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3 of a Kind: Horchata Cocktails

by in Restaurants, May 3rd, 2016

Bajo Sexto

 3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious. 

Tequila, mezcal, micheladas, even Mexican Coke: Mexican beverages are having a moment. Surfing the wave of south-of-the-border sips is rice-milk-based horchata. All across the U.S., creative bartenders are mixing the traditional drink into boozy, cinnamon-scented concoctions.
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Highlights and Winners from the 2016 James Beard Awards in Chicago

by in Events, News, Restaurants, May 3rd, 2016

JBFAChefs took center stage last night to celebrate the 2016 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards, which are two years into a three-year stint at Chicago’s Lyric Opera. Hometown pride was on full display, with Chicago’s high-concept culinary temple Alinea taking home the Outstanding Restaurant award. Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped kick off the evening, kidding, “Chicago is known for cuisine and the way we count ballots, so you might as well all go home — we won.”

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Chefs’ Picks: Pancakes

by in Restaurants, April 30th, 2016

Pancakes

Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

For many Americans, breakfast pancakes mean mixed-from-a-box, syrup-slathered basic stacks. Not for chefs, though. Whether they’re peaches and cream, vegan or gluten-free, here are some of the top hotcake combinations from the pros, just in time to mix for Mother’s Day.

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3 of a Kind: No-Noodle Pad Thai

by in Restaurants, April 27th, 2016

The Grocery3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious.

Picture pad Thai and a ganglion of stir-fried noodles coated in a sweet and savory peanut sauce typically comes to mind. The dish is a staple of most Thai orders, but a few restaurants are upending the dish by removing noodles — at least in their typical form — and introducing heavy doses of creativity instead. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Travel-Inspired Dishes

by in Restaurants, April 23rd, 2016

Beef & BroccoliChefs spend their days absorbed in their own kitchen — rarely getting the opportunity to experience food beyond the day-to-day operations in their own restaurant. When they do get a break to travel, many of them find inspiration in food that becomes fodder for dishes that later appear on their restaurant menus. We asked a few chefs to tell us which cities have inspired some of their favorite new dishes. Read more

3 of a Kind: Nouveau Cacio e Pepe

by in Restaurants, April 20th, 2016

Lilia

3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious.

Cacio e pepe — a classic Roman dish that translates to “cheese and pepper” — is arguably one of the simplest recipes in the Italian canon. The combination of pecorino cheese and ground black pepper makes a simple yet irresistible creamy pan sauce ideal for coating pasta. The flavor profile has caught the attention of chefs stateside, and some are taking it way beyond the noodle. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Atlanta Burgers

by in Restaurants, April 16th, 2016

Atlanta BurgersWe’re making our way across the country, finding chefs’ favorite burgers in a variety of cities. We’ve talked to chefs about their picks in New York City, ChicagoMiami and San Francisco. Now we’re hitting Atlanta, looking for the best burgers in the Peach State. Read more

3 of a Kind: Baked Alaska

by in Restaurants, April 13th, 2016

Oleana3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious.

Which dessert is simultaneously hot and cold, old-fashioned and new? Baked Alaska. This sweet treat, which looks somewhat like an igloo, was inspired by the 1867 land deal in which Russia sold much of Alaska to the United States. Today its newfangled flavors and awe-inspiring presentation continue to impress. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Kitchen Playlists

by in Restaurants, April 9th, 2016

Kitchen Playlist

If you’ve ever cooked professionally, you know that working the line requires not only talent and dedication, but also inspiration and motivation. Many chefs use music as their muse. We asked chefs across the country to share their go-to kitchen playlists.

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Starbucks Will Open a Roastery in NYC in 2018

by in News, Restaurants, April 8th, 2016

Starbucks Will Open a Roastery in NYC in 2018By Lauren Haslett

We’ve got big news, friends! Though it seems like super-popular beverage purveyor Starbucks comes out with something new and exciting every other week, this announcement is absolutely huge. Starbucks will open a brand-new Roastery location on the East Coast, right smack in the middle of New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District.

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