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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!

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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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Taco Bell Stifled With Food Shortages

Whether it be a considerable deficit in chicken wings or boba, food shortages have stifled the restaurant industry this year. It’s a tough beat to catch for an industry already ravaged by the pandemic, with ripple effects affecting all facets of businesses.

Taco Bell has particularly suffered from shortages lately, with their beef, chicken, tortilla, and hot sauce supply being affected most. The chain was forced to address the issue with a message posted to their site apologizing to fans, “Sorry if we can’t feed your current crave. Due to national ingredient shortages and delivery days, we may be out of some items.”

The shortage of hot sauce has been the most worrisome to customers, with many upset about its scarcity.

It’s a rough time for those trying to Live Más, but another statement released by Taco Bell to CBS News offered more details on the situation: “Due to national transportation delays happening throughout most of the industry, we may temporarily be out of some items. Apologies for the inconvenience and we hope to feed fans’ current Taco Bell cravings again soon.”

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This Birria Breakfast Muffin Is The Perfect Meal To Start Your Day

Within the bustle and assortment of garment and textile shops in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles is an unassuming food court that houses Cilantro Lime, a Mexican restaurant that knows what the “eat with your eyes first” generation of diners wants and understands how to capitalize on it.

Cilantro Lime’s menu reads off as a savvy dive into Instagram-worthy dishes, ones that make our ears and palates perk up after getting wind of them. A bacon-wrapped street dog that’s topped with carne asada fries? Check. Esquite fries that marry Mexican street corn and French fries in some drool-worthy matrimony? Check. And now, for their latest triumph, a Birria Breakfast Muffin.

No, we’re not talking about muffin as in cousin of the cupcake type muffin. We’re talking about a juicy birria-charged bad boy that would effectively bully the Egg McMuffin we all know and love.

It all starts with two breakfast muffin slices dipped in consomé then cooked up on the flat top, then layered with griddled cheese so that it acts as a crispy layer of deliciousness that fences in the tender birria and fried egg. Yup, just like that.

So yes, do take my word for it and yes, do start with my three recos for Cilantro Lime, as seen above. Let those be your gateway drug to a menu that will have your eyes feasting as much as your hungry stomachs.

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Can You Handle A Parfait So Huge It Comes In A Beer Pitcher?

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Imagine a parfait that ditches all sense of norms and chooses to be served in a beer pitcher due to its gargantuan size. That’s what’s going on at Hida no Takayama Ramen in Tokyo, Japan according to SoraNews24, where they have on the menu the Super Colossal Mega Parfait.

This mammoth of a parfait really does come served in a beer pitcher and includes an assortment of fruit, at least three popsicles protruding from it, layers of ice cream, and crunch corn flakes. It’s said that the Super Colossal Mega Parfait is made for a serving of three people, but know that this is a safe space if you choose to smash on this monumental mouthful yourself.

At a reasonably priced 2,500 yen (US$22.70), this could be the cheat day of all cheat days for any person or crew.

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This Stunning Cheese Dish Uses A 3D-Printed Honeycomb In Its Presentation

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This is cheese! ##lasvegas ##fancy ##art ##foodart ##frenchfood ##fancy

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Creative presentations of dishes usually are par for the course when it comes to fine dining in Las Vegas. Falling in line with that requisite is a new cheese course from Partage, a French restaurant i Vegas that prides itself on “exquisite French dishes with a modern twist.”

In a clip from @lasvegasfill that’s generated over 300,000 views on TikTok in less than 24 hours, a dish that’s described as a cheese course from Partage is a 3d-printed honeycomb that’s filled with goat cheese and accompanied by lavender honey and pecans.

“They’re always pushing the boundaries as far as creativity and presentation,” commented Philip Tzeng, who runs the @lasvegasfill account on TikTok and Instagram. With this latest cheese dish, it’s clear they hang their hat on aesthetically stunning food.

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Chipotle Rolls Out Gold Foil To Celebrate USA Olympic Athletes

It’s been a decade since Chipotle launched gold foil packaging nationwide, but now is a great time to bring it back with the Tokyo Olympics in full swing.

This is the first time Chipotle has introduced gold foil nationwide since the restaurant chain celebrated its 18th anniversary and released gold foil-wrapped burritos in 2011. The shiny limited-edition gold foil will celebrate American Olympic athletes contending in Tokyo over the next three weeks.

In addition, Chipotle is offering a $0 delivery fee on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com from July 23 through August 1.

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Viral TikTok ‘Hack’ Claims To Get You Free French Fry Refills at McDonald’s

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McDonald’s out here with exceptional service they icecream machine was down tho 😴 #fyp #mcdonalds #fypシ #xyzbca

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If there’s a way to get more McDonald’s French fries legally then any such method(s) is welcome around these parts. Take for instance a viral TikTok that looks to be the ultimate French fry finesse I’ve ever laid my eyes on. And we all have Orlando Johnson to shower praises unto.

In the TikTok clip above from Johnson, we can see his friend return triumphantly to the table with a seemingly refilled container of fries. The look on his homie’s face had “secured the bag” written all over it and I don’t blame him. And all he had to do was simply ask for a refill of French fries.

A quick dive into the comments section reveals that apparently it’s a policy to refill large size fries.Today’s the day we learned, friends. Further comments from Johnson said that they also tried this hack at Raising Cane’s with the same victorious results. His latest video posted today shows that they also successfully got free French fry refills at Wendy’s.

Orlando Johnson and friends, we salute you.

Also loweky hoping this doesn’t lead to a French fry shortage.

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New Food App Allows Diners to Make Decisions By Exploring Visual Menus At Local Restaurants

We’ve all been there. You don’t know what you want to eat and you’re looking for a recommendation. The next time that happens, turn to LooksYummy.

Created by African-American tech developers Kenrick Brown and Solomon Morgan, this meal-sharing app allows users to eat with their eyes. It aims to assist restaurant owners in jumpstarting their sales while recovering from the pandemic by allowing food seekers, travelers, and tourists to make decisions by exploring visual menus at nearby restaurants while discovering unique culinary dishes made by local eateries across the world. 

With millions of food photos shared every day through multiple social platforms, LooksYummy streamlines the food sharing experience. Research shows that consumers are 45% more likely to purchase a menu item with a photo of the actual dish over menu listings without photos. 

“We have created a community that can help cultivate great dining experiences,” said Kenrick Brown, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LooksYummy. “LooksYummy is a niche application to display food from various restaurants. From a user standpoint, food is an art. People eat with their eyes, then taste. From a business standpoint, LooksYummy allows restaurants to provide visual images of meals on their menu at their restaurant, and now users can see before they order and get good visuals of what the actual meal is.”

Via the app, restaurants can advertise their top menu choices and display visual menus while users can add compelling content, decide where to dine, and discover dishes they will love. The app also allows users to post new meals, tag a dish to a restaurant, browse meal offerings, and follow their favorite food blogger’s food journey.

The app also offers community users many perks like earning points at nearby restaurants, discounts, and more through weekly and monthly contests and promotions. 

“We are joining restaurants and customers together on one platform,” said Solomon Morgan, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of LooksYummy. “Most of the time, the foods I order are the ones that have a picture. As an Army Veteran, LooksYummy would have been helpful because I was always dining out while serving.”

LooksYummy is now available for free download for iPhone and Android users.

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Here Is A Look At AriZona Iced Tea’s Summer Merch Collection

Everybody’s favorite 99-cent thirst quencher, AriZona Iced Tea, has an all new summer line of merchandise that should keep fans properly fitted for the season.

The collection boasts bold pops of colors and dynamic graphics, with one tee even featuring the legendary golfer and beverage icon, Arnold Palmer. Looking to cop? All merch is now available at DrinkArizona.com.

Let’s let the pictures do the talking from here so you can catch detailed looks of their new tees, athleisure, and swimwear.