bogota outdoor space

Put the Chipotle burrito down. Cross the East River for some new flavors, a colorful energy, a true taste of Colombia and to revel in the late night happy hours. Get warm here on a Monday or Wednesday, and avoid the well-packed Park Slope space on weekends, when young, attractive couples and large groups return […]

Don’t let the rope outside rub you the wrong way; there’s nothing pretentious about Chef Ricardo Cardona’s creatively reimagined Dominican food. Nestled inside what used to be an auto shop, Gabbana is an open, two-level space with cozy, dark blue leather booths, live Colombian music, and a chimichurri dish to moan over. Recognizing that many […]

What: 100th Annual Fisherman’s Feast Where: Boston’s North End When: August 12-14, 2010; Thursday 7pm-10pm, Friday 8pm-10pm, Saturday 1p.m.-11p.m. Why: You haven’t been to mass in ages. Held in Boston’s historic North End, the Fisherman’s Feast is an old Sicilian tradition that’s as much about food as it is about the Madonna del Soccorso, or […]

What: Hudson Valley Ribfest Where: New Paltz, NY When: August 21-22, 2010; Saturday 11a.m.–10p.m., Sunday 11a.m.-5p.m. Why: To save trees by licking your fingers instead of using napkins. Now in its sixth year, Hudson Valley Ribfest lets teams duke it out over who is really the grill master. Summer isn’t summer without barbecue and what […]

Paintballing on Coney Island

To some, paintball appears to be a barbaric activity, when in reality it is an adrenaline-fueled game of tag or capture the flag for all ages. There is a wide range of places to play paintball near New York City. From the traditional outdoor fields, to the air conditioned indoor arena, to the amusement park […]

From a family-friendly barbecue on a historic boat ride up the Hudson River to fireworks in the Hamptons, a concert on Governors Island, and a block party in D.C., here are 14 July 4th activities, events, and hotel packages to make your holiday getaway feel complete—even if it just means watching the sparks soar from […]

Martha's Vineyard Winter

What: Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Getaway Where: Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, MA When: Monday through Thursday, until April 15 Why: This is a smart, sneaky time of year to visit Martha’s Vineyard. Built in 1891, the Harbor View Hotel is located near an old whaling port and brings a modern sensibility to a classic New England […]