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5 Weeks of Massive Deals You Can Unlock With DoorDash’s Summer Campaign

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely hate getting FOMO—especially over summer.  Concerts, pool parties, epic gaming sessions… There is so much to do, and so little time.  Let DoorDash be the one to help you experience the joys of summer, by bringing the best in your neighborhood straight to your door without skipping a beat on everything else you’ve got going on.  

With DoorDash’s DashPass — a membership program that offers $0 delivery fees, reduced service fees and member-only benefits on eligible orders — you get dibs on the best deals while experiencing all that your neighborhood has to offer. This is a great way to order from your favorite local spots, without a side of “breaking the bank.”

Summer of DashPass deals are already underway, featuring free burgers, burritos, and exclusive savings from some of your favorite national fast food joints, along with exciting deals at your favorite local restaurants. And if you want to let loose a little, enjoy a 20% off deal on alcohol orders from July 28 through August 3. 

You can savor the savings right away during the Summer of DashPass, with new members receiving 50% off their first order (up to $15), making it the easiest way to get everything you need, delivered, for less. 

There is a lot to be excited about, since DoorDash isn’t just delivering food and essentials to your door. They’ve even started rolling out some saucy collaborations with your favorite artists to spice up DashPass member’s exclusive dining experience.

In a push to continue bringing more value to DashPass members,“DoorDash is focused on bringing all the best of the neighborhood to customers’ doors and a DashPass membership unlocks that access at the most affordable price,” said Hank Couture, DoorDash VP of US Marketplace. “We’re thrilled to bring even more value to our members this year at a time when saving on essential items like groceries and school supplies matter more than ever.”

While the free deliveries, an average of $5 of savings on every eligible order and overall convenience is enticing enough, having DashPass gets you these insane deals throughout the summer season:

Block Party – Your Pass to Neighborhood Savings | July 28 – August 3 

  • $10 off 1 order from DashMart with a minimum purchase of $20
  • $5 off from Arby’s with a minimum purchase of $20
  • 20% off alcohol orders with a minimum purchase of $35 (max $10 off)

Beach Week – Sand, Sun, Savings | August 4 – 10 

  • Get a free quesadilla from Taco Bell, with a minimum purchase of 20$ 
  • Get a free pizza from Little Caesars with a minimum purchase of $20 
  • 40% off from Albertsons with a minimum purchase of $40 

Road Trip – Save More and Explore | August 11 – 17

  • 20% off unlimited fresh grocery orders and convenience items from DashMart (max $10 off) 
  • Get a free milkshake from Baskin Robbins with a minimum purchase of $20 
  • 25% off orders $30+ from CVS (max $10 off)

Back to School – New Routines, New Deals | August 18 – 24 

  • 50% off from Office Depot/OfficeMax (max $20 off) 
  • 30% off from Grocery Outlet with a minimum purchase of $40 (max $20 off) 
  • $20 off all other grocery orders of $40+

With all the benefits you get by having one less thing on your plate, there’s a lot to love, and a lot more to look forward to with DashPass. And summer is just the beginning of these new experiences. 

To take advantage of these incredible offers, be sure to sign up for DashPass, where you could save an average of $5 or more on every eligible order. During the Summer of DashPass, you can get so much more with just $59 for the year, with brand new members getting 50% off their first order, up to $15. Students can keep even more money in their pockets, with the DashPass for Students plan for under $5 a month or $48 for the year.  A summer where you can have everything, and everything delivered to you is just a few clicks away.

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Get Baked With This Delicious Recipe For Cannabis-Infused Brownie A La Mode

While it’s impossible to figure out who originally came up with the genius invention of the “pot brownie,” it’s safe to say that the concept will live on for eternity. Even to this day, folks everywhere are still trying to perfect and recreate their own versions of the legendary recipe.

Now, thanks to the newly founded legalization of recreational use of MJ in states like Washington, Colorado, and most recently, California, the aspects of cooking with cannabis are becoming more widely accepted. And, with more acceptance, comes improved technique, efficiency, and more deliciousness.

Since 4/20, aka the biggest celebration of cannabis all year, is almost upon us, we picked up your fave low-cal, high protein ice cream, Halo Top, to make the day — and the pot brownie — even more delicious. See our recipe for “Pot Brownie a la Mode” below.

Remember, everyone’s cannabis tolerance varies. FOODBEAST recommends consuming medicated edibles with oversight and caution. You can always eat more — not less!

Pot Brownie A La Mode Checklist

You will need:

– crockpot

– baking sheet

– oven

– cheesecloth

– cannabis grinder

– baking pan

– About 16 hours of cooking time

Ingredients

7-14 grams of cannabis

½ pound clarified butter

½ cup Cocoa powder

½ cup flour

3 ½ cups sugar

8 whole eggs

For the pot brownie al a mode recipe you’ll need 7 – 14 grams of cannabis and a ½ pound of clarified butter, to make cannabutter. Grind up the cannabis — preferably on a baking sheet — then bake for 30 minutes at 240 degrees.

After your cannabis is done baking, transfer it into your crockpot. Next, take the ½ pound of clarified butter and mix into cannabis and mix thoroughly. Let mixture cook on low for 6-8 hours.

After your cannabutter is done cooking for 6-8 hours, strain the mixture using cheese cloth. Just be sure that there is no plant material left. Let chill overnight.

Next, it’s time to make our brownies. Combine one ½ cup cocoa powder, a ½ cup flour, 3 ½ cups sugar, and 8 whole eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir. This mixture should yield a thick chocolatey paste.

Add in the ½ pound of cannabutter and one ½ cup of melted butter. It’s also a good idea to coat your pan with a nice layer of cannabutter so the brownies do not stick. It’s best to use a 9” x 13” or 11” x 15” pan.

If you only have a small pan, try not filling it to the top — the brownies will come out undercooked. You can use a toothpick to check if brownies are done. If brownies stick to the toothpick, cook them longer.

Set oven to 300 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. After cooling, cut and serve with a scoop (or more) of Halo Top ice cream (we used Vanilla Bean!).

Created in partnership with Halo Top Creamery

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Watch This Restaurant Turn Fried Chicken & Waffles Into A Cubano Sandwich


It’s easy to see why the Cubano sandwich trend has began to proliferate, branching out from its roots on the East Coast. If you think about it, the Cubano is probably one of the simplest sandwiches ever made, yet its simplicity is sparking culinary intrigue across the country —  and everyone is beginning to notice something special about the Cubano.

Having originated in Florida, the Cubano is traditionally made with roasted pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and lightly toasted on a panini grill. Its adaptations can certainly vary when it comes to specific ingredients, but all share the same no-frills approach to making an unforgettable and deliciously savory, melt-in-your-mouth creation.

This April, Bruxie, the fried chicken and waffle sandwich chain, will also be sharing their own Cubano concept.

Photos by Pete Pham

Behold: the Bruxie Fried Chicken & Waffle Cubano Sandwich.

Made with shaved ham, Bruxie’s house-made honey-mustard, thinly sliced pickles, and of course their crispy, golden brown fried chicken, all served between two savory waffle buns, this is something that might actually be better than Spring Break.

If you’re looking to experience the traditional taste of the Cubano with a twist from Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches, you’d better hurry. Like Spring Break, Bruxie’s Cubano Sandwich won’t be here forever (even though we all wish it would).

The Bruxie Cubano sandwich will be available from April 5 – 25.

Created in partnership with Bruxie

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Woman Attacked by Angry Taco Bell Customer who Blames Her for Missing Breakfast Cutoff

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Every fast-food employee knows that the last 20 minutes before the breakfast menu ends are the most chaotic. Customers will storm the the restaurant and drive-thrus demanding they get their morning fix, regardless of the breakfast timer running out. One instance ended in the horrific attack of a Taco Bell customer.

According to KGUN-TV, a woman was ordering her breakfast at the Taco Bell drive-thru when she was assaulted by an angry Taco Bell customer. Detectives believe that the cause of the attack was the vehicle behind had just missed the cutoff for the breakfast menu and decided to take their rage and frustration out on the woman in front of him. This was obviously the best course of action rather than blame themselves for the hours they’ve had beforehand to order breakfast.

The woman reportedly pulled out of the Taco Bell when she noticed that the SUV that was behind her in line was now following her. Upon pulling over to call the police, she could hear the passengers of the vehicle (a man and woman) yelling expletives towards her.

A man then exited the car and proceeded to smash her car windows. Afterwards the man picked up a rock and struck the woman repeatedly in the face. The woman received a broken nose and teeth as a result of the attack, which unfortunately occurred only a few weeks before her wedding.

Despite this vicious assault, she says she will continue to go through with her big day.

H/T Consumerist

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Cult Soda Surge Made Available on Amazon, Sells out Immediately

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Arguably the most popular soda of our childhoods has made a swift return. Yessir, if Coca-Cola ever had a child with Mountain Dew, it was Surge. While the citrus-flavored soda didn’t sell as well as most of the other carbonated beverages stocked on shelves at the time, its absence has definitely made many hearts grow fonder.

Dark times fell upon the soda world in 2003 when the soft drink was discontinued only seven years after it made its public debut. The Surge Movement, which was created to bring back Surge years ago, has more than 130K fans of the cult beverage. Coca-Cola has noticed this and made strides to quietly bring back the niche product. Upon being released on Amazon, the cult soda was sold out almost immediately. Another batch was posted and then also quickly sold out.

Surge’s brief, but messianic return can be considered a sign that the soda will be here to stay. According to Coca-Cola, this comeback will be a test to see if it’s worth restocking store shelves with the product. Yes, Coca-Cola. It most definitely is.

Never have we seen a product get such a near perfect review on Amazon. That’s the love of Surge for you.

H/T Huffpost Taste

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Food Policy News

California to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students

Students in California have great news to look forward to going into the new school year, as they will now be eligible for free breakfast and lunch meals, regardless of their family’s level of income.

This makes California the first state in the U.S. to provide a free statewide school meals program to students. Next up will be the state of Maine, where officials also approved a similar meal program that will take effect later in 2022.

This is all possible due to California’s Universal Meals Program, which provides funding for breakfast and lunch each day of school to students who request them. Eligible students include those in state public school districts, charter schools, and other public classrooms throughout California.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 130 into law last year, which cleared the way for this much needed Universal Meals Program to go into action.

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J Balvin and Miller Lite Launch BodegaWear

Miller Lite and J Balvin launch new BodegaWear merch collection.

J Balvin has teamed with Miller Lite again to create a merch line inspired by every neighborhood’s favorite spot — the bodega.

BodegaWear is a streetwear collection made for the beer run to your local convenience store and the Miller Time that comes after. The drop designed in collaboration with Balvin features 10 pieces, including a bucket hat that doubles as a beer bucket to keep a 6-pack cold, a socks and slides combo, a signature J Balvin varsity jacket, and more. 

Because Jose Time is also about giving back to the community, Miller Lite will donate all proceeds of BodegaWear sales to Accion Opportunity Fund to help support bodegas, corner stores, and other Latino-owned businesses.

“Bodegas are much more than stores — they’re neighborhood hubs that truly bring people together. So, when we decided to launch a merch collaboration with J Balvin, we wanted to pay tribute and give back to these beloved, local institutions and the way people effortlessly combine street style and comfort on their bodega runs,” said Sofia Colucci, Vice President of the Miller family of brands.

Each piece was designed to encourage consumers to celebrate It’s Miller Time — and in this case, Es Jose Time.

“For millions of people, a stop at the bodega is part of their daily routine,” said J Balvin. “It’s a space deeply-rooted in community, where you always know what you’re looking for but never know what you’re going to get — a place where street style meets convenience. This collection is reflective of that easy but functional vibe.”

Fans can get their hands on the collection at www.esjosetime.com/bodegawear now, while supplies last.

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Nature Valley Debuts New Crunchy Dipped Granola Squares

Nature Valley Granola Bars are always a pretty tasty snack that comes through in the clutch. But we’ve all seen the memes. Can’t open one without it looking like Thanos snapped at it. But what if there was something binding it all together — something sweet, even?

Well that ‘what if’ is now a reality, thanks to Nature Valley’s new Crunchy Dipped Granola Bars. The new product features no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no high fructose corn-syrup. This seemingly sweet solution to less crumbs everywhere comes in three flavors: Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Salted Caramel.

The new Nature Valley Crunchy Dipped Granola Bars are now available at participating retailers nationwide.

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Ardbeg Scotch Whisky’s Bizarre BQ Tour is Headed to a City Near You

Islay single malts are most often associated with its smoky profile, so the smokiness of Ardbeg Scotch whisky and barbeque are a match made in heaven. This summer Ardbeg’s Bizarre BQ Tour will land at some of the country’s most popular festivals to bring the whisky’s smokiness to the smokiest of meats.

Care for some Grilled Alligator Sausage with a side of dehydrated edible insects, slathered in Ardbeg Barbecue Sauce? Then take note that the tour has hit festivals in Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, Asheville, NC, and Snowmass Village, CO.

Guests who visit the Live Fire activation also get to enjoy cocktails that went into a special chamber where they emerged with an extra hint of smoke, accentuating the already peated nuances of Ardbeg.

Ardbeg’s Bizarre BQ next hits Chicago (Aug. 19-21) and New York (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1).

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Celebrates Anniversary With Its Own Signature Whiskey

Gamers who have spent hours, if not days, on action-adventure games like “Assassin’s Creed,” can now have a toast to their victories with a signature whiskey.

Antheum Studios recently announced the release of Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This special edition whiskey celebrates 15 years of one of the most popular video game franchises in history. 

“Assassin’s Creed” is a franchise of video games, comics, and novels created by Ubisoft. The franchise is set in a fictionalized history of real-world events and follows the stories of several different protagonists who are all members of the Assassin Order. The first game in the franchise was released in 2007, and since then, there have been multiple sequels and spin-offs. The most recent entry in the main series, “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” was released in 2020. The franchise has also been adapted into a feature film of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender, in 2016.

Antheum Studios is a leading licensing, bottling, and distribution company for some of the most popular properties in film, television, sports, and gaming. The company partners with distillery Tennessee Legend and offers nationwide distribution. Visitors to one of Tennessee Legend’s four retails stores can become among the first to own a bottle of Antheum’s newest release.

The whiskey is available for online order now for $69. A spiced rum and vodka are coming to the collection coming next month.

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These Birria Chimichangas Pass The Vibe Check

Photos: Upbeat Eats // Instagram

The block is definitely hot right now when it comes to birria. Restaurants, grocery stores, and even Disneyland all have variations on the spicy braised meat.

If you’re interested in making your own at home, however, Foodbeast friend Upbeat Eats has got a birria recipe that definitely passes the vibe check.

Warm, comforting, and packed with flavor, this birria gets loaded into a crispy chimichanga and served with consommé for dipping or drenching. Obviously, go for both if your heart desires, too.

To make this birria chimichanga, peep the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chuck Roast
  • 2 lbs Bone-In Beef Short Rib
  • 6 Guajillo Chilies
  • 3 Ancho Chilies
  • 4 Chilies de Arbol
  • 2 quarts Beef Stock
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 5 tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 Yellow Onions
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • Burrito Tortillas (at least 4)
  • 1 lb Oaxaca or Low Moisture Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Handful Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Handful Fresh Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Steps

  1. Remove the stems and seeds from the Guajillo, Ancho and Arbol Chilies.
  2. Add the chilies to a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes before cutting the heat and placing on the lid. Steep for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, combine the chilies, steeping liquid, 1 quarter chopped onion, the garlic, and tomatoes. Blend until liquified and set aside.
  4. Generously season the beef with salt and pepper. Sear in batches in a large pot.
  5. Once all the meat is seared, place it back into the pot and pour over the chili mixture along with the beef stock
  6. Bring to a simmer before adding in the Cumin, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon Sticks, Fresh Oregano, and Salt and Pepper to taste.
  7. Place on the lid and let simmer on low for at least 3 hours.
  8. Once the meat has finished, remove from the broth and shred. Set aside the chili/beef broth mixture, as this will become the consommé.
  9. Place down a large burrito tortilla, and fill it with a nice pile of your braised beef, then a generous handful of shredded cheese, diced onions, chopped cilantro and a splash of the consume
  10. Fold in two sides of the tortilla, giving it two squared edges. With one of the rounded edges, wrap over and tuck in the contents of the burrito. Finish by securing with a wooden dowel.
  11. Fry the burrito in oil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until it becomes golden brown and crispy.
  12. To serve, spoon over a generous serving of consume followed by a handful of chopped onion and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
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How to Make Meat Candy Ribs With A Blackberry Jalapeño Glaze

Photo: Ninjacue

Transforming a simple rack of ribs into a glossy, shiny piece of meat candy may seem difficult. However, this iteration is simple, making the low and slow effort absolutely worth it.

Created by Foodbeast friend Ninjacue, these Blackberry Jalapeño ribs come with a custom sweet and spicy glaze. It’s made efficiently by using ingredients like blackberry preserves, but the results, as you can see above, are mouthwatering.

We put the recipe down below so you can make these ribs yourself. All you need is the ribs, glaze, and fresh jalapeños for garnish.

Ingredients

  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • Your favorite all purpose BBQ rub
  • Water for spritzing
  • 1 cup blackberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Steps

  1. Remove the membrane from your rack of ribs and season with the all purpose BBQ rub to taste.
  2. Smoke at 250 degrees F for 4 hours, spritzing a few times with water as needed.
  3. While the ribs are smoking, make your glaze. Combine the blackberry preserves, BBQ sauce, jalapeño juice, honey, and lemon juice in a medium-sized pot. Reduce until sticky and let cool.
  4. After 4 hours, brush the ribs with a few layers of the glaze. Top with fresh sliced jalapeños and smoke for another hour.
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes, then dig in!
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Celebrate ‘Better Call Saul’s’ Last Episode with This Cinnabon Free Offer

Cinnabon has been the CENTER of AMC’s Better Call Saul for 6 beloved seasons, so to mark the show’s bittersweet finale, Cinnabon is giving fans a FREE Center of The Roll after the purchase of one Center of The Roll! This ooey gooey center will be offered for FREE after the first purchase of one as a special promotion on Monday, August 15th.

The offer can be redeemed by using the offer code CALLSAUL through the CINNABON app. Get it delivered straight to your door so you won’t miss a single moment of the show.

If it is your first time using the app, you are also eligible to redeem a free 4-count of BonBites — bite-sized versions of the classic rolls. Just download the app and sign up for the rewards program.