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  • Are The Fried Locusts In My Taco Kosher?

    12/27/2017 1:45:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Forward ^ | December 27, 2017 | Ilan Ben Zion
    The beady eyes in my taco glare back amid the citrus salsa and avocado, and peek out from behind a leaf of cilantro. The first bite is crunchy, and faintly nutty, like toasted corn — if toasted corn came with six legs and a pair of wings. Before long I’m popping individual fried locusts into my mouth like peanuts. But this isn’t a street stall in Oaxaca, Mexico. I’m in my Jerusalem apartment and my girlfriend is having a conniption over the pile of disembodied grasshopper legs I’ve left on the chopping board in the kitchen. Over the phone, my...
  • Police: Taco Bell Employees Fatally Shoot Armed Robber

    09/07/2017 7:54:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | 09-07-2017 | Staff
    Police say three employees of a Cleveland Taco Bell opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one. Police have said two masked robbers entered the restaurant early Wednesday and ordered three employees to lie on the floor. Police say three other employees pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects six times. The other suspect ran off. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday said the man killed was 24-year-old De’Carlo Jackson. Investigators say Jackson was found with a loaded gun in his hand. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. No one...
  • ‘Taco Squirrel’ is the City’s Latest Snacking Critter Obsession

    05/02/2017 9:52:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Christian Gollayan
    This hungry squirrel is taking New York by storm, one taco at a time. New York’s wild animals have become internet sensations for snatching food crumbs off the street (2015’s Pizza Rat is perhaps the best-known among them). Naturally, this Twitter photo uploaded on Wednesday morning of a squirrel munching on a hard-shell taco in Brooklyn, is going viral.
  • Woman shoots boyfriend over cold taco

    02/10/2017 8:53:16 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 39 replies ^ | FEB 10 2017
    A woman in Texas was allegedly so dissatisfied with her taco that police say she shot her boyfriend. Investigators say the woman and a male companion were at a taco truck in north Houston about 2 a.m. Monday morning when the incident occurred.
  • Man Assaults Girlfriend With Taco

    01/10/2017 8:04:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    A Maryville man was arrested Friday after he reportedly attacked his girlfriend with a taco for having a profile on an online dating site. Steven Erwin Stokes, 47, Ridgeview Road, Maryville, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies on charges of domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, failure to appear to address a misdemeanor charge and contempt of court. He was being held in lieu of bonds totaling $7,000 pending hearings at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday in Blount County General Sessions Court. Deputies responded to the situation around 9 p.m. on Friday, after Stokes’ girlfriend, a 46-year-old...
  • Brawl erupts in Dallas taco shop, video goes viral

    06/30/2016 8:52:56 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    star-telegram ^ | 6/29 | darling
    How about a plate of tacos with a side order of fat lip and a nice, cool can of beatdown? That’s exactly what some diners at Taqueria El Paisano Mexican Restaurant in northwest Dallas got over the weekend. According to, a brawl broke out at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday that ended up in punches being landed, hair being pulled, chairs being thrown, and a five-minute video that’s gone viral, logging more than 1.7 million views.
  • Taco Bell Fires Marketing Manager Who Was Caught on Video Punching an Uber Driver

    11/03/2015 1:03:44 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 26 replies ^ | November 2, 2015, 6:33 PM EST | Christopher Heine is the Digital Editor for Adweek.
    Taco Bell has fired Benjamin Golden, a senior marketing manager who was caught on video physically assaulting an Uber driver in the Los Angeles area on Oct. 30. In a three-and-a-half-minute clip—which has accrued more than 400,000 YouTube views—Golden appears to be too intoxicated to reveal his destination to his driver, Edward Caban. Caban eventually pulled over into a parking lot and told the 32-year-old marketer to get out of the car, which Golden initially refused to do before punching and slapping the driver while also grabbing his hair. Golden, a resident of Newport Beach, Calif., got out of the...
  • Taco Bell is Testing Crispy Chicken Taco Shells in California

    09/02/2015 10:15:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The rumors are true. Taco Bell is testing crispy chicken taco shells. A spokesperson for Yum Brands, Taco Bell's parent company, confirmed the news Wednesday, adding that the shells were being tested exclusively in Bakersfield, California restaurants. The test began Aug. 27 and will end Sept. 23. The company will then evaluate whether to go forward with a wider launch based on the response from consumers, according to the spokesperson. Taco Bell fans seem excited by the new taco shells, as evident from comments on a Reddit thread titled "New Naked Chicken Taco." In the past, Yum, which also owns...
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • NO Quiero Taco Bell: Fast food employees list 14 items off the menu they would NEVER try and...

    09/28/2014 12:57:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 129 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/28/14 | Alexandra Klausner
    THE WORST 14 FAST FOODS ACCORDING TO EMPLOYEES 1. Anything from McDonald's McCafe 2. Ballpark hotdogs 3. Steak and beans at Taco Bell 4. Wendy's chili 5. Anything off the Starbuck's secret menu 6. Movie popcorn 7. Panera pasta 8. McDonald's chicken nuggets 9. Beans at Taco Johns 10. BBQ sandwiches at KFC 11. Quesarito at Chipotle 12. Eggs at Einsteins Bagel's 13. Gas station slurpees 14. Dunkin Donuts' doughnuts
  • Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse

    03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS
    FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products. BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium. US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain. The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat. But it only decided to...
  • We don't say 'thank God for South Carolina' nearly enough (Joey Kennedy)

    01/10/2013 6:48:50 AM PST · by alancarp · 18 replies blog post ^ | Jan 9, 2013 | Joey Kennedy |
    There is a Mexican restaurant that outfits its workers in racist, anti-immigrant T-shirts. Thank God this restaurant is in South Carolina, not Alabama. We don't need another hit to our already battered reputation. Taco Cid, located in West Columbia, S.C., is now selling the T-shirts that depict "How to catch an illegal immigrant" and a drawing of the old-style box traps using a couple of tacos as bait. The restaurant's owner, Leanne Snelgrove, in a television interview, is so unaware and disconnected that she argues there is nothing racist or hateful about the T-shirt. A company statement posted on its...
  • Weiner Avoids Morning 'Sword Fights' With Rahm Emanuel (Massa "one taco short of a Happy Meal")

    03/10/2010 10:07:56 AM PST · by maggief · 47 replies · 1,087+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 10, 2010 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    EXCERPT Asked by FOX Business Network's Don Imus for his thoughts on Massa's allegation that he had a fight in the gym locker room with a naked White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Weiner responded: "I have very few hard and fast rules. One of them is not to have sword fights in the morning with Rahm Emanuel.” "It's pretty clear from these interviews (Massa is) one taco short of a Happy Meal, or one taco short of a combo or whatever the expression is," the congressman continued. "But he has some serious health issues he has to get...
  • Glen Bell, founder of Taco Bell, dead at 86

    01/18/2010 12:47:44 PM PST · by Willie Green · 18 replies · 961+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | KJ Mullins
    The company posted a statement on their site about the passing of Bell Monday, reports the Washington Post. "Glen Bell was a visionary and innovator in the restaurant industry, as well as a dedicated family man," Greg Creed, president of Taco Bell, said in the statement. Bell was a WWII veteran. After observing how McDonald's was making fast food, he opened his first restaurant Bell's Drive-In in 1948. He was part of launching Taco Tias, El Tacos and Der Wienerschnitzel. He started Taco Bell in 1962 selling his first franchise in 1964. In 1978 he sold his 868 Taco Bell...
  • Mexican Layered Salad

    10/13/2009 1:46:15 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 709+ views ^ | 10/13/2009 | Stacey Winder
    Is it a salad? Is it a taco? You be the judge! Ingredients: 1 head shredded lettuce 1 medium onion, chopped 4 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup Mexican style shredded cheese (Monterey Jack/Cheddar blend)
  • Teen charged with assaulting mom with taco

    01/18/2009 5:30:44 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 68 replies · 1,655+ views
    Fox Orlando ^ | 15 Jan 2009
    A 19-year-old Deltona man is arrested for assaulting his own mother, with a taco. Dena Moir tells Fox 35 News her son, Zachary Moir, got out of control Wednesday night when she was calling him down for dinner. When he refused to stop playing his X-box and come down for dinner, Dena Moir says she went upstairs and unplugged the game, that's when she says Zachary pushed her and called her a bad name. "I've been having trouble with him for awhile won't work, wont' go to school. He's being rude and disrespectful. Pushing things to the limit as far...
  • Man Who Killed Over Taco Admits He Did It

    04/03/2007 10:19:48 AM PDT · by Westlander · 34 replies · 597+ views
    AP ^ | April 3, 2007 | The Associated Press
    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -- A Macomb County man accused of killing a 7-Eleven clerk after an argument over the price of a taco admitted that he shot the man but said he "wasn't himself" when he did it, according to a police statement. "I shot him," Kenyatta Davis, 35, of Shelby Township, told Sterling Heights police in a September interview at the police station. "It was like somebody gave me something. I wasn't myself. People around me know I have a temper but not like that." Authorities say Davis on Aug. 24 argued with Wajed Ali Baig, 47, a clerk...
  • The New Face Of The Black Panther Party

    01/10/2007 11:22:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 3,409+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-10-07 | Curt
    My regular readers know that I patrol South-Central Los Angeles. Recently I saw this flyer which, as you can imagine, piqued my curiosity: (click pictures for larger versions) This document was distributed by a group called the Black Riders Liberation Party, an offshoot of the Black Panther Party started by this man: Whom they call Taco: The Black Riders Liberation Party was formed in 1996 by Bloods and Crips in the California Youth Authority college class. As their political understanding grew, especially being inside the belly of the beast, they were able to see up close how oppressive and dehumanizing...
  • Illnesses at Iowa Taco Joint Tied to E. Coli Outbreak

    12/11/2006 12:41:09 PM PST · by weef · 6 replies · 490+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, December 11, 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK — Nearly three dozen people fell ill, including 14 who were hospitalized, with symptoms consistent with infection by the E. coli bacteria after eating at a Taco John's restaurant, a local health department said. Test results were expected Monday. The Taco John's restaurant has removed any suspected ingredients from its menu and sanitized the facility, said Tom O'Rourke, the Black Hawk County Health Department director.
  • New Jersey Asks Taco Bells to Throw Out Their Food (All of It, That Is)

    12/06/2006 5:35:06 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 1,089+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 12/6/2006 | Nichola Groom
    New Jersey asks Taco Bells to throw out their foodBy Nichola GroomLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - New Jersey health officials addressing an E.coli outbreak on Wednesday asked Taco Bell restaurants in the state to throw out all their food and better train workers in hygiene and food handling. At least 47 people in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have been infected with E.coli in the last few weeks, and dozens more potential cases are being investigated. Many of the infected people had eaten at Taco Bell prior to becoming sick, the states said. New York state officials on Wednesday raised...