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The Perfect Hamburger

In 1904, the St Louis World’s Fair called the hamburger “the innovation of a food vendor on the pike.” This meaty sandwich has been served at bars, fine restaurants, steak houses, and kitchens across the world ever since. The greatest sandwich I ever ate was at a hole-in-the-wall in Montreal, Canada. On a cold December Saturday, I trudged through three feet of snow. Looking for a place to warm my toes, I instead found a treasure trove of taste. I’ve tried for years to duplicate it, and here’s the closest I’ve ever gotten.

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Carne Asada Recipe

If you’re a regular reader of Pittsburgh Hot Plate, you know that I’m a huge fan of Mexican food. One of my favorite is Carne Asada- a flavorful, tender cut of meat that can be eaten plain or sliced thin and put in tacos or burritos.

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