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These Are The 4 Best Dishes Action Bronson Ate On His VICELAND TV Debut

Thank God for good grub and Action Bronson. The ‘Renaissance Man’ has officially returned,  working his palette in addition to spitting the usual fire, in VICELAND’s F*CK THAT’S DELICIOUS.

In the premier episode, we join Bronson and his crew—The Alchemist (DJ/Producer), Big Body Bes (Entertainer), Meyhem Lauren (Rapper)—as they eat and rap their way through a few of the stops part of his Mr. Wonderful tour: Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Miami.

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Action Bronson. Crew. Bomb food. Wackiness ensues. Check out the f*cking delicious things these boys got their hands on:

1. Lychee and Pork Salad: Roses Luxury, Washington D.C.

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General Manager Andrew Limberg and Chef/Owner Aaron Silverman of Roses Luxury presented the table with a signature tasting menu, wanting to ‘highlight the good stuff.’ The good stuff included smoked trout, catfish, brisket, chicken fried oysters with raw oyster tzatziki dill, and scrambled eggs over a soft broiler mixed with uni, topped with an uni hollandaise. Though, it was the lychee pork salad that might’ve won over Bronson’s heart: ground garlic, red onion, marscapone, lychee, and smoky pork. Everyone agreed that Roses did a good job at combining and experimenting with flavors; makes sense, since they happen to be America’s Best New Restaurant according to Bon Appetit and GQ!

2. Barbecued Chicken: Wyatt’s Country Barbecue, East Atlanta

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The gang soon enough found themselves heading south for the tour. Stopping in Atlanta, they met up with Frko Rico, an illustrator who created original artwork for Mr. Wonderful. Rico brought the boys to hidden barbecue gem Wyatt’s, named after the owner, Oscar Wyatt. Wise old Wyatt explained that the key to cooking the best BBQ is a using old-fashioned rock pit, which he definitely has, and takes advantage of. Bronson and Co. take advantage of being in town by loading up on tons of Wyatt’s tasty barbecued chicken.

3. The Original Jamaican Restaurant, East Atlanta

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Within the same city, the squad was able to try out another local-legendary barbecue joint: The Original Jamaican Restaurant. Bronson praised their curry chicken and roti (“It’s all about the surprise inside”). Other squad-approved items included the jerk chicken, coconut water, and caramelized pepper.

4. Bay Scallop Ceviche: The Dutch, South Beach

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“It just made me feel like a man…a man who loves a beautiful thing…”

Beautiful words from Action Bronson, in reaction to sampling some Bay Scallop Ceviche from The Dutch in Miami. Among all the delicacies he sampled—sandwiches, stuffed pasta, shellfish and seafood—Executive Chef Conor Hanlon’s papaya ceviche had Bronson completely intoxicated, so much that he insisted on recreating the dish right then and there. Hanlon said that it was the area’s Latin influence and fascination with ceviche that inspired the summer-flavored dish: a sweet blend of fresh bay scallops, passion fruit, red onion, and jalapeno. Getting to make the dish himself must have been that much sweeter for Bronson—he actually grew up working in kitchens in NY. “I never really went as far as I wanted to culinarily, but now, it’s like I’m living out my dreams.” Just add that to the Wonderful dream he’s already living.

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Top 10 Dating Trends for Foodies Across America, According to a Dating Site

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Lucky for us hungry data gatherers, the folks at “offline dating” site HowAboutWe have just released a visual compilation of the dating network’s first 1 million dates recorded.

The results? Enough information for us to get an idea of top food dating trends across the United States, noting the top 10 cities in the country with the highest percentage of dining dates and a little bit about each. You can imagine our excitement when Philly cracked the top 10, and BYOB was a key selection when choosing a date in the city. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans are proud today.

Here’s a look at the rest of the data:

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1. Atlanta: ⅓ of all date ideas in Atlanta suggest getting a bite to eat. Artisan pizza is a hot trend.

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Admittedly, when I think pizza, I think New York or Chicago. Yet while Atlanta isn’t the first thing on my mind when I think of wood-fired pizzas topped with fresh local ingredients, I’m not complaining. Kudos to all those singles feasting on gourmet savory pies.

 

2. Philly: BYOB date spots have a higher response rate than other dining dates in Philly.

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Bringing your own PBR and Two Buck Chuck to your favorite Italian date spot? Stay classy my friends.

 

3. Boston: Bostonians are 3x more likely than average to suggest tapas on a first date.

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Boston is known for its wealth of history and culture, so it’s no surprise that taking out a date for tapas, a Spanish tradition, is more common in this city. Note: In Spain, Tapas consist of appetizers usually eaten during the time between the end of the work day and dinner, as well as weekdays around noon. Tapas are seen as dishes that encourage people to socialize and mingle, so we can see why they’d be an excellent option for a date.

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4. Austin: Food trucks are more popular in Austin than in any other city, accounting for 1 in 5 dining dates.

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We can jump on this bandwagon food truck. Ranked as one of the World’s Best Cities for Street Food by Food & Wine, Austin steals the show when it comes to getting grub on wheels.

 

5. New York: New Yorkers love a progressive meal: 28% of their dining dates involve multiple stops.

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New York restaurants alone bring in a projected $31.9 billion in sales and for a city famed for it’s vast collection of ethnic enclaves, we understand why it would be difficult to settle on just one spot.

 

6. Chicago: 1 in 11 dining dates in Chicago is veggie-friendly, the third highest in the country.

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I suppose this means that Chicago is the place to be if you’re trying to find your veggie-eatin’ soulmate. Consequently, the Foodbeast Staff would probably be single for eternity if we lived there.

 

7. Los Angeles: There are more breakfast dates in Los Angeles than in any other city.

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We’re thinking that this has more to do with late-night hookups making breakfast the default date of choice, than an actual preference for bacon and eggs. Hey, we don’t judge. There’s a reason LA alone has two Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.

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8. D.C: Cupcakes are extremely popular in D.C., accounting for 1 in 7 of their dining dates.

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Cupcakes are the top choice for eats in D.C, as 14.1% of dates involve feasting on this petite towers of icing. But really, who doesn’t like cupcakes? They’re like the bacon of desserts and if you don’t like bacon… smh.

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9. St. Louis: Going out for tacos is suggested 3x more often in St. Louis than in any other city.

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Busch Stadium is the most popular date spot in St. Louis, because sharing a hotmess of tacos while cheering on your team screams sexy.

 

10. San Francisco: S.F. has more brunch dates than in any other city, accounting for one-third of their dining dates.

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Apparently, San Francisco is chock full of genius singles. It’s about time we’ve recognized brunch as the most important meal of the day. When else is it socially acceptable to get boozy at 12 noon off delicious mimosas while simultaneously munching om french toast and gruyère sandwiches? SF, we see you.

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H/T HowAboutWe