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TRAVEL
February 5, 2011
This app (and a website) is for foodies who aren't content with just reading restaurant reviews. It gives them a sneak peek at the dishes. Name: Foodspotting Available for : iPhone; Android in beta What it does : Uses photos of plates of food served to customers to help users discover amazing dishes from establishments of all sizes and locales. Cost: Free What's hot: There are many ways to use this app. Don't miss the "Guides" section if you want good meals before you set off on a trip.
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NEWS
August 22, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 95th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday, with special hikes and presentations. Info:  (928) 638-7641, or email libby_schaaf@nps.gov . . . . $50,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival chef competition Nov. 19. Click here for tix info . . . . Primm Valley Casino Resorts has completed an $8.5-million upgrade to its casino, rooms and spa that began last fall . . . . If the Travel section's recent piece on Cape May , N.J., caught your interest, check out a series of fall events, including food and wine fests, a Victorian weekend and Halloween happenings.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a "mega street food feast," will feature 35 master chefs. Entries will hail from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, Malaysia, Copenhagen, Denmark, China and Singapore, one of the world's best-known street food cities.   In addition to offering unusual cuisines, ongoing events will include masterclass cooking demonstrations, an awards ceremony, discussions on street food opportunities, live music and other entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Scott Collins
KCET is writing the next chapter in its story: a merger with satellite network Link TV. Formerly the Los Angeles area's PBS flagship, KCET will merge with Link to form KCETLink, "a powerful new independent public transmedia company that acquires, produces and distributes provocative global programming targeted to a national audience across multiple media platforms," according to a news release. The new outlet will be available in 33 million U.S. homes through DirecTV and Dish Network, according to the companies.
TRAVEL
June 10, 2012
Here's an app to help you find the often hole-in-the-wall foodie locations featured in Guy Fieri's TV show "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. " Name: Diners, Drive-ins & Dives Finder by MapMuse Available for: Android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad What it does: Maps restaurants reviewed on the Food Network's TV show. Search a city, view the restaurants and get directions or more information from the restaurant's website. Cost: $2.99 What's hot: I tested the app on my Android smartphone and quickly started adding restaurants to the "My Places" feature that lets you save eateries you want to remember, mark as a favorite or add to your Bucket List.
FOOD
December 16, 2001
1. "The Paris Cookbook" by Patricia Wells (HarperCollins, $30). Recipes from the city's famous restaurants. Last Week: 4 Weeks on List: 5 2. "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (Hungry Minds, $29.95). A straightforward approach to the cooking encyclopedia. Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 129 3. "The Naked Chef Takes Off" by Jamie Oliver (Hyperion, $34.95). Favorite recipes from the British kitchen hunk. Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 6 4.
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