Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Charlottesville native Chris Long discusses his city and why he won’t ‘stick to sports’

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Defensive end Chris Long, now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, has never been a shrinking violet on social media. His Twitter feed is a testament to that – he tweets about his favorite NBA team, the New York Knicks, “Game of Thrones”, and social issues

With Dolphins’ new initiative, York and the 49ers have opposite problem

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

The Miami Dolphins are doing something I thought for sure the San Francisco 49ers would have seized on by now – and no, I don’t mean hiring Adam Gase as the head coach. The 49ers would never consider something as daft as that. No, the Dolphins are creating standing-room only areas at Dolphin Stadium in which, for $40, you get a chance to lean on a rail and fiddle with your phone, like you apparently like to do at bars. No seat. No parking. The beers are just as expensive. But you get to stand and either watch a game, or not, depending on your already unreliable attention span. The Dolphins claim they got the idea from the Chicago Cubs, who sold standing room seats for their World Series run.

The Hottest Restaurants in Philly Right Now, August 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater always want to know: Where should I eat right now? What are the hottest new places? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a resource covering Philly's most essential restaurants, it's not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Enter the Eater Heatmap, updated monthly to reflect the freshest restaurants in town. This month, two newcomers join the list: Cheu Fishtown, from the guys behind Cheu Noodle Bar and Bing Bing Dim Sum, and Spanish tapas destination Barcelona Wine Bar. Note that the map points are listed in order of opening date, not ranked.

The Hottest Restaurants in Denver Right Now, August 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort that is worth dropping everything for and running to as fast as we can. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer theEater Heatmap, which changes on a monthly basis to always highlight where the food-loving crowds are flocking to at the moment. This month, we welcome to the list Kaya Kitchen and Hedge Row. So, bid farewell to Low

The Hottest Restaurants in Dallas Right Now, August 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

A new month has arrived, which means that it's time for a fresh update of the Eater Dallas Heatmap, a monthly guide to the city's hottest restaurants intended to answer the age-old question: "Where should I eat tonight?" August's update to the Eater Dallas Heatmap brings the arrival of much-anticipated San Antonio export Hot Joy, along with new banh mi spot Sandwich Hag and The Adolphus Hotel's stunning City Hall Bistro. As always, we must say goodbye to some newly-opened favorites, including Cattleack Barbeque, Easy Slider, and Bowls & Tacos. Added: Sandwich Hag, City Hall Bistro, Hudson House, Hot Joy, Cane Rosso (Frisco) Is your favorite new hotspot missing from this map? Passionately make

Navigating the Food of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s Original Neighborhood

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Once known for sordid affairs and "da clubs," Pioneer Square, the original neighborhood when Seattle was founded in the 1850s, has become the city's "It" location for restaurants over the past few years. It makes sense, given the area's proximity to Downtown, Pike Place Market, CenturyLink Field (home of the Seattle Seahawks football team and the Seattle Sounders soccer squad), and Safeco Field (where the Seattle Mariners play baseball). The landscape of this exposed-brick borough is shifting constantly. So, here is Eater's list of current neighborhood favorites, from old standbys to new winners, from gourmet Indian food to cocktails and sake. Before a game, during lunch hour vegging out in Waterfall

A personal thank you to John Urschel

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Last season, I attended my first training camp. I flew across the country, from Colorado to the east coast, to become closer to the Baltimore Ravens. I was lucky enough to receive media access to the Baltimore Ravens facilities. It’s intimidating, finally seeing these players in person. My first day at camp, I was fresh to the scene and didn’t understand how this all worked. In smooth fashion, I stood in Terrell Suggs way of the podium. Suggs said, “Excuse me,” as he put his hand on my shoulder to wade through the crop of reporters, while I picked the worst place to stand. Great start, right? I remember thinking, “I’m just some kid from Wyoming, how did I make it this far?” The first few days,

Where to eat near Chicago Bears training camp

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The Chicago Bears training camp starts Thursday on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University, and practice sessions continue through Aug. 13. More than 100,000 fans are expected to attend, which means a lot of hungry fans when practices end (a few minutes earlier than 1:30 p.m.) each day. (Tickets to practice sessions are still free but must be ordered online.)   You could avail yourself of the concessions being sold on the practice site, and parking-lot tailgating is permitted (alcohol, however, is strictly prohibited). But my advice would be to head out into the surrounding towns of Bourbonnais, Bradley and Kankakee, where serious barbecue, inexpensive Mexican and fine craft beers await.   

Tom Brady Makes 9 Wishes Come True At Gillette Stadium

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

FOXBORO (CBS) – The NFL season is still more than a month away, but at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made nine special wishes come true. Shravya Kallkurchi, 13, of Pepperrell and 12-year-old Nicholas Arruda of Johnston, RI, along with seven other children from across the country received their wish to meet the five-time Super Bowl champ through Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The children, who are battling life-threatening medical conditions, spent the morning with Brady as part of their wish. In a video shared by the Patriots on Twitter, Brady answered questions about his team’s epic comeback in Super Bowl LI. The children also received personalized jerseys,

Odell Beckham Jr. Visits 9-Year-Old Boy Battling Rare Form of Cancer

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took a quick trip to Amarillo, Texas on Saturday to visit Jayro Ponce, a nine-year-old boy battling Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor. Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor is a rare childhood tumor that commonly starts in the kidneys but can also occur in other soft tissues or in the brain.There are about 20 to 25 new cases of Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Beckham received a tweet on July 18 from Danny Richburg, father of Giants center Weston Richburg, who shared a post forom a local radio personality's plead to help Ponce meet his favorite player.