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Chicago’s Epic Spices Lives Up to Its Name

Tucked beneath the facade of an old menswear store, Epic Spices is unassuming at first glance. Step through the little corridor between diagrams of posters (featuring figs, cloves, and pepper),

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Chipotle vs. Qdoba: Which Is Better for You?

If you grab lunch on the go often, you’ve probably come to rely on build-your-own-meal places like Chipotle and Qdoba. With more than 3,000 locations between the two chains (Chipotle,

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Say It Isn’t So! A Tequila Shortage May Be Imminent

Hold on to your margarita! A tequila crisis may be imminent. There’s an agave shortage in Mexico, which is causing quite a commotion among tequila producers. And the industry could take

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Olympic Chef Ends up with 13,500 Extra Eggs After Google Translate Mix-Up

One Olympic chef might think twice before using Google Translate to submit a grocery order again. Because that’s how Stale Johansen ended up with 13,500 more eggs than he needed. That’s a lot

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18 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Kitchen Accessories

If you find yourself craving metallics lately, you are not alone. All this talk of gold, silver, and bronze has us longing for some shimmer in our lives. Due to

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Success Is in the Details for This Beloved Boston Deli

On a typical Saturday morning in historic Waltham, a suburb of Boston, people queue up and wait for breakfast and lunch counter service at Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions. Maybe they

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Kalustyan’s Food of Nations and the Evolution of Neighborhood Tastes

A first glance down the Lexington Avenue corridor of Manhattan’s East 20s reveals little that would beckon a thrill-seeking food traveler into a detour. Taxi cabs occupy the parking spots

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How to Make an Ice Luge

With the Winter Olympics starting, it’s time for us mortals to gather around the TV and marvel at what other human beings are capable of. Seriously, I can’t even believe

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New Valentine’s Day Candy That’s Still Worth Buying After Valentine’s Day

For many of us, the best part about Valentine’s Day is actually the day after the holiday. Feb. 15 presents us with some of the greatest discounts on candy that

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‘Hangry’ Is Officially a Word in the Oxford English Dictionary

We’ve all been there before. Who hasn’t experienced that awful feeling when you’re starving and then start to get mad that you’re starving? When there are no snacks to be

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Coming Soon to Somerville: Beer, Wine, and… Axe-Throwing?

When I say “Let’s go to the bar and throw axes,” you say “What? Are you insane?” The phrase “axe throwing” most likely conjures up images of either burly lumberjacks

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Hooters Will Help You Get Over Your Ex with Free Wings

Can’t get over your ex? With the most romantic holiday of the year coming up, it might be hard to get over your relationship (or lack thereof) blues. If you’re

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New Orleans On a Roll: The City’s Classic Sandwiches

New Orleans is, among many other things, a great food city. Drilling down a little, it’s a particularly great sandwich city. From Mardi Gras to any given Monday, you can

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How New England’s Cult-Favorite Oyster Bar Came to Fenway

News of Eventide Oyster Co.’s arrival in Boston started with a few hushed rumors and crossed fingers—not everyone had made the trip north to the Portland flagship, but everyone in

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I Took a Trip to Rainforest Cafe and All I Got Was Existential Dread

Leaves flutter in the canopy of trees above. Lightning flashes. The thunder roars. To my left, a gorilla beats his chest. To my right, a parrot squaks. I’m not in

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We Ask for Equal Pay, Not for ‘Lady Doritos’

Companies are always innovating food products, coming up with new flavors and textures to improve our eating experiences. Some of these are welcome (Kit Kat Quesadillas!) some are stupidly novel

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If a Dish Is Pretty But Has No Flavor, Is It Worth the Instagram?

El Nuevo Frutilandia’s Instagram account has 527 followers. They post videos about once a month. Their Twitter account isn’t much better: It has 14 followers and mostly links back to

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This Ugly Atlanta Food Court Has One of the South’s Best Restaurants

Atlanta’s food scene is popping with chefs gaining national recognition for their craft and a renewed interest in Southern cuisine, though the restaurant you should seek out most right now

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Meet the Chinese-Born Chef Bringing Japanese-Italian Food to San Francisco

Joe Lin, the chef and owner of San Francisco’s Pesce e Riso, had no idea that his destiny was to craft Japanese-Italian cuisine. Born and raised in Shanghai, Lin ate

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These Brooklyn DJs Built a Dance Party That Celebrates Food, Drink, and Inclusivity

If you love community, music, and food, get yourself to Nowadays. Nowadays is a gathering space that defies descriptors of New York nightlife. It’s not a club; it’s not exclusive;

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How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party

All hail Rex, or Bacchus, or whatever scheduling entity has thrown single people the ultimate bone this year by situating That-Saint-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s Day squarely mid-week, and just ahead of it, a

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