Best Food News On The Web: 9/27/2013

Sure, it's been a busy week. So you may have missed some of the great stories put out by The Daily Meal's talented editors and their fantastic special contributors. But you wouldn't want to head into the weekend having missed some of the best food stories on the Web. So here's a second serving of some of the great food and drink stories that you definitely shouldn't have missed.


Guide to Beer for Beer Newbies The co-hosts of new Esquire show Brew Dogs school a non-beer fan on what five (or really, four) beers she should be drinking.

Man Loses $250,000 worth of Jewels in McDonald's He was reportedly taking a nap in the fast-food restaurant.


The World's 30 Wildest Potato Chip Flavors You won't believe the insane flavors these companies have come up with.

25 Top Food Blogs of 2013 A look at the world's most popular English-language food blogs.


British Airways Introduces State-of-the-Art Menus Aboard World's Largest Commercial Aircraft The airline offers a five-course tasting menu and "afternoon tea" menu designed by The Langham.

Hong Kong Restaurant L'altro Launches Luxurious White Truffle Menu The exclusive eight-course menu by Michelin-starred chef Philippe Léveillé includes 24 grams of white truffle.



7 Healthy Football Season Snack Tips Watching football is no excuse to eat junk food.

9 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Try these vegetarian recipes for Thanksgiving this year.



Hearty Halftime Chili Recipe Great for football season, this chili recipe can be served with chips, bread, or just plain.

Pumpkin Risotto Recipe This recipe is an easy alternative for a vegetarian Thanksgiving.


10 Gorgeous Vintage Wedding Cakes Travel back in time and see what brides of yesteryear served on their big day.

10 Tips for Throwing an Authentic Oktoberfest Party Swig your stein in authentic style with these tips.



Portland vs. Portlandia At Feast Portland, we went around asking chefs, "How much is Portland really like Portlandia?"

Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast 2013 TDM finds out what's crackin' at the third annual Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.


Deliciously Creepy Cocktails for Your Halloween Party These ghoulish cocktails are perfect for your upcoming Halloween party.

A Guinness-Inspired Holiday in Ireland Creates a Stir Amid Reports of Rising Alcoholism and Debauchery "Arthur's Day" is creating controversy in Ireland as store owners and officials claim that the holiday is merely made up to create an excuse for excessive binge drinking.



Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon Avocado on toasted bread is a healthier and filling version of butter on toast.

Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate spiders have infested these chocolate chip cookies.


Haley Willard is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter at @haleywillrd.