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Starbucks, KFC, and Chili's Hop Aboard the Apple Pay Train

In 2016, all three chains will accept Apple's virtual wallet application. IPhone owners will soon be able to pay for their Starbucks, Chili's, and KFC orders without having to break out their wallets. According to Re/Code, the three chains will start accepting Apple Pay — Apple's virtual wallet application — at all locations in 2016. Show More Summary

Not Your Father's Root Beer and its curious rise to national sensation

35 minutes agoLifestyle / Food & Drink : The Stew

Not long after Jeff Middleton opened his bar and restaurant, Middleton's On Main, along the cozy downtown strip of northwest suburban Wauconda in 2012, one of the owners from the brewery up the street — called Small Town Brewery, appropriately enough — walked in with an odd idea: adding a boozy...

Alton Brown 'Definitely Maybe' Plans to Bring 'Good Eats' Back

Tickets for Alton Brown's new tour go on sale today. Late last week Food Network cornerstone and kitchen genius Alton Brown announced the dates for his new live tour: "Eat Your Science" kicks off next April; Brown will hit 40 cities in two months. Show More Summary

Winemaker’s lunch with Pablo Cuneo of Bodego Ruca Malén

Join us in the Spectator boardroom for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker lunches with Pablo Cuneo, head winemaker at Bodega Ruca Malén, one of Argentina’s finest boutique wineries. Pablo will introduce five of Ruca Malén’s award-winning wines – sparkling, white and red – and guests will get to quiz him about Malbec, Mendoza and much else besides over […]

South Sudan Is Exporting Coffee for the First Time

Nespresso and non-profit organisation TechnoServe are working revive the East African country’s coffee industry after nearly two years of brutal civil war. The first South Sudanese coffee will be exported for sale in France this mon...

Malcolm-Jamal Warner opens up about Cosby allegations

"The Cosby Show" alum Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the series' legacy is "tarnished" by the sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby. "My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what... negative stereotypes of people of color, we've...

The Adoption Paradox

Kids who are adopted have richer, more involved parents. They also have more behavior and attention problems. Why?

Contest: Win Some Conundrum Tea

1 hour agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

T Ching is excited to collaborate with Colorado’s Conundrum Tea for a giveaway of 50 grams of tea of the winner’s choice. Conundrum is focused on selling All Natural, Micro-Lot, and Single Origin Loose Leaf Tea. We want to see your favorite place to enjoy tea on our Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading ? The post Contest: Win Some Conundrum Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes, From Apps to Desserts

Whether you're heading to a potluck this year or just want to get a head-start on the big day, having a few make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes in your arsenal is essential. Keep reading for a variety of recipes that can be made a day or two ahead of time, plus easy reheating and serving instructions where applicable.

Friday Feature Photo: Vineyards of the Priorat

2 hours agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: September 5, 2010 Location: Priorat, Spain About: Just south of Barcelona lies the lush and contrasting vineyards of the Priorat. Around the middle of September in Bellmunt and El Lloar the harvest typically kicks off, and continues through the end of October or the beginning of November in Porrera […]

3 Easy Techniques to Improve Any Shrimp Recipe

Perfectly cooked shrimp are sweet and juicy, with a tender, plump body and a slightly crisp bite. But poorly cooked shrimp can range from mushy and watery to flavor-sapped to downright rubbery. So wouldn't it be nice if there was a foolproof way to guarantee excellent shrimp every single time? Oh wait, there is.

2015 Bourbon County Stouts tasted and ranked

I once had the first taste of Bourbon County beers all to myself. Usually it came in the following manner: Me, to Goose Island: "Hey, those Bourbon County beers are coming out soon! How about I come by and we taste them and I write about them before they're released?" Goose Island, to me: "Sure,...

Drink: The Corpse Reviver Is as Good as Its Name

In all its myriad variations, a drink to awaken even the sleepiest soul.

Exploring a limited creative space: black and white and wine

I have recently been playing around with black and white photography. Although I would never claim to be a serious photographer, I enjoy taking pictures, and I love images that look good (to me, at least). The decision to switch my EP-5 to black and white (there’s an ‘art’ setting) has made me think about [...]

Give Oreos a Macaron Makeover With This Adorable Recipe

The following recipe was originally featured on Glitter Inc, which is part of POPSUGAR Select Food. Today I'm so excited to share with you another one of Rachel's incredible kitchen creations. I basically begged Rach to make these Oreo macarons for Glitter, Inc. Show More Summary

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University School public relations director Cindy Brown says the suspected shooter is in custody. She says the first police call about the gunfire came in at 1:20 a.m. PDT Friday....

Belo Petroleum

The post, Belo Petroleum, first appeared on The Barley Blog. I purchased this bottle of Belo Petroleum on the same day that I snagged the tasty Colorado Guanabara, and much like that brew, this one also comes from a brewery owned by AB InBev. Show More Summary

Session #105 announced: Double Feature

Host Mark Ciocco has announced the theme for The Session #105 will be Double Feature and there will be no shaking of the head and muttering, “How do I write about that?” He provides a record number of possible approaches. The basics: So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drink two […]

Three years after building skyscraper, Roosevelt University plans cuts

The view from some Roosevelt University dorm rooms reveals a vista more commonly associated with condominiums and corner offices. Students sleep, study and socialize in a 32-story South Loop tower, a blue-green glass box that ranks as the second-tallest academic building in the country. But in...

Joliet Central football battles to end 51-game losing streak

For a few golden moments last Friday, it looked like the Joliet Central Steelmen's losing streak of five years and counting was finally going to end. They scored a touchdown the first time they had the ball, after a pass bounced off a defender's fingertips and into the hands of wide receiver Jomarre...

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