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Whip up a batch of these chocolate chip cookies that are far less tired than Grandma’s.
Serve up these bagel sandwiches at your New Year’s Day brunch.
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Keep warm with these rum and hot chocolate after dinner shooters.
Mix it up this Christmas with shrimp and sausage to complement your ham or turkey.
Save your Christmas menu with these last-minute nutty and fruity biscotti cookies.
Use leftover mashed potatoes to make these latkes in just a few short steps.
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By Dane Feldman Photo by Dane Feldman. PLAE, like the Verandah, is located in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on Amelia Island, Florida. It is also one of my family’s favorite spots to dine when we are in Amelia Island because the menu is often eclectic and the service is great. The food This year, my parents and I each enjoyed our own salad (romaine lettuce, tomatoes, roasted chickpeas, cucumber, carrots, hearts of palm, brie, and balsamic dressing) followed by seared ahi tuna with seaweed salad and three dipping sauces. For my main course, I ordered the cedar plank salmon with caramelized grits and granny smith apple jam, which was served with mushrooms and green beans. These grits had to be the best I’ve ever had. PLAE has small plates, medium plates, and large plates, so sometimes when we dine there we share everything. This time around, all three of us were sure we wanted an entree, but PLAE is definitely a great place to share. The drinks I ordered a salty dog (vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, and a salt rim), which I enjoyed. The salty dog is my go-to whenever I’m at PLAE, but it’s not quite the highlight of my meal the way the cocktails at the Verandah sometimes are. The ambience/service The service at PLAE is what really makes this restaurant so unforgettable. My parents and I like to dine there on our last night of the trip each year because it’s closer to where we stay than downtown Fernandina Beach making it a bit more stress free the night before a flight. This time around, when my mom called to make a reservation she was notified that the restaurant was bought out by a party of 50 and so it wouldn’t be open to the public. She told the hostess over the phone how much we enjoy dining at PLAE and that we saved dining at PLAE specifically for our last night in the area. The hostess put the owner and head chef on the phone who immediately promised to seat us as long as we didn’t mind sitting in the bar area. My mom agreed. When we arrived, we were seated at a table in the bar area where only one other group was dining. The jazz band played in the far corner just softly enough that it wasn’t intrusive. Our waitress checked with us to make sure we were comfortable regarding the party in the other room and, of course, we didn’t mind. After taking our order, the waitress came back with complimentary salads. Already we knew we would be treated well despite the attention given to the party. When we finished dinner, the chef/owner came out to thank us for being flexible. He gave us complimentary honey cake and brownies to take home and had a long conversation with my mom about how he remembered us from our last visit. The food at PLAE is definitely great, but knowing that we received such wonderful treatment from a knowledgeable and helpful group of wait staff made our experience that much more enjoyable.
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This recipe for chicken francaise includes swiss chard and hot sauce.
This bourbon milkshake is both refreshing and warming at once.
This unique dish can’t be found at your local seafood restaurant.
With Thanksgiving on its way, this recipe will help spice things up.
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A popular New Jersey deli owns up to the hype.
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Try this variation of Thai red curry at home.
Try the lighter side of chili with this recipe for white chicken chili.
The sushi at Asian Bistro makes it more than just a diamond in the rough.
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Whip up this healthy farmer’s market mash with some seasonal ingredients.
This fish recipe requires just a few simple steps and yields a delicious meal.
Start the week fresh with this healthy and delicious protein shake.
Bake these fall fruity muffins for your next brunch get together.
Rickshaw Dumplings is shaping the way we eat dumplings in NYC.
Eat this healthy meatloaf alternative instead of classic meatloaf this fall and winter.
By Dane Feldman Photo by Dane Feldman. This week, I bought my first batch of grapefruits of the season, which means I’ll likely go on a grapefruit recipe rampage. This ginger greyhound is just my jumping off point, but I can see this cocktail becoming a staple for me this winter. What you’ll need: 2 oz dry gin 2 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice Ginger ale Ice Directions: Put the ice in the bottom of a rocks glass and pour the gin over it. Squeeze the grapefruit juice into the glass and add in the pulp as well. Top off with what should be about 3-4 ounces of ginger ale and stir. I used half of a grapefruit and its pulp to add another dimension to the drink, but for those who aren’t pulp fans it isn’t a must. The ginger ale brings out the flavor in both the grapefruit juice and the gin, which makes this a more three-dimensional greyhound. For anyone looking for more Halloween-themed food and drinks, check out BTR’s Halloween’s Here Pinterest board.
This original marinade makes for a citrusy and flavorful oven-baked chicken.
This stuffed acorn and delicata squash recipe will spice up any fall dinner and even Thanksgiving.
This spicy side dish is simple to cook up and goes well with a wide variety of other foods.
This brunch staple is as flexible as can be.
Our Unofficial Sushi Month coverage continues!
Combine some seasonal vegetables with filets of flounder for this healthy dish.
Salsa Y Salsa is quickly becoming a BTR favorite happy hour spot.
Dane and Eatopia’s DJ Hanabi venture to MetLife Stadium and eat some fanfare.
This spicy side dish pairs well with almost anything.
Butternut squash soup is a fall classic that can’t be reckoned with.
No brunch is complete without silver dollar pancakes.
Asuka Sushi is a reminder that there’s no dining experience quite like being treated like you belong.
This risotto recipe separates itself from the pack with langostino tails and string beans.
Curl up on the couch this fall with a hot bourbon and cider.
This spicy spin on guacamole is simple and delicious.
Hurry out to the apple orchards before fall’s end.
Make delicious soup for autumn using just a few fresh ingredients.
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The Union Square W Hotel bar, Olives, stands out among the pack of other expensive NYC hotel bars.
Revamp a classic with this recipe for a more modern version of chicken parm.
This light and seasonal gin cocktail delivers a smooth kick.
Trader Joe’s seafood blend gives this dish the perfect boost.
Indulge in these doughy and dense pumpkin spice cookies this fall.
This fall-inspired smoothie is a great way to shake up your post-workout meal.
This week’s Sunday Brunch recipe is a simple one that won’t compromise taste.
BonChon on John Street is one of the best college spots in NYC.
Grilling doesn’t have to restricted to summer with these chicken burgers.
Keep fall going with this boozy recipe for a pumpkin milkshake.
Seasonal farmer’s market vegetables make a great roasted side dish.
October’s here with these homemade pumpkin walnut muffins.
Tasty Picky Bars are the perfect combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates meant for athletes.
Forget about the tired pumpkin recipes for fall and try this one for pumpkin oatmeal.
Pommes Frites, a Belgian french fry shop, is a great snack spot in NYC.
Wow house guests with these healthy recipe for single-serve pumpkin mousse.
Bourbon, fig, and orange juice makes for the perfect fall cocktail (and it’s orange!).
Tim Dillon and Dane collaborate on this fall-festive recipe for blackened duck orange.
Welcome fall with this hearty combination of sweet potatoes and black beans.
Kick off fall with homemade oven-baked pumpkin fries.
Make mayonnaise-less egg salad without compromising flavor.
Dish + Drink’s quest for the best burger in NYC continues with a burger from Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen.
Shake Shack and Cronut creator, Dominique Ansel, team up to make custard.
Celebrate fall and National Bourbon Heritage Month with bourbon cider.
Add figs to your next oven-baked chicken dish.
Reel in fall with homemade curried pumpkin seeds this week.
Wow guests at a cocktail party with these easy stuffed tomatoes.
Spice up your grilled cheese with brie, fruit, and caramelized onions.
A trip to Cape May might be worth it for Frescos menu.
Turn leftover salmon into a delicious and fresh lunch.
Bourbon Heritage Month is in full-swing with this cocktail float.
Whip up this restaurant-style Italian dip for your next cocktail party.
Whip up this farmer’s market veggies and chicken dish before summer’s end.
Serve this hot habanero cheese dip next Sunday afternoon during the game.
Spice up your french toast with challah bread and extra eggs.
The original Shake Shack lives up to its reputation.
Try this healthier version of classic banana bread.
Try this bourbon sidecar variation with fresh citrus juices.
Reel in autumn with this recipe for homemade apple sauce.
The grounds at the 2013 US Open offer some great spots for foodies.
Grill these homemade chicken burgers this Labor Day.
Serve refreshing gin mint lemonade at your Labor Day brunch.
Mira Sushi & Izakaya is a great spot for food and drinks, just maybe not for happy hour.
Make vegetable shrimp curry at home.
Before summer’s end, try out these refreshing watermelon martinis.
Saute some seasonal swiss chard before summer’s end.
Spice up classic mac and cheese with hot peppers and avocado cheese sauce.
Enjoy this twist on the classic Italian Oreganata with flounder instead of shrimp.
Brunch doesn’t have to mean heavy French toast and greasy bacon.
BTR staff check out NYC’s Mission Chinese Food for the first time.
This spicy cantaloupe soup takes just 10 minutes to make.
Make your own lime-infused vodka by making lime limoncello at home.
Using an abundance of seasonal vegetables differentiates this fried rice from the rest of the pack.
Adding lemon zest and zucchini to this pasta dish makes it just right for summer dinner.
Whip up some of this homemade spicy chili lime butter for grilled swordfish.
Complete Sunday Brunch this week with some whole wheat blueberry muffins.
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New York Burger Co. combines too many strong flavors and is otherwise somewhat forgettable.
Sauté some garden veggies to make a spicy Mexican side dish.
Celebrate the heat of the summer with a frozen gimlet.
Grill chicken using fresh rosemary and lime before grilling season is over.
Make this cold shrimp appetizer for your next barbecue.
Put a spin on pasta and pesto with langostino tails and pistachio pesto.
By Dane Feldman Photo by Dane Feldman. Welcome, once again, to Sunday Brunch here on Dish + Drink. It’s been a while since I posted a cocktail recipe for this segment (I know, I know, I’ve gotten a bit wrapped up in various egg dishes). In the spirit of summer being in full-swing, I thought it best to work on a perfectly summery brunch drink. What you’ll need: 2 oz wine 2 oz seltzer/club soda 1/4 oz creme de cassis Ice 4 strawberries Directions: In a blender, combine the wine, seltzer, creme de cassis, and ice. Wash and add in 2 of the strawberries before blending. Serve in wine glasses or champagne flutes with the remaining 2 strawberries. This drink is a spin on a classic favorite: the kir royale, which is traditionally a champagne cocktail. Instead of using champagne, I used a combination of wine and seltzer because I wanted to keep the same volume of liquid without a higher alcohol content. If you plan to use champagne in this recipe, I would suggest cutting it with extra ice.
The cheeseburgers at brgr in NYC are impressively good and well worth a try.
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Make limoncello at home with this simple recipe for Thirsty Thursday.
Zen isn’t the best sushi spot in NYC, but it’s always half price.
Indulge and nourish yourself at the same tiem with this coffee protein shake.
Make a delicious and hearty dinner using only what you already have in your refrigerator.
Cafeteria in Chelsea is a great spot for Sunday Brunch, but it may not be worth the price.
Dane checks out some of the hot spots in NYC’s Koreatown.
Ben & Jerry’s brings free city-inspired ice cream flavors to 11 US cities including NYC.
Thirsty Thursday is here and it’s time for some muddle strawberries and whisky.
This sandwich is a variation of the croque monsieur, croque madame, and monte cristo.
This NJ diner isn’t what you might expect as it serves Thai food exclusively.
Combining Thai basil and chili paste makes this cucumber salad both refreshing and spicy.
Use scraps from smoked salmon to make lox cream cheese at home.
Cook leftover stone fruits into a fruity compote for dessert.
Naked Juice, owned by PepsiCo, settled a $9M lawsuit regarding all natural ingredients and GMOs.
This peach mint cocktail packs a punch with either bourbon or vodka.
Asuka in Chelsea is a great deal for both sushi and happy hour.
Quinoa as a breakfast component is just as delicious and nourishing as it is as a dinner component.
The farmer’s markets in July have different produce on offer than they did in June.
Serve up these egg cups at brunch this Sunday.
Kick the weekend off with this light take on an Italian classic.
Fill up and fuel your body with a hearty protein shake.
Shake up the classic gimlet with this fruity recipe.
Use overripe bananas to bake these healthy banana nut muffins.
Mussels and clams together is a great summer dish, rain or shine.
Add some grilled zucchini to your sauteed vegetables for extra flavor.
Sunday Brunch serves eggs this week with a spicy southwest spin.
Venture to New Jersey for some quality dining al fresco.
Kick off your weekend with this healthy breakfast shake.
Update your home with a functional and stylish bar cart.
Switch up your pesto with some walnuts instead of pine nuts.
Dane interviews Dominique Ansel, head chef and owner of the bakery responsible for the trademarked Cronut.
Sauté veggies with fingerling potatoes for a hearty and healthy side dish.
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Combine celebrating America and enjoying Sunday Brunch with this champagne cocktail.
Bake some red, white, and blue cookies this holiday weekend.
Bake an American flag cake from scratch for this year’s July 4th barbecues.
Celebrate Independence Day with homemade jell-O shots.
Grill steak instead of burgers this Independence Day.
Celebrate America’s birthday by grilling some North American rainbow trout and corn.
These two healthy red, white, and blue breakfasts are in the spirit of Birthday Week.
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Try this recipe for a guilt-free bagel experience.
Try this recipe at home for spicy shrimp and vegetable curry.
Fresh cucumbers make for great summer sides.
Thirsty Thursday on D+D takes a look at the Lantern’s Keep, a swanky bar in the Iroquois Hotel near Times Square.
Serve this zesty marinade over grilled salmon for a tasty summer dish.
BTR staff members try a variety of meats at NYC favorite Bareburger.
Check out what to find this week at your local farmer’s markets.
Put these lemonade cubes in your iced tea for a refreshing spin on the Arnold Palmer.
Try these simple steps to make your own sorbet at home.
Baked sweet potato fries are a great alternative to regular French fries.
The frozen fruity gin fizz is a no brainer when it comes to summer cocktails.
Cauliflower and broccoli rabe make this pesto stand out from the crowd.
Great grandmothers make the best chicken vegetable burgers.
Use this homemade rub for your next grilled chicken dinner.
This Sunday try avocado and yogurt in your deviled eggs for a refreshing spin on a classic.
Frozen yogurt bananas are packed with protein and natural sugars.
Keep cool and caffeinated this summer with these coffee ice cubes.
Not all cocktail popsicles are good cocktail popsicles.
Slow Food USA has been gaining traction since 1989 with its anti-fast food mantra.
Taking small, but efficient steps can help thwart procrastination.
In the spirit of Slow Week here on BTR, Dish + Drink focuses on a slow-cooking Israeli breakfast.
Tips and tricks to help energize your body and fuel it with the right kinds of slow foods.
Watermelon salad in martini glasses adds zest to brunch.
Start the weekend off right with a refreshingly light fruit smoothie.
Get your Thirsty Thursday on with this southern classic!
How to: grow your own lettuce and arugula.
This homemade hummus recipe is a great and easy alternative to store bought hummus.
Try this recipe for quinoa black bean burgers with avocado yogurt sauce.
Try these strawberries two ways at your next Sunday brunch.
Spice up your salad regimen with this new spin on an old favorite.
Celebrate Thirsty Thursday this week with a spin on the classic mint julep.
Make your oatmeal the night before with this no-cook breakfast recipe.
Egg whites meet smoked salmon in this simple and nutritious sandwich.
Gear up for the week with this healthy advice.
Spice up your Memorial Day brunch with new recipes.
Enjoy some classic American cocktails this holiday celebration.
Avoid overeating this weekend at various Memorial Day barbecues.
BTR staff members experiment with three kinds of tequila in spirit of Thirsty Thursday.
This protein smoothie is great for an on-the-go breakfast as well as a post-workout meal.
Documenting some stellar eats at this year’s foodie and music fest in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Blueberries are great in more than just waffles. For instance, take Quinoa.
Forty years after Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate continues amidst new emerging state laws.
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Every major error from every major media outlet covering the Boston Marathon bombing, tallied for your enjoyment.
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