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Birmingham's Outdoor Dining Scenenew

While chandeliers and decorated walls are nice, nothing beats the twinkle of a cityscape as the backdrop for an impeccable dinner. Luckily, there are plenty of places to dine al fresco in Birmingham.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Molly Folse  |  06-23-2009  |  Food+Drink

A Food Critic Gets a Taste of Urban Agriculturenew

This year, for several reasons—including a feeling of helplessness during last fall's gas crisis—I traded the trowel for shovel and pitchfork and set about transforming my less-than-a-quarter-acre property into a farmlet. The goal: Grow as much food as possible on my urban property.
Nashville Scene  |  Carrington Fox  |  05-22-2009  |  Food+Drink

A Challenging Year for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contestnew

A year ago, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was hoping that 2009 would be the year that the organization would put extra effort in emphasizing the "world" in the contest's name by recruiting teams from around the globe. As it happens, 2009 is "the economy, the swine flu, and days and days of rain."
The Memphis Flyer  |  Susan Ellis  |  05-15-2009  |  Food+Drink

They'll Slaughter Your Dinner As You Watch -- But Don't Tell the Copsnew

At the tiny, often filthy farms of rural Northwest Dade County, Cubans and other immigrants keep alive a cottage industry of unlicensed slaughter.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  04-06-2009  |  Food+Drink

Jewish Soul Foodnew

It's not collard greens or grits: it's chicken soup, good for what ails you.
Jackson Free Press  |  Janine Jankovitz  |  04-03-2009  |  Food+Drink

The Transformation of Jay Littmannew

How one man battled through everything from drug addiction to massive weight gain to forge a multimillion-dollar food empire.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Kate Silver  |  04-02-2009  |  Food+Drink

From Foraging to Fermentation, How to Hone Your Natural Instinct on a Budgetnew

You can take the man out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the man. Or, better said: you shouldn't.
Willamette Week  |  Adrienne So  |  04-01-2009  |  Food+Drink

Price-Slashing Isn't the Only Way for Chefs to Counter a Bad Economynew

If you look hard enough, there are plenty of industrious chefs out there killing and cooking that great hungry whale named Recession, and divvying it up at a decent price so as to survive the new economy.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  A.D. Amorosi  |  03-24-2009  |  Food+Drink

Top Drinking Days for a Sports Fannew

Sports and booze — they've been bringing families together and messing with kids' educations for as long as they've been around. And there's hardly a better time to combine the two than the Tourney.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  E. James Beale  |  03-24-2009  |  Sports

Iso Rabins: Out of the Wildnew

Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.
SF Weekly  |  Peter Jamison  |  03-20-2009  |  Food+Drink

Boozing Through the Ages: An Inebriated 'History' of Drinking in Portlandnew

Sure, we can drink. We can drink like champions. But that doesn't make us special. People have been drinking in Portland since it was little more than a hardscrabble tent town cut from the banks of the Willamette.
The Portland Mercury  |  Patrick Alan Coleman  |  01-22-2009  |  Food+Drink

What It Means to Be an Urban Foragernew

Urban foraging is the practice of searching for edible plants, vegetables, and fruit that are growing on private and public lands. It's really big in Portland, Oregon, and similar movements have cropped up in other U.S. cities such as Seattle, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Sarah Christine Bolton  |  09-05-2008  |  Recreation

Alt.Health: Mind Your Munchingnew

Elevate your culinary consciousness with mindful eating.
NOW Magazine  |  Elizabeth Bromstein  |  09-02-2008  |  Advice

Why are Bees in This Urban Neighborhood Thriving?new

The honey from these Philly bees had to be harvested because their hives were overflowing. This, in itself, is newsworthy. You've probably heard how bees, worldwide, are suffering from Colony Collapse Disorder.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Bruce Schimmel  |  08-19-2008  |  Environment

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