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Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled, 6 People Hospitalized After Salmonella Outbreak

It’s never good to hear that a food is being recalled, but it’s scarier when it’s such a common food, such as eggs.

The FDA reported that over 206 million eggs from Rose Acre Farms in Seymore, Ind. were recalled after being linked to 22 cases of Salmonella.

Nine states were affected by the voluntary recall, as Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia had eggs at risk of being contaminated.

From the 22 cases, six people have been hospitalized, but thankfully there have been no reported deaths.

The brands that use these eggs are Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, and Sunshine Farms, so if you have any of them in your fridge, you should probably return them.

Rose Acre Farms produces 2.3 million eggs a day, according to the New York Times, that means about three months worth of egg production had to be returned.

If you live in these states, and feel there’s a chance you may have been affected, be sure to watch for salmonella symptoms such as abdomen and muscle pain, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, headaches, diarrhea, bloody stool, or even loss of appetite.

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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.

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How Krispy Kreme Will Transform Into A Legitimate Starbucks Rival

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When you go to Krispy Kreme, you’re probably not going to sit down and chill with all your friends, having those riveting conversations about your work day. Chances are you’ll grab your box of donuts and roll out, immediately.

While that type of model wasn’t a problem for Krispy Kreme in the past, sales are quickly dropping and they’re now trying to shake things up by keeping customers in-store, Starbucks-style.

When you go to a coffee shop, you’re likely to grab your food, pull out your laptop, listen to some tunes and surf the web. That’s why a North Carolina Krispy Kreme just incorporated a coffee shop-like wooden interior, some inviting vintage signs and even free wifi, according to Business Insider.

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They’re even taking customers names with the orders, probably misspelling them and doing their best Starbucks impression.

Do you feel like you’re at a coffee shop yet?

Over the years, Krispy Kreme has tried to put a stronger focus on their coffee.

In 2011, Krispy Kreme launched their own line of signature house blends in an attempt to make their way to your kitchen.

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They even give away cups their coffee every September, hoping you’ll come in and give it a shot, but the brew has still been secondary to the glazed treats, making up only 5 percent of its sales.

Bloomberg charted out Krispy Kreme’s falling stock over the past 12 months as people seem to be losing trust in the doughnut shop.

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However, they have a mega-chain in Starbucks they can use as a guide. If this North Carolina store actually gets people in the shop, sitting down, chillin’ on their laptops, it could be a game-changer for Krispy Kreme.

We’ll be able to add them to the list of hangout spots and think of them as more than the doughnut shop we occasionally slip into just to watch the “glaze waterfall.”

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Cancel Your V-Day Plans: This McDonald’s is Hosting a Romantic Candlelight Dinner with ‘Musical Selections by Ron’

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There’s the world’s most expensive Valentine’s dinner, then there’s McDonald’s. If your idea of a romantic night involves big macs and being serenaded by “Ron,” a McDonald’s in North Carolina has your back.

Spotted at a redditor’s local joint, the sign below advertises this particular location’s third annual “Candlelight Dinner” complete with “musical selections by Ron.” We hope this means that Ronald McDonald will be strumming a guitar and creepin’ as you look deep into your date’s eyes while leaning over a plate of lukewarm nuggets at the McDonald’s love shack. Tell me that doesn’t make you hot and bothered just thinking about it.

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North Carolina Restaurant Serves Up Gravy Flights

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Biscuit Head in Asheville, North Carolina serves biscuits “as big as a cat’s head” and launched its gravy flight just three months ago. Each day features new, unique gravies, with your choice of three for only $7.

Whether it’s espresso red-eye, fried chicken gravy, sweet potato coconut, or the “Gravy of the Day,” you get to choose how you dip, or spread, the sauce.  The Biscuit Head also features biscuit sandwiches and sides to go with your biscuits and gravy like bacon, ham, and eggs. While The Gurgling Cod coins this gravy flight as the “Brooklynification of North Carolina,” I can say as someone who spends a great deal of time in Brooklyn, that I wish there was more North Carolinafication around here.

H/T Eater + PicThx @biscuitheadavl

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The Best College Drunk Foods at the 25 Best Party Schools

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Ahhh, college. It’s where children blossom into adults, and then keep blossoming into larger and larger adults, because the main point of most nights is to eat two entire pizzas, plus a side of pizza, at 3am.

But we can’t go back, no matter how hard we petition the admissions office at DeVry. So instead, we took 25 of the drunkest schools — Playboy’s 10 Top Party Schools of 2013, plus a handful of others famous for an extreme aversion to sobriety — and rounded up glorious tales of consumption. Then we assembled them in a format that in no way hilariously mimics any food guide that has existed in the form of a little red book you keep in your bathroom.

Enjoy… until the acid reflux sets in.

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MICHIGAN

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Ray’s Red Hots
“The old Red Hot Lovers” is now Ray’s Red Hots, but the place is “still seriously legit.” The namesake dogs, including the “Snap Casing” and the “Reuben Dog,” are “quite dank,” but the “Half-and-Half with cheese” (a “mound of curly fries, a pile of thick-cut onion rings, and a melted-on-the-spot cheddar cheese topping”) is “barf if you’ve been drinking a lot, but good barf.” “I lived on the adjacent street for two years, and during that time went here 195821941014 times, give or take.”

Runners-Up: BTB Burrito, Fleetwood Diner, Pizza House

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OLE MISS

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“That Chevron With Chicken-on-a-Stick”
“By far the most famous late-night eating spot in Oxford,” this “gas station — I mean, it’s a damn gas station — right off the square where everyone gathers when the bars close at midnight” is “a legend for only one thing”: “a massive growth of greasy fried chicken that would kill a T-Rex, on a skewer.” Except for one guy “who always went for the egg roll, just to be different or something.”

Runners-Up: “Literally the only food I remember from that town is Chicken-on-a-Stick”

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SYRACUSE 

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Chuck’s Café
“Covered in graffiti” and offering “a plethora of seating,” “Chuck’s Café, according to Foursquare, or Hungry Chuck’s, according to my bank statements” will happily serve you “the best bar food in the world.” Friday brings “$4 pitchers, which you HOUSE, and then it’s time to eat,” and the “BBQ chipotle chicken tenders,” “skirt steak sandwich,” and “the $2 fries” are “the best things ever.” “I want them to cater my wedding.”

Runners-Up: Wings over Syracuse, Sliders Burgers and Belgian Fries, Cosmos Pizza & Grill

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TEXAS

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Taco Cabana
“The reason Texans hate Mexican food everywhere else” is “honestly the best chain of any kind on the planet,” and also “walking distance from frat parties, and if you don’t dress well, co-op parties.” The “24-hours” joint is equipped with “a salsa bar — I once made an all-salsa taco,” but “just order the queso and house-made tortillas” which “should be purchased by the dozen” and will “cause your testicles to explode.” Also, “one time someone stole a big-screen television from the dining area” and ”Sean Elliot once did a super-weird commercial for them that I can’t find anywhere on YouTube.”

Runners-Up: DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, Magnolia Cafe

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GEORGIA

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The Grill
This “true diner” is the “only 24-hour joint in Athens other than Waffle House,” and is “famous for having every burger, shake, and patty melt under the sun,” in addition to a “ridiculous double-decker grilled cheese with bacon.” Decor is highlighted by “vintage comic books and soda bottles” that “people tried to steal every time they went” before realizing “they were in a glass case,” and so “swiped a ketchup bottle instead. I woke up with one in my purse once, and I don’t even like ketchup that much.”

Runner-Up: Little Italy Pizzeria, mainly because “in 2005, they discovered it was basically doubling as a meth lab. I’m not sure they cooked it there, but he dealt it. It was a big story in the Red and Black!”

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MIAMI

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New York Roma Pizza
“The old Groovy’s” in Coconut Grove is now “New York Pizza,” “the only pizza spot left in what passes for a college bar scene in Miami.” You may “get in multiple physical altercations there” when someone tries “the old ‘chat-and-cut’ move,” but the “slice with all the meat on it” is “totally worth it,” even though one time “some teacher stood in the doorway blocking everyone” and “proclaimed that he was a goddamn veteran of the United States Effing Marine Corps,” and “threatened to take down anyone who dared insult the integrity of that line.”

Runner-Up: El Mago de Las Fritas

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CORNELL

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Collegetown Bagels
Even though its circular wares are “good at all times — not just while drunk,” this “iconic” bagel shop run by “a friendly group of Ithaca townies who are just dying to partake in the college fun” is a “late-night fixture.” The “HUGE menu” is highlighted by “next-level pizza bagels — Tuscan verde, chicken melt, etc,” and also interestingly features “pitchers of beer and sangria.” “Stories abound” of people “having sex” or “just plain-old puking” in the bathrooms, and at least one fine patron has “peed a pizza box, right in front of a cop. That didn’t go so well.”

Runners-Up: College Town Pizza, Hot Truck

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FLORIDA

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Relish
This “super-greasy, design-your-own-burger shop” in a “little corner shopping center next to the strip of bars” will “let you stack up to 10 patties on a single burger” and “you also get to choose as many toppings and sauces as you want,” like the “Double Tasty with cheese, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, hummus, ranch, dijon mustard, and hot sauce.” It’s also “one of Gainesville’s top pick-up spots… seriously” and “hands-down the most fun line in town,” especially when “your friends start passing out left and right because of the wait — so be ready to abandon them to get your burger.”

Runners-Up: Five Star Pizza, Larry’s Giant Subs

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USC

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Chano’s
“You can’t spell Chano’s without nachos,” but this “little Mexican dive” “right next to frat row” is also “really the only possible choice” for “chicken quesadillas smothered in sour cream” and “holy-sh*t carne asada fries.” “Outdoor seating” and a “drive-thru no one from USC ever uses ‘cause they’re always too hammered to drive when going there” add to the SoCal ambiance, and the place is thankfully “not quite into the ‘hood enough to get you shanked.'” And, best of all, it’s “for everyone”: “I went to film school and was not in a frat, but nobody wanted to beat me up there.”

Runners-Up: “There are seriously no runner-ups — ask any Trojan”

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MARYLAND

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Ratsie’s Pizza
“The dirtiest dump ever” serves the most “rubbery, oily, desperate slice of pizza you could ever imagine,” which “will 100,000% give you the worst heartburn the next day” but “it’s so worth it.” “The guy who runs it always hits on college girls and gives them free pizza and stuff” and “flashing him might work”; otherwise, just watch “every single weird thing ever go down” as you put back “some slices and zucchini sticks.”

Runners-Up: Plato’s Diner, Cluck-U Chicken, D.P. Dough

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FLORIDA STATE

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Guthrie’s
Hop on the “line to the drive-thru that stays open until 4am” and “wait loudly” for your “Gut Box with extra Gut Sauce”: “chicken fingers, greasy crinkle-cut fries, sweet coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.” Said sauce is “light pink and probably just a mix of mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire, and a sh*t-ton of garlic powder and pepper.” It’s also “the source of urban legends”: “you can use it as axle grease,” “one time a pledge chugged a gallon and had to go to the ER,” and “someone’s friend’s cousin had to get porcelain veneers because it removed all the enamel from her teeth.” “Don’t you dare go there sober — it will ruin your world view.”

Runners-Up: Gordos, Mr. Roboto Tokyo Grill

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ALABAMA

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Quick Grill
“Right on the strip,” this “permanent version of a New York peanut stand” is “can’t even fit a cook if the cook is fat” small and only manages room for “a couple random benches.” It’s “all about the Messy Fries”: “French fries swimming in nacho cheese” — just be sure to “get at least a billion napkins — they are ungodly messy.” After ordering at the window, “grab a seat and get ready to wait outside for a while,” as “the name is a bigger lie than Al Gore inventing beards.”

Runners-Up: Buffalo Phil’s, City Cafe, and Mr. T: “this guy who comes right into the bars and sells $2 BBQ sandwiches”

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NORTH CAROLINA

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[B]SKI’s
This “fairly nice-looking place if you didn’t look too closely at the rugs” will “turn any meal into a wrap,” “also known as a ‘ski.’” “No, I don’t know why.” Get yourself an “absolutely huge” “AK Ski with fried chicken, hot sauce, and ranch,” but be careful: “they blacklist people’s phone numbers who ordered delivery, then passed out before it got there,” leaving it to “become a game of figuring out who WASN’T blacklisted when you want an Aloha Ski after a long night.” “They also have ridiculously good chocolate chip cookies.”

Runners-Up: Time-Out Restaurant, Hot Dogs & Brew, Artisan Pizza Kitchen

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VIRGINIA

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The White Spot
The “hilariously inadvertent comment on the school’s lack of diversity” is “famous for one thing only”: the “Gus Burger,” which is “basically just a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top,” and “is not/never was made by a dude named Gus.” Bolder eaters may opt for the “Double Gus,” while watching “freshmen carry out a rite of passage: milling around hoping someone finds their gluttony attractive enough to take them home.” “This works approximately never, but you can get your hands on a Gus Burger approximately always.”

Runners-Up: Littlejohn’s New York Deli, Christian’s Pizza

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WEST VIRGINIA

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Are U Hungry/Sandwich U
“Also known as Sandwich U,” this joint sells “souvenir shirts that say ‘Have you had a Fat Bitch lately?’, not that I own one or anything,” but the real deal is the “just silly-big sandwiches,” including said Fat Bitch, as well as the “Fat Blunt and the Fat Bastard.” “They shove in everything imaginable” — “gyro meat, mozz sticks, chicken fingers, eggs” — and “out comes someone who needs a wheelbarrow to get home.”

Runners-Up: Casa D’Amici, Pita Pit, “that hot dog truck thing”

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COLORADO

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Cosmo’s Pizza
“Slices bigger than your head even if you’re some freak with a really huge head” are the featured item at this joint “in the little drunk/hungover-person Nirvana of a shopping center” that “also has Dot’s Diner.” “Really super-stoned people — not just drunks!” line up for slices that’re “basically just vehicles for the spicy ranch,” which “is also sold by the mason jar if you need to get your severe acid reflux on at home, too.”

Runners-Up: Tra Ling’s Oriental Cafe, “Smelly Deli” (University Hill Market & Deli)

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WISCONSIN

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Jin’s Chicken & Fish
This “piece of crap cart next to all the frats on Langdon” is “almost definitely run by the dude from Lost, although he looks different,” and peddles “sandwiches that will make you regret ever going to college the next AM.” “I literally never heard of anyone who got the fish,” but the “fried chicken with mayo and Frank’s is beyond delicious… I think” — “my entire night used to be about raising $4.” When that doesn’t work out, though, it’s not over: “we did card tricks for sandwiches one time, but that only worked for girls,” and it’s important to remember that “flashing always helps, too.”

Runners-Up: Ian’s Pizza, Parthenon Gyros

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INDIANA

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Mother Bear’s Pizza
“Old wooden booths and paneled walls” welcome you into this “institution” with “really affordable pizzas, even for poor people,” all “gently lorded over” by “the manager for, like, 100 years, Wiz” — “nobody beats her.” The “Divine Swine and Spinoccoli pies” are trusty go-tos, but if you’re really hungry, “just shut up and get the Munchie Madness,” “a package that included a pizza, breadsticks, brownies, and a two-liter.” “If I was an actual bear, and there were no foolish campers cooking bacon, I would come right here.”

Runners-Up: Aver’s Gourmet Pizza, Pizza X

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IOWA

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Panchero’s Mexican Grill
“The only thing you need to know about Panchero’s is the Quesadilla Girl video.” “So this girl starts screaming at another girl late-night, then whirls around and hits this dude in the face.” “He proceeds to push her, and then everything goes wild.” “She falls on the floor, and eventually gets up,” but “best of all, after all that,” “she goes behind the counter and demands her damn quesadilla.” “They’re that good.”

Runners-Up: Marco’s Grilled Cheese, Mesa Pizza, The Pit

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OHIO STATE

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Mikey’s Late Night Slice
“This place means the world to me,” and also does for “countless students who seem like they may never become sober again. Like, biologically.” “The hammered-people food-of-the-moment in Columbus” is “worth the long lines,” and while “the pizza will change your outlook on life and maybe make you run to the bathroom,” “don’t sleep on the Pizza Dawg,” a “giant hot dog filled with meat and cheese, then wrapped with a slice of pizza.” And don’t sleep with “the Slut Sauce,” which “delivers an awesome tang, but not like astronauts eat” and “should cover your pizza so thoroughly you can’t see anything but Slut.”

Runners-Up: PJ’s Sandwiches, Hounddog’s 3 Degree Pizza, Apollos Greek Kitchen

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MISSOURI

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El Rancho
“Most people will claim to absolutely hate El Rancho unless they’re drunk,” “and then that happens,” and then “you’ll find them at 2am demolishing a plate of steak fajita nachos.” “Right near all the bars,” this “cheap and dirty Mexican food” outpost “is open until 3am” and “will serve you booze all night” — “it’s the worst idea ever. Seriously, why would they do that?” “The margaritas are huge,” “made with cleaning products,” and “cost, like, a quarter.”

Runners-Up: Shakespeare’s Pizza, Broadway Diner

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OKLAHOMA

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Pizza Shuttle
“Basically the Totinos of delivery,” “no sane person would EVER eat this crap sober,” but, “hey, cheap pizza delivered to your door at 2:30am is fantastic.” “Their website hasn’t changed since Howard Schnellenberger was OU’s coach,” but they’ll still manage to deliver you “sandwiches that are every bit as delicious as their pizzas.” In summation, “it’s way more delicious than the space shuttle, plus it’s still in business.”

Runners-Up: The Mont Restaurant, O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille, Louie’s Grill & Bar

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LSU

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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
“The original,” which was “started by LSU business students who are now super-rich people” is “all decked out with LSU stuff,” including “much classier tiger-skin walls than normally found in chicken finger establishments.” “Go with the Box,” which is “filled with huge, greasy chicken fingers and fries,” but “be sure to switch out the cole slaw for extra Texas toast” so you can “most effectively sponge up all of the simply ridiculous Cane’s Sauce.” “I have no idea what it is, and honestly I don’t really care,” but “I would drink it with a straw if that’s what it came down to, and I kinda hope that’s what it comes down to.”

Runner-Up: Louie’s Cafe

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MICHIGAN STATE

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Bell’s Greek Pizza
“There’s great pizza in East Lansing,” but at 4am, “skip it and go to Bell’s.” “Like the dudes in the surrounding frats, it’s greasy and Greek,” but “nothing tastes like this pizza” — “the crust is like a sponge dunked in butter and deep-fried,” “the cheese is sharp and definitely not mozzarella,” and “you can eat the whole thing in two giant bites.” And at $1 a slice, “it’s the main contributor to the freshman 15.” They’ve also got “super-greasy grinders, pasta, and spinach pie,” plus, unlike most eateries in the city, “it’s been around since the ’60s,” so you can “take your alum dad there and relive memories he doesn’t actually remember.”

Runners-Up: Georgio’s Gourmet Pizza, Jersey Giant Subs, Menna’s Joint, Goombas Pizza USA

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ARIZONA STATE

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Oregano’s Pizza Bistro
While “the pizza is pretty good,” especially “the stuffed ones, which weigh about 600lbs a slice,” “I did it all for the Pizookie.” The “massive half-baked soft cookie” is “the finest piece of drunk food ass I’ve ever seen.” Go with “half chocolate chip, half white chocolate macadamia nut,” or the “peanut butter,” but the topper, literally, is “mounds of vanilla ice cream.” “The thing is only five bucks, but it could probably feed a family for weeks, even if they were a really fat family.”

Runners-Up: Cheba Hut, Silver Mine Subs

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Celebrity Grub

Peyton Manning’s Ballin’ Restaurant Receipt Cost a Server His Job

A photo showing NFL star Peyton Manning’s hefty $739.58 bill from The Angus Barn in North Carolina, cost the server/mobile phone photographer’s job.

After the photo made its rounds on the web, restaurant owner Van Eure promptly terminated the server who posted the picture and Eure said she would call Manning to apologize.

The full photo that was originally posted by the server included the last four digits of Manning’s credit card.

The Angus Barn is popular among celebrities and it has to be hard for a server to hold in the excitement, especially when around a celebrity like Manning. On top of that, it has to be hard to hold in the excitement of getting an extra $200 tip.

Manning, who probably makes more than $739.58 per pass he throws, is currently looking for a new city to call home after being released by the Indianapolis Colts. He was in North Carolina March 3 for the North Carolina Tarheels game against rival Duke, so it is doubtful he was there job hunting. He was just catching a game and a bite to eat.

At least we know that Manning is an awesome tipper. Makes you wonder what the Cold Stone Creamery employees would do if Manning stopped by for some ice cream.

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Deals

Pizza Hut to Hand Out Free Pizza If Historic Upset Occurs

Pizza hut will be offering free pizza slices across the U.S. if one of the No. 16 seeded teams in the 2012 NCAA basketball tournament can defeat one of the No. 1 seeded teams.

The only catch is that it has never happened in tournament history. Way to tease the country, Pizza Hut. This offer was made last year by the Hut and of course, we were all left pizza-less. Well at least free pizza-less.

I’ve always said that March Madness is more enjoyable with free pizza. Well, actually, I’ve never said that, but can you argue against it?

If this historic upset occurs, Pizza Hut will jump on its mobile kitchen and serve up free slices of pizza in the 48 adjoining states across the U.S.

Princeton University and the University of Oklahoma came really close to achieving this in 1989, but came up short by one point. But anything can happen in NCAA basketball, so unless you’re a fan of the No. 1 seeded juggernauts, you might really want to root for the underdog this year.

University of North Carolina at Asheville and Long Island University have already earned No. 16 seeds.

The winners between Missouri Valley State vs. Western Kentucky University, and Lamar University vs. University of Vermont will earn the final two No. 16 seeds.

UNC-Asheville will have to defeat No. 1 seeded Syracuse University, LIU will have to defeat No. 1 Michigan State University, the winner between MVSU and WKU will have to defeat No. 1 seeded University of Kansas, and the winner of the LU, UVM matchup will have to beat No. 1 seeded University of North Carolina.

I fully expect the fans in the arenas to chant “We want pizza!” I know I will be chanting from home.