This Cool Coastal Sandwich Is Topped With A Fried Soft Shell Crab

Fish, urchins, octopus, eel; with so many delectable protein options out there to offer, it is no wonder we so often look to the sea for new ideas and inspiration when it comes to food. If you disagree, ask yourself: are you feeling crabby?

Those lucky enough to live along the southern California coastline can embrace their crabby sides by enjoying a Fried Soft Shell Sandwich, the newest addition to the menu at West Coast Fish in Costa Mesa, CA.

Photos by Peter Pham

The concept was created by West Coast’s Roy Abi-Najm. Inside the sandwich, you will find a whole fried soft shell crab, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and ‘bootleg Mac sauce’ — all on one perfectly palm-sized bun.

The combination of crunchy crab and classic sandwich toppings make for a fresh, West Coast twist, and the taste of the sandwich overall is reminiscent of the salty sea itself. It also makes you want to dip your toes into the Pacific — and pronto!

The special promotion item can be yours for a mere $10 — for a limited time only at West Coast Fish. A portion of each purchase also benefits Project Hope Alliance.

This briny beauty is fit for just about anyone living above sea level.

Created in partnership with West Coast Fish


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

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.


HANGRY: The Science Behind Being Both Hungry And Angry GAHT DAMN IT


‘Hangry,’ the terrible feeling that lies somewhere between being hungry and angry, has all hit us at one time or another. We’ve snapped at a loved one before. We’ve even tried to tip over a malfunctioning vending machine that just ate our last dollar, all because it was probably eating better than us.

No? Just me?

So where does ‘Hangriness” come from?

We’ve been hungry before, but we don’t always fill with rage every time our stomach rumbles.

When we eat, our food turns into nutrients that circulate in our bloodstreams until it gets to our organs and tissues for energy. The longer we go without eating, the nutrients circulating begin to decline. Our brains need a decent blood-glucose level to properly function.

If not, every-day functions like concentration becomes harder to do. The brain, low on sugar, will tell your organs to increase glucose. This causes adrenaline to be synthesized from adrenal glands. The adrenaline lingers until you’re in a high-stress situation…then you snap.

Thus, hangriness occurs.

The folks over at Mashable came up with a guide to different types of Hangry people. Whether you’re in the office or at the club, Hangry can happen at any time. Luckily, the infographic also features different ways to alleviate those symptoms.

Check out the graphic below. The next time you face a Hangry moment, you’ll be prepared.


Graphic by Mashable, Cover image MorgueFile


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