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The Best of Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp. Gorgeous. Talented. Kind. The man’s got it all. Depp is one of the most influential performers of the last fifty years, an iconic piece of Hollywood that raised the bar for acting. The legend is credited in over 70 movies since 1984, when he made his debut as an unfortunate victim of Freddy Krueger’s wrath in the original A Nightmare On Elm Street movie. Since then, he has proven his artistic versatility over and over, taking roles from the dark and serious to the whimsical and giddy, totally dominating every role.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
NYC's Best Easter Eats
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Stick It for National Something on a Stick Day

#1 POP TART ON A STICK

Who knew that Pop Tarts needed any improvement? These itty bitty pop tarts look adorable and delicious; if only we could have some coffee on a stick to pair it with.

#2 DONUT ON A STICK

Practical yet creative, a munchkin donut on a stick is a sweetooth's dream appetizer.

#3 MINI PANCAKES

We'll be taking our gourmet breakfast to go on a stick today!

#5 Burgers on a Stick

Is it just us, or do these make you feel like Alice in Wonderland when she grows too much? We are so down with sliders on a stick!

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20 Restaurants that Need to Come to NYC, Like Now

1. Acme Oyster House, New Orleans

This oyster house is New Orleans royalty, and for good reason. Its chargrilled oysters are the most iconic, but they also serve them up baked and raw and it's all sublime. They have seven locations, including one in Florida and one in Atlanta -- how long until they bring the Southern oyster bar up north?

2. Fat Angel, San Francisco

This San Fran gastropub has delicious variations on hearty British pub food and an obscenely deep and impressively international beer menu. Their mac & cheese in particular is a crowd favorite. Sure, NYC has some decent mac & cheese joints, but none that also have a liquor menu that would make a beergarden jealous.

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The Best of Spring in Beantown

It’s that time of the year to lock away wintertime blues, throw away the key and never look back. Savvy spring mojo is just around the corner with refreshing treats, and well, us city-goers surely know how to celebrate and impress with the most sumptuous seafood and ice cream around. Beantown is fully prepared to welcome its city into the best time of the year…so think and scrumptiously savorthese spring options!

Relish the first juiciest and crispiest “famous fried clams” of the season at The Original Clam Box. This casual, lively venue is the perfect place to embrace springtime, as it is located on the gorgeous Wollaston Beach. You can enjoy a sunny afternoon on the shore, pack a picnic blanket, and order your whole belly clams takeout style, or savor succulent clam strips in house! The Clam Box also serves a delicious variety of seafood on its menu, including scallops, oysters, shrimp, haddock, calamari, clam cakes and more. Other Clam Box options include mouthwatering burgers, buffalo wings, hot dogs, steak tips, gyros and more. Why not go for a buttery Lobster Salad Sub, or how about a Steak Bomb? Whichever you choose, The Clam Box will certainly not disappoint.

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Saturday Brunch at Bagatelle LA

LA is a city built for food, we don’t care what anyone else tells you. Every year, culinary masters from all over the globe follow their dreams and find themselves in this smoggy metropolis, ready to tease and tantalize our pallets with their wares. This relentless cycle of new talent presents dazzling new trends, and we're not just talking about beet salad and the rise of the Brussel’s sprout (be warned: celery will be back). We're talking about trends in service, economics, and culture. And in keeping up with the Joneses, many of LA’s elder statesmen have lost their way, which is why we were so refreshed to learn that Bagatelle LA is bringing back brunch in a big way. A back-to-basics big way.

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The Grain Game


In the grain game, wheat is losing the popularity contest as other, healthier forms take center stage: flaxseed, quinoa, steel cut oats, millet, buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye and faro, to name a few.

The industry has exploded with a whole array of whole grain manufactured foods and food stuffs made with other grains. There is a growing need for these things it seems because of the populace having either wheat intolerance or for the idea that other grains are healthier than wheat itself. Therefore, why not explore this facet of the food environment? Presenting to you some of these products currently on the market, plus some places in the city which specialize in creating dishes with these alternatives.

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Dinner at The Park

It’s no surprise that The Park in Chelsea is dubbed as one of Manhattan's trendiest restaurants. Helmed by Eric Goode and partner Sean MacPherson, this West Village eatery is a restaurant and night club hybrid — it is a culmination of five different worlds: the garden, the penthouse, the red room, the atrium and the main room.

Each area has its own distinct charm and character — the garden is complete with Japanese maple trees and vines of Wisteria; the penthouse is capped by a glass ceiling and displays a gorgeous view of the High Line (perfect for sunset-watching too); the red room impersonates an old Asian speakeasy with wicker scoop-backed chairs and banquettes covered in raw silk; the atrium is a glass-enclosed area backed by a glazed brick fireplace and the main room is the typical dining room furnished with a 900-year-old red wood root bench and a 30-foot-tall cluster of bamboo.

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Boston's 5 Best New Restaurants!

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HOW-TO
D.I.Y. Valentines Day

When it comes to Valentines Day, the standard plan is a trip out to a fancy restaurant, possibly some drinking and dancing, and, presumably, an eventual return home to continue your evening. But why not cut out a step and spend the whole night at home? Sure, you could do the out-on-the-town thing, but there's something really special about preparing a meal for someone you love (or at least like a lot) yourself. Plus, as we mentioned before, you've got bedroom proximity on your side.

Sure, they may seem sappy, but love is sappy sometimes. If you're feeling mushy, these heart-shaped beet pockets are a perfect way to start the evening out on a romantic note.

  • 1 teaspoon minced rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium beets (2 inches in diameter or more), peeled
  • 1 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons macadamia oil, or other nut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons high-quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • Microgreens or other herbs, for garnish