At A.R. Valentien, inside the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Pastry Chef Jennifer Costa is making the most of what's fresh and local. Right now, that's berries. Juicy strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries star in many of the newest items, and there's also a very special mulberry tart.
The tang and robustness of balsamic vinegar dominates, but also finds a nice balance with barbecue sauce standards like ketchup, honey, mustard, and molasses.
In the battle between chocolate "mushroom cap" and biscuit "mushroom stem" snacks, how does the imitator stand up to the original? Pretty well.
Allow us to present 32 grilling recipes for snacks, appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, and sides to grace your Memorial Day table, each one tested, tasted, and Serious Eats approved.
If you live in New York and you like sweets, you owe it to yourself to try Levain Bakery's famous chocolate chip cookie. But what about their other, less well known dessert products? Is Levain a one trick pony? To find out, I bought a slice of their Sour Cream Pound Cake ($3.50).
I didn't stop by Owen & Engine with steak on my mind. But I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a steak as completely as the dry-aged ribeye steak here.
Cucumbers and celery, intensely flavored with garlic, ginger, and lime juice, are served on top of sliced avocado.
With 33 grilled chicken recipes and 24 more for grilled steak you might want to go easy on dessert this Memorial Day.* That's cool because one of the best backyard cook-out dessert recipes I know is not only extremely quick to throw together but it's infinitely adaptable. It's grilled fruit with ice cream.
Santa Cruz bakes its pan dulce throughout the day. It does fresher, tastier versions of the Mexican pastries than pretty much anywhere in the borough, and it does so for a dollar a pop.
While the Gala is the centerpiece of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, the five-day conference is filled with events, tastings, seminars, and party after party. Here are more of our favorite sips.
To celebrate National Burger Month, we're teaming up with famed New York City meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda to give away a case of their burger patties (24 per case) each week this month. Patties will be shipped fresh anywhere in the U.S. (sorry, international readers!), perfect for throwing a giant burger party or for cooking burger-centric meals at home. Enter here for a chance to win.
During the darkest days following Hurricane Sandy's impact on the East Coast, there was no greater sight than watching help pour in from unlikely places. One was New York's food truck community, and now we have a chance to honor their work.
In Phoenix, Federal Pizza makes a mean porchetta sandwich... but get there early, it's available in limited quantities.
A few weeks ago, head bartender Phil Vuong and his team launched a brand new beer cocktail menu at Brew Exchange in Austin. Shandies may dot beer menus around Austin, but this is the first complete beer cocktail menu that I've found in the city.
Do you find your favorite cookies missing a nicotine sting? Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a new Southern Kitchen fixes that for you, featuring a sugar cookie dough infused with cigar leaves and topped with a boiled down mixture of coconut, molasses, and tobacco water.
The newly minted Sen occupies an ambitiously large space on 21st street in Manhattan. The menu is a congruous blend of traditional and modern: classically prepared sushi and a broader, more eclectic kitchen menu with pan-Asian focus. If the concept sounds less than original, it's worth mentioning that Sen is an offshoot of the nearly two-decades-old Sag Harbor restaurant renowned for their sushi.
I don't know who it is that designated May as National Burger Month, but I'd like to give them a big, sloppy, greasy, onion-scented, cheese-covered kiss on the mouth. What better excuse to celebrate our national sandwich (national food?) and look back at the dozens of well-tested burger recipes we have in our archives? Here are 33 recipes that run the gamut from simple to complex, with representation from around the country, breaking regional borders, and indeed inter-species relations.
Bamonte's is a red sauce joint so old and distinctive that it is older than many of the dishes on its menu. It still holds up today.
This warm chocolatey pudding is eggless, creamy, and a snap to make if you use fine grain or instant polenta.
A chat with the Texas Monthly barbecue critic and author of the recently released barbecue opus The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue.