With the weather finally heating up, we’re going crazy for everything coconut! From the super-hydrating water to the luscious meat inside, coconuts are chock-full of refreshing flavor — and lots of restaurants are taking note. Check out a few of our favorite coconut-driven cocktails being shaken up in some ultra-cool NYC spots.
Everyone loves a big bowl of pasta, and luckily, lots of restaurants are crafting lighter, warm-weather versions of this comfort-food classic. So fear not, noodle lovers! There are plenty of great vegetable-forward, herb-driven pastas that’ll help you keep the spring in your step.
Whether grilled, smoked, fried or plain, chicken has been making a comeback in a big way. A familiar item on menus of all cuisine types, the original white meat has earned a reputation as the safe (if a bit boring) bet over the years — the steady choice when nothing else seems appealing and no adventuresome entree will do. But recently, a variety of classic chicken dishes have been revived, reimagined and revamped in restaurants across the country, making this farm-to-table staple the comeback protein of 2016.
They say “April showers bring May flowers,” and boy are we happy to see them! Everywhere we look right now, bright bursts of color are springing up from the ground and blossoming all around us. Not only are these blooming beauties catching our attention on neighborhood strolls, they’re delighting us by showing up on our dinner plates.
What’s America’s favorite alcoholic beverage? Beer, of course! If you’re like us, you already know that an ice cold, thirst-quenching brew can really hit the spot. But what is beer exactly? Check out the infographic below for everything you ever wanted to know about beers, including the two main types, brewing terms, popular styles and the best foods to enjoy them with.
Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, spaghetti and meatballs — some foods are just made to go together. One of our all-time favorites is that childhood staple, mac and cheese. Though now considered an American comfort food classic, macaroni and cheese didn’t actually originate in the States. With English origins dating back to the 14th century, the first modern recipe for the dish appeared in Elizabeth Raffald’s 1769 book, “The Experienced English Housekeeper,” and didn’t show up in an American cookbook until over 50 years later, in 1824.
It’s getting to be that time of year — strawberry season! Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, snack time or after dinner, we’ll take any excuse to pop these delightful red berries into our mouths. They’re one of the world’s favorite fruits, and according to the history books, strawberries have played many important roles throughout the ages. Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about these juicy little treats.
There’s nothing like a platter of yummy cheeses to make us swoon with delight. Typically a mixed bag (er, board) of tasty hunks of flavor, the cheese plate is a solid start to any meal (or party, or happy hour, or Netflix marathon…).
One of our favorite warm weather activities is kicking back with a platter of oysters and some cold beers or a bottle of rosé, a pastime that’s been popular for many years, in many places. Restaurants that offer live seafood, or a service known as a raw bar, began cropping up in Europe in the mid-1700s before landing in the United States in the early 1800s. Though the trend originally began with just oysters — the oldest oyster bar in the United States opened in 1826 in Boston — it wasn’t long before the craze expanded to include a variety …
No matter how you like them or what’s inside, biting into gorgeously stacked sandwiches is awesome. The invention of the modern day sandwich can be traced all the way back to 18th-century Europe, when it started as two slices of bread with a simple meat filling. The delicious, portable meal has come a long way in the last few hundred years.