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13 Reasons Why New Jersey Is The East Coast’s Best-Kept Secret

The Garden State: You’ll dig it. What does NJ dig? Its #1 auto insurer, GEICO.

The diners are legendary.

NJ diners — in their neon, retro interior glory — are cultural staples of the state, offering just about any delicious American comfort dish on the cheap. Fast Break in Toms River has a killer …

New Jersey

14 Craft Cocktail Mixers For the Host Who Has It All

@naomifirestone April 9, 2015

You’re attending a party and the host has said not to bring anything. You know they always have the perfect drinks to …

Mixology

Everything You Need to Know About Balsamic Vinegar

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: Don't get sour about balsamic vinegar. Learn to navigate the labels!

Ever find yourself at the grocery store hoping to buy balsamic vinegar but have no …

Balsamic Vinegar

10 Old-Fashioned French Bistros to Try in New York City

Yes, there have been exceptions to the rule that French equals high-end: in the 1890s an immigrant Gallic neighborhood flourished around Broadway and …

New York

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How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?

The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.

Food trucks have been a …

Food

The One Trick You’re Not Doing to Make Knockout Roast Chicken

It doesn’t happen every day, but sometimes you follow a recipe and it totally rocks your world.

Diana Kennedy’s carnitas, which involve little more …

Recipes

The Ultimate Guide to Mushrooms

Mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of edible fungi, are amazing things in the kitchen, bearers of flavor that range from nutty to aromatically woody …

Mushrooms

How to Build a Restaurant Empire

So you’ve created a wildly successful restaurant, and you’re just beginning to have some semblance of stability and free time again. Is it time to …

Restaurant

Taste Test: Bottled Cocktails

From a service standpoint, bottled cocktails make sense. Grab a pre-batched drink from behind the bar and the imbiber is on his/her merry way. The …

18 Places to Score Tableside Cocktail Service Across America

Caroline Pardilla on Apr 8, 2015, 3:50p

No need to fight elbows for an open spot at the bar. There's a growing movement of restaurants and bars …

Mixology

852 Essential North American Restaurants, April 2015

Updated editions of the Eater 38 and Eater 18 roll out across the land.

Atlanta
• Austin
• Boston

Charleston
• Chicago
• Dallas
• Denver

Detroit
• Houston
• Las Vegas
• Los …

Chicago

Aaron Franklin's 'Franklin Barbecue' Is a Master Class in Perfectionist Technique

As brisket recipes go, Franklin's is rigorous, conversational, even empowering — the length is daunting, sure, but it's intimidating only in the …

Cooking

Have Rolling Pin, Will Travel

Marc Vetri wants you to make more pasta from scratch

Photo & Video: Dave Katz/Tasting Table

Marc Vetri strolls into our Test Kitchen wielding an …

Cooking

How to Brew Your Best Cup of Tea

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: Avoid over-steeped, bitter tea for good. Here's how to brew the perfect cup, whether green, black, or herbal is your tea of choice (or your cup of tea,

Drinking

Taste Test: The Best Supermarket Bacon

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Have you ever noticed that there's no such thing as leftover bacon? Like pizza, potato chips, and grilled cheese sandwiches, even the worst bacon is still pretty freaking delicious. There's the intoxicating smell; that smoky, fatty, salty, porky-sweet flavor; the contrast …

Bacon

The complete guide to cocktail glassware

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You don't want to be that guy who accidentally serves whiskey in a Collins glass. (Yikes.)

To help you out, we've put together a handy …

Cocktails

Giving Tea The Blue Bottle Treatment

The quest to make third-wave tea a reality in a culture obsessed with coffee.

At Samovar, a tea bar on Valencia Street in San Francisco, white ceramic mugs line white walls, and the seating is one long bench, also white. Behind the counter, attractive men sport bespoke canvas aprons while tending to …

Food

The Bourbon Bucket List: 15 Bourbons You Need to Try at Least Once

No other drink is as American as bourbon. Eastern Europeans can carry the vodka flag, the Scottish can bring their peaty single malts, we’ll take a …

Food

Street scene: Weighing the pros and cons of food trucks | Food Trucks content from Restaurant Hospitality

The food truck industry is cruising at full throttle and there is no sign of a red light in sight.

As summer approaches, food truck operators are …

Restaurant

The Credit Card Obsessives Who Game the System—and Share Their Secrets Online

Her secret? Credit cards—and not just three or four. Aucello currently has 24 cards; she's been avidly collecting points and miles on them for a …

Fashion Blogs

Spring Pasta Recipes

Recipes

French Onion Soup Recipe -Matt Conroy | Food & Wine

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5 pounds beef neck and shinbones
• 2 onions, halved
• 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
• 1 carrot, chopped
• 1 head of garlic, halved
• 3 thyme sprigs
• 6 parsley sprigs
• 2 bay leaves
• 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

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2 tablespoons canola oil
• 8 large onions (4 pounds), thinly …

Onions

My Classic Burger with Special Sauce Recipe on Food52

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Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.

Author Notes: One of the most common questions asked to those of us who love food is, "What …

Recipes

The 10 Best Restaurants In Times Square

We know what you’re thinking. The best restaurants in Times Square? No such thing. And we’re not inclined to disagree with you. Times Square might as …

Food

The Best Flight Search Services

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan may sound difficult and dull -- and by “may,” we mean “definitely” -- but it doesn’t have to be. Yes, we know you’re eager to dive right in on that world-changing business idea, but having your strategy on paper is critical.

In many ways, your business plan can act as a map …

Management

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.

How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Entrepreneurship

4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

Do you dream of someday owning your own business? You’re not alone. The 2014 Working Adult survey conducted by Harris Poll and University of Phoenix reveals that nearly two in five working Americans who do not currently own their own business want to do so in the future. An important first step to …

Startups