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Does Las Vegas Have The Best Chinese Food?

Menuism | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

My suspicion is the comments regarding Las Vegas Chinese food are attributable to Ruth Reichl of the New York Times.

What You Need To Know About Italian Aperitivi And Digestivi Drinks

Menuism | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste

The Italian way of eating is about the enjoyment of quality genuine food and drink.

LA's Obsession With Deviled Eggs

Menuism | Posted 03.12.2014 | Taste

Deviled eggs have such a consistent, all-American appeal and a truly retro nature.

Not All Wine Is Vegan -- Huh?

Menuism | Posted 03.03.2014 | Taste

Many people are unaware that animal byproducts are used in a host of places in the food and beverage industry, often hidden in products that you might never suspect. A key area in which animal products are often unexpectedly present? Wine.

Do Americans Want Healthy Fast Food?

Menuism | Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste

Are people lying when they say they want healthier options?

The Origins Of Fettuccine Alfredo

Menuism | Posted 03.15.2014 | Taste

In 1914, one particular upset stomach originated what we now know as fettuccine alfredo.

Where Have All The Cantonese Restaurants Gone?

Menuism | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste

When you examine the larger landscape, it is clear that the one-time dominance of Cantonese food in the United States has receded.

Chicago's Top 10 Places To Get Fat And Stay Warm

Menuism | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste

Here's my list of places to hit up for the winter.

Who Put Hazelnuts In My Chocolate? The History Of Nutella

Menuism | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

Is there really any difference between Nutella and its pricier, small-batch counterparts?

Choosing Sustainable Shrimp

Menuism | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

Shrimp account for nearly a quarter of the nation's seafood consumption. But these numbers do not bode well for the sustainable seafood movement because shrimp is a tough item to source responsibly in the quantities it is currently consumed.

5 Best Fried Chicken Spots In LA

Menuism | Posted 10.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Growing up in Washington state, I had few opportunities to enjoy decent examples of this ubiquitous American dish beyond KFC and Hungry Man dinners, so now I immensely enjoy living in a city that is rife with chicken choices.

Fishing for Chicago's Best Seafood

Menuism | Posted 09.26.2013 | Chicago

Any Chicagoan can see that the closest body of water is not anywhere you'd want to go fishing. Still, here are some spots in Chicago that take large measures to serve up solid seafood options year round.

Vintage Candy Bars: A Sweet Look Back

Menuism | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste

America's most interesting vintage candy.

Chicago's Best Barbecue

Menuism | Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to barbecue, Chicago isn't usually the first city to come to mind. "Chicago Style" barbecue is a questionable mix of techniques often involving a combination of dry rub, sauce, and usually some slow roasting or even boiling of ribs.

Chicago's Best Outdoor Dining

Menuism | Posted 07.08.2013 | Taste

You might have to plan ahead for these guys, and it's really not all that long until the heat gets to the unbearable point one might expect in late July or early August.

I Scream for Vegan Ice Cream!

Menuism | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste

Cow-free ice cream can taste just as good!

Guide to Salumi: Cured Meats of Italy

Menuism | Posted 06.27.2013 | Taste

Necessity is the mother of invention, and so the tradition of salting, smoking and air drying was born.

Will the Real Chocolate Truffle Please Stand Up?

Menuism | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste

Unearthing the truth about truffles.

What to Know About Imported Seafood

Menuism | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste

Know where your seafood is coming from.

PHOTOS: Best 5 Burgers In LA? (No Apple Pan!)

Menuism | Posted 07.14.2013 | Los Angeles

by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA With a few exceptions, I've been to every major burger establishm...

Chicago's 10 Best Hot Dogs

Menuism | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago

by Jeff Pearl, Chicago City Guide for the Menuism Blog Photos by The Vibary of Buffalo Grove, Colorado Card, Benny Mazur, and Jeff Pearl With the Cu...

Top Ten Sandwiches in LA

Menuism | Posted 07.13.2013 | Los Angeles

by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA Having owned a failed sub shop in Santa Monica, I would say I...

5 Meatless Burgers Worth Trying

Menuism | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste

Why should the carnivores get all the fun?

Why Aren't There More Chinese Restaurant Chains?

Menuism | Posted 07.06.2013 | Taste

With 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., why aren't there more national chains dishing out sit-down Chinese food?

The Super-Fresh Guide to Storing Chocolate

Menuism | Posted 05.29.2013 | Taste

Here is all you need to know to give that next artisanal chocolate bar or tasty box of bonbons the love and attention they deserve, so you can enjoy every last bite.