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These Bite-Size ‘Pops’ Are Actually Deep Fried Burgers

The newest burgers at Slater’s 50/50 may smaller in size, but everything else about them is big — the flavors, the buzz surrounding them, and even more significantly, their impact.

Photos by Peter Pham

Exclusively available as Slater’s ‘Burger Of The Month’ during August of 2017, the premium burger chain developed a sweet and savory combination of two new burger creations that are actually smaller-scale versions of their classic ‘Old Timey’ and ‘Peanut Butter and Jellousy’ burgers — deep-fried and served on a stick.

The “Old Timey” features a Black Canyon Angus Beef patty, thick cut bacon, American cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, and 100 island dressing on a mini brioche bun, covered in crispy panko breadcrumbs, and the “Peanut Butter and Jellousy” comes with a Black Canyon Angus beef patty, thick-cut bacon, and peanut butter on a mini brioche bun, coated in chocolate cereal crumbs and smothered in strawberry jelly.

Those who are already fans of Slater’s signature burger offerings will be able to enjoy them in a whole new way, while also contributing to a powerful cause. Slater’s Burger Pops were ultimately developed in collaboration with Foodbeast and Project Hope Alliance, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of homelessness.

A portion of the proceeds from the Burger Pops at all six Slater’s 50/50 California locations — Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, and San Marcos — will be donated to Project Hope Alliance. Even more, Elysian Brewing Company will match Slater’s 50/50’s total donation to Project Hope Alliance.

Needless to say, we expect these little guys to be pretty pop-ular.


This Popular NYC Restaurant Has A Dumpling Made From FOOD WASTE, And It Tastes Great


A restaurant in New York City found a way to combat food waste by creating a menu-item comprised of leftover ingredients they would have normally just thrown out.

Mimi Cheng’s, the popular NYC-based dumpling house, just introduced a brand-new food waste Dumpling appropriately named the wastED dumpling. The new item repurposes the restaurant menu’s ingredients, which usually gets composted, into a brand new item.

The dumplings are stuffed with bok choy ends, carrot ribbons, zucchini ends, kale stems, rice that’s been cooked in mushroom juice, and the outer leaves of cabbage. They’re served with a peanut miso ginger sauce.

Mimi Cheng’s has two locations in Nolita and the East Village. Half the proceeds from the dumping’s sales will be donated to City Harvest NYC, an organization that helps feed nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger every year.

Photo: Mimi Cheng’s


This ‘Robin Hood’ Restaurant Charges The Rich Extra To Feed The Poor And It’s Beautiful


Take from the rich, give to the poor. That simple mantra has become synonymous with the tales of a merry crusader known as Robin Hood.

The appropriately named Robin Hood Restaurant in Madrid, Spain, has taken the spirit of that crusade and turned it into an innovative concept for their patrons, as customers who dine during breakfast and lunch hours, actually pay a little extra so the homeless can enjoy a free dinner there, reports NPR.

That means, if you decide to grab lunch at Robin Hood, a cut of your bill is technically going toward a homeless person’s dinner, later that night.

Robin Hood is run by Ángel García Rodriguez, an 80-year-old Catholic priest who is warmly nicknamed “Padre Ángel” by the community. The restaurant has garnered so much positive publicity, that it’s been book through March already.

Here’s hoping this amazing concept comes to the United States sometime soon. The world could always use more good will.


Celebrity Grub Restaurants

Umami Burger Teamed Up With Internet Star Cameron Dallas To Create This Insane BBQ Burger


Umami Burger is known for collaborating with celebs pretty frequently. The fast casual chain has created burgers inspired celebrities and food personalities like Alton Brown, Mindy Kaling, and Michael Voltaggio.

Now, Umami is working with Internet personality Cameron Dallas to promote the new burger inspired by the actor and Vine star.


Cameron’s Dallas BBQ Burger has Umami’s signature beef patty, sharp cheddar cheese, miso-maple bacon, tempura serrano peppers, and a savory BBQ sauce.

Dallas is a content creator with a huge social media presence, boasting more than 35 million followers over five various social media platforms. If you are on social media, follow @umamiburger on Instagram, post a photo of the burger with the hashtag #camxumami and you’ll get a free order of truffle fries.

A portion of the proceed from the burger sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. You can find the burger for $14 at participating Umami Burger locations nationwide.

Feel Good News

This Campaign Lets You Feed The Hungry By Deleting Instagram Food Pics


We’ve all taken photographs of our foods. In a social media-enriched culture, showing off your meal has become second nature to a lot of Instagrammers. Myself, included.

Land O’Lakes and The Martin Agency partnered with non-profit Feeding America to start a campaign called “Delete to Feed”.

Here’s how it works: every time you delete a photo of food on your Instagram account, 11 meals will be given to those in need. According to executive creative director Andy Azula of the Martin Agency, it’s to “help raise awareness of the food insecurity problem in the United States.”

However, you can’t just delete a random photo and expect to feed the hungry. To participate, you have to connect your Instagram account to Delete to Feed’s website. Once you’re linked, you can start deleting your food photos and giving out free meals.

Up to 40 images can be deleted per account. That’s 440 meals you can offer to those who need it without ever leaving your phone.

We definitely have some food photos we wouldn’t mind getting rid of on our feed. Anything to help, really.

Land O’Lakes does have some cautionary words though:

Make sure that your photos have food-related captions or hashtags so that those images are pulled over to select for deletion. Otherwise, the interface will pull over your most recent Instagram shots.

The campaign will run until mid-October or until 2.75 million meals are served. Whichever comes first.

Deals Fast Food Restaurants

For One Day, IHOP Is Selling $1 Pancake Stacks For A Great Cause


Who: IHOP: The International House of Pancakes

What: All IHOPs nationwide will be offering a short stack of their pancakes for $1. While cheap pancakes are already a huge win, all of the proceeds from this one-day promotion will go towards the No Kid Hungry Campaign. No Hungry Kid works to deliver food to locations where kids live, learn, and play.

A short stack features three buttermilk pancakes, with prices varying by location. The fluffy breakfast staple is typically sold around the $4-5 range.

Where: You can get your  pancakes at any participating IHOP locations in the United States.

When: Tuesday, August 23 from 7am to 7pm

#foodbeast FOODBEAST Hit-Or-Miss

Foodbeast Is Donating Proceeds From ‘Family Dinner’ To Less Fortunate

Foodbeast’s mission is obvious—we strive to offer value to our audience via the food-centric entertainment and information we provide via our food news stories, recipe videos, miscellaneous eating adventures, and of course, #foodporn. Some people are familiar with us from a mixture of all of these, while some know us best for one single channel. Above everything, you should know our hearts and souls lie with foodit’s what wakes us up in the morning, and it’s what sweetly tucks us into our beds every night.

We aren’t very into the idea of taking the food on our plates for granted, because at the end of the day, we know that there are individuals in this world who can hardly even pay for their groceries. These same individuals do not have the means to keep their children in school regularly. These same individuals cannot even afford a home. And even more, these individuals are living right in our own backyard.

Being based in Santa Ana, we are incredibly aware of how many are affected by homelessness in our beloved Orange County. It hurts to see your own community, your own family, in such a painful situation. Hence, this is the premise for our Foodbeast Family Dinner series—we wanted to somehow bring together our community, our family, to show support for those who are struggling each and everyday just to make ends meet. And it just so happens that food is the perfect way to bring people together.

We knew that we wanted to specifically benefit the Project Hope Alliance for our first philanthropic dinner, as the Costa Mesa-based non for profit organization has worked tirelessly to end the cycle of homelessness for children and their families in Orange County for over 25 years. We also knew that Chef Linh Nguyen would be able to create the perfect menu for the evening, one built around a comfortable, family-style palette, yet was very much “Foodbeast-worthy.”

Now all that’s left is bringing our community—our family—together, at the dinner table. We cordially invite you to be a part of our family too, and show your support and strength for those who need it most. See the details of the dinner below:

Who: Foodbeast x Chef Linh Nguyen x Project Hope Alliance x Melissa’s Produce x Goose Island Beer Co.
What: Foodbeast Family Dinner, Volume One (benefitting Project Hope Alliance)
Where: Foodbeast Studio Kitchen in the 4th Street Market
When: Saturday, July 2, 2016 (two sessions: 5pm and 8pm)

Korean BBQ Style 6 Minute Scotch Egg


KBBQ makes everything better, even the incredible, edible egg. Welcome to Flavor Town, y’all.

Cajun Gumbo Pot Pie


Southern Comfort, comfortably concealed within a humble pot pie. There’s also just a hint of kick to keep things spicy.

Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf Moco Loco

You’re definitely going to want to hop on this Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf Moco Loco-motive. Next stop: the gravy train.

Grilled Peach Bread Pudding with Sticky Toffee Caramel & Toasted Meringue

Apologies for not having some visuals here, but we’re pretty sure you can only imagine what this dirty ditty is going to look/taste like—HEAVEN.



Packaged Food

Someone Spent $1000 On Ranch Dressing For The Best Reason


A while back, a pizzeria made headlines after it started charging customers $1000 for some ranch dressing. While some like to enjoy dipping their pizza slices into the sweet and tangy buttermilk-based dressing, Cane Russo would rather have you eat their pizza as it is than request the addition.

So they “jokingly” started adding a $1,000 bottle of ranch to the menu for customers.

Last week, a tragic fire burned down the Human Society of Southeast Texas and killed 74 dogs.

Cane Rosso decided to hold a fundraiser to help the shelter, reports the Dallas Observer. Among those who pitched in for the Humane Society was meat shop and restaurant Caviar who purchased the infamous bottle of Ranch dressing that’s been sitting on Cane Rosso’s shelf for years.


The restaurant posted a photo on Facebook, seen above, with the caption:

Some men just wanna watch the world burn…WE JUST SOLD OUR FIRST BOTTLE OF RANCH DRESSING!! Big ups to the boys at Caviar for dropping a cool $1000 to help the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. Josh, you disgust me, but you’re alllllriiight.

Another bottle of Ranch will more than likely find a home on that display case sometime in the near future.

Glad to see a community come together for a cause in need. We talk about it more on this week’s Katchup.