Petrossian Caviar2 Squared Cocktail
How do you improve upon a caviar garnish? You add more caviar! In addition to Petrossian's Caviarcube, this cocktail also features a caviar-stuffed olive, as well as a pickled pearl onion. For those who like this sort of thing, it's all sour and salt and tang — a good match to a strong cocktail. Talk about an impress-your-guests cocktail party drink.
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You might think this Bloody Mary is sweet, but it's got a kick, thanks to jalepeno slices and Stoli Hot vodka. The recipe comes from Terence Mooney at the W San Diego, and costs $8.
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The name says enough, but in case you need more encouragement to try this recipe, these deviled eggs get their kick from Tabasco and pickled jalapeños.
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Along with rooting on their home team, the Braves, Georgians head to Turner Field for their signature "Dixie Dog."
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A Bloody Mary is the ultimate brunch cocktail. Set up a Bloody Mary bar that allows guests to customize the spiciness of their drink to their liking, and add lots of vegetables, both pickled and plain, as a garnish.During Mardi Gras, Bar Chef Lu Brow at New Orleans' Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar goes through over 30 gallons of her homemade Bloody Mary base — the drink is a New Orleans favorite. — Allison Beck
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Roasted Halibut with Sichuan Eggplants Recipe
The flavor of the eggplant in this dish is based on the style of cooking found in the province of Sichuan in China. If you can find them, fiery Sichuan peppercorns — roasted and ground — give this dish its final hat. The pickled eggplants would also work brilliantly served cold with slices of rare roast beef or pink lamb.  Adapted from "A Year in My Kitchen" by Skye Gyngell. 
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For your next tailgating party, make these sliders. With a limited cost of store-bought ingredients, they're fun and great to serve when you have a lot of people coming over.     
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The good news is that you can prepare this heirloom tomato Bloody Mary mix in advance of your party, and just add vodka when the drinking time comes. The recipe comes from Ostra Restaurant at the Mokara Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
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What makes this Bloody Mary stand out from the others? Honey and pineapple juice gives the cocktail a sweet and savory combination. 
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Just as the restaurant does, this burger recipe receives critical acclaim for giving an American classic a taste of international flair. 
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Russian Beet Salad
There are so many variations on the Russian beet salad, some with potatoes and dill pickles and other additions, but this one is so simple and fuss-free. Plus, it's a nice seasonal transition salad — served cold, it's refreshing for those still-hot September days, but it also heralds the oncoming fall/winter season of root vegetables. Click here to see 7 Ideas for Fall Salads. 
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Down south, New Orleans offers distinctive and indigenous world famous cuisine.  We've replaced typical red tomato juice with green tomato juice and added local Creole seasonings.
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