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Counter Burger

Hounds are digging the newly opened Palo Alto branch of Counter Burger, an upscale, high-quality burger joint known for its wide variety of burger topping options. The toppings range from the traditional to the eyebrow-raising (dried cranberries, horserad READ MORE

Chinese Vegetarian Tip-Off

Chinese vegetarian food lovers can rejoice. From the mobs of hungry veg lovers at Happy Veggie Garden, this place is all that. The menu leans toward fake meats, rounded out by a good selection of tofu, vegetables, and noodle dishes. ... READ MORE

East L.A. Classics

The original La Serenata definitely has street cred, being right across the street from Mariachi Plaza in East L.A., but also gourmet cachet as one of the few, and probably the oldest, upscale Mexican restaurants in town. If you’re afraid of East L.A., ge READ MORE

Universal Nonstick Silicone Lids

The Universal Nonstick Silicone Lid deserves its impressive sounding name; it’s really nifty! These lids are heat proof up to 675F, and can serve as a trivet for hot pots and plates. They can seal themselves to pots, pans, or bowls–even some irregularly READ MORE

Sliders 101

White Castle not only created a new term for burgers; they created a new burger concept. We’re talking here about sliders, White Castle’s tiny burgers. ... READ MORE

Butterscotch Chip Cookies

For a straight-up butterscotch chip cookie, you can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and substitute butterscotch chips (or mix chocolate and butterscotch, if you like). ... READ MORE

Easy Hammy Soup

Here’s a simple Galician soup recipe that makes a great showcase for ham, or a delicious way to use up holiday leftovers, courtesy of coolbean98: ... READ MORE

Shackle Your Sherbet

After ingesting several Rachael Ray Show episodes this week, I came away with a few things. Surprisingly, indigestion wasn’t one of them. READ MORE

Bloggers Hit the Books

Julie Powell may have blazed the food blog-to-book trail when she signed a contract to write her memoir Julie & Julia, but the path is quickly becoming well tread as more and more bloggers are getting book contracts READ MORE

The Great Spinach Debate

As federal investigators narrow their search for the source of the deadly E. coli–tainted spinach, bloggers begin to dig more deeply into the question of whether—and where—to get your greens. READ MORE