Update: Shawn Kemp’s Restaurant, Oskar’s Kitchen

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It’s been several months since we first visited Oskar’s Kitchen and wrote a review. We’ve been back several times since then and we’d be remiss if we didn’t write an update on Shawn Kemp’s place. The restaurant and bar, in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood, is growing in popularity. While it will never trump the [...]

S&F’s Dining Guide to Bend, Oregon

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Bend is all about outdoor sports, food and beer. We spent the past week there and enjoyed every minute of it. We didn’t have a bad meal. Looking for a year-round vacation spot? If you’re an active person, Bend is the place. Below are S&F-approved restaurants and bars to check out.

Fiddler’s Inn in Seattle: We Cannot Approve

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Posted by Sunny Wu We love neighborhood joints. They have great atmosphere, good vibes and good people. The service is usually on point. Our soccer team recently went to Fiddler’s Inn in Seattle’s Wedgewood neighborhood for beers and food after our victory. There are two screens at the bar area, decent seating in the dining [...]

We Approve: Bill’s Bar & Burger in New York City

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Posted by Mike Cellucci I went on a food journey and ended up finding a gem in Bill’s Bar & Burger. It’s located in the Meatpacking District/Chelsea area of New York City. When I entered the place, it had a nice dive-bar feel, which immediately made me happy. Two big flat screens sat high up [...]

We Approve: Buckley’s in Belltown, Seattle

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Posted by Sunny Wu Buckley’s is what a sports bar might look like in heaven. Flags of dozens and dozens of teams hang from the ceiling. College to pro. All are welcome, unless of course, you’re a Raiders fan. A Raiders flag is noticeably absent from the Buckley’s rafters, our lovely bartender/temptress delighted in telling [...]

News Flash: FOX Sports Grill in Seattle Not That Great

Posted by Sunny Wu If Seattle’s FOX Sports Grill were an athlete, it would be kind of like Jason Giambi after he signed that monster contract with the Yankees. He got all corporate, shaved, slicked back his hair, started wearing a suit, tried to look all professional. Meanwhile, his numbers and production declined (obviously it [...]

We Approve: Marco Polo Bar & Grill in Seattle

Posted by Sunny Wu First, the pros: Good location in the Georgetown neighborhood, weeds out the douches from Belltown. A lot of seating, including long tables for big groups. A cool indoor fire pit with seating around it — haven’t really seen that in Seattle. Plenty of screens in the bar: the night we went, [...]

We Approve: Teddy’s Tavern in Seattle

Posted by Lauren Rubenstein Teddy’s Tavern off Roosevelt is a hidden gem nestled in the business district of the Ravenna neighborhood. Why a hidden gem, you ask? Well, for the sports enthusiast there isn’t a bad seat in the house. From every stool, table or booth within the bar you have a front row seat [...]

Atlanta Quick Hitters: Booze, Gluttony and Girls in Kilts

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By Thomas Emerick ATLANTA – This city’s reputation precedes itself. Anyone from Georgia or surrounding states is quick to rave about the wealth of great places to consume copious amounts of alcohol and fried food while watching college basketball for six hours. Surrounded by Kentucky-blue victory shots and dejected Jayhawks, I carried out spirited discourse [...]

Top 10 Sports Bars, According to Gayot.com … Who?

Posted by Sunny Wu Here are the top 10 sports bars in the entire United States, according to some site called Gayot.com: Jake’s Dilemma, New York Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Stamford, Conn. The Burger & Beer Joint, Miami STATS, Atlanta ESPN Zone, Los Angeles Lagasse’s Stadium, Las Vegas Nemo’s Bar & Grill, Detroit Ricky’s [...]

Spring Training: Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

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Posted by Matthew Hamilton I realize that it’s kind of strange that a column in which I’m supposed to spread the word about local Philadelphia haunts is getting its first official review from an establishment in Clearwater, Florida. There is method to the madness though, my friends, and any Phillies fan needs no further explanation as [...]

Major FAIL at Snowbird Resort’s Aerie Lounge

Posted by Cynthia Bader For all you downhill snow fanatics planning a trip to Utah … JUST SAY NO to Snowbird’s Aerie Lounge (in the Cliff Lodge) for Monday night’s happy hour. While the $2 kobe beef sliders, $4 truffle oil fries and $4 martinis may be tempting, you will very likely endure the following: [...]