Scotland has been de-throned in the Scotch game, thanks to Japan's mastery of the smoky spirit. Chicago's craft beer bars are booming, shoestring fries are delicious and in case you hadn't heard, Baltimore is not kidding around when it comes to crabcakes. Let's all make a pact to hit one of the 20 incredible restaurants opening their doors, right after we use every dish in the kitchen making all these new mac and cheese recipes. Enjoy this week's most popular stories.