If the hair of the dog cures a hangover, perhaps poutine is a worthy follow-up after a Thanksgiving feast? Those who dare hop on the cheese and gravy train say Box and Bells in Rockridge has a great version with blood pudding gravy, but you can also make your own at home with local Spring Hill cheese curds.
Dried cherries lend an intense pop of flavor to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes, from breakfast granola, scones, and cakes to chicken salad and sauce for duck.
You know that greasy layer on your silicone baking mats that never comes off, even with soap? Learn how to get rid of it quickly and effectively—and also why some Chowhounds prefer their mats "seasoned" with the greasy layer intact.
LA native Roy Choi made a name for himself by smashing together Korean and Mexican staples and serving them out of roving Kogi BBQ trucks. While the kimchi quesadillas and short rib burritos live on, Choi has expanded his empire with stationary, full-service restaurants around the city. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying his creations, Chowhounds are happy to help you decide where to sit down first.
Beyond the Garment District's uninviting service entrances lurk cheap eateries for the workers, but there's no reason Chowhounds can't eat there too. And some do, lunching happily on made-to-order steak tacos (pictured) at Nick's Place. Go early for the best selection from a daily-changing menu ranging from Mexico to the Mediterranean.
Tired of a smoke-filled kitchen when you sear meat in a blazing-hot cast-iron pan? One solution is to take the pan outside and use it on your grill. Learn the best way to preheat and position your pan on the grill, and how to avoid too much temperature loss when you add the food.
Love coffee, but can't handle the acidity? Find delicious low-acid coffee by learning which regions produce the least acidic beans, and which roast level minimizes acid. And find out if the commercial low-acid concentrates are worth drinking.
Spicy hushpuppies, chicken Kiev, and lamb chops with black-eyed peas are just a few of the dishes at Claud & Co. Eatery that recently won over the hearts of Pasadena residents. (The menu changes monthly.) For dessert, consider the crêpes suzette—prepared tableside—or relax and enjoy the restaurant’s new full bar.