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    Foody Spotlight: Inside Grand Traverse Pie Company

    by  • September 18, 2014

    Grand Traverse pies are more than dessert. They’re an experience. Made from premium ingredients primarily sourced from trusted local farmers and vendors, each pie is handmade and cooked slowly. Here’s a look into how one family turned their love of pie into a gourmet national treasure: In 1996 owners Denise and Mike Buxley left...

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    Introducing Brooklyn’s Famed Mile End Deli

    by  • September 18, 2014

    You’ve read the articles and blogs, seen the cookbook, and heard about the James Beard nomination underscoring just how amazing the Montreal-style smoked meats of Brooklyn’s Mile End Deli are. Now you can taste for yourself in the comfort of your own home–because we’ve  partnered with them! Mile End’s authentic tribute to Montreal smoked...

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    Savory Tastes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

    by  • September 17, 2014


    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are quickly approaching. Is your menu set yet? If not, there’s no reason to panic: FoodyDirect has you covered. Offering gourmet mail order foods from the country’s best Jewish delis, your holiday bounty will be better than ever before. And it’s so simple — you just might be able...

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    6 Perfect Fall Pies

    by  • September 16, 2014

    Southern Pecan Pie

    It’s officially pie season! Here are six mail order seasonal pies to celebrate fall: Southern Pecan Pie  A perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table, this Southern Pecan Pie from Little Pie Company is a wonderful combination of buttery, sweet vanilla and savory pecans. Mincemeat Pie Part savory, part sweet, and part boozy–this mincemeat pie...

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    Limited-Edition Cakes for Rosh Hashanah!

    by  • September 15, 2014


    No need to make everything from scratch for the Jewish holidays when the pros can send  delicious delicacies straight to your door! We partnered with New York City’s best babka purveyor, Breads Bakery, to bring you unbeatable babka…and now the best safta honey cake and parve (dairy-free) honey cake, just in time for Rosh...

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    Foodie Gifts for $50 and Less

    by  • September 11, 2014


    They say a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. And we’ve always found that to be true. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to get there–No matter who the foodie is in your life, the following gourmet food gifts under $50 will make his or her stomach happy. For...

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    The Best Ribs in America

    by  • September 10, 2014

    Corky's Ultimate

    Succulent, flavorful, tender ribs. Is there anything more delicious than a rack of barbecued goodness? But while every corner joint offers their own take on this American classic, a fabled few rise above the rest when it comes to earning the title of America’s Best Ribs. Read on to learn five of our favorite...

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    5 Foods to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

    by  • September 9, 2014

    Rosh Hashanah dinner

    Rosh Hashanah starts Wednesday, September 24 and we’ve got just the Jewish delicacies to help you celebrate the new year! And the best part? These feasts and treats require virtually no prep-work so you can focus on spending time with your family instead of the kitchen. Sable’s Rosh Hashanah Dinner Sable’s sensational holiday dinner...

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    $20 Off on Authentic Philly Cheesesteak and Hoagies for a Limited Time!

    by  • September 9, 2014


    Just in time for football season, we’re offing a delicious deal–$20 off any 4-pack of authentic Philly cheesesteaks or hoagies from Campo’s Deli, the official cheesesteak of the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers and 76ers!But hurry–this offer expires on Sunday, September 14! Zagat calls the cheesesteaks–thinly sliced rib-eye on fresh locally baked bread with grilled onions...

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    5 Delicious Dishes That Taste Even Better with Smoked Salmon

    by  • September 4, 2014


    Bagels aren’t the only food heightened by smoked salmon (though the combo certainly is special). Smoked salmon makes everything taste better. Alright, maybe not everything but at the very least the following five dishes. Take our advice: add top-quality smoked salmon to any of these next time you’re making them and see how it...

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    7 Things to Eat This Fall

    by  • September 3, 2014

    Phil's Fish Market clam chowder

    We may be saying goodbye to summer’s fresh berry pies and ice cream, but we get to usher in a whole new season of flavors and comfort foods. Here are 7 things to get excited about eating this fall. Skyline Chili Clove, cinnamon, and chocolate give Skyline’s famous chili its unique, comforting flavor that...

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    Most Popular Tailgating Foods Across America

    by  • September 3, 2014


    Fall means changing leaves, rooting on your favorite team and one of the country’s most popular and unique pastimes … .tailgating! There’s no other feeling quite like hanging out with friends and family members while sharing an al fresco meal. Whether you embrace tradition and stick with tried and true favorites or opt for...

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    Inspiration from National Eat Outside Day!

    by  • August 31, 2014


    Just in time for Labor Day festivities, tomorrow is National Eat Outside Day. (Who knew?!) With picnic tables loaded with savories and sweets in mind, we present you with the most delicious ways to take advantage of outdoor dining while the weather’s still good. We strongly recommend you snag some of these goodies and...

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    America’s Love Affair with Cheesecake

    by  • August 27, 2014


    From thick and rich to light and fluffy and from fruit-topped to candy-crusted, there are an infinite variety of cheesecakes to sample. Beloved across the country, this creamy confection offers a satisfying accompaniment to any meal or midday coffee break. But how do you choose when so many delicious options abound? Let’s take a...

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    5 Last-Minute Labor Day Feasts That Require No Work

    by  • August 26, 2014

    red hook lobster endless summer

    This weekend marks summer’s last hurrah, but for many, hectic school schedules have already begun, making Labor Day fun a last-minute scramble. If you haven’t figured out what you’re eating, there’s still time to order these crowd-pleasing specialties in time for this weekend’s cookout. The bonus: they require virtually no prep-work so you can...

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    Introducing Brooklyn Piggies–with FREE SHIPPING!

    by  • August 26, 2014


    The only cocktail party appetizer that’s more of a crowd pleaser than pigs in blankets is gourmet pigs in blankets, and we’ve got ‘em! The delicious cocktail franks wrapped in puff pastry from our latest partner, Brooklyn Piggies, are mainstays at Brooklyn’s famed Smorgasburg and in Madison Square Garden’s skyboxes and have been featured...

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    Send Your Student Better Pizza!

    by  • August 25, 2014


    Everyone knows pizza is as much a staple of dorm life as text books and the snooze button. But less known is that you can send your student (or yourself) pizza pies so outrageously delicious and superior to the everyday deliveries that he or she will be the envy (or the most popular!) of...

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    6 Perfect Back-to-School Care Packages

    by  • August 21, 2014

    pop pie

    Fall is just around the corner and the kids are already trading lazy summer schedules for classes and books. It’s a bittersweet time, made a little easier with delicious treats that require no prep-work.  These mail-order options are sure to make a new college student, trying to adjust to cafeteria food and hot plate...

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    What’s Hot on FoodyDirect

    by  • August 20, 2014


    If you’re hankering for something tasty but don’t know what to order or want to send a delicious gift to someone you love but are overwhelmed by the choices, we’ve got a solution for you–follow the food lovers who’ve already ordered on FoodyDirect. Below are some of our best-selling delicacies that people return for...

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    Five Delectable Food and Wine Pairings

    by  • August 20, 2014

    As with many of life’s best marriages, the transcendent combination of food and wine adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, many people become intimidated when pairing wine with food because of “the rules.” The truth is that there are no hard and fast requirements when it comes to selecting...

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    Hurry! Only 2 Days Left to Get $10 Off Mind-Blowing Macarons

    by  • August 15, 2014

    La fournette

    You read it right–we’re offering ten bucks off some of the best macarons we’ve had this side of the Louvre. Authentically French, these beautiful all-natural wonders hail from our new partner La Fournette. Located in Chicago and run by a French baker with a family heritage of more than 110 years baking in France’s...

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    Introducing Gluten-Free Bread That Actually Tastes Amazing

    by  • August 14, 2014


    Anyone who’s gluten-free knows the biggest culinary challenge he or she faces is finding tasty bread. No longer. Allow us to introduce you to the bakery top New York restaurants turn to for bread that wows their discerning gluten-free customers–and now you!   New York City’s Free Bread started as a pet project for...

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    Seafood Louisiana Style: Flavorful and Delicious

    by  • August 13, 2014

    While many things may come to mind when you think of Louisiana, one rises tantalizingly above the rest: food. This southern state is known for its rich epicurean tradition. From mouthwatering jambalaya to piquant gumbo and everything in between, there’s nothing quite like it. And while some might insist that Louisiana is the only...

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    We’re Giving Away Red Truck Bakery’s Famed Moonshine Cake!

    by  • August 12, 2014


    Recently Conde Nast Traveler named Red Truck Bakery one of 13 destination bakeries in America, largely due to their mouthwatering Lemon Blueberry Moonshine Cake and we want to spread the deliciousness! To celebrate Red Truck Bakery‘s much deserved recognition, we’re giving away the Lemon Blueberry Moonshine Cake to one of our Twitter followers. Entering...

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    Fabulous Foods with Free Shipping!

    by  • August 11, 2014

    We all love free stuff. Especially free shipping. We do our best to make shipping very affordable here, including offering regional rates that are always under $10. But if you want to go straight to the stuff that we’ll ship to you or anyone else in the US for FREE, check out the following...

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    How to Make a Reuben Sandwich like a Pro

    by  • August 7, 2014

    reuben kit

    When you order Kenny & Ziggy’s Reuben Kit for Four, you’re well on your way to making a Jewish deli feast, but here are additional tips for a can’t-mess-it-up Reuben, straight from the pros themselves. Step 1: Gather your ingredients. A traditional Reuben calls for corned beef, Sauerkraut, swiss cheese, Russian dressing on Rye...

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    Ice Cream Road Trip

    by  • August 6, 2014

    Capannari Ice Cream

    Ice cream is a treat enjoyed all over the world, but not all ice cream is created equally. From coast to coast and country to country, today’s artisanal ice cream choices offer delightfully different taste sensations. But you don’t have to leave your own backyard to take a fun and flavorful ice cream “road trip;” mail...

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    How to Make the Ultimate Italian Panini

    by  • August 5, 2014

    sandwich making

    August is National Sandwich Month, so to celebrate we’ll be highlighting a few of our favorite regional sandwiches and going behind the scenes at the places who know how to make them best. First up, is the Italian panini and who better to learn from than the owner of Arthur Avenue Italian Deli, a Bronx institution...

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    3 Grill Greats You Should Try Right Now

    by  • August 5, 2014


    Want three delicious reasons to turn on the grill or fire up the coals tonight? Behold some of the nation’s finest meat, which can be delivered to you in time for your next cookout. Pat LaFrieda’s Original Burger Blend So much more than everyday ground beef, Pat’s Original Burger Blend from Pat LaFrieda Meats was...

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    Why Wait? Have Dessert for Breakfast

    by  • August 2, 2014


    Some breakfast foods are so delicious, reserving them exclusively for the morning meal is downright silly. From brunch to dessert, these abundantly tasty morsels can — and should! — be enjoyed any time of day or night. NY-Style Bagels & Lox If you’re going to have a bagel, you have to do it right…and...

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    Awesome Gifts for August Birthdays

    by  • August 1, 2014


    If you’ve noticed that the birthday invitations are flooding in this month, there’s a reason. August is the second most popular birthday month of the year. Ironically, it’s also the least desirable time to be scouring the shops for a fantastic gift. Good thing we’ve got gifts for every taste at every price point....

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    Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with New York’s Favorite Cheesecake!

    by  • July 30, 2014

    sample platter

    Happy National Cheesecake Day! Celebrate with Manhattan’s top destination for New York-style cheesecake since 1976. Made by hand using a family recipe, Eileen’s Special Cheesecakes are made daily and shipped overnight. Famously light, creamy, and rich, the only challenge will be deciding which flavor to go with. Eileen’s classic cheesecake is the cheesecake that...

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    Ice Cream Flavors from Around the World

    by  • July 29, 2014


      Ice cream flavors here in the US are bucking the traditional vanilla and chocolate (Have you tried Strawberry Balsamic from The Gelato Fiasco or Alchemy Creamery’s Green Tea Coconut?) but that doesn’t compare to some of the most popular ice cream flavors from around the world. This info-graphic shows just what kind of...

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    Introducing Our Newest Partner, Texas Tamale Company!

    by  • July 29, 2014


    We’re proud to introduce you to our newest partner, family owned Texas Tamale Company, which has been the source for impossibly delicious and healthy gourmet Tex-Mex tamales since the ’80s. Founded on the forward thinking that great tamales don’t need to include lard and should only feature the freshest, most wholesome ingredients, TTC has continually adhered to...

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    Pulled Pork and Ribs Alert! Introducing Corky’s Memphis BBQ

    by  • July 25, 2014


    We’re laying the new partners on thick this summer–and our latest deliciously saucy find, Corky’s BBQ, comes just in time for prime backyard dining season. Located in Memphis, Tennessee (the pork barbecue capital of the world), this down-home joint merges two of our favorite things–tender, juicy pork and slow-cooking–to make barbecue so good, it’s been voted...

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    How Well Do You Know Your Dogs?

    by  • July 23, 2014


    Happy National Hot Dog Day! Of course you’re familiar with the classic hot dog, the fare of baseball games and street food, but do you know the difference between hot dog’s many cousins, the Bratwurst, Kielbasas, Weisswursts, and Knackwursts? And what makes a hot dog kosher? Here’s a primer on all the sausages, bangers,...

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    Happy National Hot Dog Day!

    by  • July 23, 2014


    Source: Fix.com July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day! The fun image above illustrates how people around the country prepare their dogs. How do you like your dogs? Shop the country’s best hot dogs!

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    Introducing La Fournette’s Authentic French Macarons

    by  • July 23, 2014


      For food lovers who travel to France, it’s practically a rite of passage to seek out and indulge in macarons. The beautiful almond-meringue based cookie sandwiches available in a rainbow of colors and accented with delicate, creamy fillings are truly  special, and while we have them stateside, they don’t tend to compare. Until...

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    Proof We Like Ice Cream All Year Long

    by  • July 22, 2014

    Ice Cream consumption

      We may be enjoying the height of ice cream season right this very second as temperatures soar, but according to this infographic, the nation’s taste for the cold sweet treat is a perennial favorite. How else would we polish off more than 15 billion pints a year?! Our monthly ice cream consumption tops...

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    6 Gourmet Food Kits to Bring Out the Chef in You

    by  • July 21, 2014

    red hook lobster endless summer

    Ever wish you could cook like some of the best chefs in the country? With our collection of food kits and almost-ready dishes, you can easily prepare the exact same dishes from the most iconic restaurants in America. (Hint: Throw out the packaging to take all the credit!) We ship the ingredients or pre-made...

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    Appetizers for a Front Porch Party

    by  • July 17, 2014


    Anyone can have a backyard bash, why not try something different the next time you host a celebration and take the party to the porch? These festive fetes give a nod to the great tradition of the American front porch while simultaneously offering an attractive, accessible, and otherwise underused spot to gather with friends...

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    Proof Ice Cream Is the Most Photogenic Dessert

    by  • July 15, 2014

    Capannari Ice Cream

    Ice cream…so haute right now. The camera might love ice cream as much as our tastebuds do. Like Beyonce, it woke up like this…. It can really pull off the au-natural look. But add a cute outfit… and it’s ready for a stroll around town, where it will inevitable run into paparazzi. And don’t...

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    We’re on a (Lobster) Roll! Introducing Red Hook Lobster Pound

    by  • July 15, 2014


    With something as simple as lobster rolls, divinity is in the details, and our newest partner, Red Hook Lobster Pound, has those down. So much so, in fact, that their lobster roll food truck was named the “Best in America” by The Daily Meal! Founded in 2008 by lobster-loving husband and wife and team Ralph...

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    Introducing Our Creamiest, Dreamiest New Partner: Gelato Fiasco

    by  • July 11, 2014


    Hang onto your dessert spoons because you’re about to discover the best new thing since Italian gelato: Gelato Fiasco. Fresh out of Portland, Maine, our newest partner took Italy’s Old World art of authentic gelato making and improved upon it to create deliciously rich renditions of ice cream that is so  good, D.C.’s Chef Peter Pastan of...

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    Pie One On With the Nation’s Best Pies–Delivered!

    by  • July 9, 2014


    One look at the farmers’ market bounty and there’s no mistaking it–it’s pie season. But that doesn’t mean you have to slave at the stove during the hot summer days to enjoy a deep-dish delight bubbling with ripe, sugared fruit coddled by the heavenly contrast of buttery-salted crust. We’re curated some of the country’s...

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    Are You Making These Common Grilling Mistakes?

    by  • July 3, 2014

    pat lafrieda burger

    In honor of July’s National Grilling Month, we’re taking a look at the common grilling mistakes that plague even experienced cooks. We’ve also gathered tips from the legendary meat wholesaler Pat LaFrieda on how to avoid them. Are you guilty of these grilling faux pas? Right your wrongs this Independence Day and free yourself...

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    3 Ways to Celebrate Seafood This Summer

    by  • July 2, 2014


    There’s something about that light, fresh taste of seafood, the fact that it’s as good on a salad as it is warmed on a plate with sides, and the slurpy, sloppy way of experiencing fresh cracked crab or lobster that makes these delicacies an important part of summer. Even better, they’re quick and easy...

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    Happy Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day!

    by  • July 1, 2014

    phin and phoebes ice cream

      In honor of creative ice cream flavor day, we’re digging into one of our favorite gourmet ice cream purveyors that bucks traditional flavors in favor of tastebud-bending concoctions. Phin & Phebes‘s divine ice cream starts with the finest ingredients. You won’t find syrups or stabilizers in the ingredient lists, but rather all-natural ingredients, blended...

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    The Best Summer Food Festivals

    by  • July 1, 2014


    There’s no better way to get a taste for a region quickly than by visiting a food festival, where the city’s best restaurants, chefs, and food purveyors convene in one place. Talk about efficient restaurant hopping! From Brooklyn’s trendiest food market to Austin’s Ice Cream festival, these upcoming food fests are worth their own...

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    The History of America’s Most Iconic Foods

    by  • June 30, 2014


    In honor of 4th of July, we’re taking a brief jaunt through America’s history of creating lip-smacking, stick-to-your-ribs, decadent goodness. Order any of these storied dishes by June 30th and get them by Independence Day to celebrate like a true patriot. Apple Pie Order the ultimate apple pie.  / Via Little Pie Company We might...

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    Last Chance to Order Your Favorite July 4th Fixin’s

    by  • June 30, 2014


    Haven’t ordered the county’s best Buffalo wings, Memphis barbecue back loins, gourmet wagyu beef sliders, spectacular sausages, luscious live Maine lobsters, or perfectly patriotic brownies and blondies for your Independence Day feast yet? Well, now’s your last chance! Shop all our favorite foods for July 4th festivities now and order by midnight EST tonight...

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    Introducing Our Coolest New Partner: Chicago’s Capannari Ice Cream–Available for Nationwide Delivery (and FREE SHIPPING!) for the First Time!

    by  • June 27, 2014


    Just how good is the ice cream from our newest partner, family owned and operated Capannari Ice Cream? Put it this way: Since its 2001 debut, the game-changing Mount Prospect, Illinois, parlor has been named “Best Ice Cream in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, “Best Classic Ice Cream in Chicago” by Time Out, and one...

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    Grownup, Gourmet Versions of Your Favorite Childhood Treats

    by  • June 26, 2014


    Just because you grew up doesn’t mean your tastebuds had to. These gourmet versions of nostalgic dishes from our partners are even better than you remember. “Ho-Hos” foodydirect.com / Via Cake Monkey Gourmet L.A. bakery Cake Monkey gives new life to the extinct “Ho-Ho” with silky vanilla cream rolled up in chocolate cake and coated in bittersweet...

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    Just in Time for July 4: $20 Off Maryland’s Most Legendary Crab Cakes

    by  • June 25, 2014


    In celebration of the blue crab, Maryland’s favorite seafood that happens to be in season right now, we’re offering $20 off 12 of the Jumbo Crab Cakes Zagat called “phenomenal” and  Gourmet declared “the purest.” Get them shipped straight from Maryland’s famed The Narrows Restaurant to your door in time for your 4th of July festivities. But hurry! This offer ends at...

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    5 Mouthwatering Ways to Eat Lobster This Summer

    by  • June 24, 2014


    A wise person once said, “a truly destitute man is not one without riches, but the poor wretch who has never partaken of lobster.” Even if you’re woefully land-locked this summer, get lobster straight from the dock to your door by shopping our selection of fresh lobster.  You might not be able to help...

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    Perfect Independence Day Party Foods

    by  • June 21, 2014


    The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Whether you’re hosting a booming party or attending one, we’ve got the perfect foods to serve or bring! Sweet and Sizzling Hot Sausages from NYC’s Pat LaFrieda Meats   Pat LaFreida’s Meats isn’t just known for their fantastic burger blends. They also make unbelievably good...

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    It’s Ice Cream Season–Why Not Indulge in the Best

    by  • June 18, 2014


    There’s ice cream and then there’s the kind of creamy, rich, dreamy frozen indulgences that transport you to the fondest memories of childhood or to that place where the world suddenly stops because the taste you’re experiencing is so unbelievably good. We believe that if you’re going to indulge, you might as well opt...

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    As If You Needed Another Buffalo Wings Obsession, Introducing New Char-BQ Wings

    by  • June 17, 2014


    Just when you thought you’d tried every type of mouthwatering, forget-napkins-I’m-licking-my-fingers chicken wing, the kings of wings–New York state’s Duff’s Famous Wings–introduce an amazing new version: Char-BQ Wings! Deep-fried like their oh-so-famous classics, coated in their proprietary new “Char-BQ” sauce, and THEN grilled to add an incredible new layer of flavor and texture to...

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    Red Velvet Nirvana, Anyone?

    by  • June 14, 2014

        Just in time for backyard cookouts, beach picnics, pool parties, and July birthdays, we present you with a cheesecake that will wow the crowd: red velvet cheesecake from Eileen’s Special Cheesecake. Leveraging the deliciousness that is the rich, red chocolate-kissed cake, this cheesecake version merges the trademark color with cheesecake’s smooth, creamy...

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    Introducing Baconery–The Bacon Lover’s Bakery (Plus Free Shipping for Dad’s Day)

    by  • June 7, 2014


    There are few foods that smell and taste as good as bacon. Except, perhaps, those that marry bacon with sweetness. Our newest partner, Baconery, gets that. By combining two of the most powerful taste bud teasers—bacon and sweets—Baconery, located in New York City’s Harlem, celebrates the unparalleled palate-pleasing pinnacle that happens when salt meets sugar....

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    The Construction of Brilliant American Food: Buffalo Wings

    by  • June 4, 2014


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    by  • June 3, 2014


    Just in time for Father’s Day – FoodyDirect’s UltimateBBQ Collection Giveaway! Enter to win the Father’s Day gift Dad will never stop talking about! FoodyDirect presents a never-before-offered limited-edition collection of America’s best barbecue, just in time for Father’s Day! The Best of American BBQ Bundle includes mouthwatering meats: – 1 Whole BBQ brisket...

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