I Drank The Rock’s Tequila And Boozy Slushies At The New Taste Of Epcot International Food And Wine Festival

Photo credit: Megan duBois
Photo credit: Megan duBois

From Delish

One of the main reasons I go to Disney, like many of you, is for the food—and the best of it can always be found at Epcot (hello, beautiful pastries in the France pavilion!). Trust me: I’m a theme park journalist.

Fall is usually when the park comes alive with its Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which is a must-do for a lot of people, including me. But this year’s festival got an overhaul, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic—and I reserved my spot the first day it opened to see how the new Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival would play out (and tell you, of course).

The first thing I should note? This is the longest Epcot festival ever. It started July 15 and doesn’t have a specific end date; Disney has only said that it will

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Best Smokers 2020 | BBQ Smoker Reviews

There are more choices than ever when it comes to smokers. What type of fuel? What configuration? The options might seem overwhelming, but we’ll explain how they work, help narrow down the choices, and get you pointed in the right direction.

“If you’re going to smoke, an offset—the traditional Texas-style smoker—makes the best food,” says Jess Pryles, live-fire cooking expert and author of the book Hardcore Carnivore. “Offset is the purest way. It forces you to learn how to run the fire. With an offset smoker, the only way to control the temperature is the air intake. So, if you really want to learn barbecue craft, go offset.”

Well, that’s great, if smoking food is your passion and mastery of the smoker is your goal. But not everyone has the time, or wants to spend that kind of time learning—a lot of folks just want to make some

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I Have An Eating Disorder You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

"I can look at a food and know instantly, by the way my body reacts, whether or not it’s something I will be able to eat without gagging." (Photo: ValentynVolkov via Getty Images)
“I can look at a food and know instantly, by the way my body reacts, whether or not it’s something I will be able to eat without gagging.” (Photo: ValentynVolkov via Getty Images)

I’m a grown woman and I’ve never eaten sushi. I’ve never tasted avocado or grapefruit or chicken wings or pickles or yogurt and, not to rock your world, but I’ve never had a cup of coffee. In fact, the list of foods I’ve never eaten is far, far longer than the list of those I have.

For most of my life, I had no idea why the thought of eating many foods would make me gag. I knew I wasn’t a garden-variety picky eater, but until very recently, I wasn’t aware that there was a name for it.

Now I know better. I have ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder), an eating disorder that used to be called

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Los Chinos Opening at Brickell City Centre

On the dining and entertainment front, two local heavyweights are set to collaborate for the first time.

Los Chinos, a Latin-Chinese dining and entertainment concept, has announced that it will open at Brickell City Centre in late 2020.

The spot marks the first collaboration between Breakwater Hospitality Group — which operates the Wharf Miami, the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, and Rivertail — and Grove Bay Hospitality Group, the name behind restaurants like Stubborn Seed and Red Rooster.

“Francesco Balli, Ignacio Garcia-Menocalco, Alex Mantecon, and I have been friends for years, and we have always been extremely supportive of each other’s businesses,” says Breakwater cofounder Emi Guerra. “While we both work in hospitality, our brands differ, and Los Chinos is the perfect combination of both.”

Los Chinos promises to be a multifunctional complex with Chinese and Latin American culinary creations and culture at its core. The complex

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