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Zane Caplansky on Where to Eat in Toronto

Thanks...always looking for good and local beers to try. We're going on a baseball trip, so I'm assuming we'll be mostly in the downtown areas

Zane Caplansky on Where to Eat in Toronto

Anyone have any more Toronto recs for casual spots and bars? My friends and I will be there in a few weeks

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crispy outside, medium rare, ribeye

Favorite Brewery in Your State

Eastern PA - Troegs is my favorite larger brewery, followed by Victory, but they are doing great things at Tired Hands in Ardmore

Baseball weekend in DC

Thanks everyone, this is very helpful so far!

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Baseball weekend in DC

For the last three or four years I have asked for recommendations here for places to visit during our annual baseball trip, and have always gotten great responses.

This year we are doing a weekend in DC. We will have 4-6 guys heading there Friday-Sunday in September with a Phillies/Nationals game Friday night and nothing else planned. We're looking for any must-try casual foods or restaurants as well as any beer-bars or brewpubs that we should check out. Any good places in the city serving steamed crabs? Anything casual that's waterfront would be great as well. Lastly, any places that are popular to pregame around the stadium?

I have read that Dupont Circle area is best to stay for nightlife and that's it's very easy to get around the city with public transportation, we won't be driving anywhere.

Thanks in advance!

Weekend in Pittsburgh

This is the third year of our baseball trip, and I have always gotten great responses from all of you. Same deal as the previous years, 5 guys going Friday-Sunday at the end of August. We are going to a ballgame at PNC Park and that is about it, other than going to Falling Water on the way and taking a ride on the Duquesne Incine. And I suppose I have to take my friends to Primanti even though I was never a huge fan.

I spent a lot of time in Pittsburgh in college but haven't been there in some time. We are looking for any great/fun casual bars/restaurants that we should check out. So what else should we do?

Weekend in Boston

So last year I posted something similar for a weekend in Chicago and got a ton of great responses and we had a great time. This year we are doing a weekend in Boston. We will have 6 guys heading there Friday-Sunday in early April with a Red Sox game Saturday and else planned. Just looking for any must-try casual foods as well as any beer-bars or brewpubs that we should check out.

Weekend in Chicago

I know there have been plenty of posts on weekend trips to Chicago in the past, but I was hoping to get some additional tips. I am going with three friends Friday-Sunday, going to a Cubs game Saturday, with no plans the rest of the time. We all want to try a great italian beef and chicago dog, and of course some pizza. Also, we are all big beer fans and would love to try some great local beers/brewpubs. Nothing too fancy, it is after all 4 guys on a road trip. We are staying at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, and will quite possibly be unable to drive most of the time but no problem taking public trans if we need to. Thanks for any suggestions!

NFL City's Foods

Me and my friends are going to start cooking foods from the opposing NFL team's city this year when we get together for games. What foods are your NFL city best known for?

Day Trip to NYC

So me and my girlfriend are thinking about taking the train from Philly to NYC for a Saturday or Sunday in the next few weeks. She has never been and I've only gone a few times. Any suggestions on what to do and where to go would be great. Nothing too fancy, we're trying to make this an affordable day. Thanks!

Blue Pear Bistro

Has anyone been here? I heard from a friend the burgers and chicken nuggets were great, and am looking forward to trying it. It's in Dilworthtown, PA next to and owned by the Dilworthtown Inn, a few minutes from West Chester. Just a few minutes from my house so hopefully I'll get to try it in the next few weeks.

Serious Entertaining: A Spring Grilling Menu

Dang, was it hot on wednesday! The perfect excuse to spend a day out of the office to dive head first into recipe development for the upcoming grilling season. I can't help it. When the weather is nice. I WILL be out on my deck with a fire lit. It's not quite hot enough yet to break out the burgers and beers for a full-on deck party (for some reason, it needs to be either sweltering or snowing before I really want to grill burgers), but spring is the ideal time for a casual al fresco meal with some close friends and loved ones. More

Serious Entertaining: An Easy (and Inexpensive) Grilled Steak Dinner

We're deep into the start of grilling season here, and we all know that the greatest part of grilling is feeding guests, right? There are few things I like more in life than kicking back on the deck or in the yard with a few close friends, a few close beers, and a hot kettle full of glowing coals, the sizzle of a juicy steak providing the soundtrack. More

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Pumpkin Beer

I had a happy enough childhood by most reasonable measures. My parents were nice people who didn't much care for children but loved and provided for me anyway. I give them a lot of credit for that, because it's easy to devote your life to raising your children if you happen to be wired to do so. My parents, despite their extreme youth, didn't know how to relate to children very well, which is why I was lucky enough to be raised as a miniature adult. Adults are WAY cooler than kids. More

13 Cheeses Everyone Should Know

Where do you even begin when it comes to fancy cheeses? Which are mild, and which are stinky? Which will melt well on my burger and which is better appreciated off a cheeseboard with a smear of good honey? And when the heck did generic "blue cheese" expand into 38 different varieties*? These are some of the questions cheese virgins might experience their first time in the shop, but never fear! Everyone has to start somewhere, and you've come to the right place. More