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The Search For America's Best Hot Dog: Down South

So far, we've told you about the East Coast contenders. Now it's time to move down South. Before this journey, the South was a bit of a mystery to us in terms of hot dogs. I had a vague notion of slaw dogs being pretty good, but the region is more often than not overlooked in the hot dog media.The reality is that hot dogs are everywhere below the Mason-Dixon line, as much or more so than other areas considered to be the epicenters of hot doggery. Here are our 16 favorites. More

Rachael Ray Pizza Madness Bracket Map Location Info

View Rachael Ray Pizzeria Bracket in a larger map Braciole asked yesterday evening for a list of all 64 pizzerias in the bracket. I've started compiling the list and address info. It's taking a while —longer than I thought — because I'm adding map links and such. But until I add all that here in this post, I'm going to give you a Google map of all the places plotted. Just click that map for a larger version. It's probably an easier way to convey the places' locations in terms of where you may live, anyway.... More

Pizzeria Bianco Wins Rachael Ray Pizza Madness Bracket

[Photograph, Robyn Lee; chart, Every Day with Rachael Ray] If the truly pizza-mad among you haven't picked up a copy of the March issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine (the one in which Ed Levine and I wrote an article bracketing out 64 pizzerias across the country), it's out on newsstands now. Additionally, the magazine's website has posted the online version here. What you might find in that issue: That the champion pizzeria is Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix. The final four pizzerias were Pizzeria Mozza (LA), Motorino (NYC), Great Lake (Chicago), and Pizzeria Bianco. The bracket that... More

Now It Can Be Told: What 'Pizza Madness 2009' Was All About

Click me bigger! [Every Day with Rachael Ray] Some of you may have seen the stuff on the various Grub Street blogs, the Eater blogs, Village Voice/Fork in the Road, on the Chicago Tribune's Stew blog, in the New York Post, etc. The news that Rachael Ray has found the best pizza in the country. Yes and no. Every Day with Rachael Ray *magazine,* for the March issue, pegs a best-pizza-in-the-country story to college basketball's March Madness. The story will feature a 64-entrant mad-good-pizza bracket. I'm told that subscribers should be getting theirs as early as today; the issue... More

Video: Rachael Ray Works at the Dry Cleaners on 'I Get That A Lot' Tonight

First Heidi Klum was a pizza clerk, now Rachael Ray is taking your dirty laundry on the CBS show I Get That a Lot. The show puts celebrities in "normal person" jobs to confuse customers. Hey doesn't that look like that one famous person? Yup, because it is. But we won't tell you and film you looking confused for fun. In this episode, Ray is behind the counter when a mother-daughter pair walks in to drop off their dry cleaning and immediately recognizes her. "Really, honestly, I get it every single day," Ray "swears." Watch the preview clip after the jump.... More

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star,' Episode 6

If you're planning on watching tonight's episode of The Next Food Network Star, join us here in the comments at 9 p.m. ET. It'll be an open thread—jump in with your comments, observations, or play-by-play as the episode unfolds. This week the contestants head to Miami: who do you think will be going home?... More

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star,' Episode 5

We're going to try something a little different this week. If you're planning on watching tonight's episode of The Next Food Network Star, join us here in the comments at 9 p.m. ET. It'll be an open thread—jump in with your comments, observations, or play-by-play as the episode unfolds. This week things get real with Rachael Ray: who do you think will be going home?... More

Rachael Ray Plans Second South By Southwest Showcase

"People think I'm like this food robot or something, but music is a huge part of my life." Ray told MTV News last year when nobody saw her rockin' SXSW party comin'. This year, she's got another one scheduled, with talk of the Hold Steady and the Airborne Toxic Event performing.... More

'Every Freaking! Day with Rachell Ray' Parody Book

If you love being sick of Rachael Ray, you need to get your hands on Every Freaking! Day with Rachell Ray. Nope, it's not a new series from the 30-minute meal goddess—it's a parody book by Elizabeth Hilts, author of the popular Getting in Touch with Your Inner Bitch. Hilt says that Rachael Ray is very easy to parody: "She has a lot of very recognizable mannerisms: talking with her hands, singing to the food, referring to food as an almost human entity." Ray has yet to comment on the parody book. Related Rachael Ray Will Endorse Your Product! Rachael Ray Launches Line of Dog Food: Nutrish Dunkin Donuts Pulls Rachael Ray Ad Due to Arab-Looking Scarf... More

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