From Seattle, Go to Bellingham for Active Days and Appetizing Nights

The Pacific Northwest’s lesser-known jewel, Bellingham, Wash., offers world-class scenery, sculpture and seafood within easy reach of Seattle.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #bellingham-wash, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #restaurants, #seafood, #smithsonian-american-art-museum, #travel-and-vacations

A Trip to Shelter Island, Just Outside of New York City

But with recently refurbished hotels, is this the moment it gives in to glitz? A writer gets on his bike to explore.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restaurants, #shelter-island-ny, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

NYC First-Date Ideas for Everyone

Eliminating wild-card factors, embracing the daylight date and more tips.

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Taiwanese Fried Chicken Meets the Moment

As crispy chicken soars in popularity, Taiwanese American chefs are reimagining the street-food classic.

#886-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bruner-yang-erik, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #poultry, #restaurants, #taiwanese-americans

In Tulsa, a Burmese Cooking Tradition Takes the Spotlight

The food of the Zomi people of Myanmar isn’t easy to find in America, even in this city so welcoming to refugees. But this weekend it will move front and center.

#food, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #tulsa-okla

In Jordan, ‘Mansaf in a Cup’ Creates a Food Controversy

Is “mansaf in a cup” a novel way to enjoy the country’s most treasured delicacy, or an affront to its most hallowed traditions?

#amman-jordan, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #jordan, #karak-jordan, #lamb, #restaurants

Libyans Try to Move On From Conflict With Comedy and Burgers

After more than a decade of chaos and war, fed-up Libyans are clamoring for peace — and making clear they’ve had enough violence: “We want to taste life, not death.”

#libya, #men-and-boys, #misurata-libya, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #restaurants, #the-government-inspector-play, #theater, #tripoli-libya, #war-and-armed-conflicts

What to See, Eat and Do in New Orleans

Immersive art, bespoke hotels and restaurants that range from Creole to a ‘tropical roadhouse’ are only a few of the offerings awaiting visitors.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #new-orleans-la, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

A Machete, a Shower of Pork and Other Magic in a Bronx Trailer

The Times’s star ratings return as our critic visits La Piraña Lechonera, a weekend party where one man serves up the rich flavors of Puerto Rico.

#food-trucks-and-vendors, #hispanic-americans, #la-pirana-lechonera-bronx-ny-restaurant, #mott-haven-bronx-ny, #pork, #restaurants

These East Village Bakeries Offer Unique Pastries

These bakeries all offer their own unique delights.

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Jumbo, Hong Kong’s Floating Restaurant, Sinks After Capsizing

Jumbo Floating Restaurant, which closed in 2020, capsized in the South China Sea after being towed from the city. The sinking triggered nostalgia for a happier period of Hong Kong history.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ho-stanley, #hong-kong, #restaurants, #south-china-sea

Jumbo, Hong Kong’s Floating Restaurant, Sinks After Capsizing

Jumbo Floating Restaurant, which closed in 2020, capsized in the South China Sea after being towed from the city. The sinking triggered nostalgia for a happier period of Hong Kong history.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ho-stanley, #hong-kong, #restaurants, #south-china-sea

Five New Restaurants to Try Near the Catskills

A Filipino deli with incredible views, an unfussy cafe with a rich, varied menu, very good pizza in the mountains and more.

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Horses, A Hot Hollywood Restaurant Where the Food Is Actually the Point

Horses is that rare animal in Los Angeles: a hot reservation with serious cooking behind the scenes.

#aghajanian-will-chef, #grubba-hannah-chef, #ha-brittany-chef, #horses-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #johnson-liz-chef, #los-angeles-calif, #restaurants

Things to Do in Chicago: Food, Museums and More

Theater, art and music are flourishing, and on the culinary scene, a 13-course Filipino tasting menu and a sleek Black-owned winery in Bronzeville are just a few of the city’s new offerings.

#chicago-ill, #culture-arts, #restaurants, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

Honoring and Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month

With panels, performances and parties around New York City, June can be an opportunity to reflect and to appreciate community.

#black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #juneteenth, #museums, #parties-social, #restaurants, #soul-food-cuisine

Reader Questions: Affordable Eats and Gluten-Free Brunch

Answers for a concerned mom, Lincoln Center regulars and more.

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A Tennessee Deli Nurtures Its Ties to Ukraine

A couple opened Potchke, a pop-up in Knoxville, to showcase their love of the war-ravaged country and its cooking.

#chefs, #delicatessens, #faber-laurence, #knoxville-tenn, #philanthropy, #potchke-knoxville-tenn-restaurant, #restaurants, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukrainian-americans, #williams-emily

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

#ando-tadao, #architecture, #arnault-bernard, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #chirac-jacques, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #ducasse-alain, #fischer-urs, #flavin-dan, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #louvre-museum, #mcgurr-lenny, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #nouvel-jean, #paris-france, #pigalle-paris-france-retail-store, #ray-man, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Finger Foods, an Investigation

At these restaurants, you’ll be using your hands.

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At Taco Bell, the Drag Brunch Goes Corporate

The glittery live shows have long been a staple in many cities, but the fast-food chain is taking that a step further.

#drag-culture, #fast-food-industry, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pride-month, #restaurants, #taco-bell-corp, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transvestism

Missoula’s Most In-Demand Kitchen Is Run by Refugees

With meals often sold out in minutes, United We Eat @Home is transforming how local residents eat and how refugees support themselves.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #missoula-mont, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #soft-landing-missoula-nonprofit

Where to Eat Near Citi Field Before a Mets Game

Before the national anthem rings out, take the No. 7 train one stop away from Citi Field for tamales, empanadas and tacos.

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Guy Fieri, Elder Statesman of Flavortown

TV’s spike-haired rhapsodist of roadside eats is still playing it for laughs. But he’s also winning food-world respect as a sort of graying eminence.

#celebrities, #chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #diners-drive-ins-and-dives-tv-program, #fieri-guy, #new-jersey, #philanthropy, #restaurants, #television

Resisting the Hot Reservation Economy

In praise of the restaurants where you can definitely get a seat and still enjoy a fantastic meal.

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The Restaurant Dress Code Is Back

A number of restaurants are betting that Americans want to get gussied up again, but not everyone is thrilled about the fashion screening.

#black-people, #coats-and-jackets, #discrimination, #dress-codes, #les-trois-chevaux-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mar-angela-chef, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states

All of Those Quitters? They’re at Work.

The Great Resignation was in fact a moment many people traded up for a better-paying gig.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #restaurants, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

Things to Do in Rome 2022: Restaurants, Attractions and More

The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #colosseum-rome, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italian-food-cuisine, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #roman-civilization, #rome-italy, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Reader Questions: Graduation Dinners, Kid-Friendly Spots and Top-Tier Salads

You asked, we answered.

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New York’s Next Great Breakfast Destinations

Prospect Heights and Crown Heights are saying no to bad breakfasts.

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At Anchor Oyster Bar, Cioppino This Good Can’t Be a Cliché

In San Francisco, the hallmark seafood stew can be — and often is — a tired menu item, but our critic finds that the right version still thrills.

#anchor-oyster-bar-san-francisco-calif-restaurant, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #hog-island-oyster-company-san-francisco-calif-restaurant, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #seafood, #tadich-grill

In Hong Kong, Cheap Dining Options Are All the Rage

In a city pummeled by political upheaval, economic downturn and the pandemic, bare-bones ‘two dishes and rice’ restaurants have become a go-to destination across all social classes.

#food, #hong-kong, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #social-media

What to Do in London: Platinum Jubilee, ‘Bridgerton’ Events and More

Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.

#art, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hyde-park-london-england, #kensington-brooklyn-ny, #kings-cross-london-england, #london-england, #mayfair-london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #river-thames-england, #shoreditch-london-england, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

Hyper-Specific Mother’s Day Brunch Recommendations

Because no two moms are the same.

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Nashvile 2022 Visitors’ Guide

With the opening of a big African American music museum, new retro bowling halls and a ramped-up food scene, Nashville just kept on growing over the last two years. A visitors’ guide.

#culture-arts, #music, #nashville-tenn, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

A Cauliflower-Free Approach to Vegan Dining

These restaurants will convince even the most reluctant diner that vegan dining is worth seeking out.

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Afghan Restaurateurs Provide Hope to Refugees Fleeing the Taliban

In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., established Afghan restaurateurs are reaching out to help refugees fleeing the return of the Taliban.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #baltimore-md, #chefs, #humanitarian-aid, #karzai-abdul-qayum, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #richmond-va, #washington-dc

Elaine’s the Musical, From the People Who Drank There

Three New Yorkers who were regulars at the Upper East Side nightspot hope their show about it can reach Broadway.

#celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #elaines-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #everyone-comes-to-elaines-play, #kaufman-elaine, #morris-robert-musician, #morris-steven-musician, #restaurants, #shane-joe, #testa-mary, #theater

Reader Questions: Theater District Edition

Tips for eating around Broadway, whether you have time for a sit-down meal or just a quick bite before the curtains go up.

#new-york-city, #restaurants

Restaurant Review: El Quijote in Chelsea

It’s not as cheap as it used to be, but after years of faded glory at the Hotel Chelsea, the mainstay Spanish restaurant has been revived.

#el-quijote-restaurant, #hotel-chelsea-manhattan-ny, #paella, #restaurants, #sangria-wine

In the Shadow of the Border Wall, a Catholic Kitchen Provides Hope and a Hot Meal

La Tilma, a restaurant run by Sacred Heart Catholic Church in El Paso, nourishes the lives of many Mexican immigrants in poverty.

#easter-and-holy-week, #el-paso-tex, #immigration-and-emigration, #la-tilma-el-paso-tex-restaurant, #mexican-americans, #restaurants, #roman-catholic-church

The Home Cooks (and Start-Ups) Betting on Prepared Meals

Tens of billions of dollars are being spent on what, where and how consumers will eat in the coming years. Laws and regulations aren’t always keeping up.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #start-ups

Forlini’s Italian Restaurant Closes

The beloved red-sauce restaurant in New York’s Chinatown has served its last clams casino. “It’s hard, but we’re leaving while we’re still on top,” Derek Forlini said.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #forlinis-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

Jeremy King, a London Restaurateur, Is Shown the Exit

Jeremy King fell out with his Bangkok-based partner. His A-list customers vow never to return to the restaurants he made famous.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #heinecke-william-e, #king-jeremy-1954, #london-england, #minor-international-pcl, #regent-hotel, #restaurants, #wolseley

Travel Without Leaving Town

These restaurants give transplants a taste of home while expanding their empires.

#new-york-city, #restaurants

Restaurant Review: Mena in TriBeCa

The former chef of Chumley’s wasn’t put on this earth to cook bar food, as she proves with her striking new place in TriBeCa.

#blamey-victoria, #chefs, #chumleys-manhattan-ny-bar, #gotham-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #mena-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #tribeca-manhattan-ny

Pizzeria Sei Pays Homage to Neapolitan Pizza in Los Angeles

At Pizzeria Sei, Sang Woo Joo uses global wisdom to nudge a rigid style into the future, one pie at a time.

#los-angeles-calif, #pizza, #pizzeria-sei-los-angeles-restaurant, #restaurants

A Georgia Restaurant Has a Racist History. What Should Become of It?

At Aunt Fanny’s Cabin, which closed years ago, young Black waiters sang for white patrons. The community is divided over how, and whether, to preserve the institution’s legacy.

#aunt-fannys-cabin-smyrna-ga, #black-people, #discrimination, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #smyrna-ga

Desserts That Rival the Main Menu

These six restaurants (and one cafe) see the importance of an impressive dessert offering.

#new-york-city, #restaurants

Restaurant Review: Uncle Lou in Chinatown

The menu is loaded with Cantonese dishes that long ago became neighborhood standards.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #restaurants, #uncle-lou-manhattan-ny-restaurant