On the Dish

Stories behind the food we love.
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Wear your Hungry Pants to This Orlando Restaurant

By Samantha Slankard

You can have a cheeseburger or a vegan poke bowl at Hungry Pants in Orlando where the food is 100% plant-based 80% of the time. And the menu is designed to be crowd-pleasing for everyone.

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Brette Warshaw Helps Answer the Question “What’s the Difference?” in the Kitchen

By Sarah Strong

Think you know the difference between a sweet potato and a yam? What about lox versus nova? “What’s the Difference?” might have a few things to teach you.

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Brooklyn Crumb Cakes from a Bygone Era

By Helaina Cozza

After 20 years of nudging from a son to his mother, this Brooklyn family duo has created a nostalgic baking wave. Who could say no to crumb cakes from Brooklyn’s Clarkson Ave?

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Two Sisters Team up to Serve Gullah Cuisine in South Carolina

By Sarah Strong

Carolima’s Lowcountry cuisine creates an experience akin to gathering at a local family’s dining room table.

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Timmy’s Brown Bag: Building Sandwiches with Style and a Side of Crazy

By Mr. Joe Walker

A former professor of architecture takes his love of building to crafting sandwiches filled with ingredients like peanut brittle, boba bubbles, carbonated candy, crinkled french fries, and mashed potatoes.

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No Men, No Problem: Five Sisters Start a Winery

By Laura Henty

The eco-friendly wine bottles are reason alone to enjoy Nomen Wines. The second is the woman power behind the brand. (Plus, the wine is delicious and affordable!)

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Health Nut SATX: A Playful Approach to Healthy Living

By Cara Hutto

Talk about Up Beet. A San Antonio company takes healthy eating to heart with cold-press juices, plant-based mylks and healthy-ish cocktails.

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Miss Peabody’s Southern Tea Cakes: Southern Comfort in Denver

By Cara Hutto

Long ago childhood bus trips across Louisiana led this baker to turn nostalgia into a baking business that honored her grandmother.

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Avocados: Good to The Last Drop

By AnnMarie Mattila

Two food science grad students turned this ‘seed’ of an idea into a full-fledged beverage business. Is Reveal the next health drink to take the world by storm?

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Maya’s Cookies: America’s #1 Black-Owned, Vegan Cookie Business

By Elizabeth Hazard

It’s hard to resist a cookie named after Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Or one that’s inspired by baseball great Hank Aaron. Maya’s Cookies are not only inspiring, they’re vegan.

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An Apartment Worth Dining In

By Stacy Brooks

Borough, a seasonal, contemporary American restaurant in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, has taken the “home” trend to heart with a new venue called
The Apartment at Borough.