This month's hot stories
- HOG WILD: In Charlotte, NC, obsessive pit masters and merciless judges doggedly pursue the perfectly barbecued pig. Go behind the scenes to taste the mouthwatering world of competitive cooking.
- BIG WHOOPIE: A Philadelphia-based whoopie pie baker sets out across Pennsylvania’s Amish country in search of the true origins of the trendy treat that’s sweeping the nation.
- In Brief - New York:
- Street Chic: Nothing in New York City is ever half-baked, so when the temperatures drop from a summer breeze to a wintry chill overnight, New Yorker’s barely flinch. Instead, they dust off their winter boots and put together more structured outfits, looking as chic as ever. Here, some stylish New Yorkers show how to pull an outfit together with their favorite vintage finds, plus give tips on where to find treasures of your own.
- The Sound of the Underground: In New York City, riding the subway means more than getting from point A to point B. More often that not, it's an in-your-face experience in local culture and color.
A spotlight on one of AirTran Airways many great destinations.
- Gourmet to Go: Who says you can’t eat well on the road? Pack these on-the-go foodie gadgets to spice up your next business trip.
- Lunch. Boxed.: Ask Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs to create a healthy lunch for an executive, and they won’t blink. Ask them to create one that will fit inside a small container and hold up during a long day of travel, and you’ll see quite a few eyelids fluttering. Here, four innovative toques think inside the (bento) box and create good-for-you, go-anywhere meals for business travelers on the fly.
- Big League Chew: Major League E ating turned a Coney Island sideshow into a bigmoney competitive eating empire.
- Chocolate-Covered Paradise: In the Dominican Republic, small-time farmers have banded together to grow some of the world’s finest cocoa. Taste it for yourself.
- The List - Aruba: The top 10 must-dos in Aruba
- Events November 2011: This month’s greatest events
- Not Your Average Joe: A true coffee connoisseur won't settle for the watery stuff of hotel room dripmakers. And with this travel-ready java gear, he'll never have to.
- Foodie Beauty: These delectable beauty treats are (almost!) good enough to eat—and channel some of our most delicious getaways.
- Hunger Artist: The sandwich. It's the unsung hero of every New York City bodega and corner deli, from Harlem down to Coney Island. Unsung, that is, until now. New Yorker Jon Chonko has followed his stomach across the city, scanning more than 300 of these fist foods since February 2009, and archiving them at scanwiches.com. As of this month, the elegant images themselves will be sandwiched in a mouthwatering permanent volume, Scanwiches(powerHouse Books). This should whet your appetite.
- Focused Food : The splurges and steals from New York’s top single-item eateries
- Creepy, Crawly Cuisine: Bugs are making their way onto menus everywhere, so we asked one insectivore — ahem, trendsetter — to recommend where to find the nation’s best.
- Apples to Oranges: From Maine blueberries to Florida oranges, AirTran destinations are known for fresh, flavorful produce. Here's how much they grow and how to best experience it.
- App-etizers: It's okay to trust your gut in a new culinary scene. You'll have better luck, though, if you rely on these, the latest free foodie apps.
- In-Flight Mix-Up: No, not your baggage; we're mixing up tasty, fresh inflight cocktails.
- Crazy Cool: Egg custard with torched marshmallows? Vanilla and chicory root? We asked some of country’s most inventive ice creamers to design flavors that represent their hometowns, and boy did they lick our expectations.
- The Grape War: Laidback and intimate or outsized and full of flash, California’s two premiere wine-producing valleys have something to suit every oenophile. See how they stack up.
- Kings of Comfort: Five leaders in the comfort-food trend predict the next big thing in cozy cuisine