Link Love: Dining and Travel Blogs

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Portland's new Alpine cuisine; the best tacos al pastor in Denver; and other stories from food blogs you should read
Link Love: Dine and Travel
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Link Love: Dine and Travel

What makes great dining and travel blogs? Smart and engaging content about specific subject matter accompanied by great photography and a hefty dose of in-the-know opinion. The Daily Meal delivers round-ups of stories worth reading and blogs worth following.

• Exploring the growing interest in new Alpine cuisine at Grüner in Portland, OR. [Food For Thought]

• An interview with Matthew Petersen, the pastry chef at CityZen and contestant on the upcoming second season of Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts. [Capital Spice]

• Celebrating the end of summer with a traditional Italian feast called the Ferragosto, at Cecconi's in Los Angeles. [Deep End Dining]

• Denver on a Spit releases its 2011 Pastor List, an annual collection of the best places to get tacos al pastor in Denver. [Denver on a Spit]

• Head over to Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville, MA for their raspberry rose cupcake, available this week only — all proceeds will benefit Rosie's Place, a Boston shelter for women. [A Boston Food Diary]

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