Eggy Blue Rice Is The Edible Flower Recipe We Never Knew We Needed

I’ve always thought flowers in food were not more than an aesthetic garnish. Boy, was I wrong. Turns out there’s so much you can do with flowers in cooking, which leads me to this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge. 

The crew was tasked with creating stunning dishes using FLOWERS. Man, did they deliver. 

Behold, Foodbeast’s resident Pokemon Professor, Constantine Spyrou (@constantine_spy), used Butterfly Pea Flower to make Blue Rice and topped it with a salt-cured egg yolk

The resulting contrast is breathtaking. Check out the video to see how Constantine pulled off this fantastic recipe, along with all the other entries from our talented batch of creators!

Other competitors in the flower recipe challenge include Oscar (@oscaroni), who made a layered Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla, Brenda (@gg the garden girl)​ , who made Edible Flower Jellies, Priyanka (@chefpriyanka) with her Rose Cardamom Gulab Jamuns, and Farrah (@Spiced Nice​), who crafted some sweet Truffles with Rose White Chocolate

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Pork & Pineapple Join Forces For A Cheesy Celebration Of Hawaiian Foods Week

Hawaiian Foods Week is coming soon, and restaurant chains around the country will be featuring various menus that come with some Aloha flair. At Hurricane Grill & Wings, the headliner on their Taste of Aloha menu is a Hawaiian-inspired quesadilla.

This Kalua Pig and Pineapple Quesadilla is loaded with a variety of mouthwatering ingredients. There’s the pulled pork itself, which is tossed in KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce, along with pineapple, diced red peppers, and a blanket of melted cheese.

You can also dig into a hefty KING’S HAWAIIAN Pulled Pork Sandwich, which uses the same sauced-up pork as the quesadilla that is piled onto a KING’S HAWAIIAN Hamburger Bun with pickles, chopped bacon, coleslaw, and an extra hit of the Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce.

Hurricane’s will also be serving up island-inspired ceviches and shrimp salads, as well as a giant Blue Crush cocktail, made with tequila, blue curacao, and pineapple juice for a sleek color and tropical vibe.

All of these limited-time items will be on the menu at both Hurricane’s and Buffalo’s Cafe & Express locations to celebrate Hawaiian Foods Week, bringing a taste of the Aloha State across the country.

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Fast Food

Chipotle’s Quietly Testing Quesadillas In California

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to order a quesadilla at Chipotle, you can make it a reality in Southern California.

Spotted in Newport Beach, a quesadilla has been added to the menu, with your choice of just cheese, or any of the classic Chipotle meat offerings.

That means if you want that Chipotle barbacoa, steak, or even their sofritas in quesadilla form, it is finally possible.


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The casual Chipotle fan probably just did a double take and asked, “Wait, Chipotle didn’t already have quesadillas?”

It is true. The fast-casual restaurant is known for its burritos, burrito bowls, and even its tacos, but the kitchen set up wasn’t exactly primed for quesadillas.

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Now they seem to have incorporated a grill of sorts, that presses down on the quesadilla, giving its cheese the perfect ooze.

The Foodbeast crew went down to the Newport Beach location to investigate and can confirm that it’s on the menu, has signs promoting all over, and is as good as you’ve dreamt them to be.


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There were rumblings of Chipotle working on quesadillas last year, being spotted in at least their New York’s test kitchen, but now they’ve made their way out west, hopefully meaning there will be a much bigger roll out in the works.

Fast Food

Del Taco Revamps Buck and Under Menu, Includes New Chicken Taco

Next year, expect some of your favorite fast food chains to bring back their value menus. Hungry patrons looking to alleviate the stress on their wallets after the holiday season will be pleased to hear another popular chain will relaunch its dollar menu.

Del Taco has now announced that they will be joining McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Jack In The Box, by revamping their Buck and Under Menu.

This lineup includes items like breakfast rollers, breakfast tacos, bean and cheese dip, quesadillas, burritos, and tacos.

The newest addition to the Buck and Under menu is Del Taco’s Salsa Chicken Taco. Priced at $1, the taco features grilled chicken, roasted chile salsa, lettuce, and tomatoes wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

Looks like we’ll be very cozy with this menu after the holidays.

Customers can find the new Buck and Under Menu at Del Taco locations nationwide beginning Dec. 28, 2017.

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Famed Quesadilla Maker All Flavor No Grease Will Debut New Food At This Festival

All Flavor No Grease has become a household name to foodies in Southern California. Although there’s a slight kitschiness to the name, the hype around one of Los Angeles’ premiere quesadilla makers is reaching monumental heights.   

What started out as a small quesadilla operation in the front yard of a house in Watts, California, has grown into a booming food truck business, specializing in ultra savory shrimp, steak and chicken quesadillas, thanks in part to more than 100K Instagram followers, a community of die-hard fans willing to wait hours for a taste, and – of course – delicious food.

Now, as All Flavor No Grease prepares for two upcoming food festivals, Hansen’s Natural Sodas Fresh Coat Mural Fest on Saturday, Oct. 7 and OOZEFEST 3 on Saturday Oct. 14, LA’s famed purveyor of quesadillas is making something that’s never been on the All Flavor No Grease menu — and never will be again.

The Flava Bomb, an original one-time only AFNG creation starts with a flour tortilla, filled with a three cheese blend of Colby Jack, cheddar, and mozzarella, then stuffed with steak and bacon. The final result is the equivalent to a money bag emoji of savory, crispy decadence that provides a seemingly endless cheese pull.  

“The next time I make this, it will be for my family,” Keith Garret, owner and operator of AFNG explained to FOODBEAST.

This melty, cheesy and crispy creation is exclusive to Hansen’s Natural Sodas Fresh Coat Mural Fest, at The Container Yard in DTLA’s Arts District, and OOZEFEST 3 at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Calif.

If you’re already salivating — there’s still time to plan ahead and get yourself a spot in line — you won’t find it anywhere else.    

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Taco Bell Launches A CHEETOS QUESADILLA In The Philippines


Taco Bell really wants to start investing in classic Cheetos. Earlier this year, the fast food chain was testing out Cheetos-stuffed burritos in the United States. Now, Taco Bell in the Philippines has rolled out a brand-new Cheetos Quesadilla, reports HighSnobiety.

Needless to say, it’s the epitome of fast food muchies. The quesadilla is filled with Jalapeno-flavored Cheetos and tons of cheese. That’s it.

The glamour photos from corporate and the actual thing rarely look the same, but as you can see, this quesadilla is no joke.

You can only find the item exclusively at Taco Bell locations in the Philippines. However, it’s probably safe to say that it could easily be recreated in the States with a quick trip to The Bell and a stop at the gas station for a bag of Cheetos.

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LA’s Iconic ‘Quesadilla Man’ Is Coming To Orange County For A Weekend

“No one’s copied Keith Garrett yet, because you can’t,” said Farley Elliot of Eater. “And that’s no bullshit.”

Quesadilla lovers in South Los Angeles’ will know All Flavor No Grease as the spot to get a glorious fix of meat and cheese in a tortilla.

The iconic neighborhood stand, run by owner Keith Garrett, draws customers from all over the city happily waiting in the blazing sun to get their hands on one of his quesadillas. Garret combines meat, cheese, and his special pico de gallo in such a way that people flock to his outdoor flattop.

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His sense of community has kept him from moving the stand outside of Watts since he opened.

For the first time, however, Garrett will be taking his quesadilla spot out his Watts driveway and stepping into a whole new county.

This will be my first time out of LA County.

The All Flavor No Grease stand will make its Orange County debut at Foodbeast’s Oozefest II this year at the Market Place section. His arrival in the area will hopefully draw him a huge new demographic of quesadilla lovers.

This will be my largest event. I’m stoked. I’m over ecstatic!

If you want to secure your quesadillas, cause they’ll easily sell out at the Market Place with a $5 admission fee. Also, make sure to grab your VIP tickets as soon as possible to get all-you-can-eat-and-drink. Might as well go all out.

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This Monstrous Burrito Is Stuffed With Taquitos And Wrapped In A Footlong Quesadilla


You can always measure a good burrito by how sleepy you get immediately after. So imagine how badly we caught a food coma from this footlong monster known as the TGunz Burrito.

On a recent venture to Huntington Beach, CA, fellow Foodbeasts Reach, Brayden and myself decided to grab a quick bite at Lupe’s Taco Shop. Brayden, who lived a few streets down the road, frequented the taqueria and didn’t think we could handle an entire TGunz burrito split between the two of us.

He was right.

The massive TGunz featured carne asada, guacamole, fries, taquitos, and is wrapped in a 12-inch quesadilla. We’re not exaggerating when we say it’s the size of your forearm.


“It’s like every type of Mexican food, all rolled into one gnarly monster.”


“It was like one big stoner foods orgy… or a Mexican stand off scene in food form.”

Reach was able to finish his half of the burrito through valiant effort, but I only completed half of my half. We for sure had to hit the Starbucks next door before going back to work. Not that any kind of caffeine kept us from nodding off into that aforementioned food coma the size of this burrito.

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