Omnivore - The Hash: Kevin Gillespie on Culinary Journeys exclusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, and more

exclusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, and more


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Atlanta's own Kevin Gillespie will be featured on CNN International's "Culinary Journeys" this month. The four-time James Beard nominee will travel through the Buenos Aires countryside exploring the asado technique of grilling. On the way, he chats with famed Argentine chef Francis Mallmann about how to prepare the perfect open-flame asado. Catch "Culinary Journeys" with Kevin Gillespie six times over three days on CNN: Fri., July 3 at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sat., July 4 at 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Tues., July 7 at 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Sushi chef Yoya Takahashi of Los Angeles's Hamasaku reviewed cheap sushi and the results may end your love for the inexpensive fare.

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South City Kitchen in Midtown is releasing its rare, exclusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon for a limited time this summer during brunch, lunch, and dinner services. Starting Mon., July 6 July 13, you can take a flight of three Pappy Van Winkle varieties — 15-year, 20-year, and 23-year — straight from the 2014 reserve stocks. This will be the only time this year that Pappy Van Winkle will be available, and flights are $125 per person. Call 404-873-7358 for details.

McDonald's is going gourmet and rolling out a lobster roll for the first time since 2005 this summer. The McLobster (what else would they name it?) — North Atlantic lobster, mayonnaise, and lettuce on a toasted roll — will only be available at restaurants in New England.

It's too hot for hot chocolate, so try these recipes for frozen hot chocolate to satisfy your warm weather cocoa cravings.

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