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12 Luscious Lobster Rolls in Chicago

Summer is prime season for a lobster roll, but plenty of Chicago restaurants serve standout versions of the East Coast favorite all year round. Chicago is a long way from the East Coast but that doesn’t stop local spots from offering luscious versions of the sandwich. Dripping in mayo, butter, and …

New England

Behind Trump’s Termination of Iran Deal Is a Risky Bet

WASHINGTON — For President Trump and two of the allies he values most — Israel and Saudi Arabia — the problem of the Iranian nuclear accord was not, primarily, about nuclear weapons. It was that the deal legitimized and normalized Iran’s clerical government, reopening it to the world economy with …

South Asia

This Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms Recipe Is an Easy Win

I am a strong believer in the power of mushrooms. It's one of those things, I think, that goes with just about any meal. Making chicken tonight? …

Cooking

Suspect in Golden State killer case, a former police officer, is arrested after decades of searching

Authorities have arrested a former police officer who is suspected of being one of California’s most prolific serial killers and rapists — the Golden State Killer.<p>A local and federal task force apprehended the suspect late Tuesday evening, after tying him to the crimes through “surveillance and …

Crime

Ultimate guide to lunch in Chicago's Loop: 24 best spots

Never has there been a better time to flee your Loop office building and get lunch.<p>You never had to convince me. I mean, would you rather nibble on some sad salad in the grim yellow light of your business's windowless break room, or walk among the sterling skyscrapers in one of the most …

Chicago River

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

20 Maps of Canada

Plan Your Vacation With These Maps<p>If you're visiting Canada, understanding the geography of the country is essential to planning your trip, and …

Canada

Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British territory.<p>Bermuda’s governor has signed into law a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry, despite a supreme court …

LGBTQI

Former Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's gets new eco-friendly look from riverwalk architect

The former Rock ’n’ Roll McDonald’s will reopen in late spring with more trees and a sleeker, more contemporary design, courtesy of Carol Ross Barney, the renowned architect who co-designed the Chicago Riverwalk.<p>A popular tourist attraction for decades, Chicago’s flagship McDonald’s is undergoing a …

23 Healthier Recipes That Feed Your Fast-Food Addiction

No matter how well you eat on a regular basis, it’s only human to get slammed with a serious urge for some good old-fashioned fast food once in a …

Weekend Recipe: Southern-Style Smothered Chicken

Cook's Country<p>For perfectly tender, evenly cooked Southern-Style Smothered Chicken from Cook's Country, we start with chicken parts rather than a …

Red Curry Chicken Chili Recipe

"Ground chicken, chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered in a flavorful blend of red curry paste, coconut milk and robust Indian spices for a twist on …

6 Things Restaurant Chefs Say You Should Never Order

Beware the Kobe beef burger.<p>1. Never order fish on Monday.<p>According to Anthony Bourdain, every week most restaurants order fresh fish on Thursday or Friday to stock up for the busy weekend. By the time Monday rolls around, it may not be so nice—fresh fish only keeps for three days. On Tuesday the …

13 Breakfast Casseroles to Make Ahead When You’re Short on Time

Breakfast is important — we get it. Throughout the week, while trying to make wise and healthy choices, we take pleasure in digging our spoons into warm and comforting breakfast bowls. On busier mornings, we take advantage of our tried-and-true bars and muffins to get a dose of feelgood. But by the …

15 Retro Cheesy Pasta Dishes Just Like Grandma Makes

Grandma was right all along: When cheesy, creamy sauces meet pasta, *magical* things happen. Think of avocado and toast or chocolate and peanut butter. That’s the level of delicious combinations we’re talking about, except this time it’s all about the retro spin on everyone’s favorite easy …

7 Festive St. Patrick's Day Desserts

The best desserts to devour on St. Patrick's Day.<p>Man cannot celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Guinness alone. After a filling dinner of corned beef …

NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

"NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie features the sweet, creamy richness of a brown sugar base combined with chopped nuts and delicious chocolate …

Epi's Newest Recipes: Put an Egg On It Edition

Perhaps you thought that the trend of putting a fried egg on top of everything—from pizza to pie—was over. Well, kind of. Eggs are still being thrown …

7 Standout Choices For Mexican Breakfast In Chicago

Imagine that it's breakfast time. You could microwave a pouch of oatmeal, toast a slice of bread, or head over to one of the following 10 restaurants for breakfast tacos, or breakfast burritos, or chilaquiles, or breakfast tortas, or all of the above. Your choice.<p>An unassuming restaurant on Ashland …

The Best Cheap Breakfasts in Chicago

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but that doesn't mean it has to be an expensive affair. The following spots deliver tasty and affordable options without breaking the bank. From old school diners to on-the-go offerings, you don't have to go hungry in the mornings just because you're …

KFC executive describes a seismic shift in young people that is big trouble for the brand

"Young people are growing up with distrust in institutions, distrust in big brands," Kevin Hochman, KFC's chief marketing officer, told the Associated Press. "It makes it very difficult to sell in conventional ways that might have worked for my generation or my parents' generation."<p>Hochman says …

Best Bars in America

With star bartenders, expert cocktails and cool designs, these destination bars make key nightlife stops in cities around the country.

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Cast Iron Skillet

Best Spaghetti Squash Recipes

If you're looking to take carbs off of the plate, swap your regular spaghetti for some spaghetti squash. You can use this versatile ingredient in …

The Art of Gourmet Cooking in Prison

In prisons and jails, inmates use chips, Cheetos, and instant noodles to create recipes that remind them of life on the outside.<p>Karla Diaz is not a chef, but she's gained a dedicated following for the food she makes. A performance artist in Los Angeles, Diaz has spent the past six years …

One-Pan BBQ Baby Back Ribs

R-I-B-S!!!!!!<p>1 rack baby back ribs, halved<p>2 teaspoons salt<p>1 teaspoon black pepper<p>2 teaspoons paprika<p>1 teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>2 teaspoons dried oregano<p>¼ cup brown sugar<p>1 cup barbecue sauce<p>1 pound green beans<p>1. Preheat oven to 275˚F/140˚C.<p>2. Season the ribs with salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne …

BBQ

Coffee Protects Your Liver, Says New Study

Yet another reason to get another cup.<p>Thanks to a Harvard study, we already know that coffee can help lower the risks of cardiovascular and …

Baked Ziti Recipes and Beyond

Try this classic Italian noodle in a variety of ways—from the familiar baked ziti recipes to the more inventive casserole dishes. We promise these …

47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

Cooking