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Ramsay And Bourdain Are Not Your Food Saviors [The Katchup Podcast]

We do not need to always look to Gordon Ramsay or Anthony Bourdain to be our eating conscience.

In this week’s episode of The Katchup Podcast, our hosts stumbled upon the “Gourdain Theory,” where millennials always look to the two popular chefs as gods, and see their words to be gospel.

The conversation came up during talk of Taiwan’s decision to ban the consumption of cats and dogs. While arguing whether eating pets is taboo, our hosts Elie Ayrouth and Reach Guinto wondered what Ramsay or Bourdain think about this topic. Upon that thought, they then asked themselves why it matters what those two think. There are countless credible culinary sources, yet we cling on these two for some reason.

Do you agree or disagree on this “Gourdain Theory?”

Another hot topic this week was a North Carolina restaurant’s decision to ban children of age 5 or under. While on the surface, it sounds like a terrifying PR move, their nightly reservations have significantly increased from 50 to a whopping 80 since the ban.

Would you dine somewhere knowing there won’t be any extra distractions from children?

With April 20 around the corner, you’ll probably see tons of cannabis-related recipes that all sound amazing and crazy, but let’s be real, you’re not going to make any of those insane creations.

Instead, we hooked you up with a simple, classic pot brownie a la mode. Making the brownie is super easy, plus we used Halo Top and their low-calorie ice cream so that we eat it a little guilt-free.

Go ahead, try it and thank us on April 21.

Coachella’s also coming up this weekend, and we discuss the growing food culture at the festival. There are some dos and don’ts involved with eating in a dessert, like, you probably don’t want to be chowing on a gooey raclette while fighting a sandstorm.

Check out the complete list of Coachella 2017’s Foods HERE.

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This Restaurant Banned Children And Business Is Boomin’

If you have a child that you love to death and try your best to keep well-behaved in public, it is very noble of you, but just know that everyone still hates your kid.

A restaurant in North Carolina felt that same way and was tired of bratty kids being loud and obnoxious — so they banned them from their establishment.

Caruso’s in Mooresville will no longer let you dine with them if your kid is 5 years of age or under. As a result, business is boomin’ according to the Washington Post.

If you’re a parent, I know the first three paragraphs already pissed you off, but as stupid as you think it is, and as much as you hope that their restaurant shuts down, Caruso’s said their reservations have actually skyrocketed from their usual 50 per day, up to around 80.

Their 4.5-star rating on Yelp has not been bothered much either, with customers loving the restaurant’s stance:

“I’ve been here before and the food is delicious and the service is great. I don’t mind the wait at the door – it’s worth it. Also, KUDOS for banning children under 5! I’d even support banning kids under say, 12. This place is not a family restaurant. No one wants to hear screaming kids or watch them running through the restaurant annoying other patrons and endangering servers.”

Another said:

“I am overjoyed to hear that THIS restaurant has the courage to tell parents to leave their impolite children at home! Gotta love that QUIET dining experience!!”

There are several more reviews praising the ban, as customers seem to appreciate the upscale restaurant’s ruling.

Is it unfair to parents who have taught their children to behave? Maybe a little bit, but at some point you have to understand why Caruso’s and other restaurants would do this.

If this catches on, maybe we can evolve the ban to include adults who can’t handle their liquor and act like 5-year-old children, because they’re probably just as obnoxious.

Pixthx Yelp