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Watch This Busboy Expertly Wipe A Table Down In The Blink Of An Eye

Let’s take a minute to appreciate the noble busboy. While not the most acclaimed job in the restaurant industry, busboys are essential in making sure patrons have clean tables to sit down at as they enter the dining establishment. They’re truly the unsung heroes.

Sora News unearthed this spectacular footage of a restaurant employee in China bussing tables with breakneck speed. Just looking at his form and body language, you can easily tell he’s not one to phone in his job. Rather, this dude prides himself in the energy he brings bussing tables.

Asia’s answer to the Flash, watch this guy wipe an entire table clean in seconds. Check out the video above and see yourselves.

Blink and you’ll miss it.

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Here’s How To Make A Vegetarian Version of In-N-Out’s Double Double

In-N-Out has one of the most celebrated customizable menus in the fast food game, but when it comes to vegetarian options from the West Coast burger chain, the pickins are slim. Lucky for us, it’s surprisingly very easy to capture that sought after In-N-Out flavor and keep things looking, feeling, and tasting meaty, all while keeping it wholly vegetarian.

It’s all thanks to black beans.

Using some minimal effort, a bit of ingenuity, and a passion for keeping our vegetarian friends looped into the In-N-Out flavor pool, we present to you a Black Bean Double Double you can make in less time it would take you to actually have to wait in the drive-thru line:

 

The Black Bean Double Double

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RECIPE

 

  • Hamburger buns
  • 15-oz can of black beans
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • Thousand island dressing
  • Lettuce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic

 

Throw your beans, garlic and a little oil into a blender until you’ve got a thick paste.

 

Pour your bread crumbs into a bowl and add your bean paste. Add one whole egg and the egg white from a second egg to your mixture. Mix everything together thoroughly. You may need to add more breadcrumbs until your bean mixture is thick enough to mold.

 

Form your black bean mixture into four separate patties. (You only need two, but it’s always nice to have back-ups.)

 

In-N-Out’s famous grilled onions

 

Finely dice a whole onion and throw it on a pan with about a tablespoon of oil. Cook until the onions have browned a little and then add a few tablespoons of water. The onions should absorb the water and become translucent. Continue cooking until the onions are a rich brown color and remove them from heat.

 

Now it’s time for your patties.

 

Place your patties on a frying pan on medium to high heat with about two tablespoons of olive oil.

 

Cook one side for about two minutes and then carefully flip the patty over. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty so that it melts.

 

Finally, the stack.

 

On the bottom bun, spread a layer of thousand island and top it with a tomato slice. On top of the tomatoes, add a bed of lettuce for your greens. Place your first patty on top of the lettuce and add your grilled onions.

 

To make it the perfect Double Double, you’re gonna need your second patty. Carefully place your second patty onto the burger and top it off with your bun.

 

Now you can enjoy the deliciousness of In-N-Out’s Double Double without having to ever touch meat.

 

The entire process takes less than 30 minutes once you have all your ingredients together.

 

That’s about the same time as a round trip to your local burger spot:

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Canadian Guy Gives Up Food for Lent, Drinks Beer Instead

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Drinking beer for 40 days straight may not seem like a huge sacrifice, but for Toronto-based beer blogger Chris Schryer, it’s been the ultimate test of faith.

In honor of the annual Christian observance of Lent, Schryer has forgone solid food in favor of his own home-brewed oat-infused beer — to emulate the monks who first created Dopplebock in the 17th century, reports Canada’s QMI Agency. The oats bring extra nutrients in the form of protein and unfermentable sugars, though Schryer also supplements his hoppy diet with water, apple juice, and lightly sugared tea to keep hydrated and limit his inebriation.

Thus far, the experiment has proven to be challenging and eye-opening, with Schryer posting spiritual updates to his blog every couple of days:

“And in doing these things, I’ll be making myself more spiritually ‘fit,'” Schryer writes, “and more importantly, I will become closer to God. And then, when it’s game seven of the Churchly Cup, I’ll be ready and engaged. The darkness of Good Friday will cut deeper, and the joy of Easter Sunday will be greater, because I will be more in tune with the story that we are participating in.”

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Thanksgiving Panic? Beer Cheese Balls, Turkey Cocktails & More for the Last-Minute Chef

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If you’re like me, then you’re a 20-something adult trying to hold onto your kid status for as long as you can — when in reality, you’re closer to 30 and people actually expect you to contribute to holiday meals now. If you’re really like me, then you tend to procrastinate until the last possible second, until you realize you’re screwed. Hey, I feel your pain. Don’t stress though, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a few recipes to compliment any turkey dinner (unless someone put you in charge of cooking the turkey, then forget it). Bonus points — in 15 minutes or less, these yummy creations will make you look like you actually took the time to care!

 

1. Cheddar, Bacon, and  Beer Cheese Ball — You’ve been given a gift, and it’s called, “Just bring an appetizer!” The appetizer has to be the least intimidating dish to create, and you’ll be out the door in no time if you have the following ingredients: cream cheese, beer, cheddar, and bacon. If you ever cook breakfast, make microwave nachos, or are just plain human, you’ll probably have all of these things. Beat and stir everything in a bowl, throw in a few extra things to spice it up, then form a ball, cover it in crisp bacon and refrigerate for as long as you can manage so that the ball retains it’s shape. DONEZO.

 

2. Skillet Scalloped Corn — I know- it sounds kinda fancy, but that’s because I like to be tricky. For this side dish, main ingredients include: crackers (which you should probably have to go with that awesome cheese ball you just made), canned corn, peppers, and Swiss cheese. Grab a skillet, throw in a little milk and the other ingredients until the cheese melts, and top with browned cracker crumbs. Ermahgerd, you’re Wolfgang Puck.

 

3. Lazy Pumpkin Pie — Time to get your fat pants on, it’s the dessert round! I realize that at this time of year, pumpkin pie might be a bit overdone. When the recipe is this simple though, how could you not want to make it? What you’ll need: one can of pumpkin pie mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, Cool Whip, graham cracker crust. Seriously, that’s it. Mix it all up, fold in the Cool Whip, and POW- instant pie y’all. Stick in the fridge for later, or eat it with a spatula now. You know I don’t judge.

 

4. Pass the Turkey Cocktail — Okay, so this might be taking the easy way out, but if you’re really pressed for time, no one hates the guy that brings the booze! Combine bourbon, apple cider, and cranberry jelly, steal some thyme or sage from the turkey for garnish and you may as well start dressing like an old-timey hipster mixologist. Serve up a whole pitcher of this stuff and watch your great aunt get wasted. Presto- best holiday ever! You can thank me later.

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Recipe: Cincinnati Chili

This Budget Bytes’s Cincinnati Chili recipe is currently on their “I want to cook again” list. For $1.33 per serving, I don’t blame them. Simple, cheap and tasty, why can’t life be that easy?

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“Better Than College” Ramen Bowl Recipe

Ramen Noodles, the only thing that remains consistent forever. Through thick and thin, Ramen has always been there by my side to pull me through those hard times. Now it’s time to do Ramen that one ups, and make it into an actual presentable dish. This quick and cheap Ramen Bowl Recipe will no doubt make those “let’s cram the night before the test” days that much better. And it’s a little a bit of an improvement from your normal microwaved Ramen. Just saying :).