Tag Archives: California

Couple Sues Starbucks Claiming Their Daughter Drank a Frappuccino Tainted With Barista’s Blood

Source: Grub Street NY

This is not what you want to find in your latte. A California family claims that Starbucks served them coffee containing a barista’s blood, and is now suing the chain on grounds that it inflicted “stress, nervousness, fright, anguish, grief, anxiety, worry, and shock.”

Amanda and Louis Vice say …

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Danny Meyer–Backed California Chain Tender Greens Opens in Flatiron Next Week

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s easy to confuse Tender Greens with rival Sweetgreen: Both are (to varying degrees) salad-centric and backed by Danny Meyer; both were born in the aughts. But now that Tender Greens is slated to open its first East Coast branch on February 5 in the Flatiron District, some …

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This Is the Sushi Story That Has Horrified the Internet

Source: Grub Street NY

Happy Friday. Our government appears headed for a shutdown, and it seems like comforting news stories are at a minimum these days. And this report from California will probably not do anything to change your mind: A Fresno man so obsessed with raw salmon that he ate it “almost …

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Get Ready to Order Burgers With Your Face

Source: Grub Street NY

Hope you’re ready for commitment because fast-food-ordering just got way more intimate. CaliBurger — the better-burger chain that created Flippy, the robot that, true to its name, flips burgers in the kitchen — has created the country’s first point-of-sale kiosk that uses facial recognition. The machine resembles the ones …

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Wildfires Have Decimated America’s Top Region for Avocados and Lemons

Source: Grub Street NY

California grows practically all of the fresh produce Americans love to eat, so the six major blazes still raging between L.A. and San Diego are cause for great concern. Unfortunately, avocados and lemons are the casualties this time.

The region that includes Santa Barbara and Ventura counties …

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Yelpers Are Trashing a Restaurant That Admitted to Reselling Popeyes Chicken As Its Own

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s a fact that everyone loves Popeyes fried chicken, but maybe not when you’re eating at a restaurant that isn’t Popeyes. A Yelper has called out Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach, California, for using the chain’s chicken in one of its dishes. In a one-star review, user …

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How to Help Victims of California’s Devastating Wildfires

Source: Grub Street NY

The California wildfires have burned thousands of acres, forcing 100,000 people to evacuate and destroying 5,700 homes and buildings. One reporter described evacuated areas as looking “like a country at war.” Many people are now without homes, or have their seen their livelihoods — farms and wineries they own …

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Wineries May Have Kept California’s Wildfires From Getting Even Worse

Source: Grub Street NY

California’s wildfires in Napa and Sonoma have now claimed 31 lives and scorched an area equivalent to four Disney Worlds, but there’s at least a little good news thanks to the two valleys’ wineries. According to the L.A. Times, which checked to see how they’d held up, many …

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Chef Dominique Crenn Will Deliver Food to California Wildfire Victims Today

Source: Grub Street NY

Fourteen wildfires have spread across eight Northern California counties, causing Governor Jerry Brown to issue an emergency proclamation and ask the federal government to declare a major disaster. The fires have caused more than 20,000 people to evacuate and destroyed upwards of 1,500 buildings, including many people’s homes. One resident …

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California’s Coffee Could Soon Carry Cancer Warnings

Source: Grub Street NY

A lawsuit underway in California is just one step away from forcing Starbucks and other coffee sellers in the state to warn customers that they’re guzzling venti cups of “probable human carcinogens.” It’s the work of a tiny consumer group, the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, that’s …

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Chefs Aren’t Happy Federal Judges Upheld California’s Foie Gras Ban

Source: Grub Street NY

The future’s not looking great for foie gras in California. Fans of the controversial delicacy got dealt a new blow on Friday, when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said it was okay to reinstate a ban, first passed in 2004, that a lower court first overturned in …

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A Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Is Plaguing Mexican Papayas

Source: Grub Street NY

Federal health officials now say they’ve linked four salmonella outbreaks in recent months to papayas imported from Mexico, suggesting maybe it’s time to cool it on end-of-summer tropical-fruit salads. So far, at least 215 people have gotten sick in 26 different states — cases were originally concentrated in …

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Blistering Heat Turned Lots of Napa’s Wine Grapes Into Raisins

Source: Grub Street NY

Temperatures over the Labor Day weekend reached an unseasonable 110 degrees in parts of Northern California. Nice for a final beach day, you might say, but winemakers weren’t too thrilled because the oppressive heat withered their grapes into raisins still clinging hopelessly to the vine. The San Francisco …

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Avocado Prices Climb to an Even Crazier All-time High

Source: Grub Street NY

Yeah, you’re tired of hearing it, but avocado prices have gone up yet again. A heat wave in California devastated that state’s supplies, and this in turn overlapped with farmers’ strikes and a drought down in Mexico. Between these two regions, you’re looking at nearly 90 percent of …

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A Californian Is Making Pot-Infused Farm-to-Table Olive Oil

Source: Grub Street NY

People who claim olive oil has a low smoking point have … not been to San Francisco lately. Earlier this month, some Bay Area food entrepreneurs debuted a product they’re calling Pot d’Huile, an olive oil that gets you high. They call it the first such product on the …

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People Are Still Taking Wine Advice From That Movie Sideways

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It’s impossible to hear Miles, the cranky wine snob in Sideways, wax eloquent about wine containing “just like the faintest soupçon of asparagus and just a flutter of nutty Edam cheese,” and do anything but laugh. But for almost 13 years now, Americans have shamelessly bought the wines Paul …

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Genius Thieves Sell $300,000 Worth of Cheap Avocados to Desperate Californians

Source: Grub Street NY

Avocado demand keeps surging, and people are looking to capitalized any way they can. A trio of workers was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly pilfering and reselling $300,000 worth of what’s basically become green gold these days from a processing center in Southern California. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office …

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