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Pumpkin Pie! Well...kinda.

Posted by Sara McDonald on

Happy November! And while pumpkin spice flavors have been making the rounds for awhile already, the royal dessert itself - the pumpkin pie - will proliferate this month. Love it or hate it, it is hard to imagine the staple November sweet changing in any way. It is truly a classic. So, I'm not sure whether the clear, gelatinous version of the dessert is genius, or an abomination. Yes, I said clear pie. Aliena restaurant in Chicago has added this glassy, transparent confection to their dining experience. Definitely unusual. Since I, personally, feel rather meh about both pumpkin pie and...

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délicieux

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Most of the time, receiving something cold and slimy from a vending machine is cause for alarm and disgust. But at this seaside resort in France, cold and slimy is available in a vending machine 24-7...in the form of oysters, farmed fresh right next door. Take a look, and like the customer in the video says, if you have a middle-of-the-night craving for oysters, this machine has your back.

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Food Safety?

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If I asked you to eat a substance that glowed in the dark, would you hesitate? What if I told you...many of us regularly do just that, without ever realizing it? Or feed it to our children? Or use it as a treat for fur babies? Since few of us eat in the dark, and even fewer (I imagine) eat with a laser pointer at the ready, it's probably not likely that many have experienced it. But yes, peanut butter glows in the dark! Weird. Check out this educational video for details (or proof, if you are the type that...

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Where (Literally) Everybody Knows Your Name

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Where (Literally) Everybody Knows Your Name

So, you've had a long week at work, and when Friday rolls around, you can hardly wait for happy hour to head out to the pub with some coworkers (just not the guy who steals everyone's lunches) for a relaxing pint to start the weekend. But wait...what's that? You say there's no pub within reasonable distance of your workplace? Tragedy! Well, get ready to drown those troubles in a tall glass of Guinness, because now you can take back closing time and rent an inflatable Irish pub for your very own backyard. That's right, folks. Bouncy houses are so last...

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