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Entries by Meathead from 11/2009

Tell Us: What Should Restaurant Diners Never Do?

| Posted 11.05.2009 | Style

The New York Times has published the "100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do." Clearly this is a contentious relationship. Now it's time to turn the tables.

The Dark Side of Cooking with Marshall Efron

| Posted 11.10.2009 | Style

Marshall Efron, best known for the PBS show "The Great American Dream Machine" and children's books like "Bible Stories You Can't Forget: No Matter How Hard You Try" loves food.

Two Dining Landmarks in Chicago: Last Call

| Posted 11.12.2009 | Chicago

It's last call at two fine dining landmarks in downtown Chicago, the 90-year-old Don Roth's Blackhawk and the 32-year-old Nick's Fishmarket.

Wine for Thanksgiving: Match the Sides, Not the Bird

| Posted 11.12.2009 | Style

You'll need something quenching to wash down overcooked turkey, something with a hint of sweetness so it won't taste bitter with the side dishes, something tart enough to cut their sweetness, and something friendly that everybody will love.

Thanksgiving Survey: We Asked Bobby Flay and Now We're Asking You: What are Your Plans?

| Posted 11.18.2009 | Style

Americans riff on the prescribed Thanksgiving menu and have created their own traditions. So we developed our first annual survey, inside, to track how we celebrate the great American Food Holiday.

In 1963, A First State Dinner For The Record Books

| Posted 11.24.2009 | Style

LBJ's first state dinner was a barbecue in Texas for West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard. No politician ever used the conviviality and informality of eating outdoors better than the 36th president.