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Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal

Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal


Price: $40

Rating: 14/20

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A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson

A multi-course meal with an emphasis on foraged ingredients prepared by chef Kyle Nicholson

 

Glamping on San Juan Island

by Foodista.com


Add this to your summertime bucket list: Gourmet Glamping. If you’re wondering what “glamping” is, think camping but without actually roughing it. Sleep in a comfortable bed in a wood-floored canvas tent and eat really, really good food that you cook over an open fire with a guest chef as your guide. Food truly does taste better when it’s cooked outdoors, especially when paired with exceptional wines and an amazing group of people.

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Mason Pacific | Nob Hill

Mason Pacific restaurant in Nob Hill


The Best San Francisco Restaurants to Eat at Right Now


Every summer, San Francisco comes alive with culinary possibilities, both new and old. There are the neighborhood standbys, of course, but the refreshing summer season tends to call for something a bit more exciting. So dive into Eastern European fare deep in the Mission, carouse over bay views and New Orleans-themed plates from a Slanted Door alum, then make your way to Berkeley for some of the city’s best regional Mexican fare. Summer is here. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in San Francisco to eat at, right now.

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The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution

By Tom Acitelli

(Chicago Review Press, 2013)

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli


Craft beer has come incredibly far in just a few decades. As Tom Acitelli describes it in The Audacity of Hops, the history of craft brewing in America is nothing short of revolutionary! From just under 100 U.S. breweries in 1980, there are now nearly 3,000. This explosive growth unfolded largely as a consumer reaction against the mass production of bland beer by big breweries.

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Shannon Ridge 2011 "Terre Vermielle" Vineyard Barbera

Shannon Ridge 2011 “Terre Vermielle” Vineyard Barbera


Price: $30

Rating: 13.5/20

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by Sophie Gayot

 

 

Taming the Feast: Ben Ford’s Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking

Chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station has brought partying to the next level, and has become famous for that. Ford prefers the get-together to be a big one — one where you roast a whole pig or serve paella for eighty.
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Maysville | Flatiron District

Maysville restaurant in the Flatiron District


The Best New York Restaurants to Eat at Right Now


Summer is a great time to be in New York City, especially for anyone intent on eating well. Patios open up for all-day dining, outdoor rooftop lounges offer sweeping views of the city at night and there always seems to be an endless variety of new restaurants to enjoy. This summer, choose to experience Mediterranean flavors from a celebrity chef, tasting menus at a grocery store in Brooklyn or searingly spicy Thai food from a dingy restaurant in Red Hook. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in New York City to eat at, right now.

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A model of an Etihad Airways Dreamliner

A model of an Etihad Airways Dreamliner


Joining Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., Los Angeles has become the fourth U.S. destination for Etihad Airways.


The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways started a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles on June 1. Renowned for their customer service, Etihad Airways has eliminated the hassle of going through customs upon arrival in the U.S. by processing all travelers and their checked baggage through U.S. immigration, customs and agriculture inspections before boarding the aircraft in Abu Dhabi.

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Virage Vineyards 2013 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc

Virage Vineyards 2013 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc


Price: $26

Rating: 14/20

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Solita Tacos & Margaritas | Huntington Beach

Solita Tacos & Margaritas in Huntington Beach


Putting the “Oh” in OC

by Rich Manning


After decades of languishing in the shadows of Los Angeles, the Orange County food scene has as of late been able to craft a strong identity all its own. These days, one is never too far from finding a restaurant that is driven by innovative technique, a desire to build the perfect flavor profile and an ambience that coaxes guests into staying a little while longer.

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