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We Can’t Unsee These Glorious Loaded Fried Chicken Finger Fries

If you love loaded fries, you’ll want to head to Bruxie, one of Southern California’s premier spots for fried chicken and waffle sandwiches, as soon as you can.

Bruxie has always excelled as the purveyor of ultra-savory fried chicken sandwiches, but now they’re stepping outside of their own shadow, and showing off some architectural skills with their newest limited-time menu item.   

Behold, The Motherload! Bruxie’s cheesy, loaded tenders stacked with double-dipped chicken tenders on a bed of golden waffle fries, smothered in their signature spicy buffalo sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and avocado.  

That’s not all – this behemoth also boasts pepperoncinis, crispy onion straws, and is complete with a sunny-side up egg. Because Bruxie knows exactly how we like it.

This mouthwatering extravaganza of flavors is only available for a limited time, so grab a fork and some friends and head to Bruxie to try The Motherload while you can!

If you love Bruxie’s delicious fried chicken and waffles as much as we do, you already know there might be a wait. We’ll see you there.

Photos by Peter Pham

Created in partnership with Bruxie

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Taco Bell Flips Breakfast Inside Out With Their NEW Naked Egg Taco

Earlier this year, Taco Bell showcased one of the most revolutionary menu items ever created when it began testing the Naked Egg Taco, a breakfast taco held together with a fried egg shell. Now, starting August 31, the Naked Egg Taco will become a limited time offer on Taco Bell menus across the nation.   

Taco Bell fans went crazy after tasting this game-changing breakfast item for the first time back in April, and we can see why — it’s filled with deliciously crispy potatoes, your choice of bacon or sausage, and melty cheese.

Still, developing a fried egg shell for this reinvented breakfast staple is a perfect example of Taco Bell sitting on the cutting edge of culinary innovation and experience, a mission that Liz Matthews, Chief Food Innovation Officer at Taco Bell, plans to accomplish.

“Shell innovation is at the core of where we experiment—whether it’s crispy chicken, biscuits, or waffles that wrap up menu item classics,” Matthews said. “We bring our fans crave-able and unexpected food experiences that leave them wanting more.”

Adding to a list of already unforgettable brand experiences across the nation — like the Taco Bell Cantinas that offer full-on wedding services — Taco Bell is now putting restaurant reservations on the table.

On August 17, Taco Bell and OpenTable will give fans in select cities a chance to reserve a table for “Bell & Breakfast,” a brunch-themed event featuring the Naked Egg Taco prior to its official launch on August 31.

Better mark your calendars for breakfast Taco Bell-style.

Photos by Peter Pham

Created in partnership with Taco Bell

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‘The Bubba’ Is The Fried Chicken Breakfast Sandwich You’ve Never Tried

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern prides itself on serving comfort food for the foodie in all of us. It all started with a culinary family tradition that perfected a short-order cooking style, that Jimmy himself describes as, “Frycook-meets-Foodie,” that was meant to create bold flavors and plates with savory characteristics. So, whether you’re a local, or just passing through, the food at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is meant to satisfy the soul.

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From the cheesy to the fried, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern operates on the philosophy of craveability by creating irresistible combinations with an all flavor, no-frills approach. What’s more, handcrafted cocktails and an assortment of beers make Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern  the perfect place to unwind — and fill up.  

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While there are excellent brunch favorites like a Classic Eggs Benedict and Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Malted Ale Waffles, it’s the brunch specialties like The Bubba, that has really become a go-to option for everyone stopping by Jimmy’s.

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For specs on The Bubba, picture a fluffy biscuit filled with beer-battered fried chicken, then baked with thick slices of cheddar cheese on top, topped crispy bacon, sausage gravy, and crowned with a sunnyside up egg. Still, even something this good can’t last all day. Jimmy’s brunch is from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. daily, so don’t sleep on The Bubba or any other of Jimmy’s Famous brunch offerings.  

With locations peppered across Southern California, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern isn’t hard to find, but it might be hard to leave.

Created in partnership with Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

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This Restaurant Created A WAFFLE CROQUE MADAME And It’s Stunning

Loosie’s Kitchen, a Brooklyn-based restaurant and bar, just came up with a mouth-watering new brunch item. Inspired by the classic Croque Madame — a baked ham sandwich that’s filled and topped with cheese and served with a fried egg — the restaurant decided to reimagine the concept for brunch by using waffles in place of the traditional sliced bread.

The Waffle Croque Madame features waffles, succulentcountry ham, a sunny-side up egg, and decadent béchamel sauce.

According to the executive chef, Olivier Palazzo, the dish was born when the Loosie’s Kitchen team wanted to have more fun with the brunch menu. They decided to combine all of their favorite ingredients into one dish and, with some refinery, the Waffle Croque Madame was born.

If you’re a fan of getting that Instagram-worthy brunch dish, this one’s pretty high up there.

You can get one at Loosie’s on weekends during the brunch ours of 12pm-4pm.


Meatloaf Sliders

Meatloaf Slider

Recipe: Bakers Royale


Corned Beef Hash Hot Dog in a Maple Syrup-drenched French Toast Bun


Via @TheVulgarChef


Gratuitous Food Porn: National Guacamole Day


You know why places like Chipotle and Rubio’s make you pay extra for guacamole? Because biddies know we will.

They know what we all know: that quintessential avocado, lime and sea salt mash is nothing less than green gold, and totally worth every penny, calorie and minute you’ll spend feeling it tragically leave your body.

Today is National Guacamole Day, invest some time in a different kind of greenback — the kind that’ll leave your food-loving soul feeling as mushy and gushy as your burrito.


Blue Cheese Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms with Buffalo Sauce


Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest


Grilled Guacamole


Recipe: Domestic Fits


Hawaiian Barbecue Quesadillas with Pineapple Mango Guacamole


Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest


Chipotle Lime Guacamole


Recipe: Cooking ala Mel


Spicy Guacamole Shrimp Melts


Recipe: The Kitchen is My Playground


Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Guacamole


Recipe: Damn Delicious


Pinchos and Montaditos


Recipe: Spanish Recipes by Nuria


Turkey Cakes with Wasabi Guacamole


Recipe: Food Nouveau


Bacon Guacamole


Recipe: The Perfect Pantry


Edamole and Fried Wonton Strips


Recipe: Erin’s Food Files


Chipotle Lime Grilled Shrimp and Corn Guacamole Mini-Tostadas


Recipe: Closet Cooking


Portabello Mushroom with Kale Pesto Guacamole


Recipe: Bev Cooks


Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Guacamole


Recipe: Barbells and Bellinis


Guacamole with Sriracha


Recipe: Cooksmarts


Cheesy Cajun Fries with Grilled Corn Guacamole, Bacon and Fried Egg


Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest


Pina Colada Guacamole


Recipe: Closet Cooking


Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime


Recipe: Food52


Strawberry Peach Guacamole


Recipe: Little Leopard Book


Cajun Shrimp Guacamole


Recipe: Bevcooks


Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs


Recipe: Closet Cooking


Pesto Guacamole BLT


Recipe: Closet Cooking


Open-Faced Fried Egg and Guacamole Quesadilla


Recipe: Soup Addict


BLT with Guacamole on Sweet Potato Rolls


Recipe: Damn Delicious


The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Manwich


Recipe: Oh Sweet Basil


Homemade Chips with Guacamole


Recipe: Simplyum


Caramelized Mushrooms with Pesto Guacamole


Recipe: Running to the Kitchen


H/T Tasteologie, Tastespotting


A Look at the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding and Shrimp & Grits That Changed Our Lives


When you’re presented with a Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding dish at a restaurant, it’s one of those moments where you definitely order dessert first.

That’s what happened when Phil and I checked in to our Spartbanburg, SC Marriott hotel a few days back during our trip to Denny’s HQ. Upon receiving our room keys, we asked the helpful desk clerk what our options for food were. Without hesitancy he responded “KRISPY KREME BREAD PUDDING.

Wait, what? That’s not a full statement!

Phil and I gave each other a double take, and then looked back at the desk operator to see if he had anything left in his voice box…maybe a location? Sure enough, he directed us to the hotel restaurant, Sparks Fire-Inspired Grille and couldn’t stop foaming at the mouth as he described the last time he ate there and the mounting orgasm he achieved when he had a helping of the famed Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

I’m a fan of orgasm as much as the next guy, so we decided to venture out of the lobby and into the beautiful decore of the rest of the hotel to sink our teeth into this supposed decadence. We grabbed a few seats in the lounge, and ordered Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding (appetizer), a wedge salad (awesome), a flatiron steak (tastes just how it looks) and then the sleeper dish to end them all: Shrimp & Grits.

The Shrimp & Grits included a bed of creamy, cheesy grits tossed with tasso ham, layered with humongous shrimp and a fried egg on top for that added sex appeal. Here’s a complete look, book-ended with the Shrimp & Grits that will change your life (if you’re ever in town, duck into this hotel and try it yourself):







SPARKS at Spartanburg Marriot

299 North Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306