Canal’s Compass points the way to big flavor


The question, “What’s your favorite restaurant?” is one I find challenging. Mostly because it’s a question I can’t respond to with one simple answer.

Win major points with a Super Bowl party


If you opted to host a get-together for this year’s Super Bowl XLIX viewing instead of celebrating at the local bar, you need to take it up a notch from the regular old “beers in front of the TV” night. For those of us who like football, it’s a chance to cheer on our favorite team and yell and scream like maniacs. For those who aren’t really into it, it’s still a chance to get together with some friends. Either way, we have some great ideas for you to score a touchdown of your own if you’re having your buddies over for the occasion.

GameON: Advanced Warfare brings Call of Duty series to the future


How do you inject a shot of adrenaline into a video game franchise that is entering its second decade of existence with its 14th release? The answer is jetpacks and movie stars, of course. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes the popular series in a completely new direction that feels more like a sci-fi war epic than a playable history lesson.

Caring for your tattoo will keep you looking good

beautiful young woman with a tattoo..

According to the Pew Research Center, more than a third of Americans 18-25 and about 40 percent of Americans 26-40 have a tattoo. “As a permanent and often pricey form of body art, tattoos are an investment,” said board-certified dermatologist Bruce E. Katz, MD, FAAD, who maintains a private practice in New York City. “In order to protect that investment, it’s important to take steps to keep tattooed skin healthy and vibrant.”

Outrun the winter blues


’Tis the season when darkness falls at 5 p.m. and motivation to work out drops to an all-time low. Luckily, you can battle the winter-weather blues ~ and stay in shape ~ by participating in one of the area’s weekly runs, hosted by Sneakerama and Marathon Sports.