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Delectable Harlem: the Best Restaurants in Harlem

February 9, 2017
Best Restaurants Harlem

Dining at Red Rooster – chic and delicious. Photo: Red Rooster

For over a century, Harlem has been a nexus of African-American culture – including its cuisine.  The diversity of fare in Harlem reflects the community’s mixed heritage. Over the years, Harlem residents have included African Americans from the Deep South, Caribbean immigrants, African transplants, and more recently, new arrivals from Europe, Mexico, and throughout the U.S.

Here is our guide to the delicious food and Best Restaurants in Harlem!

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Culinary Culture, Destinations

Beautiful Bamberg: City of Beer

December 23, 2016
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg’s Old Town Hall, just one of the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Jeff Dobbins

Bamberg offers many delights – a picturesque old town brimming with medieval and baroque architecture, fine museums, superb music, delicious cuisine…and great beer. Bamberg’s beer culture stems from its long history as a center for brewing exceptional beer. The city’s nine breweries, along with sixty breweries in the surrounding region, produce over fifty distinctive, high-quality beers. These breweries, along with traditional taverns, beer cellars, beer-themed tours and beer-soaked events, make Bamberg a haven for lovers of beer.

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Culinary Culture

California’s Lodi Wine Region

May 19, 2016
Lodi, CA Vineyard

One of the many vineyards surrounding Lodi. Photo: Jeff Dobbins

Exploring Northern California’s Wine Country is a quintessential pleasure in the Golden State. The Napa and Sonoma Valleys are justly renowned and favorite destinations of wine enthusiasts. But they’ve become so popular they’re sometimes quite crowded; the roads clogged with traffic and tastings rooms packed with tour groups. Fortunately for wine lovers there is a superb alternative that is convenient, yet still rural and relaxed – the Lodi Wine region. In fact, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Lodi the Wine Region of the Year for 2015.

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Culinary Culture

Tapas in Seville: Spain’s Delicious Tradition

August 6, 2015
Traditional Tapas bar Seville, Spain

A traditional taberna in Seville, offering wine & sherry with tapas. Photo: Jeff Dobbins

Seville is the vibrant capital of Andalusia, and the ideal place to indulge in Spain’s quintessential culinary delight – tapas. Sometimes called the “tapas capital of the world,” Seville is home to more than 3000 bars and eateries serving tapas, from basic fare to gourmet cuisine. Touring Seville’s tabernas to gorge on tasty tapas is one of Spain’s great foodie pleasures.

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Culinary Culture

New York’s Remarkable and Delicious Food Treats

April 22, 2015
Pastrami on Rye, Katz's, NYC

A delectable Pastrami on Rye at Katz’s Deli. My mouth is watering! Photo: Katz’s, via Facebook

New York City is unquestionably one of the world’s great centers of cuisine, offering diners almost infinite variety. Like the city itself, the edible delights of NYC are a rich melting pot, including tastes and cultures from around the globe.

But with so many choices, what are must-try NYC specialties? Well, for a taste of “real” New York, here are some quintessential New York City food treats.

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