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Grown-Up Versions of Your Favorite College Foods

 
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If you're looking for a way to relive the good old college days this September, we present to you the best grown-up versions of your favorite college food.  You can get the same great taste by giving a little (sometimes healthier) up-do to the pork-flavored ramen noodles, boxed mac & cheese, cheap sandwiches from the local sandwich shop, late-night slices of pizza, or even the usual Mexican joint serving huge burritos and tacos, that you once loved so very much.  You can always get them delivered from DiningIn.

13 Bacon Dishes To Celebrate National Bacon Day

 
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"Mmm, bacon!" is a phrase that I - and most bacon lovers across the planet - say to ourselves, on average, about once a week. Whether I'm eating breakfast, sinking my teeth into a bacon cheeseburger, or devouring whatever other bacon concoction is laid in front of me, if there's bacon involved in my meal, it's typically the best part of it. So, for National Bacon Day, August 31st, I've put together a list of 14 of DiningIn's best bacon dishes. Please read on, just don't drool on your keyboard. 

Get Your Sugar Rush With These Cakes & Cupcakes

 
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Everybody likes a slice of cake or a cupcake.  No matter the age, from 5 to 55, these colorful baked goodies taste as good as they look, which is why we love and crave them again and again.  There's always something indefinitely nostalgic about taking a bite out of a freshly made cupcake, or a piece of moist cake.  Though summer is coming to a close, we want to give you a reason to keep celebrating.  Get your sugar rush with the top cakes and gourmet cupcakes, and have them delivered to your home, officer, or wherever you please. 

They're Here: DI's Fruity Dishes To Wrap Up Your Summer

 
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Whether it's a fruit-based cream or fresh chunks of your favorite fruit accompanying your main course, add a bit of extra sweetness and vitamins to your diet with DI's fruity dishes to wrap up your summer, all available for delivery via DiningIn.com.

13 Hot & Spicy Foods For Hot & Spicy Foods Day

 
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Bao Nation’s JP Bao
 

Crisp fried vegetable tempura, spicy pickled onion, cilantro, curshed peanuts, spicy lemon suce, and chipotle mayo. 'Tis a healthy Bao - AND a spicy Bao - only available at Cambridge's Bao Nation.


The Best Catering Options For Your Wallet

 
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Let’s face it: As much as corporate catering is an essential need to improve the morale amongst employees for many businesses, sometimes it can hurt a company’s bottom line. Catering just isn’t cheap unless you go to some particular unnamed pizza chain, and ‘fast food’ just really isn’t an option when it comes to feeding ten or more people. So, the point of this post is to provide you with the restaurants that are the best options for your (or, your company’s) wallet – from Boston to Dallas and from Philadelphia to the Twin Cities and to Chicago in-between.

DiningIn's 20 Most Influential Chefs & Restaurateurs

 
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This month, we shine a spotlight on the mega chefs and restaurateurs that have successfully marked and redefined their regional and local dining industries with a combination of cooking styles and beautifully executed food menus, which have consistently won over our taste buds.  Check out DiningIn's 20 most influential chefs and restaurateurs, whose deliciously crafted dishes you may or may not be familiar with, are all available for food delivery via DiningIn.com.

DiningIn's 13 Best Catering Desserts

 
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Ben & Jerry’s (Philadelphia, PA & Boston, MA)

When in doubt and expected to offer dessert catering, just go with ice cream. Seriously. Everybody wins.


19 Different Ways to Love Spinach All Over Again

 
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Raw or cooked, spinach is one of the most well-known superfoods out there, full of endless nutrients and minerals to help with digestion, nourishing your eyes, bones, and improve your skin if consumed regularly.  We present you 19 different ways to fall in love with spinach again, where you can find spinach as the main meal or a delicious accompaniment, all available for delivery via DiningIn in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, and the Twin Cities.  

Celebrate Bastille Day With Our Top 14 French Restaurants

 
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Bastille Day -- known as the French National Day or "La Fête Nationale,", celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution and the Storming of the Bastille, better recognized in the modern day as France's independence day.

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