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Waitress Fired for Complaining About Tips on Facebook

A waitress was fired from a <b>Texas Roadhouse</b> location in Ohio after complaining on Facebook about getting tipped poorly. According to WTOL, Kirsten Kelly apparently posted a status update on Facebook (now deleted) that said, "If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, <b>you should be able to</b> …

Why We Love Skirt Steak: Flavor, Flavor, Price

We love skirt steak because it's cost-effective and flavorful. Here's how to grill it at home.<p>There are a few reasons why we love skirt steak: It's meaty and delicious, plus about half the price of a rib eye (seriously!). If you're really looking to maximize the flavor of your skirt steak, <i>Bon</i> …

Cooking

Mason Jars

There are many kitchen items that are endlessly versatile and always reliable -- your cast iron skillet, your beloved food processor, your hand-me-down stand mixer -- but nothing beats the mighty mason jar. Use it to mix salad dressing, tote a smoothie to work, organize your pantry, or present your …

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

Recipes

3 Super-Easy Watermelon Cocktails

Here, three crazy-simple watermelon cocktails that anyone can make.<p>Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit for cocktails. First of all, it’s …

90 Classic 4th of July Recipes to Celebrate Peak Summer in America

Ribs, burgers, slaw, and more of our favorite Independence Day recipes.<p>Unlike Thanksgiving, people don’t plan their 4th of July menus way in advance. It’s an on-the-fly thing that happens once you’ve already stocked up on 10 bottles of rosé. Except it <i>is</i> worth thinking about a plan of attack, so you …

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8 Savory Breakfast Toasts

As the peak of summer approaches, we inevitably fall into a breakfast rut. Our go-to oatmeal gives us heat stroke, blended smoothies wake up the neighbors, and standard cereal leaves us snacking a half-hour later. Enter the endlessly adaptable, highly portable breakfast toast. We're not talking …

Simple Oven-Baked Barbecue Ribs