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Ham Cooked in Coke

Basting ham in Coca Cola is an old-time southern practice.

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Chili Lemon Garlic

You might not expect it from the silly name, but Chili Lemon Garlic does great Thai food. Dave MP likes the boat noodle soup, #37 on the menu ($6.95).

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Mama Lucy’s Soulful Comfort Cuisine

Mama Lucy’s has amazing fried catfish, says Benny Choi. It has a thin, crunchy crust covering the hot, moist, tender fish–and it’s not at all greasy.

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Exit Bar Minnow, Enter Brooklyn Burger Bar

Bar Minnow, a once-promising Park Slope seafood house, has finally gone under after months of decline.

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Pardo’s – Superior Peruvian Chicken in the Village

At Pardo’s, a Peruvian chicken chain, the secret is in the marinade. Brewed from a recipe developed at the source in Lima, it works its way deep into the bird, resulting in exceptionally flavorful meat.

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Shopsin’s Packs It In; and Other New York News

Shopsin’s, the quirky grab-bag eatery in the Village, has closed its doors. After months of rumors and feints, it has sold its lease on Carmine Street.

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Four-Stop Ramen Slurping Spree

Pleasurepalate went ramen tasting recently, checking out Koraku, Shinsengumi Hakata Ramen, Santouka ,and Daikokuya.

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Stuffed: The Search for a Great Burrito in Pasadena

If you’re looking for a new burrito joint in the Pasadena area, the chile verde at Tonny’s has been getting raves lately. Chile verde burrito has huge chunks of tender, luscious pork (you can’t go wrong with pork here, says yoyomama).

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Supreming Citrus

To “supreme” a citrus fruit is to cut away its peel and pith, then remove its segments from between the membranes.

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Solid Honey

Unprocessed (i.e., raw) honey can become solid and need liquefying before you can use it easily.

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Fage Yogurt

Fage “Total” yogurt is a Greek strained yogurt, thick and tangy.

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Truffle Seasons

White truffles are on the market from early fall through December. They can be extravagantly expensive, especially when fresh.

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Doggies Dine Dallas

The Big D’s city council voted Wednesday to allow pooches on outdoor restaurant patios, joining several cities with such ordinances. But recently, unsavory canine behavior has caused one city’s first official “doggie dining” joint to ban the animals.

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Have You Seen This Farmer?

Lonely Welsh dairy farmers troll for dates on milk cartons, and a nation of breakfast eaters suddenly feels just a tiny bit less lame.

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The Jet Set

Forbes’ “Top Ten Gourmet Getaways” isn’t quite as tasty as it could be.

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Life Ain’t Nothing but Cupcakes and Tofu

Vegan cupcake baker (and tattooed punk rock enthusiast) Isa Chandra Moskowitz rises to the top of the New York Times’ hot list.

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French-Fried Nirvana

CHOW reviews two great pieces of deep-frying equipment for the home chef.

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Road-Food Rocker

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos discusses _Sound Bites,_ his collection of essays about eating on tour.

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This Is How We Eat in the O.C., Bitch!

The O.C. is canceled, so executive producer McG decides to take over the show’s iconic restaurant, the Arches.

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Burmese at Mandalay Restaurant

Mandalay Restaurant is a Burmese restaurant a few blocks from Burma Super Star, but without a line to get in.

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