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Top 10 American Steakhouses

Forget those hoary stereotypes about women’s eating preferences. The ladies love a good steak! Here are America’s ten best steakhouses courtesy of the online women’s lifestyle magazine PureWow. It’s a solid and not entirely predictable list that hits a pair of Old New York classics, Peter Luger and Keen’s, a celebrity chef spot in L.A., Cut, from Wolfgang Puck, and a trio of Midwest old-time favorites in Archie’s Waeside of Iowa, St. Elmo of Indy, and Oklahoma City’s Cattlemen’s. Have a look and argue to your heart’s content.

One Night Only Shake Shack Pop-Up in LA

Shake Shack announced last year that they would be entering the Los Angeles market sometime in 2016. That first area Shack should be open in West Hollywood by late spring. But there’s no need to wait! On Monday, January 25th, from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., the restaurant Son of a Gun, at 8370 West 3rd Street in Los Angeles, will host a Shake Shack pop-up. ShackBurgers, crinkle-cut fries, and a whoopie pie dessert will be on the menu that evening. Mark your calendars if you want to see what all the fuss is about.

‘Tis the Season for Peppermint Ice Cream!

When the weather turns cold, and the scent of pine is in the air… and twinkling lights hang from the eaves, and fat men in red suits loiter on street corners and in department stores… it can only mean one thing: peppermint ice cream is back! We’re not talking about the green mint chip ice cream that is available year round (and which is quite alright by us) but that (unfortunately) seasonal pink concoction, often studded with red and white bits of peppermint candy. Continue reading

Gus’s Fried Chicken Hits Knoxville TN Early 2016

Gus’s Fried Chicken, which began life in the 1950s in the small town of Mason, Tennessee, northeast of Memphis, will be opening their 13th store early next year in Knoxville, TN. That’s not all for the spicy-crusted bird that many folks put on their top-ten lists. By early 2016 there should also be new stores in Los Angeles, Detroit, Fort Worth, and Kansas City (where it will face especially stiff competition). Future stores are in the works for St. Louis and Philadelphia.

Clifton’s Cafeteria of LA Finally Open!

Actual waterfalls, a giant (fake) redwood, a big hunk o’ meteorite, and Jell-O — it’s all back in Los Angeles as Clifton’s Cafeteria finally made its long-awaited return! Andrew Meieran purchased the 80-year-old California landmark that had seen better days in 2010 and promptly closed it for renovations, which dragged on for so long we were skeptical Clifton’s would ever reopen. But the doors were flung open on October 1st and over 12,000 customers were served over the first four days. Check out this series of panoramic photos of the five-story restaurant on the LA Times website.

The Story of the Sonoran Hot Dog

What makes the Sonoran hot dog? Is it enough to wrap a dog with bacon before cooking it? Does it have to be inserted into a bolillo? Or does it only become a Sonoran dog when the strangely compatible array of toppings — beans, tomatoes, onions, mustard, crema and/or mayo — lands atop the package? Dalina Castellanos writes about the Sonoran dogs’ origins in Hermosillo, Mexico, how it took hold in Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles’ eventual bastardization of the concept. Check it out.

You, Too, Can Tip $150 On a $20 Check

Paul Hewson stopped in to Canter’s deli in Los Angeles with some friends very late Saturday night. He asked the waitress to decide for him what to eat. His 80-year-old waitress, a five-decade veteran, brought him some matzo ball soup and a Reuben. He finished his food which, if you know Jewish delis, is really saying something. His check came to $20. He left his waitress, who wasn’t aware that Paul Hewson’s stage name is Bono until after he had eaten and her co-workers clued her in, a $150 tip. Guess she chose his dinner well!

LAF in the A.M. March 1st, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVER’S DAY!

A Closer Look at Beard Honoree Guelaguetza of LA

More Details on Gus’s Fried Chicken Atlanta Arrival

Graeter’s Seasonal Flavor Made with Kentucky Bourbon

Fine Italian Disguised as a Diner in Katonah NY

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LAF in the A.M. February 28th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY!

5 America’s Classics Named for 2015

Two New Boston-Area Shake Shacks Opening Next Week

KC Star Reviews Snead’s in Belton

Secret to Getting a No-Wait Seat at Al’s Breakfast of MPLS

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LAF in the A.M. February 23rd, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL BANANA BREAD DAY!

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles Opens in Gilbert AZ

Deli Man Movie Review

10 Best Things to Eat in New Orleans

USC Reviews New Cassell’s Burgers

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LAF in the A.M. February 19th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY!

Gus’s Fried Chicken Going National

Dining Out in Snowy Portland ME

The Best of Carolina BBQ

The Best American BBQ Cities

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LAF in the A.M. February 10th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY!

Best Pizza in 11 Cities

A Post-IPO Boots-On-the-Ground Assessment of Shake Shack

Dallas Loves Al’s Beef

Dozen Best Pizzas of Boston

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LAF in the A.M. February 9th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL BAGELS AND LOX DAY!

El Lay’s Best Soups

Great Soup in Greenwich CT

NYC’s Grand Central Terminal Celebrates Chocolate

T. Brian Handrigan, Owner of Champlin’s Seafood of RI, Has Died

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LAF in the A.M. February 3rd, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!

Some Love for Arthur Bryant’s

Blondie Joins Dagwood at Sycamore

Galatoire’s Homeless Line Placeholders

Clifton’s Cafeteria of LA Making Progress

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LAF in the A.M. January 27th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY!

New Big Texan Record!

Cassell’s Burgers in LA

Indy’s Great Steakhouses

Lynn’s Favorite Recipes from Paradise

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LAF in the A.M. January 22nd, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY!

Top 15 Restaurants/Bars of Detroit

Free Chili at Philippe’s in LA

Summerton Diner in SC: “The Heart of Its Community”

“The Last Gentleman Bartender”

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LAF in the A.M. January 18th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL PEKING DUCK DAY!

Farm Fresh Eggs at Woodside Farm Creamery of DE

10 Family Restaurants in ATL

Barbecue Sauce Map of the Carolinas

5 Great Fried Chicken Spots

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LAF in the A.M. January 13th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY!

Whence Came the French Dip?

10% Off Ben’s Chili Bowl in Arlington, VA

The Big Chicago Pizza Guide

D.C. Brunch Guide: Not Just for Jerks

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LAF in the A.M. January 10th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY!

Fred Sauceman on Hot Chicken

Spicy Cheese Corn

LA’s Best Classic Cocktail Bar

$60,000 Damage at Cozy Corner

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LAF in the A.M. January 4th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

America’s Top 101 Burgers

Did You Have Your Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread This New Year’s Day?

The Diviest Dive Bars

Bipartisan Soup

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