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How People Got Around Frisco BEFORE Lyft and UBER: The Secret Phone Numbers of Veteran’s Cab in SoMA

TweetHere it is: Gritty HARRISON 1500 –>, lovely COSTCO #144, and of course, the Italianate red/white/green of VETERAN’S CAB 502-1300 all down at 11th and Harrison in SoMA: I don’t know how things work now but back in the day if you were a regular / reliable customer, cab companies / drivers would give you […]

Eyes on Miami: Alex Rodriguez, Ahol Sniffs Glue, Future and Others

It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times...

Dine with Gratitude and Help The Giving Kitchen Aid Hospitality Workers in Need, Aug. 20-23

Dine out and show your support for The Giving Kitchen and the hospitality workers who provide the amazing meals, drinks and food services we enjoy in Atlanta. All you have to do is dine at participating restaurants over the Dining with Gratitude dates of Aug. Show More Summary

Fly By the Southern Wing Showdown for Wings, Spirits and More at The Foundry at Puritan Mill Aug. 20

The Southern Wing Showdown alights at The Foundry at Puritan Mill for a second spicy year on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 20. Taste of Atlanta backs this gathering of 25 high-end eateries, which span the flight pattern from Nashville to Charleston. Show More Summary

A conversation with Bob Scarr, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s archivist

I have arrived! That was Bob Scarr’s first thought when Paul Hogle, then-development director at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, cold called him in January of 2010 and asked, “Bob, would you like to come down here and do a fellowshi...

New Austin Asian Food Festival, and More A.M. Intel

The latest restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now — Austin is getting a new Asian food festival with the first-time Far East Fest in the fall. It’ll feature cuisines from Chinese to Indian to Thai to more from restaurants like Wu Chow, Thai Kun, Peached Tortilla, Dee Dee, Jenna’s Asian Kitchen, and others. Show More Summary

Zucca at Hotel St. Michel Serves Italian Sunday Brunch

Nestled in the heart of downtown Coral Gables is the historic, ivy-covered Hotel St. Michel. In March, an Italian restaurant named Zucca opened inside the boutique inn, modernizing the 1920s-esque space with a swank cocktail bar and a chic dining room. Recently, the restaurant debuted Sunday brunch, featuring a large...

5 Dallas Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Beer, burgers, and more to enjoy this Saturday and Sunday

Morning Roundup: Penn Quarter Restaurant Ditches Its Minimum Wage Fee

Plus, anti-Semitic band loses a gig, the status of local Confederate memorials, and more in the news. [ more › ]

Fearless Driver Successfully Jumps Rising NJ Drawbridge

A New Jersey family's trip to the beach briefly turned into that scene from Blues Brothers, when the drawbridge they were driving on began to rise, leaving the driver no choice but to slam on the gas and jump the damn thing. [ more ...

Balance Patch Video Game Cafe Brings Communal Gaming to Allston

There are also sandwiches A gaming cafe in Allston opens its doors to anyone in the competitive digital spirit on Friday, August 18, as Boston Restaurant Talk reports. Balance Patch Video Game Cafe, fresh off some serious renovations, debuts today at 1031 Commonwealth Ave. Show More Summary

Review: The allure of summer re:FRESH

There is a cultural rhythm to summer that transcends school, the heat slowing down our productivity, bright nights a little more lively than usual and a restless need to get away. Swan Coach House Gallery presented a summer pop-up and seamless combination of two curatorial projects, I SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING... Show More Summary

Plnthouse: Fresh, Flavorful Food in a Bright, Airy Atmosphere

It’s hard to imagine a chef whose culinary creations are more aesthetically appealing than Matthew Kenney's. The vegan master is know for nutrient-dense, deliciously fresh dishes with a rainbow-hued aesthetic that makes them ideal fodder for the Instagram-obsessed. His newest eatery, Plnthouse at the 1 Hotel South Beach, is an...

Chicago date idea: Italian food at Volare then fireworks

Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then just hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing dinner at Volare with a summer fireworks show at Navy Pier. Main attraction: Volare 201 E. Grand Ave. 312-410-9900 How much: $7-$45 You know the food at a restaurant...

First We Feast’s Chris Schonberger Learns Proper Popover Etiquette

“I cut a small slit into my popover, drop in a slab of butter, and shake it around like a carby maraca so that the steam inside warms the butter.”

Essential California: Why the extreme right is targeting liberal California

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Aug. 18, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Why the extreme right loves California Extreme-right and white nationalist groups have been rallying in liberal California, seeking media attention...

After Virginia violence, far right and white nationalists turn to a familiar target: California

When far-right activist Kyle Chapman took to Facebook last week urging followers to attend upcoming rallies in the Bay Area, he was downright gleeful about taking the fight to the celebrated liberal bastion. “Talk about kicking the hornets nest! This is sure to be barn burner,” wrote Chapman, who...

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