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Houston’s Best Restaurants, According To Texas Rap Legend Bun B

“Houston is one of the most diverse food cities in America,” declared Houston rap legend Bun B during a recent appearance on an episode of Uproxx’s newest program, People’s Party with Talib Kweli. The show’s premise has another rap legend in his own right, Talib Kweli, sitting down and discussing hot button topics with other notables and superstars of their industries. And at the 40 minute mark of this episode, Bun B was asked about the best spots in H-Town to grab a good meal at. The answers came quick from The Trillest in the game, firing off recommendation after recommendation, enough to take note of for a proper food tour through Houston.

Burns Original BBQ

Photo: Peter Pham

“Barbecue is a big thing in Houston, so you definitely want to go to Burns Original BBQ. That’s like real hood barbecue.” When in Texas, barbecue is definitely the move. So if an OG from The H is telling you to go to Burns, then you obviously make that a priority.


Photo: Enoch Lai

“For seafood, most people are gonna want to go to Pappadeaux.” Bun B said this with the same confidence that he has when spitting a hot verse, so you know it’s real. “I mean, Papadeaux is my favorite,” chimed in host Talib Kweli. Two co-signs right there should say how much of a must-try Pappadeaux is.

Frenchy’s Chicken

Photo: Peter Pham

“Fried chicken — I would say go to Frenchy’s.” Say no more, Bun, I’ll be there. You had me at “fried chicken.”

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

Photo: Wally Gobetz

“Mexican food, you’re gonna wanna go to The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation.” Great recommendation since Ninfa’s is one of the first restaurants in Texas to popularize the Tex-Mex classic, fajitas.


Feature images: Patrick Feller; y6y6y6

The Eggs Benedict Music Video You Never Knew You Wanted [WATCH]

Ex-Epic Meal Time chef and personality Josh Elkin is quickly building a discography of recipe music videos worthy of one massive mixtape drop come a few months from now. Today he dropped his latest in a series of recipe raps, the Eggs Benedict.

Lines bang over auto-tune, paritcularly the embarassingly catchy auto-tuned hook “I really like breakfast,” and “these eggs Benedict so epic.” The video starts with Josh waking up in a silk robe, to the kitchen sipping on Bailey’s in coffee, and hits every last recipe step by the end of the 2-minute jam.

Could there be a wave Rap Recipe Music videos? The song is also available on iTunes — I also recommend watching the video in tandem with these steps, in case you get lost:

Step 1
Fry 4 slices of bacon on a pan and set aside.
Step 2
Melt 1/2 cup of butter.
Step 3
Toast two english muffins and set aside.
Step 4
Whisk together 2 egg yolks and the juice of one lemon in a metal bowl until it doubles in volume.
Step 5
Heat up 2 inches of water in a saucepan big enough to hold the bottom of the metal bowl.
Step 6
Add the bowl to the top of the boiling pot making sure it doesn’t touch the water. Whisk the contents of the bowl and combine with the melted butter until it thickens and becomes a sauce.
Step 7
Take it off the heat and add a pinch of salt and paprika.
Step 8
Heat up a larger saucepan or pot with water and bring to a boil.
Step 9
Add a teaspoon of vinegar to the boiling water. Using a spoon, make a whirlpool and crack the eggs inside. Cook for about 3 minutes extract with a slotted spoon.
Step 10
Lay down your english muffins, add the bacon strips, the poached egg, and then top with the hollandaise sauce.


This Is The Pizza Rap You Never Knew You Needed

Last week, Josh Elkin created these amazing Bloomin’ Onion Bites. The former Epic Meal Time personality is responsible for dishes like the Super Bowl Football Pockets and the Mardi Gras King Cupcakes. Now, he’s gonna teach us how to make pizza.

Actually, he’s gonna rap about it.

Elkin just dropped a some YouTube fire with a new video called Makin’ A Pizza.

It’s pretty catchy. Perhaps we should make a pizza now, or at least order one. Probably the later.

Check out the recipe and lyrics below. Y’know, in case you wanted to make a pizza and start rapping about it for your family and friends.


4 cups of bread flour
1 pack of active dry yeast
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 1/2 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of pizza sauce
1/2 cup of cooked sausage
1/2 cup of pepperoni
1/2 cup of bacon bits
1/2 cup of sliced red onions
1 cup of mozzarella cheese

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 1
Combine the warm water with the cooking oil in a mixing bowl.

Step 2
Combine the salt, sugar, flour and yeast in another bowl.

Step 3
Slowly add the wet bowl into the dry bowl and mix until the dough
starts to form. Continue to kneed out the dough until its smooth.

Step 5
Put the dough in a oiled bowl and cover it for 10 minutes.

Step 6
When the dough has rested for 10 minutes, roll it out on a floured surface.

Step 7
Add the pizza sauce, followed by the mozzarella cheese.

Step 8
Top the pizza off with the sausage, pepperoni, bacon and red onions.

Step 9
Bake it in the oven for 10-12 minutes.


We’re Makin a pizza , Makin a pizza
We’re Makin a pizza X 4

Let me teach you how to make a pizza
4 cups of bread flour and a pack of active dry yeast
and then I get 2 table spoons of cooking oil boy,
a teaspoon of salt now we’re all up in the move boy.
A teaspoon of sugar I know you wanna cook up
1 and a half of cup of warm water got the hookup
Half a cup of pizza sauce yeah I be the boss
when im done makin this pie eat it with my feet up dawg
Now you wanna get some pepperoni
Cook sausage bacon bits all for the homies
Slice some red onions and a cup of mozzarella cheese
Thats all the ingredients that you’ll ever need

We’re Makin a pizza , Makin a pizza
We’re Makin a pizza X 4

Two bowls, one got cooking oil
Combine the warm water with it and we’re feelin’ to go
Other bowl got the dry stuff, HUH
And if you’re tripping this is why bra
Pour the wet into the dry real slow, mix it all together till it turns
into dough
Then when your dough is all ready
Sprinkle flour on your board and knead your dough heavy
Now put your dough up in a greased bowl
Cover that thing up for like 10 minutes
Preheat your oven to like 400
Trust me boy we about to kill it
Roll the dough up on a pizza tray
Cover it up with sauce and all that mozzarella man
Add your toppings to the top of the cheese
Add your onions and put olive oil over it please i’m saying
Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes, Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes
Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes, Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes

We’re Makin a pizza , Makin a pizza
We’re Makin a pizza

We’re Makin a pizza, Now you’re eating a pizza.


Coolio Selling Rights to ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ to Fund Chef Career


Coolio, the man who reshaped Stevie Wonder’s “Pastime Paradise” to bring the 90s “Gangsta’s Paradise,” is selling the rights to his Grammy-winning single, along with 122 other songs. Why would he ever do such a thing? Apparently, the rapper is auctioning off the rights to his music catalog in order to further his career as a chef.

Some of you might remember Cookin’ With Coolio back in 2009, a cookbook that made him a New York Times-bestselling author. According to a press release, Coolio is planning to “invest the funds from the song catalogue sale to expand his cookbook series and his online cooking show of the same name.”

Even though the 50-year-old rapper hasn’t hit the album charts in over a decade, his old-school hits are reported to pull in  $23,227 per year in royalties. All 123 songs will be up for grabs at the Royalty Exchange and are expected to fetch between $134,000 to $225,000.

While I have nothing but well wishes for Coolio on his journey into the realm of food, I’ll admit that I’m a little put out. As soon as I found out that he was selling off “Gangsta’s Paradise,” I blasted that ish for everyone at the Foodbeast office to hear. I choked up a little, thinking back to Michelle Pfeiffer donning a leather jacket on Dangerous Minds. Then, on cue (I shit you not), everyone began singing along to the lyrics and for just a split second, we we’re all back in 1995 listening to beats streaming from our cassette players.

Again, while I respect Coolio’s decision to follow his dreams, most of us can’t help but feel a pang of nostalgia. So, here it is, one more time while it’s golden.

H/T The Guardian + PicThx Amazon


Hilarious Wendy’s Rap Training Video Reminds Us Why the 80s Ruled [VIDEO]


At some point in our lives, we’ve all had a job we hated. As a former fast-food employee, I can definitely relate. But maybe if they put as much thought into being as radical as this Wendy’s employee training video I probably wouldn’t have left. This sure beats the power points and training quizzes they give us today.

Check out Billy’s first day on the job as he learns how to optimize his grill skillz to the max. Witness his journey as he goes from a nervous mess to funky fresh.

There really isn’t much else to say as this video speaks for itself. Sit back, veg out and return to a time when things were so much more righteous.

via YouTube


Waffle House Sues Rapper for Releasing ‘Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House’ Mixtape


You’d think that Waffle House would be thrilled that a Tennessee rapper released a 21-track mixtape about how much he loves Waffle House — at least, until you heard that the mixtape is entitled “Whiskey, Weed, & Waffle House” and the rapper is a convicted felon known as “Jelly Roll” who describes Waffle House as “an old pregnant woman strip club that sells hash browns.” So they’re suing the crap outta him.

Waffle House is not a fan of Jelly Roll’s particular brand of waffle worship, especially since he’s using their logo on the cover of his mixtape . . . right next to a glowing bottle of whiskey and a giant pot leaf. Waffle House slapped the Tennessee native with a cease-and-desist order before freezing him out of his Facebook and YouTube accounts in an effort to halt the mixtape’s distribution.

We’ve gotta hand it to Jelly Roll, though — he really, really loves Waffle House. The Tennessee native has eaten at his local Waffle House branch “thousands of times” to order his signature breakfast and has been “smothering, covering, and chunking sh*t [at Waffle House] for twenty-eight years.” Even the threat of a Waffle House lawsuit (a Wafflesuit?) hasn’t stopped Jelly Roll from popping in to grab a few orders of hash browns, “Even after I vowed I’d never eat at one again, I found myself hungry at an odd hour, under the intoxication of a little whiskey and a little weed, and I wound up in a Waffle House.” Guess old habits die hard.

H/T + PicThx Gawker

Packaged Food

Hot Cheetos and Takis Snacks Get a Summer Anthem [Video]

Picking up a bag of Hot Cheetos, or Takis is a norm when walking into a 7-Eleven, and finally there is a song to express the joy of eating these flaming snacks.

“Snack. Snack. Snack. Crunch.” Couldn’t have described the process any better myself.

The song is simply titled Hot Cheetos and Takis. The group that sings it goes by the name Y.N. Rich Kids and is a part of the North Community Beats and Rhymes Program in Minneapolis.

Since 2006, the Beats and Rhymes program has produced eight albums and is now getting major recognition from Rolling Stone and celebrities like comedian Aziz Ansari.

These kids are cute, energetic and actually have a pretty good flow. The quality of the song is probably what made it popular and will probably still grow in popularity.

If a music group like Odd Future can catch-on in the industry, surely these talented, slick spittin’, crunk kids could catch-on.

When a kid can spit a line like, “I’m on point like an elbow, my hands red like Elmo,” you can’t help but fall in love with the song.

Upon listening, you can tell these kids have talent, a better rap flow than a lot of mainstream artists and more lyrical depth that a lot of what is played on the radio (Ponder that statement as you listen to 2 Chainz on your iPod).

With almost 3 million views, this video has already created a bit of a buzz, but we’d be doing our readers a disservice if we didn’t post this.

For those who need a new, catchy summer song to add to their playlist, you can do a lot worse than Hot Cheetos and Takis.

[Thx NPR]


[VIDEO] The Kool-Aid Rap

Let the sweet juices of powder and water mixture flow through you. The dudes of the 16BitBoys have put together a Kool-Aid rap for the ages. Everything from the craving stages, to sliding through the kitchen in your socks out of pure giddiness, and those courageous folks who mix flavor packets. Hmm…I’m getting thirsty just thinking about it!



Verse One
I drink Kool-Aid
Not cause I’m black, cause it’s delicious
All of these other forms of hydration lose my interest.
I get so excited when I go to pour a glass,
Its like I’m missin overflowin it by inches
I’m whipping something like a chemist when I’m stirring it up
Because its always more than one flavor inhabiting my cup.

Verse Two
I take the, Strawberry, I mix it with the Cherry,
Be careful not to inhale any of the flavor dust (Pause)
Plus, invisible’s delightful (Yo mix that with the Lime Green)
My brother that’s insightful
Slide across the kitchen in my socks like Micheal
And pour a big cup, leaving a swallow just to spite you
Don’t worry why my mustache is light blue
Over the black cherry I will fight you
The purple cause rex was kinda hype too
If you aint figured by now I kinda like juice.

Beat and lyrics are property of 16BitBoys 🙂