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Gallery: Messing with Success: 12 BLT Variations We Love in Chicago

The New-to-NY Beer Worthy of Excitement (and It's Not Shiner)

<b>There's a palpable buzz</b> in New York about the arrival of Shiner Bock to the Big Apple. A Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based Esquire contributor hailed it as "the stuff ... dreams are made of." A friend in Manhattan breathlessly e-mailed me to say he's planning his summer around drinking Shiner.<p>Here's the …

Washington D.C.

Food & Drink Ideas - Food and Cocktails for Men

Almost as good as cracking open a cold one yourself.<p>Now's your chance to try fake meat at its finest.<p>Don't judge a bottle by its price tag.<p>Remember other, non-trendy condiments?<p>Step up your stews and cocktails immediately.<p>Sour, sweet, creamy, and crunchy. At the same damn time.<p>Brewed with real …


Dissecting the Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ Joints

<b>There are two reasons why,</b> in the world of food — hell, in the world of anything — no magazine list is as anticipated and debated as <i>Texas Monthly</i>'s quinquennial "50 Best BBQ Joints": One, rarity. Quinquennial means every five years. What other list comes out only, and every, five years? And two, …


The Mad Quest to Drink Every Craft Beer at GoogaMooga

<b>The mission was pretty clear</b> when I started: Go to The Great GoogaMooga festival in Brooklyn and sample the beers they have on tap there. All of them.<p>It's not a hard duty, not for an ambitious drinker. But until I did the math, I didn't realize exactly what I was in for. Twenty-nine breweries set …


Cocktail of the Week: A Lemon-Fueled Gin Nightcap

Wine & Spirits

20 Great Cocktails for Summer

Whatever your drink of choice, here's how to stay cool all summer.<p>With summer halfway gone, it's time to finally switch up your home cocktail menu to something more seasonally appropriate. After all, you don't want a drink that's best served next to a roaring fireplace. Instead, you need a cocktail …


Ask Eat Like a Man: Your Memorial Day BBQ Questions (Part 2)

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><i>The second of</i> …


Bourbon Barrels: The Secret Ingredient

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue</i><p><b>It's the smoke.</b> That's why we cook on a grill, isn't it? The smoke makes the food taste good. What if you could make the <i>smoke</i> taste better? You can toss wood chips on top of hot coals — hardwoods like apple and cherry work well. But look at this: sections of old …


How to Make Mozzarella at Home


Improve Your Omelette Game With Jacques Pepin

<b>You've made eggs before.</b> You used two hands, not one, to crack them into a bowl. You added sensible amounts of milk, salt and pepper. Using a fork — or maybe even a whisk — you broke those yolks and beat them into submission. There was a time when you wouldn't dare to flip the half-cooked omelette; …