St. Louis gooey butter bars

My sister really knows how to plan a weekend visit. Step one, consult with your local Trader Joe’s cashier for the inside scoop on good local tourist spots. Step two, go to the strange place recommended by said cashier and hand-feed goats with baby bottles.  It’s over. She’s won. The place in question, Grant’s Farm, brings

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Pancake cooking: spotty or smooth?

Although the stereotypical giant diner pancake has a smooth, evenly-browned color, I tend to prefer the abstract art of uneven browning on my pancakes. It’s all about your pan and your fat, so it’s choose-your-own-adventure time, pancake edition. Throw a knob of butter in the pan, swirl it around, and top it with pancake batter–you’ll get that uneven

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Flaky biscuits and honey butter

There’s a barbecue place in Boston that does something amazing every Monday night: they stop serving up platters of dry-rubbed brisket and turn instead to noodle-filled bowls of ramen. Starting at 9 pm, Sweet Cheeks Q delivers precisely 100 bowls of whatever chefs Tiffani Faison and Dan Raia have dreamed up for the evening. I

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