Fish Food

Find out which wines are best to pair with oysters in our October 2010 Tastes Newsletter
Find out which wines are best to pair with oysters in our October 2010 Tastes Newsletter

by Jeff Hoyt


My three-year-old daughter loves going to the aquarium. But I suspect her fascination with all things Nemo may be working against us at mealtime. The frozen fish sticks which were formerly a staple of her diet are no longer being requested. She recently asked me, “Remember when I used to like fish sticks?”


Whether you like fish for dining or for watching, we’ve got you covered in our latest TASTES newsletter, published today. We’ll let you know where the best seafood restaurants are near you, and which are the top 10 across the country. We’ll help you find restaurants that serve delicacies like sea urchins and abalone. We’ll show you which wines to pair with seafood, including sushi and oysters.


The issue also gives our selections of the top 10 diving resorts in the world, featuring exotic locales from Bali to the West Indies, where you can watch fish and other sea life in their natural habitat. Or learn how to cook seafood while vacationing at one of the top 10 hotel culinary schools worldwide.


Keep coming back to GAYOT.com for the latest restaurant reviews, news, culinary events and wine tastings.

A Toast to Fall

Check out the Top 10 Fall Beers in our Quarterly Wine Newsletter for autumn
Check out the Top 10 Fall Beers in our Quarterly Wine Newsletter for autumn

by Jeff Hoyt

 

Sure, it’s great to knock down an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day, but there are certain beers that really shine as the days go brisk. Check out our top 10 fall beers list and learn about pumpkin ales and an amber lager named after crime-fighter Eliot Ness! Our Quarterly Wine Newsletter, published today, also profiles the best Oktoberfest celebrations for next month, and the top 10 Thanksgiving wines for the following month. For those looking to fall in love this fall, we’ve even got the top 10 bars for a first date. The issue also contains information you can use year-round, including the restaurants near you with top wine lists, the best wine bars in your area, and an inexpensive tequila that’s 100% blue agave. Skoal!

Berry, Berry Good

Since strawberries are available all year round, mix it up with our recipe for a light strawberry milkshake, which is featured in our September Edition of The Food Paper Newsletter
Since strawberries are available all year round, mix it up with our recipe for a light strawberry milkshake, which is featured in our September Edition of The Food Paper Newsletter

by Jeff Hoyt


The traditional strawberry season ended last month, but due to new farming methods, you can still enjoy fresh strawberries at grocery stores and farmers markets today. Why not try a light strawberry milkshake? The healthy recipe is featured in our latest edition of The Food Paper newsletter. If you want something lighter, it also details why drinking matcha tea is good for you as well as the top 25 brands of bottled water!

Ice Cream Memories Not Melting Away

Mister Softee Ice Cream
Mister Softee Ice Cream

by Jeff Hoyt


While some kids marked the start of summer by the last day of school, my friends and I knew the season was here when we heard the familiar jingle-jangle of the ice cream truck as it started winding its way through our neighborhood. In suburban New York, we actually enjoyed two trucks: the Good Humor man made his rounds during the day, while my favorite, Mister Softee, showed up at dusk to provide a sweet end to our dinnertime. I’ll never forget when my older brother got his own ice cream truck route as a summer job, and I was the envy of the neighborhood as I rode shotgun.


Today, dessert food trucks offer a lot more varied fare, but Mister Softee still peddles his soft serve sweets. Good Humor sold off their truck fleet in 1976, but the 90-year-old company continues to sell their Chocolate Éclair Crunch and Toasted Almond bars at grocery stores and snack shacks. Continue reading “Ice Cream Memories Not Melting Away” »

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

It only counts if the food winds up inside your mouth!
It only counts if the food winds up inside your mouth!

by Jeff Hoyt


Sure, white tablecloths, linen napkins and soft candlelight are great when a couple wants to enjoy a romantic meal. But when baby makes three, a different kind of restaurant is needed. Feeding kids is tough enough when you have the home field advantage, where a toy or television can make the difference between proper nutrition and total frustration. When it comes to eating out as a family, you need all the help you can get.


Consult our lists of kid-friendly restaurants near you to find the best places to take the tots. At some, kids eat free. Others offer a special children’s menu. They all feature understanding staff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child’s palate, and fellow diners who will put up with your kids’ shenanigans because you’re willing to put up with theirs. It all adds up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home.

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