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7 non-alcoholic craft beers that don’t sacrifice flavor
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7 non-alcoholic craft beers that don’t sacrifice flavor

Don't settle for watered-down imitations.

The world’s most iconic dishes, according to locals
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The world’s most iconic dishes, according to locals

We quizzed 38,000 people to assemble the ultimate culinary bucket list.

15 incredible chocolate shops for a sugar fix
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15 incredible chocolate shops for a sugar fix

Flowers are nice, but truffles are better.

17 wonderfully easy cocktails you can make at home
Bars and pubs

17 wonderfully easy cocktails you can make at home

Raise a glass! Time Out staffers spill their favorite cocktail recipes to make at home.

Did 2020 destroy McDonald’s all-day breakfast menu?
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Did 2020 destroy McDonald’s all-day breakfast menu?

Say it ain't so.

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These are the most Googled recipes of the year (and they’re basically all bread)
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These are the most Googled recipes of the year (and they’re basically all bread)

Proof, if you needed it, that this year called for carbs of various shapes and sizes.

KFC just dropped a new chicken sandwich and it’s massive
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KFC just dropped a new chicken sandwich and it’s massive

If you've been following the fried-chicken wars over the past two years, you might've noticed that a crispy, perfectly seasoned bird can make people lose their actual minds. Fast-food giant Chick-fil-A had already established its pickle-dressed chicken as an icon, but when Popeyes launched its new crispy chicken sandwich in 2019, it resulted in all-out brawls and even a fatal stabbing. McDonald's recently announced a new trio of chicken sandwiches to join the competition, too, but today, KFC—one of the world's preeminent poultry authorities—levels up its game with a massive newcomer. RECOMMENDED: Here’s how KFC’s new sauce stacks up to its predecessor, the Finger Lickin’ Good Sauce Weighing in at a quarter pound (and 20 percent larger than the brand's already popular Crispy Colonel Sandwich), the new KFC Chicken Sandwich is massive, meaty, double breaded and only $3.99. The meat? All white. The bun? Brioche. It's the end result of a wildly successful test run in Orlando last year, not to mention countless recipe trials (the KFC kitchen team collaborated with six separate bakeries on 10 bun recipes alone). It's reportedly crispier than its earlier counterpart, and the pickles are thicker, too. You can get it slathered in classic mayo or spicy sauce, and every sandwich is more or less guaranteed to be piping hot and crunchy, as these babies are made to order. "Many customers hadn't considered KFC as a part of the chicken sandwich conversation," says KFC U.S.'s chief marketing officer, Andrea Zahumensky. "But anyone who tastes this sandwich will know, without a doubt, that we're playing to win." Of course, there's a slight catch: You won't be able to order the KFC Chicken Sandwich in various flavors, à la the smaller Crispy Colonel Sandwich, and not everyone can try it today. The newbie launches in select stores in Chicago, Kansas City, Louisville, Portland, St. Louis, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle and Tulsa, but rest assured: All 4,000 KFC locations in the U.S. are set to offer the latest contender in the fried-chicken wars by late February. Want to see if your local KFC is offering it? You can check this website, which will be updated with new locations daily, and even sign up for email notifications. Just, please: No brawling. Most popular on Time Out - Starbucks just added two (extra-sounding) new winter drinks to its menu- Shake Shack has launched Korean-style Fried Chick‘n in the U.S.- Take a closer look at McDonald’s three new fried chicken sandwiches- Did you know you can donate your recycled Christmas tree to a goat to eat?- 'Bridgerton' on Netflix is what the U.S. needed this holiday season

Starbucks just added two (extra-sounding) new winter drinks to its menu
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Starbucks just added two (extra-sounding) new winter drinks to its menu

Let's be honest here: any Starbucks drink that isn't a relatively simple black coffee is a burst of flavors (and calories) that not everyone finds delightful. That being said, hordes of people anxiously await the chain's seasonal menu updates year in and year out, hoping to discover some new combination of caffeine, syrup and milk that will tickle all their senses. Perhaps, this winter's additions might do the job: Starbucks just announced two new beverages that we bet some of you have already indulged in. RECOMMENDED: Did you know you can donate your recycled Christmas tree to a goat to eat? First up: the Pistachio Latte. Boasting the brand's Signature espresso, steamed milk, pistachio flavoring and a salted brown buttery topping, the drink likely sounds familiar to those who have visited a Starbucks Reserve Roastery since 2019. The destination has been serving the treat for over a year now.   The second addition caters to the dairy-free crowd: the Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew is a slow-steeped cold brew stirred with honey and topped with almond milk. Vegans, rejoice! Photograph: StarbucksHoney Almondmilk Cold Brew The drinks join a list of novel food options that the chain recently announced as well: from the kale and portobello mushroom sous vide egg bites to the earth cake pop and the return of the velvet loaf. And if it just so happens that none of these treats tickle your fancy, you might want to browse through our list of the 11 best Starbucks secret items out there (yes, we tell you how to order each one as well!).  Most popular on Time Out - Fall in love all over again with these unexpected, romantic getaways in the USA- The most stunning castles in the U.S. for pretending you're in Europe- The darkest, clearest places to stargaze in the U.S.- These U.S. cities will make you feel like you're in Europe- The most romantic, under-the-radar honeymoon destinations in the U.S.

You can snack like Baby Yoda with these official new ‘Mandalorian’ macarons
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You can snack like Baby Yoda with these official new ‘Mandalorian’ macarons

If they're good enough for the Child, they're more than good enough for us.

A mulled-wine hot tub is coming to this UK spa
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A mulled-wine hot tub is coming to this UK spa

It’s the ultimate festive detox: wallowing in warm, spiced wine.

KFC is releasing a Lifetime movie called ‘A Recipe for Seduction.’ Yes, really.
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KFC is releasing a Lifetime movie called ‘A Recipe for Seduction.’ Yes, really.

The new short film stars Mario Lopez as a sexy Colonel Sanders.

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How to make the ultimate Korean chicken sandwich
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How to make the ultimate Korean chicken sandwich

Expect the perfect crunch of batter, and flavours including seaweed seasoning, katsu spice and sriracha mayonnaise

Three-Ingredient Recipe: Pip Lacey’s pineapple smoothie
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Three-Ingredient Recipe: Pip Lacey’s pineapple smoothie

This is the London chef’s perfect hot-weather bev

Try this simple recipe for braised pork bao buns
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Try this simple recipe for braised pork bao buns

If you’ve got bun cravings, there’s only one thing for it... learn how to make them

Three-Ingredient Recipe: A seaweed, fig and whole lemon tapenade
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Three-Ingredient Recipe: A seaweed, fig and whole lemon tapenade

The latest in our series where London chefs share the tastiest, simplest dishes they know

Here’s the recipe for Magnolia Bakery’s iconic cupcakes
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Here’s the recipe for Magnolia Bakery’s iconic cupcakes

How to ace the sweet treats immortalised in ‘Sex and the City’

Three-Ingredient Recipe: Bettina Campolucci Bordi’s chickpea omelette
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Three-Ingredient Recipe: Bettina Campolucci Bordi’s chickpea omelette

It’s simple, affordable and vegan-friendly

The best restaurants in the world

The Time Out EAT List: Europe
Restaurants

The Time Out EAT List: Europe

From a pasta pomodoro eaten al fresco in Italy to a classic fish and chips in England

The Time Out EAT List: North America
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The Time Out EAT List: North America

Yes, you’ll find gut-expanding fast food here, but plenty of tempting global options too

The Time Out EAT List: Asia
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The Time Out EAT List: Asia

You don’t need to be a foodie to know many of the most exciting cuisines come from Asia

The Time Out EAT List: South Pacific
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The Time Out EAT List: South Pacific

Who wouldn’t want to try cuisine from islands like Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Kiribati?

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The best bars in the world

The Time Out DRINK List: Europe
Bars and pubs

The Time Out DRINK List: Europe

These are the coolest, most exciting bars in Europe, from London via Rome to Budapest

The Time Out DRINK List: North America
Bars and pubs

The Time Out DRINK List: North America

Quench your thirst for delectable drinks with our latest lists of the continent’s best bars

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