Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Global Healthy Eats With Flavorful Charm

Who doesn’t love the tantalizing, exotic flavors of Thai, Chinese, Indian and other “ethnic” cuisine? But because most such eateries in this country are humble, family-run and—let’s be honest—dirt cheap, we’ve come to assume that we need to check our usual standards for organic, humanely raised, sustainably fished and locally produced menu ingredients at the door.

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hotels

5 Boozy Hotels to Lift Group Spirits

Alcohol is no longer restricted to the hotel lobby bar or room mini-bar. Hotels are shaking up the accommodation scene and infusing alcohol into the guest experience. Activities, amenities and decor are centered around the general love of beer, wine or hard liquors at these five bed and beverages.

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A Fish Story: A Celebration of Ceviche

June 28 is National Ceviche Day. It might seem odd that a dish barely known in the United States a generation ago is now celebrated and consumed with gusto, in metro areas at least. Ceviche is practically the national dish of Peru, and across Latin America you’ll also see it spelled seviche and cebiche. Escabeche, which is Spanish for “marinade,” may be the origin word. In Peru it is often served with slices of cold sweet potatoes; in Ecuador, with popcorn, nuts or corn nuts; in Mexico, with sliced raw onions, cilantro, avocado and toasted tortillas.

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summer

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Ice cream is the ultimate summer staple. Whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla, single or triple scoops, sorbet or gelato, it’s hard to deny that ice cream is a cool dessert for when the sun won’t stop.

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cocktails

9 Inventive, Fun Cocktails to Enliven Your Gathering

Warmer weather has triggered a wave of desire throughout North America for light, bright seasonal cocktails. Many restaurants and bars are offering particularly creative mixes that are delighting meeting groups and other patrons. Here are some of the best of the best cocktails—and where to find them.

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