Food Inspire Brands is building a fast-food empire, as the parent company of Arby's and Sonic considers buying Dunkin'

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This fan-favorite Chipotle menu item will return next week

  This fan-favorite Chipotle menu item will return next week Remember 2019? It might feel like ages ago, but late last year Chipotle launched it’s fastest selling new protein option ever: carne asada. The steak was such a success the company effectively ran out of it earlier this year. But, alas this week, the cult-favorite menu item is back. Mexican Recipes: How to Make Your Favorite Dishes at Home Starting Sept. 22, Chipotle’s 16 million U.S. rewards members will be the first to gain access to the returned carne asada on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com. Digital access will be extended to all buyers from Sept. 24 through Sept. 27. Then, on Sept.

In the past few years, I’ve become a spice snob. One you get introduced to the world of high quality spices, it’s hard to go back, if only because fresher spices mean way more flavor in every application. Thanks to companies like Burlap & Barrel and Diaspora & Co., I have much more access to whole spices that are consistently better than what I used to pick up at the grocery store, and now I don't want to compromise.

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But as much as I love making my own spice blends from whole spices, sometimes I don’t have the strength to bother. In fact, much of the time, my grand intentions for dinner start collapsing at around 8 p.m. and I end up fixing something much more simple, like a bowl of buttered noodles with roasted vegetables, or rice with a fried egg on it, plus Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. These days, as a bean enthusiast, I try to cook a big batch early in the week so I can have them for the I-can't-deal-with-it meals. A friend of a friend is a fellow bean enthusiast, and they couldn’t stop raving over a spice mix that they stir into their pot of beans pretty much every time they make them.

Get a free Oreo McFlurry with the J Balvin meal at McDonald’s

  Get a free Oreo McFlurry with the J Balvin meal at McDonald’s Earlier this week, an English journalist tweeted a picture of a gigantic pile of root vegetables.The carrots had seemingly been dumped at the Goldsmiths college campus in London.His mentions filled with funny answers: one person even said that it might be all that's left from "a lot of snowmen.".But later that day, the University's twitter account confirmed that it's actually an art installation from an MFA student.[The carrots are] a site-specific intervention exploring some of the tensions in visibility between the rural and the city, Pérez Evans,Artist.He said that he was inspired by the "dumping" protests that have taken place in France and Spain.He has also confirmed that the carrots would have been otherwise discarded by retailers.

The mix is from The Spice Guy, a Colorado-based company I’d never heard of, and it was called Midnight Toker. As in, yes, the Steve Miller Band song “The Joker.” I am not a huge Steve Miller Band fan, but I trust a bean person, so I ordered some. It arrived in a screw-top jar—already a point in their favor, since the impossible tiny plastic screens that come in most spice jars drive me nuts.  I tested it out on a pot of Rancho Gordo cranberry beans that I had added nothing to but a little salt, bay leaf, and sauteed onion, and was immediately impressed. Midnight Toker brought all the things that I usually add to my pot of beans—a little heat, a little smokiness, a little sweetness—all in one shot.

When I looked at the ingredients, it made sense. Midnight Toker’s mixture included Aleppo pepper, smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. It was sort of like a powdered, condensed version of red chile sauce.When I can’t deal with putting together the more fulsome version of the chile sauce, I end up reaching for Midnight Toker. It’s a great bean addition, but it’s also welcome on sauteed vegetables, or on a fried egg, or sprinkled on fish or chicken. This summer, when I took a long, fraught road trip with quarantines on either end to see my new little nephew, I brought along my jar of Midnight Toker along with my pinch-tin of Maldon salt. I ended up filling my brother and sister-in-law’s freezer with breakfast burritos seasoned with Midnight Toker. It’s great, it’s easy, and it’ll also immediately get a Steve Miller Band song stuck in your head. What else can you ask for in a spice mix?

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Taco Bell Is Bringing Back Its Cheesiest Menu Item .
Taco Bell is bringing back the cheesy Toasted Cheddar Chalupa but is adding a vegetarian option called the Black Bean Toasted Cheddar Chalupa.Both the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa and the Black Bean Toasted Cheddar Chalupa are cheesier upgrades of the original Taco Bell Chalupa. This iconic menu item features a flatbread shell with seasoned beef, a three-cheese blend, lettuce, tomatoes, and reduced-fat sour cream. Take all of that and wrap it in a six-month aged cheddar toasted shell and you've got the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa. But swap the meat for beans and you've got the newest addition to the Veggie Cravings section of the menu.

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