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Food (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Fast food lunch that won't cost more than a five-spot

    10/15/2017 12:40:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | October 11, 2017 | Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert
    Fast food is supposed to fast and cheap; but by the time you order an entree, side and a drink, you can easily spend $8 or more. Consumer expert Amy Davis scoured fast food menus to show you how you can fill up for $5 or less. There are a lot of fast food chains now offering $5 deals. Those didn't make Davis' cut because you'd need more than $5 after taxes. We wanted to see which fast food chains could fill up our tanks mid-day if we have nothing more than a five dollar bill. Forget about those combo...
  • Bourdain Takes Hillary To The Woodshed For Her ‘Shameful’ Response To Weinstein Scandal

    10/12/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Uproxx ^ | October 12, 2017 | David Matthews
    Immediately following reports of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades of sexual harassment and sexual assault, Anthony Bourdain rallied for people to support Weinstein’s accusers. That very large group includes Bourdain’s girlfriend, Asia Argento, and Bourdain hopes that people won’t remain silent on the issue. And since Weinstein has donated to many Democrat candidates (including Hillary Clinton) over the years, the former Democratic nominee’s slow response drew a lot of criticism both for its tardiness and brevity. On Tuesday, Clinton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that she was “just sick. I was shocked. I was appalled.” Clinton also said that she “certainly” wasn’t...
  • Restaurant Owner Says Sales Are Up 300% Since He Refused To Show NFL Games

    10/05/2017 10:58:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 5, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Restaurant Owner Says Sales Are Up 300% Since He Refused To Show NFL Games
  • When Is It Okay Not To Tip At A Restaurant? Dr.Of Common Sense Goes To Cracker Barrel

    10/04/2017 8:52:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 4, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    When Is It Okay Not To Tip At A Restaurant? Dr.Of Common Sense Goes To Cracker Barrel
  • Richard Branson is predicting the end of meat in 30 years. Will he be right?

    10/01/2017 1:22:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    AOL Finance ^ | September 29, 2017 | Tim Mulkerin, Mic
    Think you can’t live a fulfilling life without eating traditional meat? Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Group, thinks you can. In fact, he thinks meat as we know it will be completely different in just a few decades. “I believe that in 30 years or so, we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone,” Branson wrote in a blog post about Virgin’s investment in Memphis Meats, a company that synthesizes meat using real animal cells. “One day we...
  • Seattle council turns from facts to interpretations

    09/30/2017 6:11:55 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 9/29/17 | George Will
    n this city, a petri dish of progressivism, a prevailing theory is that when you raise the price of something, people will buy less of it, except when they do not. A related theory is that constitutional and statutory texts should be construed in the spirit of Friedrich Nietzsche: There are no facts, only interpretations. The city council has voted to impose a tax, effective next year, on sugary soft drinks, raising the price of a 2-liter bottle of soda about $1.18. Presented as a public health measure to combat obesity, the tax is projected to generate about $15 million...
  • Legal Marijuana Lights Up Sales for McDonald's and Taco Bell

    09/30/2017 12:26:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 29, 2017 | Melina Delkic
    McDonald's is experiencing a feeding frenzy thanks to lots of people in legal pot states suddenly having the munchies. A joint study by Consumer Research Around Cannabis and Green Market Report found that 43 percent of people who bought recreational marijuana in the last four weeks chose McDonald’s as their go-to fast food spot. Another 18.3 percent went to Taco Bell, 17.8 percent went to Wendy’s and 17.6 went to Burger King. The study looked at Denver; Las Vegas; Washington, D.C.; Sacramento, California; and Portland, Oregon—all of which have legalized the wacky tobaccy. There's probably no link between pot consumption...
  • Nutritionist Says Donald Trump’s Diet Makes Him Moody (Is there any angle they won't use to attack?)

    09/29/2017 9:39:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | September 29, 2017 | Holly Van Hare, Editor
    The President is skimping on his veggies Donald Trump loves fast food. He chugs Diet Coke, brings buckets of KFC on airplanes, and grabs Burger King on the campaign trail. “It’s quick,” he told the Daily Mail in 2015, chowing down on a hamburger. But it might not be so great for him. Jo Travers, esteemed nutritionist and author of The Low Fad Diet, recently assessed Donald Trump’s reported diet. Though Trump has no hesitation stocking the White House pantry with Lay’s potato chips, she’s not so sure he should. President Trump loads up on saturated fats and processed meat...
  • New business in Greenville to create over 800 jobs (Texas)

    09/27/2017 10:05:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Greenville Extra ^ | September 27, 2017 | Staff
    Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Brakebush Brothers, Inc. will build a new 315,000 square foot processing plant in Greenville, TX. Brakebush Brothers is a family owned business, which has been in operation for 92 years as a processor of chicken products. This new facility is expected to create over 800 jobs in Greenville’s Park West industrial park and will be the second Texas location for Brakebush Brothers. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $780,000 has been extended to Brakebush. “The Texas economy continues to drive business growth, creating opportunities that make the Lone Star State a premier...
  • Deal: Purina to invest in new Georgia facility, creating up to 240 jobs

    09/27/2017 9:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | September 27, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HARTWELL, Ga. | A pet care company is investing $320 million and will create as many as 240 new jobs in a manufacturing facility and distribution center in Georgia’s Hart County. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.’s plans Wednesday. Purina’s vice president of manufacturing, John Bear, in a statement said the Hartwell site is “an excellent location” for the company’s first new U.S. factory in 20 years.....
  • Northwest Arkansas Plant Expansion to Create 1,500 Jobs

    09/27/2017 9:14:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KARK-TV ^ | September 27, 2017
    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (News release) - Today, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. announced it will build a new chicken facility in Benton County between Decatur and Gentry. Governor Asa Hutchinson joined Simmons’ leadership and local officials at today’s announcement at Simmons Great Hall on the campus of John Brown University. The company plans to invest $300 million in the facility which is expected to create approximately 1,500 new jobs, bringing total employment at the operation to over 2,300 people by 2022. It will also create new contracts with local Arkansas farmers. The facility will produce fresh and frozen chicken products for...
  • 90% of Americans don't like to cook—and it's costing them thousands each year

    09/27/2017 4:14:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 26, 2017 | Emmie Martin
    For some Americans, going out to dinner is a treat, planned and budgeted for. For others, it's just another Tuesday night. And Wednesday. And Thursday. And that second group of people is becoming the majority. The number of Americans who enjoy cooking is declining, while the prevalence of food delivery startups, meal kit subscriptions and culinary-centric television shows grows. In the Harvard Business Review, researcher Eddie Yoon shares data he's gathered over two decades working as a consultant for consumer packaged goods companies. Early in Yoon's career, he conducted a survey that determined that Americans fell into one of three...
  • Want to combat climate change and Trump's denialism? Eat less meat

    09/24/2017 12:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Nathan Runkle
    A recent survey of 50 Nobel Prize winners found the smartest among us believe that two of the biggest threats to humanity are climate change and President Trump — and we can’t rely on the latter to help us resolve the former. The President’s swift exit from the Paris accord, rollback of key components of the Clean Power Plan and persistent denial of climate change itself (not to mention his own hot temper) make this clear. People of conscience must tackle this issue ourselves, and one of the single best steps we can take to help fight climate change is...
  • Periscope Video: Buying 65 Cent Hamsteaks (8 oz) With COUPONS at Publix

    09/24/2017 10:29:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Periscope ^ | September 24, 2017 | PJ-Comix
  • Tyson plans big expansion in Waterloo; 245 new jobs (Iowa)

    09/22/2017 10:14:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | September 22, 2017 | Pat Kinney
    Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is planning to create 245 new jobs with a $28 million expansion of its Waterloo pork processing plant. The wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. joined the city in announcing the project Friday after the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved $2 million in investment tax credits and $396,000 in sales and use tax refunds for the expansion. The state High Quality Jobs program incentives are contingent on Waterloo City Council members approving five years of partial property tax abatements Monday. The project includes the construction of a new 56,400-square-foot warehouse building and the renovation of...
  • Control Your Kids at the Restaurants

    09/19/2017 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Published on Aug 5, 2012 | E.T. Williams
    Control Your Kids at the Restaurants Control Your Kids at Restaurants, Your Kids Are Not Cute To Everyone, I'm Trying To Enjoy My Food, Can I Eat In Piece, It's Your Kid Not Mind, Get Over Yourself, Stop it please, You must be kidding, No That is not funny
  • This Is What Hillary Clinton Ate On The Campaign Trail

    09/18/2017 3:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | September 17, 2017 | Caitlin Flynn
    Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened takes readers behind the scenes of her historic presidential campaign. Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the book focuses on policy, debate prep, campaign strategies, Russia, and (you guessed it) those damn emails. But the former secretary of state also shared her daily routine, including what she ate on the campaign trail. "It's funny how much you look forward to the next meal when you're living out of a suitcase," Clinton wrote. After spending nearly 600 days on the road, she'd know. Clinton started her day by ordering scrambled egg whites and vegetables from room...
  • Immigrants from Middle East reviving lamb and goat market

    09/17/2017 3:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Berks Country ^ | September 13, 2017 | Lisa Scheid
    Shumaila Shah knows how to cook her husband's favorite dish the way one might say the Pledge of Allegiance. "Cook onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger crushed together," she said, articulating something so familiar it didn't need words, English or Punjabi. "Salt, pepper, garam masala. Put meat in and add water to make a gravy. Cook until the meat is soft, not tough." How long? She thinks for a moment. "A half-hour; it depends on the meat," she said. "Then add the potatoes, because they take a shorter time to cook. We eat it with naan." The recipe for her aloo...
  • Cinemas are seducing movie-lovers with gourmet food and booze

    09/09/2017 2:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Gregory E. Miller
    All the Raisinets in the world aren’t enough to sugarcoat this fact: In recent months, the Hollywood box office has been a disaster. In terms of attendance, Tinseltown just wrapped up its worst summer at the box office in nearly a quarter-century. That means theaters now have to fight harder than ever to get butts in seats. “For a very long time, movie theaters were not overly focused on pleasing the consumer,” says Eric Handler, a media analyst at MKM Partners. But in recent years, he says, theater owners have wised up to a novel idea: making the theater experience...
  • Gold Standard Baking Expands Into Kenosha County, 96 New Jobs (Wisconsin)

    09/07/2017 5:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | September 7, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Gov. Scott Walker today announced WEDC is providing Gold Standard Baking Inc. with up to $575,000 in tax credits to support the Illinois company’s expansion in Kenosha County – a project expected to create 96 jobs. In addition to the 96 jobs expected to be created by Gold Standard Baking, an economic modeling study estimates the expansion could indirectly generate 75 additional jobs in the region. Those 171 new jobs could generate up to $1.6 million in state income tax revenue over a five-year period. The new 200,000-square-foot facility in Pleasant Prairie, which opened in July, is expected to operate...