# Food and drink
The Perfect Blueberry Oat Smoothie
A plant-based nutrient-packed smoothie perfect for mornings. When my children were little, I always tried to create nutritious plant-based smoothie options they'd actually enjoy. It was a challenge — especially at first. But with time, they grew to love them.
Brew at the Zoo returns next Friday in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation will host its 9th annual "Brew at the Zoo" on Friday, September 29th from 7-10 pm. Adults 21 and older are invited to the Zoo for an evening of food tasting, beer tasting, live music and more. Come sample dozens of craft beers from local and regional breweries and brew clubs as well as pub favorite snack. show off your “safari chic” style while listening to the sound of live music.
San Antonio's Casa San Miguel Had Some Seriously Gross Water Issues During Latest Health Inspection
Foodies in San Antonio, brace yourselves! A recent health inspection at Casa San Miguel, located at 741 Isom Rd, has left us with more questions than answers. With a score of 81, this culinary establishment has us raising our eyebrows and stomachs churning. Let's dive into the stomach-turning details of this inspection:
Unlock Microwave Magic: A Brownie in a Mug
The microwave can do more than pop popcorn. In 1945 a self-taught engineer named Percy Spencer developed an oven that used microwaves to create heat. His first experiments were done on popcorn and then on eggs.
Heavenly Herbed Garlic Knots
Imagine sitting down to a table adorned with a basket of warm, freshly baked garlic knots. The tantalizing aroma of garlic and herbs fills the air as you eagerly reach for one. Each knot is soft, buttery, and infused with a garlic-herb mixture that dances on your palate, leaving you craving for another. The outside is golden and slightly crisp, providing the perfect contrast to the tender interior. Not just an appetizer, these Heavenly Herbed Garlic Knots are the perfect companion to any Italian meal or even as a standalone snack for garlic lovers. Get ready to elevate your dining experience with this simple yet incredibly flavorful recipe!
Shortcut to Delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pulled pork or meat sandwiches have been around for a very long time. In today's culinary world, it is considered a delicacy of the south, especially the Carolinas. The origins of pulled pork though are far from what people think. It began hundreds of years ago due to the Spanish colonization.
Honeybees Are Not the Only Insects That Make Honey!
Have you ever wondered after taking a bite of nature's delicious gold if Honeybees are the animals that can produce this delicious treat?. The answer really has two answers both yes and no so let's dive right on into the hive and find out!
Celebrate New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute's "Cooking for a Cause" on September 20th
New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) has announced "Cooking for a Cause," a two-week, online silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind curated experiences culminating with a soirée overlooking the city of New Orleans on Wednesday, September 20th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
10 Crazy Good Places to Eat In Nashville That You HAVE to Try!
Nashville, the bustling city known for its vibrant music scene, has more than just tunes to offer. Its diverse culinary landscape has been gaining recognition, and here are ten of the craziest good restaurants that are redefining Nashville's food scene.
Lake Charles to hold 1st annual Louisiana Food & Wine Festival
The first annual Louisiana Food & Wine Festival will be held on September 14th, through September 17th, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The inaugural event will feature all-inclusive food and drink tasting events, including over 300 varieties of culinary, wine, beer, and spirit tastings experiences and 40+ restaurants.plus live music in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Dave and Busters Family Fun
We visited Dave and Busters in Florence, KY. They have games, food and drinks for a good time.
This Kitchen Conversion Chart Is A Must-Have For Everyone!
Use this Printable Kitchen Conversion Chart and have it handy for converting recipes from US customary unit conversions to metric in no time flat. I really love connecting with people worldwide through cooking and baking. Many people visit my website from all over the world, and I'm often asked to include conversions in each recipe. That isn't a feasible solution to include on every recipe, so I wanted to provide a printable chart that you can keep handy in your own kitchen to reference for conversions.
The Ultimate Gut-Healing Smoothie
Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious way to support your gut health? Look no further! Packed with wholesome ingredients, this smoothie is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a powerful elixir for your gut.
Opinion: GMOs in Our Foods: Shock & Quest for Better
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San Antonio Taqueria #8's Health Inspection: What Went Wrong?
In a recent health inspection on April 25, 2023, Taqueria Guadalajara #8, located at 1616 Military Dr SW, scored an appalling 74, and if that wasn't bad enough, they had to endure a follow-up inspection due to their numerous violations that'll make your stomach churn. Food Gone Bad: Ever wonder what happens when food isn't cooled down properly? Well, Taqueria Guadalajara #8 showed us. Food made the day before was caught lounging at temperatures between 49°F to 78°F, far from the safe 41°F range. The solution? Toss it all out! Fridge Follies: Even their walk-in fridge couldn't escape the inspectors' watchful eyes, with temperatures ranging from 43°F to 45°F. Thankfully, they did fix the fridge, but it makes you wonder how long it was out of whack. Stacked Sins: Raw foods decided to have a little party on top of ready-to-eat foods in both the walk-in fridge and reach-in cooler. Who invited them? Pans piled on top of uncovered foods, a recipe for contamination. Glove Games: Changing gloves? Apparently, not their strong suit. They were caught red-handed not changing gloves when switching tasks and not washing hands properly. Yuck! Bare-Handed Cooks: Gloves weren't the only issue. A cook decided to get up close and personal with ready-to-eat foods using their bare hands. Double yuck! Room Temperature Roulette: Instead of properly cooling food from 135°F to 41°F, they opted for a risky game of leaving it at room temperature, covered. Spoiler alert: not safe. Thermometer Troubles: Taqueria Guadalajara #8 doesn't seem to believe in thermometers. They were missing in action, both for checking temperatures and making sure food was rapidly cooling. Personal Drinks Drama: If you enjoy your food with a side of someone's personal drink, this place has got you covered. Personal drinks were rubbing shoulders with food, and even got cozy in the refrigerators. Bottoms up? Uncovered Secrets: Food kept secrets in the walk-in fridge and cold hold units, literally. They weren't properly covered, leaving them exposed to who knows what. Thawing Thrills: Forget thawing safely; they opted for the thrill of leaving food at room temperature to thaw. The inspectors weren't impressed. Missing Report Mystery: To top it all off, their last routine inspection report was missing from public view. It's almost like they didn't want anyone to know. Taqueria Guadalajara #8 might want to consider a crash course in food safety because their recent health inspection reads like a horror story for anyone looking for a decent meal. If you were planning a visit, you might want to think twice, or maybe thrice.
Moldy Ice and Dirty Secrets: Inside This San Antonio Convenience Store's Health Inspection
In the world of restaurant health inspections, some reports can really make your stomach turn. Little Sams #4, located at 6801 New Hwy 90 W, had its fair share of eyebrow-raising discoveries during a recent inspection on April 18, 2023. With a not-so-impressive score of 76, it's time to take a closer look at what the health inspector found.
Yikes! Behind Mi Mexico Estilo Jalisco #2's Health Inspection Score of 73
Alright, folks, hold onto your appetites because we've got a report from the recent inspection of Mi Mexico Estilo Jalisco #2 at 3110 Zarzamora St. in sunny San Antonio, TX. Brace yourselves; this isn't for the faint of heart. So, the health inspectors paid these guys a visit, and let's just say it wasn't a pretty sight. Their sanitation score? A cringe-worthy 73. Buckle up; it's about to get gross. First off, the temperature trouble. They found chicken and fajitas hanging out at balmy temperatures of 50 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively. Beef fajitas? They weren't much cooler at 54 degrees. Even the poor sliced tomatoes and pico de gallo couldn't catch a break, loitering at a toasty 48 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Sour cream decided to join the hot party at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. You know, because who needs proper food safety? Oh, but it gets worse. It turns out foods like chorizo mexicano, that are left off-temperature and then reheated when ordered, were living on borrowed time without proper time stamps. Yikes. And when the inspection began, they caught an employee handling tortillas without gloves. Gross doesn't even cover it. Speaking of storage, they were a mess. Tortillas were cozying up in grocery-style to-go bags, which, spoiler alert, isn't how you keep food safe. Food containers? Well, they decided to have a little floor party in the walk-in cooler. Classy. Cleanliness wasn't their strong suit either. Areas like refrigeration units and dishware storage looked like they hadn't seen a sponge in ages. Gaskets and rubber seals on refrigerator doors? They were rocking a "buildup and food debris" look that's all the rage in unsanitary circles. And now, the award for the most cringe-worthy moment: pests. An opening tube along a wall near the tortilla-making area was basically an open invitation for creepy crawlies from the great outdoors. A screen? Nope, they didn't get the memo. Oh, and towels? Apparently, they have a mind of their own. They were hanging from employees' waists and making themselves comfy on food prep areas. Ew. Now, we get it, one bad day doesn't define a restaurant, but a score of 73 raises some eyebrows, to say the least. Hopefully, Mi Mexico Estilo Jalisco #2 will roll up their sleeves, fix these issues pronto, and get back on track. In the meantime, you might want to consider other dining options or a home-cooked meal. Bon appétit!
Fatal Heat: Mother Claims "One Chip Challenge" Killed Her 14 Yr-old Son
The growing fear for parents, as food challenges get more and more dangerous. In recent years, spicy food challenges have taken the internet by storm, with one of the most notorious being the "One Chip Challenge." However, a recent tragic incident has shed light on the serious risks associated with such spicy food challenges and the need for enhanced safety measures and regulations.
New 1950s Meets 1990s Restaurant Now Open
There’s something fun about walking into a restaurant that has fully embraced a time of yesteryear. You can feel like you’re in a different decade, perhaps from your childhood or maybe only from your dreams (or the movies). It lets you walk into the past and may even give you the urge to go vintage clothing shopping. Around Tucson, there aren’t all that many throwback restaurants around town, but recently, a new restaurant and nightclub opened that takes the decor of the 1950s and accents it with the pink throwback vibe of the 1990s.
Italian Staple Returns to Trussville With a New Name And Location
Tamburro’s Italian Home has officially opened to the public. Many long-time locals can fondly remember the restaurant’s predecessors, Tamburro and Sons, and Tamburro’s Bella Notte, which was located on Glenn Avenue in downtown Trussville from 1994 to 2010.