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Here’s Why Comedian Bobby Lee Will Destroy Your Restaurant Leftovers

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If you’re ever eating with famed comedian Bobby Lee, of both standup and TigerBelly Podcast fame, you’re going to want to finish your entire meal.

That’s because if Lee picks up the check, he declares the right to do whatever he wants with your leftovers. Co-host and girlfriend Khalyla Kuhn outed the former Mad TV star with an anecdote told to comedian Bert Kreischer on a March TigerBelly episode:

“I’ve secretly packed it in a box [. . .] he looked at it, smashed my sandwich. So it’s now all over the place and indedible.” – Khalyla Kuhn

“And the next time you pay for the meal – you can take it home, do whatever you want with it.” – Bobby Lee

POWER MOVE. Not only has Bobby Lee has taken a full ownership stake of your food, allowing him to put everything in a single box for his own pleasure – he takes it one step further by decimating it. Wait, there’s more?

“I leave it on the table, no one can take it,” said Lee.

Translation: when he doesn’t destroy your leftovers he’ll still make you leave the food on the table – completely intact. There is a certain type of person that doesn’t eat leftovers (read: privileged), but this, this is an extreme take that’s hilarious and simultaneously frustrating. Potentially starting a last-minute Venmo war might be your only hope.

For the full conversation check out Ep. 237 of the TigerBelly Podcast on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Hilarious Toilet Paper Cakes Are Now A Thing

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Due to recent overzealous hoarding during the covid-19 pandemic, toilet paper has been a rare find at the store these days — unless you look in the baked goods section. That’s because toilet paper-themed cakes have now begun to pop up at various groceries and bakeries everywhere.

The cheeky cakes have been spotted at Albertson’s locations in Southern California as well as a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey. Bakeshops are also getting in on the trend, with spots like B.Candy in Corona Del Mar, CA making toilet paper mini cakes and Two Fat Cookies in Delray Beach, FL serving up toilet paper cupcakes.

“Our toilet paper cupcakes sold out like wildfire,” gushed Two Fat Cookies.

I guess even toilet paper cakes are getting snatched off of shelves with the quickness, too, then. Hopefully the re-stock will be a lot quicker than the real ones.

Spotted: Toilet Paper Cakes at an Albertson’s in Orange County, CA

With the pandemic gravely affecting business for many small establishments in the restaurant industry, many have had to get creative to stay afloat. In this case, these shops are offering some levity to the situation, because in these uncertain times, humor can go a long way to keep spirits encouraged.

 

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Emergen-C is Literally Begging People to Not Put Its Powder In Booze

I can’t believe these words are coming out of my figurative mouth but, mixing alcohol with Emergen-C isn’t going to help your immune system. 

It was inevitable with everyone couped up in their house, looking for any hope of immunity to the festering pandemic, that someone would look around their kitchen as they were having their third boredom-fueled drink of the night, see some Emergen-C, and think to double down on their next drink. 

It didn’t take long for the idea to flood social media, prompting the brand to make it abundantly clear that this quarantine hack was nothing but a quarantine hoax.

Even so, the idea of an immune system boosting alcoholic beverage makes sense on some level, and the Foodbeast Slack lit up when the idea was posted.

That is, until my fellow Foodbeast writer and food science degree possessor, Constantine Spyrou, Euro-stepped his way through the messages to dunk on the thought of a ‘quarantini’.

There’s a reason this man has a series called Ask Costa, people. The man has the answers.

So take it from Costa, and Emergen-C themselves, and leave the Super Orange powder in your kitchen’s catch-all drawer, and out of the booze.

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Tito’s Vodka Is Asking People To NOT Use The Drink To Make Hand Sanitizer

The recent coronavirus outbreak has led to a massive influx of hand sanitizer purchases, often to the point where stores run out of stock. Of course, this leads to some people creating their own solutions, not all of which are the safest or smartest choices.

Tito’s Vodka has had to respond to a number of people tagging it on Twitter, talking about using the spirit to make their own hand sanitizer. This is based in part that it is possible to create your own hand sanitizer using rubbing alcohol and aloe vera.

However, rubbing alcohol is at least 60% alcohol (that’s 120-proof for those in the spirit world), and Tito’s falls below that mark. As a result, they’ve been asking people to not use the vodka for sanitation purposes via tweet:

Washing your hands under warm water and soap for 20-25 seconds will always be the optimal sanitation method. If you don’t have access to water, however, and need to make your own sanitizer, just don’t be using Tito’s (or other lower-proof alcohol) in the process.

190-proof Everclear, on the other hand…

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Meet Japan’s Mayonnaise-Flavored Ice Cream Bar

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From candied squid to tomato chocolates, Japan is known for their unconventional flavor concoctions. Continuing that tradition, Moringa Milk Industry is here to twist your taste expectations yet again with a mayonnaise-flavored ice cream bar. It goes by the equally outrageous name The Calorie Monster Cherio Creamy Mayonnaise Flavor, is 307 calories and coated in white chocolate and cookie crumbs. Sure to fulfill even the sweetest of tooths, it surpasses the average calorie count in Japanese milk teas which come in around 278. 

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A taste review reveals that a bite into this milky beast has an initial crispy texture of white chocolate and cookie crumbs before giving way to the sour creaminess of mayonnaise flavor within. The mayo aftertaste is unmistakable, though doesn’t overwhelm the white chocolate sweetness. This takes Japan’s love for mayonnaise to a whole new level.

The Calorie Monster Cherio Creamy Mayonnaise Flavor ice cream bar is now available until March 2020 at convenience stores and supermarkets all around Japan and can be found online here.

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Humor Restaurants

[WATCH] Mexican Restaurant Masterfully Parodies Thanos’ Snap In Hilarious Ad

It doesn’t take much to sell me on a plate of tacos, but this restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico just took its advertising to the next level.

Trending on Reddit and Twitter, folks are impressed by Takesabroso’s so-bad-it’s-amazing ad, where they incorporated the famous Thanos snap misfire from Avengers: Endgame, and blended it with some fiery tacos and tortas.


They could have stopped with the opening clip, and it would have been great, but they added some nice touches with a twerking Thanos on the corner of the screen, and a Cumbia remix of the Avengers theme song.

There seems to be a few memes on their Facebook page, as this humble Mexican restaurant seems to very much be in touch with meme culture. Another hit seems to be a video of the owner teasing a bottle cap challenge kick, and transitioning into the dancing Brazilian stripper meme.

Whoever their marketing director is needs a raise. Even if that person is likely 14 years old.

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This Tasting Menu Gets Hotter And Hotter With Each Course

Imagine eating a meal that gets progressively spicier with each course. Sure, your appetizer starts tame. But when dessert rolls around, get ready for a couple million Scoville (the unit that measures how spicy a chili is) to hit your palate. Sounds like a method of torture, right? On paper, sure. But the silver lining to this scorching scenario is that it doesn’t sacrifice flavor and deliciousness at all. This is the one of a kind aspect about the WP24 restaurant’s new summer ‘Bring the Heat’ tasting menu.

Developed by Chef John Lechleidner, the Bring the Heat menu features six courses that get  progressively hotter via the chilies incorporated in each dish. For example, the appetizer, chili Dan Dan noodles, starts off with mild Fresno chilies that clock in at a manageable 8,000 Scoville. Fast forward to the last dessert course, a peach cobbler incorporating Carolina Reapers that singe meters at 2,000,000 Scoville.

“The special summer menu is designed to showcase chilis as not only a source of heat, but a source of flavor,” shared Chef Lechleidner. “Balancing the heat across multiple courses encourages guests to dine beyond their usual boundaries.”

However strong your boundaries are when it comes to spiciness will be tested, for sure. But at least you’re savoring the flavor the whole way.

The ‘Bring the Heat’ menu is only available for a limited time, up until Labor Day weekend and is $29 per person with $8 add on for the sixth dessert course.

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10 Foods That Can Literally Kill You

We all know that food nourishes us and gives us all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to get stronger. But what about foods that can do the total opposite? It’s a scary thought, but there are foods, including some that are extremely common, that can make us sick, nauseous, and even cause death if not properly prepped before consuming. Take a look at this list of 10 different foods you should watch out for at any time. 

Cinnamon

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Sure, we’ve laughed at that crazy Cinnamon Challenge that everyone was doing at one point, but it turns out, cinnamon might not be a laughing matter. Cinnamon is essentially powdered cinnamomum tree bark, and it’s best used in small portions in food. Inhaling cinnamon by accident can cause horrible symptoms such as inflammation, scarring in lungs, vomiting, and even death. 

Lima Beans

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Beans are known to have amazing health benefits, and it’s gaining a lot of popularity as a source of protein for those on plant based diets. However, if you’re ever prepping lima beans at home, this next bit of information is essential to know. Raw lima beans contain linamarin which turns into hydrogen cyanide once it’s consumed and decomposed. To rid your beans of this chemical, make sure to cook them thoroughly while the pot is uncovered, then drain and rinse the beans once cooked. 

Brazil Nut

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These crescent-shaped nuts may taste delicious, but it’s essential to practice portion control with these. Brazil nuts contains selenium, a poison that can be toxic to our bodies if consumed in large quantities. Other side effects can include hair loss, nail loss, rashes, diarrhea, and selenium poisoning. Experts recommend treating yourself to only three Brazil nuts a day to be safe.

Puffer Fish (Fugu)

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Considered a delicacy in Asian countries like South Korea and Japan, the puffer fish holds a poisonous toxin called tetrodotoxin in their skin and some organs. Tetrodotoxin is considered to be 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide, and one puffer fish contains enough toxin to kill 30 grown adults. However, if you’re not afraid to dance with death, make sure to get your puffer fish prepped by a specially trained and certified sushi chef who can break down a puffer fish properly. 

Tomatoes

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Thankfully, it’s not the red juicy fruit that’s the problem. However, the stem and leaves on tomatoes do contain a poison called glycoalkaloid that can be toxic if eaten in large amounts. We’re not that worried about this one, though. Those stems and leaves are probably really unappetizing anyway. 

Castor Oil

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Castor oil is known for its healing powers and health benefits, and it’s been gaining popularity as a skin and hair care product. However, there’s a reason why castor oil isn’t used like other oils such olive oil and coconut oil. Castor oil comes from castor beans that contain the toxic poison ricin. Eating as little as five to ten beans can be fatal for an adult. However, if you decide to use castor oil as a mild laxative, make sure to only take the recommended intake of 0 to 0.7 mg/kg bodyweight. 

Live Octopus (Sannakji)

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This one may seem disgusting to a lot of people, but live octopus is a delicacy at many sushi restaurants in South Korea. It’s exactly what you think it is: live octopus that’s chopped up so that it’s still squirming on the plate when it’s served. Although the taste of the octopus is pretty flavorless, many people enjoy this dish for the suction feeling once it’s in your mouth. Some daredevils like to eat the live octopus whole, and that’s when you can see how this food can kill you. If you ever want to try this, it’s important to chew very carefully and keep a cup of hot water next to you in case the octopus decides to take suction in your mouth and lodge itself in your throat. 

Raw Almonds

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Almonds are a great source of protein and a great snack to carry around. However, raw almonds, also known as bitter almonds, may have you questioning your snack of choice. It turns out that raw bitter almonds are chock full of cyanide that can be fatal with as little as 8-32 almonds. It’s important to note that domesticated raw almonds are safe for consumption. However, just make sure you check your labels before you start eating raw almonds by the handful. It could be your last.

Cherries

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Cherries are easily one of our favorite fruits. They’re sweet, tart, and look adorable. But don’t let its appearance fool you. Those tiny little cherry seeds are dangerously high in hydrogen cyanide, which can make you extremely sick or even kill you, if you happen to eat a broken seed. Chewing on them will do even more harm because it releases the toxic directly into your bloodstream. It’ll take about two broken cherry seeds to cause harm or death to a fully grown adult, but why even risk it? Just avoid it altogether and make sure to spit those suckers out while snacking.

Apples

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Unfortunately, apple seeds have the same deadly toxins as cherry seeds. Chewed seeds release cyanide that can cause paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Thankfully it takes around 200 apple seeds to be a fatal dose. So long as you’re not munching down handfuls of apple seeds, then you should be fine.