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MGM in DC Snags Big Time Chefs

I’ve been a fan of the MGM Grand in Vegas since it had a kid-friendly theme park back in the ’90s (ah, kid-friendly Vegas — what a giant mistake). Nowadays I go because I like their blackjack tables and the Deal or No Deal game. Vegas isn’t the only place to catch an MGM casino,…

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New Orleans Food Porn Explosion

If you’re currently recovering from a Thanksgiving food coma, I have the cure. It’s a photographic hair of the dog, of sorts. I just spent a long weekend in New Orleans and ate my face off (not literally — my face is still very much intact). New Orleans is one of the best eating cities…

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How to Have a Supremely Portland Day

Outside of my current home in Los Angeles, there are three other cities in America that I could see myself living in: Chicago (my home and native land), Austin, and Portland (Oregon, not Maine). I’ve loved Portland since the first time I came here roughly ten years ago, long before it was known as #PDX…

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What the Heck is an Ice Chef?

If you love food, you’re probably familiar with the basic titles in a kitchen: executive chef, line cook, pastry chef, etc. If you really love food, you might even know the difference between an executive chef and a chef de cuisine (kind of like the Chief of Police versus the Deputy of Operations in a police…

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