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Cravings Sweets

Pizza-Flavored Ice Cream Exists, And It’s Scooped On Top Of Pizza

Pizza ice cream could be one of the most polarizing foods in a while, because you will either think, “What have we done?! Nope, not trying that.” or you will think, “Finally, two of my favorite foods combined into one.”

It is real, though, and it seems to be sold at a Philadelphia ice cream shop called Little Baby’s Ice Cream.

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According to Circa, the ice cream contains tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and crushed red pepper, a lot of standard things you’d find in a pizza.

If you think the pizza-flavored ice cream wasn’t hype enough, it looks like Little Baby’s will put a scoop on top of an actual slice of pizza.

Have we reached peak fatness with this ice cream? Probably not, but this it might just be something we have to try.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Philly’s Soda Tax Is The First Of Its Kind, And It’s Expensive AF

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Philadelphians will soon be paying extra on some of their sweeter drinks after Philadelphia just became the first major U.S. city to successfully pass a soda tax.

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax, as it’s officially named, will be 1.5 cents per ounce and taxes items including non-100% fruit drinks, flavored water, pre-sweetened tea or coffee, non-alcoholic beverages that are intended as mixers for alcoholic drinks and flavored water. Philly.com reported that the tax is expected to add up to 18 cents to the cost of a 12-ounce can, $1 to a 1-liter bottle and about $2.16 to the cost of a 12-pack.

Exceptions to the law will include baby formula and products more than 50 percent fruit or vegetable juice.

The passing of the tax follows months of controversy. While the tax passed with a 13-4 vote and was supported by Philadelphia mayor, Jim Kenney, the vote followed a multi million dollar opposition campaign by the beverage industry. Following the vote, the American Beverage released a statement saying it will seek legal action to stop the law, saying it “unfairly singles out beverages,” and calling taxes of this kind “discriminatory and highly unpopular.”

Kenney was able to sell the idea of the tax with the plan to use the expected $90 million to support pre-kindergarten, community schools and recreation centers.

Berkeley, California previously passed a similar tax, but no major U.S. city has been able to pass such a tax. Other major cities who tried in the past to pass similar soda taxes include New York and San Francisco.

With the tax set to go into effect on January 1 maybe it will give Philadelphians the incentive they need to follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions to kick soda.

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Restaurants

This Restaurant Does A Philly Cheesesteak Frittata That Looks INSANE

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Elephant Bar Restaurant, a popular restaurant chain, has introduced a brand new weekend brunch menu that’s sure to turn a few heads. One of the most noteworthy items from that selection comes in the form of this Philly Cheesesteak Frittata.

This amazing-looking frittata features an open-faced omelet with seared Philly steak. It’s topped with caramelized bell peppers & onions, pepper jack queso and a chipotle pesto sauce. The frittata is served with breakfast potatoes.

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Other items include the Sunrise Breakfast Tostada and the Raspberry Passion Pancakes.

Elephant Bar’s weekend brunch began May 7 and will be available for the foreseeable future. You can find it at any of the restaurant’s 28 locations.

Photos: Christian Bourdeau

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Fast Food

Burger King Creates An Extra Long Philly Cheeseburger

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It seems these days, Burger King only puts out extra-long sandwiches. Not that we’re complaining. The latest addition to the fast food chain’s line of burgers is the new Extra Long Philly Cheeseburger.

Based on the popular Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, the burger features two beef patties topped with cheese slices, grilled onions and an extra layer of cheese sauce on an extra-long sesame bun. If you’re a fast of beef and cheese, this is pretty much as good as it gets.

The burger will only be available for a limited time at participating Burger King locations.

H/T + Photo: Brand Eating

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Fast Food

Arby’s New Sammich Has Angus Steak and Portobello Mushrooms

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Not everyone can conquer Arby’s secret Meat Mountain. Though for anyone interested in taking brisk mini meat hikes, the sandwich chain is introducing a new item stuffed with steak and mushrooms. They’re calling it the Montreal Angus and Portabella.

Arby’s latest addition features melted Vermont cheddar over multiple layers of Angus steak and served on a toasted sub. It’s then stuffed with caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms and a garlic aioli sauce.

The introduction of the Montreal Angus and Portobello also heralds the return of former Angus sandwiches: The Angus Philly and Angus Three Cheese & Bacon.

At 590 calories, the sandwich will only be available for a limited time, while supplies last. They can be purchased at participating Arby’s locations.

H/T Grub Grade

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#foodbeast

Death by Donut Cheesesteak Burger

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H/T PYT

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Cravings

Pinch Me: This Burger Swaps Its Buns for Deep-Fried Hot Pockets

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It’s no secret that Philly’s PYT has a penchant for extraordinary buns. In no particular order, the stunt burger joint has rolled out Lasagna-Bun Burgers, Deep-Fried Twinkie Bun Burgers (obligatory) and Spaghetti Bun Burgers. To name a few.

Now, they’ve proudly introduced their latest greasebomb: The Hot Pocket Burger. Think a hefty beef patty with melted American cheese, drizzled with truffle — classy, guys — and sandwiched between two deep-fried Hot Pocket buns stuffed with Philly cheese steak. Yes, it sounds spectacular and while it’s hard to tell what it actually is from the photos, we’re sure it taste like everything your 3 am boozy-self would want.

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The melty, fried offering is on the restaurant’s menu for a limited time. PYT promises that the Hot Pocket-flaunting burger “will melt your face”. Careful, we’re holding you to that.

Picthx PYT

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Cravings

This Restaurant Stacks Two Bacon-Wrapped, Deep-Fried Patties Into One Burger

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Anything wrapped in bacon once is OK in my book, but two bacon-wrapped patties in one beastly burger makes it something to talk about. Philly’s PYT has introduced their new Double Bacon-Wrapped Burger and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

The burger is made from two beef patties wrapped in four strips of bacon each. The patties are then deep-fried so that the bacon gets crispy and the juices get moist. After coming out of the fryer, the bacon-wrapped patties are seared on the grill and topped with melted cheddar cheese. Sandwiched between two toasted buttered buns with a homemade slaw consisting of lettuce, pickles, onions, mustard, mayo, garlic and vinegar, the burger is ready to chomp down on. That is, after you take a picture to show your friends this really happened.

Customers can either order a single bacon-wrapped burger or the double with two wrapped patties. The double-wrapped patty goes for $17.

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Picthx PYT