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BBQ Contest at Santa Anita Racetrack TOMORROW!

Horse racing and competition barbecue make for strange bedfellows once again at Santa Anita Park tomorrow. The Win, Place and BBQ Showdown brings back over thirty top BBQ teams to the grassy infield, where you can lose your shirt on the ponies, then lament your gambling losses with samples of......
BBQ beef brisket

BBQ Contest at Santa Anita Racetrack: Coming March 10

A barbecue contest and a horse race in Los Angeles, of all places? We've seen a rodeo and BBQ competition before, but this combination is a new one for us. The Santa Anita racetrack is hosting both the San Felipe Stakes and the Winners Circle BBQ Championships on March 10......
Cellphone-based E. coli detector; Credit: UCLA

Food Poisoning Detector Coming to Your Smartphone?

Want to check if that meat is really spoiled, or just smells off? UCLA reports that a new attachment for smartphones may be able to detect E. coli and Salmonella contamination and save you from a trip to the emergency room. Researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and......
Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

Trader Joe's Cookie Butter, aka Speculoos, Is Back!

If you've never experienced the creamy, crackalicious wonder that is Trader Joe's Cookie Butter, it might be because the shipment imported late last year caught on like wildfire. It's been sold out since before the end-of-year holidays, in fact. We confirmed with the Monrovia store location nearest the company's headquarters......
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Spend Valentine's Day With Hello Kitty, at Hooters Japan

Headed to Japan this week? Hooters Tokyo location is offering a Valentine's Day special through next Tuesday: Two promotional ice cream desserts called the Volcano of Love and the Rock of Love, and the first 1,000 customers to order either will get a collector's edition pin of Hello Kitty as......

Will Sing for Food: The Sonic Serenade

Adam Kuban/Flickr​What do you do when you're so musically talented that you can express everything in your head with melody and emotion? Like when asking for cheese on your No. 4 tater tots? Watch the charming video of vocalist and guitarist Giorgio Fareira doing what comes naturally for him at......

[Updated] Pinkberry Co-Founder Arrested at LAX

beach-cottage / Flickr​Update 1/17 4:15 p.m. Pinkberry's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Design Laura Jakobsen responded to the Young Lee arrest with this statement that firmly distances the co-founder from the company's current operations. Mr. Young Lee has no involvement with Pinkberry, our partners or our more than 170......

Braille Burger Buns, Or, How to Tap the Blind Social Media

Here's another case where foreign ad agencies are handing American agencies their asses. South Africa's Wimpy Burgers has Braille menus for the blind, and to get the word out, they created some special burger buns using sesame seeds to spell out messages in Braille......