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Portland, OR: White rocker perfects Thai street food in a shack

Andy Ricker—rock bassist, housepainter, white guy from Vermont—backpacked through Thailand in the '80s and had an epiphany about the perfection of a certain kind of street food.

Twenty years later, Andy Ricker—Portland resto-scene bigwig, James Beard Award finalist—serves the flavors…

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Le Clos Montmartre
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Paris, France: Harvest time at Paris' semi-secret vineyard

When mornings turn crisp in Paris, it's the first bite of autumn. Time to harvest the grapes.

You may have walked by the city's oldest working vineyard without realizing it; plenty of people do. It just looks like a verdant…

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Fore Street's Mussels
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Portland, ME: The dish that makes grown men weep

Because much of the menu at this bustling, open-plan restaurant in the Old Port District changes daily, every meal there can feel like a farewell: Goodbye, caramelized rabbit livers. You're delicious, but we can never meet again.

The wood-roasted mussels, however,…

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Queens County Fair
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New York, NY: Small-town harvest fun in the Big Apple

Some New Yorkers like to talk about how everything you could ever want, you can find right here in the city.

Think you have to drive off to Maine or Kansas for a good old-fashioned county fair with pig races?…

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Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
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Hong Kong, China: Of a feather

Just as you can't walk down a Paris street without seeing dozens of doggies out for a promenade, a stroll in Hong Kong will make you aware of the Chinese fondness for keeping birds, said to bring good luck: You'll…

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