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Exploring Cape Town's Bree Street

Bree St. Cape Town

Once-desolate Bree Street has become a microcosm of South African cool and a showcase for the region’s bounty.

Heston Blumenthal protégé Frank Marks brings serious culinary cred to the strip with Borage, a loftlike bistro serving breakfast and lunch only. The blackboard menu rotates frequently; arrive early to secure one of the deconstructed chicken pot pies, a curl of pastry encircling perfectly roasted bird, peas, and onion petals drizzled in gravy. 7B Portside Bldg. 

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4 Cool Outdoor Hotel Bars

The Broken Shaker, Miami Beach

Four alfresco hotel bars where you can drink in the scene.

Broken Shaker, Miami Beach

The Setting: A patio strewn with twinkling lights and retro furniture at the quirky hostel-slash-hangout Freehand Miami.

The Vibe: Young, hip, and more about flirting and Ping-Pong duels than high-octane clubbing.

The Drinks: Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta make some of the city’s best cocktails, such as the Kundalini Ways: Olmeca Altos tequila with fresh turmeric.

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To Pack or Not To Pack: Blue Bottle and Timbuk2's Coffee Travel Kit

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As a die-hard coffee obsessive, I’m always seeking out the best brews in any city I visit. But I do need a starter cup to tide me over in the morning, and what I can get in my hotel room is rarely up to snuff (sorry, Nespresso). A new solution: the Coffee Travel Kit by Timbuk2 and Blue Bottle Coffee, a packable pour-over set roughly twice the size of your standard amenity kit. Included are a Japanese-made hand grinder with adjustable grind settings, a pack of filters, two Falcon enamelware mugs with felt cozies, a non-leeching plastic cone dripper, and—of course—a two ounce sample of Blue Bottle beans, all in a waved canvas and leather bag. So how do these expert-grade tools perform on the road? We took the kit for a test drive.

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#TLMoment: The Best Dessert in Paris



The City of Light is known for streets steeped in history, stunning sights and nightlife, and of course legendary food. This quick video is an episode of the Travel + Leisure video series called #TLMoment, which captures the serendipitous and unexpected travel moments we experience around the globe.

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Next Great Neighborhood: Paris's South Pigalle (Video)



South Pigalle is a stylish, family-friendly, and authentic area in the ninth arrondissement of Paris that’s truly up-and-coming. Shops, boutiques, and cocktail bars lie hidden just around the corner from Montemartre and Sacré-Cœur. Sarah Spagnolo shows how to spend a day in “So-Pi."

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Sniffing Out Alba's Truffle Festival


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Even more precious than the Tuber Magnatum is the dog on the scent of a truffle. In Roddi, Italy, an area just a few miles away from Alba's Truffle Fair, Daisy (a Lagotto Romagnolo) shows off how quickly she can find the precious tuber.

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Ludlow Street Redux: The New New Renaissance on New York's Lower East Side

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I still remember the thrill of walking into the old Max Fish when I first moved to New York in 2007. The Ludlow Street indie rock bar was one of the last remaining holdouts of a fabled era on the Lower East Side, one marked by edgy music venues, Velvet Underground burnouts, and downtown hipsters before hipster was a look sold in SoHo retail windows. Heaps of trash and roving dope dealers still gave the block an authenticity that was under siege from frat bros and cheesy lounges—hallmarks of the modern LES. Inside, Max Fish was far removed from its '90s heyday, but vestiges of its bohemian glory remained, like the legendary jukebox and graffitied bathrooms. It smelled of stale beer, cigarettes, and sweat. It was gritty. It was perfect.

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Paris Bistros: Old and New (Video)



Paris: a beautiful, stylish destination that is on everyone’s list. But the bigger question once you’re there: where to eat? Sarah Spagnolo shares her spots for great French fare. 

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Q+A with Francis Mallmann: Argentina's Grillmaster

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South America’s celebrated chef and grillmaster, Francis Mallmann, just released his second English-language cookbook—a follow up to the instant classic Seven FiresMallmann on Fire, written with Peter Kaminsky, is far more than the sum of its 100 live-fire recipes. It takes us on a vibrant culinary journey around the world and into the heart of a gentleman gaucho with a peripatetic soul.

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Chefs Team Up For Taste of Waldorf Astoria

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Eggs benedict, red velvet cake, Waldorf salad, Thousand Island dressing—the world is a better place thanks to these foodstuffs. Seriously, red velvet cake could end wars. And eggs benny? Sunday might just be Monday-like without it. All four were born at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Now, thanks to a partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the hotel brand hopes to bequeath civilization with another culinary hit—or at least something super delicious. Five young James Beard-nominated chefs will be dispatched to properties around the globe, partnering with master chefs with Michelin chops to cook up a new recipe for the Taste of Waldorf Astoria.

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