Get Free Krispy Kreme THIS FRIDAY (If You Talk Like a Pirate)

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Arrrr mateys, it be that time o' the year again. This Friday, Sept. 19, you can get a free Krispy Kreme donut if you show up to a store and talk like a pirate because, guess what, it's talk like a pirate day.

This is honestly one of the more fun free food promotions.

Better yet, if you show up in full pirate regalia (rules after the jump), you'll get an entire dozen donuts for free so you can be captain o' the cubicles, if just for one day.

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Surge, Legendary Cult Soda from the 90s, is BACK!

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Coca-Cola Company

From 1920 to 1933, America experienced the dark days of Prohibition. Apparently forgetting the lessons taught by those 13 grueling years, America endured a similar dry spell of the nation's lifeblood from 2001 until today, this most historic and glorious of days.

Surge is back, you guys.

The legendary super-soda with a cult following reigned supreme in the late 90s with it's "fully loaded" citrus taste that came with a buzz fit for a rabid monkey, much to the chagrin of parents everywhere.

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Museum of Ventura County Hosts Exhibit to Counter Chipotle's Cup-Essay Fiasco

Categories: Mexi Meals

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Submit, por favor!

I've spoken twice at the Museum of Ventura County, so I can easily say it's hipper than your usual ossified collection of crap. But I didn't know how hip until head curator Anna Bermudez let me know that they're hosting an exhibit that's a direct response to Chipotle's weak-salsa move earlier this summer to have essays on their soda cups by famous authors...none of which were Latinos.

Called "Cuento Cups: Because Our Stories Matter" and co-produced with chingona author Michelle Serros, it will not only feature the contributions of Latino authors and writers but YOU, if you are so inspired.


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On the Line: Rashad Moumneh of Falasophy, Part One

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Jennifer Fedrizzi
If you overthink Falasophy, you're missing the point

I thought luxe loncheras were starting to die down around here, until an acquaintance informed me he was about to launch one. Rashad's investment in Falasophy was a result of years of following a career path he wasn't particularly passionate about. His desire to provide a flavorful option to vegetarians (vegans, too!) leads us to this week's Q & A.

Why falafels and hummus?
I wanted to do a vegetarian concept because I felt that as a society, we eat too much meat. I also wanted to do something delicious that people would crave. Falafel and hummus were the perfect intersection of those two goals. Historically, falafel was invented more than a thousand years ago by the Copts of Egypt to eat during Lent. Falafel is now consumed all over the world, not necessarily because they are vegetarian, but because they taste amazing. It also helped that I knew these two items well, and honestly felt that we did not have good options for them in Southern California.

What is your beverage of choice?
Morning beverage: Turkish latte from Kean. Evenings: A good Belgian-style craft beer (which goes great with a falafel sandwich, by the way.)

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25. Hash Brown Cake at Zov's

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Anne Marie Panoringan
You say potato; we say brekkie

Behold our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

It's tougher to find a dining companion for breakfast than any other meal, because most folks would rather snooze longer than arise from their slumber. More often than not, we are forced to dine alone. We spent one morning revisiting an old standby. What we left with was a reminder of why Zov's continues to be a neighborhood favorite.

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In-N-Out Pop-Up Sells Out in Toronto Before They're Even Open

Categories: Really?!?!?

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Sending some love up North

Here's to living in Southern California, where you can more or less walk to an In-N-Out from anywhere, because it's easy to forget some people aren't that lucky.

Take Toronto, for example: Last week, In-N-Out sent a team up north to give the Canadians a taste of our favorite cheap burger. The result? An hours-long line that had to be cut off before the restaurant even opened.


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Bingo for Charity! 320 Main Fifth Anniversary and Bike MS Fundraiser Monday, Sept. 15

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320 Main
Come give us money to fight multiple sclerosis!
What are you doing Monday night?

320 Main in Seal Beach is celebrating its fifth anniversary of being rescued from a dank shot-and-beer hole in the wall, and owners Jason and Rebecca Schiffer are celebrating with $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails.

Matt "Rumdood" Robold and I are riding our bicycles from Irvine to San Diego in October to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the anniversary party is also a fundraiser. Come and play bingo for $5 and win prizes; all the money raised from bingo will go to the NMSS.

Of course, if you'd like to just give us money, you can do that too--online, even (Here's my page and here's Rumdood's).

All proceeds from the bingo game will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter.

The party is from 7-11 p.m. on Monday, September 15 at 320 Main St. in Seal Beach.

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This Week In Food: The Best Burrito in America, Our Falasophy, and Making Charles Eat the Hottest Pepper in the World

Categories: Dining Digest

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Dustin Ames
Boled over
Hello ladies and germs, it's time for another food round up. Let's take a look at what happened this week.

Edwin visited Boldo Bol and ate more rice and veggies than he thought humanly possible. He announced the opening of a new bar and grill in the old "Battle of the Dance" building in Anaheim, and he showed us a very sad and disturbing video of what could go wrong at a table-top BBQ restaurant.

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Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival Starts Today!

Categories: Food Festivals

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Flickr User man pikin
Pinchy The Lobster

It's here again. The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is this weekend. It last three days (September 12, 13, and 14) and will feature music acts, and of course, Maine lobster mals for $20, which will come with coleslaw, potatoes, sweet bread, lemon wedges, and some sort of butter sauce for dipping.

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26. Poke at Bear Flag Fish Company

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Photo by Charisma Madarang
Poke into the poke
Behold our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

Editor's note: This week, we're turning over our 100 Favorite Dishes mega-listicle to Charisma Madarang, editor of the fabulous 7Deadly magazine and one hell of a food writer whose posts have rightfully received national attention. Take it, Charisma!

Minimalism reigns at Bear Flag. Slabs of tuna and albacore gleam from behind the glass counter of the fish market that doubles as a restaurant. Caught in an endless summer, tanned beach kids with sun-kissed hair are always found idly waiting in line.

If it's your first time here, do yourself a favor and order up a cup of their poke.

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