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Utah Jazz Star Jordan Clarkson Helps Filipino Food Truck Vandalized With Racist Graffiti

Last week, a Filipino food truck in Northern Utah, World Famous Yum Yum Truck, was vandalized with anti-Asian slurs and hateful graffiti.

“I really can’t believe that some people can be so mean. My family works so hard, sometimes 12 hours a day and we didn’t expect to come home to this,” posted Yum Yum Food Truck on their Instagram page earlier this week.

Utah Jazz star and the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jordan Clarkson got wind of the situation and decided to give his most important assist this season by lending a hand to help restore the truck with a new paint job. Clarkson, who is Filipino-American and holds dual citizenship in America and the Philippines, came to the rescue along with Layton Mayor Joy Petro, city council members, and Identity Graphix to restore the truck with a brand new paint job.

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Taste The Details: Wild Game Meat In Park City, Utah

For many, images of freshly powdered slopes and the Hollywood buzz around the Sundance Film Festival are conjured when the city of Park City, Utah comes to mind. However, playing a complimentary supporting role to the city’s vibrancy is the spirited restaurant scene that unlocks the secrets to expertly using wild game in a variety of styles and dishes.

In this episode of Taste the Details, we travel to picturesque Park City and its pristine surroundings to experience the many ways chefs in the area are serving up wild game meat. For those unfamiliar, wild game is defined as any animal that’s hunted for its meat or for sport. Given such a broad definition, such meat can include wild boar, elk, bison, venison, and duck; all of which are given the utmost culinary respect by numerous restaurants in the city.

So imagine skillfully prepared dishes such as wild boar chops, buffalo skirt steak, and even duck enchiladas. Such a common thread of using wild game within Park City’s dining scene is noteworthy in itself, given the rarity of seeing the unusual meat on many menus nationwide.

The dining experience is one to behold for all foodies, where one can attest to the brilliance of perfectly medium rare elk loin that’s enhanced with delectable local ingredients.

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This MASSIVE Sparerib Crown Is The BBQ Centerpiece Of Your Dreams

There was a dream I once had where I ruled an empire made entirely of delicious barbecue. Seriously, I had a throne made of ham and bacon-weave robes. Imagine my disappointment waking up from that dream only to discover that I was back in the real world.

Well a little bit of that dream, I discovered, is still a delicious reality.

Chimayo Restaurant, located in Park City, UT, has a sparerib CROWN that’s as big as your head.

The ribs are rubbed with spices and grilled over an open flame. They’re then rolled up and tied together before being submerged into a bath of sweet and spicy chipotle glaze. Braised for more than six hours, the ribs are then served over a bed of hominy salpicon verde and topped with onion rings and mashed potatoes.

A meal fit for a king. Or at the very least a really hungry rib lover.


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7-Eleven Employee In Utah May Have Exposed Thousands Of Customers To Hepatitis

Customers of a 7-Eleven in Utah may want to pay close attention, ’cause those heat lamp pizza and chicken wings may have put them at risk for hepatitis.

According to health officials, a location of the national convenience retailer may have exposed about 2,000 customers to Hepatitis A, GrubStreet reports.

The Salt Lake County Health Department announced that customers who visited the 7-Eleven located on 2666 West 7800 South in West Jordan between Dec. 26 to Jan. 3 may want to consider getting a Hepatitis A shot after potential exposure occurred when an infected employee worked while ill.

Customers who consumed the store’s fresh fruit, self-served fountain drinks, hot items (hot dogs, pizza, chicken wings, or taquitos), or used the store’s bathroom, are said to be at risk. Those who ate and drank items sealed in packages shouldn’t worry though.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A include jaundice, nausea, fatigue, and fever, and could take up to a month to even show.

Since the discovery of the possible exposure, the location has been sanitized to the health department’s standards. Still, any customers of that specific Utah location may want to look into the injection. Those who are already fully vaccinated against Hep A should be alright.

It should also be stressed that anyone who handles food regularly should be washing their hands.


Utah School District Seizes Lunches from 40 Elementary Kids with Unpaid Bills


After realizing that some students’ had outstanding balances on Monday, a child-nutrition department snatched up the meals of as many as 40 students at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City. The lunches, which had already been distributed to them from the cafeteria, were not only seized from students with negative balances but thrown in the trash by school authorities.

The students were then ever so graciously handed an orange and given milk instead.

“She took my lunch away and said, ‘Go get a milk,'” fifth-grader Sophia Isom told KSL. “I came back and asked, ‘What’s going on?’ Then she handed me an orange. She said, ‘You don’t have any money in your account, so you can’t get lunch.'”

“It was pretty traumatic and humiliating,” Sophia’s mom, Erica Lukes, told the Salt Lake Tribune. “I think it’s despicable. These are young children that shouldn’t be punished or humiliated for something the parents obviously need to clear up.”

An onslaught of criticism has hit the school’s Facebook page. District officials have been denounced for their “heartless” and “inhumane” behavior, with many calling them bullies on a power trip.

The Salt Lake City School District later attempted to mitigate the situation, posting an apology to Facebook:

Unfortunately, children are served lunch before they get to the computer for payment. The children who didn’t have enough money in their accounts had their normal food trays taken from them and were given the fruit and milk.

This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize…

We understand the feelings of upset parents and students who say this was an embarrassing and humiliating situation. We again apologize and commit to working with parents in rectifying this situation and to ensuring students are never treated in this manner again.

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Culver’s Restaurants Reveals 3 New Frozen Pumpkin Drinks

Wisconsin-based Culver’s has been pumping out quality frozen custards and warm burgers since 1984, and this Fall season they’re accepting the flavors nature’s given them and dropped three fresh new flavors for your enjoyment. The three items up for grabs are their Pumpkin Spice Shake, a Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer and a Pumpin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer.

Here’s the lowdown on all three:

  • Pumpkin Spice Shake: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
Culver’s has over 425 locations spanning Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, all the way to Wyoming and Utah, Arizona, Texas and North Dakota. To find a location in your area, use their website’s location finder.