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Max Plenke is a senior editor at Thrillist. He’s noisily Minnesotan, which is a weird juxtaposition. Appreciates a comfy boot.
Articles by Max
How To Refresh Taco Night
To help you put a regional spin on taco-night standards, we teamed up with Old El Paso and home chefs from all over the country to show us (and you) how to make their faves.
Dec 21, 2020
Michelle Buteau Cooks Mini Chicken Pot Pies
It’s time to stop thinking you don’t have time to cook at home.
Dec 21, 2020
Michelle Buteau Cooks a Green Bean Casserole
It’s time to get over your fear of cooking.
Nov 17, 2020
How a Filmmaker Captured the History of The Culver Hotel on a Smartphone
With so many institutions — historic theaters, longstanding diners, favorite bars — closing left and right this year, it’s comforting to see stories of resilience.
Nov 12, 2020
The Cardinal Rules of Cocktail-Mixing
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they decide they want to make a better cocktail than whatever they used to drink in college.
Aug 31, 2020
How Kwame Onwuachi Became One of the Hottest Young Chefs in America
The movie montage version of chef Kwame Onwuachi’s salad days would start in the Bronx, cut to Nigeria, cut back to New York, then Louisiana.
Aug 10, 2020
4 Drinks That Prove Cognac Was Made for Summer
When windows fly open and air conditioners around the country whir into action, most people move their brown liquors to the back of the bar like jackets in a closet.
Jun 3, 2020
14 Ways to Volunteer in Chicago for Every Kind of Person
Here’s how (and where) to give back in the Windy City.
Apr 8, 2019
Why Extreme Urban Farm Produce Will Be On All Menus Of The Future
Deep in the back of America’s industrial neighborhoods grows an agricultural revolution.
Jul 12, 2018
McDonald's Bacon Smokehouse Burger Is Our New Favorite Use Of Bacon
For the finale of a TV show, the second-to-last episode is spent building tension.
Jun 4, 2018
The Father's Day Gift Guide For The Cool Dads In Your Life
Buying clothes for people you love is terrifying, especially if they’re at all particular about how they look (important: most people are).
Jan 19, 2018
Everything You Need to Do in Minneapolis During Super Bowl Week
Super Bowl LII takes place in Minneapolis, the land of Vikings, great beer & food, and mandatory pre-K hockey classes.
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