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Forget mediocre food

Day: April 1, 2021

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South Bay fried chicken enthusiasts, it is time to celebrate. You no longer need to schlep north or cross a bridge to parktake in chef Brenda Buenviaje’s Creole, Cajun and French-inspired cuisine. There’s a cloud kitchen for that.

Buenviaje, a native of New Orleans who launched Brenda’s French Soul Food in San Francisco in 2007, has opened Brenda’s San Jose inside a commissary kitchen at 949 Ruff Drive in San Jose. And the menu stars Buenviaje’s greatest hits for pickup and delivery: Beignets and cream biscuits, po’ boy sandwiches, fried chicken combos and Big Momma’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich, a crispy

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Illustration for article titled How to Jellify Your Favorite Beverages

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I wish I had a noble reason for lying in bed and sampling jellified beer from a cocktail glass on a Friday morning—but the actual explanation is, well, anime. Anime has served as my and my spouse’s pandemic hobby, and we have watched at least two dozen series in the past year. We recently finished The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., a show about an all-powerful high school psychic desperately trying (and failing) to be mediocre. The titular character has a soft spot for dessert—specifically coffee jelly, a gelatinized coffee dessert. Gelatin

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Coffee and the cosmos — a duo like no other. Starbucks’ not-so-secret secret menu is home to some of the most creative and colorful caffeine-filled drinks of all, each of which aligns with one of the 12 different zodiac signs. Thanks to TikTok users who are also Starbucks aficionados, coffee-lovers are now aware of (almost) every secret menu item drink under the sun. Just how each sign varies from another, so does every Starbucks creation. From the colorful and experimental to the tried and true, these crafted drinks were made for each sign based on their unique differences.

Curated from

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The Athens branch of the Flying Biscuit, which started as one smallish restaurant in Atlanta’s Park and now extends all over the place as a franchise, is officially open, running various specials all week on Prince Avenue in the new Prince Park development across from the hospital. The Barberitos in the same building is still a work in progress.

Creature Comforts is hosting a drive-through plant sale for Troublesome Creek Farm this Thursday through Saturday, mostly edible stuff like Carolina black peanuts, sorrel, fancy watermelons and the like.

Apr. 1, in compensation for being a general annoyance, is also

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Launched in 2020, EverGrain produces EverPro, a barley-based protein powder for drinks, and EverVita, a barley-based supplement that adds fiber and protein to baked goods. A Portland, Oregon, company, Take Two Foods, recently began using EverGrain’s ingredients in a new barley milk product, and Nestle’s Garden of Life is also using EverGrain supplements in new products.

EverGrain currently has only a small-scale, $15 million production facility at A-B’s Newark, New Jersey, brewery, which will continue to be used for testing and small-batch production after the St. Louis facility is operational. EverGrain opted to build its full-scale production facility here because

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A mafia fugitive has been caught in the Caribbean after appearing on YouTube cooking videos in which he hid his face but inadvertently showed his distinctive tattoos.

Marc Feren Claude Biart, 53, led a quiet life in Boca Chica, in the Dominican Republic, with the local Italian expat community considering him a “foreigner”, police said in a statement on Monday.

He was betrayed by a YouTube channel in which he showed off his Italian cooking skills. The videos never showed his face, but the tattoos on his body gave him away, they said.

Biart had been on the run since

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