This Sunday, screw making a real effort in the kitchen: we tapped the reigning Top Chef, The Bristol's meat-saw-wielding honcho, and Nacional 27's cocktail maestro for stupid-simple snacks and hooch recipes guaranteed to delight friends, and enrage enemies.
Beer Cheese Dip Chris Pandel is the chef/co-owner of The Bristol This 3-cheese beast requires an ample portion of your favorite lager or, if thirsty, two ample portions of your favorite lager. Peep the recipe
Pork and Bean Soup Stephanie Izard's the Top Chef: Chicago winner, and this fall she's opening The Drunken Goat An alternative to chili, this hearty soup's loaded with two kinds 'o swine and can be topped with either Doritos or Fritos, but not Munchos, because that would be silly. Check the recipe
Cardinalita Adam Seger is the mixologist/manager at Nacional 27 Celebrate the Cardinals' warm-weather livin' with this red-hued margarita riff, Matt Leinart's favorite way to chillax after a hard afternoon session of...well, pretty much doing what you're doing. Drink in the recipe
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