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City Guide Spotlight: Miami
If their vibrant, ever-growing hotel scene is any indicator, Miami continues to boom as a destination that's more than sunshine-soaked. The beaches are fun, but the restaurants and bars are also world-class—a product of vast cultural fusion. As...
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Taqueria El Carnal
Why go to Little Havana for Mexican food? Because this taqueria might be the best in all of Miami. They claim to serve up something authentic, and deliver upon the promise. It's a hole-in-the-wall spot with mouth-watering meals and it stays open late...
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Alter
With a focus on locally sourced ingredients composing seasonal cuisine, Alter makes for one of Wynwood's finest American restaurants. An exposed kitchen flares in an industrial but warm setting, and Chef Bradley Kilgore offers up everything from fresh...
FOOD
The Federal Food, Drink + Provisions
While The Federal is located within a strip mall, that's no reason to deny its grandeur. With a menu composed of regional American cuisine (aka comfort food), the restaurant delivers hearty portions—meant for sharing—of favorites with new flair. (Their...
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The Corner
With Miami Beach and the Design District as primary tourist draws, most neglect other areas of Miami worth visiting. In Downtown Miami's Park West neighborhood, The Corner delivers some of the most distinct specialty cocktails one can find in the city...
FOOD-DRINK
Wood-Fired Cocktails from Portland's Trifecta Tavern
by Adrienne So Barrel-aged cocktails have quickly become a staple at higher-end cocktail bars. The practice rounds off the hot edge of the alcohol, enriches the cocktail’s flavor and infuses it with the aroma of charred wood. However, it’s difficult...
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The Refined Eccentricity of Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Paris
We were quick to visit Montmartre's Hotel Particulier upon its opening, back in 2007. In a crowded Parisian hotel scene, the establishment's charm and (family-owned) authenticity immediately struck us. Imagine, if you will, something from a Wes Anderson...
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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...
DESIGN
The Inaugural CH25 Draws to a Close
Back in May this year, we joined forces with Cadillac and embarked on a search for emerging talent—individuals who are shaping and informing the future. From designers of super-smart wearable tech to founders whose businesses empower people in developing...
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Word of Mouth: Cape Cod
by Kate McLeod Cape Cod—Massachusetts' hook-shaped peninsula—was home to the Wampanoag Native American people for centuries before becoming a popular vacation destination in the 1940s. The peninsula’s natural beauty was formed by glaciers about...
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CH25: Eelke Plasmeijer
“Modern cuisine, local produce.” That’s how Dutch expat chef Eelke Plasmeijer describes the ethos of Bali’s Locavore restaurant, which he launched in late 2013 along with fellow chef Ray Adriansyah and restaurant manager Adi Karmayasa, who both...
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Shaun Hergatt's Playful Canapés at Juni, NYC
On an unassuming block east of Koreatown, NYC restaurant Juni lives in the ground floor of the quiet Hotel Chandler—a classic boutique hotel that eschews trendiness for efficient service. The restaurant is the baby (seating just 50) of Australian chef...
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La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
Le Salin de l'île Saint-Martin is a special place in the town of Gruissan where even locals indulge in snapping a few photos. Located by the Mediterranean coast, the tremendous salt evaporation ponds (over 400 hectares) host the production of la fleur...
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Obicà Mozzarella Bar, NYC
Obicà Mozzarella Bar is an under-the-radar Flatiron gem—one block away from Madison Square Park—that should be on the list for those downtown planning their next work lunch. With restaurants around the world (from Tokyo to London and Rome), the...
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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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Asia de Cuba Returns with Sugar and Spice
A little over three months ago Asia de Cuba not-so-quietly returned to New York City. A longtime midtown favorite, envisioned by Jeffrey Chodorow, the restaurant closed in 2011 only to return years later downtown. Chodorow's vision—now meticulously...
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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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All That Dazzles at the Wynn Macau
A visit to Macau, the SAR region of China more widely known as the Las Vegas of the East, isn't complete without having all of the senses overwhelmed at once. And with mega hotel-casino complexes competing with one another to entice new visitors (and...
CULTURE
Juban Carries on the Mural of Izakaya Ten
While izakayas—or Japanese pubs that serve snacks to accompany beer, sake and shōchū—are plentiful in Japan, they're a rare find outside the country. For a long time, Izakaya Ten was the NYC go-to for authentic but approachable Japanese bar experience...
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Pisacco
Born from the passion of a group of friends who love art and cuisine, Pisacco is a charming restaurant and bar. It's a place characterized by a direct relationship with contemporary art: from the name (an intentional misspelling of Picasso) to the...
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