| Jul 1, 2009
Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal.
Cynics may call it a...
| Jul 31, 2009
A day in a theme park isn't usually a bargain. Frugal visitors may find admission deals or resist souvenir stands, but we've gotta eat, right? When a soft drink price is twice what you'd pay at a 7-Eleven, you've got to swallow hard.
Ah, but there are...
| Mar 17, 2010
From: Santa Lucia Highlands, Calif.
Serve with: Salmon with cream sauce
This is hardly a delicate, crystalline white wine. It's big, robust, rounded and creamy in texture. The alcohol level is high for a white at 14.2 percent, but it's...
| May 26, 2010
Sorry, Evita, if there's any crying going on in Argentina these days, it's likely to be in the vineyards. And they're tears of joy.
Sales of Argentine wine continue to build strongly in the United States, according to The Nielsen Co., a market research...
| Jan 6, 2010
Oregonians famously don't want you to move there, but they don't mind a visit — unless you're Californian. Then don't bother, please, and thank you. Regional dislikes are nothing new: Connecticut people loathe New Yorkers (especially those behind...
| Mar 16, 2010
Some travelers seek out England's pubs for ales and beers. Some seek out pubs for their beds.
The reason? Travelers find that a country pub may be the only lodging in tiny villages dotting the English countryside.
Which is how my husband and I ended...
| Oct 23, 2009
The hottest table in Baltimore isn't in Baltimore. It's Volt in Frederick.
Credit the recent spike in interest to owner/chef Bryan Voltaggio's success on Bravo's "Top Chef" reality show. Suddenly, it's impossible to get a reservation on a weekend...
| Mar 7, 2010
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — For visitors not inclined to do the "Sanibel Stoop" for shells, the island boasts many alternatives. Here are six possibilities.
1. Visit CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), a rescue organization that helps save...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Mar 15, 2010
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How many great desserts can you think of that aren't made with flour, baking powder or even dairy products?
The answer is: However many great desserts a Jewish kosher cook can serve for Passover meals while still following the dietary laws for this...