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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.
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FOOD
October 18, 2000
1. "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something special. 1/34 2. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.95). Life in the culinary trenches. 2/21 3. "1,000 Jewish Recipes" by Faye Levy (IDG Books Worldwide, $35). Could this be the Jewish "Joy of Cooking"? 8/3 4. "The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook" (Clarkson Potter, $35). More than 1,000 recipes collected from the magazine. --/1 5.
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.
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.
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