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For Los Angeles’ Kinn, Korean Classics Are Reimagined With Modern Finesse

In Los Angeles’ Koreatown, it’s not often you find a restaurant with a fine dining menu that has a grasp on classic Korean flavors yet reconfigures the cuisine’s matrix to the point where it’s all at once the same, but different. Enter Kinn, a new restaurant from Chef Ki Kim and Dustin Donghyuk Lee of In Hospitality group that sees Korean food through the lens of Kim’s fine dining sensibilities and nuance.

Hailing from such prestigious kitchens the likes of Matsuhisa in Aspen, Benu in San Francisco, and Michelin-starred Jungsik in New York City, Chef Kim now takes the helm at Kinn to extend and apply his acquired techniques and present Korean food with his unique, modern flair and charisma.

The dining experience you’re met with at Kinn is a calculated and deliberate menu that incorporates lush ingredients like hen of the wood mushrooms, black truffle, and sea urchin.

Chef Kim’s meticulous and thoughtful palate results in astounding dishes like perfectly supple Norwegian mackerel with fermented cucumbers, turnips with dongchimi (a radish-forward style of kimchi) and an addictive gaejang dressing made from fermented crab, tender octopus with gochujang aioli, and an opulent black truffle bibimbap that commands an air of sophistication while still serving comfort and familiarity.

Kinn is without a doubt a welcome addition to Los Angeles’ thriving Koreatown food scene, providing diners with a carefully crafted meal that aims to infuse a modern energy to Korean flavors.

Was I astonished? Easily. The food at Kinn is just as much a revelation as it is a revival.

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Cravings Snacks Sweets What's New

Reese’s Has a New Peanut Butter Cup Filled With Potato Chips

Reese’s has been on an absolute roll in 2021, debuting a flourish of new flavors and iterations like Peanut Butter Iced Coffee, Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cup, and a massive Peanut Butter Cup Pie. Their latest release was spotted out in the wild recently by @the.snackmaster and it’s a large peanut butter cup filled with bits of potato chips.

Dubbed the Reese’s Potato Chips Big Cup, the new snack is laced inside with potato chips, providing a salty and sweet dynamic that’s long been undefeated in the snack realm. These were spotted at Walgreens, so keep an eye out at your local retailers if you’re looking to try the new Reese’s Potato Chips Big Cup.


Photo: @the.snackmaster

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Cravings Edibles Fast Food What's New

A Thai Pizza Chain Has a ‘Crazy Happy Pizza’ Topped With Cannabis

Photo: Associated Press

With the legalization of marijuana becoming more widespread, folks have been able to access edibles that go beyond just the old mystery brownies and cookies. These days we’re seeing edibles in the form of artisan chocolates and even sparkling beverages.

Over in Thailand, local legislation that was passed back in February of this year allowed for cannabis to be used in food and beverages. The Pizza Company, a fast food chain in the country has taken that assignment and completed it with a new ‘Crazy Happy Pizza’ that’s topped with a fried cannabis leaf, as reported by the Associated Press.

The Crazy Happy Pizza won’t get customers high, however, as the deep-fried cannabis leaf used only serves as a topping and flavor component to the pizza. Beyond just the leaf itself, the actual trappings of the Crazy Happy Pizza take inspo from the Thai soup, Tom Yum Gai. Cannabis is also infused into the pizza crust and finds its way into an accompanying dipping sauce, though neither of the applications will get you high as well.

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Miller High Life is Selling Gingerbread Dive Bar Kits

Tired of the same old gingerbread house that you’re building every holiday season? Have you been longing to think outside the usual confines of the typical gingerbread house? Well friends, Miller High Life is here to help out with their new Gingerbread Dive Bar Kits.

Miller High Life’s boozy spin on the traditional gingerbread house features premium gingerbread walls infused with Miller High Life, pretzel cue sticks for the edible pool table, a tiny jukebox, Miller High Life wall art and neons made of sugar, and even Vermont maple syrup packets to re-create the sticky floor of your local watering hole.

High Life fans and dive-bar connoisseurs can purchase the Gingerbread Dive Bar Kit for $50 starting December 6th at shop.millerhighlife.com/products/gingerbread-kit while supplies last.

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Cravings Theme Parks What's New

This Turkey Waffle Stack is a Part of the New Holiday Food Items at Universal Studios Hollywood

Turkey Waffle Stack at Universal Studios Hollywood Holidays

There’s a new holiday food lineup at Universal Studios Hollywood, and one particular menu item is drawing interest on the Foodbeast radar: a Turkey Waffle Stack.

The new Turkey Waffle Stack joins a host of other holiday-influenced foods at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. It looks to feature a warm, crisp waffle topped with a generous helping of stuffing, gravy, roasted turkey slices, and cranberry sauce. It’s pretty much the best of Thanksgiving leftovers reimagined on a tasty waffle.

Beyond the Turkey Waffle Stack is a new lineup for the holiday season, which will run at the theme park until January 9, 2022:

Savory Items
Hot Holiday Turkey Sandwich
Holiday Turkey Croissant
Roast Beef Wrap
Max 22” Hot Dog
Turkey Waffle Stack
Turkey Leg Feast
English Holiday Meal

Festival Holiday Drinks
Hot Buttered Rum
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Hot Pear Cider
Frozen Holiday Pear Cider
Mulled Spice Wine
Hot Buttered Rum
White Wine Sangria
Winter Spritzer
Coca-Cola Coffee Float
Holiday Eggnog
Autumn Breeze Cocktail
The Wrong Reindeer Cocktail
Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Champurrado (Cinnamon Hot Chocolate)

Sweet Treats and Snacks
Holiday Vanilla Cake Jar
Chocolate Peppermint Cake Jar
Holiday Pinwheel Cookie
Mini Donuts
Star Cookie
Gingerbread Cupcake
Blue Snowflake Cupcake
Holiday Chocolate Glazed Donut
Cinnamon Roll Donut
Chocolate Peppermint Cereal Treat
Giant Pretzel

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Packaged Food Snacks Sweets

Did OREO Just Tease New Cookie Shapes?

This morning, OREO took to their Instagram and Twitter profiles and asked their fans: “If there ever was another shaped OREO cookie, which would you choose?”

Accompanying that seemingly veiled question is a graphic of three additional shapes of OREO cookies, hypothetically showing a triangle, square, and oval variant of the original circle shape. Fans had plenty to chime in on, with the Instagram post garnering over 1,600 comments as of this writing.

Has OREO really just teased new shapes are on the horizon? Hopefully this random question posed on their socials is as loaded as we want it to be. Regardless of the shape, fans will for sure eat them all up should they ever make a debut.

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Culture Fast Food Packaged Food Technology

Meet the Japanese Vending Machine that Sells Wagyu Beef

Photo: SoraNews24

If you’ve ever had the sudden urge to indulge in some pricy Japanese Wagyu steak, then there’s a vending machine out in Japan that can take care of you on the spot.

As reported by SoraNews24, there is a vending machine out in the Japanese countryside in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture that dispenses high quality Wagyu beef steaks around the clock. So if that hankering ever does come for some perfectly marbled Wagyu beef and you happen to find yourself in the area, then the vending machine from Yutakaushi has you covered.

The vending machine is stocked with fresh meat daily and was created as a means for customers to purchase the top-tier beef at any time of the day or night.

SoraNews24 further revealed that the machine has options like “hamburger steaks (1,500 yen [US$13.04]), shoulder roast (1,800 yen), thinly sliced shoulder roast for yakiniku (1,700 yen), as well as offal (1,000 yen), and sirloin steak (1,600 yen).”

After purchasing, the Wagyu beef cuts come in vacuum sealed packaging to ensure premium freshness. Japan certainly has earned a reputation for having some of the most unique vending machines in the world, but having Wagyu beef on deck 24/7 has to be up there in terms of epic food dispensers.

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Have Your House Smelling Like Lobster and Butter With This New Candle

The aroma of freshly cooked lobster and the accompanying melted butter is one that’s hard to resist. Now imagine having your own place smelling exactly like that sumptuous lobster dinner. Just picturing that scene is sure to have some of us drooling like one of Pavlov’s pups.

To make that enticing scenario happen, simply purchase the new Drawn Butter with Lobster Dust scented candle from Get Maine Lobster for $24.99.

This new scented soy wax candle was done in partnership with Seawick’s Candle Co, has a 65-hour burn time, and even comes with a QR code to access delicious lobster recipes.