You Can Help Make the Pizza Cake Happen

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Boston Pizza

I am, for the most part, not one for food mashups. Cronuts? Meh. Ramen burgers? Eh. Pizookies? Only when I'm in the mood. But I have to admit, there's one food mashup that's piqued my interest lately -- the Pizza Cake.

I mean, just look at it. Holy shit. It's kind of late for an April Fools joke guys (this is a joke, right?)

Well, joke or not, you, dear reader, can help make the pizza cake happen.

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Ramen Burgers: Now at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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The Saimin Burger.
Here we go. It happened with Kogi's tacos and Dominique Ansel's cronut; now it's happening to Keizo Shimamoto's Ramen Burger. It's the attack of the clones.

As you may recall, about a month ago we revealed that a new Santa Ana burger shop called Toro Burger started offering a version of the burger. It seemed a no brainer when the Shimamoto's original had people lining up for up to and including two hours.

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Is Register Food Critic Brad A. Johnson Giving Up on Orange County for LA?

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Photo NOT of Johnsons--but will anyone complain?
Over the past couple of months, I've been noticing less and less of Orange County Register food critic Brad A. Johnson in his ostensible employer. His original beat was to offer a weekly review of a high-end restaurant and a shorter review, with occasional forays into listicles and weird personal campaigns (like trying to get a letter-grade system installed in OC). But since the beginning of this year, he's only offered two reviews in a week twice--and some weeks, Johnson hasn't offered a review at all, leaving food coverage to the execrable Nancy Luna. What gives?

Easy: Johnson's bosses have assigned him to bolster their new Los Angeles Register paper--although in what capacity remains to be seen.

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No Joke: KFC Offers a Fried Chicken Corsage for Prom

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What's next? A burger boutineer?
Yes. We checked the date. We're way past April 1st and this not an April Fool's Joke. This is real. KFC is actually promoting corsages made of its fried chicken drumsticks to tie around your prom date's wrist--because what a carnation can do, a piece of Original Recipe can do better.

They even made a weird little commercial for it where a dwebby guy surprises his date with one, and she's more than delighted.

Think you can pull it off? You can buy yours from the official KFC site (http://www.kfc.com/corsage/), which will redirect you to the website of a real florist in Kentucky. For $20 (plus shipping), you'll be sent a corsage made of primarily baby's breath. Though the corsage doesn't come with chicken, it includes a $5 gift certificate redeemable for some at your local KFC, or maybe a corn on the cob if your date's vegetarian.

Here's the description from the florist's site to prove that I'm not making any of this up and also that the KFC marketing folks know how to get viral attention.

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The 5 Most Horrible Things To Have Ever Happened at a Dive Bar (Possibly)

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Normally, great places to drink!

As Taylor "Hellcat" Hamby knows and frequently reveals in her wonderful weekly column, Dive, Dive My Darling, some weird (and often times horrible) shit goes down at your local dive bars, from vagina-shaving discussions to the worst bruschetta in Orange County, and much more in between.

Need more proof? Earlier this week, a Reddit thread asked dive bar bartenders to tell their most horrible stories, and well, they're doozies.

Curious? Check out the five most horrible stories after the jump. Some of these pretty bad, so don't say I didn't warn you.

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How to Instagram Your Food Without Looking Like an Asshole

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Pictured: not you

I literally take Instagrams for a living. Like, seriously, that's basically what people give me money to do. Now, I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I have learned a thing or two about IGing food in public places.

Beautiful food pictures are everything, but they're not worth looking like a douche over. Too often do people look like tools nowadays trying to get the perfect shot... that tend to look horrible anyway. Here are some tips of the trade to make sure you avoid being an ass the next time you eat out:

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Miso Soup Saves Hawaiian Man's House

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Picture: Flame retardant

What do you do when you're house is on fire? Throw anything wet you can find on it, including miso soup as was the case in Hawaii last Saturday.

Hawaiian man Reuben Prensky woke up to the sound of fire Saturday, finding a plastic sink in flames when he went looking for the source of the noise, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. He threw the nearest source of water he cold on the flames -- a giant pot of miso soup.

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Stages of Romantic Relationships Through Meals: A Completely Fictional Study

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How long have they been dating? Two months? Two years?

Relationships are perilous minefields of miscommunication. Countless people have spent countless hours trying to figure out if it's the right time to wear sweatpants or go without makeup.

How are you supposed to know when the honeymoon period is over and you can stop turning on the shower each time you use the bathroom? Facial cues and body language? It's a mystery.

Unless you're paying attention to what you're eating. A couple's meals together reveal more than how hungry they are, they'll also tell you what phase of their relationship their in, from courtship to the honeymoon stage and full on true love.


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Portland, Maine Bakery Gets a Cease and Desist Over Their 'Crauxnut'; Renames It the C&D

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Sigh..

What do you do if you get sued for calling your fried, dough-nut-shaped, layered (and probably overrated) pastry a "Crauxnut"? If you're Little Bigs Bakery in Portland, Maine, you take a pot shot and change the name.

According to the Bangor Daily News, Little Bigs owners James and Pamela Plunkett received a cease and desist earlier this month after selling their crauxnut to the wonderful foodies of Maine since January. They decided to change the name, and after asking their Facebook fans, ended up with the "C&D." Clever, but not as clever as the crauxnut.

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Cantina: Give Us a Bag of Limes, and We'll Give You a Cocktail for 25ยข

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Horde up!
Here at SAFII, we've been covering the explosion in lime prices due to Mexican chaos for a week now, but we somehow missed this: last week, Fullerton's excellent Matador Cantina offered a hell of a special. Bring in a bag of limes, and they'd give you one of their craft cocktails for a quarter.

Is this how desperate restauranteurs are now for limes? The answer, of course, is yes!

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