Intentional or not, these secret spots entice our desire for an exclusive experienceWhen dining out, not all secrets are meant to be kept - at least that's partly the intent with the "secret" restaurant trend. Unmarked entrances, unadvertised contact information, and word-of-mouth marketing are typical attributes of this deliberately cryptic experience. Clandestine appeal aside, though, it would be a shame to limit the joy of stumbling upon a well-kept location to this narrow definition.
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"Secret" can be an underground speakeasy, as much as it can be Hop Kee's (a not-so-secret secret restaurant) subterranean entrance. It can also imply an obligatory reservation (on a Tuesday) to be seated in a 35-person dining room in a town of 2,100 people. Moreover, what's a well-known "secret" to locals in a city like New York (La Esquina, for instance), might conserve its appeal for tourists. You could even argue that the term also applies to known and beloved establishments with tacit practices: a secret menu, for instance.
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Intentional or not, these secret spots entice our desire for an exclusive experienceWhen dining out, not all secrets are meant to be kept - at least that's partly the intent with the "secret" restaurant trend. Unmarked entrances, unadvertised contact information, and word-of-mouth marketing are typical attributes of this deliberately cryptic experience. Clandestine appeal aside, though, it would be a shame to limit the joy of stumbling upon a well-kept location to this narrow definition.Read More »from America's Most Secret Restaurants
We're going all in to celebrate the Mexican holiday with short, easy, 5-ingredient recipesA celebration of Mexican history and heritage, Cinco de Mayo is always, obviously, celebrated on the 5th of May. While some people may know that the 5th of May is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a day of Mexico's unlikely victory over French forces, very few people pay much attention to the number five's role in the celebration of tequila, sombreros, and all things Mexican.Read More »from 5-Ingredient Easy Recipes for Cinco De Mayo
5 Authentic Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
We're here to change that. This year, we're going all in with our Cinco de Mayo celebration by not only feasting on authentic and delicious Mexican dishes, but only ones that have five ingredients, or less.
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We know, it's a little silly, but if you look at it from a non-judgmental point of view, you'll see that what we're offering are fast, easy, and simple recipes for you to whip up for this year's celebration. If you're a salsa nut but can't stand it when tomatoes are out of season (which is the case in May, just so you
Wikimedia/AvicedaBarring imminent starvation, it is basically never OK to eat a romantic partner's pets. That seems like the sort of relationship advice that wouldn't have to take up space in any dating guides, but one of Mike Tyson's former girlfriends didn't get the memo and thought it was a good idea to eat one of his pigeons.Read More »from Mike Tyson's Ex-Girlfriend Ate His Pet Pigeon
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According to The Huffington Post, the former boxer has a flock of much-adored pet pigeons that he raises and trains for races. But in an interview Thursday, he told CBS that although he is a vegan now, he had once tried and failed to eat a pigeon, because one of his girlfriends had killed and prepared one of his and told him to try it.
"I tried," Tyson said. "I was dating this young lady and she said, 'I don't know why you're flying those damn birds, you should be eating them.' … She happened to grab one and - and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn't do it."
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 12:24 PM EDT
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Looks like McDonald's isn't losing its reign anytime soon; a new study found that McDonald's was the leading business in the United States in March, and no one is surprised.
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A new study from Placed, a location analytics company, crunched the numbers and found that McDonald's, Walmart, and Subway are the three most-visited businesses in the United States for Americans 14 or older.
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McDonald's received 49 percent of visitors, Walmart received 38.8 percent of the visitors polled, and Subway got 37.8 percent. Burger King only had 24.3 percent, Starbucks 23.9 percent, and Wendy's 22.8 percent. Surprisingly, this was all higher than any pharmacy; Walgreens and CVS ranked seven and eight, respectively, on the list.
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When it comes to food trends, the sales of pizza and fried chicken decreased in March as football season ended,
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
Credit: QuirkyLet's face it - the kitchen can be an expensive place. With cookware, knife sets, and everything in between, stocking a kitchen can add up to a lot of money. Because it can be challenging to discern the difference between something you need and something you want, we often see experts in the industry doling out advice with lists of what's worth splurging on and what you really don't need in order to relieve you of stress and keep your kitchen as budget-friendly as it can be.Read More »from Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets You Don't Need but Really Want
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This is not one of those lists. This list is a collection of kitchen tools and gadgets that aren't necessary for you to have - and in some cases are just absurd - but we secretly really want them, and that's why we're telling you about them today.
15 Best Cooking Apps for Your Smartphone
From grill gadgets and egg molds to cookie cutters and corn kernelers, these gadgets are what we would classify as ridiculous, but if money was no object in this world, we'd recommend that you
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
A New York City public elementary school may be the first to offer an all-vegetarian lunch menu every day for students, AP reports.Read More »from New York Elementary School First to Offer All-Vegetarian Lunch
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New York City Public School 244, which opened in 2008 and teaches 400 students, pre-kindergarten through third grade, has reportedly made the switch to completely vegetarian meals.
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The school, which started serving vegetarian meals three times a week to provide healthy food options, increased vegetarian meals to four times a week, and now five, thanks to students' popular demand. "We discovered early on that our kids were gravitating toward our vegetarian offerings, and we kept expanding the program to meet the demand," principal Robert Groff said.
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Duran's guacamole mantras are similar to ones of past experts that we've spoken with, but he also has some additional tips to share. Like knowing how to spot the perfect ripened avocado and how to make your guacamole your own, whether
The biggest mistakes you can make when brewing coffee: here's how to fix themThere's nothing worse than that moment when you pour yourself a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, whether from your coffeemaker, your French press, or your Chemex - and it tastes awful. Too bitter, too weak, too thick, too watery… it's definitely not the way to start your day. What gives? Well, you're doing it wrong - and here's why.Read More »from Why Your Coffee Tastes Lousy
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As we've learned from our coffee experts (everyone to the good people at Starbucks to the owner of "America's Best Coffee Shop"), there's a science to brewing coffee. From the size of your grounds to the water you use to brew, every step of the process plays a significant part in the brewing process. And each little thing can affect just how good your cup of coffee is; and no one wants to waste a perfectly good coffee bean on a bad drink.
7 Facts You Didn't Know About Coffee Production
There are four major mistakes you can make when brewing coffee, each as important as the last. Let us show you what those errors are,
These recipes are the best of the best of whatever burger recipe you're looking forSummer's almost here and that means it's time for some grilling. While there are so many different dishes to cook outdoors, there's one that wins the popularity contest year after year - yes, we're talking about big, fat, juicy burgers. If you're like us, then as soon as the charcoal's been lit and your apron's tied on, you're obsessing over what beef blend you're going to use, what cheese to top it with, and most importantly, what condiments you'll use to finish it off.Read More »from Best Burger Recipes
Because burgers evoke such crazy and obsessive reactions, we've decided to pay them the attention they deserve and compile a list of the 50 best burger recipes for you to try this summer. Whether you're a meat lover, a vegetarian, or an adventurous cook, we've searched high and low to round up the best burger recipes for you, and ranked them in terms of taste, technique, and ingenuity.
We've hand-picked recipes that come from all walks of culinary life - including cookbooks, professional chefs, and home cooks. There
The crew from What's Good at Trader Joe's? weighs in with new reviewsIf you love Trader Joe's - the colorful shirts, the name tags, the friendly atmosphere, all its quirky products - then you've probably done product recon on What's Good at Trader Joe's?, the four-member team review site that has been rating the store's best and worst products since August of 2010. Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products. They've been going at a pretty good clip, and with this installment of The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's are narrowing in on having reviewed 10 percent of its products (more than 275 reviews covering about 325 products). That's no joke.Read More »from The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's
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While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously - their first review was even negative. Here's their process:
• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.
• For any post, two people rate the product.
• Reviewers give
What were these people thinking?The image of a wedding cake is usually a towering creation covered in white curlicues of buttercream frosting, sugared flowers, and perhaps even white fondant spray-painted blue, a nod to the ocean for that seaside summer wedding. Not a cake topped with skeletons, skulls, zombies, and blood.Read More »from Horrifying Wedding Cakes
10 Insanely Expensive Wedding Cakes
One could say their wedding day is the first day of the beginning of their life. The person standing across from you at the altar is the one you're to spend the rest of your life with, through sickness and health. Yet some still choose to celebrate the day with a design that suggests otherwise. And no, we're not talking about the deer-hunt-gone-wrong cake toppers. (Feeling humorous? This might be a light addition to a shotgun wedding.) Rather, these are designs that, frankly, might have us waking in fits and starts all night long.
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There is no shortage of creativity and talent here. Consider this fondant-covered cake that looks more