant food culture. We returned to Naples Italy for many reasons. The dirty, chaotic city forged a soft spot in our hearts during our first visit three years ago and created a hankering that we could no longer ignore. We fell hard for the city’s hauntingly ...

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4378 Ocean St #3, Atlantic Beach, Florida

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Safe Harbor Seafood

Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Lầm ngân hàng với Taco Bell, lộ ra tội say thuốc lái xe

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Douglas Francisco, 28 tuổi, bị bắt về tội lái xe trong lúc say rượu, sau khi được đánh thức dậy.

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1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Kẻ sát nhân ra tòa vì kỳ thị chủng tộc

by Đinh Quang Anh Thái @ Nguoi Viet Online

Stanley Vernon Majors bị truy tố về tội cố sát do thù hận, đã giết, chỉ vỉ ghét người Á Rập. Jabara, ở Tulsa, Oklahoma, ngay trước cửa nhà nạn nhân.

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Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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Group Tour: New Orleans

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

[Note: this tour already took place in 2014, but I've included the itinerary here in case you'd like more information about my larger, group tours] New Orleans has always held a unique place in my heart. From late nights in the Quarter as a college kid, to lazy rides on the St. Charles streetcar as […]

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5 Questions with Mariana Kavroulaki of Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures

by Mariana Kavroulaki @ Taste Trekkers

Mariana Kavroulaki of Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures tells us all about her local food scene.

369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

A food tour of Little Saigon for first-time visitors

A food tour of Little Saigon for first-time visitors


Nguoi Viet Online

The rising food scene in Little Saigon in Orange County, Calif., has attracted the attention of connoisseurs and curiosity of foodies around the world. Even folks who travel to the area from Vietna…

1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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5 Day Berlin Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

If you are planning a trip to Berlin, you should know that there is a lot more to see here than just the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It’s a diverse city filled with world-class museums, beautiful squares to wander through, and ...

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887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

Group Tour: New York City

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

[Note: this tour is no longer being sold, but it will give you an idea of the types of tours I can arrange for larger group] I should also point out that EVERYTHING is included once you get to NYC – the food, the drinks the tour, etc. – the only extra money you’ll need […]

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1000 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA

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Hop City and Antico Pizza

Napa Valley Day Trip

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

The theme of this trip was “farm to table,” and though we tried to make it in one day, even with a private jet, the three hour, 45 minute flight each way required an overnight stay in Napa. We began the day at the Oxbow Market in Napa, for the best English muffins in the […]

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Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Pre-Theater Dining in The Loop, Part 1

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

The Oriental, the Goodman and the Cadillac theaters draw many people to Chicago’s Loop during the holiday season, so I wanted to offer a few good options for places to go before (or even after) a show. You’ll be able to eat well in an abbreviated amount of time. Next week, I’ll offer up part […]

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2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

NYC Sushi Day Trip

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

In 2014, I led a small group of six to New York City for a one-day trek to three outstanding sushi bars, and was able to show the difference between various methods for slicing fish, seasoning rice and presenting an omakase (tasting menu). We began with a commercial flight out of Chicago, then hit the […]

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6538 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Old Hickory House

Bangkok’s Kuay Teow Kua Gai

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

While on vacation in Bangkok, I filed a report for PRI’s The World, focusing on a particular noodle dish that’s NOT pad thai. Kuay Teow Kua Gai is a wide, rice noodle dish, typically made in a back alley, by cooks who’ve been doing it for years in woks set over blazing charcoals. Thanks to […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History and Food Tour by Motorbike in Vietnam Asia

Ho Chi Minh City Half-Day History and Food Tour by Motorbike in Vietnam Asia


WizTours

This unique tour is designed to reveal a segment of Saigon history, take you through a day in the life of a Saigonese person and to see the rapid transformations that the city is undergoing. In this trip, we will take you along 22 Saigon streets in 4

Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

709 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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Pinks Hot Dogs

887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Quick Look: Savor Saigon food tour, Vietnam

Quick Look: Savor Saigon food tour, Vietnam


BRAD A. JOHNSON

I recently traveled back to Saigon. So much has changed since my last visit to Vietnam just a few years before. Most notably, the skyline is quickly going vertical. Fortunately, much of what I fell…

14 DAYS, 14 DANCES: a most epic DANCE-A-THON is happening right.now.

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A Conversation with David Chang

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

On this week’s The Feed Podcast, a chat with the force behind the Momofuku restaurants that have seemingly opened all over the world. David Chang joins me and Rick Bayless for a wide-ranging conversation, including his passion for fermentation, what “authenticity” means to him, the work involved in being a chef and we ask what […]

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Q&A with Charmin Members of Chicago’s Under-The-Radar Food Tours

by Charmin Members @ Taste Trekkers

Charmin Members of Under the Radar Food Tours talks about the Chicago food scene.

17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

4378 Ocean St #3, Atlantic Beach, Florida

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Safe Harbor Seafood

“Craft Ice” from South Side Gracing Cocktails Everywhere

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

When you order a cocktail in a bar, you probably don’t give much thought to the ice inside of it. But a new business on the South Side, called Just Ice, does. They are creating “craft ice,” which now sits in the freezers of more than 150 bars and restaurants in the region, including Prairie School, […]

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897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Report: Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer DAVE HOLLAND Dead At 69

by @ BLABBERMOUTH.NET

According to the Spanish newspaper El Progreso, former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has passed away at the age of 69. The musician died on Tuesday, January 16 at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain. The cause of his death has not been revealed, but his body has already been cremated, according to the newspaper. Holland had reportedly been residing in Fonsagrada, a town and municipality in the province of Lugo in northwest Spain, after spending several years in a British jail for attempting to rape a teenage boy. The drummer was sentenced in January 2004 of trying to assault the 17-year-old in his cottage in Northamptonshire, England, while giving him drumming lessons. The abuse was revealed in a letter written by the teenager to his parents. Holland always denied any involvement in the attempted rape of the special needs student and was at one point said to be planning to write a tell-all biography of his life and career. According to El Progreso, Dave lived discreetly in a secluded part of Spain and was described by the neighbors who knew him as "very kind and polite." Dave joined PRIEST in 1979 and stayed in the band for a decade, playing on such classic albums as "British Steel" (1980), "Point Of Entry" (1981), "Screaming For Vengeance" (1982), "Defenders Of The Faith" (1984), "Turbo" (1986), and "Ram It Down" (1988). He exited the band in 1989 and was replaced by Scott Travis. Holland was also a founding member of TRAPEZE alongside Glenn Hughes and Mel Galley, his bandmates from a previous group named FINDERS KEEPERS. Holland was arguably the least popular of PRIEST's six drummers to date (John Hinch, Alan Moore, Simon Phillips, Les Binks, Dave Holland, and Scott Travis), with a 1986 Modern Drummer profile calling him "the Charlie Watts of heavy metal." In a 2008 interview, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford stated about Holland: "I think there's an enormous respect for Dave and what he did for the band. As you know, we've had many drummers; we're almost like the living SPINAL TAP in some respects. The drumming for any band is absolutely vital — it's the anchor, and it's what keeps the band locked together. So after going through three or four drummers, we finally found the best man for the job, Scott Travis." PRIEST bassist Ian Hill once described Holland's style as "very steady and solid. He doesn't try to fit things in and be fancy just for the sake of it. Dave's the sort of drummer that would rather leave something out and make his impact that way, instead of dealing with a real technical jazz-type drum fill. All I can say is that Dave's a damn good heavy rock drummer in my book."

5 Questions with Palemon Larios Nieves of Pitaya Food Tours

by Palemon Larios Nieves @ Taste Trekkers

Palemon Larios is an adventure seeker for his taste buds. He enjoys the mix of flavors that are traditional to create a completely new dish. What foods is your city known for? Guadalajara is known throughout Mexico to have a unique and original culinary culture. The traditional foods we are known for are: Carne en […]

5 Questions with Yuma Wada of Ninja Food Tours in Tokyo

by Yuma Wada @ Taste Trekkers

Yuma Wada is director of Ninja Food Tours Tokyo in Japan. Yuma enjoys exploring Tokyo to discover new restaurants and hidden gems. What foods is your city known for? Tokyo offers a wide range of foods and cuisines. You will be probably overwhelmed by a large number of food options. As for traditional Japanese foods, […]

17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

A Taste of Bangkok

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

I receive a lot of cookbooks during the year, but a recent one, Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand stood out because of its thoroughness and vivid representation of what eating and cooking in Thailand is really like. If you’ve ever been curious about how the Thais truly eat, this is the book for […]

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Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop is an easily accessible, enjoyable hiking trail in Death Valley. Hike through sandstone canyons, enjoy the view from Manly Beacon, and explore the golden mudstone hills that make this part of Death Valley look so interesting. If you want to add a hike to your Death Valley to-do list, the Golden Canyon – ...

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Vietnamese Cafe in Pilsen Offers All-Day Dining, Drinking

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

Many Vietnamese restaurants in Chicago are on Argyle Street in the Uptown neighborhood, but Cà Phê Dá in Pilsen offers Vietnamese food served at a slightly higher level. The owners of Haisous on 18th Street opened the tiny coffee shop next door, where the pastries and sandwiches are truly remarkable.

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17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

Niềm tin của giới tiêu thụ Mỹ tụt liên tiếp ba tháng

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Ban Nghiên cứu kinh tế của Đại học Michigan cho biết chỉ số đo niềm tin của giới tiêu thụ Mỹ lên cao nhất vào cuối năm ngoái đã tụt xuống trong tháng Giêng.

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369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

709 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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Pinks Hot Dogs

Southern Food Inspired by Mississippi Delta in Wicker Park

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There are, of course, restaurants in the Chicago area that specialize in Southern food, but most of them tend to stick to the same script: fried catfish or chicken, biscuits and a plate of shrimp and grits. However, there’s a new restaurant in Wicker Park, The Delta, where they’re focusing in on the food from the […]

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SAIGON KICK Drummer Interviewed On 'The Monkey Business Show' (Audio)

SAIGON KICK Drummer Interviewed On 'The Monkey Business Show' (Audio)


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Drummer Phil Varone of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK was interviewed on the February 2 edition of "The Monkey Business Show" podcast by Moose and Plain Ken. Phil called in to...

17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

820 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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Seven Stars

Vegan Food @ MEXICAN RADIO (Schenectady & Hudson, NY)

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Why I Quit Being A Digital Nomad (And Moved Back To The US)

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

Last week I spent all day packing up a small U-haul trailer with my belongings, preparing to move to Los Angeles, California. It felt a bit surreal after 7 years living as a digital nomad

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Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon: tour the Cu Chu Tunnels, shoot an AK-47, War Remnants Museum, motorbike tours, and food tours.

1000 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA

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Hop City and Antico Pizza

2511 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC

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Macs Speed Shop

897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

24 Hours in New Orleans

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

I put together this tour for a small group of six, which included a private jet from Midway Airport, direct to New Orleans. We hit the ground running: lunch at Cochon Butcher with the Restaurant Critic at The Times Picayune, a walkabout the Quarter, including oysters and Abita on tap plus cafe au lait and […]

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Insider’s Food & Wine Trip to Spain

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

Since I’ve decided not to lead another trip to Cuba this year, I thought it was time to return to Spain. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities to eat and drink in, and on this trip – put together with the fine folks from Royal Travel here in Chicago – we’re also going to […]

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The Best Travel Cameras Of 2018 (And How To Choose)

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

As professional travel photographer, everyone keeps asking me about the best travel cameras for 2018. There are so many to choose from! Here's what I would pick, and why.

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MEGADETH To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Special Releases, Exclusive Merchandise And One-Of-A-Kind Events

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Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH will celebrate their 35th anniversary all year long, with special releases, exclusive merch items, and one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide. Founder Dave Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly radio show. MEGADETH's announcement comes two years to the day since the release of the band's acclaimed, Grammy-winning album "Dystopia", which arrived on January 22, 2016. "When I started MEGADETH, I didn't imagine myself living for 35 years, let alone my band reaching this incredible milestone," says Mustaine. "Thanks to almost everyone I've met, worked, and played with these last three and a half decades." Kicking off the celebration, MEGADETH's new music video for "Lying In State" launches on Megadeth.com today exclusively for Megadeth Cyber Army members. MEGADETH is offering discounted Premium Cyber Army membership starting today at through January 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. In MEGADETH's webstore, all "Dystopia" items are specially priced for two weeks, beginning today. Throughout the year, Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly Gimme Radio show, "The Dave Mustaine Show", which premieres each Thursday at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST, with exclusive giveaways, contests, and behind-the-scenes stories about his career and MEGADETH. Fans can tune in and communicate directly with Dave in the Gimme Live chat feed at GimmeRadio.com or via the Gimme Radio app. MEGADETH is tentatively planning to enter the studio in mid-2018 to begin recording its new album for a 2019 release. Mustaine revealed on Twitter that he is in the process of "collecting ideas" for the follow-up to "Dystopia". MEGADETH's upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the group a year and a half ago. "Dystopia" was MEGADETH's first album with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.

Unsettled By Russia, Sweden Revives Pamphlets On What To Do 'If War Comes'

Unsettled By Russia, Sweden Revives Pamphlets On What To Do 'If War Comes'

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In the depths of World War II, Swedish authorities decided their citizens needed to know what to do if the fighting finally arrived on their doorstep. Though they maintained neutrality, it was hard to believe they could continue to do so — especially as, one by one, their Nordic neighbors got caught in the tides of violence. So they decided on a handy pamphlet, delivered to households across Sweden. Roughly translated to "If War Comes," the pamphlets offered tips for how to interpret sirens and what to bring with you in the case of evacuation. And the pamphlets didn't end with the war. For more than four decades, Sweden distributed these little bits of instruction on catastrophe — until, that is, the end of the Cold War seemed to diminish their usefulness and they were discontinued. Now, Sweden is bringing them back. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is organizing a reboot of the pamphlet, this time augmenting its advice on conventional warfare with tips on how to grapple with

Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Valley of Fire is a brilliant, colorful spot located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. What is the Valley of Fire? The Valley of Fire is a state park located 50 miles ...

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Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

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Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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Small Group Tour: Chinatown Crawl

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

I organized this event for 13 people, who were all coming in town for a team-building retreat. We took the water taxi from River North all the way to Chinatown, then walked five minutes to get bubble teas and smoothies at Joy Yee’s (I arranged the orders ahead of time so there was no waiting). […]

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1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

Detroit-Style Pizza Makes Inroads in Chicago

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

We all know how serious Chicago is about its pizza, but there’s a relatively new type of pizza making inroads here: Detroit-style. It was created just a few years after Uno’s launched deep dish here, back in the 40s, and while the Motor City’s version has some similarities with our deep style, there are plenty of […]

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How to Visit Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park is filled with unusual spots to visit and the Racetrack Playa may be one of the most bizarre. This is the place to see those mysterious sailing stones…the large rocks that somehow glide over this dry, muddy surface, leaving imprinted trails behind them. This is not a spot you can just visit on a whim. Getting ...

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17 West Adams, Chicago, Illinois

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The Berghoff

Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre, New York tours & activities, fun things to do in New York | VELTRA

Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre, New York tours & activities, fun things to do in New York | VELTRA


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Follow the journey of 17-year-old Kim and her compelling story of love, loss and survival during the Vietnam War in this critically-acclaimed Broadway revival.

Somerset’s Vegetarian Tartar a Stunner

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The team behind restaurants such as Boka and Momotaro has opened Somerset, its latest project next to the gleaming new Viceroy Hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The restaurant features an all-American menu, but I thought two dishes in particular stood out. I asked Chef Lee Wolen to show me how, exactly, he makes them.

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FOO FIGHTERS' 'Concrete And Gold' North American Tour 2018 Expanded By Popular Demand

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FOO FIGHTERS' "Concrete And Gold" tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary. The North American leg of the tour supporting the band's "Concrete And Gold" album (Roswell/RCA) has further expanded its 2018 itinerary with a run of new arena headlines beginning October 8 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and running through October 18 at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tickets for the new dates are on sale to the public as of Friday, January 26 at 9 a.m. local time (with the exception of Detroit, which goes on sale Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m. local time). Capital One cardholder and FOO FIGHTERS fan pre-sale tickets will be available as of Tuesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. local market time. Pre-sale tickets will be available until Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last. The tireless FOO FIGHTERS have just begun 2018 in style, with their just-underway stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand. The first U.S. leg of the "Concrete And Gold" tour wound down 2017 by storming through sold-out arenas in Richmond, Greensboro, Cincinnati, Sioux Falls and more. Newly added FOO FIGHTERS shows: Oct. 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena Oct. 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Oct. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center Oct. 13 - St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center Oct. 15 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena Oct. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center Oct. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'We Pride Ourselves In Being A Little Different From All The Other Thrash Bands'

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Darko Rajić of Metal Jacket Magazine conducted an interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar prior to the band's November 26 concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia alongside TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the variety found on DEATH ANGEL's most recent studio album, 2016's "The Evil Divide": Ted: "Well, DEATH ANGEL, that's our style. We can play fast, we can play mid-tempo songs, we can play really melodic songs. It's our style. We like it. We like to mix up everything. We love playing fast, but we don't want to do it all the time. We want to do songs like, for example, 'Lost', that's a song if you're feeling it… we don't sit there and go, 'We have to write something like this.' Whatever comes out and it sounds good: 'Yeah, it sounds good. Let's keep it.' That's what we do. We pride ourselves in being a little different from all the other thrash bands. That's what is good about the thrash bands from the '80s from the Bay Area, the Bay Area, L.A. or the East Coast, we always strived to be different from everyone and that's how we got our unique sound. Everyone has their unique sound. TESTAMENT has their unique sound; EXODUS, us, OVERKILL, ANTHRAX, you can tell when you put on a record. Sometimes, DEATH ANGEL likes to write songs like 'Lost'. Sometimes we like to write songs like 'Thrown To The Wolves'." On the stories of legendary METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton headbanging in the front row at early DEATH ANGEL shows: Ted: "Oh yeah. Rob [Cavestany, guitar] and Mark [Osegueda, vocals] told me those stories. Early on in the DEATH ANGEL days, early '80s, maybe mid-'80s, Cliff Burton would be in the front row at their shows, headbanging, getting into it. From what they told me, Cliff was a big supporter of the band. There's times where you see old footage or old photos of Cliff wearing a DEATH ANGEL shirt, so that's really cool. Rest in peace, he's gone, but his music lives on. His legacy. He's always remembered as one of the greatest musicians in metal to this day." On this thoughts on the current thrash metal scene: Ted: "There's a lot of good bands. We've been fortunate enough to tour with quite a few. SUICIDAL ANGELS, HAVOK, we just did a run with WARBRINGER last summer, great guys, amazing. There's a lot of talent, so that's good that there's a lot of bands out there keeping thrash alive. There's a lot of bands and a lot of good ones and there's still more to come. There's so many out there that it's hard to go through them, but the bands that we've toured with have been great. As I mentioned before, HAVOK, WARBRINGER, SUICIDAL ANGELS, BONDED BY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL, would be one of them; they're one of my favorites right now. It's good that these up-and-coming bands are keeping the music alive, the thrash music alive." On the different musical climates between Europe and the United States: Ted: "It's very, very different. It's just two different cultures. Over here, it's not a good or bad thing, it's just different. Out here [in Europe], it seems more people are more open-minded. When you come to a show, it's more of a celebration, everyone comes, happiness. I don't know…it's hard for me to explain. For example, I have a couple of friends, a couple of people I know in the U.S. who have been to a lot of shows and some festivals in the U.S. and when they came to Graspop [Metal Meeting] in Belgium, their first time, they understood why bands love playing the festivals and playing club shows in Europe. They told me: 'We just had to witness it. We have to see it to understand.' I could sit here all day and try to explain to you, but you just have to come here and experience it. It's just a different culture. When metal in the States, when it kind of went underground in the '90s, it always stayed popular here in Europe." "The Evil Divide" was released in May 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood".

Market Square, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Food Truck Row

Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, OH

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Columbus Food Truck Festival

Thành lập ban tổ chức ‘Lễ Tưởng Niệm Tết Mậu Thân 1968’

Thành lập ban tổ chức ‘Lễ Tưởng Niệm Tết Mậu Thân 1968’

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Một buổi họp để thành lập Ban Tổ Chức Lễ “Tưởng Niệm Tết Mậu Thân 1968” do Liên Ủy Ban Chống Cộng Sản và Tay Sai mời gọi diễn ra tại Đền Thờ Đức Thánh Trần trên đường Bolsa, Westminster vào chiều Thứ Bảy, 20 Tháng Giêng.

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1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

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Midwood Smokehouse

Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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369 Broome St, New York City, NY

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Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best ...

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Alice Waters Talks About Her Life, New Book

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

On this week’s edition of The Feed Podcast, Rick Bayless and I sit down with the legendary chef, author and activist, Alice Waters, to talk about her storied career, how she launched Chez Panisse 46 years ago, and her new book, “Coming To My Senses.” Hope you enjoy the show.

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'The Perfect Nanny' Is The Working Mother's Murderous Nightmare

'The Perfect Nanny' Is The Working Mother's Murderous Nightmare

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If you've seen the 1945 film noir Mildred Pierce or the 2011 HBO miniseries of the same name (both made from James M. Cain's novel), you know that story punishes Mildred for being a working mother: Her marriage breaks up, her younger daughter takes ill and dies and her elder daughter ,Vida, turns out to be a murderer — all because Mildred wasn't in the home 24/7 to oversee things. I feel about Mildred Pierce the same way I now feel about The Perfect Nanny, by Leila Slimani. I recognize that it's good art and I hate how it guilt-trips working mothers. The last thing working mothers need to be reading in their nanosecond of downtime is this psychological suspense novel about a "perfect" nanny who snaps. But, of course, they're exactly the audience who will be most drawn to it. Slimani's novel, which has just been translated from the French, is inspired by a real life horror: the 2012 murder of two children in New York City by their nanny. In Slimani's hands, the unthinkable becomes art:

Group Tour: Cuba

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

This tour took place in November, 2015. I’m working on another trip for later in 2016, but if you’d like more information, contact Earthbound Expeditions, who organized the details for me. I went to Havana on my own in August, to scout some of the paladares (private restaurants in people’s homes); we then put together […]

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Lip Smacking Foodie Tours is the Las Vegas #1 Food Tour. Voted Best of Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal and top rated tour on TripAdvisor. Book today!

709 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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Pinks Hot Dogs

That Time We Took a Luxury Dessert Tour in London

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ Food Tours – 2foodtrippers

We recently took a luxury dessert tour in London. Find out what and where we ate during the decadent three-hour experience. After four months of flip flops and sunshine, our return to London was bittersweet. Don’t get us wrong – we chose to spend our winter months in Europe this year for many reasons including a longing for good cheese and wine. (There’s only so much pho and ramen that we can slurp down.) Even still, London’s damp coldness hit us in our faces like a rock. Priority one was to buy some winter clothes ...

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897 S 3rd Street, Columbus, OH

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Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

SHANE EMBURY Says Next NAPALM DEATH Album 'Will Be The Most Diverse Yet'

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Christina Rowatt of Australia's The Void recently conducted an interview with bassist Shane Embury of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of the next NAPALM DEATH studio album, which is tentatively due in 2018: Shane: "We started recording some new stuff, four or five weeks ago. We got quite a lot of songs. Hopefully, we will be carrying on in the new year. It will take a while to get finished. It's fast, but there's also a lot of some, I don't want to say 'experimental,' but hopefully once it's done it will go in a few different directions. I don't want to say noise, but there will be some stuff like that, a couple of mid-paced, kind of KILLING JOKE-influenced [songs]. Hopefully we'll veer off in a few directions and it will make the album… it will still be abrasive, but not constantly fast all the time. There is some extremely fast stuff, but we've all been kind of like ticking away at every album, trying a little bit of that and little bit of that, so each step, this one will be the most diverse yet, I hope. On maintaining an element of diversity in NAPALM DEATH's songwriting: Shane: "On the last album [2015's 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat'] we started with a really strange, slow, SWANS-influenced track. Not everyone liked it, but I think actually, most people did like it, but the record label was, like, 'Oh, you can't start an album with four minutes of this.' [I said] 'If you don't like it, just press skip.' [Nowadays], most of the bloody kids like Spotify, so why bother being pressured. They'll just change the track if they didn't like it anyway. I'm not going to say, 'Just because our A&R guy doesn't like it, I'm not going to start an album with this track.' That's kind of the wrong reason, isn't it?" On whether an attitude of defiance is an essential element of NAPALM DEATH and grindcore as a whole: Shane: "I think so. It's also a part of your personality, probably a little bit as well. When I was tape-trading before I joined NAPALM and I was forming bands that we did and whatever, I liked the fact that I was into stuff that people didn't immediately get, you know? All my metal buddies. I come from a heavy metal/rock background, but as I went further and further than what my friends did, so I'd get a kick out of the fact that they didn't understand it. That was funny to me. I thought, 'Why don't you understand it?'" On who he thinks are the originators of grindcore: Shane: "NAPALM DEATH was a band that when they first started, they weren't very grindcore at all in '81, '82, '83 period, they were more anarcho-punk. They were early NAPALM DEATH. It was only '86 when it started to get really fast and that was due to bands like SIEGE and the Boston hardcore scene. They were also mixing it up with stuff like CELTIC FROST from Switzerland. On whether he and vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway can detect what each other are thinking while composing songs: Shane: "I wouldn't say that. We're quite different. Me and Barn, we're chalk and cheese. He's very outspoken, political. I tend to not comment on any of it. I think with NAPALM DEATH, especially when you're coming into a band, the fact there's not an original member in the band anymore, that's a big point. I've been there since almost [NAPALM's 1987 debut album] 'Scum' came out. I should have played on it, didn't, big regret. But I was offered, but didn't, so that's the only big regret for me because that would have silenced all those people who say, 'You're not really an original member, are you?' But the band sets itself up as a very political kind of band, but I come from a metal background, but yeah, I have particular morals and thoughts about the world, but I'm all about the music. I'm all about making extreme music and making sounds. I got into SLADE, SWEET, JUDAS PRIEST, SABBATH, then I got into grindcore, then I started listening to SONIC YOUTH, PIXIES and MY BLOODY VALENTINE and I like to bring it all together. I'm all about sound. That's my thing. Barney, that's his thing. I don't disagree with him, but that's his thing. My thing is the music and the sounds and the sonics. I'd say we balance [each other], I think." NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs" in March 2018 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" was released in January 2015 via Century Media Records.

In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

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Efforts to make a show of North Korean and South Korean unity at the next Olympics are drawing a backlash in South Korea. In Seoul, protesters Monday set fire to the North Korean flag and a photo of Kim Jong Un. The South Korean president's approval rating has dropped in recent days as well. "We oppose, we oppose, we oppose," shouted demonstrators at Seoul Station, the rail and subway station in the center of the capital. They showed up to confront a North Korean advance team that had arrived to scout out Olympic venues. The Olympics cooperation between the North and South came about just this month. Athletes from the two Koreas will march under one unified flag and will form a joint North-South women's hockey team. Last week, South Korean president Moon Jae-in called the moves important steps toward peace in North-South relations — part of "a historic moment to be remembered for a long time," he said during a visit to South Korean athletes at their Olympic training center. "Not only

709 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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Pinks Hot Dogs

2018 Tour Announcement: Travel With Me To Kamchatka, Russia!

by Matthew Karsten @ Expert Vagabond

You guys have been asking to travel with me for years, now I'm finally going to make it happen! Join me this spring for my first adventure travel & photography tour to Kamchatka.

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Alyki, Thasos, Greece

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Restaurant Archodissa

887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky

One of the main reasons I wanted to return to Chiang Mai on my most recent trip to Thailand was for khao soi. I’ve always thought this Northern Thai dish deserved more credit than it gets. In the U.S., every Thai restaurant has pad thai or satay skewers, yet few manage to offer khao soi, […]

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Alyki, Thasos, Greece

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Restaurant Archodissa

1101 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH

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Luck Bros’ Coffee House

887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia

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Bocado Burger Stack

5 Questions with Chris Cox of Eating Europe Food Tours

by Chris Cox @ Taste Trekkers

Chris Cox is the Digital Marketing Manager of Eating Europe Tours, and – appropriately enough – is a foodie who loves travelling around European cities. He has three cats, is married and lives in Brig What foods is your city known for? Rome: Pasta, such as bucatini all’amatriciana Florence – Bistecca alla fiorentina London: Fish […]

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24 Hours in Montreal

by Steve Dolinsky @ Steve Dolinsky » Food Tours

Jetting off to Quebéc for an overnight trip with two other couples was a truly delicious endeavor. Sure, we hit some of the usual suspects – no less than three smoked meat delis, plus my favorite bagel anywhere, in the world – but we also managed to have an elegant lunch at Bouillon Bilk with […]

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