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Making In-N-Out Animal-Style Burgers at Home

By     |    Jul 10, 2014
Posted in: California, Food     |    1 Comment

Coworker: “Can you go to California in two weeks? We need someone to do a field study for one of our clients and the regular team is booked.” Lisa: “California? Absolutely.” Coworker: “Don’t you need to check with your husband or something?” Lisa: “No, no, I’m good. I can do it. No problem.” Lisa’s stomach: ANIMAL-STYLE BURGERS!!!!!!!1!! WILL DO ANYTHING FOR IN-N-OUT ANIMAL-STYLE BURGERS!!!!!!!!! —– California. —– A few In-N-Out […]

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So, so simple. So, so easy to screw up.

This Is How You Taco

By     |    Oct 7, 2013
Posted in: Food, Wisconsin     |    No Comments

We’ve had an awesome run of Mexican food lately. We even returned to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to get some of our favorite tacos from our trip. All this good food has made us wonder: Why do some places serve terrible tacos when great ones are so simple? In the spirit of giving, we’ve prepared this guide. Rule #1: Use two tortillas. With two tortillas, your chances of blowing out the […]

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Lisa got the Vegetarian Ramen with cheese.

Mr. Coleman Can’t Compete With @momofuku Ramen

By     |    Jul 29, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

We recently discovered Mind of a Chef on Netflix. The show is great, but there’s one big downside of watching it — it leaves you wanting to eat food you may not have easy access too. We don’t all have a noodle shop down the street to satiate the cravings the show creates. And packaged ramen can only do so much, a lesson we learned on the road. Luckily, we found […]

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Green chili cheeseburger: perfection in New Mexico.

National Burger Month Suggestions

By     |    May 7, 2013
Posted in: Food     |    No Comments

Well, according to the internet, it’s National Burger Month. According to me searching on Google, that designation may be a bit dubious, but pretty much every news outlet is ready to play along. Whatever. We’ll play too. Burgers are yummy. Need a burger? Up for a drive? Check out our middle-of-nowhere best burger list. Everything from the Jalama Beach Burger to the Adirondack Larry Burger, 2,500 miles east of Jalama […]

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The perfect New York fish fry from Doug's To Go.

This is How Your Fish Fry: Doug’s To Go

By     |    May 1, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

The New York fish fry tradition is strong enough to warrant a mention on Wikipedia. Upstate New Yorkers love their breaded and fried haddock sandwiches. Lisa’s favorite? Doug’s in Cortland. Problem is, we’re never in Cortland. Luckily, there’s Doug’s To Go, a traveling fish fry-mobile that sets up all around the area. We tracked them down one day and this is what it looked like:    

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J's Oyster lobster roll.

J’s Oyster in Portland, Maine

By     |    Apr 10, 2013
Posted in: Food, Maine     |    No Comments

Ever since moving out of Chicago (and away from Half Shell and Fish Bar), I’ve been searching for great seafood shacks. My current favorite is in Florida near the Appalachia Bay. I’m also fond of Washington’s  Willapa Bay oysters. I’ve found another spot to add to the list: J’s Oyster in Portland, Maine. It’s wonderful. J’s Oyster is basically Half Shell moved above ground and put on a pier (Half Shell is […]

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Bow down to your new false idol.

Shake Shack vs. Five Guys (vs. In-N-Out and Culver’s)

By     |    Mar 27, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    2 Comments

In New York, we dined at Shake Shack, and when I say ‘dined,’ I mean we fought bitterly for a table to balance our drinks on while we shoved our food into our faces as fast as possible to escape the too-crowded restaurant. But some people love it. And then there’s Five Guys, another East Coast favorite. Could these guys compete with the Culver’s and In-N-Out? It’s time to find […]

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Eggs, bacon, potatoes.

$70 Breakfast at the Station Diner with a Side of Free Hotel

By     |    Mar 12, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    5 Comments

Things are expensive in New York. We spent $70 on breakfast one day in Brooklyn at the Station Diner, plus tip. Insane? Or the best deal ever? You decide. Breakfast included all-you-can-drink coffee and a cup of orange juice. Options were limited, but I opted for eggs (over-easy), potatoes, and bacon, while Lisa went for the yogurt, granola, and fruit. Both were delicious. But there’s more. Breakfast begins the night […]

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Cannot wait to try this.

The Greatest Website in Queens

By     |    Feb 27, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    2 Comments

The greatest website in Queens is the Sunnyside Food blog maintained by our buddy Mikolaj. It’s so popular that there’s a Tumblr site that mocks it. Now, I can’t speak much about the rest of Queens, but I can testify that it exists as a borough of New York and that there are restaurants and that this blog is the greatest website ever created in the borough. Queens is both […]

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Papaya King and the Tourism Hype Machine

By     |    Feb 23, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    5 Comments

Anthony Bourdain likes Papaya King. Kramer likes Papaya King. Ted from How I Met Your Mother likes Papaya King. Everybody likes Papaya King. But will I like Papaya King? I do like hot dogs. I liked the Mexican hot dogs I had in Tucson. I like Chicago-style hot dogs. I’ve liked the hot dogs I’ve eaten on the streets of New York. I pretty much always like hot dogs. But Papaya […]

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