Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Food

No more Polish dogs? Costco changes food court menu, but $1.50 hot dog deal remains

No more Polish dogs? Costco changes food court menu, but $1.50 hot dog deal remains

There is a significant contingent of people who track Costco’s bargain food court menu and revere the hot dog combo, sold for $1.50 with a soda since almost the beginning. For many, it’s the singular reason for countless trips to the warehouse retail...
Published: 07/10/18
Here's what we learned about buying and cooking beef after spending time with Niman Ranch

Here's what we learned about buying and cooking beef after spending time with Niman Ranch

We started off our education at a Niman Ranch family ranch, where the Edelman family raises Angus beef, birth to finish, in the Flint Hills of Sabetha.
Published: 07/09/18
Nine recipes for ice pops you can make at home

Nine recipes for ice pops you can make at home

By Daniel Neman It’s summer, and the sun is relentless, merciless, heartless. The air hangs heavy. Your shirt sticks to your back. Beads of sweat threaten to drip into your eyes.Air conditioning won’t help, and neither will a dip in a pool. Those c...
Published: 07/09/18

Taste test: Midyear wrapup of our top 2018 picks so far

This summer marks 14 years since we started the Taster’s Choice column. With each passing year, I try harder to look for healthier food options and dietary trends impacting our families. But processed and convenience foods still fly off grocery store...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 07/09/18
How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

There’s something about tequila that activates the revelry gland, whatever part of the American brain it is that responds to a bottle of Cuervo by bawling "PAAAAARRRTY!"No one bawls "PAAAAARRRTY!" when they see a bottle of Glenlivet.Is it some dorman...
Published: 07/07/18
Is Publix fried chicken the best fried chicken? Let's discuss.

Is Publix fried chicken the best fried chicken? Let's discuss.

Happy Fried Chicken Day. Yes, it’s a thing. Just like there’s a Cow Appreciation Day (July 10) and a Have a Party with your Bear Day (Nov. 16) and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12). It’s a little ridiculous, we know. But on...
Published: 07/06/18
Restaurant openings: The Donut Experiment, Oak and Stone, new offerings at Disney Springs

Restaurant openings: The Donut Experiment, Oak and Stone, new offerings at Disney Springs

NOW OPEN: DONUT EXPERIMENTDebbie Waldecker has just opened the Donut Experiment in Indian Shores. Things start with a fresh-made, warm cake doughnut and then you pick from a huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or gl...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Give vegetables a starring role in grilled kebabs

Give vegetables a starring role in grilled kebabs

America’s Test KitchenWhen it comes to grilled kebabs, vegetables are often an afterthought, typically used as a filler on meat-heavy skewers. But this treatment often leads to mushy, burnt vegetables with no flavor of their own. We wanted to create ...
Published: 07/06/18
Quench your thirst with a Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

Quench your thirst with a Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

By Katie WorkmanHoly mother of summer, it’s gotten hot. My dog is sleeping in our shower because the tiles are cool. I’m testing recipes in the morning because I don’t want my oven cranking all afternoon. And (this is how I know it’s really hot), I m...
Published: 07/06/18
Local craft beer of the week: Apricot Peach Ale, Dunedin Brewery

Local craft beer of the week: Apricot Peach Ale, Dunedin Brewery

Part of being "Florida’s oldest craft brewery" means laying claim to one of the state’s oldest craft brews. It doesn’t matter your preference — if you’ve been drinking beer long enough in Florida, you’ve had Dunedin Brewery’s Apricot Peach Ale. It ma...
Published: 07/05/18