The paws that refreshes – do you eat with your hands?
February 3rd, 2011
06:00 PM ET
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Yes, we're later than usual on the poll today. For one, I actually (gasp!) left my desk for lunch today in order to record a podcast for our new series (more on that soon). Actually, though, I'm attributing it more to having signed up for the 10:30 seating of chefs Eddie Huang and Tyler Kord's Chinese New Year dinner at No. 7 restaurant in Brooklyn last night.

Diners lucky enough to score a reservation (rumor had it that Jimmy Fallon's party couldn't nab an 8 p.m. table and had to abandon mission) clustered around a communal table, daintily spooning and spearing family-style cold sesame noodles, sausage dumplings and pickles onto their square white plates.

Chopsticks picked up pace, clattering as bowls of bitter butter greens, a soy-drizzled whole Dorade and obscenely silken tofu topped with century-old egg hit the table. By the time the fat-swaddled pork shoulder and eight-treasure (1. lotus seeds, 2. edamame, 3. smoked ham, 4. mushrooms and...did I mention there was also wine?...) glutinous rice-stuffed duck arrived, decorum had flapped out the window.

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5@5 - Chef Tim Love
February 3rd, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

If you're one of the 100,000 lucky fans funneling into Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, you're going to need to eat while you're in town - unless you're on a liquid diet of Budweiser, which isn't yet FDA-approved. Opportunely enough, we've enlisted a local to put together a list of spots you shouldn't miss, even if it means you might be late for the game.

Tim Love is the chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth, where his urban western cuisine has garnered him national critical acclaim. He also operates two locations of the burger-centric Love Shack. You may remember him from his highly commented vegetarian-dissing ways earlier this year - but this time, he's saving his beef with not eating meat and talking pigskin.

Where to Eat in Dallas-Fort Worth for the Super Bowl: Tim Love

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February 3rd, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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Box lunch
February 3rd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • A 12-year-old girl found a candy heart with an unusual spelling boo(b)-boo. (It'll all make sense when you read). - Gawker

  • Eating a tuna sandwich and drinking a glass of buttermilk is an art. - New York Times

  • An unlikely pairing: Trinidad and Tobago and Chinese New Year. - NPR

  • Food writer Harold McGee wants to know why beans give you wind. - Guardian

  • A Waikiki restaurant is under fire for adding 15 percent gratuity to checks of non-English speaking guests. - KITV
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Super Bowl Smackdown: Bratwurst and cheese vs golabki and pierogies
February 3rd, 2011
11:30 AM ET
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Jill Billante is a Senior Producer at AC360°.

Gridiron pundits say the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are pretty evenly matched for Sunday's Super Bowl. The odds-makers seem to believe the same.

The spread is a low 2.5 points to the Steelers as underdog, but when it comes to game day grub, how do the two cities stack up?

iReport: Planning a Super Bowl road trip?

I'm a Pittsburgh gal, born and bred. I'll be cheering for the boys in black and gold, with an Iron City beer in one hand and a plate of pierogies in the other, as they go for an unprecedented seventh Super Bowl win. That doesn't stop me from indulging in the rich food heritage fueling both teams.

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