Your morning phone alarm just got way less annoying
Mar 7, 2014 12:00 pm
Chipotle might have a little competition in the "moving works of art" department. Check out Oscar Meyer's video, Wake Up & Smell The Bacon: an epic fantasy, romance and touch of sci-fi dream sequence all crammed into a two-minute promo for their new iPhone plug-in device and app. Right this way...
Ranking all 30 NBA teams by their spot on the menu
Mar 7, 2014 11:00 am
Welcome back to another edition of the Food Republic NBA Power Rankings, where Jason Kessler takes stock in the current NBA season and ranks each team in order — and by their place on a specific restaurant menu. Previously he ranked LeBron, Kobe and the non-hobbling D Rose via the menus at Olive Garden and Chili's. This time around it’s TGI Fridays.
I've tried everything. "Tampering" with my 1,000-year-old radiator in an attempt to find the balance between knocking, hissing and spouting the world's hottest air, buying a stylish humidifier on Gilt and naming it Smellvin because it helps me smell when it's too dry to smell, staying up late to make Swedish meatballs, everything. Or maybe those are just New York winter problems; I don't get out of town a lot. Regardless, March can take its lions and lambs and start whatever kind of effed-up zoo it wants. I'm going to load up on comfort food and hole up until the trees bust open.
The truth is that Angelenos love to eat. Sure, we have tremendous sushi, but did you know we also have incredible pasta? We may be the biggest city in the country without an official Little Italy, but instead we have great chefs serving unbelievable Italian food. While there's definitely a contingent of OG Pasta Godfathers, the new crop of talent is even more exciting. The new pasta masters of LA, right this way.
We’ve certainly heard of celebrity-endorsed food products. But, what about the celebrity as food products? This is what a new, shadowy company called BiteLabs has proposed as a weird hypothetical. And it’s made us throw up a little bit in our collective mouths.
Special dishes from NY, Chicago, Miami, LA and more
Mar 5, 2014 5:00 pm
Every Wednesday, Food Republic’s column “Would You Like to Hear About Our Specials?” highlights the nightly special dishes offered at popular restaurants from around the country. This week, we take a look at tonight’s specials from some of New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle's hotspots, with stops in Atlanta, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Kansas City.
We put so much faith in chefs these days that we're willing to shell out $75, $100, $150 per person on dinner at the better restaurants out there on a regular basis. It'd be nice to think that the chefs preparing these meals know every ingredient intimately, but how many know how to butcher a whole animal, for instance? This guy does, and he knows so much about butchery, charcuterie and even raising snails that you pretty much have to read this interview.
Tonight, we bring you a spread of all-around healthy fare that's frequently vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. It's Middle Eastern comfort food — lots of fresh produce, earthy spices, herbs and olive oil. Slow-cook a delicious savory tagine or whip up a velvety eggplant purée for soft, warm pita and don't forget dessert. Once you've made your first baklava, you're changed forever.