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10 Amazing Late Night Restaurants in Washington, DC

Old Ebbitt is a fantastic place to go late night. Holy cow we used to put down some oysters there.

Kenji's NYC Bucket List: What I'll Miss Most

When the time gets closer, let me know and we can try to figure something out.

Kenji's NYC Bucket List: What I'll Miss Most

If your travels take you across Kansas via I70, and you have a few hours to kill and want to get off the beaten path, let me know and I will buy you a pretty darned good chicken fried steak for lunch/dinner.

Ask a Cicerone: Which is Better, Draft or Bottled Beer?

To echo BeavisPeters, if it is a dive, observe what the locals are drinking. I used to frequent such a dive and the locals knew not to drink the draft beer because the bartender spit chew spit into the dishwasher.

Boulevard's Brewmaster Steven Pauwels on the Future of Craft Beer

80 Acre Hoppy Wheat is the way to go.

How to Make Sweetleaf's Iced Chicory-Coffee 'Rocket Fuel'

Old Fries + Waffle Iron = Awesome Pull-Apart Waffle Fries

@Keios - in the initial picture I thought it looked like there was a Kraft Single melted in with the fries. I think that could also work.

How to Make Sweetleaf's Iced Chicory-Coffee 'Rocket Fuel'

Where does one find chicory?

Open Thread: What's The Unsexiest Food of All Time?

@Lorenzo - I once seduced someone by drinking gravy out of a coffee cup. Pinky raised and everything - it was formal gravy.

Add Vienna Sausages to the list of unsexy foods. Shudder.

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Hoppy Beer?

For those in flyover country, see if you can find Boulevard's 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat. A great combination.

What Are Your Favorite Croissant Hybrids (Real or Imaginary)?

I would so eat an entire package of cinnamon sugar Cringles. You had better trademark that quick.

What Are Your Favorite Croissant Hybrids (Real or Imaginary)?

Croissants mixed with a sheet of egg recipes = creggslist

Ok, that was just bad, sorry bout that.

MOINK Balls

Thanks - can't wait to try these.

MOINK Balls

Does is make a difference if you position the vent in the lid over the food, as to draw the smoke that direction and (hopefully) have more contact with the food?

Chain Reaction: Taco Bell's New Triple Steak Stack and Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla

@Cassandra Jane - you can find him over at Deadspin.com writing about various things. Alas, no Drinking from the Bottom Shelf, but he is looking for a home for it.

Introducing the Serious Eats-Edition Baking Steel and KettlePizza Backyard Pizza Oven Kit

Kenji, I think I remember you saying you could roast chickens on this set up too. It that correct? Anything else you could do on this thing besides pizza and pizza related items?

New Jägermeister Spice: A Kinder, Gentler Jäger

The best way to drink the original is in shot form, with a group of friends, after singing "Roll out the Barrel" at the top of your lungs.

The Best Dive Bars in the Washington DC Area

I lived at the Tune Inn for the year and I half I was out there. It was halfway between work and home so it was very easy to stop off for a pint or four after work. Matty would have one for me by the time I hit the end of the bar.

Two very good memories from the place - around Christmas one year and the place was packed, mostly with people that must have just come from a office party but also the usual variety of others. Sweet Caroline comes on and the entire bar, absolutely everyone, was singing along. The other great thing about the Tune is that I met my wife there. I knew she was good people just because she frequented the joint.

Introducing the Serious Eats Magazine!

I third the call for a non-Apple option.

The Food Lab: Three Ways to Grill Corn

I no longer live in the area but the best sweetcorn I have ever had was from Grimes, Iowa. It was an exciting day when Grimes Sweetcorn was available.

The Food Lab: Three Ways to Grill Corn

After grilling in the husk we usually let it steam in a cooler or brown paper bag for 10 to 15 minutes. I don't know if it actually does anything for the corn but I swear it tastes better, though this might just be in my head.

Ask The Food Lab: Should I Brine My Corn?

I soak corn in water before grilling just so the husks don't burn as quickly. I like to believe that the extra soaking helps when the corn is steaming right after cooking. I have grilled it both ways (soaked and not soaked) and the corn tastes the same either way, just less burning on the soaked ears.

Chain Reaction: Waffle House

Some Waffle Houses had, maybe still have, an all you can eat option. You really haven't lived until you have put down three or four waffles, a couple orders of hash browns and four eggs. Well, you might have lived, but not for long.

The Food Lab: 7 Old Wives' Tales About Cooking Steak That Need To Go Away

@Kenji, is it worth it to shell out for a real Thermapen or will one of the cheaper instant read digital thermometers work just as well?

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a KettlePizza Pro 22 Kit

Not being into cooking and therefore not teaching me how to make them when I was young.

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Drinking the Bottom Shelf: Is $10 Exclusiv Vodka As Good as Grey Goose?

I got a flu shot the other day, even though I am a paragon of health and I have very little contact with the short and sneezy subset of humanity that spreads disease via finger paint snot art and sociopathic disregard for personal space. I got flu-proofed the other day because Bottom Shelf research director Emily told me to, and I do what I'm told when all it requires is a 5-minute pit stop on the way to the ham store. More

The 10 Best Budget Bourbons

We're lucky, as bourbon drinkers. The bourbon industry has the resources and capacity to make massive quantities of corn juice, and the expertise to do it well. This means that you can find plenty of good bourbon on a budget. Now, that's not to say every budget bourbon is good, heck no. Some of it is dreck. But look around, and you'll find the good stuff easily enough. More