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Cocktails in Chicago, Illinois

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Cocktails, Cuisines, Midwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |

Whether you prefer your cocktails be shaken, stirred, muddled, served on the rocks, neat or straight up, the Windy City has you covered. Throughout my recent trip to Chicago, Illinois, I was consistently impressed at cocktail hour. Much of that is due to the talents of bartenders—though calling them “bartenders” is a bit like referring to Michelangelo as a doodler. They are true artists with spirits and fruits (their paints) and glasses (their canvases).

Honey Hotels

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Midwest, North, Northeast, Northwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast, West, West Coast|Tags: |

Choosing overnight accommodations that keep bees on the property can have some sweet benefits: You might get a taste of the honey those bees produce when you order a breakfast biscuit, salad dressed with house-made vinaigrette, glazed veggies or meats, or even a cocktail at the on-site restaurant or bar.

Five Spectacular Spots for a Picnic

June 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: , |

A picnic is a small pleasure. Even if you just grab a blanket and head for your own backyard, there's a simple joy in eating in the fresh air. Some destinations take outdoor dining to another level of scene-setting and memory-making. Whether you pick up local sandwiches or burritos, or just tote some fresh bread, cheese and wine from home, don't miss the chance to picnic at these five spectacular spots.