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How to-go Drinks and Cocktail Kits are Letting us Escape

The after-work walks are when we go to Cantina Barba. We get chips and guac for the boys and a margarita for me and then walk home while jamming out on our stroller speaker." Like...  more »

Hard Coffee, Hard Kombucha — Experts Say No Beverage Is Safe From Alcohol

Big alcohol brands are following, not leading. And where they are headed is alternative drink categories, many of them “hard” versions of nonalcoholic beverages. Hard seltzer...  more »

This High-Tech Vegan Ice Cream May be Good Enough to Fool Even Die-Hard Dairy Lovers

For years, people buying plant-based alternatives to animal products were used to flavors and textures that weren't quite the same as the article they were aping. [more...] more »

No Alcohol, No Problem: How to Make Complex, Balanced Zero-Proof Cocktails

Pay attention to bitterness, intensity and texture, and you'll be good. Here are three recipes to get you started. [more...] more »

Canned Coffee is Suddenly a lot More Interesting, With Funky Flavors and Many More Bubbles

We're living in the golden era of canned coffee. It used to be that the best you could hope for was one of those Starbucks Doubleshots, purchased at a gas station as a last resort...  more »

The Latest Trend at D.C. Restaurants? Spam. And it's Actually Delicious.

In the age of free-range chicken and grass-fed beef, theres still room on restaurant menus for Spam. The mysterious meat in Hormels iconic blue can has been around since 1937 and...  more »

Passion Fruit is the Tart, Tropical MVP Ingredient That Will Brighten Your Dish

I've gone on record here as an avowed Anglophile who thinks there are plenty of things that Brits do better than us. Scones. Tea. Cooking competition shows. I have something else...  more »

Asian Desserts Are All Over Instagram. Here's Where To Try The Most Stunning Ones Around D.C.

The only modern Asian cafes she could find in the States in abundance were in New York, where they have grown in popularity. These spots offer takes on desserts that originated in...  more »

Ribs With A Side Of Red Beans: A Taste Of New Orleans's New Barbecue Scene

The platter of food in front of me seems out of place. Smoked brisket, pork ribs and pulled pork in New Orleans? The seafood-centric city has taken its Big Easy time catching up...  more »

Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes

The product is still a natural distillation of tree sap, but making it has become more efficient. [more...] more »

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