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Qdoba’s New Birria Should Be Permanent
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Qdoba’s New Birria Should Be Permanent

Photo: Dennis Lee If you follow online food trends to any degree, you’ve probably seen that birria, a slow-cooked Mexican goat stew, has grown in popularity in the United States over the past few years. And once the public’s interest in a given menu item hits critical mass, chain restaurants will all begin scrambling to...

TikTok Wants You to Take a Hand Mixer to Your Jack-o’-Lantern
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TikTok Wants You to Take a Hand Mixer to Your Jack-o’-Lantern

I have never been too invested in pumpkin carving. I like looking at jack-o’-lanterns, and I have a deep respect for those who take the art of carving them seriously, but I don’t have the skills nor the attention span to manage much more than a goofy face myself. I do, however, appreciate pumpkin tips...

Everything Americans Don’t Know About USDA Beef Grades
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Everything Americans Don’t Know About USDA Beef Grades

Photo: hlphoto (Shutterstock) Chicago meat purveyor Meats by Linz has released the results of a new survey that polled consumers about their beef-eating habits and their overall impressions of steak. One thing’s for sure: Americans really like steak. The rest of the findings, however, are a little fuzzy. Of the 1,084 American consumers surveyed for the...

Panda Express, Arby’s, and Other ‘Embarrassing’ Fast Food
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Panda Express, Arby’s, and Other ‘Embarrassing’ Fast Food

Photo: Deutschlandreform (Shutterstock) Today, like all days, the internet is at war. The battlefield? Twitter. The objective? To disdain or defend Panda Express, depending on your loyalties. It started with this shot: “Who the fuck is keeping Panda Express in business,” a Twitter user asks bluntly. The replies soon poured in, the vast majority of them...

Pop-Tarts’ Tajín Challenge Is Ridiculous
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Pop-Tarts’ Tajín Challenge Is Ridiculous

Photo: Angela L. Pagán If food TikTok is good for anything, it’s alerting consumers to out-of-the-box flavor combinations. Some make for exciting new treats while others just completely miss the mark, and unfortunately, Pop-Tarts’ recent collaboration with Tajín is in the latter group. “Pop-Tarts always has a pulse on what’s piquing flavor-fan’s interest,” a representative for...

Where to Order Jack-o’-Lantern Pizzas This Halloween
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Where to Order Jack-o’-Lantern Pizzas This Halloween

Graphic: Photo: Casey’s; Graphic: Dennis Lee Halloween’s most recognizable icon is the jack-o’-lantern, which is great news for pizza makers. It’s very easy to make a pizza look like a pumpkin by adding a little “stem” of dough, maybe a face made out of pepperoni, and many restaurant and grocery chains are taking advantage of...

You Can Make Pumpkin Bread From Carved Pumpkin Guts
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You Can Make Pumpkin Bread From Carved Pumpkin Guts

Photo: Teri Virbickis (Shutterstock) As we’re all carving our pumpkins this week in hopes they’ll make it to Halloween before they rot or the squirrels get to them, you’ve probably been digging through pumpkin guts and separating out the seeds to make crunchy fall snacks. When you’re done, don’t toss those gooey pumpkin guts—make them...

Greek and European-Style Yogurts, Ranked From Worst to Best
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Greek and European-Style Yogurts, Ranked From Worst to Best

Photo: Shaan Merchant Greek yogurt became ubiquitous virtually overnight. Between 10 and 15 years ago, seemingly everyone awakened to the product all at once, and ever since it has been stationed alongside the tubs of Dannon and Yoplait traditionally preferred by Americans, steadily growing its market share and diehard customer base. While I personally prefer...

Throw Out Last Year’s Holiday Cocktail Mixers
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Throw Out Last Year’s Holiday Cocktail Mixers

Photo: Dasha Petrenko (Shutterstock) Everyone knows that the holiday season kicks off with Halloween, and with all the festive gatherings fast approaching, it’s time to evaluate the bottles sitting on your bar cart. No judgment, but the half-empty liqueur bottles from your 2021 toast can hit the trash and make way for this year’s celebratory tequila...

The Difference Between Thai Food in America and Thailand
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The Difference Between Thai Food in America and Thailand

Photo: Anansing (Shutterstock) My ideal night in: a glass of wine, extra spicy Pad Thai with mock duck, an order of spring rolls, and a romantic comedy. I’ve been hooked on Thai cuisine since I was young, having grown up in Queens. Given that New York City houses Thai restaurants on nearly every street—thanks in...