7 Virtual Valentine’s Day Dinner Dates

Having Valentine’s dinner or a romantic getaway might be tougher this year, but there are still ways to have great experiences while social distancing. Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, having a low-key Galentine’s Day, or just want to liven things up and celebrate, check out these virtual experiences and DIY meal kits for the perfect night in.

1. Pizza-Making Kit & Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding Kit + Live Cooking Class; $199

Emily Hyland of Emmy Squared pizzeria and Bobbie Lloyd of New York City’s famed Magnolia Bakery joined forces to create this unique Detroit-style pizza (basically thick, rectangular

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Dead birds, black residue, expired food. Here are Fort Worth’s restaurant violations.

Feb. 4—An overview of Fort Worth restaurant inspections from last month reveals myriad infractions ranging from improperly stored food and staff with poor hygiene, to black organic material observed on surfaces and dead animals in plain view.

At a dozen restaurants within city limits, “dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents and other pests” hadn’t been removed, according to the Star-Telegram’s database of January inspections. There were products containing toxic chemicals, not approved for use inside of restaurants, reported at nine different businesses. Roaches, alive and dead, were observed at seven restaurants. One business, My Lan Bistro at 9180 North

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The Kitchen of the Future May Look Like this Kitchen from the Past

The kitchen of the future has long been a preoccupation of mine. A few years ago I wrote that the future of the kitchen might be no kitchen at all, as prepared or ordered food took over and the kitchen got Ubered out of existence. The theory was that the kitchen was going the way of the sewing machine; cooking would become a recreational activity that people do on weekends in their big fancy open kitchens with Wolf ranges, and a little “messy kitchen” behind where they toast their Eggos and punch their Keurig.

The pandemic has changed all that.

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I Can’t Have a Birthday Party This Year, but I Can Still Have Cake

Every Wednesday, Bon Appétit executive editor Sonia Chopra shares what’s going on at BA—the stories she’s loved reading, the recipes she’s been making, and more. If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get her letter before everyone else.

It’s birthday central in my family—a bunch of us fall in a neat little row—and usually I’d be at home in Atlanta right about now, ordering cookie cakes and petits fours, buying some cheesy balloons, and trying to pick a restaurant for dinner that will please a handful of people with wildly different tastes. I’ve always been very happy to

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Maskless man denied service at California restaurant pulls out gun, demands food

PASADENA, California — A man who was refused service at a restaurant Wednesday because he was not wearing a mask pulled out a handgun, demanding he be given all of the food he could carry.


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No one was injured in the incident at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, KABC Channel 7 reports. But the suspect was able to avoid arrest.

The Los Angeles Times reports the suspect and another man, who was wearing a mask, entered Roscoe’s Wednesday evening. The suspect began arguing with a restaurant worker when he was told he needed to put on a

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What Is Fairy Bread Cake? Below Deck’s Elizabeth & Izzy Explain

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What Even Is “Fairy Bread”? Izzy Wouters Explains

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On the February 1 episode of Below Deck, viewers saw Elizabeth Frankini celebrate her 30th birthday on the job. While folding laundry on her special day, the stewardess muttered: “not a birthday.” Despite Elizabeth’s hopes, her charter-season fling James Hough didn’t have a romantic surprise up his sleeve. And, the birthday girl was in some hot water with her boss Francesca Rubi. But, at least there

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