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Belinda Chang joined The Modern, the Michelin-starred, fine dining restaurant in New York City's Museum of Modern Art, as Wine Director in November 2007. Before that, she coordinated the wine service at restaurants by culinary luminaries like Rick Tramanto, Charlie Trotter and Laurent Gras.
Considering the overwhelming number of Eatocracy readers that like to get their drink on, it only seems fitting that today's 5@5 offers up those same good libations.
As it turns out, boozing doesn't have to be a budget buzz kill.
5 Ways to Sex Up a Bargain Wine Bottle: Sommelier Belinda Chang
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Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks ... and bottomless nachos ... and unlimited ice cream ... oh, and a refillable fountain soda.
For the 2010 season, 19 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams are offering an all-you-can-eat seating promotion in their ball parks.
"It's a great deal, especially for the teams that aren't selling out every game," said Baltimore Orioles fan Matthew Cavalier.
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Consider the lobster: The population of the crustaceans is at such low levels along the East Coast that a regulatory agency is proposing a five-year ban on harvesting them between Cape Cod and Virginia.
"Long Island Sound, in particular, has been in poor health since 1999," said Toni Kerns, senior fishery management plan coordinator at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. "We had a die off in the fishery."
On Thursday, the technical committee of biologists for the Atlantic commission is meeting in Warwick, R.I., to discuss the proposal. They have the final authority to shut down lobstering in these coastal waters.
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