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Shepherd’s Pie Meets Lobster

On Mondays, Union Square Cafe offers an upmarket take on shepherd’s pie: chunks of lobster, mushrooms, spinach, carrots, and rich lobster sauce under a blanket of mashed potatoes. Unbeatable, says dkstar1. ... READ MORE

Hot Dogs of the East

There’s a new hot dog place in East L.A., and it’s got good stuff, says nrique. Dogs are juicy, with a nice snap, and chili is meaty and gooey, hot enough to melt the shredded cheddar on top of it. ... READ MORE

Tango Takes Another Turn

In its previous lives, Tango’s has been Santino’s Tapas and Patagonia Grill. Its latest incarnation has kept its Spanish/Argentinean flavor, turning out good steaks without any hype. ... READ MORE

Miso Dressings

Dressings flavored with miso are great on everything from green salads to grilled veggies. All the favorites are incredibly easy to prepare–just whisk everything together thoroughly. Here are some of ‘hounds’ favorite recipes. ... READ MORE

Sweetened Chestnut Puree

Sweetened chestnut puree, sold in tins and jars and usually imported from France, is a luscious ingredient. Here are some great uses for the stuff: ... READ MORE

Daring to Durian

musky, grassy, oniony, and overwhelming. It’s like “some freaky-deaky intimate experience that I can’t get out of my head,” says raj1. It looks like a giant predator fruit from the planet Zorkon. “It’s like eating your favorite ice cream on the toilet,” READ MORE

Best Potato Chips Anywhere

Some potato chips you can get everywhere, but the chips made with attention and care tend to be only locally or regionally available. frenetica fondly remembers Brannigan’s Roast Beef & Mustard chips and Walker’s Lamb & Mint “Posh Chips” from her time i READ MORE

Mouth vs. Mouth

OK, all you Food Network wonks, go ahead and power up your TiVos, TiFauxs, or dinosaur VCRs: Rachael Ray and Giada De Laurentiis are facing off on Iron Chef America. READ MORE

I’ll Pay You to Kill My Steer

Free-range and grass-fed animals are big with consumers. So why won't most American slaughterhouses kill them? READ MORE

Small Servings = Long Life?

Eat less and live longer? Interest in calorie restriction is on the upswing—particularly if actual starvation isn’t on the menu. READ MORE