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Wine Lovers Rejoice: Sheraton Highlights Pinots

Fans of the movie Sideways will appreciate what Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is doing for its’ fourth iteration of their successful Sheraton Selects program in North America. Launching late last month, Sheraton Selects Spotlight on Pinot Noir offers guests the chance to check out a rotating selection of at least premium eight Pinots highly ranked by…

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Get Ready for More Sushi Near LAX

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the LA Times’ list of great dining options near LAX. It covered all kinds of genres from pizza to Thai to Jamaican to Middle Eastern but it didn’t grab everything. In-N-Out didn’t make the list, nor did one of my favorites, Aliki’s Greek Taverna. Another type of food…

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The Simple Joy of a Seafood Platter

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Seafood platters have earned a spot on my list of life’s simple pleasures. It’s right in between “the sound of my dog yawning” and “my girlfriend’s beautiful smile.” A cold platter of ultra-fresh seafood served on or near the beach is a reminder that we — as humans — did it. We got to the…

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14 Awesome Hypothetical Chef Sneakers

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Since the 80s, sneaker companies have realized that getting athletes to endorse their shoes translates to big money. Over twenty-five years after the launch of the first Air Jordans, superstar kicks are an even bigger business than anyone could have imagined. Since chefs have risen to celebrity status, it only makes sense that they would…

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Fly&Dine’s Hotel Brunch Buffet Rules

You want to brunch, son? You want to buffet like a baller? Then drop the soup and listen to me. I’ve been hitting hotel brunch buffets since Justin Bieber was in short pants (he still is, though, right?). I know the secrets of the steam trays. I’m cool with the curiosities of carving stations. I’m…

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