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What's The Polite Way To Split A Check When You're Not Drinking?

A bit of advice for large dinner gathering season
Dec 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Tis the season for large gatherings at restaurants where everyone drinks too much! Unless of course you're not drinking, in which case you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when not only does Paul clearly need your help getting home but there's, like, an extra $25 on your split of the check. Here's how to avoid that.

15 Celebrity Chef Recipes To Add To Your Repertoire

Celebrity chef recipes from their kitchens to yours
Oct 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Know what's a surefire way to knock out an impressive dish? Steal it from a celebrity chef — we do it all the time. Well, not steal. We ask permission, nicely, from their publishers, and as a result of that hard work we'd like to offer you a few of our favorite celebrity chef recipes of all time. They work 16-hour days, judge and compete on all our favorite food reality shows and still find time to occasionally chat with us. Trust them. These 12 dishes are backed by some of the best chefs we've encountered.

9 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: High-End Entrées For A Luxurious Evening

Get fancy, stay fancy. It's what's for dinner.
Oct 15, 2013 12:00 pm

You were going to spring for it on the menu anyway, why not recreate a fine dining experience at home with our meticulously curated selection of fancy entrées? Take your pick from prime beef, game birds, shellfish and some of the more impressive cuts of other delicious beasts, then give them the royal treatment. A pinch of saffron or slice of truffle can make a big difference.

      What Are Microgreens?

      All about the fancy sprouts garnishing your plate
      May 28, 2013 1:31 pm

      Food enthusiasts like us see microgreens meticulously tweezed on elaborate platings like magic little sprouts popping out of something amazing. Sadly, this is not where microgreens come from. If you can imagine, they come from gardens. And they're just what they claim to be.

      Are Restaurant Tickets Really The Future Of Reservations?

      Imagine buying a restaurant 'season pass'
      Apr 15, 2013 3:03 pm

      There are few things frowned upon more in the dining community than reservation no-shows. In a nutshell, it’s a lose-lose: restaurants lose business and customers hoping to snag a prized table at the latest hotspot are shut out. Restaurants are starting to fight back, via public shaming and policies requiring advance ticket purchase. So, what exactly does the future hold for reservations? We have some ideas.

      Philly's Chef Daniel Stern Sure Ain't Fancy

      But his restaurant, R2L, certainly is
      Jan 29, 2013 11:31 am

      Daniel Stern is the self-taught, Gray Kunz-Daniel Boulud-Jean-Georges Vongerichten-trained chef and owner of Philadelphia’s R2L. He has a penchant for antelope meat, subtle yet classically delivered cheese-cutting jokes and Mario Lopez. He doesn’t seem like your typical fine dining chef when you meet him. We chatted with him about being a not-so-haute guy in an haute cuisine world.

      Video: Next Restaurant's "The Hunt" Hits You Right There

      Watch Grant Achatz go all field-to-table on a deer
      Jan 11, 2013 2:16 pm

      It's not every day a restaurant releases a promo video that truly makes you feel good inside. To know that Grant Achatz and his team are still putting the magic in the food. "The Hunt," released just this morning, portrays the constant pursuit of the perfect meal. And if you're not going to crunch through the snow to obtain it, don't come back to the kitchen.

      Dining In Vegas: 3 Awesome "Secret" Restaurants

      Hit these little-known spots for great Vegas dining
      Jun 19, 2012 2:01 pm
      where to eat in Vegas

      When in Vegas, you most likely won’t be staying at Circus Circus, Palace Station or even The Luxor, but that’s where you’ll find three of Vegas’ best-kept secrets that are definitely worth a detour, if only for an hour or two. 


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