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  • NASCAR SPEEDWEEKS 2016 STARTS HERE !!!

    02/12/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 4 replies
    NASCAR,JAYSKI,LOCAL INSIDE INFO ^ | 02/12/2016 | Various,Assorted,Self
    Hello Racing Fans!!!Well We made it past the Stupid Bowl and now it's time to GO RACING again!!!Got a Truckload of new Rules,Regulations and other assorted stupidity of the hour to sort out.We have four NASCAR Races and 1 ARCA Race with Practice and Qualifying for all of the Events.We have new TV Hosts to break in and train.Geeze, My head hurts already. <- Click for Driver/Car Listing for All 3 Series.
  • Chef Drops Foie Gras From Menu After Vegan Death Threats

    02/12/2016 2:31:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    Time ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    Vegan activists threatened a restaurant in the United Kingdom over its Valentine's Day menu A chef in the United Kingdom is backing away from including foie gras on a Valentine's Day menu after receiving death threats from vegan activists. The chef at Kings Arms at Fleggburgh opted out of serving the decadent dish during Valentine's Day dinner this weekend after being subjected to "harassment" by activists who threatened to protest the menu, the Guardian reports. Foie gras is traditionally made by force feeding geese until their liver becomes enlarged.
  • The Secret to Cooking the Perfect Steak

    02/12/2016 11:43:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 165 replies
    Drop it like it's hot. That's the secret of cooking a perfectly juicy steak, says Dante Liporaco, owner of Tarquino in Buenos Aires - one of Latin America's top restaurants. He recommends a nice thick cut, warmed to room temperature, then slapped on a sizzling hot pan. It's then seasoned with chimichurri - the Argentinian sauce made with parsley, garlic, oregano, oil and vinegar - and kosher salt. Off the heat, it rests for three or four minutes to allow its juices to settle. Que aproveche!
  • CAN BIALYS MAKE A COMEBACK? NEWLY REVAMPED KOSSAR'S IS BANKING ON IT

    02/11/2016 4:51:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Village Voice ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 | MARY BAKIJA
    On a cold winter morning just before sunrise, snow is falling gently onto the sidewalk outside of Kossar's (367 Grand Street, 212-473-4810). Inside, the talk is all about bialys. "I can't tell you how much I missed this," says one man, taking a bite before heading back outside. "Butter. Yes please, lots of butter," a woman says as she places her order. "Oh, wow, I didn't realize there were so many kinds," says another man. Following a five month renovation, the revered Jewish bakery, in a neighborhood that has grown exponentially over the past 80 years, recently reopened with a...
  • Red Lobster Sees Sales Surge After Beyonce Song Mentions Taking Man To Seafood Chain After Sex

    02/11/2016 4:17:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9
    Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce." The seafood chain says sales surged 33 percent Sunday, compared with last year's Super Bowl Sunday. The increase came after the release of "Formation," a song in which Beyonce says she took a man to Red Lobster after sex. The halftime show -- seen by an estimated 112 million people -- is drawing praise from her fans and consternation from critics.
  • Pizza Vs. Bagels: Which Iconic New York Treat Do You Prefer?

    02/11/2016 4:11:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    It's a double treat today for two New York culinary staples -- not only is it National Bagel Day -- it's also National Pizza Day. So which one of these iconic New York City foods reigns supreme among locals? CBS2's Emily Smith took to the streets to find out. In honor of National Bagel Day, Smith stopped off at Bagel Boss -- one of the oldest bagel chains to open on Long Island. Benny LoPiccolo, of Bagel Boss in Roslyn Heights, says It costs about 30 cents to make it homemade, and they sell it for $1.25. According to LoPiccolo,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/11/2016 4:03:51 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 94 replies
    I've always liked canned beets, pickled or plain, and usually in salads; but I've never cooked or eaten fresh beets before. I decided to try a simple roasted beet for my first experiment. Beets peel better if they're roasted first, so I didn't peel them at the start. Cut off the stem ends, leaving about an inch for a 'handle' (what to do with the greens will be a later project). Also, cut off any long, skinny root, and then wash the beets well - dirt seems to especially collect up near the stem. Place the cleaned and dried beats...
  • This is real: Alvarado Street introduces a vegan "double double."

    02/11/2016 3:52:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Mark Anderson
    From the ol' Is-That-Even-Possible File: a meat-and-animal-product-free double "cheeseburger." No beef. No pork. No real cheese. And it's real good. Other surprises await: It's much, much harder to acquire the right vegan ingredients that to prepare a patty that looks and tastes like an In N Out original, albeit with a toasted grain earthiness. The details have a lot to do with it: American "cheese" with similar meltiness and stickiness (Follow Your Heart vegan cheese), well-executed grilled onions, the squooshy bun and "secret" animal-sauce knockoff all contribute to something that honors the In N Out obsession and has at least...
  • 'It's Like a Top-Shelf Whiskey': Bay Area Buzzing Over $15 Coffee

    02/11/2016 11:32:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Terry McSweeney
    It took eight years to produce the first crop of Finca Sophia, grown in the mountains of Panama. A San Francisco Bay Area coffee shop is charging $15 for a cup of joe — and apparently people can't get enough of it. The not-your-average cup is called Finca Sophia and can be found at Equator Coffee, which has locations in San Francisco and Mill Valley. The beans are from the Gesha variety, grown way up in the mountains of Panama. It took eight years to produce the first crop, which was not much and prompted a spike in price....
  • Japan's Asahi Offers Billions for Italy's Peroni

    02/10/2016 12:37:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Feb 2016
    Japan's Asahi Group Holdings has offered €3.1 billion for two top European lager brands from British giant SABMiller, in what would be the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese beer company, a report said on Wednesday. Board members finalised the 400 billion yen proposal on Tuesday for Peroni of Italy and the Netherlands' Grolsch, the leading Nikkei business daily said, without citing sources. The company refused to confirm the report but said in a statement it was "studying a variety of possibilities for a capital and business tie-up, including this case". Nothing has been finalised, it added. Acquiring the brands,...
  • Happy Paczki(Poonch-key)Day!

    02/09/2016 11:22:45 AM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 19 replies
    02/09/2016 | Me
    Just a little break from politics....
  • Woman Says McDonald’s Happy Meal Has Not Rotted in 6 Years

    02/09/2016 10:22:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | DALLAS FRANKLIN | FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    A woman who bought a Happy Meal from McDonald’s six years ago says the food has not rotted. Jennifer Lovdahl says the meal of chicken nuggets and french fries has been sitting in her office for six years. She bought the meal as an experiment to show her patients how unhealthy the food is. Even after all these years, the food has not decomposed. She posted photos of the food and the box it came in on her Facebook page saying on one of the pictures, “the box will decompose before the food does!” Her Facebook post has gone viral,...
  • Chinese New Year 2016 Facts: Traditional Food, Snacks And Recipes For Yusheng, Buddha’s Delight...

    02/08/2016 12:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/07/16 | Morgan Windsor
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-2016-facts-traditional-food-snacks-easy-recipes-yusheng-2296736The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time for reuniting with family and indulging in delicacies such as Buddha’s delight, nian gao and yusheng. Above, people pick up candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 3, 2016. The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar will begin Monday, and festivals will be held worldwide to mark the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. While Chinese New Year traditions may differ in various regions of China and around the world, many delicacies consumed during the holiday period...
  • Peppa Pig Puts Kids Off Pork

    02/08/2016 11:52:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 28th January 2016
    Peppa Pig puts kids off pork by Latin Correspondent | 28th January 2016 229 SOCIAL BUZZ A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. A traditional Colombian lechona. Photo: Pinterest. Peppa Pig, a firm favorite among kids across the globe, is causing uproar in one Colombian department. Parents in the town of Ibagué, in the Tolima department, famed for its pork dishes and traditional gastronomy, are hitting back on social media over claims that Peppa is putting their kids off pork. One of the region’s typical dishes includes Lechona, a whole roast pig stuffed with chick peas, rice, onions and spices –...
  • VANITY - Attended the Ted Cruz 'Meet and Greet" - Lindy's Diner, Keene, NH (Jan18, 2016)

    01/18/2016 3:51:30 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 49 replies
    I took the family to New Hampshire early this morning to meet Ted Cruz. It was cold, but everyone at Lindy's Diner was excited. It was a good turnout and Ted Cruz had a conversation with my 6 year old. I linked to that exchange, I think you might find it endearing and genuine. Later he spoke in the diner for a good while and left to continue on his journey. We had been to a Trump rally, so it was nice to also meet another Republican candidate. My impression of him is that he is a very good man...very...
  • Debate Day Brew Day -- American Pale Ale

    02/06/2016 7:00:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    It's been a full day. The laughable debate going on this evening preceded by a brew day. Today's beer is an American Pale Ale SMASH (single malt and single hop). The recipe: 13 pounds Maris Otter (yes, I know that's an English malt) 2 ounces Cascade @ 60 minutes 2 ounces Cascade @ 5 minutes 1 ounce Cascade @ flameout 2 ounces Cascade dry-hop for 3 days in Secondary Safale US-05 yeast I built a 1 liter starter (using pound of Pilsen DME to feed the yeast) yesterday in order to get things moving a bit. Mashed at 156...
  • Man dies after running in Krispy Kreme Challenge (NC)

    02/06/2016 4:47:42 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/6/2016 | Janine Bowen
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Challenge race officials said Saturday that a man died after running in the annual race. A 58-year old man complained of chest pains during the first mile of the 12th annual race, officials said. The man, who was not identified, was taken to Rex Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. [snip] The run began at 8:30 a.m. at North Carolina State University’s bell tower and runners traveled 2.5 miles to the Krispy Kreme location at the intersection of Peace and person streets. After consuming a dozen donuts, participants ran back to the bell tower.
  • Starbucks 'Gender Wall' Collapses; Women Barred

    02/05/2016 2:58:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Women told to send in their drivers insteadSaudi Arabia’s religious police barred women from entering a Starbucks coffee shop after a gender-separating wooden wall collapsed many times under customer stampedes, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Women going to the café in the capital Riyadh were surprised to find a board placed at the door, telling them to keep out of the place. The Arabic language daily 'Al Weaam' said the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcing authority in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, ordered the café’s management not to admit women....
  • And the Winner Is – The Bacon Bomb Explosion Burger

    02/05/2016 9:09:13 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 26 replies
    TB Reporter ^ | 2/2/16 | Staff
    The bacon bomb explosion burger has been crowned the peoples' choice award winner for the Florida State Fair, which begins Thursday (Feb. 4). TAMPA -The votes are in and Florida State fairgoers have decided that bacon really is better! The bacon bomb explosion burger is the resounding winner in the Florida State Fair's People-s Choice Burger Awards. The bacon bomb explosion burger beat out three other burger concoctions during online voting between Jan. 20-27 and will be featured on the menu during the Florida State Fair in Tampa that runs from Thursday (Feb. 4) through Feb. 15. The winning burger...
  • 'BMI is a waste of time': Measurement is WRONGLY branding millions of fat people unhealthy (tr)…

    02/04/2016 11:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:17 EST, 4 February 2016 | Anna Hodgekiss
    The use of Body Mass Index to assess a person's health has led to millions of people incorrectly being labeled overweight or obese, researchers claim. The measurement has been used by doctors for more than 150 years, but has come under increasing criticism for being a flawed marker of health. [...] Now, however, Californian researchers claim their research will be will be 'the final nail in the coffin for BMI'. [...] This revealed almost half of Americans who are labeled 'overweight' by virtue of their BMIs (47.4 percent, or 34.4 million people) are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/03/2016 3:30:20 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 114 replies
    When I was attending public school in the late-1950s and 1960s, one of our favorites of the rotating school lunches was Cream of Tomato Soup and Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches. But as I grew older, I lost my taste for the sweetness of most tomato soups offered in cans at the grocery, or in restaurants. I began to realize that what I was wanting in Tomato Soup was something very tart, clear, and herb-y. About 10 years ago, while lunching in a small local restaurant, I enjoyed a Tomato-Basil soup in a bread bowl which seemed to me to be the *Perfect...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Behind the Scenes of Our Super Secret Commercial | 2016 Taco Bell

    02/03/2016 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2016 | Taco Bell
    Try Taco Bell's new ----- It's ----- of ----- and it's totally -----. Just ask Alien Expert Giorgio Tsoukalos.
  • Are These $15 Milkshakes Worth an Hour Wait and 1,600 Calories?

    02/03/2016 1:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2016 | Steve Cuozzo
    It was showdown time at Black Tap: me, a Type 2 diabetes “sufferer” with a sweet tooth, facing down the most notoriously sugary dessert in town. Could I attack the burger joint’s Instagram-famed milkshakes without propelling my glucose levels into the ozone layer? SNIP he überhyped shakes, which were added to the menu in November, sure look like fun. Mosaics of colorful candies and other confections adorn them like costume jewelry. SNIP
  • Burger King Offering Extra-Long Burger Smothered in Butter

    02/03/2016 11:25:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    Fast-food chain Burger King has added a new treat to its arsenal. Behold: the Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger. It features two patties covered in a buttery garlic sauce and is served on a toasted hoagie bun. There are veggies on it too, for you health nuts who may be worried the extra long buttery cheeseburger isn’t for you. Mashable reported that Burger King began rolling out the new burger on Monday. The item will reportedly be featured on the restaurant’s 2 for $5 menu. According to Burger King’s website, the sandwich contains 710 calories. So to all those Burger King...
  • First test-tube MEATBALL revealed: Startup claims lab grown meat will be on shelves...

    02/02/2016 2:49:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    uk daily mail ^ | 02/02/2016 | By Stacy Liberatore
    Test-tube meat is getting closer to leaving the lab and being served on our plates. Memphis Meats, which grows meat from animal cells, says it hopes to have its animal-free products on the market in three to four years - and has unveiled the first lab-grown meatball to the public. It is one of several firms developed 'test tube meats' that could one day be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to produce than traditional farming 'This absolutely the future of meat,' said Memphis Meats CEO Uma Valeti. 'We plan to do to the meat industry what the car did to...
  • Why Drunk Brit Bought £300 of Pizzas for Complete Strangers Online in America

    02/02/2016 2:32:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Mirror ^ | ALEXANDER LERCHE
    Thoughtful Daniel Sobey-Harker was labelled the 'Jesus of the internet' when he showered commenters online with free pizzaA British man has spent more than £350 buying pizzas for complete strangers in the United States of America - because he was drunk. Daniel Sobey-Harker generously put a post on social media site Reddit offering to buy a pizza for someone in the US. But the 27-year-old got into a bit of hot water when he was struggling with payment options. He eventually purchased two digital Bitcoins, completely unaware that they were worth £350. Daniel revealed that he became so frustrated...
  • Groundhog Day Sonic Burger Cheeseburger Deal

    02/02/2016 10:29:44 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | February 2, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is Groundhog Day. Other than Puxhawtawny (sp?) Phil letting us know how long winter will last or watching once again the movie of that name, the most significant thing today is HALF PRICE cheeseburgers today at Sonic Burger. If you live in a cheeseburger wasteland like me, Sonic Burger serves about the only decent cheeseburgers so I always look for these deals. Grab it today because tomorrow this deal will be gone.
  • Caucus Night Beer/Wine Thread

    02/01/2016 4:50:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    What are you drinking tonight for the caucuses? As for me, I'm working on a Vienna Lager that I just tapped a couple of days ago. Lagered for 3 months. Recipe: 64% Vienna Malt 10% Carafoam 20% Pilsner 6% Crystal 120 1 oz Hallertauer (60 minutes) .5 oz Saaz (30 minutes) S-23 yeast Primary for a week in the 50s. Then into the keg and in the back of the fridge for 3 months. Turned out smooth. How about you all? What are you imbibing to help pass the time this caucus evening?
  • 'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44

    02/01/2016 7:23:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/01/2016
    Violier, 44, ran the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier, near the city of Lausanne. It earned three Michelin stars and came top in France's La Liste ranking of the world's 1,000 best eateries. Swiss police said Mr Violier, who was born in France, appeared to have shot himself. The Swiss news website 24 Heures said (in French) that Mr Violier had been due to attend the launch of the new Michelin guide in Paris on Monday. His death comes only months after that of Philippe Rochat, his mentor and predecessor at the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville, who...
  • Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

    01/30/2016 10:50:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 93 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 11:20 AM EST | David A. Lieb
    More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month. The rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was triggered by the improving economy - specifically, falling unemployment. But it is raising concerns among the poor, social service providers and food pantry workers, who fear an influx of hungry people. Recent experience in other states indicates that most of those affected will probably not meet the work requirements and will be cut off from food stamps. ...
  • Hero Female Shark Eats Bothersome Male Shark

    01/30/2016 8:24:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 30, 2016 | Helen Holmes
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a female shark in possession of an intimidating set of teeth has every right to consume, digest, and eventually vomit back up any smaller male sharks who happen to get in her way. According to BBC, this exact scenario indeed took place this week at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul as the result of a turf war between a female sand tiger shark and a male banded hound shark. Says Newsweek: This act of shark cannibalism likely was the result of the sharks bumping into one another. “Sharks have their own territories,” an...
  • Bacon lovers indulge at Indy festival

    01/30/2016 6:19:12 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | 1/30/2016 | Evan Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds of Hoosiers pigged out in downtown Indianapolis for a good cause Saturday. The Crane Bay Event Center just blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium hosted the second annual Bacon Fest. Bacon lovers sampled cured pork creations from more than 20 vendors. Novelties included bacon-wrapped bacon and donuts with bacon and Nutella. VIPig tickets were sold for early entrance to the event. A portion of the money raised at the Bacon Fest was donated to Gleanor’s Food Bank to help feed the needy.
  • Let the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant War Begin

    01/29/2016 9:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 1/29 | Kenneth Goh
    The food craze in Hong Kong and Malaysia reaches SingaporeCroissants filled with molten salted egg yolk custard have become the talk of the town, after brunch cafe Flavour Flings in Hougang launched them about a week ago. Now, French pastry chain Antoinette has come up with its own version and will launch it on Monday. The croissant will be sold at its Penhas Road store and will then be introduced at its two other outlets, in Mandarin Gallery and Sofitel So Singapore, on Feb 10. Each croissant will cost $6.50. About 300 croissants will be available daily for a start....
  • McDonald’s Customers Upset Over Mozzarella Sticks That Lack a Key Ingredient

    01/29/2016 11:48:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 29, 2016
    First it was Internet outrage over the Reese peanut butter Christmas trees that didn't look like Christmas trees. Now it's cheese-less cheese sticks. Dozens of McDonald's customers on social media are complaining that the restaurant's mozzarella sticks are missing the cheese. The new menu item was recently launched at McDonald's as part of its "McPick 2" menu. But customers have been tweeting photos of their orders and displeasure at the lack of cheese. McDonald's issued a statement on Thursday: "We are aware of a low volume of guest concerns about our Mozzarella Cheese Sticks," spokeswoman Lisa McComb said in an...
  • Cereal offenders: Tony the Tiger begs furries to stop tweeting him porn

    01/29/2016 9:08:13 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/29/2016 | Alex Hern
    If you think your Thursday was bad, just bear this in mind: someone woke up, went to their job where they pretend to be Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes‘ mascot Tony the Tiger on the internet, and had to ask people to stop sending them anthropomorphic animal porn. So three days ago Kellogg‘s started blocking the furries en masse. Even ones who weren’t posting porn. Even, it seems, ones who hadn’t even said anything to Tony on Twitter. But some stayed with Tony, and essentially ended up DDoSing the account with complaints about the blocking, requests for sex and a lot of...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/28/2016 4:22:07 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 62 replies
    In last week's thread, V K Lee was thinking about Super Bowl food; and I think that's a good idea for our thread this week. I don't have a 'dog in the hunt' this year - in fact, I don't even follow football much, unless the Redskins or the Maryland Terrapins are getting hot. But I've decided on South Carolina for my annual bet with my husband - I have some ancestral connections there, and one of my favorite, football-obsessed co-workers wants to see a Panther win. So, I'm re-posting my favorite 'finger food', this week, along with some other...
  • The Calorie Is Broken

    01/28/2016 3:31:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 98 replies
    Digg.com (Gastropod) ^ | January 26, 2016 | Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley
    Calories consumed minus calories burned: it's the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn't work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. "For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear." Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. He has a wife and child. And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs -- which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes...
  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...
  • It's National Chocolate Cake Day. How Are You Celebrating

    01/27/2016 7:34:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    MichiganLive ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jessica Webster
    I don't get all worked up about every food holiday, but I'm having trouble containing my exuberance for National Chocolate Cake Day. And after recent studies showed that chocolate cake, as part of a balanced breakfast, can help you lose weight? I'm in. In case you're looking for a new favorite chocolate cake recipe to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day in your own home, I thought I'd share links to a few of the recipes I've published over the years. If you've got a favorite chocolate cake, share your recipes in the comments below. Mrs. Schembechler's Hershey Cake: Bo Schembechler...
  • NOAA: Global Warming May Affect Your Beer and Its Price

    01/27/2016 5:44:57 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Citizen Times ^ | January 27, 2016 18:45 UTC | Mark Barrett
    Link due to copyright. See first post.
  • Green Anole Lizard Found in (Kindergartener's) Salad Becomes Class Mascot

    01/27/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 26, 201 | Daniel Uria
    A kindergartener in New Jersey discovered a green anole lizard in a package of salad greens that soon became her class mascot. The girl's mother, Sally Mabon, discovered the lizard unconscious and grey in a "cold coma" as she opened a refrigerated bag of tatsoi she bought from a local grocery store. The lizard was able to make a full recovery after receiving some warmth and moisture. Mabon then brought it in to science teacher Mark Eastburn, who believes the lizard survived due to an increased resistance to cold. "It probably has some moderate adaptation to the cold which is...
  • How I Lost Nearly 100 Pounds Eating Pizza

    01/27/2016 10:46:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2016 | Claudine Ko
    When it comes to the never-ending quest to slim down, we’ve all heard about the success of the Atkins diet and eating Paleo. But one New York City chef used a far more revolutionary method to lose an astounding 94 pounds: the Pizza Diet. Naples, Italy, native Pasquale Cozzolino, 38, moved to New York in 2011 to work at Midtown’s PizzArte, and he quickly packed on the pounds. The 6-foot-6-inch chef weighed a healthy 254 pounds when he first got off the plane, but his waistline expanded as he made efforts to familiarize himself with the city’s restaurants and turned...
  • Pink Slime, Rodent Droppings, Expired Milk in a School Lunch Line: Restaurant Inspection Results

    01/26/2016 3:12:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    PENN Live ^ | January 16, 2016 | Hope Stephan
    Many midstate restaurants are inspected each week and come through with no problems. But some restaurants in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties had violations during inspections conducted from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26. In York County, inspectors saw imitation crab meat being thawed in a pan of hot water. At a school, they found 26 expired milk cartons in the milk cooler at the serving line. In Dauphin County, old rodent droppings on the floor were observed under the shelving unit in the dry-storage room at one establishment. At another, old metal shavings had accumulated around the...
  • Waffle House offering reservations for candlelit Valentine’s dinners

    01/26/2016 2:56:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | STAFF
    Restaurant chain Waffle House announced it will shed its fast-casual style for a single night to offer candlelit romantic dinners for Valentine's Day. The Georgia-based chain said lovers with an appetite for romance are being encouraged to make Valentine's Day reservations at dozens of the eatery's locations to save on the high cost of a formal dinner at a fancy restaurant. The chain said the "It's a Waffle House Love Story" promotion marks the ninth year of the chain offering customers a Valentine's Day experience.
  • Burger King Employee Quits, Steals All the Chicken Nugget

    01/26/2016 12:28:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 26, 2016
    s POSTED 9:43 AM, JANUARY 26, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 09:44AM, A Florida man quit his job at Burger King, then he cleared out his locker and a whole lot more. Before leaving, the man scooped up every last chicken nugget in the freezer and took them all home. The man, whose Twitter handle is @Zealot, tweeted a picture of the stolen nuggets. He wrote: "TODAY WAS MY LAST DAY WORKING AT BURGER KING SO I TOOK ALL OF THEIR NUGGETS, F*** IT." The tweet has since gone viral. His friends are now hailing him as "The...
  • Man Charged in Beer Pong Murder Case Pleads Not Guilty

    01/25/2016 4:34:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 01/25/2016
    A 22-year-old accused of murdering a young man over a game of beer pong was arraigned Monday. Nathan Ware pleaded not guilty in Second Judicial District Court. The judge set his bond at $200,000 cash or surety. According to court documents, Ware went to a New Year's Eve party at an apartment on Estancia near Central. Albuquerque police said Ware got into a fight with Joray Chavez during a game of beer pong. Ware then left the apartment, but came back with two friends, according to APD. Police said Ware told his friends to start shooting. Chavez was killed in...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 1-25-16)

    01/25/2016 2:21:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 1-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • McDonald's Sales Rise After US Launch Of All-Day Breakfast

    01/25/2016 12:57:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/25/2016 | BBC News
    McDonald's sales were better than expected in the fourth quarter, helped by the launch of all-day breakfasts in the US. Global same-restaurant sales at the fast food giant grew 5%. McDonald's extended US breakfasts beyond 10:30am in October, saying it was customers' number one request. The company, working to turnaround its business under chief executive Steve Easterbrook, said the breakfast change helped US sales grow 5.7%. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 4% to $6.4bn (£4.5bn) due to the strong dollar, but profits rose 10% to $1.2bn, McDonald's said.
  • Man Caught Hiding Liquor in Underwear (Saudi Arabia)

    01/25/2016 12:38:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Arrested by customs on King Fahd causewaySaudi customs men on King Fahd causeway linking the Gulf Kingdom with neighbouring Bahrain, arrested a local man trying to smuggle liquor in his underwear. The Saudi man was returning from Bahrain when he was stopped by the customs and ordered to step out of his car. Customs men searching him found 14 bottles of liquor hidden under his dishdasha (grown) and tied around his body, according to 'Sabq' newspaper. Alcohol is strictly banned in conservative Saudi Arabia, where liquor smugglers are punished with long jail terms.
  • Ben & Jerry's founder unveils new 'Bernie's Yearning' ice cream flavor

    01/25/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/25/2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Ben Cohen, one of the co-founders of Ben & Jerry‘s ice cream and a longtime Sanders supporter, has for months talked about making a special flavor for his home-state senator. Earlier this month, Cohen told MSNBC that he would call the ice cream "Bernie‘s Yearning," featuring a milk chocolate disk covering the top of plain mint ice cream. The disc is meant to represent "the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1% since the end of the recession. Beneath it, the rest of us," reads the description on the back of the pint posted on...