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Top 11 Food Trends for Summer 2014

 
Top 11 Food Trends for Summer 2014

1. Brazilian Cuisine

This year, all eyes are on the upcoming host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil.  South America's most populous nation combines it's European, Indigenous, and African elements, translating into the delicious homemade cooking of present-day Brazil.
 

Read more: Around The World in 17 Dishes


Gaslight Brasserie - A Little Taste of Paris in Boston

 
Gaslight Restaurant Boston

'Classic neighborhood Parisian brasserie' Gaslight Brasserie du Coin ("brasserie on the corner") is a little taste of Paris in Boston.
 

Opened in 2008 by Matthew Burns and Jeffrey Gates, Gaslight Brasserie Boston is located in the heart of the South End, Boston's up-and-coming restaurant paradise, home to an endless number of diverse upscale eateries and locally-owned cafe spots attracting Bostonians and out-of-town tourists.
 

Zagat's Summary Review: "Capturing the spirit" of an "adorable" French brasserie, this "lively" "standby" delivers a "touch of Paris" to the South End via "terrific" fare for "reasonable" rates; with a patio, "buzzing" bar scene and "pleasant" staffers, it's a "Jack-of-all-trades" fit "for every occasion."
 

This French bistro fare restaurant is just one member of the European themed multi-concept restaurant group, The Aquitaine Group, the award winning masterminds behind DiningIn.com restaurant partners Metropolis Cafe, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, Greenlight, Union Bar Grille, and Aquitaine Bar a Vin Bistrot.
 

Browse restaurant menus and order food delivery online via DiningIn.com
 

Gaslight Brasserie Boston, whose menu is said to resemble New York SoHo's finest restaurants, serves a wide variety of traditional and modern French plates, hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, and desserts, all available for brunch delivery and dinner delivery via DiningIn.com.






An Interview With Chef Fabio Viviani

 
Fabio Viviani, interview

If you didn’t stop by the 31st annual MayFair event this past Sunday in Cambridge's Harvard Square, you missed out on the chance to indulge in delicious foods. Even more than that, you missed out on the opportunity to talk to Italian Chef Fabio Viviani, formerly of Bravo’s “Top Chef” show, as well as taste authentic Italian salumi fresh out of the MeatUp Food Truck. Viviani (pictured on the right) earned the “Fan Favorite” title after competing in Season 5 of “Top Chef” – which is probably the best way you could describe him, as he made it back onto “Top Chef All Stars” because everyone loved him so much. He also hosts the #1 lifestyle and food web series on Yahoo! called “Chow Ciao!,” owns and operates restaurants in greater Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, and wrote the New York Times bestselling cookbook, “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen.” I interviewed Fabio over the weekend and discuss his favorite recipe, his favorite cities to eat in in the United States, and more.

NYC Bagel Deli: Authentic New York Bagels in Chicago

 
new york bagel deli Chicago

It's not often that you can find a restaurant outside of The Big Apple that accurately depicts the original golden-brown-super-chewy New York bagel. 
 

Related blog: 5 Awesome Chicago Spots That Deliver Breakfast

But Chicago's own NYC Bagel Deli wonderfully serves the best of iconic New York City foods like NYC kettle boiled bagels, bagel sandwiches, breakfast on a bagel, homemade cream cheese by the pound, and thin-crust New York pizza "slices" or pies.




25 Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo

 
Chuy's Dallas

America's favorite Mexican holiday is almost here! Put on your sombreros, whip up some tequila-fused cocktails, and entertain your friends with your favorite Mexican dishes this Cinco de Mayo.
 

Transform your home into a Mexican cantina with DiningIn’s 25 best Mexican restaurants for Cinco de Mayo with tacos, salsa and chips, enchiladas, and fresh guac delivered straight to your door.
 

Related blog: 12 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes
 

Best Dallas Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo

Mattito’s Tex-Mex

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Recommended: Quesadillas de Brisket, Fajita Taco Salad, Carnita Tacos, and Avocado Enchiladas.






DiningIn Staff Picks: Best Comfort Food Delivery

 
Rosebud, Eggplant Salad

The definition of “Comfort Food” varies greatly from person-to-person, city-to-city and cuisine-to-cuisine. Some may see chicken as comfort food while others see it as a healthy source of protein. Whatever your views are, you can probably appreciate our DiningIn employees’ views on comfort food – as they are in fact foodies/food experts. Let us tell you where you can get the best comfort food delivered from in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
 

Lissbeth L, Boston Quality Control – I am not a big fan of pizza, but after trying the vegetarian Puttanesca pizza from Regina Pizzeria loaded with olives, artichoke hearts, different flavored cheeses and sprinkled with fresh basil, I am a pizza fan. This just hits the spot and is a delicious comfort food. It’s a perfect choice to bring home to your family. It’s healthy, filling and it will make you want to order again and again. I promise you!
 

Snow R, Chicago Quality Control - Rosebud and its affiliated restaurants are some of the most popular Italian restaurants DiningIn delivers for in the city of Chicago, serving authentic and high quality meals. From their homemade pastas to their signature items like the Brick Chicken, no matter when I order Rosebud I always end up as full as can be. With that being said, Rosebud on Taylor has one of my all-time favorite salads: The Eggplant Salad (pictured on the right). I am not a big fan of Eggplant but this salad sure did win me over! Without any question it is the best salad I have ever eaten. I'd describe The Eggplant Salad from Rosebud as "Caprese Salad gone wild!"



7 Awesome Dallas Spots that Deliver Breakfast

 
Dallas/Fort Worth Restaurants that deliver breakfast

Sometimes the most important meal of the day can be the most difficult to get to.  
 

While it's proven to give you a solid energy boost, lower your cholesterol, and help you focus throughout a long day of work, roughly 60% of Americans still skip breakfast every day.  
 

The top breakfast skipping reasons are being too late for work, too busy in the morning, and feeling too tired to cook or prepare something. 
 

Related Blog: DiningIn.com's 10 Best New Restaurants in Dallas




Featured Twin Cities Restaurant: Mason's Restaurant & Cafe

 
Mason’s Restaurant & Café

Mason’s Restaurant & Café, situated in the historic Masonic Building at the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 6th Street, is the ideal spot for ‘affordable new American cuisine’ in downtown Minneapolis.
 

Since spring 2013, restaurateur Lucas Miller has been dedicated to an “All Comfort. No Fluff.” strategy, ensuring local ingredients and a comfortable-yet-high-quality experience at Mason’s, while serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties all day long.
 

Related Blog: Now Available for Delivery in Minneapolis: P.F. Chang's China Bistro
 

Growing their own herbs, and making everything from sandwiches, potato chips to sausages in-house, Mason’s environmentally-friendly and sustainable approach appeals to nearby downtowners, and hungry folks after attending a performance at The Cowles Center
 

Check out Mason’s Restaurant & Café at 528 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis for daily happy hour specials and ticket-holder discounts, or order online delivery via DiningIn.com. 





Learn Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos' Italian Recipes In "Extra Virgin"

 
Gabriele Corcos, Debi Mazar, Extra Virgin, Cooking Channel

Debi Mazar & Gabrielle Corcos from "Extra Virgin" (Photo Credit: Food Network)

Featured Dallas Restaurant: Quaker Steak & Lube

 
QuakerSteakAndLube


There are many restaurants throughout the United States that aspire to be all that Quaker Steak & Lube is – but there are few, if any, that reach that particular level of greatness.

 


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