What’s new in sangria? This clever idea from I|O Godfrey, a rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel in Chicago. (In fact, it’s Chicago’s largest indoor/outdoor rooftop.) An array of colored ice cubes is made from fresh fruit juices. After they’re piled high in a tall glass, a blend of moscato and vodka are poured from […]

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[1] A chocolate hamburger, made with pandoro. [2] Pandoro is ubiquitous during the holiday season, but you can find it year-round. If you can’t, substitute pound cake in this recipe. [3] There are numerous other uses for pandoro (all photos courtesy Bauli).   May is National Hamburger Month, and Chef Luca Manfè’s Chocolate Pandoro Burger […]

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[1] Vivian Howard’s Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip, served with homemade saltines (photo courtesy Garden & Gun).   The next time you have to bring something to a party, how about this Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip? Served with homemade saltines, it’s the most popular item at Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston, North Carolina. […]

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Do you like grilled salmon? The next time you grill, how about glazed salmon skewers like these: anchored in pineapple, with a side of cucumber salad? Created by Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, you can create this clever idea at home. You can use your glaze of choice, or the honey-mustard glaze in the recipe for […]

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We have no plans to be anywhere near Battle Creek, Michigan. But if we could get there, we’d head to Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Cocktails for their Blanco Burger (photo #1). Fried chicken skins were on the bar-snack menu when a customer thought he spotted chicken skins atop a burger. He was mistaken, but the […]

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We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The […]

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[1] The Hanako San Bloody Mary at Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. [2] Ready for its close-up.   There are many variations on the Bloody Mary, one of America’s favorite cocktails. This one is from Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon. It’s called Hanako-San, The Bamboo Bloody. While we don’t have the exact recipe, the ingredients […]

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[1] Food fun: fonduta and meatballs (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [2] How about a smoked mozzarella fondue? Here’s the recipe from Center Cut Cook. [3] Serve fonduta with classic dippers, with or without the fondue pot (photo courtesy Equatorial Sky | Wikipedia).   Who needs spaghetti or lasagna? This fun dish from Flavor […]

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[1] A PB&J Burger with vanilla ice cream. It’s a popular menu item with both children and adults (photo courtesy Slater’s 50/50).   If you’re a burger person and an adventurous eater, here’s an idea from Slater’s 50/50, a burger gastropub with locations in Southern California, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Dallas. The restaurant is known […]

Diets To Lose Weight