The Tortilla Awards: Our taco road trip makes one last stop in Austin, Texas

The Takeout and Tequila Cazadores have spent all summer road-tripping across America, as we searched for some of the best tortilla and tacos across the country. We may have saved our best stop for last. In Austin, Texas—arguably one of the most ambitious and exciting food cities in America—we discovered a wide range…

Ask The Salty Waitress: My server didn’t say I’d be charged for a menu substitution

Dear Salty: At dinner recently at a nice restaurant in my town, I asked the waiter if it would be possible to substitute certain seafood in the bouillabaisse. I saw that the restaurant had a scallop dish on the menu, so I asked whether I could get scallops in the stew instead of shrimp. He said sure, and I got my…

Make Perfect Cacio e Pepe With the Help of a Stick Blender 

If I could only own one electric kitchen gadget, it would be an immersion blender. Mine sees near-constant use, making short work of everything from mayonnaise to lemon curd; it’s never met a lump it couldn’t smooth out. Still, I’d never have guessed that this trusty machine would solve my cacio e pepe woes for good.