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The Friendly Toast has several New England locations, including Portsmouth, with a massive menu of massively-portioned diner favorites that stick to the ribs, particularly as we head into the cooler seasons. Grilled cheese options abound; choose from cheddar, American, provolone, Swiss, jalapeno-jack, Parmesan, feta, bleu or goat. Blend more than one if you like. Photo
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Food in the Northwestern United States centers on many things: culinary traditions carried over by immigrants from Europe (chislic and kuchen), a strong ranching industry (steaks) and the natural bounty of the land and sea (huckleberries, salmon, crab).  As part of our exploration of iconic dishes across the country, we’re looking for the best versions
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The craft spirits industry is exploding, with more than 1,500 craft distillers at work across the United States (according to the American Craft Spirits Association). It’s never been easier to get stellar ingredients for the perfect cocktail, but the sheer variety available in liquor stores can be overwhelming. To help narrow things down, 10Best asked
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They didn’t serve a lobster roll at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival once. Once. “My second year here,” says Executive Chef Michael Deardorff, “the culinary director decided to change things up. We made a killer lobster mac-and-cheese instead.” Disney guests, he quickly found, are fiercely loyal – not only to the park and
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The Four Seasons Downtown overlooks the 9/11 Memorial — Photo courtesy of Christian Horan/Four Seasons Downtown Six months after the World Trade Center tragedy, Los Angeles resident Carmine Montalto decided to move east and settled – surprisingly – in Lower Manhattan not far from Ground Zero. The area had barely begun its recovery and deals
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Walt Disney based Cinderella’s castle on Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria — Photo courtesy of BAYERN TOURISMUS Everyone knows Bavaria for Neuschwanstein Castle, the real-life inspiration for Cinderella’s castle. But did you know the area is home to dozens of other castles – and so much more? With its picture-book scenery, mountain culture, palaces and beer
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The UNESCO Heritage Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape encompasses 200 square kilometers, two chateaus, gardens, lakes, forests and structures built to delight the wealthy owners and their guests, from a Roman aqueduct to a towering minaret. It all belonged to the Liechtensteins, a powerful family originally from Styria, Austria. Multiple tours are available.  Photo courtesy of Christine
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