Spicy Dry Rub

This is a very versatile recipe for our favorite dry rub. It can be used on any type of meat but our favorites are grilled shrimp, prime rib, baby back ribs and chicken.

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Poppyseed Bread

If you make this recipe, there is a good chance that you will eat it all in one sitting. It is perfectly sweet with a soft center and a crunchy glaze on the outside. It can be made into small loafs or into a bundt cake and is perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dessert.

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The Westside Local

The Westside Local is a casual and elegant farm to table restaurant located in the up and coming, you guessed it, Westside of Kansas City, Missouri. It has an awesome beer garden with rustic picnic tables, creative flower arrangements, hanging plants and a vine covered pergola providing shade even on the hottest summer days. They grow many of their own ingredients in their backyard urban style garden. The beer and wine menu is plentiful and the food menu is ever changing to accommodate the season.


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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale

Overall Rating- 92

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Corn Smut the New Truffle

Corn smut, also known as Huitlacoche is a fungus that infects corn and replaces the normal kernels with large distorted fungal tumors similar to mushrooms. The origin of the name is debated but probably means either sleeping excrement or raven’s excrement. Sounds tasty right?

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Spicy Asian Marinade

This is one of the most versatile marinades I’ve ever had. It goes well with chicken, beef, salmon and pork.

It has all of the elements of a perfect marinade. The spiciness from the Sriracha chili sauce, wasabi paste and fresh grated ginger. The saltiness of the soy sauce. The tartness of fresh squeezed lemon juice and rice wine vinegar. The sweetness of brown sugar.

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Elyse Winery

If you’re looking for a wine tasting experience that shows off what’s magical about the Napa Valley, Elyse Winery should be one of your first stops. Located just southwest of Yountville, this is a family owned, hand-crafted, small production winery with a focus on affordable reds.

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Linger Eatuary

You better make your reservation now because Linger is a very popular place (for good reason). Located in the Highlands district of Denver in the former Olinger Mortuary, the name and sign were cleverly altered into Linger Eatuary. The old stainless steel medical charts from the mortuary are now used as drink menus. Slightly morbid, yes, do I care, no because the food and drinks are so damn good. The genre is described as global street food and is similar to a tapas bar meaning they offer a large variety of small plates mostly in the $8-10 range. The menu is divided into categories such as, Americas, Asia, South Asia, Africa and The Middle East, Europe and Eurasia.


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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

The science behind bread is very interesting. In order to make bread rise you need bubbles. To create these bubbles and make a soft light bread, there are two options.

First, you can use yeast which ferments the natural sugars in flour into alcohol and carbon dioxide. This will also create a unique flavor which in the case of biscuits is undesirable.

The second option, which we will use in this recipe, is a leavening agent called baking powder. Baking powder is a combination of acid (sodium aluminum sulfate and mono calcium phosphate) and a base or alkaline chemical (sodium bicarbonate AKA-baking soda). When the acid and base react with the liquid in the biscuit mix, they create carbon dioxide bubbles which will make the dough rise.

I have been working on perfecting the biscuit recipe for years. I have finally figured it out. It is not a technically difficult recipe and only requires basic ingredients. You will not be disappointed!

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Ephemere La Fin Du Monde

Overall Rating- 85

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Spicy Serrano Turkey Burgers

This is the spicy and healthy relative of the hamburger. Turkey alone can be bland but this lack of intrinsic flavor allows the other ingredients to stand out.

Often, the downfall of entertaining is spending the entire night cooking which leaves no time to enjoy the company of your guests. This is an easy recipe that can even be made the day before. In fact, I suggest making it the day before in order to let the spices diffuse into the ground turkey.

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Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Popovers

Popovers are basically the American version of Yorkshire pudding. They are hollow rolls made from batter, similar to that which you would make for crepes or pancakes (although no sugar is added in this case). They are very easy to make and require only a few ingredients. I decided to stuff them with cheddar but you could use any type of cheese you prefer as long as it melts well.

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Sriracha from Scratch

After growing a Thai Chili plant this last summer, I had hundreds of these extremely spicy peppers left over. I wanted to preserve them so I used my food dehydrator to dry them. You can also buy them already dried and very cheap at most grocery stores. Granted, it is probably much easier to just buy a bottle of Sriracha Sauce but I promise you that the “made from scratch” version is much better.

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Valkyrie is Making Serious Drinks

Valkyrie is making serious drinks in the Brady district of downtown Tulsa. It is rather small and depending on the night may even have a line out front to get in. They don’t serve food allowing them to focus all of their energy on absolutely perfect cocktails. The owner will not allow private parties because he wants anyone to be welcome on any given night.

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The Perfect Brine and the Science behind it

When it comes to brining, there are multiple theories about how it works. First, I will attempt to logically disprove some common myths about brining. Then, I will use my background in chemistry, anatomy and physiology to construct an accurate theory.

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Colorado Spicy Green Chili

Spicy Green Chili Stew is found at nearly all Mexican restaurants throughout New Mexico and Colorado. It can be eaten like soup or used to “smother” a burrito, tamale, hash browns or even a hamburger. The only essential ingredient is roasted Hatch Green Chiles. If you can’t find them fresh, you can surely find them in the frozen section at your local grocery store. Every family has their secret recipe and variation. Some add pinto beans, some add diced potatoes, some use chicken instead of pork. This is my family’s recipe that we have perfected over the years. Enjoy!

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