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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 16, 2019 at 23:21. 11 comments

Yes, beer bottles can spontaneously explode

Yes, beer bottles can spontaneously explode

In my former job as editor at a craft beer magazine, I worked in an office full of beer bottles and cans. Stacked on shelves, refrigerated, cellared—they were everywhere. One evening, I was working alone in the office when a sound like a grenade going off jolted me out of my seat. After my heart started beating again, I peered into the main office room, where a can of beer had exploded and...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 16, 2019 at 22:54. 1 comments

New Weight Watchers app for kids draws predictable criticism

New Weight Watchers app for kids draws predictable criticism

WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, introduced a new app Tuesday aimed at children as young as 8 years old. The app, Kurbo, is billed as a “scientifically-proven behavior change program designed to help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight, derived from Stanford University’s Pediatric Weight Control Program.”

Along with virtual coaching and mindfulness suggestions,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 16, 2019 at 04:30. 4 comments

Last Call: White bean kale soup, but make it summery

Last Call: White bean kale soup, but make it summery
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

Our garden grows kale and chard like weeds. When the weather gets cooler, those are a key component to a modern classic: kale and white bean soup. I love the flavors in that rich...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 15, 2019 at 22:58. 2 comments

A “non-alcoholic spirit” just sold to one of the world’s largest booze companies

A “non-alcoholic spirit” just sold to one of the world’s largest booze companies

We know low- and no-alcohol drinks have been gaining traction for a while now. The phenomenon has even introduced a new vocabulary—mocktails , Dryuary, sober curious—to our bar lexicon. Now file a new entry in that teetotaling dictionary: “Non-alcoholic spirits.”

The progenitor of that category, U.K.-based Seedlip, calls itself “the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand.” And...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 15, 2019 at 21:52. 2 comments

Just how full of white dudes is craft beer?

Just how full of white dudes is craft beer?

It’s one of the most tired clichés out there: Brewers are white, bearded dudes with potbellies who wear flannel and turn their noses up at your “regular beer.” (That latter point is definitely untrue .) But the rest of the cartoon—the dude, the beard, the unbearable whiteness of being—like most clichés, there’s more than a grain of truth in it . Craft brewers are overwhelmingly white dudes,...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 15, 2019 at 08:15. 21 comments

How to really clean your drip coffee maker

How to really clean your drip coffee maker
DrinkeryDrinkery is The Takeout's celebration of beer, liquor, coffee, and other potent potables.  

This is not an article to scold you for not deep-cleaning your coffee maker. The headline does not chide you with a “you’ve been doing it wrong” construction. Hardly any of us are cleaning our drip coffee makers as thoroughly as we should be, and that can shorten the life of our machines and...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 14, 2019 at 23:02. 3 comments

Four Loko just Four Loko’d hard seltzer

Four Loko just Four Loko’d hard seltzer

It’s the best summer ever to be a hard seltzer drinker. White Claw and its ilk are seemingly everywhere, with the number of hard seltzer brands swelling by the day. This week alone, we heard news of Natural Light and Pabst Blue Ribbon’s new lines of seltzers. But there is one ring to rule them all, and it comes from the terrifyingly caffeinated booze grenade you thought you’d forgotten:...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 14, 2019 at 22:09.

Taco John’s actually wields its Taco Tuesday trademark

Taco John’s actually wields its Taco Tuesday trademark

Taco Tuesday is so ubiquitous, you’d assume it’s like a smiley face—part of our collective imagination, creditable to no one, a symbol in the public domain. But actually, both the yellow smiley face and Taco Tuesday are trademarked, the former by a French guy and the latter by Cheyenne, Wyoming-based purveyor of Potato Olés, Taco John’s.

I noted the Taco Tuesday trademark as an aside in my...

Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 14, 2019 at 05:42. 24 comments

The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best classic cocktail

The Takeout's fantasy food draft: Best classic cocktail
Takeout DraftFood. Fantasy sports. Debating over Slack. Welcome to The Takeout Draft.  

Welcome, dear readers, to The Takeout Draft, our recurring feature that combines our love of food, fantasy sports, and arguing on Slack.

Every week, we will select a topic of conversation from the food and drink world. Takeout writers will then field a team via the snake draft format. After five rounds, The...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 14, 2019 at 04:18. 5 comments

Last Call: What is the ideal number of desk beverages?

Last Call: What is the ideal number of desk beverages?
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

Do you have a curiosity about other people’s work desks? Maybe it’s because I’ve worked from home for the past three years, but I am strangely intrigued by what other people keep...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 13, 2019 at 22:50.

Wendy’s manager’s apology email to customer goes quickly awry

Wendy’s manager’s apology email to customer goes quickly awry

What’s worse than disappointing a customer with bad customer? Insulting that customer’s hometown in your apology email.

Such was the story for a Wareham, Massachusetts man named Matthew Rose, who per WCVB Boston, ate at a Wendy’s on two separate occasions this month—and both times received poor customer service. After conveying his feedback via email to Wendy’s corporate, he soon received an...

Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 13, 2019 at 21:44.

FDA can’t believe it has to remind America not to drink bleach

FDA can’t believe it has to remind America not to drink bleach

With the resigned air of a weary Miss Hoover instructing Ralph Wiggum again not to eat paste, the U.S. Food And Drug Administration has issued a warning reminding Americans to lay off the bleach. In an announcement posted yesterday, the agency repeats its guidance that Americans not purchase or consume purportedly curative liquids—which are in fact, essentially bleach—as they’re accompanied...

Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 13, 2019 at 04:24. 15 comments

Last Call: What do you call this pastry?

Last Call: What do you call this pastry?
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

This past weekend, friends and I attended the Western Montana Fair, where we observed rabbit agility contests and feasted on multiple courses of fried-dough delicacies. But a trip...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 12, 2019 at 23:35. 21 comments

Liquor sounds great, more Americans say

Liquor sounds great, more Americans say

2019, am I right? It’s the year that’s felt like one giant “Lemon, it’s Wednesday.”

Psychic malaise may be partially to blame for Americans’ increasing fondness for liquor, or maybe we’ve just finally reached the apex of the small-batch bourbon trend. No matter the cause, liquor’s popularity is on the rise, according to the results of a poll recently released by Gallup.

Beer still dominates as...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 12, 2019 at 22:15. 23 comments

5 Burger King employees fired for drawing on cop’s sandwich wrapper

5 Burger King employees fired for drawing on cop’s sandwich wrapper

Five employees of a Burger King in Clovis, New Mexico no longer have jobs following an incident involving a police officer’s order that took place last Thursday.

Per KRQE Albuquerque, the officer, Timo Rosenthal, was in uniform when he placed an order from the Burger King; when he unwrapped his order, the sandwich wrapper displayed a cartoonish drawing of a pig with a star that presumably...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 12, 2019 at 05:28. 18 comments

Hey 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney, is a hot dog a sandwich?

Hey 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney, is a hot dog a sandwich?
Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?Welcome to **Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?** in which The Takeout asks famous and important people to answer the most important question to ever beguile the human race.  

As we inevitably approach the winnowing of the Democratic pool of candidates for president, much is being made of electability, of policy proposals, of moderation versus progressivism. Not enough is being...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 12, 2019 at 05:19. 22 comments

Ask Kate About Beer: When and why did breweries stop using pop-top cans?

Ask Kate About Beer: When and why did breweries stop using pop-top cans?
DrinkeryDrinkery is The Takeout's celebration of beer, liquor, coffee, and other potent potables.  

Welcome to Ask Kate About Beer, in which The Takeout’s resident beer expert answers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about beer but were too drunk to ask. Have a question? Shoot it to beer@thetakeout.com

Hey Kate, Recently when I was out hiking, I found an old rusty beer can with a pull-tab....

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 09, 2019. 3 comments

Lawsuit claims former employee stole secret recipes of Duke’s mayonnaise founder

Lawsuit claims former employee stole secret recipes of Duke’s mayonnaise founder
Hot LinksWe spend way too much time on the internet  

We’re hoping Susan Orlean —author of Orchid Thief, The Library Book, and others—can clear her schedule, because we need a true-crime novel about this situation in time for beach reading next summer.

The Post And Courier in Charleston, South Carolina reports Duke Foods, makers of Duke’s sandwich spreads, has filed a lawsuit against a former...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 09, 2019. 2 comments

Mayochup has an even better name in the U.K.

Mayochup has an even better name in the U.K.

It’s no surprise from the public that gave the world Boaty McBoatface, but Heinz’s mayonnaise-ketchup hybrid, Mayochup , has an even more glorious name in the U.K.

Saucy Sauce.

Yes, the Boaty of McBoatface of condiments has debuted overseas and frankly, we’re jealous Heinz put all its creative energies into naming the U.K. version. According to The Independent, mayochup was already trademarked...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Aug 09, 2019. 1 comments

Cup Noodles, king of dollar ramen, tries its hand at stir-fry

Cup Noodles, king of dollar ramen, tries its hand at stir-fry

If Cup Noodles haven’t comprised one layer of your personal food pyramid at some point, well la-tee-da, Queen Of England. For many, they’re synonymous with lean times : college, first job, the months you were scrapping together change out of the couch to grocery shop. Many of us have if not affection, then at least respect for the Styrofoam-packed dollar noodles that got us through those...

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