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The Winston
As cliched as it may seem, seeking out a quintessential Australian pub while traveling through the country is kind of a must. And though gastro-pubs may be more popular, there's nothing quite like a classic, no-frills institution. The Winston is a...
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Dier Makr
Opening in late 2016, Dier Makr is another jewel in Hobart's culinary crown. With only a sandwich board and doorway announcing its presence, the entry's easy to miss but just beyond lies a charming, bright space. The restaurant focuses on natural wines...
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Stainless Steel Straws
According to various studies, Americans alone use some 500 million straws every day, and almost every single plastic straw ever made (regardless of whether it's been recycled) still exists in some way on this planet. One little, and very easy, step...
TRAVEL
Akademi Bar, Bali
When Ronald Akili opened the very first Potato Head establishment, Jakarta was aswarm with boring replica restaurants from abroad and wine bars with snooty attitudes. This didn’t sit right with the well-traveled, good-vibes seeker, so in 2009 he set...
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Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars
For such a diverse city, there's one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. "Hair of The Dog" is Real Peer-reviewed scientific publication Journal of Pain (which sounds like an excellent album title) has reported that booze is a more effective painkiller than acetaminophen—which certainly explains why so many people...
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Succés La Cuca de Llum
Catalonia (on the northeastern edge of the Iberian Peninsula) is perhaps best known for Cava. This wine, Succés La Cuca de Llum, also uses the Trepat grape found in Cava, but here it results in a bright red. It's fresh, and a little funky (or "dusty...
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Copper Bottle Opener
When a souvenir bottle opener from your last vacation just won't do, this minimal and stylish version from Kikkerland is a sleek alternative. The vintage-inspired, copper-plated bar accessory is a must-have for holiday parties where you want to impress...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
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The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies
It's a bold move to name your brand "exceptional." The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It's rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with...
DESIGN
Denver + Liely's Perfect Gin Glass
There's no denying we are in the midst of a global gin renaissance (despite the hilarious claims that gin drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths). With that in mind, Australian design duo Denver + Liely—who previously turned their talents...
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Word of Mouth: Madrid
by Rima Suqi While the Barcelona-vs-Madrid rivalry is very real on the soccer field, when it comes to tourism, the two coexist on fairly even ground. Barcelona might have a sexier reputation, but over the years it also has experienced an explosion...
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Word of Mouth: Budapest
by Alia Akkam Creative energy has long been percolating in Budapest. Once the Iron Curtain was peeled back, an impressive underground culture erupted that, through the years, has only grown fiercer. While tourists flock to the city to peep at grandiose...
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Favorite Cocktails for Summer Sipping
Summer is the season of day drinking, whether you're stuck in a hot city in the northern hemisphere, taking a weekend at the beach, or escaping the cold in the south and heading to a tropical oasis. On a hot day (or night) there's nothing quite as...
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Vermut
Not only is the design of the bottle gorgeous, the vermouth inside is delicious. If you're only drinking vermouth in cocktails, this is the best way to venture further: try it on ice, with a little soda, or (as it's traditionally consumed in Spain...
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House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
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