5@5 - Set a nervous drinker at ease
January 31st, 2012
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.

A nervous drinker walks into a bar...

OK, we got nothing - but what we lack in punch lines, we're about to make up for in advice.

Whether you're a bona fide professional bartender or just like to stir things up as the barkeep in the comfort of your own home, you're likely to encounter a guest who doesn't quite know what to make of modern cocktail culture.

As a bartender at a busy hotel bar, Jamie Sanford from Vesper Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas regularly serves cocktail fetishists and booze neophytes alike – and manages to make both feel just as welcome.

Learn his tips to set an anxious drink orderer - and drink maker, for that matter - at ease.

Five Ways to Put a Nervous Drinker at Ease: Jamie Sanford
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Blogger Spotlight: Taco Trail
January 31st, 2012
02:30 PM ET
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We're highlighting local and regional bloggers we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should.

Who: José Ralat-Maldonado, of Taco Trail
Where: Dallas, Texas
Twitter: @TacoTrail
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Box lunch: Malodorous complaints and Doodle habits
January 31st, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Everybody poops. Sometimes, they even do it in restaurants. Who is to blame? - Denver Westword



  • The rise and fall of the ladies who lunch. - Vanity Fair


  • Because he's just like us, Mitt Romney makes an unannounced lunch stop at McDonald's in Florida. - The Note


  • Mr. Potato Head is one heck of a mustachioed mixologist. - Serious Drinks
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Mehepyewpleez? A love letter to K&W Cafeteria
January 31st, 2012
09:05 AM ET
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If at some point my rapidly advancing decrepitude becomes just too much for me to bear, I'm not too fussed. I have a plan. I'm going to quit my job, my home, my life up North and seek employment at the first outpost of the K&W Cafeteria chain that will have me. By all reputable accounts, no one who works there has ever aged so much as a day since they opened in 1937.

I have no empirical proof that this is true. I've only been aware of the existence of the K&W for the past seven years, but I've been privy to enough anecdotal accounts to suggest that the "congeal" molecule in a K&W tomato aspic is the key to life eternal. This was, in fact, a discovery made by the owners - members of an alien race who came to Earth many decades ago to study us and keep us in their sway via the power of luscious gravy, sweet tea and reasonable prices on classic Southern cafeteria-style food. And, I'm cool with it.
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Breakfast buffet: National Brandy Alexander day
January 31st, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Brandy, you're a fine drink - January 31 is National Brandy Alexander Day!

Seriously, half the fun of this early 20th century cocktail is just saying the name with a ridiculous accent. But by all means, clink glasses and make sure you enjoy one today too.

The Brandy Alexander is a sweet cocktail made with cognac and crème de cacao. It is based on an earlier gin-based cocktail known as the Alexander. And while it was created in 1922, near the time of Princess Mary's marriage to Viscount Lascelles, most believe the drink is named after Alexander II, the Russian tsar.
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Coffee klatsch
January 31st, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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We are utterly thrilled when readers want to hang out and talk – whether it's amongst themselves or in response to pieces we've posted. We want Eatocracy to be a cozy, spirited online home for those who find their way here.

Consider the daily Coffee Klatsch post as your VIP lounge – the primary comments thread for readers who'd like to chat about topics not related to the articles we're running. That way, everyone knows where to find each other, and each post's comments section remains on topic.
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January 30th, 2012
09:30 PM ET
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Foothills Brewery sells this cocoa-infused Imperial Stout just once a year, and fans can't wait to get their fill.

Previously - Are you ready for some brewskis? Beers for Super Bowl XLVI

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The best sushi restaurants in Tokyo
January 30th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
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Ask five Tokyoites to name the best sushi restaurants in the city, and you’re likely to get five different answers - the old "how long is a piece of string?" quandary.

That's because the sushi experience is a very personal one that can include not only raw seafood, but also things like unmatched service, chefs whose skills were honed by years of apprenticeship, an atmosphere that screams “traditional Japan” and, in many cases, a whopping bill. Because of all this, any one traveler’s favorite sushi experience is going to largely depend on budget, interests and previous experience with the cuisine.
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Are you ready for some brewskis? Beers for Super Bowl XLVI
January 30th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.

Yes, it is once again upon us, the gladiatorial apex of American sports, the most exciting game of the year (well, not usually, but it’s supposed to be), the day that drives sales of more than 51 million cases of beer (not to mention 53 million pounds of avocados, which brings to mind a disconcerting image of millions of Americans sitting in front of their TV with a Bud in one hand and an avocado in the other).

Yes, that day, the day of days, the Super Bowl. And when it comes to wine pairings for the Super Bowl, well, forget that craziness. The Super Bowl means beer.

Now, you could drink some sort of generic "lite" hogwash, but why would you do that when the two competing teams come from places that are littered with terrific regional breweries? Show some support! Drink your team’s hometown - or home pretty-much-the-same-region - brew. Here’s a selection of excellent Patriots or Giants-oriented possibilities.
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