Mid-Atlantic Openings, Dining In Portland, In-N-Out Grilled Cheeses: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

Fall is inching its way closer to us, and we've got our bags packed for our ventures to all the new openings in the Mid-Atlantic and Portland, Oregon. We may even make a stop down South and catch some college football at LSU. We've also been busy in the kitchens. Some of us here are native Californians who miss all things In-N-Out, so we made our own grilled cheeses, straight off the secret menu. All that and more on this week's Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  • These are the new restaurants we're most excited for in the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Can't make it to Feast Portland? Don't worry. Here are 10 new places to eat and drink super-well in Portland, Oregon.
  • Don't let the end of grilling season stop you from buying ground meat. Think meatballs, meatloaf and Bolognese.
  • These crayfish cakes will make you forget crab ever existed.
  • If In-N-Out is too far away, here's a step-by-step tutorial for their grilled cheese. Secret Sauce included.
  • It's all about design at these new restaurants opening this fall.
  • Tailgating not enough? Here are some great places to eat before and after the game at LSU.
  • Millennials are obsessed with food, but why? This writer has a theory.

  • Food Crimes uncovered the sticky and not-so-sweet happenings at the Peanut Corporation of America.
  • Pumpkin-flavored anything is over. Try this perfect pumpkin-less fall cocktail.