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pander: gratify or indulge to an immoral desire, need, or habit or a person Located in Hudson Heights of New York City, The Pandering Pig serves up a carefully planned menu of creative renditions of classic French dishes with a personal and unique spin of Northern California mix. The new

“When an animal lives the life it deserves, it gives back in the quality of their meat.” The Bistro of Beautiful Birds, Poultry Paradise, Heaven of the chickens, or any other surreal and intangible name and description, you name it; the modern French bistro, Le Coq Rico is it, all

hortus [latin]: garden Hortus NYC, located in NoMad Manhattan of NYC, is a newly opened restaurant with an interesting concept to reinvent modern Asian cuisine in New American style for dining, infusing local and seasonal ingredients with fresh and contemporary flavors. Hortus, meaning garden in Latin, is the idea behind

West Los Angeles’s hidden gem, Westwood, is one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods in the city. It is also home to the 1919 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Memorial Park Cemetery the resting place of many notable entertainers, Hammer Museum with its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions, and

yakitori – a Japanese type of skewered chicken Located in Greenwich Village, Toriko NY serves a carefully arranged upscale yakitori multicourse omakase menu, one that is full of surprises. Yakitori, grilled skewered chicken and its parts are popular and typical izakaya food that is often paired with beer, but the

reynard/renard: standard word for fox in French. Reynard, a restaurant located on the ground level of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, New York, features and serves seasonal and locally sourced American fare. Opened back in 2012, the 100-seat dining location is not the typical ‘just another hotel restaurant.’ It all

The Gradska Kavana Arsenal Restaurant offers a window (three, in fact) into the history of Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones might have swept the city into the spotlight, but the reality is far more intriguing than the fantasy. Sitting centrally in the Old City harbor, what was once the beating heart

Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel is known worldwide for his creation of the Cronut®, a croissant-doughnut hybrid pastry. He grew up in a rough part of France where his family didn’t have much. As a way to help them, he began working in a local restaurant at the age of sixteen,

Pinch Chinese, located on Prince Street in downtown Manhattan, is a restaurant known for its soup dumplings, small plates, and plenty of Sichuan and other Chinese mains. With a black-framed storefront facade, it might seem minimal but the amount of glass allows for passerby to catch enough of what’s happening

The iconic Eleven Madison Park is home to Chef Daniel Humm and co-owner restaurateur Will Guidara who established a unique approach to hospitality by placing equal importance on the kitchen and the dining room. They deliberately focused on creating a harmonious feeling that welcomes their guests to enjoy a fine