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April 2005
Vol XVI, No. 4

Save More Than Daylight This Spring...


Best Value Restaurants:
Eat Well Without Breaking the Bank

Fine Dining at Modest Prices:
Square Meals for a Square Deal

Top News:
Openings, Trends and Chef Shuffles Around the Country


Reasonably Priced Hotels that Offer Plenty of Flair
Top 10 Value Hotels in the World

Joie de Vivre in the City of Brotherly Love:
Sofitel Philadelphia

Value Package
Great Value at Miami's Sexy South Beach

Viva Value
Great Rates at the Marquis Reforma in Mexico City

Ooh La La:
A New Parisian Spa to Arrive in Lausanne this Fall
British Invasion: Hotel Britannique

Hotel Specials:
Great Deals on Hotels and Destinations


In Favor of Elevated Acidity: Take the Acid Test

Old Favorites: Classic Wines for Everyday Prices

The Best of the Bubbly: Top Ten Value Champagnes

Wine Country's Finest: Napa Valley Bargain Wines




Pura Value: Costa Rica's Favorite Hot Springs


Value of Health:
A Simple Rule of Thumb


A Great Value Premium Compact Sedan:
Forenza LX

Value for Your Money: Top 10 Best Value Automobiles


What's Hot at the Box Office: Film Reviews



Health Food Nation: The New American Plate

Go Fish: Fresh Ideas for American Seafood

Hawaii's Cheap Eats: Island Grinds



April Events: Food, Wine and Other Educational Culinary Gigs


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