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YS Brewery to mark 4 years with special brews, hourly tappings

Yellow Springs Brewery is celebrating its fourth anniversary with the release of two new beers and hourly tappings of several special barrel-aged beers on Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scheduled for release that Saturday are “Anniversary 4,” an Imperial IPA with 10 percent alcohol by volume, which will be available both on tap and in 22-ounce bottles for $10, with a six-bottle...
11 things to do, eat and see in Columbus 

11 things to do, eat and see in Columbus 

The capital city is calling your name.  Columbus is more than just a college town. It is also one of the hippest cities in the entire nation, teeming with restaurants, nightlife and attractions for the entire family. Oh, and THE Ohio State University.  WATCH: We run down 11 of the best places to visit in the state’s largest cities in the video above. 
Paula Deen loves this City Barbeque dessert -- here’s why you should try it

Paula Deen loves this City Barbeque dessert -- here’s why you should try it

In a recent issue of “Cooking with Paula Deen,” Dayton favorite City Barbeque got a shout-out. The magazine listed City Barbeque’s banana pudding in its February 2017 “10 to Try” feature.  The dessert was updated within the last year. It’s made of fresh bananas, creamy pudding and vanilla wafers, and is served in a caramel-drizzled parfait cup...
Where to eat near the University of Dayton

Where to eat near the University of Dayton

Restaurant options near the University of Dayton have come a long way since a 2000 boom introduced Chipotle and Panera Bread near one corner of Brown and Jasper street and Penn Station and Jimmy John’s to the other.  Long-closed businesses like the Westward Ho cafeteria, National Lanes bowling alley and the Magic Hat magic store have been replaced by a list...
McDonald's replacing McFlurry machines after complaints

McDonald's replacing McFlurry machines after complaints

McDonald's is replacing older McFlurry machines after customer complaints about them being broken. The Wall Street Journal reported that the new machines will have fewer parts, making them easier to maintain and clean. The new machines, which will be rolling out in restaurants in the U.S. and Europe, will dispense more flavors than older ones and require less time to clean. Older machines, according...
New coffee house opens in Clark County

New coffee house opens in Clark County

A group of business owners is hoping they can fill what they see as a gap in the region’s coffee business. Scout’s Cafe, a new coffee shop that opened in a formerly vacant building at 1399 Moorefield Road, will offer residents in the Northridge neighborhood a new option for lattes and fresh baked cinnamon rolls. The coffee shop was crowded one afternoon last week as the owners celebrated...
Pineapple pizzagate forces Iceland president to back off ban

Pineapple pizzagate forces Iceland president to back off ban

Hawaiian pizza is not for everyone. It’s a decadent, tasty treat to some, but for others ham and pineapple are the worst topping choices ever created. Iceland’s president waded into the fray last week when a student asked him a question about pineapple on pizza. (Ham wasn’t mentioned, by the way.)  Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he found the combination “completely...
You won't believe the ‘toy’ inside this Burger King ‘Adult Meal’

You won't believe the ‘toy’ inside this Burger King ‘Adult Meal’

This Valentine’s Day, Burger King has a saucy new take on the idea of a happy meal. Adults ages 18 and up can get a special “Adults Meal”after 6 p.m., which contains two Whoppers, two bags of fries, two beers and -- wait for it -- a surprise sex toy. Talk about spicing up the toy selection this year. The advertisement shows some surprise gifts that include a blindfold, a feather...
Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which operates a sports pub on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, is looking to expand its Dayton-area footprint by adding as many as five new locations in the next three to five years, a spokeswoman for the chain said. Beef ‘O’Brady’s describes itself as a “family friendly sports pub” that offers a wide range of menu items including pizza...
Toblerone candy lovers are unhappy with new shape

Toblerone candy lovers are unhappy with new shape

Candy lovers are having trouble with the new look of their Toblerone chocolates. The New York Times reported that the signature triangular peaks of the chocolate, honey and almond nougat treat are much narrower and a lot less dense. Mondelez International, which makes the candy, said that the 400g bar is now 360g and the 170g bar is now 150g. The latter is only sold in the United Kingdom The company's...
Neiman Marcus selling collard greens for $81.50

Neiman Marcus selling collard greens for $81.50

Having guests over for dinner?  Neiman Marcus has got you covered. At least for a portion of your meal. The luxury retailer is advertising an order of collard greens for $66 plus $15.50 for the delivery on its web site. According the the company, the greens are "seasoned with just the right amount of spices and bacon" and shipped cooked and frozen. You just heat them up and...
Burger King dresses as ghost of McDonald's for Halloween

Burger King dresses as ghost of McDonald's for Halloween

There's nothing like some Halloween cheer to spice up a fast food restaurant rivalry. Burger King and McDonald's have been competitors for decades, but BK's prank take things a bit further. Mashable reported that, in a new promotional video posted to YouTube, a Burger King restaurant and accompanying sign are seen covered in white cloth with two holes and yellow  eyebrows reminiscent of the iconic...
Arby's is celebrating hunting season with venison sandwiches

Arby's is celebrating hunting season with venison sandwiches

Hunting season has begun, and Arby's is offering venison sandwiches to celebrate. Restaurants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia -- states Arby's said have "heavy deer hunting areas" -- are offering the item starting Oct 31. 1690 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 704 Highway 33 South, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720 348...
Forget the diet, restaurant creates deep-fried Nutella dessert

Forget the diet, restaurant creates deep-fried Nutella dessert

What will the culinary gods think of next? A restaurant in Sydney has come up with one of the most decadent desserts that will be sure to add inches to the waistline of the person who eats it. It's a new deep-fried dessert that weighs more than two pounds of Nutella goodness. The restaurant called Piccolo Me takes a ball of Nutella ice cream, coats it in breadcrumbs and then pours caramel sauce over...
Here's why Chipotle doesn't sell queso

Here's why Chipotle doesn't sell queso

Moe's, Willy's, Barberito's, Chipotle and Qdoba all offer similar items -- menus laden with burrito products and other Tex-Mex options. But one of those is not like the other.  >> Read more trending stories   Chipotle differs from the other restaurants in that it does not sell cheese dip.  And many customers aren't happy about it. So why not sell the liquid gold? A video...
McDonald's recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers

McDonald's recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers

McDonald's is making another effort to emphasize fitness and health by including fitness trackers in its Happy Meals. Engadget reported that a Fitbit-like toy called Step-It will be available for four weeks in children's Happy Meals in the U.S. and Canada. The Step-It fitness trackers, which come in six  colors, blink depending on the level of activity of the child wearing them. “Step-It...
Burger King combines Whopper, burrito for new menu item

Burger King combines Whopper, burrito for new menu item

A week after Chipotle announced plans for its first burger restaurant, Burger King launches another mashup item to its menu. Bloomberg reported that, beginning Aug. 15, the fast-food restaurant is debuting the Whopperito in restaurants across the U.S. The Whopperito, as its name suggests, combines a burrito with Burger King's Whopper. Instead of a bun, it's wrapped in a tortilla and filled with...
The 'McDonald’s of the future' features unlimited fries — and that’s just the beginning

The 'McDonald’s of the future' features unlimited fries — and that’s just the beginning

Walk in, approach the kiosk, place your order via a large touch screen, then sit down and wait for the food to be brought to your table. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the future of McDonald’s. The Chicago Tribune reported that franchisee Chris Habiger brought these upgrades and more to one of his restaurants in St. Joseph, Missouri, which opened to the public Thursday. The 6,500-square-foot...
McDonald's just revamped its chicken nuggets

McDonald's just revamped its chicken nuggets

McDonald's just revamped its chicken nuggets. As of August, they no longer have any artificial preservatives. And later this month, high-fructose corn syrup will be removed from McDonald's buns. McDonald's has, of course, been the target of criticism over its ingredients. The president of McDonald's USA told The New York Times the fast-food chain is trying to talk more openly about...
Health group serves up list of unhealthy eats at chain restaurants

Health group serves up list of unhealthy eats at chain restaurants

Would you eat a 2,850-calorie burger from Uno Pizzera? What about Dave and Buster's 1,910-calorie sandwich? Both of those foods are recipients of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's 2016 XTreme Eating Awards, an annual list of unhealthy food at American restaurants. This year's winners also include The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Chicken and Waffles Benedict, with 2,580 calories, Buffalo...

Beauty is in the mouth of the beholder: Walmart to sell 'ugly' apples

If a fruit or vegetable looked bad but tasted the same, would you buy it? Walmart is betting you will. The retail giant is partnering with a company called "I'm Perfect" that sells apples at a discount because the fruit has cosmetic imperfections that would usually get it thrown into the garbage. When edible food is blemished by hail or high winds, not only does it often go uneaten...
Nutrition labels on tap for beer

Nutrition labels on tap for beer

Drinkers will soon be able to read the number of calories and carbs in a can or bottle of beer.  Health groups have been pushing manufacturers to voluntarily disclose nutrition information. Now, some of the biggest industry names will comply, the Beer Institute announced this month. "No one is going to mistake an alcoholic drink for health food," Lindsay Moyer, of the Center for Science...
6 foods to try in Cleveland during the RNC and where to find them

6 foods to try in Cleveland during the RNC and where to find them

The Republican National Convention will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland from July 18–21.  Here are some of the best places to eat in Cleveland and what you should order, according to Dayton.com:  Corned beef sandwich from Slyman's Restaurant Antipasto at Guarino's Pierogi from Sokolowski's University Inn Polish boy from Hot Sauce Williams Brick...
Family-owned restaurant is America's favorite fast-food chain

Family-owned restaurant is America's favorite fast-food chain

A family-owned restaurant tops the fast food list in the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report for 2016 was released Tuesday. "The ACSI Restaurant Report 2016 examines the implications of new customer satisfaction benchmarks for major companies in the food services sector, including popular fast food, fast casual and full-service or sit-down dining chains that serve the...
Authorities raid Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurants

Authorities raid Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles restaurants

The Georgia Department of Revenue has raided Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles restaurants in the Atlanta area, WSB reported. Gladys Knight’s son, Shanga Hankerson, who runs the operation, is at the center of an investigation involving $1 million in stolen money, authorities said. Knight is not involved in the investigation. It was reported in February that one of the Atlanta locations...
Moe's beats Chipotle to be America's favorite Mexican restaurant

Moe's beats Chipotle to be America's favorite Mexican restaurant

Moe's Southwest Grill has unseated Chipotle as America's favorite fast casual Mexican restaurant. The news comes from a Harris Poll survey that assesses how people feel about certain restaurant brands. This year, Chipotle didn't even rank in the top four after claiming the No. 1 spot the past three years in a row.>> Read more trending stories Taco Bell, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Baja...
Joe's Crab Shack to end no-tipping policy

Joe's Crab Shack to end no-tipping policy

The no-tipping movement may be coming to an end, at least at Joe's Crab Shack. The seafood chain, which began testing a no-tipping model at 18 locations last August, is now ending the practice.
McDonald's testing out new menu item

McDonald's testing out new menu item

Garlic fries may be coming soon to McDonald's. Gilroy Garlic Fries are a limited-time menu item at San Francisco Bay Area McDonald's. "In less than two weeks, our small, four-restaurant test of Gilroy Garlic Fries has been a huge success, and we are now experiencing a temporary shortage of supplies,"  the fast-food restaurant told CNBC Monday. The Twitter account for McDonald's restaurants...
Krispy Kreme launches doughnut dispensing machine

Krispy Kreme launches doughnut dispensing machine

Krispy Kreme is launching a new way to get its doughnuts. But it is only available in the UK. BuzzFeed News confirmed that Krispy Kreme UK is launching a "hole in the wall pop-up" at a London location. The machine will dispense doughnuts into the customer's hand after they select their doughnut. According to BuzzFeed News, the sweet treat will arrive out of a doughnut-shaped hatch after...
9 fresh margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo

9 fresh margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated more in the U.S. than south of the border, isn't Mexican Independence Day. But for many, it is an excuse to eat delicious Mexican foods and indulge in margaritas and beer. >> Read more trending stories   Whether frozen, blended or on the rocks, a margarita is the perfect drink for any festive party or celebratory occasion. Here are nine easy...

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo by whipping up some easy margarita cupcakes

A margarita in cupcake form is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This easy recipe uses boxed cake mix, which simplifies the process, but don’t be afraid to swap that for homemade white cake if you’d prefer. You will need: Cupcakes1 box white cake mix3 large eggs½ cup vegetable oil1/3 cup lime juice1/3 cup tequila1 tablespoon lime zest1/3 cup buttermilk Frosting8 ounces cream cheese½...
Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream

Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream

Get ready for another free guilty pleasure. Ben & Jerry's scoop shops are scooping out their ice cream for free today all around the world.   From noon to 8 p.m., the popular ice cream company's stores will give everyone who stops by a cone of your favorite flavor for free.  It's the company's way to say thanks for another year of success, according to Ben & Jerry's Facebook event....
Where is America's No. 1 ramen restaurant?

Where is America's No. 1 ramen restaurant?

In Time Out’s list of best ramen restaurants, only two states get multiple shout-outs (New York has two restaurants on the list, and California has four). But it's Texas’ lone star ramen place right here in the 512 - Ramen Tatsu-ya - that has been named America's No. 1 ramen restaurant. Two ex-DJs opened Ramen Tatsu-ya in September 2012, and the restaurant immediately began drawing...
Rita's Italian Ice celebrates first day of spring with freebies

Rita's Italian Ice celebrates first day of spring with freebies

In celebration of the first day of spring, Rita's Italian Ice is offering free frozen bliss Sunday. >> Read more trending stories   The Pennsylvania-based frozen treat shop will give away free Italian Ice drinks to customers between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. during its First Day of Spring celebration. The franchise has locations in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania...

Starbucks celebrates spring with limited-time cherry blossom frappuccino

To celebrate spring, Starbucks is offering a new blended beverage Wednesday through Sunday.  >> Read more trending stories   Starbucks describes the Cherry Blossom frappuccino as "a blend of sweet strawberries and cream with white chocolate sauce and matcha drizzle, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha." Matcha is a powdered form of green tea.  "...
IHOP waiter arrested for giving away $3,000 in free drinks

IHOP waiter arrested for giving away $3,000 in free drinks

A New York IHOP employee was arrested for giving customers free drinks between August 2015 and February 2016. Prosecutors allege William Powell, 27, who worked as a waiter at a Brooklyn IHOP, gave away more than $3,000 in free soft drinks to customers, according to the New York Daily News. The owner of the location, Akrell Cox, discovered the discrepancy after realizing drink orders made...
Pizza Hut’s National Pi Day contest combines free pizza, math

Pizza Hut’s National Pi Day contest combines free pizza, math

You could win 3.14 years’ worth of free pizza from Pizza Hut if you win the chain’s Pi Day contest, but you better have a sharp mind in addition to a big appetite. That’s because Pizza Hut will require contest participants to solve math problems, ranging from high school to PhD level in difficulty. The three questions will be posted on Pizza Hut’s blog, beginning at 8 a.m....
Dairy Queen to offer free ice cream cones celebrating ‘end of winter’

Dairy Queen to offer free ice cream cones celebrating ‘end of winter’

Dairy Queen will “proclaim the end of winter” five days before the calendar does with a free ice cream cone offer on Tuesday, March 15. >> Read more trending stories   The restaurant and ice cream chain will collect donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in lieu of charging for the cone, Dairy Queen officials said in a release. Participating Dairy Queen...
Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry comes to McDonald's

Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry comes to McDonald's

Easter treats have come early for lovers of Cadbury Creme Eggs. McDonald's is blending its famous McFlurry soft serve with the Cadbury treats to make a Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry. The sweet treat was announced in a McDonald's Australia press release Monday. The release describes the new menu item as "a delicious mouthful of chocolate pieces and Creme Egg topping, blended into a creamy soft serve...
This clever Chick-fil-A promotion encourages family time

This clever Chick-fil-A promotion encourages family time

We're all familiar with the scenario: You sit down to dinner with your family, look around the table and everyone is staring at their phones. In our uber-connected world, it's hard to find a single second that isn't interrupted by some text, tweet, message or alert, and family dinners are no different. But a Chick-fil-A promotion wants to put an end to all that. With the promotion the chain is trying...
New app splits dinner bills based on wage inequality

New app splits dinner bills based on wage inequality

There's an app on the way that helps you split up the dinner bill with some adjustments for race and gender income inequalities.  >> Read more trending stories   The app, called Equipay, is essentially a satirical statement about income gaps in the U.S. For instance, when using the app, women would only pay 78 cents for every $1 men pay of the bill. If a person disagrees with their...
9 fresh margarita recipes for National Margarita Day

9 fresh margarita recipes for National Margarita Day

In case you needed an excuse to indulge, Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day. >> Read more trending stories   According to the Smithsonian, there are many stories about how the margarita came to be. One story says that Carlos "Danny" Herrera developed the drink at his Tijuana-area restaurant, Rancho La Gloria, around 1938. He's said to have created the drink for a frequent customer...
McDonald's testing new breakfast sandwich

McDonald's testing new breakfast sandwich

Columbus, Ohio has been known to be a fast-food test kitchen where restaurants try new menu items and see how consumers react before deciding whether or not to add them to the national menu. Now, the world's largest fast-food chain is using locations in the city to try out a new breakfast sandwich.  >> Read more trending stories   McDonald's will be testing the Chicken McGriddle, ...
Krispy Kreme returning to New England

Krispy Kreme returning to New England

There's some good news for doughnut loving New Englanders -- Krispy Kreme Doughtnuts has announced it's coming back to the region. The company announced  it will open four stores in New Hampshire and three more in Maine in the "next several years." The company didn't provide a specific timeline for the openings. "We already have a nice following in both states, so we're confident...
Sonic Drive-In celebrates Presidents Day with $1 hot dogs

Sonic Drive-In celebrates Presidents Day with $1 hot dogs

Workers and students across the country will get a little time off Monday to celebrate the birthdays of presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and at least one fast-food chain is taking the time to celebrate Presidents Day its own way. At participating Sonic Drive-In locations on Monday, hungry customers can choose between a pair of hot dogs for $1. Patrons can get either a 6-inch All American...
Watch: How to make Oreo-filled Reese's and Reese's-filled Oreos

Watch: How to make Oreo-filled Reese's and Reese's-filled Oreos

The Food Surgeon might have just won the key to our hearts and our taste buds.  In a dramatic video uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 31, the "surgeon" precisely operates on an Oreo cookie and a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup to combine the two delicious treats into two new mouthwatering creations.  Behold, the Oreo-filled Reese's cup and the Reese-filled Oreo.  In four and...
Insane Super Bowl nachos feature 50 ingredients, weigh 66 pounds

Insane Super Bowl nachos feature 50 ingredients, weigh 66 pounds

In 2016, Bon Appétit magazine accepted a culinary challenge from Epicurious to create nachos featuring 50 ingredients in honor of Super Bowl 50. The results are mind-boggling.  Let’s break it down for those brave souls who want to attempt the recipe for future games. Bon Appétit’s 50-ingredient nachos is made up of 12 layers, with 9 kinds of meat plus chili and...
Pizza Hut is giving out edible gold pies for Super Bowl

Pizza Hut is giving out edible gold pies for Super Bowl

What would you do with a pizza pie topped with edible 124-karat gold? Some lucky Pizza Hut customers will have to decide on Sunday, when the national chain plans to send this decadent-looking pie to 50 random customers who order a stuffed garlic knot pizza for the Super Bowl.  Just in case you're a lucky winner, make your Super Bowl spread truly fit for a king with a batch of King's Crown cocktail...
LaBelle vs. Franklin: Aretha Franklin to start food line

LaBelle vs. Franklin: Aretha Franklin to start food line

Any alleged beef between singers Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle may be settled in the food aisle of your favorite grocery store. >> Read more trending stories   Franklin plans to come out with a food line that will likely include desserts. The Queen of Soul talked about her food products with Detroit Local 4. She said she also plans to offer chili, her special gumbo and baked chicken...
Recipe: Apricot-glazed ham steaks

Recipe: Apricot-glazed ham steaks

Hands on time:   Total time: 30 minutes  Serves: 3 3 ( 1/4-pound) ham steaks or 1 ( 3/4-pound) ham steak cut into thirds 1/4 cup apricot spreadable fruit 1/4 cup orange juice 1 orange, peeled and sliced  In a lightly oiled large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add ham when skillet is hot. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until...
Recipe: Ambrosia dessert

Recipe: Ambrosia dessert

"At holiday gatherings, while Dot was alive, she spoke of her mother and her wonderful cooking. Some of these recipes were passed to me. The ambrosia, simple as it is in ingredients, is definitely a refreshing favorite. It was always served as a dessert after a huge [holiday] meal, when it was peak season for citrus."  Hands on time: 10 minutes  Total time: 10 minutes ...
Cinnamon Bun Oreos debut while a once limited time flavor returns

Cinnamon Bun Oreos debut while a once limited time flavor returns

There’s a new kind of Oreo on the block. To the delight of cookie lovers, Cinnamon Bun Oreos hit the shelves Monday. They consist of a cinnamon bun-flavored cream nestled between a pair of cinnamon cookies. They’re designed to have a “fresh-from-the-oven” taste and cost $4.49, according to Eater. The cookies appeared on shelves alongside a much-loved, limited time flavor that...
McDonald’s to serve chocolate-covered french fries

McDonald’s to serve chocolate-covered french fries

Looking for something that’s sweet and salty? McDonald’s announced Tuesday that for a limited time, most of its restaurants in Japan will serve “the latest fry innovation to hit their menu” — french fries drizzled with white and milk chocolate sauce. >> Read more trending stories   Yes, the McChoco Potato is available only in Japan, for now. According to a...
'Mom's Valet,' secret menu among unknown perks at Chick-fil-A

'Mom's Valet,' secret menu among unknown perks at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A has been a longtime southern favorite. Now, the chain is expanding across the U.S. and capturing the hearts (and taste buds) of Americans everywhere. >> Read more trending stories  The chain's famed chicken sandwich may keep you coming back for more, but these perks could be the cherry on top of your dining experience: 1. Mom's Valet: Parents with children can place...
Here's a closer look at Chick-fil-A's new kale salad

Here's a closer look at Chick-fil-A's new kale salad

Customers will soon be able to order a low-calorie kale salad at Chick-fil-A starting on Jan. 18.  Called a “Superside Side,” the salad is blend of hand-chopped kale and broccolini tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. It is served with a blend of roasted nuts (walnuts, almonds and pecans) that enhances the flavor and...
Social media reacts to Chick-fil-A dropping cole slaw from menu

Social media reacts to Chick-fil-A dropping cole slaw from menu

It's official: Chick-fil-A is dropping a Southern favorite from their menu next year, and people are losing their minds. >> Read more trending stories   The Atlanta-based fastfood giant announced cole slaw will no longer be available to order by mid-January. Cole slaw has been on Chick-fil-A’s menu since the chain's founding nearly 70 years ago. Some people were devastated, to say...
How to make Wookiee cookies

How to make Wookiee cookies

Got your Wookiee cookies ready? In anticipation of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” The Force is on just about everybody’s mind — and that includes Robin Davis, the author of the original official “Star Wars” cookbook. It was the late 1990s and Davis, who lives in Ohio now, was working as a food writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. Chronicle Books was publishing...
Bake these mint chocolate chip cookies on Thanksgiving

Bake these mint chocolate chip cookies on Thanksgiving

Betty Crocker has an incredible recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy! You will need:1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix½ cup butter or margarine, softened¼ to ½ teaspoon mint extract6 to 8 drops green food coloring1 egg1 cup crème de menthe baking chips1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, mint extract...
Woman attacks restaurant manager with chicken nuggets

Woman attacks restaurant manager with chicken nuggets

A hungry diner was upset when her nuggets and fries were not as hot as she would have liked. KCCI reports the woman then upped her game by chunking the food at the Burger King manager. When workers told the woman they were calling police her response was, “I don’t (profanity) care.” The nugget tosser left the restaurant, but cops found a car matching descriptions given by witnesses...
Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes made with real food (not Tofurkey)

Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes made with real food (not Tofurkey)

Vegetarians at a family Thanksgiving dinner are accustomed to getting the stink eye, the exasperated sigh, and the classic, “I think these mashed potatoes are meat-free…oh wait, I used chicken stock.” On a day that emphasizes indulgence to the point of a bellyache, those who choose to avoid meat are often the odd ones out. Instead of complaining, vegetarians just grin, bear...
Chick-fil-A honors veterans with 'Missing Man' place setting

Chick-fil-A honors veterans with 'Missing Man' place setting

One restaurant chain is making sure to honor veterans ahead of and after Veterans Day. A photo shows a table at a Chick-fil-A location in Marietta, Georgia set up for a “Missing Man” in honor of veterans. >> Read more trending stories   Store manager Alex Korchan said the table, which features a letter,  folded American flag and place setting for the veteran,...
McDonald's launches new thicker 'gourmet' burgers in UK

McDonald's launches new thicker 'gourmet' burgers in UK

McDonald's and "gourmet" might not be words you quickly associate, but the chain is test marketing new burgers in the hopes of changing your mind. The Signature Collection of gourmet burgers will debut at dozens of McDonald's in Britain Wednesday. The new features are made-to-order and thicker than traditional McDonald's burgers, so customers may have to wait a bit longer for their food...
Nabisco releases limited-edition Hot Cocoa cookies

Nabisco releases limited-edition Hot Cocoa cookies

Nabisco is hoping to warm you up this winter with its latest Chips Ahoy flavor - but only for a limited time. >> Read more trending stories   Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy will hit store shelves across the country on Nov. 2. The hot chocolate-flavored cookies are filled with a creamy fudge center and contain marshmallows and chocolate chips. According to Thrillest, the special-edition cookies...

Vermont hotel to serve $75 roadkill-inspired menu

Hotel Vermont will offer a "Wild About Vermont" event on Nov. 7 that will feature a game supper, with donations from hunters and fishermen in the state. The game supper will include fish, deer, bear, moose, muskrat and other roadkill. You read right: They'll serve roadkill. Vermont Fish and Wildlife will supply three animals that were injured or killed on roads and highways for...
McDonald's franchisees say company is in deep trouble

McDonald's franchisees say company is in deep trouble

Business Insider reports a new survey of McDonald's franchisees shows that some think the company is in a "deep depression" and that the company will go under. 29 franchisees who own a total of more than 220 restaurants were surveyed. One of them estimates that 30 percent of franchises are insolvent. They cite frustration with the company over bloated menus and a lack of direction, saying...
Hungry? These are the best restaurants in America this year

Hungry? These are the best restaurants in America this year

  Some say good food is essential to a happy life. For those seeking an extra succulent meal, Food & Wine Magazine has released their Restaurants of the Year list, and Esquire Magazine released their Best New Restaurants list. Here are the eateries that made the cut: Shaya, New Orleans Townsman, Boston The Progress, San Francisco Muscadine, Portland, OR The Grey, Savannah...
Eat a 30-pound burrito and be part owner of this NYC restaurant

Eat a 30-pound burrito and be part owner of this NYC restaurant

If you’ve ever considered owning part of a restaurant but don’t want to buy a stake, you’d better start working on your competitive eating skills. Don Chingon, a Brooklyn-area restaurant, is offering patrons the chance to own 10 percent of the eatery, but with a catch — you must finish a 30-pound burrito and drink a ghost pepper margarita. According to Food and Wine, the restaurant...
McDonald's patrons unaware they ate next to dead woman

McDonald's patrons unaware they ate next to dead woman

Workers say the woman spent nearly every night at the restaurant, so they weren’t surprised when she came in Friday night. However, they were shocked when it turned out she had died. Even more shocking, restaurant patrons downed their Big Macs and fries without having a clue they were eating next to a lifeless body. Workers say the woman almost never ordered food, so they weren’t surprised...

Taco Bell has started offering alcohol

How would you like some beer with your bean burrito? Taco Bell's first location to serve alcohol is now open. Taco Bell customers in Chicago can now enjoy beer with their burritos, and sangria with their soft tacos at the Taco Bell Cantina. The chain has opened a location that serves wine, beer, sangria and frozen mixed drinks in Chicago.  USA Today reports the menu features tapas-style "...
Pumpkin returns to Dunkin’ in form of Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Pumpkin returns to Dunkin’ in form of Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

It’s hip to be square at Dunkin’ Donuts, as the chain runs headfirst into September with its new Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares and Reese’s Peanut Butter Squares. Some might argue that filled donuts are more dessert than breakfast, but others disagree. Take a look at what one newspaper staff had to say about the new releases. Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares: ...
How to get a pumpkin spice latte days early

How to get a pumpkin spice latte days early

While the official start date for Starbucks’ famous pumpkin spice latte is not until September 8, fans of the drink can earn a special pass to get one early. The official Twitter account for the drink, @TheRealPSL, tweeted instructions on Thursday night. Eager customers can go to this website and enter the word "pumpkin" to unlock their pass.  Anticipation for the pumpkin spice...
This magical way to cut a watermelon will surely become your new tailgating party trick

This magical way to cut a watermelon will surely become your new tailgating party trick

Watermelon is the perfect back yard snack, or treat for your tailgate, but this new way to cutting it will definitely impress your friends. The trick involves cutting a watermelon to look like a perfectly smooth orb. How do you do it? Well it actually involves two watermelon of about equal size. You shave the rind off of one, while you carve out the inside of the other. Put the two together, and you&rsquo...
Burger King pitches 'McWhopper' truce with McDonald’s in Atlanta for peace

Burger King pitches 'McWhopper' truce with McDonald’s in Atlanta for peace

A burger detente? Burger King has proposed a truce with rival McDonald’s in the sake of international peace, and ‘the King’ has proposed doing it in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Burger King pitched a one-day truce in the companies’ “burger wars” with the creation of the “McWhopper,” a hybrid of the chains’ famed burgers at a pop-up restaurant in the...
M&M's releases new fall flavor, pecan pie

M&M's releases new fall flavor, pecan pie

Fall is still a few weeks away, but foodies can rejoice, Oktoberfest brews are hitting the coolers and fall candy flavors are being stocked. M&M's has introduced its 2015 fall flavor and it is taking a page out of a southern favorite: pecan Ppie. While it seems early, some stores like Walmart have already been putting the limited edition candy out on shelves, People magazine has reported.   An...
Worst restaurant meals in America

Worst restaurant meals in America

You will not believe the unhealthy dishes that "won" this year's Xtreme Eating awards. Add these to your list of "avoid" or "split" the next time you stop at one of these popular chain restaurants to refuel. PLUS: We share healthy menu alternatives available at the very same restaurants. We'd never tell you not to indulge on vacation. And we're not food snobs. We enjoy...

Starbucks rolls out Mini Frappuccino

More than 20 years after its introduction, the Frappuccino is getting a makeover. Starbucks has rolled out a smaller serving size of the frozen blended favorite. Called the Mini Frappuccino, it will only be available for a limited time, until supplies last at participating Starbucks, the company announced. Officials said the rollout is in response from customers who wanted a smaller drink size. The...

No way! Olive Garden introduces breadstick sandwiches

Olive Garden's famous breadsticks are getting some new life in the form of sandwiches. The chain will start making either a chicken parmigiana or meatball sandwich on their breadsticks, USA Today reported. The sticks won't be the standard variety you get with your pasta and salad, but rather a little wider to fit the fillings. But the recipe will stay the same, USA Today reported. What will come with...
Seattle restaurants say no tips, but 18.5 percent fee

Seattle restaurants say no tips, but 18.5 percent fee

Three Seattle restaurants announced Tuesday they won’t be accepting tips – but instead will charge patrons an 18.5 percent service fee. The Walrus and the Carpenter oyster bar in Ballard, The Whale Wins in Fremont, and Barnacle in Ballard – all part of the Sea Creatures company – are the restaurants swapping tips for the service fee.“We are making this move now, in part...
Restaurant offers discount for putting down the cell phone

Restaurant offers discount for putting down the cell phone

Restaurant co-owner Lee Federiconi wants families to put down the phone and talk to each other. And he’s willing to give you a 10 percent discount on your meal to make it happen. “Why do you even go out to dinner?” He asked. “It’s a chance to have one-on-one conversation with somebody, and now it’s so hard to do even that,” he told the New York Daily News...
Dunkin' Donuts cheesecake? Chain introduces cream-filled squares

Dunkin' Donuts cheesecake? Chain introduces cream-filled squares

Like cheesecake? Dunkin’ Donuts, home of the 300-calorie Croissant Donut, is introducing cream-filled Cheesecake Squares for the month of April. The doughnut-like squares – one of several new menu items – are filled with a cheesecake cream, iced with white frosting and sprinkled with either Oreo or raspberry-flavored candy bits. The squares come in at 340 calories, according...
Surprising things to make in a Vitamix

Surprising things to make in a Vitamix

If you’ve got any interest in cooking, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of a certain little gadget known as the Vitamix. Thanks to powerful, high-speed blades, this multitasking blender has cemented its status in the blogosphere as the ultimate kitchen tool,  becoming the stuff of culinary daydreams and dominating Amazon wish lists. But as with many good things,...

McDonald's fries: The mystery has been solved

A new video online is solving the mystery of the McDonald's french fry. The video is all part of the fast food giants "Our Food, Your Questions" series...a sort transparenct campaign to show how the food McDonald's serves is really made. >> Read more trending stories  The video takes you through the entire process of how the fries are made and what they are actually made of! McDonald's...
Healthy and portable mason jar meals

Healthy and portable mason jar meals

 But don't worry if you don’t feel like you #nailedit on the presentation. Taste buds know that it’s what inside that counts, and these recipes are sure to please. 1. Blueberry and Grilled Peach Quinoa Parfait This beaut calls for grilled peaches to up the sweet ante, though fresh work just as well in a time-crunch. Layered with nutty quinoa, creamy Greek yogurt...
Restaurant’s hip-hop tribute menu called racist, offensive

Restaurant’s hip-hop tribute menu called racist, offensive

East Coast and West coast hip-hop fans are outraged over a proposed special menu at a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant. In February, Graffiato is hosting an East Coast vs. West Coast Biggie & Tupac Tribute Dinner. According to the Washington City Paper, the proposed menu was posted on the restaurant’s website, but was removed after complaints. The menu featured items such as Lil Kimchee,...
Epic paleo desserts

Epic paleo desserts

Question: If dinner has no dessert, is it really a meal? If you answered with, “Aw hell, no!” we’re with you. But when you’re following a Paleo diet, it can feel like there’s a real lack of dessert options. Don’t stress, sweet fiends, we’ve got you covered. Yes, certain foods aren’t part of the Paleo plate, but that doesn’t mean...
After 40 years, Burger King brings back the Yumbo

After 40 years, Burger King brings back the Yumbo

The Yumbo was introduced in 1968 by Burger King and lasted eight years on the menu. The decision was “100% driven by the passion of our guests,” North America Chief marketing officer Eric Hirschhorn told Business Insider. “It got to point where it's one of those things we can no longer ignore," he added. Bloomberg says the nostalgia will continue when the King rolls the new/old...
Free grub: More than 20 restaurants offering Veterans Day food deals

Free grub: More than 20 restaurants offering Veterans Day food deals

Army staff sergeants Adam Malonjao and Katie Conley will celebrate the grand opening of their new supplement and smoothie shop, the aptly named Ice Ice Smoothie, during a 2 p.m. Veterans Day ribbon cutting. “We don’t use any fruit syrup. We only use fresh fruits that we cut,” Huber Heights-raised Malonjao said. “We are trying to keep it very healthy.” Members of Malonjao&rsquo...
Awesome ways to use leftover wine

Awesome ways to use leftover wine

“Leftover wine” may sound like a mythical (or at least, laughable) idea for some of us. But whether you just had a party or simply can’t soldier through a full bottle solo, at some point you’ll be facing this dilemma: A partially consumed bottle is rattling around your kitchen and the clock is ticking on its drinkability. Don’t worry. We’ve scoped out some of the...
The US is about to have a new best-selling liquor

The US is about to have a new best-selling liquor

Lack of color, and some would say flavor, didn’t stand in the way of vodka ruling the hooch market for years. But it’s predicted the Russian favorite will soon be overtaken by whiskey. Yep, good old Doc Holliday, cowboy saloon, whiskey. A Credit Suisse analyst note says the jump to amber-colored spirts comes as people want more "authenticity, heritage, and taste" in their libations...
Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall On Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall On Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the lot numbers (see table at bottom) This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy...
Smart ways to make pizza more healthy

Smart ways to make pizza more healthy

doesn’t   And don’t stop before you get to the bottom: We’re hiding five super-special Greatist favorite pizza recipes down there. But first, some pizza-prepping tips: Keep the oven HOT. Like, at least 450 degrees, hot — 500 is even better. That way you get the crispy crust without the soggy middle. Don’t overload on the toppings. That’s a thin...
Kings Island to offer food for $1

Kings Island to offer food for $1

Kings Island will offer a tasty deal Labor Day weekend. The amusement park at 6300 Kings Island Drive in Mason plans to sell blue ice cream, cotton candy, scooped lemonade, watermelon slices and slices of LaRosa’s Pizzeria pizza for $1 each Aug. 30 to Sept.1. “Dollar Days is becoming an annual tradition for our guests as a way for them to celebrate a great summer of fun, thrills and time...
Flower-infused cocktails for when you're feeling fancy

Flower-infused cocktails for when you're feeling fancy

Now that summer is in full bloom outside, take some time to stop and smell the roses—and then mix them into your drinks. Summer is the perfect time to spruce up classic cocktail recipes, from gin and tonic to Tom Collins, and flowers are an easy, flavorful way to feel a whole lot fancier (and seriously step up your Instagram game, if you're into that). While floral notes can get lost in...
5 Donut Day deals and how Troy Strawberry Festival donuts are made

5 Donut Day deals and how Troy Strawberry Festival donuts are made

It is time to eat the donuts. Today, June 6 is National Donut Day. Just in time for the annual made-up observance, The Troy Music Boosters are busy making 156,000 strawberry donuts for this weekend’s Troy Strawberry Festival. Click here for details on the popular festival and watch the video above to see how the Boosters make all of those yummy donuts. Here are five National Donut Day deals...
Best ice cream brand is also the cheapest

Best ice cream brand is also the cheapest

For as far back as I can remember, I have been thrifty. Some would say "cheap," and I have no problem with that word. But all through the years, I have had a mantra: There is one thing in life on which I will not compromise and that's ice cream.I have an affinity for high butter fat, high quality ice cream. It is my weakness. For much of my adult life, I ate a pint of ice cream a day. Today...
What makes hummus, hummus? FDA petitioned to define the food

What makes hummus, hummus? FDA petitioned to define the food

Hummus is the new fad food, but what exactly qualifies as the dip? The Food and Drug administration has been petitioned to set a standard to force companies that produce hummus stick to similar recipes.   According to the Huffington Post, Sabra Dipping, the largest producer of the middle eastern dip, has asked the FDA to define hummus as a "semisolid food prepared from mixing cooked, dehydrated...
American wine market moves into first place worldwide

American wine market moves into first place worldwide

Fueled in part by the growth of the American wine industry, the United States last year became the world’s biggest internal market for wine, pushing France into second place for the first time. (Reuters)  Wine consumption in the United States rose .5 percent from 2012 to 2013, while wine consumption in France fell nearly 7 percent in the same period.  Despite the overall market comparison...
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