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Dogs Eat As Good As Their Owners At This ‘Barky Brunch’

Have you ever wanted to sit down to a meal with your beloved pup? Sure it’s something you can easily do in the comfort of your own home, but I’m talking about sitting down, at a restaurant, to a chef-prepared gourmet feast with your canine companion.

Ray’s and Stark Bar, a restaurant located just outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is helmed by chef Fernando Darin.

A dog-lover himself, Darin utilizes the leftover pet-friendly food scraps from his kitchen to craft a rotating canine-friendly menu he calls the “Barky Brunch.” The menu was crafted as a means to reduce and recycle food waste, diverting them from landfills.

This season’s menu includes a watermelon sorbet, a chicken and broccoli rice bowl, Pizza Crust Dog Bones, and bacon-topped miniature peanut butter doggy cupcakes.

Our man on the ground, and two-time dog owner Richard Guinto sat down with veritable food beast and chew toy aficionado, Mana, to a sweet and savory brunch at the prominent Los Angeles restaurant.

The two shared a plethora of delicious bites, both for humans and doggies — including a brunch pizza and a decadent slice of salmon toast on the human side of the menu.

Anyone looking to treat their pooch to a lavish gourmet spread, Ray’s and Stark Bar will host pet owners every weekend at the restaurant’s open patio area. Humans and dogs, be sure to bring an appetite.

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The Museum of Ice Cream Continues On To San Francisco With Even Sweeter Installations

Folks in the Bay Area now have their chance to scream for the Museum of Ice Cream. Following wildly successful runs in New York and Los Angeles, “the Hamilton of museums” as dubbed by Jimmy Kimmel, has made its way to the Bay Area to spread its sweetness to more fans.

The equally visual and flavorful phenomenon has taken social media by storm with eye-popping installations like playful swings, giant gummy bears, scratch & sniff wallpaper, and other whimsically themed rooms. Each of these aspects within the whole exhibit are highly interactive and provide prime content for your social media platforms.

For the SF iteration of the MOIC, Founder and Creative Director Maryellis Bunn has kicked up the level of excitement with vibrant and fun installations like a Rainbow room with secret access to a disco room celebrating the history of San Francisco, a Pop Rocks room with a rock climbing wall, and of course the iconic and Insta-famous Sprinkle Pool. With cotton candy, Unicorn Milk ice cream, My/Mo Mochi, and tons of tastings throughout you will also get to enjoy the launch of Bunn’s own ice cream.

You can grab tickets at the Museum of Ice Cream website, with an extended run up until February 2018.

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Here Are All The Details On The Museum Of Ice Cream Coming Soon To The West Coast

You know the age old adage, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for Museum of Ice Cream!” At least I think that’s how it went. Sorry, recent news of an actual Museum of Ice Cream coming to Los Angeles kind of got that whole notion stuck in my head. Epic right?

Well, for the specific deets, ice cream lovers can flock to Downtown Los Angeles’ Art District from April 22 to May 29 to experience their wildest ice cream dreams come true at the Museum of Ice Cream.

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The Museum of Ice Cream first popped up in New York City in 2016 and captured the hearts of all frozen treat lovers the world over. Now making its way to the West Coast, only four times larger, the highly anticipated Los Angeles debut will feature interactive highlights like a “banana split” comprised of ten thousand “bananas,” a mint “grow house,” a room dedicated to California, a melted popsicle jungle, and more. Even the swimmable sprinkle pool returns, full of one hundred million sprinkles that were custom designed and produced by Museum of Ice Cream.

Presale tickets are available exclusively for American Express Platinum Card Members starting on Thursday, March 30 at 9am PST, then all American Express Card Members on Friday, March 31 at 9am PST. Tickets are open to the public for purchase on Monday, April 3 at 9am PST at museumoficecream.com.

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Oh, and of course we can’t forget about the real ice cream. Local notables like McConnell’s, Salt & Straw, Coolhaus, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, and CREAM will be showcasing a “scoop of the week” throughout the Museum of Ice Cream’s residency.

Go ahead and get your culture on at the Museum of Ice Cream, open from April 22 until May 29 from 11am-10pm, Wednesday-Monday. Tickets include two curated ice cream tastings and surprise edible treats, with prices of  $29 per person, $18 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+).

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Our Childhood Dreams Just Came True With The Official Cheetos Museum

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Cheetos lovers should slow down their munching, at least long enough to check out their chips’ unique shapes. They could be a work of art worthy of a museum.

Cheetos has virtually opened the first official Cheetos museum to celebrate the art found in the snack foods’ shapes.

For years fans of Cheetos have been finding shapes in the cheesy snack that vaguely resemble an animal or object or even a celebrity.

In a press release, Frito-Lay Vice President of Marketing, Jeannie Cho said this phenomenon is exactly what inspired the creation of the Cheetos Museum.

“Cheetos are like clouds – each has a unique shape that comes to life with your imagination. Since their inception, Cheetos snacks have captivated consumers with their whimsical shapes and uncanny resemblances to landmarks, animals, objects and even deities,” said Cho. “We have seen people share, tell stories, and even sell them online— now we have an official Cheetos Museum to celebrate the creativity out there, and we want to fill it with your imagination!”

Snack lovers and couch potatoes everywhere even have a chance to become curators and they could win prizes in the process. More than 15,000 people have already submitted to the contest.

Cheetos is selecting a winner from each week during their ten-week contest and award them a $10,000 prize. Their submission will be a permanent part of the online museum. The weekly winners will be judged on visual interest, buzzworthy and creativity.

The top four winners will them be voted on by America to see who will be named the pièce de résistance and awarded $50,000. The top four winners will also be put in an actual real-life exhibit later this summer.

To enter the contest simply snap a picture of your unique Cheetos shapes. Then upload it to the gallery, title it and choose a category. Categories include animals, transportation, history and sports.  Don’t throw out or eat your submissions. Winners will have to prove their findings are authentic. The contest started May 31 and continues until August 15.

Cheetos lovers should also be on the lookout for game pieces found in specially marked bags. Ten winners will win a family vacation to one of the cities represented by the game pieces.

The museum can be found here.

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Unlimited Burger Generator Will Be the Only Thing You Click Today

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We finally found the answer to curing your insatiable hamburger craving. Remember the Instagram diet? (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t work.) Well, this unlimited burger generator takes it to the next level.

Click at your own risk, and be ready for a mesmerizing, hypnotic, and somewhat nauseating explosion of burgers.  You can thank Guthrie Lonergana, whose work has been featured in the Montage: Unmonumental Online exhibition, presented by the New Museum in New York.

Not sure if this is art, but then again, not sure we care.

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World’s First Pizza Museum Coming Soon?

To say Brian Dwyer of Fishtown Philadelphia enjoys pizza is like saying the Grand Canyon is just a hole in the ground. Dwyer’s passion for pizza hit a milestone in 2010 when he and a few friends decided to create a pizza-themed art show in Fishtown. The event, “Give Pizza Chance“, was a hit, giving Dwyer inspiration to expand upon the idea.

Fast forward two years later and a lot of eBaying, Dwyer is the world record holder for largest collection of pizza-themed items. His collection includes: comics, records, clothing, art, and countless other pizza-related objects.

Last April, Dwyer started renovating a 19th-Century building in Fishtown. Although he hasn’t come up with the money to build the museum and restaurant, Pizza Brain, Dwyer has created a Kickstarter request for $15,000. He has already earned over $3,600 of his goal.

via: HuffingtonPost  Photo: Sean Ahem/crucialpizza.com