Delicious DIRT. An Easier Way to Crack the Nut by Danny Macaroons

Salted Caramel Danny Macaroons = An all time favorite

We loved his post so much that we just had to share with you. Not only does this rock star macaroonist, Danny Macaroons, blow minds with his baking, he also enlightens us in the kitchen on so many levels. For those of you who always wondered, but never knew…

How To Open Pistachio Nuts That Just Won’t Open

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Delicious DIRT. TRUE WIN WIN! 

Have YOU bought your tickets yet to the hottest poker tournament in Chicago 6/29?? Give back while mixing and mingling with the best of ‘em! Oh, and win big, if you can…. Jesse White Foundation, Official‘s Casino night Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Register today! Get some goodness from Skinny PopBody By BondEvolution Wines & Spirits, and us: Elevate Your Presence!

Join us 6/29 at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago to benefit Jesse White Community Center. LIKE  Jesse White Foundation on Facebook here -> Jesse White Foundation, Official. More info and buy tickets: for more information

What are YOU waiting for?? It’s a true win win!

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Delicious DIRT. Tech Juice We Love. For the Technocrat -> Embed Spotify; Is Springpad Becoming the “Smart” Pinterest?; Speaking of Pinterest…Pin More Videos with Vimeo Collab.

DIRT Inside: Spotify, Spotify Play Button, Tumblr, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Guardian, ELLE, People, Mashable, Popdust, Springpad, Pinterest, Vimeo, YouTube

Pinterest + Vimeo = Awesomeness

Some of the #FoodPorn + #DeliciousDIRT on Elevate Your Presence Pinterest Page

Speaking of Pinterest… Look forward to pinning more videos as Vimeo and Pinterest have teamed up so users can now pin Vimeo videos directly to their boards. This isn’t the first video integration from Pinterest. Back in August, Pinterest also introduced YouTube video support on boards. For both Vimeo and YouTube, just install the Pin It! bookmarklet into your browser’s bookmark bar for easy pinning and follow the simple steps from there – pin away. While you’re pinning, be sure to check us out on Pinterest and Vimeo and YouTube! [Tech Crunch]

Springpad 3.0 Being Deemed “Smart” Pinterest. Below

Spotify Gets Embedded: Play On Your Site or From Your Favorite Sites. Below

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Delicious DIRT. Whole Foods Removes Red-Ratings Towards Goal of Sustainability; Obama Pins Family Chili Recipe; u look haute launches.

DIRT Inside: Whole Foods Market, Earth Day, Blue Ocean Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pinterest, President Barack Obama, u look haute, YouTube, Equal, Elle Fowler, Blair Fowler, Nick Cannon, Bethenny Frankel, Elizabeth Banks, Tori Spelling, Lauren Conrad

Obama Pins Food Porn and Family Recipes

The newest member of the Pinterest family is… President Obama! Have you checked out the page yet? The campaign headquarters started pinning last Wednesday, introducing a bunch of different boards ranging from Pet Lovers for Obama to Obama-Inspired Recipes. We love love love that they included the Obama Family Chili Recipe. You miiiight remember it from the 2008 campaign and also a fundraiser this year during the Super Bowl. Most of the pinning on the recipe board are baked goods and other food nerd creations that are decorated Obama logo + all, but their following is growing enormously already. Super stoked for any other family recipes they pin. Hmmm, hottie Obama Chef Sam Kass, what are you gonna share next?  Have you tried this Obama chili recipe? Did you love? Tell us! In the meantime, check out the Obama Pinterest page. While you’re at it check out and follow us too! [Obama Foodoarama and Eater. Photo via Obama Pin] .

No More Red-Ratings: Whole Foods Introduces Sustainable Seafood. Below

‘u look haute’ Launches: Fashion + Beauty Vlogs on the Regular. Below

u look haute on YouTube

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Delicious DIRT. Sixth Annual NYC Food Film Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

We are thrilled to announce the Official Selections of The 2012 NYC Food Film Festival!  This year’s Fest will feature 30 +  food films with 18 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, and 4 NYC Premieres!  Read on for the full list and you can click here for the latest full press release.

As you all know, The Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world where guests get to taste what they see on the screen.  Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival will run from October 18 through October 21, 2012 in New York City and November 15-17 in Chicago.

More details including the announcement of Festival judges, the full schedule of events, and information on ticket sales are coming soon!

2012 NYC Official Selections Below:

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Delicious DIRT. Feast Your Eyes on the Beauty That is One of One Jewelry

One of One Jewelry by Marc Klutznick

DIRT InsideOne of One Jewelry, Samantha Goldberg, House of Consignment, VH1, Corri McFadden, eDrop-Off, Windy City Live!, Spiro Tsaparas, Vicki Killingsworth, iRockit Clothing Line, Kristina McGrath, Mike McGrath, Korinna Isselhardt, Toni Canada, Dusty Stemer, Megan Taylor, Lynn McMahan, Renee Trikolas, Tarrah Cooper, Janet Davies

One of One by MBK

Remember when we got Dosed + One of One Jewelry gave us multiple eye-gasms? Now get this: VH1′s new show, House of Consignment, premiered Wednesday night with Delicious DIRT favorite rockin’ sex pot jeweler Sam Goldbergs jewelry line, One of One Jewelry front and center. House of Consignment is centered around another Chicago beauty we also adore, Corri McFadden, who owns eDrop-Off, a luxury consignment business. The entire show is shot and based right here in Chicago. Imagine our excitement when that beautiful sparkling necklace around Corri McFadden’s neck was none other than a kickass piece by our sexy love Sam Goldberg and her line, One of One Jewelry. Naturally, Sam’s jewelry is just like she is: incredibly chic, edgy, + glam. We love love loove busting out these show-stopping pieces on the regular. And YOU can too. Hint: follow One of One’s newly launched Twitter handle.

One of One by Megan Sontag

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Delicious DIRT. Tech Juice We Love: CanvasPop Now Printing Facebook Pix; Instagram Coming to Android; Keep Spreading Kony 2012: Over 100 Million Views

DIRT Inside: CanvasPop, Facebook, Mashable, Instagram, Android, Apple, iPhone, Kony 2012, Invisible Children Tumblr

Take a photo? Love it? Uploaded it? Print it! Make Art!

Foodgasm For The Record Books = Au Cheval's Mille Feuille by MBK

Facebook addicts / art lovers / technocrats / social media junkies ALL will appreciate this one! If you didn’t know already, digital printing company CanvasPop has been taking your Instagram pics and turning them into printed / canvased works of art since November. But now, CanvasPop can print all your fave Facebook photos as well! Genius. Decorate your walls and relive all of those food porn encounters. CanvasPop takes your low-quality Facebook pics and transforms them into smooth large-format prints and, they’re the first to do so… Choose from a bunch of different filters, changing the lighting, contrast, and tones of the pic, or print it in all the original glory that it is! Sizes range from 8×10 inches to 2×3 feet; pricing from $30 to $219. Right now this is only available in the US and Canada, but they’re hoping to expand soon! Delicious DIRT insider: Check out our go to, Mashable, for a special offer!

KONY 2012 Viral Video has Topped 100 Million Views -> Most Viral Video in History? See Below For More.

Instagram: Coming to an Android Near You. Below.

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Delicious DIRT. JUICE WE LOVE: To Open, New Brews

DIRT Inside: Franks N’ Dawgs, The Peasantry, Alexander Brunacci, Luxbar, Bell’s Java Stout, Water Street Coffee Joint

Brunacci of Franks ‘n Dawgs to Open The Peasantry in May

Courtesy of Franks N Dawgs

Owner of Franks ‘n Dawgs, Alexander Brunacci, is gearing up to bring us a second restaurant – and no doubt flavors will blow minds. Brunacci will be sticking to the same street food / fine dining flavors for his new project called The Peasantry while adding a additional menu items. The Peasantry is scheduled to open in May, and although there is no set menu yet, get these ideas in your naughty food porn mind: gyros made from ingredients like baby octopus, duck, or venison; duck wings prepared in buffalo-wing style; escargots; frog legs; grilled flatbreads; and house-made pastas. If this isn’t even the full menu yet, can you just IMAGINE what we’ve got in store? Word has it that a few of Franks ‘n Dawgs signature items (the house made sausages and lobster-roll bun) will transfer over to The Peasantry. What to expect: table service, a possible liquor license, and reasonably priced original food. Can not wait. 2723 N. Clark St.

Limited Time Only: Luxbar Adds Bell’s Java Stout

The more beer the better.  LUXBAR announced a new beer to their oh-so-varied family – Bell’s Java Stout from local Bell’s Brewery in Michigan. Featuring 7.5% alcohol, this custom blend of coffee beans, roasted locally just for Bell’s by Water Street Coffee Joint, means crazy intense flavors. As one of the of the only spots in Chicago to serve Bell’s Java Stout, this brew is only available for a limited time, so you gotta rush in! $8.50

Spill – have you found orgasmic turkey chili yet?  As we said before, most of you devoted Delicious DIRT readers know, we’ve been on a hardcore hunt for truly satisfying turkey chili all year. We’ve discovered that this find is almost as rare as mind blowing sex.  Fill. US. IN.

Luxbar = 18 E Bellevue Place. Photo courtesy of Luxbar’s FB page.

Delicious DIRT. Oooohh La La

Fendi by MBK

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Delicious DIRT. Got Dosed. Part 1

Pineapple skewers @ Dose From X-Marx by Nathan Michael

It’s safe to say we lost our Dose virginity today and man was it sweet. Our fave monthly market, curated by the hottie editors we love, kicked ass. Sadly we had not been to this blowout event sooner in the year, but it was so worth the wait + we are now getting dosed regularly. Literally, minds were blown, waistlines were shot, mouths were satiated. Oh, and that’s just the tip.

Luckily, we have a shitload of photos for you to see just how rad this food and fashion event actually was. More to come… For now, get DOSED below in Delicious DIRT’s Part 1 of 2.  Need more info on a specific photo? Please email us @ 

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