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Traditional Poutine with an American Twist For years, Canadians have politely criticized America’s attempts at recreating one of their country’s most iconic dishes: poutine. Our northern neighbors have written articles with headlines like “8 Times America Ruined Poutine for Everyone” and “A&W debuts poutine not… Read More >

Antique Kitchen Equipment When you’re shopping for a piece of kitchen equipment like a range or a toaster, you’re probably focused on the features available, looking for the latest designs and updates available. Maybe you want to try an induction cooktop or think digital controls… Read More >

Pay What You Can at a Nonprofit Restaurant A Place at the Table in Raleigh, N.C., is a restaurant with counter service that offers breakfast and lunch items like biscuits and gravy, quiche, panini, and salads. Menu items range from $5 to $10, and many… Read More >

Blending Health and Happiness at Vida Pour Tea According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., the country’s consumption of hot tea has grown at a steady rate for the last five years, though iced tea still accounts for nearly 80 percent of tea consumed… Read More >

Mitigating Impact Risk at Restaurants It is not unreasonable for customers dining at a restaurant to expect a safe environment. Health codes help ensure they are kept safe from food-related dangers, but what about those coming from outside? You may have seen news stories about… Read More >

Hops Meet Hospitality at Craft Beer Cellar When Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow opened Craft Beer Cellar‘s flagship location in Belmont, Mass., in 2010, there were around 400 craft beers on the store’s shelves. “That was most of what we could get our hands on,”… Read More >

Halal Kitchens and Kosher Cuisine Between 2010 and 2016, sales of halal foods in the United States have increased by a third, reaching beyond those with religious dietary restrictions to millennials looking for new eating experiences. Similarly, the demand for kosher foods has grown to… Read More >

Today’s Special: Geekery With the popularity of superhero films and resurgence of tabletop games, it’s a great time to be a geek – and perhaps an even better time to own a geek-themed bar. From an elaborately decorated Game of Thrones pub complete with an… Read More >

Immortalized Ingredients America is scattered with niche museums for everything from buttons to toilet seats, but perhaps the greatest source of potential museum inspiration comes from food. America is home to museums paying homage to popcorn, vinegar, and more. We spoke with the founder and… Read More >

Play With Your Food From its first pixelated appearance in Pac-Man to the perfection of the recipes in Final Fantasy XV, food has been a mainstay in video games from almost the very beginning. It’s not uncommon to see food used as the main object… Read More >

Giving a Historic Diner New Life Established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places lists locations throughout the United States that are deemed to hold historical significance. The register includes sites such as homes once occupied by important… Read More >

On the Hunt for Game Meat In 2016, Arby’s crashed into headlines by offering venison sandwiches, a limited-availability menu item that was so popular with customers, the chain brought them back in 2017 and even added elk sandwiches in some markets. The fast food restaurant’s… Read More >

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