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Pomona Opens, Serving Inventive American Fare

Headliner Pomona Michael Vignola, who was the original executive chef at Henry at Life Hotel, and Rachid Abdelouahad, who was director of operations at Strip House and Blue Water Grill, among others, have joined forces to move into the underground space that was the clubby Beautique for a few years. …

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Southern Barbecue With a Fiery Dip and a Deep History

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. — This is the Southern barbecue you’ve probably never heard of. Not baby back ribs thickly crusted with spice rub and served “dry,” as it’s done in Memphis. Not slow-smoked chicken dipped in mayonnaise-based “white” barbecue sauce — a longstanding specialty of Decatur, Ala. Not even mutton, smoked …

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Chinese Noodles From a Chile-Haunted Region

A glassed-in kitchen lies in the back, its shelves stacked with colorfully glazed modern Chinese plates and bowls that you won’t find in the restaurant-supply shops on the Bowery. Once you leave the noodle section of the menu behind, it is possible to find cooking that doesn’t necessarily live up …

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Nine Hotel Openings to Look Out for in the Coming Year

From San Francisco to Bhutan, hoteliers are opening new properties that offer everything from on-site fashion shows to wellness spas to a prayer pavilion. ImageThe Punakha lodge is one of five properties that Six Senses will open in Bhutan in November.CreditCreditSix Senses Richard Branson comes to San Francisco, Rosewood raises …

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