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Ina Pinkney recommends: Chicago's best breakfast spots

When Ina Pinkney says it's good, pay attention. Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, owned iconic West Loop breakfast spot Ina's for more than 30 years and now writes "Breakfast with Ina" monthly for Food & Dining. Here are the places she has loved the most this year for coffee and a morning meal.

Unicorn Frappuccinos are just the latest food designed with Instagram in mind

The limited-time-only pink-and-blue sugary swirled behemoth seemed like it was designed with Instagram in mind. And it almost certainly was.

James Beard Awards 2017: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

Eater picks favorites — and calculates the odds This Monday, chefs, restaurateurs, and various industry insiders will gather in Chicago for the James Beard Awards, considered among the highest honors in the American food world. HereShow More Summary

What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

Baked brie, Dorie Greenspan’s buttermilk-biscuit shortcake, coq au vin: Our guest writer Kim Severson is in the house and ready for a dinner party.

Ditch Your Brunch Plans and Cook this Epic Dim Sum Feast

These dim sum recipes have everything you need for a killer meal—minus the cart.

Opinion: Why Is Asian Salad Still on the Menu?

The casual racism of “Oriental Chop Chop” or “Secret Asian Man” tells us a lot about who we think is authentically American.

Album: The ‘Quiet Moments’ of Waitresses at Work

The photographer Melissa Breyer found herself drawn to the stories playing out behind the windows of restaurants.

At the Table: A Restaurant Opens, a Tradition for Summer Interns Ends

At the recently opened Made Nice in Manhattan, four 20-somethings enjoy their last weekly lunch together as their internships come to a close.

Bites: In New Orleans, Marrying Asian Influences and Gulf Ingredients

At Marjie’s Grill, the balance of sweet, salty, spicy and acidic flavors typical of Southeast Asian cuisine pairs fabulously with local seafood and “off cuts.”

Drink This: Sherry on tap is a dreamy taste of Spain at Income Tax

Walk into Income Tax on any given night, and grab a seat at the matte white marbled bar. Let the helpful bartender walk you through the breezy little menu of bites and the wanderlust-inducing wine list, but before you go any further, be sure to ask for a glass of the sherry on tap. For a while,...

Eat This: Northwest Indiana-style smashed burgers arrive in Roscoe Village

Northwest Indiana is something of a stepchild to its own state. Neighbors to the south and east look to areas like Valparaiso, Munster and Hammond and see city runoff, an un-Hoosier-like area that is often othered from the rest of the state with a nickname: "The Region." But up in Roscoe Village,...

Jonathan Gold Gets Last Word on Locol, Names it Restaurant of the Year

The Watts restaurant is the first recipient of the LA Times Award LA Times critic Jonathan Gold has named Locol, the socially conscious fast-food restaurant from Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, the best restaurant of the year, in what...Show More Summary

The Best Way to Soften Brown Sugar

Save your sliced apples and bread for a sandwich—you needn't waste food to soften brown sugar. You also don't need to dirty a bowl or fool with a wet paper towel. Here's the exact ratio of water required to rehydrate dried-out brown sugar, stat.

Dividing and Conquering the Cuisines of China

The lasting myth of China's "eight great cuisines" makes little sense when attempting to understand country's enormous array of food traditions.

Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Premiere Is an Ode to LA’s Latino Community

Here’s what to expect from the Season 9 premiere of Parts Unknown To kick off the ninth season of his hit travel show Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain spends some time eating and drinking his way through the Latino communities of Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Waffle House Co-Founders Die Just Two Months Apart

RIP, Tom Forkner and Joe Rogers Sr. Sad news for the restaurant world today: Tom Forkner, the founder of iconic all-night diner chain Waffle House, died on Thursday at the age of 98. Forkner’s death follows quickly on the heels of that...Show More Summary

Mi Tocaya review: Diana Davila makes triumphant return with crave-worthy bites

The first time I had Diana Davila's food, she was the chef at an Oak Forest restaurant (owned by her parents) with the uninspiring name Hacienda Jalapenos. Her cooking was polished and sophisticated — indeed, a bit more sophisticated than the market would bear back then — but "cooking down" to...

Some of the best Hainan chicken in town is in an Arcadia mall

If you wander by Side Chick at the right time of day, you can see an absurd number of whole chickens being prepped for that day’s service, both steaming pyramids of plump, pale birds fresh from their poaching liquid and burnished roast birds oozing a bit from the spot where they have been pierced...

French Martini

The French Martini isn’t a drink that you’re going to find on too many craft cocktail menus right now, but there was a time when this drink was a huge favorite on the cocktail scene. The cocktail is a fruity, slightly sweet vodka drink that combines fresh pineapple juice and Chambord. Chambord is a a...

Bites from other Blogs

Some days, I just need a little more coffee to get me going than other days. I love coffee in all forms, from freshly brewed drip coffee to chocolate covered coffee beans – and everything in between. These coffee-infused treats deliver just the right pick-me-up – and lots of wonderful coffee flavor – for any...

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