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Last Call: The status of Bert and Ernie’s relationship Last Call: The status of Bert and Ernie’s relationship

Today was strange. Did everybody get that feeling? After dumping coffee on your lap on the train and walking into the wrong morning meeting, in the midst of taking a hopefully solace-filled Twitter break at lunch, you probably came across the following announcement on your feed:

An unfortunate running list of food-industry sexual harassment and assault accusations [UPDATED] An unfortunate running list of food-industry sexual harassment and assault accusations [UPDATED]

The Time-lauded “Silence Breakers” movement started in September with revelations about sexual harassment and assault accusations against Hollywood uber-producer Harvey Weinstein. Although the original New York Times article containing those revelations led to a virtual avalanche of stories about other alleged (and…

A North Carolina Chick-Fil-A opened its kitchen on Sunday to help hurricane victims A North Carolina Chick-Fil-A opened its kitchen on Sunday to help hurricane victims

Chick-Fil-A is famous for a few things: like extremely popular chicken sandwiches, and being closed on Sunday. According to the company website, founder S. Truett Cathy “saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose—a practice we uphold…

Meat-eaters aghast at vegan brisket that looks just like beef Meat-eaters aghast at vegan brisket that looks just like beef

Are there two groups of people more determined to annoy each other than meat eaters and vegans? Whether it’s a carnivore enjoying a blood-rare steak outside of a vegan festival or a group of vegans protesting outside a meat-focused restaurant, the two groups seem determined to just bug the hell out of each other, with…

So... best cake? So... best cake?

Actress Chelsea Peretti’s preferred technique of eating cake—by carefully avoiding the frosting in favor of an all-sponge experience—garnered much discussion on Twitter over the weekend.

Coca-Cola exploring foray into cannabis drinks Coca-Cola exploring foray into cannabis drinks

Never let it be said that Coca-Cola Co. can’t tell which way the wind is blowing. Jumping onto a growing trend, Coke is exploring a possible alliance with Aurora Cannabis Inc., Bloomberg reports. Coca-Cola is primarily interested in “drinks infused with CBD—the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain…

What’s the best way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken? What’s the best way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken?

Is there anything better than a nicely roasted rotisserie chicken from the store? Just pick one of those bad boys up, and you’ve got dinner already halfway made. Depending on the size of your family, though, you might end up with a few pieces of leftover bird. In honor of our rotisserie chicken smackdown (and we’ve…

Last Call: An architect-turned-pastry chef’s mesmerizing desserts Last Call: An architect-turned-pastry chef’s mesmerizing desserts

Dinara Kasko was an architect before she became a pastry chef, and it’s evident in her use of fascinating shapes and angles that look more like art than dessert. According to this brief Core 77 piece, Kasko uses 3D printers to create the molds. However she creates these incredible pieces, I can’t stop scrolling…

Sing-alongs and bare asses: Nostalgia ruled at this year’s Riot Fest Sing-alongs and bare asses: Nostalgia ruled at this year’s Riot Fest

Riot Fest 2018 was an oddly muted affair. No big reunions or “one time only” performances of the kind that have so thrilled festivalgoers in times past, like Jawbreaker getting back together last year or L7 in 2015. Instead, there was a comforting procession of longtime stalwarts (Bouncing Souls, Andrew W.K.) and…

Some sick bastard in Australia is hiding needles in strawberries Some sick bastard in Australia is hiding needles in strawberries

When we were kids, the threat of someone putting razor blades in apples turned out to be an urban legend. But this is much worse, because it’s real, and widespread: The Washington Post reports that in Australia “someone is placing sewing needles inside strawberries—endangering those who eat them and sending panic…

Maybe don't bring your guns to Chuck E. Cheese’s Maybe don't bring your guns to Chuck E. Cheese’s

Allow us to make this controversial statement: Please don’t bring a gun to Chuck E. Cheese’s? Sure we all may have thought about shooting an animatronic band member as hour four of an endless children’s party kicks in, but who among us who would actually do so?

DIY avocado toast is a sham DIY avocado toast is a sham

Avocado toast is one of those items where it usually makes sense to purchase at the cafe: topped with pickled onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and/or sesame seeds, the presentation is usually much fancier than you would put on your own plate at home. We say usually, because a recent diner was quite dismayed by her recent…

Combine s'mores with crepes for happy campers Combine s'mores with crepes for happy campers

Some culinary combinations are so perfect they can work in a variety of configurations. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato makes a perfect sandwich, but also an amazing pasta (swap out arugula for lettuce). The pairing of chocolate and peanut butter works as well in ice cream as it does in a candy bar. Grilled cheese and…

Hurricane Florence quickly depleting food banks’ supplies  Hurricane Florence quickly depleting food banks’ supplies 

Despite preparedness efforts, Hurricane Florence’s landfall has already resulted in some unfortunate shortages. CNN reports that “Carolina food banks, already short on supplies, are in desperate need of donations.” It explains that many food banks and pantries have closed because they are located in evacuation zones.…

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pop-up restaurant will feature burritos, wings, and milkshakes   Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pop-up restaurant will feature burritos, wings, and milkshakes  

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is an acquired taste that some people just seem to love beyond reasonable comprehension. (One of our writers even tried to make Cheetos ranch dressing, cheesecake, and corn dogs). The Flamin’ Hot Cheetos love is so strong that Cheetos announces in a press release this week that it’s teaming up with…

Kal Penn can actually eat White Castle now Kal Penn can actually eat White Castle now

One of his most famous characters spent a lot of time hunting down sliders at White Castle, but as a vegan, Kal Penn apparently wasn’t actually partaking of those delicious mini-burgers in the Harold And Kumar movies. He tells Business Insider, “The person in charge of props went out of her way to make little mini…

What’s the best way to cut a sandwich? What’s the best way to cut a sandwich?

Welcome to The Takeout’s Debate Series. Today, we focus on the most vexing question to confound mankind since whether a hot dog is a sandwich. And that question is... (whoops, the headline already gave it away) what’s the best way to slice a sandwich?

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