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8 More Reasons To Eat Outside This Summer

Some of our favorite new design finds of the season
Jun 24, 2014 9:00 am

With these long days, warm summer nights and 4th of July weekend just around the corner, there's no time like the present to get outside and make the most of the season. Turn the local park into your personal living room with a durable, rug-like picnic throw, a few cartons of your beloved New Orleans-style cold brew and roasting campfire marshmallows over a stylish fire basket. Here are some of our favorite design-forward finds for the season.

Don't Hike Hungry! 8 Places To Eat In Canada's Banff National Park

There's good grub in the Canadian Rockies
May 27, 2014 9:00 am
Photo: Cheryle Battrum

Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is a tourist destination for the outdoor lover all year round. There's skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding in the colder months, and camping, kayaking and endless hiking trails to wander under its bright summer sun. With so many outdoor opportunities to obsess over, it would be easy for locals to neglect their food scene. Not so! Read on.

We Salute You, Humble Tubesteak

Perfect summer weather, hot dogs and you
Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm

It’s summer. The weather is awesome. You’re likely grilling a lot. It’s hard to mess up a sausage on the grill. This is why sausage (also hot dogs, links, bangers, kielbasa, Coney Dogs) is a go-to. Well, it should be. To inspire you to hit the grill again this weekend, here's a bunch of not-so-old dogs and lotsa new tricks.

What The Hell To Do With A Whole Fish

Don't just stare at it (as it stares back at you)
Aug 6, 2013 10:00 am

There you are, standing before the fishmonger as he and several pairs of fish eyes ogle you. Yes, it would be easier to just get a neat, pre-filleted piece of flesh, one without a face and a tail. But you’re feeling adventurous. This is the day you man up to the whole fish. So, you casually point out your specimen as your monger nods his approval. Now what?

Of Course Jay Rayner Hates Picnics

British critic is so over it. We're not.
Jul 18, 2013 1:01 pm

“Picnics are never lovely. Picnics are where lunch goes to die,” argues Jay Rayner in his ironically named Happy Eater column for the Guardian. And while we think the piece offers some zippy singers, we think the argument is pretty much bollocks.  

6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Drinking This Fourth Of July Weekend

Cocktail recipes, beer advice, secret tips and more
Jul 3, 2013 2:01 pm

You like great cocktails? Awesome craft beers? Sparkling wines (not just for the ladies)? Bookmark or print out this über-comprehensive guide to drinking on a (hopefully, for you) four-day Fourth of July weekend. Ready, set, drink...

Cool Weekend: Learn How To Make Beer And Spirits In The Connecticut Woods

Offsite is a big old foodie weekend
Feb 15, 2013 12:01 pm

Set in Falls Village, Connecticut, with the beautiful backdrop of the Berkshire Mountains, OFFSITE is a weekend of creative workshops, activities and games for adults. But there is most certainly a food focus.

Where Food Goes On The Grill

Barbecue Infographic: location is everything
Apr 17, 2012 12:01 pm

It's grilling season again. If you're out of practice or just need a reminder, here's an infographic of where stuff goes on the grill. Print it out, hang in on the fridge, get grilling!

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