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An Introduction to Gose Style Beers

Menuism | Posted 09.12.2016 | Taste

by Dave Jensen, Beer Expert for the Menuism Beer Blog Over the past year or two, you may have noticed a style of beer called gose starting to appe...

Do Restaurant Calorie Counts Really Change Our Minds?

Menuism | Posted 09.06.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Photo: Jason Lander / Flickr We've all been there. You're at a restaurant and finally sett...

A West Coast Burrito Tour: Try the 6 Original Burrito Styles at These Restaurants

Menuism | Posted 08.23.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr Who doesn't love burritos? From poor college students to CEOs on ...

7 Must-Try Alcohols from Around the World, and Where to Drink Them in the USA

Menuism | Posted 07.05.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog photo by Chris Pople/Flickr Getting tired of the same old vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, and te...

10 Restaurants Where You'll Want to Try Every Part of the Animal

Menuism | Posted 06.20.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Photo by Travis/Flickr Filet mignon and roast chicken have their place, but for more advent...

Food Styling: 6 Tricks and Secrets that Make Us Hungry Enough to Buy Anything

Menuism | Posted 05.16.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Photo: Michael Stern/Flickr It's happened to us all - we see a commercial, or scroll past ...

What's Up With All-White Meat Chicken? America's Breast Obsession

Menuism | Posted 05.09.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog JaBB/Flickr Boneless, skinless chicken breast is pretty much as ubiquitous as a food gets i...

The Humble History of the Breakfast Sandwich

Menuism | Posted 04.18.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog Bob Peters/Flickr It's the ultimate hangover cure after a night on the town. It's what you...

An Intro to Sour Beers

Menuism | Posted 04.11.2016 | Taste

by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog worldcitizen/Flickr Getting bored with IPAs and pilsner? You might want to delve into the ...

Is Hating Cilantro Genetic?

Menuism | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste

In spite of its ubiquity, it seems that people are split over cilantro's culinary value. Its polarizing effect is so infamous that it has inspired several groups of scientists to search for a genetic link to revulsion of the herb. And it turns out there is one... maybe.

What's Proper Sushi Etiquette, Anyway?

Menuism | Posted 03.22.2017 | Taste

by Kimberly Kohatsu, Managing Editor for the Menuism Restaurant Blog Photo by Toshihiro Gamo / Flickr Let's face it: sushi has evolved (or arguably...

How To Enjoy Dining Solo

Menuism | Posted 11.09.2016 | Taste

You've got that dreaded table for one somewhere in your future, and you're not sure how to deal with it. Here's what I'd recommend.

The Strange And Sexual History Of The Graham Cracker

Menuism | Posted 09.21.2016 | Taste

There was indeed a Graham who lent his name to the Graham cracker, and his story will surely change the way you see the snack from now on.

How To Ask For Menu Modifications Without Being "That Guy"

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2016 | Taste

When dining out, people who eat special diets are the butt of seemingly every joke at the table. "How do you know if someone's a vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you," is a barb I am all too familiar with.

10 Essential Italian Desserts

Menuism | Posted 06.22.2016 | Taste

There are a multitude of specialties that seldom make it out of their regions, let alone across the pond to Italian restaurants.

The New Face Of Chinese Dining In The United States

Menuism | Posted 05.11.2016 | Taste

Chinese tourists have spoken up and have begun to make an indelible mark on Chinese dining in the United States.

5 Hidden Sources of Gluten to Avoid When Dining Out

Menuism | Posted 05.30.2015 | Taste

When you have a gluten sensitivity, sometimes dining out feels like no fun. Even less fun? Accidentally eating gluten and feeling like garbage later because of it. When in doubt, ask your server about how your food is prepared.

26 Crazy Bloody Marys, From A To Z

Menuism | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste

They're the perfect excuse to drink in the morning and not prompt your family to convene an intervention.

Britain's Strangest-Sounding Foods

Menuism | Posted 04.25.2015 | Taste

Lost in translation?

Love Making Choices? Hate It? McDonald's Caters To Both

Menuism | Posted 03.28.2015 | Taste

Don't be surprised to see competitors start to do the same.

Why Are We 'As American As Apple Pie'?

Menuism | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste

So, apple pie as the quintessential American product may be an apt metaphor after all -- it was brought here from foreign shores, was influenced by other cultures and immigration patterns, and spread throughout the world by global affairs.

Vegan Options: The New Normal At Restaurants

Menuism | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste

You might be surprised to find that even little dives in small cities are becoming increasingly vegan-friendly.

Mighty Malbec: From Forgotten Grape to International Fame

Menuism | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste

Pick a menu, pop the cork, and settle into a glass of a grape variety that found its place in the New World and will likely only keep surprising us.

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

Menuism | Posted 10.05.2014 | Taste

These are what I believe to be LA's most exciting breakfast options, because, as much as we should all be eating kale scrambles every morning, that doesn't mean I find it very fun to pay someone to make them for me.

How To Taste Sparkling Wine Like A Pro

Menuism | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste

You'll want to brush up on the basics, thereby ensuring that any bad behavior only comes out after a few glasses.