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Happy holidays from Greg Dulli, and from Gwen Happy holidays from Greg Dulli, and from Gwen

Hey there everyone. I’m about to take off for winter vacation, and I just want to say a huge thanks to all you marvelous Takeout readers. Thanks for going through my various journeys with me, whether they involve making pizza or pie, or just the rigors associated with avoiding alcohol for a month (coming soon: Dryuary

Oprah explains decades-old video: That chicken just needed salt and pepper Oprah explains decades-old video: That chicken just needed salt and pepper

This week, BuzzFeed writer Spencer Althouse dug up a years-old video in which Oprah Winfrey appears unimpressed while tasting a recipe for baked chicken and stuffing that won a million dollars. The Pillsbury bake-off winner, Anna Ginsberg, presented Oprah with her baked chicken and spinach stuffing on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006

More people are ditching homecooking for Christmas dinner out More people are ditching homecooking for Christmas dinner out

As we’ve mentioned, there are a lot of issues involved with family Christmas dinner, such as considerable expense, possible food allergies, conflicting cooking personalities, etc. Some wise diners are finding that the easiest option may be to just go out for the main holiday meal. The Telegraph reports that a recent…

Kellogg’s teams with brewery to use leftover cornflakes to make beer  Kellogg’s teams with brewery to use leftover cornflakes to make beer 

Kellogg’s has an innovative idea to use up leftover cornflakes: Turn them into an IPA. According to Drinks Business, reports that the cereal giant has partnered with Seven Bro7hers, a craft brewery based in Salford, Manchester, England, to swap out “around 30 percent of the usual mash bill for cornflakes” that were…

How to run a cakewalk that takes the cake How to run a cakewalk that takes the cake

If you’re not sure what a cakewalk is, you’re not alone: I once sat on neighborhood board that wanted to include the activity at a holiday party, but I had to consult Wikipedia to figure out what the hell a cakewalk actually entailed. Little did I know that several years later, I myself would be running the cakewalk…

Is it worth making your own eggnog? Is it worth making your own eggnog?

Eggnog is one of my favorite culinary highlights of the holiday season. Thank you, good people of Dean’s Dairy, who create a lovely bottled grocery-store version I have enjoyed for many years, usually with a shot of dark rum and some grated nutmeg on top.

Last Call: Postmates robots will start cruising L.A. as soon as next month

When I read about Amazon drone delivery or other robotic food innovations, they sound so futuristic and hypothetical. Suuuure, one day Alexa will order me paper towels for drone delivery, riiiight. But today’s news that Postmates will begin autonomous, robotic-vehicle food delivery is much more immediate: These…

Man jumps Burger King counter armed with chair Man jumps Burger King counter armed with chair

A chair doesn’t seem like your usual weapon, maybe it’s something you grab when you are otherwise defenseless. Or, when you’re looking to smack someone in the kneecap during a WWE match:

Plastic water bottles may be drying up, says Wall Street Journal Plastic water bottles may be drying up, says Wall Street Journal

The bottled water industry is seeing a downturn, reports The Wall Street Journal. As consumers become more mindful about use of single-use plastic items like straws and utensils, single-serving water bottles have also dropped in popularity: “A consumer backlash against disposable plastic plus new government mandates…

Man saved from grease vent after 2 days in possible botched robbery Man saved from grease vent after 2 days in possible botched robbery

On Wednesday morning, firefighters in San Lorenzo, California, rescued a man who had been stuck in a grease vent above an abandoned Chinese restaurant for two days. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that rescuers were summoned after cries for help prompted a 911 call. “Arriving firefighters also heard moaning and a…

An unfortunate running list of food-industry sexual harassment and assault accusations [UPDATED] An unfortunate running list of food-industry sexual harassment and assault accusations [UPDATED]

The Time-lauded “Silence Breakers” movement started in September with revelations about sexual harassment and assault accusations against Hollywood uber-producer Harvey Weinstein. Although the original New York Times article containing those revelations led to a virtual avalanche of stories about other alleged (and…

Last Call: Marie Kondo heads to Netflix on January 1 to help you find tidying joy Last Call: Marie Kondo heads to Netflix on January 1 to help you find tidying joy

If your new year’s resolution is to get your house in order (guilty), good news! Marie Kondo, world-famous best-selling author of 2012’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying, has landed her own Netflix series. Frankly, I’m just surprised it took this long, but I can’t wait to revel in watching the diminutive Kondo as…

How some dog owners take advantage of ADA loophole to dine out with pets How some dog owners take advantage of ADA loophole to dine out with pets

Those fortunate enough to hang out with man’s best friend seem to want to take their four-legged companions everywhere. To a restaurant, say. And it seems like many brewpubs and the like with outdoor patios encourage canine companionship.

Midwest bar chain changing name of popular “Crack Fries” Midwest bar chain changing name of popular “Crack Fries”

Midwestern food chain HopCat is famous for a few things, including a reputation as one of the best beer bars in the U.S. It started in Michigan, and has now branched out throughout the Midwest and all the way to Florida. Now Hopcat is announcing that it’s changing the name of one of its most popular items on its menu:…

Woman scams Miami restaurants by saying she’s from 7News, reports 7News Woman scams Miami restaurants by saying she’s from 7News, reports 7News

Here’s a headscratcher from our favorite state in the union, Florida: As reported by 7News, a woman posing as “Ms. Cinnamon” from 7News has now scammed two small, local restaurants: Zubi Fish House in Little Haiti “with delicious ceviche and snapper” and Butter Flakes Bakery in Tamarac, “a Jamaican restaurant known…

My husband makes Christmas delicious but complicated  My husband makes Christmas delicious but complicated 

I was dumb enough to give birth to twins in the middle of November. That first winter, now 12 years in the rearview, we decided it was too much trouble to travel in the snow with six-week-old babies, and invited everyone to our house for Christmas for the first time: some relatives on both sides, a few friends who…

Last Call: It’s time to watch It’s A Wonderful Life again Last Call: It’s time to watch It’s A Wonderful Life again

It’s probably been a while. Time to remedy this! When I was a kid, my parents would let me stay up every Christmas Eve to watch It’s A Wonderful Life on the local PBS station at midnight, resulting in my own, very personal holiday tradition. Lucky for me, awesome local movie theater the Music Box here in Chicago now…

Why some restaurants should stay open on Christmas Day Why some restaurants should stay open on Christmas Day

Thereare a lot of reasons you might be looking for a place to go on Christmas Day. Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas, for religious or other reasons. Maybe you’re far from or estranged from family. Maybe you just feel like being alone on the holiday, but not alone in your house. At any rate, there are fortunately…

Live and let drink: Study concludes that James Bond has an alcohol problem Live and let drink: Study concludes that James Bond has an alcohol problem

We all know how James Bond takes his drink: a martini, shaken not stirred (this guy isn’t even afraid of bruising the gin!). But how often does he partake of that iconic cocktail?

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