Gracenotes NYC

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  • Favorite foods: Lobster rolls, watermelon, mangoes, mangosteen, meatloaf, macarons, ice cream, cheeseburgers, pizza

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Chain Reaction: Cook-Out in North Carolina

Their milkshakes are amazing - fresh fruit with ice cream in a shake - SO GOOD!

Win Tickets to the James Beard Foundation Awards, Monday, May 9, in NYC

Benu - even though I love the New York pics, any one that comes out of The French Laundry is pretty f-ing fantastic!

The United States of Pizza: Illinois (Beyond Chicago Edition)

My favorites in Champaign:

1. Papa Del's - hands down my favorite pizza in Champaign (and Illinois). They also used to sell slices at a discount in the afternoons...sausage is the way to go.
2. Monical's - their French dressing/dipping sauce is awesome. Absolutely awesome. If there weren't a 3 ounce rule for flying/baggage check fee, I'd bring it back to New York
3. Za's - order personalized pizzas - my favorite combo: pesto sauce, jalapeƱos, pineapple, tomatoes, and pepperoni
4. Jupiter's - they have a cracker-thin crust specialty pizza that's worth a special trip - it comes with spinach, olive oil, artichoke hearts, and onions. Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese...yum.

How to Spatchcock a Turkey

@latenac - thanks for the clarification on spatchcocking vs. butterflying! Here's my buttermilk brine recipe (I saw it in the Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving planner last year and modified it to make it a lot simpler). For a 15 pound turkey, use 4 quarts of buttermilk, Whole peppercorns (a handful is enough), Fresh Sage, Lemon wedges, Fresh Rosemary, Fresh Thyme, a little salt (if the turkey is already brined). Mix all ingredients together and prepare your turkey by cleaning it with cold water, placing it in a brining bag, and pouring the buttermilk brine over the turkey. Remove air from brining bag and set in fridge overnight.

The post from last year: and Williams-Sonoma's original recipe:

Good luck with this year's turkey - I'm so obsessed with spatchcocking that I've already spatchcocked 2 chickens this week!