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We Tried the KFC Donut Sandwich So You Don’t Have To

KFC is no stranger to stunt sandwiching. But the Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts Sandwich, the fast food favorite’s latest creation, is its most gluttonous offering since the Double Down. The combination...
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Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

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by gutreactions 14 days ago

Here in NYC metro, officials are asking patrons to come back to Chinatown. There is a dramatic decline in business due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Officials say it is safe to eat here locally. How...

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News 12 Westchester Food Fight 2020 Finalists...

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by gutreactions 6 days ago

Well, here they are. The most popular eateries in the Hudson Valley, according to voters on News 12 Westchester. The finalists: http://westchester.news12.com/story/41646506/wchv-food-fight-2020 ...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

Cultural Appropriation

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by stevewi 2 years ago

There's a huge uproar here in Portland (and maybe elsewhere) about two white women who went to Mexico, became enamored with the local tortilla-making process, came back to the US and perfected thei...

Peter Luger demoted to 'satisfactory': Pete Wells, N.Y. Times...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Legendary Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn received no stars today in The New York Times, according to restaurant critic Pete Wells. What do you think? Anyone been lately? (Would have added a lin...

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

When I visited Lodi last year, I paid a visit to two of the town's ice cream scoop shops. Apparently there's a new one, House of Ice Cream, based in Stockton opened a second location in Lodi a coup...

Campaign Aims to Revise “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"...The term stems from a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 that states the writer, supposedly a Chinese-American physician named Robert Ho Man Kwok, had experienced s...

German court forced to rule as cheese smell gets up woman's nose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Ms Kragler says the smell of the cheese comes up through windows, staircases and even claims the smell comes through electric sockets. . . He also claims that the smell is actually fro...

Street Food Legalized in Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy. "That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history t...

2019/20 California olive oil harvest looking strong compared to dismal 2018/19 crop, says COOC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

". . . 'We had a short crop in 2018 due to weather problems throughout the state, whereas we're hoping for four million gallons in the 2019 harvest . . . more than double what we had in 2018. . . "

Carr Fire Emergency Food Service for Redding area

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Salvation Army has begun meal service at Carr Fire evacuation center at Shasta College (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003) and Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville. Bleachers Spo...

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Michelin's 'Bib Gourmet' restos in Westchester...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

In October, Michelin Guide published its first dining foray into Westchester County. Long-time favorite Stone Barns at Pocantico Hills received two stars. In their 'Bib Gourmet' category, which hig...

Chinese Restaurants Are Closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . the share of Chinese restaurants in the top 20 metropolitan areas has been consistently falling. Five years ago, an average of 7.3 percent of all restaurants in these areas were Chinese, co...

Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . So starting this week, Amazing Joe’s will become dementia-friendly for one Sunday afternoon a month, WISH-TV of Indianapolis reports. Customers with dementia and their dining companions wil...

Here are the rural residents who sued the world’s largest hog producer over waste and odors – and won

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . When a hog farm opened next door in 1985, Farland said, the odor was nothing like that of her family’s five pigs. 'If you ever had a sick child that had diarrhea and you accidentally left t...

Just a Platform? Instacart Workers Strike at the Gig Economy’s Favorite Lie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

". . . The strike, which lasted three days, was about a lot more than tips. The larger issue, Bain said, is that Instacart is doing the classic tech-company move of pretending its employees aren’t ...

Food as medicine: Massachusetts bill would give Medicaid recipients fresh food and grocery money

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The proposed pilot program in Massachusetts would include all of the following: pre-made meals, pre-selected groceries, and money for nutritious foods. The range speaks to the various and s...

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