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Video Interlude : Watch How Bill Cosby Put Ben's Chili Bowl on the Map

Here's a short video about Washington, DC's 56-year-old icon Ben's Chili Bowl, which opened in 1958 on what owner Virginia Ali calls the city's "Black Broadway." Ali reflects on the restaurant's days during segregation and its ongoing friendship with...

There's a $360 golden surf and turf at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills

If you've got $360 to spare, you can buy just one plate of surf and turf at Oliverio at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. The restaurant's new Golden Surf & Turf is $360, and yes, it comes with a bit of gold. 

The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 09.19.2014

Hello and welcome to the Shopping List, our semi-weekly round up of the unbelievable and the undrinkable compiled concisely with care for printable portability. Lots of good stuff to choose from this time around, including a rare A+ rating for Casa … Continue reading ?

Twitterverse: Most Diners Ballsy Enough to Tweet Complaints Midmeal

Twitter is more important that restaurants think. Big Hospitality UK writes that people are more seven times more likely to tweet comments than leave them on review sites like TripAdvisor. And as for all those angry tweets restaurants receive,...

Red Wine Can Do More for You Than the Gym Says the Best News EVER

Post by Liz Alterman. If you ever skip the gym to stay home and sip red wine instead, you can stop feeling guilty. In case you missed it, a 2012 study by researchers at the University of Alberta which is making the rounds again indicates that red wine, nuts, and grapes may be just as good for you. Show More Summary

How to Plan a Meal From Supermarket to Table

Here’s the way to walk into a supermarket and walk out with dinner.

ResyWire: Volver in Philly Abandons Ticketing System Six Months In

Just six months into its experiment with a ticketed reservation system, chef Jose Garces has abolished ticketing at his high-end tasting menu restaurant Volver. Eater Philly reports that the Garces Group switched to a more traditional reservation system starting...

Pumpkin Roll Monkey Bread Is the Best Recipe to Make With Kids (PHOTOS)

Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham. We still have a few days left of summer, but this pumpkin roll monkey bread is already insanely popular and being shared like crazy among moms. And it's easy to see why: It's the perfect thing to bake for fall. Show More Summary

Technology Wire: Restaurant Hosts Smartphone-Free 'No Technology' Night

Sorry incessant Instagrammers: One Florida restaurant has launched a recurring "no technology night," where guests are forced to leave their smartphones at the door. Local news station WPTV reports Sonny's BBQ launched the initiative to "reconnect families" who distractedly...

Soy Reduction (Video)

YouTube Link: Japanese Soy ReductionMore Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel Soy Concentrate (adopted from Washoku Cookbook by Elizabeth Andoh)5 g kombu (20 square inches)8 g dry shiitake mushrooms (1/2 cup)340 g soy sauce (1 and 1/3 cup...Show More Summary

eater IDK: Airline Food Inexplicably Available for Home Delivery Now

Questionable airline food is now inescapable even from the safety of your own home: A Germany grocery store has partnered with Lufthansa's food provider to launch Air Food One, a service that delivers airline meals to people who wan...

Mastering the Pastry-Shell Dough

Practice and careful measurement will assure that you always have the pastry ready for a tart.

Meet the new critic: the electronic tongue

Winemakers who make wines for critics, meet your new overlord: the electronic tongue! Although artificial, or electronic, tongues have been developed before, researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have a breakthrough in their application to wine. Show More Summary

Should Schools Be Responsible for Kids' Health?

Educators have become the de facto enforcers of everything from nutrition standards to vaccinations and annual exams. But according to a recent poll, parents seem less than satisfied by the results.

Salt's Cure Cookout, Taste of Mexico, Abbot Kinney Fest

On Thursday, Sept. 25, Salt’s Cure will be celebrating L.A. Beer Week at Verdugo Bar with a patio cookout, part of a monthly partnership between the West Hollywood restaurant and the Eagle Rock bar. Pulled pork sandwiches, housemade hot links and grilled ham and cheese...

The Quotable Bourdain: Anthony Bourdain on Vices, Humanity, and Foodies

It's been a big week of interviews for Anthony Bourdain, whose CNN Show Parts Unknown returns later this month on September 28. He opened up to the Wall Street Journal about traveling and how it has changed his perspective...

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese! This week, we tried baked ziti six ways, dug into a whole lot of White Castle, paid a visit to Shelsky's, and more. Plus, the only dance moves you'll ever need, courtesy of Serious Eats Overlord Ed Levine.

Epic Rants: Restaurant's Passive-Aggressive Sign Blames MSG-Hating Customers for Closure

One San Francisco chef bit back at entitled customers last night, temporarily closing the restaurant with a very-public airing of grievances. Eater SF reports the owner of SO Chinese restaurant closed up shop early last night by leaving a...

Fat Duck Wire: Chef Heston Blumenthal Defends $500 Price Tag for Fat Duck Australia Pop-Up

Chef Heston Blumenthal — whose famed Bray, England restaurant Fat Duck is popping up in Australia next year — has come under fire for the hefty price point of its tasting menu. The pop-up, which will take place in...

Have Cascade Black Cap Raspberry and Eagle Rock Unity 2014 Shipped to Your Door

We are back with two amazing beers from our friends over at Have Cascade Brewing’s Blackcap Raspberr… The post Have Cascade Black Cap Raspberry and Eagle Rock Unity 2014 Shipped to Your Door appeared first on

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