On your next trip to Disney World, your bucket list must include a trip to Via Napoli, the pizzeria restaurant in the Italy Pavilion. Known for its delicious cocktails featuring Italian spirits, the restaurant has a take on the Moscow Mule that you can’t miss, according to Disney Food Blog. The new drink is called the “Limoncello Mule” and it features the sweet lemon-flavored liqueur, ginger beer, lime juice, and of course, Mickey ears made with lemon and lime slices. While I’m hoping to get my hands on this special cocktail this Summer, it seems simple enough to re-create at home!
Hell’s Kitchen fans have a new reason to visit Las Vegas this year: Gordon Ramsay is opening a themed restaurant based on his popular show. “You’ve asked for it, and now it’s coming,” Gordon wrote in the Instagram caption of his announcement about the new restaurant, which will open in Caesars Palace this Winter.
“Fans of the show have been asking us to bring a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant to life since day one, so I’m thrilled to finally be doing it here at Caesars Palace,” Gordon said in a Facebook Live video when he shared the big news. “A key element of the show’s success has always been the diners’ experience, so we are excited for guests in Las Vegas to feel like they too are part of the show – flames and all.”
While we’re not exactly sure what Gordon means by the fact that guests will “feel like they too are part of the show” – will there be yelling?! – we can guarantee this will be a restaurant experience unlike any other. Hopefully risotto and beef wellington – two things that always seem to make a (burnt) appearance on Hell’s Kitchen – will be on the menu.
Gordon even had the iconic giant pitchfork transported from the show‘s Fox set, set it up in the fountains outside of Caesars Palace, and lit it on fire. This will be the fifth Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Las Vegas, and clearly he means business and is going to give fans a unique Hell’s Kitchen experience.
Dunkin’ Donuts fans have something to celebrate today – the coffeehouse chain just announced that it will have straight-up frozen coffee drinks. Finally! Now when we’re craving a cold Dunkin’ treat but don’t want all the bells and whistles of a Coolatta, we can reach for the new Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. The new menu item, which will be a permanent part of the lineup, is made with a “special extract featuring 100 percent Arabica coffee to bring forward the signature flavor of the brand’s premium coffee, blended with ice and dairy for a rich, sweet, and creamy beverage,” according to a press release.
The new frozen coffee landed in select Dunkin’ Donuts locations today, and the brand also announced it would be offering free samples of it on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in select stores. My nearest Dunkin’ doesn’t yet have the new drink, but if yours does and you’ve tried it, let us know what you think!
Hot tip: pick up some Costco steak the next time you visit the bulk warehouse. Costco has tons of grocery staples you rely on regularly, but steak is one of those special-occasion items that is not to be missed. My dad, an avid steak griller who has tried steak from butcher shops across the world, can attest to Costco steak’s greatness – it’s tender and full of delicate marbling and flavor.
One of Dad’s best friends, who makes high-end barbecue pits (Billy Twang), introduced him to these steaks. And recently, my boss asked if I ever bought steaks from Costco as it’s her dad’s favorite item to buy in bulk and freeze. I’ve heard three people sing praises about this particular grocery item in the span of a month – that’s enough to convince me to spend a little more time in the meat department at Costco.
Now, you can find all grades of meat at Costco – from more budget-friendly, USDA Prime cuts (~$11-$22 a pound) to organic, grass-fed cuts (~$24 pound) to American Wagyu filets ($99 a pound) to the crazy cream of the crop: Japanese Wagyu ($1200 for 12 pounds). Some of these cuts are found in stores and others can be purchased online and delivered fresh to your door. Dang if that isn’t conveniently awesome.
In case you need a little more convincing, take a look at a few of these steaks IRL. That red center. Those charred edges. The pools of savory juices. Try not to go weak in the knees . . . just try!
Any dedicated sandwich-lover knows that Jimmy John’s is incredible for a number of reasons: its freaky fast delivery time, its fresh ingredients, and its appreciation for its customers. On May 2, for one day only, the company is offering $1 subs in store only for a nationwide Customer Appreciation Day.
Yes, that means from 4 through 8 p.m., you can (and should) stop by your local Jimmy John’s shop for the discount on sandwiches number 1-6, the J.J.B.L.T., and Plain Slims subs. The best part of all is that you can order your sub as an Unwich (without the bread), or on wheat and still qualify for the deal.
There’s only one serious problem here – how are we supposed to decide which one to order?! The website surprisingly says that you can go through the line more than once, but it’s “at the store’s discretion,” so proceed with caution. Check the list of participating locations to see if your store is involved, and you better move freaky fast!
Say hello to your new favourite breakfast! These chia seed gingerbread overnight oats with vanilla protein are amazing. The flavour and texture is like gingerbread cookie dough and after just 1 minute of prep, you’ll be going to sleep dreaming of waking up and eating them. If you love gingerbread cookies you will love these…
If you haven’t watched an episode of the UK’s Great British Bake Off, then I just don’t understand what you’re doing with your free time. The reality baking competition is hugely popular in the UK and is gaining traction in the US thanks to airing on PBS under the name Great British Baking Show. Led by presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins and under the scrutiny of judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, British bakers create breathtaking masterpieces each week in a kitchen set up in a tent. Yes, they bake in a tent outdoors. Granted, it’s a pretty fancy tent, but I’ve seen my fair share of bakers have issues with their bakes simply because of the weather.
Lucky for all of us, the show is available on Netflix here in the US, so you can get a taste for it yourself. If you’re even slightly intrigued, keep reading for 12 fun facts about the show that I’m pretty sure will convince you to give it a try.
- Staff bake a Victoria sponge cake in every oven every day before filming. They do this to ensure the ovens are in perfect working condition.
- Professional chefs need not apply for the show. Entry is restricted to only amateur bakers.
- All the dish washing is done by hand, but not by the contestants. Because a dishwasher would be too loud to run while filming, the show employs extra staff just to wash dishes.
- Bakers buy all their own ingredients, which can get pretty pricey for them.
- Bakers are told to flag down a cameraman any time they want to put something into or take something out of the oven so it can be filmed. Those moments are crucial!
- Paul wasn’t the showrunners’ first choice to be a judge on the show, and it was Mel and Sue who recommended Mary as the other judge.
- It takes 10 weeks to film the show, but it’s typically only filmed two days a week. While often it’s shot on weekends, allowing the bakers to keep up their typical lives during the week, that’s not always the case. Filming also takes up to 16 hours a day!
- Bakers find out what they need to bake for the show beforehand. They have time to prep and practice and get their recipes approved by the show.
- The application process is extensive. It starts with a multiple-page application form, followed by a phone interview, then followed by bringing a couple bakes to London and having an in-person interview. If you’ve made it this far, you then have to do a technical bake on camera and bring along a bake from home. If you make it through all that, you have to see a psychologist to be sure you can handle the stress of filming.
- There’s little animosity between bakers. The show actually encourages them to be friends.
- Producers are on standby in case a baker gets stuck or needs a little help. The show really wants its bakers to succeed!
- Someone is on standby at a nearby store in case a baker forgets an ingredient. Unlike many American cooking shows, where if you don’t have all your ingredients you just have to deal with it, GBBO makes sure its bakers have everything they need to achieve their bakes.
Hershey’s released a lineup of new candy called the Flavors of America collection, and let’s just say some states will feel more of a sense of pride than others. While each candy certainly sounded promising, we can confirm not all of them are worth the hype after tasting them all for ourselves. That’s not to say that you should skip the entire collection when you spot it in stores, though. A few of the limited-edition state-themed candies are definitely worth trying out in favor the the traditional flavors you’ve had many times. Ahead, see how each of the seven candies really tastes and which ones you’ll want to pick up while you have the chance this Summer.
Freeze dried strawberries add the perfect crunch to these cookies, just asking to be a part of your spring brunch table. Continue
Don’t you just hate it when you’re taking a big bite of your juicy McDonald’s sandwich only to have the ingredients fall out on your plate? We know, it’s the worst. But these incredibly infuriating first-world problems will soon be a thing of the past thanks to McDonald’s new utensil – the Frork. McDonald’s introduced the new french fry fork in a hilarious infomercial, calling it the “uselessly useful” utensil that ensures no ingredient is left behind.
The Frork was created to accompany McDonald’s new Signature Crafted Recipe Sandwiches and scoop every last bite of the Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon, and Maple Bacon Dijon sandwiches. “When savoring these recipes, there’s a hitch you just can’t ditch: the topping dropping,” Anthony Sullivan says in the video, with his usual convincing nature. “This is a real problem. Wait, sorry, is this a real problem? Probably not, but good news: we solved it anyway.”
We are so in. The Frork is available in participating locations on May 5, for one day only, and will come with your purchase of any Signature Crafted Recipe sandwich, while supplies last. Because this wouldn’t be an infomercial without a toll-free number, call 1-844-McD-FRORK to find out where to get your Frork (or you could just go to McDonalds.com). Happy Frorking!