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Give Your Life a Taste of a Night Out With These Cali Tuna “Street Dogs”

In life, there are few moments more exhilarating than smelling the street dog cart on the corner after a long night.

Exit any arena, bar, or concert and there they are– sizzling griddles flooded by a gulf of bacon-wrapped hot dogs, onions, and jalapenos, manned by a bustling artist and their tongs. A few words, a flurry of hand movements, and a hot dog is ready and handed over, fully fixed. It’s a sublime experience, one that has been absent from many of our lives lately, for obvious reasons. 

Because of that, our latest recipe, in collaboration with Bumble Bee Seafoods, is made to bring you to the streets of LA, street dog in hand, via your own kitchen. Looking to give the dogs some flair, we made our own, from scratch, with tuna, Anaheim chilis, and bacon.

Do this by draining 2 pouches of Bumble Bee® Albacore Solid White Tuna, and toss it in a bowl with a ½ cup of mayo, 1 cup of shredded cheese, 1 cored, seeded, and diced jalapeno, 1 tsp of liquid smoke mesquite, a tsp of kosher salt, and ½ tsp of black pepper. This spread of ingredients complement each other quite well, forming a unique hot dog replacement. The liquid smoke works to make it reminiscent of a hot dog, while the tuna itself gives the dish a refreshing texture and the distinct sense of umami that comes from fish. 

Stir until everything is fully integrated.

Then, de-stem, de-seed and halve 6 Anaheim Peppers. Spoon some of the tuna mix into the pepper halves and use 6 strips of bacon to wrap each one, securing with toothpicks if necessary. These are what make this dish truly feel like a street dog. Nothing gets sidewalk lurking noses perked up like the smell of roasting peppers and sizzling bacon.

One last piece of prep work follows: slice 3 bell peppers and 1 small red onion into thin strips. 

So far, so easy.

Heat up a skillet coated with 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to medium-high heat. Once hot, sauté the veggies until browned, adding salt and pepper to taste. Remove the veggies and add another tablespoon of oil, letting that heat up a bit before throwing in the stuffed chilis, face side down. For these, just rotate the “dogs” until the bacon is cooked thoroughly, and they’re good to go. 

Beyond this, it’s just a matter of assembling the dog. Spread the guacamole on a hot dog bun, along with whatever other saucy condiments you prefer. Place a dog on that beautiful bed of guac, and then garnish with the veggies, a drizzle of sour cream, shredded cheese, and cilantro. Building this hot dog should come naturally, really, like the inclination to buy one on a night in the city.

And, until we actually can do that, catch me munching on these at home.

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Fast Food Recipes

In-N-Out Burger Breakfast Burrito Unveiled In Recipe Competition

Like pizza, a burrito is a blank canvas that can house pretty much any combination of flavors you can dream of. 

This latest Foodbeast Recipe Challenge has chefs wrapping up their ultimate burrito recipes. It features an entire In-N-Out Combo combined with scrambled eggs. 

Yup, Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth, the guy who made the In-N-Out Pie a few years back, is at it again, combining his two loves (In-N-Out and Breakfast Burritos) into a single handheld cylinder of delight.

Check out exactly how Elie pulls this off in the video above. Sadly, it’s not something you’ll find on In-N-Out’s secret menu any time soon, so you might as well try it out at home!

Other chefs participating in this Burrito Recipe Challenge include Jenny (@HappyBelliesByJenny), Rudy (@Rudeluv), Myself (@Pham_Bot), Costa (@Constantine_Spy), and Jem (@JemSanTheFoodGod). 

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Game Changing Spinach Artichoke Pizza Operates As Both Pizza AND Dip

When the holidays roll around, Rose City Pizza owner Brian Nittayo is in full spinach artichoke dip mode. A popular dish among his family, Nittayo would constantly get requests days prior to family get togethers for his take on the classic app.

At the last party, the pizzeria owner wondered what would happen if that dip came in some kind of pizza form.

From that stray thought, The Dip Pizza was born.

Rose City’s pie features spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, and is topped with colorful tortilla chip strips.

The idea was that the pizza crust would act as a giant chip, ferrying the contents of a gooey party app directly into your mouth.

You can either enjoy the pie by the slice or grab some tortilla chips and dip directly onto its savory surface as if it were its own party bowl.

The Dip Pizza can be found at Rose City Pizza in Rosemead, CA. It’s also home to the viral Al Pastor Pizza that comes straight from a spit. Between this and the spinach artichoke dip pie, I’m excited to see what this spot comes up with next.

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Fitness Guru Shows Us How To Make Cheeseburger Pop-Tarts

There’s an argument to be made that many foods should be enjoyed in some kind of Pop-Tart form. For those who can barely roll out of bed to make it to work on time, it’s just easier being able to crush your meals in hand-held fashion.

Zach Rocheleau, the man behind @theflexibledietinglifestyle on Instagram, shared a recipe with us that combines the convenience of a Pop-Tart with the savory goodness of a cheeseburger.

To make the flaky Pop-Tart crust, Rocheleau combines regular flour, coconut flour, and almond flour in a food processor. Butter and plain Greek yogurt are introduced to the flour mixture and blended further to create a lighter pastry. Taking a handful of the dough, he forms two balls which are rolled out on a flat surface to form the bottom and top halves of the crust.

Once the edges are cleanly sliced, a burger patty is stacked with queso, shredded mozzarella cheese, avocado slices, and a fried egg.

After the cheeseburger Pop-Tart is assembled, he crimps the edges with a fork and bakes the savory pastry for 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees.

The recipe is low-carb and high in protein for anyone trying to bulk up. If you’re not, however, it just looks friggin’ delicious.

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Culture Humor Video

4th Of July Video Captures Food And Fireworks Exploding In Beautiful Slow-Motion

July 4th is nearly upon us and, while it’s locked in the middle of the workweek, it doesn’t mean we can’t get weird and fun with the national holiday.

You may remember director David Ma from his many food series such as Superhero Hands and Jeff’s Table.

As a tribute to Independence Day, the director celebrates July 4th in what he feels is the most “AMERICA way possible” — combining food and fireworks.

Watch as traditional 4th of July picnic foods like hot dogs, watermelon, and Jell-O explode to the National Anthem.

Ma told Foodbeast:

“This was a personal project and ode to my favorite 4th of July foods with fireworks I was never allowed to play with as a kid.”

The director revealed that the foods chosen were not only iconic to Independence Day picnics, but items that would also yield to beautiful explosions in slow motion.

“I had a small but brilliant team who made all this happen. Brett Long was our food stylist who worked in tandem with Mike Quattrocchi (our fireworks technician) to attach M80 and mortar fireworks to watermelons, potato salad, Jell-O molds and hot dogs for precision in our blasts. For the set decoration and propping, Chuck Willis and Melissa Stammer brought to life my vision for the tabletops, which was a kitschy Americana ’80s feel.”


Remember kids, DO NOT try this at home. As this behind-the-scenes pic shows, the explosions were very real.

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Cravings Video

Watch This Guy Cook A Steak Using Sunlight And Butter

Enjoying a steak and basking in the sunlight sounds like a perfect day. Part of the journey every meat lover should experience at least once, is how that steak gets made.

Here’s one for the books.

YouTube’s The King of Random channel posed a hypothesis of whether or not it was possible to cook a steak with sunlight.

Harnessing Apollo’s embrace, Nate from the King of Random team set a raw cut of steak on a cast iron skillet and placed the meat under a solar scorcher.

A solar scorcher is a device that amplifies the sun’s rays and concentrates it immensely in a controlled perimeter. Similar to a giant magnifying glass, the device creates a constant stream of heat that quickly begins to warm both the skillet and the beef — becoming more concentrated the lower it gets to the ground.

Check out the fascinating process in how the scorcher cooks the steak in the video above. We probably don’t have the patience to build a solar scorcher the next time we want a steak, but we will pull up a lawn chair and eat it outside in the sun.

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We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off These Soothing Mac & Cheese Videos

I’ve only recently become familiar with the concept of ASMR videos. Before that, my YouTube experience mostly consisted of Mark Morrison and sneaker lacing tutorials.

Also known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, ASMR is essentially an experience that gives your body a sensation typically through a tandem of audio and visual stimulation — more commonly done via YouTube videos.

Here’s an example:

Not being one with a sweet tooth, cakes really don’t do it for me. However, I discovered something else equally effective.

Being lactose intolerant, I find the macaroni and cheese making process incredibly appealing. Though my body rejects dairy like a half-hearted prom proposal, my eyes and ears are drawn to the process of combining noodle to cheese and the sensation that comes from hearing them slow dance in a stainless steel gymnasium.

YouTube, however, can be a mixed bag when I’m searching for recipes. Some days, I don’t want to hear someone talking — just the soothing sounds of mac and cheese creation.

Below are some of the best mac and cheese recipes and interactions that feature limited to ZERO dialogue. All you pretty much hear is the tranquil soundtrack of macaroni and cheese coming to be.


God, look at all that cheese.

Soft whispers are cool too, just as long as you’re not shouting your recipe. Why is everybody shouting on the Internet these days?

Now, I can actually take or leave the eating parts of these videos. Seeing someone eat food that I can’t taste myself doesn’t appeal to me whether you’re male or female. Probably why I’ll never get into mukbang. Still, I can respect someone crushing an entire tray of macaroni and cheese for video content.

Finally, you can’t go wrong with Kraft Mac. A lifetime ago, before the intolerance kicked in, Kraft Mac and Cheese was a third of my college diet. How I miss it.


Next time you have a stressful day, I highly recommend looking up some ASMR videos of your favorite foods. Macaroni and cheese isn’t for everyone, but there are literally hundreds of other ASMR recipe videos on the Internet that will send tingles down your spine.

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Hit-Or-Miss Humor Video

We Spoke To The Now Viral Dancing ‘Pizza Girl’ About Her Internet-Breaking Performance

It’s often said that pizza can make everything better. With that said, it seems a video of a burlesque dancer performing her routine whilst nibbling on a slice of pizza, is probably enough visual evidence needed to establish that pizza does make everything better. We spoke to the now viral pizza girl to find out what happened.

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The viral pizza girl, known as Lilly Blue Moon, is an artist, model and dancer at Jumbo’s Clown Room in Downtown Los Angeles.  The video, which now has more than 3 million views on Twitter, shows Moon, casually take the stage with a slice of pizza in hand, as money rains down on her and the crowd cheers — while the tune of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” plays in the background.

FOODBEAST spoke to Ms. Blue Moon via Instagram direct message. She explained that eating pizza on stage isn’t a part of her normal performance, but considering the reaction from her now viral video, it might be.

“If there’s anything I’d want to be known for its eating pizza half naked and getting money thrown at me for it.” — Lilly Blue Moon

Whatever the case may be, the internet seemed quite envious of Moon and her moves.

Twitter user @sharizardsenpai seemed super into it.

It looks like Twitter user @Goddess__gemma supports this video.

Having worked at Jumbo’s for nearly a year, Moon said she has a reputation of being a pizza lover, which has earned her the nickname, “Pizza Girl,” since she continuously brings in pizza for before her shifts. So, considering her nickname, Moon decided to add a slice to her dance routine, and got more attention than she expected.

“I’ve done it a few times the other bikini bars I worked at,” Moon told FOODBEAST. “Never in front of a large crowd and never did I expect a response I got from it! I do always get pizza before work and my coworkers and boss call me ‘The Pizza Girl’. I just thought it would be funny.”

Moon added that her slice of the night was from Garage Pizza in LA, which is only about a mile from Jumbo’s. Could viral pizza girl start a new food trend for gentlemen’s clubs? Possibly, considering strip clubs are basically the reason Atlanta is addicted to lemon pepper chicken wings.