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South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim

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Although this week’s Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is principally about those title attractions—namely, wine and food—one can’t overlook their delicious and equally multifaceted cousin, the cocktail. Many events are shining a spotlight on distilled liquors, but true aficionados have set aside Saturday afternoon for a pair of demonstrations from America’s sultan of the […]

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift: Caviar From an ATM

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From pizza to cupcakes to sportscars, there seems to be almost nothing one can’t order from the modern vending machine. So, in an effort to accommodate their discerning clients, Beverly Hills Caviar—a luxury food supplier that usually operates on an appointment-only basis—has placed “Caviar ATMs” throughout select malls in the Los Angeles area. The machines’ […]

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Novak Djokovic Has Cornered the Market on Donkey Cheese

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Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who currently holds the world’s number-one ranking, is stirring up an unusual buzz in the culinary world. Djokovic has purchased the globe’s entire supply of donkey cheese for his Novak Cafe and Restaurant, a brand with locations across his native country. A luxury that is priced at about £1,000 per […]

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Vault’s Holiday Gift Guide

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  Dolce & Gabbana X Grado Labs Headphones Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado have collaborated to create an audio marvel that combines exquisite sound with high design. The mahogany-cupped DS2012’s open-air technology promotes clearer sound production for both high- and low-frequency bands. $1,250. Thomas Keller Gift Sets  The Thomas […]

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New York Hosts Le Salon du Chocolat This Weekend

Le Salon du chocolat

This weekend, New Yorkers weary of hurricanes and nor’easters are in for a treat as the Metropolitan Pavilion hosts the 15th annual Salon du Chocolat, an international event devoted to the addictive sweet. This international celebration of indulgence and artistry features 60 chocolatiers from various regions of the world, including France, Brazil, the United Kingdom […]

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Taste the World’s Most Expensive Burgers

Kobi beef & Maine lobster burger

Perhaps no one would be surprised that Las Vegas is selling the two most expensive burgers in the world. After all, it’s only fitting that the United States’ capital of excess should augment its visitors’ indulgences in gambling, sex, drinking and shopping with a pair of preposterous patties. That said, though, they still might turn […]

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NYC Celebrates French Restaurant Week (through Sunday, 30 September)

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New York’s eagerly awaited French Restaurant Week is back (now through Sunday, September 30th), with 52 participating restaurants offering not only a delicious spin on the theme “Terroir and Traditions,” but also some enticing bargains to lure patrons in. The two eateries below are among our favorites, offering modern takes on French classics and swoon-worthy, romantic environments conjuring an evening in Paris. […]

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Gourmet Doughnuts Across the Country

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Perhaps the thought of doughnuts reminds you of your childhood: an exciting early-morning treat that was rewarded only occasionally. Or maybe, with a bit of dread, you think of work—specifically, that assortment box that has been picked over, your favorite flavor gone. Today, however, the humble doughnut has undergone a glamorous makeover, and is rolling […]

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