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Opinionated About Dining Names The Top 200 Restaurants In America

Saison wins highbrow survey — again
May 20, 2015 10:00 am

A few years ago, music executive turned food blogger Steve Plotnicki set out to devise an all-new rating system for restaurants. Now in its fourth year, Plotnicki’s annual ranking of America’s best restaurants just went live. Here is the top 20.

For Team USA, A Long Slog Finally Leads To Silver-Medal Success At Bocuse d'Or

U.S. cooks haven't fared well in Lyon — until now
Jan 29, 2015 10:30 am
Photo: Thesurvived99/Creative Commons

Yesterday's historic silver-medal finish for Team USA at the prestigious Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine Contest in Lyon, France, comes after years of frustration amid rising expectations. For more than two decades, the U.S. has participated in the so-called culinary Olympics and previously never finished higher than sixth place. What changed in 2015? We examine the history.

Virginia Is For Food Lovers Now More Than Ever

Oysters, ham and the nation's No. 5 wine region
Jan 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Modern day Virginia has definitely found its groove culinarily, and Esquire magazine recently crowned the Old Dominion “The Food Region of 2014.” On Monday, Jan. 12, many of Virginia’s greatest agricultural assets came together at Rappahannock Restaurant in Richmond to pat themselves on their collective backs. Chris Chamberlain reports from the raw bar.


Does The Pasta Match The Pants? Food And Fashion Collide In New Young Chef Contest

Unique global competition pairs chefs and designers
Nov 26, 2014 12:00 pm

It is the dream of every young chef to one day be recognized by glossy magazines such as Bon Appétit or Food + Wine. Now, Vogue Italia? Probably not so much. But, hey, if you do, well, here's your chance. Bubbly water behemoth S. Pellegrino just announced a new contest to find its "Young Chef 2015." But, this competition isn't limited to just cooking. No, chefs will be paired with fashion designers to create dishes and garments that complement each other.

Are These Really The Best Colleges For Food In America? We Have Some Additions.

Ranking meals at our country's universities
Sep 24, 2013 1:00 pm

Homemade meals made from scratch and cooked in small batches. An abundant use of local and sustainable ingredients. Are we describing a gourmet food festival? No! These are actually characteristics of meals in some of country's universities. Read on for more information and to see if your school made the cut.

Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

We'd dress a thousand islands with this stuff
Aug 14, 2013 3:00 pm
thousand island dressing
Photo: stevendepolo on Flickr

Not to give away a formula of the foodservice world, but Thousand Island dressing is "secret sauce." Here's an excellent recipe that demonstrates how sometimes a secret is something you knew in your heart all along — this dippable, spreadable condiment is made up entirely of other condiments. Our perfect ratios, after the jump. 

An Editor From Thrillist Drank 25 Shakes At Sonic And Got Really Bloated

See the photos! 25 of them!
Jun 10, 2013 1:01 pm

Serious Eats pioneered the “we ate everything at” feature that has seen their iron-gulleted editorial staff tear through the menus at Chicago’s Hot Doug’s, Austin’s East Side Kings, Cheesecake Factory and every in the Coke Freestyle Machine. Now, Thrillist has gotten into the game.

Sunday Tradition: Macaroni With Gravy

Our man from New Jersey spills on the sauce
Nov 30, 2012 12:01 pm

We're looking for an American Sunday tradition to rival England's Sunday roast, something that involves eating, hanging out, watching sports, whatever. Here, Nick Santora argues in favor of the Italian-American staple of Macaroni with gravy. Goodfellas references, right this way...


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