McDonald's Apple Pie iPhone Stunt
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McDonald’s Hands Out Apple Pies to Those Waiting for iPhone 6

Originally posted 09/19/2014 12:57PM

Apple iPhones — and, it turns out, apple pies — come to those who wait.

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Carla Hall Vegetarian Eggplant Stir Fry Recipe
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Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars Pizza Delivery Guy Opens Restaurant, Names Pie in Her Honor

Originally posted 09/19/2014 11:11AM

Edgar Martirosyan, who catapulted to fame after the world watched him bring 20 pizzas to Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars, isn’t resting on his insta-celeb laurels.
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Umami Burger
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Andy Samberg and Umami Burger Team Up to Create ‘The Samberger’

Originally posted 09/17/2014 05:23PM

Andy Samberg is now a triple threat: actor, comedian and master burger inventor.

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Burger King Black Burger
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Burger King Japan Introduces Burger With Black Cheese and Bun

Originally posted 09/11/2014 02:41PM

Burger King will soon be going Goth!
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FILED UNDER: Burgers , Food , Food News , Restaurants

Fashion Designer Restaurants
Courtesy Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, Versace & More Fashion Labels That Own Stylish Eateries

Originally posted 09/11/2014 01:15PM

Chanel, Armani, Bulgari — these fashion heavyweights are known for their haute couture. But haute cuisine?
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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
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VIDEO: This Is ‘Really’ Why Starbucks Always Spells Your Name Wrong

Originally posted 09/10/2014 12:33PM

How many times has this happened to you? You order a drink at Starbucks, enunciate your name as best you can, wait for your order and, more often times than not, find that the barista wrote a name on your cup that only slightly resembles your own.
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FILED UNDER: Coffee , Food , Food News , Restaurants

Olive Vine Pasta Pass
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Olive Garden’s All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Pass Sells Out in 45 Minutes

Originally posted 09/08/2014 05:02PM

The gluten-free need not have applied, but marathon runners, budget-conscious college students and anyone who literally couldn’t get enough pasta rushed to buy Olive Garden’s Never-Ending Pasta Pass, which went on sale at 3 p.m. today and sold out in 45 minutes, a rep for the chain confirmed.
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FILED UNDER: Food News , Pasta , Restaurants

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The Friends Central Perk Coffee Shop Is Coming to New York

Originally posted 08/27/2014 04:00PM

Two things that will always be there for you: Friends reruns and coffee.
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U.S. Open Italian Sandwich Recipe
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RECIPES: Italian Combo and Herbed Cheese Panini Sandwiches

Originally posted 08/26/2014 04:00PM

Chef Mario Carbone
Heineken House at the 2014 U.S. Open

Zesty Italian Combo
Serves 1

1 Italian hero roll, toasted and cut in half
3 thin slices pepperoni
3 thin slices sopressata
3 thin slices Genoa salami
4 thin slices ham
3 thin slices mortadella
3 thin slices provolone cheese
3 tbsp. sliced sweet peppers
2 thin slices tomato
¼ cup shredded iceberg lettuce
2 oz. Italian red wine vinaigrette, divided in half

1. Build the sandwich on the bottom half of hero roll with sliced meats, cheese, and tomato slices. Dress the shredded iceberg lettuce with 1 ounce of vinaigrette and add to sandwich, finishing with sliced sweet peppers.

2. Brush the top half of the roll with the rest of the vinaigrette and assemble sandwich. Cut in half to serve.

The Godfather (Herbed Cheese Panini)
Serves 1

1  ciabatta roll, cut in half
2 tbsp. garlic butter
2 tbsp. grated parmesan
4 slices fresh mozzarella (approximately 3 to 4 oz.)
1.5 tbsp. mixed chives and parsley, chopped
2 fresh basil leaves, torn in half

1. Spread both sides of the roll with the garlic butter. Top both sides equally with grated parmesan and chopped herbs.

2. Top the halves with 2 slices of mozzarella each. Add tomato slices and torn basil leaves and assemble sandwich.

3. Heat panini press and cook sandwich until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Cut in half to serve.

FILED UNDER: Food , Recipes , Restaurants , Sandwiches

U.S. Open Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
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RECIPE: Chicken Tikka Masala

Originally posted 08/26/2014 04:00PM

Ravi Nage
Executive Chef, Emirates Airlines
Served at 2014 U.S. Open

Chicken Tikka Masala
Serves 4

For chicken:
1 ½ to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. paprika or chili powder
kosher salt (to taste)
2 tbsp. butter

For marinade:
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ teaspoon garlic paste
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tsp. paprika or chili powder
2 tbsp. fresh ginger paste
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. fresh ginger paste
2 tbsp. mustard oil

For tikka masala sauce:
10 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. fresh ginger paste
4 to 5 chopped green chile peppers
1 tbsp. paprika or chili powder
kosher salt (to taste)
½ teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tbsp. whole garam masala
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tbsp. garlic paste
2 tbsp. honey
1 cup heavy cream
14 oz. tomato purée

1. Make incisions with a sharp knife on the pieces of the chicken.

2. Apply a mixture of 1 tsp. red chili powder, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and salt to the chicken and set aside for half an hour.

3. In a bowl assemble the marinade by adding yogurt, 1 tsp. red chili powder, salt, 1 tbsp. each of ginger and garlic paste, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, ½ tsp. garam masala powder and mustard oil. Apply this marinade to the chicken pieces and refrigerate for three to four hours.

4. Preheat oven to 400F.

5. Skewer the chicken and cook for ten to twelve minutes.

6. Baste chicken with butter and cook for another two minutes. Remove and set aside.

7. To make masala sauce, heat butter in a pan and add whole garam masala. Sauté for two minutes before adding 1 tbsp. each of ginger and garlic pastes and chopped green chilies. Cook for two minutes.

8. Add tomato purée, 1 tsp. red chili powder, ½ tsp. garam masala powder, salt and one cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.

9. Add honey, dried fenugreek and cooked chicken tandoori pieces. Simmer for five minutes and then add fresh cream. Serve with basmati rice, dal or naan.

FILED UNDER: Food , Recipes , Restaurants

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