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Culinary-Forward Seafood at Eddie V’s San Diego

Courtesy Eddie V’s/Darden Concepts Inc.

Next time you have a hankerin’ for swordfish from Block Island, scallops from Georges Bank or Yellowfin Tuna from the Caribbean, there’s no need to charter a jet to satisfy your craving for seafood sensations like these. Instead, those fortunate enough to be in “America’s Finest City” can just head downtown to Eddie V’s San Diego location—adjacent to the waterfront ... Read More »

Dynamite Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

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Valentine’s Day has become big business, and is certainly a holiday that retailers love. In fact, last year it was reported that retail spending for this holiday would reach a record $18.9 billion. While on Valentine’s Day it’s fun to shower your special someone with gifts that showcase the extent of your adoration, there are plenty of great gift ideas ... Read More »

Enchantment Aboard the Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise

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Whether you’re a tourist seeking adventure in the Big Apple or are a long-standing resident of New York City celebrating a special occasion—or just looking for a fabulous night out, the Spirit of New York dinner cruise along the New York Harbor offers a truly memorable experience afloat. The frivolity starts the moment you arrive at Chelsea Pier and step ... Read More »

Eat Like a Local at City Kitchen NYC

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You’d be hard pressed to find many locations in New York that can impress locals just as easily as they draw in tourists. But City Kitchen at the Row NYC hotel isn’t the typical foodie hot spot. That much is apparent when you first step in and observe the warm and communal atmosphere of this bustling food hall. The space ... Read More »

Queen of the Night NYC: Decadent Dinner Theater Like None Other

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Nestled inside the heart of New York’s historic Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, ensconced below the infamous Paramount Hotel, is the wickedly entertaining Queen of the Night adult dining experience that’ll captivate your imagination and engage your senses while titillating your taste buds. This multi-sensory sensation is a mélange of hedonistic delights that offers a decidedly unexpected dinner theater adventure in the ... Read More »

Hotel Domestique: Homespun Hospitality for Active Travelers

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Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique hotel owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie that’s ideally situated on nearly 30 acres of grounds and vineyards. It’s no wonder this intimate, culturally-styled property attracts active travelers who are not only seeking sophisticated respite away from the hustle-and-bustle-laden tourist traps, but also ... Read More »

Listen Now: High School Sports Report with Mason Kern (Audio)

Enjoy listening to these two High School School Sports Reports I recently delivered on the KOKS Radio Program. At the end of each I also spotlight a super-cool sports item well-suited for tweens and teens! ~~~ Mason Kern, The Sports Watchdog, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of pro, college and youth sports as well as notable sports ... Read More »

Gertrude’s Scottsdale Masters the Ingredient-Driven Menu

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Something truly magical happens when the right combination of elements convene at a dining establishment. In the case of Gertrude’s Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, this could not ring more true. Not only does the eatery boast an incredible location literally inside the famed Desert Botanical Garden, it also combines fresh seasonal ingredients with culinary par excellence that, all combined, make ... Read More »

7 Ways to Thrill Your Teen in Scottsdale

Courtesy of Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau/Octane Raceway

So you’re planning an outing and want to keep your kids engaged with the family, rather than obsessively tapping away at their phones or other “smart” devices, long enough to log a lasting memory? No sweat! OK, well maybe a little sweat… it is Scottsdale after all. But, no matter the season and even the sweltering heat of summer aside, ... Read More »

12 Reasons Families Favor the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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The Sonoran Desert has a beauty all its own and, with the McDowell Mountains as a stunning backdrop, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a great place for multi-generational family vacationers to experience much of what the American Southwest has to offer. In addition to Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and award-winning service, the following is ... Read More »