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The Press Hotel, a revamp of the historic Portland Press Herald building, debuts this month in the Old Port neighborhood. The property pays homage to its printing-press past, with an installation of antique typewriters in the on-site art gallery, ...
“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. “When customers walk in they can have a few minutes where time stands still.” The yellow and ...
Luxury behemoth Intercontinental Hotels Group went out and got itself a sexy Millennial hotel brand, dishing out $430 million in cash for Kimpton Hotels on Tuesday. As IHG remains mum on its future plans, fear that our favorite little boutique col...
When Matt McKinney took a 39-day road trip in 2012, he experienced one version of the American dream, just before he reached the Pacific Ocean: a flawless burger. “It was a really big, juicy patty and a perfectly moist bun,” says the Dallas-based...
We'd bought 14 of the heirlooms, with thoughts of a seaside picnic. We meant to stop at eight—two each—but couldn't help ourselves. They were the most glorious tomatoes, showing every hue from bottle-green to burgundy, and heavy with juice, like ...
Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look for Taste of Pat LaFrieda—which uses ingredients from New York’s king of ground beef—as well as ...
For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midwes...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...
Your attention, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—it's time for today's trivia question! Exactly how awesome is minor-league baseball?Is it (a) unbelievably awesome, (b) totally awesome, or (c) wicked awesome?Answer ...
Portland is a place where plain old Maine industriousness meets the worldly tastes of the city's newest residents—ad executives, Internet entrepreneurs, Polartec-vested boatbuilders—who have left the big city for a simpler life. There are surprise...
Summer in Maine is like the best of fall everywhere else. Sunny days start off crisp; against an enameled-blue sky, the evergreens look that much deeper. By midday the air softens and the scent of pine, sprinkled with salt from the coast, rises....
Once a run-down part of town, the East End of Portland, Maine, has recently found new life. Young artists, restaurateurs, and designers have taken over 19th-century cottages and Victorian "painted lady" houses. Here's where they spend their free t...
The thermal waters of Bath, England, have attracted travelers for at least 10 millennia. Over the past few years, the development of the historic Georgian baths into Thermae Bath Spa, a high-end facility designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, has been...
Need more Merlot in that Médoc?New barrel-blending programs around the country let oenophiles fine-tune wines to suit their own palates. During a two-hour course at The Phoenician (Scottsdale, Ariz.; 480/423-2530; www.thephoenician.com; $135), you...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...