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The 8 Best New Restaurants In Las Vegas

As part of the Taste Tour of Las Vegas hosted by the Harrah’s group of resorts, a few years back, FriendsEAT co-founders Antonio Evans and Blanca Valbuena dined at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Blanca characterized Margaritaville as more of a throwback … Continue reading

34 Insane Baseball Stadium Foods You Can Make At Home

Spring is here and that means baseball and all that insanely delicious stadium food. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, in 1893, sausages became the standard fare at baseball parks. This tradition is believed to have been … Continue reading

11 Types of Pig-Free Bacon That Will Blow Your Mind

America is in love with bacon which has become an irresistible obsession thanks to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes such as Smoked Bacon-and-egg Ice Cream. But as The Daily Meal points out, there are … Continue reading

22 Cultural Varieties of Chicken Soup To Feed The Soul

While the Chinese consume more chicken soup than any other culture, this savory soup has long been referred to in the Ashkenazic Jewish culture as Jewish Penicillin and a sworn cure of all maladies. Some studies indicate components in chicken … Continue reading

The 10 Most Dangerous Foods You Can Eat

These aren’t forbidden foods, such as raw milk and horse meat, or foods that have been banned like haggis and Mirabelle Plums. These are 10 exotic food items that might look tempting, but according to Conde Nast Traveler they could … Continue reading

The Top 38 Pizza Parlors In New York City

To suggest Scott Wiener is obsessed with pizza is an understatement. He maintains the world’s largest archive of unique pizza boxes, and his writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. He holds the Guinness … Continue reading

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With These 19 Delicious Recipes

In the early seventeenth century, Saint Patrick’s Day was an official Christian feast day and commemorates Saint Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Irish … Continue reading

22 Fast-Food Menu Items Impossible To Resist

Most readers undoubtedly strive to eat a nutritionally rich diet in order to maintain optimal health and minimize the risk of disease from poor eating habits. But if you’re anything like me, there are times when it’s impossible to resist … Continue reading

14 Restaurant Workers Reveal the One Item You Should Never Order

In a previous article we featured warnings from restaurant employees on what items on the menu to absolutely avoid gleaned from Reddit. (source) After a recent similar question was posed on Reddit — “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should … Continue reading

19 Myths You Should Know About Nutrition

Good nutrition plays a vital role in preventing many known health issues. A poor diet can cause deficiency diseases such as scurvy, and can contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. But not all nutritional advice is sound. For … Continue reading

7 Celebrity Diet Tricks That Work (And 7 You Should Avoid)

We all wonder how Hollywood stars stay so lean and thin, and while eating right and exercise is usually their stock explanation for having beautiful bodies, some celebrities risk their health and lives to stay thin. Here are 7 diet … Continue reading

10 Yummy Homemade Soup Recipes

When it comes to comfort food, what’s more consoling than a hearty, hot bowl of homemade soup? And one of the nice things about soup is that you can prepare a big pot, eat it all day, and then save … Continue reading

The 25 Funniest Food Name Fails Ever

Most food companies are willing to shell out millions of bucks just to come up with the perfect name, logo, and packaging design to entice their potential consumers into buying their products. But then, there are these companies (mostly Chinese … Continue reading

The 5 Most Desired Salads Among Hollywood Celebrities

In the most weight conscious place on earth, Hollywood is the salad capital of the world, and has created many of the most famous salads on the planet: the Cobb salad, the Chopped Salad, and the Caesar Salad. In her … Continue reading

8 Step Beginner’s Guide to French Wine

The most celebrated red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, and sweet wines all come from France, who has led the world in winemaking for centuries. According to “French Wine For Dummies,” French wines differ from American wines in three major … Continue reading

10 Little-Known Facts About Girl Scout Cookies

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season and this year’s season started off with a bang when Danielle, a 13-year-old Girl Scout, set up a table offering Girl Scout cookies outside a San Francisco marijuana dispensary where Danielle sold 117 boxes of … Continue reading

A Rare Look At The Favorite Foods of 5 U.S. Presidents

Whenever I travel, I get a kick out of conducting a little historical research on my destination. Information on a city or town’s background always adds an interesting dimension to a visit. That same enriched experience can apply to food, … Continue reading

20 Celebrities That Went Meat-Free and Why

According to the web publication “Vegetarians in Paradise,” the term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he co-founded the British Vegan Society. The first known British vegan cookbook, No Animal Food: Two Essays and 100 Recipes by … Continue reading

Original Locations of 15 Famous Fast Food Chains in the US

Have you ever wondered where your favorite fast food restaurant first originated? Well, look no further for Mental Floss has compiled a list of the 15 Famous Fast Food Chains and Their Original Locations in the United States.

Justin Bieber’s Simple, Straightforward Diet Plan

Justin Bieber has announced plans to change his musical direction to a hip-hop career, and may even shell out over $10 million on a house in Atlanta to be near rappers including T.I. and Rick Ross. Not long ago, Bieber’s … Continue reading

17 Hunger Game Lessons From Jennifer Lawrence

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has been ridiculed by the Hollywood press for her junk food obsession. On one occasion, eyebrows were raised because Lawrence apparently got Dorito dust on the sexy white dress she wore in the movie “American … Continue reading

28 Secrets Cruise Lines Are Hush-Hush About

Cruise Critic, a leading cruise reviews and information site catering to the cruise community, suggests the more you cruise, the more you become privy to unofficial cruising “secrets.” By meticulously exploring their Message Boards, Cruise Critic harvested 28 rare and … Continue reading

30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever

Based on information gleaned from our website, along with shrewd money saving suggestions via Dollar Savvy Magazine, we’ve listed 30 Foods You Should Stop Buying Forever in order to improve your health and save money. (Click Next to see the … Continue reading

10 Restaurants Inspired from Books And Movies

Wouldn’t it be fun to dine at a totally fictitious restaurant you saw in a movie or read about in a book? I’m not referring to existing restaurants such as The Whistle Stop Cafe featured in the film, “Fried Green … Continue reading

Top 20 Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

While there’s no doubt a number of reasons why celebrities decide to own a restaurant, only a few restaurants are fortunate enough to have both good food and celebrity-backing. Some celebrities may have an obsessive interest and deep love for … Continue reading

Meet 6 Outstanding U.S. Oyster Bars

According to Jon Rowley, a Washington-based seafood consultant, in the early 1980s only one restaurant in Seattle was shucking and serving fresh oysters. “The rest were just washing and reusing shells over and over again, filling them with oysters from … Continue reading

How Christmas is Celebrated Around the World

Christmas is celebrated around the world, but the way people observe this holiday varies widely from country to country. Some traditions are so unique, they become one of the defining characteristics of their respective nations. FriendsEAT has compiled a list … Continue reading

Four Sparkling Wine Foodparing Tips For The Holidays

Sparkling wine is fun and festive and more sparkling wine is consumed during the holidays than at any other time of year. California sparkling wines are hearty Champagne competitors because of their quality and affordable price. Sparkling wine’s brut (dry) … Continue reading

World Famous Critic: “Scotch Now Outclassed By American Bourbon”

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whiskey guide. Each edition contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analysed tasting notes on the world’s leading and lesser known whiskies. According to Murray, one of the world’s leading whiskey critics, Scotch malt … Continue reading

Top Ten Wackiest Deep-Fried Foods

The sinful decadence and deep-fried heaven served up in the ten wacky deep-fried foods we’ve chosen to highlight is so beguiling, we feel confident even Paula Deen and Elvis would approve. The only thing missing is the buzz of carny … Continue reading

11 Foods That Cause The Most Foodborne Ilness

According to the CDC, 9 million foodborne illnesses are estimated to be caused each year by major pathogens acquired in the United States. Using data from outbreak-associated illnesses, the CDC estimated annual US foodborne illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths are attributable … Continue reading

2013 Michelin Starred Restaurants Infographic

Infographic of NYC Michelin Starred Restaurants for 2013 Continue reading

Fun stuff for the college kitchen

Must have items for the college freshman kitchen Continue reading

7 Culinary Cruise Options For Those Opting Out of Paula Deen Cruise

FriendsEAT co-founder Blanca Valbuena thought since people may be asking for refunds associated with the Paula Deen cruise, it would be a nice gesture to supply a list of some culinary cruise options. So below we’ve listed 7 quality culinary … Continue reading

10 Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

According to The American Heart Association, high blood pressure, or hypertension, typically has no symptoms but can have deadly health consequences if not treated. About 76.4 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. By keeping your blood … Continue reading

10 Sleep Promoting Foods To Encourage Sweet Dreams

For those living in modern industrialized countries, the lack of physical activity, among other things, has contributed to an insomnia epidemic. The over-the-counter sleep aid market now accounts for over $600 million in annual sales. In addition to increasing physical … Continue reading

Historian Reveals 6 Bourbon Myths

Manufacturing American bourbon whiskey involves the use of specific grain types and unique barrel wood for aging. While bourbon is made primarily in Kentucky, Bourbon can be distilled anywhere in the US. Historian Michael R. Veach reveals the true story … Continue reading

Top 10 Ways To Sneak Booze Into Events

Be it a baseball or football game, concert, lecture, or any event you may desire to pause and refresh with a little pick-me-up, here are 10 ways to sneak your favorite alcoholic beverage into any event, courtesy of these fine … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Popular Restaurants for Cheating Spouses

The website Ashley Madison, the so-called famous name in infidelity, is an online dating service and social network that markets to people who are already in a relationship. Ashley Madison surveyed 42,890 of their members in major American cities to … Continue reading

Forbidden Foods

According to the Guardian’s Anna Brones, the United States recently implemented a blockade on mimolette, the brightly colored orange cheese that traditionally comes from Lille, an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border. Because mites are introduced to … Continue reading