Linda Royster

1,808 Flips | 5 Magazines | 134 Likes | 3 Following | 17 Followers | @R_oyster | Cyclist, fisherwoman, gardner, and foodie. I travel for food and music.

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Music

Laura Bell to ‘Step Away’ as CEO of Bell’s Brewery on May 18

Laura Bell speaking at the Brewbound Session in June, 2017Bell’s Brewery co-owner Laura Bell will “step away” as CEO of the Michigan-based craft beer …

Family Business

The bold art of Denise Thimes surges at Winter's Jazz Club

A week ago, St. Louis singer Denise Thimes moved to Chicago.<p>So as of Friday night, she could be considered one of this city’s more commanding jazz vocalists.<p>For the Nancy Wilson tribute show that Thimes presented at Winter’s Jazz Club proved that St. Louis’ loss is Chicago’s gain. Combining a …

George Benson

One of the greatest guitar playing crossover artists of all time, the ten times Grammy Award winner George Benson is a master of blues, jazz, smooth …

The best restaurants in Vietnam for the luxury traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is distinct, mouth-watering and bursting with flavour. A divine concoction of sweet, salty, sour and hot flavours, not overly …

Journey Through Vietnam’s Floating Pocket of Paradise

Toronto Suddenly Has a New Craving: Syrian Food

TORONTO — The interior of Soufi’s, a fast-casual restaurant in downtown Toronto, is tailor-made for Instagram. There are white subway tiles, vintage photographs, a chalkboard menu and a selection of bric-a-brac assembled by an owner, Jala Alsoufi, a recent architecture and psychology graduate. The …

Five Places to Go in San Francisco

Bayview is a neighborhood removed in San Francisco — out toward the old Candlestick Park, in the city’s southeastern reaches. It’s been relatively untouched by the tech boom and the accompanying high rises that pepper the rest of the city. But the neighborhood, home to a tight-knit community of …

San Francisco

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The Emerald Coast: Nicaragua's hidden jewel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over Costa Rica: Nicaragua is emerging as the new eco-travel darling of Central America.<p>In the past two decades, Nicaragua has made concerted efforts to increase peace and international tourism; now, it's one of Central America's safer nations for travel, based on 2017's Global Peace …

Central America

Detroit, America's most ambitious renovation project

Visitors who arrive in Detroit expecting an apocalyptic landscape will be surprised by what they find. After years of population decline and hitting rock bottom with the declaration of bankruptcy in 2013, Detroit is now in the black. The once desolate downtown is packed with pedestrians, pedal …

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

Beaches

Indonesia modern art museum challenges intolerance 🇮🇩

Civil war cyclorama on display at the Hirshhorn museum 🇺🇸

The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, Brandi Carlile explores motherhood, Migos and Marshmello unite for a rap-rock collaboration and Chris Thile collects his tracks</i> …

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Beer & Vinyl starts at 5pm! This week, we’re featuring our latest #hazyipa Van Hazen V: Diver Down. Huge tropical notes with this one. Plus @Treehouserecord is playing records til 9pm. 🎶 #beerandrecords #southportcorridor #corridorchicago #hazybeer #beerandvinyl https://t.co/bcxIrihbgv

Available now at Jewel Osco: Billy Goat Pilsner and IPA. Two legends come together to make two legendary beers. @jewelosco @cheezborger #Chicago #beer #legends https://t.co/gs9gzrTGxX

Alpha Brewing closing downtown brewery, moving to Tower Grove South

Craft brewer Alpha Brewing will close its downtown St. Louis brewery next month and reopen in a larger building in the city’s Tower Grove South …

St. Louis

Tonight's Beer & a Bite is a must-try for any alpine cheese aficionado. We've paired @gooseisland's fruity and malty dubbel, Pere Jacques, with Käserei Tufertschwil's Chällerhocker, an alpine-style cheese that literally translates to "sitting in the cellar" and is aged for at least 12 months. Developing calcium crystals along the way, this cheese demonstrates the epitome of butterscotch, with a brown butter-like finish.

A Vast Art Project Is Transforming This Guatemalan Lakeside Town

On the shores of stunning Lake Atitlán, a mission to paint 960 buildings in eye-catching designs is enriching locals and visitors alike<p>One Guatemalan town is proving that a few coats of paint have the power to actually change lives, that color and art can visibly improve quality of life. On …

See the Secret Underground Chamber Where Michelangelo Drew on the Walls

For about two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid out in a secret chamber beneath the Medici Chapels in Florence’s Basilica di San Lorenzo, seeking …

Explore Delhi's best street food

Hidden in the Senate Tax Bill: Surprise Gifts for Breweries and Start-Ups

WASHINGTON — The revised Senate tax bill that arrived late Tuesday night brought unexpected gifts for craft breweries, tech start-ups and certain growers of citrus trees. Companies that house and maintain private aircraft and residents of the Mississippi River Delta who were harmed by flooding on …

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• Michelin Guide - 3 Stars<br>• #15 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants - 2016<br>• Outstanding Restaurant in The United States, James Beard Foundation - 2016

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Chicago's best cheap eats: 30 days of lunch deals, happy hour specials and more

Who doesn't love a great deal? For the next 30 days, Food & Dining is seeking out Chicago's best lunch deals, happy hour specials and inexpensive bites in all forms, all at $10 or less, as we focus our monthly Craving series on Cheap Eats. From daily breakfast specials at your local diner, to …

The 25 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The Adventure List<p>The greatest adventure in human history had perhaps many starting points — but, if you were to pick just one, you might say it …

Hot Springs

Local Legends: The 20 Best State Parks In America

When it comes to natural spaces across the United States, the National Parks get all of the glory. And while its true that they are some of the best …

A Michelin-Starred Meal for $1.50

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Enter This 700-Year-Old Temple of Colors