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Restaurant Rumble: Japanese Pub Battle Las Vegas

I declare a Rumble! Ready to eat your way to victory? In this edition of Restaurant Rumble, we head to the neon jungles of Las Vegas to witness an epic battle between two titans of Japanese Pub cuisine, Ichiza and Shuseki. Three dishes at each Japanese pub are going to be pitted against each other in a head to head match up. Only the best dishes will survive. Grab your chopsticks, it’s time to RUMBLE…

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Pasta Fazool! (Fagioli) or Pasta with Beans

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Meatless, warm and cozy comfort food, great for a quick meal anytime of year. In my house, this is a go-to dish at least twice a month. I love pasta fazool and I love it the way my father made it, with homemade sauce and ditalini pasta. However, my lifestyle doesn’t allow me to spend a day cooking sauce very often.

The Meat Master


Easy Do-it-yourself Homemade BBQ Sauce

If you smoke your own brisket, or take pride in your pulled pork, or if you’re known around town as the rib king, then you probably have your own secret rub recipe – but do you have your own BBQ sauce to go with your meatetarian masterpieces?

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Easy Do-it-yourself Homemade BBQ Sauce

Hello food fans! It is my pleasure to welcome Rick, a food writer who will be a regular guest blogger here at Cooking School Dropouts. A true Meat Master, Rick will be contributing articles on every aspect of getting ultimate flavor from the grill. For his … [Read More...]


Make Reservations like a Pro: NYC Restaurant Week

If this is your first time experiencing NYC Restaurant Week, all the options can seem a little overwhelming. You have to choose between nearly 300 top eateries. Will you choose a meal from a celebrity chef? Or is a historic landmark restaurant more your style? … [Read More...]

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2013

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 Invades Instagram

New York may be recovering from an epic heat wave, but that hasn't stopped the Summer edition of NYC Restaurant Week 2013 from burning up social media. Starting today, foodies can experience high culinary dishes from top New York City restaurants at discounted … [Read More...]

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Hungry for NYC Restaurant Week

I know what you are thinking, high end Manhattan gourmet restaurants are not the type of establishments that would allow a cooking school dropout like me through the fancy front doors. Normally you would be 100 percent correct. But there is a magical time of … [Read More...]