Val’s Restaurant and Lounge, one of Daly City’s classic haunts for dinner and cocktails, will pull the plug on its recognizable neon sign and close its doors by the end of the year.

Val’s co-owner Greg Taylor confirmed to The Chronicle that the business will be closing permanently in December, though a final date has not yet been set. He declined to provide further details.

The closure marks the end of the restaurant’s long history, which dates back to the early 1950s. Taylor’s family took over the business in 1975. Val’s has two sides: a bright, white-tablecloth dining room, and

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Vietnam is a vibrant country and is best explored taking in a few cities at a time. From the capital Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, each destination had beautiful hotels, unique attractions and experiences to enjoy. For foodies, there is also plenty of fantastic, fresh produce to feast on. 

Hanoi’s top attractions and foodie hot spots

Located in the north on the western bank of the Red River, Hanoi is roughly 85 miles inland from the South China Sea. My first impression of Vietnam was here, in Hanoi, looking out of the taxi window at the

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PARK CITY, Utah – Chris McLaws, launched Gourmand Food Tours in 2011. Now, the business is a dual venture that Chris operates with her daughter, Rachel McLaws. They share a family passion for enjoying Historic Main Street cuisine. Food tour participants sample an array of dishes from Main Street restaurants while learning about local history.

The business idea was sparked during a fateful trip to Seattle. “Chris, the founder (and my mom), took the family on a walking food tour of the famous market, Pike’s Place. Delighted at the historical and culinary education, Chris thought that a similar walking tour

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The New York City area is a key destination for foodies. With thousands of restaurants, there are unique food experiences at every price point and from every cuisine. Exploring on your own is fun and we have had dozens of culinary adventures in the New York area.

We’ve done food tours all over the world but never in our home cities — New York and Jersey City. This year, we decided to try out some of the local food tours. Not only did we learn about new restaurants and places we’d never been to before, but we also discovered the

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Mexico City’s appeal as a tourist destination is obvious. Ciudad de México boasts an incredible culinary scene, world-class museums, historic sites and more.

But as with any place with a large tourism industry, it’s common for visitors to make certain mistakes ― and the locals are in a position to see all of it. We asked people who live in Mexico City, from expats to natives, to share some of the faux pas they’ve observed.

From misjudging spice to forgetting about altitude sickness, here are 20 mistakes tourists often make while visiting Mexico City ― and some advice for avoiding

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Situated in the peaks of the Jerusalem hills close to Kibbutz Ma’aleh Hahamisha, Yearim Hotel is far enough from the city to relax and enjoy nature, but is still close enough to be convenient and easy to get to for a quick midweek getaway.

The newly renovated hotel, with its 13 spacious conference halls, the largest being able to host up to 450 people, boasts an incredible view of the hills and is surrounded by greenery in every direction, making it hard to believe that only a few minutes away is a busy highway.

The atmosphere in Yearim is anything

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