May 17, 2020

Lightning Round: Radical Pizza, Sushi and Blood, Medicine and Drought

Lightning Round
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drought
pizza
Frazer Jones
2 min
Lightning Round: Radical Pizza, Sushi and Blood, Medicine and Drought

Its the weekend, and we deserve a cartoon break. Peter Pham from Foodbeast definitely delivers here, painstakingly attacking a litany of gross-combina...
  • It’s the weekend, and we deserve a cartoon break. Peter Pham from Foodbeast definitely delivers here, painstakingly attacking a litany of gross-combination pizzas from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and turning them into appetizing works of art. We never thought we’d ever be so hungry for a tuna fish, peanut butter, and jelly pizza. (Then again, this is coming from someone whose favorite pizza of all time had shrimp and pineapple and banana on it [and marshmallows if our memory serves] so maybe take our hunger with a grain of salt.) ~ Foodbeast
  • While Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel Get Jiro was one of our favorite comics of 2012, we never expected the self-contained story to get a sequel and were just happy with what we had. But now it’s getting a prequel, slated for release this October, and we’re even happier. Bring on the sushi and ultraviolence. ~ Vulture
  • Louise Slaughter, congresswoman and longtime sponsor of the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, has some words for the FDA about antibiotic use among livestock. ~ TakePart
  • One commodity farmer in central California gives his story of how he’s getting by in the midst of the state’s devastating drought. ~ Ensia
  • Speaking of the drought, it’s easy to point the finger at almonds since nearly our entire almond supply is grown in the state. But as this op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times reminds us, they actually use a quite conservative amount of water compared to some other offenders in the agriculture industry. Of course, pointing fingers further down the line doesn’t help either—only finding better agricultural solutions will.  ~ Los Angeles Times

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May 17, 2020

IHOP becomes IHOb, and the 'b' stands for burgers

IHOP
IHOb
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James Henderson
2 min
The IHOP restaurant franchise will know be known as IHOb, with the b to stand for burgers
IHOP Restaurants has rebranded, and will now be known IHOb, with the ‘b’ standing for burgers, the company has said.

The news of the rebrand was r...

IHOP Restaurants has rebranded, and will now be known IHOb, with the ‘b’ standing for burgers, the company has said.

The news of the rebrand was revealed next week, with speculation about what the ‘b’ may stand for, with guesses ranging from brunch to bananas.

In a release, IHOb said that change in fact celebrates the debut of the brand’s new Ultimate Steakburgers, a line-up of seven mouth-watering, all-natural burgers.

To show the brand is as serious about burgers as it is about its world-famous pancakes, it’s flipped the “p” to a “b” in their iconic name for the time being, including its Twitter handle.

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A flagship IHOb restaurant in Hollywood, CA, has also been completely “re-burgered”, and will offer all of the company’s new range of burgers, with its Ultimate Stakeburgers to come in seven varieties.  

“Burgers are a quintessential, American menu item so it makes perfect sense that IHOP, one of the most iconic, all-American comfort-food brands in the world, would go over the top to create a delicious line-up of quality burgers that hit the spot any time of day,” said Chef Nevielle Panthaky, Head of Culinary at IHOb.

“Our new Ultimate Steakburgers are made with all-natural, 100% USDA Choice, Black Angus ground beef that is smashed on the grill to create a sear that locks in the juices and flavour.

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