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  • Watch: The ‘Trash Dish’ That Came Out of the Korean War

    05/20/2018 4:08:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Eater ^ | April 5, 2018
    As one of the most iconic Korean dishes, army base stew, or budae jjigae, has a colorful history. In the aftermath of the war, American servicemen and troops were stationed in South Korea to prevent invasion. Resourceful Koreans had heard that these bases had a surplus of canned meats that often ended up in the garbage. These meats, like ground beef, Spam, hot dogs, and ham, were picked up and put into a spicy stew. In this episode of K-Town, host Matthew Kang tries an exemplary version of this now-classic stew at Dallas’s Dan Sung Sa. Today, budae jjigae shows...
  • Top News: 'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' author from Brooklyn

    05/20/2018 12:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Standard Republican ^ | April 15, 2018 | Staff
    Chick-fil-A to develop into nation’s third-largest quick meals restaurant Chick-fil-A is cashing in. A brand new 2017 gross sales report exhibits the king of hen is rolling within the dough and is way exceeding its rival quick meals chains like McDonald’s and KFC. Look out, world. New Yorkers have found that their metropolis has 4 Chick-fil-A eating places – together with the world’s largest. Phrase bought out final week in a New Yorker journal article titled “Chick-fil-A’s creepy infiltration of New York Metropolis.” The creator is Dan Piepenbring, described as being from Brooklyn....
  • Cheesecake Factory: Employees accused of harassing Trump supporter for MAGA hat no longer employed

    05/16/2018 1:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | May 16, 2018 | Michelle Ewing
    MIAMI — The Cheesecake Factory says it has suspended a group of employees accused of harassing a customer who wore a "Make America Great Again" hat to one of the company's Miami restaurants. According to WFOR-TV, Eugene Joseph, 22, said employees at the chain's Dadeland Mall location taunted and threatened him on Mother's Day when they saw his hat bearing President Donald Trump's campaign slogan. Joseph, who was at the restaurant with his girlfriend and her family, told WFOR that staffers made insulting comments and tried to intimidate him, saying they'd hit him and knock off his cap....
  • $50 million “Asian Village” featuring retail, housing and restaurants coming to Novi (Michigan)

    05/14/2018 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Tribune ^ | May 14, 2018 | Mark Cavitt
    A need that was identified years ago may soon be filled. Novi City Council has approved the conditional purchase and sale of a 10-acre property located along Grand River Avenue, just east of Town Center Drive and south of 11 Mile Road for $3.15 million. The developer, Sakura Novi LLC., an affiliate of Robert B. Aikens and Associates, plans to construct a $50 million Asian Village. The village, which will feature housing, restaurants, lifestyle services, retail and office space as well as a 25,000 square-foot Asian market and food-hall operated by Novi-based One World Market, will be a significant asset...
  • 2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump

    05/13/2018 2:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment. The latest USDA data shows that since Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017—when food stamp enrollment was at 42,289,366— participation in the program decreased by 2,257,235 to 40,032,131. The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013. Before then, participation in the federal welfare program swelled...
  • Urban Agriculture Could Potentially Produce a Tenth of the World's Food.

    05/13/2018 1:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Indy Week ^ | April 25, 2018 | Amanda Abrams
    This weekend, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is holding its popular Piedmont Farm Tour, which opens forty-five Triangle-area farms to the public. General interest in traditional farming is well-established here; this is the twenty-third year of the tour. But meanwhile, there's a rising fascination, in the region and around the nation, with another kind of farming: urban agriculture. There seems to be momentum behind the conviction that the collective cultivation of underutilized public spaces such as empty lots and rooftops just might save the world. Growing food in a city is hands-on and hyper-local, it requires few chemicals and gives...
  • Here's Where Moms Can Eat For Free This Mother's Day

    05/12/2018 12:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | May 11, 2018 | Olivia Harrison, Refinery 29
    Attention moms! This Sunday is your day, and you deserve to be treated — multiple times over. This weekend, at several restaurant chains around the country, moms can enjoy freebies from coffee and doughnuts to frozen yogurt and chili dogs. Moms do a lot of work they never get paid for, so now it's time for the below spots to return the favor. Take a look ahead to see all the restaurants that are offering Mother's Day deals this weekend. Like we said, moms deserve to be treated no matter what. LaMar's Donuts: LaMar's Donuts is celebrating moms by treating...
  • Why Rain? A small adventure at the Trader Joes.

    05/11/2018 5:35:46 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 31 replies
    If you like nuts, Trader Joe's is the way to go. Raw nuts. Blanched nuts. Nuts with seasoning on them. Nuts in general. Nuts. I like the raw nuts. Raw cashews. Raw hazelnuts. Raw almonds. All good for health and general well-being. But first, the train. I work in Manhattan so I need to take the train to get into work from Connecticut. Connecticut. Where they tax you much. Why did I move here? Well maybe it's better than living in New Jersey or Long Island. Much more trees in Connecticut, with the many rivers, brooks and lakes. Houses are...
  • This is why a top ice cream flavour may be off the menu this summer

    05/08/2018 5:43:58 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    National Post ^ | May 2018 | Laura Brehaut
    At nearly $800 per kilogram, vanilla now costs more than silver... The primary reason for the price surge, however, is due to Cyclone Enawo, which hit the East African island nation in March 2017 decimating many of its plantations, commodities analyst Julian Gale told the BBC... Today, more than 95 per cent of vanilla-flavoured foods don’t contain vanilla at all, but a synthetic flavouring called vanillin (commonly extracted from wood and sometimes petroleum)
  • 7 Minute Video: Smoking Chipotle Pollo Rojo Wings

    03/17/2018 3:58:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 17, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    VIDEO I smoked 30 Pollo Rojo wing pieces on my 22" Weber Grill. The wings were marinated in the magic mojo at La Ranchera grocery in Broward County. My rub was a combination of Adobo plus Chipotle Sea Salt and other seasonings. One hour of smoking and then the wings were flipped for a final 15 minutes more. Great results primarily due to the very unique secret mojo that La Ranchera uses.
  • Amazon vs. Walmart: Who's Really Cheaper?

    03/05/2018 5:29:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    The Krazy Coupon Lady ^ | March 5, 2018 | Krazy Coupon Lady
    With Amazon Prime fees jumping up another $2/month for only monthly subscribers, you might be wondering if your membership is really worth it. Especially since Walmart now offers free two-day shipping without a membership (plus, at Walmart you can have your groceries delivered right to your car!). We decided to compare a sample of Amazon’s prices (not factoring in the Prime membership fee) with Walmart’s everyday low prices. The verdict? Generally, Amazon beats Walmart for makeup, baby supplies, toys, and pet supplies (unless you’re using coupons!). But when it comes to groceries, cleaning supplies, medicine and personal care, Walmart is...
  • VIDEO: Cooking Pollo Rojo on My New Weber Grill (BEST Barbecue Chicken in the World!!!)

    03/02/2018 4:59:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    VIDEO I grilled and smoked Pollo Rojo on my new Weber Grill. Pollo Rojo is chicken leg quarters purchased from La Ranchera #2 in Broward County where they marinate in in their special secret mojo. I cooked this before on my propane grill but was curious as to how it would be if I grilled the chicken for 4 minutes on each side and then smoked it for 30 minutes using apple wood chips for flavor. This is Part 1 and you can see Part 2 of the finished Pollo Rojo at the link below. PART 2
  • Basketball Launches The Stoudemire Wines Collection, Featuring Wine Produced in Israel

    Amar’e Stoudemire is both a big-time Israel supporter and big-time basketball legend. Amar’e Stoudemire has been an NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star 6 times during his basketball career in the United States. Stoudemire, a US citizen, signed a 2-year contract with Jerusalem’s basketball team Hapoel, in 2016. At a press conference before the basketball star headed to Israel he said, “The Scripture speaks about Jerusalem as a holy place, and I can feel that whenever I’m in the city.” During his first season with Hapoel he helped his team win the Israeli Basketball League Cup by beating the rival Maccabi...
  • Dems & Pubs Battle Over Food Stamps [semi-satire]

    02/18/2018 10:55:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    In a proposal dubbed “America’s Harvest Box,” President Trump’s new budget calls for replacing half of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) vouchers with actual food for 80% of the program’s recipients. The “box” would contain allotments of shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables. Democrats were quick to attack the plan. Michigan Sen Debbie Stabenow, the ranking Democrat on the agriculture committee, labeled it “not a serious proposal.” Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass) called it “a cruel joke. It unfairly limits the choices of those dependent on the government for their living....
  • Seattle Soda Tax Not Doing Too Well

    01/31/2018 1:30:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The WasteWatcher (Citizens Against Government Waste) ^ | January 11, 2018 | Spencer Chretien
    While the rest of us were popping champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2018, Seattle greeted the New Year with a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages. It was needed, former Mayor Ed Murray once said, for a host of noble reasons: to reduce sugar consumption; to raise revenue for important projects like a year of “free” community college for all graduating public high school students; and, to subsidize purchases of healthy foods by low-income families.Before he resigned in disgrace over multiple allegations of personal misconduct, Murray considered the soda tax one of his greatest accomplishments, a “cutting...
  • Pictures show empty shelves at Whole Foods stores across the country, thanks to their new policy

    01/19/2018 6:17:46 AM PST · by grundle · 157 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 19, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Pictures show empty shelves at Whole Foods stores across the country, thanks to their new policy Whole Foods used to keep a large amount of extra stock in back rooms and freezers so it could restock its shelves as soon as merchandise was sold (which pretty much all supermarkets do). However, according to Business Insider, the chain has recently gotten rid of that policy, and replaced it with a new policy that transfers items directly from delivery trucks to store shelves. This is causing many store shelves to be empty.This new policy was started prior to the chain’s recent purchase by...
  • An artisan’s exchange Local business women to open new farmers market

    01/17/2018 5:27:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — When Pam Chandler teamed up with Lisa Thompson to start a new farmers market, the duo didn’t expect the vendors at the market’s debut would be all women. Chandler, general manager at the Sierra Vista Co-op, came up with the idea to start the Sierra Vista Food Co-op Community Market with Thompson, owner of Thunder Mountain Alpaca Ranch, as a way to give business owners the chance to reach out to different clientele. The market will launch Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open the first Saturday of every month in front of the...
  • Bacon Makes Every Day Better

    12/30/2017 5:27:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 28 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-30-17 | MOTUS
    It’s the day we’ve been waiting for all year: NATIONAL BACON DAY! That’s right: bacon, bacon, bacon!!Okay!Of course there’s your standard bacon and eggs way to start the day. WARNING: In the time it takes you to watch this bacon equivalent of your cable company’s yule log video you could actually cook your own bacon and eggs for breakfast. But why settle for the ordinary when you can Make America’s Eggs Great Again: breakfast potato bacon bombs!Okay, maybe because it will be time for lunch by the time they’re done. Best to settle for simplicity.Of course after all that bacon...
  • When Virtue Signalling Goes Horribly Wrong

    12/22/2017 6:14:03 AM PST · by x1stcav · 18 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 12/21/17 | Chris Menahan
    On Wednesday, HuffPost writer Andy Ostroy attempted to virtue signal as a progressive liberal by attacking Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina as a token black man and a "manipulated prop" being used to sell the Republican's newly passed tax bill. "What a shocker... there's ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop," Ostroy tweeted. "Way to go @SenatorTimScott."
  • Arizona seeks to impose Medicaid work requirements

    12/20/2017 4:43:11 PM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/17 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Arizona is seeking to impose work requirements on many of its Medicaid beneficiaries under a new waiver submitted to the Trump administration this week. The waiver would require able-bodied adults between the ages of 19 and 55 — with certain exemptions — to work, attend school or go to employment support and development programs for at least 20 hours a week. Those who fall under the requirements would have six months to meet them before losing coverage, though they could re-enroll after complying. The state is also proposing to impose a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid for “able-bodied” people. Arizona...