Buzzkill: Powdered Alcohol Loses Government Approval

April 22, 2014 // 1:39 pm

Yesterday, we got word that the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol, a brand of powdered alcohol. However, AP reports that a rep for the Bureau stated in an email that “the approvals were issued in error.”

This is why we can’t have…

Ikea Fixes What Isn’t Broken, Plans to Create Vegetarian Meatballs

April 18, 2014 // 12:15 pm

Ikea, the land of lack tables and malm bedframes, is known for their crackalicious meatballs as much as their furniture. However, in an effort to ease their environmental consciences, the Swedish powerhouse announced plans to introduce a vegetarian alternative to their famed meatballs.

I know, you’re thinking there better…

Chipotle Gets First Price Hike in 3 Years, Here’s What That Means For You

April 17, 2014 // 4:32 pm

Chipotle has announced that they’ll be raising their prices by 3% – 5% per menu item starting in the next few weeks. This will be their first price increase in three years.

According to Chipotle Chief Financial Officer John Hartung, the price of steak has increased 25…

The Mall is Dying because American Teenagers are Spending More Money on Food than Clothing

April 17, 2014 // 12:06 pm

In the 90s (circa Saved by the Bell years), you could find pretty much every Amercian teenager hanging at the mall.  Now, these behemoth bricks of consumerism are fading out and being replaced with a new cash cow: restaurants. Unable to keep up with cheaper online prices,…

Walmart to Sell Budget Friendly Organic Food

April 12, 2014 // 12:09 pm

Walmart is set to join the organic food race with their own line of affordable products. The retail giant has teamed up with equally impressive organic superpower Wild Oats to create a new line of pantry items that have already begun to hit store shelves.

Walmart’s executive vice-president…

London Café Invites Customers to Pair E-Cigarettes with Coffee

April 7, 2014 // 6:19 pm

London’s Shoreditch,  home to the hipster, the pinstriped nicotine cravers and the too-cool-for-school East London dwellers, is the new site for London’s first e-cigarette coffee shop.

Vape Lab, launched by French expats Pierre Durand and Jonathan Cadeilhan, opened its doors last month to sell not only e-cigarettes, but also…

Protip: Yelp Lets You Search for Restaurants Using Emojis

April 4, 2014 // 5:24 pm

If actual words (and reading for that matter, how are you doing this right now?!) are too much for you to handle, Yelp’s got your back. The review site now lets you look up restaurants and bars by emojis. Yes, those impossibly cute cartoons we use to convey the…

Dominique Ansel’s Bakery Shuts Down After Mouse Spotted Behind Counter

April 4, 2014 // 3:15 pm

Dominique Ansel — America’s hottest, most (previously) mobbed deep bakery — shut down today after a customer filmed a mouse sprinting behind the counter. The Department of Health was quick to slap on a notice announcing that the establishment was “CLOSED by Order of the Commisioner of Health and…

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