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Red Robin Is Offering A Build-Your-Own Wing Bar For Home Delivery

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A few months back, there were times when I would eat wings two or three times a week either after work or during lunch. Being at home these days, frequenting wing bars isn’t as easy as it used to be. That, however, hasn’t stopped me from finding alternatives to enjoying wings at home.

That’s because Red Robin Catering is offering a massive box of wings that you can order for the family, that comes with their own sauces, dips, and sides.

Each Big Red Box of Gourmet Wings & Sides come with 50 juicy bone-in chicken wings. While naked wings are delicious, it wouldn’t be considered a wing bar without your choice of sauces and the build-your-own box includes the chain’s signature Buzzard Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, and Whiskey River BBQ.

Finally, because no wing experience is complete without dipping sauces and sides, guests will also have sides of Ranch and Bleu cheese to dunk their wings into and some carrot sticks.

Wing lovers can get their hands on this box through the Red Robin site. Each package is about $50, serves 10 people, and is available at all participating Red Robin locations.

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Go Wild With The Toppings At This Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar

There’s really no beverage out there quite like the Bloody Mary. The classic cocktail is a combination of vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, lemon juice and other spices, all mixed together in a highball glass and traditionally garnished with a stalk of celery. While those are the blueprints to a standard Bloody Mary, however, the cocktail is also a blank canvas for you to craft the version best fitted to your tastes.

Hash Kitchen in Scottsdale, AZ, is a wonderland for lovers of the humble Bloody Mary with the restaurant’s own build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

A variety of in-house infused vodka flavors are available to set as a base. This includes cucumber, pickle pepper, cilantro-lime and jalapeño. Combine the vodka with some made-from-strach Bloody Mary Mix (Calabrian chili and habanero) and hot sauces (Sriracha, Cholula, Tabasco, and horseradish). Finally, you can choose from more than 60 toppings including tempura shrimp, egg rolls, Italian meatballs, fried ravioli, pickled cactus, onion rings, Slim Jims, corn dogs, and oysters.

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With Bloody Mary in hand, you can also sink your teeth into Hash Kitchen’s mouthwatering Cannoli Pancakes — a stack of buttermilk pancakes layered with cannoli cream filling and topped with maraschino cherries and crushed cannoli shells.

Now, I’ve never had a Bloody Mary before, but I’ve always been curious to try it. I went around the Foodbeast office to see what some of the team’s favorite Bloody Mary combinations were.

Moriah

Just a classic Bloody Mary with some Cholula, and a piece of extra crisp bacon if there’s any around.

Chris

First of all, fuck celery, it’s just taking up space. If you want something crunchy, use bacon. I think an underrated Bloody Mary topping is cheese. Blue cheese, goat cheese, whatever, if there’s some funk to it I’m into it. Gotta have something spicy. I see jalapenos a lot but I had pepperoncinis in a Bloody Mary the other day and loved it. I don’t like the giant topping trend, no one needs a cheeseburger on a stick in their drink. Put it on a plate. Really though, I haven’t met a Bloody Mary I wouldn’t order another of.

Rishu

Mint. It needs some mint.

Thanks, guys.

Perhaps I’ll seek out my first-ever Bloody Mary this weekend. Who knows, if I like the drink, a road trip to Hash Kitchen could be in my not-too-distant-future.

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You Can Build Your Own Cup Noodles At The Official Museum

Cup Noodles are a college student’s best friend. They quickly fed us as kids, and still do on days where we value its versatility and convenience.

Picking your favorite flavor has always been crucial, that’s why it’s pretty cool to hear that there’s actually a place where you can build your own Cup Noodles.

My friend tagged me in this Instagram post, and I flipped out, because it’s probably the dopest thing you can do with the soup cup, besides add ice cream to it.

The video was taken at the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, Japan, as the noodle bar is one of its featured exhibitions. For 300 yen ($2.89) you can design your own cup and fill it with whatever seasonings and toppings your heart desires, even an edible little cartoon of their chicken mascot, Piyoko.

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Cup Noodles has been a homie through most of our lives. I know there’s a lot to do in Japan, but I’m definitely putting this on my bucket list, if anything, for nostalgic purposes.

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Wendy’s Now Testing Build-Your-Own Sandwich Program

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Wendy’s has always been a touch bougier than fellow burger-shillers McDonald’s or Burger King — what with its fancy pretzel buns and sea salted french fries — but now it seems the red-haired farm girl wants to go full fast casual, with a build-your-own sandwich test program out in Columbus, Ohio.

Like similar customizable platforms Smashburger or Five Guys, Wendy’s customers get their druthers from within five different categories: Proteins, Buns, Cheeses, Sauces, and Toppings. That is, single, double, or triple hamburger patties or homestyle or spicy breaded chicken patties; regular, pretzel, or no (“protein-style”) buns; Asiago, American, Cheddar cheese slices, blue cheese crumbles, or cheddar cheese sauce; mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, bbq sauce, asiago ranch, or garlic aioli; and, finally, pickles, red onions, tomato, lettuce, spring mix, jalapeños, sautéed onions, and/or bacon. Most ingredients are included in the base BYO price, though some are available for a small upcharge.

Last year McDonald’s tested a similar concept in Laguna Beach, Calif. Wendy’s build-your-own sandwich program is currently only on trial at two locations in Columbus near Wendy’s HQ, though Brand Eating notes that any Wendy’s burger is customizable if you ask for it. Pretty sweet, but when can I order bacon in my Frosty?

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Denny’s Invites Patrons to ‘Build Your Own Omelette’

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Denny’s — the chain that brought you  DIY Grand Slams, pancakes and burgers — is now giving customers the choice to build their own omelettes.

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Patrons dining in are given the following options:

Start Up: Three eggs and choice of cheese.

Double Up: Three eggs, choice of cheese and two additional ingredients.

Load Up: Three eggs, choice of cheese and four additional ingredients.

Then, you can choose from these various ingredients to build your omelettes with:

Cheese: American cheese, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, smoky cheese blend, Swiss cheese and pepper jack queso.

Meats: Bacon, chicken sausage, chorizo sausage, crumbled sausage, diced ham, prime rib and turkey bacon.

Veggies: Avocado, diced tomatoes, fire-roasted peppers & onions, sautéed zucchini & squash, jalapeños, pico de gallo, sautéed mushrooms and spinach.

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Each additional ingredient afterwards is an extra charge of 50 cents. Every omelette creation also comes with a side of hash browns or grits and a choice of any bread (biscuits, white, wheat and sourdough). The meals start at $5.99, $6.99 and $7.99.

Personally, Denny’s is the place to go after a massive hangover, so I generally never partake in build-it-yourself items if I can help it. It’s too much of a headache deciding what to add and what to keep off. Luckily, I was sober as a judge this morning so I thought why not give it a go?

Verdict: It was alright. 

Though I’ve only had Denny’s omelettes a few times, the BYOO version didn’t really click with me the way some of their other menu items did. If I do come back, I’ll definitely try one of their new omelette dishes: the Chorizo Tortilla Omelette, the Fit Fare Loaded Veggie Omelette and the Bacon Avocado Omelette. Three new items for those who wish to opt-out of building their own breakfast, but still want  to have an omelette nonetheless.