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August 31, 2014 3:01 pm

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How to Keep Wooden Cutting Boards in Tip-Top Shape

August 29, 2014 5:01 pm

Whether you’re a newbie in the kitchen or you simply aren’t up to date on your culinary skills, caring for delicate wood cutting boards can be tricky for many home cooks. These sturdy, wooden blocks can take quite a beating when it comes to chopping and pounding, but the slightest soak in soapy water can cause them to crack and weaken. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your cutting boards in top working condition.

  1. Always wash them in hot, soapy water. While soaking a wooden cutting board can inflict major damage, it’s still important to wash it thoroughly after using (especially when you work with raw meat). Simply scrub the surface of the board with very hot water and dishwashing soap, but don’t let it soak into the wood.
  2. Scrub every so often. About once a week or so, give your cutting board a good scrubbing by sprinkling coarse salt all over and rubbing it in with a sliced lemon. This will remove any caked-on food particles and deep oil stains.
  3. Oil the surface. To keep the board from drying out, oil it about once per month. Use a food-grade oil that’s won’t become rancid, such as mineral oil or a store-bought cutting board treatment.

How to Oil and Maintain Wood Cutting Boards in 5 Minutes a Month [The Kitchn]
How to Purchase Wood Cutting Boards [What’s Cooking America]
The Best Way to Clean and Care For Wood Cutting Boards? [The Kitchn]

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Nickel and Rye: A Chic Dallas Dining Spot

August 20, 2014 4:02 pm

A self-proclaimed "relaxed, upscale American pub," Nickel and Rye appeals to night owls in search of a swanky after-hours hangout. The dimmed interior lighted sparkles off mirrored accents that hang along exposed brick walls, giving the space a chic appearance. DJ sets can be heard throughout the week, entertaining patrons and keeping the mood lively.

This hip kitchen and bar serves upscale bar fare that includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, and burgers. A lengthy list of appetizer appeals to patrons seeking a light bite to accompany a handcrafted cocktail. Served with pico de gallo, the avocado hummus is a popular starter, as is the artisan cheese board, which arrives with flatbreads and candied walnuts. Along with the extensive menu of late night bites, Nickel and Rye serves a knockout brunch on the weekends until 3 p.m. Patrons can dig into lobster Benedict or chicken and waffles and sip housemade bloody Marys.

Nickel and Rye is open Tuesdays through Sundays. A different special is offered every day, so check out the eatery's website before heading over.

Nickel and Rye
2523 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 389-2120

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