These College Guys Had A Sushi Restaurant In Their Dorm (Photos)

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While classmates were heating up Easy Mac and pouring bowls of cereal in their dorm rooms, Boston University students Jarrett Deutsch and Ethan Cole were using the space to make and sell high-end sushi dishes.

They called their restaurant The 803, a four-seat table serving sushi for $35 a meal. It began with the roommates making too much sushi and selling the extras to fraternity boys, and it soon evolved into a full-fledged restaurant, where they prepared fish on desks and served nigiri to 30 visitors a night. 

How did two college boys get into sushi making? Believe it or not, it was when they were trying to be more economical.

Unimpressed by their school’s dining options, the 19-year-old friends began their freshman year subsisting on restaurant meals.

“My dad was getting pissed that I was spending a couple thousand every month on food,” Deutsch told the New York Post. 

The boys took a more affordable approach to food by cooking their own, like chicken and lamb shank — and then, Japanese cuisine. Cole had learned basic sushi skills from his family, and he and Deutsch are good improvisers.

After two days of preparation, they were ready to provide a six-hour sushi dinner service once or twice a week, and they “were booked every night.”

We’re not talking grocery-store level sushi, either. Their menu was free of California rolls and instead included things like seared salmon nigiri and soy-glazed tuna with tofu puree.

Even though they’re not in school over the summer, Cole and Deutsch are stepping up their sushi game in a big way; they’re holding a three-day pop-up restaurant in their hometown of Manhattan.

They’re also growing with New York chef Pecko Zantilaveevan as an adviser and a recent high school graduate to handle marketing. They told the New York Post they’re hoping to expand further.

The 803 pop-up will be located at the popular beer bar Clancey and will seat 35 to 40 people from Aug. 17 to 19. Customers can reserve a table to eat lunch for $45 to $65 or splurge on dinner for $95 to $125.

Source: New York Post / Featured Image: Max Pixel

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Crack Pie, Birthday Cake And Other Momofuku Desserts (Recipes)

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Whether or not you’ve been to New York City, you’ve likely seen tantalizing dessert photos from Momofuku Milk Bar. You’ve lusted over their towering, pastel-colored birthday cake, you’ve yearned to try their buttery crack pie, and you’ve dreamed about their salty and sweet compost cookies. Not hitting up the Big Apple any time soon? No worries, you can make Milk Bar’s most iconic desserts in your own kitchen. 

Birthday Cake

Sprinkle-rich vanilla cake, light and sweet vanilla frosting, and Momofuku’s signature cake crumbs between each layer make this dessert amazing, but it’s the vanilla milk soak that really takes the cake. The soak, a mixture of milk and vanilla extract, is brushed on each cake layer to keep the whole thing moist and flavorful. Use the technique once for your Momofuku copy, and you’ll want to spread it on every cake you make.

Crack Pie

This pie is a drug, and there’s a reason why. A couple of reasons, actually: its crumbly cookie crust, made of a pre-baked oat cookie crumbled with butter and brown sugar, and its ooey-gooey filling, a mixture of cream, egg yolks, sugar and butter, that melts in your mouth in a way so addictive that it can only be described as crack-like.

Compost Cookies

This dessert takes the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink idea, which results in a wildly textured cookie, flavored with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, potato chips, mini pretzels, oats, ground coffee and graham cracker crumbs. They’re crispy, crunchy and just the right degree of melty.

German Chocolate Jimbo Cake

This colossal cake gives the word “moist” a whole new meaning. Dark chocolate cake is layered with gooey Crack Pie filling (with the addition of shredded coconut), pureed pecans and crushed cornflakes, and, of course, a signature soak (this time, made with Ovaltine). There’s also plenty of chocolate buttercream frosting, which beautifully binds these blankets of sugary bliss.

Cereal Milk Shake

These corn-flake shakes take Momofuku’s up a notch with optional caramel corn. Making the milkshake is quite simple; just steep corn flakes in milk overnight, strain the resulting sweet liquid, and blend it with vanilla ice cream. It’s like drinking the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl — only much, much more delicious.

Corn Cookies

These sweet and savory, crunchy and chewy bakes are the simplest dessert you’ll find at Momofuku, but they’re no less addictive than the others. Satisfying on their own or crumbled into any treat imaginable, they’re killer cookies.

Dying to make something else on the Milk Bar menu? More recipes are available here.

Featured Image: Joy Huang/Wikimedia Commons

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Washing-Machine Cooked Meals Could Be Revolutionary

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Everybody gets into a bit of a cooking rut sometimes.

Perhaps the dread comes right after the holidays, because you’ve been cooking day in and day out in preparation for the big feast and now you’re all burnt out.

Or maybe you’ve just been consuming the same types of meals, and you’re uninspired to innovate in the kitchen.

Perhaps, of course, it’s for more economic reasons; cooking can be expensive, resources can be limited, and not everybody has access to certain appliances that make food more palatable or safe to eat.

The above is one of the reasons that Israeli design student Iftach Gazit was inspired to come up with a way that allows more people to cook a warm, home-made meal, no matter their circumstances.

Gazit’s project is to produce boil-in-the-bag meals that can be cooked in a washing machine. After he spent time researching how the homeless people in New York spent their days, he realized that laundromats play a key factor as layover spaces for those without shelter.

“…You can clean your laundry, fill your water bottles, find an electrical outlet to plug in a computer or phone, take a bird bath, take a dump … rest for a good few hours and not get hassled,” Gazit said of laundromats, per the Guardian.

After that, the connection was intuitive, and he set out to trial-cook his first meal in a washing machine. While his meal (a Tupperware container filled with pasta and green beans) wasn’t exactly fantastic, he persisted, believing that he could achieve his dream.

“I was inspired by the craze of sous vide cooking, where food is vacuum-sealed and immersed in hot water for long periods of time,” Gazit told the Guardian. “But rather than cooking a piece of meat at 136.4F for two and a half hours, you could just set your washing machine to ‘synthetics’ for a long cycle. For vegetables, you could set it to a short hot ‘cotton’ program.”

While Gazit hasn’t yet succeeded in finding a foolproof method of cooking meals in laundromats, his idea certainly brings to light the struggles many people face every day simply to survive, and reminds us of our social duty to actively try to help those in less fortunate circumstances than we find ourselves.

Source: Guardian / Photo Credit: Pixabay

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A New Chocolate Museum Is On The Way!

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Ever since we first saw “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” as children, we have been obsessed with the idea of visiting a magical place totally dedicated to sweets in any form.

Now, for New Yorkers, an opportunity has arisen that will help some childhood fantasies at least somewhat come true, because Eater reports that the absolutely legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres (who is commonly referred to as Mr. Chocolate) has decided to do the incredible.

He’s opening up a museum that is totally dedicated to chocolate, ya’ll!

Can you hear us drooling?

Choco-Story New York, The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres is all slated to open in New York City in the beginning of March 2017, and while official details about what the museum will feature, and what the experience visiting will be like, have not yet been revealed, we have a feeling it is sure to be a sugary and satisfying destination spot for anybody with a sweet-tooth.

We’re imagining that luscious chocolate tastings, chocolate-making sessions, and history lessons of different chocolate types will probably be features at the museum.

Of course, you’ll remember that we told you about how the Museum of Ice Cream was opening up in New York City back in July 2016, and that venture ended up being a huge success. The museum sold out of tickets super quick, with fans taking to social media to post their experience at the museum.

There were ice cream tastings, pools filled with sprinkles, interactive swings that were shaped like ice cream sandwiches, and all sorts of themed rooms for people to have fun in — not to mention, free ice cream samples for attendees.

We wonder how Torres plans on topping that one-of-a-kind museum experience, and we sure cannot wait to find out!

Source: Eater / Photo Credit: Jacques Torres

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This ‘Golden Girls’ Restaurant Is Simply Amazing

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New Yorkers, the time to rejoice is now, because the owners of Rue La Rue Cafe appear to be making some heavy strides in bringing the “Golden Girls”-themed restaurant to you in tip-top shape.

In case you missed it, DNAinfo reported that Michael J. LaRue, who was a close friend of Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux in the hit series, decided to open the “Golden Girls”-themed cafe in Washington Heights in honor of his friend.

Now, if the cafe’s Facebook page is anything to go by, you can check out all of the different things going on as the Rue La Rue Cafe prepares to finally launch.

While the cafe does not yet have an opening date, it has been posting some goodies you can expect to see if you pay it a visit.

Who else is totally drooling over this “Betty White Cake”?

And these look pretty yummy:

How about all these amazing photos to gaze at?

Stay tuned for the official opening!

Sources: DNAInfo / Photo Credit: Rue La Rue Cafe/Facebook (2)

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This Blossoming Hot Chocolate Is Your Next Obsession (Videos)

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We all know Dominique Ansel as being the mastermind behind one of the most popular viral food hybrids — the cronut.

Now, the famous French pastry chef has introduced a new delicious-looking dessert that seems to have sprung straight out of our sweet, sweet dreams: Blossoming Hot Chocolate, y’all! 

Essentially, the drink is what happens when you take a delicate marshmallow, shape it so that it looks like it has petals, and then scrunch it up like a beautiful flower bud inside a white chocolate cup.

The magic happens when you place the edible “flower” into a warm and creamy mug of hot cocoa. The white chocolate encasing the marshmallow flower melts into an indulgent component of the drink, thus allowing the marshmallow to expand and bloom, or, as Dominique Ansel puts it, “blossom” into a marshmallow flower.

#BlossomingHotChocolate now blooming in #Tokyo, #NewYork, and #London!

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The treat also comes with a cute and yummy chocolate truffle in the middle to complete the illusion and enhance the already super-rich and luxuriant flavor profile of the beverage.

If you’re in New York City, Tokyo or London, you’re in luck! The Blossoming Hot Chocolate is available at Dominique Ansel bakeries there.

Check out some more hot chocolates come into full bloom (below):

#bloominghotchocolate #marshmello #flower #tokyo

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Source: Dominique Ansel/Instagram / Photo credit: Dominique Ansel/Instagram

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A Gilmore Girls-Flavored Ice Cream Is On The Way!

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Forget pumpkin-spice everything; clearly, 2016 is the year that Gilmore Girls takes over the world.

First, Netflix announced that a Gilmore Girls revival was on the way; next, they helped sponsor a nationwide promotion where coffee shops were transformed into Star Hollow’s very own Luke’s Diner for the day, delighting fans everywhere.

Now, New York City’s popular Ample Hills Creamery has revealed its plans to release a new flavor inspired by — you guessed it — Gilmore Girls.

But here’s the best part, folks: you get to choose the flavor!

If youíre out on the road, feeling lonely and want something cold, all you have to do is name this scoop, and you'll win this in one fell swoop…Itís time to summon The Town Troubadour and call Michel to make a reservation at The Dragonfly: The #GilmoreGirls are returning this Thanksgiving, and we are making a flavor to celebrate. Whether you are Team Jess or Team Dean, we are calling on you to create and name a flavor worthy of this Stars Hollow reunion. Put on your Sookie chef hat, fill up at Luke's Diner, stop by Dooseís Market, and tap into your inner Paris Geller to fire up that competitive spirit to produce pop culture references so rapid-fire it would make Lauren Graham blush. Comment below with your suggested names and flavor combinations. The winner gets a free pint, a cup of coffee, and an invitation to Friday night dinner. Contest ends 10/31.

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The shop announced the contest, which ends Oct. 31, in an Instagram post.

“If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and want something cold, all you have to do is name this scoop, and you’ll win this in one fell swoop…It’s time to summon The Town Troubadour and call Michel to make a reservation at The Dragonfly: The #GilmoreGirls are returning this Thanksgiving, and we are making a flavor to celebrate. Whether you are Team Jess or Team Dean, we are calling on you to create and name a flavor worthy of this Stars Hollow reunion. Put on your Sookie chef hat, fill up at Luke’s Diner, stop by Doose’s Market, and tap into your inner Paris Geller to fire up that competitive spirit to produce pop culture references so rapid-fire it would make Lauren Graham blush.”

So here’s the deal: any Instagram user can comment on the post with both a flavor suggestion, and a suggested title. The winner of the contest receives infinite glory, and also a free pint of the flavor.

What are you waiting for? Get brainstorming, and join us in line at Ample Hills Creamery the day the flavor is launched. We’re drooling over here thinking about what a Luke-flavored ice cream would taste like. Mmm…

Sources: Ample Hills Creamery/Instagram / Photo credit: Ample Hills Creamery/Instagram

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This Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar Is A Brunch Lover’s Dream Come True

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Even if you’re not somebody who brunches — although I’m not actually convinced such a person exists — chances are you’ve heard of a Bloody Mary before. On its own, the drink is dignified and flavorful; unfortunately, it all too often comes with a sad, wilted piece of celery for garnish, or something similar.

Not anymore, my friends.

For New Yorkers, the Bloody Mary of dreams is only a train ride away because Kingsley, a restaurant in the East Village, is introducing a build-you-own Bloody Mary bar.

“I’m from Chicago; the Bloody Mary is bigger in the Midwest,” Roxanne Spruance, chef and owner of Kingsley, told Patch. “I implemented it at another place years ago [in Chicago], but nobody really does it here. In Milwaukee, you can get a burger on top of your Bloody Mary.”

Kingsley’s build-your-own Bloody Mary bar will feature a spread of 30 to 40 garnishes. As Patch reports, options will include homemade pretzels, bacon, pickles, cheeses, shrimp and even marinated octopus. Fear not, traditionalists: Celery will be there for the taking too, although I don’t know why you would.

The ode to Spruance’s Midwestern roots will set customers back $14. Here’s a photo of what you could be drinking for some brunch-time inspiration:

Yes, please.

Sources: Kingsley, Patch / Photo credits: The Bar, Kingsley via Patch

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Billionaire Issues Reward For Scoop On Ice-Cream Thieves

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I scream, you scream, we all scream f — thieves!! At least, New York City grocery stores do.

The city’s ice-cream pints have fallen victim to more than 250 reported robberies this year, according to the New York Post.

The crooks have achieved such notoriety that billionaire John Catsimatidis, who owns Manhattan grocery chain Gristedes Foods, has issued a $5,000 reward for information on the criminals.

The thieves, Catsimatidis said, swipe ice cream from his stores and give it to bodegas, which resell the ice cream illegally for a lower price.

“They keep stealing it because it’s an easy item to sell,’’ he said. “The bodegas buy it; they encourage it.”

On August 10, a man and woman stole 80 cartons of Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from a Gristedes store, stuffing the loot into four bags before running out.

Someone in the store took a picture of one of the thieves on their way out.

They didn’t make it far; workers chased the bodega bandits and took back the ice cream. Store manager Robert Montalvo said he got a look at the duo before they fled.

“The guy said, ‘We got this from another store.’” Montalvo said. “I’m like, ‘Really?’”

He added that they were “drugged-out looking.”

At a bodega near the Gristedes, The Post found pints of Ben & Jerry’s going for $5, $1 lower than the retail price.

Police, who have made 130 arrests for ice-cream thefts this year, said the incident fits the citywide pattern.

While bad for business owners, the thefts also pose a health risk. Ice cream often melts on its journey from grocery stores to bodegas before it’s refrozen, which causes germs to breed in each pint.

The pints in the nearby bodega, according to The Post, were covered in frost, suggesting they’d gotten freezer burn.

“[It] looks like it’s been out in the sun for an hour and refrozen,” said Andy Chung, 22, a waiter who works near the bodega.

Paying a dollar less for pricey ice cream is an enticing deal, but no one likes their ice cream… icy. The fact that it’s stolen, others say, is also a buzzkill.

“I try to be conscientious about my purchases,” said student Sam Nowak. “I’m all about fair-trade coffee, humanely farmed poultry, stuff like that … I’m not going to buy it,” he said of the smuggled ice cream.

Source: New York Post / Photo credit: Forward

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Hungry And Adventurous? OK, Try A Beef-Broth Popsicle

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On a hot summer day, few things sound more twisted, wretched and just plain wrong than consuming a hot cup of meaty beef broth. 

Jordan Feldman, broth fan and founder of Springbone Kitchen in New York, agrees.

So naturally, he makes a popsicle out of the stuff. He wants to start selling them to you for $4 in July, according to the New York Post.

“It’s a little bit sweet,” Feldman said of the wacky treat, which is also flavored with coconut milk, pomegranate juice, raspberry puree and maple sugar.

The zing of the meat is definitely there, but the other flavors tone it down, he added.

Feldman likes the taste of broth, obviously, but he’s said he’s really into it for the health benefits.

Feldman injured his knee playing tennis a few years ago and tried physical therapy, to no avail. Once he started drinking a cup or two of collagen-packed beef broth a day, his knee healed.

So he’s sharing the love at Springbone, a health-food spot. He said he and his team came up with the idea when trying to figure out a way to serve broth in a refreshing way for the summer. 

“We tried some cold broth, but we had to dilute [it], otherwise it’s too gelatinous ­— it’s like Jell-O. It took away a lot of the flavor…,” he said. “Then we thought, ‘Let’s freeze it.'”

If you find yourself feeling daring in New York this summer, grab a fruity yet meaty beef-broth popsicle, and do tell us how it is. 

If you like your broth hot, you can bet Springbone will still be serving up several unique varieties of the stuff.

Source: New York Post / Photo credit: Annie Wermiel/New York Post

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Rose Wine Gummies Are A Thing, But Good Luck Getting Your Hands On Them

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While I’m still reeling over the machine that turns booze into edible bubbles, the rest of New York City has already moved on to the next inebriating treat: rose wine-infused gummy bears.

Apparently, a new high-end candy boutique Sugarfina opened its doors on June 29 in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and it boasts a sweeping array of cute, wine- and cocktail-inspired gummy candies.

Sound delicious? Unfortunately, if your answer is “yes,” you can get in line: Sugarfina’s line of “candy for grownups” already has a waitlist of 400+ people who want to taste the store’s two Whispering Angel Rose-infused options.

The two sold-out varieties are the “Rose All Day” gummy bear version, and the “Yes Way Rose” rose-shaped gummy. According to the Sugarfina website, both products sold out in less than 2 hours.

“Sugarfina candies are unlike anything sold anywhere else — 75 percent of our collection is exclusive to Sugarfina and can’t be found anywhere else in the U.S.,” co-owner Rosie O’Neill told DNA Info.

The boutique was already known for its champagne gummy bears, and sells its products by the cube. The luxurious gummies retail at $8.50 a cube (3.9 ounces), or about $34 a pound, if you want to stock up.

Luckily, after selling out of the first run so quickly, Sugarfina’s next batch will have five times as much as the first run did; if you’d like to add your name to the waiting list, be sure to e-mail roseallday@sugarfina.com.

Sources: DNA Info, Sugarfina / Photo credits: Sugarfina/Instagram (2) (3) (4)

Tags: Booze, candy, gummies, New York, rose flavored gummies, sugarfina
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Homer Simpson Answers The Great American Question

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There are a few questions that seem to be particularly divisive in contemporary America—Red or Blue, East Coast or West Coast, and, of course, Chicago or New York style pizza. People have been debating this particular issue for years, and yet, until recently, we seemed to be as far from a definitive answer as we were when we started.

Luckily, Homer Simpson has come to the rescue.

On Sunday, America’s foremost food aficionado finally answered the question we’ve all been wondering during the first (almost) live “Simprovised” episode of the Simpsons. Throughout the episode, viewers were able to ask Homer their very own questions, and the nation’s most famous glutton did not disappoint.

So what did Homer say?

Chicago. Although not for the reasons you might suppose (more cheese, anyone?) Homer explained his answer with his signature roundabout reasoning, stating, “I prefer Chicago deep dish because I like Italian better than Chinese.”

While this justification might leave you scratching your head, the question’s asker, George Quiroga, was satisfied. Quiroga, a Chicago native, told the Chicago Tribune that he tried 72 times to get his question answered, explaining his persistence by saying “Homer, we know, loves food. Knowing Dan Castellaneta is from Chicago… I targeted a question specifically that I thought would elicit a pretty funny response.” Thankfully, after all his hard work, Quiroga was happy with the fruits of his labor. The Chicagoan echoed the sentiments of many viewers by stating, “He did not fail at all. Homer’s answer was pretty hilarious.”

Despite the fact that there may still be some die-hard New York fans out there, at least now we can rest easy knowing that our love for deep dish has been affirmed by one of America’s most beloved animated characters. After all, Chicago style or not, we think all pizza is worthy of praise! Watch Homer answer the question below before ordering your own pie for lunch, dinner, or a late night snack!

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Source: Vice / Photo credit: Chowing Down

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Jim Carrey Leaves Waitress Huge Tip

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Actor Jim Carrey surely made a New York City waitress’ day when he left her a massive tip on his dinner bill. 

Carrey was dining with friends at The Chester, a restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, when he reportedly left a $225 tip on a $151 bill.

A source told Page Six that Carrey ordered sparkling water, pinot noir, a quinoa dish and lemon chicken at the restaurant. 

“Everyone seemed to be in a good mood,” the source said. 

The service must have been excellent! Have you ever left a large tip on a dinner bill? 

Source: Page Six / Photo credit: Danny Harrison/Flickr

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An Amazing New Starbucks Is Coming To New York

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Starbucks fans in NYC, rejoice! The coffee giant has announced plans to open a Starbucks Roastery in the city’s Meatpacking District.

What’s a roastery, you ask? It essentially means that not only will you be able to enjoy your Starbucks drink, you’ll be able to see how it’s made as well. Yes, you read that right. The roasting process will be on full display.

The new location will also feature an exclusive menu with rare coffee flavors and varieties.

“Our Seattle Roastery experience created something that had never been done before, transforming a retail environment into something far beyond just a coffee shop and into the single-best retail experience of any kind,” CEO Howard Schultz said, E! Online reported.

“In New York, we want to take elements from what we originally created and build something even bigger and bolder, celebrating coffee and craft in a completely unique and differentiated way. We want this experience to tell our customers that we’re coming to Broadway.”

This new, amazing Starbucks is set to open in 2018.

Source: E! Online / Photo credit: E! Online

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Woman’s Encounter With Homeless Man At Dunkin’ Donuts Takes Unexpected Turn (Photos)

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A Connecticut student’s casual conversation with a homeless man wound up turning his entire life around. 

Casey Fischer posted about the interaction on Facebook, and the post recently went viral.

In her post, Fischer said she went to a local Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee and spotted the homeless man on the side of the road, picking up change.

“Eventually I saw him stroll into Dunkin’, as he was counting his change to buy something I began to get super annoying and talk to him over and over again even when he didn’t really want to talk,” she wrote.

“Since he had maybe $1 in change I bought him a coffee and bagel and asked him to sit down with me. He told me a lot about how people are usually very mean to him because he’s homeless, how drugs turned him into the person he hated, he lost his mom to cancer, he never knew his dad and he just wants to be someone his mom would be proud of.”

The two talked for more than an hour, according to Fischer. She eventually realized she needed to get to class, and the man — whose name was Chris — asked her to wait a moment until he could write something down for her.

“Handing me a crumpled up receipt he apologizes for having shaky handwriting, smiled, and left,” she said. 

“I opened his note and this was it. ‘I wanted to kill myself today because of u I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person.’” 

Sources: Epoch TimesCasey Fischer/FacebookKFOR / Photo credit: Epoch Times

Tags: casey fischer, Homeless Man, New York, Suicide
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Woman Finds Odd, Gooey White Substance On McDonalds Sandwich

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A McDonald’s customer was shocked and disgusted to find a mysterious white substance on her sandwich.

When Julie La Roche went to a Manhattan, New York, McDonald’s after a party on Sept. 3, she ordered a Southern Style Chicken sandwich meal, according to an article she wrote for Business Insider.

She was hungry, exhausted and looking forward to enjoying a familiar favorite of hers, but an unexpected addition ruined her appetite.

“After my experience there I’ll never eat at the chain again,” she wrote on Business Insider.

She received her food and opened up the bun. What she found disgusted her.

“A white substance” was “on the pickles, the bun, and at the edge of the chicken patty,” she wrote.

“I knew there had to be a mistake,” she wrote. “I’ve had this meal before and the sandwich is served plain with a buttered bun.”

The sandwich is supposed to look like this:

When La Roche explained to the cashier “without being explicit” that the substance resembled bodily fluid, the woman “laughed and said it was ‘tartar sauce.'”

La Roche accepted a replacement sandwich, which she ate after careful inspection.

The next day, an internet search informer her that the mysterious substance was “definitely not” tartar sauce, which has pickle relish in it.

She emailed McDonald’s corporate public relations. Soon after, owner Linda Dunham gave a bizarre explanation for the suspicious sauce.

“I don’t know whether it’s the grease that caused it or something like a little balloon that comes up and sometimes it has a little more white in it, but there’s absolutely nothing that we add to that product other than butter,” Dunham reportedly told La Roche.

Dunham said that the cashier likely didn’t know what their tartar sauce looked like, and that she couldn’t imagine that an employee would put bodily fluid in the food. “That is ruining number one, a brand,” Dunham said. “That’s also a person’s job on the line.”

However, La Roche was not satisfied with Dunham’s explanation and said she will never eat at McDonald’s again.

She is not alone. A Band-Aid, needle, nail, dead rat, gum, condom, maggot, and chicken head have all been reportedly found in McDonald’s meals, reports Business Pundit.

Sources: Business Insider, Business Pundit / Photo Credit: Business Insider, Thrifty Crafty Girl, HubPages

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