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    War Over Tavarn on the Green Name

    War Over Tavarn on the Green Name
    The battle for Tavern on the Green is now hinging on what to call it. City officials, who are ousting the restaurant's leaseholder, Jennifer LeRoy, are so desperate to hang onto Tavern on the Green's famous name, they're going to fight for the rights to it, sources said. But the moniker, valued at $19 million, was trademarked by the LeRoy family ...
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    Lusikkaleivat or Spoon Cookies

    Lusikkaleivat or Spoon Cookies
    When I dropped these off, my friend's eyes widened in anticipation. "These cookies taste like Christmas," she told me mid bite as she helped herself to seconds. "My mother makes something like these every year. Actually, we are going to be making some next week," she explained after carefully chewing, making sure not to miss a beat, a flavor, or a ...
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    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone

    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone
    Patrik Jaros is the first Michelin-starred chef to present his best recipes aimed at young people as an application for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If you download "Patrik's Easy Cooking" from the App Store (category Lifestyle), you will experience the world of modern creative cooking. Patrik Jaros manages to conjure up the tastiest dishes using leftovers from your fridge. ...
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    Ohio Eatery Offers Discount for Sandwich Tattoos

    Ohio Eatery Offers Discount for Sandwich Tattoos
    LAKEWOOD, Ohio - An Ohio restaurant is offering lifetime discounts to people willing to make an indelible display of their love for grilled cheese sandwiches. Melt Bar & Grilled in the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood specializes in spins on the grilled cheese and says anyone with a tattoo of the classic sandwich will get 25 percent off. The restaurant has hooked ...
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    Beer of the Month: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

    Beer of the Month: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
    When the weather cools down, malty brown ales really come into their own, and malt is mostly what this one is about. For the interest of beer geeks, the label lists all the ingredients, and they include eight varieties of malt and just two of hops. That proportion gives a pretty good picture of flavor - just enough hops to cut ...
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    OpenTable Introduces Free Mobile Application for BlackBerry

    OpenTable Introduces Free Mobile Application for BlackBerry
    OpenTable, the leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, today announced that its free application for BlackBerry smartphone users is available for download on BlackBerry App World. OpenTable for BlackBerry smartphones allows diners using BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher to check the real-time availability of multiple restaurants in the area; view restaurant profiles and ...
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    Maple Walnut Carrot Cake

    Maple Walnut Carrot Cake
    I am predisposed to love Fall There’s no better season than the onset of fall, I say, with its cool currents slipping in under the warm air; the sound of geese squeaking in the morning, shuttering in their bulbous bodies before they decide to fly away. And nothing beats wild grapes along the side of the road—I love their sweet, sour ...
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    Buckwheat flour in baking & cooking

    Buckwheat flour in baking & cooking
    Buckwheat may seem like an old familiar in savory Breton crepes or in earthy, nutty Japanese soba noodles, but it's also a uniquely versatile ingredient that can be baked into biscuits, rolled into Italian pasta and embraced in other ways that might surprise even, say, a veteran cookie baker. Cookies become crumblier, pancakes have a richer crumb, pasta remains firmer, and ...
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    American Craft Brewers Inspired by the Belgian-Style

    American Craft Brewers Inspired by the Belgian-Style
    Most of the time, commercial brewing is an exacting and predictable science. When Greg Hall, brewmaster at Goose Island Brewing Co., decides what day to brew Honkers Ale, the brewery's malty English bitter, he also can determine the exact dates he'll filter and bottle the finished product. But that's not the case with the brewery's latest creation, Juliet, a jammy and ...
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    President's Obama's Favorite Restaurant To Close

    President's Obama's Favorite Restaurant To Close
    The Hyde Park neighborhood may be enjoying a renaissance with new development and a local guy in the White House, but not even a rave review by that man-who-would-be-president could save one of its most popular restaurants. The Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop, a soul and Cajun food joint frequented by aging academics, university students, black community leaders, and just plain ...
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    Fabulous, Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Halloween is almost here! Are you ready for it? Halloween is a mere 2 and a half weeks away, but do you know what you're going to be yet? We've gone through the internet and asked all our friends to bring you the best food-inspired costumes out there. Enjoy! 1. Sweets 2. Kids and Dogs 3. Homemade 4. For Sale ...
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    Political Food for Thought

    Political Food for Thought
    "Food is our common ground, a universal experience," wrote James Beard, but with all the political posturing and finger-pointing these final weeks on the campaign trail, it's difficult to imagine the presidential hopefuls and their running mates agreeing even on something as bipartisan as a tub of popcorn. Still, the American dinner table is a powerful metaphor for the national electoral ...
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    Does Free Food Taste Better?

    Does Free Food Taste Better?
    A curious sight outside Tribune Tower: A line of office workers and tourists stretched from Illinois Avenue to Pioneer Court, a football field in length. The reason? A pizza company is launching a new line of flat-bread pies and offering free slices to passersby. It's a physiological function of humans: When food is free, logic is discarded like a Vienna sausageless ...
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    Jack in the Box Add Chorizo Sausage to Menu

    Jack in the Box Add Chorizo Sausage to Menu
    If you're a fan of chorizo and frustrated that the festive flavor of this Mexican sausage is about as common on a quick-serve menu as a raincloud above the Mojave, have heart. Your drought is over. Beginning today, Jack in the Box® restaurants becomes the first major hamburger chain to offer chorizo with the introduction of its Chorizo Sausage Breakfast Burrito. ...
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    Gluten-Free Advocate Helps Celiacs Enjoy Food Again

     Gluten-Free Advocate Helps Celiacs Enjoy Food Again
    She's an activist in the gluten-free community. But more precisely, Marcie Harvey, owner of Lil's Dietary Specialty Shop in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, is a matchmaker. When people with celiac disease - those who can't have the protein gluten, found in rye, barley and wheat -come into her store, she connects them to the proper resources and offers comfort foods they thought ...
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    North Korea Plans to Open More Fast Food Restaurants

    North Korea Plans to Open More Fast Food Restaurants
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's first fast-food restaurant has quickly become popular among local residents and foreigners and plans to open branches in the future, a restaurant manager said Thursday. North Korea opened the Samtaesong restaurant in its capital, Pyongyang, last month. It is the isolated communist nation's first fast-food restaurant and offers hamburgers, french fries, waffles and draft beer. ...
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    Dentists Offer to Buy Back Halloween Candy

    Dentists Offer to Buy Back Halloween Candy
    The Halloween Candy Buy Back sponsored by the Dr. Diane D. Romaine and Associates Dental Health Center is in its second year and will be paying $1 for each pound of candy brought in by kids. Candy can be brought to the center at 151 Bishop Murray Drive from Nov. 2-5 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. "I hope we get ...
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    High-end Restaurants on a Tightrope of Economic Uncertainty

    High-end Restaurants on a Tightrope of Economic Uncertainty
    People always have to eat, but do they have to dine out? That's the question some of the nation's top chefs are facing after the last few weeks of grim economic news. Most say that though the economic trickle-down is hurting business, so far it's been more of a hard rain than a tsunami. Still, you can expect to see more ...
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    Deconstructing the Cuban Sandwich

     Deconstructing the Cuban Sandwich
    Take sweet smoky ham, garlicky roast pork, Swiss cheese, sour pickle chips and tangy yellow mustard. - Assemble them between two soft, chewy slabs of Cuban bread and smoosh the ensemble in a hot sandwich press. - If you've done this right, you'll end up with a fragrant, gooey, crispy treat that ranks among the best sandwiches in the world. - ...
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    Culinary Institue of America Graduate Creates Artful Chocolate Eggs

    Culinary Institue of America Graduate Creates Artful Chocolate Eggs
    Charles Froke, executive pastry chef at Miami's Four Seasons, first caught our eye in December when he created a whimsical gingerbread replica of the Freedom Tower for the hotel's lobby. When we heard he had big plans for Easter, we had to have a look. Froke, 36, a Wisconsin native and Culinary Institute of America graduate, started out on the savory ...
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