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Seven D.C. Barbecue Joints Eater Readers Love

Meredith Bethune on May 21, 2015, 4:11p

This Memorial Day weekend should be ideal weather for BBQ and beer. D.C. might not have a regional barbecue …


Ranking the best barbecue joints in the D.C. area - The Washington Post

Over the course of several weeks, the $20 Diner visited nearly 20 barbecue restaurants in the region to rank them according to some kind of arbitrary hierarchy. (Hold your phone calls and e-mails; some joints were skipped either for the sake of time or out of ignorance.) The organizing method I …


5 Party-Ready Pitcher Drinks to Serve Over Memorial Day Weekend

The glory of the pitcher drink lies in its assembling ease.

Step one: Grab a pitcher. Step two: Lob in varying amounts of booze, fruit and ice. Step …


11 Ways to Master the Wine List

Do you know what a Coravin is? How about if a bottle is "lightstruck"? (And if that's a good thing?) These days, ordering wine when dining out requires a whole new language. Here's a crash course in speaking fluently with a sommelier.
See also: How to Find the Sweet Spot on a Wine List

1. Go by the




Fish Tacos

The sauce: Adoboloco's Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce
The secret:
"Straight from Maui, Hawaii this sauce complements the fish with the fruity …


How to Find an Airline's Contract of Carriage

Robert Alexander/getty imagesHere's what you need to know about your airline's policies.Here are links to the contracts of carriage for some of the …


The best donut shops in NYC


24 Amazing Beaches in the United States

There's no need to leave our great nation to find some of the world's best beaches. Here are 24 of our favorites.

Collected byDanielle Walsh

AFAR Editor


7 Qualities You Have to Have If You Expect to Succeed in the Restaurant Business

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Any experienced restaurateur will tell you that the business can be as tough as it is rewarding. Owners are often faced with …


40 Ways The World Makes Awesome Hot Dogs

It’s not just a sausage in a bun; it’s a beautiful blank canvas. It’s a hot dog, which is a foodstuff eaten worldwide. Here are 40 distinctive …

Hot Dogs

Coffee Shop "Cocktails" a Bitter Treat

When today’s cocktail revival took off in the early aughts, bartenders around the U.S. embraced the opportunity to work with new ingredients …


The ONE Food You Must Try In Each State

If you had to describe your state in ONE food, what would it be?

Sure, pizza might come to mind for New Yorkers, and cheese might reign supreme for those in Wisconsin. But to find the most popular dishes beyond the obvious, well that requires a bit more sleuthing.

In an effort to pinpoint the "most …


The First Timer’s Guide To Eating In LA

The Infatuation Los Angeles is coming very soon, and in honor of our impending launch, we had our local team (who you will meet very soon) put …

Issue 114

The recipe for this crunchy french toast is based on the one used at the Lafayette restaurant in the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C.

Homemade muesli makes a hearty, satisfying breakfast. This recipe, studded with nuts, raisins, apples, and even kiwi, is a flavorful take on the original …


Hangtown Fry Recipe

Hangtown Fry

This rich oyster and bacon omelette is based on one from the Tadich Grill in San Francisco. There it is served with a side of sliced tomatoes—a refreshing counterpoint.

serves 4-6


12 oysters, such as Bluepoint or Fanny Bay, shucked

Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

1⁄4 cup …


6 Words That Might Get Your Resume Tossed in the Trash

Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process. …


How I Easily Got 25% More Views on My LinkedIn Profile

Learn how one businessman spent under half an hour tweaking his LinkedIn profile and increased his profile views by over 25%.


2015 Social Media Map: Updated Guide with Live Links

The world of social media can be a vast and overwhelming place. To help you find your way, Overdrive Interactive has updated their popular Social …


How to Craft Perfect Posts for Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter [SlideShare]

Here's how many marketers handle their social media strategy:• Craft update.
• Select Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
• Auto-publish update to all three …


Lasagna Napoletana (Lasagna With Sausage, Smoked Cheese, and Meatballs)

We all know about lasagna Bolognese, the Northern Italian casserole made with fresh pasta layered with cheese sauce and a slow-cooked meat sauce enriched with cream. But what if I told you that there was another lasagna out there every bit as decadent, involved, rib-sticking, and delicious? I …


12 Travel Apps to Make Your Life Easier


If you're on the road or in the air more than you're in the office, these mobile apps will take some of the stress out of your travels.

My on-the-go clients list travel amongst their top three all time stressors. What about you? To take a bit of stress out of your …

Travel Technology

The Best Barbecue Fare In 10 Big Cities Around The US

Memorial Day means the start of summer, and summer means the start of barbecue season. But if you haven't dusted off your grill yet, head to one of these restaurants for some rib-sticking, finger-licking BBQ fare.

These are the best barbecue restaurants in 10 U.S. cities, based on Zagat's 2012 …


How to Use the Sharing Economy to Travel on a Budget

The Internet has changed travel. Sometimes hasn’t been for the better (one just needs to see how many people are checking Facebook in a hostel to …

Travel Deals

Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread

Hi everyone, and welcome to our brand new bread column. Think of this as a safe space, committed to talking about—and demystifying—your breads and doughs. It's a vast world with a whole lot of potential for experimentation, but the root of the problem is this: Yeast, mysterious and giving, seems to …


57 Best Cooking Tips of All Time

1. Buy an instant-read digital meat thermometer.

The quickest way to ruin a perfectly marbled $25 steak? Cutting into it to figure out if it’s medium …


New Jersey's 50 Best Restaurants



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“Attention to detail” is the hallmark of this “sublime” Red Bank New American from …

The game-changing guide to making perfect eggs (with recipes)!

Put down the Joy of Cooking and repeat after us: I can make the perfect egg.

Sure, you may have ruined your fair share by cracking an egg meant to be …


The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America

By Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers

By Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers




Few things in life are better than eating an …

Cool Stuff

When 1 + 0 = 2, or DIY Butter

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: Make your own butter in a one-step process using fresh cream, a mason jar, and your bicep strength.

This batch of rustic homemade butter looks