"THE TASTE" ON ABC IS PICKED UP FOR SEASON 3 AND KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CASTING CALL FOR PROFESSIONAL CHEFS & HOME COOKS!
Los Angeles - May 17, 2014 - If you think you can stand the heat, sign-up to get in the kitchen! Open casting calls for chefs interested in competing in this culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
On Travel + Leisure's "America's Best Cities for Barbecue" for 2014, Tennessee cities have claimed the top two positions. But, surprisingly it is Nashville which places number one and Memphis number two. Memphis is world renowned for their barbecue and the epicenter for "dry rub" ribs, but the variety of barbecue styles available in Nashville are what pushed it to the top. Also making a strong showing, Texas cities claim 4 of the top 10 positions.
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Happy day of St. Valentine, LocalEaters! Here's a handful of holiday appropriate happenings around the web. If you're scrambling for last minute dining plans, sort through great locally owned restaurants nearby on the LocalEats app. It's probably wise to avoid French and Italian places at this late hour, but some restaurants will likely have bar seats available (just call!).
The Hungry Lobbyist asks D.C. bloggers, chefs and politicos about their V-Day dining plans. (Confession: I'm quoted in this. Warning! Not responsible for repercussions resulting from following my shoddy advice on romantic matters.)
Ben Collins of Esquire identifies the worst possible Valentine's Day gift: mayonnaise. The devil's condiment makes a pretty lousy gift any day though really.
Red Velvet Beet Chocolate Mouse from Veggie Desserts makes for an ideal homemade Valentine's dessert. Beets get a bum rap.
The day before Thanksgiving, the pit house at beloved Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, SC went up in flames. Almost immediately, owner/pitmaster extraordinaire Rodney Scott had temporary pits fired up, the holiday season being by far the busiest for the store. (They sell from 45-60 turkeys per week around Thanksgiving). Following the holidays, Scott has taken his mobile barbecue rig on the road, serving whole hog across the South to raise money to rebuild the pits with the “Rodney in Exile Tour.”
Attention, Nashville 'cue enthusiasts. Next Thursday, January 23th, you'll have the opportunity to sample barbecue from one of the nation's premier pitmasters, Rodney Scott of legendary Scott's Bar-B-Q (Hemingway, SC). The Fatback Collective — kind of the Superfriends of barbecue/Southern food — is hosting two Nashville events showcasing Scott's famed whole hog barbeque. Proceeds from these events will help fund the rebuild of Scott's Bar-B-Q, which suffered significant fire damage in late 2013.
Welcome to the LocalEats holiday gift guide. We'd of course, be remiss not to start things off by suggesting that the new LocalEats gift cards make fantastic gifts for foodies. It's a great way to support local businesses, and best of all, the recipient, not the person who gives the card, gets to decide where to redeem the card. Here's our ever-growing list of participating restaurants. Shameless plug aside, here are some foodcentric gift ideas for your edification.
Happy Repeal Day, LocalEaters! While you count down the remaining hours of the work day until you can celebrate your freedom to imbibe as you please, enjoy a few tasty links concerning food and drink. Also, shameless plug: Don't forget to take a look at our shiny new LocalEats gift cards. For every $50 you spend, we'll throw in an additional $10.
With Ask a Critic: Serious Eats recommends restaurants for a precocious 10-year-old foodie on his first NYC visit — Katz's, Motorino and Economy Candy are among those on the list.
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