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Khe-Yo Celebrates Lao New Year
NYC restaurant Khe-Yo has been serving Laotian-inspired cuisine in TriBeCa for almost three years now, led by Chef Soulayphet Schwader, or "Phet"—whose family escaped war-torn Laos when he was three, eventually relocating to Wichita, Kansas. This...
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Salvation Burger
Acclaimed chef April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's Salvation brand expands to NYC's Turtle Bay (Midtown East) neighborhood with Salvation Burger: a hub for great grilled meats. Super-gourmet and uncommonly-delicious takes on classics, the burgers are...
TRAVEL
Truly Tokyo Online Travel Guide
Lonely Planet's Japan, Kyoto and Discover Japan guide author Chris Rowthorn, a longtime Kyoto resident who founded Inside Kyoto, has now tackled the city that plays muse to many all over the world: Tokyo. Truly Tokyo is a new online guide, entirely...
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Bikini Plate
This handmade earthenware "Bikini 2" plate by London-based Amy Worrall will brighten any gloomy day. Measuring approximately 9.5 inches, it's hand-glazed and depicts three bronzed babes posing away on the beach. The shades-wearing women will have...
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Form Jug
Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon stirs up nostalgia for afternoon tea rituals with his golden six-piece Form Tea Set that includes a teapot, tea caddy, sugar dish, jug, a handleless milk jug and tray. The Form Jug, made from spun brass then dipped...
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Drink Rocks
These geometric rocks keep the temperature down, without diluting what you're sipping. Available in a set of four, each rock has a distinct shape (from pyramids to spheres) so everybody can keep track of their own cocktails. While they look like they...
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The Owls Are Not What They Seem Pop-Up Restaurant
It's been 25 years since the question of who killed Laura Palmer transfixed TV viewers and BOB became part of our collective nightmares. Since then, David Lynch's remarkable Twin Peaks has gone on to become the ultimate cult show, and has inspired...
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How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain
The perfect size to discreetly fit into your wallet, Herb Lester Associates' three-book set, "How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain," ensures you will always order correctly—and avoid feeling embarrassed or offending your waiter while traveling...
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Modern Korean Cuisine at Oiji
While there are many small restaurants crammed into Manhattan's block-long Koreatown on 32nd Street, their menus are pretty similar. Each offers the traditional home-cooked staples that Koreans overseas crave, from doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew...
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Word of Mouth: Thessaloniki, Greece
Located on the country’s Northern coast and populated by a laid-back, gregarious bunch of Mediterranean party animals, Greece’s second city has a lot of fun on offer. Despite being in the midst of one of the worst financial crises in Europe, the people...
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Resy + Marc Forgione TriFecTa
The stress of planning a celebratory dinner often goes unrewarded on the actual day—trying out a new restaurant can be a financial gamble where losers are left with more than a disappointed taste in the mouth. Taking away the headache and near-guaranteeing...
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Fine Dining with Food Scraps at wastED
Local, seasonal ingredients weren't enough for Chef Dan Barber of iconic NYC farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill. Long invested in the future of food and ethical consumption, Barber has a new experiment called wastED: a pop-up running through 31 March...
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Glazed Apple Plate
NYC-based artist and designer John Derian, best known for his nature and vintage-inspired découpage pieces, has collaborated with Parisian ceramics brand Astier de Villatte for a match made in heaven, as they both draw inspiration from "things forgotten...
CULTURE
Live Music and Russian Fare at Moscow 57
Restaurant and music venue Moscow 57 reverberates with the spirit of NYC's Lower East Side. It is a natural extension of founder Ellen Kaye's lineage, whose family owned the city's famed Russian Tea Room for 50 years. Kaye herself is an accomplished...
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Word of Mouth: Lyon, France
France's second-largest metropolitan area may be well-known for its historic lights festival every December—but when the sun rises, Lyon will take you by surprise. Stumble upon ancient Roman amphitheaters dating to 15 BC (which transform into an outdoor...
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Dining at Yakumo Saryo in Meguro-ku, Tokyo
On a cloudy day, we visited Tokyo's quiet suburban neighborhood of Yakumo (which, fittingly enough, translates to "Eight Clouds"). It was a small trek to our final destination in Meguro-ku, which is southwest of the hip Nakameguro and Shibuya areas...
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Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
A city of constant construction is putting a lot of hope into its future, but we found Minneapolis, Minnesota to be inviting in its present form, too (it helps that we visited during perhaps the most ideal month, September, when clear skies—not wind...
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Tuju, São Paulo
by Jorge Grimberg In São Paulo, a new restaurant has taken the search for local suppliers to the next level. “All we have planted here is eatable, from the greenhouse to the front garden," Ivan Raslton Bielawski—the eatery's 29-year-old chef—tells...
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Word of Mouth Bologna: Bars and Restaurants
Lacking some of the more iconic tourist attractions of neighboring Florence to the south and Milan or Venice to the north, from the outside it might appear as though Bologna has little to offer. However, the quaint and accommodating city is a little...
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The Cleaver Quarterly
If your Chinese food vocabulary consists of "General Tso's" and "orange chicken," then it's time to open your eyes to see what the world's most populous country really has to offer. Lilly Chow, Jonathan White and Iain Shaw—three friends who met six...
DESIGN
Ceramica Botanica
While simple off-white ceramic dinnerware is our go-to for setting the table—sometimes a pop of color in the dining room is just the ticket. San Antonio native Susan Rodriguez has been working as a ceramicist for over 20 years, after graduating...
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Spanish Vines
When Josh Hackler's family took a detour into northern Spain during a vacation in France's wine country, he knew he'd found a special place. Years later, Hackler would return to the region as a student and, in 2009, he founded Spanish Vines to bring...
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Word of Mouth Paris: Bars and Restaurants
by David Graver and Katie Olsen Everybody has a recommendation to offer regarding a trip to Paris; those who have visited "La Ville-Lumière" claim a favorite spot and are ever-eager to share it. Generally, however, they're all quite personal or, on...
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Poe’s Tavern
The brainchild of Charleston's renowned REV group of restaurants, Poe’s Tavern prides itself on delivering the very best burgers and beer in the city. Only 15 minutes from the Charleston peninsula, the tavern is a Sullivan’s Island landmark, a modern...
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Cool Hunting Video: John Daley of New York Sushi Ko
John Daley—chef and co-owner of the newly opened New York Sushi Ko on the Lower East Side of New York City—spoke with us while prepping for a night's omakase service. Daley, who cut his teeth at some of the most notorious Japanese restaurants in...
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