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    Say it, Eat it: Edamame

    Edamame[eta ma may] Soybeans in the pod. They could get confused for snow peas in a police lineup, except unlike snow peas, your blunt human teeth can’t bite through an edamame pod (but you’ll sure look good trying). Instead, the beans are squeezed out in a fashion similar to the way one might go after… Read on

    Posted: January 15, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Endive

    Endive[en dive or on deev] A leafy vegetable used in salads. People argue on the pronunciation – is it en-dive or on-deev. But both are correct (and actually refer to different leafy vegetables) according to the endive know-it-alls at endive.com Hear it: Eat it: Get a fill of endive in The Corner Room’s bitter greens… Read on

    Posted: January 14, 2013
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    Watch: Tidwell Taste Tour drinks Shipyard Pumpkinhead

    "Did they put the wrong beer in here?" That's the gist of this sample-on-video from the Tidwell Taste Tour (two brothers. one friend, many beers). Sure, most folks have long forgotten about pumpkin beer season, but it's worth a mid-winter look for both the commentary and the animal hats. Oh, and the alternating background graphics. Read on

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    Grilled Cheese with Apple & Sriracha Butter

    Sriracha has developed a pretty dedicated following. The hot sauce gives the grill cheese quite a kick in the pants, but the apple helps keep things from getting out of control. See the full recipe on foodie.com   Read on

    Posted: January 13, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Foie gras

    Foie gras[fwa gra] Fat liver. Specifically, the liver from a goose or duck that’s been fattened for the purpose, unlike some human livers, which are fattened for no reason. Hear it: Eat it: Five Fifty-Five serves Hudson Valley foie gras terrine Try foie gras in a jar at Duckfat Read on

    Posted: January 13, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Frites

    Frites[freet] French fries. Because a fry by any other name is still as salty and delicious. And these beloved sticks of starch are the foundation of another culinary delight on our list: poutine. Hear it: Eat it: It’s a classic: flat-iron steak and frites at Petite Jacqueline The Old Port Sea Grill has steak frites… Read on

    Posted: January 12, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Gnocchi

    Gnocchi[nyo kee] Small dumplings. They’re potato, not pasta, and they’re delicious. (“Gnocchi” is plural. Just one is a “gnocco,” should you want to hoist one into the air mid-meal and proclaim, “This gnocco is the best of them all!”) Hear it: Eat it: Order the gnocchi Parisienne at Petite Jacqueline Local 188 offers house-made gnocchi… Read on

    Posted: January 11, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Gyro

    Gyro [yeer-oh] Meat roasted on a vertical spit. The Greek sandwich is typically served with tomatoes, onions, French fries, and sauce and is wrapped in pita. It’s also often pronounced “jai-roh” around here, but either way you order it, you’ll get the right sandwich. Hear it: Eat it: Get your gyro at Whaddapita, once it… Read on

    Posted: January 10, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Mole

    Mole [mo lay] Simply put: sauce. Mole is the general term for sauce in Mexican cuisine (i.e., “guaca” means “avocado,” and “mole” means “sauce,” so guacamole literally translates to “avocado sauce,” although “waka mo lay” is more fun to say.) Hear it: Eat it: Zapoteca’s tres sopes dish includes golden masa bites with a variety… Read on

    Posted: January 9, 2013
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    Drink Cheap: Beer for a penny at El Rayo

    But El Rayo understands. Buy a shot of any tequila - from the $12 Don Julio (it's "the original Patron," according to the bartender) to the $7 Familia Camarena - and get a Sol beer for just a penny. Any time. Even better, tequilas are half off on Saturdays, so you can cheaply acquire a shot of tequila and a bottle of Sol for $3.51. Read on