This Restaurant Serves a Burger with Bratwurst, Bacon Sauerkraut and a Bacon Pretzel Bun

Biting at the heels of such burger-novation heavyweights as the Sunny Side Up Egg and Donut Burger, the Spiciest Chain Restaurant Burger and the 100% Bacon Patty ‘Merica Burger, the new (and entirely self-named) Wurst Burger from SoCal chain Slater’s 50/50 may seem a little underwhelming. But at least it has bacon in it.

Featuring a 100% German Bratwurst Patty, Swiss cheese, green apple, rendered bacon sauerkraut and original house mustard sauce on a bacon pretzel bun, this Oktoberfest-inspired monstrosity is Slater’s featured burger for the month at $10.95 — (or about $40-45 if you get it with fries and three beers, which you should).

I mean come on, where’s your Oktoberfest spirit?


Yogurtland’s Pumpkin Pie Froyo is Back for Seconds, Just in Time for Thanksgiving

We’re halfway through September, which means for the next few months, we’ll be seeing pumpkin-inspired fall menu items galore. Unfortunately, most of those items also come with pumpkin-sized calories (I’m looking at you, Starbucks), which is why the return of Yogurtland’s popular Pumpkin Pie-flavored frozen yogurt this October is a bigger deal than you may realize.

It’s spicy, it’s creamy, it’s only 25 calories per ounce–what’s not to love?

Like many things Yogurtland though, the Pumpkin Pie flavor is only available for a limited time, so get a hand on your real pumpkin-infused, vitamin C-fortified, non-fat, fall frozen yogurt-y goodness today.

Or you know, in two weeks. Whatever.


Pumpkin Smoothie

Sweet pumpkin anything for breakfast seems a little much. This Pumpkin Smoothie is healthier alternative than pumpkin pie; it kills your sweet tooth and and sneaks in flaxseed. This recipe has pumpkin puree, frozen banana, vanilla soy milk, honey and pumpkin pie spice in it. If you’re going to eat crazy amounts of pumpkin, it might as well be in October. (Via Budget Bytes)


10 Apple Recipes That Put a “Ding in the Universe” [GALLERY]

Yesterday, the world lost a tech legend in Apple’s founder Steve Jobs. His passing was quickly contrasted by the sheer amount of influence and innovation he levied on the entertainment and technology fields. Interestingly enough, the month of October is National Apple Month, along with October 20th noted as National Apple Day. In celebration of innovation, we’re going to take a look at 10 dessert recipes that have been influenced by apples and that definitely aren’t your run-of-the-mill apple pies.  For all you aspiring chefs out there, remember the words of Steve Jobs:

“I want to put a ding in the universe” — Steve Jobs


Bacon Weave Brat Burger

If arteries weren’t meant to be clogged, they’d have wider circumferences and fat particles would be much more soluble — am I right people?! At least Nick agrees with us, he’s the creator of this Bacon Weave Brat Burger pictured in this article.

The burger is made from a Johnsonville Bratwurst patty, wrapped in a nice-sized bacon weave, a piece of Swiss cheese, kraut and chopped onions all on a pretzel roll.



Subway’s ANYtober — All Regular Footlongs Are $5

Empty your stomachs Subway fans (that sounds like an equally appropriate cold intro for bulemics)! The month of October 2011 is being dubbed ANYtober, a special month-long celebration where all regular FOOTLONG™ sandwiches will be sold for $5.

This wildly successful promotion often goes over quite well with Subway advocates — the $5 Footlong promotion being one of the most successful discounting campaigns ever conceived by a fast food brand, ever.

Starting Saturday October 1st at 7:00 am through October 31st at 11:30 pm, participating Subway locations will be offering up their entire menu for $5, including the higher-tier Steak & Cheese and the zesty Italian B.M.T.




Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecaketini

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Have we told you guys how much we love reader submissions? Especially when they’re this awesome. As we have officially dragged our feet into Autumn, check out the latest recipe from Lisa and the Snappy Gourmet Blog, the Pumpkin Cheesecaketini. American food and drink brands have continually expanded on the October season even in the midst of the The Great Northeast Pumpkin Shortage. Dunkin’ Donuts brought back pumpkin-flavored donuts, coffee and muffins, Einstein Bagels released their pumpkin latte, bagels and ‘schmear,’ and even Food Network is launching Pumpkin Wars next week.

But as we all know, sometimes the most fulfilling meals and beverages come from home. So if you’ve never made a pumpkin beverage, here’s your chance to make a beverage with Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and Cinnamon Schnapps.  And just a reminder if you’re making something as delicious as this, please document it and submit it to us! Recipe Below!

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  • 1/3 cup milk or cream
  • 3 tablespoons Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon Hiram Walker Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon cheesecake instant pudding mix (regular or sugar free)
  • Caramel
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon
  1. Mix milk/cream, Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Cinnamon Schnapps, and pudding mix in shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  2. Dip rim of glass in caramel, then dip into graham cracker crumbs. Strain drink into glass.
  3. Top drink with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Warm pumpkin bread pudding…is there a better dessert for October? Check out this Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe and bring some fall flavors into your life.