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A Visit to the Pillhofer in Nuremberg

We’ve got another trip through the travels of Mr. Paul Bacon. This time, we’re heading to Nuremberg… On December 26 most of the restaurants are still closed for the Christmas holiday. We asked the hotel for a restaurant that may be open and after they called around they found one that was available. We made…

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Scoping the Best Food in Portland, OR

Fly&Dine Contributor Paul Bacon returns with a delicious tour of Portland, OR. For more Fly&Dine PDX coverage, click here. I have heard the stories of how Portland has become a foodie paradise. I have seen the Food Network and Travel Channel where they have toured Portland. My question was, “Is it really?” I now have…

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The New Orleans Guide to Po-Boys

Deep in the French Quarter of New Orleans on a Sunday night, amid roving bands of tourists on voodoo-heavy ghost tours, you may find yourself in a 24-hour market — a convenience store, really. You could easily mistake it as a place for a pack of smokes and a sixer of Abita, but you’re here for…

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MGM in DC Snags Big Time Chefs

I’ve been a fan of the MGM Grand in Vegas since it had a kid-friendly theme park back in the ’90s (ah, kid-friendly Vegas — what a giant mistake). Nowadays I go because I like their blackjack tables and the Deal or No Deal game. Vegas isn’t the only place to catch an MGM casino,…

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New Orleans Food Porn Explosion

If you’re currently recovering from a Thanksgiving food coma, I have the cure. It’s a photographic hair of the dog, of sorts. I just spent a long weekend in New Orleans and ate my face off (not literally — my face is still very much intact). New Orleans is one of the best eating cities…

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How to Have a Supremely Portland Day

Outside of my current home in Los Angeles, there are three other cities in America that I could see myself living in: Chicago (my home and native land), Austin, and Portland (Oregon, not Maine). I’ve loved Portland since the first time I came here roughly ten years ago, long before it was known as #PDX…

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