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Slope's Bistro Restaurant Grill & Bar

Strolling along 6th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, we came across a restaurant close to opening called "Slope's Bistro Restaurant Grill & Bar." First off: These people need some friggin commas. Secondly: Trying to be everything for everybody is never a good idea. What, no bahn mi? How about some BBQ? Why not some shabu [...]

Food Words from the National Spelling Bee: Geusioleptic, Simnel, Palatschinken

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We love the Scripps National Spelling Bee because they always use obscure and hard-to-spell food words, and the finals, which were nationally televised, didn't disappoint. Thirteen-year old Kavya Shivashankar, who won the whole thing, is herself a budding gastronome — in her bio segment she said, "I think the word that best [...]

Towards a Grand Unification of Cutlery

The Ragbag posted this great Venn Diagram: Towards a Grand Unification of Cutlery. Says The Ragbag, "half the fun of hybrid cutlery is the peculiar names."

Dinner Impossible Melds Word Nerdery and Food [video]

Quick! Name two people you'd never, ever imagine would be standing on stage together?
In last week's episode of Dinner Impossible titled "Crossword Puzzle Crisis," New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz challenged Robert Irvine to create dishes based on common culinary phrases at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament held back in February at [...]

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