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Barnes & Noble Kitchen: Bookseller’s Perfect Pairing of Books and Food is Our New Favorite Thing

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What goes better with a good book than food (other than a little wine)? Barnes & Noble Kitchen is answering the call of the new wave literati and pairing its bookstores with a variety of food choices for book-loving foodies in four major U.S. cities. This week, the retail chain opened up the fourth Barnes & Noble Kitchen in Plano, Texas. – Like its predecessors, this one comes with a full-service bar, and restaurant serving American cuisine like grilled salmon, salads and hamburgers. Unlike the Starbucks Café in traditional Barnes & Noble’s bookstores, the ‘Kitchens’ are fairly upscale and serve a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. In an interview with Dallas News, Chef Robbie Nowlin said they’re working to expand…

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Give Your Recipes a Craft Beer Kick with the Beeroness

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In the last five years, the beer community has gotten mighty crafty. It’s apparent in the rise of boutique breweries and quality craft beer infiltrating mainstream culture. Bars and restaurants host craft beer and food pairings on a regular basis and craft beer desserts (lemon IPA bars, anyone?) are gaining in popularity. The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Sliders, Skewers, Mini-Desserts and More—All Made with Beer (Adams Media, September 2015) by Jacquelyn Dodd is a compendium of bar food bites that use craft beer as a main ingredient. Dodd, a recipe developer, food photographer and writer is best known as The Beeroness and she knows a thing or two about infusing craft beer into your cooking. This is…

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Father’s Day rocks! Ice cold beer, delicious bread, and a giveaway!

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Whatever you give Dad on Father’s Day, I can tell you how to make it even better: set a cold one down beside it. And you know what “a cold one” is. I’m talking about beer. A brewski. A mug full of suds. It’s the stuff that makes mowing all those lawns and fixing all those broken toys and doing all those other Dad things just a bit more bearable for…well, for thousands of years. (Did Dads mow lawns a thousand years ago? Maybe not. But you get the point.) What we do know about beer is that it’s the third most popular beverage in the world, after water and tea, and that it dates back possibly to the Neolithic…

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