If you don’t know what pork roll is, you’re clearly not from New Jersey. Known regionally by brand names such as Taylor ham, Case or Trenton, it’s a cured and smoked processed meat that tastes like a spicy and salty version of SPAM (though it’s sold in a roll, rather than a can). It’s also the main ingredient in a signature breakfast sandwich along with American cheese and a fried egg. Outside Jersey, it’s long been popular in parts of Philadelphia and Delaware, but today the sandwich is evolving and expanding geographically, thanks to chefs who share a sense of nostalgia for this classic diner fare.
Mossy oak trees and sprawling old Colonial-style homes can make Savannah feel more like a Civil War time capsule than a modern culinary destination. The city packs plenty of small-town charm and loads of history into its tree-lined streets and quaint city squares, not to mention its bars and restaurants, many of which have their own tales (and ghost stories) to tell. The beauty of dining in Savannah is that you can still enjoy old-school Southern staples along with spiffed-up classics making modern-day history. Here’s where to get your historical eats and drinks on in the Hostess City. Read more
Chefs have it hard. They spend hours on their feet cooking beautiful food for other people, yet they themselves rarely have time sit down and have a proper meal. In those moments when hunger strikes during the dinner rush, most of them are snacking on seriously creative bites from their mise en place. We asked chefs to share their favorite snack on the line.
3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious.
Dumplings are like little parcels of flavor. What’s sealed within their wrappers represents an endless array of possible fillings. Sure, there are classics like shrimp and chive or pork, but a few restaurants are maximizing dumplings’ delicious potential with ultracreative mash-ups. Read more
2015 saw a boom in the fast-casual restaurant market, with new concepts following the “build-your-own” Chipotle model opening up left and right, and more established healthy chains spreading rapidly across the country. When custom-building a salad, wrap or bowl is in your hands, it’s certainly possible to create a calorie bomb of a meal, but these chains offer nutritious, thoughtfully sourced ingredients so it’s never difficult to eat healthfully. Here are nine spots to seek out in 2016. Read more
In a city famed for its food, where even sandwiches and salads can push $20, finding cheap eats is a challenge. From Mexican taquerias to upscale French brasseries and everything in between, we found some of the best under-$10 meals without resorting to a burger or a food cart.
After a long night of slaving away in a hot kitchen, most chefs crave a cold beer and a bite. We asked some of the nation’s top talent what they crave after turning off the stoves. Read more
Going meatless for January shouldn’t just mean nonstop salads. Restaurants across the country are giving vegetables the old-school beef approach. Read more
By Dara Pollak
When it comes to our eating habits from December to January, the sudden change is about as big a shock to our systems as jumping into a cold pool after sitting in the Jacuzzi for 20 minutes. It’s harsh, it’s a little painful, and a lot of times it’s just unnecessary. That said, we do it every single year because mentally it makes us feel better. A good decision immediately following a bad one negates it, right?
To that end, we asked chefs around the country what their favorite detox meal is to help get them back on the healthy track after the holidays. Read more
Shaken, stirred … or steeped? French press coffee is served after dinner at many restaurants across the country, but a select few spots are steeping cocktails to serve in these press pots, too. Turns out, manual coffeemakers work perfectly for booze infusions like fresh fruit, herbs and spices. These three restaurants and bars prove that coffee tools don’t have to be one-beverage wonders.