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Influential to Infamous: The Chefs, Restaurants, and Food Names Who Made 2014

Influential to Infamous: The Chefs, Restaurants, and Food Names Who Made 2014 | Urban eating | Scoop.it
So, ish gets weirder every year, huh? That’s our only conclusion as we begin to get the f*ck out of here for the holidays look back on the year 2014. Seriously — we made waffles into tacos, guys.
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Vancouver Chef Vikram Vij Confronts Mean Yelper on Live Canadian Radio

Well, that's one way to strike back at Yelp.
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How to Arrange a Daniel Boulud-Approved Charcuterie Board

Welcome back to Savvy, an instructional video series lead by food's best.
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Martha Stewart Recreates Downton Abbey in Gingerbread

Because she's Martha, you twit.
Leave it to doyenne of domestication/Gwyneth Paltrow's nemesis Martha Stewart to go above and beyond in the gingerbread department. This Christmas, she's building Downton Abbey out of gingerbread.
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Taco Bell Still Not Understanding The Definition of ‘Taco’

Taco Bell Still Not Understanding The Definition of ‘Taco’ | Urban eating | Scoop.it
But getting there, at least.
We have been over this before, Taco Bell’s apparent confusion as to its namesake food. Does a waffle belong in a taco? No. Do Doritos belong in tacos? Well, questionable.
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Our Food Predictions for 2015

Our Food Predictions for 2015 | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Food Network Kitchen have a pretty good handle on the trends that will shape what you order, eat, watch and read in the new year. Here are their predictions:
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A New Study Says Guys Who Eat Spicy Foods Have More Testosterone

A New Study Says Guys Who Eat Spicy Foods Have More Testosterone | Urban eating | Scoop.it
If you can't stand the heat, you may just be a beta.
A recent French study by University of Grenoble Alpes researchers reports guys who like eating hot food also have more testosterone.
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The 20 Best Restaurants In San Francisco - Business Insider

The 20 Best Restaurants In San Francisco - Business Insider | Urban eating | Scoop.it
The best dining in the City by the Bay.
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The Ultimate Guide To Office Gift-Giving Etiquette

The Ultimate Guide To Office Gift-Giving Etiquette | Urban eating | Scoop.it
To give or not to give? That's the question so many employees will ask themselves this holiday season. 
Deciding whether to get your boss or colleagues a holiday gift can be difficult.
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Watch a 91-Year-Old Italian Grandma Cook With Weed

Watch a 91-Year-Old Italian Grandma Cook With Weed | Urban eating | Scoop.it
For the inaugural episode of something it's calling "Bong Appetit," Vice checks in with sassy nonagenarian Aurora Leveroni, or Nonna Marijuana as she's known, because she combines 75 years of cooking delicious Italian food with a twentysomething...
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2014 Holiday Recipes and Entertaining Tips

2014 Holiday Recipes and Entertaining Tips | Urban eating | Scoop.it
The rush I guess began on December 1 or maybe you're really organized and started your planning last year for this year's entertaining. This year I've included tips for getting organized and ready ...
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On the Danforth? Try the Louis Cifer Brew Works

On the Danforth? Try the Louis Cifer Brew Works | Urban eating | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I found myself on The Danforth on the cold Thursday night after the previous day's impromptu snow storm. Cold and looking for a new restaurant to try, of course, I fumbled on the r...
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St. Lawrence Market, Saturday in Pictures

St. Lawrence Market, Saturday in Pictures | Urban eating | Scoop.it
I spent Saturday afternoon at the market, navigating the shoppers to capture the stores that I like to go to.  These photos are from the walk around.
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2014: The Year in Starbucks

It was a year of new drinks and well-timed tech.
If 2014 has shown the world anything, it's that people still really love Starbucks: CIA agents, NBC employees in Sochi, teenagers, and the even President himself.
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If You're Ordering Takeout on Christmas and Christmas Eve, It's Probably Chinese Food

Slate crunches GrubHub's statistics.
Do Americans really order Chinese takeout en masse over the Christmas holiday?
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$PCLN: Sushi Nakazawa, six other NYC restaurants, on OpenTable Best ... - Stock News Wires

The other six New York restaurants selected for OpenTable's (NASDAQ: PCLN) list are: Atera, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, La Grenouille, LeBernardin, and ...
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Let James Beard Award Nominee Chef Greg Baker Teach You About Cracker Cuisine

His new Tampa restaurant Fodder & Shine opens tomorrow.
Four-time James Beard Award nominee and chef Greg Baker (The Refinery) is opening a new restaurant in Tampa, Florida.
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Here’s a Look at Maman’s Fabulous Cheese-Fondue Dinner

Here’s a Look at Maman’s Fabulous Cheese-Fondue Dinner | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Remember the Melting Pot? This is better.
Soho luncheonette Maman — home to one of the city's all-time greatest chocolate-chip cookies — launches a new dinner series tomorrow night.
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Gingerbread Cookie Cartons - Ballerina's Christmas Cookie Packaging Tells a Story in Gingerbread (TrendHunter.com)

Gingerbread Cookie Cartons - Ballerina's Christmas Cookie Packaging Tells a Story in Gingerbread (TrendHunter.com) | Urban eating | Scoop.it
(TrendHunter.com) This Christmas cookie packaging designed by Identity Works for Ballerina sets itself apart from the many gingerbread boxes out there by telling a festive story in a unique way. Working with artist...
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The Best Christmas Parody You’ll See All Year: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is Food,’ As Sung By a Pug

The Best Christmas Parody You’ll See All Year: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is Food,’ As Sung By a Pug | Urban eating | Scoop.it
We feel this pug, and not just because Mariah Carey has infiltrated our brains with her most annoying song as it does every freaking Christmas.
Everyone knows that the highlight of Christmas is, uh, stuffing your face with food.
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The Hottest Toronto Restaurants & Dining Trends of 2014

The Hottest Toronto Restaurants & Dining Trends of 2014 | Urban eating | Scoop.it
As 2014 draws to a close, it's time to take stock. From the city's almost insatiable hunger for Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food to the ongoing demise of fine dining, these are the stories that caught our attention this year.
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Garlic Restaurants

Garlic Restaurants | Urban eating | Scoop.it
As garlic enthusiasts, we are forever trying to expose our palates to new and exciting garlic based dishes. Help us grow our list of restaurants that are garlic infused.
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Mouth-Watering Burger Graphics - This Chart Offers Eight Unusual & Delicious Burger Combos (TrendHunter.com)

Mouth-Watering Burger Graphics - This Chart Offers Eight Unusual & Delicious Burger Combos (TrendHunter.com) | Urban eating | Scoop.it
(TrendHunter.com) This ‘Delicious Burger Combos' infographic targets the men who love to expand their taste buds. This graphic lays out eight different burger variables that can be tried and executed....
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Eating my way through the Distillery District Christmas Market

Eating my way through the Distillery District Christmas Market | Urban eating | Scoop.it
The holidays are just a license to eat and to buy treats for friends that we hope will share them with us.  Sunday's sunny weather brought many people out to Toronto's Distillery District to eat an...
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What You Should Buy (And Avoid) At Trader Joe's

What You Should Buy (And Avoid) At Trader Joe's | Urban eating | Scoop.it
Trader Joe's has achieved cult status by offering gourmet food at budget prices.  If you're a fan of the retailer, Consumer Reports has some helpful tips for what you should and shouldn't buy there.  Experts from the publication tested hundreds of...
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