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Ask a Cicerone: How to Get the Most Out of a Beer Festival

Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

Beer pros share their advice on the best way to approach a beer fest. More

5 Great Drink Ideas From the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala

Daniel Gritzer 4 comments

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic launched its fifth year with their annual booze-fueled, black-tie gala at the New York Public Library. Along with a nasty hangover, we managed to pick up several great cocktail ideas. More

Flying With Knives: How Chefs Prepare and Travel for Food Festival Season

Jacqueline Raposo 2 comments

Chefs travel all over the world to cook for us, far from the comfort of their own kitchens. So with food festival season coming at us full speed, we check in with a slew of pros to find out how they do it, and how we can be better attendees. More

Inside the James Beard Awards: The Real Deal

Ed Levine 2 comments

SE Overlord Ed Levine donned his monkey suit last night to attend the James Beard Awards, aka the Oscars of the food world. Here's his take on things, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the winners are selected. More

Chicago Chefs Go Gluttonous at Baconfest 2014

Chicago Dennis Lee 3 comments

Another glorious Baconfest Chicago has come and gone. For you uninitiated folks, Baconfest is exactly what it sounds like—it's a wild celebration of all things bacon. If it sounds gluttonous and insane, yes, it is gluttonous and and it is insane. More

Scenes From the 5th Annual Meatball Slapdown

New York Ben Jay 2 comments

For the fifth year running, the Brooklyn Brewery, The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn Grange, and The Meat Hook held the Meatball Slapdown last night. A dozen mostly Brooklyn-based vendors, including heavyweights like Delaney Barbecue and Mile End, and newcomers like Humboldt & Jackson and Emily, vied for the meatball trophy. More

Scenes From Texas Monthly's Barbecue Takeover at Hill Country

New York Ben Jay 5 comments

Following the success of their last New York pop-up with Franklin Barbecue, magazine Texas Monthly brought more barbecue to Hill Country Brooklyn last night with three different pitmasters off their Top 50 list. More

Chicago Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Check out the food events planned for this weekend in Chicago, including Lincoln Park open house and an Irish whiskey tasting or two. More

Highlights From SF Beer Week 2014

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The past 10 days in San Francisco have been filled with more than 500 events featuring beers both local and from afar, new and rare, unusual and delicious. Here are a few of the highlights. More

Barbecue Royalty Heads to Chinatown: Scenes From Last Night's Brisket King of NYC

New York Eunice Choi 5 comments

Last night, barbecue enthusiasts lined up outside of The Firehouse on Lafayette Street, eagerly awaiting their access to over a dozen different type of brisket. The annual Brisket King of NYC event took place in Chinatown, with competition from New York's smoke houses, restaurants, and self-taught cooks. More

Scenes From the 2014 Brooklyn Meatball Takedown

New York Ben Jay 5 comments

250 people converged upon the Bell House Sunday afternoon to devour meatballs. A lot of meatballs. 50 cooks worked alongside each other to prepare 24 different kinds of meatballs, 7,500 of which were consumed in two hours by the ravenous masses as part of this year's Brooklyn Meatball Takedown. More

Pok Pok and Xi'an Famous Foods Ring in the Lunar New Year

New York Ben Jay 12 comments

Like any holiday worth celebrating, Lunar New Year is an opportunity to feast on good food with good company. And when Pok Pok and Xi'an Famous Foods get together to celebrate, good food is pretty much guaranteed. More

Scenes from Japonais by Morimoto's Opening Party

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Japonais closed at the end of 2013 for some renovations, which is not completely out of order for a 10-year-old restaurant. But instead of just slapping up some new light fixtures, it decided to go big. That partly explains how Masaharu Morimoto became involved. More

My Favorite Dish at Chicago's First Bites Bash

Chicago Joe Roy Post a comment

Serving a good, representative bite to hundreds of guests is a challenge. Which is what made the ceviche mixto I sampled from El Barco Mariscos such a revelation. More

We Drink With Sam Calagione: An Aged Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at The Abbot's Cellar in San Francisco

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Chef Adam Dulye of The Abbot's Cellar collaborated on a dinner they almost called "Stinky Food and Really Old Beer." More

Dinner at City Grit, Starring Dylan Fultineer

New York Craig Cavallo Post a comment

Last night at City Grit, guest chef Dylan Fultineer of Rappahannock in Richmond, Virginia, prepared a six-course meal featuring local seafood and produce. Check out all the dishes here! More

Watch Me Babble On About Pizza and Tacos at Between Bites

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Need an excuse to break the cabin fever and head out into the freezing cold? Make your way to The Dawson for Between Bites, a storytelling series all about food. And guess who is one of the lucky readers? More

West Coast Events for the Holiday Season

Remy Robert 2 comments

Whether you're looking to upgrade your mixology skills or looking to sample a slew of tamales, if you're a West Coast denizen, you're in luck. This December brings hands-on workshops and bustling bazaars from L.A. to Seattle—here are our picks. More

Snapshots from SWISH, a Burger Battle in San Diego

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 4 comments

Burgers finally got their due at this San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival event, which showcased 15 different burgers from restaurants and catering companies. More

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