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Chris Shepherd's Wine Picks: $15 Godello and Life-Changing Pinot Noir

Chris Shepherd of Houston's Underbelly has amazing insight on how wine pairs with food. Here, 7 of his top picks to drink now.<p>Chris Shepherd of …

12 Bright Salads for Spring

We believe in eating spring with abandon. The minute winter slips away, we’re dreaming of asparagus on our plates and pea shoots for days -- atop sandwiches, in stir fries, and woven around forks. But most of all, we celebrate the season simply, with a dozen bright salads.<p>On these sunny days, your …

The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America

The evolution of coffee from commodity to craft has come a long way in the last few decades. The Third Wave coffee movement has turned many a casual caffeine-seeker into full-blown coffee nerd, and with great reason. Coffee has emerged to encompass various forms, is brewed in increasingly complex …

French Architects Design Restaurant That Grows Vegetables on Its Walls

Here are some stunning renderings for the pavilion France is planning to build at the <b>Expo Milano 2015</b> in Italy, themed "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." As reported by Dezeen, the France pavilion will be covered in a <b>"latticed timber structure" that will grow herbs, vegetables</b>, and even hops …

This Just Might Be The Best Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Ever

While America works itself into a tizzy over Taco Bell's wimpy little waffle tacos and Dunkin' Donuts' faux eggs benedict breakfast sandwich, we're going to sit back and let you have them all. Why? Because we've got THIS beauty to dream about:<p>The Bacon + Egg + Cheese is the creation of Marc …

7 Dishes That Are Way Better With a Fried Egg

Once you've mastered the art of frying an egg, you should put it on pretty much everything. Here are 7 recipes to get you started:<p><b>Avocado egg toast.</b><p><b>Balsamic-braised Brussels sprouts with a fried egg.</b><p><b>Browned butter balsamic asparagus with crispy lentils and a fried egg.</b><p><b>Fried egg with chickpea salad</b> …

Chicago's NSFW Wieners Circle Is Expanding to Vegas

A Chicago hot dog stand famous for <b>verbally berating its customers</b> is expanding to Las Vegas: Eater Vegas reports the infamous <b>Wieners Circle</b> will open two Las Vegas locations, at the Red Rock Resort and inside the Santa Fe Station Resort & Casino. For the uninitiated, the Wieners Circle is best …

The Makings of Una Pizza Napoletana's Apollonia Pie, an Instant San Francisco Classic

There are several reasons why the Apollonia pie stands out on the menu of acclaimed pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri's essential San Francisco destination Una Pizzeria Napoletana. Available on Saturdays only, the Apollonia is the first and only pie at the shop to feature meat or eggs. While at a glance …

10 Mind-blowing Food Trends Already Dominating 2014

Quite a few new food trends have made the news over the last year. Between deep-frying your spam into fries and shot glasses made from chocolate chip cookies, this is truly a time to enjoy food. Our friends over at PopSugar compiled a list of 10 of the top mouthwatering food items you absolutely …

The Best Regional Food Destinations in the U.S.

<i>Original post by Caroline Michelman on Spoon University.</i><p>With spring finally here and summer fast approaching, road trip season is upon us. Right alongside blasting music with the windows down and singing loudly with a car full of friends, the stops to eat along the way can be the highlight of any …

Sugar Rush: Ciao Bella! Cupcake from Sift, San Francisco

I love tiramisu but I hold it to high standards. I want it to really pop with the flavors of bold espresso and tangy mascarpone. It can't be too sweet. Lady fingers are a non-negotiable. (Seriously, you'd be surprised at some of the shams I've had.)<p>So I wasn't really expecting the Ciao Bella! …

Airbnb's Best Hosts Aren't Going to Like San Francisco's New Airbnb-Friendly Law

The thousands of people renting out their homes on websites such as Airbnb could soon be on the right side of the law in San Francisco, but only if …

If You Only Have a Weekend in Chicago, Do This, Eat Here and Don't Go to Bed Early

When you only have one weekend to explore a new city, it's important to make every moment count -- but at the same time, you don't want to run yourself ragged. So when you have just 48 hours in Chicago, let this be your guide to a fun-filled (and delicious!) weekend.<p><b>Friday:</b> Assuming you arrive in …

Where to Eat in San Francisco Now

San Francisco is notorious for being a food-obsessed city. Chefs are pushing the boundaries, and sounding out their own dialect of California …

Go green! Fresh asparagus recipes for spring

Bring the spring season straight to your plate with these seven excellent asparagus recipes. They highlight the crisp, flavor-packed veggie in everything from pizza to soup, salad, pasta and more.<p>Shaved asparagus and ricotta pizza<p>The asparagus is hardly recognizable on this inventive pizza, which …

26 Food Things Only A Chicagoan Would Understand

If you think deep-dish pizza and ketchup-free hot dogs are all there is to understanding Chicago food, you've got another thing -- or 26 -- coming.<p>Chicago is a city of many, many neighborhoods, all of which come with their own culinary traditions. It leaves the city's residents with an …

Green Juice: 5 Great Recipes to Try

Remember when Odwalla's Superfood smoothie was the only green juice around? I'd buy it in the big jug size and marvel at just how tasty drinking my …

The Guide to the Good Life: Restaurants Hotels Lifestyle Reviews

Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Best Oyster Bars in America

<i>by Andrew Knowlton</i><p>Oysters are having a moment, and no wonder. They're delicious, unpretentious, and, with their seemingly magical ability to filter the waters they grow in, sustainable, too. When I see oysters on a menu, I have a hard time not ordering them. There's just nothing like sitting at the …

City Strip Mall Dining at Cafe 33 Orient in Albany Park

In the book, An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, author/economist/foodie Tyler Cowen lists six rules for dining out. One of these is, "Get out of the city and into the strip mall." He encourages people to leave the yuppified neighborhoods and seek out dining options situated …

31 Game-Changing Breakfast For Dinner Recipes

EGGS ON EVERYTHING. THERE ARE NO RULES.

The 21 Best Sandwich Shops in America

The perfect sandwich is hard to find. But when you do find it, you have to pay homage. From superior ingredients to the freshest-baked bread and sauces that make you say, "Dammit, I kind of want to drink that!", the ideal sammie has to strike a delicate balance, and the people who make them have …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

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13 Diets You've Never Heard Of, From Least To Most Insane

Spoiler alert: People will try anything to make themselves eat vegetables.

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LTHForum Unveils New List of Chicago's Great Neighborhood Restaurants

LTHForum updated its list of Great Neighborhood Restaurants, adding 14 new options to the already exhaustive Chicago-area archive. The picks include a few that we definitely agree with (Fat Rice, Homestyle Taste, Rand Red Hots), but we are most excited about the restaurants we've never tired (Bad …

5 Reasons Why Your Partner Doesn't Actually Want to Go to the Farmers Market With You

<i>My husband (right), enjoying his time at the farmers market.</i><p>Spring is officially here, which means cooks across the country are looking forward to …

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