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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 08.31.2014

It’s time for our twice monthly look back at the best and worst we’ve reviewed here at Drinkhacker. This week’s edition of the Shopping List has a wide variety of stuff for everyone: outstanding scotches, summer-friendly beers, a Cuban-not-Cuban rum, and even … Continue reading ?

Paul Virant's Vistro debuts in Hinsdale

Paul Virant's restaurant Vie is about to get some competition as the western suburbs' best restaurant. From Paul Virant.

Earthquake and a New Harvest

The Cornerstone Cellars 2013 vintage is somewhere in there. In the pitch darkness of your deepest sleep a nightmare suddenly launches your bed into the air jarring you awake. But waking only makes it worse as you realize that it was not a dream, but reality that launched your bed off the ground. Show More Summary

Long Reads: Upper Hudson Beer From 1700 to 1750

I am late. Boak and Bailey asked us to post longer reads and I am late. I suggest someone confer with my creditors to explore coping strategies. I mean, I have been away and it has been summer and I have, you know, been away. And, while I was away earlier this month, the book Craig and I wrote was published: Upper Hudson Valley Beer. Show More Summary

Domaine Jones Grenache Gris 2013

British ex-pat Katie Jones has been making wine in the Languedoc since 1993. She worked at the Mont Tauch co-operative until 2009, when she started her boutique winery, which now consists of 11 hectares of vines in Maury, Tuchan and Paziols, with her wines labelled as either Fitou or Cotes Catalanes. The previous vintage was [...]

A Must-Try Labor Day Weekend BBQ Menu

This Labor Day weekend we’re celebrating the bounty of summer’s produce!

Napa Valley Vintners establishes disaster relief fund after quake

Less than a week after a magnitude 6.0 quake shook the lower Napa Valley, Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade association that represents 500 members, has established a community disaster fund for earthquake relief. Its mission is to help the hundreds of local residents and local businesses...

Weekend Recap: This Week on Serious Eats

A guide to Sichuan cuisine, everything you need to know about keeping bees, and the secret to perfect, Italian-style eggplant parm: see everything you missed this week on Serious Eats.

A Bionic Eye That Restores Sight

By bridging the gap between eye and brain, a new device has the capacity to help the blind regain their vision.

How to make a better Big Mac

McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing consumer demand for food grown as close to home as possible, by...

Homaro Cantu names his new brewery Crooked Fork

We have a name for Homaro Cantu's forthcoming brewery: Crooked Fork (

Happy Labor Day Weekend: Eat!

It’s the end of summer and time to contemplate, if not visit, State Fairs selling increasingly imaginative deep-fried treats.  Apparently, deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried butter are so last year. The Wall Street Journal tells us that the Great New York State Fair—in Syracuse, right now—has a better one: “Twinks.” And what, pray tell, is a Twink? The […]

How to Make Pancakes in Fun Shapes Your Kids Will Love (PHOTOS)

Post by Caitlin Anders. Breakfast is hands-down the best meal of the day for moms to really show their stuff with minimal effort. Eggs, bacon, waffles -- it's all good, and there's so much you can do with it that doesn't take a ton of...Show More Summary

Quick and Easy Comfort Foods

What makes a food a comfort food? They are all foods that evoke feelings of love and good memories. No matter where in the world you live, you have a list of foods that make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

3 Rockin' Raw Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate has finally gotten the good news that it deserves. Chocolate is full of antioxidents and any stressed out woman can attest that a good piece of dark chocolate can help soothe frazzled nerves.

Appetizers and Snacks: Jalapeno Popper Cups

4.61 / 5 Stars | 113 Reviews by Jessina "Mini phyllo cups filled with a creamy, cheesy jalapeno filling are a more sophisticated version of the jalapeno popper." View Complete Recipe Details and Reviews

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