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Miller Lite Announces The Shoezie, A Beer Cozy Made From New Balance Shoes

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching now that we’re in June, and for those stressing over what to get Dad for that special day — why not a beer cozy? 

Miller Lite announced that they’re releasing a limited edition “Shoezie” for Father’s Day. 

Made with a rubber sole, breathable leather, the cozy features the same materials used in New Balance shoes. Miller Lite’s Shoezie is said to be identical to the 624 Trainer — just designed for a beer. 

For those looking to get their hands on one, they can visit TheShoezie.com on Father’s Day, June 20 at 9am CST to enter for a chance to win a Shoezie. Rules can be found here

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Fast Food

Church’s Brings Back Bourbon Black Pepper Smokehouse Chicken

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Five years ago, Church’s Chicken began their annual Smokehouse event. This seasonal promotion offered flavors attributed to the chain’s home state of Texas.

For the first time since 2019, Church’s is bringing back a Smokehouse favorite in their Bourbon Black Pepper Smokehouse Chicken.

Served as a bone-in half chicken, the returning dish is marinated in a savory, smoky seasoning, deep-fried naked, then glazed with a sweet, smoky sauce that boasts a hint of bourbon and is finished with cracked black pepper.

The Smokehouse Chicken will be available at participating Church’s Chicken locations nationwide through the end of August.

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Packaged Food SPONSORED

White Cheddar Chex Mix Arrives In Stores Just In Time For Summer Snackin’

Tried and true, whenever I get my hands on a bag of savory Chex Mix, it’ll tide me over for any mundane event in my day-to-day life. Whether it’s something to snack on during the commute to work or the pre-lunch snack if a meeting’s running late, you really can’t go wrong with a medley of cereal, pretzels, and crackers seasoned and roasted. 

Chex Mix has just announced the addition of their newest flavor: White Cheddar. 

The new flavor brings together the iconic bevy of morsels such as cheez cereal, pretzels, rye chips, and crackers and blends them with the rich profiles that you can only get from white cheddar. 

White Cheddar Chex Mix is hitting stores now at Stop & Shop locations and will be available nationwide at grocery stores and retailers starting mid-June.

Created in partnership with Chex Mix

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Restaurants

Slapfish x Nathan’s LOBSTER CHEESESTEAK Is The Surf n’ Turf Collab We Never Knew We Needed

Time and time again, Andrew Gruel’s Slapfish had proven to hit the spot when it came to satisfying those quick-service seafood cravings in creative ways. The chain is known best for putting a modern spin on traditional seafood, featuring sandwiches, burritos, rolls, and loaded fries.

Now, Chef Gruel has announced that one Slapfish location will collaborate with Original Nathan’s in creating a Lobster Cheesesteak.

Slapfish x Original Nathan’s Lobster Cheesesteak features a 1/2 lb of Pat LaFrieda’s premium quality Black Angus ribeye, 1/4 lb of fresh lobster meat with drawn butter, steak sauce, American cheese, caramelized onions, and chives on a Balthazar Baguette.

The new item will be available in two locations: Slapfish in Huntington Beach, CA, and Original Nathan’s in Coney Island, NY.

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Restaurants

Heritage Barbecue Blends LEGIT Texas Barbecue With A California Twist

If you don’t live in Texas, it’s damn near impossible to find a legitimate Central Texas-style Barbecue.

Southern Californians, however, need look no further than Daniel Castillo’s own Heritage Barbecue based in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Heritage Barbecue began as a pop-up at local breweries in SoCal, accruing a cult following over the years. Once a kitchen manager at Whole Foods, Castillo would smoke meats in his yard and bring them to the breweries.

After years of hosting pop-ups, Castilla finally opened, Castillo finally opened a brick-and-mortar location for Heritage.

Offering the classic staples of Texas barbecue, such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and sausages, Castillo also brings a bit of a California twist into his menu.

Items like clubs, burritos, and dips are featured on his menu pretty regularly.

Castillo also takes advantage of the rich ingredients the land has to offer, sourcing locations vegetables from local farms.

Still, what’s been drawing the crowds is what brings folks to any barbecue spot: the meat. Heritage boasts smoked beef that melts in your mouth like an ice cube on a hot skillet. Castillo has become a veritable master of his craft.

While the lines are long, it goes without saying how worthwhile a trip to Heritage could be—especially for Californians craving that Texas-style meat.

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Packaged Food Restaurants

Seattle’s Xiao Chi Jie Launches Its Famous Dumplings Nationwide

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When you find a spot that nails Chinese Soup Dumplings, sometimes it’s hard to think about anything else until you find some way to get your hands on some?

Seattle-based restaurant Xiao Chi Jie has just launched its first flagship item: frozen Xiao Long Bao (Chinese Soup Dumplings) that are available to be shipped nationwide. 

This marks the first time a restaurant-grade Chinese Soup Dumpling will be available for purchase and shipped to customers anywhere in the US.

Products include Pork Xiao Long Bao, Shrimp & Pork Xiao Long Bao, a bamboo steamer (with instructions), and a plethora of sauces. 

During the pandemic, many restaurants had to discover a way to pivot to stay afloat. Packaging up their famous soup dumplings became Xiao Chi Jie’s answer to bringing in more revenue. 

You can order them at TheXCJ.com

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Drinks

Pabst Blue Ribbon DOUBLES The THC In Their Latest Line Of High Seltzers

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Pabst Blue Ribbon launched their first line of cannabis-infused Hard Seltzers last fall, boasting a 5mg dose in each can. 

This summer, however, they’re doubling that dosage to give fans what they call High Seltzer. 

The new beverage is a more potent version of PBR’s seltzer, boasting 10mg of THC encompassed in a crisp lemon flavor. 

Flavors such as Strawberry Kiwi, Raspberry, and Mango are set to launch this summer. 

You can find the new Pabst Blue Ribbon High Seltzers available now at select California dispensaries. They can be delivered to California consumers by ordering through PabstLabs.com

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Fast Food Sweets

Tim Hortons Celebrates Mother’s Day With Brilliant Donut Disguise Box

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and for those scrambling to find something they think their moms would enjoy, look no further.

This year, Tim Hortons is offering up what we low-key believe is the most incredible gift for any mom whose love for donuts surpasses that of their children.

Upon first glance, it looks nothing more like a hefty hardbound book that would likely collect dust on a coffee table or sit untouched on a shelf for decades at a time. However, when you open it up, you’ll find six Tim Horton’s donuts inside.

The box will be available on May 8 and 9 when you purchase a six-pack of donuts at U.S. locations in Buffalo, Columbus, and Detroit metropolitan areas. All you have to do is ask for the Donut Disguise Box at the counter or drive-thru.