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Grocery Packaged Food What's New

DiGiorno’s Croissant Crust Pizzas Coming To Target Stores Nationwide

Recently, we got a tip from TheImpulsiveBuy that a DiGiorno’s Croissant Crust pizza had been spotted in stores. We’ve been tracking down more info on this new frozen item, and have learned from DiGiorno’s that the novel crust will actually be heading to Target stores nationwide.

The new Croissant Crust Pizzas will come in three varieties: Pepperoni, Four Cheese, and Three Meat. DiGiorno’s describes the croissant base as a “light, flaky, and buttery crust,” while also noting that the pizzas will be a mashup of savory and sweet, that sweetness likely coming from the croissant pastry dough.

Croissant-crusted pizzas would be a first-to-market for both the frozen pizza and pizza delivery space, it seems, but Pillsbury has had a recipe for one on their website for a while as well.

You can find these pizzas at Target stores nationwide starting in May 2020, although some stores may be starting to display them already, as evidenced by what TheImpulsiveBuy found. DiGiorno’s confirmed to Foodbeast that other retailers across the country will be carrying them as well in the coming months.

Photos courtesy of DiGiorno’s.

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News What's New

Having a Baby Might Just Land You a Dozen Honey Butter Croissants And More

 

This week, new parents could leave the hospital with more than one bundle of joy. 

During the week of November 18, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen locations nationwide will be visiting nearby hospitals and birthing centers, where they’ll be giving departing parents a care package to help them with the long nights that await.

With most restaurants, this would probably mean a sole packaged honey butter croissant, an uncomfortable t-shirt, four stickers, and a pair of logo-patterned socks. Cheddar’s, thankfully, doesn’t subscribe to this weak school of thought and has prepared quite a hefty package, all things considered. 

In honor of the restaurant’s habit of welcoming customers with a honey butter croissant, each new pair of parents with receive a dozen of the restaurant’s signature honey butter croissants, a couple chilled chicken pot pies, a broccoli cheese casserole, and a hot fudge cake.

In addition to the real croissants, Cheddar’s will be including croissant themed blankets, onesies, and support pillows in every bundle.

As far as care packages go, this one is pretty thorough. It’s got all the ingredients for a quick, low effort dinner that any new parents could use. Plus, it even has a fudge cake for the inevitable hyper-stressed, 3AM binge-eating session that comes with not sleeping for 48 hours. 

Who said brands don’t understand consumer needs?

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Restaurants What's New

The Croncha Combines French Croissants And Mexican Concha Bread Into One Mega Pastry

One of my favorite concepts about anime series like Dragon Ball Z and Digimon is the idea of fusion — the combining of two different, well-established characters into a entirely new entity that features the best elements of both predecessors. In the past decade, that fascination has carried over into the food world. Whenever I see two dishes come together in perfect harmony, my curiousity gets the best of me.

Said curiosity, is what drew me to the Croncha.

A hybrid of a croissant and sweet Mexican concha bread, the breakfast item boasts the buttery flakiness of a croissant with the sweet, eye-catching frosting that’s found on top of concha bread.

Donut Makers, located in Garden Grove, CA, curates a batch of the unique cronchas every morning for customers to feast upon.

The donut shop starts off by crafting a traditional croissant and flattens it. Then, a mold is created from the icing and shaped by a cookie cutter before it’s placed on top of the croissant. Once in the oven, the pastry takes shape and is finally finished with a variety of flavored icings like strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla.

While a novelty dish, the croncha definitely holds its own in terms of tastiness. That’s no surprise, as Donuts Makers also happens to be the donuts provided to the insanely popular ice cream chain Afters Ice Cream.

Pairs nicely with a cup of black coffee, too.

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Restaurants

9 Wild DineLA Dishes We Need To Sink Our Teeth Into

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We’re smack in the middle of Los Angeles’ acclaimed restaurant week, and for those of you in Southern California through January 25, a bevy of eateries are participating in dineLA. This is an event where participating restaurants craft an exclusive menu, lunch or dinner, that best represents them — just at a fraction of their regular prices.

For those who participate in dineLA for the adventure, and want to venture away from the more traditional dishes you can find at most restaurants, you’re in luck. We discovered nine innovative dishes that have piqued our interests this season.

Check them out below. As with most cases during dineLA week, reservations are highly recommended.


Cracklin’ Beer Can Chicken

 

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Found at A Frame, this Cracklin’ Chicken combines the moistness that comes from beer can chicken with the rich, bold flavors that can only be found at this Hawaiian Soul Food spot. With a beauty like this, it’s no wonder this chicken item has become one of A Frame’s signature dishes.

Croissant Bread Pudding

 

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Made with dulce de leche and vanilla bean gelato, Art’s Table is serving up this sweet rendition of bread pudding made from croissants as part of their dineLA menu. Croissant Bread Pudding checks off a lot of the boxes for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Ribeye Dry Aged In An Environmental Chamber

 

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A dry-aged steak is an experience that beef lover should have once in their life. APL Restaurant is serving a ribeye that’s been dry-aged in the restaurant’s famous 1,000 square foot chamber. Man, imagine the flavor waiting to be unlocked within that steak.

Duck Confit Poutine

 

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The duck confit fries from Belcampo are one of the best fries I’ve had the privilege of trying in Southern California. Belcampo takes them to a new level by throwing in crispy duck leg confit, duck gravy, and white cheddar.

Lobster Tacos

 

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Fans of hard shell tacos can find Blue Plate Oysterette’s Lobster tacos stuffed with Maine lobster, shredded lettuce, jalapeños, and drizzles of a “cheesie” sauce and truffle oil. A huge departure from the hard shell tacos I enjoyed in college, but a welcome one.

Lobster Pizza

 

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There was a time when throwing lobster on a pizza was unheard of, but Cattle and Claw’s took their shot and it looks delicious. This may be the first pizza I wouldn’t dunk in ranch dressing.

Butter Lobster Ramen

 

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The key to a solid bowl of ramen is a rich broth, and Hinoki + The Bird’s Lobster Ramen does not shy away from that. This decadent dish features butter poached lobster swimming in a seafood broth and hand-made ramen noodles.

Longanisa Burger

 

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I haven’t been a fan of longanisa sausage for long, but since trying it, the Filipino ingredient has become too delicious to quit. Ma’am Sir’s Longanisa Burger serves up an entire patty filled with those juicy Filipino flavors. Wonder if I can request a double patty here?

Big Mohawk

 

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Fans of the Impossible Burger will want to check out Mohawk Bend’s Big Mohawk, a meatless play on McDonald’s prolific Big Mac Sandwich. It features two vegan Impossible Meat burger patties, shredded lettuce, vegan American cheese, pickles, onions, and special sauce on a sesame seed bun.

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Restaurants

Popular Bakehouse Creates Pastrami-Stuffed Croissants

Mr. Holmes has been one of my favorite bakehouses for a while now. The pastries are always phenomenal and because their menu revolves more than the front door of a great metropolitan hotel, my interest is always piqued when it comes to the debut of new items.

So imagine my excitement when the immensely popular bakehouse just added a new stuffed croissant they’re simply calling: Just Try It.

The new croissants feature pastrami made from a rub created by Mr. Holmes’ neighbor Tinfoil Deli. You may remember them from our sandwich speakeasy video a few months back. The tender smoked meat is wrapped in a buttery croissant pastry and filled with pickled mandarins and red onions, Manchego cheese, and topped with pepitas, fennel seeds, and more Manchego.

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If all of these flavors have your mind in a pickle, trust me, the taste is incredible.

You can find the new Just Try It croissants at the Mr. Holmes bakehouses in Southern California and San Francisco.

Man, these were so good, I didn’t even need to throw mustard on it.

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Just Stuffed A Croissant Donut With Lemon And It Looks Beautiful

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Dunkin’ Donuts is now serving new limited edition citrus donuts inspired by the summer season. The new flavors, which are a Lemon Croissant Donut and a Key Lime Square Donut are now available nationwide.

The Croissant donut has lemon filling, icing drizzle and graham cracker crumbles. The key lime square takes a square twist on the classic donut shape and has key lime filling, icing and graham cracker crumbles.

Another new menu item is the Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich which will be available any time of day for a limited time. The new sandwich features sausage with the hint of maple, egg, and Wisconsin aged white cheddar cheese all on an oven-toasted croissant. The breakfast sandwich will be sold in participating locations with the exception of Metro New York and select markets in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Dunkin’ Donuts also has begun making expansions to its beverage menu. Customers in Metro New York and Los Angeles market can now enjoy cold brew coffee. The cold brew is handcrafted and served daily while supplies last. The brew is designed to be served black, but it is customizable based on customer preference.

The new items will be available nationwide later this summer.

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Sweets

The New Birthday Cake Croissant About To Ravage New York City Sweet Tooths

Bouncing around NYC like a ping pong, Chef Thiago is the current undisputed innovator in the dessert scene until Dominique Ansel figures out his followup to the Cronut. His #HitMe dessert completely demolished the Internet a few months back, and now he’s serving up innovative dessert dishes at Union Fare, a gastro hall in the historic intersection in Manhattan.

Walk inside and you might just catch a glimpse of a pleasantly balanced Birthday Cake Croissant.

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And here’s what our resident NYC eating champion Jessica of @CheatDayEats had to say about the croissant:

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Cravings

How To Make CRONUT HOLES

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Oh Bite It! really has been making it hard for us to stick to our New Year’s diet. Though with recipes like Cronut Holes, it’s hard to be upset.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Cronut Holes

  • 1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet
  • 1 cup of Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of cinnamon/sugar blend
  • oil for deepfrying

Maple Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1″ round cookie cutter

First, you unroll the tube of crescent dough and butter it completely and evenly. Use all of it.

Fold the dough into thirds (like a letter) and then throw it into the fridge. Let the dough chill for about 30 minutes and then roll out the dough and fold it again. Keep repeating the roll and fold method until you’ve done it a fair amount of times.

This is to create more layers.

Let the dough rest until it expands enough to create more layers. In the meantime, you can start working on your maple glaze. Combine the powdered sugar with the maple syrup. You may need a bit of water to thin it out.

Roll out the dough and cut them into 1” holes. You can also re-roll the scraps and cut out some more.

Once your frying oil hits 350 degrees, throw your holes into the oil and fry until they turn golden brown and puff up.

Finally, dust your new Cronut Holes with cinnamon sugar and coat them in your glaze.

Recipe + Photo: Oh Bite It!