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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...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
FOOD-DRINK
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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Rene Redzepi: "A Work in Progress"
Packaged together with a cheerful yellow band, the three volumes of Rene Redzepi's latest cookbook are almost sculptural, but it is what is inside that is most intriguing. Unlike more traditional food publications, "A Work in Progress" puts emphasis...
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City Guides Spotlight: San Francisco
Sponsored content: San Francisco has maintained its status as the cultural haven of the California coast for decades. Through the counterculture of the hippie '60s and '70s and the rise of the Castro District, to waves of diverse immigration and...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: James Ferguson and Kieran Clancy
by Emily Millett Infamous in some circles for bland curries, mushy peas and cardboard steaks, the Brits are currently in the midst of a culinary revolution. Helping the nation shake off its bad gastro reputation are epicurean innovators like chef...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: U-Mini Burger
The second of our videos to premiere at this year's 99u will definitely get you in the mood for lunch. We spoke to the founder of the famous Umami Burger in Los Angeles about his newest experimental venture, the U-Mini Burger. U-Mini takes all the...
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Global Feast
The Olympics opening ceremonies are nearly upon London, and as the city makes its final preparations to host the world for the games, many creative projects are popping up around town to celebrate the event. Taking the international spirit of the...
TRAVEL
The Kids are in Flight
Parents flying with children of any age face the sometimes harrowing dilemma of keeping everyone happy. Best-case scenario, kids spend the entire time quietly occupied by in-flight entertainment, games or books—or even take a nap. At mealtime...
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Five Senses on a Plane
When it comes down to it, says British Airways Height Cuisine chef Heston Blumenthal, "Eating is the only thing we do that engages all five senses." Certainly air travel provides a challenging forum for a sensory experience, but Blumenthal and his...
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Service in the Sky
With a crisp white shirt, pressed navy blue suit, and red patterned tie placed just so, it's always a high-flying day at work for British Airways' cabin crew. While the passengers watch the in-flight entertainment, read, and doze, the hard-working...
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Umami Flavors Fly High
With the goal of making bland airline meals a thing of the past, the culinary team at British Airways Height Cuisine turned to Chef Heston Blumenthal to help them tackle the challenge of serving great-tasting food at 35,000 feet. In his show "Heston...
FOOD-DRINK
Wine Flights
Good news for British Airways flyers looking to unwind in the sky: wine is complimentary in every class of all flights. Andrew Sparrow of Bibendum Wine runs the department after cutting his teeth for 30 years on the British Airways team. "While...
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Height Cuisine
Maintaining an unwavering commitment to excellence, British Airways has gone to great lengths to develop a culinary program that serves delicious meals to passengers in all flight classes. To this end the airline has launched The lackluster quality...
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Babylonstoren
Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate...
CULTURE
The Minotaur
As a follow-up to the extraordinary Hell’s Half Acre, Steve Lazarides and his merry band of radical street artists have teamed up with KP Kofler’s Pret A Diner dining experience to create The Minotaur. Set once again in the dark depths...
CULTURE
Art and Eat
Step into a Wagamama restaurant and you expect friendly service served alongside contemporary Asian dishes. U.K. visitors to the chain will now get a taste of nine emerging English artists too. Working with Moniker Projects, the new program goes...
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CH Local: Chicago
Known alternately as the Windy City and Second City, Chicago may be more known for what it isn't (New York), than what it is. Home to the third-largest South Asian, Mexican and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S., a just-announced bike-sharing program...
DESIGN
The Modern Picnic
When the weather complies, a picnic represents near ultimate sensory satisfaction. Snacking and sipping, mingling with the beauty of the great outdoors, and basking in the warm seasonal glow—the tradition has all the romance of camping without...
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CH Local: São Paulo
Our newest installment for the Cool Hunting Local section, the São Paolo guide features ten of the best "jumping-off" points for those visiting the tropical city. Here is a taste of the insider tips we feel will help you prepare for a memorable...
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