Local Restaurateur Brings Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Compton

Local entrepreneurs, Elton and Denise Anderson open their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Compton. The new location will offer barbecue lovers four weeks of specials and giveaways, including free barbecue for a year for three lucky guests.

The Andersons bring 12 years of restaurant experience as they join the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit family. After looking for new franchising opportunities, the Andersons fell in love with Dickey’s delicious, slow-smoked barbecue and energized concept.

“At Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, we pride ourselves on serving our communities authentic, Texas-style barbecue which can only be done with amazing franchisees such as Elton and Denise Anderson,” says Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We are thrilled to have these experienced franchisees open their new location in Compton and look forward to their success.”

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Lime-A-Rita Wants You to Meet The Ritas

They’ve Got a Margarita In a Can. And They’ve Got Something to Say.

Kicking back in a lawn chair with a juicy Lime-A-Rita in hand are three legendary ladies who have lived, so they know how to live, and are here to tell you their story. Life is tough and sometimes we need a reminder that the coolest thing you can do is not care and drink a margarita in a can. Meet The Ritas. Nothing says “I don’t give a flying flamingo floatie” like sipping on a Lime-A-Rita by the pool, which The Ritas invite everyone to do.

Ladies, it’s time to grab life by the cans and take cues from The Ritas. The days of polite advice columns and crafting a cocktail are over, especially because it takes like six months to get a response published in a newspaper and you can just open a can. Starting today, The Ritas are dishing out savage straight-talk with #RitaSays in a place where opinions are given whether you ask for it or not: social media. With a lifetime of experience, they’re here to help you give zero…fruits about striving for Insta-perfection and start being the hot gossip you wish to see in the world.

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IHOP® Restaurants Announces Its First-Ever Kid Culinary Team

In Honor of IHOP National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Brand Teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Invited “Miracle Kids” Ages 6-16 to Create New Pancake Recipes

IHOP® unveiled its first ‘Kid Culinary Team’ as part of the brand’s annual IHOP National Pancake Day® celebration, which takes place next Tuesday, February 27 in IHOP restaurants everywhere*. Partnering with its lead charity, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, IHOP put out a call to current and former CMN Hospitals patients to dream up their best pancake creation for the chance to join the inaugural IHOP Kid Culinary Team and cook their recipe in the brand’s Test Kitchen. After receiving submissions from around the country, three finalists were selected for their pancake originality and inspirational stories.

Meet the IHOP Kid Culinary Team:

  • Elise Bromund, of Greensboro, North Carolina, cooked up Chocolate Cat Pancakes with Raspberry Custard and “Chocolate Chippies,” dedicated to the adorable animals she loves. Elise has been battling Jacobsen Syndrome her entire life. Due to the rare chromosome defect, eight-year-old Elise has been hospitalized numerous times and today, is still being treated for kidney disease and epilepsy. According to Elise’s mom, “she has never met a stranger she doesn’t like; she befriends everyone, and she demonstrates unusual empathy toward people who are sad or hurting.” A bubbly child that brings joy to everyone she meets, Elise loves to sing and dance.

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These Are the Best and Worst US Cities for Foodies on a Budget

GOBankingRates identified the best and worst cities to enjoy good food without breaking the bank

Las Vegas and Long Beach, Calif. are the best cities to live if you are looking for affordable food options, found a new study by personal finance website GOBankingRates.

According to the study, Seattle is the worst city for foodies on a budget. The city has the fifth-highest cost of groceries in the country, and 16.45 percent of residents have low access to grocery stores. The cost of a three-course meal runs at about $65 per person.

For more details on methodology and to view the full study, please visit: Most and Least Affordable Cities for Foodies

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Cook’s Country Magazine Launches “On the Road”

Series to Find the Best Dishes and Undiscovered Restaurant Gems in America and Tell the Stories Behind Them

Cook’s Country magazine launched “On The Road” a new regular section designed to seek out America’s hidden dishes and tell the stories behind the most interesting restaurants across the U.S. The goal is to create foolproof recipes based on these undiscovered gems so that anyone can have a taste of the road at home.

As part of the series, Cook’s Country Executive Food Editor Bryan Roof and Staff Photographer Steve Klise will travel the country in search of the very best traditional and down-home fare, along with American takes on cuisines from around the world. In big cities and small towns, home kitchens and busy restaurants, truck stops and taco trucks, Roof and Klise will meet with America’s best cooks to hear their stories and learn their secrets.

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Chobani Celebrates 10 Years by Saying Thanks to Fans and Offering Free Yogurt

Kicks off three-week offer to pay-it-forward to fans, employees, and communities who contributed to the company’s success and welcomes new fans for the next decade

Chobani, LLC, maker of America’s No. 1 Greek yogurt brand and the second-largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., announced today a new campaign to say thanks to all who have supported the company over the past decade, and to welcome new fans to the Chobani family.

Since pioneering the Greek yogurt category 10 years ago, Chobani has made great strides in fulfilling their mission of providing better food for all people. Yet there’s still more to do as approximately half of the country still hasn’t even tried Greek Yogurt*. Chobani wants everyone in America to have the chance to try their delicious yogurt.

Starting today, and running through March 4th, Chobani is launching a unique offer to share the specialness of this pure, simple food with America. To receive a free cup, fans simply need to print a coupon at Chobani.com/freeyogurt, and visit any participating retail store during the three-week offer period. The coupon can be redeemed toward any single item of Chobani® 5.3oz Greek Yogurt, Flip® 5.3oz yogurt snacks, 10oz drinks, or Smooth (2-pack).

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Submit Your Video “Audition” to the Create® Cooking Challenge 2018

Public television’s premier lifestyle channel to showcase up-and-coming culinary talent

Create TV today announces the launch of the Create Cooking Challenge 2018, the third year of a national video contest for both professional chefs and home cooks interested in winning a web series on CreateTV.com. Create is one of the nation’s most-watched multicast channels, airing on 238 public TV stations and reaching 46 million viewers annually.

Sponsored by American Public Television (APT), the Create Cooking Challenge runs February 6 – March 6, 2018. Entrants must submit online a short (two minutes or less), original YouTube video featuring their best culinary project, recipe or tip. The contest will be judged by Create staff and a panel of public television chefs: Rick Bayless (Mexico – One Plate at a Time), Joanne Weir, (Joanne Weir’s Plates and Places), Kevin Belton (New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton), Ellie Krieger (Ellie’s Real Good Food), and, Grand Prize winner of the Create Cooking Challenge 2017, Buki Elegbede.

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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Winning Restaurants Span 32 States; North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia Claim Most Winners; Florida, New Jersey and Texas Earn an Impressive Number of Honorees

As we approach the year’s biggest holiday for dining out with loved ones, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group today unveiled the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 12 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified Open Table diners for more than 26,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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