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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Jan 10, 2020. 21 comments

Tic Tac’s new Coca-Cola flavor reminds us Tic Tacs exist [Updated]

Tic Tac’s new Coca-Cola flavor reminds us Tic Tacs exist [Updated]

Update, January 10, 2019: The Coca-Cola Tic Tac will be launching in the U.S. in late January, Fox News reports. Be prepared...

Original post, October 14, 2019: We’ll soon discuss the potential deliciousness of Tic Tac’s new, limited edition Coca-Cola flavor, but let’s address the obvious question first: Hey, remember Tic Tacs? They never left, of course, but they slipped from The Takeout...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Dec 02, 2019. 16 comments

This guy can help you Drink Better Beer

This guy can help you Drink Better Beer

Drinking better beer isn’t all about what’s in your glass. It’s about the glass itself, the bartender who set it in front of you, the draft system that dispensed the beer, and the bar you’re sitting in. That’s the chief message of Drink Better Beer, the new book from New York City–based beer author Joshua Bernstein. With advice from brewers, hop researchers, and other experts, Drink Better...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 28, 2019. 10 comments

This time, it’s a true Last Call

This time, it’s a true Last Call
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It’s fortuitous timing that Thanksgiving is tomorrow, as that holiday’s focus on gratitude offers me the perfect framework with which to deliver some...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 27, 2019. 18 comments

The guy who hates Indian food was allowed to write an op-ed

The guy who hates Indian food was allowed to write an op-ed

Unless you were smart enough to mute the phrase “unpopular food opinion” on Twitter this week, your timeline was an exploded septic tank of people’s bad takes about food. As is the cycle of most memes, early responses may have started out innocently enough—“I think the orange rind tastes good” or “Pizza crusts are the worst part of the slice”—before devolving into unfathomable ignorance. The...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 27, 2019. 17 comments

Thanksgiving nachos will make you actually crave turkey

Thanksgiving nachos will make you actually crave turkey

Welcome to Snacksgiving, where we bring you classic Thanksgiving dishes in the form of poppable, dippable, shareable bites.

Here’s the deal with turkey: If you like it, you like it. If you don’t, three slices of the dry stuff probably doesn’t endear you to it. Either way, turkey-topped nachos might become your favorite way to eat the bird. Prepared in a pressure cooker with roasted tomatoes,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 26, 2019. 16 comments

How much will your Thanksgiving meal cost this year?

How much will your Thanksgiving meal cost this year?

Prices for turkey, likely the most expensive item on your Thanksgiving table—not counting booze, of course—are down just 4% this year. That puts the average at $1.30 per pound, according to the American Farm Bureau. But the cost of a full Thanksgiving meal has held steady since last year. Before we reveal that figure, give us your best guess of how much the average Thanksgiving dinner for 10...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 26, 2019. 6 comments

Arizona pizzeria organist dies, makes us realize more restaurants need organists

Arizona pizzeria organist dies, makes us realize more restaurants need organists

Any old restaurant can have a Spotify playlist or a TouchTunes jukebox. Few have live entertainment these days, let alone live entertainment in the form of an organist. Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona, was lucky enough to have such a performer until his death last week from complications following a stroke.

AZFamily.com has a tribute to Charlie Balogh, “a wonderful human being” according...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 25, 2019. 11 comments

California fire department sues In-N-Out for allegedly sparking 2017 wildfire [Updated]

California fire department sues In-N-Out for allegedly sparking 2017 wildfire [Updated]

Update, November 25, 2019: An In-N-Out spokesperson tells Nation’s Restaurant News the company has settled a lawsuit brought by Cal Fire related to a 2017 wildfire, while Cal Fire tells NRN the case is ongoing and no settlement has been reached. This story will continue to be updated with what are certain to be future clarifications.

Original story, November 25, 2019: What does In-N-Out have...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 23, 2019. 14 comments

Teens overwhelmingly engage with junk food on social media because there’s no kale TikTok

Teens overwhelmingly engage with junk food on social media because there’s no kale TikTok

As any parent, teacher, or sentient adult knows, teenagers spend a lot of time staring at their phones. (Actually, we all do.) Much of that screen time is spent on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and a host of other apps teens use that baffle the rest of us. While they’re using those social networking platforms, teens are exposed to marketing from food brands....

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 22, 2019. 4 comments

White Claw to add 3 new flavors next year, subsume entire alcohol industry

White Claw to add 3 new flavors next year, subsume entire alcohol industry

Those who deride White Claw as a trivial Millennial distraction might want to take a look at these numbers: White Claw’s vice president of marketing, Sanjiv Gajiwala, told a panel organized by CNN Business that the company expects to do more than $1.5 billion in sales this year. Yes, billion. For comparison, Brown-Forman, which owns Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Herradura, Finlandia,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 22, 2019. 24 comments

What’s behind the rise of 100-calorie craft beers?

What’s behind the rise of 100-calorie craft beers?
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The official tagline debuted in 1974, and since then, Americans have been on a quest for a beer with great taste that’s less filling. For much of this time, light beers were exclusively the domain of large brands like Budweiser, Miller, Coors, and the like. Recently,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 22, 2019. 18 comments

Last Call: Here’s the half-ton green bean casserole no one asked for

Last Call: Here’s the half-ton green bean casserole no one asked for
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We’re not used to seeing food measured by tonnage or by its equivalence to the volume of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Nor were we entirely prepared to...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 22, 2019. 20 comments

Dispute over 99-pack of beer resolved in best way possible

Dispute over 99-pack of beer resolved in best way possible

In 2014, a few beers and the “yes, and” spirit of a marketing/design meeting led to a first in beer packaging: the 99-can case. When Austin Beerworks released it to promote its new Peacemaker Anytime Ale, the novelty made headlines around the country. Fast forward to December 2017, and the staff of Austin Beerworks woke up Christmas morning to find that PBR had released a 99-pack of its beer...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 22, 2019. 14 comments

Sorry, your old KitchenAid mixer is super basic

Sorry, your old KitchenAid mixer is super basic

KitchenAid stand mixers, one of the most aspirational cooking appliances and likely the one that appears most frequently on wedding registries, is now customizable. Previously, you could only personalize your multi-hundred-dollar mixer by choosing its color or attachments . Now, you can trick this thing out with custom engraving, 14 bowl options, undercarriage lighting, and a rear spoiler.

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 21, 2019. 19 comments

Research shows binge drinking in cities increases after Uber’s arrival

Research shows binge drinking in cities increases after Uber’s arrival

While Uber’s arrival in some cities has corresponded with lower rates of alcohol-related traffic accidents, new data indicates Uber’s arrival in a city is often also followed by a rise in binge drinking. Researchers from the University of Louisville and Georgia State University compared Uber’s arrival in cities with surveys about alcohol consumption collected by the Centers for Disease...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 20, 2019. 5 comments

New Belgium Brewing to be acquired by Kirin Holdings, and employees will profit

New Belgium Brewing to be acquired by Kirin Holdings, and employees will profit

These are competitive times for breweries, but even in a year of acquisitions and mergers , New Belgium’s announcement yesterday that it plans to sell to Tokyo-based Kirin Holdings was huge news. New Belgium—brewer of Fat Tire, the Voodoo series of IPAs, and award-winning Belgian-style beers—is the fourth-largest craft brewery in America, and has been a pioneer in the industry since its...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 20, 2019. 24 comments

Vegan customer sues Burger King for grilling Impossible Whoppers on same surface as beef

Vegan customer sues Burger King for grilling Impossible Whoppers on same surface as beef

Plant-based burgers and meats from fast food restaurants come with an asterisk. Yes, they’re not made from any animal products, but they are typically cooked with the same tools on the same equipment as their non-vegan counterparts. Whether or not that information is clear enough to customers is at the heart of a new lawsuit filed in the Southern District of Florida yesterday. Per Reuters,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 19, 2019. 12 comments

Will changes to Chick-fil-A’s charitable donations be enough to appease its critics?

Will changes to Chick-fil-A’s charitable donations be enough to appease its critics?

Yesterday, Chick-fil-A announced a “more focused giving approach” to its charitable contributions. Notably, that meant an end to its donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, both of which had come under fire in the past for their positions on gay marriage and LGBTQ people in general. But will the move be enough for Chick-fil-A’s critics ?

The fast food chain...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 19, 2019. 20 comments

Marie Kondo would like to sell you some kitchen stuff

Marie Kondo would like to sell you some kitchen stuff

Marie Kondo—of Tidying Up, sparking joy, and getting rid of all your useless junk—sells home goods now. Before you cry foul, this isn’t the kind of useless kitchen junk she’s been helping you purge for years; no, these 125 curated objects are certifiably joy-sparking. Think how much more joy you’d experience if you owned this $52 tea scoop, or this $175 compost bin, or this $180 cheese knife....

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Nov 18, 2019. 13 comments

Tidings of comfort and joy: Pizza Hut brings back Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza “for the holidays”

Tidings of comfort and joy: Pizza Hut brings back Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza “for the holidays”

Pizza Hut gets it. Not everyone’s holidays look like a Victorian snow globe scene of carolers, roasted geese , and fir-trimmed fireplaces. Some of our holidays look like nursing a hangover, arguing over football, and ordering pizza because someone’s taking too long to figure out how to fry the turkey. In that spirit, Pizza Hut has brought back the Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza “just in time for...

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