Help Name BC Taco's Caveman; Vote for One of These Five Finalists by April 11

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BC Tacos
Hes's got lunch...but no name.
You've seen him before on the side of the BC Tacos food truck and seen him at the BC Cafe -- but did you realize that that poor caveman never had a name?

Scandalous, really, but finally BC Tacos' owner, Brett Chiavari, is prepared to give his adorable, neanderthal mascot a title -- because even a caveman gets annoyed at being referred to as "buddy" and "pal" forever.

See also: BC Tacos: Tacomaker to the Stars at Cadillac Championship (Photos)


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PDQ's National Children's Book Day Drive: Donate a Book, Get a Free Meal

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PDQ
Exchange a book for this.
Obviously, if you're checking out Clean Plate Charlie, you're into two things: good food and a good read. So are the people at PDQ, the fast casual restaurants that stand for "people dedicated to quality".

The Tampa-based chain that specializes in fresh hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, and fresh salads, is hosting a book drive in honor of National Children's Book Day.

See also: New Fast Food Concept PDQ Now Open in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale

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St. Paddy's Day Secret Menu Items: McDonald's McLeprechaun Shake, Starbucks Shamrock Frappuccino

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Krynsky
Holiday drinks from secret menus for St. Paddy's Day.
Happy St. Patrick's Day. This evening is all about the green beer and corned beef and cabbage. But some of us have jobs to go to that require thinking and motor skills. That means that we'll have to save the Irish whisky and Guinness for later and head over to McDonald's or Starbucks for a little Saint Patrick's day non-alcoholic refreshment.

Sure, you can order a Shamrock shake, that frosty green beverage that comes around this time each year. But, you know what's better than the minty sweetness of a Shamrock shake? Adding chocolate, which is basically what a McLeprechaun Shake is, thanks to hackthemenu.com.

See also: My Shamrock-Shake Obsession: When a Food Fixation Doesn't Pay Off

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Parmageddon Returns: Whole Foods Market Attempts to Break Cheesy World Record

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Courtesy Whole Foods Market
Crack that cheese! Now we just need a steaming bowl of pasta!
If you've ever perused the Guinness Book of World Records, you'll see a lot of insane world records -- like the one for the most parmesan cheese wheels cracked simultaneously. The record was set by Whole Foods market on March 9, 2013, when a total of 426 cheese wheels were cracked at 28 different WFM markets worldwide at exactly 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The event was called Parmageddon, a fitting name to the cheesy stunt.

If for some reason you missed the fun, it's all going down tomorrow when Whole Foods attempts to break its own record at the Parmigiano Reggiano Crack Heard 'Round the World.

At exactly 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, you can witness a world record being broken (hopefully) as you watch cheesemongers in your local Whole Foods crack an 85-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. They're going for the record, which means that at least 427 giant wheels of cheese will have to get cracked for the goal!

That's not all. There are lots of cheese freebies and fun in store, along with lots of photo ops. Here's a list of participating locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.


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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Delray Beach This Weekend: Meat the Hotdoggers

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Mat McBane
The Wienermobile. Seen around town.
In this age of politically-correct food and organic farm-to-fork dining, we'll share our guilty pleasure.

The hot dog.

Sorry, Farmer Joe. Your beautiful produce is great, and we love a good heirloom tomato, but every now and again, we get a hankering for a hot dog, resting in a white bread roll, slathered with plenty of yellow mustard. That's called comfort food at its best. Which is why the thought of having our picture taken with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile gives us a frisson of pleasure.

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Top Eight Pinterest Snacks for the DIY Stoner

Categories: Food Fun

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Courtesy of LifeWithTheCrustCutOff.com

By Marisa Cutaia

Some time in the not too distant future, some form of legal marijuana might be coming to Florida.

Just the idea of it gives us the munchies. But we aren't satisfied with a bag of Cheetos; our foodie palates are far too refined to settle for that. So we went cruising on Pinterest to see how creative we could get. We don't know if the genius creators of these snacks had potheads in mind when they created them, and we don't care.

When foodie munchies attack, it's off to the kitchen.

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Krispy Kreme Launches New Coffee Doughnuts

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Krispy Kreme
Coffee and doughnut meet cute. Have baby.
While nutritionists and your mom stress eating a healthy breakfast (usually consisting of fruit, Greek yogurt, and something with fiber in it that tastes like either warm gruel or cardboard with soy milk), we crave warm doughnuts fresh from the oven, served with a piping hot cup of Joe.


Krispy Kreme
has heard our deepest desires with the introduction of their new coffee doughnuts. The treats are available for a limited time and are the result of what happens when your favorite baked pastry falls in love with a morning beverage.


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Stoner Food: Four Fast Food Dishes to Satisfy the Munchies

Categories: Food Fun

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Laine Doss
Like it or not: It looks like medical marijuana is going to be legalized sometime in the near future.

With states like Colorado and Washington legalizing weed, it's only a matter of time before it's medically allowed across the country -- we can hope, at least.

Recently, our fare state was the first in the south to add a medical marijuana initiative to the ballot for November.

Whether it will pass or not, we have no idea (fingers crossed!), but we figured it appropriate to plan ahead, with some munchies.

We found the four best -- or strangest -- stoner dishes to order up from the big chains.

(Word to the wise: you probably only want to eat these things when you're high).

See Also: Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed for Florida Ballot: Five Best Things to Eat and Drink While Stoned


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Valentine's Day For Lovebirds: Get Married at Pollo Tropical

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Pollo Tropical via Facebook
Pollo Tropical wants to marry you.
Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We know this because Hallmark tells us so.

Seriously, though. We think there's absolutely nothing wrong with having a holiday devoted to lovebirds. After all, there's nothing better than romance, happiness, and deciding to spend the rest of your life with that special someone.

Pollo Tropical thinks that too. In fact, they're having a gigantic event at their Margate location at 5425 W. Atlantic Blvd. on Friday, February 14 -- especially for lovebirds (who happen to like to eat chicken).

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Vampire Academy Star Tells Conan Old Ukrainian Secret to Large Breasts: Cabbage (Video)

Categories: Food Fun

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Screen capture from Conan
It doesn't seem to be working...
Cabbage. The word does not exactly inspire orgasms of culinary delight.

We wouldn't turn down some nice sauerkraut to top off a Reuben, but cabbage is generally bland and tastless when it hasn't been fermented in its own juices, drowned in vinegar, and covered in deli mustard.

Still, the health brigade will tell you that this relative of broccoli is chockfull of good-for-you benefits like glucosinolates, which are touted to do everything from prevent cancer to lower cholesterol.

According to some old wives telling tales in the Ukraine, there's another health benefit of the humble cabbage - at least that's what they told actress Olga Kurylenko while she was growing up.

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