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'Uncle Ben's Rice' Decides on New Name

Parent company Mars has decided to change Uncle Ben's products to be called "Ben's Original," in order to be more racially sensitive. The change will occur in 2021.
Local Articles
Recipe: Hearty Corn and Potato Chowder

Use some of your fresh summer corn to make this savory corn chowder. Smoky bacon and mellow potatoes round out this dish to make it the best of comfort food in a bowl.

Recipes
Starbucks Ditches Straws in Favor of Sippy Cups, and We're All for It

In an effort to reduce their environmental impact, Starbucks has rolled out new drink lids that encourage straw-free sipping.

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5 Things You Need to Make Eating in Your Car Easier

Eating in the car becoming a drag? These gadgets will make it easier and cleaner to eat in the car.

Food & Drink
It's 2020. You Need This Whiskey Advent Calendar!

It's the only advent calendar that is appropriate for adults this year. The calendar sells out quickly, so pre-order now!

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Open-Air Dining: Couple Opens One-Table Restaurant in Their Meadow

A couple in Sweden has started a one-of-a-kind, one-table dining experience after coronavirus changed the way they interacted with others.

World
Chick-fil-A Adds Brownies, New Coffee Drinks for Fall

Cold-brew coffee and brownies are now on the menu at Chick-fil-A.

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Fast Food Embraces a New Normal in a COVID Era

In a post-COVID world, it looks like mobile ordering, smaller dining rooms, and contactless pick-up options are here to stay.

Food & Drink
Recipe: Buttery Baked Brown Rice

This potluck staple is the perfect savory side dish to serve at any meal. With only four ingredients, it's a simple dump recipe that you can throw together in just minutes.

Recipes
How to Make the 'Apple-Solutely' Perfect Caramel Apple

It’s an apple dipped in caramel—easy, right? Wrong. Gravity is an enemy that makes making a beautiful caramel apple tricky. Here are some tips to make this unique, low-fat, and nutritious treat.

Recipes
Grab a Bowl of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal for Breakfast

Oatmeal Creme Pies are no longer just for dessert or a snack. Now you can enjoy these Little Debbie treats for breakfast.

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Jelly Belly Founder Giving Away an Entire Candy Factory in Nationwide Treasure Hunt

David Klein, who started Jelly Belly in 1976, is getting ready to retire and wanted to do so in a less traditional way than most. He's decided to hold a treasure hunt to win cash and the key to one of his candy factories.

Lifestyle
Wendy's Is Giving Away FREE Chicken Nuggets All Month Long

That's right, folks, FREE nuggets with any purchase. A 10-piece order, to be exact, even if you buy the cheapest thing on the entire Wendy's menu.

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State Articles
There's an Actual Scientific Way to Perfectly Melt Cheese on Toast

After extensive research, chemists have cooked up the perfect formula in the lab.

Recipes
What Is TSP and How Do You Cook It?

Texturized soy protein, or TSP, is a dehydrated soy product that is infinitely versatile. While it may sound like a meal from the future, TSP is a simple way to create your own meat substitute.

Food & Drink
'Uncle Ben's Rice' Decides on New Name

Parent company Mars has decided to change Uncle Ben's products to be called "Ben's Original," in order to be more racially sensitive. The change will occur in 2021.

Business
You Still Have Time for The Cheesecake Factory Lunch Special. But, Hurry!

From now until September 25, you can grab lunch AND cheesecake for only $15 at The Cheesecake Factory.

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Applebee's Is Serving Up Giant $5 Halloween Cocktails That Are to Die for

In honor of the Spooky Season, Applebee's is bringing back its popular holiday-themed cocktails, which are available now through October 31.

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Recipe: 'Choucroute Garnie,' a French Sauerkraut Dish for Fall

Alsace is a region of France right along the German border. This classic Alsatian sauerkraut dish blends the best of both countries in one flavorful dish.

Recipes
Starbucks 'Hocus Pocus' Frapps Will Put a Spell on You This Fall

Starbucks' secret menu items now include Frappucinos that represent the Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus."

Food & Drink
According to a Survey, This Is What Your Favorite Breakfast Food Says About Your Personality

A new survey performed by breakfast maker Weetabix says that what we eat for breakfast says more about our personality than simply what tickles our taste buds.

Food & Drink
Say Goodbye to PEEPS Until 2021

Just Born Quality Confections, the company that makes PEEPS, announced that its seasonal varieties will not be in stores again until 2021.

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Panera's New Mac and Cheese Combination Is So Good, It Has a Theme Song

Feeling like a big bowl of mac and cheese? Panera's new broccoli cheddar version comes in a bread bowl and it has its own PR.

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You Only Have Until November to Eat a Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell

Taco Bell is updating its menu (again) and getting rid of pico de gallo, shredded chicken, and Mexican pizza.

Food & Drink
Red Lobster Partnering With Mountain Dew on a 'DEW Garita' Cocktail

The DEW Garita is coming to select Red Lobster restaurants this month.

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National Articles
Polis: 'Last Call' Extended to Midnight, But Only in Some Colorado Counties

Colorado extends alcohol sales until midnight as part of the Safer At Home phase.

Local News
5 Places to Get Apple Cider Donuts in Maryland

Apple cider donuts are made by adding apple cider to the batter and then dipping the baked or fried donuts in cinnamon sugar.

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First Crumbl Cookie Store in Maryland to Open in October

With the arrival of Crumbl in Rockville, fresh, hot cookies can be delivered right to your door.

Food & Drink
It's Denver's Harvest Week! Here’s How You Can Enjoy Local, Farm-Fresh Dishes

Denver Harvest Week started on September 23 and will continue until October 4. Fifty Front Range restaurants will be offering special menu items that are inspired by Colorado farmers and producers.

Events
A Dog Bar Is Opening in Alexandria This Fall

You won’t need a doggie bag at Brewski Barkhaus, because Alexandria’s newest bar is going to the dogs.

Restaurants
Apple Cider Slushies at Maryland’s Gaver Farm Are Sure to Be Your New Fall Favorite!

Despite having a lackluster apple season this year, Gaver Farm in Mount Airy, Maryland, is still selling their famous apple cider slushies and providing a wide variety of fall festivities for the whole family.

Food & Drink
Downtown 'Streatery' Coming This Week to DC

On weekends, a streatery—a “multi-restaurant, pop-up dining room"—will operate on 8th Street in D.C.

Events
Food Delivery Commissions Could Be Temporarily Capped in Denver

A measure submitted by Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black seeks to cap delivery commissions at 15 percent to help restaurants struggling with COVID-19 recovery.

Restaurants
Maryland's Most Haunted Restaurant Is ...

The Horse You Came In On Saloon is Maryland's most haunted restaurant. Located on Thames Street in Baltimore, "The Horse" was established in 1775 and was one of Edgar Allen Poe's haunts—and apparently, it still is! Legend says that you can still find his ghost making its way to the saloon.

Local Culture
Recipe: 'Watergate Salad'—and a Bit of DC History

Watergate Salad is best known for its pastel green color and its curious name. Is there really a link between it and the infamous D.C. scandal?

Recipes
In-N-Out in Colorado Springs Is Hiring!

The burger chain is looking to fill positions ahead of its opening date.

Business
Virginia Day Trip Destinations: MooThru for Amazing Ice Cream in Remington

People come from far and wide for MooThru's artisanal ice cream and locally-sourced dairy products. Bring a cooler and your appetite when you go; you're going to need both!

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