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The Bidens could bring "positive energy" to the D.C. dining scene if they take the White House, says one restaurateur.
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Protein-packed snack recipes that you take along on hikes.
Canned cocktails used to be mostly terrible. Now there are some actually worth drinking.
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The classic Italian pasta dish cacio e pepe gets a sprinkling of za'atar for a dash of Middle Eastern herbaceousness.
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