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An Omnivore Feasts (Again) on Montreal

A highlight of this trip was a massive portion of horse tartare, which wasn't even something I ate at the Omnivore Food Festival. It's at the festival that I had one of the most memorable dishes so far this year.
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Three Delicious Days in Portland, Oregon

It's easy to be envious of the Portland restaurant scene. But what's best? Here's a current eating itinerary that will provide pleasure to adventurous and ambitious food lovers seeking satisfaction from breakfast to late-night meals, with snacks and coffee thrown in for good measure.
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A Little Luxury Overnight in Vancouver, BC

In contrast to the multi-day, Chinese food feeding frenzies I normally enjoy and recommend north of the border, here’s a sample itinerary that will fill you with culture, outdoor adventure, superb dining (both Asian and European), and unique experiences with tea, coffee, and beer.
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On the Tonkotsu Ramen Trail: From Its Birthplace in Fukuoka to the Boom in Bellevue and Seattle

After a tonkotsu ramen immersion in Fukuoka (and Tokyo), I return to Seattle to try three new restaurants serving the same style of ramen here. One is great, one is good...and one is a flop.
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10 Sensational Stops for Japanese Food in Shinjuku, Tokyo

If you're visiting Tokyo for business or pleasure, there's a good chance you'll be staying in the Shinjuku area. Arrive at night, and you'll feel like an alien amidst all the neon in the Blade Runner-like atmosphere. How do you navigate the streets to find good restaurants with great food? Here are some suggestions.
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Bowled Over by Donburi and Chirashi in Tokyo

Seafood on rice. Given the quality of these two ingredients in Japan, I’m always eager to indulge in any dish of this nature. During my recent trip to Tokyo, I enjoyed three distinct versions of seafood on rice, including one version that included three different ways of eating it.
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Picture This: A Stomach-Stuffing Sojourn in Seoul

Only four nights meant a lot of fast eating for my first-ever trip to Korea. Here's a photo-heavy (and meat-heavy...and noodle-heavy) look at my visits to markets, a cooking class, cafes (including a sheep cafe?!?) and restaurants.
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Dining Is Slightly Off the Mark in Walla Walla Wine Country

My Facebook feed is constantly full of Seattle friends visiting Walla Walla. I hear a lot about the incredible wine, but the restaurant reporter in me wants to know: What about the food?
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Good Food Can Be Found in Greenville, South Carolina

Having read that there are over 100 restaurants right along and off Main Street in the downtown district, I was eager to see if Greenville could live up to its self-proclaimed billing as a “Foodie Paradise.”
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Soaring to New Heights: An Arizona Side Trip to Sedona to Find Enchantment

Two nights in Sedona offer time to see the red rocks from the ground and from the sky, as well as to find some decent food. This one's basically about a balloon ride and "Enchantment."
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