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James Beard Semifinalists 2019: See the Full List

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:00
The names of US chef and restaurant semifinalists for the James Beard Awards 2019 have been released. Here's the full list of nominees across 21 categories.
Categories: Restaurants

Predictions For The Dystopian Job Market Of The Future

Forbes News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:56
The rapid ascension of sophisticated technology, global connectedness and a confluence of other factors will make the workforce of the future almost unrecognizable.
Categories: Business

‘Roma’ Is More Than Just a Movie — It’s One of Mexico City’s Most Vibrant Neighborhoods

Travel and Leisure - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:51
<p>Silvia Sanchez, a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/mexico-city" target="_blank">Mexico City</a> street cleaner, sweeps sticks and leaves into a neat pile in front of a house that would be nondescript if not for the plaque above the carport. “<em>Aquí se filmó</em><i> </i>Roma,” it reads, “Roma” was filmed here.</p><p>“<em>Todo es diferente</em><i>,</i>” said Sanchez, everything is different in the neighborhood she’s spent her entire life in.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-road-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=y0R85Pqy"><p>Like Sanchez, director Alfonso Cuarón grew up in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/local-flavor-international/mexico-city-colonia-condesa-roma" target="_blank">Colonia Roma</a> and shot the film based on his youth across the street from his childhood home. Besides being a meditation about race and class in 1970s Mexico City, and the mistreatment of domestic workers, ‘Roma<i>,</i>’<i> </i>which won three Oscars at Sunday’s Academy Award is about a neighborhood — a neighborhood which is indeed different.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-church-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=w26ywFwp"><p>In 1985, a massive earthquake struck Roma hard, <a href="https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-shakes-mexico-city" target="_blank">killing over 10,000</a> in Mexico City and sending many of the middle to upper-class citizens who inhabited the neighborhood’s European-style homes away. They all left, Sanchez said, “<em>Todo se fue</em><i>.</i>”</p><p>La Roma tumbled into a recession in the years that followed, but like other gritty neighborhoods — New York’s <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/bars-clubs/randolph-beer-atm" target="_blank">Williamsburg</a> or London’s <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/things-to-do-london-east-end" target="_blank">Shoreditch</a> — it has been reborn.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-vw-bug-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=YsGCBGuO"><p>Much of the tranquility that absorbed so many into the world of Cuáron’s 1970s Roma, including the Academy, may have fallen through the cracks opened by the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes, the latter of which <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/americas/mexico-earthquake/index.html" target="_blank">killed over 200</a> and had a particularly harsh impact on Roma. But if you simply look around can still catch a glimpse of the era.</p><p>Wander through the neighborhood's upper Roma Norte or, in Cuaron’s words, the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/movies/alfonso-cuaron-roma-mexico-city.html" target="_blank">“edgier”</a> (and more residential) Roma Sur and you’ll still see Volkswagen Beetles parked in front of carports barely wide enough for their vehicles, historic buildings with gorgeous ivy tumbling down their facades, street carts frying up cheap quesadillas, and a neighborhood of relative calm just minutes from the 21-million-person metropolis' downtown core.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-nima-local-house-hotel--ROMA0219.jpg?itok=yxkUpz8_"><p>Today, <em>Romanos</em> are pushing the fold. They’re<i> </i>providing some of the best tastes, smells, sounds and rhythms in the city. Toss in stylish accommodations and eclectic nightlife and the neighborhood seems to have it all. But even with a fresh energy permeating the old exterior, it somehow maintains the charm of the neighborhood Cuarón once called home.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-panaderia-rosetta-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=ymH4IAPs"><h2>Where to Eat in Roma</h2><p>At chef Eduardo García’s brunch spot <a href="http://eat-lalo.com/" target="_blank">Lalo!</a>, plates soar from the open kitchen piled high with French toast bathed in jam, fresh berries and cream. On the long communal table, stylish Romanos dig into red chilaquiles or eggs whipped up with ricotta and <em>huitlacoche</em> (corn smut), which meet the increasing demand for vegetarian options in La Roma. García, who also owns one of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, French-inspired <a href="http://www.maximobistrot.com.mx/" target="_blank">Máximo Bistrot</a>, is one of a handful of chefs mixing up Mexican cuisine with European fare in upscale, yet unpretentious restaurants. The buzz these chefs have created means that some establishments, including Máximo Bistrot, almost always require a reservation, especially at peak hours.</p><p>One of the city’s most renowned chefs, Elena Reygadas, has split her business into a high-end Italian-inspired restaurant, <a href="http://www.rosetta.com.mx/restaurante-en/rosetta.html" target="_blank">Rosetta</a>, and a cozy bakery across the street with little room for more than the L-shaped bar and stools. Flaky croissants and guava-filled rolls from <a href="http://www.rosetta.com.mx/panaderia/panaderia.html" target="_blank">Panaderia Rosetta</a> make for a perfect companion for an afternoon at nearby Plaza Río de Janeiro.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-orinoco-tacos-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=dyJZW4nD"><p>Outside the sphere of trendy bars and restaurants, <a href="http://www.taqueriaorinoco.com/" target="_blank">Orinoco</a> is an institution. <em>Trompo</em> al pastor tacos are shaved from a massive spit onto wheat or corn tortillas and served with a platter of sauces including a tzatziki-like yogurt mixture and a chile serrano cilantro salsa. It’s customary to wash it all down with Orinoco’s <em>agua de jamaica</em> and guava drink served chilly in a huge metal cup.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong><b> </b><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/city-vacations/mexico-city-neighborhoods" target="_blank">Why These Eight Mexico City Neighborhoods Are Worth Planning Your Next Trip Around</a></p><p>For dessert, or any time of the day really, <a href="http://elmoro.mx/" target="_blank">Churrería El Moro</a> has been offering warm hugs of fried-dough pastries and hot chocolate since 1935. Find El Moro on Álvaro Obregón, the neighborhood’s main drag, or following a sushi burrito inside the gourmet food hall <a href="https://mercadoroma.com/" target="_blank">Mercado Roma</a>.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-la-valise-suite-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=AYLXtVaB"><h2>Where to Stay in Roma</h2><p>Yalitza Aparicio’s character “Cleo” in “Roma” is based on Liboria “Libo” Rodríguez, the domestic worker who helped raise Cuarón at his home in Roma Sur. A short walk up from that very home, another domestic worker, known only to her family as Mrs. Ignacia, took care of a 1913 mansion for more than 70 years. After Ignacia died, the family decided to open a guest house and name it after their beloved housekeeper. The five-room <a href="https://www.ignacia.mx/ignacia.php" target="_blank">Ignacia Guest House</a> proudly squeezes oranges from trees planted by the late Ignacia and serves her recipes to guests for breakfast, including chilaquiles and quesadillas. The guest house’s Oaxacan garden beneath the rooms is another coincidental connection to “Roma<i>,</i>” since both Aparicio and her character Cleo were from the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/oaxaca-mexico-newest-food-town" target="_blank">culturally rich southern state</a>.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-calle-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=P5XPaK1e"><p>Closer to the action in Roma Norte, a massive 1920s mansion built in Roma’s heyday includes two-year-old <a href="http://nimalocalhousehotel.com/" target="_blank">Nima Local House</a>, which has just four luxurious rooms and several lush common areas. Around the corner, <a href="https://www.lavalise.com/cdmx/m/home" target="_blank">La Valise</a>’s three rooms are like full apartments. In the most lavish suite, guests can roll the bed out on the balcony to eat breakfast with a view.</p><p>For any of these accommodations, it’s best to book three to six months in advance.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-mama-rumba-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=Z2SOtiPk"><h2>Where to Drink and Dance</h2><p>By the time Cuarón was growing up in Roma, the neighborhood was already past its prime. The roaring ‘20s saw La Roma at its peak, and by the ‘50s and ‘60s when the Beat Generation’s William S. Burroughs, Leonora Carrington, and Jack Kerouac descended on the neighborhood, they were the hipsters of the time.</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Lacasamerida109" target="_blank">Casa Franca</a> stirs up a great imitation of Roma in its glory days, featuring live music (Tuesday through Saturday), artfully made cocktails and quiet rooms that feel as though they should be filled with cigar smoke and men playing cards in suits. In reality, the rooms are packed with cuddling couples and friends laughing and drinking.</p><p>For a great mezcal, owners of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/elpalenquitomezcaleria/" target="_blank">El Palenquito</a> and its sister bar <a href="https://www.facebook.com/laclandestinamezcaleria" target="_blank">La Clandestina</a> in Condesa scour Oaxaca to pack its menu with a wide range of smoky and smooth liquors.</p><p>And to shake off those taco and queso calories, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mamarumba.rl/" target="_blank">Mama Rumba</a>’s red lights ooze out and onto the street, pulling in passersby to the Latin music club where sweaty couples swing each other around beer bottle-topped tables and chairs.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-mercado-medellin-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=fuQwJeI-"><h2>What to See and Do</h2><p>Before there was La Roma, there was La Romita. In the early 1900s, Roma’s Paris-like avenues were paved around a tiny neighborhood west of downtown called La Romita. The community there fought to maintain its distinctness as Roma developed, and its plaza still stands today as an oasis within the city, complete with legions of chirping birds that ruffle bushes of bright purple flowers.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-casa-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=cYdgJ4A0"><p>For art lovers, Roma is a gallery in itself with colorful murals and graffiti around every corner. If you’re looking to head indoors, <a href="http://galeriaomr.com/" target="_blank">Galería OMR</a> in a hollowed out old record store hosts striking contemporary art installations from both Mexican and international artists. Entrance is free.</p><p>A few blocks away from Cuarón’s childhood home, arthouse cinema <a href="https://cinetonala.mx/" target="_blank">Cine Tonalá</a> was one of the first to hold a private screening of<i> </i>“Roma<i>.</i>”<i> </i>Of course, when the stylish theater and restobar finally showed the film to the neighborhood, screenings sold out for two months straight.</p><img alt="Roma, Mexico - Neighborhood Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1551133731/roma-mexico-oscars-showing-ROMA0219.jpg?itok=wwwZ9TS8"><p>At another screening, this time of the 91st Oscar ceremony at neighborhood landmark Plaza Río de Janeiro, Cuarón thanked Mexico from Los Angeles after winning best foreign language film, best cinematography and best director. Roma, which had been with him every step of the way, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-mexico/street-party-in-mexico-citys-roma-district-for-cuarons-oscars-idUSKCN1QE0D5" target="_blank">hooted and hollered</a> as a thank you back for sharing their neighborhood, their voice and their story with the world.</p>
Categories: Travel

What does a $180 Wagyu Sandwich Taste Like?

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:30
Business Insider sent a reporter to try and see if she could distinguish between three types of Katsu sandos with Wagyu beef, the most expensive costs $180.
Categories: Restaurants

The Biggest Tech Trend Of 2019 Isn't AI Or Big Data, It's Trust.

Forbes News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:26
In 2018 consumer trust hit an all-time low. In 2019, it has only gotten worse. The Biggest Tech Trend for 2019 won’t be AI. It won’t be IoT. It won’t be Big Data. It will be re-earning trust. It’s time for companies to discover ways to earn trust back.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: 'Everything awesome' at Lego as it grows again

Business Now Mag - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:10
The Danish toymaker set out plans to open 80 stores in China as growth rebounded from last year.
Categories: Business

'Everything awesome' at Lego as it grows again

BBC Business News - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:10
The Danish toymaker set out plans to open 80 stores in China as growth rebounded from last year.
Categories: Business

'Everything awesome' at Lego as it grows again

BBC Business News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:10
The Danish toymaker set out plans to open 80 stores in China as growth rebounded from last year.
Categories: Business

Selfridges bans sale of exotic skins

BBC Business News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:01
Animal welfare activists say 'hats off to Selfridges' for removing the products from its shelves.
Categories: Business

Selfridges bans sale of exotic skins

BBC Business News - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:01
Animal welfare activists say 'hats off to Selfridges' for removing the products from its shelves.
Categories: Business

Tom Cruise and James Cameron Almost Made Cameos in 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'

Ace show biz movies - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:00
The 'Mission: Impossible' actor and the 'Avatar' director were going to lend their voices for two characters in the animated movie, but the scene was nixed because of this reason.
Categories: Movies

The $1 'Food Festival' Hits New York This Week

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:00
62 different restaurants in New York are offering a special $1 meal as part of a unique promotion that will run until March 8th.
Categories: Restaurants

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