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New York Barbecue Is Coming To Los Angeles

So Cal sandwich chain enlists Brooklyn pitmaster
Nov 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Mendocino Farms, Southern California’s seasonal-themed sandwich chain, announced this week that it will be opening its own dedicated smokehouse facility in Los Angeles next month. And, which renowned pitmaster did the company choose to bring in as a consultant on the project? Not some dude in bib overalls from any of the usual barbecue hotspots. Nope. It's the guy with the fancy watch and suede Pumas: Brooklyn's own Billy Durney.

Go Hard: 15 Reasons Brooklyn Is Hotter Than Ever

BK guides, interviews, videos, recipes and more
Nov 13, 2014 2:00 pm

"[Insert city name here] is the new Brooklyn" has (sadly) become one of the most commonly used phrases in writing about up-and-coming areas around the country. Want to know what's not in the discussion to be crowned "the new Brooklyn?" Well, for starters, how about — um — Brooklyn? We've dug into our archives and present 15 of our favorite Brooklyn stories. Scroll through to find dining and drinking guides, interviews, venue profiles and local recipes.

20 Major Restaurant Openings Around The United States This Winter

The major openings to look out for this season
Nov 5, 2014 9:01 am

It’s admittedly an imperfect science to write about a restaurant in preview form. The business of building restaurants is messy, and oftentimes vague. And as we transition from fall to winter, some of the openings we wrote about in our many fall previews are still in the oven, if you will. And on top of that, new projects with winter openings have been announced. Here are 20.

Building A Better Tonic: Q Brand Creator Jordan Silbert Says Good Gin Deserves It

How sticky teeth inspired a superior new mixer
Oct 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Twelve years after some "lousy tonic water" left a nasty taste in his mouth, inspiring him to come up with something better, Jordan Silbert's independent Q label is among the most prominent players in the growing artisanal soda category. “It’s only going to get better and better,” he says. “It’s a good thing for people to have options.”

You Travel, You Eat: 8 City Guides To Eating, Drinking, Shopping And Staying

Guides to Austin, Nola, Philly, Brooklyn and more!
Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am

What about all the stress involved in planning trips? That's where we come in. We've assembled eight of our popular "You Travel, You Eat" columns, which highlight the best spots to eat, drink, caffeinate, shop and stay in some of the country's most vibrant cities. Basically, all that remains to do now is booking the actual flight. We also threw in our guide to Bangkok, Thailand. You know, for those who really need to get out of town for awhile. 

Move Over Pho! Bun Bo Hue Is The Vietnamese Soup You Need To Know About.

Here’s the soup’s origin story, and a recipe below
Oct 15, 2014 8:00 am

The central Vietnamese city of Hue, once the capital of Vietnam and still known as the Imperial City, has a distinctive cuisine full of diminutive rolls, savory pancakes, dumplings, skewers and other snacky bites. Standing in contrast is the mighty Bun Bo Hue, a soup that starts with pork and beef bones, gets a kick from lemongrass, annatto and shrimp paste, and finishes the job with a tangle of herbs, a squeeze of lime and a few delicious add-ons like sliced brisket, crab balls and, in some cases, cubes of congealed pig’s blood. We dove deep into the dish's history, and found a recipe from of all places, Brooklyn.

Dale Talde Is The Man! 5 Recipes From One Of Our Favorite New York City Chefs.

Trust the Top Chef alum to whip up a snack
Oct 2, 2014 3:00 pm

New York City chef Dale Talde is a former Top Chef star and co-owner of a growing mini-empire of Brooklyn restaurants with partners David Massoni and John Bush. Over the past few years we’ve stopped by the kitchen at Talde in Park Slope to ask if the chef would slide us some of our favorite recipes. Here are five of our favorites.

WTF Is Kentucky Fried Blowfish? Delicious, That’s What.

The latest cray genious from chef Andrew D'Ambrosi
Sep 22, 2014 9:00 am

In a tiny kitchen in brownstone Brooklyn restaurant Bergen Hill, chef Andrew D'Ambrosi is running one of the most-inventive seafood restaurants in America. Though constrained by limited space and gear more fit for a Central Park snack bar than mini Mugaritz (the setup includes four induction burners, a panini press and small ice cream machine), the former Le Cirque chef and Top Chef  scene stealer is composing dishes made with extraordinary flavor combos (Mayweather 1-2s) and personality. Here's one of them.

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