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This Breaking Bad-Themed Restaurant Is Like Stepping Into Heisenberg’s World

From the team that brought your childhood dreams to life with Saved by the Max, Good Burger, and The Peach Pit pop-up restaurants comes a new and exciting world of the Breaking Bad Experience which will opened in Los Angeles this past Wednesday, October 16th. As the ‘Breaking Bad’ franchise celebrates its debut full-length film ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’, fans of the television series can now get a taste of the world of Walter White and company. Literally.

The Breaking Bad Experience is an interactive restaurant that will consist of the television series’ set re-creations throughout the venue and a food and drink menu fit for Walter White himself. Get into character with the do-it-yourself chemically-reactive cocktails and enjoy food items such as the Heisenburger Sliders, the Full Measure Grilled Cheese (or the “Half Measure” sandwich without the crust), and the Loaded SAULsa Nachos served via a hazmat tableside. To make sure everyone can participate in this experience, gluten-free and vegan options are also readily available along with other appetizers and desserts.

The ‘Breaking Bad’ show creator, Vince Gilligan, expressed his anticipation for the Breaking Bad Experience by stating that it’s “exciting to be able to give the folks who supported the show for all these years the chance to experience Walt’s world firsthand.”

General admission to the Breaking Bad Experience will include a 90-minute timed-entry, a choice of your first drink concoction, and a food item. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://breakingbadexperience.com.

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Breaking Bad Fans, Get A Free ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ Meal Delivered To Your Door

Your first reaction to the headline of this article was probably: What?! And yeah, we’re serious. No click bait here, friend.

Through the partnership of AMC and Postmates, folks in NYC and LA can get your hands on a mini meal from Los Pollos Hermanos (the iconic restaurant from the Netflix-binge-worthy shows “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad“). Gus Fring’s fried chicken and curly fries can be yours for FREE. As long as you order from Monday, August 2o through Wednesday, August 22.

On the allotted dates, simply open the Postmates app, search for the Los Pollos Hermanos store and place your order. With only a few taps and scrolls, you can get your hands on this limited supply of mini-meals with no delivery fee, too (But you gotta tip though. Don’t be that guy).

So relax, wait for your food, and maybe tune into season 4, episode 3 of “Better Call Saul” while you wait.

Then while chowing down on the mini-meal: wear the shirt, and now, finally claim you tried the food. A dream come true for you “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” fans.

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Meet The Former Art Student Who Became A Chef To Celebrities


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We’ve cooked for friends and loved ones before, and have always come up nervous and anxious as they sit down to try our foods. Have you ever wondered what could go through your head if you were to cook for a celebrity?

If you’re like professional chef Kathleen Schaffer, it’s a walk in the park.

Schaffer, who owns Schaffer with her husband Charlie, is no stranger to celebrities. The professional chef caters for red carpet events and even the occasional private celebrity dinner.

Though that wasn’t always the case.

Originally an fine arts major, Schaffer quickly discovered that her passion was in a completely different medium. As most of us know, what you aspire to be when you were  younger isn’t necessarily how you’ll end up. Schaffer’s path turned out to be much more glamourous.

I didn’t have what it took to be a starving artist, I enjoyed eating too much.

Working through college at a handful of different restaurants, she learned that her true passion was in food and decided to continue on this trajectory. She devoted time and energy into fine-tuning her culinary skills.

So what were some of her most memorable experiences cooking for celebrities? We spoke to Schaffer who gave a us some highlights in her illustrious career. Schaffer shared a few snippets of her celebrity experience with us:


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Meeting Ray Charles

Schaffer recalls her first major celebrity experience years ago with none other than legendary musician Ray Charles.

“In NYC, I was catering an event for Ray-Ban in the mid-90s. Ray Charles was performing at the event. One of his handlers walked up to me and said ‘Mr. Ray Charles would like to meet the chef.'”

The two struck up a conversation about her cooking. She recalls doing something like fried chicken sliders for that particular event.

Meeting Bryan Cranston

Schaffer and her team catered for the Breaking Bad finale and had set up a faux crystal meth lab during the event. She recalls having her staff in hazmat suits making liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Mr. Walter White, Bryan Cranston, tapped me in the shoulder excitedly asked her what the setup was. As she calmly explained it to him, he replied:
“That is so cool!”
To which she calmly retorted:
“YOU ARE SO COOL.”

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Meeting Julie Andrews

One of her favorite celebrity experiences involved none other than Mary Poppins herself: Julie Andrews. Schaffer remember one moment that stuck with her even years later while cooking for Ms. Andrews and her late husband Blake Edwards.

“They lived in a lovely home and I was standing in the kitchen looking out the window and there was this beautiful sculpture in the backyard,” she said.
Andrews then walked up next to her and said with the most genuine smile:
“Blake made that, he’s a sculpture. I’m so lucky.”
 Schaffer recalls fondly how sincere and earnest Ms. Andrews was when talking about her husband. Blake passed away in 2010 due to complications with pneumonia.

If there’s one takeaway from Schaffer’s tale, it’s that there’s always time to find the best path for yourself. Just because you decided on one dream all those years ago doesn’t mean it’s the best life for you.

Today, Schaffer LA has catered to events for major companies such as Google, Amazon, YouTube, and Facebook. Other celebrities Kathleen Schaffer and company have cooked for include Norman Leer, Reese Witherspoon, and David Beckham.

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Juicy Los Pollos Hermanos Commercial Teases Upcoming Season Of ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul is still months away and we’re all itching for our Vince Gilligan fix. While the April 10 premiere feels like AGES from now, a mini teaser just dropped that’s sure to satiate cravings of both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad fans alike.

The promo itself doesn’t mention Saul or the new season, but will sure to capture the attention of Breaking Bad enthusiasts. A commercial for Los Pollos Hermanos, the fictional chicken restaurant in the the show owned by drug kingpin Gus Fring, went viral a few days ago.

Not only do you see Fring himself, but the teaser is undoubtably a confirmation of his return to the Breaking Bad universe in the upcoming season of the Better Call Saul prequel series.

Check out the sweet commercial for Los Pollos Hermanos above, which also boasts the addition of new curly fries to their fictional menu.

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5 Cookbooks Based On Popular TV Shows & Movies You Need To Check Out

One thing we’ve noticed when laying in bed and binging on a television show or movie series for hours on end is how appetizing fictional foods look when you’re hungry and adamant about not leaving your room.

It can’t be helped until the binge runs its course.

Once it does, however, you might want to check out these five cookbooks based on popular television series and movie franchises.

While some of these book are given the official seals of approval by the actual creators, others are more light-hearted parodies. Regardless, all of the instructional tomes are in the spirit of the fictional worlds they represent.

Check them out below! Each features an Amazon link in case your interest is piqued.

Bob’s Burgers Cookbook

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Fascinated by the “Burger Of The Week” from the popular animated FOX series? In a collaboration with Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard and the show’s other writers, the Bob’s Burgers Cookbook will teach you how to bring the punny burgers from the cartoon to life.

Game of Thrones

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While we anxiously await the arrival of Winter, we find ourselves eager for anything Game of Thrones related to keep us satiated until the new season. If you’ve ever wonder what they ate at King’s Landing, or what consisted of a traditional Dothraki meal, this cookbook will explore those dishes.

Harry Potter

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Sure, you can check out Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter if you want to try some of Britain’s most magical dishes, or you can just go home and make them for yourselves. Recipes include the franchise’s famous Butterbeer along with many staples of the wizarding community.

Star Wars

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How hyped are you guys for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? If you plan on hosting a Star Wars-themed party to get into the spirit of the upcoming film, you’re gonna want to check out this cookbook.

Wookie cookie, anyone?

Breaking Bad

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Ready to cook? Sure Breaking Bad has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop baking. This parody cookbook, titled Baking Bad, shows you the wonders of baking with recipes from the show that brought Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul critical acclaim.

Just a heads up, it won’t teach you how to make actual blue meth.

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Here’s What We Know About ‘Heisenberg’ The Official Breaking Bad Vodka Coming Soon

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Breaking Bad fans out there have yet another reason to rejoice. No, season 2 of Better Call Saul isn’t arriving any sooner. Rather, Blue Ice Vodka and Sony Pictures have joined together to produce a limited edition line of Breaking Bad-themed vodka.

The Vodka will be available through Reserve Bar. Each bottle comes with an iconic Breaking Bad catchphrase including “Say My Name,” “Tread Lightly,” or “The One Who Knocks.”

Manufactured in Idaho, the vodka undergoes a meticulous five-step filtration process.

Check out the ad below. Since the bottles are available for a limited time, fans might want to get their hands on them as quickly as possible. Each bottle costs $27 and a three-pack for $81.

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Creator Of ‘BREAKING BAD’ Directed Jack In The Box’s New Commercial, Watch It Here

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Earlier today, Jack in the Box briefly teased on Instagram a video of a clapper with the name Vince Gilligan attached. Fans have since speculated the Breaking Bad creator’s connection to the fast food chain. Turns out, they’re putting Gilligan’s directorial skills to good use.

To help promote the new Black Pepper Cheeseburger, Jack in the Box hired Gilligan to help direct a new 30-second spot. The burger features a beef patty that’s topped with creamy peppercorn mayo, black pepper cheese, fried onion rings and bacon.

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You can check out the commercial spot here:

Along with the Black Pepper Burger, Jack in the Box has also released a new Steak and Eggs Breakfast Burrito and strawberry and lime Juice Coolers.

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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Says Los Pollos Hermanos Might Become A Real Chicken Restaurant

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While the finale has been over for years, AMC’s Breaking Bad is still fresh in our minds. In a recent Reddit AMA with creator Vince Gilligan, someone asked if he would ever consider opening a Los Pollos Hermanos. The infamous chicken restaurant was a businesses owned by fictional villain Gus Fringe who also ran a successful drug empire.

Gilligan respsonse to the question:

Believe it or not … there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it’s one that’s been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing just that. Speaking for myself, I’d love to see that happen!

There you have it. Fans might see a Los Pollos Hermanos one day. Whether or not the quality of chicken will be as good as they make it out to be on the show remains to be seen. The novelty, however, will be enough give business a pretty great jump start.

Villigan’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul has recently just complete its first season.