Red Lobster's Closure Rumor Gets Seafood Lovers in a Tizzy

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Your seafood's safe...for now.
Leave it to Village Voice Media publications to cause a shitstorm of controversy. First, Miami New Times forever changed how America sees baseball with the reporting of the Biogenesis scandal, now LA Weekly got seafood lovers' panties in a bunch over story speculating that Red Lobster might be closing.

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Jimmy John's is Bringing Back the Sprouts (and Moving Some of Its Operations to Florida)

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The sprouts are coming back, y'all.
Know how everyone can be having a good time, hanging out, eating their beach club sandwiches, and all of a sudden, bam, E. coli shows up all Scumbag Steve-like and ruins the party? That's sort of what happened earlier this year when multiple food poisoning outbreaks caused national sandwich franchise Jimmy John's to be all, We're totally dropping sprouts from our menus, for, like, ever, man. And everyone was all like, But that's the best part, dude! Now it looks like the breakup wasn't for good after all.

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Trader Joe's Replies To Palm Beach Gardens Rumors

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Trader Joe's: We're waiting...
Read also: Is Trader Joe's Coming to Palm Beach Gardens?

Last week we shared a rumor that had South Florida salivating over the thought of buying tomato-free corn salsa, frozen kale, and cheap wine from salespeople clad in tiki shirts.

We're referring, of course, to yet another rumor that Trader Joe's was looking to open a shop in Palm Beach county -- specifically at PGA Plaza in Palm Beach Gardens.



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Is Trader Joe's Coming to Palm Beach Gardens?

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Is Trader Joe's coming to PGA Plaza?
Trader Joe's, the supermarket filled with foodstuffs both kitschy and healthful, may be one step closer to having a South Florida outpost, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Sources say the market with a cult following is close to inking a deal with Menin Development, owners of PGA Plaza in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Your Gluten-Free Beer Might Not Be Gluten-Free

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If you're celiac, bitter beer is the least of your problems.
Scientists published a finding that all celiacs or gluten-intolerant individuals should pay attention to.

In late-2011, the American Chemical Society released a report in which they broke down the ingredients in beer, specifically focusing on hordein, prolamin glycoprotein present in barley and some other cereals.

What's significant about this specific element? Like wheat, rye, and barley, hordein falls under the "gluten" category.

The scientists decided to test 60 different types of beers for their hordein levels, using ELISA or "enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay."

And what they found was shocking.

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Help Talia's Tuscan Table in Boca Raton Become Guy Fieri's Next Drive-by on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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Talia's Tuscan Table owner, Chef Andy Bennardo, behind the bar at Baba's Shrimp Shack
​How does Guy Fieri choose the restaurants he features on his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?

If it's anything like his upcoming prospect, Boca Raton restaurant Talia's Tuscan Table, it's got a lot to do with character. Character from the food, the customers -- and even the establishment's owners. 

And that's something Talia's Table has plenty to go around.


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VH1's New Reality Show Famous Food Enlists Pseudo-Celebs to Revamp an LA Restaurant

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Heidi Montag to star in VH1's new reality show where celebs revamp a restaurant
If you heard VH1 was filming a new reality television show called Famous Food, would you immediately envision a 30-minute reel where bleach-bottle blondes and moronic musicians try their hand at cooking? Or, even harder to believe, attempt to eat without purging?

Well, you wouldn't be further from the truth...

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CLOSED: Bellini's Coal Fired Pizza in Fort Lauderdale to Relocate Downtown?

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Bellini's Coal Fired Pizza
The fire -- the coal fire, at least -- is out at Bellini's Coal Fired Pizza restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. 

After opening its doors more than a year ago off North Federal Highway, the establishment -- whose coal-fired crusts needed a little "refining," according to New Times' former food critic, John Linn -- unexpectedly closed up shop recently with no word as to why. 



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Fried Kool-Aid Balls: Coming to a Fair Near You?

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Fried Kool-Aid balls
​Move over, Mr. Kool-Aid mascot. There's a new Kool-Aid man around. 

His name is Charlie Boghosian, creator of the recently famous fried Kool-Aid balls that debuted at the San Diego County Fair this past weekend.

But how, exactly, do you fry a liquid? 


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Bluejay's Café in Fort Lauderdale -- Closed Temporarily or for Good?

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Bluejays Cafe packs up patio seating and shows no signs of business
Bluejay's Café located in Fort Lauderdale's Himmarshee Village has not been in operation for at least two weeks. Multiple phone calls to the owners' business and mobile phones have been unanswered.

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