I will be in Charlotte next week(Mon-Fri) for work and should have most dinners to myself. Any places I should check out?
Tender chunks of pork shoulder braised in a chili-based liquid. Perfect for tacos or burrito fillings.
Real butterscotch makes this spiked hot cocoa delicious.
If you don't have mezcal on hand, you can still make this spicy and delicious hot chocolate—try using aged rum or tequila.
A gluten-free pie crust that bakes up as crisp, tender, and flaky as the real deal!
This eggplant tian is a refreshing, lighter break from Eggplant Parm, full of sweet balsamic-roast eggplant, oozing mozzarella cheese, and summery-fresh basil.
A bright and filling vegan soup.
Crisply fried latkes take a cue from Thanksgivukkah, combining sweet potatoes, Granny Smith apple, and onion.
If Portland is really the city where "young people go to retire," then it's the perfect place to institutionalize and perfect the late-morning meal. These are among the can't-miss brunches many locals rave about.
While the major hubs in the Pacific Northwest don't have a pizza tradition, there are plenty of passionate pizza people that have opened up shop in Seattle and Portland. The pizza landscape has changed dramatically in the last seven years, so much so that Portland and Seattle seem to be leading the charge in the pizza renaissance. And despite not having regional styles steeped in history, pizzerias in the Pacific Northwest are putting their own stamp on Neopartisinal pies through local sourcing, creative toppings, and new approaches, all of which perpetuate the evolution of pizza.
While there are over 700 food carts in Portland, Oregon (700!), the overwhelming majority are only open for lunch and dinner. But hey, we love breakfast and there are plenty of food carts opening at 9 a.m. and earlier. Here are a dozen ways to get your breakfast fix (and stay full until lunchtime) at a dozen different food carts, with breakfast burritos, waffle and sausage sandwiches, and more.
You could eat incredibly well in Portland without ever stepping into a restaurant. The food cart scene in this city continues to evolve and multiply, and it's an awesome way to eat (as long as the weather isn't too gloomy). Out of 475+ carts across town, it's hard to select just ten favorites, but these were the ones we loved most.
After a night of throwing caution to the wind, why not do the same the next morning by heading to egg-centric food cart Yolk and ordering the chef's-choice, anything-goes, never-the-same-thing-twice breakfast sandwich, the Happy Accidents? Picky eaters, vegetarians, and those with dietary restrictions need not apply.
Portland has plenty of great dives, complete with scruffy regulars, weird decor, cheap drinks, pinball, and drunken grandmas dancing at noon. Here are our 8 favorites.
There's a reason beer lovers call Portland 'Beervana,' and it's not just the 52 (and counting) local breweries supplying the city's tap houses. Portland happens to be home to some of the most noteworthy beer bottle shops in the country. These are our picks for the very best of them.
I'm a hash fiend, hard core. It's what I make when all I have is a few odds and ends in the fridge and a couple of eggs. This version combines crisp-and-creamy Yukon gold potatoes with kale and brussels sprouts cooked down until nutty and sweet, all served with soft-cooked eggs in a single skillet.
Our Ziplist recipe box giveaway continues, this week with Spicy Thai Grilled Duck Salad!
Unless you're living under a rock where no cheese exists, you're probably aware that the West Coast is home to many of the artisan cheese world's most inspired varieties of fermented dairy. But of all the small-time cheese producers churning out new kinds of cheese, which are the the most reliable favorites? Here are five West Coast cheeses you simply MUST try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Combining cocoa, sweet ancho, spicy, smoky chipotle and toasty, fried almonds results in an earthy, slightly sweet flavor palette. This salsa is a bit on the thick side, which makes it perfect as a chip dip, or to slather onto tacos or quesadillas. I would probably even eat it on toast topped with a gooey fried egg.
Laura Pyles, this year's winner of Food and Wine's Best Pastry Chef- West Coast, is known for her themed dessert menus at Seattle's asian fusion restaurant Revel. Where does the creator of the Moon Pie Parfait and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a potato chip crust go when she's not baking her own sweets? We found out.
This super-quick, Thai-flavored chicken and noodle soup is packed with hot, sour, salty, sweet, and aromatic flavor and goes from pantry to table in about 20 minutes.
This roasted sweet potato salad, adapted from Devon Delaney, is a welcome change from all those overly sweet holiday sweet potato recipes. Serve it warm as a side dish.
A winner in the Slice Pizza Haiku Contest, that is. We asked readers last week to compose a haiku and submit it for the chance to win one of three fabulous prizes. (Or maybe not so fabulous, depending on your penchant for Japanese snack food.) We had 18 entries (we expected more; come on, people!), so it was a tough decision, but here are the winners, as selected by yours truly.... Third Prize a.k.a. Second Runner-Up a.k.a. Bronze a.k.a. Show flour on marble blooms into flames crisping dough bubbling cheese cools N.H. Liao I thought Ms. Liao's...
Fritos are already the king of packaged fried corn chip snacks with a saltier, cornier, greasier flavor than any competitor on the market. Soaked in savory, spicy chili until they're soft yet retain a shadow of their crisp crunch, they're like the lazy drunk man's version of chilaquiles (and every bit as delicious).
Weekends are an especially good time to go to Huong Binh, located in a restaurant-filled strip mall in the Little Saigon section of Seattle's International District.
Bangers and mash are a public house classic, some fatty sausages with buttery potatoes perfect for soaking up an afternoon's worth of ale