June 2, 2010

WHAT'S HOT

Tennis Uncorked

Falling for Fennel

Grilled Portobello
Mushroom Burgers

Portobello Mushrooms

Asia de Cuba in Los Angeles, one of our Best Outdoor Dining restaurants

GOURMET GOODS

June is for gourmands, plump with dining lists, from Best Outdoor Dining near you, Best Restaurants for Cheap Eats near you, and Top 10 Pizza Restaurants to this month's Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants. If this doesn't suffice to tantalize your taste buds, David Burke Townhouse in N.Y.C. certainly will. Food critic John Mariani offers a play-by-play account of a recent meal there, from truffled ricotta egg ravioli and shrimp chorizo to a simple butterscotch panna cotta with crunchy meringue and curried gelée. Bon appétit!

POP SIPS


To wash down all that good eating, we have compiled the Top 10 Summer Wines, featuring some of our favorite selections for balmy days. Aside from sunnier times, we're also celebrating "Pop" this month. Nope, it's not the sound of bubbly as we remove its top, but good ol' Dad. To toast him properly, check out the Top 10 Father's Day Wines. With options starting at $12, you can afford to be generous without breaking the bank.

POP STARS


As said above, June 21 is a day of reckoning for Dad. How much love will he get from you? Show him you care with the help of our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts, which range from an Elemis Essential Traveler Kit—to help make Dad look good—to CEIVA Digital Photo Frames to keep him looking at his loved ones.

POP RUBS


Dad might also enjoy a trip to Pennsylvania's woodsy Poconos for a stay at The Lodge at Woodloch. For more esoteric treatments, next time your travels take you to the City of Angels, check out the beautiful RakSa, an oasis of wellness offering cranial sacral unwinding therapy and even shamanic energy healing and past life regression.

MORE CHILL BEVS

New Leaf Iced Tea

Our tea of the month also takes its cue from the arrival of summer. New Leaf Iced Tea is made with 100 percent organic sugar. It may be a bit high in calories, but it doesn't contain any unsavory diet ingredients or bad-for-you high fructose corn syrup. We found it to be a pleasantly refreshing choice on a hot day.

Artisanal cocktails are all the rage, so we loved reviewing
Summer Cocktails
, a beautifully illustrated, compact drink-mixing guide revealing trade secrets and recipes for classics such as Casino Royale and party-pleasers such as White Sangria.

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