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How Memorial Day Started — and Why It’s Now About BBQ

How Memorial Day Started — and Why It’s Now About BBQ

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before you heat up the grill and celebrate with a cold one, here’s a look at the history of how Memorial Day became the summer-kick-off, food-focused holiday it is now.

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The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Vs. Lumps?

The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Vs. Lumps?

| May 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes — but deciding which one to use depends on what you’re after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal — aka “natural” hardwood charcoal — have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Burger Bonanza in the East Bay

Burger Bonanza in the East Bay

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Moxy Burger, The Bureau 510 and Grazzy Burgers are several of the latest arrivals to the East Bay burger scene.

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Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz Kickstarts a New Venture: Victory Burger

Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz Kickstarts a New Venture: Victory Burger

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Victory Burger, the new venture from Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz, hopes to opens its later this year with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that’s currently underway.

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Hello, Mayo, My Old Friend: Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs for Memorial Day

Hello, Mayo, My Old Friend: Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs for Memorial Day

Now that picnic season is officially upon us, it’s time to sass up that potato salad and those deviled eggs.

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Veggie Burgers!

Veggie Burgers!

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to talk about burgers (again). Yes, I know I just wrote about all-beef hamburgers, but you don’t need meat to make a tasty burger. Veggie burgers can be just as delicious as their beef counterparts, and healthier too.

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Drinking with Mr. Pink

Drinking with Mr. Pink

A person who embraces pink wine is a person who’s not afraid to get a little girly. It means he or she is a hey, why not? sort of person, happy to take a little vacation from the hopped-up IPAs and tannin-slugging Cabs to sip on what your aunt Cherrie would call a “swimmin’ pool wine.” So what’s worth pouring this weekend as you huddle around the grill for warmth?

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