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3 of a Kind: Last-Minute Thanksgiving Help

by in Restaurants, November 24th, 2015

Bub CityIf a magazine-worthy home-cooked spread isn’t in the cards for Thanksgiving this year, there’s still time to turn to the experts for last-minute salvation. These three spots come to the rescue with last-minute solutions that you can reserve today and pick up just in time to keep the perfect-holiday dream alive. Read more

What to Eat the Night Before Thanksgiving

by in Entertaining, Family, November 24th, 2015

The day before Thanksgiving means travel, traffic — and, for many families, takeout. Cooking another meal the night before the impending feast isn’t high on many of our priority lists, which explains why the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza nights of the year across the country.

This year, skip the national delivery chains and wow out-of-town guests with a pie from the best pizza joint in your neck of the woods. Some of them even deliver. Here are some of our personal favorites from coast to coast. Plus, check out Food Network Magazine’s 50 States, 50 Pizzas for worthy pies from every state. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

by in Restaurants, November 21st, 2015


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

When it comes to Thanksgiving feasts, the turkey is pretty non-negotiable, so side dishes are where chefs get creative with their homemade spreads. We asked a few chefs from across the country to share their favorite Thanksgiving supporting players, and the picks include a jazzed-up gravy and two ways to update seasonal sweet potatoes. Read more

3 of a Kind: Barrel-Aged Cocktails

by in Restaurants, November 18th, 2015

Wine is aged in a barrel, so why not spirits? That’s the thinking behind the newest trick of the artisan bartender trade: barrel-aged cocktails. “Barrel aging will refine the product and round out any harsh notes, making the spirit a bit more palatable for guests,” explained Maxime Belfand, head bartender at New York City’s Saxon + Parole. “The wood also imparts interesting flavors into the spirit, so you can experiment with different types of woods for this as well. Also, the barrel aging exposes the spirit to oxygen, which also adds a new flavor element, making it a bit more complex.” Here are three top spots where you can sip your next barrel-aged cocktail.

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Chefs’ Picks: Thanksgiving Pie

by in Restaurants, November 14th, 2015

Pecan Pie

Turkey may be the Thanksgiving centerpiece, but pie is the grand finale. Torn between baking pumpkin, apple or something different? We turned to the experts — pastry chefs across the country — to see what they are whipping up for their own holiday table. From revamped classics to varieties more outside the pie box, here’s how they’re ending the biggest meal of the year.
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3 of a Kind: Creative Chia Pudding

by in Restaurants, November 11th, 2015

Salt + SeedChia has come a long way since its time sprouting out of pet-shaped planters. Those tiny little seeds — packed with fiber, protein, calcium and Omega-3s — have become a healthy homemade go-to, but restaurants are sprucing up the Latin American superfood, going beyond the basics to include creative puddings in inspired flavors.

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Chefs’ Picks: Must Love Dogs

by in Restaurants, November 7th, 2015

Dogs are a man’s — and woman’s — best friend, and chefs love to hang with their pups when they’re not on the job. Now that New York City has OK’d dogs at sidewalk cafes, we asked some of the country’s top culinary talent where they like to take their dogs when they want to relax and grab a bite.

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3 of a Kind: Crazy Queso

by in Restaurants, November 4th, 2015

Django Western Taco

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

Queso fundido, a traditional melted-cheese dip that hails from Mexico, has long since taken root in the Southwest’s Tex-Mex culinary culture. Now eateries around the country are going beyond basic and dishing up the molten appetizer spiked with everything from pickles to booze. Read more

10 Things I Ate About You: Charleston Hotel Sips and Bites

by in Restaurants, November 1st, 2015

Peninsula Grill Coconut Cake10 Things I Ate About You finds 10 enticing bites in smaller cities from coast to coast.

Yes, Charleston, S.C., is one of the top food destinations in the country, with internationally acclaimed restaurants. So it stands to reason that the area’s many excellent classic and contemporary boutique hotels would also carry the culinary torch. Many have found a way to make visitors’ stays in Charleston that much more delicious, whether it’s by serving guests the best biscuits in town, tucking them in with a slice of dream-sweetening cake or pouring them their very own custom blend of wine.

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Chefs’ Picks: Hangover Cures

by in Restaurants, October 31st, 2015

Nearly every lover of food and drink has felt the after effects of overindulgence at one point or another. Still, there are a million ways to deal with the pain of a few too many: Advil and coffee, hair of the dog, lots of grease. So we turned to the experts. Here are four chefs’ favorite ways to bust a hangover. Read more