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Free Lunch at Selected Sydney Restaurants with Lawson’s Bread

Free Lunch at Selected Sydney Restaurants with Lawson’s Bread
Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Lawson’s Bread has teamed up with some of Sydney’s top restaurants to offer just that through its Lunch on Lawson’s promotion. Ice Cube, Il Locale, and Mumu Grill are just some of the restaurants taking part in the scheme. Each restaurant has designed its very own signature sandwich using Lawson’s bread, and you can enjoy it for nix. Just leave your details on the website and cross your fingers that you’re one of the first 2000 to register. The...
May 26th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, free, promotions, Restaurants

Escape Summer Heat In the Southern Hemisphere

Escape Summer Heat In the Southern Hemisphere
The mercury is soaring, but all that summer sunshine seems a bit wasted in the United Kingdom. The stones of the pebbled beaches just make your feet sore, and the oppressive heat warms the beer at your local pub. Rather than living up to the whinging Pom stereotype, why not take off in search of cooler weather? The southern part of the world is your ideal destination at this time of year. Most people visit Australia, New Zealand, and the southern tip of Asia over the Christmas /New Year period to...
May 24th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, family vacations, featuredarticle, festivals, skiing

Get Hungry, It’s Almost Time for Coral Gables Restaurant Week

Get Hungry, It’s Almost Time for Coral Gables Restaurant Week
Hello Summer! Hello discount dining! With summer quickly approaching, local restaurants are jumping on the summer menu bandwagon, making it a little too easy to dine out every night of the week. One city in particular should be your focus in June, as it is time for Coral Gable Restaurant Week (or week rather) from June 7-20. During this time, participating restaurants will be offering special prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner. To kick things off every year, the Taste of the Gables hosts...
May 22nd, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: coral gables restaurant week, dining, Restaurants

The Observatory – Unique Dining Experience

The Observatory – Unique Dining Experience
You are certainly spoilt for choice for dining options in Auckland but there is one obvious place in the city that can’t be missed and offers a unique, spectacular dining experience – The Observatory at Sky City. View from The Observatory Restaurant Offering a combination of a brasserie style buffet, stunning seafood and weekly specials, (and of course awesome views) this is a great option for your ‘Auckland To Do’ list!  Guests also have the bonus of receiving free entry...
May 19th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: dining, observatory restaurant, Restaurants, sky city

Yummy Meals at Mumm’s on the Myall, Tea Gardens

Yummy Meals at Mumm’s on the Myall, Tea Gardens
... well balanced with old favourites and modern Australian meals. It might not be very exciting, but I can never resist the humble fish and chips when dining in a seafood restaurant. If a restaurant can do fish and chips well, I am a happy girl. Mumms can; the batter was light and crispy while the fish was melt-in-your-mouth fresh. My husband was equally enthusiastic about his gourmet burger with its homemade onion jam. The restaurant had emptied by the time we finished, but the staff insisted we had...
May 19th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, Restaurants, Scenic & Short Trips

A Taste of Murder Mystery, Comedy, and a 5-Course Meal

A Taste of Murder Mystery, Comedy, and a 5-Course Meal
... in the murder mystery game.  Every show is an original comedy murder mystery play and takes place between the courses of your meal. The theatre dining room is set up with many tables and chairs able to fit large groups of people along with a full bar. There is no stage; the professional actors move about the room leading the murder mystery game so everyone has a chance to hear and see everything that is going on. However, there are only two professional actors in the show so the rest is up to the...
May 12th, 2010 | Katrina Verweel | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: comedy nights, dining, murder mystery

No Waste at Sydney’s Wafu Japanese Restaurant

No Waste at Sydney’s Wafu Japanese Restaurant
As a kid I was always taught to clear my plate. I was assured that starving children in Africa would be glad for my dinner, and if I didn’t eat it the meal was invariably served up the next morning as breakfast. During one particularly stubborn period I had the same dish served up for three consecutive days. It might seem a little cruel these days, but my parents’ old-fashioned form of discipline would serve me well at Surry Hills’ Wafu restaurant. A sushi plate at Wafu Chef Yukako Ichikawa...
May 10th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: dining, eco-friendly, japanese, Restaurants, weird and unusual

Chicago Gets a New Smoothie Sommelier

Chicago Gets a New Smoothie Sommelier
I’ve written about one of the Chicagoland area’s newest “green” restaurants prasino (map) because I’ve found it to live up to its promises of locally-sustainable, organic fare that is both healthy and tasty. prasino is back on my radar with its new Smoothie Sommelier. Yes, you read that correctly – Smoothie Sommelier. Nathan Wyse takes over this new gig at prasino in honor of the upcoming warm weather that will draw patrons to the restaurant’s new 60-seat outdoor patio located in front...
May 8th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: dining, featuredarticle, Restaurants & Bars

Dog Friendly Dining at Sydney’s Cafe Bones

Dog Friendly Dining at Sydney’s Cafe Bones
Dog enthusiasts Mary-Anne Danaher and Lynne Blundell believe dogs deserve the same kind of pampering that their human owners do. So in 2000 they created Café Bones, the world’s first dog-friendly café. Café Bones offers special treats for dogs, and their owners. You’ll enjoy the tasty breakfast menu, toasted sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, cakes, and blackboard specials. For dogs, there are the café’s specials, “Pupaccinos” and “Bone Bix.” Bone Bix are home-baked liver treats that...
May 6th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cafes, dining, dog friendly, featuredarticle

Come See Cooks With Books

Come See Cooks With Books
For years now The Book Passage in Corte Madera has been a sanctuary of literary sanity.  One of the few independent bookstores left in the Bay Area, they have made their reputation in part by holding outstanding author events and classes. And none are more popular than their Cooks With Books series. Here foodies can come taste food prepared under the supervision of the author/chef, who discusses his or her cookbook with guests throughout the meal. Held at outstanding Bay Area restaurants, the summer...
May 2nd, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Announcements, dining, featuredarticle, Food & Beverage

Chicago’s Rogers Park Gets a New Restaurant

Chicago’s Rogers Park Gets a New Restaurant
This May, Rogers Park on Chicago’s north side will get a new addition to its dining scene: Act One Café (1330 W. Morse Ave.; 773.381.4550). The 100-seat restaurant officially opens its doors on May 21 and will have what it calls a menu of “comfort foods” (that feature sustainable ingredients) created by Executive Chef Jimmy Madia, one of the more talented culinary experts in Chicago. Side note: In October 2002, Madla opened Coobah, a popular “Latin fusion” restaurant in Chicago’s...
April 29th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, Restaurants & Bars

Delightful Pastries is a Delicious Addition to Chicago’s Old Town Area

Delightful Pastries is a Delicious Addition to Chicago’s Old Town Area
I recently posted a column on a new walking tour of Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood. After finishing the column, I decided to venture back to Old Town and revisit some of my favorite haunts. Old Town is also one of the more beautiful parts of Chicago, reminiscent of a quaint European town, with its historic homes and cobblestone streets and flowering trees that make a walk on a spring day all the more enjoyable. Much to my surprise I stumbled upon a new addition to Old Town’s storefront:...
April 28th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bakery, Chicago, Delightful Pastries, dessert, dining, food, old town, restaurant

Tomsilav Martinovic Opens Darlinghurst Restaurant

Tomsilav Martinovic Opens Darlinghurst Restaurant
Chef Tomislav Martinovic has returned from an eight-year stint in the United Kingdom to open a Darlinghurst restaurant which bears his name. The mix of back-to-basics fare and high-tech methodology is an intriguing one. Tomislav cites the rather common textures of Kraft cream cheese, salt and vinegar chips, and Yogo dessert amongst his muses. Yet the menu delights in pairing the unusual, such as scotch fillet served with grilled mango and duck breast with olive oil sponge. This is an experience for...
April 20th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, featuredarticle, Restaurants

Modern Spanish Cuisine at La Sede

Modern Spanish Cuisine at La Sede
For the finest and trendiest in Madrid’s dining scene, you won’t go wrong at La Sede. Blending the latest in modern cuisine and a cutting edge interior design immaculately, the restaurant impresses even the most refined culinary experts. My partner brought me here for a surprise dinner – and it definitely did the trick. Urban Design Adopting a bunker concept, the restaurant is specially designed with polished stainless steel to give an ultra-modern look. The clear glass windows...
April 13th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, Food & Beverage, Restaurants & Bars

Celebrate Life at Cafe TuTu Tango

Celebrate Life at Cafe TuTu Tango
The Bohemian lifestyle views life as a celebration.  Often, especially in my family, celebrations revolve around sharing good food, drinks and conversations.  Throw in some artists creating and selling their works and you have a true feast for the senses.  Cafe’ TuTu Tango (map), a restaurant in Orlando, is this and so much more. Winner of numerous awards for Best Restaurant and Best Appetizer, Cafe’ TuTu Tango was created by three friends who had recently returned from Spain.  During...
April 12th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: art and culture, dining, featuredarticle, Orlando

Beautiful Breakfast at Circular Quay’s City Extra

Beautiful Breakfast at Circular Quay’s City Extra
By night Circular Quay is a hive of activity, with cafes spilling onto the sidewalk. Arrive in the morning however and it’s a different story. I’ve often wondered whether the people of Sydney actually eat breakfast, as it’s often hard to find a place serving before work. Thankfully though City Extra is open 24 hours a day. While my husband and I went there because there was no other breakfast option in close proximity, we were pleasantly surprised by our meals. My husband raved about his double...
April 8th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: breakfast, dining, featuredarticle, food and drink, Restaurants

Queen of Creole Cuisine the Real Princess Tiana?

Queen of Creole Cuisine the Real Princess Tiana?
In case you haven’t heard, there is a new Disney princess on the block.  Princess Tiana is the princess heroine in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.  A hard-working, kind, independent young woman, Tiana was not afraid to work to achieve her dream of opening a restaurant.  Marrying the Prince just added the icing on the cake.  Watching the movie, we are introduced to the young Tiana, making promises to one day, own her own restaurant.  True to life, there are bumps in the road...
April 3rd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, Disney Films, featuredarticle, New Orleans

Michelangelo’s on Westheimer

Michelangelo’s on Westheimer
... Brunch and with Easter just five days away, I felt you had to know about it now! I arrived ten minutes early for brunch with my friends and the dining room was empty.  Michelangelo’s has been serving meals in the same small house since 1969.  The staff seated me and a charming waiter named Frank offered me a mimosa while I waited. The table linens were crisp but not overly prim.  I looked around to see a piano, complete with a snifter for tips, and a drop, draped-cloth ceiling that gave...
March 30th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places

Dublin Restaurant Week is Back!

Dublin Restaurant Week is Back!
... are old favorites, some restaurants you wouldn’t want to pay 30 euro for a 3 course dinner, and some new surprises. If you’re stuck in a dining rut, sticking to those classics within walking distance, it’s a great chance to hop in a cab and try something new. Last fall we booked a large table for Bijou Restaurant in a neighborhood called Rathgar. They easily accommodated all 10 of us, and before our table was ready we had a drink out on the heated balcony. Like most other restaurants,...
March 24th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: annual events, dining, Restaurants

Houston’s Hotel ZaZa

Houston’s Hotel ZaZa
... night long. At ZaZa you are perfectly situated for access to eighteen of the city’s finest museums as well as art galleries, shopping, and fine dining.  Proximity to the Houston’s light rail ensures easy, safe, and reliable transportation; head north to Midtown or Dowtown, or hop on the southbound line to explore Reliant Park, home of the Houston Texans. Are you ready to pamper yourself with a massage, a body wrap, or perhaps a little oxygen therapy?  Look no further than ZaSpa, Hotel ZaZa’s...
March 10th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: dining, featuredarticle, hotels, museums, Shopping, The Arts