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  • Torchy's Tacos got a visit
    Torchy's Tacos got a visit
    On January 31, 2015, a craving for a good shrimp taco needed to be met. The quest for good shrimp tacos was born. Driving around, Google was used to locate a place that supposedly had some pretty good shrimp tacos. That place was Torchy's...
  • Super Bowl XLIX - Preview
    Superbowl happenings in Fort Smith area
    Superbowl weekend is here. That means that the Fort Smith area will be filled with events and parties centered around the big game. The Superbowl is one of those games that stands apart from the rest of the sporting world. People who are not...
  • Jason Schmid showing the size of the BBA Burger
    JT Schmid's in Orange County brews great beers and serves a bigger burger too
    The Examiner recently interviewed Jason Schmid, owner of JT Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery in Anaheim and Tustin. The subject was was their signature hamburger at JT Schmid's, the BBA Burger. The BBA Burger, or as it is also known, the...
  • Sushi at Sakura Sushi in West Des Moines
    Sakura Sushi serves up great dining experiences
    Sakura Sushi in West Des Moines makes a restaurant reviewer's job very hard to do. As a reviewer, one must dine a few times, write a review, and move on. After several visits to Sakura, I found that last part very difficult. I continuously...
  • Zaika Restaurant & Hookah Lounge debuts its taste in Las Vegas
    Zaika Restaurant & Hookah Lounge debuts its taste in Las Vegas
    Zaika means taste and hookah enhances the social aspect of dining. Combine the two and Las Vegas newest Mediterranean place, Zaika Restaurant & Hookah Lounge has opened.More than a new neighborhood restaurant and lounge, Zaika is born of the...
  • Guy Fieri of Triple D went to Florence, Italy
    ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ are ‘Fillin’ up in Florence’
    On last night’s Food Network episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” fans watched Guy Fieri tour through Florence, Italy in this episode titled “Fillin’ up in Florence.” Guy’s first stop as he was still...
  • octopus at Meditrina
    The tale of three octopi
    Last week, Eric DeBonis, owner of The Paris Bistro and Sea Salt, and I were having a discussion about the state of dining in Salt Lake. While we disagreed as to what degree Utah diners’ tastes have matured, we did agree that there is a...
  • Fresh, affordable seafood at the Shrimp King in Robbinsville
    Fresh, affordable seafood at the Shrimp King in Robbinsville
    There are a plethora of delicious seafood restaurants all over New Jersey, but many times fresh seafood can wind up costing an arm and a leg. Not so at the Shrimp King, located off of Route 130 in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The place may not look...
  • Blackberry basil margarita
    Bowl and Candle celebrations at Papagayo
    Free fun at Papagayo Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar this Sunday and Monday, when all four Boston-area locations celebrate the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day in style.Super Bowl!Papagayo is offering a win-win deal: if the Pats win the Superbowl,...
  • Annual Belgian Beer Festival draws crowds to Max's Taphouse in Baltimore
    Max's Taphouse announces 11th Annual Belgian Beer Festival
    The 11th Annual Belgian Beer Festival is set to take place Friday, February 13th through to Monday, February 16th, 2015 at Max's Taphouse in Fell's Point, Baltimore, Maryland from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. each day, free to the public. Max'...
  • Forget the three-layer dip, why not try s'mores dip for the Super Bowl?
    Forget the three-layer dip, why not try s'mores dip for the Super Bowl?
    The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and if you are anything like me, you have not done much of anything to prepare. But food is every bit as important to the Super Bowl experience as the commercials and the halftime show, so I have got you covered with a...
  • Matt's Munchies fruit leather snacks
    Review: Matt's Munchies organic fruit leather snacks
    It's not easy finding a healthy sweet snack that can go anywhere, fits in a purse or pocket, won't spoil just in case it sits in an office drawer for a few days, and is actually delicious. It's a good thing Matt's Munchies fruit...
  • Labriola Cafe
    Labriola Opens in Chicago
    Rich Labriola, Chicago’s most trusted name in baking, sets his sights on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile with a new full-service restaurant, bar, and bakeryWHAT:Labriola Ristorante & Café, the popular restaurant and bakery in Oak Brook,...
  • NYS board recommends $2.50 hourly raise for tipped workers
    NYS board recommends $2.50 hourly raise for tipped workers
    The New York State Labor Department's Wage Board, meeting in Albany today, recommended by a 2-1 vote a $7.50-per-hour minimum wage for tipped workers in the food and hospitality service industry by the end of the year. That would mean a $2.50...
  • Palais de Thes
    Take a walk through country tea gardens with Palais de Thes
    The weekend is officially here so it’s time to kick back with a nice cup of herbal tea. We prefer our tea from Palais des Thes where we can take a tasty walk through beautiful gardens.We recently sampled a few of their teas – Garden of...