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About Last Night: Nice Cans

We brought in chefs from The Dutch and the Broad Table Tavern for an Open Stove all-soup challenge. We gave them cans and cans and […]

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About Last Night: The Oyster And The Taco

We have done a LOT of Open Stove nights at COOK. The official count is 46, but that number seems low to me. But even […]

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About Last Night: Welcome To The Chocolate Factory

The death of Gene Wilder a few weeks ago hit all of us at Foobooz World HQ pretty hard. So we decided, what better way […]

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About Last Night: Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Stove*

On May, 4th the Open Stove contestants at Cook guessed that we would torture them with a Cinco de Mayo themed competition. But instead we gave […]

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About Last Night: Where My Nerds At?

Okay, so I learned something last night. I learned that not everyone is quite as big a Star Wars nerd as I am. Or, really, […]

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Open Stove XLII: Tong Hands and Tater Tots

Ever see a guy drinking a beer with tongs as hands? Me neither–at least not until Wednesday night when chef Matt Stebbins of Townsend did […]

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About Last Night: They Do It On Top Chef All The Time…

We’ve been doing Open Stove nights at COOK for a long time now. We call it episode 41, but really there have been more like […]

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Open Stove XL: A Candy-Rific Whiskey-Drinking Halloween Spectacular

Look at ’em. They look so happy. So calm. So unaware of what’s coming…

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Have You Got What It Takes To Compete At Open Stove?

Can you make dinner for 18 people in 35 minutes, starting from scratch? What would you make with a bowl full of conversation hearts, some […]

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About Last Night: The One Where No One Saw Strange Brew, But At Least We Had Tiny Sombreros

It is imperative that you do the following tonight: crack open a beer, introduce your backside to the couch, and put on Strange Brew. Do not […]

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About Last Night: It Happened Last Week

Sometimes when we do these Open Stove nights at COOK, everything goes down as smooth as 12-year-old whiskey. And sometimes when we do them, everything […]

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About Last Night: What Do You Mean You People Have Never Seen Barfly?

No, seriously. It is a great goddamn movie–probably the single drinkiest film ever, and features a young Mickey Rourke (before he became a poster child […]

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Open Stove 35: When Mise En Scene Becomes Mise En Place

We could have given them liver and a nice glass of Chianti to see what dishes they’d come up with, but Adam Ratmoko and Sean […]

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About Last Night: I Heart You THIS Much…

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome once again to the drama, the suspense, the creativity (and the aftermath) of Philadelphia’s own cutthroat culinary competition! February 4th brought […]

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About Last Night: Masters, Cooking Masterfully

The story line of Open Stove XXXIII is an odd one: For the first time, the competition was comprised of two graduates of the COOK Masters […]