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Solid Pub Burgers at Goose Island in Wrigleyville

Do they have all their soda on tap at every location?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Roasted tenderloin.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

Raspberry gianduja with a chocolate swirl and salted candied hazelnuts

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Roasted beef tenderloin with cumin sour cream sauce.

Cereal Eats: Retro Cereal Boxes from General Mills

All right, so, don't tell anyone I told you, but I work for a marketing company that works with General Mills, and I have therefore been to the General Mills archives, where they have glass cases full of all the old cereal boxes - and all of the prizes, either that came in the box or that you could send in for. I swear to god that I almost passed out from the concentrated wave of nostalgia when I walked into that place.

They had those Trix cereal bowls you could order with your named engraved - I still have mine!

Also, I learned that Cheerios were originally called Cheerioats. Which I did not know.

It was a magical place, Leandra. I thought of you.

Cereal Eats: Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, a Timeless Cereal

Man, can I just say that in the variety pack, they were totally the one everyone fought over in my house? That and Cinnamon Toast Crunch - it was so tragic that you couldn't get both of those in a variety pack, in fact. Because sometimes, the world is a hard place to live in. We learned that lesson young.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Umami burger. Totally.

The Scoop: On Ice Cream Samples

I only just saw this. Ice cream rivalry throwdown! But - you can totally get a split scoop at Izzy's, as well. Your move.

Folding Pizza Wheel: Does It Make the Cut?

Two words: kitchen shears.

The Scoop: On Ice Cream Samples

That's why Izzy's ice cream in Saint Paul is so brilliant. Yes, they give you free samples, but with every order you also get a mini "izzy scoop" of another flavor on top. It's a few bites' worth that lets you try a new flavor without committing. Brilliant.

Pizza Snacks: Miaow Miaow Pizza

I'm going to be a jerk and complain about the use of the word addicting. Addictive. Just...always better.

Sausage-Stuffed Corn Muffins

These sound awesome. Even more awesome? Add cheese!

What Cuisine Types Are Most Vegan-Friendly?

First the New York Times, and now Kenji. The Midwest is not a barren wasteland strewn only with meat and butter. It's not very difficult to order and eat vegetarian and vegan in many places, nor are there strange looks or sighs when you ask what's in something. Also, "the Midwest" is a pretty big area that includes Chicago and the Twin Cities, so, really, there are some pretty top-notch restaurants around, as well as a wide selection of international cuisine.

I know, I know, I'm sensitive. Those of us from the Midwest start to get a little touchy after years of getting called flyover states.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

On pasta, with spinach and pine nuts.

The Secret Ingredient (Honey): Honey-Thyme Roasted Pork Loin

Ballpark the oven time for us?

Cook the Book: 'Serious Eats'

Dan Dan Noodles are a definite winner, but the technique posts are also something I use all the time.

Cereal Eats: Cereals Inspired by Baked Goods

On the bread and butter with sprinkles topic, in Australia they call it "fairy bread." Which is clearly awesome.

The Food Lab's Apple Pie, Part 1: What Are the Best Apples for Pie?

@Kenji and Aya:
I disagree about Sweetangos only being sweet. They're distinctly tarter than Honeycrisps, at least here in Minnesota.

BraveTart: Make Your Own Reese's Cups

Excellent pseudo-academic satire. Highly amusing.

Giveaway: Enter to Win This Panasonic Breadmaker

Italian peasant loaf!

Video: Egg Restaurant's Vegetable Farm in Upstate New York

"Brekkie"? Really, guys?

25 Malaysian Dishes You Should Know

Malaysian fried chicken is the single best thing I have ever eaten. It probably helped that I'd just finished a nine mile hike, ridden an elephant down a mountain, and then rafted down a river, and that I was seven at the time. But nonetheless, it was singularly, perfectly delicious. My own personal Proustian madeleine.

The Cider Press Taste Test: Canned Ciders

Magner's only comes in bottles, doesn't it?

Cookie Monster: White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

These, or at least my very similar recipe, are truly excellent with dried cranberries added.

Restaurants near Norfolk, VA airport?

In a couple of weeks, my husband and I are flying to Norfolk to drive down to the Outer Banks. When we arrive, it'll be around 6:30 in the evening, and we'll need to eat something before driving down the coast. Anyone have any suggestions in the immediate area or fairly nearby? We're not going to want to go very far outside the planned route, but I'd really like to avoid enormous chains, if possible.

What's a good word to replace "garlicky"?

I don't think I'm the only one who's annoyed by the overuse of the word "garlicky," (Though I could be wrong; perhaps I'm just whiny.) so I find myself trying to think of words to replace it.

So far, my husband and I have come up with a couple:

garlescent - sort of like irisdescent, I suppose...


garlicious - also implies deliciousness.

Or, here's a thought - maybe we should just add an -ed to anything with in, "garliced yogurt dip," instead of "garlicky yogurt dip."

I could just be crazy.

Creepy Caramel Apple Caskets

This creepy creation represents my favorite time of year and my favorite fall treat; the Apple pie caramel apple! Tangy apples sauteed in caramel are nestled between billowing layers of white chocolate cream and flaky pillows of tender puff pastry.... More