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Tips for Choosing the Best Fine Dining Restaurants When Traveling

When you’re traveling and want to enjoy the best food in the area, you’ll need to visit something more than a family restaurant; you’ll want to look for a fine dining establishment, such as Restaurant 26. This means you’ll likely get the best food in a relaxing atmosphere with a good choice of wine and even a nice view! But how do you find a fine dining establishment when you’re traveling and aren’t familiar with the local choices? Note a few tips to ensure you find a high-class restaurant that is sure to please. 1. Finding reviews While it’s good to find online reviews for a restaurant, keep in mind that user reviews are not the only choices you have when it comes to helping you make a decision. Look in travel guides for reviews from actual food critics or travel critics; local newspapers or city guides will usually have a section on fine dining with reviews from food and restaurant critics, so you get a professional opinion of the establishment that includes a review of the wine list, service, and everything else important in a fine dining establishment. This can give you a more well-rounded view of its quality. 2. Pictures Always look at pictures of restaurants when choosing fine dining, but here too it’s good to use discretion. Restaurants will use professionally shot photographs for their menu and for advertising, so check those online review sites and look for pictures from visitors and restaurant critics. These too will be more well-rounded and honest than pictures the restaurant may use on their website as part of their advertising....

3 Types of Business Insurance Restaurants Should Have

If you are about to open the doors of a new restaurant, one of the last things you must consider is business insurance. And while you may have obtained general liability insurance to protect you in the event that a customer injures himself while at your premises, or becomes ill due to food your cooks made, there are other equally important insurance policies you should get. Here’s a rundown of what is needed to ensure that your restaurant is fully protected. Employment Practices Insurance  When you own your own business, one of the hazards you may face is one of your worker’s suing you for sexual harassment, discrimination or a hostile work environment. An employment practices insurance policy will cover you in the event that your restaurant is sued by a former employer for any reasons related to the workplace. It will pay for a legal defence, and also pay out if you happen to lose the lawsuit. This is a vital business insurance policy because restaurants suffer such high employee turnover, and you never know when an ex-worker with an axe to grind will file suit. Liquor Liability Insurance  Cafe, diner and restaurant owners who are licensed to sell alcohol should buy a liquor liability policy that provides coverage in the event that a patron consumes alcohol on your premises, then causes an accident or property damage as a direct result of having had too much to drink. Many bars and restaurants that serve alcohol have been sued by people who suffered injury or loss due to a patron who drank too much and caused harm after leaving...

5 Indian Dishes That Are Gluten-Free

Indian food is a good option for those who have to or want to avoid gluten. Lentils, vegetables and rice are popular ingredients in Indian cuisine, and while you might not be able to tuck into naan bread, there are plenty of popular dishes you can enjoy when eating out or ordering a takeaway. Here’s an overview of five Indian dishes that are naturally gluten-free: Masala Dosa A dosa is a savoury crepe made with a combination of rice flour and lentil flour. Dosas are dry fried before being stuffed with a variety of fillings. Masala dosa consists of a potato and onion filling. The potatoes are cooked with green chillies, cumin, curry leaves, and fresh ginger. This popular South Indian dish is ideal for lunch and delicious with mango chutney. Chicken Biryani This is a one-pot rice dish that’s highly seasoned and served without any type of sauce. It’s popular in both North and South India and is often eaten with a boiled egg and side salad. Basmati rice and chicken pieces are cooked in chicken stock and flavoured with a variety of spices. Cardamom, bay, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger are popular biryani spices. Prawn Tikka Tikka dishes originate from the Punjab region in Northwest India and consist of marinated meat, seafood or vegetables. The marinade has a yoghurt base that’s seasoned with lemon juice, red chillies, garlic, ginger, and garam masala. Prawn tikka is a mild dish that’s usually served with rice and raita.   Vegetable Pakora Vegetable pakora are ideal as a starter or snack and are made by combining vegetables with chickpea flour, spices...

How to Choose a Good Bar for Reading

Sometimes you just want a quiet night to read your book and nurse a beer or a glass of red wine. Some nights you need to vacate the house for a night to let a housemate have the run of the place and other times you are just looking to get out of the house for a while and get a change of scenery. If you’re looking for a place to read outside of the house, here is how to choose from the best bars in town for reading. Lighting levels Lighting is vital for easy reading. Pools of dim light can be very atmospheric, but don’t help too much when trying to read fine print. At the same time overly bright bars tend to have people rapidly moving in and out of the bar (‘churning’) and don’t tend to like readers sitting at a seat and staying put for a while as they read through their books. Look for a bar with low room light and good overhead or table lighting for the sitting areas. Privacy Pick the wrong bar to read your book and you’ll find yourself answering questions about that book, the kind of books you enjoy and whether you are single all night long. That’s great if you have chosen a book as a conversation starter to meet new people but if you are looking for a quiet night of reading then you want to find a seat that is out of the way. While booths are ideal, in some bars with quiet bars and not overly chatty bartenders, sitting at the end of the...

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Pizza is the perfect option for lunch for when you have a few visitors around on a Sunday. Calling a pizza restaurant for a home delivery lets you stay at home and keep spending quality time with your friends. I love trying different types of pizza and crazy toppings! There is nothing that I won’t try on a pizza. It’s such a flexible option and everyone can find some kind of pizza they like, even the fussiest eaters. This site is dedicated to my love of unique pizza restaurants and options and the great restaurants I have discovered in my area.