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The 21 Best Breakfast Spots In America

(4) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 12:51 PM

According to doctors and the backs of cereal boxes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And because we always agree with whatever they say on Lucky Charms boxes, we spent months eating those breakfasts at places all around the country, and then going back for...

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9 Ethnic Dishes That Aren't Recognizable in Their Home Countries

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 12:49 PM

America has a storied history of taking the cuisines of other cultures and incorporating elements of them into its own... usually after deep-frying them. Sometimes, though, we go a bit overboard with the incorporating and end up with something that, despite its name and supposed pedigree, would confuse the hell...

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America's 7 Deadliest Landmarks

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 3:11 PM

By: Kate Peregrina

Credit: Flickr user David Saddler

The United States is the most visited country in the Western hemisphere, due in no small part our historic landmarks, abundant attractions, and the unparalleled popularity of Eddie...

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11 Ways to Spot Bogus Coffee

(20) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Even when loaded with a mound of sugar substitute, all coffees are not created Equal. The world's second most popular commodity varies in quality, and, when you're staring at a shelf, it can be hard to detect the cream of the (unfairly traded) crop.

So to help identify a legit...

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The 21 Best Mexican Restaurants in America

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 11:49 AM

From tiny holes-in-the-wall to mom-and-pop joints to upscale tortilla temples, great Mexican joints take many shapes and sizes -- but no matter where you go, you'll find the same warm, inviting... tortillas. And smiles too, though that's less important.

So, to pay homage to those Mexican restaurants out there that...

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5 of the World's Best Road Trips

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 4:06 PM

By: Lauren Everitt

Between sibling battles in the back seat, Dad refusing to turn on the A/C, and trying to spot all 50 state license plates (damn you Hawaii and Alaska), road trips as a kid kinda sucked. But then you learned...

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18 Ways That Grocery Store Sushi Is Different From Serious Sushi

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 2:35 PM

Somewhere over the rainbow roll, tuna fins are blue. And the dreams that Jiro dares to dream really do come true. But unfortunately, not all sushi reaches such lofty heights.

Today, much of what Americans eat comes prepackaged off of a grocery...

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Does Brunch Suck? We Break Down Your Favorite Meal

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Because brunch is such a hot topic, a certain mall store is considering making T-shirts about it marketed towards tweens, we asked our senior writer Dave Infante and McSweeney's/Funny or Die/Amherst's second-leading shot blocker in women's basketball history Sarah Walker to passionately pontificate on the finer points of that special...

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Old-School Pitmasters Tell Us How the BBQ Industry Has Changed

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:14 PM

Few food cultures are as rooted in tradition as barbecue. Yet, for every third-generation pitmaster following in the smoke-filled footsteps of his Grandfather, there's a legion of young whippersnappers turning the barbecue world upside down.

To take the pulse of the industry and find out how it's changed over the...

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The Definitive Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 2:17 PM

By: Max Plenke

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Everything about Las Vegas screams, "I WANT TO MAKE MISTAKES." Casinos. Strippers. Buffets. Free booze (if you're gambling, of course). Topless pools. Insane clubs. These are the best kinds of mistakes.

Your group doesn't need...

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What Your Sandwich Says About You

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:11 PM

You can tell a lot about a person from their eating and drinking decisions. For instance, that person must be hungry and thirsty! Poor guy!

But in addition to levels of satiation, what you choose to eat says a lot about your personality. If a cocktail glass is...

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Beyond Sushi and Ramen: Japanese Chefs Recommend 9 Lesser-Known Foods

(10) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Japan is a diverse land of culinary pleasures, but lately it seems all America cares about are the raw and slurpy parts.

Sushi and ramen aren't the sole culinary delights from the Land of the Rising Sun. So to spotlight some of the culture's lesser-known delicacies, we asked Japanese chefs...

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Which Travel Jobs Offer the Best Perks?

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:33 PM

By: Matt Meltzer

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There are careers you get into for the money, like plastic surgery or whatever it is Warren Buffett does, and there're jobs you get into for the free swag. And while pretty much every job...

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12 Things You Didn't Know About White Castle

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 2:32 PM


Credit: White Castle

It's been 10 whole years since Harold and Kumar went on their quest for sliders, and we still can't look at Doogie Howser quite the same way. To commemorate the movie's decade on the...

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The 16 Essential Regional Burger Styles in America

(13) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 12:28 PM


Just like the United States Constitution, a burger means different things to different people depending on which state you're in. To wit, since the invention of the "hamburger sandwich" in Connecticut in the late 1800s, folks all over this great...

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The 15 Best New BBQ Joints in America

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 6:59 PM


There's nothing quite like a BBQ pit blessed by decades of grease. But for every salt- and pepper-seasoned family legacy, there's a new upstart dreaming of building their own smoky dynasty.

To salute these young-gun pullers of pork, we've compiled a...

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We Got a Champion Barista to Rank Second-wave Coffees Like Starbucks

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:28 PM


In the spectrum of coffee, the two poles are the crappy grounds your parents drink and the new-school roasters who're trekking through jungles to find the fairest of traded beans. But in between exists a middle ground: the second-wave...

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Things You Have to Explain to People Who've Never Worked in a Theme Park

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 12:17 PM

By Matt Meltzer

Credit: Flickr user Bruce Tuten

When you're a kid, the thought of spending the whole day in a magical world populated by superheroes and princesses seems like an impossible dream. Then one day you see...

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Who Makes The Best Fast-Food Chicken Sandwich?

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:55 PM


The fried chicken sandwich is a fast-food staple, a go-to order for the burger averse and people who enjoy referencing deep-cut Insane Clown Posse lyrics. And though I'm sadly not a Juggalo, I have already knocked-off burgers, so I...

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What Your Trader Joe's Purchase Says About You

(5) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 2:21 PM


Many people all over the country stand in somewhat ridiculous lines just to get a piece of the cultish grocery magic TJ's been offering since 1967. But did you know that your Trader Joe's grocery items actually tell so...

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