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Here’s How To Plan the Perfect ‘Eat-cation’ in Costa Mesa, California

For most foodies like me, travelling consists of an itinerary that’s dictated by what I want to eat at that particular destination. Call it an “eatcation,” if you will. And for this eatcation, my appetite leads me to Costa Mesa, California.

The charming Orange County city is a host to a wide variety of restaurants that cater to all types of cravings and palates. Whatever cuisine you’re in the mood for, Costa Mesa has you covered. Trust, because I have my personal favorites in the city that always satisfy. And since we’re all friends here, I’ll share them with you on my eatcation through Costa Mesa.

First stop on this eatcation is a hearty breakfast at Paragon Café, where they’re serving up creative takes on the most important meal of the day. If I’m yearning for something sweet, I go with the wild Strawberry Flambé French Toast — the combo of sweet and tart jolts my senses in the most delicious way possible. Now if I’m feeling savory, for sure I’m crushing a Chicken Katsu Breakfast Sandwich. Gratuitous yolk pops are always a crowd pleaser, however, this sandwich also has ideal crunch and stimulating spice locked in.

Next, it’s time for a comforting bowl of udon at Marugame Udon. Nothing beats their Curry Nikutama, featuring a rich curry sauce that has a deep flavor that clings to every last of your tastebuds. Pair that up with some perfectly crisp tempura from their wide selection of tempura choices and you’ve got lunchtime tamed.

The last, but certainly not least, is dinner at 2145, where the food is so good that I wish I’d be eating there 24/7. Do try the insanely delicious and unique duck carnitas pizza, where a house made chili oil crowns this savory achievement. The duck carnitas are fork-tender, to the point of unforgettable, so for sure it’ll be on your mind the next time you think about pizza. Besides that perfect pie, a robust bowl of Elote Rigatoni will have you obsessing over your next visit to Costa Mesa.

Created in partnership with Travel Costa Mesa.

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Foodbeast and Pieology Link Up to Create A Western BBQ Pizza

In the long history of fast food, few burgers have had quite an impact and unique flavor than a Western BBQ Cheeseburger. The tangy hit of barbecue sauce, the scintillating crunch of fried onion rings, and the luscious ooze of melty cheese make for one memorable burger — each and every time you order it.

Foodbeast recognizes the legend that is the Western BBQ Cheeseburger, but since we always take pleasure in amping up our food experiences, we thought, ‘How awesome would it be to have a Western BBQ Cheeseburger in pizza form?’

We must have been thinking out loud because custom pizza innovator, Pieology Pizzeria, seemingly heard us and said, “We got you fam.” The result: The limited-time Foodbeast Western BBQ Pizza. This pie is loaded in true Foodbeast form, boasting a one-of-a-kind bbq sauce and ranch base, melty mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon, juicy meatballs, crunchy French’s fried onions, and topped with a zesty bbq sauce drizzle. Yee-freakin’-haw.

Pull up to your local Pieology and ask for the Foodbeast Western BBQ Pizza starting October 12 and see for yourself just how deliciously crucial fusing a Western BBQ Cheeseburger with a Pieology pizza really is. Available at all locations nationwide for a limited time.

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Chipotle Adds a Bold, New Smoked Brisket to the Menu for a Limited Time, Starting This Fall

Chipotle adds a new protein option to their menu, just in time for the changing seasons. The new Smoked Brisket at Chipotle takes a distinct, purposefully different approach to smoked meat, and stays true to the authentic Chipotle taste. The tender brisket is seasoned carefully with Mexican spices, roughly chopped and hand-mixed in a unique sauce, delivering a bold, new flavor profile to the Chipotle dishes you know and love.

Starting on Monday, September 27, the tender and delicious Smoked Brisket option will be available at all Chipotle locations for a limited time, fresh and ready to be burrito wrapped, or topped with guac in a bowl. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, Chipotle’s new customizable quesadilla is a wonderful way to be introduced to the flavor — complete with perfectly paired sauces.

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For Los Angeles’ Best Filipino BBQ, Look No Further Than Tony’s BBQ

“The sauce is the secret,” divulged Tony with a sparkle in his eye, followed by a hearty laugh. You could just tell right off the bat that this man loved to serve his food to people. I don’t blame him. If I made Filipino-style barbecue as good as Tony does, then I’d have my own popular joint like him.

He’s right, though. The sauce really is the hook. The all at once deep, flavorful, and sweet glaze is a major feature on most of its grilled items like pork and chicken skewers and grilled liempo (pork belly). And though pretty much every item at Tony’s West Covina restaurant is worth a try, you really must start at his grilled tuna collar.

Foodbeast Costa Spyrou describes its uniqueness with accurate eloquence, as Filipino chef Ralph Degala took him for a visit to Tony’s Barbecue and Bibingkinitan, to put him on to this delicious wonder. And while you’re watching the latest Foodbeast adventure above, take note to make room for all the other goods that Costa and Ralph ordered, trust.

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Foodbeast and King’s Hawaiian are Teaming Up to Bring the Taste of Aloha to Your Local Restaurants

This momentous announcement is accompanied by a thunderous drumroll to let all restaurants know that Foodbeast and KING’S HAWAIIAN® have partnered up for the Taste of Aloha sweepstakes — in hopes of bringing more delicious Hawaiian inspired dishes to dining rooms across the world.

The Taste of Aloha program is simple: include a new menu item featuring a KING’S HAWAIIAN® product for at least eight weeks, and be entered to win one of several grand prizes including a trip to Hawaii and a $25,000 media package from Foodbeast.

In addition, all participating restaurant operators will receive exclusive deals and digital support promoting their new menu item.

Rules, details, and how to sign your restaurant up for the Taste of Aloha program can be found exclusively on their website, but make sure to enter by the deadline of September 30, 2021!

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Chili Glazed Donuts Have Touched Down and You Need to Try Them

Chili is no stranger to versatility. Hot dogs, fries, nachos, burgers, all are trusted companions of chili that formed unions with it that resulted in some of America’s favorite foods. But never has the humble donut entered the ring. Until now.

With bright eyes, empty stomachs, and a can of Hormel’s chili in tow, we recently fried up our newest delicacy, the Chili Billy Donut, in honor of the release of Hormel’s new Chili Creations cookbook.

Taking inspiration from a Texas staple, the corn chip pie, the Chili Billy Donut comes with all the fixings. It starts with an easily made donut made from canned biscuits. A savory combination of Hormel Chili frosting and queso icing lie on top of the plush dough, which is then topped with salty corn chips. The result is undeniably as good as it sounds. 

Just check the video above to see for yourself. The proof is in the puddingー er, chili. 

The full recipe for the Chili Billy Doughnut can be found in Hormel’s yet-to-be-released Chili Creations cookbook, which you can be a part of as well! 

Up until August 29th, Hormel will be accepting recipe submissions, the most creative and tastiest of which will be featured in the upcoming book, right next to our donut and Hormel’s own inventive dishes. These can be anything from something you’d bring to the cookout to a midnight snack, so get wild and get cookin’!

Details for the competition can be found here, and be sure to share your chili creations with @foodbeast and @hormelchili on social media once you’ve submitted your entry.

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Foodbeast Launches Line Of Home Goods With DOUBLE DIP Snackbowls

“An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.” – Anthony Bourdain

“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost.” – Gucci Mane

“If you want to sell a steak, you can’t just have the sizzle, you gotta have sauce.” – Don King

Sauce quotes have been a source of wisdom for a long time, just refer to any of the above. We at Foodbeast recognize the power of the sauce and implemented that energy to launch our first line of home goods.

Introducing Snackboyz® Worldwide by Foodbeast®! A special collaboration of home goods designed for all food lovers with sauce in mind.

Features:
• 2 Pack
• Large cavity is 2 cups, Small cavity is 1/2 cup. 
• Overall size 3.63″ H x 3.63″ W x 2.5″
• Dishwasher Safe Plastic
• Proudly Made In USA

This one’s for all the bold dippers out there and after selling out in just under a few hours on the NTWRK app recently, we decided to re-up for those that missed out. These enablers of unabashed double dipping will be available at 9am PST on Slushcult.com.

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SPOTTED: Taco Bell Testing A Plant-Based Naked Chicken Chalupa

Ring the alarms and tell a friend: Taco Bell is testing a new plant-based Naked Chicken Chalupa shell! Spotted at a Taco Bell location in Irvine, California, The Crispy Plant-Based Shell is a take on their own hit innovation a few years ago that changed the whole game.

This time it’s made from a pea protein-based proprietary blend, which is then breaded and shaped into a one of a kind Chalupa form and crisped up. This shell is certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association, so you know it’s valid. The tasty shell is then filled with delicious deets like lettuce, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and a rich, tangy avocado ranch sauce to complete a mouthwatering mouthful. 

The new Naked Chicken Chalupa with Crispy Plant-Based shell will be testing at the Taco Bell location on 2222 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, California, from now until June 27, 2021.

Created in partnership with Taco Bell.