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Bud Light Promises Free Beer To Every Californian If Mexico Beats Brazil In World Cup Match

My soccer-loving colleagues have explained to me that Mexico has not advanced past the fifth round in the World Cup since 1994, being dubbed “The Curse of the Fifth.”

With Korea’s most recent win over Germany, keeping Mexico alive in the World Cup, it seems the country is one step closer to achieving that dream, though, and Bud Light raised the stakes.

Earlier this month, Bud Light tweeted that if Mexico was able to break the “Curse of the Fifth,” they’ll provide the state of California with free beer.

If Mexico beats Brazil this upcoming Monday, Bud Light will have to uphold their promise to provide the Golden State with a downpour of free beer.

Budweiser has yet to announce how and when they’ll provide that boozy promise, but we’re all on the edge of our seats hoping they deliver if Mexico beats Brazil next week.

The only thing we can be sure of, however, is that our eyes will be glued to this Monday’s match.

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We Built A 30-Pound Breakfast Burrito To Feed Our Entire Soccer Watch Party

One of the biggest tournaments in sports is now live, meaning it’s time to gather up the crew and watch the games. The Foodbeast squad just did that for one of the first matches, and we added an epic food twist into the mix.

Foodbeasts Elie Ayrouth and Marc Kharrat got everything they needed for the watch party at Northgate Market, an emporium of Mexican foods and essentials. Since most of the contests air during the morning in our area, breakfast was the name of the game for the festivities.

The party was elevated to Foodbeast status with this MASSIVE 30-pound breakfast burrito. The above picture shows what went inside, but doesn’t do the full size complete justice.

Yea, it was massive.

The whole thing was masterfully wrapped thanks to the help of burrito maestros Armen Martirosyan from @eatbearded and Anthony Andrade from @dradevsfood.

There was also a custom fondue using a plethora of different cheeses and a literal sheet of chicharrón.

To drink, there were jugs of watermelon and cucumber lime agua fresca infused with tequila and vodka.

Finally, for dessert, there was a cake and plenty of cupcakes themed around association football to celebrate the big tournament.

Elie and Marc made the most of every part of Northgate to make each of the items happen. Nearly the entire breakfast hot food bar, including huevos con nopales and chile rellenos, went into the burrito, alongside an entire log of chorizo sausage and piles of marinated Mexican meats.

The fondue contained almost every cheese Northgate had to offer, and Elie and Marc went and bought entire jugs of agua fresca to mix some alcohol into for the watch party.

They even managed to snag a ton of jerseys, balls, and flags to ensure that the decor and attire were as on point as the food.

Bringing everything together made for an epic watch party that was as much about the food as it was the beautiful game. I know that in the weeks to come, we’re all gonna be talking as much about the tournament as we are that behemoth of a breakfast burrito.

You can view the entire process of how everything came together in the above video displaying Foodbeast’s latest episode of Going In, a new Facebook Watch and YouTube show. If you’re down to recreate the whole experience for yourself, you can find your nearest Northgate Market by clicking here.


Created in partnership with Northgate Markets

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What 7 World Cup Countries Would Look Like as Hot Dogs

The World Cup has been exciting throughout and the fans of each country have passionately supported their teams. In honor of the World Cup, Brazilian hot dog makers WDOG decided to make seven hot dogs representing some of these teams so fans can passionately support their team, and eat delicious hot dogs at the same time. WDOG chose Japan, Mexico, U.S., Germany, Argentina, Italy and of course Brazil, and dyed the hot dog buns in their flag’s colors. They then used ingredients that they felt represented each country and crafted some mouth watering dogs.

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 Japan

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The Japanese Dog has a white and red bun and is topped with sukiyaki, tare sauce and sesame seeds.

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Mexico

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The Mexican dog has a red white and green bun. Topped with guacamole, chili, tortilla chips and a red hot chili pepper.

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Brazil

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The dog inspired by host country Brazil has a green and yellow bun. Topped with bacon, banana flour mix, and Feijoada sauce, which is a traditional Brazilian stew of beans and meat.

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Argentina

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The Argentine dog has a blue and white bun, garlic mayo, yellow pepper and chimichurri sauce.

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Germany

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The German dog has a red, yellow and black bun, as does their proud flag. The ingredients for this bad boy include green mayo, pickles, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, caramelized onions, dark mustard and “German” sauce.

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Italy

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The Italian Dog probably uses the same red, white and green bun from the Mexican dog, hopefully, it’d be terribly inefficient otherwise. This one is actually polpettone — an Italian meat loaf, stuffed with mozzarella cheese, an “Italian” sauce and basil.

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America

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The American dog has a red and blue bun. No white on the bun for some reason, but it does have some white mustard mayo to make up for it. It has nacho cheese, coleslaw and barbecue sauce. Because ‘MURICA.

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WORLD CUP: Angry South Koreans Chuck Toffees at National Soccer Team

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Although most people would love to be showered with candy, South Korea’s National Soccer Team took the flying sweets with melancholy when they returned from Brazil. While lining up for photographs from their fans at the Incheon airport, the team was greeted by an onslaught of toffee candies after a poor performance at the World Cup.

The reason behind the toffees is that the phrase “Go eat a toffee” is considered an insult in Korea. It’s similar to “Screw you” or “Get Lost.” Dozens of toffee candies were thrown at the down-on-their-luck team. At least they were wrapped though. Because ants.

In what is said to be Asia’s worst World Cup performance in 24 years, the team grabbed one point in a series of three matches. South Korea joined Japan, Iran and Australia in an early trip back home from Brazil.

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Holy Moly, This Domino’s Pizza Has Cheese Buns for Crust

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That’s right, it’s time for our weekly ugh-why-cant-the-US-have-any-of-the-nice-things cry sesh. Today’s topic? Pizza. Specifically, Domino’s Pizza. Even more specifically, Domino’s Pizza with cheese buns instead of cardboard for the crust. Ugh, WHY can’t the U.S. have any of the nice things? Waaaaahhh.

It’s another odd World Cup tie-in that the red and blue pizza chain is offering in South Korea, named the Churrasco Cheese Roll. In Brazil, “churrasco” is a general term for barbecue, and refers to the pizza’s topping of chimichurri-seasoned steak, along with mozzarella, gouda, sun-dried tomatoes, mango habanero sauce, onions, green peppers, and mushrooms, reports Brand Eating.

Most exciting though are pull apart cheese buns that make up the crust. Each looks kind of like a deviled egg and is decked in a layer of cheese sauce and bacon bits. We’re not sure how “Brazilian” it is, but we’ll go ahead and take a brazillion.

(Ba-Dum-CRASH)

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McDonald’s Hong Kong Does Square Patties & Potato Wedges for World Cup

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First it was fancy fry boxes. Then it was country-inspired sandwiches. Now McDonald’s is continuing the World Cup-themed cavalcade in Hong Kong, with a limited time menu that includes three kinds of chicken wings, potato wedges, orange fruit punch, and a four-patty spicy beef cheeseburger.

Mickey D’s tribute to Spain, the Spicy Beef Burger comes topped with cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, and the aforementioned square slices of beef, though we’re not sure what any of it has to do with Spain. The spice is courtesy of Malagueta chili sauce, which Brand Eating reports is actually more common in Brazilian cuisine than Spanish.

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What is exciting, though, regardless of origin, are the other limited-time offerings. Not only does the McWings Platter includes flavors like Pickled Chili and Crispy Garlic, but the orange punch is practically a nonalcoholic sangria, and the fried potatoes come in wedge form instead of our boring old French julienne. Sure they’re still just potatoes, but the fact that we can’t get them here is still enough to make me go, “WANT.”

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McDonalds World Cup Sandwiches Pay Homage to Competing Countries

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The World Cup games begin in a few short weeks and the games’ official restaurant is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the global event. McDonalds debuted their special edition fry boxes earlier this week but along with the redesign the fast food chain has created new themed menu items.

The new sandwiches are available at over 800 Brazil Mickey D’s locations now until June 25 with a different sandwich available every day of the week, celebrating seven competing countries: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United States.

The McBrazil is available on Sundays and features an angus beef patty topped with mayonnaise, Brazilian vinaigrette, lettuce and emmental cheese.

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The McSpain, available on Mondays, is fancier McChicken topped with olive oil mayo, spicy bacon cheese, tomato and lettuce.

The McGermany takes over the Tuesday menu with a McRib-esque sandwich, german mustard sauce, red onion, pickles and bacon spicy cheese.

The McFrance takes a fancy turn on Wednesdays with its triple cheese topped sandwich: grated parmesan cheese, crispy chicken, lettuce, tomato, melty cream cheese, and emmental cheese

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The McItaly aka a pizza burger will be on the menu on Thursdays. This burger is topped with pepperoni, tomato sauce, grated parmesan cheese, and Polpettone meat.

The McArgentina features a meaty burger and is available on Fridays. The burger comes topped with a chimichurri mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and cheddar.

The McUSA burger definitely represents ‘Murica well. Available on Saturdays the double pattied angus beef burger is topped with barbecue sauce, crispy onions, pickles, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

Hey McDonalds, the US celebrates the World Cup too! Why the hell don’t we have these burgers here?!

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