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Drink This Now: Hibiscus Sips to Beat the Heat

I find hibiscus incredibly easy to crave. The particular combination of berry-deep fruitiness and puckering tartness makes the bold magenta blossoms irresistible. Dried and rehydrated, they’re chewy and complex enough in flavor to have been the centerpiece of hibiscus enchiladas that have haunted me since I encountered them at Ricardo Munoz Zurita’s restaurant Azul Condesa in Mexico City.

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Eat This Now: The Reuben at Royal Blue Grocery

Aside from the tacos, coffee, flowers and other grab-and-go items at Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village, there is a wonderful treat to be had in the form of a sandwich. Sandwiches are probably the best thing there is, except maybe for the ability to fly or unlimited beer with no hangover. World peace and unchecked prosperity may […]

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Drink This Now: Apricot-Peach Oolong at Serj

Our February “Rise and Dine” issue will tell you where to eat. On SideDish, we’re bringing you a series of morning elixirs whose common denominator is caffeine. Some mornings, it’s the apricot peach oolong tea at Serj I crave more than any coffee. Proponents of what’s local, the owners of this cozy coffee shop and bookstore tucked […]

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Drink This Now: Black Hat Coffee from Mercat Bistro

Some mornings, as Edith Piaf might say, you want La Vie en Rose. You want sunlight spilling through windows, that undefinably sweet, relaxed atmosphere of a Parisian cafe, and something barely chic—just a little touch of luxury. You want a black cat coffee at Mercat Bistro.

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Eat This Now: Winter Salads

Perhaps you started the new year with a resolution to eat more salads. Perhaps, three weeks in, you’re now hating your kale, peering morosely at your arugula, wondering if there’s something more exciting to do with the beets you see everywhere. Winter salads don’t have the same appeal as summer salads bursting with bright produce. But they’ve got their own pleasures, and deft chefs know how to play up color and flavor to make them just as gorgeous and delicious.

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