Glorious Hip-Hop Brunch Lets You Wine And Dine Like Beyoncé And Jay Z

I’ve always thought of brunch as a bougie weekend breakfast gathering, where you can ease the pain of your hangover with sunglasses and bottomless mimosas, all while bragging about last night’s blackout between bites of eggs.

Then, I moved to the city and realized not all brunches are created equal.

Don’t get me wrong: In every metropolis, you’ll find tons of places that display the stereotypical scene of well-dressed brunch-goers sipping on fancy lattes and shamelessly Snapchatting their gluten-free blueberry pancakes.

However, you might be surprised to know there are also some “brunches” where the booze flows freely, loud music fills the air and overpriced oatmeal is nowhere to be found. It’s a brunch in which the lights are turned low, bandage dresses are the norm and drunkenly dancing on tables at 2 in the afternoon is not only acceptable, but encouraged.

This glorious weekend gathering, my friends, is known as Hip Hop Brunch LDN.

That’s right: We just came across a hip-hop-themed brunch party in London that will forever change the way you eat breakfast on the weekend.

Inside this lit AF brunch party, you’ll find a dope decor filled with cardboard cutouts of album covers, inflatable boomboxes and neon microphones.

Rather than filling your glasses with watered-down mimosas, this almighty brunch blesses you with an hour of bottomless, brightly-colored cocktails you’ll actually WANT to drink.

Once you’ve gotten sufficiently shit faced off those free drinks, you can stuff your face with three courses of soul food. The brunch includes dishes like “Beyoncé’s Baked Chicken” and “Snoop’s Vegetable Fajita.”

Then, you can turn up in true diva fashion as you listen to the hottest hip-hop mix tapes and dance like a goddamn brunching Beyoncé.

Plus, Hip Hop Brunch LDN has a temporary tattoo artist and magician onsite… because WHY THE HELL NOT?

If you’re wondering how you can snag a spot on the guest list, it’s simple.

All you have to do is go to Hip Hop Brunch LDN’s website, put in a request for the brunch slot you’d like to attend and pray to Queen Bey you actually make it on the list. Good luck!

Original post written by Kaylin Pound for Elite Daily


Scientists Finally Proved Your Drunk Pizza Addiction Isn’t Your Fault

Alcohol can have some pretty interesting effects on people. A few shots of liquid encouragement can give you the confidence to break it down on the dance floor or send you spiraling into a drunk texting rampage. Plus, it can cause you to morph into a monstrous eating machine on a mission to seek out and devour every slice of pizza within a 10-mile radius.

In my case, there’s no amount of tequila that could turn me into a better dancer and fortunately I’m not normally one who engages in the heinous act of texting while intoxicated. However, I happen to be all too familiar with the chronic occurrence of vodka-induced drunchies. Usually, I’m not a very big eater. Sober me typically subsists on a diet comprised of coffee and a few small, sporadic meals. But once you get a few vodka sodas in my system, I transform from a petite blonde girl into a hangry real-life version of the Hulk who can basically put any dude to shame in an eating contest.

No really, I’m not sure whether I should be proud of my drunk eating abilities or totally disgusted with myself. If you also have a tendency to go on a destructive eating rampage every time you turn up, I have some good news for you. It turns out you don’t have to hold yourself accountable for the eight slices of pepperoni pizza you shamelessly inhaled after sending your ex a series of psychotic, nonsensical text messages. That’s right. Science just confirmed that the insatiable food urges you always seem to get when you’re shit-faced aren’t actually your fault.

According to a recent study published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, alcohol can put your brain into “starvation mode,” which causes you to feel hungry and increases your appetite. For the study, researchers gave mice alcohol that equated to approximately one and a half bottles of wine over a period of three days. The scientists found that the booze activated AGRP neurons, which are typically active when the body is starving, and caused the mice to increase their food intake.

The experiment was then repeated a second time, using a drug that blocked the AGRP neurons in the mice’s brains. The researchers determined that the mice ate less when the neuron was blocked, therefore suggesting that AGRP neurons play a key role in alcohol-induced eating. Sarah Cains, the co-lead author of the study, told Scientific American the results show that “if you have an increased alcohol intake, then you’re going to, as a result of that through the effect of alcohol on your brain, have an elevated level of food intake.” This phenomenon explains why your drunk ass always leaves the bar feeling like a ravenous creature that hasn’t eaten in days, even though you ate dinner right before the pre-game. So next time your roommates get mad at you for drunkenly eating all of their food at 3 am, just tell them it’s not your fault and blame it on the alcohol.

Original post written by Kaylin Pound for Elite Daily

Drinks Features Health Hit-Or-Miss

Turmeric Lattes Are Replacing PSLs, But Without All The Extra Calories


Pumpkin Spice Latte season is back in full swing.

It’s only a matter of time before our Instagram feeds are overtaken with an endless array of orange-tinted coffee concoctions.

While there’s no denying these things basically taste like fall in a cup, it turns out your beloved PSL might not be all that great for your waistline.

Yep, I hate to break it to you, but downing a seemingly innocent Grande PSL from Starbucks will set you back by about 380 calories per cup.

If that’s not enough to send shivers down your spine, there’s also a whopping 50 grams of sugar floating around in your beloved fall beverage. Yikes.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to swear off lattes just yet. There’s a new spiced latte on the rise that won’t turn your tummy into the shape of a pumpkin.

Behold, turmeric lattes.

That’s right, turmeric lattes — also known as “Golden Milk” — are making quite a name for themselves in the coffee shop scene, thanks to their wide range of health benefits.

In fact, according to data from Pinterest, turmeric lattes are actually becoming more popular than the almighty Pumpkin Spice Latte these days.

If you’re wondering what’s in these striking sips, it’s quite simple. They’re made with a mixture of cold-pressed turmeric juice or turmeric powder and some sort of vegan milk like almond, cashew or coconut.

Check out the pictures below for a closer look at this hot latte trend:

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

There’s a new spiced drink taking cafes by storm.

People are ditching the artificial, sugar-packed PSLs…

…for a tasty, yellow coffee alternative.

Feast your eyes on the glorious turmeric latte.

Unlike their pumpkin predecessors, these golden sips are pretty good for your health.

In fact, these eye-catching elixirs have anti-inflamatory properties that are known to give you glowing skin…

…and can even improve your memory and overall brain function.

Plus, turmeric may even help ease the symptoms of depressionwithout all of the negative side effects of medications.

😊 #happydays #tumericlatte #smile

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And these lattes are even loaded with antioxidants that can possibly help fight against cancer.

Turmeric Latte 💛 @palmvaults

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These drinks are very versatile, as well. So whether you like your TLs piping hot…


Golden Milk for that gentle post-summer detox, anyone? #tumericlatte #superfood 📸 @literallyallthefood

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Topped off with an extra dash of cinnamon…

#Turmericlatte so pretty

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Or spiced up with some tasty chai tea…

…you’ll be sure to find a turmeric latte that fits your personal taste.

Written by Kaylin Pound | Elite Daily, Cover Photo: Instagram 

Features Health Hit-Or-Miss

Some Raw Foods Can Actually Cure Garlic Breath, So Throw Out Your Gum


There are several things in life that I try to avoid at all costs.

These things include ex-boyfriends, adulthood, responsibilities and any type offood that makes your breath smell like shit.

Yes, I’m looking at you, garlic.

I mean, let’s be real: I think we can all agree having bad breath is not cute, especially when the garlic-induced odor seeping from your mouth is strong enough to repel a small army of vampires.

To make matters even worse, garlic is like the stage-five clinger of foods.

Once you cross paths with these cursed cloves, there’s basically no amount of gum or toothpaste on the face of the planet that can rid your mouth of that lingering stench.

But before you say goodbye to your favorite garlic-filled foods, you’ll be glad to know there might be a way you can stuff your face with garlic bread and not torture the people around you with your offensive breath.

That’s right, researchers at Ohio State University finally found a cure for your unbearable garlic breath.

In the study, the researchers made participants chew three grams of softneck garlic cloves for 25 seconds. Then the subjects were given either water, an apple, lettuce, mint or green tea.

The scientists then looked at the level of volatiles responsible for the foul odor on the subjects’ breath.

Apparently, those who chewed raw mint leaves had the lowest level of volatiles. Therefore, they had the least offensive breath.

Chewing on raw apple or raw lettuce also seemed to lessen the garlic-induced volatiles by more than half, compared to drinking water.

Apple season! 🍎🍏🍎 #autumnishere #fall #apples #thebestseason

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Consuming an apple or mint in juiced form and an apple or lettuce in heated form also seemed to result in a lower level of volatiles, but not as much as the same foods in raw form.


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Green tea, on the other hand, proved to be a pretty useless cure when it came to freshening the subjects’ stinky breath.

But what makes some foods better at masking this offensive odor than others?

Apparently, it all has to do with how foods interact with your gross garlic breath.

Researchers determined that raw foods contain enzymes that eradicate the odor, while the phenolic compounds found in raw and cooked foods wipe out the smelly volatiles.

So, there you have it. Thanks to science, you can now go forth and shamelessly shovel garlicky pasta into your mouth without suffering the smelly consequences.

Just make sure you keep a stash of raw mint leaves on you at all times to chew on afterward.

Written by Kaylin Pound | Elite Daily 

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Cravings Culture Hit-Or-Miss News

There’s Now A Pizza Camp For Adults… And You Thought Your Camp Was Perfect


If you love pizza just as much as you love avoiding the realities of adulthood, you might want to put your dollar slice down for a moment and pay attention.

Apparently, there’s an event called “Pizza Camp” in Minneapolis that lets you relive the glorious memories of your childhood while crushing pies on pies of pizza.

Hosted by the Minneapolis Pizza Club and Grown-Up Club, Pizza Camp is basically an adult summer-camp style getaway that features programming and entertainment for pizza-minded individuals.

That’s right. There’s an overnight summer camp that lets you stuff your face with piping hot pizzas in the middle of the wilderness.

And if you ask me, this might be the best thing that has ever happened to outdoor activities.

#pizzacamp2016 #minnesota #grownupclub #mpls #MN

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That is the face of pure, beaming joy.

When you’re not diving face first into a glorious, cheesy pie, you can participate in a variety of fun camp activities like archery and canoeing.


Shooting bullseyes at #pizzacamp2016 #mplspizzaclub #mplspizzacamp

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The creators of this camp have really hit the bullseye.

Or you can satisfy your appetite for creativity by trying your hand at some pizza-inspired arts and crafts.

Postcards from Pizza Camp! #pizzacamp2016 #icouldonlymakethreeitwashardwork #mpls #grownupclub

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If you’re looking for some entertainment while you eat your beloved slices, the camp programming also features some pretty awesome performances.


They love pizza as much as we do!

This place even has a build-your-own pizza station and toppings bar.

You can create the pie of your dreams and cook it yourself in a mobile wood fired pizza oven.

This saucy summer camp costs $125 per pizza lover, and includes programming, a place to stay and your mouthwatering pizza meals.

This pizza lover loved our limited #mplspizzaclub pin! #mplspizzaweek

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You even get a Pizza Camp swag bag stuffed with all sorts of goodies like pizza-themed apparel and enamel camp pins.

Unfortunately, this year’s Pizza Camp went down last weekend.


However, you can start stepping up your pie consumption now in order to prepare for next year’s tasty camping trip.

Written by Kaylin Pound | Elite Daily


Fairy Floss Ice Cream Is The New Dessert Trend You Need To Try ASAP

There’s no denying that ice cream is the trendiest treat of summer.

However, before you stuff your face with any old cone, you should probably know that not all ice cream is created equal.

If you’ve been satisfying your sweet tooth with some boring scoop of vanilla, you might want to reevaluate your dessert decision because you’ve been missing out on all sorts of inventive ice cream creations.

From Kanye-inspired sundaes and jet black ice cream to panda cones and churro ice cream sandwiches, these sorts of frozen treats will get you higher than a kite on sugar.

But if you ask me, fairy floss ice cream is definitely the coolest confection floating around the foodie scene this season.

If you haven’t heard of this tasty treat before, let me give you the inside scoop.

People are taking their frozen treats to the next level by smothering their ice cream in a cloud of cotton candy.

Whether you opt for a cone surrounded by a pink pillow of sugar or a mythical cotton candy-topped milkshake, it’s not hard to see that these fabulous fairy floss treats look ethereal AF.

No really, if you’ve ever wondered what desserts in heaven look like, I’m pretty sure this is it.

Take a look at the pictures below to see these almighty sweets.

 If you’ve been looking for some next level eats…

…you’ll be glad to know that we just came across a dreamy new dessert trend.

Fancy ice cream 🍦 from @cottoni_perth at the #freomarkets #perthisok

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Feast your eyes on the almighty fairy floss ice cream.

🍦 #milktraincafe @milktraincafe #candyfloss #matcha #icecream

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That’s right. People are smothering their scoops in fluffy cotton candy…

#matcha #icecream🍦 on a #cloud ☁️☁️✨ – i approve. #crazyicecream #whatisthis #london

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…and these cloudy confections look simply divine.


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Just look at this spun sugar soft serve…

Who Doesn’t Love Fairy Floss? 🍭

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This bougie cone blanketed in pure bliss…

…and this ice cream that just wants to be a mythical unicorn.

Don’t even get me started on this cotton candy-clad cup…

…or this precious milkshake topped in a plume of pure deliciousness.


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This tantalizing treat will leave your taste buds tickled pink…

…and this Oreo ice cream cone is sure to have you floating on cloud nine.

Glace Barbapapa 🙈😱 #pligsummer #london #milktrain #foodporn #icecream #cottoncandy

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Seriously, desserts in heaven be like…


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Original post by Kaylin Pound for Elite Daily


This Cute Dog’s Instagram Is Filled With Food Porn That Will Make You Drool


We’ve all seen our fair share of impressive foodie accounts on social media.

Remember when we introduced you to Melissa Hie, the woman who satisfies her appetite for adventure by snapping photos of her snacks while she travels all over the world?

Well, it turns out Hie isn’t the only one out there who knows how to take some mesmerizing photos of her meals.

We just came across another lil’ fella who’s not afraid to flex some seriously strong food porn game on Instagram, while looking cute AF, of course.

Say “hello” to our latest Instagram obsession, Popeye The Foodie.

Popeye is a rescue pup from Los Angeles who might just be the most adorable four-legged food critic of all time. This mini mutt constantly goes on eating adventures with his hungry humans, and he loves to show off his doggy dishes in a variety of precious puppy food porn photos.

Because, let’s be real, even Popeye knows that if you didn’t Instagram it, you didn’t actually eat it.

Whether Popeye is woofin’ down some waffles, crushing burgers like a barking boss or getting his paws dirty at a seafood shack, all of his irresistible uploads are guaranteed to make you drool more than man’s best friend.

Check out the pictures below to see this delightful foodie dog.

Popeye is a little rescue pup from Los Angeles…

Spicy pineapple dole whip… 😋😋 @zerodegreesco in Westminster

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…who might just be the cutest fido foodie on the planet.

Customized chicken sandwich and a big bowl of onion strings = 😃 @thecounterburger in Pasadena.

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Popeye may be a pretty small pup…

Got a special love for @sidecardoughnuts. Pineapple upside down cake donut and cappuccino in Santa Monica.

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…but don’t let his adorable pint-sized appearance fool you.

This hungry hound has one hell of an appetite.

Popeye constantly goes on all sorts of eating adventures with his humans…

…and poses for a variety of food porn pics on Instagram that are almost too cute to handle.

😍 Waffle from @republiquela in Los Angeles.

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So far, this four-legged foodie has made us drool over all sorts of delightful dishes.

This crispy skin rotisserie chicken with fries and cauliflower made us 🙂 – @fritzidtla in Downtown Los Angeles.

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We’ve seen him take on tacos in a tiny sombrero…

Got his party hat on for these tacos. Assorted tacos at Tacos Tu Madre (@tacostumadre) in Westwood.

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Suit up for some fancy doggy desserts…

Patiently waiting for his Valentine. Strawberry Banana Nutella Crepe at Crepes Sans Frontieres in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Embrace his inner cowboy with a big ol’ rack of BBQ ribs…

…and eat his favorite In-N-Out snacks, animal style, of course!

Oh yeah! Double double with animal fries and extra fries, just because. At In-N-Out Burger in Alhambra.

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Whether this precious pup is flexing a piping hot pizza…

A different type of pizza face. Custom pizza at Blaze in Alhambra. #pizza

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Diving nose-first into some irresistible doughnuts…

Mr. Panda looks nervous. Donuts from @californiadonuts in Koreatown.

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Or getting his paws dirty for the sake of some seriously tasty seafood…

This crab cioppino required looking silly and getting a bit dirty, but it was worth it! At Sotto Mare in San Francisco.

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…all of Popeye’s adorable food porn posts are guaranteed to give you all the feels.

Popeye is in the loop! @theloopchurros from mr. @dailyfoodfeed in Westminster – strawberry glazed churro with colorful sprinkles.

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Original post by Kaylin Pound on Elite Daily


Disney Dim Sum Is A Thing And We Can’t Decide If It’s Delicious Or Deranged


If you love all things Disney just as much as you love stuffing your face with snacks, you might want to stop what you’re doing and pay attention.

It turns out you don’t need a foodie fairy godmother to make all of your magical meal wishes come true. Apparently, all you have to do is stop by the Crystal Lotus restaurant in Hong Kong’s Disneyland Hotel for some of its Signature Disney Dim Sum.

That’s right. Dim sum shaped like your favorite Disney characters is now a real thing, and we’re not really sure how we feel about them.

I mean, don’t get me wrong. A lot of these dim sums are pretty damn cute but upon closer inspection, you’ll discover that some of these Disney characters look slightly deranged in dumpling form.

The menu includes a variety of enchanting eats that include everything from Mickey Mouse-shaped har gow and seafood pancakes to Baymax-inspired boas. There’s also Chicken Little dumplings and a trio of BBQ pork-filled buns inspired by the Three Little Pigs that are guaranteed to make you squeal.

Whether you think these little fellas are cute or creepy, we can probably all agree that Disney shaped dim sum is still a pretty cool idea. It doesn’t hurt that these dumplings look delicious AF, either.

Check out the pictures below to see the Signature Disney Dim Sum from Hong Kong:



If you’re looking for a meal that will make your dreams come true…

Eat allll the dimsum! Last dimsum pic, I promise. 😂 #hongkongdisneyland #disneydimsum #getinmybelly

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…you’ll be glad to know that Disney Dim Sum is now a real thing.


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Yup, this collection of Signature Disney Dim Sum is being served up at Crystal Lotus in Hong Kong…

…and we can’t decide if these dumplings are adorable or slightly deranged.

3 little pigs & two Duffy clones 🐷🐷🐷🐻🐻 All dim sum!!

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The menu has enchanting eats inspired by all of your favorite characters from the Magic Kingdom…

That range from Mickey Mouse har gow…

Disney dim sum! #Mickey #hargao

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And sweet Duffy buns…

#duffybun #toocutetoeat #brunch #disneydimsum

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To some ShellieMay-shaped dim sum…

…and Olaf-inspired steamed red bean buns.

Disney dim sum! #Olaf

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There’s also itty bitty Baymax buns…

#baymax #dimsum

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Mickey Mouse seafood glutinous pancakes…

Chicken Little dumplings…

…and dim sum that comes from a galaxy far, far away.

星球大戰金腿五仁酥 ⭐️🌍🌌 Star Wars Baked Yunnun Ham and Assorted Nuts Puff

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You can relive the glory of “Monsters Inc.” with some eye-catching Mike baos…

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Geek out over “Toy Story” with some Little Green Men pork and vegetable buns…

Disney dim sum! #GreenAlien

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…or get some Three Little Pigs BBQ pork buns that come with a side of bedtime story nostalgia.

once upon a time, there were three little pigs. I ate them up

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Regardless of whether you think these boas are a foodie fairy tale IRL…

Or a meal that makes you slightly uncomfortable…


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…there’s no denying that some of these Disney dumplings look pretty darn delicious.

🎀 Another wonderful day❤

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Written by Kaylin Pound || Elite Daily